thaurantiell:

Books and Cupcakes July Book Photo Challenge

Day 16: Favorite book fandom

I’ve met so many great people thanks to those books!

colourmyworld:

Book haul!

colourmyworld:

Book haul!

bloodybrilliantbooks:

Book Challenge [24/30]

The Amber Spyglass

(Review of The Golden Compass here)

 ”I don’t want a memory, just a memory…”

Wow. I was not expecting this book to fill me with as much sadness as it did. Knowing that it’s the closest thing I’ve read to Harry Potter in years I should have been prepared for the finale to cause some pain, but I could never have expected it like this. This book is the type of book you finish and then sit staring at. It’s the type of book you hug because you share the pain of the characters and you don’t want to  loose them.

This book really stepped up the series for me, I’ve known since I started the Golden Compass that these are books I would love but I did not expect these book to be something I’d grieve the loss of. I cannot fully explain my feelings on this book in a functional way as so much happened and the book is full of bitter sweet moments. 

I don’t want to give any spoilers as to the events of the book so I’ll just describe them briefly and those of you who have already read it will know what I mean. Mrs Coulter in this book really impressed me, in all the moments with Lyra she begins to warm and in turn you warm to her. I feel that she always uses a woman to her advantage but in these moments you see her being weakened by it and the love she feels as a mother. I loved that Azriel knew this but also didn’t understand it and that together they begin to understand new things and change; leaving a very satisfying conclusion for them.   The moments Lyra and Roger share were what I thought would be the sweetest and most painful in the series but I could not have been more wrong. I love all the moments Lyra shares with Roger in this book but the ending really eclipses these moments for both pain and sweetness. I cannot really discuss much of it without straying into the realm of spoilers so all I’ll say is that it is perfect in that its the ending the book deserves but it is also the ending you feel the characters in the book do not and it leaves you both sad and satisfied. 

My only criticism of this book is that as a children’s book I feel some of the ideas of religion might make for an uncomfortable bed time story. I get that religion is in the book for a valid reason but I feel it might put off some of the more religious fans giving it to their children.   

I would rate it as ★★★

I would recommend the series for all fans of books. This book is expertly crafted with a story full of drama and adventure. It has a certain Harry Potter esc feel to it and I’m rather sad that I didn’t read it as a child as it doesn’t yet have a sprinkled coating of nostalgia for me. 

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readaroundtherosie:

July Book Haul! 
I don’t plan on buying anything else other than Silver Shadows at the end of the month, so this should be it.

readaroundtherosie:

July Book Haul! 

I don’t plan on buying anything else other than Silver Shadows at the end of the month, so this should be it.


chris-reads-books:
Books I have read this year.

chris-reads-books:

Books I have read this year.

Book Challenge [24/30]

The Amber Spyglass

(Review of The Golden Compass here)

 ”I don’t want a memory, just a memory…”

Wow. I was not expecting this book to fill me with as much sadness as it did. Knowing that it’s the closest thing I’ve read to Harry Potter in years I should have been prepared for the finale to cause some pain, but I could never have expected it like this. This book is the type of book you finish and then sit staring at. It’s the type of book you hug because you share the pain of the characters and you don’t want to  loose them.

This book really stepped up the series for me, I’ve known since I started the Golden Compass that these are books I would love but I did not expect these book to be something I’d grieve the loss of. I cannot fully explain my feelings on this book in a functional way as so much happened and the book is full of bitter sweet moments. 

I don’t want to give any spoilers as to the events of the book so I’ll just describe them briefly and those of you who have already read it will know what I mean. Mrs Coulter in this book really impressed me, in all the moments with Lyra she begins to warm and in turn you warm to her. I feel that she always uses a woman to her advantage but in these moments you see her being weakened by it and the love she feels as a mother. I loved that Azriel knew this but also didn’t understand it and that together they begin to understand new things and change; leaving a very satisfying conclusion for them.   The moments Lyra and Roger share were what I thought would be the sweetest and most painful in the series but I could not have been more wrong. I love all the moments Lyra shares with Roger in this book but the ending really eclipses these moments for both pain and sweetness. I cannot really discuss much of it without straying into the realm of spoilers so all I’ll say is that it is perfect in that its the ending the book deserves but it is also the ending you feel the characters in the book do not and it leaves you both sad and satisfied. 

My only criticism of this book is that as a children’s book I feel some of the ideas of religion might make for an uncomfortable bed time story. I get that religion is in the book for a valid reason but I feel it might put off some of the more religious fans giving it to their children.   

I would rate it as ★★★

I would recommend the series for all fans of books. This book is expertly crafted with a story full of drama and adventure. It has a certain Harry Potter esc feel to it and I’m rather sad that I didn’t read it as a child as it doesn’t yet have a sprinkled coating of nostalgia for me. 

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More Book Reviews
My Goodreads

lee-yan-druh:

A Word, A Book Challenge:
DAY 27: Secret Orgs.
The Hunger Games is still the best for me, despite all the new dystopian series popping up. :)

lee-yan-druh:

A Word, A Book Challenge:

DAY 27: Secret Orgs.

The Hunger Games is still the best for me, despite all the new dystopian series popping up. :)

booksandtheirstories:

A Word A Book Challenge
Clumsy
Day 29: This is what happy looks like by Jennifer E. Smith

booksandtheirstories:

A Word A Book Challenge

Clumsy

Day 29: This is what happy looks like by Jennifer E. Smith

odairuble:

hAY guys hello ok so um this is my first giveaway  and I don’t really have a reason for doing this other then I just wanted to and I know everyone’s probs doing their exams right now so I thought hey why not give a follower a summer treat, yeah? so yes okay 

RULES AYY

  • obviously this is for those who are following me
  • this is INTERNATIONAL
  • reblog as much as you want  
  • WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN RANDOMLY BY GENERATOR
  • you have to make sure the book depository ships to your country
  • you have to have parents permission OR if you are under 18 they have to be and you have to be comfortable with giving me your address (I am way too lazy to stalk ppl unless ur dylan o’brien so dw)
  • there will only be ONE winner and a runner up in case the winner doesn’t reply to me
  • this giveaway expires JULY 24TH 9 P.M (GMT)
  • If you win, make sure your ask box is operational and you have to reply to me within 3 days otherwise, the runner up wins.
  • If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask them here

WHAT DO YOU WIN???

  • nothing
  • lol jkjk
  • as I mentioned before there is only ONE WINNER and you can pick ONE BOX SET out of the five that are there
  • 1. LEGEND BOX SET IN  HARDCOVER (3 books)
  • 2. JOHN GREEN BOX SET IN HARDCOVER (4 books)
  • 3. THE INFERNAL DEVICES BOX SET HARDCOVER (3 books)
  • 4.  DIVERGENT BOX SET HARDCOVER (3 books)
  • 5. THE MAZE RUNNER BOX SET IN PAPERBACK(3 books)

ALRIGHT LADS, BEST OF LUCK! (◕‿◕✿) 

brittsbookshelf:

BrittsBookShelf’s Giveaway!

• I will be using book depository so this giveaway is international!

• You MUST be following me!

• Absolutely NO giveaway blogs! I will be checking!

• Like/Reblog to enter!

• You can reblog as much as you want just please don’t spam your followers :)

• You have a choice of ONE of the six books pictured above. However, if you want a different book in that series (e.g. Unravel Me instead of Shatter Me) that’s totally okay!

• You have to be comfortable with giving me your shipping address!

• This ends on JULY 31st, 2014. I will contact the winner that day and if they don’t respond within 48 hours I will pick a new winner. 

Good luck and if you have any questions don’t be scared to send me a message! :)

brittsbookshelf:

BrittsBookShelf’s Giveaway!

• I will be using book depository so this giveaway is international!

• You MUST be following me!

• Absolutely NO giveaway blogs! I will be checking!

• Like/Reblog to enter!

• You can reblog as much as you want just please don’t spam your followers :)

• You have a choice of ONE of the six books pictured above. However, if you want a different book in that series (e.g. Unravel Me instead of Shatter Me) that’s totally okay!

• You have to be comfortable with giving me your shipping address!

• This ends on JULY 31st, 2014. I will contact the winner that day and if they don’t respond within 48 hours I will pick a new winner.

Good luck and if you have any questions don’t be scared to send me a message! :)

ebookfriendly:

Cassandra Clare http://ebks.to/1o6MLrx #books #quote

ebookfriendly:

Cassandra Clare http://ebks.to/1o6MLrx #books #quote

quirkbooks:

Via our friends at Crown. 

quirkbooks:

Via our friends at Crown

Should I create a Treasure Hunt Giveaway?

I asked you guys if I should host a competition giveaway last week as a bit more immersive form of giveaway than just a normal “reblog and follow to enter” giveaway. The response I received was largely that people like the idea as it was a bit less random than the traditional format but they felt that the idea might be favoured to the more creative and those who couldn’t write as well wouldn’t want to enter.

Thinking on this I’ve thought of an idea to create a treasure hunt across my blog. I would create a post explaining the rules of the treasure hunt and which book prizes were on offer and then start a hunt. I would then leave a riddle at the end which would lead readers to a book review I’ve written where they’d find the next clue and so on for a few rounds until finally I placed a code word into the final post. This code word would then be the key to winning, the first person to message me the correct word would win first prize. 

I really like this idea as it sounds like it’ll be fun to create and I think I might delay some clues (with warning) so that not just those first online will be in with a chance. 

What do you guys think of this idea? Should I run it alone, not at all or along side the traditional format?


riddlemetom:

the 7th harry potter book was released july 21st 2007 that is exactly 7 years ago today

today’s the day to make a horcrux y’all