Thursday Quotables

I’ve been having a lot of fun stumbling across the plethora of memes you guys have on here. Special thanks to Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables!

Right now I’m reading Paranormalcy by Kiersten White which, so far, is a bubbly, funny and original read. Our main character, Evie, is part of a world where every paranormal creature exists but it hidden from human kind. She’s part of an agency that helps keep it that way too.

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The delightful quote I’m going with comes from page 72:

“I mean sure there were worst things. Like if he was actually a psycho paranormal assassin and had been waiting to kill me. But I didn’t think so. And somehow that would hurt my feelings less than if a teenage guy didn’t think I was cool enough to spend time with. Especially a teenage guy who could be cute in so many different ways.”

See what I mean? The book is just full of that banter which is actually really addictive!

What are you reading right now?

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Top Ten Books/Movies To Read Or Watch To Get In The Halloween Spirit

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

I haven’t been reading all that much seeing as I’m coming up to my last week at university – hence the lack of reviews. I’m currently swamped in papers and notes, and working on not one but FOUR major works. Only dying a little bit. Nonetheless I was actually really excited to do this Top Ten Tuesday (that and I’m procrastinating big time here).

I actually have a party on Halloween night and can’t believe it’s not even Halloween themed! Evidently it’s not all that cherished Down Under. I love horror books but (the movies I can’t stand – go figure) and actually have had to dwindle it down to the top ten that have scared me worst. Unfortunately I just can’t have STEPHEN KING listed for each one, so you’ll be delighted to see how wide I’m branching out here!

  1. Misery by Stephen King – what I said they weren’t all going to be him. This one almost made me shit myself. I have no bloody idea what was going through his head when he wrote this one but I was twisting in discomfort each chapter. I honestly wanted to chuck the book in the freezer like Joey did in friends when it proved too much.
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  2. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn – this one is creepy! It’s more of a thriller than horror, but I’m counting anything that scared me as horror. Flynn has you on your toes the whole time in suspense and kind of hiding under the covers a little bit too.
  3. The Passage by Justin Cronin – technically this one shouldn’t even count because I’m only halfway through, but it gets pretty dark and creepy with the mutant vampires staking out the human race and all (sans glitter).
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  4. Coraline by Neil Gaiman – probably the least scary on the list. As if it doesn’t get you into a halloweeny kind of mood. It’s eerie and spooky and I love it best.
  5. The Devouring by Simon Holt – love love LOVE this one! It’s a bit gruesome and a little mortifying… actually haven’t read it in ages. Totally going back to re-read it now.
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  6. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold – Yes it’s too lovely to be on this list and now you’re probably thinking I have no idea what scary is but that book gave me nightmares! If how Susie Salmon was murdered didn’t scare you then I really don’t want to know what does.
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  7. ALL OF THEM. by R.L. Stine – The ultimate Halloween series in my opinion. These were my childhood. Bless.
  8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – because this list needs a little bit of a classic in it, something classically terrifying!

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  9. The Witches by Roald Dahl – something for everything! As if you didn’t get scared with this one. I don’t know why I read it so many times if it scared me!
  10. The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe – the iconic to finish it off. Nothing says horror like Edgar Allen Poe. NEVERMORE. See, I spooked you just with that.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top New Series I Want To Start

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This post was so hard. When I first began I thought there was no way I was going to be able to churn out 10 series titles, but then I found it almost impossible to stop listing them! I strayed a little and it’s also top series I actually want to finish… Let me know if you’re into any of the series listed below – I’m always keen for your opinions!

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  1. The Selection series by Kiera Cass

Partly because it looks so pretty… Actually on content value but, I got really hooked on this year’s series of The Bachelor. The blurb kind of makes it sound like the author put The Bachelor in a YA series which makes it oh so intriguing to read. The feminist in me is totally unimpressed in this….

2. Bloodlines series by Richelle Meadbloodlines

 I’ve read the first but I have the rest sitting on my bookshelf waiting their turn. I really enjoyed Bloodlines. It had the addictiveness of Vampire Academy (not that I remember reading a single one of them it was so long ago, just that I really enjoyed them).

A-Discovery-of-Witches3. Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness

Another beautiful title sitting on my bookshelf, patiently awaiting its turn. I got really into the Wicked series by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie (another series that I need to finish off) so I’ve got high hopes for this one!

 

4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylordaughtofsmoke

It just sounds like an amazing fantasy read. The size of the third book however is a little intimidating, and a lot of the review aren’t very praising the later it goes into the series. It sounds a little off putting, but I’m very eager to give the series a go.

5. Thewinnerscurse Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski

It’s pretty too. SERIOUSLY though it sounds intriguing. Mulan meets The Hunger Games by the sound of reviews? I picked it up the other day and deeply regret not buying it then and there, especially after reading all the wonderful review.

6. Disruption series by Jessica Shrivingtondisruption

This may be a teeny tiny bit influence by Between the Covers (Harper Collins event). I pretty much added every book they spoke about to my TBR list. That’s what you call excellent publicity. And the author was absolutely beautiful at the event! She was so kind and even recognised one of her fans from a previous book signing!

7. Dorodorothythy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Same as the above. Thanks Harper Collins so encouraging me to go broke. The second book is already slotted in for its publication date next year, so it seems like the author is very cluey and knows exactly what she wants to happen much later on in the series. Always a good sign. download

8. Snow Like Ashes series by Sara Raasch

Yep. Thanks Harper Collins. Yet another trilogy I’m in dire need to get my hands on/begin. It sounds like an action packed fantasy read. I haven’t come across many reviews about this one, so if you’ve read it I’d love to hear your thoughts on it please!

9. Dedeliriumlirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver

Again, I read the first and I have the rest of them either on my Kindle or my physical bookshelf. The first one had a really great concept but at the same time was kind of meh. Fingers crossed the next smooth it all out. It probably shouldn’t count on this list because the last in the series was published a few years ago. wickedlovely

10. Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr

The first one was so beautiful. I remember getting so swept up in the world, don’t know why I didn’t read the sequels immediately after. It’s not all that new either, but the series is on my to read list/to finish list.