Posted in meme, Posts/Features, Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves (8) -I’m back and ooh look dragons

  

“Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!”

All my love to Tygna’s Reviews for keeping this going. All the love and pizza to you 

  
Oh I do love this meme. It’s like a free pass to brag about all my books (all the book buying!) but to people who actually care (I hope) and I don’t feel so bad cause everyone’s doing the same thing!

I won’t stack up all the books I’ve received since I last did this post because it would be insanely long due to my super long hiatus (and my inability to exercise self control in waterstones) . I will just do some of the more recent / my favourites.

The first thing I need to mention is that I have been reading on my kindle! (Well the app on my phone). This is kind of a big deal as I’m very on the side of physical books in The Great Debate. But I can’t sneakily ready Robin Hobb at my desk at work with the physical copy (huuuuge beast of a book, not subtle) but with my phone buried amongst the paper on the deal (lots of paper) I can get away with reading lots. (Work, I’m sorry not sorry. Robin Hobb is fab).

So I bought and downloaded the liveship traders trilogy  

 
Which is amazing! Because pirates and sea serpents and dragons and magic and oooooh.

Then I may have accidentally finished those and bought the Rain Wild Chronicles series. Because ahhhh more dragons.

  
And the cover lust is intense.

While Robin Hobb has been my fantasy fix for the beginning of 2016, in the winter of 2015 it was all about Brandon Sanderson.

Starting with th Mistborn series…

  
(Which I cannot even put into words how much I loved. So so brilliant.)

And then onto the Stormlight Archives series (still not finished come on Brandon!)

   
 
Which is just so amazing, even with drawings throughout that are just so beautiful. 

  
And also Warbreaker and Elantris!

So as you’ve guessed I’m in love with Robin Hobb and Brandon Sanderson’s books. And I’m thoroughly into a fantasy phase right now.

Unfortunately I am pretty new to this genre, so any recommendations would be more than appreciated!

Have you read any of these? Who else do you think I’d enjoy? (There’s virtual cake for anyone who recommends me someone I end up loving as much as these). 

Comment and let me know and feel free to leave a link back to your blog if you have one, I’m feeling abit disconnected! x x

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Posted in meme, Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday: Mortal Heart

New WoWWaiting On Wednesday is a weekly Meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly awaiting.

So this week I’m eagerly awaiting…… *drum roll* …….

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers!

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The third book in His Fair Assassin series, squeallllllll! I loved the first book, just starting the second (sometime this week hopefully) and so dying (get it?) to read this! — pub date: November 4th

Posted in meme, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Top New Series I Want To Start

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish! And this week the theme is….. Top Ten New Series I Want To Start.

I’m super busy (and forgot to schedule this post in advance, so here I am typing away on a Monday night) so this will have to be a Top Five Tuesday for me. (doesn’t sound so good without the alliteration really).

ONE — Vampire Academy

Everyone raves about this series and I barely know what it’s about. I may have accidentally ordered it though… So will be starting it soon hopefully!

TWO — Daughter of Smoke and Bone

This is the series I always got confused with Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha series. No idea why… Anyway I’m definitely wanting to start this series, hope I love it as much as everyone else seems to!

THREE — Dangerous Girls

(and Dangerous Boys)

Not sure if this even counts as a series but it’s going on the list anyway (muhahahahaha). Some bloggers who I love have LOVED both these books and they do look fab fab fab, so yep, want to start!

FOUR — These Broken Stars

I think the series is called ‘Starbound’ as a whole, the next book is out this December I think… But I’m definitely gonna be reading this and hopefully the next book aswell! Yay Sci-Fi!

FIVE — His Fair Assassin

ooooooh I LOVED the first book Grave Mercy (my review here), and thought it’s not a new new series the third book is out this November so it’s new enough for me! Just bought the second book and cannot cannot wait for the third, COME ON NOVEMBER!

So that’s my top ten five for this week! What do you think? What other five do you think I should be dying to start?? x x

Posted in meme, Sunday Say-Again

Sunday Say-Again [3]

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This week’s been abit mad. Personal life is chaotic. I’ve got so much to read and review and hardly any time to do it. I’m also trying to prepare for NaNoWriMo. I’ve never been a big planner, preferring to just wing it and hope for the best. This year I want to get some minor preparation in before the first of November. That way I can concentrate on writing instead of research.

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Look how pretty the banner is! Anyway…

On the Blog This Week 🙂

Monday~ Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Tuesday~ Top Ten Tuesday: Places Books Have Made Me Want To Travel
Wednesday~ Waiting On Wednesday: Red Queen
Thursday~ Review: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Friday~ Quick Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Saturday~ From the Archives: Review: The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin by L. Jagi Lamplighter

Favourite Finds 🙂

blah blah ~ The Reality of Roger and Amy
Write me a book John! ~ Are Bookmarks Dead?

Posted in meme, Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday: Red Queen

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly Meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly awaiting.

So many fantastic books coming up, but this looks particularly exciting. So this is my WoW pick this week!

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.

But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart…

Published 26th March 2015 by Orion

So what’s your Waiting On pick? And are you looking forward to Red Queen too?

Posted in meme, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish! And this week the theme is….. Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit!

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I feel like I’ve travelled all over the world, throughout time and space and even to fantasy lands. Then I realise that actually I barely leave my room except to go to work. Books can take us anywhere.

There are a lot of places books have made me want to visit, some real, some fantasy. This is less of a top ten and more like a random Ten;

New York

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— so many books are set here, most recently Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld and I’m just dying to go there. Plus they have some pretty spectacular bookshops, or so I’ve heard.

Middle Earth

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–Lord of the Rings? Uh yes please. I want to walk the Shire and visit the Elves and Dwarves. I would even like a trip into Mordor. I think this would be my number one place to live if I could live in a fictional world, its so gorgeous!

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— Not sure about the set of the film, but Dauntless headquarters how I imagined it was like perrrrrfect. In fact the entire Chicago area, I loved the imagery I got reading those books. YAY. (Plus I just kinda wanna be cool and Dauntless.)

The Night Circus

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— If you’ve read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern then you’ll know why this is in my top ten. Guys, if you haven’t read it just trust me, best circus ever. The smells the food, the layout the fancy clock at the entrance. Not to mention all the magical acts and wow just wow. WHY ISN’T IT REAL?!

Inkheart

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— Ok, so the book Inkheart is about a book (also called Inkheart) that characters travel out of (and to) and oh my would I just LOVE to go into the that book. It sounds so magical. Yes please.

Hogwarts

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— obviously. Hogwarts, Hogsmeade yes please yes please..

London

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— I realise I only live like a couple of hours from London on the train but I’ve never really visited properly. I’ve been down a couple of time but never looked round much, get in get out. Its too busy and everyones trushing about too much. But so many books centre in London and I’d love to go around and see all the landmarks (and bookshops).

Amsterdam

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–yes this is because of TFIOS but don’t judge. (my feeling about that book are so jumbled up I can’t tell you my opinion on it) I’ve always liked the look of Amsterdam, just not the too dodgy parts.

City of Masks

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— technically its like 16th century Venice. But I want to go and meet the characters of this book. I loved this book when I was younger (which actually wasn’t that long ago). Goodreads page here.

Wolf Brother

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— this is a book by Michelle Paver, and they live in an ancent forest and they’re all so at one with nature. They live in their little Clans and respect the earth and animals and it’s just so great to read. Really would love to live there, without all the scary stuff going on!

So that’s my random Ten Places Books made me want to visit, what are yours? Would you visit any of my Ten? Which is your favourite? x x

Posted in meme, Posts/Features, Sunday Say-Again

Sunday Say-Again, (2)

Sunday Say-AgainSunday Say-Again is a wrap-up post hosted here at bookw0rmtales. Its a chance to recap the weeks posts, share news and upcoming content, shout about other bloggers great posts and fangirl/boy over everything!

So what’s been happening this week? I’ve been reading some fantastic books so glowing review this week and next week aswell, YAY. I also watched Sherlock FINALLY, took me long enough. And yes I loved it. Of course I did.
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Now I’ve had my little geek-out, I can get onto whats been going round my bloggy world this week.

On the blog this week 🙂

Monday~ Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Tuesday~ Poetry Corner: Chelsea’s Poetry
Wednesday~ Waiting on Wednesday: Spiders
Thursday~ A Day in the Life of a Blogger: Scents and catch up
Friday~ Review: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Saturday~ Stacking the Shelves: StS [7]

Favourite Finds 🙂

Midnight Page Turners: Reasons Why You NEED to read The Grisha Trilogy
Notebook Sisters (this blog is brilliant, such fun to read)
Georgina’s Musing (She’s all new to blogging but her witing is brill and she’s already made me laugh)
Sound Bites with Tycobbsteeth: Late Night Bites!
James Patrick Casey: That Bloody Light String

What am I Reading?

Just Finished ~ Lies We Tell Ourselves
Currently Reading ~ The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
Up Next ~ Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman

Why am I Excited?

Well firstly because I’m FINALLY getting around to reading the Grisha Trilogy after hearing everyone rave about it for agessssss. (and I’m loving it so far).

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Don’t forget to add your link! It doesn’t have to be a Sunday Say-Again, you can link whatever Wrap up post you posted! (If you post a Sunday Say-Again please link back to this page on your post! Thanks!)