WWW Wednesday #38 (January 27th)

Hey everyone! Welcome back to another lovely Wednesday! (I don’t know if it’s actually a lovely Wednesday for you, but just go with it, okay? :P) It’s time once again for a WWW Wednesday post, a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words), where you answer the following questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Join in if you want! Let’s get on with it, shall we?

WWW Wednesday

Currently Reading

I started this… 4 days ago? 5 days? I don’t know, but I’m nearly finished it? Kind of? I’ve loved it so far! I didn’t get that much time to read it, unfortunately, or else I probably would’ve been able to finish it sooner, but any progress is good progress! I can’t wait to finish it. ❤

Recently Finished

Threats of Sky and Sea was an interesting read, one that I relatively enjoyed! I’d like to continue with the second novel, but I think I’m going to take a break from it for now. Both this and the other book I read, Falling Kingdoms, includes Elemental magic, so I’m still trying to figure out how much that affected my reading experience… LOL. Since I’m going to be continuing the Falling Kingdoms series soon, I don’t want to continue this one at the same time!

Falling Kingdoms was a pretty good read too! It sets up potential for the rest of the series and like I mentioned, this deals with elemental magic—which was executed pretty well, I might add. Seeing though how both Threats of Sky and Sea and this dealt with elemental magic, it felt a bit repetitive and I’m kind of conflicted as to whether I actually enjoyed that aspect. But overall, pretty satisfying!

Read Next

Passenger and Truthwitch are both on my list once again! I hope I’ll get the chance to read at least one of them, but I don’t know. Fingers crossed! Along with those I have Tonight the Streets Are Ours from last week as well, as an effort to not completely ignore the contemporary novels I’ve been meaning to read. 😉 For this same reasons I’ve also added For the Record, because why not? I have the ebook of it and I heard good things, so I’m hoping to give it a shot too.


 

Have any of you read I’ll Give You the Sun? Falling Kingdoms? I’d love to talk about them with you! 😀 How has your reading week been? Let me know whatever thoughts you may have below–and I know I say that often, but I mean it. LET’S DISCUSS!

Happy Wednesday! ❤ 

Until the Next Meal, Analee

Where I share awesome bloggers and cool blog posts (and other stuff..?) | Spotlight Saturday #3 (January 23rd)

Yay for the weekend! It feels like it’s been forever where I actually get the whole day off from school and just life in general. *SIGH* So, it’s been a while since I did a Spotlight Saturday post, so I figured I might as well do it for this week! It’s a super fun meme hosted by Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner; here’s the official blurb of it from her blog!

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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Spotlighted Blogger

Blogging has been made such an incredible experience thanks to MANY amazing people, but for now, I’m just going to spotlight a few who I’ve admired and interacted with for a while—almost since the beginning of my blogging journey.

This girl has such an amazing blog. Her posts are always fun to read—not to mention I can almost always count on her recommendations. 😀 Her reviews, discussions, etc. are always so insightful. Go show her some love if you haven’t already!

Another lovely blogger, Becca is so inspiring! She’s genuine, funny, and her blog posts are always great. 😉 Her reviews are also definitely something I love to read! (And her graphics are pretty cool too!) Again, go and show her some love, because she deserves it.

Summer’s blog is one of the firsts I started following! One of my first memories of her and her blog is when we first talked about the VA series by Richelle Mead, LOL. We both came such a long way since then and I’m so glad to have met her!

I know I’m repeating things here—but what can I do if so many bloggers are so wonderful?! Bhramori is another fabulous blogger who has always supported me and her comments are so lovely! She’s such a fun person and great to talk to.

And, also, a few bloggers that I would absolutely LOVE to get to know more…

I actually had been following Tanaz for quite some time I think, but only recently really talked to her! And I’m sorry it took so long, because she and her blog are both absolutely lovely. ❤

I only recently discovered Brigitte’s blog, but I’m so glad I did! This blogger has been super nice to me and her blog seems great. So go ahead and show her some bookish love!

I’m not exactly sure for how long I’ve followed Prima over at her blog Panda Hearts Books, but one thing’s for sure: I definitely want to get to know her more! She is lovely and her blog is great. 🙂

Again, I don’t exactly know how long I’ve been following this blog, but this blog and its owner is fantastic. I’ve only recently started to actually talk to Cait, but she is SO NICE and her posts are always so much fun to read. (Also, her discussions are simply on point!)

A LOT more bloggers come to mind but alas, I cannot spotlight all of you (uhhh, let’s see, that would be around 500+? JK, but you know what I mean. :P) All of these bloggers are amazing though and I’m so glad I came across them in the blogging world.

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Spotlighted Blog Posts

Yay, blog posts! There are so many floating around the blogosphere these days, it’s hard to keep track, but here are some you should definitely check out!

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Spotlighted Book

Guess what book I recently started?! Yep, I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. How could I not? After seeing SO MANY amazing reviews on this, I finally gave in and I’m reading it. 😀 And so far, I’m really liking it!! ❤

I'll Give You the Sun

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Spotlighted Moment

Huh. I’m not exactly sure about this one! Nothing exciting really happened, to be honest. Mostly just work, work and more work. Oh, and school. And work. And studying. -_- Although I was planning on going to watch The Fifth Wave yesterday (the day it released here in North America), unfortunately things got in the way. I hope to watch it soon though! It seems really good!

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Spotlighted App

Same old, same old…nothing new for this one either! LOL I’m so boring sometimes. XD

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Spotlighted Song

Hm.. I kind have been listening to I Know What You Did Last Summer lately? I think? I actually haven’t been sticking to one song, so…

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Spotlighted Quote

Quote

Am I the only one who thinks this quote basically represents half the characters in books? The right path for them is almost always not easy, lol. But this could just as well represent real life, yes? 🙂


So that’s it for this week’s Spotlight Saturday! My week hasn’t been that interesting, but oh well. What to do? This was still a lot of fun to do and write though—don’t forget to check out some of the spotlight bloggers and blog posts! I’m sure you won’t regret it. ❤ How have your lives been? Are any of you as bombarded with work as me? Let me know whatever thoughts you may have below. LET US TALK!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

WWW Wednesday #37 (January 20th)

Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday once again, and you know what that means! I’m trying to get back into the habit of CONSISTENTLY posting WWW Wednesdays, since, well, inconsistency bothers me to no end. XD Also because the thought of having to make another 4-week edition of this is not appealing whatsoever, lol.

By the way, WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words), where you answer the following questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Feel free to join in if you want!

Now, without further ado, my reading progress for this week!


Currently Reading

I’m still continuing my read of Threats of Sky and Sea on my Kobo. I haven’t been getting much time to read these days so right now I’m pretty satisfied with my pace (kind of). Hopefully I’ll be finishing this up soon!

I have Falling Kingdoms in hardcover (IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL) and I just started it a couple of days ago (as part of a read-along hosted by 5 bloggers—Jess, Drew, TamaraJosie, and Lillie). I’m not too far into it, but so far it’s off to a promising start!

Recently Finished

The Sword of Summer was a great read! I read it super quickly, in the span of a day or two. A fun mythology-filled book that I definitely recommend—you can check out my review of it here, if you need more convincing. (Unashamed self-promotion, right here, LOL.)

I finally found the motivation to continue (and finish) You Were Here. YAY. I had been ‘reading’ (basically half-heartedly flipping pages) this book for around two weeks, and I was really starting to become fed up with my attitude! Haha. But I did manage to finish it this week, and it wasn’t half as bad as I’d thought! It actually turned out to be pretty good, so I’m happy. 😉

Read Next

Passenger is on my list again, as I didn’t get to it last week—not sure yet whether I’ll actually be reading it this week though!

Truthwitch is another very hyped fantasy (?) read that I’ve been looking forward to reading! I bought a copy of it, and I’m hoping it’s worth it. 😉

To take a break from all the fantasy-type reads, I’ve added I’ll Give You the Sun and Tonight the Streets are Ours as possible reading material. I own a physical copy of the former, and an ebook of the latter. It’s doubtful that I’ll be able to get to them both, but oh well.


So that’s how my reading went for the week! Tell me; how has your reading been going? Which one of these books have you read or want to read? Let me know, in the comments! ❤

Happy Wednesday!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

WWW Wednesday #36 (December 23rd, December 30, January 6th & January 13th)

Seriously, I just can’t keep up with anything anymore. SOB. It’s been 4 weeks since I last participated in this. 4 WEEKS. Gah. Inconsistency is driving me crazy. Oh, and lack of time. ANOTHER SOB. (And angry stomping.)

So today, as you can see I have another collective edition of WWW Wednesday, for the past 4 weeks! I swear I hadn’t meant to miss so many WWWs, but…I guess it happened anyway! Oops!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words), where you answer the following questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


December 23rd

Currently Reading

Recently Finished

This book was a very unique read! I have to admit it was kind of hard for me at first to judge whether I liked it or not, because it was different from what I’m normally used to.

Read Next

Basically all is the same as last week’s read next, save for the fact that I’ve decided to get rid of Invaded by Melissa Landers. Can’t really specify why, but I guess I kind of just lost interest..? Okay, fine, maybe not lost interest, but I’m just happy to leave it as is for now.

 

December 30th

Currently Reading

Recently Finished

The Girlfriend Request was a pretty fast read, and a pretty cute one at that! Having said that, I must admit it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows for me. There was a lot of raised eyebrows throughout the story, meaning there were just things that didn’t sit that well for me. But overall a cute contemporary!

The Rose Society… ah, I’m at a loss for words. Can I just say that it was incredibly stupid of me to not wait for the last book to be released?! Though at the same time I’m kind of scared… I just have this feeling that things aren’t going to end well—and I really hope I’m wrong. But The Rose Society was a great novel, I flew through it.

Read Next

Ten Thousand Skies Above You is definitely next on my list for this upcoming week! Along with that I have also added You Were Here, which is an e-ARC I received via Netgalley. And on a spur of the moment decision, I have also added Threats of Sky and Sea, which is a fantasy novel that seems like it’ll be amazing! This is more of a maybe option, but I guess I’ll see!

January 6th

Currently Reading

Recently Finished

I finally read it! Ink and Bone had been on my read next for SO LONG but I finally read it; and I’m happy to say that I liked it! I had previously read negative reviews on it and it kind of made me prepare for the worst… but thankfully it ended up being entertaining. Especially since I kind of adored the characters…! They were complex and diverse, which is almost always a good combo.

I swear, I was literally speechless after finishing Ten Thousand Skies Above You. My memory occasionally blanked out when it came to remembering the events of the first book, so it did take me a while to get my bearings. Even then there still were parts where I was like, whaaaaa? When did that happen again? But nonetheless, I greatly enjoyed this read.

Read Next

I’ve decided to add Threats of Sky and Sea once again, because, why not? Passenger was released early this month, and it seems pretty interesting, so I’ve added that too, though chances are I won’t be reading it this week, unless I manage to get a copy of it. And finally I have added The Sword of Summer—I’ve been meaning to read this ever since it’s been released, hopefully I’ll get around to it.

January 13th

Currently Reading

Yep, I’m still reading You Were Here… and I’m not even near finishing it. I don’t know. For one thing, I haven’t been getting much time to read this, but apart from that, I’m not really feeling it. I don’t know, I can’t seem to muster up the level of enthusiasm I want, no, need, to actually get myself engaged in the book. And truthfully, I can’t decide yet whether it’s me or the book, either. Sigh. I’m planning on taking a break for now…Hopefully things will turn better later on!

Taking a break from You Were Here, I’ve decided to read Threats of Sky and Sea. It’s on my Kobo, which makes it convenient since these days I’m always either on the bus or at school.. both cases where I already have my hands full with heavy books. So far it’s pretty entertaining!

Recently Finished

SNIFFLE. No, more like SOB. I didn’t manage to finish anything this week, unfortunately. (My goal of 200 books read this year is seemingly becoming more and more impossible…)

Read Next

The Sword of Summer and Passenger are both on the list once again, but this week I’m also adding Falling Kingdoms because I’m going to start it January 18th, as part of a Falling Kingdoms series read-along (that’s being hosted by JosieJessDrewTamara and Lillie.) You can check out either or all of these blogs for the information post they all put up! If you could join, it would be great.


I haven’t been getting much time to read these past weeks, but I’m managing so far! How have your weeks been? Let me know what you think in the comments! Feel free to leave your link down below so I can come hop by your blog later. 😉 Have a great day, everyone!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

I kind of (not-so-accidentally) splurged on buying books… | Spotlight Saturday #2 (December 26th–well, 27th)

Hello bookworms! Today I’m back with a Spotlight Saturday post, a meme hosted and created by the wonderful Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner. It’s kind of been a while since my first time doing this meme, but since I had so much fun with it last time and have some time on my hands before I leave for Boston, I decided to participate again this week. 🙂
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Unfortunately I haven’t been as active in the blogosphere this week and am unable to come up with one for this! (SO MANY BLOGS, SO LITTLE TIME.) I know there are plentiful blog posts out there that are amazing, and I’m so sorry that I’ve been missing out on them. :/

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My spotlighted book this week is The Rose Society by Marie Lu! I recently got a copy of it, and so far I’m loving it!

The Rose Society

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So yesterday was Boxing Day. I’m not sure if this is something that every country has, or if this is something we have only in Canada, but basically every store put their products on sale..! I went with a couple of my friends to go shopping and, of course, I went crazy in the bookstore. I will be sharing my book haul soon, (hopefully) don’t worry. Some are recent releases, others not-so-recent. But they all seem amazing, so yay for tasty books! (But nay for my wallet…) I should probably get my book buying under control, but… booooooks! ❤ And sales. Sounds good to me!

Other than books, I also went all out on Bath and Body Works products. Seriously, the sales there were amazing!! I got a lot of new perfumes, lotions, some hand sanitizers (they are honestly so adorable), and some soap too. Most of you are probably not that interested in this kind of stuff, but the girly girl in me (who loves scented stuff) is kind of obsessed… LOL. Just kidding. Mostly. It’s a healthy obsession…!

It was kind of a busy day, but it was lots of fun—and hey, I got books and Bath & Body Works. I was happy!

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Huh, apps…. Oh! Yes, I have a pick this time. I’ve recently been using the Reminders and Calendar apps a lot more—it really helps to keep things organized and planning things out, making lists, etc. Especially since I’ve been trying to schedule my day out a bit more, making sure I don’t miss anything I have to do, etc.

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♪Hello from the other side…♪

Can you guess what song I’m spotlighting this week? Hello by Adele has been stuck in my head lately—when my head isn’t filled with Christmas songs, hehe.

Adele 25

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You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.

I’m not quite sure where this quote came from or who made it, but I love it all the same! It simply is such a great reminder of how dwelling on things that happened in the past won’t get you anywhere; it will simply hold you back.


So that’s it for this week’s Spotlight Saturday—even if it’s Sunday today. 😉 I’m going to be leaving for Boston soon, but luckily I had the chance to write this up! It was a lot of fun, I missed doing this! It was a good way to sum up my week too.

Tell me how your week has been! Also, do you have Boxing Day wherever you live in? I’d love to know, in the comments! ❤

Until the Next Meal, Analee

It’s Christmas Eve! | Book Travelling Thursdays #2 (December 24th, 2015)

Hello! Can you believe it’s already Christmas Eve?! It’s been a MAJOR unfestive time here on my blog—I’M SO SORRY GUYS. I swear, everything has simply been flying by and I’ve hardly had the time to post anything! *SOB* But I’m back with a more Christmas-themed post with this week’s Book Travelling Thursday (a meme created by Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog)!

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.

So, this week’s topic || It’s Christmas Eve!! Choose a book that occurs in Christmas/Holiday season. 


There’s actually not a lot of books I could really think of for this one! I did consider several other books, but finally I’ve chosen to go with Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Although it may not be a favourite of everyone around, it was still a relatively good read, and it takes place during the holiday season… so let’s commence our judgement of its book covers!

Original Cover + Cover from my Country

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

Yay, at least the original cover isn’t too painful to look at. As far as covers go, this one is a pretty decent one, no?

Favourite Covers

Okay, so I’m not 100% sure, but as far as I understand, the first cover is the cover from Australia! At first I wasn’t too sure about it, but as I continue to look at it, it’s growing on me! I don’t know, maybe I’m just being odd, but this cover seems to fit the story really well, and plus, I like the font they used for the title. 😉

Next up is the cover from England! This is another one that grew on me. The font, the color, and the design is all very simple and minimalist, but has a really good effect! I can’t be the only one who likes it, right…?

And lastly, we have another cover which I am assuming is from the U.S. (but I’m not completely sure). I love the font on this one! There’s just something about it that really clicks with me. The colors they used are also great; I wouldn’t mind having this cover on my shelf!

Least Favourite Covers

Boy, does this book have its fair share of ugly covers! I mean, some of these aren’t so bad, but they’re definitely not my favourites…

The first two covers are German covers, if I’m not mistaken. The first one might not have been that bad, but then there’s something about it that just doesn’t sit with me that well. The second one is definitely worse, though I can’t exactly pinpoint why..? DON’T QUESTION ME. Lol. But yeah. Germany, better amp up your covers next time!

The next cover would be Sweden‘s, as far as I know. And oh boy… must I explain myself on this one? I’m sorry, it just doesn’t look pretty. (Yes, that’s the first thing I note. XD) Whyyyyyyy.

After that… (unfortunately there’s a pretty long list of ugly covers for this book) we have the Romanian cover. If you’ve read the book, you know how unsuitable this cover is! It doesn’t have any hint of what this book is really about. WHY MUST THIS HAPPEN.

Can you guess what the next one is? It’s the… Russian cover! Not only are the faces on the cover completely unnecessary, it just doesn’t suit the book at all. And nope, it doesn’t look pretty to me either! The struggle is real—why can’t all book covers be universally beautiful?! Russia, why did you do this?

And lastly (though I bet there are a lot more I could’ve put here) we have the Spanish cover. To me, this basically is trying to imitate the style of the original cover—but failing drastically. And what’s up with the cartoon-ish character (Lily, I presume) at the side? Blech.


I hope you guys are all having a wonderful Christmas Eve! I’ve been a total Grinch on this blog as per Christmas posts are concerned, so I hope this at least partially makes up for it. 😉 Do let me know your thoughts on this book and/or its covers! Do you agree with me? Which cover is your favourite? Hugs, and Merry Christmas!! ❤

Until the Next Meal, Analee

WWW Wednesday #35 (December 16th…Well, 17th)

Hey everyone! I’ve been super busy this week, and unfortunately I hardly had the time to post! I was debating whether or not to skip this week’s WWW Wednesday, but I decided to do it, even though I’m late by a day. 😉

Feel free to join in on the meme (hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words) by answering the three questions below:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading

This book is turning out to be much different than I expected, in a good way, though. While we’re at it, it’s quite different from other books as well, although I’m not quite sure whether that’s a good thing or not. But one thing’s for sure; it’s quite the insightful read!

Recently Finished

I finished The Young Elites a couple of days after my last WWW, I believe—and it was marvelous. A great start to a series that I know I will probably grow to love! Adelina’s character especially really stood out to me, and I had such an amazing time reading the book. ❤

I also managed to finally read The Weight of Feathers! Yay! *Brings out confetti* This book has been on my read next for quite some time, and I’m glad I got the chance to finally put it in the recently finished part of a WWW post. The Romeo and Juliet trope featured in this book really worked for the story, and I really enjoyed it!

Read Next

Surprise, surprise, Ink and Bone is back on the list! I will actually be trying to make a conscious effort this time and actually get around to reading this, I promise. Fingers crossed!

Invaded is another pick I had from last week, and I’ve decided to add it on again this week, even though it’s unlikely I’ll be reading it. For one, I don’t even have a copy of it yet! So, yeah, unlikely. But I’m still interested!

I am absolutely itching to read The Rose Society! I got a copy of it recently and I would’ve been gobbling it up immediately, if it weren’t for the fact that I’m trying really hard to finish my review of The Young Elites first…

Aaaaaaaand, last but not least, Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray is on my list, the sequel to A Thousand Pieces of You—AKA the books with the marvelously stunning covers. I mentioned in one of my recent tags, I believe, that reading this book was on my bucket list. Well, here’s hoping I’ll be crossing this item off soon!


Sorry I’m so late on this post guys, and for being such an absentee blogger. Fortunately, my winter break starts soon, which hopefully will mean more consistency and more time on my hands for blogging. 😉

Feel free to tell me how your reading has been going in the comments below! Or you can just say hi, I’m cool with that too. I’ve felt like I haven’t talked to you all in FOREVER, so I’d love any chance to say hello. LOL. ❤ I love you guys all, hugs!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

WWW Wednesday #34 (November 25, December 2nd & December 9th)

Hello everyone! I’ve missed WWW Wednesday the past couple of weeks, so I’ve decided to make a collective edition of WWW Wednesday this week to update my reading status! Because despite being MIA on the blog, I actually have been managing to find time to read in between my studies. So this week’s post is kind of going to be in a different format than usual, obviously because it’s going to be showing off 3 weeks (I think) worth of reading material. Fingers crossed it doesn’t become too confusing!

Feel free to join in on the meme (hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words) by answering the three questions below:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


November 25th

Currently Reading

Recently Finished

Winter proved to be a lengthy but worthwhile read! It was definitely a very well-written ending, and I was quite satisfied with it.

Court of Fives was not a planned read whatsoever, but as I got a copy of it from the library, I thought, why not? It too, proved to be a worthwhile read, and I can’t wait for the sequel—which unfortunately is being released next year. *Sigh*

Read Next

The same choices once again, with one new addition! Rebel Belle is another one of my library books and I am hoping to get around to it soon.

December 2nd

Currently Reading

Recently Finished

I finished the majority of Unspoken over the week of the 25th, and so I only had a little bit left when I finished it this week. I absolutely loved it! It is definitely one of the better endings of a series, and I had almost no complaints. Such a great book!

Despite the size of For Darkness Shows the Stars, I actually managed to finish this relatively quickly, if I recall correctly! It’s another one of my library books—as you can tell, I kind of went all out at the library—and it proved to be a great read. It wasn’t entirely what I expected in some aspects, but I really enjoyed it all the same.

I managed to finish Rebel Belle this week as well, which was a thoroughly entertaining read, despite the small little rough spots it had! This was my first Rachel Hawkins book, but I will definitely be reading more from her.

Read Next

The Weight of Feathers and Ink & Bone are selections on my read next once again—surprise, surprise—but I have also decided to add The Young Elites to the list on a spur-of-the-moment decision! It’s been on my shelf long enough.

December 9th

Currently Reading

So this week I am in the middle of reading The Young Elites! So far it’s really entertaining, but although I’m a bit more than half through it, it still somehow feels like I’m at the beginning? I don’t know, maybe it’s just me and my odd brain. But so far, me likey! 😉

Recently Finished

I finished The Dead House! It was a pretty entertaining read, though I wouldn’t say I found it to be as scary as some readers have found it to be… maybe that’s just me? It was a great book to read at night, though, for a little creepy story.

Alienated is another one of my library books, one that I hadn’t necessarily planned to finish… but somehow ended up reading and finishing anyway, Not that I regret reading it or anything. I really liked it, even if it might’ve not been necessarily the best written book out there. It’s a great romance novel with sci-fi elements, for those of you who are interested!

Read Next

The Weight of Feathers is the first book on my list this week! I will definitely be picking this up as soon as possible.

Ink and Bone is on my list again, although I’m not sure if I’ll be getting around to reading it…come on, you guys can’t say you’re surprised. I’ve been putting off reading this for too long already.

Invaded is the sequel to Alienated, which I finished reading this past week. I have yet to get a copy of Invaded, but I hope I’ll be able to get one soon!

And finally, I have added The Rose Society to my list as well! I don’t have a copy of this yet, because I’m planning on buying it (but haven’t gotten a chance yet) but I’m planning on reading it soon after I finish The Young Elites.


So, how has your week gone by? I’m surprised I actually managed to get this much reading done, or any reading at all, to be honest. I was absolutely swamped with schoolwork, but somehow I managed! And thankfully I am (so far) managing to blog a bit too. I’ve missed blogging so much! But you guys don’t need to hear all my gushing and apologies right now. XD What do you think of my reading choices? What are you reading this week? Let me know whatever thoughts you may have below, because I’d love to hear them! ❤ And as always, feel free to put your WWW down below. Happy Wednesday!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

WWW Wednesday #32 (November 11th, 2015)

Hello bookworms! Can you guess what day it is today?? (If you guess Remembrance Day, then you aren’t wrong, but…) It’s Wednesday once again and that means it’s time for another… (Do I even need to tell you) WWW Wednesday!

Feel free to join in on the meme (hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words) by answering the three questions below:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading

I’ve decided to start A Madness So Discreet this week seeing how it’s a library book and I want to make sure I have the time to finish it! I’m not too far into it yet (thanks, school) but it’s pretty good so far!

I’m still in the process of completing my re-read of Eternal, but I have my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to finish it this week! There’s not that much left of it.

Recently Finished

Library of Souls was a great read! I’ve kind of lost my touch with creepy stories (AKA I’ve become more of a scared-y cat) since the last time I read a creepy story was probably at the beginning of this year. XD So this turned out to be a really chilling read for me, and I loved it!

Cress was a last minute addition to my reading this week! I decided, since Winter is being released soon, I should re-read Cress so I have more of a clear view of everything that has happened. I would’ve re-read the whole series but I didn’t have the time. And re-reading Cress was, of course, an amazing experience. (AND NOW WINTER IS HERE YAYYYY!!!)

Read Next

I will definitely be reading Winter as soon as possible! I mean, come on guys. IT’S FINALLY HERE. *Dances around crazily* I’m hoping my recent habit (of reading newly released books a month or so later) will not intrude here.

Unspoken is the conclusion to the Shadow Falls After Dark series, and after I’m finished Eternal, I will definitely try to get to this. Equally sad and excited to read it! 😉

The Weight of Feathers, The Dead House, and, as usual, Ink And Bone are still on my read next, and although I don’t know if I’ll manage to get to these, I will certainly try! (But I think we all know it ain’t gonna happen this week…sadly.)


So that’s it for this week’s reading! Now it’s your turn to talk—though I know you guys would love it if I talked all the time—by telling me: What do you think, what you’re reading this week, and whatever thought you may have! (And don’t feel shy to stop by to say hello! <3) Also feel free to link your WWW posts as well, I’d love to come check them out.

Happy Wednesday, and for those of you in Canada, remember to wear your poppies!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

I Can’t Wait For These Book to Movie Adaptations!! | Top Ten Tuesday #28 (November 10th)

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To or Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch

I feel like I’ve done this kind of topic before, but I’ve decided to go ahead with top ten book to movie adaptations I’m looking forward to! Are you ready? Let’s do this.


1. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

After the big flop of the movie adaptation of City of Bones, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare has been given another chance to win our hearts—this time as a TV show! You all know how excited I am for this. Technically this isn’t supposed to be on the list as we’re talking about book to *movie* adaptations, but oh well. Can’t wait for this!

Shadowhunters

2. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

According to IMBD, this book-to-movie adaptation is set to be released December 25th 2016 in the U.S—for which I’m super excited! It’s definitely far away, but it’s exciting to know this amazing book will be turned into a movie. Can’t wait!

MissPeregrine'sHomeforPeculiarChildren_bookcover

3. The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey

Set to be released sometime in January 2016 if I’m not mistaken, The Fifth Wave stars Chloe Grace Moretz (If I Stay) and is definitely something I’m looking forward to! I enjoyed the book and I’m hoping this turns out good too. Check out the trailer here if you haven’t already!

The 5th Wave

 

4. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen/Seth Grahame-Smith

I haven’t read the book for this one, but I’m definitely intrigued by the trailer of this! Putting a twist on the classic tale of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, this one seems unique for sure. Trailer found here if you want to see it!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

5. Allegiant by Veronica Roth 

The first part of Allegiant is set to be released this coming March 2016, and I’m hoping it will turn out to be good! A teaser trailer for this was released if you want to check it out.

Allegiant Movie Poster 2

6. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I can’t wait to see how this emotional story will be translated onto the big screen! I loved this book so much. Set for March 18, 2016, Me Before You stars Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke in the leading roles, and I’m super excited! I just know this is going to be a movie to keep your eyes on.

Me Before You

7. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Supposedly set for a release of October 14, 2016, A Monster Calls is quite far away, but I’m still really excited at the prospect of a movie for this! My only wish is that they don’t screw it up. I mean, the book isn’t that long, so I truly hope they won’t be cutting out any important bits! I loved this book.

A Monster Calls

8. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

Another HP-verse movie! I know this is set before the events of the original HP movies, but I’m super excited all the same.

Fantastic Beasts

9. The BFG by Roald Dahl

Super excited for this as well! Ah, childhood favourites. There’s an older version of this already, and I’m intrigued to see how they’ll do this one!

The BFG

10. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

I actually had no idea this was going to be a movie! I haven’t read the book yet though, definitely planning on changing that soon! Apparently this will be including Hailee Steinfeld and Robert Sheehan in the leading roles. I’m intrigued!

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

 

Honorable mention: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 —Aren’t we all excited for this one?! 


So there we have it! Book to Movie adaptations I’m excited for. These are basically all set for early or late 2016, *sniffle* but on the bright side at least they’re in the making and aren’t too far away! I’m hoping with all my heart none of these are stopped being produced!

What movies on here are you looking forward to? What other book-to-movie adaptations (that aren’t on this list) are you excited for? Let me know in the comments!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

WWW Wednesday #31 (November 4th, 2015)

It’s Wednesday once again, which means it’s time for another WWW Wednesday! It’s been pretty hard this week to find time to read, but I’ve managed so far…somehow.

Feel free to join in on the meme (hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words) by answering the three questions below:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading

-I’m almost finished Library of Souls; I wasn’t really planning on starting Eternal, but I started it yesterday afternoon since I didn’t have my copy of Library of Souls and only had my e-reader with me. But anyway, I can’t wait to finish LoS!

-As for Eternal (which is a reread, by the way), I’m not too far into it yet since I’ve been pretty busy as well as since I have been concentrating on finishing LoS. But I’m liking it!

Recently Finished

-A Monster Calls was one of my last reads of October, and it was amazing! I loved it so much, it was a great book. Gripping story, with incredible writing and the illustrations were an added bonus. I’m hoping to have a review up on it soon after I get some ARC reviews out of the way!

-Ice Like Fire is the sequel to Snow Like Ashes, and although it had some iffy parts of it, I still really liked it. Now it’s just the torture of waiting for the last book to come out that’s bothering me!

Read Next

-Ink and Bone is on my list once again for this week’s Read Next (honestly, I don’t even know why I keep putting this on here seeing how I seem to have no particular inclination to try it out at this time)! Surprise surprise. I keep telling myself I’ll read it, but I never seem to…

-I recently found A Madness So Discreet at the library so I’m thinking of giving it a shot this week, if I get the time. It seems really good so I am looking forward to reading it! Also, the cover looks pretty cool. XD

-I am attempting to reduce the amount of unread books I own (not that it’s working, but let’s ignore that), and so I have decided to add The Weight of Feathers to this week’s Read Next! I don’t think I’ll be able to get around to this one, but I hope I can.

-The Dead House has been a popular October read! The time for spooky stories has kind of passed by now, but better late than never, right? It seems pretty good and I guess I’ll be putting my scare-tolerance to the test with this one!


So, what do you think of my reading choices? (Because, me being me, I need—and love to hear—your opinions! :P) What book should I read next? What are you reading this week? Feel free to link your WWW if you have one!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

I Need Another Book From These Debut Authors ASAP | Top Ten Tuesday #27 (November 3rd)

Hello everyone! It is time, once again, for a Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! I’m really excited for this week’s topic;

Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel (because when you love a debut you just are ITCHING to get your hands on the author’s second book) or Top Ten Sophomore Novels That I Loved Just As Much If Not More As The Author’s Debut (no one hit wonders heeeere!)

I’m going to go with the first choice (Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel) because 2015 has definitely been a great year for debut authors! Let’s get on with the list, shall we?

Becky Albertalli1. Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda was simply fabulous!! (If you need some more proof of its fabulousness, you can go check out my review on it here. LOL aren’t my self-promoting skills on point?!) I can’t wait for her next novel!

2. Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the AshesSabaa Tahir

Her debut An Ember in the Ashes, was amazing!! I absolutely devoured it , and I simply can’t wait for the sequel, which will be called A Torch Against the Night. Sounds intriguing, no?

Nicola Yoon3. Nicola Yoon, Everything Everything

Everything, Everything has been the talk of the bookish community for such a long time, and it’s been quite hyped up! I’m going to have to add to the hype and say I really enjoyed this novel and really can’t wait to read more from this author. 😉 Seriously, this author has skills.

4. Pintip Dunn, Forget TomorrowPintip Dunn

I received Forget Tomorrow from the publisher via Netgalley (review coming soon) and I’m so glad I did! It was a really entertaining read and Pintip Dunn surprised me (in the good way) with her great writing style. I’ll be looking forward to the sequel of Forget Tomorrow as well as any other future novels she writes!

Francesca Zappia5. Francesca Zappia, Made You Up

Made You Up is another book that I loved! A book about schizophrenia, I really loved the story and the characters. Zappia’s writing is great, and I’d definitely be up for reading any of her future novels!

6. Victoria Aveyard, Red QueenVictoria Aveyard

Red Queen was an enjoyable read—I can definitely see why it’s so hyped up. Although maybe it isn’t flawless as some people make it out to be, it’s still entertaining and is a promising start to the series. Definitely looking forward to Glass Sword and any of Victoria Aveyard’s future novels!

Renee Ahdieh7. Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn

If you’ve been following Book Snacks for a while (or at least ever since I read this book) you know how much I loved The Wrath and the Dawn! I was absolutely blown away by this book (and how much I enjoyed it). Its sequel, The Rose and the Dagger, isn’t being released fast enough!

8. Jennifer Niven, All the Bright PlacesJennifer Niven

Although All the Bright Places isn’t her only novel, I’m counting it for this list since it’s her first YA novel—and I’m hoping it won’t be the last! This emotional story was amazing and I’d be quite heartbroken if she has no more other YA novels in the works.

Maggie Hall9. Maggie Hall, The Conspiracy of Us

I read and reviewed The Conspiracy of Us near the beginning of this year, maybe February? I haven’t mentioned it much on this blog, though I’m not sure why… The Conspiracy of Us was a thoroughly enjoyable read! The sequel, Map of Fates, is being released sometime this coming January, and I can’t wait! Maggie Hall is definitely an author to have on your radar.

10. Maria Dahvana Headley, MagoniaMaria Headley

However mixed opinions Magonia may recieve, it’s undeniable that Maria Dahvana Headley has created an intriguing world with her creativity and beautiful writing. I enjoyed Magonia well enough and I will definitely be looking forward to its sequel and any other future novels from this author!

Honourable mentions—Debut authors whose book I want to read: Emma Mills (First and Then) , I.W. Gregorio (None of the Above), Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not), Virginia Boecker (The Witch Hunter), Anna-Marie McLemore (The Weight of Feathers), Melissa Grey (The Girl at Midnight), Jasmine Warga (My Heart and Other Black Holes) AND A LOT MORE.


So these are my top choices for debut authors who have me looking forward to their future novels! Do we have any in common? Are any of these authors’ books on your TBR? What debut authors have you looking forward to their sophomore novel? Let me know whatever thoughts you have—and feel free to link your TTT as well! I’d love to come check it out.

Happy Tuesday! Hugs and lots of love to you all! ❤

Until the Next Meal, Analee

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

WWW Wednesday #30 (October 28th, 2015)

Hello everyone! I shouldn’t have to tell y’all what it is today, because I’m sure you know already. 😉 It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for a WWW Wednesday, a meme formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading and is now hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words. To play along, just answer these questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading

A Monster Calls

Apart from all my boring assigned reading I have from school, I’m currently reading A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, attempting to fit in a darker read before Halloween comes. I had told myself I’d get into more of the scarier books this month, but October is nearly finished and I hardly read any of said scary books. Oh well.

Either way, I’m loving A Monster Calls so much right now! It’s a very fast and addicting read, I’m almost finished it. Can’t wait! *Stares at book longingly*

Recently Finished

Carry On was fabulous! (But of course, I expected it to be.) It’s Rainbow Rowell, you guys, and seeing how much I enjoyed the three novels of hers I’ve read (Fangirl, Eleanor and Park, & Attachments) I’m glad Carry On wasn’t a disappointment. Hopefully I’ll get the chance to work on my review and post it soon for you guys!

Snow Like Ashes is one of my (re-) reads for which I actually managed to get a review done in time, you guys! You can’t even fathom how happy I am that for once I posted a review within a week of finishing the book. ❤ But anyway, the short of it is I loved it! You can check out all my rambling on it here, if you want.

Reborn is another re-read of mine, one that I thoroughly enjoyed! I feel as if this series isn’t talked about as much when it really should be, so I’m taking this chance to recommend it to y’all, and its precedent series, Shadow Falls! Seriously, it’s great.

Read Next

Ice Like Fire is definitely a book I want to read asap! After my re-read of Snow Like Ashes, I’m itching to jump into it more than ever. I already have my copy of it, so I’m ready to get back into this world (if life permits it, of course. *Sigh*)

Library of Souls is my next read that I’m hoping to get to, since it seems like the perfect read for this time of the month. I really enjoyed the previous two books in the series, and I’m hoping this will live up to the standards!

Eternal is the sequel to Reborn, and although I’m not sure whether I’ll have the time to get to this one, I’ll definitely try. Right now I’m kind of delaying reading it since I’m trying to get a review on Reborn up before I read it, so… I guess I’ll see!

Ink and Bone is on my list again, though with all the other reads and with the fact that life my teachers are plotting against me, I doubt I’ll be able to get to it. Here’s hoping!

Ashes to Ashes didn’t even make it to my list this week despite being on my read next last week; I’ve kind of given up on reading it for the moment. I just have too many other pressing reads at the moment, you know? Hopefully I’ll read it someday soon though.


So tell me, what do you think of these reads? Like ’em? Hate ’em? Let me know whatever thoughts you have in the comments below! And don’t feel shy to tell me about your reads this week, or link your post. I’d love to hear from you!

Happy reading!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

WWW Wednesday #29 (October 21st, 2015)

Hello everyone! It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for a WWW Wednesday, a meme formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading and is now hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words. To play along, just answer these questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading

Carry On

I started this over the weekend, I believe? I still haven’t been able to finish it, unfortunately (life got in the way, of course) but I do plan on finishing it this week! I’m really enjoying it so far! ❤

Recently Finished

Zeroes was such an awesome read! It had its flaws, but I still really enjoyed the book! It was full of action and the writing was on point. 😉 So much more to say, but I’ll save that for my longer rambling…

Vengeance Road was definitely a different kind of read! I think for the beginning of it, it could’ve been more fast-paced (but maybe that’s just me) and there were some little things I was a bit iffy about, but overall it was a good read!

Read Next

I’ve kind of given up on reading the first two books—I’ll read them though, I promise!—but I’m keeping them as possibilities! I don’t know, I just can’t seem to bring myself to pick up either of these so…

I have 2 re-reads to add to my read next this week! One of them is Reborn. The third book in the Shadow Falls: After Dark series is being released in a couple of days from now and since it’s been a while since I’ve read the previous books, I decided I’m going to attempt to reread the first two books before I read the third. Looking forward to it!

Also, the sequel to Snow Like Ashes has been released, and I am dying to read it! And although I remember what heppened in the first book well enough, I really feel like reliving it all, and so I plan to reread Snow Like Ashes as well, though I probably won’t be able to get through with it this week. Here’s hoping!


So these are my books this week! What do you think? Have you read any of them? What are your books this week? Feel free to link your post! I’d love to check them out. ❤ I hope you all enjoy your day!

Until the Next Meal, Analee