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Versatile Blogger Award

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I was nominated for this award by Kerr and Rachel from Paein and Ms4Tune
Thank you guys!

 

Rules:

  1. Nominate 15 other bloggers relatively new to blogging.
  2. Let the bloggers know that you’ve nominated them.
  3. Share 10 random facts about yourself.
  4. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to you post.

Here is my list of bloggers I am nominating. Not all of them are new, but I went with newish (just over a year) or people with under 1000 subscribers. I couldn’t find 15 because I didn’t have time before I had to leave for work, but 14 is pretty good.

  1. inspiredbyabook
  2. Pages by Paige
  3. Love thy Shelf
  4. I Read It And Wept
  5. BookBug Wonders
  6. The Worn Bookmark
  7. Subdued Flamboyance
  8. booksfordaysonend
  9. Words We Heart
  10. Coffee n’ Notes
  11. the readingdesk reviews
  12. THESEPAPERWORDS
  13. The Happy Typewriter
  14. CK’s Reading Corner

Random Facts:

  1. I work in a butcher and I hate it.
  2. I am pigeon toed and I walked with my feet seriously pointing inwards for a very long time until I decided to fix it and forced myself walking with my feet pointing outward for a very long time, now my feet point naturally forward. They do sometimes like to go pigeon on my though and trip me.
  3. I have a cat called Rose who is a sneaky little munchkin that I spend half my time making sure she doesn’t kill herself with stupidity.
  4. I am really into animals and want to work in a zoo or wildlife sanctuary (see why I hate the butcher?)
  5. I have been dating my boyfriend for 5 years.
  6. I am a pagan.
  7. I like to cosplay.
  8. I still have soft toys on my bed.
  9. My room is pretty much always messy when I have a stable job.
  10. I hate living with people.

Thank you guys again at Paein and Ms4Tune

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Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Favourite Authors

Well, I don’t like this weeks one at all. How on earth am I going to pick? I have many authors who I have only read one book of and they are my favourite ones but I have yet to read anymore or their works. Do they count? BLAH HARD LIST. To try and make the list easier on myself, I am going to list the authors I have read the most of first and then work my way down to the ones I have read the least, but it in no way shows which author is my number one because I don’t think I have one.

1. Ali Yazawa author of Nana.The only work I have read by this author is Nana, but I loved every bit of it and there is lots so that counts right?

2. Matsuri Hino author of Vampire Knight. Though I think I like this series more than Nana (maybe) I have read some other works by this author and I didn’t like them quite as much.

3. Richelle Mead author of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines.Love both of these. Really interested in seeing other works by her and if I like them as much.

4. Marissa Meyer author of The Lunar Chronicles. So so so good. Just amazing. I need more of anything.

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5. Suzanne Collins author of The Hunger Games.

6. Veronica Roth author of the Divergent Series.

7. Juliet Marillier author of the Sevenwaters Series. Though I have only read two, I am completely confident that I will like the rest of the series.

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8. Emily Gee author of The Cursed Kingdoms. Same as above.

9. Melina Marchetta author of On The Jellicoe Road. I have read two books by this author, one I loved the other not so much, but I keep her here because she wrote my favourite book.

10. Sarah J. Maas author of the Throne of Glass Series. I have only read the one book I can easily guess that I will love all the works. On a side note I am SO excited to meet her at Brisbane Supanova in November.

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I showed you mine now show me yours!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Quotes

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Favourite Quotes

Now I know this week is meant to be about inspirational quotes and what not but I’m not going to do that. I am just going to put in some of my favourites, the ones that stay with me.

1. ‘”Hold my hand because I might disappear.”‘ – On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.

2. ‘We Spoke about our dreams and how we always felt safe in them, no matter how bad everything else seemed. He told me it was one of the best days of his life and then he took out his gun. A .22 rifle. And he leaned forward and whispered, “Forgive me, Taylor Markham.” Before I could ask him how he knew my name and what I was to forgive him for he said, “Take care of my little girl.”

And then he told me to close my eyes.

And I’ve been frightened to do just that ever since.’ – On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.

3. ‘There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around you like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter you blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.’ – The Thirteenth Take by Diane Setterfield.

4. ‘I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there is no relief in waking.’ – Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.

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5. ‘We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one man to stand up for another.’ – Divergent by Veronica Roth

6. ‘The person, be it gentlemen or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.’ – Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.

7. ‘In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.’ – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

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8. ‘If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.’ –  Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

9. ‘Real life is not quite as it is in stories. In the old tales, bad things happen, and when the tale has unfolded and come to its triumphant conclusion, it is as if the bad things had never been. Life is not as simple as that, not quite.’ – Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier.

10. ‘“You shouldn’t call me crazy. They don’t like that.”

“But you are crazy.”

“I know. Do you know how I know?”

Scarlet didn’t answer.

“Because the palace walls have been bleeding for years, and no one else sees it.”’ – Cress by Marissa Meyer.

BONUS 11 (Just to add something funny) ‘“I have a cat! I do!” Damn it… why couldn’t I ever remember my imaginary cat’s gender? “Umm… she’s grey and adorable and her name is…” I said the first thing that popped into my head, “Hamlet.”

I was a genius.’ – Losing it by Cora Carmack

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Ok, so these ended up being a little more inspirational than I thought. I tried to follow the theme since I have many favourite quotes. Really I could have done the whole list with quotes from Jellicoe Road.

I basically collect quotes (I would turn my walls into quotes if I could) so please share your lists this week. I desperately want them.

If you want any of the books listed please click on the thingyami below.

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AYearAThon – April (Wrap Up)

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Now, You are going to notice that the page count for this month is looking a bit funny with .4 type things happening. This is because Invasion of the Tearling was an advance reader copy on my kindle so it didn’t have pages numbers, and I have had to work out what the percentage of the book would be in page numbers from goodreads.

Day 1

Pages Read: 139.2

Books Started: The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen.

Day 2

Pages Read: 206.4

Books Read: The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen.

Day 3

Pages Read: 142

Books Finished: The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen.

Books Started: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Day 4

Pages Read: 161

Books Read: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Day 5

Pages Read: 121

Books Read: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Day 6

Pages Read: 210

Books Finished: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Books Started: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Day 7

Pages Read: 346

Books Finished: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Books Started: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

Total Books Read

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Total Pages Read: 1325.6

Well I didn’t beet my goal, I really didn’t think I was going to be working six days a week. I really need to work that rubbish out because its just not going to work. But despite the fact I didn’t finish my four book target, I am still happy with what I did. The books I finished and started, most of them are ones that have been on my list for ages, and I am finally completed their pages.

 

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Contest Winners!

The time as finally come to announce the winners of my two Bloodlines contests!

The winner of the Silver Shadows book is Ivy from booksfordaysonend.

The winner of the Ruby Circle book is Ashley from Words We Heart.

Congratulations to the both of you! You both should have already received an email from me and hopefully by the time this post goes up your books will already be in the mail. But if not they will be sent out next week.

Congratulations again!

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – Character Check In

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Characters I Would Like To Check In On

God where do I even begin? Do I want to check in on characters? I do but I don’t. I don’t know. Also, if you want a chance to win two books scroll down to the bottom of this post. Here goes:

1. I think the first people on this list have to be (and who is surprised) everyone from On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. Just, give it to me.

2. Wanda and Mel from the The Host by Stephanie Meyer. While it is said that there are more books coming I don’t think it will ever happen and I don’t really want to. I just want a little check in.

3. Ceriana from The Forgotten War by Howard Sargent. That book really needed more books. It would have made an awesome series. I’m not going to go into why I want a check in but I desperately do.

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4. Katniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. We kind of got an after shot of what happens, but I want a bit more. Maybe a few more years down the line from where the book ends.

5. Violet from All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I just want to make sure she is doing ok.

6. Jane and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Do I even need a reason?

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I think thats all I have this week… I lots of the characters I care about right now are part of series I haven’t finished yet.

Now I showed you mine you show more yours so I can add more books to my list!

Also, if you are interested I am holding two giveaways because my blog is now two years old and I love you guys! There are only one day left to enter.

Silver Shadows giveaway
Ruby Circle giveaway

If you want any of the books listed please click on the thingyami below.

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AYearAThon – April

Yearathon

 

AYearAThon is a read a thon that happens each month throughout the year with different themes. You can find the goodreads group here.

Since I don’t know what my work schedule and personal life is going to be like between the 6th-12th, I am going to keep my list small again. Better to surpass your goal than to not complete it. There doesn’t seem to be a specific time in which this starts, I am starting the clock at midnight my time. This months theme is:

Fantasy

I am super excited about this theme, one of my favourite genres and a good time to cross of some things I have been dying to read for ages.

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Be sure to check out my giveaway post for a chance to win two books!

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Book Haul – March

Book Haul

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Very tiny haul this month. I spent a lot of money on a single book and other non book related things such as shoes and makeup so I didn’t have a lot of money left to get more. Oh well, my TBR list is far too long anyways.

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

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throne-of-glass-coverAfter serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another.

Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

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Be sure to check out my giveaway post for a chance to win two books!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Recently Added To TBR List

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books Recently Added To My To Be Read List

I think the simplest way to do this list is just to jump on over to goodreads and put my last ten additions on my list from there, it in no means these are the ones I want to read the most. Also, if you want a chance to win two books scroll down to the bottom of this post. Here goes:

1. The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. I am so eager to continue reading this book. Sent to me by the publishers

2. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Not the kind of book I would normally read but I was very kindly sent it by the publishers and it has been getting very good reviews around the booklands so I am excited to give it a go.

3. Kissing in American by Margo Rabb. Sent to me by the publishers.

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4. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North.

5. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare.

6. The Girl At Midnight by Melissa Grey.

7.  Magnolia by Maria Dahvana Headly.

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8. Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas.

9. The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes.

10. The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart.

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After going through my goodreads list I was really surprised at how many books I added to my TBR in March. This is only a small portion of them.So many books so little time… Now I showed you mine you show more yours so I can add more books to my list!

Also, if you are interested I am holding two giveaways because my blog is now two years old and I love you guys!

Silver Shadows giveaway
Ruby Circle giveaway

If you want any of the books listed please click on the thingyami below.

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