Not only have I hit 300 followers - I have jumped passed that milestone. I never thought I would have as many followers as I do and thank you all!
I’ve been wanting to post a giveaway as a thank you for quite a while so here it is - my 300 follower giveaway! I’ll be doing this through rafflecopter with the embedded link below.
There is no real theme to the books I’ve chosen to give away but these are all favourites of mine some I’ve read recently, some from a while ago.
The rules of the giveaway are:
1. As this is a follower giveaway you must be following me (I will check).
2. No Giveaway blogs
3. This will be an international giveaway as I’ll be using the Book Depository. Obviously I’ll need an address to send the book to.
4. You can choose any of the books on the picture (may not necessarily be these editions) but I will also consider other books if I can get them and they aren’t too expensive.
5. Reblogs count and get you points, you can reblog multiple times but be considerate of your followers.
6. There will be one winner and Giveaway ends on 31st August, GMT time.
Any other questions and you know where to find me. Good luck!
The Start of the Week
I am so glad that week is over and done with. I came out of it exhausted and ready for this much needed week off. And I have plans – some great and wonderful plans. I want to say thank you for being patient with me this week just gone and I’m glad to be getting back into a routine.
As it is coming up to the end of the month, most posts this week will be going over a bit of a summary for the month and setting up what I intend to do next month. I’m in London Tuesday/Wednesday so a lot of it is going to be prewritten but any major updates, I’ll probably update through Wifi.
Also on Friday I’ll be changing over to the format I will be following for August onwards. I’ll be going back to doing recommendation posts instead of Adaptation Reviews.
So the weeks posts will go to the format of:
MONDAY The Start of the Week
WEDNESDAY Reading Update
THURSDAY Writing Update
FRIDAY The 2014 Book Challenge Review
SATURDAY The 2014 Book Challenge Update
SUNDAY Trailer Talk
For each Sunday of August I am going to post an article of sorts on trailers of upcoming book adaptations. Starting this Sunday coming with my reaction to the new trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey.
Have a great week everyone!
Book Photo Challenge hosted by : Books & Cupcakes
If you have any questions about the challenge please check the FAQ! Thank you and happy reading!!
xoxo Jessica from Books and Cupcakes
Whooop! My Birthday’s Words on a page!
Think I may have to do that this month - missed doing it in July.
I will forever be sad that I wont go to a party like a Gatsby party.
now take a moment to remember that this is all stop-motion animation
now take another moment to remember this was a movie/animation for kids.
Based on a book written for kids.
Not sure what the big deal about that is? It’s only Americans who seem to think kids can’t handle anything slightly unpleasant, and must have everything sanitized for them. Neil Gaiman is British, he knows that kids are not only very capable of dealing with darkness, but live in a world much darker than adults seem to think or remember kids do.
Children’s stories from everywhere else around the world deal with death, and violence, and morbid, scary things, quite frankly.
Surnames are just as important as given names. So, I compiled a list of the websites I use to find my surnames.
- English Surnames
- Dutch Surnames
- Spanish Surnames
- Scottish Surnames
- German Surnames
- Italian Surnames
- Irish Surnames
- French Surnames
- Scandinavian Surnames
- Welsh Surnames
- Jewish Surnames
- Surnames By Ethnicity
- Most Common Surnames in the USA
- Most Common Surnames in Great Britan
- Most Common Surnames in Asia
For whoever needs these.
TIPS:GRAMMAR (WORDS):NAMES:NOVEL:CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:PLOT, CONFLICT, STRUCTURE and OUTLINE:SETTING, WORLDBUILDING AND FANTASY:POINT OF VIEW:OTHERS:
I was tagged by nowacceptingfirstborns
Rules: in a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard—they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just ones that have touched you. Tag 10 friends.
1. Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling. This is probably on many peoples list but maybe for a different reason than mine. This book has stayed with me with feelings of annoyance. I have very mixed and painful feelings regarding this series and though I was disappointed with how it all ended I was never more passionate about a book than about this series.
2. Darren Shan saga by Darren Shan. The one that started it all. My first book series, the one that got me reading.
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This is probably up there as the series I would defend the most. To me it is perfect and anyone who doesn’t see what a great work it is, doesn’t get it and its cultural influences. (Wow that sounds a bit douchebaggy)
4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. My favourite classic.
5. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. The book that taught me big, old books don’t have to be boring.
6. Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn. The series I was dying to finish (and although it took me many many years I finally have!)
7. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. A book that I went into without any hype or expectation and loved it and still love it.
8. Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern. Because of close ties from when I first read the novel, this one will probably always bring me to tears.
9. Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. This little rabbit has been with me since childhood and is one of my most treasured books.
10. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book that taught me that anything I read at school and hated was probably because it was school and I should try again.