The Book Cover Guessing Challenge

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Hello, bookworms! I am back with a challenge I found on Trey Schnarr Books. The Book Cover Guessing Challenge was created by Trey a few months ago. Give his blog a visit, it’s awesome!

So for this challenge what you do is you pick a few books (typically well known) that you know little or nothing about and guess what they are about based on the cover and title. Then, you compare it with the actual blurb on Goodreads and see how you fare. I’ve chosen 7 books I’ve frequently come across but really know nothing about.
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Top Ten Tuesday #4: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

booksTop Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, it was created because of their love of lists and all things bookish. There are different lists every week and you can check out the topics on their website, they post some of them beforehand.


This fantastic Tuesday’s topic is Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From. I am aware it is not Tuesday today but better late than never, right?

I have read so many books by the same author(s) – mainly because I like said author’s writing style, originality, ability to write characters that stand out from one another and sometimes I love everything about the author. For today’s list I’m going to arrange according to sequence as in the least books to the most. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday #3: Ten Fairytale Retellings

booksTop Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, it was created because of their love of lists and all things bookish. There are different lists every week and you can check out the topics on their website, they post some of them beforehand.


This Tuesday the topic is Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read. You can also do fairytales you want to be retold or fairytales you love. I’m going to go with retellings I have and haven’t read. Continue reading

First Ever Book Swag Mail and 250 Followers!

Hello bookish people! I am freaking ecstatic right now, some of the best things just happened to me on the most tiring of days. And it all happened while I was having a nap.

I got my first ever book swag mail, all thanks to Suze Winegardner, author of Anya and the Shy Guy. I wasn’t expecting it so soon, I was thinking maybe a month or two before it reached? The point is it was an amazing surprise to wake up to, especially when my mom seemed to be as excited about it as me.

Here are a few pics of the swag:

Temporary tattoos

Bookmarks

Fridge magnets

Backstage pass to see the Shy Guy || “The Shy Guy will see you now.”

I still have a hard time believing this happened even though, yes, I knew the author was sending me swag but it’s all so surreal. Every time I think about it I get this look on my face:

Once again, thank you Suze for the swag pack. You have made me a very happy fangirl and shined some light on an otherwise depressing and uneventful day.


Another noteworthy moment today was reaching 250 followers on this blog, which I found out right after opening the gift envelope. Beyond noteworthy if I’m honest. More like a cause for celebration!

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I owe this all to you lovely, faithful bloggers who’ve stuck with me in my presence and absence. This few months have been the most fun and “social” time in my life. For someone like me who has never fit in anywhere, feeling a sense of belonging in the blogosphere with all you diverse bloggers is truly a blessing and something I never thought would grace me. This whirlwind journey I’ve been on wouldn’t be the same without you and know that every single one of you have made a difference in this marvelous ride.

My sincerest thanks and giant, bone-crushing hugs to you. ❤

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I’m sorry if I was incoherent earlier, I was honestly blown away and I am still reeling from it all.


If you’re interested in getting some Anya and the Shy Guy swag of your own, remember I’m hosting a giveaway which you can check out here. Everything in that post still applies except for the date of the giveaway’s beginning, which is not confirmed but I’ll try to make it soon. That is good news for you because you now have extra time to read Anya and the Shy Guy. Happy reading!

Here’s a random picture of my cat, Fluffy:

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Thank you, thank you and thank you for your love and support. Hugs! ❤

August 1st Book Haul

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Hello bookworms! I am back today with a very small book haul- good books nonetheless. So, before yesterday I hadn’t been to a bookstore in a month. One month! Insane! To break my unintentional streak I paid a visit to BookXcess yesterday and walked out with only one book in hand. Unfreakingbelieveable.

I was quite disappointed with my lack of books, so I did what any rational book-crazy person would do– I went in search of more books. My search led me to a secondhand bookstore (not exactly a bookstore more like a booth with a table of books). There I found two books. Which makes three books in total.

No, but seriously, I’m happy with what I got and three is better than none, right?

Here are the books I got:

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Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

I’ve had my eye on this book ever since its release last year but didn’t get it because of it’s ridiculous pricing. And guess what? I got the hardback for only RM 17.90 yesterday at BookXcess.

Blurb:

Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she’s made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings…

Told in alternating chapters is Darcy’s novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the ‘Afterworld’ to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved – and terrifying – stories need to be reconciled. And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most.


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Runemarks by Joanne Harris

This one’s from the secondhand bookstore, so it’s not in the best of conditions but it was only 5 bucks and the money collected goes to a society helping poor kids. So, why not? It’s about Norse mythology with goblins and stuff. The thing is I didn’t really check exactly how many pages this book had until I came home and now I know it’s 504 pages long with really really small fonts.

Blurb:

The major fantasy debut from bestselling author Joanne Harris, now in paperback.

Seven o’clock on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the end of the world, and goblins have been at the cellar again. Not that anyone would admit it was goblins. In Maddy Smith’s world, order rules. Chaos, old gods, faeries, magic—all of these were supposedly vanquished centuries ago. But Maddy knows that a small bit of magic has survived. The “ruinmark” she was born with on her palm proves it—and makes the other villagers fearful and suspicious that she is a witch.

But the mysterious traveler One-Eye sees Maddy’s mark not as a defect, but a destiny. And Maddy will need every scrap that One-Eye can teach her about runes, cantrips, and glamours—every ounce of magic she can command—if she is to survive that destiny.


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So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti

The second book from the secondhand bookstore. At only RM 5 with some yellowed pages and New York in the story, I’m excited to read this YA contemporary romance.

Blurb:

When Brooke discovers that the love of her life, Scott Abrams, is moving from their New Jersey suburb to New York City for senior year, she decides to follow hime there. Living with her estranged father and adjusting to a whole new school are challenging–and things get even worse when she finds out that Scott already has a girlfriend. But as she learns to navigate the big city, she starts to discover a whole new side of herself, and realizes that sometimes love can find you even when you’re not looking for it.


So, that’s it for this mini book haul. Have you read any of the books listed? I am particularly interested in your thoughts on Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld, seeing as it’s a huge book with equal commitment needed if I were to start it. Let me know in the comments. Have a great August ahead of you and stay bookish. Hugs! ❤