July Book Haul

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I actually bought these books last month. I procrastinated with the haul. But that’s okay. I have been so busy with the read-A-Thons this month haha. 

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We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver & Room by Emma Donoghue

I have already read this book and gave it 4 out of 5 stars. I have to watch the movie. The book was really interesting.

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The 5 wave by Rick Yancey & The Infinite Sea by Rick YanceyIMG_4222

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs & Library Of Souls by Ransom Riggs

I read the first book and liked it. I think I’m going to read these two books in October. You know, like a spooky read for Halloween season. I don’t like too scary things. So these are perfect.

Wrap Up: Booktube-A-Thon 2016

I’m so proud of how much I read this week. I think it is a new record for me. I read a total of 4 books and 1052 pages, and finished 4 challenges. I read some good books and some bad books this week.

This is the books I read:

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera 293 pages ★★★★★

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski 355 pages ★★★★☆

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings 62 pages ★★☆☆☆

Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice 342 pages ★★☆☆☆

And this is the challenges I finished:  

1.Read a book with yellow on the cover:

  • More Happy Than Not

2.Read a book only after sunset:

  • Zenith

3.Read a book you discovered through booktube:

  • The Winner’s Curse

6.Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation:

  • Interview with the vampire

So I original had Zenith on challenge 3. But I changed it to The Winner’s Curse. I felt that I needed an audiobook.

Log of the week:

Day 1:

I started reading right after midnight the 18th. I started the readathon with More Happy Than Not. I read 217 pages. I really like the book so far.

I also started listening to The Winner’s Curse on audiobook. I found out that I needed an audiobook for the readathon.

Day 2:

I finished More Happy Than Not. It was so sad. Heartbreaking but so good. I highly recommend this book. I gave it 5 of 5 stars.

 

 

I also listened to 30 min of The Winner’s Curse. And started reading Zenith. Read 37% of Zenith.

Day 3:

I listened to 3 hours and 40 minutes of The Winner’s Curse today. I like the book. I listened to the book while I played the Sims 4.

Day 4:

I started Interview With the Vampire. This book is going to take longer time to read. I read to page 93.

Day 5:

Today has been a sunny day. I have been reading Interview With The Vampire on the porch. I read 110 pages. I feel that the book is really slow and boring.

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I finished reading Zenith. The book was okay. It is really short. Too short to get into. But I like the setting and the idea of the book. I gave it 2 out of 5 stars.

Day 6:

I only read 87 pages of Interview With The Vampire. The book is boring. I want to DNF the book. But I’m continue reading it because of the read-a-thon. And I want to watch the movie when I finish reading it.

I also finished The Winner’s Curse. I liked the book. 4 out of 5 stars. I want to listen to book 2 ASAP. I also finished my build on Sims 4. I build a Romantic Garden Restaurant.

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Day 7:

I finally finished Interview With the Vampire. I didn’t like it that much. I liked the overall story. But the pages dragged on and on. A vampire story should not be that boring. I gave it 2 out of 5 stars.

So I have to confess. I watched the movie the day after the readathon. I cheated a little bit. But that is okay haha. The movie was okay.

Top 5 Wednesday: Most Recent Additions To My Wishlist

Top 5 Wednesday is created by Gingerreadslainey. You can find more information on the Top 5 Wednesday goodreads group. This week’s topic:

Most recent additions to your wishlist

4 fantasy books, and 1 science fiction book. Haha I’m really in the mood for fantasy. I choose these books because they are all in my wishlist on bookdepository.com

1.An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

2.A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

3.Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

4.The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

5.The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

 

Mid Year Freak Out TAG

  1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2016.

Illuminae by Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

I loved this book. It was so good. The creative style of the pages and the way it was put together. And I also loved the story.

  1. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2016.

Winter by Marissa Meyer

I read this in the beginning of the year. It is the 4th and final book in the Lunar Chronicle. I love that serie. It is one of my favorite.

  1. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

Lady midnight by Cassandra Clare

This book was out in March. But I have not read it yet. I hope to read it this year.

  1. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Gemina by Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

I can’t choose only one book. This is the 3 books I’m most anticipating.

  1. Biggest disappointment.

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

I don’t DNF books. I try to finish all the books I read. But I could not finish this. It startet good. But it got so boring. And thrillers should not be boring.

  1. Biggest surprise.

Psycho by Robert Bloch

I didn’t know what to expect of this book before I read it. I knew it was an old black and white movie with the famous shower scene. I didn’t know the story before I read it. I really liked this book.

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  1. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)

V E Schwab also known as Victoria Schwab & Lemony snicket

I read vicious by V. E Schwab this year. And It was good. I liked the writing style and the story. I want to read the author’s other books. Especially A Darker Shade Of Magic. And the new one that is coming out.

I also read Lemony Snicket for the first time this year. I have only read 3 books so far.

But I love A Serie of Unfortunate Events. I didn’t read this books when I was a kid. But I love them now as an adult.

  1. Newest fictional crush.

All of the boys in The 100, the tv show. I had to cheat on this one and choose a tv serie, but that should still count, right? Because it’s also a book serie. Even If I haven’t read the books. Haha

  1. Newest favourite character.

Sevro from Red Rising. He and the Howlers is my new favorite characters.

  1. Book that made you cry.

It does not happen often that I cry from books. But I felt the tears in my eyes at the end of Illuminae.

  1. Book that made you happy.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

This book was a fun read for me. And it made me laugh several times.

  1. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year

The Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. It is so gorgeous just look at those book covers. BEAUTIFUL!

  1. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

All of the books on this list. But right now I am most excited about Mistborn and Tatiana and Alexander.

  1. Favourite Book Community Member

I don’t want to say only one person . Because it is so many that I love.

BookTube-A-Thon 2016

I had so much fun participating in the summer biannual bibliothon that was earlier this month. So when I saw that the BookTube-A-Thon 2016 was going to happen I had to join it. I’m not a book-tuber but I watch a lot of booktube. I’m going to participate in the reading challenges, but not the video challenges.  

The BookTube-A-Thon is from July 18th to July 24th.

Here is the link to the BookTube-A-Thon’s youtube channel and video.

The challenges:

1/ Read a book with yellow on the cover

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

This was on my list for the Biannual Bibliothon. But I didn’t manage to read it. So I’ll try to read it this read a thon. I think I’ll start with this book.

2/ Read a book only after sunset

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings

So where I live, in Norway. The sun is going down around 11 pm. I could not choose a long book, so I went with Zenith.

3/ Read a book you discovered through booktube

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings

Sasha Alsberg from Abookutopia is one of my favorite booktuber. And she and her friend Lindsay Cummings also a booktuber I believe, wrote this book together. I feel that this book is a good pick for this challenge, because two booktubers wrote it.  

4/ Read a book by one of your favourite authors

This one was hard to choose. Because I wanted to read This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab for this challenge. But I have not yet received it in the mail. So I had to choose something from my shelves.

I choose to read Grave Peril by Jim Butcher. I want to read a fantasy book. And this is the 3 book in the Dresden Files. I like the books in the serie that I have read so far.

5/ Read a book that is older than you

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

This book is from 1953. It’s a classic. And I have not yet read it. It has been on my shelves for years. I need to read it now.

6/ Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation

Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice

I’m curious about this book. I don’t know if I’ll like it or not. But hey let’s try and read it, and watch the movie after.

7/ Read seven books

I have 5 books on this TBR. I don’t think I can finish 7. It is like impossible for me I think. I really want to try. But 5 is already a lot. Maybe if I read some graphic novels or mangas. But I’m not really into them right now.

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Review: The Moorigad Dragon by Debra Kristi

29221693Published: 23 October 2014

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Dragons

Pages: 120

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆


Kyra is a shapeshifting Moorigad dragon, she is one part fire dragon and one part water dragon. After having run away from home, she is now living in a mysterious magical carnival. This is also where she met her best friend Sebastian, whom she cares deeply for.

After rescuing the mysterious Marcus from drowning. She gets torn between the new young man that she feels a huge indescribable attraction to, and Sebastian. There is also someone or something who wants to hurt Marcus, and a mysterious force bounds her to protect him.

Thoughts:

I wanted to read this book because it sounded like a fun and entertaining read. I liked that the main character can shapeshift to a dragon. And the setting of the book sounded intriguing. I hoped that it was an interesting and fun short read.

I didn’t like the story and I didn’t like the love triangle. I also didn’t like the main character Kyra, she is irritating and she makes some stupid and dumb decisions. The whole book is about should I choose my best friend, or should I choose this dude I have known for only 2 hours. It gets old pretty fast.

I had problems with a few thing in the book. Like in the beginning when she rescuing Marcus from drowning. Why did Sebastian ger angry that she saved him? Should they just let him die. I don’t understand.

There is one place in the book where they are in a deadly danger. And she starts thinking about that men likes to be in charge and feel macho. I have to let him do all the work. Buuhu she didn’t want to take his masculinity. Bitch you are about to die, don’t think about his ego, try to save yourself from death.

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I only continued reading to see where the story went. But the last part of the book is even more NOPE. And I just skim-read it to finish it.

The only thing I liked was the setting. The mysterious carnival with magical creatures. Now I’m intrigued to read more books with the same setting. I also liked that it was free on kindle amazon, good thing that I didn’t use any money on the book.

I gave it 1 star out of 5.

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Wrap Up-Summer Biannual Bibliothon 2016

It was so much fun participating in the Biannual Bibliothon . It was my first read a thon and I loved it. It was so much fun following and participate in sprint on twitter, and see what other people was reading. If you want to be friends on twitter, follow me and I’ll follow you back. I’m satisfied with what I read this week. I read 2 full book and a little bit of 2 other books. I read 870 pages total this week. Here is the books I read and challenges I finished:

This is the books I read:

Illuminae by Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff 600 pages

The Moorigan Dragon by Debra Kristi 120 pages

Golden Son by Pierce brown 80 pages

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 70 pages

And this is the challenges I finished :

4 Read a book with your favorite mythical creature

  • The Moorigad Dragon

5 Read a book you’ve been putting off picking up

  • Illuminae

7 Read a book in a different format than you usually read

  • Illuminae

 

Log of the week:

Day1:

I started the first day with Illuminae. I sat a goal to read it in 3 days. That is 200 pages each day. And the first day I read 170 pages, so I was a little bit behind. But I was proud, because it’s more than I usually read in a day.

Day2:

Still reading Illuminae, and I got really into the book. And was enjoying it. I could not stop reading. It was thundering outside and raining. Perfect for a reading day. I was really proud of how much I read this day. 240 pages. I can’t believe it, probably a new record for me.

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Day3:

I finished Illuminae and it was awesome. It’s now one of my favorite books of all time. And it was perfect to read in a read a thon. I have to write a review on it asap. The book had me swimming in feels.

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I also started a new book on my kindle. The Moorigad Dragon. I only read 17 pages of it that day.

Day4:

I only read to page 65 in The Moorigad Dragon. Not the best reading day, but it was OK.

Day5:

This day finished The Moorigad Dragon. I didn’t like it. Good thing it was a quick read.

Day6:

I started reading Golden Son. I was on page 300 and read to page 360. This book is a slow read for me. But I am really enjoying it. What I mean by slow is that I probably only read 30 pages in one hour.

Day7:

I only read 20 pages in Golden Son. But I read in another book that was not on my TBR for the read a thon. 70 pages in Outlander.

Bye Summer Biannual Bibliothon 2016 I had a great time

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