A New Start

After the rather depressing post that I uploaded this time last year I decided that I couldn’t let this completely go down the drain.

I always knew that it would be hard for me to keep it up so there had to be a point where I broke and couldn’t carry on as I had because I always found it hard to find things to say for the books.

I have a few posts that I will be uploading that I had already written before my year away from this blog but once they have all been posted my reviews will be Very different.

I’ve decided that for me the easiest thing to do is basically what I do on Goodreads.

I add a book as I’m reading it or when I’ve finished reading it and I never add any comments but I always fill in the 5 star rating.

Therefore I’ve decided that I my posts will be very basic with the image of the book cover and the 5 star rating at the least. I will try to add a few words but if I have the intention of not having any words to support my rating the pressure will be less but I will try to write a sentence or two explain why I liked or didn’t like the book.

I will also include any quotes from the book that stood out to me. There may be a lot of quotes or there might not be any, it just depends what the book is about and if anything means anything to me at the time I read it.

1 Year Ago Today

Ok, so it turns out that I made this blog one whole year ago today.
And no I did not remember that, WordPress just told me.

Although I know more what I am posting on this blog I don’t know if anything else has really gotten better. To start with I had no idea what I was going to be posting on here but I was kidding myself when I said that because what else would this be other than a book blog?! I read way too much for it not to be and with a couple of other things chucked in every now and again.

The thing is I was hoping that the reviews of the books I read would get better. I don’t think I ever really manage to get across what I want to say about the books and I don’t think I would fair much better if I was talking to you about it either. So maybe that’s just how I am when it comes to books.

I probably do set myself up for a little failure as I compare myself to my friend, Becky over at Blogs-Of-A-Bookaholic and she has pretty good and Long reviews which make mine not so good in comparison.

Over the past year I have done my A-Levels and started my first year of uni. I now have 4 months off for summer so hopefully things will be a little better over the next 4 months as I have neglected my blog a lot recently. I have loads of posts to write and loads that are written and need to be posted as well. Hopefully if I manage to get it all sorted I can do a better job when I go back to uni in September.

Within the year I have done 66 posts and have had 80 comments on the blog. Pretty much all of those are between me and Becky though but I don’t mind about that.

My blog has had 1,023 views within the year. I’m not sure what to think about that. It means that people are actually looking at what I write and I don’t know if I really expected that.

I realise that this isn’t an especially happy post and I’m not looking for anyone to come along and tell me that what I write is good because it could be better. I’m just saying what I think.

Hopefully next year will be better than the year just gone

x

Underworld by Meg Cabot

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Format: Paperback

Pierce isn’t dead. Not yet.

But John Hayden, lord of the Underworld, has taken her to the place where the spirits of the deceased gather. He says it’s for her safety, to protect her from the vengeful Furies. But could he have other reasons for keeping her close?

Pierce might be safe in the Underworld, but she soon learns that the people she loves back on earth are not. Can she convince John to release her in order to save her family – or will the price he asks her to pay be too high?

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Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

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Format: Paperback

‘I’ve been fighting it all night. I’m going to lose…Nature wins out. It always does.’

Elena Michaels didn’t know that her lover Clay was a werewolf until he bit her, changing her life forever. Betrayed and furious, she cannot accept her transformation, and wants nothing to do with her Pack – a charismatic group of fellow werewolves who say they want to help.

But when a series of brutal murders threatens the Pack, Elena is forced to make in impossible choice. Abandon the people who understand her true nature, or help them to save the lover who ruined her life, and who still wants her back at any cost.

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Quoting the Quill

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You must know… Surely you must know it was all for you

- Mr Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

I love the film Pride and Prejudice and also the book so I decided I would post this quote from Mr Darcy.

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Quoting the Quill is an every other week meme created by Becky at Blogs-Of-A-Bookaholic. It runs every other Wednesday. Want to find out more or join in the fun? Check out the details here.

Beautiful Blogger Award!

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That’s pretty much me at the moment. I can’t believe I’ve managed to get any blogging award!

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The rules of the award:

1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.

2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

3. Tell 7 things about yourself.

4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

I would like to say a massive thank you to http://classyasfuckbookreviews.wordpress.com/ for this award!

So, 7 things about myself…

1. I read loads of books and one day I would like to have a house with a library.

2. I am nearing the end of my first year at university which is crazy! The time has flown by.

3. My favourite colours are blue and green.

4. I don’t drink tea or coffee, the hot beverage of my choice is hot chocolate.

5. Recently I have discovered the wonderful shop CeX which sells cheap DVDs and whenever I go in the shop I end up buying more DVDs that I don’t really need to buy.

6. I have green eyes.

7. I have a book that I’m writing that I may try to publish one day, if I’m brave enough.

Blogs I am nominating for the award:

1. http://hikingphoto.com/

2. http://maggieflynn49.wordpress.com/

3. http://hollybee42.wordpress.com/

4. http://lifeintheblueridges.wordpress.com/

5. http://katiehickey.wordpress.com/

6. http://vincentmars.com/

7. http://beckysblogs.wordpress.com/

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

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Format: Paperback

‘R’ is a zombie. He has no name, no memories and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows – warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can’t understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.

This has never happened before. It breaks rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their frim, rotting world won’t be changed without a fight…

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