I needed this book in my life…

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5/5 STARS

The story follows Adam a senior in high school whose thinks he has landed the jackpot when he lands the elective as the school psychologists aid. All the he has to do is text on his phone all period until the psychologist asks him to fetch a student who has been avoiding her. To Adam’s shock and delight it is his previous foster brother Julian who he hasn’t seen in five years. But Julian seems to be hiding a few secrets about his home life and the once loud and quirky Julian that Adam once knew seems to be gone.

You need to read this book. I needed to read this book. Everyone needs to read this book. I have never in my life been affected by a book as much as I have been affected by this book. When I finished the book I felt like I had had a life changing experience, I am not even kidding.

This book is gritty yet innocent at the same time. Serious topics such as child abuse, grief, family, friendship and ADHD are touched on in the book. Most of these are described through Julian’s innocent eyes this, for me at least, made them that much more shattering.

Friendship, especially the one between Julian and Adam, is a major theme throughout the book as well as the theme of Family.

There is also a massive emphasis on the importance of kindness, a topic not touched on very often in a lot of contemporary read.

There are two points of view in this book, Adam’s and Julian’s, each with their own distinguishable voices that keep you aware of which point of view you are reading.

Overall, this is a highly emotional yet heart warming story that I am personally grateful I read.

Tootles Gaby 🙂

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SIMON VS THE HOMO-SAPIENS AGENDA BY BECKY ALBERTALLI

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4/5 STARS

I am going to keep this short and sweet because I honestly think you guys would enjoy the book a lot more if you know nothing about it at all so all I am going to say is that the story follows Simon a gay teenage boy who hasn’t come out yet. He has secretly been exchanging emails with the mysterious Blue who he feels an undeniable connection with. This is threatened when someone gets a hold of his private emails and starts to blackmail Simon.

I absolutely adored this book, Becky Albertalli is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors with her quirky and straight forward style of writing that cracks me up.

First off I really enjoy how diverse the characters within this book are and in my opinion Becky managed to successfully and respectfully represent the LGBT community within this book. With Simon being more concerned with the effort it would take to come out than the consequences of coming out, this is a really unique take on coming out.

I also really enjoyed the characters within this book, especially Simon with his quirky, laid back attitude and matter of fact way of speaking. He just says whatever he thinks and I adore him for that.

I also think its apt to note that I read this book in 3 days, whenever I got a spare moment I read a few pages, I needed to find out what happens.

Overall, this was a really fun filled and cute contemporary read that leaves me feeling the warm fuzzies whenever I think of it! Definitely worth the read.

All the warm fuzzies…

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THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED BY BECKY ALBERTALLI

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4/5 stars

This story follows Molly is a seventeen year old girl who has had 26 crushes and exactly 0 boyfriends- a relatable situation to be in for most teenagers. Molly has a deep set fear of rejection, which often times leads her to not actively pursuing her crushes, which is the way she likes it, until Molly’s twin sister Cassie finds herself a new girlfriend, leaving Molly with an abundance of time alone. However, there are perks to having a sister with a girlfriend, aka a cute cute guy friends who is possible boyfriend material. But when Molly starts her new job she meets Reid, a cute Nerd, who sparks a bit of romantic interest as well.

One of my favorite things about this book is how relatable alot of situation that characters find themselves in are. Now I don’t want to give any spoilers away so I will refer back to my previous comment about how relatable Molly’s situation with having had a lot of crushes but no boyfriends.

Another major aspect of the story that I found to be really endearing is the amount of “subtle” diversity that is portrayed in this book, for instance Molly overweight and so is Reid, Molly’s parents are two woman with one being pan-sexual, Molly’s twin sister Cassie is bisexual with a Korean-American girlfriend and Molly suffers from Anxiety. All of these diverse aspects of the book are approached, in my opinion, rather respectfully without a huge deal being made out of them, they are just the “norm”.

Above and beyond that is the major topic of Family which remains a constant throughout the story. Molly’s family represents a strong and healthy family dynamic with it realistic squabbles and issues.

I also really enjoyed how realistically teenagers are portrayed within this book with situations of open drinking, talk of sex, body image issues and lying to parents being present.

The characters themselves were intriguing with each being unique in their own way, especially Reid and Molly, I love these characters so much. Reid is a uber Nerd that rocks fandom shirts, stark white sneakers and can eat cadbury eggs all year round and Molly is artistic with a rather quirky imagination.

Overall, this was a highly entertaining read, fun and cute read. The kind I have come to expect from Becky Albertalli.

It’s all about the Contemporary…

I am really happy to say that I managed to read 5 books last month, even though I changed jobs and my work hours rapidly increase, also the reason I have been MIA. But hopefully I have managed to get my schedule sorted and can be more present, I have missed writing keenly.

So I thought i would start my return to the land of blogging with a wrap-up filled with contemporaries. Which is a nice change of pace for me as I tend to stick with fantasy more than contemporary, but I am working on expanding my reading scope.

That being said here is a list of what I read during the month of May:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

I absolutely adored this book, I definitely went in expecting something completely different from what I got, but it was amazing nevertheless. My emotions were all over the place while reading this book, and I am grateful for the fact that it taught me a lot about a culture and lifestyle that I quite honestly knew nothing about. The character’s were another amazing aspect of the book, in my opinion this is a very character driven novel. I even think I need to recommend this since almost everyone has read it but if you haven’t, I highly suggest you do 🙂

One of us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

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Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

My review for this book is up on my my blog so be sure to go and check that out if you want a more in depth review. But overall I personally am not the biggest fan of this book, simply because the execution of the plot left me underwhelmed.

Simon vs the Homo-sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

Review will be up soon 🙂 But overall I devoured this book in a day and as soon as I finished it I wanted to reread it, so what does that tell you…

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

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Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back. 

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

Review will also be up soon. But in general I found this book to be extremely relatable , in such weird, awkward and quirky ways. Even though the synopsis screams mushy romance this is definitely more of a coming of age story that I absolutely loved.

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

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When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.

Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

Review already up 🙂 and quite frankly you just need to read it!

And that is all the books I read this month and I think I need a bit of a break from contemporaries, not that I don’t love them, but I miss Fantasy 😦 So expect a lot of Fantasy next month!

Tootles Gaby 🙂

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Spoiler Free Review…

One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

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Author: Karen M. McManus
Publication date: 30th May 2017
Rating: 3/5 stars

The confliction I feel about this book is real!

On the one hand I really enjoyed how suspenseful it was, I found myself suspecting everyone whether I liked the character or not. It kept me reading non-stop right up until the end. I was also a big fan of the romance within the book, as cliche as it was, I liked how it developed slowly so I could get used to the idea of these two characters together.

On the topic of cliches, I would say about 90% of the plot aside from the suspense aspect of it, was based off YA contemporary cliches. This is both a good and a bad thing in my opinion. I love cliches!! Because they made an easy read, but it also makes the plot predictable 😦

Now to be perfectly honest, I struggled through the first half of this book, the plot progression felt very slow, the characters felt one dimensional and very stereotypical. I also found that characters’ voices weren’t distinguishable at all, I would find myself forgetting whose point of view I was reading about halfway through the chapter.

The Scenes also felt very flat, I feel like much more could have been added to quite a few scenes in the book in order to make them more relevant, especially Simon’s death scene, I didn’t feel any tension during that scene, and I think a scene like that should have evoked something 😦

Overall, I really liked the idea that the book was based off , but I feel like it could have been executed better in order to make this a much more thrilling read.

P.S. I didn’t put down all the issues as some of them are quite spoilery, but if you read the book you will probably pick up on them 😉

P.P.S. These are my personal opinions, you don’t have to agree with them and if you enjoyed the book, congratulations, having different opinions is awesome and make for a highly entertaining discussion 😉

Absolutely Adorable (Spoiler free review)

Author: Ashley Poston
Publication date: 4th April 2017

Anything can happen once upon a con…

When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.

Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

There will be a lot of gushing and fangirling 🙂

Five out of five stars and a 100% amazing…

Let me start off by saying that this is definitely, 100%, my favourite Cinderella retelling. It his every plot point in order to make sure that it stayed true to the original Cinderella story, such as the existence of the Magic Pumpkin as a vegan food truck, there i also a fairy godmother, evil stepmother and stepsisters(obviously), a ball, even a glass slipper, all of it!

However, Ashley incorporated these plot points in such a way that they belonged within the time period of the story… thereby making it so much more relatable.

And let me just put it out there that I adored both Elle and Darien’s characters equally. I found myself being able to relate to both of them. I also found that I didn’t enjoy one point of view over the other, which was amazing because it allowed me to enjoy every chapter.

And to be perfectly honest, I just kept reading consistently so I could get my happily ever after, after what Elle went through, throughout the course of the book, she deserved it and I quite frankly needed it.

And that is about it that I can say without getting all spoilery on you 🙂

But please if you can, I highly suggest you pick up this book and read it, you won’t regret it.

P.S. Don’t skip the acknowledgements they are awesome.

Tootles, Gaby 🙂

I am probably going to need to add to this ;)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

I have already finished this book (Review will be up soon;) ), reading binge in full blast this month so far!!

One of us is lying by Karen M. McManus

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One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

Also finished this book already, Review will be up May 31st.

Simon VS the Homo-sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

Currently reading this one 🙂

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

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Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale.

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

Reading next!!!!

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

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Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

My order is only arriving end of the month!!! Whyyy?!?!

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

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Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

I will get to this, I promise 🙂

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

My goal is before the movie…

And that is it so far, I am clearly binging on contemporary, no apologies 😉

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Tootles Gaby 🙂

Prepare for a lot of Fangirling…you have been warned.

Before I get to the nitty gritty parts of this review, let me just say that it is books like this are the reason that I read, I want to experience all the emotions when I read a book, I want to give a damn about the characters, I want to be laughing one second and crying my eyes out the next.

Observable fact: I read this book on one bus trip to town (generally takes 3 hours there and back), so visualise this, I am sitting at the back of the bus, crying so hard one second and laughing so hard the next, yup that was me, no apologies:)

Side Note: I am not much of a contemporary reader, and I wanted to get more into contemporary reads, and I started with this book, and I am so glad I did.

Now to the actual review ( I warned ya…):

First of all the way the chapters are structure made this read flow so well. It was kept short and simple most of the time, without giving unnecessary details that would detract from it. I  really enjoyed the fact that there are several chapters that include a factual history of something or another small side characters point of view. I can’t explain exactly why I loved the small side characters chapter, but let me just tell you that they are very thought provoking.

Adding on to my love of the side characters chapters, is the fact that I really enjoyed how complex every single character within this story are. I really appreciate how much attention to detail was paid to each characters story and personality. It made the story much more immersive because you feel connected every single character even the ones you don’t particularly like. I can’t finish this chapter without saying how much I loooove Daniel, and I especially like how he is with Natasha, I can’t even.

This book definitely surprised me, I was expecting a cutesy typical romance, which while it is adorable, it definitely isn’t typical. While the romance is the obvious main theme, there are just as important themes within the book such as family, morals and values and prejudice, to name a few. And while they are more background themes, they make a mind blowing combination.

The way Nicola approached the issues within society, was ingenious because not only did she clearly mark out the injustice within these issues, she subtly included reasons for these issues, this allowed me to understand the situation rather than just judge. AS I SAID MIND BLOWING…

I want to go on and on about this book, but I am trying really hard to avoid spoilers so I am just going to say that there is only one major issue with the book, and if you read the book you will understand what I am talking about.

I am really looking forward to reading Everything, Everything ( which I picked up within an hour of finishing The Sun is Also a Star), because so far I am loving Nicola Yoon’s writing style.

I hope you guys are having an amazing week so far. Talk to ya soon!

Tootles Gaby 🙂

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Brrr, Weewoo, mhm, okay let’s do this…

Sooo, I find myself scouring my followed blogs today, as I normally do all day every day and I come across Holly from Nut Free Nerd’s Readers Confession Tag post, and I was like , I need to do this tag. Its looked like a lot of fun and I haven’t done a tag on my blog yet, so here I am doing my first tag! Yay!

Let’s get started…

Have you ever damaged a book?

As painful as it is to admit yes I have, I know I am disappointed in myself as well. But hey, overstuffed school bags and paperbacks don’t mix, just saying.

Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

Nope, I can safely say I have never damaged a borrowed book. Simply because I turn into a raving lunatic when someone damages one of my books, so fair is fair.

How long Does it take you to read a book?

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For me it really depend on how much I am enjoying the book I am reading. For instance I read The Sun is also Star by Nicola Yoon in one sitting but it took me a week to finish Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. They have a very similar amount of pages but the difference in time it took me to read them is quite large.

Books that you haven’t finished?

This one is a bit a tricky one for me as I have a habit of forcing myself to finish books even when I am not enjoying them in the hope that they will improve. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t 🙂 So the only time I don’t finish a book when I start is when I put it aside for another book that I am more interested in at that time. But I will pick it up again and finish it at some point.

Hyped/ Popular book you didn’t like.

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I have one definite answer for this and that is the Game of Thrones Books, or should I say book because I couldn’t even get through the first one. I really struggled with this one, I wanted to love it, I really did. But it was sooo long! Now don’t get me wrong I love long books, but I felt like it was dragged out and the chapters between characters were so long that I forgot who was who, and what happened to who and why I should care. So yeah, I’ll give this series a pass. But I love the TV show and am chomping at the bit for the new season.

Is there a book that you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?

I am pretty open about what I read, but when it come to my guilty pleasures such as MC romances and paranormal romance I tend to broadcast that less. For example when I am reading one of my guilty pleasures, I won’t put it as currently reading on Goodreads and I wouldn’t post a review on it, not because I am embarrassed but simply because I enjoy reading them without having to  think critically about every aspect as I would with my other reads.

How many books do you own?

Not as many as I like because I only started my book collection at the beginning of this year and I am still working on expanding it. But I still own more than is realistic, space wise.

Are you a fast or slow reader?

I am most definitely a fast reader, I tend on average to reader around 2-3 books a week, so you can do the math 🙂 Another reason as to why I am expanding my book collection, so I can keep up with my reading pace.

Do you like to buddy read?

I don’t really know because I haven’t done it 🙂

Do you read better in your head or out loud?

In my head, definitely in my head. It is faster, It makes envisioning the world and characters easier and it is more appropriate for public spaces-> where I do most of my reading 🙂

If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be and why?

Man! How am I supposed to choose, it’s like picking a favourite child! I think I will have to go for the Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon, simply because I can see myself rereading this book many, many, many times in the future. So it would be well loved instead of left on a very empty shelf.

An that is it! I had so much fun doing this tag, and I will definitely be doing more of these in the future 🙂

I hope you have had a lovely week so far and have been reading up a storm.

Tootles Gaby 🙂

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