Sunday, 24 May 2015

What I've been watching lately

So I've just come to realize that I haven't made a post in quite a while. I think its because I've been tired a lot recently from work, and that I've been reading a lot and becoming abnormally obsessed with catching up on a lot of TV shows. I thought I'd share with you what I've been watching recently if you're interested. The primary focus for this blog is books but I really want to just talk about anything really: books, TV shows, movies, general life stuff. So here goes. 1. The Walking Dead - watched seasons 1 through 4
I'm probably way late onto the bandwagon with this one. It is already a hugely popular show worldwide and has a massive following and after watching the firs four seasons I can definitely see why. The storylines are so gripping and you are just dying to know which characters are going to survive until the next episode. The stories of every character is usually so fast-paced that each episode is over barely after it began. I definitely love Glenn, Michonne and Daryl the most, although there are few other not-so-nice characters that definitely make the show tense and entertaining to watch. 2. Poldark - watched episodes 1 through 3 of season 1
I've only seen three episodes of Poldark but already I can see why it is so popular, in the UK at least. And yes it is popular for reasons other than a shirtless Aidan Turner (although I'm not complaining!) The story takes place in Cornwall in the 1700s where Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) returns from war in America to reconnect with his old family and make new friendships with others, including local girl Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) There is definitely a sense of class struggle between families like the Poldark's and other characters such as Jud, Prudie and Demelza who are all of a lower class. Being the book nerd that I am, I am also in the process of reading the first book in the saga, Ross Poldark which I am immensely enjoying. If you enjoy historical dramas then I definitely recommend both picking up the book and seeing the TV show. 3. Once Upon a Time - watched seasons 1 through 4
It feels as though I've been watching Once Upon a Time for ages now. I just love how the writers really flesh out the fairytale characters we all know and turn them into "real people". Its perfect for pretty much anyone who writes fanfiction for things like Cinderella and The Little Mermaid and there is no shortage of handsome guys (see Captain Hook and Robin Hood for starters). Everything from The Wizard of Oz to Frozen is covered so if you like all things fantasy and fairy tales, then you should definitely jump on the bandwagon.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Michelle Moran Winner Giveaway

So a couple of weeks ago I hosted a giveaway for two people to win a signed copy of Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran and some Indian bangles. I'm pleased to announce that 2 winners have been chosen and their names are listed on the giveaway widget on the blogs homepage. If you are a winner please send your full name and address plus postal/zip code so I contact the author and your prizes can be sent out. If you have not won you will receive signed bookplates by the lovely author by using this link below! Congratulations to the winners and happy reading! :) Link for the runners up to win signed bookplates: PLEASE NOTE: If I don't hear back from the winners within a week of posting this, I will select another winner so please send me your contact info as soon as possible if you are a winner. Thank You.

Friday, 30 January 2015

#FridayReads - 30/01/2015

So I haven't posted a #FridayReads post on this blog before so I thought I would start doing it so people can see what I'll be reading throughout the weekend. It mainly happens on YouTube but I thought it would be simpler for me to write it down rather than talk about it in front of a camera. Anyway, this week I'm in the middle of two books. The library book I'm currently reading is Splintered by A. G. Howard, and its sort of a retelling of Alice in Wonderland, which is pretty interesting. Also, it has a beautiful cover which is so detailed and imaginative. The other book is All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill, and I'm really enjoying this one. Its about time travel, the writing is really addictive and the storyline is keeping me hooked and turning the pages which is always a good thing. If you do a #FridayReads post on your blog or YouTube channel, then leave it below and I'll be sure to check it out. Happy Reading! =)