Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Book Review: 'I, Iago' by Nicole Galland




I, Iago
by Nicole Galland



Published: April 24th, 2012
Publisher: William Morrow
Format: E-Book
Pages: 400


Monday, 30 July 2012

Mailbox Monday!



Mailbox Monday!

Description

Mailbox Monday is a where we share the books we acquired in the week whether bought, borrowed or stole...or sent from a publisher! It is hosted by a different book blog each month; more details can be found here: Mailbox Monday. 

The host for July's Monday Mailbox is Mrs Q: Book Addict

Books I Bought

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Recommend A...First Book in a Series!




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'Recommend A...' is a feature by 'Chick Loves Lit' in which we recommend books based on the prompt for that week!

Recommend A...
 …first book in a series.


There are lots of first books in a series that I would recommend. However, one that I have read recently and really loved was:




Title: 'The Immortal Rules: Blood of Eden Book 1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
My Review


I really enjoyed this book and think it is much better than your average Vampire book. It is full of high tension and very well-developed characters, and the plot twists and turns unexpectedly. It makes you want to keep reading!


Let me know what your recommendations would be!


While You're Here...


Win this book (or 4 others) in my International Giveaway:

Saturday, 28 July 2012

YA Book Review: 'The Immortal Rules' by Julie Kagawa




The Immortal Rules
(Blood of Eden Book One)
by Julie Kagawa


Published: July 10th, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Format: E-Book
Pages: 485


Friday, 27 July 2012

July Book Giveaway!




July Book Giveaway!

I thought I would start being nicer and looser on the old purse strings and do a monthly giveaway on the last Friday of every month!
  • This is an International Giveaway. Books will be shipped, brand new, from 'The Book Depository'.
  • The Prize: You can CHOOSE TWO of the following books:

Title: The Immortal Rules
Author: Julie Kagawa


Title: Shadow and Bone
Author: Leigh Bardugo


Title: The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern


Title: Starters
Author: Lissa Price


Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor


Title: Slated
Author: Teri Terry


Good Luck!

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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

'Waiting On' Wednesday!





Description

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're salivating for.

My "Waiting On" Wednesday selection this week  is...

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings in Books!



Description

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week a different topic comes up and bloggers list their top ten books in that category. I love a good list...I've always said that. That's practically my catchphrase.


Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books!

10.
Title: The BFG
Author: Roald Dahl



This was the first world I think I truly believed in: the world of The Giants in 'The BFG'. I was terrified that I would get eaten at Witching Hour and their giant sausage fingers would come in through my window...uggghhhghghg.


Monday, 23 July 2012

Monday Mailbox!



Mailbox Monday!

Description

Mailbox Monday is a where we share the books we acquired in the week whether bought, borrowed or stole...or sent from a publisher! It is hosted by a different book blog each month; more details can be found here: Mailbox Monday. 

The host for July's Monday Mailbox is Mrs Q: Book Addict

Books I Bought

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Recommend A... Book You Read This Year!




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'Recommend A...' is a feature by 'Chick Loves Lit' in which we recommend books based on the prompt for that week!


Recommend A...
 …book you read this year.


Ahh this is so hard! I have loved so many of the books I have read so far this year! However, if I HAVE to choose just one it will have to be:




Title: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
My Review


Yes, yes, Jonathan Safran Foer is all I ever talk about and post about and gush about and I am probably a literary fangirl of his books because they are SO BEAUTIFUL. It is like liquid language honey and his style just makes you ache with how lovely and devastating it is. Pretentious? Yep, probably. But when books are this beautiful who even cares.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Book Review: 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' by C.G Bond





Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
by C.G Bond



Published: February, 1974
Publisher: Samuel French Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pages: 50


Friday, 20 July 2012

Follow Friday!



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Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison at Alison Can Read. It's where mega-super cool people meet other megatrons of cool. JOINN USSS.



Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Authors Behaving Badly #10




Authors Behaving Badly: When 
Authors React Badly to Negative Reviews and Criticism!


Or: How NOT to Handle Bad Reviews!

When an author puts a book out into the world they must know it's not going to get completely positive feedback. All books, throughout history, from Hamlet to The Da Vinci Code, have people who love them and people who hate them. And most authors handle the negative reviews pretty well (even if they're crying inside).





However, some authors decide that they want to fight their critics. Some get personal. Some get downright nasty. Did someone say car crash?

I was originally going to post one article on this but so many authors have behaved badly that I thought I would make it a weekly feature! I bringz you all the drama every Thursday from authors who have been a little naughty.


10. Chris McGrath Attempts to sue an Amazon Reviewer for Libel!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

'Waiting On' Wednesday!




Description

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're salivating for.

My "Waiting On" Wednesday selection this week  is...

Monday, 16 July 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books For People Who Like 'The Great Gatsby'



Description

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week a different topic comes up and bloggers list their top ten books in that category. I love a good list...I've always said that. That's practically my catchphrase.


Top Ten Books For People Who Like 'The Great Gatsby'!


I know that my list is going to seem strange to some people. The books I have listed are, in many ways, not particularly similar to 'The Great Gatsby, and most of them explore very different themes. However, what I personally adored about 'The Great Gatsby' was the time period, the glorious Roaring 20's, and the extravagance of Gatsby. The socialising, the parties and the smeared lipstick of the creme de la creme. The despair of the rich as their facade is ripped away and their parties descend into vacuous chaos.



The books in my list all, in some way, portray the essence of Gatsby; rubbing shoulders with the upper crust that starts off classy and cocktails but ends up revealing the dark underbelly of high society.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Monday Mailbox!


Mailbox Monday!

Description

Mailbox Monday is a where we share the books we acquired in the week whether bought, borrowed or stole...or sent from a publisher! It is hosted by a different book blog each month; more details can be found here: Mailbox Monday. 

The host for July's Monday Mailbox is Mrs Q: Book Addict

Books I Bought

Book Review: 'The Long Earth' by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter






The Long Earth
by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter



Published: 21st June, 2012
Publisher: Doubleday
Format: E-Book
Pages: 352


Saturday, 14 July 2012

Love Talk from the Author of the 'The Carny' Brooke Moss!



Inspiration…From Everywhere.
By Brooke Moss

            Hi, and thanks for hosting me here on the Pocketful of Books Blog today. I’ve decided to talk about my inspiration for my latest release from InkSpell Publishing, The Carny.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

My Week Off!



Wedding-ing

This week has been the first time I have been away from my blog for more than a couple of days, and it felt so strange that I thought I better explain myself! Basically, two of my very best friends got married this weekend and it was the most glorious and wonderful weekend of MY ENTIRE LIFE! However, the above picture is just a small representation of how much I drank (hello open bar). This is more accurate:


I have therefore been recovering whilst also working and catching my missed sleep, so blogging has been sadly neglected. I will be posting normally again by this weekend and getting things back on track...and hopefully reading much, much more as I have gotten shit at that too! NEED TO SORT MYSELF OUTT. Someone give me motivation to read more because I am in dire need of a kick up...places.


So, I have had an unexpected week off but I am hoping it is what I needed to get me back into the blogging and reading spirit again! Reading um bai ayy x

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

'Waiting On' Wednesday!




Description

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're salivating for.

My "Waiting On" Wednesday selection this week  is...

Monday, 2 July 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors for People Who Like Margaret Atwood!




Description

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week a different topic comes up and bloggers list their top ten books in that category. I love a good list...I've always said that. That's practically my catchphrase.


Top Ten Authors For People Who Like...Margaret Atwood!


I chose Margaret Atwood because I am quite into modern/contemporary female writers and thought I could hopefully give some good recommendations for some good old feminist literature!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Monday Mailbox!


Mailbox Monday!

Description

Mailbox Monday is a where we share the books we acquired in the week whether bought, borrowed or stole...or sent from a publisher! It is hosted by a different book blog each month; more details can be found here: Mailbox Monday. 

The host for July's Monday Mailbox is Mrs Q: Book Addict

Books I Bought

Graphic Novel Review: 'The Night Bookmobile' by Audrey Niffenegger




The Night Bookmobile
by Audrey Niffenegger



Published: October 7th, 2010
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Format: Graphic Novel/Hardback
Pages: 40