Books,  Films

Letterbox Love #2

Letterbox Love is a new meme that was created by Kristy, Laura, Carly, Lynsey, Emma and Leanne and is being hosted on Lynsey’s blog, here.
The logo on mine is not the actual one. I made this myself before I realised a graphic had been made already but I love mine so I’m keeping it.
*cough*

Anyway! It’s been a fairly good week for me this week, and I’m slowly catching up on my TBR pile, which is nice! But all the books and films I got this week have been a lovely addition to my collection!

bought

Insurgent by Veronica Roth: Ummm… I have yet to start this despite it turning up on Wednesday! I was in the middle of reading TID and a review book and… um… I don’t know, getting put off by the size of it, AGAIN. But I WILL read this book that I’ve been waiting for, for months very very soon xD

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen: I have never read a Sarah Desson novel but I have heard a great many things about them. This is a book I’m reading as a buddy read with a fellow GReepie and I cannot wait! This book, as you can see, is second hand and the money I spent on it went to charity. So I was glad about that!

Fast and Furious 5: Yay! My collection is now complete! I am so happy for this! I also can’t wait to re-watch this film. It isn’t the best one but it is still pretty damn awesome, if I do say so myself!

Hot Fuzz: I love, love, love, love this movie! So much! We have it at home in the family collection but I didn’t own it myself so I thought I would buy it. Besides, look at that fantastic cover! Isn’t it just the prettiest thing you have ever seen?

Going the Distance: Oh, this is such a cute movie! I remember watching it as a rental last year and falling in love with it. So seeing that it was only £3, I simply couldn’t resist this a-mazing bargain! Can’t wait to re-watch it over and over again. xD

won

Women of a Dangerous Age by Fanny Blake: I won this glorious book from Harper Collins UK and I cannot wait to start reading it. It sounds really fun and interesting and may give me some kind of insight into what life might be like when I get a little older, who knows? It definitely sounds like a book I’m interested in so I am very thankful for the win!
To win this we were asked, who was our favourite woman of a dangerous age, my answer was: Maggie Smith. This woman <3 my god. Who is yours?

rented

Happythankyoumoreplease: Oh my! You have no idea how happy I was when I saw that LoveFilm were sending me this title! I have been waiting on this title since I saw its trailer sometime last year and waited, and waited, and waited, and FINALLY it was released on DVD in the UK and LoveFilm sent it straight away! I am soo looking forward to putting this one, I hope it’s as good as the trailer made it out to be!!

for review
   
   

One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf: This sounds like such a chilling story and I’m really intrigued by it and cannot wait to read and see if it lives up to my expectations!

One Moment by Kristina McBride: I cannot wait to begin reading this one, it seems so unique and interesting! And the cover just feels me with this chilling sensation!

Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas: I first saw this on Brodie’s WoW post and was instantly fascinated by it, so when it turned up on Netgalley, I simply HAD to request it. It looks like it’s going to be great, my fingers are itching…

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield: This seems like such a powerful novel and right up my street, something that will speak to me and a book that I’m hoping I want to recommend to everyone. Awareness on this topic needs to happen so much more.

Tap Out by Eric Devine: Again this is a book that I feel will be really powerful and interesting and just one that really appeals to me. I want to know how it is written, how it turns out… everything.

Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins: Yeap, looking forward to reading this one too! It looks really inspired and interesting and I’m just.. tempted. (wow, lamest pun joke ever, sorry guys!)

The Selection by Kiera Cass: This is another one I saw on a WoW post and have had my eye on ever since. The cover is amazing, the blurb sounds brilliant and it is one that I really can not wait to get to reading! I know about some of the drama that happened surrounding it but since I try to avoid drama, I will be avoiding this and reading this book because it sounds interesting and nothing else.

Wilde’s Fire by Krystal Wade: Can we just take a short moment to sit and STARE at that cover. *sits* *cough* Sorry, it’s just so beautiful!! On another note, the story sounds really really interesting and I cannot wait to find out where this story will lead me!


PHEW!!!

That is all I got this week, it’s only a short selection, huh? Haha. This post took me much longer than I expected it would (oops), so it’s a good thing I have nothing but time to waste today! Hehe.

what did you get this week?

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28 Comments

  • Danie

    HOT FUZZ!!!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE that movie, I laughed so hard when I saw it in theaters. Simon Pegg is amazing in everything he’s been in.

    Also, so jealous of your copy of Insurgent! I got an ebook copy, but the cover of yours is gorgeous.

    My IMM
    Have a great week!
    -Danie

    • Daydreaming_Star

      YES! I was exactly the same! By the very last bit with the toy town I was practically crying tears of happiness! Haha. And I totally agree with you there! Spaced? Run Fatboy Run? Shaun of the dead? Paul? <333

      Hehe! I actually don’t like the cover :( Like I DO because it’s pretty but I have the old Divergent copy and it looks off on my shelf :(

      Thanks sweet,
      Faye <3

    • Danie

      Oh my gosh, Run Fatboy Run, I was DYING. Same with Shaun of the Dead. Agh, he’s just so good. I think my all-time favorite part of Hot Fuzz was when he was kicking all those kids out of the pub. And the “so what made you become a policeman?” “officer” “so what made you become a policeman-officer?” So funny.

      I get that, I hate having covers in series that don’t match!

  • Maria

    I HAVE TO GET A COPY OF INSURGENT! Everyone has already got a copy and read it!!! The Selection looks pretty good. I want to read it as well, also heard it might be getting a tv series. Happy reading! :)

    My Haul

    • Daydreaming_Star

      YES! YES YOU DO! Haha. I haven’t read mine yet, but I’ll get to it soon! Hehe.
      Ooh, this I didn’t know, interesting! I think it was released to public the other day? I could be wrong though! lol.
      Thanks for commenting Maria!

      Faye

    • Daydreaming_Star

      Haha, I didn’t have quite the same willpower as you can see! Lol. They all just sounded soo… amazing!! haha.

      It is one of the ones I’m most looking forward to reading xD

      Thanks for stopping by yourself!
      Faye

  • Michelle

    Great haul this week. I love the covers for Sarah Dessen books.
    One Moment and Quarantine look really good.

    thanks for stopping by my blog :D

    • Daydreaming_Star

      Thanks Michelle! And I actually prefer the US cover for Sarah Desson! I actually ordered a copy with the other cover and when this one arrived I was slightly disappointed but I’m sure it will grow on me! Lol.

      Faye

  • Sarah (saz101)

    *POKES*

    HAVE YOU EVEN *SEEN* YOUR MAILBOX???!
    *SHAKES YOU* YOU HAVE I N S U R G E N T!

    *AND* The Selection! Also know as The Book With The Prettiest Cover E V E R. AND QUARANTINE!

    AND HOT FUZZ! OMFG I LOVE this movie. I love Simon Pegg and I love Nicck Frost. They’re both BRILLIANT. AGJJADFHJAKFHAD! POLICE MAN OFFICER! Eheheheheh!

    Oooh, Going The Distance is SO CUTE! I watched it on the plane on the way back from Whistler last year :)

    • Daydreaming_Star

      *is poked*

      *coughs* I mean… y’know, technically I don’t have a mailbox… :p hhaha.

      I DO HAVE INSURGENT. WHY AM I NOT READING IT??? O_O

      HEHE. yes, yes, I do have them both too :p I did notice this :p

      HEHEHEHE. Yaaaay! I’m glad you love it tooo! xD hehe. It is awesome!

      Yes, yes! I loooove the bit with the sneezing panda… hehe. made me chuckle and the film student in me was all ‘oooooh’ xDD hehe.

      <3 you

  • Terri Bruce

    OMG, if I got that haul I would not leave the house – I’d lock myself inside the house and just read, read, read! LUCKY! I’m so covetous of participating in this meme, but I don’t buy a lot of new books (my TBR pile could crush a small boy) so this week I did “Old Books I Recently Got” Monday, highlighting a really cool version of Ivanhoe I recently picked up at a second hand shop :-) LOL!

    • Daydreaming_Star

      Haha, I sooo wish that was an option for me! Haha. But luckily, aside from work, I only have to read so I do have time to just read them all! Hehe. thannks!
      That sounds really cool!! xD

  • Brodie

    INSURGENT!!!! *squeals in your ear* Do NOT get put off by the size of it. Trust me, no matter what you’re doing, no matter what you NEED to do (eat? pee? poo? work? ha!) this book won’t allow it. It’s impossible to set down. You’ll finish it in NO time. BECAUSE OMG OMG OMG OMG SO GOOD! SO. GOOD.

    OOOH! The Truth About Forever was my first (and favourite) Sarah Dessen book! WES! <3 I’ve actually only read two Dessen books in total, I think haha. But I own three, so I better get to the third soon!

    Ooh I hope to read Temptation soon, it looks good! And you got Quarantine!! Oh hey, I just saw you mention me haha. YES. I’ve totally been waiting on this and now your amazing review is going to make me itch for it ten times more.

    You has so many amazing books! I HOPE YOU ENJOY READING THEM! <3

    • Daydreaming_Star

      Ahha, Brodie, I read this in bed this morning and was laughing out loud! I hope I didn’t wake anyone up! haha. I loved this, thanks <3 and I promise that after this review book, Insurgent will be read!!

      Haha, I shall let you know if I love it or not when I’ve read it xD

      Yeee! I shall definitely make sure to make you itch for it! I cannot wait to get round to reading it!!

      Thank you Brodie, <33 you!

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