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- TOP TEN TUESDAY - Ten books books you should read if you liked...

September 29, 2015

Am I the only one really excited about this week's theme!?!?
I just love recommending books to people, especially less-popular ones. So take notes people, the following books are super awesome!

Stand-Off, by Andrew Smith - review -

September 28, 2015

THIS BOOK IS FUCKING AMESOME!

You know, I didn't believe it when people said that Stand-Off was as good as Winger. Winger is one of my favorite book and I could not imagine how anything could top it. But here I am, in awe of this sequel.
Every time I try to review one of Andrew Smith's book, I end up babling because there is just so much to say, s
orry in advance guys.


WARNING! SPOILER OF WINGER AHEAD!

OwlCrate unboxing

September 25, 2015



As I mention in a previous post, I got a subscription to OwlCrate for my birthday!
For those of you ho do not know what OwlCrate is:

Every month we'll send you a magical box tailored to a chosen YA theme (e.g. paranormal, first love, dystopia.) Each box will contain one new Young Adult novel, as well as 3-5 other bookish keepsakes to help set the mood for your literary adventure. 
from the official website

- WRIMOS UNITE - Theme discussion!

September 24, 2015


Yes, I'm back today with another WRIMOS UNITE post to talk about this year's theme.
For those of you who are still new to this NaNoWriMo things, every year there is a different theme and this is really cool because you have the option of buying some AWESOME merch representing the year's you've participated in.

- TOP TEN TUESDAY - Ten books that are on my fall TBR

September 22, 2015
This is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish




Sweaters, scarves, hot chocolate, boots...

Yes, my favorite season is finally upon us! And this week's TTT is about just that: which books are on my Fall TBR.

I do not have a lot of upcoming new releases on it because I'm trying to finish the books I have at home before buying some more...
But let's be real, we all not I'll end up taking a trip to Chapters sometimes in the next months!
Without further due, let,s get right into it!

Scorch Trials - movie review -

September 21, 2015

"WICKED IS GOOD THOMAS" 
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"Good" my ass!



Hello everyone! Today I am reviewing Scorch Trials movie that came out last week. 
As almost every book to movie adaptation made in the last few years, I have read the Maze Runner trilogy and I have a lot to say about this new movie.

Before getting into this, I want to advise everyone that this review will contain SPOILERS.

- WRIMOS UNITE - Pantsing VS Planning

September 18, 2015

Pantsing VS Planning

This is the ultimate debate when it comes to NaNoWriMo. Today, I will (hopefully) help you pick a method that works best for you.

Before I die...

Today, I'm sharing with you my ultimate to do list, or bucket list if you prefer. Some of the things are related to Sailing Through Books and some are not. But regardless of what it is, I wish to accomplish them in the next few years, or at least before I die (because, you know, it would be much harder if I was lock in a coffin and not breathing and all...)


ULTIMATE TO-DO LIST

Get to 30 followers on my blog

Go study abroad (next year guys!)

Get to 50 followers on my blog

Go to France

Be able to do the split

- TOP TEN TUESDAY - Freebie

September 15, 2015
THIS MEME WAS CREATED BY THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH
This week, it's up to us to decide what we want to do for Top Ten Tuesday so I decided to rent about the ugly translation covers!
It's sad, but most of the translated books get ugly covers. They say don't judge a book by its cover, but sadly, some covers could REALLY use a makeover! It particularly sucks when one of your favorite book has an ugly cover and people you recommend it to turn it down because of it.
Some of the following images will be plain ugly, and others will be there for reasons that will be explained.
To the right you will find the original cover and to the left, the ugly translated version of it. Without further due, here are the ten covers I think could use a serious change!

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, by Rick Riordan - TRAILER review -

September 14, 2015
In case you've misread the title of this post, this is not a review on The Sword of Summer, book one in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. It is trailer review!
This weekend, the trailer for the Magnus Chase series was release and it gave me so much feels that I decided to make a review about it. Change things up a bit you know? Anyways, here's the trailer


Where do I even begin... Let's start with all the technical stuff.

I am not a pro in any of this, but in my eyes, the graphics were AMAZING! I love how they kept the same color scheme as the book cover; all purple and orange and dark red... it's a nice touch! The animation was well done. At 30 seconds, when the wolf appears, I thought that was super cool! Also, the tree at the end was so nice! How it went from the light trailer version of the tree to the dark version we see on the cover!

- BOOKISH DICTIONARY -

September 11, 2015
I shared my blog with my family not long ago and my grandpa was telling me how he read it and really enjoyed it. Then, he asked me about an acronym I had used in one of my post: VA.
This got me thinking that, to the people who are not fan of literature, things like VA might not mean anything to them. So today, I'm making a little guide about the lingo/acronyms that we, booklovers, use, so that new comers or people who are not part of this ''world'', if I may, can understand. Some of them might not be as frequent as others, but I use them, so they're here. Deal.

Without further due...

- WRIMOS UNITE - Published authors who have participated in NaNoWriMo

September 10, 2015

This is the third post in the WRIMOS UNITE series and today, I want to talk about authors who have published their Nano story.



Some people are anti-NaNoWriMo. They think it's not worth anything, that all you get is a shitty first draft and a lot of stress. Well, I have three things to tell those people:

- Top Ten Tuesday - Ten finished series I have yet to finish

September 8, 2015
Here we are, with another Top Ten Tuesday!
This week, I'm sharing with you ten series that are finished but that I have not yet finished reading. This one was hard for me because all the series I was following came to an end in the last year, so I also included series I do not plan on finishing.

Messenger of Fear, by Michael Grant - review -

September 7, 2015

What a cool concept!
Seriously, Michael Grant always has the best ideas for books. EVER! The Gone series was A-Mazing and Messenger of Fear was really cool!

Where do I start?
Okay, okay, I got it. Messenger of Fear is the story of Mara, a teenage girl who wakes up surrounded by yellow mist. Then, she learns that she is going to become a messenger of fear and her teacher is Messenger (with a capital M yes). This Messenger guy is kind of creepy and he doesn't want to tell Mara anything. She's pist off but the lessons she learns make her understand more and more what's going on and at the end... Well that I can't tell you because it would ruin the book but at the end, she understands everything.

WRIMOS UNITE - 7 reasons why you should participate

September 3, 2015


Last week, I (very quickly I know) explained to you guys what Nanowrimo was. Now, you might be wondering: Sophie, why are you talking to us about it? Do you want us to participate? Why should we?
Well here are some answers:

OF COURSE I want you guys to participate! Why? Here's why!

Growing up as a booklover

September 2, 2015
Hello everyone, today I want to share with you how being a bookworm affected my life in high school.
Why high school specifically? Because yesterday I started my last year of high school. Yup, that's right, I'm now a senior! Yay me!

-Top Ten Tuesday- Ten characters you just didn't click with

September 1, 2015

We all have people with whom we just don't click. You know that classmate that just annoys you? Or that coworker you simply can't stand? Well, for readers, this also happens with characters. And it just so happens that this week's Top Ten Tuesday is about just that! (because I obviously did not write this intro after I saw it...;D)

For me, the characters that I didn't click with are pretty much all part of books I didn't like, because the characters in question are part of the reason I did not like the books in the first place. Makes sense?

Anyways, without further due, I present to you...

THE CHARACTERS I JUST DIDN'T CLICK WITH