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.

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

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

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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

Book Review | The Special Ones by Em Bailey

Esther is one of the four Special Ones, chosen to live under his protection in a remote farmhouse. They are not allowed to leave, and they must always be ready to broadcast their lives to eager followers on the outside.

But on renewal day when he decides that a new Esther, Harry, Lucille or Felicity must take their place, the old ones disappear – forever. The new ones don’t always want to come, but soon they… realise. Until one day Esther has a realisation of her own, and it changes everything.

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Monthly Wrap-Up | January 2017

Hello my lovely readers,

It has been a great start to the year!

It’s that time of the month again, where I try to sum up everything that happened in my life in a single post! Of course, I am talking about our Monthly Wrap-Up. I won’t be faffing around, and ranting… so I’ll just get on with it! Continue reading

Book Review | Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall


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Rating |3-stars

Genre | YA, Contemporary

Publisher | Chicken House

Publication Date | 2016

Format | Paperback

I’m Norah, and my life happens
within the walls of my house, where
I live with my mom, and this evil
overlord called Agoraphobia.

Everything’s under control. It’s not rosy –
I’m not going to win any prizes for Most
Exciting Life or anything, but at least I’m
safe from the outside world, right?

Wrong. This new boy, Luke, just moved
in next door, and suddenly staying safe
isn’t enough. If I don’t take risks, how will
I ever get out – or let anyone in?

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Friday Reads | Under Rose-Tainted Skies + The Special Ones + Wayfarer

Hello lovely readers,

It’s already the second week of the New Year. Can you believe how fast the days are coming and going? Since it is Friday, I have a new post to share with everyone. I’d say that this will be a weekly thing, from now on. Instead of doing a ‘Currently Ready’ blog post every time I start reading a new book; I have come to the decision that a weekly update will be much better (?)

Anyway…

How has your week been?

Mine consisted of a lot of tears…

Moving on to the books I have been reading this week!
HonestlyJ, I haven’t had the time to read this week at all! It’s the worst when you just want to sit down and relax for a couple of hours, just reading a book. But life gets in the way. From 5.30 in the morning to 4.30 in the evening, I get ready for work and will be at work the whole day. There’s simply no room for reading. When I get home, I have to cook dinner – take a short nap and then its time to sleep.

How do you guys do it?!!!

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

I have been wanting to finish this book for the past two weeks, and I have had no such luck. It is such a great book, in my opinion, and it has its funny moments (which I love). So, if you have not heard of this wonderful novel, yet! Then I am recommending it to you now! It’s about this girl who has agoraphobia, and she wants to become part of the world again. But her irrational fear of the world outside, simply does not allow her to do what she wants.

The Special Ones

I bought this book at YALC, as a recommendation from the publisher’s stall. I haven’t really read past the first paragraph. However, I am sure that I am going to like it. I have only read one other work by Em Bailey – which is Shift, and I really enjoyed reading that.

Wayfarer

I am so happy that my request to receive an eARC for this book was approved in NetGalley!

So far, it has been great. It follows on the events that happened in the first book – immediately after the ending! So, I suggest re-reading the first book again before diving into this one.

I really should give you more information about these books, and I promise I will – this blog post will be reposted in a couple of days (most likely, this Sunday) to give you a better synopsis of what I have been reading!