Hey everyone! How are we all doing? Can you believe we’re almost halfway through April already!?
Today I’m back with another Fairyloot unboxing. Fairyloot is a monthly book subscription box that normally includes a newly released fantasy YA novel and each month has a different theme. Along with the book you normally receive a letter from the author and the book comes either signed by the author or with a signed bookplate. If you want to find out more about the boxes then you can check out the Fairyloot website.
Can you believe we’re now in July!? This year has flew in! I was going to post my June Wrap-up yesterday but unfortunately I was working.
June was pretty wasted month for me. I had planned to read at least 5 books but only managed to read 3 of the ones I chose.
These were Sabriel and Lirael, both by Garth Nix and Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
I got this book and Lirael a while ago and finally got round to reading them last month. I was extremely disappointed in this book. The story jumped right into the old magic and old kingdom and there was never a great explanation for the old magic and it’s powers. It just kind of started and from then I didn’t really understand anything. When it spoke about the charters and stuff I was lost because I was finding it hard to understand. I don’t know if I’m maybe just slow on picking things up or not but it made me really dislike the book and although I didn’t enjoy it, I had to finish it just to see what happened in the end.
This book was slightly better than the first book in the series. However, again there was never any explanation about the old magic etc and both Lirael and Sameth were irritating characters. They were extremely self-pitying and annoying. The only characters I actually liked were the Disreputable Dog and Mogget and of course both of them are animals. Again, I did finish the book because I felt I had to but it was such a waste.
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland
This book surprised me. I read it because I’ve seen pretty much everyone talk about it and wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I was slightly disappointed but I did enjoy it all the same. As I was reading it I got confused but afterwards I read more about the book and started to understand it more.
Although I spent most of the month reading 2 books I didn’t enjoy at all, I’m glad I finished by reading a book that was slightly more enjoyable! Now I’m looking forward to the books I’m reading this month and tomorrow I’ll post about the books on my July TBR List!
Happy Sunday guys! So a few days ago I found out that in the west end of Glasgow there is a book fair every month and this weekend was when it took place. I dragged my family into town with me just so I could go and see what there was after promising I wouldn’t buy anything. It was in a small room at the back of the Botanic Gardens and although it looked tiny there were so many books and they were all so cheap! I could’ve stayed forever but I also wanted to go to one of the old record stores too. Although I said I wouldn’t buy anything I ended up seeing The Hunger Games Series and I just had to get them as I’ve been wanting to read them again for a while and then I seen Dance Of Shadows and fell in love with the cover so I just had to buy that. The final book I bought was I’ll Give You The Sun. This is one of the books I wanted to buy the other day in Waterstones but it was only £3.75 today! Who would turn that down? All the other books were only £2.50 which is a complete bargain! Yeah, they’re second-hand but they all looked brand new. I’m so happy I went today and I can’t wait until it’s back! The next time I’ll be able to go is in August as I go on holiday the weekend it’s here next month. If you live in Glasgow or near Glasgow then I recommend you go because they have just about every genre and there was also loads of special edition classics too! Here is a picture of the dates it comes back the rest of the year:
Or you can check out the website here.
Have you guys got any book fairs near you? If so comment below and let other people know about them!
(taken from instagram @kirstyreads)
Okay so we’re three days into June and I’ve finally decided on the books I want to read this month.
1. Old Kingdom Series* – Garth Nix
2. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (ebook) – Lewis Carroll
3. The 5th Wave Series – Rick Yancey
This is all I have for now since I want to read two series’ this month but if I add more then I’ll make sure to update this!!
Have you guys read any of these books? If so, leave a comment and let me know what you thought of them! 🙂
*I only have two of the Old Kingdom books so I’ll just be reading those two this month and hopefully when I have money I’ll get the next one
(#xmarksthe tag from instagram @kirstyreads)