Netflix Book Tag

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I’ve been so good with my blog post schedule, it’s making me so happy and I come to you all with another post; this time a Book Tag!

Since the website I use to stream videos has stopped working for me I’ve been using Netflix for the first time, so it is only fitting that I have chosen to do the Netflix Book Tag. I found this tag on BookTube a while ago, then again on A Booklovers Playlist, where I found the questions. According to Keyleigh (A Booklovers Playlist), the origional video was made by A Darker Shade of Whitney and can be watched here.

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1. Recently Watched
The last book you finished reading:

Lord Of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. I posted a non-spoiler review for this book on Monday which I am very proud of and I would love for you all to read it.
2. Top Picks
A book/books that have been recommended to you based on books you have previously read:

My friend Tracy – who was featured in my LOS review as ‘Paperback Rep’ – recommended I read Strange The Dreamer by Lani Taylor; partly because I was reading the Shadowhunter books, and partly because she was – and I quote – “so shattered by the book that [I] must read it”.
3. Recently Added
The last book you bought:

Damn lucky I went book shopping on Thursday before I enforced my strict spending budget (which will sadly not hold). I purchased two books that day, Release by Patrick Ness and Trials of Apollo Book 2 by Rick Riordan.
4. Popular on Netflix
Books that everyone knows about (series you’ve read and a series you have no interest in reading):

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (duh!), I’ve read this series 3 times over and loved it even more every single time!
Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Mass is a series I – not so much have no interest in reading – I just don’t want to pick up the series because of all the hype over it has just put me off reading the books even though I know how amazing they must be.
5. Comedies
A funny book:

All the books I read aren’t full comedy but have their sarcastic and funny moments. But I found myself full out giggling while reading Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan. This book was equal parts comedy to action and it was a good balance.
6. Dramas
A character who is a drama queen/king:

Alec Lightwood is a drama queen! OMG I swear if anyone was a bigger drama queen than him when it came to thinking he was going to lose any chance at being with Jace, I would give the other persona gold medal. This is more the Alec we see in City of Bones, but he will always be a drama queen to me.
7. Animated
A book with cartoons on the cover:
Girl In Between by Anna Daniels is the only book I own with a cartoon style artwork on the cover. I haven’t read this one yet but I was sent it for review from Allen & Unwin.
8. Watch It Again
A book/book series that you want to re-read:

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare for the third (or fourth) time. Nuff said.
9. Documentaries
A non-fiction book you’d recommend to everyone:

I don’t think I’ve actually read through a non-fiction book (that I remember), though I would recommend everyone at least have a flick through Ed Sheeran’s Autobiography. It’s a beautiful green book with amazing drawings and a wonderful story about his rise to stardom.
10. Action and Adventure
An action packed book:

Nevernight!!! Jay Kristoff just manages to keep you hooked with this book, and in the parts where the level of action decreases you as the reader begin to feel more on edge; the feeling that something is coming is always there with this book, and until that thing comes you are left hooked hanging on to every word.
11. New Releases
A book that just came out or will be coming out soon that you can’t wait to read:

Magnus Chase and The Ship of The Dead by Rick Riordan comes out in October and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy as soon as it is released!!
12. Max: Tag some people!!
I tag everyone and anyone who has read been so kind as to have read this post. Enjoy.

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Stay Happy, Healthy, and have a Lovely Week!!

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Thank You so much for reading and I hope to see you all back here Monday for another book review 🙂
BREE XOXO


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Storytime Wednesday: Revisiting My Childhood

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I hope you all enjoyed my passionate Lord of Shadows book review I posted two days ago. It is, in my opinion one of my best book reviews on this blog and if you haven’t already read it I recommend you do (you have no excuse because it’s non-spoiler!).

But today we discus the not often mentioned creatures of the deep; Mermaids, and how there are very few of them as the focus in Fantasy novels of today.

Ingo Boo CoverThis post was inspired by (but in no way sponsored by) Ingo by Helen Dunmore. The book was published in 2006 by Harper Collins Children’s Books and is the first in a series of four books that revolve around a girl who finds out her family has a deep connection with the ocean. Continue reading “Storytime Wednesday: Revisiting My Childhood”

Lord Of Shadows by Cassandra Clare | Non-Spoilerish Review/ Rant

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Feels Alert!

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Goodreads Summary:

Would you trade your soul mate for your soul?

A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honor. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners—sworn to fight together, die together, but never to fall in love.

Emma Carstairs has learned that the love she shares with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden—it could destroy them both. She knows she should run from Julian. But how can she when the Blackthorns are threatened by enemies on all sides?

Their only hope is the Black Volume of the Dead, a spell book of terrible power. Everyone wants it. Only the Blackthorns can find it. Spurred on by a dark bargain with the Seelie Queen, Emma; her best friend, Cristina; and Mark and Julian Blackthorn journey into the Courts of Faerie, where glittering revels hide bloody danger and no promise can be trusted. Meanwhile, rising tension between Shadowhunters and Downworlders has produced the Cohort, an extremist group of Shadowhunters dedicated to registering Downworlders and “unsuitable” Nephilim. They’ll do anything in their power to expose Julian’s secrets and take the Los Angeles Institute for their own.

When Downworlders turn against the Clave, a new threat rises in the form of the Lord of Shadows—the Unseelie King, who sends his greatest warriors to slaughter those with Blackthorn blood and seize the Black Volume. As dangers close in, Julian devises a risky scheme that depends on the cooperation of an unpredictable enemy. But success may come with a price he and Emma cannot even imagine, one that will bring with it a reckoning of blood that could have repercussions for everyone and everything they hold dear.

Continue reading “Lord Of Shadows by Cassandra Clare | Non-Spoilerish Review/ Rant”

July TBR!

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What is this? I am doing a TBR post?

Why yes I am. I haven’t done a TBR post in a while as my reading has been super irregular and I have been reading really slowly that as I said a few posts back, I have only read 5 books in 6 moths and that is appalling.

I have decided to get back on track with a TBR that I will (hopefully) stick to.

I have created monthly TBR shelves on my Goodreads page, with each month containing roughly 3-5 books that I will hopefully finish – and review – within the month. The June TBR Shelf contains only 4 books, one of which I have already started.

The four books include: Continue reading “July TBR!”

I Actually Read Books This Year!(?)

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I don’t know how but the first half of the year had come and gone so quickly, I havent had any time to appreciate the whirlwind that it was. I also didn’t gat time to appreciate all the good books I wanted to read and admire; but here are the special ones I did, and their reviews.

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Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2017!

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Today I present you with my Mid-Year Book Freak Out!! Especially since I’ve read just shy of 6 books in six months *inaudible gurgling noises* But in my defence I’ve been working on the dystopian book I am writing and I have been in some sort of reading slump. The kinda slump where I want to read and I can read but can’t read fast enough.

I found this tag on Hailey’s YouTube channel; HaileyInBookland. She changed a few of the questions to suit herself but I will keep the original questions, and maybe delete a few for convenience. I don’t know the true creator of this tag so if anyone does you can comment it below thank you.

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How To Balance School and Reading.

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It is Wednesday and I am already 3 weeks into my Uni holidays, school holidays are just around the corner and all of this equates to way more reading time! But what if you want to start your holiday reading early?

You’ve come to the right place! here I will tell you how to effectively read in school and stay on top of all of your coursework (you must be dedicated to do both in order for this to work).

Continue reading “How To Balance School and Reading.”

Huge June Book Haul!

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I went book shopping!! I don’t usually dedicate a day or a particular shopping trip to exclusively shop for books, but on Monday I splurged and bought a total of 13 books. I went with three other book loving friends who for the first time didn’t spend as much as me on books.

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This haul may not seem that big but I did buy all of these books in one day, and I set myself a personal budget of $100; which with everything else I bought that day did not really stick.

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Somewhere In The Shallow Sea by Dennis Macaraeg | Spoiler-Free Book Review

I was sent this book from the author – Dennis Macaraeg – in exchange for an honest review. It was published it on the 22rd of October 2015.

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I was contacted by Macaraeg directly and received his book in exchange for an honest review.

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Goodreads Summary:

To save the life of his friend, a marine biologist must deliver the scientific compound he invented to kidnappers hiding deep within the jungles of the Philippines. Unexpectedly paired with his ex-lover for the mission, it’s a bit more than he signed up for.

 

 

Continue reading “Somewhere In The Shallow Sea by Dennis Macaraeg | Spoiler-Free Book Review”

The Aesthetically Pleasing Book Tag!

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I have received some aethetically pleasing books from Allen & Uniwn over the past few months that I am yet to read and I have found this book tag that allows me to show off these books and some of my own!

I found this tag on the DreamlandBookBlog (where I find many of the tags I complete); though it was created by Book Syrup on YouTube. A link to the original can be found here.

Continue reading “The Aesthetically Pleasing Book Tag!”