'Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.'- Angela Carter

Friday, 16 November 2012

Feature & Follow #11


So here's Fridays meme: Feature and Follow hosted over at Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The aim of the blog is to gain new followers! :)

How to participate:


Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

What sets this Hop apart from others, is the Feature. Each week they will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow the Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy.
                         Featured Blogs: Bookworm8921 & Reach for the Books


Q: Books are turned into movies all the time! Turn it around. What movie would make a great book?

Ohh, so many choices! I think from the films I've seen recently it would have to be Total Recall. It was an amazing film and if it was a book, it'd be right up my street! 

xxx


Sunday, 11 November 2012

Showcase Sunday #17

It's Sunday again so we all know that it's time for Showcase Sunday. It's a lovely weekly meme hosted by Vicki over at Books, Biscuits and Tea, and it allows us to show off all the lovely buys this week. Fairly quiet on the book front again this week, this masters better pay off I'm telling you! :)

Books
Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings, #1) Harry, a History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter
I bought a little bit of background reading for Harry Potter. It hasn't had an awful lot of literary criticism written about it yet and it would be nice to be able to do it for my dissertation :).

Net Galley
Season of the Wolf The Mad Scientist's Daughter  Pantomime

Kindle
Shadowland Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

What have you guys nabbed this week? :)

xxx



Friday, 9 November 2012

Shocking: Obama apparently won due to the 'slut vote'

A short blog just to publish these two articles which have shocked and disgusted me! A man under the name of B-Skillet (a member of Christian Men's Defence Network)has written a blog post titled; "What the Right Doesn't Get About Elections". He argues that Barack Obama won the election purely due to 'Slut Vote' aka the single, liberated women voting. The links within my post are a summary by the Independent Newspaper and the other a blog post fighting back against the claims of 'B-Skillet'. I can't actually link to his blog unfortunately as it is private (I wonder why!?) but these I can give you:


Please let me know your thoughts, I am appalled! 

xxx

Feature and Follow #10


So here's Fridays meme: Feature and Follow hosted over at Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The aim of the blog is to gain new followers! :)

How to participate:


Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

What sets this Hop apart from others, is the Feature. Each week they will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow the Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy.
                         Featured Blogs: Coffee Addicted Writer & Paranormal Romance Novel


Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?

Not at all, in fact I'm terrible for hoarding very similar books. If I find a book that I love I then go on a hunt for something very similar. It took me a very long time to find something up there with Kelley Armstrong (she popped my paranormal virginity!) when I initially started book hunting but now it's like second nature. It's brilliant in a way, but I also limit myself in others. Now that I'm getting older I like to think I'm branching out a bit into other genres but who knows :P. 

xxx


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

WWW Wednesday #11/ Waiting on Wednesday #9


Wednesday's meme is hosted over at Should Be Reading, a meme which I have been slacking in lately! Postgrad life is depriving me of my blogging/ review writing :(. Anyway, the aim of this meme is to showcase what we're currently reading and what we want to read. It's a way to show off some books and give them a bit of extra publicity :).
The rules are simple. All that has to be done is to answer the following three questions:

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?


What are you currently reading?

Hottentot Venus: A NovelI'm currently reading Hottentot Venus by Barbara Chase-Riboud. It's not a book I would have personally chosen to read but it definitely isn't the worst. It is a book that is being studied as part of my Neo-Victorian Mutinies module so it deals with a lot of colonization and societal issues. Deep stuff! 
What did you recently finish?
WantingAgain with the course books, I've recently finished reading Farrell's Siege of Krishnapur, Ackroyd's Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem (amaaazing book!) and Wanting by Richard Flanagan. It was a good book I will admit, it confronts various issues such as trauma, sexuality, racism, gender. I rated this one as 3/5* :).
What do you think you'll read next?
FingersmithSarah Waters' Fingersmith. Finally a book I actually want to read! I was so happy when I found out that this book was on my course. Nooooot a problem ;).
- x -

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine , which allows us to show off the books we cannot wait to get our hands on :). Generally we are meant to chose from books that have yet to be released, buuuut my choice this week is:

Sarah J. Maas - Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?


I'm probably one of the few that have yet to read this, but I will eventually!! :) What have you guys been up to this week?

xxx