Thursday, 30 April 2015

April 2015

April is over. Like, what is life? I hate May…. I’m sorry, it’s nothing personal but May is “exam-month” for me and it’s not fun. You will see me complain soon enough on both here and twitter once the dreadful exam dates approach… in the meantime, today’s post is dedicated to what I’ve read in April and a few more stuff because it’s nice to share a bit more than just books, innit?

April was a good reading month for me. I’ve read 11 books (one on my phone, and that’s why is not in the picture… oops!) and some were nice and others were a disaster, let me tell you, but I’m still quite happy with it. I also took part in the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon for the first time and I had a lot of fun, truly. The biggest part of my reading was done the first two weeks of April. I picked a book right after the other; my mood at the time allowed it but then, something happened, which I would fangirl about later so stay tuned! I’m gonna try and be short about this and tell you my rating and why in a few sentences or so. I do have planned a few full reviews for some of these books but I haven’t got the time to write them down yet. I will post them in the next couple of weeks. Here we go!


Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Top Ten Tuesday # 25 (Books which Feature Characters with Great Families)

TOP TEN TUESDAY is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

I had quite a few problems coming up with a topic for today’s TTT. My mind went blank and I could not think of a thing. And, being completely honest, I even thought about not doing a post today but I wanted to upload something so here we are. I don’t even have 10 picks. This is embarrassing….

Friday, 24 April 2015

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon TBR // Progress & Wrap Up

It was earlier last year when I found out about Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and even though I know is almost impossible to read 24 hours non-stop I think the idea is brilliant. A Readathon worldwide; readers from every country coming together at the same time for an entire day to read, read and read. My start time is Saturday 2PM and it would end Sunday 1:59PM. You can learn more about it on their website as well as your start time. I’ve never taken part myself but lately my motivation to read is lacking – and by that I mean I’m completely obsessed with Netflix’s Daredevil. If you are following me on Twitter *wink, wink* you would know already since it’s the only thing I tweet about…



Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Top Ten Tuesday # 24 (Favourite Authors)

TOP TEN TUESDAY is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

Today’s topic is a bit complicated for me; it’s sometimes easy to list your favourite books but not your authors. Or, at least, I find it hard sometimes. Most people consider an author their favourite when they’re read and loved all of his/her work. But I don’t follow that rule exactly. Let’s just say I read a book by a certain author and I love it… the most likely scenario is that that author would become a favourite which means I would try and track down his/her entire bibliography and read it. My list today features a few authors that follow that explanation: I’ve only read one of their books but it was enough to know I will follow their work. I hope this makes some sense. Without further ado…

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Book Haul # 5

Hello there, fellow bookworms! I know my last bookhaul was posted about a month ago and I wasn’t really planning on buying any more books but my plans didn’t go very well as you can see. Still, this is the last you’ll see in a few months because I’m saving for my trip to London, where I will most likely buy some books because… physical bookshops and stuff.



Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Finishing Book Series. A Dilemma


There is something exhilarating yet terrifying about finishing a book series. We want to know how the story will end; but don’t fool yourselves, in reality what we really wanna see is if the story ends as we thought it would – in other words, as we want it to end. Unfortunately, most of the time, it doesn’t and although that doesn’t imply you won’t like it, it also means uncertainty and let’s face it, nobody fancies that feeling.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Book Review // Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea {Goodreads}
Published by Yearling in 2011
Paperback edition; 288 pages {BookDepository}
"Features seven narrators, each with a unique story, and each with a different perspective on what makes their teacher so special. It’s the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. There’s . . . Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who’s having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle,who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school. Only Mr. Terupt, their new and energetic teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn’t let them get away with much . . . until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything—and everyone."


Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Top Ten Tuesday # 23 (Characters I'd Love to Check in with)

TOP TEN TUESDAY is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

Have you ever finished a book and then wonder what would have been of those characters you either loved or hated after the novel ended? I do. Constantly. I love to day-dream about how the lives of those characters went afterwards. The possibilities are endless and so this week I’m gonna tell you my top 10 characters I would love to check in with.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Book Review // Zodiac by Romina Russell

Zodiac by Romina Russell {Goodreads}
Published by Razorbill in 2014
Hardcover edition; 336 pages {BookDepository}
"Rhoma Grace is a 16-year-old student from House Cancer with an unusual way of reading the stars. While her classmates use measurements to make accurate astrological predictions, Rho can’t solve for ‘x’ to save her life—so instead, she looks up at the night sky and makes up stories. When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens—including its beloved Guardian—Rho is more surprised than anyone when she is named the House’s new leader. But, a true Cancerian who loves her home fiercely and will protect her people no matter what, Rho accepts. Then, when more Houses fall victim to freak weather catastrophes, Rho starts seeing a pattern in the stars. She suspects Ophiuchus—the exiled 13th Guardian of Zodiac legend—has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy. Now Rho—along with Hysan Dax, a young envoy from House Libra, and Mathias, her guide and a member of her Royal Guard—must travel through the Zodiac to warn the other Guardians. But who will believe anything this young novice says? Whom can Rho trust in a universe defined by differences? And how can she convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac?"