Friday, 28 March 2014

FF (8)

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This weeks question is...

Snap it Time! A picture is worth a thousand words. Anything and anything. Just give us a pic.

I'm hopefully going to be doing the Carnegie book awards! Let me know if you have read any of the books and what you thought of them!

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I have just walked home in a thunder storm! There was massive hail, rain, thunder and lightening and to top it all off a car came past and splashed me! 

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014


Arghhh! It's my 2 year blogiversary! 2 years ago I started this blog! Woah, how did that happen? I can't believe I've been blogging for 2 years. I remember when I first started my blog, after entering a competition to make a review. It ignited the idea to start a blog, and here I am 2 years later; still rambling on about books!
Hopefully, there'll still be many more book blogging years to come!
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Friday, 21 March 2014

FF (7)

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This weeks question is...

How have your reading habits changed in the past few years? Did you get interested in a new genre? Do you read more? Less? Why do you think your habits changed, if they did.

I've always loved books from a very young age. I would always have a book on the go. I was a massive reader in primary school, but as I've got older I do go through stages of how much I read. Sometimes I will read mountains of books and magazines, other weeks I struggle to read anything. I think it depends on how much homework I have. At the moment I have 2 projects, science homework, Spanish homework and art homework, so at the moment, reading isn't a priority. But, when I have next to nothing I will devour books. 

I haven't really changed genres majorly, I dip in and out of every genre so that hasn't really been affected. The only thing that's changed is how often I read. 

Have your reading habits changed?

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Liebster Award


Today I have a different post for you all today, it's very exciting as I have been nominated for the Liebster Award! Thanks to Ramblings of a Bookworm for nominating me! 

If you haven't heard of the Liebster Award, here are the rules:

What is a Liebster Award:
"Liebster Award" is an award given to bloggers by bloggers aiming to spotlight amazing new blogs with less than 200 followers. There are so many great blogs out there and Liebster Award post is a great way to get to know about them.
Here are the rules:
List 11 facts about yourself.
Answer the 11 questions asked by whoever nominated you.
Ask 11 new questions to 9 bloggers with less than 200 followers (You cannot re-nominate the blog that nominated you).
Go to their blog and tell them that they have been nominated and leave a link to your post.

Ok, so 11 facts about me:

1. Merlin is my favourite TV show.
2. I'm an incredibly sarcastic person.
3. I love reading magazines as well as books.
4. My dream is to work for a magazine or newspaper.
5. I was born on the 3rd October 1999, which makes me a Libra.
6. My favourite colour is blue!
7. I love languages and would love to learn more German, Italian and French!
8. I hate Geography - I think it's the worst subject in the world and I can't wait to drop it!
9. My favourite bands and Suede and The Tears.
10. I'm an only child!
11. I am complete and utter spelling, grammar and punctuation nerd!

Now I have to answer the questions set to me:

1. Why do you love to read and blog? 
I've always read so much and then I entered a competition and you had to do a video review of a book, I thought I could do that, then I discovered blogs and decided to start my own.

2. What are your hobbies?
Blogging is my main hobby, then reading and writing.

3. What kind of person are you, describe in three words.
I'd say sarcastic, mad and determined.

4. Fictional Crush?
Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our StarsName three things you hate?
One Direction, overly soppy people and fish.

Favourite Book(s)/Series.
At the moment it's The Hunger Games

If you could live in a fictional world ( Narnia, Hogwarts, Middle Earth etc) where would you live?

What have are you studying/ have you studied ?
At the moment I study everything, but hopefully next year I'll be History, Spanish, Art and Media (along with Maths, English and Science)

Any Blogging advice?
Keep going, always make sure you're enjoying blogging. Don't post because you feel you have to, post when you want to.

Favourite Movie(s)/TV show(s).

Your role model(s) or inspirational person(s).
I wouldn't say I really had a role model or inspirational person. 

11 Questions from me:

1. How long have you been blogging?
2. Why did you start blogging?
3. Favourite book(s)?
4. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
5. Fictional Crush?
6. Favourite film?
7. Have you got a quote that you live by?
8.  Do you have any other hobbies/interests?
9.  Favourite thing about blogging?
10. What has blogging taught you?
11. Blogging Advice?

I nominate...
Obsessive Compulsive Reader

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Friday, 14 March 2014

FF (6)

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This weeks question is...

Spring is in the air! Show off your favorite outdoors reading spot. If you don’t go outside...well where else do you read that isn’t inside your house? We want pics!

Here is my favourite place to read is Spring and Summer! :)

It's basically the garden, but specifically this spot! 

Where do you read?
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Review: Falling Fast

Title: Falling Fast
Author: Sophie McKenzie
Series: Flynn (1)

When River auditions for a part in an interschool performance of Romeo and Juliet, she finds herself smitten by Flynn, the boy playing Romeo. But Flynn comes from a damaged family—is he even capable of giving River what she wants? The path of true love never did run smooth . . .

This is real life, not a rehearsal..

My Review:
I won this book agesss ago and just never picked it up. I don't know why but when I finished The Fault in Our Stars I decided to finally read this.
I didn't expect the story I got from the cover, the cover implies that the books going to be a soppy book and that it will be a light, easy read. However, I found that it had deeper meanings and wasn't just your typical love story. 

River and Flynn meet whilst working on the inter-school play, Romeo and Juliet. Their lives couldn't be more different; River has a big house and money. However Flynn lives a tiny apartment with his mum and 2 sisters. Flynn takes any work he can to support his family and he's had a tough life. His past definitely affects his personality. In the play Flynn plays Romeo and he is supposed to be the Romeo of the story but he isn't perfect - he has a bad temper, but is also incredibly sweet and caring. 

River is incredibly paranoid about her looks, it did get a little bit annoying throughout the book. She always had niggles about the way she looked, whether Flynn really liked her. She did come across as quite whiny. Throughout the whole book River only seemed to care about finding her 'true' love.

Overall though, I found the story really enjoyable and was surprised at how much I liked it. I definitely want to read the rest of the series. If you're a fan of teen - YA romance then I would recommend you try this book.

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Saturday, 8 March 2014

FF (5)

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Sorry this is a bit late! Follow Friday completely slipped out of my mind! 

This week question is...

 Recommend some of your favourite back-list books - books that are at least a few years old (I’m thinking 5-10 years old rather than classics)

My favourite back list book are:

1. Radiance - Alyson Noel
2. The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips - Michael Morpurgo
3. Running Wild - Michael Morpurgo

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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Review: The Fault in Our Stars

Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon a diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. 
My Review:
In a way I put off reading this book as I was scared; scared that I was going to turn into a complete blubbering wreck half way through reading it. I didn't, thankfully, though I did well up towards the end. I won't reveal the plot as I don't want to spoil the story. 
Hazel is 16 and hates going to a support group. At support group she meets Augustus Waters. He is dashing, witty and charming. Augustus had a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma, but has had the all clear for a several months.
Hazel and Augustus bond immediately and they have a special connection together. During the course of the book they have a roller coaster journey; with highs and lows. As Hazel and Augustus travel to Amsterdam in search of Peter Van Houten, the author of Hazel's favourite book, An Imperial Affliction. While they are in Amsterdam Augustus breaks some heartbreaking news to Hazel. 
Expect to feel a range of emotions throughout reading this book - I certainly did. It was one of those that is so hard to describe. I just highly recommend reading this book. It is a beautiful piece of literature. 
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