Monday, February 29, 2016

Behind & Ahead: Feb' 16 / Mar'16

I'm so sorry I haven't posted in a week, I just haven't had the inspiration (plus that open letter was a success for me so I wanted to keep it in the first page).
So here we are with another Behind & Ahead!

Behind: February 2016

This month was a...normal month. I mean nothing really good or really bad happened (except that school started again *rolls eyes*).

Books I've read:

Posts I've written:

I have really high hopes for this month. I actually want to read all my ARCs.

That was a good joke. That's probably impossible. Plus some exams might be coming.

But let's just hope.

Of course I'm not going to put all the books for review I have to read in my March TBR (I'm not crazy I really want to complete this TBR).

Books I plan on reading:

  • The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (which I'm currently reading and adoring so far)
  • The Jewel by Amy Ewing (which I'm also currently reading and enjoying so far)
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (as part of The Reading Rebels book club of whom I'm now one of the moderators and I'm so happy)
I wanted to put more books but...I probably won't even complete these ones so why push myself? It's useless.

What books have you read in February? Do you plan on reading any books on March?

Friday, February 19, 2016

open letter to every downhearted person (including me sometimes)

Dear downhearted person,

I know you're sad, unmotivated, discouraged, I don't need to know why to say: I understand you. Everyone has been through this thousands of times in his life. Life is made of ups and downs, and ups would not be here if there wasn't downs, and vice-versa.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

What do you mean when you say an adaptation is "not making justice" to a book?

I ran out of pictures, okay?

I feel like a million of books are turned into a movie or a TV show: Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Mortal Instruments... (though they should make a movie or a TV show for The Infernal Devices too -just saying-), and I'm sure I forgot a lot of books.

We, readers, love to see our favorite books taking life by being made into a movie or a TV show, it makes us feel overwhelmed and happy.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Who needs a Valentine anyway? (book recommendation + bookish people I love)

It's Valentine's Day!

Guess who has nothing to do today? *raises both hands*

(Well, technically I have homework to do but...laziness is taking over my life.)

But who needs a Valentine when you have a book (boyfriend) and some amazing bookish friends to talk to?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Review+Disccussion: To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Author: Jenny Han

Publisher: Scholastic (August 7th, 2014)

Genre: Contemporary

Pages: 420

Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she's ever loved. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say 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...

Monday, February 8, 2016

Review+Discussion: This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Author: Jennifer E. Smith

Publisher: Headline Book Publishing (UK edition)

Publication date: October 23rd, 2013 (UK edition), first published October 2nd, 2013 (US hardcover edition)

Genre: Contemporary

Pages: 404 (UK edition)

Synopsis: If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. 

Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs?


Friday, February 5, 2016

We're Shallowing Hard

I know, the verb "shallowing" doesn't exist, but I don't care. I just created it.

It would be cheesy and boring if the title was: The book community is shallow.

Because it is. And I hate to admit it (I admit it now but I don't hate writing this post). Sometimes we make a fuss over nothing.