Farewell

Hello again my beauties. I’ve been gone for a while… I have missed blogging but my main focus right now is school. I’m studying to be a neuroscientists or a biologist. Because they both go hand in hand I’m still deciding which one I like more. Therefore, I need to focus on school since both require intelligence 🙂

there might also be someone else coming into my life… I’m not ready but I will try my best. So as you can see there is a lot on my plate and I don’t know how long it will be for me to get everything back in control. With that said, I’m going to officially put my blog on hold. I just don’t have the time for it.

It has been a good ride with you beauties. I’m grateful for all of my followers. The fact that I even have followers is astonishing. I first made this blog knowing that I was doing it to record my reading… I love you guys. I’ll definitely be back. It just might take a while.

Musing Mondays (#4)

Here is Musing Mondays made by Should Be Reading

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits. • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s). • What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!  • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it. • Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us! • Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it!

My Musing:

This is the latest book I CANNOT wait to get!

Goodreads Description:

Sometimes, there are no words…

The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.

Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: An ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry—except for one.

Christian Kane is a notorious playboy—insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He’s also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn’t treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life.

When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove’s high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn’t the only thing making waves, though—swept up in Christian’s seductive tide and entranced by the Cove’s charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude isn’t what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice. And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who’s best known for breaking them . .

 

 

Oh my god.  This book comes out June 2015. I have to wait until JUNE OF 2015?! It’s The Little Mermaid retelling. I love books about mermaids, and those are SO rare. Now that I’ve found out Sarah Ockler, of all authors, is writing a book about mermaids? Oh my god. And if Twenty Boy Summer wasn’t good enough.. Plus we get a cute cover!

Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

4Goodreads Description: Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

My Review: 

This book… Oh my god..

It is just so emotional..
I guess I have to start this off somehow. I’ll start with the topic. I’ve struggled greatly with depression in the past and have thought about suicide daily. So reading these tapes…what Hannah is going through, I can really connect to.

That being said, this is a very unique book. The way it was written. It goes back and forth instantly between Hannah and Clay. I usually see the characters switching off by chapter, if there is more than one pov. I think that this worked out for the best partly because Hannah’s dialog was predetermined. Nonetheless, it was a very interesting format to read.

The only reason I didn’t give this amazing book 5 out of 5 Stars is because some of the events that happened in this book seemed a little far fetched for a 16 year old girl. Other than that, this book was perfect. Spot on. Hannah’s emotions felt real. And I’d think it wouldn’t even be possible, but Clay’s emotions were even more real.

I like that the author made the..well..living main character a boy because then he (the author) could relate more. It just doesn’t work out most of the time when a guy author tries to write in just a girl’s perspective. Only because boys and girls are so different. The way they think, the way they act in certain situations, and obviously physically. But I have to say, he also wrote Hannah’s perspective very well, too.

In the end, it was a well written book with great and unique formatting. It’s well-paced and did not disappoint.

So that’s all folks! Have a great day, chéries!

 

Book Humor

I know I haven’t been posting. So to make it up to you guys, here is a little book humor. I came across this on Google earlier while looking for a bookshelf to use for a project I’m working on in my InDesign class. (Yay for college classes!!)

I’m making a magazine. I chose to make a magazine about young adult books! You don’t see those when you’re scanning through the magazine section at the store. And what better way to find out what to read next than subscribing to “Tome Terrene”?? (That’s my magazine’s name) I’ll post a couple pictures when I’m done with the project to show you lovelies how I did!

Onto the book humor! Here’s the image I saw.

It’s a human bookshelf. 🙂 The comments are even funnier:

  1. Top Shelf vs. Gravity??

  2. Richard Davies

    Is this shelf available from IKEA? I bet it’s a bugger to put together.

    R

  3. Beth Carswell

    haha! Yes, it’s called the Noödie Shelf.

  4. Yes, This is certainly an alarming gadget to have in my collection. Does anyone have aconclusion where I can purchase it? Any guidance?

  5. I’m almost afraid to ask what they’d use as a book stopper…

  6. Beshly says hi. It’s creepy. If I was to wake up every morning to that, I would be disturbed. Very disturbed. Reminds me of the concentration camps…

  7. Richard Davies

    What would happen if you placed a hot cup of coffee on this bookshelf?

     

     

    I hope you guys enjoyed the book humor! 

The Fault In Our Stars Movie Review

Ok so I know the title says review, but now that I think of it, I would not classify this as a review. The movie sucked so bad it doesn’t deserve to be classified as a review. Now I read the book at the beginning of the year, and I fell in love. “I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once.” But really, I was John Green’s number one fan for the next 6 months. Even read my review!

That ended as soon as I spent the first 40 minutes inside the movie theater. Me, my best friend, and my boyfriend spent the whole movie infuriated half the time and making fun of Ansel Elgort as Augustus Waters the other half. The only part that I liked about that horrid movie was that I got to watch the beautiful Shailene Woodley for 126 minutes. 

AND what really got me was that they HAD TO choose the Divergent siblings, Tris and Caleb, to play as star-crossed lovers in this incest movie. I would definitely chose for them to be brother and sister instead of bf gf. *shivers*

The producers seem to do this a lot. Make opposites suddenly attract. Take The Spectacular Now for example. Divergent characters Peter Hayes and Tris Prior are ENEMIES. In The Spectacular Now (released a while before Divergent was) made Miles Teller (Peter) and Shailene Woodley (Tris) LOVERS. How disgusting is that? What’s even worse is that he was STiLL an asshole. He’s a dickfart in both movies! We just can’t win…

I’d love to hear your opinion about tfios or anything related book to movie! Comment!

Book Blitz: This Summer + Giveaway

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This Summer
Release Date: 07/09/14
Carina UK
 
Summary from Goodreads:
Before college, before responsibilities, Hadley Beauman and best friend Lily are determined to have a summer to remember. There will be all the usual dramas – ex-boyfriends who don’t seem to know what ‘ex’ means, pesky younger brothers with unrequited crushes, but what Hadley didn’t anticipate was the out-of-the-blue return of the seriously hot boy-next-door, Will Carson. The boy who broke her heart when he skipped town two years ago.
 
Will may have shot up a foot and filled out (oh yes), but inside he carries the weight of guilt – for leaving, for coming back… Now he’s just passing through to tie up loose ends but it’s clear the old chemistry still crackles between him and Hadley. Trouble is, it’s built on two years of lies…



This summer might just be the best time of their lives, but is Hadley ready for everything to change – again?

 

Available from:

Amazon * Amazon UK * iBooks * Kobo Books

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
About the Author

Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.


Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world.
 
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Semblance by Logan Patricks/ Amazon sale!

Semblance by Logan Patricks is on sale  for just 99 cents on amazon, here.

You lovelies should definitely get it! I’ve been wanting to read one of Logan Patricks books for forever. I read a demo on his blog

and girls, let me tell you..it was just the best. So take the deals when you can!! Have a great day 

lovelies!

 

 

Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Goodreads Description: One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

My (Jany’s) Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Jany’s Review: 

OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!! OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!
Everybody has to read this! The second book didn’t get any less boring than the first one! And a good quote that I discovered from The Fault In Our Stars:

It seems I’m giving out a lot of 5’s today… But The Fault In Our Stars was heartfelt and made you think, whereas Insurgent was action packed and VERY suspenseful with a dash of romance. Two totally different books and a two totally different genres that now both have an equal place in my heart (and shelf!).

I can honestly say that I like Insurgent better than Divergent. Insurgent has plenty more battles, so it isn’t like the action stops and the book gets boring. More people are introduced, serious relationship problems. Very important people…0 and it was just the best ending! THE BEST ENDING!! The. Best. Ending. Ok I’m getting repetitive. Stopping…for now.

So I’m going to force my boyfriend, John, to also share his thoughts about the book! Since we read this together, chapter by chapter.. fun fun.

John’s Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

John’s Review:

I really enjoyed this sequel, even more than the first book! I loved that it was much more action packed than “Divergent”! The momentum left at the end of the first book only picked up more and more as I went on. It’s interesting and very exciting throughout the book to see Tris’ relationship with herself, Tobias, and everyone close to her change immensely. The character changes along with the plot itself, and all that sexy action, make for some delicious brain-food! I highly recommend this trilogy to anyone and everyone, and I can’t wait to read the next and final book with you my love! 😉

Jany: Couldn’t have said it better myself, sweet cheeks! That’s it for tonight ^_^

We’re definitely getting the next book in the very near future and so should you lovely people!!

Review: The Fault In Our Stars

Goodreads Review: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

My Rating: 5out of 5 Stars

My Review:

Oh my god! This book made me cry… TWICE!
So much emotion… Such a big plot twist…

Now what am I supposed to do with my life?

Sure I have nothing to live for anymore. But on the plus side, I found great quotes! This is my new favorite book. And I have a bad feeling they’re going to screw up the movie.

Ok now that I’m calm (as calm as I can be post-mental breakdown) I’ll explain how I am half hipster.. And my boyfriend informed me that I am also a hypocrite too. Since I hate hipsters.. So, my sister is was the queen of good books back in her reading days. Every book that she would get from the library, was always a good book. And she picked this one up (long before anyone even liked it!) and like usual, it was a great book. She recommended it to me. Being me, I only read a couple chapters of it (and this was back when the book just came out). When I found out that the book was going to be turned into a movie I figured, hey! Now is a great time to finish the book!

So yes. Ladies and gentleman. I am a hipster. I have fallen into the hipster trap! I read a book that EVERYBODY likes. And I didn’t get the chance to read it before everybody else. *tear*

I lied about being calm.. It’s impossible to be calm when you just finished reading such a heartfelt and deep book. I can never be calm! I love Augustus Waters! And I love Hazel Grace Lancaster even more!
Ok I’m done.

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