Making Up for Monday #2

Monday, 29 June 2015

This is a meme hosted by An Avid Reader, A Wannabe Writer. Every week there is a theme or game, or something fun to do that week. 
This week's question: Spread the love!  What are some of your favourite blogs to follow and why?  (Besides mine of course!) 

I follow a crazy amount of blogs, hey a girl's got to read something other than books, right?! I like beauty and book blogs, and so this list is a combination of the two!!

Confessions of a Bookaholic- This girl has a great mix of reviews, author interviews and weekly features, and also happens to be awesome at organising blog tours!!

Fleur De Force-  This girl's a pretty big deal in the beauty blogging/youtube world, and with good reason, she's sweet, funny, and always thorough with her reviews, I trust her opinion in all things beauty!!

The Broke and the Bookish- Apart from hosting the fabulous Top Ten Tuesdays, this group of girls also post really great reviews, and other fun features which always have me reaching for Goodreads to add more books to my wish list!!

The Sunday Girl-  I always love reading any blogs from any fellow Scots, and this is one of my favs, her reviews are so in depth, and the pictures are so pretty, that I can't help but keep going back to it!!

Pen to Paper- I love this blog, I always find new books that I had never even heard of, which always results in me spending more money on books!!!
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Kindle Kandy #1

Friday, 26 June 2015
Kindle Kandy is a Friday weekly bookish feature hosted at The Book Dame. We scan our shelves and ereaders to rediscover books that we own but have not read, to this point little more than shelf or Kindle Kandy.  To many books and too little time and all that jazz.

This looked like a great idea for a feature, and I am very guilty for buying loads of books on Kindle, (especially if they're on offer!!) and then forgetting I own them. This looked like a fun way of discovering those books that I'd forgotten about.



Charles Dickens created some of the most memorable characters in English literature and was also a larger-than-life individual himself, a champion of the underdog. The anthology presents a mix of specially commissioned new stories and lesser known reprints, by writers such as Hilary Bonner, Anne Perry, Charles Todd, Kate Ellis, Alanna Knight, Martin Edwards and Gillian Linscott. Many of the stories feature one or more of Dickens's characters, as a sleuth or as the victim of crime. Others are set in Dickens's real life with him investigating a crime or people closely associated with him, such as Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell or Hablot Browne — including during his tours of America. Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger meet up again in later years to solve an age-old crime. Just what became of the convict that frightened young Pip in Great Expectations? Was he really guilty, or framed? Inspector Bucket from Bleak House finds himself up against the greatest criminal mind of his day.



I bought this book 3 years ago when it was on offer, and when I was going through a Charles Dickens phase! Unsurprisingly, although I meant to, I just never got around to actually reading the book, but hopefully after featuring it on the blog I'll be encouraged to!!





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This Week in Books 24.06.15

Wednesday, 24 June 2015
This is a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found in which we can share what we're reading, now, then and next!

Now

A Game of Thrones- George R.R Martin
I have quite a few books on the go at the moment, but this was the one I was reading most recently. This is a re-read for me, I'm hoping to get through the whole series, fingers crossed!!









Then

The Elite- Keira Cass
I read this book at the end of May, but I've not finished any other books since, so this is my most recently read book! It was really good though, and I recently received the third book, so I'm excited to get to it soon!!








Next

A Clash of Kings- George R.R Martin
Continuing my summer of reading A Game of Thrones, I want to get to this one soon, to make sure I can get through them all!!










Thanks for reading guys!

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Making Up For Monday #1

Monday, 22 June 2015

This is a meme hosted by An Avid Reader, A Wannabe Writer. Every week there is a theme or game, or something fun to do that week. 
This weeks question is: What do you do if someone you love recommends a book and you end up hating it? 

This is a good question, this has happened to me a few times, and I definitely believe that honesty is the best policy. There's no point trying to lie to someone about how much you enjoyed a book, because if they enjoyed the book that much they'll be able to see straight through you!! 
I was recommended a number of books by people which turned out to be disappointing, these include Life of Pie by Yann Martel, a book that both my mum and dad really enjoyed, but I found to be a bit of a let down. But we are all mature adults, so we were able to discuss our thoughts and opinions about the book, and we were all able to see each other's points of views.
So, overall I definitely think that even if someone loves the book and you absolutely hated it, it's always best to be honest, and you can always have a really great discussion about the book, especially if you don't agree with each other!!!

June TBR

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

I didn't read many books last month, so I decided not to bother with a wrap up, and just get on to my June TBR. Now that uni is finished for the summer, I have loads of time to spend reading, and I plan to do just that.


The first book I want to read in June is Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. My mum gave me this book to read, and I'm about 20 pages in so far, it's not gripping me but hopefully it gets better.
The next book I want to read, or actually re-read is Divergent by Veronica Roth. I read this book in 2013, but I want to re-read it before finishing the rest of the series. Hopefully I enjoy it as much as I did the first time!
To continue the Divergent trilogy, I want to read Insurgent this month too, hopefully it is a successful sequel, and will mean I will be ready to see the new movie too!
The next book I hope to read this month is The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks. This seems like a really intriguing novel, which I've heard lots of good reviews of.
The last book I would like to read in June is Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I own this as an ebook, and Neil Gaiman is an author I have wanted to read more of, so hopefully I can get to it this month.



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