Life In Books Tag

So instead of a book review I will be doing a tag instead because I have literally read zero books in the last week because of school and stuff.

Thank you to the lovely Soup & TJ @ Too much information for tagging me in this tag! Sounds really fun!

Find a book for each of your initials…

A… Across the Universe by Beth Revis   C… Cinder by Marissa Meyer

R… Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore K…Kill Order by James Dashner

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My initials are A.C.R.K (The C and R being my two middle names) and I chose these four books to be my initials. I read Across the Universe back when I was in year seven (Three years ago) and I thought it was a fantastic book! Cinder was also one I read in year seven but enjoyed the series so much that I read the next four books…

I read Across the Universe back when I was in year seven (Three years ago) and I thought it was a fantastic book! Cinder was also one I read in year seven but enjoyed the series so much that I read the next four books… Let’s just have this as books I read in year seven because The Rise Of Nine is a book I read then too, the third book in a series (The first being I am Number Four). I have not yet Read The Kill Order but I couldn’t find any books starting with K!

Count your age along your bookshelf… which book is it?

So while I was supposed to be counting fifteen I looked at my bookshelf for five minutes… I seriously can’t stop looking at it! I love my books too much!

The One by Kiera Cass

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This book is one of my most recently read books and 3rd book in The Selection series by Kiera Cass. It was such a good book! You should check it out! You can find my review for the first book in The Selection series here.

Pick a book that represents a destination you would love to travel to…

Oh my gosh! This is such a tricky one! There are sooo many places I’d like to visit especially if it’s a fictional universe! If I had to pick one… oh no this is so hard! Ok. I am going to pick one now. DRUM ROLL PLEASE!

Luna

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Yes, I have chosen the place that is in the Lunar Chronicles, Luna. It may seem like a boring place for the people who actually live there but I believe it would be a beautiful place to go, after all, Cinder (Or Selene if you want) has taken over a queen! And it sounds like such a nice place!

Pick a book that is your favourite colour…

This is not at all a hard one. I present to you….

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headly

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Look at that pretty cover! I can’t believe someone designed this, its just so pretty! It’s beautiful gold, blue, navy blue and the birds just make it so pretty! Yes, those are my favourite colours. Just for the books on my shelf though cause I have lots of other favourite colours!

The book you have the fondest memories of…

When I was a kid I didn’t like reading very much so I kind of rejected every book my mum gave to me until she forced me to read one specific book. I’m being honest when I say that I actually liked it until the very end, I begged my mum to read an extra chapter to me before bed (I was only around eight).

Sadly the book I’ve chosen is no longer really ‘alive’ it probably sits at the back of my cupboard and has the middle pages ripped out of it. I was crushed when I saw what happened (I was around fourteen when I found out what happened to it). I really want to get my hands on another copy of it but the one I had was my mums when she was a kid, I felt so guilty when I told her about it… The book is…

The Silver Crown by Robert C. O’Brien

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A book I had the most difficulty reading…

I apologise to the fandom of this book because I found it slow and quite boring. Thats the short story. What can I say? It took me three months to read. I think it actually put me in a ready slump. I’m not saying that it was that bad but it just didn’t suit my tastes (Btw her writing is amazing just the story that I didn’t really like it).

Throne Of Glass by Sarah J.Maas

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Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest sense of accomplisment when you finish it?

Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon (Also known as Outlander)

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I’ve been waiting a while to read this one because I want to finish watching Season 1 and 2 of Outlander (The new name that they named the book) based on this book. The TV show is sooo amazing but I haven’t read this one which I am kicking myself about.

 

 

Ok! That is all for today! I hope you enjoyed! Now I must tag some people..

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Aya @ A Blessed Brownie

Seldjana & Merima @ The Book Orchids

Imogene @ Muggle Books


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Best Days To Write On

If you know me on Tumblr then you’ll know I write… I am currently writing a ‘novel’ and its a pretty crappy draft… but I’ll keep going because I like to write! No one should not write just because you thinks its bad! Keep going, you’ll keep improving. 🙂

1. Rainy Days

 

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If its a rainy day then its perfect to write! The cool weather will make you want to stay inside and write something, plus make you not do your assessments that you’re supposed to be doing. The rain stimulates a story! I know it does for me!

2.Unusually Dark Days

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This day is the sort of day when it’s not raining but it’s not exactly sunny. I am one of those people who love to write when the sun goes down so it’s especially good when during the day it’s not very bright. It creates the perfect atmosphere for the story…

3. A Warm + Cool Day

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We all know there are days in Summer where you can’t write because it gets too hot. Then there are the days in Autumn that are absolutely perfect for you to stay at home inside and bask in the sun coming through the windows, what’s better than writing in the sun?

 

That is all for today’s post, I hope you enjoyed! Please comment where you like to write and when you like to write whether it be Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring! Thank you!


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REVIEW- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen By Victoria Aveyard

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As you may have seen in my previous post, Top 3 Read In April. Today I will be talking about Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

This book is about two societies (Red blooded and silver blooded), Silver blooded being the rich and red blood being poor. The red blooded people are ruled by the silver blooded people, Mare Barrow is a red commoner who lives in the poverty stricken Stilts. She only wants to get by, live a life and have family but what she doesn’t expect is that she meets a man who gives her a job… Everything goes completely down hill from there.

This book is another book based in a kind of ‘our future’ and tells us the history of its society which was hugely interesting. I liked how there were two societies where one was lower than the other and there was a fight for people to be equal.

Mare Barrow is the strong character you’d expect in a book like this, sort of like the strong female characters of The Hunger Games, Divergent and AngelFall (One of my favourites). I thought that she was perfect, I loved her back story, her family and definitely her way of rebelling.

Prince #1 was kind of ‘meh’ because he was the same as other princes in other trilogies. I would have liked to see more back story built on him. We might see that yet in the next books! He loves Mare but I’m not sure she loves him.

Prince #2 was the most amazingest (Is that a word?) prince I have ever read. He was the quiet prince who seemed to be kind and beautiful. I immediately fell in love with him.

I was so disappointed with the ending though, the major plot twist left me thinking ‘WHAT?! DID THAT JUST HAPPEN??!’ I was almost crying (I know, even though no one died…)

I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE NO MATTER WHAT GENRE’S YOU LIKE! Read it. It’s really good! I was quite hesitant before reading this but when I jumped in, I couldn’t stop.

I rate this book:🌟🌟🌟🌟 out of five stars!


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Top 3 Read In April

In April, it was holidays for two weeks. Yes, two whole weeks of doing absolutely nothing. So I got some time to read, I was so happy when I got through five books in one week. It was pretty amazing because all the books were really amazing.

TOP3READINAPRIL1. Angel Fall by Susan Ee

If you have seen me already giving this book a 5/5 review then you’ll know how much I love this book. The characters were absolutely amazing and I just loved the story line. It was the kind of book that gets your heart racing when something happens.

The main character Penryn was a beautifully portrayed character who was brave and didn’t seem to care she had an angel in her presence. Raffe is the kind of character who just wants to go home and stay away from all the trouble of life but he really steps out of his shell and becomes a dreamy man.

I honestly didn’t have high expectations for this book but it sure was amazing. You can find my review here.

2. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I’m not usually into the fantasy type books but I found myself almost crying throughout some of the book, especially when a specific someone betrayed a specific someone. I was so heart broken…

My friends actually got me into this book which I bought way back in February, I was going ‘should I’ before I started reading. But look at me now, such a great book. I would recommend this book to EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU! Do NOT hesitate to read this fabulous book!

3. The Selection by Kiera Cass

When I first picked up this book in Dymocks one time, I decided that it would be a soppy romance novel. Which it wasn’t. I like watching a relationship evolve from nothing to love. I like to watch how they do it (Cause I literally have no boys coming at me…) and I like seeing something evolved from our own present (Supposedly) because it might happen.

I really enjoyed the story line and how the main character America came from a society that had castes 1-8 (8 being the poorest) and how they work. IT IS NOT A HORRIBLE BACHELOR BOOK! READ IT! ITS REALLY GOOD!

You can find my review here.

 

So thats it for todays Top 3. I hope you enjoyed! If you’d like to drop an idea for what I can do for a top 3 or another other posts please contact me or comment on this post! It would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!


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If Katniss didn’t volunteer for The Hunger Games

 NOTE: My original post was going to be If Katniss was a boy but I had a lack of ideas, so I would like one of you! Yes, you. To come up with a post. It would be a sort of guest post and I would advertise your bookstagram, booklr or your blog. It’s just an idea it will depend on numbers XD.

Back to this post. Hello, welcome to another Random Thursday, today I will be discussing if Katniss had never volunteered for the Hunger Games.

First off I would like to start by saying that if Katniss didn’t volunteer in the Hunger Games then she would have lived a very sad and miserable life because her sister was killed in the Hunger Games. Wait- She already does live a sad life- Never mind. I won’t say it because of the spoilers.

 

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Sorry for the language…

 

Next, Katniss would have never recognised Peeta. Well, she would have but Peeta would have died in the arena if not for Katniss and her magical healing skills. Would Prim be able to save him? Maybe but it wouldn’t be likely that Prim would survive the battle at the cornucopia at the start.

Back to Katniss. I think that if she didn’t there would only be one victor in The Hunger Games and it would probably be someone like Cato who would kill all his allies once everyone else was killed.

Everything would be the same as it was until someone discovers a new ‘mocking jay’ that is not Katniss. No one in the capitol would die because there would be no rebellion and evil President Snow would still torture the districts.

Here’s a list of people who wouldn’t die because of her (First book):

  1. Marvel
  2. Glimmer
  3. Cato
  4. Clove
  5. Cinna (Poor Cinna. Was that in the first or second?)
  6. AND LOTS OF OTHER PEOPLE FROM BOOK 2 AND 3

Some of these people would have died in the end but would have lasted longer because they weren’t killed by Katniss…

Do you agree? If not, please comment and tell me what you think! (I literally had hardly any ideas but please forgive me!)


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REVIEW – The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection by Kiera Cass

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The Selection by Kiera Cass is about a girl called America, she lives in a society of castes one through to eight. Eight being the poorest of the poor. Each of these castes have specific jobs or careers that they must do (Fives would do art, dance or music). All America wants to do is marry a loving boy and live life singing. All that changes when the selection is announced for the prince to find his queen.

So when I first picked this book up in the book store, I thought that it was going to be a horrible ‘bachelor’ book where it was going to just be romance. I didn’t think there was going to be a back story to it. There was. It was a futuristic novel where the future had evolved from our present (now). It was really interesting to see that and how the caste system works, maybe even how the future could be?

To be honest I didn’t really get the name America. I get that the author chose the name because America is supposed to be ‘strong’ and ‘resilient’. In the book the character was but I’m not sure I’d really classify it as a name. Would you?

I liked the over-all story line, yes, I am into the bachelor type things… I like seeing a relationship evolve from nothing to love. It’s beautiful.

I love the detail that the author put in it of the beautiful dresses, the people, the personalities of people and of how life is like when you’re a princess with maids and things. I really liked how I fell into the fairy tale that could never happen to us.

Multiple times I thought to myself ‘Why can’t Aspen go away?’. Aspen being another male character who annoyed me to hell. Maxon (The prince) continually made me have butterflies as he was a strong character who thought of nothing more than running his country the right way.

In conclusion, I really liked this book and recommend it for people who like romance, princesses and princes, dystopia and the bachelor then you’ll like this book.

I rate this book: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (3.5 rounded to 4) out of five stars.


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Why I prefer real books over ebooks.

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So why do I prefer real books over ebooks? Simply because the dead tree editions are better…

I’ll start by explaining that I much rather prefer to have a hard copy in front of me, something that I can feel the texture of the paper, the smell of the paper and the pure freedom it gives you to doodle on the edges on the paper if you want (NOT THAT I WANT TO! My beautiful book! Only when I want to annotate…). 

Another advantage of real books is that they do not run out of battery while ebooks (On kindle or iPad) do. Who wants the trouble of having to charge something to read a book when you can simply pick up and have right there.

Though, one disadvantage is that you need a light to see the words when reading at night but if you’ve got a torch or lamp you’ll be fine (Probably contributing to blindness but anyway). Another disadvantage would be if you have small text on a book, your eyes start hurting after a while. I honestly have no idea why publishers choose such small text sometimes.

In conclusion real books are by far better (In my opinion) because of the reasons stated above. I hope I didn’t offend anyone by saying real books are better than ebooks because I think they are and no one can stop me from saying my opinion.

On a light note, my whole book shelf is real books. I have only read a total of three ebooks in my life, should I read more? I’ve heard some pretty good authors are only published in ebook format, will this lead me to read more ebooks? Find out soon…


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