Shhhhh…. Did you hear that? No? To bad, you just missed the satisfying smack of me slipping on the old blogger gloves again. I know my return is as unexpected as Ed Sheeran in Game of Thrones or Bilbo Baggins going on a journey but I’m back! I hope y’all missed me (or at the very least noticed I was gone lol.). Weirdly though, getting back into blogging does feels kinda like slipping into an old pair of gloves or an old sweater – tight and just uncomfortable enough to make you feel….well, uncomfortable. But hopefully I’ll find my grove again because book blogging was so much fun and I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I logged into this old thing.
Continue reading “The End of the Eternal Hiatus….. [Part 1]”
OMG guys its such an exciting time!! For those of you that don’t live in Africa and didn’t know: Zambia (my home sweet home!) hosted this year’s U20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and last night were the finals and we actually won!!! If you’re from Senegal, sorry your team couldn’t handle our teams incredible prowess, agility and unattainable glory (#I’mJustSayin’) (lol) Anyway in honor of all the crazy fun soccer times, I wanted to spread the love (because nothing brings people together like sports) by listing some of my favorite books that involve some kind of sport.
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Before I even begin I just want to squeal a little bit about reaching 300 followers. Gah! Thanks you guys!
Anyways the world’s been abuzz about NASA discovering this new mini solar system that could possibly support life (water, plants, oxygen, the whole shabam!) and its kinda crazy how completely unexpected this news was. If you hadn’t heard this news; thanks for crawling out from under that rock to read my lil ol blog (lol)… Basically the news goes that around a star (40 light years away) named Trappist 1, seven [earth-sized] planets have been discovered and according to current investigations could possible support life. So we’re basically one step away from living in our favorite Sci-Fi novels right? The ones with the cool space ship battles and interplanetary wars (Guardians of the Galaxy, I’m looking at you…).
Continue reading “TRAPPIST-1 Star Geekout + You Are Now a Step Closer to Living in Your Favorite YA Sci-Fi!”
This is me guys: I create a blog meme then feel lazy to keep up with it (lol)
*Anyway! Life Lessons from Books is a weekly meme created by moi. The meme is intended to poke fun at the little life lessons books are actually teaching us. I hope that makes sense. (If you’re new here just scroll down and you’ll get it!)
This week’s life lesson is:
In case of kidnapping: 1. Make captor fall in love you. 2. DO NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH CAPTOR. (Otherwise death, blood, war, a bit of witchcraft and more death. 3. Escape when convenient (or when captor lets you go because they love you so much).
Book That Taught Me This?
I bet you saw this one coming: OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon.
*Lessons from Books will appear on my blog every Tuesday (or apparently every Tuesday with a full moon)
If you want to take part in this little meme go for it or comment below about any funny lessons you picked up from books!
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Covers are playing a more and more important role in today’s book industry (because who wants an ugly cover staring at them from a bookshelf) so today I’ll be discussing some recently revealed book covers…
*I’ll only be discussing books who’s covers have been released recently.
*This post is 100% non spoilery so don’t fear nerdlings.
*Click the book cover to go to the books goodreads.
THE DARK PROPHECY (The Trials of Apollo #2) by Rick Riordan
Release Date: May 2 2017
Okay I have no idea what’s going on here. The cover for The Hidden Oracle (Book 1) was really pretty, I don’t know what this mess is. Something about the color and the detailing is a turn off. Do you agree?
A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN (ACOTAR #3) by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: May 2 2017
Excuse me a second… *walks off to scream into a pillow*… Guys I’m freaking out! I’m such a huge fan of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series and seeing the new covers always gets me because they’re always epic. Can I just say I totally knew this one would be green! It’s just so powerful, Feyre looks ready to murder with that wicked looking knife in her hand and the armoured dress!
IRON GOLD by Pierce Brown
Release Date: August 22 2017
Ok let’s be honest with each other for a sec; I haven’t even finished the Red Rising Trilogy yet 🙈🙈🙊 Hear me out! Red Rising is my favorite book (OF ALL TIME!) so I’m trying to go slow with the series and really enjoy it. Anyway Iron Gold looks epic, white covers always look regal but what’s with the burning feather?
DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES (Every Heart a Doorway #2) by Seanan McGuire
Release Date: June 13 2017
If you’ve been following me for any amount of time you know I absolutely, a 1000% loved Every Heart a Doorway and it’s cover so it’s no surprise I love this cover too. Its dark and intriguing – as it should be since we’re going to be exploring Jack and Jill’s sinster world. Mad scientists and vampires… So exciting!
THE WISH GRANTER ( Ravenspire #2) by C. J. Redwine
Release Day: February 14 2017
Let’s be honest again; I never really liked the first Ravenspire book but I’m willing to give C. J. Redwine another chance because this cover is gorgeous! And the synopsis of the book doesn’t hurt too; a Rumpelstiltskin retelling! Could be really good or really bad…
ROYAL BASTARDS by Andrew Shvarts
Release Day: June 6th 2017
Bastards, thrones and magical kindgdoms. (Sound familiar? 😋) Anyway this is one of my most anticipated reads and the cover is really…. underwhelming. I was just expecting more. Anyway it does sound like an interesting read and from what I could glean its mostly about friendship which is great!
THE BURNING WORLD (Warm Bodies #2) by Isaac Marion
Release Day: February 7 2017
I’m not even sure when this cover came out exactly because I was too busy squealing over the fact that Warm Bodies HAS A SEQUEL! Like what in the world!?? I read Warm Bodies way back in 2016 (totally loved it!) so I’m dying to read this. Anyway the cover: I love the red and black. Kinda sad to see a burning city in the cover because I thought we had a happy ending in the first book… Oh well…
What are some of your favorite covers/ cover reveals? Let me know in the comments!
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