Sunday, 31 May 2015

Whats in my bag!

Hello Lovelies!

I was inspired to write this post by my beautiful friend Sioban over at Beauty Bylaws !!! 
I know a what's in my bag post doesn't seem like it belongs on a book blog but with what I have inside you will understand!
Let me just say I LOVE big bags and I cannot lie!
The one I am using right now is this gorgeous coach bag! I fell in love with it even when so many people think the colour is ugly...
Some of you may know that I used to have a blog and I have recently Graduated University so this stuff is not things I recently started carrying around!
First... Womenly things are still in the bag (makeup and other stuff) this isn't a beauty blog SSO I'm focusing more of the book/blog related stuff!
Of course I always have my phone and charger I didn't think you guys cared to see that!
Next I have my wallet and sunglasses because those are always needed! How will I be able to get to the book store without my glasses... How can I possibly buy books without my wallet! Lol
My little Camera! Its the little black pouch with the flowers! And I make sure to always have the charger it's small, doesn't take up room really. I love to carry this little guy around instead of dragging my Nikon everywhere I go! This way I'll always have a way to take pictures for all you to see!!
Next is that little creamy greenish coloured clip up top that's a little reading light! You never know!
That pink pouch at the bottom left is this adorable little thing I bough at chapters! It says "Crap" and under that little check boxes saying "more crap" "total crap" its just a cute little thing and I keep some little stuff (pens and highlighters) 
Why carry around highlighters you ask? Well how will I stay organized?! (I will post an agenda organization article in the near future) but this isn't just any old agenda... This has EVERYTHING I need in it... My life.... All my appointments, workouts, work schedule but it isn't only for my personal life. This agenda is filled with sticky notes and little lists of books I want to read, blog post ideas, review thoughts. Not only when I'm on the go but also when I'm at home, every idea finds its way into this very ugly agenda!
A Book! Of course a book! I always always always have a book with me. This is how I am able to get so much reading done! I love to know I have it! The other day I was in the DMV and there were like 60 people in line! I groaned and then remembered I had my book! I did a lot of reading that day while all those others were standing around shifting from right to left foot wasteing time!
I used to have this little book that could fit in my palm it was adorable covered in letters. In this little book I would have written down all the books I own so that when I was in book stores or book markets surround but thousands of books I would never buy a book I already had. This was very difficult as I could only add books at the end of the list and not with their series so it didn't help when I had to flip though so many pages to see if I needed that books.... Now that you to the creates of this little app called Libib (I will write a post on this if your interested) its so amazing and as long as my phone is charged I am good to go anywhere and I will have my books with me!!

Monday, 25 May 2015

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Review!

The Fault in Our Stars
Book Summary:
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

I have never been one to pick up a book like this, stories that make you cry, stories that can happen to anyone around you, even to yourself... true stories are really not my thing. For this I seemed to change my mind... maybe it was the fact that there was a movie coming out, or how excited and in love everyone was with this book, whatever it was that made me pick up this book... THANK YOU!

I loved the story, from the first moment I was captivated I had no idea what I was in for and I was pleasently surprised, the plot did talk about the cancer, it touched on the difficult moments living with cancer or having a child, friend, significant other that is living with cancer, but it also surrounds life, life of a teenage girl, falling in love with a guy and a book, and then falling out of love.... 

I really did develop great feelings for these characters, not only Hazel and Gus but the secondary characters as well, Issac was a wonderful addition as he brought the sad realization to the book in a much different way then the story of Hazel has brought to us readers. He not only had to deal with cancer himself but with relationship problems.... Hazel and Gus' parents are all great additions to the story, of course we see a lot more about Hazels mom and dad but I love that you also get to feel the pain that they have trying to take care of a daughter who is terminally ill.

Without telling you any spoilers if you have yet to read this book... it is NOT what I expected at all, I was shocked and sad, cried for days. DO NOT read this book in public you will regret it trust me! As much as I cried I loved the ending, sure I wanted to know what happened after but I feel John Green did a really god job at wraping it up nicely.

Not much I can say about it... we all know John Green's writing is AMAZING! its a book geared and written in a language for teens and adults a like. He really knows how to make the story jump from the page and into our hearts!

LOVE LOVE LOVE I really can't say anymore about it!


Never Back Down!
Never Give Up!


Rating Books! (My Star System!)

This is just a quick post about how I rate my books so that you all know what I mean when I give each review a certain Star rating!!
One Star: I couldnt even finish the book, or I hated it so much I only finished it to see if it happened to get any better!
Two Stars: I didnt like the book, It was far from the worst thing I have read but it needs a lot of work to make it a book that is worth me recommending to people!
Three Stars: Was a really good book but there were some elements that I felt needed to be included or excluded. Certain parts I loved while other parts... not so much
Four Stars: I enjoying this book a lot! Only very minimal annoyances that really do not bother me. I would 100% recommend this book to my fellow readers (Most books that I love would get this)
Five Stars: LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! This is a book that I find zero issues with (rare to give this to a book Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Divergent are the only ones I have given 5 far) Five means I love this book so much that I probably have spent  more money then I have on extra little things related to the book -Hello Wizarding World of Harry Potter!-

Never Back Down!
Never Give Up!


Crank Book Review!

Book Summary:

In Crank, Ellen Hopkins chronicles the turbulent and often disturbing relationship between Kristina, a character based on her own daughter, and the "monster," the highly addictive drug crystal meth, or "crank." Kristina is introduced to the drug while visiting her largely absent and ne'er-do-well father. While under the influence of the monster, Kristina discovers her sexy alter-ego, Bree: "there is no perfect daughter, / no gifted high school junior, / no Kristina Georgia Snow. / There is only Bree." Bree will do all the things good girl Kristina won't, including attracting the attention of dangerous boys who can provide her with a steady flow of crank.

I do like the format of the book it was different and not something that is seen very often but I felt it just did not fit with the story itself

I did not like this book at all...the story itself... I cannot even write a real review because it angered me so much...

Kristina was annoying and childish, I would not relate to her at all, I know crank crank crank but I just felt like there could have been so much more when it came to the development of her characters. Do not even get me started on her alter-ego Bree...

I just felt like the author was trying to hard to make the characters sound young and stupid... it was almost like every time I heard a word that I would have heard someone say when I was in highschool i wanted to throw the book... It is difficult to explain, it was like... imagin your grandparents using a certain word because they think the young kids say it these days... that is what it felt like reading this book...

The story itself for me was not even enjoyable, I thought I would be interested... I just really wasn't at all.

I am not going to stop reading Ellen Hopkins because of one book. I will pick up more of her novels before making a decision on if I like her style or not.

I also just want to apoligize to Ellen, I hate bashing books but that is what I need to do in some cases, you are all reading my reviews to hear the truth, of course you may all LOVE this book, everyone has different taste but I am here to tell you my views and that is what I am doing!


Never Back Down!
Never Give Up!

Crystal xxoo