Finish It February; Wrap Up!

Posted on 28 February, 2014 by Faye - 1 Comment

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WHAT!?!
No… seriously…
WHAT!?!

How is it the LAST day of February already? WHERE DID THE MONTH GO?
*cough*

Anyway! Welcome to my wrap up of Finish It Feb!

Now in the first week I completed all of my goals;
- Finish one series completely
- Catch up with one series
- Finish two unfinished books

and so I set myself some new ones;

New Goals
- Catch up with two more series
- Finish three unfinished reads
- Finish another series

Then I realised I wouldn’t have time so I altered them again;

Final Goals
- Catch up with one more series
- Finish one more unfinished read

And guess what? I DID IT. Woooo!

This week I read;

Independent Study

Which caught me up with this series! And I am super excited for the final book!

Falling Fast

Which was an unfinished read! (It was also the first book in a new series but shhhh!)

End Result

So, in the end I read five books for this challenge.
I finished four unfinished books.
I finished one series.
I caught up with three series.

Overall?

I would say that I am incredibly proud of this. It feels like it has been a very successful month!

How has your Finish It February month been?

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Posted on 28 February, 2014 by Faye - 1 Comment


Blog Tour Guest Post; What If… by Liz de Jager

Posted on 27 February, 2014 by Faye - 1 Comment

Hey Guys!
I’m here today for a tour stop on the Banished tour! I am hosting the lovely Liz de Jager as she talks about all of the research she did for this book and simply how it came to be! I hope you’ll find it to be as fascinating as I did.


What if…? by Liz de Jager

It was in a comic book shop back in around 2009/2010 when I was posed this question: what if Hansel and Gretel did not stop at the first witch? The thinking of this thought over really got under my skin. I started out a few different ways with this story, something that would ultimately become the core concept of The Blackhart Legacy books.

I’ve always been a collector of fairy tales and books on mythology and lore. Growing up my dad told me traditional African folk tales, mixed with European folk tales and stuff that he’d make up and mix that with American folklore he’d picked up reading a lot of Westerns. What can I say? I had weird upbringing; but something in me yearned to know these stories, figure out these archetypes. And I think that’s why I love reading and movies and the theatre so much. It helps me make sense of the world.

Banished3 As I was puzzling out who the Blackharts were, I went back to reading the original Brothers Grimm fairy tales. I read Norse fairy tales. I read the original creation myths (there are a lot of those all over the world in every culture) and I read the story of Gilgamesh over and over. I basically stuffed as much lore into my head as I possibly could. I also researched weapons (modern and old) and wrote long lists of Fae creatures, the what and why of things and how they would fit together in my world.

Because, although the Blackharts live very much in our world, the every day human world, they deal on a nearly daily basis with creatures who are illegally in our world, without permission from whoever they call king or queen. The Blackharts then get to be like the Judges in 2000AD: they get to send these trespassers back and because of this, they are really reviled by a large number of Fae. They get threatened often, so their fighting skills have to be pretty spectacular. (Cue me watching lots of youtube videos and talking to David Rawlings of the London Longsword Academy about sword fighting.)

Banished2Everyone who’s ever read anything remotely Fae related would know that there are two main courts: The Seelie (the less bad guys) and The Unseelie (the bad guys) but I wanted more, so I looked to Irish mythology where you had kings and rulers but ultimately you had the High King, the Ard Ri. And so, in the Blackhart world we’ve got Aelfric of Alba as the High King, the bad ass boss of Alba (which covers Great Britain, Europe and part of Eastern Europe) and you have the two Fae courts who bow down to him: the Unseelie ruled by the Queen of Air and Darkness, Suola and the Seelie is ruled by the Sun King (hello Louis XIV reference!). There are other kings and queens across the world but in Banished we only ever deal with Aelfric and his crazy family.

I also opted to have werewolves in my world – I like the idea of werewolves. There’s something tremendously primal about them; the savage beast clothed in the skin of man. My wolves are aware of the Blackharts and vice versa, but they haven’t really been close. What happens in Banished breaks down the status quo and the youngest member of the pack, Aiden, ends up joining my main character Kit and the Fae prince, Thorn, in their quest.

Banished4I read a lot of research books and online articles about wolf and pack behaviour but realised that if I went into too much detail, Aiden could very easily overpower the story, so I had to pull all the stuff I’d put in back out again. I do hope however that it shows in the end how Aiden forms a great friendship and alliance with both Thorn and Kit. And no, there is no question of this being a love triangle. I’d never do that to myself or any of you.

There is so much stuff that I just made up because it felt right in my head at the time and I can’t explain why. I suspect that maybe, possibly, some of it is based on stuff I’ve read or overheard at various stages in my life; things that you absorb via osmosis by living and talking and hanging out with other humans.

Banished1 I have a lot of reference books and research books, across a wide range of subjects and I dip in and out of them at will. The biggest trick when doing research is to establish what to put in and what to leave out. For your sanity and your editor’s sanity too. It is so easy to just throw everything in there because you can. I think the biggest thing I learned about writing and working with an editor and my beta readers is to trust my readers. They will figure out the recurring themes, they will pick up stuff I’ve put in there and not actively thought about but they’ll know.

I’ve taken some pictures of my shelves to give you an idea of the stuff I’ve been reading whilst writing the series. And I’ve got around a further thirty folklore and mythology books on my kindle too.

I’m a geek. And proud.


Banished Sworn to protect, honour and slay. Because chaos won’t banish itself…

Kit is proud to be a Blackhart, now she’s encountered her unorthodox cousins and their strange lives. And her home-schooling now includes spells, fighting enemy fae and using ancient weapons. But it’s not until she rescues a rather handsome fae prince, fighting for his life on the edge of Blackhart Manor, that her training really kicks in. With her family away on various missions, Kit must protect Prince Thorn, rely on new friends and use her own unfamiliar magic to stay ahead of Thorn’s enemies. As things go from bad to apocalyptic, fae battle fae in a war that threatens to spill into the human world. Then Kit pits herself against the Elder Gods themselves – it’s that or lose everyone she’s learnt to love.


So… doesn’t this book sound so good?
Fortunately I’ve had a chance to read this book and it is amazing! AND… IT IS RELEASED TODAY. So you must rush off and buy it because it is awesome!
My review of the book will be on the blog next week!

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Posted on 27 February, 2014 by Faye - 1 Comment


Top Ten Tuesday; Sequel’s I’m Dying to Read

Posted on 25 February, 2014 by Faye - 9 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and this weeks topic is one from a previous week and I chose; Sequels I’m Dying To Read


For this I have chosen only books that are CURRENTLY released. If I added all the ones I’m also waiting on, we’d have a list that is FAR too large! I decided on this topic because of Finish It February. I have realised I am in the middle of TOO many series!

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Arise by Tara Hudson; Hereafter was one of the first YA books I read since starting my book blog and I LOVED it. I devoured that book and was sooo excited for the next book in the series. Two years later and I STILL haven’t read that book. I do now own it though so maybe one day soon…

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer; I read the first book in this series in February 2012. I ached for the second book as soon as I finished the first. I waited, and I waited… and then Scarlet was released and I had pre-ordered it and then… I never read it. Gah! What is wrong with me! Cress has now been released too so I really need to get on with this, huh?

Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood; I was “lucky” enough to read the first book in this series before the rest of the UK because I ordered the HB from the US. I read it and I loved it. It was such a unique story and it really pulled me in. Now the UK version has been released, as has the second book for both countries and I have it sitting on my shelf collecting dust while I just keep not reading it.

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Lady Thief by A. C. Gaughen; There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe how much I loved Scarlet. I was taken fully into that story. Fell in love with all of the characters, the world, the writing style, and simply didn’t want it to end. So I was sad when it did. Then it was told there would be a sequel! Unfortunately, this won’t be released in the UK so I’m waiting for my pay to get this one. But here’s hoping I don’t wait too long to read it!

One Seriously Messed up Week-End in the Otherwise Un-Messed-Up Life of Jack Samsonite by Tom Clempson; There have been a lot of books I’ve read that have made me laugh but none so much as the first book in this series. I was holding my sides, trying not to wet myself laughing when I read this book so I have been DYING to read the sequel to it ever since. It is the kind of book that I know will cheer me up. So now I need to set aside some time to let it do just that…

Scorch by Gina Damico; When I read Croak, I had been expecting to like it. I hadn’t expected to absolutely love it. Nor had I expected for it to hold humour and so many other emotions. It was such an amazing book. As soon as I heard about Scorch, I bought it. Now it’s just sitting on my shelf staring at me with sad bookish eyes.

Shadowplay by Laura Lam; I was SO excited for this book after reading Pantomime that I requested it for review. And I was supposed to read it before it was released. But then it was Christmas and things got in the way and it NEVER happened. Now it keeps getting pushed further down my TBR pile and it is sad because I still REALLY need to read this book.

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Hallowed by Cynthia Hand; This is another book that I read the first one of right at the beginning of my blogging journey. Before Hallowed had even been released. The third didn’t even have a title. Now I’ve left it so long to read this second book in the trilogy that the whole series has finished and I missed it! Hope to catch up with the rest of the world on this series soon.

Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder; Just like with Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, I read this book in February 2012 (Same week, I was on holiday!) and I was hooked and I needed MORE and it urged me to keep an eye out on the sequel to it. I also bought other Snyder books because I loved her writing so much. (Guess who has yet to read those books…). When this book went up on Netgalley then, you can imagine how quick I was to request it. And how ashamed I know feel that it’s still on my TBR.

Frostbite by Richelle Mead; As soon as I finished Vampire Academy, I went straight online and ordered the next two books in the series because I HAD to read them. They arrived while I was in the middle of another book. And then I HAD to read a review book and then… well, Frostbite just kept getting pushed down the TBR. I really want to read at least Frostbite before the movie comes out, but hopefully more!


And those are just the top ten sequels too! There were still a fair few that didn’t make the cut! Which has made me very worried. And has made me feel fairly guilty as well. Maybe by the end of the year I’ll be less bogged down with series. Maybe.

What sequels are you DYING to read?

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Posted on 25 February, 2014 by Faye - 9 Comments


Cover Reveal; The Illusionists by Laure Eve

Posted on 24 February, 2014 by Faye - 1 Comment

Hello All!
I am pleased to announce that today I am showing you the amazing new cover for the second book in the Fearsome Dreamer series by Laure Eve!


The Illusionists (Fearsome Dreamer #2) by Laure Eve comes out on July 3rd 2014!

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Summary:
A shocking new world. A dangerous choice. Two futures preparing to collide…

Having left White behind her in Angle Tar, Rue is trying to make sense of her new and unfamiliar life in World. Its culture is as baffling as is it thrilling to her, and Rue quickly realises World’s fascination with technology can have intoxicating and deadly consequences.

She is also desperately lonely. And so is White. Somehow, their longing for each other is crossing into their dreams, dreams that begin to take increasingly strange turns as they appear to give Rue echoes of the future. Then the dreams reveal the advent of something truly monstrous, and with it the realisation that Rue and White will be instrumental in bringing about the most incredible and devastating change in both World and Angle Tar.

But in a world where Life is a virtual reality, where friends can become enemies overnight and where dreams, the future, and the past are somehow merging together, their greatest challenge of all may be to survive.


Add The Illusionists to your to-read list on Goodreads!

How wonderful and pretty is that cover, huh?
Are you as excited about this new book as I am?

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Posted on 24 February, 2014 by Faye - 1 Comment


Weekly Highlights; The Amazing Link Edition

Posted on 23 February, 2014 by Faye - 3 Comments

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Weekly Highlights is a new feature here at A Daydreamer’s Thoughts and will be a post highlighting things that happened on and off the blog. It is inspired by The Story Sirens In My Mailbox, Books, Biscuit and Tea’s Showcase Sunday, Kimba Caffeinated’s Sunday Post, and the British Letterbox Love.

In the feature I won’t mention everything I received, nor every post I wrote during the week but will simply feature a selection of things I wish to spotlight a second time around.


Post Highlights

What a week this week has been! It’s been full of social things AND I still got posts up and books read. It has felt very good to get it all sorted and ahead of myself!

This week I posted TWO reviews;
Unhinged by A. G. Howard (FIVE HEARTS)
Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton (THREE HEARTS)

I also posted a video I did last week about why I love strong friendships in books, and why, essentially I feel they’re incredibly important. I also highlighted some of my favourites. To view that video, Click Here.

My favourite post of this week was my top ten post which was on reasons why I love blogging. Check out what I said here.

And finally, I told you all about how I’m getting on with Finish It February! Come here to see how I’m doing.


Review Copy Cleanup

This is my updates for this event!
I set out with a goal that half of the books I read this month be review copies.

This week I read FOUR books. One was a review copy and three weren’t.

So I’m getting a little behind on my goal, but I’m still with it for now! Wooo! I’ve actually read the same amount of review copies to own copies!

Review Copies Read;
The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth by Mackenzie Crook
Unhinged by A. G. Howard
Drummer Girl by Bridget Tyler
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau


Around the Blogosphere

If you’re going to read ANYTHING this week, you should really read this post. It is amazing. It is everything I always try to say and fail. If you’re a blogger or thinking of blogging, just go and read it! And remember, you are amazing!

Do you read e-novellas? This post on Sophie’s blog talks about why they’re so great. Do you agree with her?

A topic that always comes up is about DNF’ing books. Do you do it? This week Jesse is asking you when you decide to DNF a book. To find out when he does and to answer, go here.

I don’t know about you, but I have a love of books riddled with issues. Whenever I hear about one that deals with this or that and it’s done well or powerfully, I am instantly drawn to that book. But are there enough of them? This week Sophie has written this post about serious topics in YA. You should go check it out.

You know when you read a blog post and you just LOVE it? That is how I felt after I read this post by Jana and I knew that I HAD to share it with you. You must go and see her post on how online dating is like book blogging, it’s a real jem!

Do you take notes while you read? If you do, how do you do it? If you don’t, why don’t you? This week Chrystal is asking you about this here so go and tell her all about your habits!

Are you a quick reader? Or a slow reader? Have you ever thought about slowing your reading down or reading quicker? This week Sarah is asking this question in this post. It’s definitely an interesting concept!


Letterbox Love

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Fortunately this week has been slow in terms of books! I have SO MANY to read at the moment that getting less through the door and in the shops is definitely a good thing!

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Falling Hard, Hell’s Belles, In A Jam, and Boot Camp Blues by Megan Sparks; This were given to me by Amber at The Mile Long Bookshelf and I cannot wait to read them. I first heard about them from Caroline and they just sound like books that I’ll really enjoy! Hope to start them soon!

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Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz; I am borrowing this one from the library and I’m excited to read it! One of my resolutions this year was to read more of the popular and classic children’s books and this is just one of the series I plan to read to do this! Hope it’s as good as everyone says it is!


And there you have it, my Weekly Highlights!

I hope to visit all posts of this manner, so feel free to link to your own IMMs, Sunday Showcase, Sunday Posts, Letterbox Loves or whatever it is you do below!

what did you get this week? what cool blog posts did you stumble upon? what are you waiting to happen this week?

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Posted on 23 February, 2014 by Faye - 3 Comments


Finish It February; Updates #3

Posted on 21 February, 2014 by Faye - 2 Comments

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How has three weeks of February already gone? That is crazy, is it not?
Anyway! Welcome to my updates for the third week of Finish It Feb!

Now in the first week I completed all of my goals;
- Finish one series completely
- Catch up with one series
- Finish two unfinished books

and so I set myself some new ones;

New Goals
- Catch up with two more series
- Finish three unfinished reads
- Finish another series

This week I read ONE book towards this challenge which was;

Days of Blood and Starlight

Which has caught me up with that series! And it was an unfinished read!

In this final week, I am certain that I won’t be able to complete all of my goals so I am taking away Finish another series and taking away one unfinished read, leaving my final goals to be;

- Catch up with one more series
- Finish one more unfinished read

I’m not one hundred percent certain I can achieve this but I’m going to give it a try at least! Wish me luck?

How are you doing with your goals this week?

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Posted on 21 February, 2014 by Faye - 2 Comments


Book Club Review; Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton

Posted on 20 February, 2014 by Faye - 1 Comment

Witch Finder Author: Ruth Warburton
Publisher: Hodder Children’s
Published: January 2nd 2014
Pages: 374
Format: Paperback
Source:: Netgalley
Add It: Goodreads, Amazon UK, TBD

Summary:
London. 1880. In the slums of Spitalfields apprentice blacksmith Luke is facing initiation into the Malleus Maleficorum, the fearsome brotherhood dedicated to hunting and killing witches.

Luke’s final test is to pick a name at random from the Book of Witches, a name he must track down and kill within a month, or face death himself. Luke knows that tonight will change his life forever. But when he picks out sixteen-year-old Rosa Greenwood, Luke has no idea that his task will be harder than he could ever imagine.


Three Stars

** I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **

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Posted on 20 February, 2014 by Faye - 1 Comment


Book Review; Unhinged by A. G. Howard

Posted on 19 February, 2014 by Faye - 4 Comments

UnhingedAuthor: A. G. Howard
Publisher: Amulet
Published: January 7th 2014
Pages: 387
Format: Paperbacks
Source:: Review Copy
Add It: Goodreads, Amazon UK, TBD

Summary:
Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the guy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly seductive Morpheus and the vindictive Queen Red. Now all she has to do is graduate high school and make it through prom so she can attend the prestigious art school in London she’s always dreamed of.

That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs.

As prom and graduation creep closer, Alyssa juggles Morpheus’s unsettling presence in her real world with trying to tell Jeb the truth about a past he’s forgotten. Glimpses of Wonderland start to bleed through her art and into her world in very disturbing ways, and Morpheus warns that Queen Red won’t be far behind.

If Alyssa stays in the human realm, she could endanger Jeb, her parents, and everyone she loves. But if she steps through the rabbit hole again, she’ll face a deadly battle that could cost more than just her head.


When Wonderland

As soon as I finished reading Splintered, I knew that I needed to read more of this wonderful and magical world, thus I was itching to get my hands on Unhinged. While I waited, I read The Moth in the Mirror and this got me even more excited. Fortunately, I am happy to report that all of my excitement was worth it as Unhinged was an absolutely fantastic book that quite simply blew me away. It had everything I was waiting for and then some. While some sequels can fall short, Unhinged managed to simply continue the power of the first without losing anything.

Is In Need

There were a lots of twists and turns in this book, allowing for a large amount of chaos to ensue. This truly made the book gripping and full of tension as you try to work out exactly what is going to happen next. I adored the way it all came together like a jigsaw puzzle, and especially how important and symbolic that is to the story. It definitely helped to make the story a lot more enjoyable. The only issue I had with the plot was the love triangle. While it hadn’t been such a problem for me in Splintered, it did start to feel a little tiresome in this book. However, this small detail did not stop me from truly loving this story. Furthermore, it is definitely worth mentioning her that where the plot leads will make everything worth it. The ending was incredibly powerful and had me literally begging for more. I need to know what is going to happen next.

Of A Saviour

Alyssa is such a strong, inspirational character. She isn’t fully aware of her strength or her creativity which makes her feel like a very realistic character but also gives her redeeming characteristics. She cares whole-heartedly about her friends and family, and just wants to do the right thing without hurting anyone. There is also a side of her that just desperately wants to feel like she belongs, and I feel that this is an emotion and feeling that so many people will be able to sympathise with and understand completely. She really made this book very entertaining to read. Morpheus is the “bad” boy of this book and I love the way he acts around Alyssa. Especially in the few rare moments when he acts like he actually cares. However, there are also moments when he really gets on my nerves! A true proof of how weel he has been written. Finally thre is Jeb who is the “good” guy but he also has bad tendencies due to his temper and jealousy. I do adore how wonderful he can be though and it is easy to see what makes him so wonderful and special. These main characters are just the tip of the iceberg however, and all the secondary characters all play vital roles and are all written superbly well.

Who Will

It seems odd to believe that this book is only A. G. Howard’s second book, as the writing style feels incredibly unique and really well developed. She has really mastered the art of beautiful storytelling. Her words describe the scenery so well and she has crafted a wonderful world that is full of creative and immaginative creatures that will fuel nightmares and dreams alike. I fell in love with the style that A. G. Howard writes and this is just another reason her books are so magnificent. With so many adaptations of Alice in Wonderland out there, there is a lot of competition but Howard has truly managed to throw them all out of the water with her wispy, dark, yet imaginable images of what Wonderland is really like. I am fully in love with her writing and her powerful relationship with words.

Come Running

Unhinged is a magnificent book that has an incredibly dark and powerful feel to it. It is a wonderful sequel to Splintered and will be loved by all those who adored that book. It has a fast-paced, tension-filled plot, an alarming love triangle, and spine-tingling action scenes that will have you on the edge of your seat. If that sounds like your cup of tea, then you should definitely give this book a read, especially if you have read Splintered. If you haven’t read the first book but love Alice in Wonderland, then you must start this series as you are sure to love it. This is a book that I loved from start to finish and had me literally crying for more. It is not a book, or series, that you want to miss out on. Trust me.

five stars

** I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **

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Posted on 19 February, 2014 by Faye - 4 Comments


Top Ten Reasons I Love Being a Blogger

Posted on 18 February, 2014 by Faye - 10 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and this weeks topic is Reasons I love Being a Blogger.


Friends

I’ve always had friends, but I’ve never had friends who I’ve shared a love of books with before and that has been one of the greatest things for me about blogging. Fellow bloggers who started as just companians and people to talk to, quickly became people I love and would do anything for. And it has been the best thing that has ever come out of blogging.

Reading

Before I started blogging I had been going through a bit of a reading drought, having only read about four books in four years. Since blogging I now read an average of 100 books a year which is just so amazing. I had forgotten how wonderful and brilliant books were and I am so happy that I have been reminded.

Writing

I’ve been writing every day since I was about eleven years old and blogging has just been another way to keep that up. It has inspired my fiction writing as well and that has just been wonderful and amazing.

Events

Online and offline, all the events I’ve been to because of the blog have been brilliant. Whether that be read-a-thons, read-a-longs, month-long events or blogger brunches and author launches. Everything has been a truly amazing experience and I cannot wait to do so many more things.

Community

One of the most amazing things about blogging is the community that comes with it, especially the YA book community. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly and lovely and it is so easy to just feel happy within it. While there has been some dramatic moments since I started bloggging, at the end of the day, we all come back together and band together and show that we are friends and we are a great community to belong to.

Structure & Deadlines

I like lists. I like structures. I like plans. And blogging allows me to do all of these things. I have a schedule to work along with, I participate in blog tours that have deadlines, and I read books in specific orders. And it is something that I really enjoy and makes the experience so much better.

Fun

Have you realised it yet? I really love blogging and one of the resons for that is because it is fun. It’s a hobby that I enjoy and a hobby that I would have to think long and hard about before I give it up.

Belonging

Growing up I have always felt like the “odd the one out”. I was smarter than most of the people in my class and outcast as the “nerdy” girl, then I was the only one in my family who read, and wrote, and spent most of her time on the computer. Always there have been obstacles in the way to make me feel like I truly belong and feel comfortable but within the blogging world, I feel like I’ve finally found somewhere I really belong.

Talking about books

With all those obstacles mentioned above, talking about the books I had read was something that didn’t happen very often. Now that I have an outlet to talk about them, it feels so amazing. Furthermore, through all my fellow bloggers and blogger friends, I have had more conversations about books in the last two years than I have in the twenty-one years prior to blogging. Which is just amazing, don’t you think?

Finding new books

Before I blogged, I used to just walk into a bookshop and peruse the bookshelves and hope that something new and exciting would jump out at me. I wouldn’t read amazon reviews and I had no idea what Goodreads was. With no friends to ask about good book recommendations, it was like walking in an endless ocean of confusion. Now I am always armed with recommendations when I walk into bookstores and I love it. It makes me more excited about books and reading in general and it is something I wouldn’t have without blogging.


There a million other reasons, but these are the ones I came up with for this.
What about you? Why do you blog?
Or if you don’t, why do you read?

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Posted on 18 February, 2014 by Faye - 10 Comments


Why I Love… Strong Friendships in Books!

Posted on 17 February, 2014 by Faye - No Comments

Hey Guys!
Today I want to share with you all a video I did for Bookish Brits about why I love strong friendships in books and some of my favourite books with these kind of friendships!
Hope you enjoy :)

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Posted on 17 February, 2014 by Faye - No Comments