Random Friday #1: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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(I thought this was an awesome idea, so I decided to join. Hopefully you guys enjoy it!)

Random Fridays  is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last)
  • Go to this random number generator and insert the total amount of pages in your book
  • Generate a random number
  • Open your book in the page with number you got
  • Repeat step 2 and 3 but with the number of lines in that page
  • Your random sentence is the first sentence in the line with the number you got (it doesn’t matter if the sentence starts a few lines before)
  • Make a post in your own blog where you share your sentence and link back to my blog as the host
  • Share the link to your post in the comments’ section here for the book community to see 🙂

Note: Please refer the host of the meme (this blog/this post) in your own post and leave a comment down below with a link to your RF so all the participant can have a look and share their thoughts too!

My Random Sentence:

“Won’t you pour me one more of that sinful Old Janx Spirit”
– Page 14, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

 

The Fever Code (The Maze Runner 0.6) by James Dashner

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Once there was a world’s end.

The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled.

Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man.

Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy.

The boy’s name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze.

Now there are secrets.

There are lies.

And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen.

This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down.

All will be revealed.

A prequel to the worldwide Maze Runner phenomenon, The Fever Code is the book that holds all the answers. How did WICKED find the Gladers? Who are Group B? And what side are Thomas and Teresa really on? Lies will be exposed. Secrets will be uncovered. Loyalties will be proven. Fans will never see the truth coming.


I recently finished reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner, and I have to admit I’m intrigued to know how the world ended.

Hardcover:304 pages |Expected publication: September 27th 2016 by Delacorte Press

Blogger Recognition Award

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I was nominated for this award by the orang-utan librarian, who’s blog is just so amazing with diverse content, and humorous post you have to check out. Thank you, the orang-utan librarian!

Rules:

  1. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
  2. Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.
  3. Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  4. Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  5. Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!

How My Blog Got Started:

My blog was originally named Paperback Book Addicts, and it got started one cold day in 2014, when I decided I wanted share my love for books with the world! Little did I know there were thousands of book blogs and it was hard as hell to get noticed, especially when you’re as inconsistent as me. So, I wrote a few posts and that little traffic bar never moved – to say I was discouraged would be the understatement of the year.

Because of this I stopped blogging for a whole year, until one day I got a notification from WordPress. It was nothing miraculous such as, a like on a post or a new follower, just a standard email about who the hell knows. Although unimportant it was at that moment I said fudge-it and started blogging again. Gradually I started becoming more consistent and just loved spreading the word about the most amazing pieces of art – books. I didn’t care if nobody read it – although I do appreciate my followers like nobody’s business –  I just wanted to keep writing about what made me happy. I know the question was straightforward and I just gave a whole children’s story, but I felt like the story was necessary.

However, the short answer is:

To spread my ❤ of books!

Advice to New Bloggers:

I haven’t been blogging long enough, or successfully enough to give advice. But for the sake of this post I’ll list a few things – I enjoy listing things:

  1. Consistency is super important! Even if you only post one post a week, it’s important to try and keep a pattern for your readers.
  2. Never give up. This is pretty self explanatory, however it’s important to never give up on your blog if you enjoy doing it.
  3. Do it for you. Yeah, this is corny and cliche but it’s important to remember that this blog is YOURS and if you’re happy with it then shuck everyone else (I just read The Maze Runner – forgive me) and do whatever you enjoy. Don’t write for likes, or to follow trends, or gain followers right what’s true to your heart.
  4. Try to reply to all your comments. I genuinely enjoy doing this, but if you don’t you should anyway because it keeps you engaged with the people (what am I the President?) and helps you build real friendships with your followers and fellow bloggers.

I nominate:

Kiwi Reads

yourdaughtersbookshelf

Pretty, Plus and Proud

Jess’s Reading Nook

Libroliv

Mud and Stars

happyalex

mugglebooks

bookbubblebee

Coffeeholic Bookworm

The Book-Loving Nerd

Charleigh’s Book Nook

Brown Books & Green Tea

Musings of a Romance Junkie

Tea & Paperbacks

Books and Messy Buns

that bookshelf bitch

Please don’t feel obligated to participate, but just know I truly believe you totally deserve it! These blogs are amazing so check them out pronto 😀

Four Roads Cross (Craft Sequence #5) by Max Gladstone

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The great city of Alt Coulumb is in crisis. The moon goddess Seril, long thought dead, is back—and the people of Alt Coulumb aren’t happy. Protests rock the city, and Kos Everburning’s creditors attempt a hostile takeover of the fire god’s church. Tara Abernathy, the god’s in-house Craftswoman, must defend the church against the world’s fiercest necromantic firm—and against her old classmate, a rising star in the Craftwork world.

As if that weren’t enough, Cat and Raz, supporting characters from Three Parts Dead, are back too, fighting monster pirates; skeleton kings drink frozen cocktails, defying several principles of anatomy; jails, hospitals, and temples are broken into and out of; choirs of flame sing over Alt Coulumb; demons pose significant problems; a farmers’ market proves more important to world affairs than seems likely; doctors of theology strike back; Monk-Technician Abelard performs several miracles; The Rats! play Walsh’s Place; and dragons give almost-helpful counsel. 

Hardcover: 352 pages | Expected publication: July 26th 2016 by Tor Books

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE – List

I think we’re all pretty much familiar with the Popsugar Reading Challenge that comes out every year, however if you’re not I’ll direct you to a previous post that explains it. Now, I’ve made a list of the novels I’d LIKE to read for this challenge, but I’ll probably end up deviating from it. Here we go:

*I own

7/39

Red = Completed (or read)

A book based on a fairy tale

Cinder – Marissa Meyer

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A national book award winner

Holes – Louis Sachar

A YA bestseller

City of bones – Cassandra Clare*

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A book you haven’t read since high school

High school wasn’t that long ago for me, so I don’t know if I’m going to do this one.

A book translated to English

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson*

A Romance Set In The Future

Naked in Death – J. D. Robb

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A book set in Europe

Firelight by Kristen Callihan

A book that’s under 150 pages

Shrek! – William Steig

A New York Times Bestseller

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins*

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Lustlocked: A Sin du Jour Affair by Matt Wallace

The staff of New York’s premier supernatural catering company, has their work cut out for them in this outrageous follow-up to Envy of Angels.

The Goblin King (yes, that one) and his Queen are celebrating the marriage of their son to his human bride. Naturally the celebrations will be legendary.

But when desire and magic mix, the results can be unpredictable.

Our heroes are going to need more than passion for the job to survive the catering event of the decade!

Outlander [Tv Series]

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Outlander is a series by Diana Gabaldon. I haven’t read the books however, I did like the TV Series until it became too much for me. Every other episode there was either a rape, attempted rape or a sex scene, ugh I felt horribly filthy after watching each episode. But I LOVED me some Jamie! Check out the trailer below:

Bad Boy’s Baby by Sosie Frost

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★ ★ ★ ★

Star professional quarterback Jack Carson has the worst reputation in the league. He’s arrogant and gorgeous, and if he’s not in bed with a new woman, he’s sleeping off the party in a jail cell.

But now he’s gotten in trouble too many times and needs my help to protect his career. As his publicist, I’ve hidden his dirty exploits and silenced the sexy rumors…but I missed the hottest scandal of the year. Apparently, Jack and I are dating.

When the manwhore lies to the league and claims we’re in a committed relationship, he jeopardizes both our jobs. I can’t trust the tattooed bad boy, but now I’m stuck defending him. I have to make him seem respectable—no matter what.

But his shameful reputation isn’t fixed with a few photos of us on a date. With the league determined to expel him for bad-behavior, Jack has only one option to convince them he’s wholesome, dependable, and responsible.

Jack Carson wants to start a family.

And he’s chosen me to give him the baby.


*Warning: This review will not be like my others, since this is a New Adult novel, I will have adultish comments about it. For once I’m acting my age :d*

Let’s just get this out the way first: Horrible title and terrible blurb.

Now that that’s over, shall we begin?

There was a substantial amount of people who couldn’t even bare the sample, yet along reading the book to completion – I rather enjoyed it. Since I read a fair amount of New Adult novels I switched off my YA mode and switched on my NA mode – this is required – before reading this book. NA novels tend to have seriously cocky and egotistical hero’s that make you want to cut your eyes out from their constant noise of self-praise, and Jack Carson was no different. He’s an egotistical asshole. It’s irrefutable. He parties hard, thinks he’s God’s gift to women, and is a serious manwhore.

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30 Days of Night [Movie]

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30 Days of Night is a graphic novel series by Steve Niles.  I’ve never read the graphic novel, however the movie was actually one of my favorite horror movies because it was so obscure and disturbing. These are some real vampires. They don’t speak English (does that classify a real vampire?); they don’t sparkle or charm you; they’re not unbearably beautiful; they’re actual monsters. Plus, I love Josh Hartnett in everything. Check out the official trailer below: