August Page Habit Unboxing

August Page Habit Unboxing

All my plans to keep up with my blogging this week did not go according to plan because my boyfriend brought home a kitten. I have been wanting a cat for quite some time. So most of my attention has gone to her. Even as writing this post she keeps stepping on the keyboard making it difficult to blog. Her name is Kitty. I know, how very orginal. Lol Well, enough about Kitty and on with the rest of the post. 

PageHabit is an awesome monthly book subscription service. It is in my opinion the best book subscription service. Even though I haven’t received any other book box but I have watched many unboxing videos for other companies and this the only were I felt the need to get one. 

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Book Tag: How I Choose My Books

Book Tag: How I Choose My Books

Hello,

I hope everyone is having a great Saturday, mine has not gone as planned but what can you do it happens. While I was writing this post I realized I forgot to take a photo for question four and now the lighting is not as great as the other pics.

I seen the How I Choose My Book tag on Charlotte Annalise blog and thought it would be a fun and easy tag to do. The book tag was created by The Bookish Underdog. I would suggest checking out there posts as well. 😀

1. Find a book on your shelves with a blue cover. What made you pick up the book in the first place?

Book Tag: How I Choose My Books

 

It is hard to pick just one for this because there are so many books with a blue cover. I pretty much have an entire shelf dedicated to my blue books. I picked up Gretel and the Dark by Eliza Granville on BookOutlet and when I came across this cover I knew I had to have it. I did also read the synopsis and it sounds like something I would be into.

 

 

2. Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy but did. Why did you read it in the first place?

Book Tag: How I Choose My Books

 

I was not expecting to like Red Queen because I heard some mixed things about it. The reason why I picked it up was because of the cover. It was on display at Chapters for $15 and I was like yes please. I also picked up the second in the series Glass Sword.

 

 

 

3. Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick up a book at random. How did you discover this book?

Book Tag: How I Choose My Books

 

The random book I chose was The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan. I discovered this book while browsing BookOutlet and the synopsis sounded interesting, so I added it to my cart. I have yet to read it but I will one day.

 

 

 

 

4. Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?

Book Tag: How I Choose My Books

 

My boss from my old work recommended and lent me her copy of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I loved this book and the other two in the series.

 

 

 

 

5. Pick a book you discovered through book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?

I picked two books for this one that lived up to the hype and one that did not live up to the hype. I really enjoyed Cinder by Marissa Meyer and I thought it was a great re-telling of Cinderella. For me A Court of Thorns and Roses did not live up to the hype. Not sure if I just had to high of expectations but I found it to be slow and hard to get through.

6. Find a book on your shelves with a one word title. What drew you to this book?

Book Tag: How I Choose My Books

The beautiful cover is what drew me to this book and the blurb on the front. I am a fan of The Help and so I decided to get this book. I have read it and thought it was also a beautiful story and recommend reading it.

 

 

 

 

7. What book did you discover through a film/TV adaptation?

Book Tag: How I Choose My Books

There are a few options that I could have went with for this question but I decided to go with The Secret Life of Bees because I just loved this book and the movie. I highly recommend for you to pick this book up and watch the movie.

 

8. Think of your all-time favourite books. When did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?

I am not quite sure when I read these but I have read Little Women and The White Queen several times. I picked up Little Women because of the movie when I was younger I wanted to be Jo March. I picked up The White Queen because Philippa Gregory is an auto-buy author. I probably read The Outcast when it first came out and I heard about on LaineyGossip. I read The Book Thief several years ago and I am not sure why I picked it up I bought it through Kobo. I loved it and want to re-read it now that I have this beautiful copy.

 

And that is the end of the how I choose my books, book tag. I think what we mostly learned from this tag is that I choose my books by how they look. This however, does not come as a shock to me. Lol How do you choose your books? Let me know in the comments below.

Bookish Matters

Mysti

 

Quarterly Book Unboxing

Quarterly Book Unboxing

Hello everyone,

This was the box for July and it is now the end of September, soo just a little late with sharing this unboxing. I also had to retake my photos because they were on my old phone which died on me. It was long over due, I needed a new phone so bad but I am a terrible procrastinator and kept putting it off. Any ways, what I am getting at is I’ve used the canvas bag and spilt my coffee and there are now stains, oops. So if you see any stains it doesn’t come like that, that is just my own clumsiness. Continue reading “Quarterly Book Unboxing”

Fall TBR

Fall TBR

Hey there,

I have been neglectful by not posting anything for a while. I swear I will get the hang of this blogging thing and be consistent because it is something that I enjoy. I just need to use my time more wisely.

I did a seasonal TBR for Summer and I think I prefer that to a monthly TBR. I have picked out twelve books to read this Fall a couple of them are from my page habit subscription since I have yet to read any of those books. Most of the books are thrillers and historical fiction but I also have a couple of young adult.

The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler               

Fall TBR

This book cover is super creepy and I think Fall would be a great time to finally start this series.

Set in Sweeden detective Joona Linna is investigating a triple homicide that left one survivor, a young boy. The boy is recovering from stab wounds and is in shock after witnessing his family brutally murdered. Detective Linna enlists the help of Dr. Erik Maria Bark to hypnotize the boy in hopes of finding the killer.

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica                

Fall TBR

I am surprised that I haven’t devoured this book yet because I am a huge fan of Kubica’s work. I recently read all her books and love them. This one sounds like it is going to be just as good as her previous books, can’t wait.

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter              

Fall TBR

This is another book that I can’t believe I haven’t read yet. To be honest I don’t even know what this is about but I really want to read it. My problem is I have too many books and not enough time. Will def make this one a priority and read soon.

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips                    

Fall TBR

I received this in my quarterly book box subscription and I want to start reading the books when I get them but first need to start the ones I have. I am interested in reading the annotations from the author and think it will give it a unique reading experience.

All I know about this book is a mother sees something that makes her go back into the zoo with her son and hides out in the zoo. I am not sure what she sees or who is after her and her son but am intrigued to find out.

You by Caroline Kepnes                             

Fall TBR

I have heard great things about this book and look forward to reading it this fall. You is told from the perspective of a stalker as he becomes obsessed with a girl and from what I hear you start to sympathize with him. Sounds very intriguing.

Christine Falls by Benjamin Black             

Fall TBR

I have tried listening to this on audio book but wasn’t really into it. I am hoping that I will have better luck with reading it. It does sound like a great crime noir novel.

Quirke works in the morgue and starts investigating the death of a girl, Christine Falls. after he find his brother-in-law tampering with the body and records. His investigation leads him to some dark secrets of Dublin’s Catholic high society including some of his own family.

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr                

Fall TBR

This has been sitting on my shelf unread for far too long and I am determined to get to it this fall. I love a good World War II story and I have heard great things about this. Also, it won the Pulitzer Prize so must be great. 

This is about a blind French girl and a young German solider and their lives become connected some how. I am sure it will be an emotional story that will have me in tears. 

The Fires of Autumn by Irene Nemirovsky             

Fall TBR

 Suite Francaise bu Irene Nemirovsky is a favorite book of mine and this book has been said to read like a prequel to it, even though it isn’t really. It isn’t a short book so should be able to read it fairly fast.

The Underground River by Martha Conway           

Fall TBR

 Another book from my page habit subscription that I want to get to soon. This one is about a floating theatre that is used to to free slaves. 

The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory                     

Fall TBR

 This book has been sitting on my nightstand since the beginning of the year and I keep pushing it back on my TBR to pick up other books. I really do want to read it is just a bit daunting because its over 500 pages. 

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas         

Fall TBR

 I am not as a huge fan of the series as everybody else seems to be but I do want to finish the series and think it will make for a great Fall read. 

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan            

Fall TBR

The main character in this book wants revenge for the death of her loved ones. This seems like a darker YA novel that will also be perfect for fall.

There you have it all twelve books I will be reading this fall. I might pick up other books as well as I do have a few other books that have been sitting on my night stand for awhile now. Seriously, too many book, soo little time. What books are you planning on reading this fall? 

Bookish Matters

Mysti

 

 

 

 

Book Review: The Lost Girls by Heather Young

Book Review: The Lost Girls by Heather Young

The Lost Girls by Heather Young

Published by: William Morrow an imprint of Harper Collins

Published on: July 26th 2017

341 Pages

Summary                    

A Debut novel about family secrets, loyalty, and sacrifices. This is a duel timeline alternating between Lucy’s story in 1935 and Justine’s in 1999.

The Evan’s family spend their summer at their lake house in Minnesota and in 1935 the youngest and favourite daughter, Emily, goes missing, never to be found. After the tragedy, Mrs. Evans never fully recovers and spends her life with her two remaining daughters, Lilith and Lucy. Continue reading “Book Review: The Lost Girls by Heather Young”

Game of Thrones Book Tag

I am obsessed with GOT and since the latest season is almost over I thought this would be a great tag to do. Have you guys been watching the latest season? I am loving it so much and the last episode had the best plot twist at the end but now I am so scared for everyone. I can’t believe there is only one more episode left. 😥 I just want it to never end.

Anyways I seen this tag in my news feed but I couldn’t remember who’s blog it was or who started it. Each question is from a Game of Thrones Family House and their motto.

HOUSE LANNISTER: HEAR ME ROAR – Name a book that you originally loved, but upon a re-read realized that it wasn’t so great after all

Nothing comes to mind and I don’t re-read many books. The ones I have re-read I enjoyed just as much as the first time. Continue reading “Game of Thrones Book Tag”

Summer Vacation TBR

Summer Vacation TBR

I am leaving for vacation tomorrow and I plan on bring a few books with me and thought I would share what books I will be taking with me. This is a bit repetitive since I did mention these books in my monthly TBR but I wanted to do it anyways.

I am going to be on  summer vacation for 11 days and am going to Vancouver and Calgary. I am so excited! 😀 I have been to both these cities many times before but I just love it there so much. I don’t know how much reading I will get done but I am bringing five books with me.

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica                            

This is the latest book by Kubica and I recently finished reading all her previous books and think she is a very talented writer. So, I am very much looking forward to getting to this one while on vacation.

Summer Vacation TBR

The Lost Girls by Heather Young              

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