Sunday, 20 May 2018

Sunday Post #16


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Life
I have been so busy this week, I came home exhausted every day. It's safe to say I did not read anything this week. Two hours ago, I started reading You by Caroline Kepnes, just to switch things up. I only read 28 pages but I hope to cure my reading slump soon!

Blog

Not much time to blog this week, I'm glad I was able to post a Sunday Post at all.

TV and Film


I did watch a lot of TV this week, I finished The Alienist, I watched a couple of Scandal episodes, and I rewatched most of the first season of Jane the Virgin. I'm also continuing Timeless, although to me it feels that the show is missing something.


What did you read or watch recently?

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Sunday, 13 May 2018

Sunday Post #15


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Life
Incredibly busy week and next week is going to be even worse! Some of my classes are very difficult to teach which stresses me out but I'm looking forward to trying out different ways to get them to participate in my lessons. We'll see how it goes.


Blog

I only found the time to post a Can't Wait Wednesday post this week. 


Books, TV and Film



It was my mother's birthday this week and I got her The Greatest Showman, which we had to watch immediately, of course! I really enjoyed it, it features so many great songs! 



I also watched The Young Victoria, The Graham Norton Show, Scandal and two episodes of The Alienist. I have to say, I really like The Alienist, it's very atmospheric. My favourite character is Sara. Tonight, I will be watching the final episode of The Mole, very excited to find out who it is!


What did you read or watch recently?

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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient #1) by Helen Hoang

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.


A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there's not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases--a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn't help that Stella has Asperger's and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice--with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can't afford to turn down Stella's offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan--from foreplay to more-than-missionary position...

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but crave all of the other things he's making her feel. Their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic...

-- Goodreads.com description --

This sounds like such a cute story and the perfect summer read! According to Goodreads, this book comes out on the fifth of June and I'm very excited to get to it!

Which books are you excited to read?


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Sunday, 6 May 2018

Sunday Post #14


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Life

This post is incredibly late but the weather was so nice this weekend and I didn't have to prepare any classes for tomorrow, I just decided to have some fun. I love reading and playing board games outside, so that's exactly what I did today! I have started my teaching job and it's a challenge getting to know all new pupils again. However, my colleagues have been amazing!


Blog

Because of the lovely weather, I decided to postpone my stacking the shelves post to next week. I did however manage to post quite a lot at the beginning of the week!


Books, TV and Film



Currently reading The Upside of Unrequited but so far I have to say I liked Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda a lot more



I did not watch any movies this week but I did watch The Graham Norton ShowScandal and Friends. As always, I watched the Flemish The Mole every Sunday night with my family as well, only one episode left after today, excited to see the finale!


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Thursday, 3 May 2018

May TBR

Not sure how much time I'll have to read in May but I hope to read more books than I did in the previous month! These are the books I hope to get to in May!

1. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli



I loved Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and want to read more books by this amazing author!

2. A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas 



I don't think I need to explain this one.

3. LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike #1) by Jay Kristoff



My pre-orders never come on time, but I still hope to get to this one this month!

4. Sheets by Brenna Thummler



I got an e-arc from Netgalley and I can't wait to read another Brenna Thummler graphic novel!


I am going to read more books than this but I always have trouble sticking to my TBR, so I will just read whatever I'm in the mood for as well.




Which books are you planning to read this month? Have you read any of the books mentioned above or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts down below!


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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.


Cassidy Blake's parents are The Inspectres, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one.


When The Inspectres head to ultra-haunted Edinburgh, Scotland, for their new TV show, Cass—and Jacob—come along. In Scotland, Cass is surrounded by ghosts, not all of them friendly. Then she meets Lara, a girl who can also see the dead. But Lara tells Cassidy that as an In-betweener, their job is to send ghosts permanently beyond the Veil. Cass isn't sure about her new mission, but she does know the sinister Red Raven haunting the city doesn't belong in her world. Cassidy's powers will draw her into an epic fight that stretches through the worlds of the living and the dead, in order to save herself.

-- Goodreads.com description --



I really like V. E. Schwab or Victoria Schwab's books, so I'm really looking forward to all her releases this year! This one is a middle grade novel and even though I almost never read middle grade, I'm excited to read City of Ghosts


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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) by Sylvain Neuvel

As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she’s dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers—and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force.

Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide if they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth . . . and maybe even the stars.


-- Goodreads.com description -- 



This is the sequel to Sleeping Giants and I got an e-arc from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. However, I received a PDF file and I have a hard time reading those, so I waited until the paperback came out to read it (which I'm glad of right now because don't have to wait too long for the third book).

I liked the first book Sleeping Giants, but I did not think it lived up to the hype. That said, I really enjoyed Waking Gods.

This series is told through interviews and documents (similarly to The Illuminae Files) and while I had trouble connecting to the characters and plot in the first book, I didn't have any issues with Waking Gods. That might have something to do with the fact that the sequel is a lot more action-packed than the first one and intrigued me from the beginning. Additionally, a lot of questions raised in the first book were answered and the one shocking thing after another happened. 

Ultimately, I was pleased with all the answers I got but was left with even more new questions I can't wait to explore in the third book.

All in all, I would recommend this book even to people who read the first book and are in doubt whether or not to continue the series. It's definitely worth it, in my opinion! Action, mystery, great characters and an original plot. Very much looking forward to Only Human! 4 stars! Also, look at that gorgeous cover!