WWW Wednesday

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words (SamAnnElizabeth) where we answer the three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you just finish reading?
  • What are you planning on reading next?

This is a day late, I’m so sorry!

What are you currently reading?

Down with the Shine – Kate Karyus Quinn = Boring

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde = Slow, Long-winded

Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo = TBD

What did you just finish reading?

East of West, Vol. 1 by Johnathan Hickman – ★ ★ ★ ★ (apocalyptic, dystopia, GN)

East of West, Vol 2. Johnathan Hickman – ★ ★ ★ ★ (apocalyptic, dystopia, GN)

Harmony by Sienna Mynx – ★ ★ ★ (IR, Multicultural, 20’s, historical, crime)

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig – ★ ★ ★ (time travel, YA, fantasy)

Shadowshaper  by Daniel José Older – ★ ★ ★ ★ (YA, fantasy)

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (YA, dystopia)

The Revenany by Michael Punke – ★ ★ ★ ★ (historical, adventure)

What are you planning on reading next?

I have a massive overload of library books…soo…it’d probably be one of these

And a whole lot more….

Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

The year’s closer to being over than not and I’ve accomplished diddly squat. That’s not entirely true, but I feel like time is speeding up much too fast, so this tag actually allowed me to reflect on the beginning of the year! Thank you orang-utan librarian and icebreaker694 for tagging me! Check out their blogs if you like reading entertaining stuff. Let’s go:

Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2016

This wasn’t a conclusion I came to lightly. There was a large amount of math and science involved that allowed for these two novels to win, blah blah blah. Okay, so that’s obviously false, but I did think about it for awhile before making this decision.

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2016

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I haven’t read many sequels this year, so I guess  Saga Vol. 2

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To

There’s so many but these two will do.

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Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by  Tynga’s Reviews, where you share the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Bought (These exact editions):

 

 

 Borrows (Library):

 

 

What have you bought lately? What have you borrowed? Anything good?

 

New Releases | Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken (#2, Passenger)

I’ve been orphaned by my time.


Very vague and ominous description. Since this won’t be released until January 3, 2017, you have time to read book one and wait for a more detailed description. I haven’t read Passenger yet but it’s on my TBR, so I’ll be ready for book two before the year is out. This title is available for pre-order so don’t forget to do just that.

New Releases | RoseBlood by A. G. Howard

RoseBlood is a Phantom of the Opera–inspired retelling in which Rune’s biggest talent—her voice—is also her biggest curse.

Rune, whose voice has been compared to that of an angel, has a mysterious affliction linked to her talent that leaves her sick and drained at the end of every performance. Convinced creative direction will cure her, her mother ships her off to a French boarding school for the arts, rumored to have a haunted past.
 
Shortly after arriving at RoseBlood conservatory, Rune starts to believe something otherworldly is indeed afoot. The mystery boy she’s seen frequenting the graveyard beside the opera house doesn’t have any classes at the school, and vanishes almost as quickly as he appears. When Rune begins to develop a secret friendship with the elusive Thorn, who dresses in clothing straight out of the 19th century, she realizes that in his presence she feels cured. Thorn may be falling for Rune, but the phantom haunting RoseBlood wants her for a very specific and dangerous purpose. As their love continues to grow, Thorn is faced with an impossible choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or save her and face the wrath of the phantom, the only father he’s ever known.


A. G. Howard is also the author of Splintered, which is a retelling of Alice in Wonderland, so retelling’s are kind of her thing. This title will be released on January 10, 2017 and I’m really excited to see how she’s gonna pull this off. On another note, can you guys believe I’ve never read The Phantom of the Opera!? There’s really no excuse of why I haven’t – I own the book! Still excited about this release, which is available for pre-order.

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The Book Theme Meme

The Book Theme Meme is a weekly meme that pairs books and music hosted by Lila. If you want to participate, here’s what to do:

  • Link back to the originator (Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secrets)
  • Choose a book or series
  • Choose a song that you feel represents the book (fyi: it doesn’t have to have words, it can be classical or score)
  • Tell us what about the song reminds you of the book. Is it a particular lyric/s? Is it the general feeling of the song? Explain a little.
  • Add your name, blog, and link to your post in the comments!
  • Voila! You’re done!

Gasoline & Cinder

“Gasoline” by Halsey paired with Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Both have a very Asian inspired theme that’s also futuristic in feel. The song is basically the life of Cinder, although altered a bit. The song goes:

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Rip It Or Ship It

rip it or ship it book tag

Thank you the orang-utan librarian for tagging me in this fun tag – it was ages ago!  For this tag  you need to put characters names into a jar (or whatever) and pick two out at random. After that you decide if you rip them or ship them. Here goes nothing!

Bilbo Baggins + Sookie Stackhouse =

Hehe, can you imagine Sookie living in Middle Earth with Bilbo!? I surely can’t – she’s much to daft to enjoy the lovely company of Bilbo Baggins. RIP IT!

Bella Swan + Ethan Wate =

This was tricky. They’re both awful characters, but they’re also really similar to each other. Bella’s pining for Edward, Ethan for Lena, and they’re both in physical danger for their love. At first I was like, too similar, but then I figured if they can both be weak together and for one another it might work. I’m thinking since they’re both betas they need alphas but who knows; let’s give it a go. SHIP IT!

Pat Peoples + Katherine =

Mhmm, this is a proper match. Katherine is a no nonsense character (well, for most of the book) that needs a guy that’s not gonna scare off easily. Lucky for her, Pat is absolutely bonkers, so he’s not gonna be scared of her temper or wicked tongue. Pat also needs someone not afraid of his crazy and that will tell him off every once in a while – Kat’s just the girl because she’s a bit crazy too. SHIP IT!

Mr. Rochester + Angel Crawford =

This one is hysterical! Angel’s a modern-day, American, white trash, zombie. Mr. Rochester is an Englishman, from the Victorian era, and has status and money – he’s also not dead. Hmm, although this might seem like the most opposite couple in the world, I’m gonna SHIP IT! Angel is just looking for someone to tell her she’s worth it and special, however, she doesn’t take shit from anyone. Mr. Rochester needs that vulnerability but also that strength. SHIP IT!

Jasper Dent + Jane Eyre =

How ironic that I’d get Jane right after Mr. Rochester, but the verdict isn’t the same. Jane brings everything to the table, yet she has her own baggage, whereas Jasper just doesn’t add any life to the relationship. This just wouldn’t work. RIP IT!

Greg Gaines + Selene Vanreem =

Greg is too douchey for Selene, plus he’s a superficial crybaby that would give up much too easily. RIP IT!

Jay Gatsby + Macbeth =

This is such an odd match that I really pondered it. Macbeth started out relatively normal until he morphed into psycho status. Gatsby’s the life of the party but nobody knows the true him, he doesn’t even know. They’re both lost and easily manipulated because they want what they’ve been told or seen in life. Two people as fudged up as these two could either build together or crumble together, it’s hard to say. SHIP IT!

Mark Watney + Katniss =

I had to steal Mark Watney from the Orag-utan Librarian – I’m currently reading The Martian. She’s overly serious, he’s too silly. They’re both resourceful and natural leaders. She could use a laugh and he could use some serious. I like this match. SHIP IT!

Thomas + David Rice =

Davy’s fun, Thomas is boring. Can’t see this working, mainly because I don’t know who Thomas is (going by the book not the movie). RIP IT!

Arthur Dent + Percy Jackson =

Another awkward pairing with these two. Thinking they’d both annoy the shit outta each other, plus it’s creepy. RIP IT!

DJ + Jack Carson =

Jack Carson would murder little DJ’s heart. If we’re talking about DJ in book 3 then that might stand a chance, but overall this wouldn’t work. RIP IT!

John Carter + Elizabeth Bennett =

Elizabeth Bennet isn’t a very docile lass and she doesn’t take well to pompous, egotistical males…so this match would not work. The majority of A Princess of Mars is John Carter telling the reader how heroic he is and how cowardice isn’t in his genetic make up blah blah blah. Nah, RIP IT!

 

Well, that was fun. Since I was tagged for this ages ago I’m not gonna tag anyone, but if you’d like to do it link back to me so I can read it 🙂 Hope you enjoyed this

WWW Wednesday

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words (SamAnnElizabeth) where we answer the three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you just finish reading?
  • What are you planning on reading next?

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
(Just realized A Gathering of Shadows is book 2)

WHAT DID YOU JUST FINISH READING?

The Air He Breathes – Brittainy C. Cherry ★ ★ ★  (New Adult/Romance/Drama)
Girl of Myth and Legend – Giselle Simlett (ARC) DNF/15% (YA/Fantasy)
Easy Street (The Hard Way) – Ron Perlman ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (nonfiction/autobiography)

WHAT DO YOU PLAN ON READING NEXT?

(Same thing as last week)

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde:

I’m honestly looking forward to this. Gothic fiction is a genre I enjoy but don’t read often enough. Some might disagree with it being labeled a Gothic fiction novel (I’ve read some reviews that vehemently state this), however since I haven’t read it yet I wouldn’t know. After watching Penny Dreadful (which is amazing by the way) I became increasingly interested in the character of Dorian Gray – due to the fact that it’s a novel and I hadn’t read it – which is why I’m giving it a go now. This is a short novel, nevertheless, I plan to listen to the audio book and read it.

Excitement Level: 6/10

Eleanor – Jason Gurley:

Having won this novel a Goodreads Giveaway (read about that here), I’d been meaning to read it all year. However, knowing I’d need to write a review, I procrastinated until I was really in the mood for genre of Eleanor. I’m in that mood.

Excitement Level – 8/10

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green:

There was a guy named John Green on an episode of the television series Death in Paradise, and I’ve been promising to read this book for awhile soooo…..

Excitement level – 1/10

Wishlist Wednesday #2

Hosted by Pen to Paper

 

Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up.

But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that’s rotten. Soon she’s fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

Angel’s been through more than her share of crap, but this time she’s in way over her head. She’ll need plenty of brainpower to fit all the pieces—and body parts—together in order to save herself, her town, and quite possibly the human race.

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TV Tuesday

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‘Ello, this is the TV Tuesday Meme! It’s quite simple, every Tuesday you’ll do these things:

Choose between these three:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie that prompted you to read a book?

*Optional – put up the trailer

Lastly:

  • Link back to your post in the comments section (so I can stalk your post ;D)

Movie that prompted you to read a book?

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The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien is one of those novels you shouldn’t go your life without ever reading, however I didn’t read it until after I saw the movie. It’s a story overflowing with adventure, childlike humor and amazement in the eyes of Bilbo Baggins of Bag-End. There’s trolls, dwarfs, hobbits, goblins, and other fantastical elements that engender an extremely vivid picture that’s so magical. This novel is a wonderful bedtime story (trust me – I’ve done it on more than one occasion), and the audiobook is very fun to listen.