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January Wrap up!

Miss Issippi

The month is over already, before we know it will be christmas again!  I had a really good reading month and read a total of 9 books. At the start of the month I made a post called Reading plans for 2016 where I made a list of what I would attempt to read each month  and I have nearly completed them apart from the classics.

1. Read a classic
2. Read a book from my Netgalley list
3. Read a library book
4. Read a book that I own
5. Read a graphic novel or comic
6. Read a short story or a collection
7. Read a non-fiction

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bookhaul

January Book Haul

So it’s the time of the month again to tell you what I have purchased this month. Now if it wasn’t for today this post wouldn’t have existed.

Today is PAYDAY!!!! *Happy dance around the room* and I had the day off! So what happens? Yep you know it, I go and trail the charity shops for some awesome books and I did! I will leave the links on the book pages, so you can click the book and it will take you to the Goodreads page. Most of them apart from one is from the charity shops and the other was reduced and to support my local book store.

 

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This is the one that was from my local bookstore. Last year I read Fingersmith by Sarah Waters and really enjoyed and was told this was even better. Plus it’s in hardback and I love the colour.

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)

These two were sitting side by side and 99p each and I have heard so much about them.

Fahrenheit 451Little Women (Little Women, #1)

I would consider these two to be classics.

Does My Head Look Big In This?Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)Uglies (Uglies, #1)

The Girl in 6E (Deanna Madden, #1)

I really didn’t spend much money they were all £1 each. This also wouldn’t have happened if I was at work.

Let me know if you have read any of these and what they were like and which one I should read first.

Awards

Liebster award

liebster

Thank you to Deanna @a novel glimpse for nominating for this award. It’s always lovely to be awarded something and I like to answer and ask the questions. If you haven’t already check out Deanna’s blog she has some great reviews.

The rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers that you think are deserving of the award.  I am only going to nominate 6-7 bloggers
  • Let the bloggers know you nominated them.
  • Give them 11 questions of your own.

 

Deanna’s questions

1. Have you ever named a child, pet, car or anything else after a book character? If so, what was the name and from which book? If not, do you want to?

No! not yet anyway. My gran used to have a Jack Russell named Rambo from the films. But maybe my next pet will have a fictional name. It will probably be a hamster. Anyone have any recommendations?

2. If your favorite book was being made into a movie, who would you cast as the characters?

This is a really hard question as I don’t just one favorite book, although when I read books I do film cast to get my own picture of the characters and I can’t think of any off the top of my head right now.

3. If you could co-author a book with someone, who would it be? What would your book be about?

Ha ha ha ha ha! Me write? I don’t have much of an imagination but if I could I would like to write alongside Rainbow Rowell but I have no idea what it would be about. Romance probably.

4. Would you rather read your favorite book over and over again or read as many “2 star” books as you want?

I don’t really reread books, so I would go for the 2 star books.

5. What is the book you learned the most from?

A thousand splendid suns by Khaled Housseni. You really learn what it’s like to be a woman and living in Afghanistan.

6. If you could rename yourself, what you name you?

Like my actual name? I dunno! I have never really liked my name but I don’t think I would change it.

7. What celebrity do people say you look like?

When I was younger, I sometimes got told I looked a little bit like Nicole Appleton from All Saints. But I don’t get told that I look like anyone nowadays

8. If you could relive any time period in your life, what would it be?

Teenage years, I would do better at school and listen to everyones advice rather than dismiss it. Plus you have no responsabilities.

9. If you could be a part of any fictional family, whose would it be?

The Weasley’s. I imagine everyone would. They have such an amazing home, there are loads of them and the magic and the pranks.

10. Do you like participating in book tags and awards? Why or why not?

Yes. I like both. Answering the questions and trying to books into categories are fun.

11. Tell me the most interesting thing about yourself.

I am Dyslexic, love to read but have trouble writing paragraphs and essays, get my lefts and rights the wrong way round and have a difficult time finding the right word to use and meaning.


 

Bloggers I nominate

Kayla@booksolid

Cadence@booksxorxmisery

Anna@mybookishdream

Jess@Onceuponabookblog

Rae@bookmarkchronicles

Joey@Anotherafterthought

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My Questions

  1. If you could be an animal what would you be?
  2. If you were to write your own book what genre would it be?
  3. What is the latest book added to your TBR?
  4. What is your favourite read of the year so far?
  5. What three words would you use to describe yourself?
  6. If you could have a super power what would it be?
  7. How many books have you got on your TBR pile.
  8. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
  9. Can you remember the book that got you into reading? and if so what was it?
  10. Throne of glass or The cinder chronicles?
  11.  What is your most anticipated read of 2016?

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you once again to a novel glimpse for nominating me.

 

 

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Top 5 Wednesday – 27th January 2016

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey T5W

Disappointing Eye Candy (books that looked beautiful, but were awful)  

This is actually quite hard because I have read some terrible books but they also had awful covers.

This Raging Light

I didn’t hate this book but I was disappointed and I loved the cover, I would have bought this book on the cover alone.

This Raging Light

The Bone Clocks

Just wasn’t for me. Sorry… not sorry!

The Bone clocks

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #1-2)

I didn’t like this and through the looking glass was worse.

Let It Snow

I know…I’m sorry! I just didn’t like it!

Before I Fall

Just not my cup of tea.

Thanks for stopping by, let me know if any of these were on your list or if you disliked them like me.

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The Actual One: Or How to Avoid Settling Down For as Long as Possible by Isy Suttie

The Actual One: Or How to Avoid Settling Down For as Long as Possible

Author: Isy Suttie

Publisher: Orion Publishing

Expected Publication: 28th January 2016

Genre: Memoir, Humour

Source: Netgalley

Date read: 24th January 2016

 

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Isy Suttie—stand-up comedian, actress and songsmith—has reached her thirties and realized her life is never going to be what she expected. She’ll never become that tennis champion, be an expert in birdsong or make a living from playing pinball. Yet Isy maintains her trusty “glass half full” attitude to life. Why? From goldfish-murdering mothers and housemates obsessed with VAT, to boyfriends who don’t appreciate gifts of homemade human-sized penguins, Isy delves deep into the vaults of her memory, writing with warmth, agonizing honesty and sharp humor to bring to life all of the scrapes that optimism have led her into.

My Thought:

So Isy Suttie is the Comedian who plays Dobby in the peep show alongside David Mitchell and Robert Webb, Which is a pretty popular show. Before appearing as Dobby, Isy has been a live stand up, comedy musician and writer.

This book is Isy in her thirties trying to live like a twenty something year old and not grow up and become responsible, whilst her friends around her are settling down into relationships and starting a family. She goes through a list of her partners and why they wasn’t the ‘actual one’. There is also a lot of Isy reminiscing about the old days, when she started up as a stand up and how difficult it can be.

The book was very easy to read, humorous as expected and a lot of rambling.  There were on slight occasions when I did get a bit bored and put this book down and then came back to it. This woman though get’s herself into some really crazy situations and I would think that some of it may not be believable until I met someone exactly like this and understand that some people are clumsy and bad shit just happens to them all the time.

The funniest moment for me was when she went skiing with friends and practically rolled down (Laughing as remembering) and when she went down the slopes on a table….drunk obviously. Who on earth would use parcel tape to hold their breasts up in a dress? Crazy but very funny lady.

I found this book to be very nostalgic, as Isy was reminiscing her younger days with, Mix-tapes, New Kids on the Block, Take That, Crystal Maze and more

I recommend to anyone that is a fan of Isy Suttie, comedy or even just Dobby.

Overall I rated this 3.5 stars out of 5.