April Wrap Up!

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and I hope everyone with the extra Monday off IS PARTYING LIKE A MANIAC!

SOO April….it wasn’t too bad hahaha! I read 9 books- one being a graphic novel and another two being novels and the rest being full length novels. It felt like this month was soooo loooong and I certainly could of read more but I got into a reading slump after the first book I read so that damaged my progress. But let’s just get to the wrap up!

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April 2016 Book Haul!

‘I’m going to try to half the amount next month’

Those were my naive words from my March Book Haul and that was when I got thirteen books that month. Do you know how many books I got this month?….Twelve. One less. Gosh I’m such a bibliophile it’s unbelievable.

ANYWAY, yes yes I got twelve, but they are twelve beautiful books which I love that I have now! So enough blabbering and let’s get on with the books! By the way these books are in no particular order!

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Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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Title: The Raven Boys

Author:  Maggie Stiefvater

My rating: 4.75/5

Goodreads rating: 4.05/5

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Publisher:  Scholastic Press

Summary (Goodreads):

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

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Top Ten Tuesday- Bookworm Delights and Disasters!

Hello guys! I hope everyone has had a productive Tuesday and got to read a bit as April is almost over! To be honest it felt like April has been very long compared to the other months so far in the year. I still have three books on my TBR that I ‘have’ to read before the month is up which I might be able to do because I am still in a great reading mood, though I have no time to read!

That’s enough blabbering for now as it is Top Ten Tuesday. The theme for this week is Bookworm Delights which is a fantastic theme! I decided to put my own little touch on it and do disasters as well as delights because I don’t really want my post to be ten delights because a lot of disasters happen while I’m reading!

Without further ado- here is my top ten list!

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Reading = Freedom and Freedom = No Boundaries

Hey guys! Ooooh I’ve never did a discussion post on a Sunday! This is really weird, but this is a kind of a lazy Sunday so I thought I might as well!

So on Monday I made my fortnightly I’m Wittier In Writing post- which is a series of post where I just discuss writing and any news of any writtery (yep, I know that’s not a word) stuff that has happened to me. In the recent chapter- Chapter 5: Adult Fiction…But I’m A Teen!– I talked about how I got an idea for an adult/general fiction story but felt anxious about writing it because the main character would be a thirty year old widow which I’m clearly not. Thankfully, you guys gave me some great ideas and support in the comments and now I feel a lot less worried about writing that story.

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For this discussion post I’m going to be talking about the reader aspects of this natural limiting action that I find that we do way too much.

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Informal Review: The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson, Clayton Cowles

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Title: The Wicked + The Divine

Creators: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie (Illustrations), Matt Wilson (Colorist),Clayton Cowles

My rating: 4/5

Goodreads rating: 3.92/5

Genre: Fantasy, Mythology

Summary (Goodreads):

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.

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Book Inspired Outfits!

Hello guys! I saw this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme and my mind went blank. Of course I read some funny books but I’m not sure if I could make a great post about the handful I really loved. So decided to do a different kind of post today.

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It was a wonderfully beautiful day today and it just got me into the springy/summery mood! The sun was shining and I was imagining all of the cute summer outfits I’ll be wearing while reading in various locations and I thought why don’t I make a post about this. And I have!

So brace yourself for colour, messed up fashion sense and some converse!

*By the way all pictures are taken from google images to create my lovely outfits

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I’m Wittier In Writing- Chapter 5: Adult Fiction…But I’m A Teen!

Hello, hello HELLO everybody! I hope everybody is doing magnificent and their reading game is still going strong! After two weeks with hardly reading anything, I finished last week strong and managed to finish 3 books within 5 days! I am now on to City of Bones which is a thick book, so I might just read a graphic novel in between reading City of Bones. Anyway let’s get on with the post!

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For anybody who don’t know, I’m Wittier In Writing is a post fortnightly meme created by me, Astra, so that I could share my trials and tribulations that might have happened over the past two weeks connected to my writings. I just this might be a good place to express my feelings over my writing experience and hopefully these might be a little bit relatable.

Here are my past ‘chapters’ if you want to check them out:

Chapter 1: Suffocation, Frustration and Inspiration?

Chapter 2: Poems and Plagarism

Chapter 3: Fifteen Minuets of Not Procrastinating

Chapter 4: Outlining + Pinterest= Drake Dancing GIF

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Review: The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

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Title: The Art of Being Normal

Author: Lisa Williamson

My rating: 4.75/5

Goodreads rating: 4.27/5

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult

Publisher:  David Fickling Books

Summary (Goodreads):

Two boys. Two secrets.

David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth – David wants to be a girl.

On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal – to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in year eleven is definitely not part of that plan.


When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long…

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