This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase bits and pieces of our lives and hauls from over the past week
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I cannot believe I’ve only been back to school for one week. PLEASE TELL ME IT’S ACTUALLY BEEN ONE MONTH AND THAT THE UNIVERSE IS TROLLING ME? On the second day back (Tuesday), we were told that we had a maths test on the following Friday. Yup, I had to do more than 50 pages of maths questions in four days for a flipping maths test. IS THIS REAL LIFE? Thank god the test was on statistics. If it was something else, I would have died. For serious.
We also finished watching The Boy in Striped Pajamas in my English class this week. It was the second time I watched it but it still had a huge effect on me. You could feel that everyone else (in the class) had been really affected too, for it was so eerily silent when the ending credits started rolling in. No one whispered a word until the bell went for recess. O.O
Other than school that totally pulverised me this week, this week has been an excellent bookish week. I received a whole truck load of books thanks to my BookOutlet order FINALLY arriving and I’m certain that the Bookish Gods decided to send me all the books this week to say sorry about me starting school again. I mean… it makes sense, right? Also, I did end up getting a response from BookOutlet in regards to my damaged books. I’m getting a resend of the books that are still in stock at their warehouse and I received a 110% guarantee for the one book that they no longer had. Honestly, I am so thankful–BookOutlet’s customer service is the best.
Also, I’m planning on starting Scandal sometime in the very near future. I’m slightly scared to start because I’ll probably end up watching that all day and not do my homework, but guess what? #YOLO.
Yup. I said it.
I’m such a dork. <.<
I’m with Mel, school really hit me hard this week. My new courses are shaping out okay so far, my favorite this semester being social studies. I just am all about learning about history and its impacts on us today, along current events. It’s just interesting to me haha. More interesting to me than the circulatory system and heart dissections we do in bio anyways.
Work party tomorrow so that’ll be interesting. LOL it’s actually a Christmas party…bit late on that one clearly. Ehhh, it’s an excuse for me to dress up, which is something I love to do. So, I’m excited [;
Not too much going on in my life this week other than school and work. When not doing the aforementioned I’ve been watching Agent Carter (seriously underrated and actually amazing) and Jane The Virgin (something I never in a million years thought I would enjoy but I’m actually liking it’s quirky style)
Read by: Mel Rating: 2 | Read by: Larissa Rating: 4
Posts on the Blog
- [2 Feb] When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill ★★
- [3 Feb] Mr. Kiss and Tell by Jennifer Graham, Rob Thomas ★★★½
- [4 Feb] Romance is in the Air Giveaway Hop + 1000 Bloglovin’ Followers
- [6 Feb] Discussing Through Midnight (51): The Perfect Body
- [8 Feb] Midnight Madness Newsletter (80)
Around the Blogosphere
– Diamond @ Dee’s Reads is looking for a co-blogger! She’s an amazing chick, so y’all should go check out her blog for more info.
– Laura @ Laura Plus Books addresses the negativity surrounding our blogosphere
– Aimee @ Deadly Darlings shares her ultimate ships and a totally fantastic giveaway
– Rebecca @ Reading Wishes talks about diversity in books and what happens when the authors don’t portray it justly
– Jeann @ Happy Indulgence asks how much we can remember specifically about books
To Kill a Mockingbird Sequel
Harper Lee’s lawyer has said to have uncovered the never seen before manuscript of Go Set A Watchman, which is the sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird that’s set 20 years later. Go Set A Watchman was written before To Kill A Mockingbird, but when her publisher told Lee to rewrite the story in the perspective of a younger narrator, the original manuscript soon became forgotten. There have been plans to release the book sometime mid this year by HarperCollins in America, and for more press release details, please click here.
Title of Starboard #3, Revealed
The New York Times Bestselling Co-Authors, Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s have revealed the title to the very last instalment of their Starbound series as Their Fractured Light. This very last story is said to feature our beloved characters from the first two books as well as Gideon Marchant and Sophia Quinn who will be the two focal characters for this book. While we do not have a cover yet, a synopsis has been revealed:
A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness for their planet, and protect them from destruction. Some say Flynn’s a madman, others whisper about conspiracies. Nobody knows the truth. A year before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were rescued from a terrible shipwreck—now, they live a public life in front of the cameras, and a secret life away from the world’s gaze.
Now, in the center of the universe on the planet of Corinth, all four are about to collide with two new players, who will bring the fight against LaRoux Industries to a head. Gideon Marchant is an eighteen-year-old computer hacker—a whiz kid and an urban warrior. He’ll climb, abseil and worm his way past the best security measures to pull off onsite hacks that others don’t dare touch.
Sofia Quinn has a killer smile, and by the time you’re done noticing it, she’s got you offering up your wallet, your car, and anything else she desires. She holds LaRoux Industries responsible for the mysterious death of her father and is out for revenge at any cost.
When a LaRoux Industries security breach interrupts Gideon and Sofia’s separate attempts to infiltrate their headquarters, they’re forced to work together to escape. Each of them has their own reason for wanting to take down LaRoux Industries, and neither trusts the other. But working together might be the best chance they have to expose the secrets LRI is so desperate to hide.
Their Fractured Light is said to release on December 29th, 2015 by Disney-Hyperion.
Amy Spalding Bingo Card
Amy Spalding, author of The Reece Malcolm List and Ink is Thicker than Water recently posted an Author Bingo Card on twitter which “passive-agressively complains about reviews” and reviewers on Goodreads. A number of well-respected authors even supported Amy Spalding’s Bingo Card including Emery Lord, Simmone Howell, Jenny Han, Alison Cherry etc. This is yet again another huge author-reviewer drama that has stirred out part of the Internet, and no matter what we can try to do, this won’t be the last.
The Casual Vacancy Trailer
On brighter topics, JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy has been adapted into a TV drama and the trailer was released just recently this week.
New on the Shelves
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas: AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! That is all.
The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart: I’ve never heard of this one before, but if I see any positive reviews of this by trusted review friends, then I’m definitely going to give this a go.
Dreamfire by Kit Alloway: Same thing goes for this book. Never heard of it–BUT THE COVER IS GORGEOUS.
Every Move by Ellie Marney: ASDFGHJKL; I AM NOT READY.
Fairest by Marissa Meyer: Publishers are the nicest! This one actually matches my US paperbacks PERFECTLY. Time for a binge of Cress and Fairest. I was planning on buying the HB of this one actually, but seeing that the unsolicited copy I was sent matches the rest, I think I’ll just stick with these babies.
Vanishing Girls Lauren Oliver: WHOOOOOOP. I really hope this one by Oliver works out for me. I have a on and off relationship with her works.
All Fall Down by Ally Carter: I’ve heard that the MC for this one is a total pain in the ass, but still–SQUEEEEE!
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater: I recently bought The Raven Boys and The Dream of Thieves in HB and now a HB review copy? ISN’T THIS JUST PERFECTION?!
Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly: I traded for this one! This series is just so much fun, so I cannot wait to see how the rest unravels.
The following babies are ALL from BookOutlet. Yup. I splurged. (It’s also the reason why I’m on a book buying ban.)
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill: I saw this in the recommendations while scrolling through BookOutlet so I just added it to my cart on the whim. And guess what it landed me? A SIGNED copy plus a bookmark. JE SUIS CONTENT.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: I didn’t actually like this book but I had to buy the HB anyways because I wanted my copy of Fangirl to have some company. What can I say? I treat my books well. They don’t like being lonely.
She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick: I’m really hoping I like this one! I had a very strange experience with The Ghosts of Heaven but this concept seems like something I’ll like.
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley: I remember reading a review of this book somewhere and I thought: WHY NOT?
Renegade by J.A. Souders: I’ve read a lot of positive reviews for this one so I snagged it. IT WAS REALLY TEMPTING, OKAY?
Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell: LOOK AT THE PRETTEH. The naked spine is actually silver and oh my, I love it.
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis: I read this one AGES a go but I loved it and I had to get myself a HB.
Stormdancer and Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff: I can’t believe I didn’t own these until now. Something was clearly wrong with me. *nods*
Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier: Everyone seems to love this. Time to join this bandwagon!
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson: Another book that I loved and had to have a HB version of. I ended up sending my PB to Larissa xD
Something Real by Heather Demetrios: I’m planning on starting a Heather Demetrios collection and I saw this and though it’d be the perfect time to start collecting all her pretteh books.
Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor: This is a book I read about over a year ago, and I remember loving it–the friendship themes are strong here, peoples.
Infinite Sky by C.J. Flood: Apparently a gorgeous book so obviously, I had to snag it.
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard: Same thing goes for this one!
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley: And this one. APPARENTLY I LIKE READING ALL THE GORGEOUS NOVELS.
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay: I’ve been hearing so many lovely things about this novel–and it was only less than $3 so it was hard not to buy.
Complicit and Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn: Blythe (my co-blogger who no longer blogs anymore) loves Stephanie’s novels, and I saw these and well, BLYTHE HAS THE BEST TASTE IN BOOKS. I didn’t think twice about it.
Siege & Storm and Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo: I actually bought Shadow and Bone as well but that one came damaged 🙁 Bought the series for obvious reasons.
Faking Normal by Courtney Stevens: I actually have an ARC of this on my kindle and have been wanting to read it for ages. I figured that if I had a hard copy I’d be even more motivated to pick it up.
Starglass by Phoebe North: The GR rating for this one is pretty low but so many trusted reviewer friends of mine loved this one!
~Thank you Tez, Hachette Australia, PanMacillan Australia, Penguin Australia, Bloomsbury Australia, Allen & Unwin Australia and Scholastic Australia for sending me these books!~
And that was our week! What are all of you up to? Has school/work been taking over your lives?
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