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This week in Literature (13th-19th Aug)

Hey guys! I’m back with another weekly update on the literary world.

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Trust me, there are waaayyyy too many to list down here and I’m just feeling too damn lazy to copy paste em all. I picked out the covers i loved of hahahaha. Kinda how i usually select book lmao.

 

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So I’m almost halfway through the book and I’m loving it! I love the drama that revolves around the elite classes, the hilarious banter on the dresses of the middle class people and the petty issues all the people in the book basically have. It’s like reading a Chinese version of Seventeen Magazine, except that the writing is witty, classy and superbly done.

The movie is ofcourse, filmed with ludicrous extravagance and colorful dynamism by Jon M. Chu, the man behind buzzy, disposable delights like Step Up 3D and Jem and the Holograms. The setting (Singapore) and the ensemble cast (which doesn’t feature a white actor after the first scene) are breaths of fresh air, but so is the fact that Hollywood can still churn out a winsome family rom-com when it wants to.

More over, after the directors turned down Netflix’s 7-figure pay-day from Netflix in order to air the movie on a big screen shows that they are clearly not going for money or fame but actually want to break the Hollywood stereotype and want this movie to be a big break for movies with an Asian cast. Considering that the stakes for CRA are crazy high, it’s phenomenal that the movie is going on theatres and giving out a much larger message.

The movie came out 2 days ago on the 15th of August in Canada. (I don’t know if it’s out yet in other parts of the world though). I personally, can’t wait to watch it!!!

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In an interview, when asked why Gillian Flynn’s female protagonists have such disturbed personlaities, she replied she wanted it exactly that way. She was tired of seeing the “chick-lit” way of girls getting the guys and living happily ever after and wanted to break the archetype. Flynn is now a producer on the HBO series and wants to write about dark, complex characters. She admits that “Gone Girl” opened a door to a wider variety of female characters.

“I sat down to write the opposite. I mean, you never hear Camille (the protagonist) in Sharp Objects, talk about her show-wear. The girl we see is battling with her demons from her past – including her fraught relationship with her mom.”

Piece of advice: “If you think there’s a women not talked about enough in literature, just write it! That, to me, was the whole point.”

And personally, that’s some really wise words Flynn!!!

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Novelist Sir VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, has died aged 85, his family have said.

Sir Vidia, who was born in rural Trinidad in 1932, wrote more than 30 books including A Bend in the River, An Area of Darkness and his masterpiece, A House for Mr Biswas.

His wife, Lady Naipaul, called him a “giant in all that he achieved”.

She said he died at his home in London “surrounded by those he loved, having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour”. (source: BBC)

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The honorary titles of “State Author and Poet” are bestowed every two years as a way to celebrate reading, writing and the arts. This year, in Albany, the Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that Colson Whitehead will serve as state author and Alicia Ostriker will be state poet.

Whitehead is a novelist whose most recent work is “The Underground Railroad.” He will succeed former state author Edmund White.

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Ostriker has written 16 poetry collections, with her latest titled “Waiting for the Light.” She takes over from former state poet Yusef Komunyakaa.

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That’s all for now guys. I’m heading off to sleep, university has started and the good-ol-days of lazing around have just ended. (sad sniffs)

-See ya’ll later!!!

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Top 10 Tuesday: Books on my Spring TBR

 

Happy Spring, ya’all! 

If you have been following my blog for a while now, you must know that I’m the sort who loves making TBR lists, adding more books to it, making humungous promising reading plans, talking about those never-ending lists in my blog posts…..and then never actually doing them…..yeah. Seriously though, why do you guys still follow and read this kind of an indecisive blogger who can’t even get a hold on her life???

But. If you’re an amazing follower, and you’re still here and reading, how about I dive into more of my TBR lists for spring?

So…

The first three will literally be the ones I planned to read in spring break about which I’ve talked about in my Spring plans post. (Mini news update: I’m buddy reading Gilded Cage with Victoria!)

Continue reading “Top 10 Tuesday: Books on my Spring TBR”

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hi guys! Doing this meme after a reeeaaalllyyyy long time!

After a lot of passing onto other blogs, this meme is finally being hosted now by The Book Date. It’s basically a weekly thing where you introduce a book that you’re currently reading, what you’ve been reading over the past week or simply what you’ve been upto in general. I feel like this one of those tags for me, which I do more for myself in order to see how organised (or not?) I’ve been over the past week and to go over my bookish plans for the following week.

Kellee and Jen, of Teach Mentor Texts, decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit. Coincidentally, a middle-grade book is what I was going to write about in this post!

Anyway, my hopefully next read for the week is:

A Place called Perfect by Helena Duggan

It is a middle-grade children’s book and the cover instantly reminded me of Coraline by Neil Gaiman! It is honestly suchhh an intriguing cover. I first saw the book cover over at Pinterest and saved it to one of my book boards. Days later as I was in Liberty Books, I saw this book in paperback and knew I instantly had to buy this one!

Moreover, the book opens with a map of this mysterious town called “Perfect”.

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Book Synopsis:

Who wants to live in a town where everyone has to wear glasses to stop them going blind? And who wants to be neat and tidy and perfectly behaved all the time? Violet never wants to move to this town called Perfect.
But she quickly discovers there’s something weird going on – she keeps hearing noises in the night, her mum is acting strange her dad has disappeared and she has been expelled from school.
When she meets Boy she realizes that her dad is not the only person to have been stolen away…and that the mysterious Watchers are guarding a perfectly creepy secret! 34828626

Now isn’t this very Coraline-ish??? I’m soo excited to read this one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I’m currently reading is 

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Emma is my required reading for a Jane Austen course that I’m taking this semester. We are done with volume 1 with huge amounts of discussions on it. We have read and discussed Mansfield Park and Sense and Sensibility in the previous classes, but so far, Emma is the one I’m truly enjoying. Maybe, it’s because Emma is a very very different heroine than Austen’s all other heroines. Plus, reading Claudia Johnson’s critique and articles on Jane Austen’s writing is like…..whooo over the top amazing! She justifies all the proposed problems by other critics who apparently hate Austen and her writing and seem to think that she was some lonely woman who had nothing to write about other than courtship, love and other domesticities. (Huh, read Mansfield Park you fools and then argue on this point!) Image result for claudia johnson books on jane austen

The Hating Game by Sally Thorn is one of those books that are constantly being talked about on instagram and other blogs. It’s one of those books which you read when your brain is bursting with pressure of studies and you just need some light chic-flick to lighten up your mood. I’m 10 chapters along right now, and so far it’s nothing that I would call which would contribute to a 4-or-5 star read, although I am enjoying the humor and Josh Templeman ALOT.

It kind of just annoys me to read how insanely stupid Lucy is. She is very over-dramatic and immature at times, so that’s kinda off for me. I love the cute banter between them, tho. (Shortcake, ha-ha)

So that’s all for my upcoming week. If you guys have any secondary articles on Emma or any of Austen’s critiques, please share it with me!

 

What are you reading this week?

Is there any required reading that you guys have for this year/semester? Are you enjoying it?

 

Until then, Happy Reading! xx

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Stacking the Shelves – 17/2/18

So this is the first time I’m doing this meme. I have seen it around a lot and have always been meaning to do it but every Saturday of mine is spent lazing around or being sick (atleast, lately that’s been the case!)

Anyway, so this meme is hosted at Tynga’s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, adding to goodreads list or adding to book outlet carts (in my case, yes cuz that’s my favourite hobby!)

This week I came across a LOT of new books! I was sick so I had lots of time on me to browse through the promotional emails you get in your email boxes. They’re actually pretty handy when it comes to books recs (shoutout to BookRiot for that, they really have amazing recommendations and plenty of reviews and first chapter reads)

What I added to my Goodreads TBR:

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(Click on the picture to read the synopsis)

Book Outlet Cart:

 

 

 

Borrowed from a friend:

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Current Read: 

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That’s all for this week! Also, there is a sale on Book Outlet on a few books and there are books for around $1-2 which is an opportunity only a fool would miss! Hop on there and check it out!

That’s all my books for this week. I better go and start preparing for my quizzes for the upcoming week. I might be MIA for the next week, btw. (Saying as if I blog on a regular basis already LOL)

Happy Reading, and take care! xx

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Top 10 Tuesdays: Books I really liked but don’t seem to remember

When it comes to being irregular at blogging, I think I should be given an Oscar. Is there any way which could make me post, if not regularly, then atleast thrice a week? I can’t post book reviews every week because now that university has started, I will hardly have time to read that many books. But I still want to keep blogging and hopefully make a schedule for it. I think one day should be Tuesday for TTT meme. Suggestions for others?? I would really appreciate it.

Moving on, TTT is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish which is now being hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new, fun bookish topic for bloggers to write about. This week it’s this (title!) topic.

  1. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Image result for great expectations I think I’ve read this book precisely three times and have loved it every single time. Yet, I don’t remember literally anything about it except that there was Pip and he was poor and this one scene where he went to his father’s grave, maybe? And someone saw him, I don’t know…and there was this evil woman Ms.Havisham.

The first time I read it was in grade II, then in grade III, and the third time in grade VII. Hopefully, this year will be the fourth time I will read it lol and REMEMBER IT!

 

2. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

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Oh my, did I love this book!!! I read this also in grade II and I remember being really really stupid and vowing that I would read it at a really slow speed so I could finish the book in 80 days, just like the title. *rolls eyes* How stupid was I?

Anyway, I remember nothing about this one as well, except that the man used to go to his club and smoke and play cards with his friends. Am I right???

 

3. The Amelia Jane Series by Enid Blyton

Image result for the amelia jane collection AWWWW MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE CUTEST NAUGHTIEST CHILDHOOD BOOK AFTER THE NAUGHTIEST GIRL SERIES! (I think I must have been obsessed with naughty troublesome kids to read and love books like these!) I first read it in grade 5 in my school’s library and ended up buying this whole cutest collection. AAAHH I EVEN REMEMBER SMELLING THE ORANGE BOOK WHICH WAS BTW THE FATTEST BOOK IN THE SERIES. Ohmygod, I’m in major nostalgic feels right now and I neeeeeed to read these again!!!!!!!!!!!

 

4. Are You Afraid of the Dark by Sidney Sheldon

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I don’t remember when I read this, but the plot twist was the best goddamn plot twist I had read about! This was also my first Sheldon book and after this I went into a Sheldon book reading spree. Need to re-read this deffffo.

 

 

5. Stranger in the Mirror by Sidney Sheldon

Another fav by Sheldon which I don’t remember too! Lol.

6. Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer

Image result for kane and abel Shit, you know what? I borrowed this book from my friend in grade 6, read it and then forgot to give it back to her! I then gave it to my cousin to read it and she never gave it back to me. Would have served me right if it was my book, but uhh..whatever now. My friend doesn’t even remember either haha! This book is about two brothers is all I remember. Oh and there was war I think? Some sort of thing destructive thing happened which separated the brothers and a rape scene which I veryyyy clearly remember because it was the first time I read about rape in a book and it affected me deeply.

 

7. The adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

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I read this book when I was 8 years old and didn’t even know the meanings of half of the words used. I have underlined more than 50% of this book to find meanings of words and phrases lol. An extremely adorable read!

 

 

 

8. This one guys, will leave you all in utter shock.

ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND!!!!!

I freeaaaaking loved this book. And despite owning lots of different editions it, I have not read it in a long long while. Yes, I remember Alice falling down the hole, meeting the Cheshire Cat and the Rabbit and everyone, but I really don’t remember what happened once she met the Queen of Hearts. And oh, I learned the word “croquet” from this book. Definitely need to re-read this for sure. (I really want to see how you react to this one, Emma! :P)

Aaaahhh, I don’t remember any more books which I loved and forgot. I’m usually very good at remembering things I like, these were just a few exceptions.

 

Is there any book here which you all read and liked? Let me know below!

-Until next time. xx 

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Top 5 Wednesdays: Authors You’d Want to Write Like

Hi guys! Not blogging for a month proved beneficial in one way: I now have so many ideas and so much to write, I just feel like blogging all the time! I even had a crazy idea for a story-line, so last night I began working on that. I don’t know how it will turn out, or if i want it to be something big, but currently I will just see where this idea takes me. Even if it it turns into a short story, I will hopefully post it here. And you guys can be the judge of it (hopefully good, appreciating ones lol)

Anyway, so I was planning to do 2 topics from Top 10 Tuesday this month but uhh, tht clearly didn’t happen. So I decided today’s wednesdsy and we have a weekly wednesday top5 meme too, so why not try that???

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly challenge where you can pick your top 5 for the topic of the week. You can find more information about it on goodreads. This week’s topic is: 

Author’s You’d Want to Write Like

  1. Jane Austen, duh 

You guys shouldn’t even be surprised that her name’s here because it’s just so obvious. She is my Queen, the reason I love classics, the reason I love 18th Century, the reason I love sarcastic humor and wit, and the reason I don’t have a boyfriend because I’m so in love with Henry or Darcy. I hate the fact that she didn’t get this much fame when she was alive and people didn’t value her. HER BOOKS ARE TREASURE. I would seriously give anything, anything to meet her and ask her how she crafted such clever, witty protagonists!??! Like seriously, isn’t it amazing how even decades later we all are so interested in stories of the past? Like I don’t know if I write a book and my grandchildren would even like it or not????

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2. Victoria Schwab 

My new favorite author!!!! I honestly haven’t read any other book except the Monsters of Verity series by her but I absolutely fell in love with it. They were so engaging, communicative, moderately descriptive yet making all the itty-gritty details clear. Her characters are no less than real people, I found myself relating to each and every one of them. You can easily empathize with the characters because she makes them so relatable. Her writing style is crafty and picturesque,that it makes her stories both plot and character driven.

I like her even more because I find her so accessible. Like she ain’t a huge deal like J.K.Rowling who feels so completely out of reach but she is a normal person like us, uploading instagram stories and struggling with her writings and sometimes, her tweets too lol. It just makes her as a person so alive and relatable. Would love to meet her!!

Books by the author:

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3. Sidney Sheldon 

This author made me fall in love with crime, mystery and detective stories. I can gladly say that I’ve read enough of his books to critique on them and say that his books can get really monotonous but they all will always always always keep you so engaged! His stories always has a major twist that no-one sees coming. And that’s what I love so much about them. The only thing I don’t like is, that his stories revolve around riches, wealth and glam. His books only give you a view of the upper-class world with little or no diversity. So if your mind is set on reading a particular genre, he is the author for you! But if you want diverse reads and less sex, glam and intrigue, maybe you should look for other authors.

(Is it just me or does anyone else also feels that this just turned into an all time favourite author-recommendation post rather than writing styles??)

Books by Sid:

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4.  Enid Blyton

I really don’t know how this post is taking a turn for favorite authors, but I feel like if i love any author’s writing style, they’re bound to be those who are my favorites. And this person, this glorious woman, made me fall in love with reading altogether! She is a children’s author, but her stories can be read by early teens. She uses easy englishm, captivating scenarios and the most amazing part is the characters in her stories have mind-blowing character development and growth throughout. Be it a hero or a villain, towards the end of the book, she makes the reader fall in love with even their flaws. Every action of the character has such precise, relatable justification that the reader can’t help but empathize with them. I absoluetly love her! She has written numerous books over the course of her life, including the very famous “Famous Five” and “Secret Seven” series for children. My favourite of all are The Naughtiest Girl Series, Malory Towers, Saint Clair’s and Amelia Jane Series.

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5. That’s me, guys.

I’m not an author, and I don’t even have a book in writing. But I keep comparing my old and new writing styles and honestly I have found how much it keeps changing. It is a great way to keep track and also helps you make progress throughout. Because change doesn’t come when you compete with others, it comes within yourself when you compete with yourself.

(Damn, I should totally be a motivational speaker)

But no seriously, an author doesn’t mean a person who has a book published. You become an author the minute you get an idea in your head and you decide to put it into words. Even if it’s a sentence or a paragraph, don’t be afraid to write.

(Okay ugh enough with this serious motivational talk, idk why I get these bouts of “ted talk spirit” in me)

So yeah, there goes another weekly meme for the week. Hoping to write more this week. Which authors do you guys like best? And most of all, do all of you write too?

-Let me know down below. Until then, Happy Reading! xx 

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Top 5 Wednesdays! (11th October)

Ok, so hey there everyone! This is going to be my first Top 5 Wednesdays post, and I AM SO PUMPED UP WOOHOO. (Feel free to just stop right here, if you’re getting annoyed by my unnecessary bouts of hyperness. Not without a like, ofc, pfft duhh.) I saw this post over at Brinsbookblog. It was originally created by Lainey @ her YouTube channel, but I guess everyone knows that since this meme is like sooooo popular!

Anyways, so I’m like in a serious serious book/reading calamity. No, its not a slump. No, it’s not time issue (well, it is, but I’ve figured out a way to read) but no the calamity isn’t that. And no, it’s also not the issue of being broke and wanting more books.

THE ISSUE IS THAT I GODDAMN CAN’T STOP SEARCHING FOR MORE BOOKS. I LITERALLY HAVE 2764950470 BOOKS TO READ BUT I STILL CAN’T STOP. I’M SEARCHING FOR “Fall Books to read” or “Blue books to read” or “Books to read in 2016 or 2017” or God knows what! And like, I should stoppppppp! I SHOULD READ. GUYS PLEASE TELL ME TO READ. 

I’ve decided. I’m going to delete all book-related apps from my phone: Goodreads, Scribed, Aldiko, Amazon and no searching on EpicReads, Book Outlet or just plain google until I finish ATLEAST 4 books this month. And then you all can reward me by maybe gifting me more books on my birthday…cool?

No? Haha okkkk whatever.

ANYWAYS. Topic for this week’s Top 5 Wednesdays is:

5 Books with creepy settings”

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Do I really need to specify about why this book ended up here? I mean, have you seen that cover?!?!!?? IT HAS A CLOWN ON IT AND EVERYTHING WITH CLOWNS ARE JUST CREEPY AND SCARY AND MACABRE AND GHOULISH AND HORRIBLE AND EVERY OTHER SYNONYM FOR CLOWN. *Sighs* Also, it’s a clown that freaking killllsss! If this book doesn’t end up on people’s creepy booklists, I’m seriously going to go into serious depression.

2. Vengeance Road by Eric Bowman

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So, I haven’t read this book but judging from those skulls and guns on the cover, this is bound to be creepy. This book gives a very pirates kinda feel, with treasure hunting and murder on the track. This girl, Kate, her father’s been murdered because he revealed a secret diary telling about the location of a hidden chest of gold. So Kate is now looking for answers and justice and along the way befriends a group of brothers and a girl who can’t stop following her.

Gives Treasure Island and Huckleberry Finn kinda feels, and I liked those so I’m definitely going to give this one a try!

3. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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I FUCKING LOVE CORALINE! I have watched this movie atleast a dozen times and everytime I enjoy it even more! This was the first creepy animated movie I watched and I loved it so so so much!! It was just so different with such a different concept. Also, pardon me, but I didn’t know it was based on a book!!! I AM SURE THE BOOK IS EVEN MORE AMAZING AND I PROMISE I WILL READ IT. (I have bought a hardback, so step 1 is accomplished!) But anywaayysss, you guys need to read/watch it! If you’re too lazy to read, PLEASE WATCH IT. The creepiness in this book is sooo thrilling and enjoyable.

You’ll find dark alleys, tunnels, bare rooms, rainy days, dust and cobwebs, a little circus setting, weird-ass people and AN OTHER MOTHER! Confused on what that means? Good. Now go on and watch the movie to see what I mean! Then come back, and we can have a nice, long discussion over it.

4. Asylum by Madeleine Roux 

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The name is literally screaming “CREEPINESS”

The cover, the setting, the characters…it’s all so ghoulish.

So the story revolves around this 16-year-old guy, Dan, who goes to North Hampshire College for a summer program. He learns that his dorm wasn’t originally a university but was an asylum before, an asylum for the criminally insane. He, along with his friends, explore the dark, creepy tunnels and find strange things there.

This book is filled with pictures of real abandoned asylums, creepy quotes and just really horrifying things. Hence, making for an amazing creepy story. (That is, if you’re into stuff like that)

For Goodreads synopsis, click here.

5. Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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Ok, the reason this comes here is because the first time I read the synopsis if this book like 3 years back, I was like shit this is so creepy and..unique I’ve gotta read this! And when i did, it was everything but creepy. Like it was the good/cute-kiddish creepy. Yes, there are ghostly children, weird children, umm supernatural things, but it is just such a nice read!

However, that cover and synopsis definitely calls for this book ending up here!

So, there goes my 5 books in creepy settings. What do you guys think? Have you read any from here? Let me know down below! x

-Until then, Happy Reading! 

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Goodreads Monday! (25th Sept)

Hellooooo everyyonee! 

Back again with my favourite meme! For those of you who don’t know about Goodreads Monday, it is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren @ Lauren’s Page Turners. In order to participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off!

So my today’s pick will be “The Archived” by V.E.Scwhab. I mentioned this book in my yesterday’s post as well, because I only just added it to my TBR. And I’m kind of intrigued by this book, so I thought why not share it with you guys?

Title: The Archived 

Author: V.E.Schwab

Genre: Contemporary, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Date Published: 22 January 2013

Now the reasons this books makes it here is because:

  • IT’S BY VICTORIA SCHWAB! Author of, Shades of Magic trilogy, This Savage Song and Vicious! (These books are also on my TBR. Jbtw. I know I’m saying Victoria Schwab AS IF I’ve read several works of the author and am a die-hard fan lolol. But no, I actually haven’t read a single book of hers but somehow all of her books are in my TBR and I absolutely love her! I read Vicious a reeaalllly long time back, when she was very under-rated and Vicious was just a normal-book, so I didn’t even care reading or memorizing who the author was. Lol. So basically, I just left the book in the middle because of some other awesome book, or tv-show, or literally any other distraction. (My mind can even be distracted by a car horn honking outside my house!) So anyways, her books have very good synopsis-es and people just seem to love her and I also love her and will get all her books and read them….soon. )
  • Duuuuddeeee! This book has an amaaazzzinggg story! I honestly never knew that Victoria had written sooo many books! I thought This Savage Song was her first work or something. And you know how I found out about this one? Haha, it’s actually very funny. I was googling how to spell her name (Yes, guys omg that surname has a difficult spelling okk? Swchab or Scwhab or Shcwab???? It all sounds and even looks the same wtf!!) And ok, so when I googled her name, all of her books came up and I was immediately drawn by the cover of the The Archived. So obviouslyI opened up the synopsis which is:

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was: a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.

Being a Keeper isn’t just dangerous—it’s a constant reminder of those Mac has lost, Da’s death was hard enough, but now that her little brother is gone too, Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself may crumble and fall.

In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hard-won redemption.

DEAD PEOPLE RESTING ON SHELVES. SKULLS. LIBRARIES. AND BIT OF HISTORY.

Man, oh man, I waaant this booookk!

3. Third, since you all know I’m a cover-girl kinda person, this book has different editions, all of which I can share with ya’ll!!! (I purposely pick books with different covers so I could share it in my blog posts. Don’t you think posts with no book-covers are boring???!)

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 This is the cover which attracted me!

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30752779 The Chinese version of it!

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This is the German version. And honestly, it’s so so so bad, in my opinion. I mean cmon, just read the synopsis again! The book is a dark, menacing story. How the hell can the cover be so light and birdy and trees and…sort of nice? You get me? Not the oh-my-god-I-really-like-the-cover nice but something along the lines of sweet-calm-nice. Like the previous covers are intriguing! This cover just makes me think of birds and sunrise. Eww.

 

So that’s all to my Goodreads Monday pick! Do you guys have a special book on your TBR’s this week?? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to check them out xx 

-Until next time! 

 

 

 

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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Hello, my loves!

Monday is here, and I frickin hate Mondays. But what I like is Goodreads Monday, which is really my favourite meme of all the memes. But this time I decided to do something new this Monday.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to share stuff about yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

(I honestly chose this meme because I just wanted to rant about life in general lol)

So basically, enrollment period ends today. I FINALLY GOT ENROLLED INTO THIS LITERATURE COURSE I WANTED! I had been on the waitlist for an entire goddamn week. This course means so much to me because this is going to be my first lit course in Uni (no I’m not doing an English major). Our core books are The Great Gatsby and Hamlet!! Can you believe it? I frickkin love both of them soooooo much aaah. OH AND WE WILL ALSO READ, DISCUSS AND ANALYSE EMMA BY JANE AUSTEN.

Like ok, this class is everything that I want.

Anyway, so that’s what I’ve been upto , running to and fro in my selection for courses and hence got zero time for reading.

Now for the upcoming week:

I’ll be finishing Aristotle and Dante (Sept TBR, remember? Isn’t it surprising how I’m finally following something?)

I’m also going to start A Quiet Kind of Thunder! And hopefully hopefully finish it by next Monday!

Alsoooooooo one more thing,

I read Wintersong. I’m actually legit crying because it seems like the more excited I am for a book, the more the book disappoints me. It’s like the entire book world just goes against me and it’s not fair.

I’m going to upload my review for it on Friday night, so keep checking my blog! (Hint: it’s going to be a rant!) I just need motivation to actually get myself to write!

 

 

What has been happening in your lives? If you’re in college/uni, what courses do you have? And what do you plan on reading next week?

I would love to hear ya’ll! I should go now bec *insert another uni excuse *

(I CAN NOW GET AWAY WITH THINGS USING UNI EXCUSES HAHA)

See ya’ll soon with another post. Till then, Happy Reading! xx

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Thoughtful Tuesdays

Hi everyone!

This post is not going to be anything book related. It is just going to be a positive thought or a random quote which I personally realte to or is one of my favourites!

I’ve not been feeling very good since the past two days. I feel empty and worthless. I don’t feel like crying, I don’t feel like fighting, I don’t feel like talking. I just feel….completely hollow. In times like these, I turn to reading a few quotes which inevidently calm me down. Hell, I’ve got diaries filled with quotes and expressions! So I just feel like sharing some with the WordPress Community as well.

WOW. FUCKING WOW. I don’t think I would have in a million years expressed myself as appropriately as this one post did. And to think of it, isn’t it true? Try reading a sad book when you just won a lottery of a million dollars and then again when you’ve lost a loved one. The feelings you will have for the same book will be SO different, it is fascinating! That’s because you relate to words in terms of your own feelings.

 

This is my favourite, ever! It is so deep, I read it 5-6 times and it made so much sense!!

It is very easy to say this, but is that really possible? I mean, every person has some limits and patience, and when both of those are crossed, how can you ever imagine that they would still be the same? Although I agree that if you start acting like the other irrational person, then is there really a difference between good and bad? It is very very difficult to turn your heads around whatever bullshit is happening around you. You are definitely bound to get affected by it somehow. Now it’s upon you whether you decide to let it change you for good, or to turn you into a jerk.

And the last quote of this post:

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I often read this to remind myself to move forward with every ounce of hope, strength and integrity because truly Thank God, I’m not where I used to be. And one day I will get all the things I pray for.

I hope you guys like this mini non-bookish post, and could find some reality in the above mentioned quotes. Take care, all of you!! And thanks for the love and support I’ve got in only a month of my blogging experience ❤