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So to be honest I only have eight authors on this list because I don’t own a heap of books from a lot of authors.
If I was at home currently, instead of away from my beloved shelf, then I’d take the books out and take a photo so you know what books they are that I do have but unfortunately, I’m not at home, so sorry.
8. Gayle Forman – 6 books
If I Stay – (MY ALL TIME FAVE) x 3 (paperback, hardback and movie tie in)
Where She Went
Just One Day
Just One Year
7. Rachel Vincent – 7 books
Soul Screamers Volumes One and Four
and Books 2-6
6. Ally Carter – 8 books
Gallagher Girls Books 1,2,3,5 and 6 (Uk editions)
Book 3 (US)
Heist Society books 1 and 2
5. J.K Rowling – 11 books
Harry Potter Series
A further 2 copies of Philosopher’s Stone
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The Casual Vacancy
4. Rick Riordan – 12 books
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
A second copy of books 2.3 and 5
Books 1,3 and 4 of the Heroes of Olympus Series
Percy Jackcon and the Lightning Thief Graphic Novel
Joint 3rd – Cassandra Clare and Richelle Mead – 13 books
The Entire Mortal Instruments Series
The Infernal Devices Trilogy
2 further copies of City of Bones
1 further copy of City of Heavenly Fire
The Shadowhunter’s Codex
The Entire Vampire Academy Series
The existing Bloodlines Series
A movie tie in copy of Vampire Academy
1. Janet Evanovich – 30
Janet Evanovich is by far my most owned and most read author, her Stephanie Plum series has 21 books as well as 4 companion novels! As well as owning most of that series I have 3 of the books in her Wicked series and 4 from her series with Charlotte Hughes.
Books I Bought this Week
So I went on a big library tour this week in Aberdeen and the thing about most libraries is that there is a small table in the back corner or somewhere discreet with piles of books on sale for about 25-50p. AND THAT dear reader, is the story of how I acquired 17 books in 1 day, at a total cost of 4 pounds and 25 pence, about $7.20
Gifted by Marilyn Kaye
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Feilding
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Guilt Trip by Anne Cassidy
Stephen King Goes to the Movies by (you guessed it) Stephen King
Agatha Christie: An Autobiography
The Clockwork Man: A Doctor Who Novel
The Deviant Strain: A Doctor Who Novel
The Nightmare of Black Island: A Doctor Who Novel
Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (for Kirsty)
Ironside by Holly Black
My Sister Lives on The Mantelpiece by Anabel Pitcher
Doctor Who Visual Dictionary (dont judge me for buying a second one, it was 25p and i can cut out the pictures for my wall!)
Doctor Who Files: The Doctor
Doctor Who Files: The Tardis
and a wee walk down memory lane because who wouldn’t buy their childhood favorites when they were 25p
Mary-Kate and Ashley Diaries: Surf, Sand and Secrets – I used to LOVE these! They were my FAVES!
The Glitter Girls: Photo Fame – This was the book series which made me start reading. Book 3, Disco Divas was one of the first books I properly read (I read it before the first and second because it was purple, and purple is the best)
Later on in the week I also bought a copy of the Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling for 1.50
Borrowed from the Library
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Nuclear Time: A Doctor Who Novel
Magic of the Angels: A Doctor Who QuickReads Novel
The Silurian Gift: A Doctor Who QuickReads Novel
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Merlin: The Labyrinth of Gedref
Merlin: Lancelot and Gwenevere
Books I Read this Week
Magic of the Angels: A Doctor Who Quickreads Novel
Summer Falls: A Doctor Who novella
Posts this Week
Monday: Adventures in Ragweed
Wednesday: Book-Tube-A-Thon Wrap Up
Thursday: We Were Liars Video
Saturday: We Were Liars Video and Gif Reactions
Comments I Left this Week
Number of Characters at Reading is fun again – Having loads of characters in a book get really confusing, I like them to be staggered as we are introduced. In City of Heavenly Fire for example, the book starts and we are thrown to the figurative wolves with what fells like 400 Blackthorn children to remember the names hair colors and eye colors of, I’m terrible with these things. if you named a friend of mine and asked me to tell you what colour their eyes are I would completely guess, I’m rubbish!
On the other hand, In the Hunger Games, we meet so many people so quickly and it really works, I know who they are and what they look like (though I don’t think I could say the same for Mockingjay, that was a bit TOO much.
Cress Review at Chapter Break – I feel you, I really did miss Scarlet in this book (it is so hard to type that without the extra “T” like it hurts my head!)but I’m SO EXCITED for Winter. I’m not sure how I feel about this Levana book thing because while it’s probably going to be really important to the story it’s like I don’t care about her, i wanna know what happens to Cress!
What’s Going on In Scarlett’s Life this Week
So then, still in Scotland and miracle of miracles, the SUN HAS BEEN SHINING! Meanwhile I’ve been
Listening to: Carryon my Wayward Son – Kansas which was brought on by..
Watching: Supernatural and Doctor Who while…
Doing: Cross stitching, meet Leo my Hedgehog, named after Leo Valdez of the Heroes of Olympus Series
Writing: This weird ass message to a friend of mine
“ME: ikr but hey it was the 80’s they did all kinds of weird stuff!
I BET THAT’S GONNA BECOME THE SAYING ABOUT FANGIRLS
Eve: very true
ME: “hey it was the fangirls they did all kind of weird stuff!They worshiped in particular a moose, a squirrel, an otter and a hedgehog”
“often, students of chemistry would run screaming from the labs at the sight of sulphur powder required for experiments”
“they were known, on occasion to shout strange things at any point in time such as “don’t blink” or “wibbly wobbly timey wimey” or when speaking of their native attire “bowties are cool”. They were a feared stage of human evolution who hid away from society in fear of a dreadful beast named “hiatus”. Those who worshiped the otter and hedgehog primarily were the first to reach extinction when their promised fourth season remained undelivered for 5 years. The other frightening fangirls terrorized he earth with their constant squealing until finally BBC and NBC were forced to stop broadcasting and publication stopped on Young adult novels in a last ditch attempt by the government to allow this “hellatus” to consume the creatures, making the world a sane place once again”
I can’t explain it….. I got carried away“
Applying: Hairdye! I’m a redhead again as you will soon see as I have been…
Filming: Sticky Situations Book Tag
Buying: Cross stitching stuff, this T-shirt and hopefully a new video camera with the last of my birthday money to fix the sound issues I’ve been having.
Eating: My Granny’s lovely cooking
Drinking: LUCOZADE! I HAVE MISSED YOU SO! almost as much as I am…
Missing: My daddy in Houston, Kirsty, my bookshelves and my posters! Oh my bed how I long to see you again! (seriously I’ve set up a wee den where I am living, my bed is a mattress underneath a desk with all my books piled around me! I’d like to point out that this was done by choice, I’m not being neglected, I just like my own space and nobody disturbs me under my desk).
Here are my thoughts on We Were Liars in video form!
and also some of my reactions in GIFS!
For the 2.5 seconds we though her dad had just shot her:
When Gat didn’t visit or call
When nobody would tell her what happened
When Scarlett was too impatient and just wanted to know
When the mums were arguing about the fucking tablecloths
When we learn about the stupid ass way they set the house on fire
When we found out they killed the dogs
When we found out the Liars were dead
Rethinking the entire book because of that
Hey guys! So this year I’m going to be taking part in the Beat-the-Heat Summer Readathon which runs from the 11th of August- 1st September! This is me officially signing up, I’m so excited! Let’s do this!
So here are the rules directly from Novel Heartbeat
- The Beat the Heat Readathon runs from August 11th to September 1st. What does this readathon entail, you ask? Well, read as much or as little as you want – the main point is to READ! You set your own goal, and for three weeks you read as many books as you can/want to reach your goal!
- There will be mini-challenges throughout the Readathon for participants, along with a grand prize giveaway at the end!
- Sign up here at Novel Heartbeat or over at Phantasmic Reads. You may join whenever you like, but to be eligible for our grand prize giveaway, you must sign up by August 24th.
- To join, all you have to do is make a sign-up post – even if it’s just a “Let’s do this!” thing – and add your post URL to the linky below! You can put your goals and progress (will be required for the final giveaway) in your sign-up post, or you can make it separate. Totally up to you! (You are welcome to use the template we provide as well.)
- In order to enter for the grand prize, you must have a post to keep track of your progress so we can see that you participated”
Hope you decide to participate after reading this, it’s going to be great!
So I’m Starting a new feature this week called Fangirl Friday.It’s where I’m going to share any news, funny memes or new trailers etc. for fandoms I’m in!
22 signs you’re a Whovian – guilty on almost all counts! Time to re-evaluate some life descisions
Bring back Sky Smith! – A campaign for a well loved character of the Sarah Jane Adventures to return to the Whoniverse, and exactly how it could be done as well!
200th Episode news! – The fifth episode of season 10 will mark the show’s 200th episode and there are plans for it to be “musical-ish”. Here’s to hoping we will get a Winchester rendition of “Carryon My Wayward Son”. I think this has the potential to be aweseom because we know that Jensen can sing like HOT DAMN how could there be a more perfect specimen
If ever you are having a bad day and are in need of cheering up or if you just love to laugh, this gets me every time!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, then you will know how excited I am for the If I Stay movie, seeing as it is MY FAVOURITE BOOK OF ALL TIME! and this week, we got trailer 2! And yes, it caused hysterical crying…at 2am
and finally a trio of hilarious memes I saw this week
In case you missed it, Book-Tube-A-Thon was Last Week so here is what I read, my Update Videos and Wrap Up. Enjoy!
Books I Read Last Week
Gathering Water by Regan Claire
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth
Animal Farm by George Orwell
A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Graphic Novel) by Rick Riordan
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
Night of the Humans: A Doctor Who Novel
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
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1. PERCY JACKSON! – I mean firstly he’d probably get us off the island and if not we could kiss underwater!
2. The Doctor – I mean hello, TARDIS! Should Percy fail, plan B
3. Katniss Everdeen – She can set snares and is more bearable than Gale
4. Peeta Mellark – to keep Katniss occupied so she doesn’t get confused and kill us all
5. Cath Avery – So that I have someone to FANGIRL with
6. Zoe Sage – So that I can promptly DROWN her…BITCH…. or if we run out of food…. HAHA DIE
7. Adrian Ivashkov – If both Plan A and B fail, he could dream message someone
8. Sydney Sage – Because those two are so darn cute I couldn’t stand to see them separated anymore.
9. Hermione Granger – Can you spell CHILDHOOD IDOL
10. Sam and Dean Winchester (they count as one person) – BECAUSE I LOOOOOVE THEM (especially dean!)
Adventures with Ragweed
By Linda Lou Crosby
Adventures with Ragweed is a collection of humorous short stories filled with adventure and family themes. Ragweed is a tribute to the whimsical part of each of us. Follow this young teen and her best friend, Marney as they travel to Mexico for a fishing trip where the family is to shoot a pilot for a television show instead find themselves in an unexpected sea storm. Laugh out loud as Ragweed takes on the tennis elite at the country club or attempts to rearrange their perfectly cut lawns. Always one to learn new things, this young freckled face gal with the unruly blonde hair builds a float, rides a horse and grows a garden. Each task done with her own unique vies of the world. These stories are meant to entertain. It’s difficult to narrow it down to one specific genre as the book is a collection of short stories suitable for young adults as well as for an older crowd with a sense of humor. Family Relationships, Friendships, Essays and Humor are categories all presented within the pages of this book. May you enjoy each tale as much as Ragweed enjoyed living the adventures.
Linda Lou Crosby is a video producer, storyteller and former professional athlete. Like Ragweed, she has a unique approach to life. Ragweed is a part of herself she wanted to share with others. Linda Lou has a great sense of humor and likes to laugh and make others laugh too.
She currently lives with her husband in Montana and California where on clear days you can find her fishing, hunting or hiking.
Books I bought this Week
Okay i have a very very serious Book Buying Problem, I have actually lost count of how many books I bought this week and which ones were this week and which were last week! I’m going to have to break this down to each day.
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman – 50p
Checkmate by Malorie Blackman – 50p
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – 50p
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith – 50p
Across the Universe by Beth Revis – 50p
Rumors by Anna Godbersen – 50p
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer – 20p
The Ask and The Answer by Patrick Ness – 20p
Enna Burning by Shannon Hale – 20p
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – £5.99
Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth – £5
The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble – £1
Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski – $1.99
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – £2
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Jumped Out of A Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson – £1.75
Luxe by Anna Godbersen – £1.75
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder – 10p
Just Jealous by Anne Cassidy – 10p
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr – 25p
Blood Water by Dean Vincent Carter – 10p
A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle – £1
My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent – £1
Doctor Who: A Visual Dictionary – £6.99
As you will have probably gathered from the prices next to the books, they are second hand for the most part but in really good condition! Hooray! – Just to clear it up for you American folk $1 is about 60p
From The Library
Animal Farm by George Orwell (returned)
The Lightning Thief (Graphic Novel) by Rick Riordan (returned)
The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
More Than This by Patrick Ness
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan
Books I Read This Week
See Tomorrows Post of all my Book-Tube-A-Thon Updates and Wrap up!