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Lit Talks: Do you check the goodreads rating?

Lit Talks

Lit Talks is a series of  discussion posts where I discuss anything that has caught my eye. I aim to take a new angle on old and new topics alike. 

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Wrapup Post

Hi!
So this is just a recap of what I’ve been doing on my blog so far and a request for some feedback! 🙂

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#BookBlogWriMo: The Future of Your Blog

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This is an version of NaNoWriMo for book bloggers. There’s a prompt for each day discussing various aspects of blogging. #BookBlogWriMo is hosted by Book Bumblings.

Today’s Prompt: The Future of Your Blog – Where do you think you’re going? Get in touch with your inner Miss Cleo.

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#BookBlogWriMo: Your Blogging Toolkit

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This is an version of NaNoWriMo for book bloggers. There’s a prompt for each day discussing various aspects of blogging. #BookBlogWriMo is hosted by Book Bumblings.

Today’s Prompt: Your Blogging Toolkit – We could all blog smarter! Share some of the best tools in your blogging arsenal.

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#BookBlogWriMo: Why You Blog

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This is an version of NaNoWriMo for book bloggers. There’s a prompt for each day discussing various aspects of blogging. #BookBlogWriMo is hosted by Book Bumblings.

Today’s Prompt: Why You Blog – Again, self-explanatory. Continue reading

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Mini-Book Review: The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore (Lorien Legacies #5)

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Goodreads Blurb

The worst was supposed to be over. We were reunited after a decade apart. We were discovering the truth of our past. We were training and getting stronger every day. We were even happy…

We never imagined the Mogodorians could turn one of our own against us. We were fools for trusting Five. And now Eight is lost forever. I would do anything to bring him back, but that’s impossible. Instead, I will do whatever it takes to destroy every last one of them.

I’ve spent my entire life hiding from them, and they’ve stolen everything away from me. But that stops now. We’re going to take the battle to them. We have a new ally who knows their weaknesses. And I finally have the power to fight back.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.

Number Two in England.

Number Three in Kenya.

And Number Eight in Florida.

They killed them all.

I am Number Seven.

I will make them pay.

My Review

Plot

It’s been over a year since I last read the 4th book in the Lorien Legacies so when I started reading The Revenge of Seven, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what had already happened and which character’s viewpoint the chapters were from. This is why I felt like Pittacus Lore was not giving the reader enough background on previous events so that we can easily pick up this book and go, “okay! I get what’s happening and why it’s happening!”

In terms of romance, there was barely any significance placed on the relationships that some of the characters had formed. This may have been intended as an “they have better things to do than make-out with their girlfriend!” But I felt that, that left this book too focused on the action. Events were happening in quick succession and there weren’t too many “quiet moments” in the book where they reflected or something! Therefore, the story felt rather rushed.

Characters

The author didn’t delve too much into the characters. I remember really getting to know the characters in the previous books but in this book it seemed almost like there was nothing new to discover about the characters. This disappointed me because I had been hoping to get to know the characters better!

Would I recommend this book? 

Yes! It was an enjoyable read with an engaging plot.

Rating: 

3.75/5 stars

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The Social Media Book Tag

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I found this book tag on The Ramblings of a Literature Nerd’s blog. Here’s the link to the post: http://theramblingsofaliteraturenerd.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/the-social-media-book-tag/

First of, I’d just like to start by saying that I’m not much of a social networker. All I have is an Instagram account with less than 100 followers! 😉 But just to satisfy my craving for social media, I decided to do this tag..

This tag involves connecting 7 different social media websites to books.

Twitter- your favorite shortest book.

For this one, I have to agree with The Ramblings of a Literature Nerd and say The Giver by Lois Lowry. I read it in.. 6th grade (maybe?) and I quite enjoyed it.

Facebook- a book everyone pressured you into reading- 

The Fault in our Stars by John Green. My Language Arts teacher was telling us to read it.. all my friends were raving about it..I just felt like everyone had read it and I was missing out.

Tumblr- a book you read before it was cool- 

At this point, I’m afraid I’ve got to admit that I usually read “popular” books… I’m not much of a risk-taker in real life and this applies to my preference in mostly reading books that have been recommended by someone.  And this is not because I dismiss books that aren’t hyped about but because I’m not someone who finds it easy to take a “leap of faith.” But don’t worry – I might “follow the crowd” on what books to read but I definitely don’t base my opinions on what everyone else thinks.

Myspace- a book you don’t remember if you liked or not-

Well if I don’t remember whether I liked the book or not, usually it’s because I don’t really remember the book itself! So I’m going to have to skip this one (sorry!)..

Instagram- a book so beautiful you had to instagram it

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Well I own Instagram but I rarely post pictures of books. However if I were to do so, I’d do Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.

Youtube- a book you wish would be turned into a movie

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I loved reading this book so so much!!! I desperately want to see how Anna and Étienne would look like – they are one of my favorite couples.

Goodreads- a book you recommend to everyone

I recommend many books but usually my recommendations vary depending on who I’m issuing them to. In the end, I don’t think there are that many books which everyone could read and claim they actually enjoyed. So I’ll pick that seems to have been all over the internet for a while.. The Fault in our Stars by John Green! (Although I think most people have probably already read this book..but if you haven’t, no worries!)

So that concludes todays book tag 🙂 Hope you enjoyed it! Oh and who am I tagging? Anyone and everyone who wants to participate 😀 Have fun! If you’re participating, don’t forget to include a link to your post in the comments below 🙂 I’d love to see to your blog (post).

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top New Series I Want To Start

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Okay, I actually have quite a few series I’ve been wanting to start for a while now.. I know some of these series are actually quite popular but for reasons unknown, I never seem to get around to reading them!186606697896527Print

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1. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

2. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

3. Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger

4. Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

5. If I Stay series by Gayle Forman

6. Shadow Club series by Neal Shusterman

7. His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFevers

8. Paranormalcy series by Kiersten White

9. Age of X series by Richelle Mead

10. The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine

🙂 Ta-da! Let me know in the comments if there are any series you think should be at the top of my list or share a link to your own Top Ten Tuesday post!

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