I owe you an apology

Dear Readers,

I am very sorry for my lack of posting I have been under the stress of exams for quite a while and I haven’t been able to pick up a book and read or have found anything to blog about book related without being under stress, through this I haven’t been able to enjoy a book which I would normally would. I hope to write more reviews and book related stuff when my exams have finished until then I won’t be posting anything on here.

I am sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Ambi x

The GIF Book Tag

Hi guys,

I am in the middle of reading Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour so a review should be up soon (though I only have 12 days to read four other books!). I was tagged to do this post by the epically amazing Priya, so let’s get started!

The 10 Books I was tagged to do were:

Twilight

I hate Twilight the book series but LOVE the films!

The Return of the King

LOTR RULES OVER MIDDLE EARTH AND THE SHIRE AND EVERYTHING LOTR FOR LIFE!

Requiem

I WAS SO HAPPY WITH WHAT HAPPENED I SHIP THEM SO MUCH OMG OMG I CANT

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I haven’t read it but I have watched the film and oh my god I can’t I just can’t.

Paper Towns

I haven’t read it.

Allegiant

2

Firstly, I praise Veronica Roth for writing this book the way she did. Secondly, I was heartbroken when I read this and GOD THE FEELS LIKE NO HOW AND WHY AND FOUR AND TRIS AND THE FOUR AND THEN TRIS LIKE NO WHY OMG WHY MY WHOLE LIFE IS A LIE. (people who have read this might get a sense of what I am talking about).

We Were Liars

See, I did like the book but yet again I didn’t. I am unsure because I am not over the moon with the book but I don’t hate it.

The Selection

Well I have not read much of it (like 36 pages), I have not gotten into it which is a shame because it is a good book.

Anna and The French Kiss

The feels in this book I couldn’t handle, heart was like no. My emotions through out the book were going up and down like a roller coaster and I LOVE Anna and Étienne!

Classics (in general)

Okay this is from the Battle of Troy which is what the The Iliad is on. I love Classics (well some) I am in love with the work of Homer, Leo Tolstoy, Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens etc.

The 10 books that I nominate you to do are:

  1. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
  2. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  4. If I Stay by Gayle Foreman
  5. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  6. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You by Ally Carter
  7. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  8. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  9. Alienated by Melissa Landers
  10. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass

I tag:

I hope you guys like this post and see you soon!

(Sorry for the mistakes)

Ambi x

P.S. The feature image was me messing around with my camera (instead of doing homework).

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Who I want to see my blog in 2015

Hey guys,

this was supposed to be posted a couple of days ago, however with the stress of recent exams and pressures of getting A*’s in your controlled assessments for my GCSE’s (ask me if you don’t know), I was not able to!

Now this post is basically about who I want my blog to reach in 2015 and how I am going to try and reach this.

Being a book blogger is hard, especially when you in a reading slump and you cannot post reviews. So I will try to read as many books that I can and try not get in a reading slump and if I do, I will try not to make it for so long (*fingers crossed*).

I want to reach a wider range of audience, so hopefully this year, I would like to reach some publishers and some authors. I have gotten a few requests from authors and I was over the moon but as I was in a reading slump and I had so much pressure of exams I was not able to read them. I would like this to change and to make it so that all the requests I do have, I will try and make sure that I can read them all.

I also want to get more followers on this blog. Now, I know that on my blog it says that I have 1,470ish followers on my blog, but I actually don’t. This is because I use Publicize to automatically tweet my post and post it on my Tumblr. This means that they merge my Tumblr, Twitter and blog followers into one. So when the number increases/decreases it is mainly to do with my Tumblr or Twitter followers. This means that I want to get more blog followers 🙂

Aside my blog I have the bookstagram (Book Instagram account) and a quick promo for it:

 

This is one picture that you can find on my instagram and hopefully I would be able to develop my picture taking and get more publicity. My username is @bloggerofbooks, so I hope you guys check it out.

I hope you guys have enjoyed this point and I shall see you guys soon.

From

Ambi x

P.S. The picture was from my latest trip to Liverpool, when I went to the FA cup tie Liverpool vs Bolton and I sat in the Kop.

Bookblogger TMI Tag

Bookblogger TMI Tag

So my awesome, fabulous and utterly amazing friend Priya tagged me to do this today (check out her post here). The Bookblogger TMI Tag is an adapted version of Carrie Hope Fletcher’s TMI tag from YouTube, so let’s get started

1)Which clothes style from a book character do you like?

This is really hard to say because you can’t really see what characters wear unless the book tells you. I have a lot of black clothes so I guess a Shadowhunter (that was a lame link) but I do have the smart look of a member of Erudite and I do dress similarly to Ellie (who is Étienne’s girlfriend in Anna and the French Kiss)

2)Your book boyfriend/ fictional crush?

NOAH SHAW NOAH SHAW OMG HE IS SO PERFECT OMG OMG NOAH SHAW NOAH SHAW MY HEART CAN’T HANDLE. I mean you know if I had to choose it would be Noah Shaw. Close second would be my Park Sheridan 😀

3)Ever loved a character but than started hating him/her?

Everyone might hate me, but I thought Jude was hot but then Noah came in and I was like bye bye Jude

4)Biggest/Longest book on your shelf?

‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ is the biggest because it’s 766 pages long!

5)Heaviest book on your shelf?

City of Heavenly Fire (I found that out when Makayla dropped it on my hand)

6)Do you have any book posters?

On my wall I have two The Fault in Our Stars posters, a City of Heavenly Fire/Mortal Instruments poster and a We Were Liars poster. I also have a few other non-bookish posters which are Liverpool FC posters, One Direction posters  and a film poster for It’s A Wonderful life

7)Do you have any book themed jewellery?

I do! I have a Fangirl necklace (from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell) and I have a lot of badges (such as an Anna, Lola and Isla badge.)

8)Book OTP?

Mano / Nora / Mara aka NOAH AND MARA! This OTP is the most perfect relationship ever omg I just cant, I just can’t.

9)Favorite book series?

My favourite series would have to be Mara Dyer series.

10)Favorite Book-to-movie soundtrack?

The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit soundtrack because they are absolutely fabulous.

11)A book story you miss/ wish would continue?

ELEANOR AND PARK OMG THE ENDING I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED OMG WHAT ARE THOSE THREE WORDS?!

12)Favourite stand-alone?

The Odyssey by Homer

13)Since when did you read books?

Since I could read really. I was clearing out some boxes and I found some of my childhood books and I remember going to my cousin’s house and borrowing her books.

14)Which Hogwarts house are you in?

I’ve been told I am in Hufflepuff, so guess who’s in Hufflepuff?

15)Quality you look for in a book?

I look to see if I click with the book (and with the characters/plot/style of book.)

16)Favourite book quote?

That is really hard but I think my favourite quote ever is “Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Cat in the Hat by Dr Suess.

17)Favourite author?

Homer, I love his poems, his books, I so wish that I had learned Latin/Greek so I could study classics at university.

18)Favourite book cover?

There are loads of covers that I really love! So I’m just going to list a few:

•The Mara Dyer Series

•The Land of Stories

•The Assassin’s Blade

•The Harry Potter covers

19)Action or Romance?

Both! An action romance is the way to go!

20) Where do you go when a sad moment happens?

I just sit there in deep shock and break down crying, then I eat chocolate and  just become depressed. You can tell  I’ve read a sad book when I’m walking around with a blanket on my head and looking like I have been shot.

21) How long do you take to finish a book?

It depends on how quickly I get into the book. I am still ‘reading’ The Selection and even though my friends love it, I haven’t managed to finish it. But some books I read very quickly

22)How long is your mourning period?

It depends on who has died or just generally what has happened.

23)Least favourite book?

Twilight. Absolutely hate it.

24)Turn on in a character?

A hot, bad boy who is a big softie is just perfect. I will know when he’s a turn on. Like with Noah it’s his sexiness, with Park it’s sexiness and his cuteness and Colin it’s for his geekiness.

25)Turn off in a character?

Evil, yet evil can be sexy! BUT if they ever TOUCH my OTP (I’m talking to you Jude,) then I am turned against them forevs.

26)Reason I started my book blog?

Well why do I read? I read because each book has its own journey, its own plot, its own adventure. I don’t have to care about the standards of today’s society as I am transported from the world of Ancient Greece to a Dystopian World of the future. I write reviews because I want to share my experience of reading with others; I want to share each journey, each plot and each adventure because they deserve to be heard.

This blog allows me to express my feelings about why I enjoy and blogging will help me in all aspects of life. One way it will help is in my future when I start my career as I want to go into either law/business. To do this I will need to be able to form my own opinions and be able to justify why I think them. Reading books itself gives me the benefit of extending my vocabulary, which will also make me sound more intelligent than I actually am.

27)Name a scary book?

Mara Dyer is thrilling and creepy, but I wouldn’t class it as scary.

28)Last book that made you cry?

I can’t actually remember…

29)Last book that you gave 5 stars?

The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson (Check out my review)

30)Any favourite book titles?

I don’t really have any lol. (Now I’m running out of things to say in this post!)

31)Last book you read?

The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson. (Check out my review)

32)Book you’re currently reading?

I am not reading anything because I have controlled assessments this week, so it’s too hard for me to read, but I will get started next week on my February TBR.

33)Last book adaptation you watched?

It was probably all of the Twilight films as I watched them with Veena and Priya in December. I learned two things; one my OTP in Twilight is Carlla (#CARLLA FOREVER) and two, I have kind of been converted into a Twihard.

34)A book character you always wanted to talk to?

I would love to talk to either Mara, Anna or Eleanor because they’ve all had to deal with not fitting in so I would be able to relate to them and have an easy conversation with them. We could fangirl over their fabulous boyfriends and I think I would get along with them really well too.

35)An author you always wanted to talk to?

I would have to resurrect him, but I would love to talk to Homer. Homer is cool and he would be so cool to talk to.

36)Favourite book snack?

I don’t snack with books purely because I either concentrate on the food too much, or I’m too distracted by the book. I don’t snack just in case if I get my book dirty.

37)Book world you want to live in?

Oooh, that is hard! I really have no idea because I would fail in everything and in life.

38)Least world you want to live in?

A dystopian world ANY dystopian world.

39)Last time you smelled a book?

I actually can’t remember the last time I did.

40)Weird insults used in books?

I have to agree with Sofia and Priya here, Pansycake is a bit strabnge! (I can’t think of any for myself, lol)

41)Favourite romance book?

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell were just brilliant!

42)Do you write?

I write a diary/journal.

43)Favourite magical item?

Hmm, it would be cool to have a wand! I’d magic my way out of those awkward situations.

44)Your quidditch position?

I’ll be the commentator lol, I have the dodgiest knee in the world.

45)Name a song you connect to a book

The only one that springs to mind is Girl On Fire BY Alicia Keys for Catching Fire by Suzzane Collins

46)Favourite book related chat up line?

I don’t actually know any, so I had to Google it and found the most perfect buzzfeed post

47)Have you ever used it?

No because I go to an all girls school and all the boys I do know are not bookish enough for them.

48)Favourite book fandom?

The Harry Potter fandom because there are fabulous!

49)How many books do you own?

Lets just say I can’t actually fit all the books on my bookshelf…so quite a lot

50)Who do you tag?

Makayla and you guys, anyone who wants to do it, they can 🙂

 

SHOUTOUT TO PRIYA PIGGLE FOR PROOFREADING THIS POST! YOU’RE THE COOLEST PERSON IN THE WORLD PRIYA

Who I am and Why I am Here

Hey guys, Ambi here!!

This blog post is really about me in more depth and about why I actually blog.

From my ‘About Me’ page and from the 25 Facts About Me post you can get a slight picture of what I am but there is that I have missed that may or may not make me more interesting or not (your opinion).

  • I love making friends from around the world. I have friends from New Zealand, Belgium, Germany and from Denmark. I love having friends from all around the world because it gives me another aspect on life and as each country has different culture, it allows me to interact with different people.

So why do I blog?

For this answer, we have to see why do I read? I read because each book has its own journey, its own plot, its own adventure. I don’t have to care about the standards of today’s society as I am transported from world of Ancient Greece to Dystopian World. I write reviews because I want to share my experience of reading, I want to share each journey, each plot, each adventure because they deserve to be heard.

This blog allows me to express my feelings about why I enjoy and this will help me in all aspects of life. One way it will help is when I am older and relating to my career. As I want to go into either law/business I will need to be able to form my own opinions and be able to justify them is what a review is. Reading books itself gives me the benefit of extending my vocabulary will also make me sound my intelligent than my actual self is.

I hope you guys find this post useful and sorry for the mistakes (I have a serious migraine).

See you guys soon,

From

Ambi x

 

February TBR

Sup y’all,

It is now February and I have finally gotten out of my reading slump (Praise the Lord) so hopefully I should be able to read all these books and more!!

1. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Theodore Finch wants to take his own life. I’m broken, and no one can fix it.

Violet Markey is devasted by her sister’s death. In that instant we went plowing through the guardrail, my words died too.

They meet on the ledge of the school bell tower and so their story begins. It’s only together can be themselves.

I sent a message to Violet: ‘You are all the colors in one, at full brightness.’

‘You are so weird, Finch. But that’s the nicest thing anyone’s ever said to me.’

But, as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. How far will Violet go to save the boy she has come to love?

There has been so much hype around this book, so I had to go and buy it as soon as I could. This book has been rated very highly on Goodreads, with a 4.23 average star rating and has gotten fabulous reviews from The New York Times and Seventeen Magazine.

At the heart — a big one — of All the Bright Places lies a charming love story about this unlikely and endearing pair of broken teenagers. — The New York Times Book Review

his book will be your next The Fault in Our Stars. A complex love story that will bring all the feels. Curl up with a bundle of tissues because this novel is going to have you ugly crying all over again. — Seventeen Magazine

I seriously cannot wait to read this book and I hope that you guys will run to your bookstores and buy it as soon as possible

2. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

What’s wrong with me? 

What kind of girl wants to kiss every boy at a funeral, wants to maul a guy in a tree after making out with her (dead) sister’s boyfriend the previous night? Speaking of which, what kind of girl makes out with her sister’s boyfriend, at all?

Lennie Walker – sisterless, lasagna maker, Heathcliff-obsessed and hopelessly in love…

This book has such a pretty cover and feels A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I was recommended this book in November (book from my Birthday book haul) and I have finally got to read this! It has got really good ratings from Goodreads, it recieved a 4.07 star average and it has been acknowledge from many newspapers such as the Independent.

“Heartwarming” – Independent.

This book will hopefully live up to the recommendation!

3. All Fall Down by Ally Carter

I was lucky enough to receive a proof copy of this book so this blurb is from the proof book.

Blockquote:

Grace is absolutely certain of THREE things:

She isn’t crazy.

Her mother was murdered.

Someday she’s going to find the man with the scar, and then she will make him pay.

My friends are obsessed with Ally Carter, so I am excited to read this book and hopefully Ally Carter’s hype from my friends, this book should surely reach those expectations.

4. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy Curry’s year sucks. And it’s not going to get any better. Her mother has decided to move, so somehow amy has to get their car from California to the East Coat. There’s just one problem: since her father’s death Amy hasn’t been able to get behind the wheel of a car. Enter Roger, the son of a family friend, who turns out to be funny, nice … and unexpectedly cute.

But Roger’s plans involve a more “scenic” route that just driving from A to B, so suddenly Amy finds herself on the road trip of a lifetime. And, as she grows closer to Roger, Amy starts to realise that sometimes that sometimes you have to get lost to find your way home.

This book has gotten so many good reviews and so many praises that I have to read it. I wanted a cute book and I was told that this wouldn’t let my “cuteness” levels down. It has received amazing reviews, reaching an average of 4.06 stars on Goodreads and has been praised by many people.

“A near perfect summer read” – Publishers Weekly

“One of my favourite books” – Wondrous Reads

5. The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

Alex and Conner Bailey’s world is about to change.

When the twins’ grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book. they have no idea they’re about to enter a land beyond all imagining: The Land of Stories, where fairy-tales are real.

The twins know they must get back home somehow. But with the legendary Evil Queen hot on their trail, will they ever find the way?

My friend (shoutout to Priya) has told me to buy this book…so I did. Chris Colfer, if you recognise the name, plays Kurt Hummel on Glee. This book has received praises from USA Weekly and has gotten 4.14 star average on Goodreads.

“There’s more in Colfer’s magic kingdoms than Disney had dreamt of”- USA Today

I cannot wait to read all these books and I will try to write the reviews for them.

From

Ambi x