Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookworm Delights

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Each week bloggers post their top ten on a previously suggested topic. This week's topic is ten bookworm delights!

1. I love receiving mail 

Because when I order books it could arrive any day. Although, I must admit that my postman is actually disagreeable. If he comes early in the morning, I'm not always out of bed yet, and it takes a minute to open the front door, by then, he's always already moving on and for some reason or another, he's never friendly and always looks angry and condescendingly at me. However, if a package is too large to fit in the mailbox, those people do make up in friendliness for the other one. So I think I'll start ordering huge books next :p

2. I love watching booktube video's!

3. I love looking at my bookshelves, especially if I'm feeling a bit down

It always cheers me up!

4. I don't like to go shopping for anything but books

I could spent hours in a bookstore, it's even worse when I visit one in London (since Belgian bookstore do not have a massive selection of English titles), I could stay in those bookshops for days! Hell, I could even live there!

5. I love bookmarks

One of my favourite things about the Bookdepository is the fact that your book will come with a fantastic bookmark!

6. I love talking about books with friends

In fact that might even be my absolute favourite topic.

7. I love curling up with a book and a warm blanket, drinking a glass of wine

8. I love browsing through pictures of books on pinterest and instagram

Even though I don't not own an instagram account yet.

9. I love hardcover or special editions of my favourite books

Last year I got myself two books from the Folio Society for my birthday. They are rather expensive, but I'll love them forever!

10. I love beautiful covers!

11. I love Goodreads.com

Like booktube, I could spend hours browsing this site! Making lists or discovering new books, is there anything better?

Do we have any of these in common? What are your bookworm delights? Let me know in the comments down below!

Thursday, 7 April 2016

March Wrap Up

I decided to do a belated March wrap up after all, I know I skipped February but if anyone is interested in that let me know down below! Even though I feel like I'm kind of in a reading slump this year, I read 6 novels and one novella this month. Which, all things considered, is pretty good!

1. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

This is a collection of Lunar Chronicles novella's and I have a review to come for this one! 5 out of 5 stars, of course!

2. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

This was a new release and I really enjoyed it! 4 out of 5 stars. Review here.

3. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

I finally started reading The Winner's Trilogy and I loved the first book! 5 out of 5 stars! I haven't decided on writing a review on this one, if you are interested in my thoughts let me know down below!

4. Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs

I've been wanting to read this series for so long and I'm so glad I did! It was amazing! I absolutely loved all the characters and I couldn't wait to pick up the next book! Loved it! However, the plot itself could have been a bit more entertaining, so therefore I gave Moon Called 4 out of 5 stars!

5. Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs

It not surprising that I picked this one up immediately after finishing Moon Called! This book was even better! 4 out of 5 stars!

6. Alpha & Omega (Alpha & Omega, #0.5) by Patricia Briggs

This is the start of the Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs, which is a spin-off of the Mercy Thompson series. At first I was mostly interested in this series but you do need to read Moon Called first. In the end, I liked the Mercy Thompson series so much better. I gave this novella 3 out of 5 stars. You can find this novella in the On the Prowl bind-up.

7. Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs

Cry Wolf is the actual first novel in the Alpha and Omega series, however you do need to read Moon Called and the Alpha & Omega novella before you can read this one. I rated this book 3 out of 5 stars. I liked it enough, but I just wanted to read more of the Mercy Thompson series. 

I also started to read 3 more books in March: Transcendence by Shay Savage, a book I actually want to dnf but I don't usually do that with books. Room by Emma Donoghue, a book a read on public transport to keep me busy, but since I now have an Easter break, I stopped reading it but I'm really enjoying it! And lastly I also started reading The Winner's Crime but I put that one aside in order to read Moon Called, because of my reading slump.

Which books did you read last month? Have you read any of the books mentioned above? Leave your thoughts in the comments! The Mercy Thompson series is definitely my favourite read of the month! If you want to read an actual review of any of the books mentioned below, please feel free to let me know down below!

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Stacking the Shelves: March Book Haul Part 2

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Each week bloggers post the books they purchased or received. I think I did reasonably well this month, it could have been a lot worse. I have a previous March Stacking the Shelves post here, if you want to check it out. This week I got one comic, one e-book and two paperbacks:

1. The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie (Illustrations), Matt Wilson (Colorist), Clayton Cowles

I actually got this in a comic store in Ghent, and this was the only comic that was reasonably priced, man if you think comics are expensive online, wait till you get to an actual store. However, I wouldn't be myself if I didn't pick up at least one comic and that's exactly what I did!

2. First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1) by Darynda Jones

I got a discount of 2,50 euros on one e-book of choice and since I've heard a lot of good things about this one, I decided to get it! I've been in a huge urban fantasy (or paranormal) mood lately because of the Mercy Thompson series and I need more!

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

I've been wanting to explore some other genres like crime novels and I've been recommended this series so many times I couldn't resist getting the first two books. I'm I the only one who thinks these covers are beautiful?

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

Which books did you get this month? Have you read any of the books mentioned above? Let me know down below!