Book Travelling Thursdays #1 (October 29th, 2015): A Book That Scared You

Hello! It’s Thursday and although I usually don’t have a meme on a Thursday, today I decided to give a try to Book Travelling Thursdays, a meme hosted by Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. I can’t say whether I will regularly do this, since it all depends on my schedule and how much time I have to blog, but either way, let’s get on to…

Book Traveling Thursday2How it Works:

1. Choose a book that fits with the theme of the week (which are listed per month on the Book Travelling Thursdays Goodreads group).

2. Include a short explanation as to why you chose the book.

3. Pick out different cover editions of your book: the original cover, the cover from your country, your favourite cover, and your least favourite cover.

Alright then! Let’s get on with it, shall we?

This week’s topic is, in honor of Halloween, of course, A Book That Scared You. To be honest, I can’t really think of any truly scary books that I’ve read off the top of my head! That definitely is a sign I should probably get going on some more creepy reads. Nonetheless I’m going to choose The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins! It’s not outright a horror read or anything, more of a book with a thriller or paranormal feel than anything else, but it still had me pretty chilled while reading it.

Original Cover + Cover from my Country(?)

This cover isn’t bad! It really portrays the whole dark theme going on with this book. I’m pretty sure this is the cover that’s in my country too (Canada), though I’m not sure since there are a lot of different editions of this book, with the same style but with a different background color. Talk about confusing! Anywho, this looks pretty cool so I’m good with it.

Favourite Cover

UK

That isn’t to say I don’t like the originals, I do, but for some reason this one interests me a bit more. This is the UK cover, if I’m not mistaken, and I just think the background coloring stands out, really makes the book look dreamlike and haunted at the same time, as Cassandra Clare blurbs the book. That being said I still like the other cover!

Least Favourite Covers

I believe the first is the Russian cover? Not 100% sure, but pretty sure. Either way, it looks more like a mermaid fantasy than anything else! Or is that just me? It just doesn’t go with the book, in my opinion.

The second one is the Italian cover, if I’m not mistaken, and I just feel as it the color theme is off. I don’t know, it just doesn’t work for me that much.

And the last one is the German cover, which, although doesn’t look that bad, still rubs the wrong way. Maybe it’s the way the font is set up? I don’t know.


So that’s it for today’s Book Travelling Thursday! Tell me, what are some books that have scared you? (Feel free to give me some recommendations.) Did you read this book? Did you find it as haunting (and awesome) as I did? What covers do you like the most? Dislike? Feel free to tell me whatever in the comments! 

Happy Thursday and early Halloween! ❤ 

Until the Next Meal, Analee

Spotlight Saturday #1 (September 26th)

Hello everyone! Today I’m joining in on a meme created by a very lovely blogger and friend of mine, Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner! She is absolutely wonderful, and her blog is absolutely fantastic—if you have not followed her blog yet, do so right away! ❤

I can’t say whether I will always be doing this meme, but I’ve decided to do it this week, since it kind of changes things up, and it seemed like such a fun post to do. 🙂 Let’s get on with it!

The official blurb of this meme:

Spotlight Saturday is a weekly feature, created by Josie at Josie’s Book Corner [aka, moi], dedicated to spotlighting and pinpointing some of the things over the week that have caught my attention more than usual, things I’ve particularly loved, etc. 


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Being a blogger comes with many perks, the best of them being I make new friends! And I only wish I could spotlight all of you fantastic people I’ve had the pleasure of talking to, because you all deserve it! But alas, I cannot.

So I have decided to spotlight Josie herself! If you follow her blog, you know how much of an awesome person she is. She inspires me so much! She never stops amazing me, with her posts, her genuine personality, and her super cute designs. Not only that, Josie is always so supportive! I can always count on her to make my day. I can also trust her instinct on things since we’re so similar, bookish and otherwise! ❤ Josie, you rock! My blogging experience and the blogging world would not be the same without you.

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Blogging has become a huge part of my life—affecting my reading habits too! That’s why I loved Aentee’s discussion post sharing the ways blogging has changed her reading, since I could relate to a lot of them. I urge you to go check it out right away. She mentions so many awesome points; like how blogging has made her more critical of books, and it has gotten her to read a lot more ‘current’ books. Love it!!

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Reawakened

I’m going to be spotlighting Reawakened by Colleen Houck—Since I’ve finally gotten around to reading it! *Victory dance* It’s kind of taking a while for the story to actually get going, but it’s all right so far. Looking forward to seeing how things go further into the novel!

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My spotlighted moment definitely goes to watching The Scorch Trials with my friends!! I watched it on the 22nd, which was a Tuesday. I wish I could’ve went on a Friday or something, but I was busy and the tickets are half-price on Tuesday. Anyway, I definitely did not regret the money I spent, because the movie was awesome! It hardly followed the book, but since it’s been a while since I’ve read the book anyway, this didn’t bother me. There were so many cool effects, and so many chilling moments. There were of course some things which I wasn’t a big fan of, but overall, I really loved watching the movie. It was awesome! My friends and I had a great time.

Check out the two trailers below!

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This might seem funny, but I’m going with the Clock app on my iPhone. With school ongoing and me having to now wake up at a set time, it’s one of my most used apps right now! I often set several alarms to make sure I don’t oversleep. Especially since I try to get up earlier so I can get in some blogging before I have to leave for school. Right now, this app is one of my best friends to make sure I’m not going to miss the bus!

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I’m kind of just listening to all sorts of songs lately; to be honest there isn’t just one that is sticking out to me right now! So I’ll go with the song I just listened to: On My Mind by Ellie Goulding! It’s being released as part of her brand new album Delirium, and the video was released just 5 days ago. The video I found to be kind of odd, but the song is pretty good!

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“Often, when I am able to check out a book, I read it a dozen times before returning it, desperate to remain lost in the magic of someone else’s story.”

This quote is from The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel, which I recently finished. The book was really good! It didn’t take me long to finish it, and it had me interested whenever I picked it up. And I really liked this quote, which is why I’m spotlighting it! Even though it doesn’t specifically apply to me, I definitely understand the want and need of being immersed into another world, someone else’s life.

Check out the trailer of the book below!


Anyway, that’s it for my first Spotlight Saturday post! It was lots of fun to do, I just might do it next week as well. 🙂 So tell me, how has your week gone by? What do you think of this week’s spotlights? Would you like to see more of these posts? Let me know in the comments below!

Hope you’re enjoying the weekend!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

Exploring My Bookshelves #1 (April 17)

Hi, me again! (Duh, who else?) 🙂 Like I mentioned in my New Memes post, I will be starting 2 new memes here at Book Snacks, and one of them is Exploring My Bookshelves, hosted by Victoria @ Addlepates and Book Nerds every Friday (along with Friday Finds). Please check out her blog, ’cause it’s awesome! 😉

Let’s get started!

Rules:

1. Post a picture of our bookshelves (preferably literal, but e-book shelves work too)

2. Follow the theme/question about the books on our shelf that Victoria will have set out for us for that week. (Eg. favourite author, cover, etc.)

3. Include the cover and what we thought of it (if it’s read).

4. Link our post!


Like mentioned above, a picture of an actual bookshelf if preferred, however I will be posting my Kobo e-book shelves instead.

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This week’s requirement is Something set somewhere very different to where you live. 🙂

There are so many books I could choose for this (Harry Potter, anyone?), but I’ll go with the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu. This was an amazing trilogy, and if you read my reviews on the first two novels, you know my thoughts on it. The Legend trilogy is a dystopia, set in a futuristic United States; the Republic. Everything is turned upside down when golden prodigy June Iparis and notorious criminal Day have to work together to save their country–and their people.

Legend trilogy by Marie Lu

So that’s it for this week’s Exploring My Bookshelves! If you participate in this meme, or even if you don’t, I’d love to read your answer for this week’s Exploring My Bookshelves! So please, link your post so I can check it out, or comment below! 🙂

Keep exploring!

-A