The ABC book challenge.

I am really enjoying this challenge! It means regular enough content on my blog and I love showcasing the different types of books that I read, and seeing all the different types of books that everyone else reads!

I saw this post on Jacquie’s blog ‘Rattle The Stars‘ – she’s one of my fave bloggers so definitely go and check her blog out!

This week the letter is F.

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A review: It – Stephen King.

Wow, it took me a while, a long while for sure, but I finally did it. And by it, I mean I finished reading It!
This book has been on my radar for a good time, obviously, it’s one of Stephen King’s more notable works – which is something considering the plethora of books that man has written. It really amped up when I finally read my first King novel in Misery – then came to head when the recent adaptation came out.
But it was a big’un, almost intimidatingly so, and is definitely the biggest book I’ve read in my life so far.

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Welcome to Derry, Maine …

It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real …

They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them back to Derry to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name.

 

This review is spoiler free!

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The ABC book challenge.

I did the not posting thing again. I can be the worst sometimes. Apologies.

I saw this post on Jacquie’s blog ‘Rattle The Stars‘ – she’s one of my fave bloggers so definitely go and check her blog out!

This time it’s E!

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Memorable titles;

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The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things – Carolyn Mackler
Empire of Storms – Sarah J. Maas
Eragon – Christopher Paolini

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Extraordinary Means – Robyn Schneider
Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon

To-Be-Read titles;

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An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
Eliza and Her Monsters – Francesca Zappia

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The Edge of Everything – Jeff Giles
The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry

I will post this challenge next Sunday. I will post this challenge next Sunday. I will post this challenge next Sunday. I will post this challenge next Sunday. I will post this challenge next Sunday. I will post this challenge next Sunday. I will post this challenge next Sunday.

 

Discussion: Fat Rep in YA

Representation in YA categorically needs to be better. Yes, it’s improving, yes albeit slowly, the field is becoming more diverse.
It is no-where near perfect, however.

There are so many readers of YA that find themselves under-represented, and I am in no position to talk or evaluate their points of view, so I shall just be focusing on my personal experience, as a ‘plus-size’ reader struggling to truly find herself in the places she chooses to escape.

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From Page to Screen: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han

Oh how I love you, Lara-Jean. Devotedly brought to life on our small screens by the wonderful and adorable Lana Condor (whose potential as Jubliee was criminally cut away from us in X-Men: Apocalypse), TATBILB is honestly, without a doubt, on my favourite – and definitely one of the better – adaptations to date! From the heart-warming family dynamic to the instantly lovable, Peter Kavinsky, TATBILB is the modern rom-com we’ve all been waiting for, whether we knew it or not.

So, I supposed a bit of background is in order, in case you’ve managed to avoid all forms of internet recently and don’t know what To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Is!
Based on the New York Times best-selling trilogy by author Jenny Han, this is what Goodreads has to say:
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

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The ABC book challenge.

Here we go again! I missed this for two weeks as I kind of lost of blog motivation (again). But I have come to realise that I don’t have to be the most perfectly consistent blogger, to be a blogger.
Sometimes just getting content out there, is an achievement in itself.

I saw this post on Jacquie’s blog ‘Rattle The Stars‘ – she’s one of my fave bloggers so definitely go and check her blog out!

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Memorable titles; 

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A Dance With Dragons – George R. R. Martin
Delirium – Lauren Oliver
Diary Of An Oxygen Thief – Anonymous

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Divergent – Veronica Roth
The Dry – Jane Harper

To-Be-Read titles; 

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Darkdawn – Jay Kristoff
The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken
Daughter of the Pirate King – Tricia Levenseller

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Dear Martin – Nic Stone
The Diviners – Libba Bray

 

Wahey! Back on track, ready for the challenge of ‘E’ next Sunday!

Discussion: Keeping up with the Blog.

I did it again, I disappeared. This might be my quickest disppearance yet.
I know my own problem; I’m a mood writer. Unless I’m in the right frame of mind I can’t get the words out, no matter how hard I try, I just end up staring at the blank screen. I get increasingly furiated at myself when this happens, and any motivation I had left swiftly abandons me.

I still do not know how to push through this mental block – and therefore my blogging severely suffers for it. I truly enjoy blogging, and I love to write. Yet I can’t get the two cohesive enough yet for my blogging to remain consistent for longer than a month.
Right now, I’m in the mood to rant, therefore this piece has flowed out of me like an avalanche. And that frustrates me too. Why now? Why are the words coming so freely and repidly now, yet when I want to write reviews, articles and other discussions I freeze up? Why does the wall find itself constructed so easily?

I’m sure there are dozens of helpful tips and tricks scattered all over the internet but i haven’t found anything too truly get me out of this funk yet. I don’t know if I’d call it writers block, because most of the time it doesn’t feel like a block. It just feels… empty. Which is definitely the best way to describe it. I’m sure one day I’ll figure it out.

To be honest, I don’t know if this post has a resolution yet. Perhaps it’s a long-winded explanation of my absences from the blogosphere. Maybe I’m just reaching out and hopefully someone else will find solace in the fact that blogging doesn’t have to be consistent to be enjoyable.
Yes, in a dream world, I’d get at least one post out a week, preferrably two! I’m just not in a place where I can achieve that yet. And to set such goals would inevitably end up in failure and discouraging me more.
like and hope that my content is at least good when it does happen, and I enjoy what I do eventually manage to get out. I genuinely enjoy writing my opinions and ideas on books and such down and once I get a handle on my mood writing, definitely plan to expland the content of my blog to include other interests I enjoy; movies, tv shows and games essentially.
I’ve already started to incorporate them with From Page to Screen and From Game to Screen, and ideally, will go on from there.

Essentially, just don’t give up on this blog guys. It will get there, it’s just a slow process.