Book-A-Thon: Day 3 (Tuesday 30th August 2016)

How has Day 3 of my Book-A-Thon gone I hear you asking?. Well let’s see how this day went. . . 

Day 3 started with me posting my daily Book-A-Thon update, before reading a little more of Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher, before getting ready to leave to go and have yet another growling physio session. Great news, it was my last physio session!! Although now I have to join a gym as I have to now work the muscles in my legs and back to strengthen them back and work longterm to do this. It turns out my knee cap is working harder now since the crash, or something so I need to work to correct this. So, now I have home exercise, as well as the gym to get back to normal, and to think that it wasn’t a massive crash, yet so much damage. But thankfully, it could’ve been so much worse. And to think, I didn’t wantto go out that day as I wanted to stay home and read instead of going to the beach. The moral of the story, always say no to socialising and yes to reading :mrgreen:;) I did manage to post a quick Teaser Tuesday, in between all of this, but yay to finally being discharged from physio! 

As I am a very anxious passenger now, and reading while in a car can giveme a migraine, I listened to some more of my audio book, Zodiac by Sam Wilson, while we were driving down. That was a great distraction! A great way to concentrate on the book and not on the road and other cars and even though it was a thriller murder book, it was one ofthe first times I actually arrived to my physio relaxed and my body wasn’t tensed. So this time I didn’t get shouted at for tensing up so much. I’m sorry but when I’m in pain, I tense up. Now I wish I had been listening more to audio books more while commuting and doing more physio. I finally understand the benefits of them. Especially, when I got home and had some ironing to do and my hands were busy, so I continued to listened to the audio book. 

I then had time to relax then later in the evening, even if the house was full of kids, so I took that time to read more of my actual book and kept reading late into the night until I had finished it, because I was just so gripped. I kept telling people to stopped talking to me, that I was reading, and became even more anti social by putting earphones in and started listening to music so I could concentrate more. Does that sound bad? So another book completed and just over 2 and half hours left remaining in my audio book. 

Not bad for another day. So what will Day 4 have in store for the Book-A-Thon, as I’ll be just over half way through. . . 

Teaser Tuesday – 30th August 2016

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme that is currently being hosted by @Books and a Beat. All are welcome to participate😀

Rules:
●Grab your current read.
●Open to a random page.
●Share two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page.
●BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (You don’t want to give too much away so as to not ruin the book for others!)
●Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.

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Th1rteen R3asons Why – Jay Asher

Page 9:
“When you’re done listening to all thirteen sides-because there are thirteen sides to every story-rewind the tapes, put them back in the box, and pass them on to whoever follows your little tale. And you, lucky number thirteen, you can take e tapes straight to hell. Depending on your religion, maybe I’ll see you there.”

Goodreads Description:

“You can’t stop the future.

You can’t rewind the past.

The only way to learn the secret is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home to find a strange package with his name on it. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and first love – who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

Hannah’s voice explains there are thirteen reasons why she killed herself. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.

All through the night, Clay keeps listening – and what he discovers changes his life… forever.”

Book-A-Thon: Day 2 (Monday 29th August 2016)

BookathonHello fellow bloggers.

Day 2, yesterday (Monday), has been a long day for me. Or should I say that Sunday and Monday have been one hell of a continuance with no sleep and a load of stress. Let’s just say, without getting into two much detail, that there has been some family matters going on. Things have gladly worked out positively, but you really do see other peoples true faces for who they really are, and you see how vicious and poisonous they truly are.

Anyways, on a brighter note. As it is also bank holiday Monday and still Summer Holiday, today involved doing things with the children (siblings), so to distract everyone, we went out for a meal and enjoyed this glorious sunshine we were having.

I did manage to get some reading done today though, which hit more closely to home than when I had first planned on reading this book and had picked it out the night before. This book is Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher. I am only on page 93 so far, as I started reading it after I had done everything and was cwtched up in bed. But even with how compelling the story was, I was Just so tired from being up for two days straight and had to be up early the next day to go to physio, I needed sleep. I definitely hope to finish this book on Day 3 (Tuesday). I also got to listen to some more of the audio book Zodiac by Sam Wilson, now listening to a total of 7:10:41 of it, which is a massive dent in the book.

Let’s see what Day 3 has to hold. . .

Book-A-Thon: Day 1 (Sunday 28th August 2016)

BookathonHello book lovers and fellow bloggers 🙂 Let’s see how my first day of my second Book-A-Thon has gone!

Well yesterday was a dedicated book and lazy day. I spent the whole day in pyjamas, with a book and endless cups of teas, all while cwtched up on the settee. A very good day if you ask me. I had already begun reading Red Queen by Christina Henry, the second book in The Chronicles of Alice series, before the day had started, but I was only on page 28, not a very good start I know, as I had got distracted by another book I was asked to read by an author. So I had spent the day reading this book, with a goal of finishing it, as I loved the first book, which I had successful completed!! Yay!! Go Me 😀 I was a little disappointed with this book, in comparison to the first book, and what really surprised me was the fact that this book had no chapters in it, just separated  into two parts. I’ve never read a book without chapters and this just felt weird and felt like I wasn’t getting a break. Maybe this was to emulate Alice’s character in the book, but it kind of freaked me out. So strange. Anyways, that’s for my review that is to come.

My day was so dedicated to books, that even when I couldn’t read and was busy doing other things that I had to do sadly, like cook and do my phyiso home exercises and so on, I would listen to an audio book. Now this is the first time that I am listen to an audio book and never thought that I would ever do such a thing. But my mum unknowingly subscribed to audible for several months so ended up having about 6 credits, which equals 6 free audio book, that she had already paid for. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but nobody in my family reads, not even listens to a book after they’ve already been paid for. So I had 6 free audios to select, gift them to me and then cancel her account. Anyways, I’m not too sure what I think so far. The book I’m listening to is the unabridged version of Zodiac by Sam Wilson narrated by John Chancer, whose actual book isn’t even released yet. This book is different from what I expected so far. What I do like about this, is that this book is a murder, thriller book, and I was listening to it in bed last night instead of music, and it was actually creepy. It was pitch black and I had ear phones in and I was gripped. So gripped I started answering and screaming at certain characters actions and sleep was not going to happen. In the end, I needed to sleep so I had to knock it off and switch back to music.

So, at the end of day one, I have read Red Queen (Chronicles of Alice, #2) by Christina Henry and I have listened to 4:51:22 of Zodiac by Sam Wilson. Not bad for day one 😀

 

Another Book-A-Thon!

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I really enjoyed my last Book-A-Thon, even if I did experience some down falls because of it *migraine :'(* so I am thinking about doing another one. I haven’t really read that much lately and I am afraid that I am going to fall behind my reading goal, plus I haven’t posted consistently lately either and I thought this would be a great way to work on both of those problems. So, I am relevantly free next week, and the boyfriend is away on holiday with his family, so this could be a way to help me not to miss him as much also.

Now, I have missed the Bout of Books Readathon, which ends tomorrow I think, so that is bad timing for me. I was thinking of just doing that one but just doing it a week later, but it not very good with challenges. Plus I was hoping to start it tomorrow (Sunday) and I didn’t really want to buy any new books to do it, so if any one the challenges included things I haven’t already got, then I am pretty much buggered. But we’ll see, and maybe I could interpret it differently, I don’t know. Or maybe ill do what I did before and just do a good old fashioned, read as many books as I can!

I am hoping to do it for seven days, starting Sunday 28th August. My daily posts will be a day behind, that way I can give a full recap of the previous day, with reviews posted at the end of the Book-A-Thon, to ensure maximum reading.

Wish me luck! :mrgreen:☺;)

My Goodreads Giveaway Win!

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Whoop! I have won yet another signed Goodreads Giveaway win, this time winning The Last Breath by Kimberly Belle. This is a Suspenseful Women’s Fiction novel and is meant to be a new voice in this genre of books. I also received book cards about Kimberly’s other books The Ones We Trust and The Marriage Lie which will come in great as bookmarkers. I hadn’t heard of this book, nor the other two books, before this giveaway, and if I’m being honest, I hadn’t heard about this author before this giveaway either, but this book has some great reviews. This book has also been personally signed for me by the author :O and it says “For Shayney – Congrats & hope you enjoy the read! xo Kimberly Bellle” Which is so amazing!! But now let’s see what this book is about and check out the books blurb. . .

“ABOUT A WOMAN WHO RISKS HER LIFE TO DISCOVER THE DEVASTING TRUTH ABOUT HER FAMILY. . .

Humanitarian aid worker Gia Andrews chases disasters around the globe for a living. It’s the perfect lifestyle to keep her far away from her own personal ground zero. Sixteen years ago, Gia’s father was imprisoned for brutally killing her stepmother. Now he’s come home to die of cancer, and she’s responsible for his care – and coming to terms with his guilt.

Gia reluctantly resumes the role of daughter to the town’s most infamous murderer, a part complete with protesters on the lawn and death threats that are turning tragedy into front-page news. Returning to life in small-town Tennessee involves rebuilding relationships that distance and turmoil have strained, though finding and emotional anchor in the attractive hometown bartender is certainly helping Gia cope.

As the part unravels before her, Gia will find herself torn between the stories that her family, their friends and neighbours, and even her long-departed stepmother have believed to be real all these years. But in the end, the truth – and all the lies that came before – may have deadlier consequences than she could have ever anticipated. . .”

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This definitely sounds like a book I really want to read! I take that back, a book that I NEED to read!! How about you? So much mystery. I love a book that’s filled with mystery that just has you guessing. Seeing if you can guess it right before you get to the end. There are so many books just filling up my TBR list just fighting for my attention, screaming “Pick me! Pick me! I’m Next! You know you want me!” Sometimes it can be so overwhelming. Just staring at my book shelves and not knowing which book to choose. Now this one is definitely being added onto that list and joining in with the fight.

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Does this sound like your type of book? Do you have an ever growing and never ending TBR list that just seems to be going on forever and ever with more and more books being added to it? Or is that just me? Comment Below 🙂

The Friday #56 – 26th August 2016

This is a weekly tag meme, that is done every Friday, hosted on Fredas Voice blog. This is a really fun and interesting way to discover more of the stories of the unread books on my shelves and TBR list, or to share some of my favourite books with everyone.

Now For The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence. (or a few, just try not to spoil it)
*Now post it.
*Make sure to include the tag #Friday56
*It couldn’t be simpler.

Red Queen

Red Queen (The Chronicles of Alice, #2) – Christina Henry

Page 56:
    “”It’s magic,” Alice said, and as she said this she could smell the enchantment on the air, and see the faint shimmer of mist around the village.
    Hatcher washed his faced and drank from the river before filling a skin with water. He twisted around to stare at the buildings as he did so. “It’s not real?”
    Alice shook her head. “It’s real. But it was put there by magic, not by human hands.”
   She could hardly credit her stupidity, although if she were fair to herself she would remember that when they arrived they were parched, exhausted and half-starved. Alice supposed under those circumstances she might be forgiven for not recognizing the enchantment.
    Still, they would need to be more watchful in the future. There was much more magic out here than inside the walls of the City. Magicians had been driven from the City, and that meant the wide world held even more peril for Alice and Hatcher. “

Books Blurb:

“The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. A place where Alice could finally rest, no longer the plaything of the Rabbit, the pawn of Cheshire, or the prey of the Jabberwocky. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash – and hope is nowhere to be found.

Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter, a quest they will not forsake even as it takes them deep into the clutches of the mad White Queen and her goblin or into the realm of the twisted and the cruel Black King.

The pieces are set and the game has begun. Each move brings Alice closer to her destiny. But, to win, she will need to harness her newfound abilities and ally herself with someone even more powerful – the mysterious and vengeful Red Queen. . .”