Can’t-Wait Wednesday | July 14th, 2021

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

THIS WEEK I’M WAITING ON…

The Halloween Moon

From New York Times bestselling adult author Joseph Fink comes a wickedly fun middle grade novel about a Halloween-obsessed girl named Esther Gold, who goes out trick-or-treating for one last year, only to find her town under the thrall of a mysterious presence.

Esther Gold loves Halloween more than anything in the world. So she is determined to go trick-or-treating again this year despite the fact that her parents think she is officially too old. Esther has it all planned out, from her costume to her candy-collecting strategy. But when the night rolls around, something feels . . . off.

No one is answering their door. The moon is an unnatural shade of orange. Strange children wander the streets, wearing creepy costumes that might not be costumes at all. And it seems like the only people besides Esther who are awake to see it all are her best friend, her school bully, and her grown-up next-door neighbor.

Together, this unlikely crew must find a way to lift the curse that has been placed upon their small town before it’s too late. Because someone is out to make sure Halloween never comes to an end. And even Esther doesn’t want to be trapped in this night forever.

As a big fan of Welcome To Night Vale i’m really looking forward to this new book by Joseph Fink, although i think i’ll be reading it closer to halloween. Anyway, even if i’m to wait for it i’m really excited and can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

What book are you waiting for this week?? Leave your comment down below!

Top 5 Tuesday | Hyped Books On My TBR!

Top 5 Tuesday was originally hosted by Shanah at Bionic Bookworm. Since then it found a new home with Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

This Week’s Topic:

Top 5 hyped books on my TBR

Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World (Aristotle and Dante, #2)
I Was Born for This
Chain of Gold (The Last Hours, #1)
Here's to Us (What If It's Us, #2)
The Book Thief

I’m not a hundred percent all these books are hyped books to other people, but they are to me…

What are some of the most hyped books on your TBR? Leave your comment down below!

Book Blogger Hop | Posting Reviews.

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, it was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by CoffeeAddictedWriter. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

This Week’s Topic is:

Where do you post your reviews? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews

Well, this is kind of an easy question.

I’m mostly publish my reviews on my blog, since it’s the place i made especially for that purpoise. I’ve been posting my reviews on this blog since 2014 or 2015. Yes, i know there aren’t as many as they should be since i’ve been here for so long, but you know i had a rough patch for a few years with my blog and only now it’s actually working for me all the blogging stuff.

Aside of my blog i obviously share my reviews for eArcs with NetGalley and i think that makes it published on goodreads? I’m not very sure, but sometimes it appears as if i do post my reviews on goodreads althought i don’t do that myself because i’m too shy and i feel my reviews are terrible to be there.

Yes, i don’t know either why do i write reviews if i think they are terrible, but like, i do them mostly for my own reference, if i forget what i thought of a book and such.

Sorry for the short answer but truly don’t have much to say about it, and also, i’m still a little weak from my surgery.

See ya next time! ~ ♥

Where do you post your reviews? Leave the link to your post and your comment down below!

Let’s Talk Bookish | Should Books Have Content Ratings?

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where a topic is presented each week and we get to share our opinions on it and spread some love among others’s opinions too!

This Week’s Topic is:

Should Books Have Content Ratings? (Dani)

I think this is kind of a tricky question.. don’t books have already content ratings?

If i understand the question right i think books do have content ratings, each book is set in a different genre, where you can choose the genre you prefer. I mean, there are books for children and they are said to be for children, as well as YA, New Adult, Adult Fiction, etc.

The thing i think is missing most of the time are trigger warnings.

There are stuff children should read and learn about but only if their parents or the children themselves are ready to face those topics.

I have found books that were about something else completely and then -boom- somebody dies out of nowhere from a school shooting when the topic of the book was romance? Like, excuse me, what? I truly don’t understand how authors can trigger people that way.

I think the content in books should be told explicitly, especially in books for children and teenagers. I mean, i can manage some triggers, but not all of them, and that’s why i appreaciate so much when reviewers give those trigger warnings. Some authors just don’t care.

I mean, it makes sense that characters will die in a book like The Hunger Games, because it is about kids killing kids, obviously on a dystopia, but a contemporary book like the one i said? I mean, nothing could prepare a person to the school shooting and that is just wrong.

Sure, those kinds of things can happen in real life, it happens more than we would want them to, but bringing up that kind of topic just because, it feels like you didn’t know how to end the book, sorry.

I feel like maybe parents should be more involved on what are they children reading maybe? If i were a parent i would want to know what my kids are reading, maybe read up a little myself just to be sure everything is fine with what are they reading. But adults should just be aware of the topics that can come up on books.

So, i guess what i’m trying to say is, trigger warnings are needed. I don’t know if it is the same as content rating, but it would be a great heads up to help choose the books you read.

I mean, i remember when i was 15 y/o i started reading Games of Thrones only to realize it wasn’t for me or my age. I still think it shouldn’t be on a school library, but that is a different topic really.

Does anything on this post makes any sense? I feel it doesn’t. Anyway, that’s my opinion. Trigger Warnings.

What do you think? Should books have content ratings like tv shows, video games or movies? Leave your comment and the link to your own post down below!

WWW Wednesday | July 7th, 2021

This is WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam at Taking On A Wolrd Of Words. The meme is simple, just answer the three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

At that’s it! Now let’s have some fun!!

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Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow

Last opportunity i’m giving to this book, if this month i don’t finish it or make any progress at all i’ll be DFNing it for sure.

Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1)

I’m really close to finsih it, but i didn’t yet. I’m loving it so so much, it has that mystery vibe i haven’t read in a very long time and i’m truly enjoying it. I think it’s the first book i read by Maureen Johnson and i think i will be reading the next books in the series pretty soon because apparently this has a huge cliffhanger? Or so i read in a review. Anyway, great book!

Teen Titans: Raven

Maybe by the time this gets posted i already finished this one, ’cause i’m reading it this very moment, but i’m scheduling this post for a later hour because i’m about to go to the hospital for my surgery. So, we won’t know if i finished it or not until i come back! And that could be tomorrow, or in a few days… Anyway, that’s not book related. I’m really loving this graphic novel, so much, i already purchased Beast Boy to continue reading about these characters. I’m really glad i bought this one, it is really fun!

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Like Two Peas in a Pod
This Wonderful Season With You

I bought these two mangas on a whim, i just saw they were very cheap on kindle and just decided to buy them that very moment. I won’t say they were awful, but i think they could have been much more if they gave it more time. Like, one “book” wasn’t enough to fully develop their stories, so i feel like it was a lot of wasted potential. Both of them, which is even worse. Like, they were okay, i won’t say i didn’t enjoy them, but i wanted to see the romance, but they ended as the romance started so what the heck?

Romeo and Juliet

Okay, so this was the classic i read this month, and i’ll be commenting on it in my monthly post of Reading The Classics, but i gotta admit i don’t have much to say about it anyway, because it’s so short, the moment you get into the story it already ended.

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Norse Mythology
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story, Vol. 1 (Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story, #1)

These two are the books i’m taking with me to the hospital and i hope to read both of them. I gotta admit i wasn’t expecting the surgery to come this fast and i didn’t manage to read books from my TBR as much as i wanted (only one) before it happens. Still i might manage to read more books from my TBR if i just finish the ones i’m taking with me to my “vacation” or if i end up deciding i prefer one from my TBR instead of the ones i’m taking with me, all the books on my TBR are on my kindle except fro The Taking Of Jake Livingston, because it hasn’t come out yet.

What are some of the books you read recently? Leave the link to your post and a comment down below!

Can’t-Wait Wednesday | July 7th, 2021

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

THIS WEEK I’M WAITING ON…

You and Me at the End of the World

This is no ordinary apocalypse…

Hannah Ashton wakes up to silence. The entire city around her is empty, except for one other person: Leo Sterling. Leo might be hottest boy ever (and not just because he’s the only one left), but he’s also too charming, too selfish, and too devastating for his own good, let alone Hannah’s.

Stuck with only each other, they explore a world with no parents, no friends, and no school and realize that they can be themselves instead of playing the parts everyone expects of them. Hannah doesn’t have to be just an overachieving, music-box-perfect ballerina, and Leo can be more than a slacker, 80s-glam-metal-obsessed guitarist. Leo is a burst of honesty and fun that draws Hannah out, and Hannah’s got Leo thinking about someone other than himself for the first time.

Together, they search for answers amid crushing isolation, but while their empty world may appear harmless . . . it’s not. Because nothing is quite as it seems, and if Hannah and Leo don’t figure out what’s going on, they might just be torn apart forever. 

The book is coming out this July 20th! And i’m looking forward to purchase it asap! It looks like a cool and interesting book, i’ve been wating for for a while now.

What book are you waiting for this week? Leave your comment down below!

Book Blogger Hop | Theme Songs For Books?

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, it was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by CoffeeAddictedWriter. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

This Week’s Topic is:

Have you ever searched out theme songs for your favorite books?(submitted by Julie @ JadeSky)

This is such a fun kind of question.

If i only did it.

Like, i would give you some of my playlists to listen to and hope you see what i see in the music i chose. But sadly, i listen to very little music and it never goes with the kind of books i read, like one time i decided Du riechst so gut (You smell so good) by Rammstein to be the perfect anthem to James in Twilight, but like, that’s the only time i think i ever give a playlists or more like a song to a character.

Other than that i like to imagine Simon and Bram dance to So Emotional or You Spin Me Round (Like A Record).

It’s really funny and i totally enjo it. But as i said, i’m not really one to do that kind of thing.

If i were someone who listened to more and different kinds of music i would totally choose playlists to the books i read. But i listen to like 5 and a half bands, so i don’t have much to choose from.

Sorry this isn’t such a great post where i share a ton of new music to you 🤷‍♀️. I’m just not that kind of person.

In case you wonder what music do i listen to:

  • Rammstein
  • Queen
  • X-Japan
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Linkin Park
  • Luna Sea (sometimes)

That’s it.

Do you search theme songs for your favorite books? You are more than invited to share them down below in the comments!

Let’s Talk Bookish | Prologues & Epilogues… Are They Necessary?

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where a topic is presented each week and we get to share our opinions on it and spread some love among others’s opinions too!

This Week’s Topic is:

PROLOGUES AND EPILOGUES: ARE THEY NECESSARY? (SUGGESTED BY FIVES @ DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE)

Such a great question.

Let’s start with the prologues, since i feel these are too different to talk about together.

So when is a prologue necessary? I never felt like a prologue was out of place. Many times the prologue isn’t about the main character or sets the feeling and set up for the rest of the story, like something you would have to know but the mc doesn’t necessary know or need to know or it happened too long ago so it makes sense they weren’t there (the mc).

I feel they are necessary sometimes. Like, if you are about to tell me something about the main character you can also start by chapter 1. I’m not gonna lie. But yeah, i feel like often, they are necessary.

I mean, i see prologues as necessary especially in fatasy or science fiction novels, a way of introducing us into a world that isn’t ours necessarily and wemay get lost if we don’t know some things before we start the reading. I feel some books wouldn’t be the same without it.

For example, there is the prologue of Daddy-Long-Legs, which was necessary because Jerusha’s life needed to be told before we get to her letters. Sure it doesn’t say “prologue” but Blue Wednesday is for me a prologue. There she sees her benefactor, and without that part things wouldn’t be the same in the story. Also, it wouldn’t be the same if she told them in a letter. I feel it was the right move to make there a prologue.

I can’t think of many books with prologues right now (the problem of answering a question…you are always missing examples), but i think the one i just gave makes a lot of sense and it was right on place.

As for epilogues… I don’t know. I feel since most of the time there a time skip between the story and the epilogue, they are necessary too. I mean, yeah, you have the ending of the story sure, but do you? After all the way you got with the characters you don’t just want to know how the story ends but after.

I remember Adam Silvera saying once he doesn’t know what his characters do after he finish telling a story, and that feels so weird, like, don’t you know how are they doing a few days, months, years after? I would want to know how my characters are doing.

Again always for the best, like i don’t want an epilogue where they tell me the main couple broke up after three days and that was it. I want to see the characters having a little of a good time, you see them struggle all the way through the bookm don’t they deserve aa little fun? A good time? A good moment? I feel like they do.

I feel like epilogues are a way of saying, yes, they have been through a lot but it all way worth it. Don’t worry about them, they are doing just fine. Look, they are having the time of their lives! or everything went back to normal! YAY!

Also, sometimes epilogues are an opening for a different story. Like, if you speak about a side character that you could esaily forget about but you bring them back in an epic epilogue, you have now an opening to a different story.

So overall, i feel like used in the right stories prologues and epilogues can be the right choice. I’m still to find one that doesn’t feel in place, but we’ll see. You can never truly know until you find them.

What is your opinion on prologues and epilogues? Leave the link to your own post or just a comment down below!

WWW Wednesday | June 30th, 2021

This is WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam at Taking On A Wolrd Of Words. The meme is simple, just answer the three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

At that’s it! Now let’s have some fun!!

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Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow

No progress was made this week on this book. I’m seriously hoping to finish it next month, because i’ll be very upset with myself if i don’t… I’m like half way through it, it will be a shame to dnf it now. But, we’ll see how it goes.

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Lost in the Never Woods

I’m very ambivalent about this one, i finished it yesterday and i don’t know how to truly feel about it. I know i’m supposed to post a review tomorrow and it should be about this book, but i don’t know if i’ll manage to work out my feelings about it enough to write it, yes, i haven’t wrote it yet. We’ll see i guess, if i post tomorrow or not.

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Since today it’s the last day of the month i’ll take the day off reading and i’ll start something new tomorrow. I won’t tell you what i’m planning on reading next because it will be on my TBR post of the month tomorrow, i want it to be a surprise to you guys!

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I know i haven’t read Better Together yet, and i’ll do my best to do so, i don’t know if it will enter in my plans for this July because i have a bunch of books i want to read, but i’ll try my best since i still have to review it for netgalley.

What are some of the books you read recently? Leave the link to your post and a comment down below!

Can’t-Wait Wednesday | June 30th, 2021

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

THIS WEEK I’M WAITING ON…

The Final Girl Support Group

A fast-paced, thrilling horror novel that follows a group of heroines to die for, from the brilliant New York Times bestselling author of The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires.

In horror movies, the final girl is the one who’s left standing when the credits roll. The one who fought back, defeated the killer, and avenged her friends. The one who emerges bloodied but victorious. But after the sirens fade and the audience moves on, what happens to her?

Lynnette Tarkington is a real-life final girl who survived a massacre twenty-two years ago, and it has defined every day of her life since. And she’s not alone. For more than a decade she’s been meeting with five other actual final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable, putting their lives back together, piece by piece. That is until one of the women misses a meeting and Lynnette’s worst fears are realized–someone knows about the group and is determined to take their lives apart again, piece by piece.

But the thing about these final girls is that they have each other now, and no matter how bad the odds, how dark the night, how sharp the knife, they will never, ever give up.

Al the books i read by this author were amazing, and i totally loved them so i’m really looking forward to this one! The release date for the book is July 13th, 2021. Although i think i’ll read it in October… the spoooookie month.

Have you heard about this book? If so are you planning on reading it? Leave your comment down below!