31 March 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Recently Added to my TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  This weeks topic is 10 books recently added to your TBR list.

30 March 2015

Book Review: Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies #1), Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies


Title: Warm Bodies
Series: Warm Bodies
Author: Isaac Marion
Published: 2013 (originally 2010), Vintage Books
Pages: 239
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback

Rating: 4.5/5
"R is a zombie.  He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow dead.  And then he meets a girl.  First as his prisoner, then as his reluctant guest, Julie is a blast of colour in R's grey landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom.  He doesn't want to eat her, he wants to protect her.  He wants to breathe again.  He wants to live.  This unlikely bond will cause transformations they can't imagine, but their hopeless world won't change without a fight."

27 March 2015

Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 (27 March) plus Feature and Follow

Book Beginnings is a meme hosted every Friday by Rose City Reader where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.  Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

26 March 2015

Book Review: We Go Again, Michael Cargill

We Go Again


Title: We Go Again
Author: Michael Cargill
Published: 20/01/2015
Pages: 129
Source: Review copy received from author
Format: Ebook

Rating: 3/5
"Not long after surviving the horrors of D-Day, Corporal James Bowden finds himself as part of a small group of soldiers marching through Nazi-occupied France.  Supplied with orders that are vague and unspecific and surrounded by men he doesn't know, will James survive society's desire for justice and revenge?"

24 March 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Reads I'd Love to Revisit


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  This week's topic is 10 books from our childhood or teen years that we'd like to revisit.  This is my first time doing Top Ten Tuesday - the topic was too good not to.

Teaser Tuesdays (24 March)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

23 March 2015

Monday Musings (23 March)

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Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:
  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

Book Review: Awaken (Abandon #3), Meg Cabot

Awaken (Abandon, #3)

Title: Awaken
Series: Abandon
Author: Meg Cabot
Published: 26/09/2013, MacMillan Children's Books
Pages: 352
Source: bought

Rating: 4/5
"Death has her in his clutches.  Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera knew by accepting the love of John Hayden she'd be forced to live forever in the one place she's always dreaded most: the Underworld.  The sacrifice seemed worth it though, because it meant she could be with the boy she loves.  If the balance between life and death isn't fixed, both the Underworld and Pierce's home back on Earth will be wiped away.  But there's only one way to restore order: someone has to die."

20 March 2015

Book Beginnings (20 March)

Book Beginnings is a meme hosted every Friday by Rose City Reader where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.  Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

19 March 2015

Book Review: Safe, Dawn Husted

Safe

Title: Safe
Author: Dawn Husted
Published: 2013, Amazon Digital Services Inc
Pages: 272
Source: review copy received via author
Format: Ebook

Rating: 3/5
"Post-apocalypse; Penelope Evans is eighteen, living in the Colony along with her family and other survivors. She finishes a day in the laboratory when her identification card begins flashing. This flash starts an upheaval of events leading further from her normality and towards the epic truth.  James Garak is attending the Academy where he works on achieving a higher rank. Nobody ever expects Penelope and James' relationship to last long. A year later, they're still together.  But when they are forced to run, Penelope's world turns upside down as she discovers the truth that changes her life forever.  With lives at stake and guards on their trail, will they make it to safety? Will the dishonest lies behind the island's bureaucracy shatter her existence or give her the drive to find a sister she never knew existed?"

18 March 2015

Wishlist Wednesdays (18 March)

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper where you post about one book per week that has been on your wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that you can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

17 March 2015

Teaser Tuesdays (17 March)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

16 March 2015

Book Review: The Princess Bride, William Goldman

The Princess Bride

Title: The Princess Bride
Author: William Goldman
Published: 2008, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Pages: 317
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback

Rating: 5/5
"Get ready for some poison, revenge, giants, snakes, spiders, fencing, lies, miracles... oh, and a long and perilous chase.  When Westley the farm boy is captured by Dread Pirate Roberts, there is no hope of him surviving.  Prince Humperdinck is then free to wreak his havoc and capture the beautiful Buttercup for himself.  So who, then, is the mysterious Man in Black, seeming to thwart Humperdinck at every turn?  Can he possibly succeed in stopping the evil prince?  All will be revealed in one of the most terrifying, funny, and swashbuckling stories ever written. Ever."

Musing Mondays (16 March)

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Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:
  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

13 March 2015

Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 (13 March)

Book Beginnings is a meme hosted every Friday by Rose City Reader where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.  Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name. 

12 March 2015

Book Review: The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

Title: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Published: 2012, Random House Children's Publishers
Pages: 584
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback

Rating 4/5
"This is the tale of the Book Thief as narrated by death.  And when death tells a story you really have to listen.  It is just a small story really, about, amongst other things: a girl; an accordionist; some fanatical Germans; a Jewish first fighter; and quite a lot of thievery."

11 March 2015

Wishlist Wednesday (11 March)

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper where you post about one book per week that has been on your wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that you can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

10 March 2015

Teaser Tuesdays (10 March)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

09 March 2015

Musing Mondays (9 March)

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Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:
  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

06 March 2015

Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 (6 March)

Book Beginnings is a meme hosted every Friday by Rose City Reader where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.  Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name. 

Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower


Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Published: 01/08/2012, Simon & Schuster UK Ltd
Pages: 231
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback

Rating: 5/5
"Charlie's not the biggest geek in high school, but he's by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent, yet socially awkward, Charlie is a wallflower, standing on the threshold of his life whilst watching everyone else live theirs. As Charlie tries to navigate his way through uncharted territory - the world of first dates and mix tapes, family drama and new friends - he realises that he can't stay on the sideline forever. There comes a time when you have to see what life looks like from the dance floor."

04 March 2015

What Are You Reading Wednesdays (4 March)... Plus New Bookmarks!

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What Are You Reading Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Its A Reading Thing. Grab the book you are currently reading and answer the following questions.

  1. What’s the name of your current read?
  2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share one complete sentence.
  3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

03 March 2015

Teaser Tuesdays (3 March)


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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

02 March 2015

Musing Mondays (2 March)

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Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:
  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…
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