Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Book Review ~ The Bride Gift by Sarah Hegger




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I remember reading this book ages ago, not sure if I liked it back then because I, of course, did not review it.
So, when I was reading this at 2am, I was enjoying this. I couldn’t put it down even though I knew what was going to happen.

Our love the two main characters in this story, Guy and Helena, it was nice to see their love blossom, especially after they were thrust into a situation like they did.
I know a lot of people don’t like the fact that she was forced into marriage and yada yada, but this is what it was like back then. Yeah, this was romanticised, and I’m sure there were a few “forced” marriages that turned into love, but don’t forget the ones that weren’t. When I read books like this, I appreciate how far we have come in women’s rights.

The only character I didn’t like, besides the “bad guys”, was Rosalind. I felt like she was an incomplete, unnecessary character to be in this story. Helena can forgive her, but I don’t think I will. She was the only thing I didn’t like about this book.
Other than that, I loved this book, and knowing myself, I’ll probably reread it at a later date.


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Book Review ~ The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman




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A short, quick read, perfect for a readathon.

I loved the twists to the stories of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, the graphics/drawings were nice.
I wouldn't say I hated it or loved it, which explains the three stars. It could be that I read this while I had one of the worst migraines known to human kind, I just didn't find it as exciting as I thought it would be.
Especially the ending, which was a bit obvious. I sound mean, I'm sorry, this migraine is making cranky lol.

I might read this again in the future.


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Sunday, 23 July 2017

BookTube-A-Thon 2017 ~ TBR



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I always feel weird participating in BookTube-A-Thon. I don’t have a BookTube, it’s like I’m not allowed to do it. Does that make sense? Anyway, I have seen many times that you don’t need to have a BookTube to join in, and in the end, I don’t care, I love readathons and especially if they are challenge related.

Here are the following reading challenges and the books I will be picking:

1.  Read a book with a person on the cover

2.  Read a hyped book.

3.  Finish a book in one day.

4.  Read about a character that is very different from you.

5.  Finish a book completely outdoors.

6.  Read a book you bought because of the cover.

7.  Read seven books.
As well as the books above, I will also read,


It will be a miracle if I get to read all of these, but you never know until you try.

BookTube-A-Thon begins on Monday 24th and finishes on Sunday 30th.
Good luck to anyone else who is participating.




Friday, 21 July 2017

Book Review ~ Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland




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DNF @ 138 pages

I couldn’t finish this book; I was liking how I could relate with being a mum just like the main character, Robin Wilde, but anything after that I just couldn’t stand reading anymore.

At first, I felt sorry for Robin Wilde, her life has become lonely, being a single mum and trying to be the best she can. But after a while (this might sound mean), I didn’t care anymore. I don’t care how every woman you know, you happen to look up to, how perfect they are and yours is the complete opposite. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, and stop assuming that everyone has a perfect life.
It was become petty, and I started to think petty thoughts.

I know the author is best known as a YouTuber, but I rather not hear it brought up over and over again, I get it already.

Whoever edited or proof-read this book should be fired. Everything was jumping from one thought to the next, it didn’t flow nicely.

Saying all that, I might pick this book up again, and listen to myself before I started this book; don’t think of who the author is and just appreciate the book on its own.


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