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

2021-09-03

Catana Comics : review

  Catana Comics by Catana Chetwynd



SUMMARY
What began as stray doodles on scraps of paper became an internet sensation when Catana Chetwynd’s boyfriend shared her drawings online. Now, Catana Comics touches millions of readers with its sweet, relatable humor.

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Snug and the bestselling Little Moments of Love comes an all-new collection, In Love & Pajamas by Catana Chetwynd of Catana Comics! 


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 4.0 things I liked about the book(s) and 1.0 thing I didn't care for.

I read the first one in January 2019, and the other two July 2021

Book #1: Little Moments of Love
          #2: Snug
          #3: In Love and Pajamas


+1 | The ideas for the strips focus on the relationship, but from multiple angles.

+1 | Simply put: the entertainment value.

+1 | The drawing style is simplistic and adorable, fitting the narrative.

+/-1  | The relatability factor. Either it hits or it doesn't, I think there's something for most people to find.


Read on lovelies,
S

2021-08-20

Mid-Year Reading Survey

Mid-Year Reading Survey Questions:


Best book you’ve read so far in 2021.
- I'd say The Shadows Between Us, though I also gave the first two Winterborne Home books 5 stars

Best sequel you've read so far in 2021.
- That would be the Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mysteries then

Favourite re-read.
- Probably Graceling

New release you haven't read yet, but want to.
- My Contrary Mary

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
- Gilded

Biggest disappointment.
- Maybe Instant Karma and although it wasn't bad by any means, it wasn't like the authors other books (which also makes sense, since it's a different genre)

Biggest surprise.
- Probably Shadows Between Us

Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)
- I don't think I have an answer for this, but I will probably look into more books by Emiko Jean

Newest favourite character.
- Way too tough of a question!

Book that made you cry.
- The short-story Story of Your Life was definitely emotion packed, partly also since I read it after seeing - and loving - the movie

Book that made you happy.
- I listened to Pygmalion and Importance of Being Earnest from Audible, and they pack a laugh

Most beautiful book you've bought so far this year (or received)
- I don't believe I've bought or received any physical books this year, so the most beautiful audiobook cover I've bought this year are the Harry Potter books - maybe

What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
- The Heart Principle and My Contrary Mary

Favourite video or post you've done so far this year.
- Not sure!

Favourite book community members.
- I've been loving Kayla's videos on Books and Lala, where I also saw this Tag done


Read on lovelies,
S

2021-08-06

Continuation

As usual, I had a summer break from blogging, but I'm back.

I'll continue with the pattern I had: a post every other saturday, the first of the month being a review and the other a tag of sorts, and with months with three posts the third will be something else.

And as always you can always see what I'm reading on my Goodreads page: link.

Read on lovelies,
S

2021-06-30

Read This Quarter II

 What I read this quarter, 2021: Quarter II

April, May & June

1. Winterkeep        audiobook ✦.5
2. Bookish and the Beast       ebook .5
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3. Northanger Abbey audiobook (classic) 
4. The World's Most Pointless Animals: Or are they? ebook 


Re-Read: Graceling (ebook), Importance of Being Ernest (audio)

Data (not including rereads):

Author:
          75 female,
          25 male
Genre:
         50 contemporary romance/romance,
         25 % fantasy,
         25 non-fiction,
       
Pages:
       1 156 p (+reread x2)
Format:
         50 % audiobooks,
         50 % e-books
Average:
         3.75
Arcs:
          25 sent to me (for honest reviews)

*For more info check my Goodreads: link*

Read on lovelies,
S

2021-05-28

Summer break

Summer Break Post


As usual, I'm having a summer break from blogging. I'm not sure when I'll be back yet, like I mentioned in my previous blog update (link) things are a bit up in the air. 

But I'll be back, and you can always see what I'm reading on my Goodreads page: link.

Read on lovelies,
S

2021-05-14

What Makes Me Pick Up A Book? TAG

 

What Makes Me Pick Up A Book? TAG


Do you judge a book by its cover?

Yup, you see I often find new books by browsing Goodreads and I might read the synopsis depending on the cover and name


Focusing just on the cover, what attracts you to pick it up?

Hmm I know I don't like real people on the cover, but other than that I'm not sure! Nice typography?


Do you read the synopsis first, or prefer to go in without knowing anything about the book?

It depends, but usually I read the synopsis and add it to my TBR and when I go to read it I've often forgotten quite a bit of the synopsis


Do you have any auto-buy authors – authors whose books you will always buy, even without knowing anything about them?

Some I think? First ones that come to mind are Marissa Meyer, Ally Carter, Jennifer Lynn Barnes and Kasie West? Though I still do often read the synopsis


Are you more likely to pick up a book if it includes specific elements/themes? (e.g. LGBTQ+, mental health rep, disability rep, etc.)

Sure! Though I can't think of anything other than definitely being a sucker for fairytale retellings


Do you ever read a book that has generally negative reviews just to form your own opinion of it?

Can't think of a time I did


Do you ever buy a book just because another book blogger or BookTuber has reviewed it or talked about it a lot?

Not JUST because someone talked about it, but I am definitely influenced by hearing people talk about them


Is there anyone whose book recommendations you will generally always trust?

I've read the most suggested by Books and Lala, but it's either a big hit or a total miss

Read on lovelies,
S