Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bookish Brits Vlog 11: A Guide to E. Lockhart's Books for British Readers

I pull a lot of odd faces in this one. I hope you enjoy them.

Links to my reviews of E. Lockhart's books:
Fly on the Wall
The Boyfriend List
The Boy Book
The Treasure Map of Boys
Real Live Boyfriends

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday Amusements 29

My last lot of Monday Amusements was posted on the day before my birthday. I'm pleased to say that I got books!

There have been some amazing posts posted in the bookish blogosphere recently! Let's take a look:

Tanya at GirlXOXO wonders why many bloggers seem to be fascinated with getting advanced reader copies of books. I love getting to read proof copies and getting swept along with all the hype (when it's deserved) but I can also see where she's coming from. I like reading about blogger's old favourites and library discoveries at least as much as I enjoy learning about what's new.

On that note, Claire at Divine Obscurity shares the books that changed her life.

3 Things You Probably Never Considered About Historical Fiction is a really interesting post, lots of food for thought for dystopia fans too!

The Geeky Chiquitas explain why they don't write reviews of books they didn't finish.

I have to confess that all the rain and dark clouds lately have made it a little harder for me to write. Iris explains how it makes her feel about blogging.

Jim at YA Yeah Yeah responds to That HuffPo Article with Why JKR (And Everyone Else) SHOULD Keep Writing Books.

Authors dressing up as the favourite characters of their childhood! And, it's a bit late now, but should you fancy celebrating books just because, BookaUhu has some ideas.

Finally, I love the idea of The Hundred-Book Challenge (via the Arvon Foundation's facebook page).

Have you written any posts recently that you'd like to share? If you post a link in the comments I might pick it for the next Monday Amusements!

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Authors I've Never Read

 Top Ten Tuesday was created and is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read

1. Charlotte Brontë - Oh look, there go all the Jane Eyre references, whooshing right over my head!
2. Veronica Roth - and all the Divergent references...
3. John Green - I've watched some of his videos, and I have Paper Towns on my TBR!
4. Stephen King - just doesn't really appeal!
5.Cassandra Clare - to be honest, I'm not sure these appeal to me either, comparatively few bloggers seem to rave about her books.
6. Tamora Pierce - my best friend at school used to read loads of hers, but I've never gotten around to it!
7. Georgette Heyer - never gotten around to it!
8. Patrick Ness - I really want to read his books, but alas, time has not been on my side.
9. Douglas Adams - I keep meaning to get hold of a copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and yet...
10. F. Scott Fitzgerald - I love the 1920s, so this is just plain silly!

I could have made this list about five times longer, but I tried to pick a variety of authors - including a couple whose books I don't really want to read. How long could your list have been?

Bookish Brits Vlog 10: Getting My Shelves in Order, Part 1

My bookshelves are a mess, half my books are still in boxes, HEEEEEELP!

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