Book update- 

I have just finished reading my review copy of Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher. OMG I LOVVVVVVVEEEEE IT!!!


I am currently reading Turtles All The Way Down by the one and only JOHN GREEN. I have been longing for this book since the moment I finish all of his other books.

What are you currently reading?

Ahhhh pre-ordered 

✨ I recieved the best email earlier that John Green has a new book out. ✨

*keeping the hyperventilating at bay…but omfg abshdjksnskajsbsosn* 

I absolutely adore John Green and his writing style so I am super super excited.

  • Anyone else super super thrilled for this book?
  • What is your favourite John Green book?

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BOOKISH BOOK LOVER TAG

Thank you to the amazing ‘The Bookie Monster’  for tagging me in this tag, it looks awesome. Thank you Tasha!!

The Rules

Use the original banner.
Answer the questions.
Use lots of book covers
Tag your friends!

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What book are you currently reading?

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I was sent this book to review and am currently devouring it and enjoying it so far.

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What’s the last book you finished?

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Favourite book you read this year? 

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What genre have you read most this year?

Young Adult for sure.

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What genre have you read least this year? 

Properly historical fiction.

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What genre do you want to read more of?

Once again historical fiction.

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How many books have you read this year, and what’s your goal?

So far I have read 51 books and want to read 115.

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What’s the last book you bought?

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What book are you saving up to buy next?

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These Harry Potter books.

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How many books did you check out last library visit?

About 20 for my last assignment.

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What’s a book you can’t wait to read?

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Harry Potter of course.

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Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?  

Jojo Moyes all the way, I have only read ‘Me Before You’ and ‘After You’ so I do have a lot of her books to read.

Going to also say Gillian Flynn, I know they are completely different but I love both of them.

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A few books your heart adores?

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig, The Harry Potter series, The Twilight Saga, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

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What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?

I am going to have to say ‘The Selection’ as well like Tasha.

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What books are on your wish-list?

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I tag  – 

Okay, okay I got a bit carried away with the tags. If you have done it before, don’t worry about it.

Poppy books- Here 

Ravenclaw Bookclub-Here

Away in Neverland-Here

Not Capulet –Here

The Bandar Blog-Here

DriftingLexi –Here

Drizzle and Hurricane Books-Here

Written word Worlds -Here

My Passion is Happiness –Here

Clockwork Bibliophile – Here 

In Case of Bookishness – Here

3 DAYS 3 QUOTES TAG…

I am always up for a good tag post, so feel free to tag away at me. 

Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Post three quotes in a row.
  • Tag three people each day.

Thank you May for tagging me – CLICK HERE to visit her blog.

Day 1- 

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It seems very fitting that I use my first quote day to emphasise what reading means to me and how it helps me cope with everyday life.  I also absolutely adore John Green and always use every opportunity to promote him and his work. He is just an awesome man…okay, if you haven’t yet- go check out his Youtube channel and read his books.

Just so you can appreciate John Green as much as me, here are some gifs of him…

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I tag –

Driftinglexi 

Written word worlds 

Readerinareverie 

 

My Life in Books Tag…

I thought I would do this tag… 

1.     Find a book for each of your initials. 

I have yet to read Shatter Me, however Papertowns and Wither are two of my favourite books.

pizap.com144545608525812. Count your age along your book shelf- which book is it?

I absolutely love this book! Sylvia Plath’s writing is just extraordinary.

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3. Pick a book set in your city/state/country.

I have gone with the obvious and chosen the Harry Potter series…

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4. Pick a book that represents a destination you would love to travel to.

I am going to have to go with Harry Potter again because ‘Ahhh HOGWARTS’ 

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5. Pick a book that’s your favourite colour.

I choose this book because the ‘feels’ are still there, I read this a few years ago and it broke me. Even now when I read it, I get trapped in the vicious circle of fallen madly in love with the characters and then getting my heart shattered. Blue is also my favourite colour so this cover automatically sprang to mind.

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6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

I choose this book because not only is it my favourite book within the Twilight Saga but it is also has a lot of meaning to me. This book really altered me as a teenager and removing all of the negatively surround the protagonist, Bella made me feel normal because I was awkward and shy. This book also allowed me (fourteen year old Shan) to met the three main characters and interview them in Los Angeles because I won a competition. So, yeah that is why it is associated with fond memories.

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7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading? 

I only choose this book because it is the one I am currently reading for my course and right now it is quite difficult to get into. I am sure it is an amazing book…anyone read it and want to motivate me?

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8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?

Clarissa! I will finish this, I WILL. I just want to be able to say ‘woo, I have read the longest book in English’. 

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More books!

First of all, I just want to say that this time it was not my fault…

Blame my mother.

She did it, okay?

Not me!

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My mum send me a message today saying she bought me some books! She went to a charity shop and picked me up some really nice books and it only came to £4! Four Pounds! When she said that I had a complete Harry Potter (reference to picture) moment. Tea is now everywhere. Below are the titles of the eight books purchased for £4.

  1. About a Boy by Nick Hornby (limited edition one)
  2. Parzival by Wolfram Von Eschenbach
  3. Shakespeare’s England (life in Elizabethian and Jacobbean times)
  4. Rudyard Kipling- The Complete Verse
  5. The Thirty- Nine Steps by John Buchan
  6. Libra by Don Delillo
  7. The poet Wordsworth
  8. Dictionary of Literary Characters by Chambers

So as of yesterday I have 13 new books, wooo!

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The Frozen Book Tag..

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I was tagged by the awesome blog- THE BOOK DETECTIVE to do the Frozen book tag.  I have not done a book tag yet, so this is super exciting (I am also currently procrastinating from writing my essay, I have become an awful student)


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So without further ado, here it is…

1.Frozen heart… beautiful! Powerful! Dangerous! Cold! What character do you think of when you hear this description?

I instantly thought of Tom Riddle from the HARRY POTTER  (series) by J.K.Rowling  due to how enigmatic his character is and because Harry Potter was such a major part of my childhood, whenever I think of a villain within a series , Voldemort always pops into my mind.  He was beautiful before dark magic took over him. 


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 Do You Want To Build a Snowman?A character you want to build a snowman with… 

I would choose Cather from FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell  because not only could build a snowman, we could also suddenly stop and take part in an emergency dance party.  Which would be super fun, right? We would also be able to discuss our love  for books and fictional characters. I choose her because I feel like we would have a lot in common.

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For the first time in forever…  You haven’t been able to read anything in a long time and your TBR pile has been growing larger and larger. What book (of your TBR pile, so no rereads) would you pick?

I would choose I AM THE MESSENGER by Markus Zusak, I am extremely excited to read this because his writing is just exquisite. If you have not read The Book Thief by him yet, you need to because it is incredible, definitely one of those books that stays with you after you have finished it. The Book Thief will also hold a special place within my heart because my favourite English teacher recommended it me and I would pop in a speak to her about books if I walked past her classroom.   I am the Messenger has a 4.1 rating out of 5 on Goodreads (click link to see)  which is encouraging…  .  I just hope it doesn’t disappoint.


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Love is an open door… With what book or which character (or both!) would love be an open door with it? Or for what book/which character would you close the door?

Character…umm don’t kill me okay but I would have to say Edward Cullen from Twilight because for twelve year old me he was the eptiome of attractiveness and kindness.  I always saw  his love with Bella as irrevocable which meant a lot me.

or Augustus Waters from TFIOS, I have still not recovered from this book…

Books wise…all of them? okay, if I have to choose one I would say all of the Harry Potter Books. I do not even think I have to explain this…

I do not know what I would choose to close the door…


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Let it go…A book or book series you used to love but you let it go.

I would have to stem of my last answer, for years Twilight took over my life and although it still holds a place within my heart I had to let it go. This gave me the freedom to fully appreciate more books so I am glad.

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Reindeers Books Are Better Than People… Let’s say you’re tired of people today. What book would you rather spend the day with? 

I would choose The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, The Perks of being a Wallflower or The Fault in Our Stars because both of these are more than just books to me, they connected with me on a deeper level that I thought possible. Although they broke me, the captivating words also changed me and made me appreciate life.


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In summer… A book perfect for summer

Umm  ANYTHING, this summer I will be reading anything and everything I can get my hands on.


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Fixer Upper… A book that’s a bit of a fixer-upper and should be fixed with a little bit of love ?

I would have to say Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, I have watched Zoella on Youtube now for years and I probably hyped this up to myself too much. Perhaps  fourteen year old Shan would have preferred it,  nineteen year me just wanted more, I really like her blog but this book was just lacking something, As harsh as it sounds, maybe it was originality.


Thank you for reading, I tag everyone who reads this and wants to give it go…

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The Fault in Our Stars

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Let me just rewind back to when I first discovered the captivating and overwhelming book that is THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. While reading it I could feel my perspective on life shift and I found myself questioning my purpose of life. “What did I want to achieve?”, “Am I making the most out of my life?” and most importantly I pondered “What can I personally do to make other happy?” I read the spectacular book within four hours because I just could not stop reading; I was completely hooked and wanted to finish reading in order to know if Hazel Grace was okay as I fully lost myself within her character.

My mum later laughed at me because for four hours I did not move from my space on the sofa, all I did was sit there reading, crying, laughing and shouting “NOOOOOOOO this cannot happen”, “NOOOO John Green you cannot do this.”

Once I had finished the book, I truly could not form a coherent thought so I led on my dull grey floor and procrastinated for hours before my family started to worry where I was. The time allowed all of the miss placed jigsaw pieces that I should call my thought battle it out in order to be the most prominent.  “Why is life so unfair for some people?” “Why can’t I help?” The reality of life and death really hit me, it may sound completely ridiculous but I felt as if I had personally lost someone important in my life and I just could not break free from the hypnotizing emptiness caused by the loss of a fictional character. I know I crazy but like I said in my previous post I have a tendency to get overly attached to fictional character due to the fact I use books as an escapism.