CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins | Review

Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Book #: 2 in the “Hunger Games” trilogy
Genres: young adult, dystopian
Publication: 2011, by Scholastic
Pages: 439
Author’s Website
Source: purchased
Format: paperback
Rating: αρχείο λήψης (5)

Goodreads 

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are still alive. Katniss should be relieved, but now there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol – a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

As the nation watches Katniss and Peeta, the stakes are higher than ever. One false move and the consequences will be unimaginable.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

 

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XXX Content in Books

The A to Z Challenge is an annual blogging challenge. It isn’t restricted to book blogs – all kinds of blogs can participate. It takes place every year in April and during that month you have to write a post on the designated days (all except Sundays). These posts must have some correlation to the letter of the day. So, there will be a total of 26 posts starting from the letter A and ending with Z. Here is a list of all my posts.

 

Hi guys!

So today I wanted to discuss the topic of books containing sex scenes. I have to say I haven’t read a lot of these books. Young adult books rarely, or maybe even never have these kinds of scenes in them, which I guess makes sense since they are directed to a younger audience.

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What’s up with Memes?

The A to Z Challenge is an annual blogging challenge. It isn’t restricted to book blogs – all kinds of blogs can participate. It takes place every year in April and during that month you have to write a post on the designated days (all except Sundays). These posts must have some correlation to the letter of the day. So, there will be a total of 26 posts starting from the letter A and ending with Z. Here is a list of all my posts.

 

Hi guys!

Today I wanted to talk about something that has made me kind of confused. I’ve heard so many people saying that they don’t like seeing a lot of memes on blogs. Publishers consider it as a negative to have a blog with many memes. Readers say they don’t really like seeing them. I’ve also seen results from other book bloggers’ surveys and they clearly show that not a lot of people like memes.

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THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins | Review

Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Book #: 1 in the “Hunger Games” trilogy
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian
Publication: December 2011, by Scholastic
Pages: 454
Author’s Website
Source: purchased
Format: paperback
Rating: αρχείο λήψης (5)

Goodreads 

Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.

In a dark vision of the near future, twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live TV show called the Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed.

When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sister’s place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

May the odds be ever in your favour.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

 

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Reading Variety

The A to Z Challenge is an annual blogging challenge. It isn’t restricted to book blogs – all kinds of blogs can participate. It takes place every year in April and during that month you have to write a post on the designated days (all except Sundays). These posts must have some correlation to the letter of the day. So, there will be a total of 26 posts starting from the letter A and ending with Z. Here is a list of all my posts.

 

Hello everyone!

Today is just going to be a short post about reading variety. I think we can all agree that reading different kinds of books from various genres cannot be bad. I think it’s actually pretty good, because first of all you can test what kind of genres you like and second of all you might be surprised at what you find!

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Ugly Covers – Pretty Books

The A to Z Challenge is an annual blogging challenge. It isn’t restricted to book blogs – all kinds of blogs can participate. It takes place every year in April and during that month you have to write a post on the designated days (all except Sundays). These posts must have some correlation to the letter of the day. So, there will be a total of 26 posts starting from the letter A and ending with Z. Here is a list of all my posts.

 

Hello everyone!

I recently wrote a post about how a pretty cover can influence me into buying a book and how much of an effect it can actually have. So that post was what inspired today’s post where I want to talk about and recommend to you some of the books I’ve read that might not have the prettiest cover ever, but are still amazing books!

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THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas | Review

Title: Throne of Glass 
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Book #: 1 in the “Throne of Glass” series
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publication: August 2012, by Bloomsbury
Pages: 404
Author’s Website and Twitter
Source: purchased
Format: paperback
Rating: αρχείο λήψης (7)

Goodreads 

Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

 

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Series I’m Excited to Finish

The A to Z Challenge is an annual blogging challenge. It isn’t restricted to book blogs – all kinds of blogs can participate. It takes place every year in April and during that month you have to write a post on the designated days (all except Sundays). These posts must have some correlation to the letter of the day. So, there will be a total of 26 posts starting from the letter A and ending with Z. Here is a list of all my posts.

 

Hi guys!

Let me start by saying that I’m terrible at finishing series. What I usually do is read the first book, love it and then tell myself (and also you) that I will definitely continue with this series soon! But how soon is soon, really? When I say it, I usually mean within the next couple of months. And what usually happens is I don’t read sequels until, sometimes even years after!

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Star Ratings

The A to Z Challenge is an annual blogging challenge. It isn’t restricted to book blogs – all kinds of blogs can participate. It takes place every year in April and during that month you have to write a post on the designated days (all except Sundays). These posts must have some correlation to the letter of the day. So, there will be a total of 26 posts starting from the letter A and ending with Z. Here is a list of all my posts.

 

Hello guys!

Today I wanted to talk a little bit about star ratings. You might have noticed that some book bloggers don’t use star ratings when reviewing a book and some do. I’ve even read a few posts from people who don’t generally use star ratings explaining why they don’t. The usual reason is that they don’t like putting books into “categories” and two books might end up having the same star rating when the level of how much they like these two books is very different.

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Shadow Fire | Book Blast & Giveaway

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Ashlyn – a free-spirited teenager whose peaceful life is shattered when the village elders honor her with a perilous quest to recover a stolen relic.

Zane – a jaded mercenary, torn by his undeniable desire for Ashlyn and the dark secret that could make her hate him forever.

Delistaire – a malevolent sorcerer driven by an insatiable lust for power.

All three are bound together by an ancient relic supposedly infused with the power of a Goddess.

Shadow Fire – adventure, passion, secrets, and betrayal

As Ashlyn and Zane race to stay one step ahead of the evil lurking in the shadows, their passions are ignited and their bond strengthens. But will they find the relic before Delistaire? Or has their entire quest been orchestrated from the very beginning by a madman in pursuit of ultimate power?

Each installment of The Light Chronicles is a standalone story.

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Favorite Quotes

The A to Z Challenge is an annual blogging challenge. It isn’t restricted to book blogs – all kinds of blogs can participate. It takes place every year in April and during that month you have to write a post on the designated days (all except Sundays). These posts must have some correlation to the letter of the day. So, there will be a total of 26 posts starting from the letter A and ending with Z. Here is a list of all my posts.

 

Hello guys! Today I want to share some of favorite bookish and not bookish quotes!

I have to say I only recently started paying attention to quotes. I don’t know if it is just me, but I think that quotes in general aren’t as popular in Europe as they are in the States. Not that they don’t exist here or anything, but people don’t have a favorite one and I’ve never seen any quotes hanging on people’s walls or anything like that. Which is something that I really want to do now, by the way. I’m just not entirely sure where or if they would match in my room.

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Procrastinating vs Reading

The A to Z Challenge is an annual blogging challenge. It isn’t restricted to book blogs – all kinds of blogs can participate. It takes place every year in April and during that month you have to write a post on the designated days (all except Sundays). These posts must have some correlation to the letter of the day. So, there will be a total of 26 posts starting from the letter A and ending with Z. Here is a list of all my posts.

 

Hello guys!

So today I’d like to talk about a problem I’ve been having. PROCRASTINATION. I just can’t stop doing it. Because when is it ever over? With the possibilities (and by that I mean the internet) available nowadays when can one ever stop? I honestly don’t remember myself procrastinating that much 6-7 years ago. The internet was not yet as big and yes, of course I would read a magazine or watch TV instead of doing homework for example, but not nearly as much.

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Reading Overdose

The A to Z Challenge is an annual blogging challenge. It isn’t restricted to book blogs – all kinds of blogs can participate. It takes place every year in April and during that month you have to write a post on the designated days (all except Sundays). These posts must have some correlation to the letter of the day. So, there will be a total of 26 posts starting from the letter A and ending with Z. Here is a list of all my posts.

 

So my question today is this: is it possible to have a reading overdose? To read so many books that you don’t even want to see a book for the next weeks/months?

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Bookish Nails [Hunger Games & Game of Thrones]

The A to Z Challenge is an annual blogging challenge. It isn’t restricted to book blogs – all kinds of blogs can participate. It takes place every year in April and during that month you have to write a post on the designated days (all except Sundays). These posts must have some correlation to the letter of the day. So, there will be a total of 26 posts starting from the letter A and ending with Z. Here is a list of all my posts.

Hello guys!
Ever thought of doing your nails in a style inspired by your favorite books? Well I have! So this post is dedicated to some of my discoveries when it comes to nails and books.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The first nail art guru that I went to in search of bookish nails was, of course, cutepolish! I don’t know if you’ve heard of her, but she is an awesome youtuber (nailtuber?) and has many very easy tutorials on how to do nails. So she actually has 2 hunger games inspired nail art tutorials:

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THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner | Review

Title: The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
Book #: 1 in “the Maze Runner” trilogy
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Publication: October 2009 by Delacorte Press
Pages: 374
Author’s Website and Twitter
Source: Bought, Paperback
Rating: αρχείο λήψης (4)

Goodreads

“If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.”When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers–boys whose memories are also gone.Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out–and no one’s ever made it through alive.Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

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