2020-03-31

Read This Quarter I

What I read this quarter, Quarter I

January, February and March

- - -
1. Book Love          Non-fiction graphic novel 
2. Meremaid's Voice Returns in This One          poetry REVIEWED 
3. Paddingtonista 16.50 (16:50 From Paddington)          audiobook 
- - -
4. Kuolema niilill√§ (Death on the Nile)          audiobook ✦.75
5. Lukitut ovet (Turn of the Key)          audiobook REVIEWED ✦.5

Statistics:

Author:
         100 female
Genre:
         20 graphic novel,
         20 poetry,
         60 crime
Pages:
       1 193 p
Format:
         60 % audio books,
         40 % physical books
Average:
         3.65

*For more info check my Goodreads: link*

Read on lovelies,
S

2020-03-21

Ultimate YA books Tier List Maker


The "Ultimate YA books Tier List Maker" has been going around the internet for a while now, and as a list lover, I just want to jump on the bandwagon.

I changed the tiers around a bit for my liking, and wanted to do this in three steps:

1st round: rank them based on how you feel
2nd round: rank them based on your star ratings
3rd round: compare to the cumulative average rankings

Because the thing is, some of these books I've read ages ago - and even if I loved them then, maybe I don't think so highly of them anymore when compared to others? I guess we shall see

ROUND 1:
>> It looks more like a linear growth than the bell curve I was hoping for

 >> Starting from the bottom:
- In bad tier everything is 1-2 stars except Eleanor and Park, Every Day, All the Bright Places and Looking for Alaska are 3 stars
- In okay tier everything is from 3,5-4 stars with Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Shatter Me and The Book Thief being 3 stars and Three Dark Crowns being 2,5
- In good tier everything is again between 3,5-4
- In great tier everything is between 4-4,5
- In best tier everything is between 4,5-5

ROUND 2:
 >> Actually quite a bit of moving things around with everything staying put or shifting up or down by 1, except ACoTaR by 2


ROUND 3:
  >> Now this is different with Anna and the French Kiss, The Wrath and the Dawn, Percy Jackson moving the most
And then all the other books I haven't read, from which Cruel Prince, Darker Shade of Magic and Simon vs the Homosapien Agenda are the top rated ones



Not sure who the creator is, but here's the first one I saw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfmCUZVRLMA

Read on lovelies,
S

2020-03-07

The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One : Review

The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace

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SUMMARY
The third and final installment in her "women are some kind of magic" series.


Goodreads' link to the book!

My review of the first two: link
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Stars: ✦✦✦
So what did I think?


It's no secret that I don't tend to read poetry - that is I think I've ever read a handful. And even though I didn't love the first two, I wanted to continue on to the third installment - which even though I didn't love either I'm glad I read.

Maybe I don't read poetry because only a few within the book really get to me, but the ones that do are really impactful. This is why I feel funny giving this a star rating, because there were some hits and some misses. And poetry as a whole is so dependent of the reader, so even though I didn't give it the best rating I'd still recommend you to try it.

For my favorite poems (and quotes) you can check my Goodreads quote list (link)

+1 | It also included poetry from other guest authors!


> I would caution you when reading them, there are some trigger warnings on the very first page.

Read on lovelies,
S