Annie Gets Awards!

I've gotten a lot of nominations for awards lately and I thought I'd combine them all into one awkwardly long post of awards!  Without further ado, let's get this party started. I was nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by Rayne @ Rayne at the Bus Stop, and Ally @ Ally Writes Things, so thanks…

Annie Is Looking For Guest Posts and Collaborators

Are you interested in writing a guest post for Annie Likes Words or working together on a collaborative post? I am looking for bloggers who share my passion for literature to either write a guest post or collaborate on a fabulous post to go on both of our sites.  I would prefer that the content…

Annie Collaborates // Safe Haven-Inspired Makeup with CassiXMakeup

  Today, I'm collaborating with Cassi over at CassiXMakeup and we're combining my favorite thing (books) with her favorite thing (makeup) to bring you a makeup look inspired by Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks.  Fun, right?  I think so. Safe Haven is the story of Katie, a mysterious girl on the run from something dark and dangerous from…

What Annie Read // To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny HanPublished April 15th 2014Simon & Schuster Goodreads Synopsis: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them...all at once?Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren't love letters that anyone else wrote for…

Annie Goes Through Her Goodreads

I've recently been inspired by the Down the TBR Hole posts (I'm not sure who created it, so if you know please leave a link in the comments so I can give the creator credit) and decided to try my hand at it! I started by going to my Goodreads to-read shelf and put my…

What Annie Read: Glass Sword Book Review

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard, the second book in the Red Queen series, tells the story of Mare Barrow: a girl who straddles the divide that is tearing her country apart.  She bears the strange ability to conjure and control lightning, an ability akin to the Silver-blooded nobility, but her blood is red like the…

Annie Gives Book Recommendations: If You Liked This, Read This

There's nothing I love more than a good book recommendation, so today I'm going to share some of my most common book recommendations based on books that seem to be pretty popular right now in a "if you liked this, read this" format. Without further ado, here are some books that I think you'll enjoy:…

Annie Answers Questions: A Celebratory Q&A

I propose a toast: to you, my readers, my followers, the people who think what I'm saying is worth hearing.  Thank you thank you thank you!  In between the time of asking for questions and completing the Q&A, I reached 300 followers, so double the celebration and double the thanks! Let's get right to it:…

Annie’s Favorite Historical Fiction Books

Hello folks!  American Independence Day has me in a retrospective mood and what better way to be retrospective than to contemplate Annie's favorite historical fiction.  Historical books done right are some of my favorites because they are transportive in nature: we read to escape the troubles of reality, so why not experience a time gone…

Annie’s Favorite Beach Reads

Is there anything better than a cold drink, a hot sun, and a good book?  Yeah, I didn't think so.  While I can't help with the cold drink and hot sun part, I can help with a good book, so that's what I'm going to do!   Before we get started, I wanted to ask for…