June 29, 2017

The Brainy Book Tag!

So I'm always seeing book tags getting done on Booktube, and I've joined a few of them in the past, but I've never created my own before. However, inspiration struck in a tag idea that combines my love of psychology and books, and the Brainy Book Tag was born! Basically, it goes through the areas of the brain and there's a bookish question for each one.

The Questions:

Skull: Pick a book in your collection that you feel very protective of.
Brain: Pick a book that made you think.

Frontal lobe: Pick a book that you're planning to read soon.

Parietal lobe: Pick a book that enthralled your senses.

Occipital lobe: Pick a book that helped you see something in a new light.

Temporal lobe: Pick a childhood favourite that you have fond memories of.
Limbic system: Pick a book that evoked a really strong emotion in you.

Cerebellum: Pick a book that threw you off balance.

Insular cortex: Pick a book that helped you keep calm and carry on.

I would love if other people joined in! If you enjoy the brain, books, or both, feel free to do this tag (and let me know that you have participated so I can go watch/read it!)

June 23, 2017

Perfect Ruin: Read It or Weed It?

I have a limited amount of space for books, and let's be real: I'm always getting new ones. That means that some of them have to go, hence the reason for my new feature, "Read It or Weed It?" I am turning to you, dear readers, for your thoughts on some of the books I own but have not yet read (or started but not finished). Should I keep them on my shelves...or do they need to move along? I need your input!


The book for this post is Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano. Is this one worth holding onto? It didn't grab me when I started it before (I only got a couple chapters in), but I could give it a stronger try if someone tells me it's worth the effort. Let me know what you think!

June 18, 2017

The Book Lode (24): Part 2

This is the second part of my recent book haul vlog (Part 1 is here), and covers the books I received for my birthday (thanks very much to my parents and my friend for these books!).

Books received:

Speaking in Tungs by Karla Jay
Mad Miss Mimic by Sarah Henstra
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Gilded Cage by Vic James
Ember Island by Kimberley Freeman
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
A Field Guide to Awkward Silences by Alexandra Petri
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

June 11, 2017

Short & Sweet: Fangirl

16068905Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

This was a cozy, feel-good sort of read. I liked and related to Cath (apart from her obsession with Simon Snow fanfiction, which I felt was kind of excessive) and just generally, the characters felt real and fully formed. Some great bits of humour throughout, but also some true-to-life issues that gave the story a little more depth. I enjoyed this journey with Cath, and I think this is probably the best example I've read so far of what I had imagined "New Adult" fiction could be like.

June 2, 2017

The Book Lode (24): Part 1

This "Book Lode" comes to you in two parts, because I had a large number of books accumulated from my own purchases (mainly through Book Outlet) and then another bunch that were birthday gifts. I had to split the video since it was too long, so this first part covers the books I bought myself, and the next part will be the birthday books.

Books bought:

Cress by Marissa Meyer
The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski
Sophomore Year is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin
Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
Gretel and the Dark by Eliza Granville
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Maid of Deception by Jennifer McGowan
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine
The Good Sister by Jamie Kain
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

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