Musing Monday + Weekly Wrap Up (June 06)

Hi all! This is the first Musing Monday + Weekly Wrap Up we’ve done since the end of April so…whoops! For those of you who don’t know, Musing Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Jenn @ Books And A Beat. Every Monday we answer a couple of the weekly prompts, and then talk about the weekly musing. You should definitely take a look at Jenn’s blog, as it’s really good! She hosts quite a few other memes too, which you may have heard of, so it’s worth a look!


Weekly Wrap-Up prompts:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

This week’s musing:

What is your most favorite book from your childhood?


Weekly Wrap Up:

I’m currently reading..

Right now I’m reading Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I was originally in a reading slump, and was ‘reading’ A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab, but I just really didn’t feel like it. I decided to read Illuminae instead, as it looked like a quick read.


Up next I think I’ll read…

Hopefully I can get back to A Darker Shade of Magic next, if not then I will read A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray.


I bought the following books in the past week…

On Friday I bought Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. It looks so interesting, especially because it’s such a different format! As I’m reading it, I can’t help but get completely engrossed in the book – I just love the way it’s laid out! I also bought Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. This is a book which everybody has been talking about, so I really want to see what it’s about. It’ll be the first Alexandra Bracken book I’ll read, so fingers crossed I like it!


I can’t wait to get a copy of…

I  really, really want to read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I’ve reserved it at my library so I should have it by the end of this week, but it looks sooo amazing! Especially as now the movie is near its release, so everywhere you go you see adverts and posters for the movie. My friend did spoil the ending for me, so that’s pretty sad, however I’m going to try and forget what happens so I still enjoy the book!


What we blogged about last week…

Usually we’d do what we blogged about since our last Musing Monday, but since that was quite a long time ago, I’m just going to list the posts between now and last Monday.

  1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Book Review + Exciting Cursed Child News
  2. Cover Comparison + Cursed Child Updates
  3. Thursday Quotables – Thursday 02 June + Cursed Child Updates
  4. Thursday Tracks 2/6/16 – #5
  5. A – Z About Me Tag (Lynette)
  6. Daily Lives of High School Boys
  7. Fairy Tail Chapter 487 Thoughts and Discussions
  8. Death Note
  9. Reading Blind – Discussion
  10. Liebster Award

This week we’ll be back to doing our memes – Top Ten Tuesday, Thursday Quotables, Thursday Tracks and maybe When I First Saw You, if we can manage it. We may also post a few tags/awards, as we have been nominated for quite a few. Other than that, there may be the odd post here or there :).


Weekly Musing

So today’s question is ‘Favourite childhood book’ and I honestly do not know if I had an ultimate favourite. I know when I was around 7/8 I was obsessed with Enid Blyton’s books, especially the Naughtiest Girl series and Malory Towers. I also really liked the Rainbow Magic books by Daisy Meadows. A little after that, around age 9, I became obsessed, and this is hardcore obsession with posters all over my walls and everything, with Jacqueline Wilson. But I think throughout that whole period I was, as I am now, crazy obsessed with Harry Potter. So yeah :), what was your favourite childhood book?

-V

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Musing Monday + Weekly Wrap Up (April 25) 

Hi all! We’re back to the start of a new week, it’s Monday, which means it’s our second week participating in the Musing Monday meme. Musing Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Books And A Beat. It’s a discussion post, where we talk about what we’re currently reading, what we plan to read next, etc. and then discuss a bookish musing. Last week, the first week we took part in this meme, Lynette talked about her least favourite plot device. You can check out her post here. This week we made a slight change, and added a ‘Weekly Wrap Up’ to the post. It should be pretty much the same though, not to worry! Meanwhile, if you’d like to participate in this meme all you need to do is link back to Books And A Beat and answer the questions! I hope you enjoy my post, and do drop a comment below to tell me what you think about this week’s musing.

Weekly Wrap-Up prompts:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

This week’s musing:

Your favorite poem, or collection of poetry?


Weekly Wrap-up

I’m currently reading….

So I’m currently reading Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard. I didn’t think the start was too engaging, and I found it was really similar to The Hunger Games, but as I slowly progress on through the book I’m actually finding it quite interesting. It IS different to other books I’ve read, so I guess it’s only the first few chapters that I found typical of most dystopian novels. The characters are so shippable – it makes me so happy! I’ll probably finish the book sometime this week, so although I don’t promise it, I should post a review sometime in the next few days.


Up next I think I’ll read…

Up next I’ll probably be reading Glass Sword, Red Queen #2. However, if my friend forgets to bring it in to school and lend it to me, then I hope to start the Throne of Glass series, which should be pretty exciting. It’s one of those series which everyone else has read, but me. I’ve heard so many good things about Sarah J. Maas, so I can’t wait to start it!


I wish I could read….

I really wish I could read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. This book has been on my TBR for too long…2 years long…The annoying thing is that I have Hollow City and Library of Souls, the second and third books, but I don’t have Miss Peregrine’s itself, so I can’t start reading it. A little bit of a problem…


I’m super excited to tell you about Marissa Meyer…

Some bookish news – It’s a bit late, but it’s still pretty exciting – Marissa Meyer is doing Camp NaNoWriMo! She’s writing a superhero trilogy, it’s called the Gatlon trilogy – she’s drafting it at the moment! Super exciting, as Marissa Meyer is such an amazing author. Meanwhile, Heartless should be coming out around November 8th! Obviously it may be delayed a little bit…perhaps by 8 days…then it would be released on my birthday!


What we blogged about last week...

Finally, before the weekly musing, here is a list of the posts we wrote in the past week. Do take a look at them!

  1. Thoughts on Reading Slumps by (meee) Vibha
  2. Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh by Mia
  3. Musing Monday (April 18) by Lynette
  4. Thursday Tracks – 21st April 2016 by Mia
  5. Thursday Quotables – Thursday 21st April by Vibha
  6. WIFSY Thursday – 21st April 2016 – Essential Maps for the Lost by all of us
  7. 10 Facts About Harry Potter #5 – by Vibha
  8. Bookish Gift Ideas #1 by Vibha


Weekly musing – your favourite poem or collection of poetry…

Well…I don’t know, I’m not really a poetry person, however, reading Lady Midnight, of course I’d have to say Annabel Lee. Annabel Lee is a poem by Edgar Allen Poe, it’s awesome.


Hope you enjoyed this week’s Musing Monday + Wrap Up! Comment below – what’s your favourite poem?

-V

Musing Monday (April 18)

Musing Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Books and a Beat. Click here to see what it is. Apologies for posting this one day late though.

I wish I could read Scarlet, from The Lunar Chronicles, but all the copies in the book shop I visited had run out. I had bought Cinder after being recommended to it by my friends. It was a great book and I wanted to read further through the series but unfortunately Scarlet had been sold out, so I’ll have to wait to see what happens. I guess I could either go to a different book shop or go on Amazon as well.

A plot device that I dislike which is used way too much: Diaries about school life. Diaries aren’t necessarily boring, and school life books aren’t necessarily boring, but all of these tend to be very similar. They’re all usually about a not too popular boy or girl who usually has a best friend, and they often tend to include a mean character which the main character dislikes, and the main character often has a crush they talk about a lot.

Most of those diaries are quite funny, and amusing, but they honestly don’t get anywhere at all. They’re not very deep, have much meaning to them, and as said before, they all tend to be very similar, just with slightly different random events thrown into each book. Books about school are interesting, and diary entries give a real sense of emotion, but I would personally find it a lot more interesting to read about high school life in a complete different way which may give a more meaningful story as well. 

Well anyway, that was my first Musing Monday! I hoped you guys reading this has enjoyed it, and if you have any thoughts or suggestions on how to make it better, please comment.

– L