Something Different | Book Tag Questions

Hey Bros,

Today I thought I’d do something a little different, the book tag. Now I saw  The Honest Book Club do this and it looked like a lot of fun so here’s my attempt.

1. If you could invite one author and one of their fictional characters to tea, who would you invite and what would you serve them?

I’d invite Sarah J Maas because I’d absolutely love to meet her and get her to bring Celaena Sardothien. Celaena is my favourite fictional character and I really wish she was real, (but then I’d also love to meet Chaol from TOG and Tamlin from ACOTAR- So many fictional characters to meet!). I’d probably serve them something really fancy in an attempt to impress, though I burnt soup the other day so that might be a problem.

2. What book do you wish the author would write a prequel for? 

Well there are going to be sequels for all of Sarah’s books so I’ll choose a different author. I’d love a sequel to Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson or Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.

3. Which characters (NOT from the same book) do you think would make a cute couple?

I think Cather from Fangirl and Dorian from Throne of Glass would make a cute couple because Dorian possesses magic and is kind and thoughtful. Cath likes to write fanfiction so would be amazed at Dorian’s powers, she’s also quite shy and friendly so I think they’d get on well.

4. If you ran into your favourite author on the subway and only could say one sentence to them, who is and what would it be?

It’s be Sarah J Maas, obviously! I’d probably be so starstruck I wouldn’t be able to speak but for the purpose of this question I’d say “You can work magic” and then fangirl a bit.

5. What book made you a reader and why? 

I think Divergent was the first book I read in a day, so I’d probably say that!

6. Your bookshelf just caught fire! Show us the one book you save.

This is nearly impossible! I don’t even have a kindle so all my precious books would be gone! I’d have to choose my huge hardback book of all the Sherlock Holmes stories though. That book is my pride and joy and I’ve never seen it on sale. I found it on a car boot sale!

7. Which dystopian world would you live in if you had to choose one? Why?

I’d live in Prythian. There’s a helluva lot of bad stuff going on there but it’s still beautiful and I’d hopefully get to meet Tamlin, Feyre and Lucien.

8. What is your most epic read of all time?

I have to say my favourite thing I’ve ever read has to be The Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! That’s the story that got me liking Sherlock Holmes.

9. Tag people. 

I don’t know who to tag, so if you’d like to do it then feel free. Tell me what you thought of my answers in the comments and what you’d have answered differently.

Also, if there’s anyone interested in posting to this blog, like as a weekly thing on a wednesday or something let me know in the comments. I don’t get much time at the minute and it’d be nice to know that there would be more posts going up!

Song of the day : Voodoo Child – Rogue Traders

That’s all, see you soon

Danni xx

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Something I wouldn’t normally read | Echo Boy by Matt Haig

 

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Hey bros,

I’m back with my review of Echo Boy. As you’ve already guessed by the title, I don’t read books like this very often, futuristic settings with robots and really high-tech aren’t normally my thing, but this book astounded me.

The only reason I picked it up was because I recognised the name, I didn’t know where from but I was in my local library and was kinda desperate to find something which I thought was worth reading. I saw this and scanned it to take home (as well as The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and Wonder by R.J. Palacio). I later realised that I’d recognised the name due to there being an extract in it from “Love Hurts” By Malorie Blackman. I’m really glad that I gave this book a chance, and I urge anyone who has even the tinniest interest in it to read it.

I couldn’t put this book down. That isn’t an exaggeration it’s a fact. I took it to a family meal with me, to other people’s houses, I just desperately wanted to read more and more of it and I think that’s how you gauge a good book. It’s about a girl who falls in love with an echo (a robot, which looks like a human). Which I found a little weird when I read the back, but somehow this book is written in such a way that it seems the most natural thing in the world. It isn’t just a love story though, it’s like a futuristic murder mystery, about a girl trying to work out why her family echo malfunctioned and killed her parents.

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Getting back on my feet.

Hey bros,

As you’ve probably realised, I haven’t posted in a while, but I’m getting back on my feet and I’m returning. I’ve got a rather controversial review for “The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy” lined up as well as one of “Echo Boy”.

If there’s anything anyone wants to see me review just let me know. I’ve been using my local library a lot lately and can get practically any book in for free!

Thanks, can’t wait to get back into the swing of things,

Love Danni x

An Adorable Variety | Love Hurts by Malorie Blackman

Author: Multiple, put together by Malorie Blackman

Release Date: 29/1/2015

Genre: Romance

Edition: Paperback

Buy it here: Amazon

My Rating: 5/5

Blurb

Have you ever fallen for someone the rest of the world thought you shouldn’t have? Malorie Blackman brings together the very best young adult authors writing today in a stunningly romantic collection of love against the odds.

Features stories and extracts about modern star-crossed lovers, Love Hurts looks at every kind of relationship, from first kiss to final heartbreak. This is a collection for anyone who has ever loved and lost – and loved again…

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Not Just For Children| Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

Author: J K Rowling

Release Date: 26/6/1997

Genre: Fantasy, YA, Mystery, Thriller

Edition: Paperback

Buy it here: Amazon

My Rating: 4/5

Blurb

Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy – until he is rescued by a beetle-eyed giant of a man, enrols at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. The reason: Harry Potter is a Wizard.

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Somewhat Relatable | The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Author: Steven Chbosky

Release Date: Febuary 1st 1999

Genre: YA | Romance | Drama

Pages: 256

Publisher: Pocket Books

Buy it hereAmazon

Hey Bros,

This book is one that I’d heard so much about before I read it, but I was skeptical about how much could be achieved in so little pages. It is an incredibly short book, but I’ve grown to like it like that, it is a book which has had top priority on my bookshelf and I cannot see that changing anytime soon. Continue reading

A Split Society | Divergent by Veronica Roth

Hey Bro,

Today I’m reviewing a book which I read a long time ago, and have never got down to reviewing. This book has earned a special place on my favourite books shelf and it certainly deserves it.

This book is set in a society which is obsessed with belonging somewhere, it’s divided into 5 factions based on personality attributes. When you turn a certain age you choose where you belong, a test helping you decide. Tris Prior’s results are inconclusive. She isn’t just one thing, she’s divergent and a threat to the system. In order to keep her life she must hide and pretend to be normal. Will she stay with her family or move to a different faction? (I’ve just realised, whenever I describe the plot of a book I sound like I’m doing a voice over for a dramatic film trailer!)

I personally really like Tris Prior. She’s loyal caring and beautiful on the inside and out, my favourite character has to be Four though. He’s nicknamed after the amount of fears he has, because having such a little amount is rare. Four is one of the characters who you wish to wrap in a blanket to protect from the author’s plans; he’s also another “book boyfriend” that you want to have. Four and tris become the love interest of the book with them both having more in common than they first thought. I personally dislike Eric, the leader of the dauntless, in fact I don’t know anyone who likes Eric. Why would you? He’s a self-centered prick. I was annoyed at how the film portrayed Eric as the book clearly states “his face is pierced in so many places I loose count” but in the film he has two piercings, nothing out of the ordinary.

There are many covers for this book and I personally like mine the best. The options you can get are as follows:

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I have the 2nd one which I like because it links to the book and, face it, it’s really pretty! I saw the film trailer before I read the book which then urged me to buy the trilogy from waterstones and read them all before the film release. Though vital scenes, like the one with the butter knife (if you’ve read it you’ll understand what I mean) and characters like Uriah were completely ignored. All in all I did really enjoy the film but as always it wasn’t as good as the book.

If you enjoy books like The Hunger Games then you’d like this. I’d encourage everyone to give it a try as it’s brilliantly written and a great story-line.

My favourite quotes:

A brave man acknowledges the strength of others
Who cares about pretty? I’m going for noticeable
“You know, most boys would enjoy being trapped in close quarters with a girl.” I roll my eyes.
“Not claustrophobic people, Tris.”

Song of the day: All About You – McFly

That’s all, see you soon.

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