Monday, 9 March 2015

Feeling Tired


Well it's Monday morning and this Monday I'm feeling a bit tired. I don't think there is any particular reason behind this just think there has been things going on and probably all got on top of me and just need to have a bit of a recuperate. 

So onto more interesting things well lets see. 

I finished this on Thursday
Shatter me was a really good read. I enjoy the flow of the story, I liked the characters so far, I'm very much an Adam fan but whether this will change as the series continues I cant say yet. But as I said last week I just enjoyed reading this and I loved it from her perspective with the whole crossed out lines as though she was almost telling you in a stream of consciousness and then going back over things. Yeah really good, second one brought received and will pick up soon. (Look at Rolo lay down in the back ground, looking very orange love him)

Now in true me style I picked up another book straight away and started reading it round my husbands grans that evening before we had tea.
I'm approaching my reading at the moment where I don't just want to get stuck reading the same thing over again and reading the same genre all the time. Now I've only really started to read the contemporary genre in the last 8-12 months. So I'm sure that I am probably reading loads of books that have been around for ages and many will have read already. So sorry if you think I'm slow on the uptake (I probably am but I'm liking it) Therefore I'm trying to alternate at the moment between fantasy/dystopian genre and contemporary genre. Now I'm not saying I will always be doing this as if there is something that I really want to read and just can't wait I'll read that but this is what I've been going for with my last few reads.
So this book is in my tbr jar and in light of the new way going forward I started reading Amy and Roger's epic detour by Morgan Matson. Going into this book, I knew it was a road trip book at the cover and title suggest. The main character Amy has recently lost her father and this journey comes about as her mum is selling the house and moved to Connecticut and she needs the car so after finals asks Amy to drive the car to there. Amy however can't face driving at the moment and we get hints as to why through the beginning part of the book and then throughout the first 5 sections (that's the area I'm upto at the moment so can't really say where it develops to or draws a line)  so this is why Roger gets pulled into the task of driving Amy to her mothers as he is going to Philadelphia to stay with his father for the rest of the summer. It is a really good read so far and I'm loving the pages with playlists on, pictures, receipts, it feels a bit like a story come scrapbook of the journey. I've got about 100 pages left to go and I can't actually think of anything bad to say about this book. I think most people would probably choose this as a summer read and I would probably recommend it as that but I'm really enjoying it and looking forward to reading on.

Only really other bit to show you for the moment was the amazing roast we cooked yesterday (I say we, mainly I did it with a little help from husband) so very proud of it and it was delicious and well the portion size is on the large but we didn't really then eat anything else the rest of the day but soo yum

We're taking my mum and dad for a meal tonight as a birthday present for my mum as it was her birthday on 5th so no cooking for me tonight :) so the extra effort that went into the roast yesterday was worth it. I think we will be trying to add a roast in on a Sunday when we can now as was soo good..... can you tell I enjoyed it haha.

Well will update next week with hopefully at least one new book and possible a few other ideas and project potentially coming up in the pipeline.

Hope everyone is well and good.


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Finished it :)


Well I did it I finally finished 
Now don't get me wrong I did enjoy reading this book I just felt it took me a long time to actually finish this book. As this is the fifth book in the series with only Last Sacrifice to come the ending might be a little frustrating for some as obviously it's leaving it so you need to read the last book to find out what's going to happen to Rose. I will definitely be reading the last book and have already ordered it and will hopefully be arriving today :) I do really enjoy the Vampire Academy series and is one I would definitely recommend, I just felt a little disappointed at how long it took me to read.

And in true style I had already decided which book I was going to read next and started it straight away so my next read is: 
Now although the reason this book was flagged to me as one to read I didn't know much about it other than the main character is a bit like Rouge out of the XMEN in the case she can't touch anyone, although Juliette causes pain when she touches people and can even kill. Other than this I didn't know much about this book other than booktuber Whitney completely loves this series, and loves Warner. She's even gone as far and she wants to improve her German to have the German copy of Shatter Me and has been reading it too.
I'm only just over 200 pages in but so far I'm enjoying it and I'm really interested to see where the story goes and what developments there are. I really like the writing style and how it's written as it is from Juliette's point of view and you feel like she's the one writing it because of repetitive words and lines crossed through just; love the concept. So yes very excited to see where it goes, soo excited infact I ordered the second book which should be arriving today as well.

Only other bit of news is that my work colleague has now gone off on maternity leave and before she left I was able to finish and give her the baby blanket I had been sewing. 
So theres the finished article I'm really pleased with it and she really liked it so that's the main thing. My mum helped (pretty much did) with the binding so was all complete and finished. I wasn't too sure about the front colours to begin with but really liked the finished look of it all and the pug fabric on the back is just amazing!

Well all for now and will be back soon.