Patrick Ness’ New Release

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First off can I just say that the UK(right) edition is much nicer than the US(left) edition. It is more aesthetically pleasing and looks way cooler than the US edition. The whole colour scheme works much better and I like how it’s all centered in the middle of the page. With the US cover there’s so much going on, it makes it difficult to look at. I think it looks more juvenile as well with the drawings on it.

Anyway this was published on August 27th by Walker Books. It is a new release as you can tell and is about the people who aren’t the heroes of the story. As in the ones who don’t kick zombie ass or fight Immortals, the people who are going about a normal life in the midst of a totally not normal world. A world filled with supernatural creatures and the fear of not being able to ask out the girl you like before the school might get blown up again. The not Chosen One’s.

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Things are a changin’

So over the coming months things are going to be changing on my blog. I’m going to be much busier and therefor won’t be able to post as often as I’d like, sadly. I’m sorry about that and I’m just as unhappy as you are about it, I hope. Just watch beautiful Zach, you’ll be fine.

So first things first, I am going to be changing my “Weekly Recommendations” posts to Monthly Recommendations. This is partly because I won’t have the time and because I will eventually run out of books to recommend to you guys. I want the books to actually be good ones that you will want to read, not just something that I pick out of a list because I have nothing else left. I will try have the books be one that I have read that previous month, for example which one was the best out of what I had read. It will always be something that I absolutely loved, I will never recommend a mediocre book.

Secondly, I won’t be reviewing every single book I read from now on because at the rate I’m going I will have a major back loge by the time Christmas comes around. I think what I will do is put up a list of the books I have read that month and get you guys to vote and or tell me which ones you want me to do a review on. Depending on the amount of books, I will get you to chose a certain number, for example if I had read 5 books I would get you to chose the top 2-3 that you want me to review for that month. Would you want me to give my rating’s alongside so that you could get a sense of what way the review would go? Let me know how best to do it.

So I have a list here of the books I have read since doing my last review:

-Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

-Magnolia by Kirsti Cook

-Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

-Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

-Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

-A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

-The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre

-Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

-The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

-Poles Apart by Kirsty Moseley

-Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout as J. Lynn

So out of those 11, list your top 5 from 1st to last, of which books you would like me to do a review on. Or if there is only one or two that you want me to review then just put those down. Obviously there won’t be that many each month and if I only read one or two books in a month ,I will just do a review on those that I have read without putting a list up. I generally don’t do reviews on re-reads, but if you see a book that is on my currently reading and it doesn’t come up on the list at the end of the month just ask me about it or put it on your list. For example I have re-read lots of the House Of Night series this month, but wasn’t planning on doing reviews on them.

If this ends up not working then I will probably just select which books are for review myself and hope I am providing the type of stuff that you guys find interesting. So, that’s pretty much it with changes for now. If there’s any more I will obviously let you know.

Happy Reading 🙂

The Inside Out Book Tag

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Woo, another book tag! I really like this one and I’ve been meaning to go see the movie in the cinema, it looks just hilarious. I was tagged by HARDWORK BOULEVARD, you should go check out her take on this tag. Now, on to the tag:

Books that bring you joy

How They Met and Other Stories by David Levithan

This book just makes me so happy when I read it and I love love love how cute the romances are in this novel.(It doesn’t hurt that David Levithan is my favorite author either)

A book that made you angry

Dark Flame by Alyson Noel

I’ve already done a book review on this where I ranted about it, but this book just gets to me. Nothing happens in this book, I don’t know how the author manages to write almost 400 pages where there is virtually no plot. So it’s not so much the story or characters as it is the author and book itself that makes me angry.

Books that made you sad

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

This was such a beautiful story and you could just see where it was going at the end, I’m pretty sure I teared up when it was finished.

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The whole concept of this novel is heartbreaking, it really made me think about how we treat people and the impact that it had on others.

The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

I was given this book to read and was not expecting what happened to happen. I didn’t cry or anything but it was just really sad to think about what happened to the little girl in this story.

A book that disgusts you

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

It sickens and disgusts me that people can act this way, to beat an innocent person is just not right.

A book that brings you fear

The Stand by Stephen King

I haven’t actually finished this book, but the whole idea of a disease spreading so fast is really frightening.

I Tag:

Books And Rita

Teabags and Books

For the Lover of Book

Forwards And Bookwords

Happy Reading 🙂

The Reading Habits Book Tag

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I have been tagged to do this lovely book tag by Tiffani @TheBookVenom, please go check out her blog, it’s bookish and we all need more of that in our lives. Now on to the questions…

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I mostly read curled up on the left hand side of my couch in the sitting room(I’m very specific about which side, it has to be that side).

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I am currently using a receipt as a bookmark. So yeah random piece of paper, who needs to go and spend money on fancy bookmarks when your most likely going to lose them anyway. But each to there own.

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?

I usually try to stop reading when the chapter ends, I hate stopping in the middle of a page.

Do you eat or drink while reading?

No, I just can’t get the hang of holding a book and eating at the same time.

Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

Generally I don’t do either because I find it quite distracting. But if I were to, I would listen to music, probably classical since there are no words.

One book at a time or several at once?

One at at time. I like to give all of my attention to the book that I’m currently reading.

Reading at home or everywhere?

I prefer to read at home.

Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Silently in my head.

Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

Some times my eyes will skim over the next paragraph(without my permission). But I never skip whole pages, unless it is an immensely crap book and I just wanna know what happens.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I try to keep them as new looking as possible, but sometimes it just has to happen. Also depends on how much I liked the book, if it’s good I will want to keep it as pretty as possible.

Do you write in your books?

Never! Its like defiling a book, I just couldn’t make my self do it. I always hated it in school when the teacher would make us underline something or highlight it.

I tag:

The Bibliotheque

Myriad Inklings

Reading With Jenna

Princessica Of Books

Read At Midnight

Happy Reading 🙂

Liebster Award!

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Eek! Excitement. So I’m scrolling through my emails and get one from WordPress telling me about a comment and then see that Inside the mind of a bibliophile nominated me for the Liebster Award. This is just so cool, to know that people are reading my posts and have actually gone to the effort of doing something like this. So I just want to say thank you to Chanice from Inside the mind of a bibliophile for nominating me. I’d never heard of this award until today, but it’s to give recognition to new or undiscovered blogs.

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So here are the questions that Chanice left for me:

1. What is your favorite thing about blogging?

I like to organize stuff, so making my blog look pretty and having everything in order is really fun for me.

2.If you could only read one book for the rest of your life which one would it be and why?

The Bible, because I’m a Christian and would never want to be without it.

3. What’s your favorite snack to eat while reading?

I don’t generally eat while I’m reading, but if I did it would be some sort of small chocolate thing, like minstrels or maltesers.

4. If you could be one fictional character for a day, who would you choose?

Macy from The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen.

5. What is your least favorite genre and why?

The classics aren’t really a genre but I almost always find them truly boring to read.

6. What is your favorite contemporary novel?

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

7. Who is your favorite book blogger? (Tag them)

8. Has a book ever changed your life or your perspective on certain things? If so, which book?

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman. This book gave me a really good sense of what it’s like to be a black person in a world of white, but the other way around. Things that never would have occurred to me as a white person really gave me something to think about when reading this book. Like how almost all plasters for sale are sold in a pinky beige colour that would completely stand out on a black person.  It just left me in a thought filled haze about how society works.

9. How many books have you read this year and how close are you to your yearly reading challenge goal?

I have read 97 books so far this year out of the 100 that I want to read, so I’m pretty close.

10. What is your favorite book that you’ve read in 2015 so far?

How they Met and Other Stories by David Levithan, this is a compilation of short story’s about love and is so cute and I absolutely loved it.

11. What is the worst book you’ve ever read?

Towering by Alex Flinn. Her other books were so good, but unfortunately this wasn’t.

11 Random Facts About Me:

1. When I was ten I broke both of my arms within two months of each other.

2. My best friends name is Sinead, we’ve known each other since we were three, but only really became friends when we were eight or nine.

3. I’m a vegetarian and have been for a year now.

4. I’m prone to scarfing a whole tub of Ben and Jerry’s even if it makes me sick.

5. I hated reading as a child with a passion.

6. Me and my sister order so often from Pizza Hut Delivery that the staff know us by face and our order off by heart. (Large pizza half peperoni, mince meet and onions,other half plain cheese). They got a new delivery boy, but we all know fantasy’s don’t come true.

7. I found out I was dyslexic when I was twelve.

8. My hair is currently purple and blue.

9. I currently work as a kitchen assistant at a Hostel in the next village over from mine.

10. I crave food and all things sweet.

11. I love to stop and stare at the world around me and just take in all the beauty that’s in it.

I nominate the following bloggers for the Liebster Award:

The Bibliotheque

The Paper Dragon

Ponderingink

A Daily Life Blog

Tea Bags and Books

High on Book Madness

The Book Venom

Enrico Reads

Welcome to Terabithia

Utopia World for Readers

It’s Only Three

Here are the eleven questions for my nominees to answer:

1. If you could spend one day in any fictional world, which one would it be and why?(Book, movie, TV show)

2. What is your favorite book?

3. What novel would you want to be made into a movie and who would play the lead character?

4. What is your favorite quote?

5. What format are you most comfortable reading in?(paperback, hardback, ebook, audiobook)

6. If money was no issue, where would you travel and why?

7. Ice cream or cake, and which flavor?

8. Biggest pet peeve?

9. Who would be your book boyfriend/girlfriend?

10. What book made you feel the most emotion?(Happiness, sadness, anger)

11. Why did you decide to start blogging?

Well that’s it. This was really fun and I hope you guys all go and check out the blogs that I’ve mentioned! For those that I’ve nominated, if you can’t get all of the rules then don’t worry. Between 5-11 bloggers is fine and if the blog has more than 200 followers no worries, if they’re a small blog and deserve it then that’s all that matters.

Happy reading 🙂

Reading Slump

Okay, so I have literally just finished reading The Wrath And The Dawn and my mind is exploding. I just had to get my thoughts on it down pronto. Everyone has been talking about and reading this book recently, so obviously I picked it up. This was a freaking amazing book! I cannot convey how awesome I thought this book was, the characters, the plot, everything was just great. But seriously, that ending though! I will not be giving away any spoilers here, but if you have read the book you will know what I mean. All I’m going to say it that there is a whopper of a cliff hanger. So I was just going along reading happily and then right in the middle of the action the book ends. I am in agony. I HAVE TO WAIT A YEAR. A whole year for the next book. Give me the strength to get through this please.

Other than that I have not been reading as much as I would like to. I was busy helping out at a kids camp all of last week and had absolutely no time to read. Which was really difficult because a few days before it I started reading The Wrath And The Dawn, which was a completely consuming story and all I wanted to do was stay up all night reading it. But I couldn’t because I was just so tired, and had to get up early every morning.That meant that I hadn’t really read very much since the read-a-thon.I have only read two books since then which is not much at all. And sadly I won’t be getting much time any time soon to read because I will be working a lot over the next two weeks and then going abroad. But I will try my best.

I still have to put up one more review from the read-a-thon, which is Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. It’s in the works at the moment and I will try to get it up sometime during this week hopefully. I’m in the mood now to read a really quick contemporary romance or something because I feel like all the books I have been reading at the moment have been really intense. I need a break!

Rainbow Read-A-Thon Finished!

It has been one hell of a week but I have managed to complete the rainbow read-a-thon! I have no idea how I was able to read six books in a week, it was a new record for me. I feel completely washed out, who knew you could read too much, because I certainly didn’t. I mean, I am actually really tired now after what felt like was a sprint of reading. Or maybe it was because I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning reading every day, then got up early to do it all over again.

So I read almost all of the books that I said I would read, apart from one small change. For my purple book I decided to read Cold Water by Gwendoline Riley instead of Postcards From The Heart by Ella Griffin. I was just really tired by Saturday and I wanted to read something short so I could just finish the read-a-thon. Which is what I did because Cold Water was only like 150 pages, where as Postcards From The Heart was around 400 pages, and I just didn’t know if i was going to be able to do it. You could say I took the easy route. But whatever, I’m still happy with what I read, and that’s what the read-a-thon was for, right? To enjoy yourself!

So here’s how my week went:

Monday: Finished reading Sinner, which I had already been reading since Friday

Tuesday: Started reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, finished it that evening. Started reading Lament.

Wednesday: Finished reading Lament in the evening, started reading Fangirl.

Thursday: Finished with Fangirl.

Friday: Started reading A Long Way Down.

Saturday: Finished reading A Long Way Down, read Cold Water in one sitting.

Sunday: REST! (Too much reading, if there could ever be a thing).

So as you can see I read pretty much every day that week. And that’s not to say that I wasn’t busy because I was. I had to work this week so it was hard to squeeze in reading time. But I managed it and I’m so happy that I was able to accomplish this, it was really fun challenging myself to see how much I was able to read. So here is the finished list of all the books that I read this week:

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater(red)

Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater(orange)

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan(yellow)

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell(green)

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby(blue)

Cold Water by Gwendoline Riley(purple)

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I will be reviewing all of these books over the coming week so you will see those posts popping up soon hopefully! If you participated in this read-a-thon please let me know how you got on and what books you read.

Happy reading 🙂