Saturday, 18 October 2014

Dewey's Opening Meme!

There is less than half an hour to go till Dewey's 24 hour readathon and to get us started we have some questions to answer:

  1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today? England! West midlands to be more precise. 
  2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward too? I think The Jane Austen Guide to Life by Lori Smith. This is the 1 I'm starting with too.
  3. Which snack are you most looking forward to? Lots of tea and I have a rose and cardamom hot chocolate which I am going to treat myself to :)
  4. Tell us a little something about yourself? Ummm... I am a flautist and have been for nearly 9yrs now.
  5. If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I kinda participated last time but I got distracted and didn't actually do much reading so this time I am going to commit.  
Good luck everyone!  

Speak soon,
Jade xx

Friday, 17 October 2014

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon

Tomorrow is this October's 24 hour readathon and considering I've hardly read anything since August I figured it might be a good idea to take part. All the info is on their website if you also want to sign up. Everyone starts simultaneously so each time zone has a different starting time, make sure you check yours. For the UK it's 1pm. I'll update you on my progress via twitter/ instagram (@jadeling97) I'm not 100% on what I will be reading but I do know it will be from my currently reading pile which is:

  • Pamela by Samuel Richardson
  • Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
  • The Jane Austen Guide to Life by Lori Smith

To anyone taking part I wish you luck and I hope you enjoy yourselves. Now I am going to go and make sure I have a good nights sleep. :)

Speak soon,
Jade xx

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Book Haul!

Hello :) I am back once again with a book haul! Some of these I brought myself- I managed to snag a few bargins too- and others were birthday presents but I will start with the bargins.

 While I was in Coventry I found this bookshop that was closing down and clearing it stock :( and I   found a couple of beauties. First I got a copy of Secret Garden by Frances Hogson Bernet. It is just a  basic collins classic but it is small and that the key part. I have massive- beautiful but massive-  edition of this book and its just kinda hard to read so I've been looking for a smaller one. I also  picked up a exquisite edition of Jane Eyre (meaning we now have 3 in the house, opps!) It has this  purple watercolour of Jane on the front and I just love it! Plus it was an absolute steal at £2.99!
Then as a little congrats present from myself I picked a book book that I have heard a lot about and have been wanting since it came out earlier this year- The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. This book has super good reviews and sounds amazing.

I picked up If I Stay by Gayle Foreman since it was super cheap in Sainsburys and it is meant to be really good and the trailer for the film looks good too :)

It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and my friend got me one of the coolest books ever! The Jane Austen Guide to Life by Lori Smith. This a little lifestyle/ biography thing but I am really enjoying it :)

So those are the books that I got recently :) Apart from school books I am going to try and stop buying books- which surprisingly is going well so far :) Let me know your recent purchases!

Speak soon,
Jade xx

Friday, 3 October 2014

A Spooky October TBR!

Long time no see! Sorry everyone, the one thing I didn't want to happen happened. I got drowned in school work. But I'm starting to get into a routine so hopefully you will be seeing more of me again. I am not going to do a September wrap-up because I didn't read anything! However I do have quite a big tbr for this month which I may or may not have themed around Halloween :)

First there are 3 books that I need to finish:

  • Pamela by Richardson- this my teacher is expecting me to finish due to my foot and mouth disease, and I am really not enjoying this :/
  • Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo- re-read
  • The Jane Austen Guide to Life by Lori Smith- this was a birthday present and it is awesome :
Then I have a group of books that I really want to read right this very moment! I do not expect to read all these but this is the pile that I will be choosing from this month :)

  • Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  • A collection of Edgar Allen Poe's work
  • The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton 
  • The Women in White, Wilkie Collins 
So those are the books I am thinking of reading this month, let me know your plans especially if they are spooky ;)

Speak soon,
Jade xx