Title: A Gathering of Shadows
Author: V.E. Schwab
Published by: Tor Books
Publication date: 17th January 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
“I want to live, but getting close to death is the only way to feel alive. And once you do, it makes you realize that everything you were actually doing before wasn’t actually living. It was just making do.”
*spoilers ahead if you haven’t read A Darker Shade of Magic, the first book of the trilogy* Continue reading
Hello everyone, hope you’re all well!
Today I thought I would share one of my favorite parts of a book-the dedication page. I love dedication pages. They make me feel like I’m listening in on a private conversation between the author and someone else. And along with all the thousands of others who will read that book, of course. These are some of my favorites, from books I have and haven’t read. Hope you enjoy!
“To my wonderful readers:
Sorry about that last cliff-hanger.
Well, no, not really. HAHAHAHA.
But seriously, I love you guys.”
-Rick Riordan, The House of Hades
Happy Sunday, everyone!
I’m finally done with the school term and I am officially on summer holiday! Woohoo! Freedom! Continue reading
Title: Everything Leads to You
Author: Nina LaCour
Published by: Speak
Publication date: 5th May 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT, Romance
“Because in the conversation beneath this one, what we’re really saying is I am an imperfect person. Here are my failures. Do you want me anyway?”
This book was so lovely and brought me to tears at the end. It had a wonderfully happy ending and it was the perfect pick me up after a long month of not reading anything due to school. This book is full of love, mystery and the small things that make up a person. It was insightful, well written, and really held onto me, even in the early moments of the book. Continue reading
While e-books are becoming increasingly popular in an ever evolving technological world, no one can deny the wonderful feeling of holding a paper copy and feeling the rustle of turning pages or inhaling that lovely book scent when hopefully no one is looking at you. However, there’s a massive ongoing debate over whether e-readers are better than paper copies for the environment. And it’s easy to think e-readers mean no trees are being cut down so they must be great for the environment! But that’s not a very accurate statement. So let’s explore this! Continue reading
Happy Sunday, everyone!
So it’s finals week and if I’m being completely honest about it, my brain has been looking a lot like this recently:
The long awaited post about why I love Nina Zenik from the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo more than any other character ever. Needless to say, this is a post very much filled with spoilers for both books. Continue reading
I use Tab For A Cause, which is an online platform that takes the amount of tabs you open in your browser and turns it into hearts. Those hearts represent a certain amount of ad revenue that you can then send to a charity of your choice (from the eight that are sponsored by the organization, such as Human Rights Watch, Room to Read, Conservation International and Water). I mention this because through them, I have learned that from April 17th to the 24th, the week leading up to UNESCO’s World Book Day, is Project Readathon!
Project Readathon is hosted by Penguin Random House and Save The Children. Save The Children is a great charity that works to promote proficient reading in children and helps them learn to read and read to learn. Continue reading