Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Waiting On Wednesday - What Light By Jay Asher


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine.

I can't wait to read:

Expected Publication: 11th October 2016

Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it's a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. 

Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.

By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb's past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.

Ooooo a Christmas themed story...little bit excited! Love Jay Asher's writing so very exciting to see what this book has to offer.

     


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf That You STILL Haven't Read Yet


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.


This weeks topic is books that have been sat on your shelf from before you started blogging that you still haven't read yet...boy do I have a lot to choose from!










I seem to have so many unread series' that I really want to read but haven't gotten around to. I always seem to find books with a lot of hype that I am excited for, I tend to avoid in case I don't end up liking them and then I will be disappointed...crazy I know haha I will read all of these as some point...promise!

        

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - Alex, Approximately By Jenn Bennett




Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine.

I can't wait to read:

Expected Publication: 4th April 2017

In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new arch-nemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever-it-is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately


Sounds like a fun romance and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

      


Saturday, 23 July 2016

Stacking The Shelves #13



Stacking The Shelves in a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviewswhere we share what new books we have added to our shelves whether it be physical copies, Ebooks 
or books borrowed from the library.

                                                        For Review
                                                            
                                                          Netgalley





Ebooks




Physical Copies


I accidentally fell in a second hand book shop again and had a but of A Jenny Han spree! I picked up To all the boys I've loved before for £1! and The summer I turned pretty and It's not summer without you for 50p each...love a bargain!

          










Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Waiting On Wednesday Speak Of Me As I Am By Sonia Belasco


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine.

I can't wait to read:

Expected Publication: April 4th 2017

Damon and Melanie know something about what it means to lose those you love. Months after his best friend Carlos's death, Damon tries to see the world through the viewfinder of his camera, hoping to understand what Carlos saw – or perhaps what he didn’t. With her artist mother gone, Melanie picks up a paintbrush to feel her nearby, but the set pieces she paints are filled with empty spaces. When fate conspires to bring them together, Melanie and Damon quickly become each other's anchors. But as their friendship deepens into romance, things get complicated fast. They find that they can’t ignore the past forever – especially when working on a school production of Othello triggers memories they both wish they could leave behind.

The cover attracted me to this one first and then I fell for the plot as well! Sounds emotional and I can't wait to shed some tears over this one.

      



Monday, 18 July 2016

Book Vs. Movie


Other than books my other passion is movies, so today I thought why not combine the two and do a book Vs. movie comparison. 

Round 1

The Notebook



I adored the book it made me cry... a lot as i'm sure it did everyone who has read it and the film didn't disappoint either. I loved the casting and thought it really brought the book to life. It doesn't happen often but the film has a slight edge for me so I'm going to go with film!

Round 2

Twilight


Twilight is my guilty pleasure, I just can't help it! I really enjoyed the book series and thought they were just fun easy reads.When the films come out I enjoyed them but now the more I watch them the more I cringe... hands down the book wins this round.

Round 3

The Fault In Our Stars

         


I along with the rest of the world fell in love with this book and the characters and I was nervous that the film wouldn't do the book justice...luckily it did! The characters are brought to life perfectly and the story is done perfectly. The film just as good as the book...it has to be a draw!

Round 4

If I Stay


I thought the book was beautifully written and an emotional roller coaster, however for me although I enjoyed the film it didn't bring the emotion out in my like the book managed to. Book wins this round.

Round 5

Dear John




The book broke my heart, i loved every word of Dear John and I still think of the book. The film I was so excited for but I was so disappointed! It was a good film but it was nowhere near on the same level as the book, I just didn't feel the emotion in the film as I did the book. Book wins again!







Saturday, 16 July 2016

Taking my life back...

Sometimes life sucks...I have been unable to dedicate the time to my blog due to being an adult taking over my life. In a short amount of time I've gone from being the girl with chronic fatigue syndrome stuck in bed with plenty of time to read and do the things she loves to working pretty much full time and running my own house...which is exhausting! 

Now don't get me wrong being in control of my illness and taking my life back is the most fantastic feeling in the world...I feel like an actual person again...it's the adjusting I find hard. Being ill meant I had tons of free time (only good thing to come from being ill!) and it is how I found you lovely people and your fantastic blogs! I now have to juggle work and daily running of my house.... I swear washing up multiplies! I spend most of my time working and then sleeping, well that's what it feels like.

I've realised I need to take my life back in a different way, I want to do the things I love and reading and sharing my thoughts with you all is something I love to do. I'm not the most confident person and I struggle with anxiety, I suppose spending years in bed kind of makes you socially awkward but i'm trying my best to be human again and this blog gives me so much more confidence. I have always had such lovely comments from you all and our love of books brings us all together. The book community is such a welcoming place and I've missed it thoroughly. 

So I am back, I will post as regularly as I can and look forward to sharing my thoughts with you once again. 


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