Thursday, 25 June 2015

I Cataloged My Wonderous Books

I cataloged my books. It's as simple as that. Actually it wasn't, my hand started to cramp A LOT, and it's not even like I have an insane amount of books (well not a lot from what I've seen other book bloggers have, I'm jealous.) it's just that I hate writing, with a pen that is. In case you didn't know. *sarcasm*

In total I have exactly one hundred and seventeen books, and that is just my physical books. Okay that's a lot more than I thought I had - I literally just counted it now - I guess I haven't counted my books in a while?.

How many physical books do you have? What do you consider a 'normal' amount of books to have in terms of being a book lover? Let me know in the comments.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

MINI REVIEWS - A Venture Into Adventure and Some Mystery

Series: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #1
Author: Iain Reading
Genre: Young adult, adventure
Published: December 2012
Format: Paperback, 261 pages
Rating: 3/5 Sneakers
Source: Book Publicity Services (Thank you!)

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review 

What I liked: 
+ I loved the way Kitty thought, she was always logical and rational and I always enjoy that in a character.
+ Her internal dialogue was hilarious, I found myself laughing and smiling from time to time.
+ The romance, this book has is very light but an extremely cutesy romance that made you think "Awww."
+ I loved the cute illustrations of maps and letters in the book.

What I didn't like: - It was slow-paced, I felt like this book went a little bit to far into details and had a little bit of an overdose of Kitty's childhood stories, not to say I didn't enjoy them, but they did get a little much at times.

Otherwise I really did enjoy this book and I recommend it to people who enjoy books with a lot of adventure and mystery. :D

Title: Sapient
Series: N/A
Author: Jerry Kaczmarowski
Genre: SciFi, Mystery
Published: 13 April 2015
Format: ebook, 378 pages
Rating: 3/5 Sneakers
Source: Book Publicity Services

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

What I liked: 
+ It was fast-paced but not to fast.
+ I routed for what would happen to the characters, I cared for them.
+ I loved the relationship that Jane has with her son.

What I didn't like: 
- At times I did find myself getting a little bit bored, but because this book was fast paced I wasn't bored for long.
- I unfortunately didn't relate to any of the characters, but as I said before I did care for them.

Overall it was a nice book to read and I don't regret it. Would I re-read it? Unfortunately no, I wasn't as invested enough in the story to be able to even think of re-reading this book, but I do think people who have a taste for a little bit of science and mystery will enjoy this.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Books I Can't Bare to Part With

I'M BACK! After a nearly hundred gazillion years I am back! My exams are nearly over and I can't wait to continue blogging, can you believe it's only been over month?! I can't it feels way longer than that, I missed you guys. *gives hugs and cupcakes* So here is my very first post after nearly a month of not blogging. XD

You know those books that have sentimental value but you just can't pinpoint why? Yeah well I do, I have several in fact, and this is me figuring out why *puts detective glasses on* (you know those sleek, black glasses they all secret agents seem to have on in movies? Yeah ,I need them because I'm weird like that.) The majority of them are mainly books that I read while I was growing up and the memories that they hold are precious to me for reasons I don't know. (My detective skills are just on the roll today ;))  *sarcasm*

Anyways here are the books that are dear to me.

Archie's Double Digest
My mom gave this to me when I was younger and since then I have re-read it about gazillion times, and I never seem to get tired of it! These books just seem to hold a certain sentimental value that I can't explain (obviously these detective glasses aren't working -___-) 

The Naughtiest Girl in the School series:
As you can see I took this photo on my bed because I'm professional like that ;)
Again, my mom passed these down to me, they're so old looking and they look like they've been used and loved throughout the years! I love me an old book *sighs dreamily*

The Book of Brownies and The Awful Joke Book:
The Book of Brownies: Same as Archie's Double Digest, I've read so many times that I don't even know. 

The Awful Joke Book: I cannot tell you enough how funny these jokes are, I laughed everytime I flipped to a random page and read a joke, and well everyone needs a joke book in their life!

What books do you have on your shelf that you just can't bare to part with? Why are they special to you? Let me know what you've been doing this past month!

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Exams, Unpacking And A Blogging Hiatus

As you know I've recently moved house but geez is it stressful! And on top of that my school exams have just started (I'm not even prepared for exams! *face palm*) Anyways, a lot of things are happening all at once this month, which is why I am writing this post. I have to take a blogging break. Why? Because I need to study, help get the house organized along with some other personal things going on in my life. But I'm back by the end of this month, and I can't wait. XD

Thank you so much for understanding, 

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

May's Monthly Rewind And Other Shenanigans

My life this month:

WE MOVED HOUSE, if you've seen some of my previous posts this month you would know that I have finally moved to a house - we were living in a tiny flat as we had sold our previous house and had to wait 4 months to move into this one - I literally feel like I am living in a palace in comparison to that tiny place!

Katy Perry

Although it has been pretty exciting moving house and all that jazz, it's also been incredibly stressful having to pack and then unpack and then find a place for everything to go. The unpacking though on the positive side has been going really fast and another positive is that I have now officially re-united with my beautiful books. I just need to purchase a shelf and then stick it on the wall and up they will go. I forgot about some of the books that I had bought, so it felt like it was Christmas all over again! :D
Merry Christmas

I'll definitely be posting a tour of my new bookshelf once it is set-up. But thats what's been going on in my life this month, what's been going on yours?

My monthly favourite that wasn't a book:

Rooibos tea:  When I was little I used to drink tea like nobodies business, but as I got later I kind of stopped liking it, why? I have absolutely no idea! But this month I've started to drink tea once again and for the life of me cannot fathom why I stopped drinking it!

What I've been listening to:

The newly released and seriously awesome Blurryface album by Twentyone Pilots, I love this album! *drool*

What I've read this month:

That plot twist though?! :O My review is here.
Such easy, light reads with the right amount of edge to it! My reviews are here and here. The review of the third book is still to come.
Very cutesy! My review is here.
Unfortunately I was a teensy weensy bit disappointed, but otherwise I liked it. My review is over here.
This was FREAKING hilarious, I highly recommend this.
Loved this! Review is over here.

#1 Book of the month:

I'm going to have to include two books, because I can't decide.
So the top books of the month are Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and The Young Elites by Marie Lu.

My favourite quote of the month:

“We're actors in our lives, pretendin' to be who we want people to think we are.”  Simone ElkelesPerfect Chemistry

What have you read this month, any exciting things been going on in your life?? Let me know! XD

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #6 - Top Ten Books I'd Love To See As A Movie/TV Show

Hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke And Bookish.
This weeks topic: Top ten books I'd love to see as a movie/TV show.

1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Although this was a read that made me cry and sob and THEN still rock back and forth in the corner of my room, I still want this to be a movie, I mean who wouldn't want to watch this?!

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
2. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
(TV show)
Do I even have to explain this?!

3. Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard 
I love the world that this book is set in and basically just everything about it! So directors/producers JUST DO IT! In fact just do the entire series, even though they haven't been released yet..

4. The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
This needs to be remade (definitely not by the people who did the previous Percy Jackson movies, I CAN'T EVEN), I tell you, and soon!

5. Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
(Movie or TV show..Hmm I cannot decide!)
In fact any of Katie McGarry's books should be made into movies because she is like the queen of Young Adult contemporary/romance books. I would share my malva pudding with her, and me no share my malva pudding with anyone!
My face when I eat malva pudding, because UGH, YUM!
emma stone gif 

6. The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
(TV show)
It has Aliens.
And kickass female leads.
The entirety of this series is just full of awesomeness.
Therefore this series has to be made into a TV show because I said so and you shall listen because I am just that cool! XD
Dance Machine

7. Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Because I need a cutesy romance in my life that I can watch over and over and over and get the gist?..

8. The Summer trilogy by Jenny Han
Because apparently one cutesy romance isn't enough for me.
And also it's the Summer trilogy by Jenny Han, how can I not mention that?!

9. The Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi 
Because it's awesome and I am apparently so speechless about this series that my brain cannot process anything nor type any words on to this screen on why I think this should be made into a movie.

10. The Throne Of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
If you have read this series then you will know why this must be made into a TV show (because it's awesome) and if you haven't read this series, what rock have you been living under?! I also feel that if this series was made into a TV show it would be able to include all the intricate details that makes this book that great!

What books do you want to be made into a movie/TV show?

What books are on your TTT?