Breezy’s Bookish Week (6)

Hey there, guys! 

As always, I’ll start off by saying how hectic my week was. I’m currently going through a sever organisational slump and I’m behind on everything. I had a shock the other day, considering my Asia trip is only three months away and I still have so much to do (and save). Work have had me in and out all week, and I’ve been so so so tired. After a 5:30 AM start, I would come home and sleep, only to get up later to ward at 6:30 PM. 

So because I’m a tired scatter brain, blogging suffered a little. I only posted two reviews this week and I didn’t get around to enough blogs to comment. I also didn’t read as much as I would have liked and definitely had a mediocre week in books. 

What I Read:

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Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Read it as soon as I bought it – it was good, but not amazing, sadly. 😦

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Crash by Nicole Williams 
This wasn’t really for me. :/

On the blog this week! 

Tuesday: Why I didn’t give The Faults in Our Stars a 5

Friday: I review Dearly, Departed by Lia Hable (includes sexy zombies)

Awesome posts from other bloggers!

Atsi @ Oh, The Book! discusses what she would do if she were a fictional character

Kristy @ Book Nerd Reviews shares some gorgeous bookshelf’s! 

Fiktshun discusses the book industry’s lag in diverse books and why

Sarah @ A Bit Behind on Books discusses education making you too harsh a reviewer

Jeann @ Happy Indulgence shares her DIVERSE recommendations.

Mel @ YA Midnight Reads discusses the use of the S word in books 

Kelly @ Pretty Little Reader asks why she is wasting her time on facebook?

Piracy Is Not the Answer – Josephine @ Dudette Reads  

I wish I could have gotten around a bit more. But I’m happy with what I did find. You guys are awesome!

Oh well, keep inhaling those books! ❤

 

 

Breezy’s Bookish Week (5)

Hey there, lovelys! 

I’m a day late with this post because I procrastinated the whole of yesterday. I spent it by reading Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. That’s a good excuse, right?

But anywho, I was having a fantastic week until it all came crashing down. I read two FANTASTIC books, followed by one I had to DNF. I went to the awesome book sale by lifeline, then nearly died by a garbage truck, which was an accident I nearly caused. Which really shames me to say.

Never trust anyone on the road guys. Especially inexperienced red P platers. Also, garbage trucks have amazing brakes – probably what saved my life.

Lets put that behind me, because I need to tell you the amazing books I read that you MUST READ NOW. 

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Ask the Passengers by A. S King
Amazingly insightful and interesting that anyone can relate to!

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A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler
Such a vivid look into schizophrenia

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Take Me There by Carolee Dean.
Avoid this book. 30 pages in and I was DONE.

I also had a book haul this week! But I don’t have much time so I’ll just give you the highlights.
There was about 6 books in total I bought, for the wholesome amount of $15. 😀
One of those was Bloodline by Richelle Mead ($3)
Wings by Aprilynne Pike ($3)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Hardback $4)

I also bought new copies of Looking for Alaska by John Green because the lovely Kayla @ The Thousand Lives recommended it. And Fangirl, too, because basically everyone on this planet cannot stop talking about it.

What was on the blog this week?

Tuesday: Review of Fated by Sarah Alderson

Thursday: I discuss my boiling hatred for FATE and LOVE

Friday: A series review of Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Awesome posts from other bloggers!

Naomi from The Darkest Reader discuss’ what she would do if she met her favourite author(s)

Stella and Jenni vlog a review for the Divergent movie!

Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner talks about (lack of) diversity in YA books!

Jean @ Happy Indulgence and Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity join up to discuss the Divergent movie!

Ashely @ Nose Graze talks about second books that are doomed to fail 

Kristen @ The Book Monsters posts her Top Ten books to read if you like Once Upon a Time

Trish from Between My Lines guest posts @ Oh The Books! and discuss’s hateful characters in books

Hazel @ Stay Booksih give us 22 ways to make the book community a better, happier place. 😀

Amber @ The Mile Long Bookshelf discuses the wrongs that occur in the book community. Guys, read this. It shocked me, but it might not shock others. I think it is really important that we are aware of our actions when socialising on the web.

Rosie @ Rosie Reads discuses discussions, memes and features! (this is cool!)

Kayla @ The Thousand Lives discuses her landmark books! 

I’ve had a tough week, but it’s great to see all this positive stuff around! Enjoy everyone. Be happy. Avoid garbage trucks and live like you might get yourself crushed by one at any moment.

Happy breathing and reading! 

 

Breezy’s Bookish Week (#4)

Hey there loveys! 😀

What. A. Busy. Week. But it was chocolate filled! So that’s a plus.

I don’t have a lot of news. I haven’t heard back from any more publishers, nor have I received or bought any books this week. My Lion King tickets came in the mail though. SO EXCITING!

Also, instagram is going well.. I think I have a total of three followers in a week? Haha. There’s a huge book community there as well. Which is cool. I was so unaware of it until now.

Okay, so never mind the idle talk above. Here’s the exciting stuff! I’m in the mood of treating myself to new books, no matter the price. Normally I’m a bargain hunter. I either buy books second-hand or I find it cheap. But I feel like I’m missing out on some great books because of this.  (what a bad excuse, I just want books).

Anyway, I was hoping that you guys could help by voting! There are just way too many books I want to read that fit into this category, and I want to limit myself to three or four. Impossible. One of these spots in already taken by a hardback copy of Panic by Lauren Oliver. Because I love her and is one of the few authors on my auto-buy list, and I’m ashamed that I haven’t got it yet.

So, if you guys could vote for the next two or three, that would be great!

The choices are: 

What I’ve Read:

This week I smashed out three books. They are 

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Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel

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The Faults in Our Stars by John Green – I didn’t love this book as much as I thought I would.

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Willow by Julia Hoban – Not bad, but not great either.

 

On ‘da blog this week

Sunday:Yet another Before I Fall quote. I just love Lauren Oliver, kay?

Monday: I share the movie trailer to If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Wednesday: We play musical books with If I Stay and Where She Went!

Friday: Witchy review of Burn Mark by Laura Powell 

 

Awesome posts from other bloggers!

Kayla talk about characters and books that have influenced her! 

Review of The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel @ Blkosiner Book Blog

Jeann @ Happy Indulgence reviews Written In Red by Anne Bishop 

Asti @ Oh, The Books! shares LGBT covers and discusses the common themes. 

Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf review’s Something Real by Heather Demetrios 

Angel reviews This Song will Save Your Life by Liela Sales @ Spare Reads

Allie @ Little Birdie Books disusses YA rules that must be followed. Ha ha! 😀

Laura Plus Books discusses LGBT side characters! 

You can see that this week was a review week for me. Have a lovely Saturday and hope you all have a great, bookish week! 

P.S Plleaaseee vote and share it around! I can’t wait to buy me some new books. 

Breezy’s Bookish Week #3

Hey there lovelies, 

I’ve had an absolute heckers week. EASTER, THANKS FOR EXISTING. I’VE DONE NOTHING BUT NUTELLA HOT CROSS BUNS FOR WEEKS.

Oh and thanks Brumby’s for deciding we should stick nutella in hot cross buns and turn me off nutella for life.

But besides working my bum off. I’ve done much more reading than I did last week! 😀

News: Last week I was talking about emailing publishers? This week I got an email back from Allen and Unwin asking me for my address to send over the goods! And Harper Collins directed me to their catalogues and request procedure, and I have since requested for two books. Fingers crossed! 😀

ALSOOOO: I have connected up with Instagram for Breezy Reads! Follow me!

What I’ve read: Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres 

0068_RHABurnBrightFULL07.inddThis book was weird. And I don’t mean the good kind. I mean this has drowned itself in the deep end weird.

Bitter End by Jennifer Brown

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This was deep. Really, really deep. Deeper than the crazy deep end. It’s gone right down to the bottom darkness.

And I’m also currently half way through Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel. I don’t know what it takes me so long to read the books in this series! I flew through the other two!

Anyway, that brings my weekly total to 2 and a half. 

Now the last two weeks I’ve been really good! But I went crazy on my spending this week and conrol just flew out the window.

eBooks I bought:

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The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski ~ Speechless by Hannah Harrington ~ The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan ~ Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett. All from kobo  and under $5!

Paperbacks I bought: IMG_20140419_142958

 Pretend You Love Me by Julie Anne Peters ~ The Divide (The Secret Circle #4) by L. J. Smith ~ Raven’s Gate by Anthony Horowitz ~ Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody ~ Ask the Passengers  A. S. King ~ Finnick of The Rock by Melina Marchetta ~ Crash by Nicole Williams

These were all from booktopia (they have a killer clearance sale right now)!

Posts:

Sunday:  I discuss beauty through a quote from Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Tuesday: I finish a series and say goodbye to Marr’s faerie world!

Thursday: I do my second If I were a fictional character post with one of my favourite characters ever, Riley Carver!

Friday: Review of.. Never mind. I was MEANT to be posting a review today, but time got away from me. 😦

Coming up: Some more lovely quotes, a book and a series review (I promise to do both!) and I’m creating another playlist!

 

Awesome Posts from other bloggers!

This is creepy. Cait rats out authors who are secretly animated characters 

Kayla @ The Thousand Lives reviews Town Away by Jennifer Brown! 

Do you find certain paper types annoying? Chiara talks about how paper effects her.

Renae @ Respiring Thoughts recommends some great YA contemporaries that aren’t well known. (I added heaps to the GR shelves)

Josephine @ Dudette Reads reviews Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar

Reading Teen discusses slow reading habits (I’M GUILTY)

Lindsey @ The Day Dreamer and Candy Eater discusses the misconceptions of a book worm!

Mime stands up for Princess’s everywhere

Atsi @ Oh, the Books! talks about her LGBT reading experiences 

Jeann @ Happy Indulgence hosts a publisher QnA. The timing for this couldn’t have been more perfect. THANK YOU ❤

As you can see, I definitely explored a lot more this week! A lot of these posts are a little old, but that’s cause I went digging on the blogs I love. I should definitely do this more often!

Oh, and another thing.. TOMORROW’S CHOCOLATE DAY, GUYS! And please. If you are in Oz, leave us Brumby girls alone and make your own nutella buns!

Happy reading! (and chocolate eating) ❤

Breezy’s Bookish Week! (#2)

Wrapping up my week round two! 

So this week a read a total of 1 book, which I only finished last night. How lame. I swear I’m usually better than this. 

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But yeah, that lonesome book is called Fated by Sarah Alderson.

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I’m still sorting my thoughts out for this one; while I liked it, there were definitely some things I didn’t agree with.  But otherwise, it was fantastic compared to the other book I tried to read – which had to be DNF’d ’cause it was just plain awful.

That sad little book is called Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan.

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Save yourselves the pain and give this one a miss. Seriously. 

I also didn’t receive any books this week! But I have sent a couple of emails to publisher’s over the last few days. I think it’s about time I start making connections and get my hands on some early copies!

I also bought another haul from Booktopia. They are just so cheap at the moment. I couldn’t help myself. :/

On the bright side, I’ve stuck to my scheduled this week and posed everything I said I would!

Sunday: A Simply Sunday Game of Thrones quote!
Tuesday: Review of Outcast by Adrienne Kress, the best book I have read this year that had reduced to me a big squishy broken heap on the floor.
Thursday: I try out my first Musical Books post!
Friday: I review Reboot by Amy Tintera – I’m certainly liking these zombie books!

Coming up: 2 fresh reviews, maybe a discussion (but it’s holidays, guys, so no promising how much I’ll be able to write!) and some more quote sharing!

Awesome posts by other bloggers!

Lilly over at Lilly’s Book Blog discusses buying books she has already read! (I think we are all guilty of this one :S)

Kayla at The Thousand Lives creates a cool version of making book playlists! Check it out and suggest some songs!

Jeann shares her cool experience at PTAlive! (another book event I didn’t hear about). But hey! Cool to see the bookish love downunder!

Cait and Mime discuss vague book blurbs in their vlog! (This was seriously cool!)

Melanie at YA Midnight Reads discusses her overflowing book shelf! 

Anya at On Starships and Dragonwings finds her blogging/reading focus! (which I love and admire).

I’m sure there’s a lot more out there, but I didn’t do a whole lot of commenting this week (holidays = work = all of Breezy’s time). But enjoy! And have another great bookish week!

 

 

Breezy’s Bookish Week

Hey there! This is my first time doing one of these posts, but I thought it would be nice to put down what I’ve done, what Iv’e read, what’s been reviewed anything else bookish that I can think of.

So what’s been happening? This week I’ve been good – didn’t buy one book. But, I did receive a book that I bought last week in the mail.

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Finally get to finish one of my all time favourite series. Do me proud, Barker. This better be amazing!

This week, I’ve read:

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Sent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder and

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Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

 

Other news? Work has had me on my toes all this week! But, I have managed to put some more time into the blog and the blogging world. I did a little maintenance, new header, new rating system, some new features and a new layout for reviews (which I’ll be testing out on Monday). I also did some commenting and discovered some cool new blogs! Meeting and connecting with people with the same interests is always fun.

Also, I gotta add this…

LION KING, GUYS, THE LION KING is coming close to me, and I GOT TICKETS!

This is so amazing. It’s going to be absolutely epic and I am so so excited!

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You see, if there is anything else besides books that I love entertainment wise? It’s theatre.

Thirdly, it’s children/Disney movies.

The two combined? My heart might melt.

I might get so excited that I’ll shatter myself into a million pieces.

Did I mention I like theatre? I LOVE theatre! Last year I only got to see three productions – An awesome Brecht piece called Animal Farm (very interesting, by the way, if you have never seen Political theatre, get to it!) I also saw King Kong the musical in Melbourne (SO AMAZING) and another in Melbourne called Brief Encounter, which was also pretty nifty!

But I’m getting totally off topic. Books. Yeah. Books Breaser.

Anyway, on the blog this week I posted

Monday: I reveal my bad history with Maria V. Snyder with my review of Touch of Power.
Wednesday: I try out a new feature called If I Were a Fictional Character – Take a look! I think I’m going to have lots of fun with this in the future.
Friday: I apologise on behalf of my e-Reader and promo colour coded witches. See Jen McConnel’s Daughter of Chaos!

Next week: I share some quotes (Game of thrones, hint hint), have two new reviews and possibly attempt another new feature, maybe…

Awesome posts from other blogs!

Bec from Ransom Reads discusses something a lot of us fret about – creativity.

Chiara at Books for a Delicate Eternity reviews Jessica Shirvington’s new release  – Disruption! 

The Notebook Sister Cait shares the author’s she auto-buys from.

Kayla discusses her fear of her reading future at The Thousand lives.

Miranda @ Tempest Books starts breaking out of her comfort zone!

Jeann at Happy Indulgence lists her reading styles! – She also discusses the pressure we put on ourselves here! 

Here’s to another great week of books and blogging!