Tag Archives: 2014

Book of the Month #2: September 2014

Book of the Month is when I list all the books I’ve read this month and pick my favourite. I’d love for you to pitch in your thoughts on the books and my pick! Just comment below :).

September Reads

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September’s Book of the Month is…

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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

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I fell in love with this book! It was beautifully written, with amazing characters and a great plot.

I must admit, Legend and Half-Blood came very close second!

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Teaser Tuesday #5

Teaser Tuesdays (TT) is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read.

Randomly open a page.

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Caleb jumped away from me, his feet landing on the white and tan pebbles. “Do not let me be standing next to you when one of them strikes you down.”

– Half Blood, by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Share a link to your own Teaser Tuesday in the Comments and I’ll be checking it out! 🙂

Musing Monday #3

Musing Mondays, a book meme hosted by MzB of Should Be Reading, asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

Book to Movie Adaptations – When to Read

There have been some great book to movie adaptations this year, and so the question of when to read the book is coming up more frequently. Do you read the book before or after you see the movie? Most people, it seems, like to watch the movie before they read the book but I’m the opposite.

The reasoning is sound either way – What if the movie’s bad so you don’t want to read the book? (eg Percy Jackson – amazing series but they completely butchered the movies) On the other hand, what if it’s a good movie but you can’t enjoy it because it didn’t stay true to the book? Or missed out on some important scenes? My reasoning is if I’ve read the book beforehand I’ll know if it is a good adaptation and, if it is, I will have a greater appreciation for the film.

I’d love to discuss with you! Do you read the book before or after you watch the movie? Why?

Friday Finds #3

FRIDAY FINDS, a book meme by MzB of Should Be Reading, showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).
My Finds

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Borrowed from the library

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Borrowed from the library

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Discovered and borrowed from the library

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Placed on hold at the library

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Discovered

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Discovered

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Placed on hold at the library

What are your Friday Finds? Let me know and I’ll be sure to check them out 🙂

Teaser Tuesday #4

Teaser Tuesdays (TT) is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read.

Randomly open a page.

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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But it still didn’t make me feel any less ashamed of how relieved I felt to find it still there-to know that Cate, with all of her promises to take care of things, was still out there, still only a touch away.

– The Darkest Minds, by Alexandra Bracken

Share a link to your own Teaser Tuesday in the Comments and I’ll be checking it out! 🙂

Book Haul #1: September 2014

I apologise for my absense! I managed to post a few reviews but that was all. However, now the holidays are back and so am I! And with a brand new book haul to start them off, no less ^_^ (This isn’t my first book haul – just the first one that I’ve documented).

Aaaaaaaaaand here they are!

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Plus a pre-order of…

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Aren’t they just so beautiful? *anime cries*

Believe it or not, I went out with the intention of only getting one book but here I am – 9 books and *cough* $90 *cough* later. This is why I don’t go shopping that often… But I’m still on the book-buying high!

With all those and some more bedside-table reads…

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… (yes, that is the first season of Doctor Who, I’m working my way through) I’ve got an (awesome) busy holiday before me!

I’ll also be starting up the book memes again and try to write a review every time I finish a book (regardless of the quality).

I’m thinking of attempting some movie reviews, what do you think? Good idea? bad idea?

What do you think of my book haul? Have you any book hauls yourself? Are you on holidays? Any good books you’d like to recommend? Any Doctor Who fans? I’d love to hear from you! 🙂

WWW Wednesday #4

WWW Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MzB of Should Be Reading. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

This is the easiest WWWW yet! Because, sadly, it hasn’t changed from last week… 😦 The holidays are over, I have homework and a French exchange student… It doesn’t make for much reading…

Share a link to your own WWW Wednesday in the Comments and I’ll be checking it out! 🙂