WWW Wednesday – 2nd October

2019, blogtober, www wednesday

Hey Readers…

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! hosted by Sam@Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

The three W’s are: What are you currently reading? What have you finished reading? What will you read next?

What are you currently reading?

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I am still reading The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. I am reading this for the #boneathon hosted by Ashleigh over on A Frolic through Fiction. I am over 60% through and I am really enjoying it. 

 

 

51eoukph8nl._sx322_bo1204203200_I am also reading Gideon the Ninth bu Tamsyn Muir. I am loving it. I do think it went a little slow in the middle but it is really good, this was one of my most anticipated reads of 2019

 

 

 

 

9780857503916I am also reading The Terror by Dan Simmons, I am just over 100 pages into it and haven’t picked it up in a few days but I am enjoying what I have read so far. 

 

 

 

 

 

What have you recently finished?

at the moment I haven’t finished any books, its 8:43 in the morning, but  I am hoping to finish Gideon the Ninth after I finish work, I am 50 pages away from the end, so I am pretty confident I can do that. 

What will I read next?

I am unsure what I will read next, I have a few books for review I need to get to BUT Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo arrived yesterday and I am really looking forward to starting that one. The three books pictured at the top are books I am really wanting to get to, but the review books come first, so we will see where the mood takes me. 

What have you read this week? have you read any of these books? what are you planning on reading? Let me know in the comments below.

–HappyReading 
xoxo

Liebster Award Nomination

2019, blogtober

Liebster Award (Retro)

You can find all the official information for the Liebster Award here.

I was nominated by Catherine, over at Bees and BooksThank you so much for the nomination. I am so grateful for this. The award nominations are for bloggers with under 200 followers, and are designed to help people discover new bloggers and see what’s out there!

  • Thank the person nominating you, and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 5 questions they have provided for you
  • Write a small post about what motivates you
  • Nominate 2-6 blogs to blog about this award
  • Create 5 unique questions for your nominees to answer
  • List the rules in the post
  • And notify those that you have nominated for the award

My Answers

If you were in a fairy tale involving a curse, which curse do you think you would be able to break?

I think I would be able to break the curse in The Beauty and the Beast. I would rather earn the love of a person than have it taken out of my control.

Would you rather be born into a fantasy world and thrust into its conflicts, or be transported there from this life with no knowledge of how to return?

I would rather be born into a fantasy world and thrust into it conflicts as you would then have the knowledge on how to deal with due to the fact that this is your life.

Would you like to have a button that can erase your memory of any book you’ve read so that you can reread it without spoilers? Why or why not?

I would love to have a button which would allow me to relive the first time I read certain books. I would love to be able to re-read harry potter and all of my favourite fantasy books. I would love to experience the excitement and love I have for that series all over again.

In the event of a near-apocalypse, you are assigned the task of teaching a new generation about the world before. What books would you most wish to be available for this task?

Harry Potter would be top of my list. Sherlock Holmes as I find them so interesting and to me, they are a staple book. I would also take some true-crime to show them how people can be.

If you could convince the entire world to agree with you on one point, and one point only, what would it be?

everyone should read books. you can not change my mind on this point. I find it sad that there are children who don’t read and have no imagination after a certain age. They are more interested in games and films.

My Nominations

Please go check out these three amazing people.

Sahar –  SLC Jewish Reader

Sarahi – Reader Gal

Sara – Millennial Book Review

My Questions

  1. You can take one book with you to a Desert Island, which books would you take and why?
  2. You can only eat one food for the rest of your life. What food do you pick?
  3. You can only keep one item (books are not an option), what one item could you not live without?
  4. If aliens landed on the planet and you were the first person they met. What advice would you give them?
  5.  When you were little, what was your career choice?

Review: The Autumn Republic.

2019, blogtober, REVIEW

Author: Brian McClellan
Date Started: 13-09-2019
Date Finished:18-09-2019
Pages: 577
Series: 3 of 3
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪✪

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Synopsis from Goodreads

The capital has fallen…
Field Marshal Tamas returns to his beloved country to find that for the first time in history, the capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. His son is missing, his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away.

An army divided…
With the Kez still bearing down upon them and without clear leadership, the Adran army has turned against itself. Inspector Adamat is drawn into the very heart of this new mutiny with promises of finding his kidnapped son.

All hope rests with one…
And Taniel Two-shot, hunted by men he once thought his friends, must safeguard the only chance Adro has of getting through this war without being destroyed…

My thoughts

As always I love this book. Brian does amazing at character development. This is the 3rd book in the series and you can see how the characters have grown since the first book and how relationships between characters have got better throughout the series as well. I had quite a few months between the 2nd and 3rd book but I could pick it up and instantly remembered what had happened previously. 

It was lovely to see how he developed the father and son relationship throughout the series.

This was the perfect ending to this series and it still managed to tug at my heartstrings and also shock/surprise me.

I can’t wait to dive into the next series.

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

–Happy Reading
xoxo

 

10 things I love about Autumn

2019, blogtober

Hey readers…

This is just a quick post about the 10 things I love about Autumn. I look forward to these things each year.

The cold dark mornings

Winter, Fog, Outside, Cold, Branches, Mist

I absolutely love getting up for work, knowing the mornings are autumn mornings, I can get up miles easier in autumn/winter than I can in spring and summer. I love walking to the station when it’s so quiet and dark with the frozen crunchy leaves under your feet, drinking my coffee in my re-usable cup.

Cosy Jumpers

Fashion, Sweater, Clothes, Wool

I am a naturally cold person anyway so I have lots of jumpers/jackets I wear no matter the season, but getting new cosy oversized jumpers in autumn is my only favourite time to go shopping, I love how warm and comfortable they make me feel. Mustard is my new favourite colour to wear so I am on the lookout for mustard jumpers at the moment.

Bonfires

Bonfire, Camping, Fire, Flame, Group

This kind of links with the first one and the love of being out in the dark in autumn. I love being out with the fire, spending time with my family. sometimes this is the only time we get to spend quality time with family and getting to bond with my stepbrother and stepsister around the fire is just perfect and are my most cherished memories.

Hot chocolate

Hot Chocolate, Cocoa, Advent, Chocolate, Christmas

Hot chocolates are my favourite drinks to drink and autumn for me is the hot chocolate season and I love it.

Hats and Scarves

Baby Doll, Dolls, Winter Doll, Cute, Decoration

This links to the cosy jumper and my love for being warm. I love wearing hats and scarves and gloves.

I have a selection of scarves which are massive and are like mini blankets, that I can wrap around my shoulders.

The sun rises & Sunsets

Sunrise, In The Morning, River, Cold, Nature, Landscape

The sunrises and sunsets in autumn are beautiful. They are so deep in colours, oranges, purples and reds. This is why I like going to work in the dark as  I get to witness these sunrises and sunsets.

Leaves changing colour

Fall, Autumn, Red, Season, Woods, Nature, Leaves, Tree

Leaves changing colours is another thing that makes autumn my favourite season. I love that one tree can be yellow, orange, red and green all at the same time. Everything to me is prettier in autumn.

Halloween

Candle, Candlelight, Ceremony, Occult

I love Halloween and even though I don’t do anything for it now. I love carving a pumpkin and having it in my front room. The smell of pumpkin is my favourite thing and when you have the candle in the pumpkin, curled up with a good book. I just can’t think of a better feeling.

All the autumn treats

Autumn, Fall, Cozy, Hot Cider

All the autumn treats that come out. Treacle toffee and toffee apples. These bring so many memories for me as a child, going to the supermarket with my family and getting toffee apples. Autumn has all my favourite memories for me.

Seasonal drinks

Coffee, Cup, Drink, Dawn, Chocolate

All the best seasonal drinks come out in autumn and are the lead up to the winter drinks which come out in Starbucks and Costa. Costa brought out a seasonal drink for autumn this year which is bonfire spiced seasonal drinks, and these drinks are now my absolute favourite drink this autumn.

What are your favourite things about autumn? Let me know in the comments below.

–HappyReading
xoxo

Review: Pawn of Prophecy

2019, blogtober, REVIEW

Author: David Edding
Date Started: 08-09-2019
Date Finished:13-09-2019
Pages: 577
Series: 1 of 5
Star Rating: ✪✪✪.5

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Click here for Synopsis

My thoughts

The main character is a young boy who believes all stories he hears are just that, they are stories.

The world-building was interesting and I think it was done really well, especially for the first book in a series. There was a lot of information about the world and the people in it.

The older main characters were keeping a major secret from Garion throughout but the reader was also kept in the dark regarding this, this was something I did find a little annoying, the information was eventually bought to light in the last pages and does set the story up for the next book.

I am still going to be purchasing the next book in this series at some point soon.

Have you read this book? If so what did you think about it?

–Happy Reading
xoxo