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20 QUESTIONS BOOK TAG!

#1: How many books are too many in a series?

In my very personal opinion 3, although I’ve realised that I don’t tend to read series in general. Actually it’s not that I don’t read series, but rather that I don’t carry on. I think The Mortal Instruments series is the one of the few series that I actually carried on reading but then I kinda gave up after book 5..

I don’t whether it’s that I get bored of reading the same characters/story for more than one book, because it doesn’t even have to be that I didn’t enjoy the first. There are a lot of series where I thoroughly enjoy the first book but I have 0 interest in carrying on??? Is there anyone out there that goes through the same thing??

#2: How do you feel about cliff-hangers?

I woul

#3: Hardcover or paperback?

Hardcover for the aesthetics paperback for the fact that it doesn’t weight 5 TONS IN MY BAG.

#4: Favorite book?

I actually don’t have a favourite book??? A book I recently read that is my favourite of this year so far is Cabin in the Woods by Tim Lebbon (Goodreads Author), Joss Whedon (Creator), Drew Goddard (Creator) I didn’t even know this book was a movie novelisation??? It definitely had elements of horror but it also had some scientific-fi elements too which is why I really flew through this book!

#5: Least Favorite Book?

mmm… I can’t really think of a book that I really hated reading, I usually tend to stick to genres I know I’ll enjoy so although a book might not be my cup of tea I don’t think I’ve ever HATED a book I was reading.

#6: Love Triangles, yes or no?

In my experience (IN BOOKS… NOT PERSONALLY)  I don’t think I’ve ever read a well done love triangle. I feel like they’re always over complicated and give too much importance that it becomes the focus of the story, as someone who doesn’t really read romance when that happens I tend to lose interest in the book.

#8: A book you are currently reading?

Replica by Lauren Oliver! I know I’m soooo late, but I finally got to it!

#9: Last book you recommended to someone?

 Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers

#10: Oldest book you’ve read? (publication date)

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Publication date: 1813 (WOWW I actually didn’t know it was that old?!?!)

#11: Newest book you’ve read? (publication date)

I think that might be the book that I’m currently reading Replica by Lauren Oliver.

#12: Favorite author?

I don’t think I have one…

#13: Buying books or borrowing?

Buyingggg, although it depends! Some books I really want to keep after finishing, others I feel indifferent. I think it also depends on whether I see myself reading that book again.

#14: A book you dislike that everyone seems to love?

There are actually a lot of books that weren’t particularly my thing whereas everybody seemed to love them, one being Throne of Glass.

#15: Bookmarks or dog-ears?

BOOKMARKS, how DARE you?!!?!? I get panic attacks when I see people dog-earing their books on the train hermahgerdddd.

#16: A book you can always reread?

I’ve actually never reread a book?? I just feel like why waste time reading something I’ve already enjoyed when I could use that time to discover other books?

#17: Can you read while listening to music?

Sometimes I read best whilst listing to music, especially if there’s too much going on around me it helps me zone out. And this might be a bit lame, but I try to find songs that match the vibe of the scene I’m readinggg( but then that turns into me orchestrating a soundtrack for the book from my playlist, which honestly authors holla at meee because I have some bomb ass playlists for your books)

#18: One POV or multiple POVs?

This reallllyyy depends, sometimes multiple POV’s because I can read the same story through different characters eyes. At times though multiple POVs can become overwhelming and confusing. So for me it really depends on the book.

#19: Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

One sitting?? In my current slump situation?? Yeah… that’s a no. LOLOL

It definitely takes me days ( recently weeks to get through a book) But if I’m reading something fast-paced or something that I’m thoroughly enjoying maybe 2/3 days?

#20: Who do you tag?

ANYONE AND EVERYONE.

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The Cabin in the Woods: Review

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Title: The Cabin in the Woods

Author: Tim Lebbon

Length: 297

Source: Purchased

First of all I really didn’t know that this was a movie novelisation?!?!? I really thought the movie was based on this book. I usually steer FARRRR away from horror, whether it’s films/TV shows/books it’s just not my genre. A few weeks ago I went to Orbital Comics and found that they had a old/discounted books section so, me looking at any way to spend my money, ran to this corner. I picked it up knowing I wasn’t going to take this home but the synopsis was so short that I really wanted to give it a go. Plus I thought if there was a time I would ever read Horror it would be now! (But I really can’t handle paranomal stuff so please, it just creeps me the hellll out). ANYWAY here’s the synopsis:

Five friends go to a remote

cabin in the woods.

Bad things happen.

If you think you know the story,

think again.

I remember remotely hearing about the film but I actually had no idea at all about the story, but I must say I really really really enjoyed reading this. Books that start off with a lot of world building are good and all, but I’ve always been someone who enjoys stories that develop a little quicker. I just read through the book much quicker. Of course this doesn’t apply to all books I’ve if it’s a genre like fantasy, if the world building goes to shite so does the whole story.

Wow I really went off on a whole tangent there, but this story really picks up from the first page. It’s under horror but there were Sci-Fi elements that for me made this story much more enjoyable. Another reason I don’t really read horror is I feel like there really is no story line, this is me generalising but I really feel like they’re just there to scare the living daylights out of you. With Cabin in the Woods it included your standard zombies and terrifying creatures but at the same time it was all part of a bigger plan. I really don’t know how to review this book without spoiling it, but IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT YET I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU PICK IT UP! Especially if you’re someone like me who steers veryyyy clear of horror, if you enjoy Sci-Fi I think you would enjoy this read. AND it’s just under 300 pages.

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Life Update & July Book Haul

It’s been a while since my last post (that’s a sentence I rarely use (!)) but it’s only because I’ve been travelling! My parents are originally from Morocco so it’s a bit of a tradition to spend the whole summer here. I live in London and every year we make the journey from there to Morocco, by car… It’s one hell of a journey taking a minimum of two days and includes getting on two different ferries, and that’s just on the way there! But the drive from the north of Spain to the South makes for some great pictures, it’s a shame I’ve never been gifted in photography. Insert a crappy picture that I barely managed to take and does no justice to the actual area:


One of the ferries has a little bookshop so you already know I couldn’t resist picking up a few things! It’s been a while since I’ve actually purchased a book so I think these few items were well deserved… Since it’s a little too late for a July TBR instead I’m going to include some books I’ve received for review at the bottom of this haul!
Books (and bookish things) I’ve purchased:

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Heart Sick by Chelsea Cain
  • Notebook
  • Bookmark

Books I’ve received for review:

  • Moral Dissipation by S. M. Jarvis
  • BoyzNite by Xane Fisher
  • Upon The Tide by Ryan Jo Summers
  • Toru by Stephanie Sorenson
  • Falling For The Chance by Kennedy L. Mitchell

Netgalley

  • The Loving Husband by Christobel Kent
  • Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
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April Book Haul- (Finally)

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The struggle I went to, to get this semi-decent looking picture was ridiculous! I had to balance it on my window and then I’d accidentally knock them down with my long ass arms! Anyway on with the book haul!

Books I bought:

  • The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
  • Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
  • Death note, art by Takeshi Obata and story by Tsugumi Ohba
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • The Tempest (manga Shakespeare). Illustrated by Paul Duffield.
  • Hamlet (manga Shakespeare). Illustrated by Emma Vieceli
  • The Good Neighbours by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh
  • The Hypernaturals, by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Brad Walker, Tom Derenick, Andres Guinaldo

Won in Goodread Giveaways: (and received)

  • Portraits Of Gilrs I Never Met by Rebecca Rijsdijk
  • The Trap by Melanie Raabe

Received for review:

  • Steel Victory by J.L Gribble
  • Abomination by Jane Dougherty
  • Silent Cats- Deadly Dance by JD Wallace
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March Book Haul

Books I bought:

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• Bones To Ashes by Kathy Reichs
• The Abortionist’s Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde
• The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory
• Crimson Rooms by Katharine McManon
• The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
• Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
• Twilight (graphic novel) by Stephenie Meyer and art and adaptation by Young Kim
• Gone by Michael Grant
• Queen’s Gambil by Eizabeth Fremantle
• 2nd Chance by James Patterson
• Dead Gone by Luca Veste
• The Affair by Gill Paul
• Ascend by Amanda Hocking
• Sovereign by C.J. Sansom
• Desperation by Stephen King
• The Venus Throw by Steven Taylor
• New moon (audiobook) by Stephenie Meyer

And of course one of the most anticipated releases of the month Lady Midnight by Cassandra Claire.

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Books received for review:

  • Unmarked Vampire by Belinda Laj

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  • Blood Princess by Rebecca Piercey

Blood Princess by Rebecca Piercey

Books won in giveaways:
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

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Death of an owl by Paul Torday

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