The Dream Interview

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Hello! Hello! Hello!

dsc_0267_fotorI think it is every fangirl/fanboy’s dream to interview their favourite author or book character.  If you are anything like me who lives far far away from any famous young adult authors, you would know the pain of wanting to meet and interview authors. One day will come where I get to meet my favourite authors and go to a book festival but for now,I just have to dream… To spice things up this week, I decided to share with you, my take on the perfect interview panel with five book characters and authors and a burning question I have for each of them! I also decided to tag some people down below to share their dream panel of authors and book characters!

feyre from sarah j. maas’ a court of thorns and roses

If you have read this amazing series you would also be dying to meet Feyre! She is a girl who isn’t afraid to stand up and do what she loves, which is why I respect and admire her character so much. The depth to her characters makes Feyre seem so realistic. I want to ask her everything from Tamlin to Rhysand to her family! I can’t wait to read the rest of this series!

question: Describe what the night court feels and looks like?

anna from anna and the french kiss

I adore Stephanie Perkins’ novels and Anna and The French Kiss is definitely my favourite, I love how each story is cute and cheesy but the story lines and the characters are so fresh and unique! Anna’s character is one of the most relatable ones out of all of them and I would love to interview her character.

question: What is one tip you have for meeting friends and settling in when you are studying abroad?

khalid from the wrath and the dawn

If you haven’t read The Wrath and The Dawn, I do not know what you are doing because it is one of my favourite duologies! I know it is based on a classic that I have yet to read but each character in the series has so much depth and magic. Khalid is one of my favourite characters in the series because he has so much depth!

question: What does it feel like to live with a curse like the on you had?

dsc_0208_fotorjenny han, author of to all the boys i’ve loved before

I WOULD LOVE TO INTERVIEW JENNY HAN! I love the way Jenny Han represents Asian characters in young-adult novels, as an Asian, I feel under-represented in the YA genre but almost all of Jenny Han’s stories and novels has an Asian character who is lovable and so relatable! That’s why she is one of my favourite authors.

question: Do you have any insider secrets about your new book, Always and Forever, Lara Jean?

cassandra clare, author of the shadowhunter chronicles

I would never go through a favourite authors post without talking about Cassandra Clare which is why I would be more than honoured to receive the chance to meet and interview her in a panel! Her novels are the ones that caused my love of reading! I have a never ending list of questions (*grabs scroll of paper with interview questions and rolls it out*)

question: Which character was the best to write about?

So this was my dream panel of authors and book characters! I would love to interview these authors one day and I am dying to tick it off my bucket list! Eventbrite, which is one of the largest ticketing platforms, recently reached out to me to write this post. Thank you guys! 🙂  If you ever need help with organizing conferences or finding other conferences check out their page here!

what is your dream panel of authors and book characters?

I tag these bloggers to share their dream interview panel:

Rae Anne @ LavenderProse
Maddie @PolaroidBooks
Alyssa @Alyssaisreading

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Julian + Emma Feels!!!! Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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Title: Lady Midnight
Series: The Dark Artifices
Author: Cassandra Clare
Release Date: March 2016
Retail Price: $30.00
Overall Rating:  8.75/10
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Drama, Angels and Growing-up

Okay before we start, let me establish this. If you haven’t read Lady Midnight, you need to stop what you are doing right now and pick up Lady Midnight. I feel like a balloon that is about to pop because I have so many emotions and thoughts about Lady Midnight! I loved it so much!

Thank you so much to Simon and Schuster publishing. I received  Cassandra Clare’s novel, Lady Midnight from Simon and Schuster, in exchange for a review.  Please note that this does not alter, influence or change my opinions on the novel, in the following review.

When I heard Cassandra Clare was writing The Dark Artifices, I literally had a little heart attack because the Cassandra Clare was writing another book in the Shadow. Hunter. World! I couldn’t believe it but then it wasn’t long before I became disheartened. Many people would come up to me and say, “Cassandra Clare is just milking off her series. You probably shouldn’t get your hopes up,” However, I was determined to get an all out amazing debut novel for The Dark Artifices. March 9th came in a blink of an eye and soon, I was standing in the middle of the bookshelf holding Lady Midnight in my hands, extremely fangirling with some of my closest book friends. Lady Midnight had arrived and it sure did not disappoint. If there is one gif to describe how I felt when reading Lady Midnight this would be it:

Cassandra Clare’s Lady Midnight follows the story of Emma and Julian who have been best friends and Parabatai from when they were young. Nothing could ever get in their way of their friendship. Emma has lived her whole life with the Blackthorns since the death of her parents who she is determined to avenge. When Julian returns back from his trip to Idris, new problems arise. Mark, Julian’s brother, has come back after several years of being held by the Faerie court and the Blackthorns will do anything to get their brother back from the Faeries. The faeries create a deal with Julian if he can solve the murders which have been mysteriously taking place, his brother will get the chance to choose to stay. However, problems arise and secrets are being kept. Emma and Julian are being torn apart and pulled together by the events and that doesn’t even begin to cover the story.

spoilers ahead!

I literally have an irrecoverable book hangover for this book! I have so many thoughts and emotions for this book. Reading Lady Midnight, made DSC_0207_Fotorme realise how much I truly loved The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. There is something about these books that remind me of a fairytale. In my opinion, Cassandra Clare’s novels are really unique every story, every book, every paragraph and every sentence have woven this sense of fairytale, fantasy and magic into it, which is what I absolutely love about these novels. I love how every story is interlocking, the only way to truly enjoy this series is to read it from the very start to the very end and don’t forget, you have to read every series in the chronicles. One of my main reasons for why I love reading books is the fact that whenever you read a good story it will drag you into this world where layers upon layers of imaginary characters, storylines and settings are built up in your head and every single thing you read is being played in your head. It pulls you from the real world and act like an anchor to this imaginary world where you can forget about everything that is worrying you and its just you and the characters. (Okay, that sounded really intense but I truly mean it) Undoubtedly, Cassandra Clare’s novel always have that affect on me and Lady Midnight really did.

Lady Midnight’s plot blew me away. Like I mentioned in the beginning, I was kind of skeptical and I was really scared that Lady Midnight was going to bring my whole perfect perspective of the Shadowhunter chronicles, crashing down. I was nervous that Lady Midnight was going to have a really cliche, overused, “Cassandra Clare” plot but I was proven wrong. Just like all of her other perfect novels, Clare devised a plotline that contained the perfect balance of romance, contemporary, coming of age, fantasy, action and adventure! I do not know how she does it but it was literally the pinnacle of perfection. Okay, well maybe I’m exaggerating that a bit because it wasn’t a perfect novel but it was pretty good! I loved the idea of having a forbidden love with Parabatais. It’s so rare to see authors take the “forbidden love” plot device and twist it in their own way to make it so much more enjoyable and personal for the reader. I love it because it may sound weird but I love expanding my knowledge in the whole Shadowhunter world and I loved finding out about the Parabatais. When Cassandra Clare left the whole Parabatai falling in love thing ambiguously, I was like, “Oh no,” something big is going to happen.

When I discovered that they had solved the murder it ended on a really happy note and I’m excited to see what they’ll do in the next book! I loved how most of the characters from the other book got one or multiple cameos because that meant that we all got a chance to see our favourite characters come together again. That’s what I love about these books. You don’t have to miss characters from her other series because she always finds a way to incorporate them. Oh, I almost forgot can we mention the fact that Mark and Emma made that deal! In my mind, I was like, “NOOOOO!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING???” I could feel my heart breaking in its chest. I actually can’t even. It’s like Simon,  Clary and Jace all over again. It’s going to be really intense.

Now onto the characters, I really liked Emma’s character and I think she is my favourite out of the three main protagonists in her three series. I love how strong Emma is and she really is one of those characters you can look up too. She is only a little bit older than me so that adds an extra bonus! But seriously, I loved Emma’s character she is so strong and I absolutely love how relatable she is. One of my favourite scenes is the one where she is talking with Christina about the fact that she feels like she has nothing special to give because she is just a normal shadow hunter with no special powers and in a metaphorical way, I could relate to that. Sometimes we all feel like we have nothing special to us but realistically we all  do. However, I didn’t really like the way Emma was presented in the first few chapters. The whole time she was swooning over Julian. “Julian this, Julian that.” I kind of got sick of it and I was worried that she would be like that throughout the book but it definitely got better.

When Julian came into the story, I was like yes! Like all of Cassandra Clare’s boys, Julian was perfect in his own unique way! He kind of reminded me of a mix between a less-clumsy Percy and a really hot California boy! 🙂 No seriously, I really liked Julian. However, I have to admit his character was so over talked by Emma that it kind of influenced Julian’s perspective. His personality got lost within the story and I found that his character was really two dimensional and hopefully we get to see more of who he is in the later stories. I love his relationship with Emma, whenever I saw them together I was literally like:

I can’t wait to see their relationship grow! I’m so excited for the next book! I also really liked Christina! I’m so glad Cassandra Clare introduced her because I absolutely love her character! I’m excited to see her story and who she relly is. She wasn’t presented in much detail and so I really want to see more of her character! Despite the many characters, I actually found myself remembering their names! (I’m very proud of myself because I always get mixed up with names!) Anyway, I also really liked Mark’s character. However, I didn’t really see much of a proper personality in his character but that makes sense considering he lived a lot of his life as a faerie! I really like his relationship with Kieren and I hope to see more of that in the later books! I’m so excited for this new Herondale because Herondales are always the definition of perfection (*cough* Will and Jace *cough*)! Hopefully, Kit or Christopher (whatever you want to call him) will just be as lovable as the other Herondales!

I love the way Cassandra Clare include Edgar Allen Poe’s poem Annabel Lee! It’s actually one of my favourite poems and the fact that she represented the poem in the story really surprised me! I remember doing a project on him in Grade 6 or 7 and I absolutely loved this poem because in my head it was like a dark, edgy Little Mermaid story! I’m so excited to see more of her stories because I know that they’ll always be based on some literary classic! I absolutely adored this book and I’m sure many of you guys did too!

what did you think of the novel? i loved it so much!!

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It’s Finally Here Lady Midnight: Teaser Tuesdays!

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Hello,  Guys!

I actually can’t contain my EXCITEMENT because guess what came out yesterday? LADY MIDNIGHT!! So, here I am blogging about how my brain feels like mush because I have Lady Midnight, in my hands. Words can not actually describe my happiness. I may have homework I need to finish and tests I need to study for but I’m still happy because I can’t wait to jump into the Shadowhunter world and meet Emma and Julian in a world that I have become familiar with after three years of reading the Shadowhunter Chronicles! Who else has this novel and is super excited to read this?

currently reading:
lady midnight by cassandra clare

CdAs3CkW4AAhDjmYes, this is the hands-down amazing Lady Midnight, which I am currently reading. I have literally no time to read it, I’m a hundred pages in which is pretty good considering I got it yesterday and have barely had any time. After tomorrow, I’ll be over with one of my tests and I hope I’ll find some time to sit down and read this! I’m loving it so far and I already ship Emma and Julian.

This is me at the moment with the Emma and Julian ship .(I mean, what is their ship name?)

Personally, I hate how Emma doesn’t notice that Julian is her true love and I am so excited to dig deeper into this part of the Shadowhunter world. Before this novel was released many would tell me how Cassandra Clare is milking off of her series but honestly, I love how many books she is writing in this series. The Mortal Instruments is a series which will always stay with me. Having multiple stories with multiple facets and features of the whole world makes me so happy. I know every year I can look forward to a new Shadowhunter book. I truly think, that I’ll end up growing up with this book and when she stops writing about the Shadow world it’ll signify the end of my childhood. I really want to savour this book but at the same time I want to devour it whole! Anyway, I am sure I’ll love this book.

“Julian felt his heart wrench inside his chest. He had no words for the feeling of upheaval Malcom’s words caused. It was too much like being tumbled by a wave, solide footing giving way in the silde of sand.’Stop.’ ”
-Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight

have you guys read lady midnight yet? what are you guys currently reading?

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#mythoughts on… Shadowhunters TV Show

Guess what was on last night???

The Shadowhunters TV show! I woke up in the morning and one of the things that were buzzing around in my head was the fact that we get to see one of my favourite series get put onto the TV screen! I had my hopes super high (I couldn’t help it 🙂 ), as I sat down in front of my computer with a smoothie in my hand to watch The Shadowhunters. Here are #mythoughts on this highly anticipated show: What did you think of it? (There will be spoilers for both the series and the TV Show in the post)

To be honest, I have mixed feelings about the show. I really enjoyed and I had so much fun watching it. However, it wasn’t really like the novel. As a booklover, one of the things we wish to see is our favourite series being turned into a TV show or movie, which stays true to the novel.

The Shadowhunter’s plot seems to be heading in the same way as the novel: Jocelyn is still taken by Valentine, Clary is disoriented after the events in Pandemonium and Valentine is still out to search for The Mortal Cup. Despite that, the events that take place in the TV show are in a different sequence to the order that they take place in the novel. For example, we discover early in the film that Clary’s memories of the Shadow world were taken by Magnus Bane and that Alec has a crush on Jace. This meant that some of the spoilers from City of Bones have already been relayed in the first episode. I didn’t really like that as it was one of the twists and turns which makes the novel enjoyable, but perhaps, they have to cater to an audience which has not read the series. I’m glad that they attempted to do that as it provides the show to target a wider audience. The plot differs to the one in the novel but its a fresh change which I hope to continue to appreciate. It’s a TV show based on a famous book series and it isn’t a surprise that they will be some major and little differences to the novel. The fact that its still quite similar to the novels is already an achievement.

Now onto the characters! Clary was played by Kat Mcnamara and I have to say I’m so excited to see what else she does with her character. I loved watching her play Clary as she is not too “damsel-in-distress” like not too “I’m the best heroine in the world” :). She played the character really well and its exactly like how I imagined her to be. She really showed the audience that she really cared for her mother and that she is truly disoriented. At the start of the film, we really get to know more about her personality which suited to book exactly. I also really enjoyed the “friendly” relationship with her and Simon. You could really tell that she only regarded him as a friend but Simon didn’t. I can’t wait to see what happens to their relationship further on in the show.

Jace was sadly not one of the main characters in the episode but I still love his character. However, I felt like some of his lines were a bit scripted but I still love this quote, “All the legends are true,” that was conveyed really well. Unfortunately, the relationship between him and Clary didn’t have as much chemistry as I liked but its only the first episode and I’m excited to see it futher develop. I love Dom Sherwood as Jace and I wasn’t very disappointed. Simon was played perfectly and he was portrayed the best out of the all the characters this episode, he was goofy but you could tell he still really like Clary. He was comfortable around Clary’s parents and it seemed like him and Clary have always been best friends.

At first I was skeptical about Luke being a “police” but it began to make sense and I actually like that. It helps to explain some parts of the novel a lot better, such as, being a werewolf. I was very surprised that I ended up liking his the way his character was portrayed. Isabelle was not as sassy as she was in the novel but I think Emeraude looks very much like an Isabelle. Maureen, at first confused me. When I first heard her name I thought, “Maureen? The crazy little girl in the novel? What is happening?”. As the episode continued I discovered that she was part of Simon’s band and to this moment I’m still skeptical about her character.

Overall I really enjoyed watching this episode. I was not disappointed and I can’t wait for episode two. The Mortal Instruments were one of the first Young-Adult novels I read and therefore, when I watched the show it made me feel a little nostalgic. When I finished the episode, it left me with that desire to reread the series without knowing anything about but mostly, it left me with the desire to jump into that fantasy world of Shadowhunters. Watching them wield Seraph blades and watching Clary discover the whole Shadow world, leaves me with that elated feeling in my heart knowing that I get to follow along the Mortal Instruments journey one more time.

What did you think of the show?

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Top 5 Most Anticipated Releases for 2016

2016 is here and honestly, I am blown away! 2015 zoomed past us right before our eyes and it’s like a new revelation. With a new year, comes a fresh start and new opportunities. Not only that but it also means that we are getting closer to the releases of so many new novels. Many new series debuted their first novel and in 2016, will finish or continue with the releases of the next books in the series! I’m sure many of you will be excited for the launch of some books but here are my five most anticipated reads for 2015:

  1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices)
    Lady Midnight is one of most anticipated reads that have been floating around. After the conclusion of The Mortal Instruments, I know I have been itching to read anything else about the Shadowhunters world. Even though, we won’t see the old characters, I’m excited to start this fresh new series that will get me marking every release date of the series, in my calendar.
  2. A Sword Of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
    A Court of Thorns and Roses was extremely popular this year and it honestly did live up to its hype, as I loved it! It isn’t a surprise that I am highly awaiting the next book in the series!
  3. The Rose and The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
    If you have read my previous post on the first book in this series, The Wrath and The Dawn, you would know that it was a page-turning and thrilling read. I can’t wait to see what will be in store for the next book, The Rose and The Dagger!
  4. The Problem WIth Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    Yes, another Jennifer L. Armentrout! *que the squealing 🙂 * Sadly it won’t be a Dark Elements nor a Lux novel but it is a contemporary. The Problem With Forever is a contemporary, which will be new. I enjoyed Don’t Look Back but that was more mystery than contemporary. I’m excited to see how Jennifer L. Armentrout’s contemporary writing!
  5. The Last Star by Rick Yancey
    I have been a big fan of the 5th Wave series and this will unfortunately be the last novel in the trilogy! I’m super excited for the movie as Chloe Grace Moretz and the rest of the cast seem fitting for this book. I love these novels and I can’t wait to read this much anticipated novel!

    Which books are you looking forward to reading next year?

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❤Emoji Tag❤

Hey Guys!

This is another fun little tag, that seemed like a lot of fun and I decided to try it out! I was nominated by The Lit Mermaid to do this tag (Thank you so much!) and if you haven’t checked her blog out you are seriously missing out because it is a truly amazing blog, that you won’t regret checking out!

For this tag you have to choose five of your most used or recent emojis and pair them up with a book:

Heart = The Infernal Devices
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 If you have been on my blog a lot, you would know that I love the red heart emoji and so it mustn’t be a surprise that my most used emoji is a heart. I decided to pair up my favorite series to my favorite emoji and that series will have to be The Infernal Devices. I absolutely love this series and I swear I use this series for every tag, but that doesn’t matter because this series deserve lots of praise!

  Laughing Crying = Lux
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This is another popular books in my tag posts but I can’t help that I love this book so much. This books always makes me laugh so hard that I could probably start crying and  so, it is a perfect fit for one of my favorite emojis! This book has so many jokes and witty lines that I guarantee will crack someone, even if they don’t laugh a lot!

Heart-Eyed Emoji = Angelfall 
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I recently finished the Angelfall series and it was so good! I really needed your typical cliche “angelic fantasy” and this book really delivered that to me! The heart-eyes really convey my feelings and emotions about this book. Raffe. Raffe deserves all the heart-eyed emojis I can give! I highly recommend this book, if you are hesitant to pick it up because it seriously won’t disappoint! A review will be coming soon!

Hysterically-Crying Emoji = Eleanor and Park
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This book deserves a crying emoji because I cried an awful lot for this book. I am a sensitive person and have a list of books, which made me cry. This book really stood out to me because I vividly remember using tissue after tissue, once I finished this book. If you are looking for a book that will make you cry… a lot, you need to pick up this book because you will cry a river as big as the Nile!

Heart Kissy Face = Anna and The French Kiss
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Whenever someone mentions Anna and The French Kiss, the first thing I think of is romance and Paris. The heart-kissy face definitely has this young, parisian romance vibe, which is why I chose Anna and The French Kiss. All Stephanie Perkin’s novels are reminiscent and they leave you with this longing for a love-story as perfect as the ones she writes. Anna and The French Kiss, by far, is my favorite and if you haven’t read this, don’t be fooled by the name, it is a perfect read for contemporary enthusiasts!

That’s all for this Emoji Tag! I know I haven’t been posting a lot of reviews and I lot will be coming up in the future and a “currently-reading” post! What is your favorite emoji and what is a book that remind you of that emoji?

Here are five people I nominate:
Book Delights
Pretty Doesome Books
All Things YA
The Ultimate Fangirl
Bookmark Chronicles

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5 Books That Made Me Cry Hysterically

Hey Guys!

I am back to school, so that means I won’t be posting as frequently as I did for the past three weeks but you’ll definitely be seeing me around! Today, I decided to do 5 books which made me cry…a lot. This won’t be in order because I have pretty much lost tracked on the amount of books that made me cry; don’t judge I’m a sensitive person 🙂

1. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
If you didn’t cry for this book, I can’t even consider you human. I cried so much for this book that I was a serious mess. At the end, everything about this book made me cry and it was the epilogue, especially, that made me just burst into a bomb of tears. My favorite books tend to be the ones where I really connect with the characters and the ones which make me an emotional wreck by the end of that and The Infernal Devices definitely did that for me.

2. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The memory of finishing this book was painted vividly in my mind. The tears just couldn’t stop. If you have read this book you would know that the ending is awfully sad and just the thought of the ending was too much so the tears kept coming. Contemporaries which end without a happily ever ending are my weak spot and most of the time I end up crying but this one was one of the worst cases. 🙂

3. Blood of Olympus by Rick Riodan
This was no surprise but I definitely cried at the end of this book. I was lucky enough to grow up with this series and so the fact that this amazing series had ended was unbearable. Percy and Annabeth were my like my best friends and when I finished the last book- Blood of Olympus, I cried so much. It was really the end and for me it felt like an end of an era.

4. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Nirven
Like Eleanor and Park, I cried so so much. I was using up all the tissues, this book has a major plot twist (if you know what I mean) and it just got to me. I was crying so much it was crazy. Every little thing about the book got to me and the adventure the main character takes at the end of the book was too much to bear.

5. Champion by Marie Lu
If you ready 5 Stages of A Book Hangover post you would know how much this book affected me. The ending was horrible and the way the main character was left broken really broke my heart. I was balling hysterically. I never thought such a cheesy plot ending would affect me so much but the way I felt like I really knew the characters really made me cry even more.

What’s a book you cried for? Comment below:

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Book News 8/07/15

Hey Guys!

This week on book news lots of exciting things have happened! Jennifer L. Armentrout has released a sneak peak of the first chapter of Every Last Breathe, which you can find on her website! I am super stoked for the last book and I am totally team Roth!

Paper Towns is coming out soon and recently Australia premiered Paper Towns, in Sydney! Cara Delevingne was there and apparently the movie was a huge hit! The Shadowhunter’s TV Show released its official website and has released photos of what the silent brothers will look like in the TV series! The next book in Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Academy will be narrated by The Maze Runner’s Ki Hong Lee.

Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series has gotten an eye-catching cover for the second novel- The Glass Sword:
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The cover and first chapter of Rick Riodan’s Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer was also released:
Here is the first chapter of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer:

Also, Mockingjay Part 2 has released a short clip promoting the upcoming movie:

That’s all this week on Book News!

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Tag

Hey Guys,

Once again, I was away this weekend and I didn’t have any internet, so, I am terribly sorry for not posting. Today I have a mini tag post called 3 Days, 3 Quotes, which is where I post three different quotes on three consecutive days! I also have to tag three other bloggers every day and thank the person who tagged me.

Comment below your favorite quote at the moment:

I would like to give a big thank you to Coffee Books Love for nominating me!!! She has a great blog and I highly recommend checking it out! She has a bunch of posts which everyone will relate and love!

Today for the first day-my quote of the day is by the one and only Will Herondale (Cassandra Clare):

“There’s plenty of sense in nonsense sometimes, if you just wish to look for it,”

I love this quote because sometimes being a bit crazy and making use of the little things is the only way to get through life!

Here are three bloggers I nominate:
Giselle at Hardwork Boulevard 
Chanice at Inside The Mind Of A Bibliophile
Avid Reader

Don’t forget to comment your favorite quote at the moment! Keep reading!

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5 Tips To Get Out Of Your Reading Slump

Have you ever been stuck in a reading slump? Most bookies have gone through at least one or maybe even more reading slumps. They seriously can be a pain and a big worry because during this moment most of us question, “WILL I EVER READ A BOOK AGAIN?” Don’t fear because today I have five tips, I’ve used before, to get out of your reading slump 🙂 This post was inspired by my friend over at Artemis Skadi!

Just on a side note, sorry for not posting all weekend! I was out at a place where the wifi didn’t roam:) ! You will definitely be seeing more posts coming soon!

1. Get Inspired!
Watching other people’s excitement over books, will definitely rub off on you! Watch some booktube ( I recommend: Polandbananabooks) and their over-enthusiasm will inspire you to hop back onto the train of reading, again! You can also watch your best-friend get excited about reading a new series, which can also inspire you to read a series which will get you fangirling for days!
tumblr_mgzyn4Iq7B1rn6aydo2_250 2. Read a hooking series!
Maybe you have been reading too many stand-alone contemporaries or fantasies, which is causing you no new anticipation for the sequels! Find a series which isn’t a contemporary and will cause you to be submerged into a whole new mythical world. That will definitely get you up and kicking for the series. With more books in a series, there are more cliff hangers which will keep you reading and reading for days! Find a series which has heaps of lovers and that way you can fangirl with them! I recommend a Jennifer L. Armentrout series, The Mortal Instruments or Vampire Academy!
tumblr_lmayp5yjCf1qafrh63. Find some time to force your self to read!
Self-discipline is key (I never thought I would ever say that 🙂 )! Find a good two or three hours, without any distractions on your mind (like un-finished homework and chores) and force yourself to read a new hooking book. You don’t have to read a whole book, just enough of the book to get your reading spark up and running!
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Maybe the book you are currently reading is too boring or just not your type but you really want to finish it! Just drop the book and pick it up when you are in a really good reading mood but not during a reading slump. When you want to get through a reading slump pick up the first novel of a fresh new series!tumblr_m8kc1q2HVn1rzq300o1_500

5. Read Extras or Re-read Your Favorite Moments!
I know many authors who post short stories of their series post or before the actual series took place! On Cassandra Clare, Jennifer L. Armentrout and Richelle Mead’s websites you can find short stories of the characters they have created. Find extras of your favorite series and re-read them to remind you how much you loved reading their series! You can also re-read your favorite moments in the actual published books!
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These are my top 5 tips to get out of your reading slump and I hope I have helped get you out of your reading slump!

#lovebooks!