By: Celine | July 27, 2014 | (18) Comments

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Latest Happenings

Celine

Little happened the past week because I’m mostly just reading and enjoying the fact that I have to do nothing at all. I’m off for holiday next week though, so that’s nice 😀 We’ll be staying close to home, and I still have internet and everything, but I might comment less on everyone’s blogs because I only have my phone to do so now.

The past week I did go to the city of Leiden one day together with my mom, which was a lot of fun. It’s a beautiful city and I enjoyed walking through it. Leiden has a lot of canals in the city, which I’m always a fan of! We also had an amazing lunch at the bank of a canal, which is definitely the best spot in town. We tasted a lot of different things, including sweet olives, which is the weirdest thing I’ve ever had. They tasted like olives, but… sweet. It was strange, but also pretty good.

Larissa

Alike Celine, this week has been pretty quiet on my end. I’ve done in car lessons for driving, which are coming along. I still do get nervous though which is something I’m working on (or trying to lol).  I of course worked this week, though not as much as I usually do. I actually read a lot more then I had been this week and a bit of last, finishing 3 books. Usually I only have time to read one book a week, so this is a big deal guys. Hopefully I can keep up the trend of reading and maybe get some books that aren’t in the 3-3.5 star range? Ugh, that’s where all of my reads seem to fall lately. I need some five and four star reads! Or maybe even a one star, at least I would have something somewhat passionate to say about it, even if it’s negative lol. I also did a podcast with the lovely Faye, Rashika and Amy at The Social Potato. It was a new experience but definitely a lot of fun (:

I really don’t know what to type here. Asdfghjkl. Now I’m just typing nonsense. I wish I could tell you guys more interesting things but my life has been pretty boring lately haha. Oh! I saw 22 jump street recently, which was super hilarious and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Think I liked it better than the first one actually.

Recently Read

Since You've Been Gone17731926

Read by: Celine Rating: 4  | Read by: Larissa Rating: 3.5

Celine’s Book of the Week

 

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)

Isla is almost here! This year I read the immensely popular Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door, which I both loved. (Etiènne! Cricket!) Obviously I can’t wait for Isla and the Happily Ever After, which I’m sure will be amazing. Give me more amazing ships!

Posts on the Blog

Around the Blogosphere

Meg @ Cuddlebuggery writes an important post about slut-shaming and the importance of sex-positive YA
Lots of people @ The Social Potato (Including Larissa!) discuss the art of commenting
Cait @ Notebook Sisters asks if the size of a comment matters
Aimee @ Deadly Darlings delves into negative reviews and how they effect her TBR
– Megan @ Adrift on Vulcan discusses happy endings vs. sad endings, and the one which she prefers
Laura @ Laura Plus Books talks about repetitive discussion topics, and wonders about how we feel about them
Jeann @ Happy Indulgence Books shares what she’s learned about blogging after two years
Wendy, Kim and Tonya @ The Midnight Garden highlight books that have contained wonderful descriptions of food

Current Giveaways

– None at the moment 🙁

That’s all from us this week! 

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Celine is 17 years old and from the Netherlands. Quite obviously, she loves books! She has been a reader for as long as she can remember, and she believes she will be a reader forever. Celine is also obsessed with food, and loves singing along to music as loud as possible, dancing and doodling on nearly everything.

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18 Responses to Midnight Madness Newsletter (61)

  1. Oooh, I can’t wait to listen to your podcast Larissa! I really enjoy the Potato Podcasts, they are so much fun!

    Glad to hear you enjoyed Since You’ve Been Gone Celine, I’ve wanted to read that for a while. That city sounds absolutely amazing with all the canals and everything!
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  2. Rashika says:

    My week has been similar to your guys’. It’s been a slow week and what with the fact that the weather here decided to turn up the heat a couple notches, we’re basically dying. I am hoping that it’ll start cooling down soon because I cannot take this heat for much longer. Otherwise I’ll just be a melted puddle.

    Are you in that weird slumpish place where none of your reads are good OR bad? I do NOT like that place. It’s a dark dark place. .-.

    I am glad you enjoyed Since You’ve Been Gone, Celine! I’ve heard good things about it but I get a strong feeling it won’t be my kind of read .-.

    I hope you have tons of fun on your holiday, Celine and I hope the two of you have a FABULOUS week! 🙂
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    • Larissa says:

      I know! And same here, like I live in Canada. It’s supposed to be fucking cold here and is 99.99999 percent of the time. But now we’re creeping into the 30’s and it just isn’t natural. I mean where’s the snow at?? Lol it snows so much here.

      YES OMG IT’S LIKE YEAH THIS WASN’T HORRIBLE BUT THEIR WERE SOME ISSUES WITH IT THAT PREVENTED FROM BEING LIKE YAYAYAYAY.

      Thanks Rashika <33 same to youuuuu

  3. Madi says:

    Ooo. I hope that Atalantia is a good book, I have been wanting to read it but I am worried that the book will be bad because I have read the Matched triliogy and with that series in each book Ally’s writing was different. To me her writing style is a mixed bag but I do plan on reading it.

    • Larissa says:

      I gave it 3.5 (: I liked it a lot more than I thought I would, as the matched series definitely wasn’t my cup of tea. I hope you end up reading it and enjoying it more as I did.

  4. I really wanna read Atlantia 🙂 I hope it’s good but it looks like you maybe didn’t I enjoy t too much
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  5. I’m very excited for Isla. I read and loved Anna last summer, and I just recently finished Lola, so it will be nice to have a short wait for Isla now. haha
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  6. I hope you have a good holiday, Celine! (And kudos to you if you do any commenting on your phone…I SO cannot do that. I just end up typing a lot of typos and dribble and then half the time the comment dies as I’m posting. -_-)
    I’m so so ridiculously excited for Isla. And that’s saying something since I’m mostly like a fantasy or epic kinda of action person! XD But Anna AND Lola were both beyond amazing….eep.
    Larissa: You totally need to find a 5-star read!! I like read two 5-stars the other week and ohhhh the feels. x) I think they were Sinner and Dangerous Girls. I hate getting stuck in the 3-star range. It’s my “meh” rating, mostly, and I just get very un-passionate about reading if all I hit are 3-star books.
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    • Larissa says:

      Yeah dude seriously O.o Celine must be so talented because I certainly couldn’t handle leaving long comments on my phone, it’d be a mess.

      SAME OMG ISLA YASSSSSS. I need that book in my life, think it’d definitely bring me out of my little slump.

    • Celine says:

      So I actually just wrote a reply on my phone but OF COURSE the comment didn’t go through and I lost it. This is why I hate commenting on my phone. And the typos. The eternal typos. You have no idea how many times I retyped this comment -.- But yeah, basics of the now lost comment were 1) COMMENTING ON PHONE SUCKS and 2) ISLA!! I cannot wait for the shippy feelings.

  7. Margarita says:

    I am excited to read Isla and The Happily Ever After! I downloaded the sneak peek from NetGalley and it was adorable!

    And also, I listened to the podcast on The Social Potato! It was very informative and I learned a lot. I am now visiting blogs as much as I could!
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  8. Hey, now! I see Atlantia is at a 3.5 rating?! When we were doing the Potato Podcast about commenting, you mentioned how it was really good =P I guess something happened along the way then? ><

    My life has been uneventful the past week, too. Hopefully something good happens to me that's worth mentioning about, lol!
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  9. Since You’ve Been Gone is on my TBR and I can’t quite decide when I’ll read it because of mixed reviews (reviews influence the way I read, A LOT). And I’m super excited to get my hands on Isla! But then I’m also worried because I’ll probably finish reading it in a day or two and then what happens after that? How will I cope after it all ends? 🙁
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