Storytime Wednesday: My YouTube Addiction

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Wow look at me being all clickbait-y!

Let me start off by saying that yes, I truly believe that I have become addicted to YouTube, and by no means willingly.

Today I will take you through my journey down the rabbit hole that is YouTube; what pushed me; my journey in the dark; and where I am now.

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The Adjustment Book Non-Spoiler Review | by Suzanne Young

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Before I begin, I want to say that the funny thing is, I was going absolutely crazy thinking that I’d already posted this review so convinced that it got deleted; but when I looked back at my blog journal and the notes for this review, I realised I never typed any of it!

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Goodreads Summary:

How do you go back to a life you can’t remember? Find out in this follow up to the New York Times bestselling The Program and The Treatment.

Tatum Masterson never went through The Program. She never had her memory stripped, never had to fight to remain herself. But when Weston, her longtime boyfriend and love of her life, was taken by handlers, she hoped he’d remember her somehow—that their love would be strong enough.

It wasn’t.

Like all returners, Weston came back a blank canvas. The years he and Tatum spent together were forgotten, as well as the week when he mysteriously disappeared before The Program came for him.

Regardless of his memory loss, Tatum fights to get Weston to remember her. And just as they start to build a new love, they hear about the Adjustment—a new therapy that implants memories from a donor. Despite the risks, Tatum and Weston agree to go through the process. Tatum donates her memories from their time together.

But the problem with memories is that they are all a matter of perspective. So although Weston can now remember dating Tatum, his emotions don’t match the experiences. And this discrepancy is slowly starting to unravel him, worse than anything The Program could have done.

And as the truth of their life together becomes clear, Tatum will have to decide if she loves Weston enough to let him go, or to continue to live the lie they’d build together.

Prepare for your Adjustment.

Review

I finished this book last month, and it featured in my October/ November GIANT Reading + Book Haul post, which I advise you all go and check out before coming back and reading this review, as I acquired many many very intriguing books – thanks to both Allen and Unwin and Bloomsbury – that I would never have picked up otherwise.

If you’re new to my blog or just haven’t read many of my posts; I posted an anticipation post for this book a while back after the release of the previous book, The Epidemic.

In that post I spoke about how I expected there to be a lot of struggle between the two main characters with the loss of what was and Tatum especially trying hard to get her old boyfriend back. This isn’t a spoiler as it is almost explained fully in the blurb, due to it being the main cause of all the drama in the novels, and anything an emotionally wrecked person would think to do.
The above is a reoccurring theme in The Program series, though not one that gets old, as it is interesting to see how each couple copes with their losses, and what becomes of it.

Like all the books in the series, this one was a quick but emotionally charged read, inclusive of the giant plot twist that totally changes the readers expectations for the next book.

I found this book quite intriguing as it featured and/or made mention of characters in the previous books which hinted at their true intentions, their place in society now, and the impact their actions left on the town. I found that towards the end of the books answers to questions I had from reading The Treatment were presented.

When the series is finished I would like to read all the books in chronological order to properly understand everything that happens and why, since Young just expertly creates this dystopia that flows on through different time frames, showing cause and effect, and how groups of people with the same beliefs can alter the course of history.

★ Rating ★

I will say tho, that I do rate these books highly but if my 5 stars is going to be Cassandra Clare, Lord of Shadows level, it is only appropriate to award this book ★★★★ 4/5 stars.

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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 again Wednesday for another Storytime!

BREE XOXO


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October/ November GIANT Book Haul + Reading

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November was the most successful reading month of 2017 for not the best reason…

Although, It along with October, was a very successful book collection month. I forgot to post my October book haul at the beginning of this month, so it will be incorporated into this post, making it possibly my biggest haul this year!

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I don’t want to blabble too much before we get into the hauls, sooooo…….. KEEP SCROLLING TO SEE TWO MONTHS WORTH OF BOOKS!!!

I’ll begin firstly with my October Haul, in which I read no books.

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Storytime Wednesday: Why Do We Hate School Books?

Do we hate a book if we have a negative mindset when we start reading it brought upon by being forced into it? Would everyone have liked it if they had chosen to read it?

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Today we discuss why students hate their allocated school books and if this hatred would’ve formed if they’d chosen to read this book on their own.

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Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYa Anthology Review | Edited by Danielle Binks

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It is Monday and I am back again with my weekly reviews!

I stopped posting my Monday reviews for a while, as I have – according to my Goodreads count – read 14 out of my goal of 25 books. This is a very sad count, but this year has been insanely social and I truly hope that next year will be a better year.

Nevertheless; lets get into the review!!!!

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Goodreads Summary:

The YA event of the year. Bestsellers. Award-winners. Superstars. This anthology has them all. With brilliantly entertaining short stories from beloved young adult authors Amie Kaufman, Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks, this all-new collection will show the world exactly how much there is to love about Aussie YA.

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Festive Christmas Book Tag!

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Yes it is that time of the week again where we pull another tag from the internet and plop it on the blog!

Aside though, I’m lying in bed and I sang out an intro song to this post, and it makes me really think how much YouTube I’ve been watching lately and how maybe unhealthy it is for my blogging…

Anyways back to the tag!

Today I will be doing the Festive Christmas Book Tag! Because it is never too early for some Christmas cheer! Also it’s December 2nd. This tag was created by GirlReading on YouTube.

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I AM WRITING A BOOK!

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What is this!? Two posts in one week??? I think I’m finally starting to get my sh*t together, and the sad thing is I have so many brilliant ideas for posts on this blog written in a cute pen in a cute pink notebook, that I stupidly keep procrastinating.

But enough of that! Now I have a cool new phone, big enough to type up blog posts and make posts on the go I wont have to make excuses about not having my computer on me to post.

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Now that that little rant is over with, I want to tell you all about how my NaNoWriMo writing month went.

It went….. okay.

So I went into this with an already started story that I was origionally writing and I felt like I needed a reason for myself to put more effort into it.

The book started with around 1,500 words, and over the course of the first week, which consisted of studying for Uni exams, procrastinating said studying, and many mental breakdowns, I managed to raise my total word count to 3,257 words. I made my personal goal 15,000 words because there was no way I was going to reach 50,000 words like most people.

It all went downhill from there.

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Unearthed Book Launch & Signing!!

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This event, hosted by Allen & Unwin at the Dymocks on Collins St. in Melbourne, brought us – and by ‘us’ I mean the bookworms of Australia – our beloved Amie Kaufman, and the very first international author I have met; Meagan Spooner.

After a big day at work (8:30 – 5), dressed in my Gemina inspired outfit consisting of a full black jumpsuit (definitely not Danae Matresco), and heeled peep-toe boots; I met my friend at Flinder’s Street Station in the CBD, and for those of you who have never experienced Melbourne city in peak hour, or at any time of the day; it was a mess of people, cigarettes and thankfully a healthy police presence.

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Stranger Things Is Back Baby! (+ book tag)

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Today you’ll be hearing a story about how I got sucked in, braved my fears and started watching the gripping Netflix original: Stranger Things.

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Season 2 of Stranger Things aired last week in America on the 15th of October (because here in Australia we have to wait a whole year for a new season to be shown on our t.v.s), dead set in the middle of the year! If you haven’t started watching, please do, then we can all fangirl/boy together.

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Tome Topple Readathon

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Long time no see my friends!

I’ve been waiting for that day that I’d have enough time and mental effort to come back here and share my reading life with you all; which up to this point has been pretty much non-existant. I’ve had to lower my Goodreads Reading Goal down from 50 to 23 books, as I have been stuck on Nevernight since New Years, and Uni has left me beaten and dying with only 14 books to my name.

But, Never Fear! I am back and reading and as determined as ever, taking part in the Tome Topple Readathon!

This Readathon was created by Sam from Thoughts On Tomes on YouTube, and it is in its 5th round! There are many hosts, including our very own Australian; Caz from The Little Book Owl. The hosts will be doing reading sprints on twitter @Tome_Topple, if you wish to follow.

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