Review: Feather Boy

2019, blogtober, REVIEW

Author: Nicky Singer
Date Started: 18-09-2019
Date Finished:18-09-2019
Pages: 286
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪✪

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My thoughts

I have loved this book ever since I first read it when I was younger. I always read this book as a comfort book.

This book deals with death and grief and does it in a really good way. I think all the topics are dealt with in a sensitive but thoughtful way, which really put some understanding into these emotions, I found this really helpful when I was younger.

This book is middle grade. The main character goes from being a shy little boy to a maturer boy who has a little more understanding of life and death. He stands up to the people who do not believe in him, including family members.

I am could never un-haul this book. Ever!  I will definitely be letting my future children (if I have any) read this book as it is one which has stuck by me for years.

Have you read this book? if you have what were your thoughts on it?

–Happy Reading
xoxo

 

Why I blog

2019, blogtober

Hey Readers…

I am not sure how to start this discussion post, but I thought I would do a little something explaining why I blog.

I first started this blog in 2016 but interest in 2017/2018. As a matter of fact, I lost interest in reading during 2017/2018, mainly due to life but also because I was trying to keep up with the latest hyped books, I had to try and have them all. 

I have now learnt not to try and keep up with what everyone is doing and to do my own thing.

I don’t have friends who read books so for me starting a blog was a way to get my thoughts out to people who like reading also. I wanted a safe place for me to discuss books and bookish things. I also want to make friends with people who have the same interests as me.

Sometimes I do get anxious that what I am doing isn’t good but I appreciate every single person who follows my blog & likes or comments on my blog whenever I post.

what are the reasons you blog? Let me know in the comments

 

 

 

My GoodReads TBR

2019, blogtober

Hey readers… 

Just a quick post today and a little change of plan. I have had a very hectic day today and haven’t had time to write the post I had planned. I will try and get that post, posted on another day. 

I thought I would just show you the books on my GoodReads TBR, maybe you could help me pick the books I should get to as soon as possible. 

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I do own most of these books so I can start them, but I am equally interested in reading each and every one. 

Which books do you think I should get to before the end of the year?

–HappyReading
xoxo

Review: Eric

2019, blogtober, REVIEW

Author: Terry Pratchett
Date Started: 18-09-2019
Date Finished:18-09-2019
Pages: 155
Star Rating: ✪✪✪

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My thoughts

This book is a short and sweet read, as always with Terry Pratchett, his stories are always quick and fun to read. 

I really enjoyed the story. Death is my favourite character. I always find the stories with him in extremely funny. 

The Discworld series is a vast and extremely interesting world and Pratchett does a lot of world-building throughout all books in the series and adds more and more. 

This is one of my favourite series and Terry Pratchett is one of my favourite authors. 

Have you read any books in this series? If so what did you think about it?

–Happy Reading
xoxo

 

Reading Apps I Use.

2019, blogtober

Hey readers… 

Today is day 10 of blogtober and due to messing up with my scheduling I have only missed one upload so far. 

I thought I would do a little discussion about the different apps I use whilst reading.

Bookly Reading App

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You can add books you would like to read, are currently reading or have finished to the app. Each book will have its own statistics plus you get overall statistics for the month and for the year.

In the app, you can also add monthly goals, like the number of pages or the minutes you want to have read. Or you can set yearly goals for the number of books you would like to read. You can achieve in-app achievements which are also fun to try and achieve.

You can also get statistics about each book you read. Once you have finished a book you get the 2nd graphic above which lists minutes per day, pages per day, reading speed, total time spent and total pages.

I do find this app really useful to keep a track of all my reading. I just need to beat the 100-day reading streak now!

Goodreads

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Goodreads is another app I use, I enjoy seeing what other people think of other books and what my friends on Goodreads think of the books I am planning on reading. I like Goodreads as  I use it for my yearly challenges, I don’t want to stick solely to Bookly just yet as I havent been using that one for very long and I am still getting used to the functions and the way the app functions on my phone. I have been using Goodreads for quite a few years. Goodreads does need an update though and some other functions added to it, it an built-in abandoned bookshelf, for the books you do not finish.

These are two of the screenshots I wanted to get from the Goodreads app as I didn’t want to get anyone’s names in them.

BookSloth

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I didn’t know whether to add this app or not as I have been only using it for a few days because I saw someone mention it on twitter.

The thing I like about BookSloth is the link to some Booktubers in there, now these are the ‘popular’ Booktubers but it links to the channels and recent videos. It also links to book-related Podcasts, Book news channels and people it thinks you might want to be friends with due to the books you have in your TBR/Currently reading shelves.

I am enjoying the Booksloth app so far, and they have great customer service. I was unable to login, I messaged them on twitter and it was all sorted.

All of these apps are great, and help me keep a track of what I am reading on the go.

What reading apps do you use? Let me know in the comments below.

–HappyReading
xoxo