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Lol jk, Novel Nerds is made up of Yasmina, Farhana and Radiya.
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My own worst book read was probably Adored by Tilly Bagshawe. It was so superficial; all about hollywood and sex- it bored the crap out of me. The lack of plot and substance seemed to be compensated for by boring sex scenes. There wasn’t really a lot of character growth tbh… really not my kind of book at all.
It’s Dr Seuss’ 108th Birthday today! To celebrate we’re posting some of his best quotes, facts and the trailer for The Lorax.
Facts about Dr. Seuss
His real name is Theodore Seuss Geisel, Seuss was his mother’s maiden name.
Cat in the Hat was the result of a bet bet Dr Seuss and Bennett Cerf (his publisher) that he could not write a book using only 220 words.
Green Eggs and Ham was the result of another bet, again between Dr Seuss and Bennett Cerf (his publisher) that he could not write a book using only 50 different words.
The 50 words from Green Eggs and Ham are: a, am, and, anywhere, are, be, boat, box, car, could, dark, do, eat, eggs, fox, goat, good, green, ham, here, house, I, if, in, let, like, may, me, mouse, not, on, or, rain, Sam, say, see, so, thank, that, the, them, there, they, train, tree, try, will, with, would, you.
He was rejected by around 28 publishers.
He created the word ‘Nerd’. It can be found in “If I Ran the Zoo” published in 1950.
The Lorax movie voiced by Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Danny DeVito, was released today in the US (I guess to coincide with Dr Seuss’ birthday).
Apparently it won’t be released in the UK until 27th July?! This does not make me happy! I was really excited to watch it :(
Amazon is having a sale on some Kindle books. I was taking a look and I found City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Wither by Lauren DeStefano, The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness for 99p each. A Game of Thrones by G R R Matrin for £1.99, When God was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman for £2.99 and they’ll be adding many more until 6th January.
If you have a Kindle I would definitely recommend taking a look. I know I’ll be watching out for any books I like.
I just loved the way this was written! From the very first page, I was completely drawn into the story.
Safe Haven is a story about newcomer Katie arriving in the town of Southport in North Carolina where she aims to keep a low profile. Katie is clearly running from something and her reserved nature only makes her stand out more to the local store owner Alex who is widowed with two young kids; Josh and Kristen. Taken away by her beauty, Alex realises he has feelings for the mysterious Katie. The more the two get to know each other, the more obvious it is that something special exists between them. But you can’t run from your past forever and soon the ghost Katie’s been running from discovers her whereabouts and it turns into a fight between life and death.
What I loved about Safe Haven was the determination of Katie to start her life over and the courage it took her to run from her past. I also loved how she bonded with Alex’s children; she made for a really natural mother despite not having her own children. And of course, the romance between Alex and Katie was adorable although about 143 pages in and after two weeks of dating he told her she loved him. Personally, I was like eh, how can you say I love you so fast. But Nicholas Sparks has a way with making you believe in love so fast that you fall in love with his characters. The man is amazing.
*Warning* This may be less of a review and more of a proclamation of love.
First off I have to say I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK. There is not one thing that I found disappointing about it. I was trying my hardest to slow down my reading just so I could have more time with it, that’s how much I loved Clockwork Prince. It’s most definitely one of my favourites.
I thought I loved The Mortal Instruments especially City of Bones and City of Glass and I just liked Clockwork Angel. In my head Clockwork Angel had nothing on The Mortal Instruments but this book has changed everything for me. I mean I adore Jace and Simon but Will and Jem now have permanent places in my heart.
Seriously, I am so elated with this book that I don’t know what to do with myself. All the characters were just wonderful and I love practically all of them. There are a lot of secrets that are revealed and we get to learn so much more about all the characters which is something I love. I like knowing more about characters, how they think and knowing the meaning behind their actions; where as I felt that this is what City of Fallen Angels was lacking because there were so many characters to follow.
I do have to say everyone had me scared when they said I’d need a box of tissues with me when I read the book. I thought that was a sign for something deeply ominous that would tear me apart and make me mad at Cassie. However, that doesn’t mean I wasn’t crying whilst reading it or my heart didn’t squeeze at some points because it did.
There were quite a few twists along the way which explains why some people are so happy and others are in tears. I am both happy and upset and I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens in Clockwork Princess.
Truly Cassie has outdone herself and I can’t even begin to imagine what Clockwork Princess will be like because I’m in complete awe of this brilliant book.
5/5 The best book I have read this year and I’m really happy that I’m ending the year with it
Also, if you have read this book send me an ask so I can talk to someone about this properly. I’m dying to hear how others feel.
That’s me with Cassandra Clare on the left and Sarah Rees Brennan on the right. As you can see i’m extremely happy to be meeting my favourite author! Ahhh!
It’s been almost a month since I went to an event held at Foyles in London for Cassandra Clare and I’ve been meaning to post about this but I guess I was a little lazy. This post is just as much for Radiya as it is for the followers because she’s been nagging me to post about this since the event.