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)
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
In summer… A book perfect for summer
Umm ANYTHING, this summer I will be reading anything and everything I can get my hands on.
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…
The magical thing about Rainbow Rowell’s writing is that it is effortless to read; one moment you are on page one and getting to grips with the characters and delving into their lives and the next you’re completely mesmerized and captivated by the disequilibrium of the narrative.
This is the goodread description of the novel (just in case you’re unaware of the book)…so without further ado..
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble;it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now.
Maybe that was always beside the point.
Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect him to pack up the kids and go home without her.
When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.
That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .
Is that what she’s supposed to do?
Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?
Me reading this book –
HOOKED.PAGE AFTER PAGE. MESMERIZED.MORE PAGES. MORE CHAPTERS.
I was actually sad when I finished this book because it was nice book to read. I loved the fact that although the book contained the magical element due to the yellow phone, it did not take away from the contemporary novel. It does not make the novel unrealistic at all; just an added extra. It acted as an enigma to me, making me question was the phone magical or does she just miss her husband too much.
Although I have never been married (I am only 18 haha) I still managed to relate to Georgie, maybe not as much as I did to Cather in fangirl but Rainbow Rowell’s writing still managed to suck me in. This isn’t a young adult book, it is heartbreaking because of how realistic and sad it is. If you can’t associate your own life with Georgie’s you will be able to think of someone who has gone through what she is which makes it so much realistic and hard hitting. The characters were all very complex which made them easier to relate to; especially Georgie’s beautiful struggle.
This book left me pondering life and love because for once it wasn’t sugar coated or smothered with the fairytale ideologies. It was raw emotion being portrayed.
“Nobody’s lives just fit together. Fitting together is something you work at. It’s something you make happen – because you love each other.”
Reading a book by Rainbow Rowell is like receiving a well need hug from a friend; her writing is so comforting that you not only want it but you need it.
Fun fact: this book won the 2014 award for the fiction category.
FIRST BOOK OF 2015…WOOOOO…EXCITING…I LOVE A GOOD AND CAPTIVATING BOOK.
Fangirl follows Cather throughout her journey of self discovery, falling in love and gaining an unlikely friend for life. I really connected with her shy, awkward and introvert personality, I am currently in my first year at university and I have found the transition between college to university surprisingly difficult. So, to read this book was a breath of fresh air, it gave me hope that my anxieties would not stop me from making friends and doing well. I am the type of person that would prefer to stay at home and read a good book while being snuggled up in bed with a cup of tea (don’t get me wrong, I do like the odd night out to let my wild side out) haha definitely 18 going 80.
I felt so sorry for Cather throughout the majority of the novel because she is left to completely fend for herself; as soon as her twin sister and her go to university they drift apart. Wren is more of an extrovert who instantly becomes best friends with her roommate, the fact they had juxtaposing personalities made it easier for any type of reader to relate to a character and easily connect with them.
I absolutely adored that the Cather was obsessed the Simon Snow novels which represented the Harry Potter book. As a child I was ridiculously obsessed with Harry Potter…like on another level. Harry Potter birthday parties, nimbus 2000 that I would try to ride to school, a Harry Potter bike and a lot more. NOT ASHAMED! Nerd since 1996 haha.
Throughout the book I felt as if Rainbow Rowell jumped inside my head and borrowed my life to develop Cather because we are the same person. The only difference is I don’t have a love interest Levi to have an emergency dance party with. (You will understand if you have read the book, if you haven’t go and discover it) I think Rainbow Rowell did a superb job with character development.
I loved that Cather also wrote fanfiction, I myself have never written any fanfiction however I am partial to some Twilight Fanfiction….yes I did just admit that. My younger obsessed self just is not ready to let Bella and Edward go just yet. I could totally relate to the aspect of wanting something to continue when it is coming to an end, I admire her for being so dedicated to her fandom.
If you want to read something that is just an enjoyable, nice and easy read then go and discover the amazing book that is Fangirl, by the end of the book you will find yourself too wanting to read the Simon Snow books. Lucky for everyone that wants that because the incredible Rainbow Rowell is bringing out a Carry On novel starring Simon Snow. BRING ON OCTOBER!