Monthly Archives: October 2013

Bookish Confessions – The Disney Channel Hunger Games

Okay so I’m starting a series of posts called “Bookish Confessions” which is just a series of weird bookish things which I do/have done in the past. PLEASE DON’T HATE ME!

So here it is. When I first read The Hunger Games (I read the whole trilogy at the same time) I pictured a heap of the characters as Disney Channel stars. Except for Glimmer and Clove, both of whom were pictured as a new female PE teacher at my school. I spent the next few weeks avoiding her and being terrified when she waked past me.

This is possibly the only time which reality beats expectation.

That’s What He Said Thursday






That’s What He Said Thursday
Host: Chapter Break
Description: Post a favorite line from your book boyfriend to his heroine. The quote you choose does not have to be romantic – it can be anything spoken by a book boyfriend

So seeing as Jace (who will reamin last nameless for spoilers sake)  is one of the wittiest most awesome characters ever so I am going to be dedicating this week all to City Of Bones

“Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?’
Jace said, “Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself.”
…”At least,” she said, “you don’t have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.”
“Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.” 

“One of the Silent Brothers is here to see you. Hodge sent me to wake you up. Actually he offered to wake you himself, but since it’s 5 a.m., I figured you’d be less cranky if you had something nice to look at.”
“Meaning you?”
“What else?” 


and then this.. this is possibly one of my favourite exchanges between characters I have ever read in my life so thank god it was in the movie.

“Out of the corner of her eye she thought she saw Jace shoot her a look of white rage – but when she glanced at him, he looked as he always did: easy, confident, slightly bored.
“In future, Clarissa,” he said, “it might be wise to mention that you already have a man in your bed, to avoid such tedious situations.”
“You invited him into bed?” Simon demanded, looking shaken.
“Ridiculous, isn’t it?” said Jace. “We would never have all fit.”
“I didn’t invite him into bed,” Clary snapped. “We were just kissing.”
“Just kissing?” Jace’s tone mocked her with its false hurt. “How swiftly you dismiss our love.” 



People who aren’t in any fandoms

Is it just me who is bemused by these people? The people who don’t read or watch tv or obsess over anything fictional?? Let’s call them the fandomless because tbh it is kind of like divergent here isn’t it? With Potterheads, Whovians, Sherlockians and more and then there are those lonely people who probably aren’t that lonely seeing as they are out being social in their fandomless lives, texting, doing excersise (lol) and being productive, I mean is that all they do with their lives? There surely must be more to their existence than that? Where do they get their feels and their asdfghjkls from? They don’t squeal with joy when a favorite character triumphs or cry in anguish that there is a year to wait before they can have more of their beloved book/tv show etc. and I feel bad for those people because even though they never feel the pain of a beloved characters death or the the thought that the book series which has defined their childhood is now over, they also don’t get the warmth which a great show can bring, the familiarity of a well worn book or the chance to relive their childhood through their favorite characters and for that reason I cannot feel sorry enough.

Top 10 Tuesday

Description: Each week has a different theme and you have to list your top 10 books/items under that theme!
This weeks theme: Top 10 Scariest Looking Book Covers
The First two books were chosen because they are fighteningly terrible
10.The Mark Of Athena – UK cover
9.The Lightning Thief – German Cover
These next three are ones which you would expect to find on one of these lists
8.Carrie by Stephen King
7.Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
6.Pride and Prejudice and Zombiesby Jane Austen and Seth Graheme-Smith
These last few are just ones which have made an impact on me
5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K Rowling
4.Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by 
3.House Of Hades by Rick Riordan
2.I Hunt Killers
1.Shatter the Bones by Stuart McBride

Wrap up of Last Week (21st October)

I plan to post my wrap-up on a Sunday evening along with my Stacking the shelves in one big post but with the volume of books which I bought/received this week it would have been impossible and exporting the footage from the video took too long to have it up yesterday, I’m sorry!

What I Read Last Week

What I bought Last Week


What I Posted Last week

Monday:  
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Friday:
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What Cool Bookish things I found Last week

Courtesy of Anna Heinemann of www.annareads.com I discovered a Pride and Prejudice Book scarf which because of my good grades, my dad bought for me! Isn’t it awesome!
It can be found here. It is the cutest thing

Another thing which I found on etsy and have put omy my wish list are these two bracelets. They have little Harry Potter an Percy Jackson Book charms on them and they are soooo cute!!
UK Versoion Harry Potter bracelet  Book cover Charm Bracelet  Voldemort Deathly Hallows HogwartsCharm Bracelet Percy Jackson Book Covers JeweleryThey can be found here

I also discovered the joys of Bloglovin’ last week. (Like, I had it before last week I just had no idea how to work it!) Bloglovin’ is a really great way to keep up with all the blogs you love without needing to visit each individually to see if they have posted. It let’s you know if they ahve and you can just click! (I know that you probably know what bloglovin’ is thsi is jsut for all of the people who are allergic to technology like me!) So yeha, you can follow me on Bloglovin’ there is a link at the top of the page.

Books I was eagerly anticipating last week

  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth. My copy has still NOT ARRIVED YET so I am on a bit of a Barnes and Noble Boycott because I am cross!

  • The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray. Even though I will not be  etting my copy until the Houston Book Rave I was still really excited about this one coming out.

Stacking the Shelves (2)



Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted byTynga’s Reviews which I have decided to start posting each week. This meme lets you post about all of the books you have received as a gift or bought. I am also going to post books I borrowed from the library as I don’t recieve a great amount of books.

This week I bought so many books! I have compiled everything into a video here but I will give links to goodreads here also


Books from the library:

Blind Spot- Laura Ellen
Opal – Jennifer L. Armentrout
Solstice – P.J .Hoover
On a Dark Wing- Jordan Dane
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)Dreaming Anastasia- Joy Preble
The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak
Ruby Red –  Kerstin Gier

Books which I bought:
Clockwork Prince – Cassandra Clare
Insurgent – Veronica Roth
The Morganville Vampires :Books 2,3,5 and 6 – Rachel Caine
Distant Waters – Suzanne Weyn
The Au Pairs – Melissa de la Cruz
Maximum Ride: Saving the World and other Extreme Sports – James Patterson
Nightshade – Andrea Cremer
Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)
Books which I bought in summer:
Poison Study – Maria V. Snyder
Heist Society – Ally Carter
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Death Comes to Pemberly – P.D James
Hush, Hush – Becca Fitzpatrick
Silence – Becca Fitzpatrick

Houston Book Rave

So I am very excited to be attending the Houston Book Rave this year and in preparation i thought I should probably read the books of some of the authors who will be there as the only one I knew of was Jennifer Armentrout
So from this research I found some books which I would read before I go and some which I would buy when I got there.
I have posted a video about four of them here

The books I borrowed are
Blind Spot by Laura Ellenhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1…

Solstice by P.J Hoover https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1…


Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preblehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6…


On a Dark Wing by Jordan Danehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1…

The Books I will probably buy are:

Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13644052-origin?ac=1

The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1…

Born at Midnight by C.C Hunter  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8705784-born-at-midnight?from_search=true

If anybody else is going please comment below! I’ll see you on November 2nd

http://www.houstonbookrave.blogspot.com/

Blind Spot by Laura Ellen

BLURB – COURTESY OF GOODREADS

There’s none so blind as they that won’t see.

Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni’s body floated to the surface of Alaska’s Birch River six months after the night she disappeared. The night Roz Hart had a fight with her. The night Roz can’t remember. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to assembling fragments to make sense of the world around her. But this time it’s her memory that needs piecing together—to clear her name . . . to find a murderer.

This unflinchingly emotional novel is written in the powerful first-person voice of a legally blind teen who just wants to be like everyone else.

SPOILER FREE REVIEW

This book was a quite heavy one. Full of teen angst, untrusting adults and a confusing love triangle there were a lot of unexpected plot twists which left me feeling confused. Nonetheless it had a great plot with some great secondary characters. The main charaacter was really confusing. i didn’t really understand some of the decisions she made so I couldn’t really relate to her but she was quite likeable and I sympathized with her throughout the story. I am giving the book a 50% because I have mixed feelings about it. When the main character of a book gets in a bad mood and starts mouthing off to adults, reading from their perspective really get me into their mood and I start to mirror their attitude which is a bad situation to be in so I try to read these kinds of books on my own or else I start snapping at people. So the 50% score is just because of my reaction to it. It was a very good story and I really liked the idea of it, it just had a bad effect on me.

SPOILER TIME

If you haven’t already I’m giving you some space to look away

are you ready?

okay then

WHAT WAS RIGHT WITH IT

GREG! Greg was fantastic! I loved him! I wish Roz had chosen him to begin with but then, we wouldn’t have a story then, would we? I really liked the ending of this book where Detective King stepped in and it turned out the Dellian was the good guy and everybody worked together to bring down the “bad guys” it was AWESOME! I also really liked the structure of the book, how we started before she disappeared then she was missing, then she was dead because it was really interestign to see ow Roz processed each of these things. I also really liked the way which Roz stood up to Dellian

WHAT WAS WRONG WITH IT
Roz. I thought that the plot was great, the secondary characters were well developed but Roz was just so annoying! I think it might be because I can’t understand why she made the decisions she did landing her in jail. I can’t fathom why she didn’t just go to Dellian that first day with Tricia smoking pot in the bathroom. From what we had already been told it seemed completely out of character for her. Another thing I don’t understand is why she didn’t go to the principal straight away about Dellain. Also, surely she must have been called on or spoken to in class and wouldn’t that have appeared on reg’s recordings therefore proof that she was in class? I just couldn’t understand her as a character which enfuriated me. I almost threw this book mutiple times she just had me so frsutrated

MY OPINION AT A GLANCE
Fave Character: Greg (he was just so lovely)
Fave Scene: The scene with Dellian at the library where they discusssed what actually happened that night.
Least Fave Character: Roz (im sorry she just confuses me!)
Fave Quote: I don’t really have one
Rating: 50%

Quote It Saturday!



Quote It Saturday
Host: Freda’s Voice
Description : Each week a theme will be posted. Use your interpretation of the word and find a quote related to it. It can vary in form and does not have to be exact. I’m pitting my own twist on it in that I’m going to post 2-3 and one of them must be funny and/or from a book.


This Week’s Theme: ZERO


“THIRTY–ZERO! TAKE THAT, YOU DIRTY, CHEATING —” “Jordan, if you can’t commentate in an unbiased way — !” “I’m telling it like it is, Professor!”

“Gryffindor leads by eighty points to zero, and look at that Firebolt go! Potter’s really putting it through its paces now, see it turn — Chang’s Comet is just no match for it, the Firebolt’s precision-balance is really noticeable in these long —” “JORDAN! ARE YOU BEING PAID TO ADVERTISE FIREBOLTS? GET ON WITH THE COMMENTARY!”

– Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Askaban


“ZERO


Zero
Is where the Real Fun starts.

There’s too much counting
Everywhere else!” 
― Hafiz, I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy

See Ya

Scarlett x

The Friday 56 and Friday Favorites





The Friday 56
Host: Freda’s Voice
Description: Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader. Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you. Post it. And share your link. It’s that simple.

“Take them out of my sight”
The guard removed us from the cage, somewhat clumsily, I might add, since Whit was thrashing around like a rabid animal.
“This is a mistake, you’ll be disbarred, this isn’t legal!”
“Shut up wizard!” the judge screamed

“Witch and Wizard” by James Patterson


Friday Faourites
Host: Book Lover’s Life
Description: Every week share a book or series that is one of your all time faves!

One of my all time favorite books is If I Stay by Gayle Forman.  I love it because it’s a simple idea but it is presented in a complex way. I t is one of the only contemporary novels which I like and whenever I am asked what my all-time favorite book is, this is my answer. I would highly recommend it to anyone I met because I think it is the sort of story which all readers will enjoy 

See Ya
Scarlett x