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. 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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March Wrap-Up and April TBR

Better late then never right 😉

So for March I actually had a good reading month; I had read

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling
  2. Fantastic Beasts and where to find them (the original screenplay) by J.K.Rowling
  3. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  4. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  5. The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

All of them where 4/5 or 5/5 stars I loved them all!!!!!

And what I plan to read this month is;

  1. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
  2. Assassins Apprentice by Robin Hobb (this book is the name of the book, book club pick for this month)
  3. Simon vs. the Homosapien Angenda by Becky Albertalli
  4. Eleanor &a Park by Rainbow Rowell
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

I am very excited for this month!! What are you all reading??

The Coffee Book Tag

If there are two things I am addicted to it is coffee and books, so I thought it would be perfect for this week. Also all credits go to the original creator, I found this on Youtube and I couldn’t find the original, So here is my answers;

1.  Black – What is a series that is hard to get into but has hardcore fans
Hmmmm for this one I would say The Red Queen Series, I struggled to get into it and I am still uncertain about reading the final book when it comes out. Because I found the King’s Cage a bit meh but I do know that there are some hardcore fans out there.

2. Peppermint Mocha – Name a book that gets more popular during the Holiday Seasons
Harry Potter; probably because the new illustrated editions come out around that time and they are beautiful copies

3. Hot Chocolate – What’s your favorite children’s book?
My favorite children’s book that I read growing up would have to be the Disney Picture books, We have so many of them stored away I used to love reading them when I was younger.

4. Double Shot Espresso – Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish
Throne of Glass series! Absolutely kept me on the edge of my seat I love the series so so much!! Was I supposed to pick one or can I just pick the whole series

5. Starbucks – Name a book that you see everywhere
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare; Seriously that book is in stock nearly everywhere in my hometown even the new edition as well

6. That Hipster Coffee Shop- Give an Indie author’s book a shoutout
Soulprint by Megan Miranda. I don’t think she is an indie author but this book I have heard so many good things about it and I can’t wait to read it.

7Oops I accidentally got decaf – Name a book you were expecting a little bit more from.
The Witch’s Kiss by Katherine and Elizabeth Corr. It was an alright book, but it was very repetitive and just a little dull. Which was unfortunate

8. The Perfect Blend – Name a book series that was bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying
Harry Potter Series; I am a hardcore Potter head. I love this series so so much and no matter how many times I read it I get all the feels for it over and over again,

And that’s it hope you enjoyed reading my answers, I tag anyone who wants to give this a go it was a tough one to think of.

Have A good week!!

Updates!!

Sooo I’m finally getting back on track with work and study and blogging and reading. It’s a good feeling, work has started to ease off a little and I have more free time to do the things I love.

I’m also out of my reading slump!! (Sort of I’m slumping in other areas now) Which is so exciting cause I have currently read 2/4 books that were on my TBR for this month and just over half way threw my third book! So I’m back on track and loving it at the moment.

I am also updating my blog and thanks to a new contract at work my blogging days are restricted so I can no longer post three times a week like I wanted to. But that means I will hopefully have better content for you all soon!!

So with everything back on track and slowly pulling my self out of my slump. I would like to say thank you to everyone that has stuck around!! You guys are awesome and I look forward to talking to you all very soon!!

Have a great week!!

-Gab

February Wrap Up and March TBR

So hiding in the shadow of my amazing reading month of January; is February… where I listened to One Audiobook. Well I finished it off…. that was Release by Patrick Ness.

I gave that book a 4/5 stars, I enjoyed it immensely although at some points I was entirely lost on what the hell was happening at the time. The overall message of the book had me crying 😭 it was so good. I recommend it if you would like to give it a go!!

Now as for my March TBR I started off strong by participating in the #readathonbyZoe which is Youtuber Zoe’s 24 hr readathon! So I have already accomplished reading two books this month!!! However what I plan to read for the rest of the month is separated into categories; re-reads and TBR pile.

So for my Re-Reads I have:

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K.Rowling
  2. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

And from my TBR Pile I have:

  1. The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
  2. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

So four books for the remainder of the month, here’s hoping I can do it….

Have a great week

– Gab

Life Update

Recently I have been getting into listening to audiobooks.

In fact as I am writing this I am listening to Release by Patrick Ness.

I have my preferences of course, I usually prefer physical books. However after listening to a few audiobooks now I have begun to notice their perks as well. It has been a busy couple of weeks, trying to find the balance between study, work, reading. So I have found that listening to audiobooks was a great way to continue reading as much as I can. Also it’s on my phone so easier to carry round than. My physical book, which at the moment is The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. That poor book has been following me everywhere and it is not a small book!

It’s been a strange couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to work out a balance for my studies and work. Luckily my studies are online based but! that also means I constantly forget about it on the best occasions, that’s just me. I feel like at the moment my life is passing me by too fast, I am constantly busy trying to plan things constantly. I feel like at the moment it is my way not to think. I don’t think that is overly healthy.

I didn’t have an organised post for this week, but I am working hard to get it back onto normal schedule, life happens as you know. But I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this. Have happy rest of your week

  • Gab

The Guilty Readers Book Tag

So today I thought I would complete the guilty readers book tag. Even though one of the things I am definitely guilty off is not reading. I source the tag from here, readrangandrockandroll. I found their tag to be really interesting. I would recommend checking it out.

So this is my Verizon of the guilty readers tag…

  1. Have you ever regifted a book that you have been given?
    Nope!!! But my friends have done it to me if that counts
  2. Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?
    Also no… I can’t lie. If I say I haven’t read it usually my friends are pretty good about it.
  3. Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?
    Never! I have had people do it to me, and it’s been well over 5 years and I still know what book they have. But I’d feel bad.
  4. Have you ever read a series out of order?
    Yep… only because I had no idea it was the sequel hahaha on the brightside it was a fantastic story that I wish I had started from the beginning.
  5. Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?
    Not that I was aware of, I have accidentally spoiled game of throne season one for one of my classmates. Whoopsies….
  6. Have you ever doggy eared a book?
    Hell Yes!
  7. Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?
    I am one of the only readers in my close nitted friend group, and my other friend who is a reader doesn’t read the same genre as me. Soooo I’m pretty open about what I have and don’t have
  8. Have you ever skipped a chapter of a book?
    Yessss….. But then I went back and read it anyways cause I missed a major plot point. But it was at that stage where I was like I need to read it but I can’t. Imagien someone squinting at the book and flinching when a new sentence appears… that was my mood.
  9. Have you ever bad mouthed a book you really liked?
    Yeahh not going to lie I have… Because someone who is still sort of my friend was ripping it to shreads and it’s one of those conversation where they would completely bag you out if you didn’t agree. I have since learn to tell judgy people like that where to stick it. 10/10 would recommend to do the same if they are baggin out a book you also really liked.

Well there it is.. I guess I am not that guilty of a reader. Pfft, who am I kidding.
I tag whomever wants to give this tag a go! I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!!

February TBR

Cause why not half way through the month!!!

So this month I’m not really planning on reading much; I went to Melbourne l, Australia for the last 4 days and I brought more books. Safe to say that my goal this year is to read the ones I already own before buying new ones hahaha. Now that is roughly around 70 books. I went crazy.

But this month it is my goal to read:

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling

It’s a short list; but I’m still in a reading slump so I am going to try my best to finish these.

What are you planning on reading this month??

– Gab

Reading Slumps!!!

And zero tips to get out of them…..

I am currently in a stage of a slump where I am physically wanting to pick up a book. And then when I do my phone becomes 10 times more interesting…. or I am working another 30+ hour week where I keep saying yes to shifts at all hours of the day. Or I’m annoying my friends…

I am at a loss for how to get myself out of said slump, I accidentally brought more books / I purposely brought more books…. let’s be real here. I am currently re – reading Harry Potter and the goblet of fire. I haven’t picked it back up since January but it is there. I am going on a trip where there will be plenty of opportunities for reading to occur. So I am over thinking what books to bring on the trip.

I also am setting a belated February TBR, let’s see how well it will work. It worked for the BreakyourTBRapart readathon that I participated in, so my theory here is that it might pull me out of the slump for this month.. maybe…

Does anyone have any good tips for getting out of a reading slump?

Let me know in the comments below!!!

Now this one is going to try a crack open a book 😉 Happy Reading!!

-Gab

Quote of the Week

No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.

C.S. Lewis

January Wrap-Up

Hellooooo!!!

So I read 7!!!! Yes 7 books this month! Which is surprising even for me!! So I thought I would make a wrap up post with all my ratings for the books!!!!

  1. Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters by Rick Riordan: I believe I gave this one a 4/5 stars… o love this series
  2. Percy Jackson and the titans curse by Rick Riordan: enough said… also a 4/5 stars. Did manage to cry in this one too.
  3. The last time we say goodbye by Cynthia Hand: all the crying!! I think I have this one a 4.5/5 stars!!
  4. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Mass: 5/5 stars need I say more
  5. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban by J.K.Rowling: A re-read but still a 5/5
  6. Matched by Allie Condie: I think this was the 3.5/5 or a 4/5 stars it was good this first book but I have heard a lot of negative reviews about the rest of the series so I don’t know if I will continue
  7. The Witch’s Kiss by Katherine and Elizabeth Corr: this one was a 2/5 stars… it was an okay book…

So there you have it all my books I read in January 🙂 I am actually still surprised at that!!! Maybe I’ll try to beat it in Feb. haha

*I know in the photo prisoner of azkaban is not there… it’s because I got confused and put shatter me there instead 😂