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

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

Goodreads Monday: The Book of Lost Things

Hi guys!! I hope this blog post finds you in good health and graces!

Goodreads Monday is my favourite of all weekly posts. It 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! I mean it made its way to your TBR pile for some reason, right? So share it with usss!! Also, check out Lauren’s page and link back to her!

So my pick for this Monday is The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly.

It was only recently that I found out that the book has so many different editions! Isn’t that amazing? I always love it when books have different covers and editions.

Published date: 7th November, 2006

Synopsis:

High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness. Angry and alone, he takes refuge in his imagination and soon finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a world that is a strange reflection of his own — populated by heroes and monsters and ruled by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book, The Book of Lost Things.

Taking readers on a vivid journey through the loss of innocence into adulthood and beyond, New York Times bestselling author John Connolly tells a dark and compelling tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives. 

It has characters like Red Riding Hood, Snow White, The Woodsman and The Crooked Man. Kind of like those childhood characters! So it sounds so interesting. I really want to get this book, but I haven’t seen it at my local bookstore. I found the audiobook, but like I don’t really want to waste such an epic read on an audiobook.

 

What do you guys think of the book? Have you read it? If not, will you plan to? Let me know in the comments below!!

-Happy Reading! 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