2021-11-26

Bookish Thanksgiving TAG

 

Bookish Thanksgiving TAG



1. Bread- What book is purely fluff, and has no real plot line?

Now, I love bread. So I'm taking this prompt of "fluff" as a positive, and I'll go with Kasie West books.

2. Turkey- What book made you want to fall asleep?

Not actually fall asleep,but Winterkeep was a bit tough to get through, especially because of how much I loved Graceling.

3. Gravy- What book makes the whole series worth reading?

Funnily enough, I almost didn't continue reading one of my favourite series the Gallagher Academy, because I really didn't like the first book.

4. Stuffing- What book is stuffed full of action scenes?

I've been reading quite a bit of Agatha Christie books recently, and even though they're not packed with the typical "action" they have plenty going on in them!

5. Mashed Potatoes- What book looked good, and then wasn’t?

I don't think I have an answer for this one!

6. Cranberries- What book has the sweetest romance?

I'd say the Books of Bayern series.

7. Corn- What’s the corniest book you’ve ever read?

Maybe Kasie West's books?

8. Green beans- What book is too long and needs to be shortened?

That is a tough one! I'm hesitant to say it because I loved the previous books, but My Contrary Mary was not my favourite.

9. Pumpkin Pie- What book do you read to get out of a reading slump?

I think either a Harry Potter reread, or then a short fairytale or fairytale retelling.

10. Dog/Cat- What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food that you would steal from the table?

Pumpkin pie!

Read on lovelies,

S

2021-11-12

Lord of the Rings : review

 Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien




SUMMARY
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.


Goodreads' link to the book!
Release Date: 1954
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Stars: 

You might be thinking that it was about time for me to read these books, and quite frankly you are correct - it has been years in the making. What pushed me to do it was the new audiobooks narrated by Andy Serkis that were recently released. And wow were they good. Serkis did a fantastic job narrating, bringing each character to life, and in a way that each character voice could be distinguished from one another, even with the amount of them in these titles.

Though this isn't a regular review where I go over each point I liked and did not care for, I simply want to point out that I really enjoyed these - actually more than I though I would. And yes, to say that I finally read/listened to them (having the e-books alongside listening to the audiobooks was the way to go for me). So maybe if you have yet to delve into these but have been planning to, maybe take this as your sign to do so.

Read on lovelies,
S

2021-10-29

Unhaul 2021

 

I recently moved, and decided to go through all of my books and purged some in hopes of saving space.

I'm not going to explain the reason for unhauling the individual books, but note that I have read them all and either don't see myself reading it again, or own it as a ebook.

1. All fall down
2. The raft
3-5. Heist society 1,2&3
6. If I stay
7. Dream a little dream
8-9. Imposter 1 & 2
10. Lola and the Boy Next Door
11. Fill-in Boyfriend
12. P.S. I Like You
13. On the fence
14. We were liars
15. Assassin's blade
16. Kiss of Deception
17. To kill a Kingdom
18-20. Selection x3
21-23. Snow Like Ashes x3
24. Eliza
25. Princess Bride
26. Howls moving

Read on lovelies,
S

2021-10-15

End of the Year Book TAG

 

End of the Year Book TAG



1) ARE THERE ANY BOOKS YOU STARTED THIS YEAR THAT YOU NEED TO FINISH?

I'm currently listening through the second Lord of the Rings and hope to also finish the third soon.


2) DO YOU HAVE AN AUTUMNAL BOOK TO TRANSITION INTO THE END OF THE YEAR?

I tend to do a reread of at least one Harry Potter book, but have yet to!


3) IS THERE A NEW RELEASE YOU’RE STILL WAITING FOR?

At the time of writing this the audiobook for Gilded is yet to be released, and I am definitely waiting for it.


4) WHAT ARE THREE BOOKS YOU WANT TO READ BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR?

The Lord of the Rings, Gilded, Of Curses and Kisses,  and Iceman.


5) IS THERE A BOOK YOU THINK COULD STILL SHOCK YOU AND BECOME YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK OF THE YEAR?

I don't really know, I mean I do tend to pick up books that I hope I'll like - so any of them could.


6HAVE YOU ALREADY STARTED MAKING READING PLANS FOR 2021?

Nope, still living in 2021!


Read on lovelies,

S

2021-10-01

Shadows Between Us : review

Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller


SUMMARY
Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:

1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.


Goodreads' link to the author!
Release DatesJune 19th 2018, February 4th 2020 & February 2nd 2021
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Stars: ✦✦✦✦✦
So as usual, I'll tell 5.0 things I liked about the book and 0.0 thing I didn't care for.


+1 | The idea and plot

+1 | The world and setting

+1 | The style and writing

+1 | The characters

+1 | Ultimately the entertainment value

Read on lovelies,
S

2021-09-29

Read This Quarter III

  What I read this quarter, 2021: Quarter III

July, August & September

1. Pygmalion        short story audiobook 
2. Blade of Secrets        audiobook 
3. In Love & Pajamas        ebook graphic novel  
4. Snug        ebook graphic novel  
5. Tokyo Ever After        audiobook ✦.5
6. Moment of Truth        ebook  
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7. River at Night       ebook  ✦.5
8. The Beautiful        ebook  
9. Stylesin tapaus          
10. Kolme sokeaa hiirtä        short story  ✦.5
11. Askel tyhjyyteen          ✦.75
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12. Heart Principle       audiobook ✦.5
13Girl at Heart       ebook ✦.5
14. Fellowship of the Ring      audiobook/ebook 
15My Contrary Mary       ebook ✦.5

Re-Read: Princess bride (audiobook), Cheaper by the Dozen (ebook), Ruby Red (ebook)

Data (not including rereads):

Author:
          87 female,
          13 male
Genre:
         27 contemporary romance/romance,
         27 % fantasy/magic,
         13 % crime,
         13 % play/short story,
         13 % comic
         7 survival,
Pages:
       4 205 p (+reread x3)
Format:
         30 % audiobooks,
         20 physical book
         50 % e-books
Average:
         3.78
Arcs:
         0 sent to me (for honest reviews)

*For more info check my Goodreads: link*

Read on lovelies,
S

2021-09-17

Intimidating TBR Book Tag

Intimidating TBR Book TAG


A book you’ve been unable to finish:
- I don't think I have an answer for this

A book you’ve yet been able to read because you haven’t had the time:
- A Sky Beyond the Time. Being the last one in the series, I've been pushing it further and further

A book you’ve yet been able to read because it’s a sequel:
- I don't know how to answer this since I don't own books if I haven't read the previous one first

A book you’ve yet been able to read because it’s brand new:
- My Contrary Mary just came out, but when I have the time I'll get to it

A book you’ve yet been able to read because you read another book by that author and 
didn’t enjoy it:
- That's an interesting question, because it just might make me not look into other books by that author. But actually I'm planning on listening the new the Lord of the Rings audiobooks when they come out in September. I've been iffy on it since the Hobbit wasn't my favorite, but I decided to give it a go

A book you’ve yet been able to read because you haven’t been in the mood:
- Mansfield Park is the last book by Jane Austen I haven't read, but I need to be in the mood in order to read older classics

A book you’ve yet been able to read because it’s humungous:
- It seems that so far all the books I've listed as answers are over 500 pages, so choose any of them

A book you’ve yet been able to read because you haven’t had the time:
- Iceman, the only physical book I own and haven't read

A book you’ve yet been able to read because it has bad reviews:
- I rarely look at those! Or if I do I do it before adding it to my Goodreads TBR and forget about it

The most intimidating book on your TBR:
- I think all the books fit a certain level of intimidating, but none of them stand out as the most intimidating


Read on lovelies,
S