Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (6)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine! that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Ashes To Ashes

(Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian)
Expected publication: September 16th 2014
New Year's Eve ended with a bang and Mary, Kat and Lillia may not be prepared for what is to come.
After Rennie's death, Kat and Lillia try to put the pieces together of what happened to her. They both blame themselves. If Lillia hadn't left with Reeve... If Kat had only stayed with Rennie... Things could have been different. Now they will never be the same.
Only Mary knows the truth about that night. About what she is. She also knows the truth about Lillia and Reeve falling in love, about Reeve being happy when all he deserves is misery, just like the misery he caused her. Now their childish attempts at revenge are a thing of the past and Mary is out for blood. Will she leave anything in her wake or will all that remain be ashes?


Why I'm Waiting for it: 

I was recently going through all the series I still have one book left to complete, and this one popped up. Then suddenly all the emotions and questions that I have left over from the last book came flooding back and I instantly wanted it, right now, this very instant. This series is so good! It took a completely different turn from what I originally thought the series was going to be about when I first started reading Burn for Burn. Even though it was not what I was expecting, I have been pleasantly surprised by the plot twists. Not to mention the writers work together so well!

What book are you waiting for this week?

Sunday, 3 August 2014

July 2014 Wrap-up


Thanks to the book tube-a-thon last month, I actually got a substantial amount of reading done. During the read-a-thon I managed to read 3 novels and 3 mangas and then another 2 books prior to this earlier in July.  So all up 8 books including some Mangas.

The SavagesProxy (Proxy, #1)
The Btooom! series (which i also recently found out is an anime show as well) by Junya Inoue just keeps getting better and better with each volume. While at times it can be a little disturbing and gorey it's a really decent anime that reminds me of a more messed up version of The Hunger Games.The Giver by Louis Lowry was probably my favourite read of the month earning it a 5/5 - with a full review to come soon. The Savages was my least favourite of the books I read, while an interesting topic it just didn't grab me as a I hoped it would and felt like it lacked action till the last 50 pages or so.

Up Next In August:   

This month is going to be another busy month for me unfortunately. I've got 2 Assignments due in a few weeks time, plus a lot of group fundraising projects for my volunteer trip to Tonga. But despite this I'm hoping to read at least 3 of the following books :)

High Stakes (The Mediator, #2)Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)Ready Player One

+ TBR Jar

 Babe in Boyland

I read the first Mediator book by Meg Cabot last month, and it was so cute and funny and I'm really keen to keep going with the series so High Stakes is on my list for this month. Ready Player One is on my list as the read-a-long book for the month at the goodreads group 'Little Book Club', which is run by Catriona from the Youtube channel Little Book Owl. Last month I planned to read Just One Day, but ran out of time so I'm making it a priority this month. Especially since quite a few people read it during the booktube-a-thon and I've been hearing great things regarding it. Lastly my TBR Jar pick for the month is Babe in Boyland, which I brought ages ago and pretty much have no idea what it's about haha


What books did You read in the Month of July, and which was your favorite? Book plans for the month of August?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (12)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Broke And The Bookish.

Top Six Favourite TV Shows

Obviously this isn't an exhaustive list, because God knows I'm a TV-a-holic and there are a ton more shows I could have added to this list. But I narrowed it down to some of my all time favourites, mostly ones that I could easily re-watch again- in fact most of them I have. So here we go...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy has been my all time favourite TV series for as long as I can remember. I started watching it when I was about 10, and still love it all these years later (in fact my partner and I are re-watching the entire show currently). I’m not going to go too much into the story as I’m guessing many people know the premise. It starts off with Buffy a 16 year old girl who is the ‘chosen one’, with the duty of protecting the world from vampires and the like. There’s a lot of humour, an apocalypse or two and some forbidden romance as well.  I highly recommend it!!



Another Joss Whedon production, however unlike Buffy, Firefly only lasted one season. This show is set in the future, and has a western space cowboy feel to it. It’s about a renegade crew aboard a ‘Firefly’ spacecraft named ‘Serenity’, who make ends meet by taking on smuggling and cargo run jobs. While evading the warring government factions out to get them. Even if Sci-fi doesn’t appeal to you, I would still highly suggest watching this, it has a great cast, well developed characters are alot of witty banter.



I’m a huge fan of British shows. I love their humour, and the accents are awesome too :P Misfits follows the lives of 5 teenagers, all who are delinquents set to spend time doing community service. But when a thunderstorm hits them, they all suddenly develop super powers. But the question is will they use them for good or bad? This show has a lot of swearing in it as well as quite a few sex scenes so I wouldn’t suggest it to a younger audience, but it is amazingly hilarious and my favourite character Nathan completely steals the show.




The next 3 are NZ made TV shows, I thought I should do a little representing and put some in here for good measure. Also it’s always nice to find TV shows that you may normally not come across.


The Almighty Johnsons

The almighty johnsons is about a family of Norse Gods living in New Zealand, and how when each turns 18 they get instilled with the power of a particular God. When the youngest brother Axl becomes the God Odin, everything changes, as they try and fulfil a prophecy that will return their full powers to them.  I really enjoyed this show, it’s the first one I’ve seen about Norse Folklore, and while it’s not as flashy as American shows are in the CGI area it’s still a really good watch.
Outrageous Fortune

I haven’t watched this show in ages, but it’s about a criminal (mostly petty crimes) family living in West Auckland. The patriarch of the family has just been sent to jail, and his wife Cheryl decides it’s time to set the family back onto the straight and narrow. The show is a mixture of funny and drama and the acting is pretty fantastic.

Step Dave

This show is relatively new and follows Dave a 20 something bartender who happens to meet the woman of his dreams one night, only to realise she’s actually 16 years his senior with 3 children. It deals with the whole concept of age differences in relationships and the difficulties associated with them in a realistic but funny way, along with a whole lot of cougar and MILF jokes. 


What's one of your all time favourite TV shows? Let me know in the comments below. What are featuring in your Top Ten this week? Leave your link, I'd love to check it out :)


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