July Wrap Up and August TBR!

I think once again, I had a succesful month! And it should get even better now that my summer is literally days away from starting – at long bloody last! xD Also, as you will probably know by now, I put my reading challenge back up! =]

July Wrap Up

Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes
The Importance of Being Earnetby Oscar Wilde
Attack on Titan – One Chapter by Isayama Hajime
Kuroshitsuji – Twelve Chapters = around 3/4 books by Toboso Yana
And They Called Her Spider by Michael Coorlim
 StarDustby Neil Gaiman
And, 53% of Thief’s Magic – I know I’ve been reading it for months but A. Lots of read-a-thon’s fault, B. It’s over 500 pages, C. I read slower on a kindle, and D. I am freaking loving it and therefore taking my time xD

August TBR

Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

I’m not putting much on my TBR list because I have a ‘summer reading TBR’ and others things that will be coming up once I start summer, also more read-a-thons and such! So stay tuned for more indepth TBRs coming your way!!

Top 10 Tuesday #14

Image

This Week’s Topic: Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From – I am going to assume we mean Physical and not e-book form so here goes!

I shall go in from least and up order, so it’s all tense and exciting! Well at least I think so xD

1. Christopher PaoliniThe Inheritance Cycle = 4 Books!

Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)

2. Rick Riordan – The Percy Jackson Series = 5 Books.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

3. J.R.R.Tolkien – The Middle Earth-ness – The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, Unfinished Tales, Tales from the Perilous Realm = 8 Books.

The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)

4. C.S.Lewis – The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe x 2 copies = 8 Books.

The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7)

5. J.K.Rowling – Harry Potter Series – Including Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastical Beats and Where to Find Them = 9 Books.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

6. Lemony Snicket – A Series of Unfortunate Events = 13 Books.

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)

7. Matsuri Hino – Vampire Knight = 14 Books.

Vampire Knight, Vol. 01 (Vampire Knight, #1)

8. Toboso Yana – Kuroshitsuji = 14 Books.

Black Butler, Vol. 01 (Black Butler, #1)

9. Terry Pratchett – Discworld Series = 17 Books.

Mort (Discworld, #4)

10. Obata Takeshi – Death Note – both in English and in Japanese = 26 Books.

Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom (Death Note, #1)

Okay so there was a lot of manga there but hey, they’re quick to get through, rather small and if you read the Japanese editions = super cheap!!

Same Time, Maybe Next Week! Also, more updates coming today.
Ps, Nearly summer for me!!

Under-Hyped Books Wrap Up!

Hey, hope you all had a swell and safe weekend! Now for my wrap up which some of you might think is a fail but o well! =)

17302559-1

I started on 21% and ended on 46% meaning I have read 31% slash 121 pages.

Now to some that doesn’t seem like a lot but A. Exams and B. I am seriously loving this book and actually read most of that all in one go when I wasn’t busy with revision and such and C. Reminder! I read so much slower on a kindle =(

But I am happy! So ner xP

Quick NaNoWriMo Update Only 3400 words to go until I win and only two chapters to go until I have finished ny book!! Which makes it a very small novel xD oops? xD

More coming this week due to August nearly being here as well as my summer FINALLY beginning! =)

Top 5 Wednesday #9

Image

This Weeks Theme:  Top Books You Wished You Read Earlier. Okay so what books do I regret being late on the bandwagon for…

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Read these for the first time last year – absolutely love them! Wish I’d read them before those god awful movie adaptations.

The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)

Read this for the first time last year and wish I had been on the bandwagon much much sooner;. Granted I got on it before booktube did – which makes me feel rather accomplished – but if only I’d read them when they had first be released because by now, I would’ve already read all three and been able to read some of his other works – seriously I love this man and only read this book by him! Damn year away not allowed to have physical copies but want -_-
 
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)
 
Again just another I wish I had read before the god awful films and wish I had read the series as it was being released – I do own all the books but only read this one.
 
These last two will be books that I haven’t read but wish I already had and I currently own…

Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)

Wish I had read this before the film came out and I still have not yet read the book or seen the film =[

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

I know it’s a crime, I know but I was like 13 when I tried reading this and it’s just such a massive book that I never finished it – got like 400/500 pages through – and so I wish I had tried to re-read the entire series before either this year away or before uni, so then I could have already read this and completed the series, finally xD

What is on your lists? I think I am out of updates for the day – ain’t yah happy? xD

StarDust by Neil Gaiman

Stardust

Quickie Review: 3 out of 5 stars on GoodReads. Wait, you didn’t know that the amazing film came from a book? Neither did I!
A great adventure, action packed, some great lines of prose written, I liked how it was rather mature and more violent. Loved the little man and the unicorn scene and cottage scene.Wish it had been longer and just wish there was something more to it. Maybe I’m too much of an epic fantasy lover.

Plot: People are told that it’s about sky pirates – don’t get your hopes up. The sky pirates are in it for like 5 pages, just like they’re only in it for unfortunately like 20 minutes of the film. But moving on; Tristan is a below-average young boy who needs to man up and so for his love, he goes on an adventure and in it he developes and goes on an interesting journey and learns what love truelly is while in the background other forces are trying to get in his way! Also the first half isn’t about him at all. So you’ve been warned.

Negatives: I felt it was very rushed and the film seemed to fill in those parts I really wanted and to be honest; I think the film was better. Also did not like how his mother acted all high and mightly straight away at the end there; you’ve only just met!! Also felt the romance came out of no where, I clearly missed the development there. Some lines were ridiculous too;

There was a skyness to the sky and a nowness to the world…
Her understood that he was, in some way, above his problems, just as he was above the world.

Maybe it’s just me but seriously? Cheese-fest! Final note on the negs; I am a huge fan of the film and being a lover of the film and not even knowing it was based on a book until like this year, I naturally have biased reviews.

Overall, I enjoyed the book but clearly had a few problems with it, mainly because I am all for the movie and feel like the book lost a lot of potential that the film managed to find and show off. I did however like that the book was more violent and more mature.

What do you think? Have you read the book? Same opinion? Completely different? Let me know!

BookTube-a-Thon Reviews!

I hath decided to put them all together minus StarDust as I have not enough about the Manga or the other book I read during it to make a full blow review, I don’t think. So let us begin!

Attack On Titan - Shingeki no Kyojin Chapter 59 Page 1

Attack on Titan – Chapter 59

5/5Lately it’s all setting up a big upturn in the society and a rebellions and it’s all exciting and this chapter took a turn where you thought they were ultimately gunna be bad guys and such and just awesome!

Kuroshitsuji 82 Page 1 Kuroshitsuji 84 Page 1 Kuroshitsuji 86 Page 1

 [Firstly! How can these covers not persuade you to start this manga! They’re gorgeous right?!]

Kuroshitsuji – Chapters 82- 95

5/5While I was a little lost when I got back into it, as it was just reaching the end of an arc, I quickly was thrown straight back into this world and forgot how much I love Sebastien’s darkness and the Victorian setting and the clothing and the amazing stories the artist comes up with! Seriosuly the new arc that is from around chapter 86 – it’s so interesting! Even though the one I jumped into finishing was a bit less awesome but the people involevd and ties unravelling = holy crap! xD O and did I mention it’s very funny?

And They Called Her Spider (Bartleby and James Adventures - Galvanic Century - Book 1)

And They Called Her Spider

3.5\5 – I think this is self published! Nevertheless, let us admire this amazing and interesting cover! Next to the story itself: This story has interesting characters, an interesting plot, a few funny moments, solid writing which still has room for improvement but still well written and fast paced! Also loved the ‘what could happen in later stories’ hints that were dropped. My only negatives? Just wish it was a little longer, more fuller and that the steampunk elements and inventions were explained more. I think I will be carrying on and keeping an eye on this author!

So what do you guys think? Do you agree? Have you read any of these? What do you think of this joint-review-thing?

More updates coming today!!