#AYEARATHON Final Read-a-Thon TBR!

Firstly updates: I lost NaNoWriMo but managed to write over 32K! Which I think is my longest writing record for NaNo so far! So I am very proud and I will definitely be buying Scrivner too as it has been so helpful!

Now onto the topic of this post; The final YearAThon (GoodReads Group here) Read-a-Thon will take place this coming week and the theme is: graphic novels, comics and manga. I am in much need of catching up on at least a few manga chapters and I wouldn’t mind taking it easy reading wise (because I am too busy to actually just sit and read whole pages of words) and spend the week starring at pictures with a few words on it! So my TBR is:

– Catch up on Kuroshitsuji (3 chapters behind-ish)

– Catch up on Shingeki no Kyojin (2 chapters behind-ish)

– Carry on with GANTZ

Attack on Titan main image Black Butler main image Gantz main image

And we shall see what else I decide to read ^_^

See yah!

NaNoWriMo – Fight Scenes?

It is getting very close to the end and I’ve hit a section which I find very difficult to write; fight scenes. I have never written one in my life nor have I read many in books =/ so obviously I am roaming the NaNo forum for help and also googling but I was wandering if;

– Do you have any (sword) fighting scenes advice?

– Is there any books that you’ve read that have featured great fight scenes? (chapter specific would be a bonus is case I have the book!)

Thank you!

PS. I’ve just broke 30K! Let’s hope I can write the remaining 20K in two days – eek!

Top Ten Tuesday #24


Been three weeks since I did one of these, or even posted anything really! Big apologies; my excuses are because I have uni work, NaNoWriMo stress and I actually have a social life for once this semester xD But enough of the excuses! Let’s get onto the book picks!

This Week’s Theme:  Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR – it is defo winter here in the North of England! Dragon’s breath (when you can see yourself breathe in winter – am I the only one who calls it this?!) started today! I have 4 books to go until I reach my GoodReads goal of 38 books =] and I’ll only include one book in here that is currently on my TBR (you’ll understand why when you see it). Also, all of these I think I brought to uni with me also so easy to just pick up and read! This list has very much become a ‘end of year must read’ list rather than a Dec – Feb/March Winter TBR xD apologies…

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

1. A Game of Thrones – winter is definitely coming slash has already come and I better finish this book before the end of the year and during winter! ^_^ Got about 400 pages to go!

Sourcery (Discworld, #5)

2. Sourcery – I think Terry Pratchett – read the first few books last year and I think reading another will make my winter magically and amusing! =]

The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4)

3. The Silver Chair – need to get back into this series. Narnia is always perfect for winter and Christmas (as well as marathoning the films!) and it’s literally (in my mind, in a way) Tolkien’s little brother version so I ain’t gunna say no!

The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7)

4. The Last Battle – so I can finish off a series, feel magical and have a great read! I’ve loved all the books so far in this series and they’re all quick to read and fun!

Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1)

5. Magyk – it’s middle grade and magical (do you see the theme here that I put with Winter? Blame Harry Potter! xD) also because it’s Middle Grade, should be easy to read through – although I do remember putting it down after a few chapters last time =/ no harm in giving it one last try!

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)

6. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – didn’t get to finish reading this last year due to going to Japan so hopefully this winter I’ll have time to sit down and maybe have a few giggles; it’s suppose to be funny but who knows!

Infinity Blade: Awakening (Infinity Blade, #1)

7. Infinity Blade – can’t go the entire year without reading something from Mr. Sanderson now can I! That would be illegal – in Alexland, it’s illegal okay! I cannot wait to be reading more from him again!

Beauty Never Dies (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #3)

8. Beauty Never Dies – I want to continue reading the Grimm Diaries Prequels. Thoroughly enjoyed the first two and cannot wait to read more!

The Time Machine

9. The Time Machine – thoroughly enjoyed War of the World when I read it and now cannot wait to read this one! Also, I think I was one of the few people who actually enjoyed the movie? O well, I wanna read this one! It might not have a winter theme (although I do remember ice skating in the film – no?) but I think the atmosphere of it may feel dark and winter like. Anyone reviewed this?

Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)

10. Ancillary Justice – it’s won all the awards this year and I wanna know why before the year is up! So winter is the only time left for me to do this!

The Re-Read I Want To Do Also At Winter

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

How could you not wanna read this in winter in front of a fire with hot chocolate while it snows outside?!

What books are on your TBR? Got a TTT? Or comment below! Did I miss any books I just gotta read in winter?

Btw, sorry for the lack of updates also!

Same Time, Next Week?

November 7th 2014 #FridayReads

Now that I finally finished Warm Bodies I can move on to books! =] so I am currently re-reading one book (can you guess what?) and reading an ARC (which technically already came out).

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1)

I didn’t like MockingJay (or any of the HG books to be honest when I first read them) but I rather enjoyed the second film and thought I’d reread the final book before the last two films come out. And see if my opinion changes or not – so far, my thoughts are more negative than what they originally were =/ she’s so fucking whiney in this last book and I don’t care. And the ARC has an interesting concept of (I assume) magic with paper and I have the first two books as an ARC so want to read those! =]

What are you reading this weekend and into next week?

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)

Quickie  Review: 3/5 Stars on GoodReads.

This was an okay read for me. It had hit and miss for me but onto the positives!

I enjoyed the characters and theirs stories (Perry was very interesting) and I really loved R’s character development and Julie’s dad was very fascinating in his short but enjoyable moments he got. The journey and the action I also enjoyed – especially the last 40 pages or so were crazy and very interesting!

However, I did have a few problems with it. One problem was that it was written in the present yet R spoke so articulately and it wasn’t explained if or why zombies were able to be 100% full functioning inside their brains but in movement and speech be completely zombie like. They were no explanation as to why R was able to be so poetic to the reader yet be a zombie – who usually are only suppose think of eating people for food – at the same time. I also didn’t like the lack of explanation as to how the change was happening within the zombie group and why only some were changing. Like there was talk of ‘she’s the only changes us! The change happened because of you’ and at one point Julie is like ‘I think I know why they’re changing’ and then (instead of actually explaining and in scientific terms like I thought she would), so goes all poetic and says ‘they’ve managed to climb out of this black hole that humanity created blah blah blah’ and it’s like ‘you didn’t explain anything there! You just spoke in fairytale words!’. Finally, I’m not a romance people (this book confirmed it!) so the romance between R and Julie just didn’t interest me, which is a major part of the book – and I knew going in it was going to be a romance between a zombie and a human.

But it was overall a good read. Still look forward to seeing the film! =]

NaNoWriMo 2014 – Survival Kit!

I think I’ve finalised my list – did I miss anything?

Writing Systems = Laptop, Notes, Notebook, Pencil, Word, PowerPoint, Scrivener, ZenWriter, Written? Kitten!
Community = Writing Buddies, NaNoWriMo Forums, WordPress, Twitter
Inspiration = Pininterest, DeviantArt
Stay Warm = 
Blanket, Slippers,
Stay Alive = Tea, Water, Chocolate, Fruit, Ramen (quick meals!)
Kindle – book quotes, timer, alarm clock, dictionary, thesaurus
Reward System – watching TV!
Soundtrack Music
Back-Up = External Hard-Drive, Google Drive
Help = Brandon Sanderson’s Lectures

Good luck to you all!!!