Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I'M HERE

Hi guys! This will be just a short text post/update on what's going on right now!

First I want to thank you everyone reading and commenting this blog, you guys are amazing. Next I want to thank every single author who has contacted me about reading and reviewing their books! I have been able to answer some of you but some of you are still waiting for an answer. I have been feeling very sick for the last month or so and haven't been able to read my email or anything else either. But now I'm starting to feel a lot better and I'm going to start reading those books I have already promised to read and review and I will start reading and answering your emails too. I hope you can be patient!
I really appreciate everyone who's been taking their time to contact me and I promise I'll read your books as soon as possible!

Have a really nice spring and hopefully I'll be back soon with new review!


Monday, February 27, 2017

THE BOOK BUYING TAG

I seem to have fallen in a really deep reading slump and it is annoying! I want to read but I just can't get to any book I try to start.. I'm currently trying to read Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, Attachments by Rainbow Rowell and Replica by Lauren Oliver. Those three because they are library books that I should get finished soon. But at this point it seems that I have to loan them later or buy them. So now I bring to you a book tag, I hope you enjoy reading it.

Originally created by Megan Olivier

1. Where do you buy your books from?
• Mostly I buy all my books from Book Depository. The main reason is that they have free shipping and books in English. Here in Finland it's pretty hard to find books in English and usually those have been published quite a while ago.

2. Do you ever pre-order book and if so do you do this in store or online?
• I haven't pre-ordered any book at all. But I was thinking that before King's Cage was released, though I didn't order that since I haven't read Glass Sword yet. If I do pre-order sometime, I'll do it online.

3. On average, how many books do you buy a month?
• Not many or non at all. I think the biggest amount of books I have ordered in one month is 4, so not that many.

4. Do you use your local library?
• I do. Mostly for kids books but when there is some good books in English, I do loan them

5. If so - how many books can you/do you borrow at a time?
• My biggest library haul was when I was 15 or something like that, when I borrowed 20 books at a time! But usually I borrow about 3-4 books since I don't have that much time to read anymore.

6. What is your opinion on library books?
• I think that is amazing system! But I get so irritated because the books are usually in horrible condition. Pages torn, corners bend sometimes even the covers are bend so that those wont stay shut anymore.

7. How do you feel about charity shop/second hand books?
• I think those are good too. I do buy second hand books sometimes if those are in good condition.

8. Do you keep your read and TBR pile together/on the same book shelf or not?
• I do. I don't have many books at this time and those all fit in one shelf. And even if they would take more space, I'd keep them on the same self since I want to keep series on the same self.

9. Do you plan to read all of the books that you own?
• Yes I do! That's why I buy them, so that I could read them. Though if I buy a book I have already borrowed from library, I won't necessarily re-read it, so does that count?

10. What do you do with books that you own that you feel you will never read/felt you did not enjoy?
• I will sell them to someone else or I'll donate them to library or charity.

11. Have you ever donated books?
• I have donated some books to charity

12. Have you ever been on a book buying ban?
• I am right now actually. The books I hauled a while ago are all waiting to be read. I have also bought some new books after that (forgot to haul them, will do that soon!) and I want to read those before I buy any new ones.

13. Do you feel that you buy too many books?
• No, not at all. I haven't bought very many books and have been doing quite well with my book buying ban! Though there is a lot of books I can't wait to get my hands into and might order those but we'll see.


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

FANGIRL

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TITLE: Fangirl
AUTHOR: Rainbow Rowell
GENRES: Young Adult, Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
PAGES: 459
PUBLISHED: January 30th 2014
PUBLISHER: Macmillan Children's Books

SYNOPSIS

Cath and Wren are identical twins and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties, and let loose. It's not so easy for Cath. She would rather bury herself in the fanfiction she writes where there's romance far more intense than anything she's experienced in real life.

Now Cath has to decide whether she's ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she's realizing that there's more to learn about love than she ever thought possible...


WHAT I THINK

Wow. Well, Fangirl definitely changed my mind about Rainbow Rowell's books! I didn't like Landline very much but I did enjoy reading this one.

When I started reading I was like "wait, is this book about me?". I seriously can identify with Cath a lot. Actually it was like reading about my own life, like she is me, I'm exactly the same. That's probably the reason I was very irritated by her sometimes and it made me want to kick myself, lol.
There were this one gesture that made me thinking (and trying) why would one do that and how? Those times when they were "tapping their front teeth with their tongue" (I think it went something like that, my mark went missing from those points). Like how and why would you do that? That feels and looks ridiculous! Or maybe I just have too short tongue?

Now I'm just going to keep saying he because I think this would be spoiler otherwise. Though if you don't want to know about the romance, I suggest you stop reading now and continue to the next paragraph starting with the word fangirl.
I had one serious love-hate relationship with him! Like first I was all swooning over him and then stuff happened and I was saying the same as Reagan: shit, shit, shit. But then he got to know that Cath had seen him and that was really a problem and he manned up (can I say that) and went to talk to her. There were times when I was rooting for him and times when I was not sure if I still hated him. Then there was this: 
 "Touching," he said. "I want to touch you. Hold you. I want to sit right next to you, even when there are other options." She took a deep breath. She felt like she owed it to him to keep talking. To at least reciprocate this conversation. "I want to touch you, too."  
I was all cheering, FINALLY GIRL! I would have been all over him already, he's a real catch you know. But I truly understand her points of views, I was the same before with my fiance. End of possible spoiler

Fangirl, being a Young Adult contemporary has a big part in me liking this book, I think. Though I'm still kind of struggling between 3,5 and 4 stars. I liked this book and enjoyed reading it but there still is something that didn't get me love this book. I'm giving it the total 3,5 stars but I'll round it up to four at Goodreads.


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