Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Book Haul #6 - Belated birthday book haul

It was my 17th birthday one week ago (April 22nd) and I thought it was the perfect time for a birthday book haul right now, don't you think? I have recieved all the books, except for one, that I ordered for myself, so I'll write another post about the other book as soon as I get it (or when I have a good amount of books for a new haul post). Sounds good?
THE BOOKS (WITH LINKS)
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard - Goodreads | Book Depository
Alienated by Melissa Landers - Goodreads | Book Depository
Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott - Goodreads | Book Depository
Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott - Goodreads | Book Depository
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling - Goodreads | Book Depository

That's what I got this time. I'm really happy about all of the books, especially Red Queen in hardcover! It's so beautiful! And I am very excited to read Alienated by Melissa Landers because I've heard a lot of good things about it. Can't wait to read it!

NOTE: I've already read four of the books! Red Queen, Fire & Flood and Salt & Stone as e-books and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Swedish (as a library book a long time ago), but I wanted these editions for my physical book collection :) I love them!

Have you read these? Did you like them?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Liebster Award

Thank you so much Alba and Klara for nominating me to do this award!

Rules
1. Link back to the person that nominated you
2. Answer the questions given by the nominator
3. Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers
4. Create 11 questions for the nominees
5. Notify all nominees via social media/blogs



Alba's questions
1. Which book do you look forward to read right now?
Hmm... probably An Ember in the Ashes by Saaba Tahir or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (can't wait to re-read it in english).

2. Do you have fictional boyfriends?
Yes yes yes! I have a lot of bookish/fictional boyfriends. Lets see if I can name them all (it's impossible). Here are the ones that came to my mind.

Jamie Fraser from Outlander | Peeta Mellark from Hunger Games

Daemon Black from Obsidian, Noah Shaw from the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Tobias 'Four' Eaton from Divergent, Cal from Red Queen, Prince Maxon from the Selection, Aaron Warner from Shatter Me, Conrad Fisher from the Summer I Turned Pretty and Jase Garrett from My Life Next Door

3. In what fictional world from a movie/book would you like to live in?
In Harry Potter's world for sure. It's so amazingly awesome!

4. Favorite quote from a book? 
I have a few quotes that I really like, but note that I'm not a "poetry quotes lover. I fall for funny quotes mostly.
“Girl scouts didn't teach me what to do with emotionally unstable drunk boys.”  
― Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss 
“The man is moody as hell.” “I am not moody—” “Yeah, bro.” Kenji puts his utensils down. “You are moody. It’s always ‘Shut up, Kenji.’ ‘Go to sleep, Kenji.’ ‘No one wants to see you naked, Kenji.’ When I know for a fact that there are thousands of people who would love to see me naked—” 
― Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me
5. Tea or coffee?
This question is really easy for me. TEA! I love tea!

6. If your book shelf was in flames and you could only save ONE book, which book would you save?
Hmm... This is a really hard question. I guess that a book series doesn't count as one book..? I need to answer like this: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer OR Divergent! If the fire thing happens, we'll see which one I choose ;)

7. Who's your favorite side kick-character and why?
Another hard question.. Does Hermione count as a side character or main character..? If she is one, I'll choose her! Because she is awesome :)

8. What magical/supernatural creature would you love to transform into?
A wizard (!!) of course!

9. Your favorite book bloggers?
I don't follow book blogs/bloggers as frequently nowadays as I did before. But I usually check out the blogs I follow (here) whenever the blogger writes something interesting (but of course, I have other blogs I follow as well) :)

10. Which character would be your perfect BFF?
If I think about personality and interests I would have to choose Anna Oliphant in Anna and the French Kiss. I think that's a good choice.



11. You can only read one book for the rest of your life. Which book do you choose?
I would choose a funny book that makes me happy. Nothing sad for sure! Maybe Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins or Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout?

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Klara's questions
1. What book are you currently reading?
I'm currently reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer! I'm only 6 chapters in but I'll get some more reading time this weekend, finally.

2. What book would you love to read right now?
As I mentioned above, An Ember in the Ashes or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone :)



3. What are you doing during the day? Working/studying?
I'm studying the first year on the "Natural Science programme" (Focus on math, biology, chemistry and physics) in Sweden. Let me tell you, it's exhausting but also fun!

4. Favorite movie?
This question can never be answered by me. I have like 100 favorite movies. Click here to find a lot of my ratings on movies/tv-shows if you're interested :)

5. Favorite summer book?
My favorite summer books has to be Anna and the French Kiss and Obsidian. I read them last summer (or maybe last spring) and they give me so many summer feels.

6. What book have you read several times?
I don't think that I have ever read a book more than once actually. I like to experience new books so I have never gotten to that "re-read" point yet. But I guess that I will re-read all my books sometime in the future, whenever "the future" is.

7. Favorite book that you have read this far in April?
Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott was so good! I have only read 4 books this month and all of them were amazing, but lets go with this one (even though I also gave the Girl on the Train 5 stars..).

8. Favorite food?
Salmon all the way! I love love love it.

9. How do you think that the Swedish summer will turn out this year?
It'll hopefully turn out very well. I'm planning on reading a lot!

10. Are there other activities similar to reading books?
I connect blogging and reading blogs (about books) to reading. Mostly because all of it is about books.

11. What are you dreaming about?
To travel all around the world! It's my goal in life. When I graduate from school, in about two years, my plan (at this moment) is to go backpacking in Asia and Australia! I can't wait :)

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The people I tag
I couldn't find 11 people to tag, so I'll go with 7 this time, hope that's okay :)
Johanna from Böcker med Johanna
Jay from Books by Jay
Hanna from Bokregn
Sierra from The Nerdgirl Review
Amanda from Bokpandan
Jolien from The Fictional Reader
Frida and Agnes from Booklovin

My questions
1. Books that would be perfect as movies/TV-shows according to you?
2. The latest book you gave 5 out of 5 stars?
3. Your favorite book covers at the moment?
4. Two character from different books that would make a perfect couple?
5. Your favorite book series? Try to choose just ONE series!
6. Your favorite stand alone?
7. A book that you thought you'd love, but you didn't?
8. If you could hang out with a fictional character, who would you choose?
9. Your favorite genre?
10. Have you ever read a book that totally blew your mind? Which book?
11. How many books do you want to read this year?

PS. Feel free to answer my questions even though I didn't nominate you♥ I would love to read everyone's answers :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Jace is casted for TV-show Shadowhunters!

I logged onto Twitter yesterday and saw a tweet from Cassandra Clare that said something about "I'll soon announce the actor who will play Jace in the new The Mortal Instruments TV-show Shadowhunters". I got excited of course, even though I've only read the first book in the series, so I waited for an hour or so, and then we got the NEWS! I guess that you all already know it by now, but Dominic Sherwood will play Jace in the TV-series! He's the only casted actor for the show right now.


I think Dominic Sherwood is an excellent choice and I know that a lot of people agree with me. I need to admit that I haven't watched Vampire Academy yet, so I cannot comment his acting skills I'm afraid, but Cassandra Clare wrote on Twitter that his audition was terrific so I'm very excited :) Note: I understand that some fans may think that Jamie Campbell Bower is a better Jace, and I agree that it will be hard to see other actors play the characters after the movie. I have yet to watch TMI: City of Bones, but now because of the show, I decided not to watch it (I think it's better). The only thing we can hope for now is for more actors to get casted! When that happens I'll let you know! :)

The TV-series will premiere on ABC Family sometime early next year! The show is called Shadowhunters and as it looks now, there will be 13 episodes, the first one called "The Mortal Cup".

What do you think of Dominic Sherwood as Jace?

Monday, April 13, 2015

Book Haul #5 - Books I bought a while ago

Four books that I bought a while ago had finally arrived when I came home from Spain earlier today! I really wanted these books because they are so so pretty (and hopefully they are amazing which is more important)!! I have already read the two Harry Potter books, but not in english so I cannot wait to read them again. I've read so many positive reviews about the other two books as well. I'll read them soon :) And once again, these covers are so gorgeous!!






Do you want to buy the books? Click on the titles!
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Have you read them? Did you like them? :)

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag

I was tagged by Amanda from Bokpandan to do the Secret Life of a Book Blogger tag! Thank you so much! :)

1. For how long have you been book blogging?
Since October 2014 on this blog. But about books overall (on older blogs) ... Since early 2013 I think!

2. Do you think that you'll stop blogging about books in the future?
Jennifer Lawrence IDK
That's nothing I have been thinking about. I love to blog about books, so hopefully I won't stop blogging about them any time soon. But probably in a few years when time is lacking.

3. What is the best thing about being a book blogger?
The blog community (the people), the books and the writing.

4. What is the worst thing about being a book blogger?
When I feel that I NEED to blog and that I need to read to be able to write reviews. I sometimes feel like I need to blog for my readers but also for myself because I really enjoy to blog and to fix with the design/layout etc. But sometimes it's weighing me down unfortunately.

5. Is it hard for you to come up with titles for you posts?
Sometimes.. When I write reviews it's very easy, it is only when I come up with new ideas and need to figure out a new title. But it's mostly fun.

 

6. Are there any book bloggers you admire?
Sure it is. I admire bloggers who have the time to blog every day for example.. Personally it's very hard for me to find that extra time.

7. Do you want another book blogger to guest blog on your blog?
No I don't think so. Maybe if I'm away for a longer period of time, but not if I didn't need to. But it may be fun, who knows?

8. How is your blog routine? What time do you blog, do you eat while blogging etc.?
I blog when I have the time which is after school or after homework on school days. But during the weekend I blog whenever I feel for it. I spend quite a lot of time on my blog during the weekend. I often eat and drink something while blogging.

9. Do you think that it's hard to write book reviews?
Yes, harder than it should be. I think it's hard to put my thoughts and feelings into words sometimes. When I read books I think about if I like or dislike it. If I don't like it, I put it down. I

10. What do you think about the book blogging community?
It's amazing and I love it! I love the whole book community, not just the blogging. I am so glad to be a part of it :)

11. Who do you tag to do this tag?
I'm writing this on my iPad so it's quite difficult to write first of all. So linking other people can wait for now. I tag all of you lovely people :)

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Reading During Spring Break

It's spring break!! Finally, don't you think? I just arrived in Spain 1 hour ago and I'm going to stay here until Monday next week, so I'll have a lot of reading time hopefully :)

Here's what I'm planning on reading:
Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott
Kallocain by Karin Boye (reading this one for school)
Salt & Stone (Fire & Flood, #2) by Victoria Scott (if I enjoy the first book)
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder


I love love love this cover!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

March 2015: Wrap Up + April TBR

2015 Reading Challenge
I have read 12 out of 50 books | I'm on track | 4 out of 12 were read in March | 1 of them was on my TBR

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Best book this month: 
Books I Read
- Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
- Coraline by Neil Gaiman
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
- Tangled by Emma Chase

Reviews: Red Queen
Amount of pages read: 1095
Physical books: none
Ebooks: all of them (4/4)

/ In progress /
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

TBR in April
- The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling (re-read)
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Exciting April Releases
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The Death Code (The Murder Complex #2) by Lindsay Cummings
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley