Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.


Winnie Mehta was never really convinced that Raj was her soulmate, but their love was written in the stars. Literally, a pandit predicted Winnie would find the love of her life before her 18th birthday, and Raj meets all of the qualifications. Which is why Winnie is shocked to return from her summer at film camp to find her boyfriend of three years hooking up with Jenny Dickens. Worse, Raj is crowned chair of the student film festival, a spot Winnie was counting on for her film school applications. As a self-proclaimed Bollywood expert, Winnie knows this is not how her perfect ending is scripted.

Then there’s Dev, a fellow film geek, and one of the few people Winnie can count on to help her reclaim control of her story. Dev is smart charming, and challenges Winnie to look beyond her horoscope to find someone she’d pick for herself. But does falling for Dev mean giving up on her prophecy, and her chance to live happily ever after? To get her Bollywood-like life on track, Winnie will need a little bit of help from fate, family, and of course, a Bollywood movie star. 


Like an expertly choreographed Bollywood dance scene, Nisha Sharma’s off-beat love story dazzles in the lime light.

-- Goodreads.com description --


I don't often read young adult contemporary books but this sounds like such a cute spring read! I've always been intrigued by Indian culture and I really want to read more books about it. Since I love films, this seems like a fun place to start!


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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Sunday Post #11

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Life

My life has been crazy the last two weeks. The first week of Easter break I had four two-hour driving classes which I had to combine with my puppetry rehearsals and shows. On Thursday, a local television crew came to film a rehearsal and then I had a driving class straight after and in the evening the premiere of our puppetry theatre production. So, that was a very exciting and busy day! On Friday and Saturday I had another puppetry show, and by puppetry I mean theatre with marionets.


The following week was supposed to be relaxing but I got a call had to do a job interview, which means I start teaching tomorrow and will have a very busy month after all. I have another teaching job lined up in May, as you might already know, so it's the perfect fit! 

Blog

So because of all this hectic stuff happening, I have only finished one book so far this month and I haven't been blogging much either. I planned to be more active the next couple of weeks but now I can't guarantee that anymore. During these two weeks I did write four posts:

April TBR

Can't-Wait Wednesday: A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas


Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves #1) by Sally Green

March Wrap Up


I hope to reply and comment back to all your comments soon! 


Also, my blog reached over 10,000 views yesterday, which I find quite exciting!

Books

Currently reading The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith, I'm only at page 140.


TV and Movie

I watched the second season of Victoria, one episode of Timeless and Chicago P.D., The Graham Norton ShowThe Man from U.N.C.L.E. and quite a lot of Scandal episodes (I'm now on season 5).



What did you read or watch recently?

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Saturday, 14 April 2018

March Wrap Up

I read 13 books in March and I'm very happy with that! I probably won't be able to read more than this for the rest of the year. 

Here are the books I read in March:

1. The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) by Holly Black 



I enjoyed this book and you can find my review here.

2. Horimiya Vol. 2 by Hero



Really enjoying this manga series! It's so cute! 4 stars!

3. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis



This book is incredible! I still think about it often and it definitely had an impact on me. Highly recommend this one! 5 stars! This was my favourite book of the month!

4. My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies, #1) by Cynthia Hand 



Sadly, I expected more from this book. You can find my review here.

5. The Seafarer's Kiss by Julia Ember 



I borrowed this book from my friend and I'm so glad I got the chance to read it! It was really good! 4 stars!

6. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo



I really enjoyed this book! I found it quite original and dark. I originally gave it 5 stars but I'm lowering it to 4 stars. I definitely recommend it though!

7. Gone Rogue (Wires and Nerve, #2) by Marissa Meyer



I LOVE the Lunar Chronicles and this was a fun continuation! 4 stars!

8. Perfect World, Vol. 1 (Perfect World, #1) by Rie Aruga



I got this manga from Netgalley and you can find my review here.

9. Waking Gods (Themis Files, #2) by Sylvain Neuvel



Really enjoyed this book! Better than the first one in my opinion! Review to come!

10. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch 



This was such an entertaining and fast science fiction novel! It reminded me so much of the TV show Fringe, which I loved! 4 stars!

11. Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman



I'm both happy and sad that I have now read the final book in this trilogy. Illuminae is still my favourite but Obsidio is now second place. I did lower my rating to four stars because I wished to see more of the new characters.

12. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll



This graphic novel is stunning! Really the art is incredible! The stories were a little too short for me, though, which is why I gave it 4 stars.

13. The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith



I never read mysteries or crime novels but I was excited to read this one. Unfortunately, I thought this was soooo slow and it frequently bored me. I did like the characters which is why I still want to read the other books in the series. 2 stars.


Which books did you recently read? Have you read any of the books mentioned above or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts down below!


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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves #1) by Sally Green

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.


A princess, a traitor, a hunter and a thief. Four teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Four nations destined for conflict. 

In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a loveless political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father. In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria, feckless Edyon steals cheap baubles for cheaper thrills as he drifts from town to town. And in the barren northern territories, thirteen-year-old Tash is running for her life as she plays bait for the gruff demon hunter Gravell.


As alliances shift and shatter, and old certainties are overturned, our four heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war. Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize?


-- Goodreads.com description --




This sounds awesome! I want to read my first Sally Green book this year because I received Half Bad from my lovely Broke and Bookish Secret Santa and I can't wait to read it!

The Smoke Thieves is set to release on the first of May.


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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.


The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we'd have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before. A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I'd now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it.

-- Goodreads.com description --








I believe this is set after the third book in the Court of Thorns and Roses series, not entirely sure what this book will be about but I'm excited! Also, I love this cover!


Have you read this series or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts down below! 

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Monday, 2 April 2018

April TBR

As you might know, I'm not great at sticking to my TBR lists, so I'm going to keep this one short. There are three books I really want to read this month!

1. The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2) by Robert Galbraith 


I read the first book, The Cuckoo's Calling last week and I thought it was really slow and the mystery did not captivate me at all. However, people all over have been telling me to continue the series and most love the third book best, so I'm going to give this series another try!

2. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton


I've heard fantastic things about this book and I can't wait to read it! Plus, this cover is the best!

3. The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty


I adore this cover and the synopsis sounds incredible so I'm really excited to read it!


These books are all over 500 pages, so I'll be really pleased if I managed to read them all!

Which books are you planning to read this month? Have you read any of the books mentioned above or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts down below!


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Sunday, 1 April 2018

Sunday Post #10

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Life
First of all, happy Easter everyone!

I've had a busy week and did not have much time to read or blog. I have started my driving classes and they are going well. Rehearsals for our puppetry show have also started and that has been taking up a lot of my time and this will only increase next week.

On the Blog

Despite being busy I did find the time to post a Can't Wait Wednesday entry, which you can find here.

Next week I hope to post a Can't Wait Wednesday, a March wrap up, a Waking Gods review and an April TBR but I believe this will be too ambitious, we'll have to see.

TV shows watched


I haven't watched any movies this week and I only finished one book, The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith. I did watch more TV shows like an episode of Chicago P. D., Chicago Fire, Timeless, a couple of Victoria episodes and the whole second season of Santa Clarita Diet, a crazy Netflix show.



What did you watch or read this week? Leave your thoughts down below!


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