Sunday, 30 October 2016

Days Of The Week Book Tag ~ Sociopath Sunday

Favourite Character That Is A Sociopath





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Rosa from My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier is one mentally disturbed young individual. What fascinates me is how smart and cunning she is.



I don't want to give anything away about this character and book, you really need to go in this with blind folds on.
It's so bloody good, I'm going to read it again.

So do me a favour and READ THIS BOOK!!




















Saturday, 29 October 2016

Days Of The Week Book Tag ~ Slasher Saturday

Favourite Slasher Book





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Suspense + Romance = Perfection

This can either be read as a series, or on their own, as characters from different books make an appearance in others.

As she progresses in her story telling, Karen Rose's books get creepier and creepier. I can imagine that in real life what horrific things people do, but reading these stories is another thing. But what makes this sweet, is the romance. Expect every book to have a strong couple who fight against the bad guy and for each other.






















Friday, 28 October 2016

Days Of The Week Book Tag ~ Fang You Friday

Favourite Vampire Story/Series





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The best vampire story would have to be the original monster of the night, Dracula.




Everything else that has come since, pales (no pun intended) in comparison. Especially that "sparkly" one.

It has been a few years since I first read Dracula, and I remember kicking myself for not reading it sooner. Bram Stoker knows how to grip you into a story and leave you hooked, long after the last page.

If you haven't read this yet, do it, you will not be disappointed.
Actually, if you don't read Dracula, I'll be disappointed of you.




















Thursday, 27 October 2016

Days Of The Week Book Tag ~ Trick or Treat Thursday

Favourite Book to Read at Halloween Time




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Without a doubt I will always pick up this book. 
Ever since I was little, The Witches, have always been my favourite book. I don't always read it during Halloween time, I basically read this at least three times a year.

As a book lover, it's rare to love the movie adaptation, but it is such a great movie. I was scared as a little kid, but that didn't stop me from watching it a million times.




Read the book then watch the movie, if you haven't, which is an odd thing if you haven't yet....Get onto that. 




















Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Days Of The Week Book Tag ~ Witchy Wednesday

Favourite Witch Book/Series



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For those who don't already know, I'm a huge Nora Roberts fan. Anything she writes is gold....well to me anyway.
All her books, there is this sense of family, friendship and love that always puts me in a good mood. And like this book series, there is a dab of the supernatural.

I will forever recommend people to read her books.






















Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Days Of The Week Book Tag ~ Terrifying Tuesday

Book Cover or Story That Terrifies You




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To be honest, anything by Stephen King scares the life out of me. Why this one out of millions that he has written?.... Just look at that cover. I always knew cats wanted to take over the world, this cover just proves it





















Monday, 24 October 2016

Days Of The Week Book Tag ~ Monster Monday

Favourite Monster Book




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It’s a classic about one of the most “scariest” monsters. 
How could I not pick Frankenstein by Mary Shelley?



If you don’t know anything about this book (seriously, where have you been), or you haven’t read it….do it.
That is all.


















Sunday, 23 October 2016

Update



Exactly, where have I been?

I don’t want to say I’ve been lazy, because it’s the complete opposite. I’ve been busy with preparing for NaNoWriMo next month, I have two children and a house (both aren’t going to take care of itself), and I’ve been reading. So getting two seconds to just do nothing is impossible.

I’ve also decided, and yes, I know I’ve said this before, but I want to start posting other things, not just posts relating to books.
So be prepared to see a lot of posts about nothing.

Will I try and post every day? Yes and no, I’m just going to post when I either have something to say, or when I can remember….



That is all, just wanted to let you know where I’ve been, if you were wondering, which I’m sure you were.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Book Review ~ Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb



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Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father's gruff stableman.
He is treated like an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin.

For in Fitz's blood runs the magic Skill--and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family.
As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission.

And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom.





This is my third time reading Assassin’s Apprentice, and every time I read it, I fall madly in love with Fitz and the Fool.

Robin Hobb is a genius. Her writing style, she will draw you into her story and spit your heart out at the end.
George RR Martin put it correctly, she is a diamond among zircons.

In the first book of the series, you get to know Fitz from a young age to a young man. I loved how Robin Hobb didn’t skip over this part of his life. You get to really understand Fitz and see what his life was like without being vaguely told.

I’m not going to talk too much about this book, because I want you to buy this book (and every other book from Robin Hobb), and read it.
Even if you aren’t a Fantasy reader, this will convert you.



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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Day #5 ~ Orange and Black Books




Let me explain why I have only posted orange books.

I was going to, I have a lot of black books, but nothing matched my copies of Penguin classic books.
I want my photos to look nice, well nice as they can be. Random sized black books among these orange ones would look silly.

So I compensated in a way; there is black writing on the perfect Penguin books….

Even though I haven’t read all these yet, my favourite book would have to be Dracula. If you haven’t read it, do it NOW.
My least favourite, actually I hated with a passion, was Lolita. When I read it I just recently had my son. Child pedophilia is disgusting, and reading it in the point of view of this monster, I just couldn’t do it.
I definitely wouldn’t be able to now that I have a daughter.




















Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Movie Review ~ Hotel Transylvania







The film tells a story of Count Dracula, the owner of a hotel called Hotel Transylvania where the world's monsters can take a rest from human civilization.

Dracula invites some of the most famous monsters to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter, Mavis.

When the "non-human hotel" is unexpectedly visited by an ordinary 21-year-old traveller named Jonathan.
Dracula must protect Mavis from falling in love with him before the hotel's guests learn there is a human in the castle, which may jeopardize the hotel's future and his career.






Andy Samberg as Jonathan

Selena Gomez as Mavis
·         Sadie Sandler voices Mavis as a child



Steve Buscemi as Wayne, a male werewolf

Molly Shannon as Wanda, a female werewolf






I’ve seen this movie countless times, mainly around this time of year…you know, Halloween and all.
I can’t describe what it actually is that I love about it. It’s funny, it has some of my most favourite “monsters” in one building, despite the synopsis, it’s not 100% about “teen” love.



Whenever I watch an animated movie, I don’t see who the voices are. It spoils it for me and all I see are the actors and not the characters.
So you know how I said earlier that I’ve watched this countless times? Well, it was until yesterday that I decided to see who the voices are.
Once I found out I was shocked. How did I not know Adam Sandler was the voice of Dracula? Now that I know, now I can hear it.

But like I said, now all I’m seeing is the actor and not the character. That won’t stop me from watching this movie again….and again.

My 5-year-old son loves this movie. I don’t want to say this movie is okay with the little ones, because every child is different. My son is okay with “scary” things, he’s obsessed with Doctor Who and all the aliens on that show.
Maybe watch it first, and if you think it’s okay, then let them watch it.





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