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WWW Wednesday – 7 March 2018

Hey guys!

Today I’m going to be doing this book blogging meme called WWW Wednesday. I want to add a bit more of a variety to the memes I do on this blog, other than just Top 5 Tuesday (especially since Tuesday is such a hectic day for me), so I decided to give this one a go!

Here are the Three Ws:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading: I’m currently reading three books at the same time, Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, Caraval by Stephanie Garber and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. 

Quite a splendid variety, the first two are really hyped YA fantasy books and the latter is something you all probably have heard of, a timeless classic (and my first Bronte book! ahh!). I’m really not a very good person when it comes to balancing three books at the same time, I usually just concentrate on one mostly and then once I’m finished with that I choose between those two to read solely as well, but I do flit between the three if I’m bored of the one I was mostly concentrating on… if you know what I mean?

Anyway, I’m absolutely loving Crooked Kingdom it’s just such a fantastic sequel to the fabulous first book (you can see my review for Six of Crows here). It’s so lovely to be back with all of my favourite characters: Inej, Kaz, Nina, Matthias, Jesper, Wylan. It’s great to be back in that intriguing world of twists and games. I’m currently 68% through, and it will be so sad to see the end of this book, I hope Leigh Bardugo decides to write a third book somewhere along the future!

I’m not going to lie, I’m only like six pages through Caraval so I can’t really say much about it other than I’ve already been surprised quite a few times and know (or hope) this book is going to be one hell of a rollercoaster, and that it must (or should) be considering the amount of hype this book has endured.

I’m 7% through Wuthering Heights and I’m definitely struggling with the dense writing. It’s not particularly immersing at the moment, but I’m going to persevere and hopefully come to the bit which makes this book so famous… because I don’t think I’m at it, yet.

Recently finished: The Forgotten Sisters by Shannon Hale, the third and final book of the Princess Academy trilogy (see my review for the Princess Academy here). My review for the second and third book will be seeing this blog shortly 🙂

I also recently finished The Palace of Stone (Princess Academy #2) and The Rose Society (Young Elites #2) both reviews which will also be landing onto this site soon, so do be on the lookout! I loved the Princess Academy books, I have mixed feelings on The Rose Society and will expand more on that in my review.

Next reading: I honestly don’t know! I feel like it will be a while since I get through these three books, maybe a month, since I’m currently balancing revision, homework and lessons. 

However, I do want to read The Raven King (The Raven Boys #4) by Maggie Stiefvater and then Enna Burning (Goose Girl #2) by Shannon Hale 🙂


So that is today’s post, I hope you enjoyed it, be sure to let me know what you’re currently reading, what you recently finished, and what you want to read next down in the comments 🙂

Have a lovely day, speak to you all soon!

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Bookworm Stereotypes!

Hey guys!

This post is inspired by Paperfury’s post on ARE BOOKWORMS STEREOTYPES TRUE OR HAS SOMEONE BEEN LYING TO US ALL?! I’m going to be going through each of the stereotypes she listed in her post, and let’s see if they fit me (or any of you? Let me know in the comments).

1. Bookworms wear glasses

So the first stereotype Paperfury listed was how bookworms wear glasses. Now as a stereotype, this is very true. But I don’t wear glasses, despite reading in the dark, studying in the dark, too much screen time… but the last time I went to the optometrist I was told I was on the brink of getting glasses if my eyes didn’t sort their act out (aka if I didn’t sort my act out).

2. Bookworms drink tea while reading

This is true for me! I am a tea-lover so of course I drink tea while reading, writing, studying, eating, etc. I really don’t like coffee, I hate the smell of it (which is too bad for me, since we have a coffee machine in my house, and I have to smell coffee every single daaayy…).

3. Bookworms think about what they read and get very smart

This is 50/50 for me, like Paperfury said in her post, I can read a book and really think about the concepts going on and be really intuitive, etc etc, but I can also read a book and  not really think that much about it at all. Usually “meh” books, but a favourite would probably drive me to think a lot about it, which I guess is (one of the things) what makes it a favourite, right??

4. Bookworms hoard books

This is… oh so very true. And I know the average bookworm probably has a lot more physical books than I do, it’s only because we travel a lot and hauling around books from country to country can be very expensive, but hey, I have like 200+ books on my Kindle.

5. Bookworms have no other hobbies or life… just books

This isn’t exactly true for me. Of course, I love reading books and I love writing books and I love blogging about books. But I also like other stuff like watching movies, listening to music, going to the mall, hanging out with my friends, playing FIFA or Star Wars Battlefront on our Play Station, or kicking a ball around with my brother.

6. Bookworms want to be writers

Yes, yes, this is very accurate. But it only makes sense. If you love something so much, then it can only be expected that you’d want to create something like that too? Like people who love watching movies may want to make their own movies, or people who love watching sports, the majority may naturally love playing sports (I know this is true in our family). So yes, I really want to become a writer, publishing a book is definitely on my radar, somewhere in the not-too-far future (I hope, anyway).

7. Bookworms prefer physical books to ebooks

You know, both things I have their pros and cons. I think I’m half and half with this one, too. Physical books are really nice to read with – it’s lovely to feel the pages, turn the pages, slide your fingers over the glossy cover, enjoy the feel of the book in your hands, etc etc. But then, with ebooks, sometimes it’s just too much work for me to have to turn the page, and it’s much more comfortable to read in bed with my kindle, and it’s more convenient for to take my kindle places instead of a book. So I don’t know, it really depends on my mood.

8. Bookworms are all introverts

Not really true for me. It’s funny because I took an introvert/extrovert test/quiz the other day, I actually took quite a few to be certain, and I got 100% extrovert in all of them, so that’s that! 😀

9. Bookworms love going to book stores

Yasss! That is me – the girl who haunts her local book store. Quite literally. If I’m bored at the mall, I go to the nearest book store. If I’m not bored at the mall, I go to the nearest book store. If I already have too many books I want to read or am reading, I go to the book store, and vice versa. Either way, I’m going to the book store.

10. Bookworms think the book is better than the movie.

This is also 50/50 with me. I love love The Help movie but I also love love The Help book. I am obsessed with both movie and book. I love The Scorch Trials but also love the movie adaptation. That being said, there are movie adaptations I dislike, but more on that in a coming post which I have been developing, The Book VS. The Movie, which will be launching onto here sometime soon, I hope!


So that is the Bookworm Stereotypes post. These stereotypes were not anything I came up with, they’re all from Paperfury’s awesome post here, so be sure to check it out, thanks for the amazing post, Cait 🙂

Sooo, what stereotypes fit you? Let me know in the comments!

Speak soon!

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Change of Plans!

“Unfortunately, I will be taking a five months break from blogging while I prepare for my exams in May.” …exactly 10 days later…

Hey guys!

As you can see, there is a change of plans. I’ve decided that I love blogging so much that five months is just too long. Seriously. I read The Archived and The Unbound and it took every ounce of my self control not to jump onto here and write up a review for you guys. So, despite upcoming exams, I’m going to be uploading a post once a week, as usual. 

If things do happen to lag a bit though, I trust you guys will understand that it’s a somewhat busy time of the year for me, and that I will make up for it once these dreaded exams are finally over.

However…

I will not be responding to author’s requests to read their book until after my exams, at the end of May, because it takes a lot of time that I can’t afford right now – I still need to set up an email for the blog (it’s currently my personal email) and a Netgalley account. I hope you understand 🙂

If you are an author and you are interested in me reviewing a book for you: Please, still, do not hesitate to contact me! I am keeping track of all of the many emails I am receiving (thank you!), and will respond once my exams are up 🙂

Speak to you all soon!

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Five Months Break from the Blog

Hi guys!

Unfortunately, I will be taking a five months break from blogging while I prepare for my exams in May. After my exams, I will come back, and pick up the blog like normal, but probably posting a lot more often to make up for my absence.

If you are an author looking for a book you want me to review and you like the way my reviews are laid out, please do not hesitate to contact me, as although I may not respond until after my exams, I am keeping track of these emails and will respond to them afterwards. Until then, feel free to check out my book review policy 🙂

If you are a blogger that likes the way my blog is, my previous reviews and posts, then please don’t hesitate to still ‘follow’ as everything will pick up as usual  once I get back 🙂 Until then, feel free to check out my review index!

I will be keeping track of the books I read, and I may write separate reviews for them all when I come back (it depends how many books I end up ploughing through!) or I might make a recap post summing each book up in a couple of sentences. Otherwise, feel free to check out my Goodreads as you can still see my readings and ratings on there, though I won’t be reviewing 🙂

Thanks for understanding, and I’ll speak to you all very soon!

 

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2018 Bookish Resolutions

Happy New Year, everyone! What were you all doing when it officially turned 00:00 on the 1st January?! I was watching the clock 😉

We should totally celebrate since we managed to live through 2017, which has been a crazy year in so many different ways. Congratulations, you should be very proud of yourself. 

Since I’m new to the blogging world, having just started in October 2017, this is the first time I’m making bookish resolutions for the new year, or, as called in Weezie’s post, 2018 Bookolutions! It was actually her post that inspired this one, so thank you, Weezie 🙂

So here are my resolutions for 2018! 

  • Read 70-100 books. Despite having some major exams this year, I am going to attempt to read 100 books this year. However, I’m not really going to sweat about it. If I don’t make it, it’s cool. Although I didn’t really count last year’s books, I think I read around a hundred anyway.
  • Start reviewing books by request. Already I’ve had quite a few requests from authors to read their books, thank you so much 🙂 I will definitely get onto doing that and responding to those emails!

What are your bookish resolutions for 2018?! Please share

Speak soon!

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Welcome to my Blog!!

Helloooo! And welcome to my blog – Many Things Bookish.

As you may have already guessed, this blog will be about books (hence the name), but I will also talk a bit about writing on here too, since I love it as much as I love books (which is the cause of many internal wars as to whether I should read or write in my free-time).

There are a couple of reasons why I’ve started this blog:

  • I love to read (as already mentioned), and so making this blog would be a fantastic opportunity to share my love of books to the world, which is so awesome 🙂
  • I also love writing (as again, already mentioned), so writing about reading… is a pretty enjoyable thing for me
  • This is also for my Girl Scouts Senior badge – to make a website/blog, which has turned out to be a convenient way to make this without giving my mother the impression I was “wasting my time”!

I’ll mostly be reviewing YA fiction books on here since I tend to read those the most, but as well as that, I will be reading/reviewing a range of other books too.

Here are a couple of random facts about me:

Be sure to ‘follow’ this blog to join me on my blogging journey, and stay tuned for my next post!