When Do You Read? 

Hello my lovely readers,

I am feeling extra productive this week and have a new post for you!

I’m not sure whether to categorise this as a rambling/rant post or a discussion post; eaither way I would love to hear from you guys!

Balancing out our lives between school/work and our social lives are hard – and some of us are blessed with the superpower of organisation and time management. However, I am not one of those people. Socialising is the one thing that I have neglected a long time ago. I certainly wish I hadn’t though, because I know I have missed out on a fair but of teenage experiences.

Anyhow… that’s not my concern today in this post. Today, I want to discuss the matter of :

When Do You Read?

I, myself, try to read as much as I can, whenever I can. But, lately I found that I read mainly when I am on the bus/public transportation. Or during lunchtime at work to avoid awkward conversations.

In an ideal world I would be reading all the time, maybe even for a living. But we know that, that’s just my wishful thinking. So I read whenever I am able to. During the bus ride to and from work. Waiting for the bus (normally, I have to wait half-an-hour for a bus to get home). But majority of the time, I don’t get to read as much as I want to.

When I read, it is often during the early hours or just before I go to sleep. It is the only time I am able to.

The Book Wishlist

Greetings,

Being a bookworm isn’t exactly the easiest hobby to have. It’s very costly, if I say so myself (while my bank account will second my statement). There are constantly new books being released throughout the year. And you must have them! But you know you shouldn’t. What with the other 500 unread books on your shelf.

I am a massive spender on books. Very rarely do I buy books from charity shops, I always buy from Waterstone’s or some other bookshop online. Then, we get to the point where we just don’t have the funds to buy anymore so we make wishlists!!!

Today, I have decided to share with you guys the books I have on my…

  1. The Last Beginning by Lauren James
  2. Gemina by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  3. The Outsiders by S E Hinton
  4. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  5. Girl Up by Laura Bates
  6. Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
  7. A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray
  8. Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
  9. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  10. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  11. Unboxed by Non Pratt

I swear, ones the reading pile that I have reaches single digits I will pile it up sky high with new books! I can’t believe that it’s been three months since the last time I bought a book. I am having withdrawal symptoms!

I keep itching to buy books, and instead I have started to buy more and more notebooks! I mean in a week I went ahead and bough 5 different notebooks. Ones I wont be using until probably in three months time. Depending on how much content I manage to plan in the next few weeks.

It’s madness. Mother even banned me from buying anymore books and notebooks until I finish the ones that are already in my possession.

asfdgdhfjkhlj;k!

 

A Compilation of Books to Re-read

Hello my lovely readers,

TBR pile are all the rave these days. How can they not be? When all we do all year long is buy books even though we have millions of unread ones sitting on our bookshelves. It’s a love-hate relationship really.

For the past several months, I have refrained from buying books until I have sorted out my TBR pile into a manageable and reasonable size. However, today I am going to be talking about the books I really want to re-read after all this TBR malarkey’s all sorted out.

  1. The Harry Potter Series

    I bet you didn’t see this one coming. Who would have thought, right? I don’t think this one needs any form of explanation, because it’s just a classic not amongst readers like me to re-read the books countless times.

  2. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

    This was definitely one of the best books I have ever read! It’s one of those books that I wish I had taken the time to really read and appreciate. There’s so many things about this book that I have missed because of my tunnel vision (not literally, more like figuratively). The plot twists and the overall amazing writing style.

  3. We Were Liars

    I read this book in one night, literally started it at 9 and finished it at 2 in the morning. It was an intriguing read, and since it is the first novel I have read by Lockhart, I was surprised by how intricate the writing was. How the plot-twist avoided detection. I definitely want to re-read this again.

  4. Peter Pan

    My favourite Disney movie, and childhood book. I simply cannot skip on re-reading this one.
  5. Night Circus

    I have raved about this book so much, that I don’t think I have to explain why I want to re-read it!

  6. Shock of the Fall

    It’s such a great novel about mental health, that I think it should be read by everyone even at least ones. I loved this book, of course I had my reservations when I started reading it, but ones I got into the rhythm of the story – I just fell in love with it.

These are only 6 of the books that I want to re-read, but I have decided that I will only make this like an annual thing for me. To get my TBR pile under-control and then re-read books I have missed. Next year, I will make another list!

Thank you for dropping by and reading my blog!

Nielle

Author Interview | Wendy Brant

Hello my lovely readers!

Today, I am doing something I have never done before in this site… and that is an AUTHOR INTERVIEW! I am lucky enough to be able to interview Wendy Brant the wonderful author of one of the best debut novels this year, Zenn Diagram!! Continue reading

Favourite Online Bookshops

Buying books is one of the many joys of being a bookworm, and more so when you are a book blogger like myself. Buying books means new books to review! Which I love doing but, it seems I haven’t been able to do this so much as of late. Nevertheless, as much as I love buying books from bookshops… you know, the ones where you get to walk-in and touch all the spines of all these wonderful books and smell the very essence of them… yeah….

I also love buying book from the internet. Because, most of the time they are relatively cheaper to buy online rather than in bookstores. So, today I am going to be sharing with you guys four of my favourite online bookshops!

1. Waterstone’s

For me, nothing beats this wonderful bookstore. It is the best of the best, in my opinion. Also, I pretty much established a great rapport between the staff and I. I mean, I spent the majority of my afternoons in the local shop so… they pretty much know who I am now.

I don’t really get my books delivered to my house. I tend to do click & collect with them. I get the books for the price it shows online, and when I spend over £10.00 I get to get stamps which I collect to get a free £10.00 spending voucher on the store once I have collected 10 stamps. It’s a great reward system that keeps me coming back!

2. The Book People

A magical find! This gem of an online bookstore is a must visit for any booklovers out there! They have had the cheapest price of books by-far I have encountered! I love it. I discovered this book seller at work… and I have never loved work so much in my entire life.

Most of the books can be bought for a ridiculously cheap price – often it can be up to 20% and other times even to 50%. Which is amazing!

However, you do still have to pay for shipping. But… just think of all the books that you can buy for less money!

3. The Book Depository

Probably one of the more popular online bookstore in the world if bookworms. What with the lowered price and free shipping worldwide.

I have bought a couple of books from the site, and their services are great. I honestly don’t know why I don’t use it more often.

4. Amazon

It would be ridiculous of me not to include Amazon! It may not be my number one favourite, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t buy books from the website. I don’t tend to buy paperbacks and hardbacks from Amazon. I use it more to buy e-books. Which isn’t often, by the way. E-books from Amazon are relatively cheap, and if you’re a fan of e-readers and all this high-tech reading… then it’s the best place for you.

I really don’t use it often, because I’m not really a fan of e-books (although I have a kindle). I only ever read e-books when it comes to eARCs. Other than that, I’m not a big fan.

Well, that’s all for today my lovelies. Hope you enjoyed this post, and maybe even learned a little something.

-Jhanielle

What are your favourite online bookstores?

Mini Book Review | The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

the-little-prince

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

When I first heard of The Little Prince I expected it to be a cute little children’s story that has a moral story to it. But, I didn’t expect it to affect me as much as it did. It is great for children, as it is imaginative, and wonderful. But, it is also great for the older reader – because it teaches us about the value of perception. Continue reading

Tag | Rapid Fire Book Tag

Rapid Fire Book Tag copy.png

Who doesn’t love a good book tag?! It’s been such a long time since I have participated in any sort of tag at all. I have forgotten how fun they are! I would like to thank icebreaker694 for tagging me to do this Book Tag!

EBOOKS OR PHYSICAL BOOKS?

I am definitely more a physical book kind of reader. As convenient and easy ebooks are to have around, it just seems that it takes me longer to read the book.

As weird as it sounds, I kind of like flicking through the pages, and smelling the books. It’s also a bit more personal, I feel than that of an ebook.

PAPERBACK OR HARDBACK?

Either one is great. Paperbacks are just easier to have and are cheaper to buy. But, I also like hardback because their covers are just oh so lovely! However, they are so expensive and quite heavy to have in your bag, if you’re a reader like me who doesn’t leave the house without a book.

ONLINE OR IN-STORE BOOK SHOPPING?

Both! I love buying books online and in-store. What I often do is order or reserve a book online and make the trip to the local store to collect it. There’s always a promo online which I can redeem even though I pay for the book in-store. Which is amazing! Also, I just love walking around the bookshop and touching all the books I could buy, but wont because I don’t have the money.

Online shopping is convenient, especially if you’re looking for a bargain – and if you don’t have a bookstore nearby. But, I love shopping in-store too. Because who doesn’t like being surrounded by books.

TRILOGIES OR SERIES?

Trilogies. Sometimes, if the series is too long I tend to lose interest.

HEROES OR VILLAINS

Honestly. Either, really. I’m more partial towards some of the minor characters at times.

A BOOK YOU WANT EVERYONE TO READ

51nln7yvmnl-_sx325_bo1204203200_

Everyone who reads my blog will probably be sick of seeing The Night Circus all the time! But, GUYS READ IT!!!!

RECOMMEND AN UNDERRATED BOOK

img_0049I think Em Bailey’s two novels are quite underrated, I really enjoyed them and they are well written books with great characters and interesting plots! Go check her novels, Shift and The Special Ones out! Continue reading