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

The Goodreads Tag!

Hi all!

I’m so sorry how I’ve been so inactive on my blog. So I decided to do another Booktag that I saw over at Thoughts on Fantasy. Basically, I self-tagged myself ha. It is an interesting one, and you know how I just love talking about books and reading lists, and TBR’s instead of actually reading ’em. Lol.

Anyways…

What Was The Last Book You Marked As Read?

Pride and Prejudice (Wtf, whaatt?!) I really have no idea why that book is marked as “read” so late.

What Are You Currently Reading?

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard.

What Do You Plan To Read Next?

hmmm, good question. I don’t know! Something from my September TBR.

Do You Use The Star Rating System?

Yes.

Are You Doing A 2017 Reading Challenge?

Yes. And I kept a low goal of 25 books a year because I know even that would be incomplete. I’ve completed 8 books HAHA. (I think the problem lies in me DNF-ing stuff so much)

Do You Have A Wishlist?

Wait. Does GR have a wishlist?! WHAT THE….

Ok no I just googled, you make wishlist HAHA. Such a disgrace I am to the book community. Also also, Half of my “to-read” list is my wishlist, hun, what are ya’ll talking about?!

What Book Do You Plan On Buying Next?

So I’m legit placing an order from Book Outlet right now and my cart says:

Love & Gelato

Beneath Wandering Stars

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Book 1

This Savage Song

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The Way I Used to Be

The Book of Lost Things

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Do You Have Any Favourite Quotes?

Positive Quote: Sometimes when you´re in a dark place, you think you´ve been buried; but actually, you’ve been planted. http://www.HealthyPlace.com   You know how I feel about Alice <3 "You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants a magical solution to their problem, and everyone refuses to believe in magic." ~ Jefferson, Once Upon a Time (2011)

Who Are Your Favourite Authors?

Umm, I like Kristin Hannah. And umm I basically don’t read according to authors but I’m planning to go on a Neil Gaiman spree soon!

Have You Joined Any Groups?

The YABookBloggers An awesome group of bloggers with monthly group reads, discussions and buddy-reads!

Name the first 5 books on your to-read shelf?

Jane Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

Even the Darkest Stars by Victoria Schwab

The Archived by V.E. Swhwab

The Unbound by V.E. Schwab

The Spellbook of the Lost and Found

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I Tag…

anyone who wants to do this! Go ahead guys x

-Happy Reading!!!

PICK A WORD AND PASS IT ON BOOKTAG

This is really the most unique idea of a booktag I have come across on ANY blog! Check out Leonie’s blog @ Lifehasafunnywayofsneakinguponyou for loads of funny tags and everything else. And duh, don’t forget to link back to her post. (and mine lol)

 

Here are the rules:

 

1. You can either take the word the person who tagged you used, or you can pick your own. 

 

2. You must list all the books on your read list which include that word in either the title or the author. 

 

3. Tag some friends and pass it on! 

 

 

So Leonie gave me the word “Secret

 

Haha, honestly, I didn’t know there would be so many old books with “secret” popping out on my reading lists. I read these books back when i was 13 or younger, and it gives me major nostalgic feels writing about them! I think I should do a separate post for these books, what do you think?

READ:

 

  1. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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2. The Secret of the Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene (Nancy Drew#5)

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Aaaaah my favourite ever series! Nancy Drew was my role model, man. Not only had i read the entire series, but I had re-read ALL 20 books. (or more, maybe? I don’t remember). I’m so gonna do a post on this and then maybe tell the very depressing story of how I lost this entire collection.

 

3. The Mystery of the Secret Room by Enid Blyton

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The Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret by Enid Blyton

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SHIT. SHIT. THIS IS MY FAVOURITE SERIES EVER. LIKE EVER. Wait, did I say that about Nancy Drew?? No no, this was supposed to be my favvvvvv when I was 8, I guess.

I am literally dancing around with excitement because I miss this series so much!!!

Guess who the naughtiest girl was? ELIZABETH. And she was my favourite character ever. (I also love Elizabeth Bennet. I think I always had a thing for Lizzie’s) Oh also also, her friend was Julian and he was the ultimate loveable cute little monster. I think the picture of this Julian stuck so vividly in my mind, that whenever I read about a character named Julian, I always picture him as a school-boy. Lol.

 

Lisa’s Secret (PenPals#12) by Sharon Dennis Wyeth

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There wasn’t a clear picture on google for Lisa’s secret, so I’ll just go with posting a picture of the entire collection. This series was a sort-of typical teen-growing-up-girly series. Boyfriends, crushes, back-stabbing bitches. Yupp, kinda trashy, I know. But it has such good memories linked with my school-days! But that’s a story for another…blogpost hopefully!

 

TBR:

 

Aristotle and Dante discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

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So there goes my list of books with the word “secret” in them. I’m not tagging anyone, so anyone who feels like doing this, go ahead! I give you the word “Night

 

-Hope you guys enjoyed reading this! xx

Goodreads Monday: Strange the Dreamer!

Hey all! I’m here again, with my first weekly Monday post! (hopefully, to be continued till the end of times)

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren @ Lauren’s PageTurners in which we get a chance to choose any one book from our never-ending TBR pile and show it offff!

My book for this Monday is Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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Can we all just have a moment of silence to appreciate this exquisite cover?!

And the plot of the story is just as dreamy as the cover; it questions your imagination in all ways possible.

Goodreads Synopsis:

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

 

Isn’t the synopsis interesting? But honestly, if the cover wasn’t this good, this book probably wouldn’t have been in my TBR. The synopsis attracts me even more because of this blue and gold beauty!! I honestly just feel like touching this thing ❤ Laini Taylor, you sure have got a thing for artsy stuff! Even her Smoke and Bone trilogy had a pretty cool, crafty cover!

So what do you guys think about it? What have you all got up your sleeves this Monday? Let me know in the comments below!

-Happy Reading! xx

ReadaThon August’17

So this is going to be my first ever reading challenge I’m gonna do as a blogger and I’m super super excited for this! It is called a “Read-a-thin” challenge that is all about thinning our ever-growing TBR list. I thank Jessica @ JessicaMarie493 Chelsea @ AVeryBookishGirl and Amanda @ ACourtofBooksandLove for making this a very simple, easy and an interesting challenge.

Rules:

  • You will have the entire month to read these books.
  • The goal is to complete 6 challenges!
  • You can double up on challenges. In other words, you can use one book for two different challenges!
  • So you only have to read 3 books in a month to completely finish the readathon! Easy!

So here goes my 6 challenges:

1. A 2017 book release

“History is All You Left Me”

By Adam Silvera

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2. Read a book starting with a letter from TBR (the word “the” doesn’t count)

“Three Daughters of Eve

by Elif Shafak

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3.  Read a book with a warm colored cover (orange, red, yellow, brown)

“I’ll Give You The Sun”

by Jandy Nelson

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4. Book with water on the cover

“The Ocean at The End of The Lane”

by Neil Gaiman

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5. Read a book outside of your favourite genre

“When Breathe Becomes Air”

by Paul Kalanithi

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I usually read YA Contemporary novels and historical fiction. This is the first memoir I’m gonna read so…serves the purpose! Let’s see if I like the idea of memoirs, I will hopefully read Memoirs of A Geisha then….

6.  A new-to-you author

I’ll give you the Sun

By Jandy Nelson

(again)

Because I didn’t know about her until I read all the bookreviews on WordPress only!

So this is my TBR for this month. I’m gonna try my best to read all of these books because I’ve also got so many tv shows to watch as well before University starts so I’m kind of all pre-occupied!

 

 

What have all of you got in your TBR’s this month? And what other things have you got to do besides reading, this month? I would love to know. Don’t forget to comment and tag me in your posts if you decide to participate!!

-Happy Reading! x