Goodreads tag

I nabbed this off book stacks of amber ‘cuz it looked fantabulous! Feel free to have a go if you like! \o/

1. What is the last book you marked as read:

Urban fantasy with a great main character.

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2. What are you currently reading? 

Red rain is a dystopian, christian novella I’ve never read a christian novel before so it’s interesting to see that mixed with the dystopian aspect.

The power of dark HAS A WESTIE IN IT. It’s middle fantasy horror. I’ve read a couple chapter and I’m enjoying it.

3. What is the last book you marked as to be read?

*Drools over cover* I believe, this is some kind of Prince origin story.

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4. What book do you plan to read next?

I’m probably going to read this now. The blurb has me crazy excited. I don’t want to lose that excitement.

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5. Do you use the star rating system?

Yes, I like the simplicity of what each star means. Although, I added an extra star on the rating system for my own blog. 5 was not enough.

6. Are you doing a 2016 reading challenge?

Yep, I think I’m a book or two behind. D: I’m aiming for a 100 books which 2 books a week.

7. Do you have a wish list?

I have my to read list, which I guess is kind of a wish list? But otherwise, no. I buy books mostly on whim and mood. And no-one loves me enough to buy me books. ;-;

8. What book do you plan to buy next?

Um. I have NO IDEA. 0.0 I just bought three new books, two which I was specifically after so I’ve filled my quota. I have a lot of books to read before I buy more. 

Although, I’d love the Terry Pratchett or The lord of the ring colouring books. Or Cogheart by Peter Bunzl.

9. Do you have any favourite quotes to share?

Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life. – Terry Pratchett
 
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. – Terry Pratchett
“I’m going on an adventure” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The hobbit

10. Who are your favourite authors?

Terry Pratchett

J. K. Rowling

Koushun Takami

Diana Wynne Jones

Joseph Delaney

Jane Austen

11. Have you joined any groups?

Yes, I’m a member of the Nerdy Pages book club . I really struggle with keeping up with stuff on goodreads, socializing on there is hard.

12. Are there any questions you would want to add? 

…I can haz cookie? \o.o/

Weekly update

Well, we’re finally back into a routine! Those couple of weeks without blogging were rough. D’:

I’ll be reading in between watching the Olympics, because I LOVE the Olympics. One of my favourite sporting events. I particularly like watching, Swimming, Athletics, Handball, Rugby and…everything else. 

How about all of you? 

I feel like their should be an Olympic inspired reading challenge/readathon. If only I’d thought about this a while ago. -_-

I’d also like to mention this post by Holly Evans. It’s basically a link to a TON of Science fiction, Dystopian, Post apocalyptic, Fantasy, Horror…all that jazz of ebooks. Depending where you live the majority are free or 99p. I believe today is the last day of the promotion so DON’T DILLY DALLY! I ‘purchased’ around 23 books off the list.

What I read last week

The red Queen by Christina Henry

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This was a disappointment. I’m still sad about it. The ending was just… wah?! 3/6


Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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I found this a tricky one to rate because, while the plot wasn’t up to scratch, the books message really spoke to me. 5/6


What I’m reading this week

I have no idea. Usually I have a sense of what I want to read, but honestly? Until I pluck a book off my shelf I have no clue at the minute. 

I WANT to read The Cursed child, but I also want to read the series again and THEN that one. Because I’m difficult like that. I’m there’s loads of other people doing that or they were probably more organized and read the series before it came out…Goody two shoes. 

What I can tell you is I’m feeling in a very zombie mood. So maybe some post-apocalyptic fiction or Dystopian may be coming up this week. 

After all, I still have this book, waiting to be read, on my shelf:

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Buuuut, I also want to read this because I HEARD THERE WAS NO ROMANCE!! :O :O :O And Schwab is also on my ‘Author to try’ list.

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I may end up rooting through all those free e-books I got. Who knows? Have you got some good reads planned? What are you reading now?


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Weekly update

We’re going to ignore Wednesday ever happened, OK? OK.


 

What I read last week

Alice by Christina Henry

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I enjoyed this though there were elements I was disappointed in and the ending was meh. I’m looking forward to the next one. 4/5


What I plan to read this week

Harry Potter and the cursed child by J K Rowling

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This is a pretty obvious one, right? I’ve had to avoid twitter all day to avoid spoilers because I won’t get mine until tomorrow. I probably cry as soon as seeing it, let alone reading it! 

Red Queen by Christina Henry

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This sequel to Alice. I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens next as well as hoping somethings won’t be as prevalent. 


Although, there are several other books on my shelf I’m in the mood to read too. But these are the ones that are higher on my mood list. We’ll see what I end up reading. 😀

I also really want to see Star Trek: Beyond and Finding Dory! And maybe Jason Bourne because my Dad loves the first three with Matt Damon in them. 

What’s everyone else reading currently or planning to read?


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The Harry Potter book tag

Who can resist a tag with Harry Potter in the title? Certainly not me! I was tagged by driftinglexi. She runs a make up and book blog. (Check out her nail gallery. OMG, people. HP nails!!)


Flagrate: A book that you found interesting that you would like to rewrite.

Two came to mind for this and the reasons for both are the same, they’re too short. Both have interesting worldbuilding done, but it only scratches the surface and I would love to delve in deeper.

The books: The Logan series by William F. Nolan and The time machine by H. G. Wells

 

 


Alohomora: The first book in a series which got you hooked.

Oh, wow, this is a tricky one. I’m trying to think of some series that I’ve read recently. Oh! I KNOW! Rosemary and rue by Seanan McGuire. (How could I forget? I’m reading the second one right now!)

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It was the first urban fantasy book I’ve read and I LOVED it! Such a great cast of characters and loads of mystery leaving you desperate for the next one.


 

Accio: A book you wish you could have right now.

I always find it incredibly difficult to hunt down upcoming releases, but one release I’m really looking forward to is… Infernal ties by Holly Evans. It’s urban fantasy.

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Holly is an indie Author who has a blog on here that I follow. I’ve read a few of her writing snippets and they are amazing, not only that, they’re first drafts. UNEDITED. Can you imagine what a polished book will be like?! Ugh, can’t wait.


 

Avada Kedavra: A killer book.

HAH, there’s only one choice for this. Not only did it blow me away, but yeah, loooots of death. I will forever be sad that this Author hasn’t wrote anything else.

Battle royale by Koushun Takami 

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Confundo: A book you find confusing.

The book I’m choosing is most likely going against the crowd. I never got over the sudden switch of style and theme from the first book. *PHWOOSH* You hear that? It’s all the subtext from the last two books flying over my head.

The last star by Rick Yancey

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Expecto Patronum: Your spirit animal book.

Hmm, this is super hard. I don’t really identify with books in this way. (Particularly the kind I read.)

The wee free men by Terry Pratchett

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I remember being incredibly moved by this book, (I.E. Bawling my eyes out). I can’t pinpoint what it is, but I felt so connected to the main character, Tiffany. Not exactly spirit animal, but the best I can do.


 

Sectumsempra: A dark, twisted book.

I knew immediately which book to choose. It was less the plot and an insight into what alcohol can do to a person that I found truly dark.

The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins

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Apparecium: A book that surprised you in a great way.

I had to think about this one too. (I forget what I’ve read!) Ah, last year, I read a book by an indie author. I remember reading the blurb and loving it and took a chance. It was short, (MAJOR shame), but I remember thinking, “Wow, this is really good!” I’m still sad by how short it is. I’d love for it to be lengthened into a full novel.

A broken race by Jean Davis

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Phew, that was hard, but fun! I tag:

Vicky @ booksandstrips (When don’t I?)

Kat @ Perks of being a booknerd

*Clicking on the images takes you to their book depository page, (except Infernal ties by Holly Evans and A broken race by Jean Davis as they’re indie authors.) See here for more info.