Well HI…

I’m not Dory. Congrats to anyone that read that in her voice.

I have no idea how to start this off, complete honesty. I have tried this before as a teenager and it didn’t exactly work out. I had so many ideas and school and just well a shitty time. Hey look another blog post idea… i’ll write that down.ย So bare with me, as you most likely know things get better with time.

So why did I bother making this?
Well, I like books and I wanted to create a platform where I could discuss my opinions other than Goodreads. Also it’s a blog, so no doubt life events or just ranting may occur… will most likely occur.

I am not a writer, I don’t claim to be the greatest influence of all time. This is a place for opinions. As I attempt to navigate my way through books.. and life… but mainly books.

 

 

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Quote of the Week

I couldn’t help myself ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ this is hilarious and yet surprisingly true for the characters ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

2017 Wrap-Up

Because I am usually late to the party. might as well post it until we are well into 2018.

Books Read:ย 27
Pages Read: 11,517

Shortest Book: 176 pages – The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Longest Book: 827 pages – Winter by Marissa Meyer
Average Length: 427 Pages

Most Popular: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling
Least Popular:ย The Skull Throne by Peter V Brett

My Average Rating for 2017 – 4.6
Highest Rated on Goodreads:ย Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Now for all the books I read in 2017!!!!

The Bad Beginningย by Lemony Snicket
The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
The Wide Windowย by Lemony Snicket
The Miserable Millย by Lemony Snicket
Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1.ย by Sui Ishida
We were Liars by E. Lockhart
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’sย Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secretsย by J.K. Rowling
The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Andieh
The Crown by Kiera Cass
The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett
A Court of Wings & Ruin by Sarah J. Mass
Scarletย by Marissa Meyer
Cress by Marissa Meyer
Winter by Marissa Meyer
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Turtles all the way Down by John Green
The Bone Seasonย by Samantha Shannon
(I attempted a review on this one!! you can check it out here)
Eldestย by Christopher Paolini
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
Glass Swordย by Victoria Averyard
Kings Cage by Victoria Averyard

The rest of us just live here by Patrick Ness (audiobook)

In comparison to other years, like 2016 for example worst reading year ever!. This year was one of my best reading years, and I really want to smash it this year I have so many unread books that I am so excited to get to this year!! I can’t wait to see what the year well technically the next 11 months and two weeks will bring!

THE GOODREADS BOOK TAG!!

 

So I don’t think I was tagged… or if I was I don’t remember. But I decided to do the Goodreads Tag! It just seems like the right moment… you know. Also I don’t know who actually created this tag. I found it on YouTube so all credit goes to the original creator.

  1. What is the last book you marked as read?
    Percy Jackson and the Titans Curse By Rick Riordan
  2. What are you currently reading?
    Lord of the Rings (All Three books in one.. I believe I’m up to the Two Towers)
    The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Mass
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (re-read because I love them so much)
  3. What is the last book you marked as To Be Read?
    The Cruel Prince By Holly Black
  4. What book do you plan on reading next?
    Another Book…. I can’t choose yet… but I am doing a readathon in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!!
  5. Do you use the star rating system?
    Depending on the book, yes
  6. Are you doing a 2018 reading challenge?
    Sure am!! I hope to read 22 books this year and I am also giving the popsugar challenge a go
    Now I put my book challenge at 22 because I have years where I completely crush it and years where I am just able to make or I fall short because sometimes that is how it goes.
  7. Do you have a wishlist?
    Yeah…. It’s growing by the day
  8. What book do you plan on buying next?
    I’m tossing up between Outlander by Diana Gabledon, Tokyo Ghoul 2 by Sui Ishida or the next Percy Jackson book..
  9. What is your favorite quote?ย “A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone” Tyrion Lannister
    “One must always be careful of books and what is inside them. For words have the power to change us” – Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
  10. Who are your favorite authors?
    J.K. Rowling!!
    Sarah J Mass
    Marissa Meyer
  11. Have you joined any groups on Goodreads?
    A few I believe, the popsugar reading challenges and another reading group I think.. Im not realy active in them..
  12. What Goodreads do better?
    1/2 star rating system PLEASE

And there you guys have it!! This was actually kind of difficult to do. I never really think of this much hahaha.
I tag anyone who wants to give it a go!!

Good luck!

Reading Challenge 2018

So this year, I am making a conscious effort to attempt the Popsugar reading challenge, the link is here if you’re interested.

For those who have no idea what it is, it is a challenge to read book according to the prompts they give you. This years is pretty good, for me it will be a bit of a challenge because to be honest I am not much of a diverse reader. I like my fiction, I like my young adult genre and fantasy. I’ve only just sort of attempted to branch out into some contemporary novels and some adult fantasy novels. But this challenge will hopefully make me a more advanced reader. However with some of the prompts I’ve had to adapt/ remove because it is not physically possible for me to find a book like that. Which is a tad disappointing. However one of the prompts for this year is to pick your favorite prompt from 2017, 2016 or 2015. See as I have had to cut some out I’m just going to replace them with previous years prompts. So my choices are:

2017:ย ย A book that has been on your TBR list for way too long

2016:ย A Young Adult Bestseller (from 2016)

2015:ย  A Graphic Novel

And there you have it, honestly though it was really hard picking from last years list because there was about 2 others that I really wanted to do.ย  But I always struggle to stay motivated to do it… if anyone has any tips on staying motivated let me know in the comments below. Better yet if anyone else is doing this challenge too, what prompts did you guys pick?

Happy Reading!!!

New Year!

Happy 2018!

I’m back, and I am hopefully going to stay back this time.

Not gonna lie the last couple months / basically 2017 as a whole. Was rough…

But lets not get into that, we are starting with good vibes here people and with good vibes come good books.ย Now I am yet to actually start a new book this year but at the current moment I am reading:

  • Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters
  • Lord of the Rings (All three books in one)

Yep starting off semi-strong this year.

But I have a good feeling about this year I have blog posts ready to go, tag posts and Friday quotes will be back.ย  I truly hope that this year will be better.

I wish everyone the best for the new year!
Let’s Kick 2018

– Gab x

“Intimidating” TBR tag

So I have a massive T.B.R pile (what I buy more than I read sometimes) I’m sure I’m not the only one.so I’m going to share with you my  most intimating books off my T.B.R.

  1. What book have you been unable to finish?
    My Sister’s Keeper by Jodie Picoult. I got about 1/4 of the way through before I had to put it down. It made my so sad and to be honest a little queasy with the in depth descriptions of the procedures that the poor girl went through. But I am definitely willing to give this book another go.
  2. What book do you have yet to read but just haven’t had the time?
    All of them? That should count right…
    If I had to pick one it would be…. kings cage by Victoria Averyard 
  3. What book do you have yet to read because it is a sequel?
     The Mime Order (Sequel to The Bone Season) by Samantha Shannon
  4. What book do you have yet to read because it is brand new?
    TOWER OF THE DAWN BY SARAH J MASS.
    Can you tell I am just a little bit excited!! 
  5. What book do you have yet to read because you read a book by the same author and didn’t enjoy it?
    I actually don’t have one….
  6. What book do you have yet to read because you are just not in the mood for it?
    Ummm…well this one I have a fair few so I narrowed it don’t to three…
    – Fangirl: Rainbow Rowell
    – Eldest: Christopher Paolini
    – Last Sacrifice: Richelle Mead
  7. What book do you have yet to read because it is so big?
    Lord of the Rings by J.R.Tolken
    Now don’t be mad, I have that big red addition you should see in those photo, yeah that is all 3 books in one and it is well over 1000 pages, and I read dance of dragons… so I’m not too afraid of the big books. But totally different writing styles.
  8. What book do you have yet to read because you brought it because of the cover and it ended up not having very good reviews?
    Matched By Allie Condie
  9. What is the most intimidating book on your TBR? 
    Big red Lord of the Rings Book! It’s been on my pile for…. about 4 – 5 years.
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Only a few off my T.B.R Pile