Top Ten TV Shows That I Love

Welcome back to Life Is Sweet in Books!

Today we have a Top Ten Tuesday post and this has to be one of my favourite ones to do because it`s all about TV shows! When I`m not reading I`m usually seen watching TV shows and there are a few shows which I am obsessed with, therefore I thought it would be fitting to do this post.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.


The first TV show I have is the Flash. I love this show sooo much because of the positive vibe that it gives. Normally TV shows tend to be quite dark and serious, but the Flash has this warm tone that makes me want to keep watching. I cannot wait for the next season to come out because the last season left on a cliff hanger!!!

Along the lines of the DC world I am also loving the show Supergirl! This is also a happy and upbeat show and it just leaves me in a happy mood. This is good thing because I tend to watch TV shows to de-stress from the busy school life. I also love the wardrobe in Supergirl!

The next show is Teen Wolf. I decided to watch this show because all my friends where watching it. I did find the first few episode quite boring and this lead me to stop watching the show. Although a few months ago I went back to finish the first season and from there I am now hooked! This show is so addicted and this may be because every episode ends on a cliff hanger, but I don`t care because this show is my whole life. I love all the characters and everything about this show is perfect: there is a fantastic plot line and the characters are very diverse.

The final show that I am going to mention in the Shannare Chronicles. This show is one of my type of show because its set in a fantasy-like setting and it reminds me of my favourite fantasy books. The TV show is based on the book series, although sadly I haven`t read the books, but I do intend to read them in the future. If you love fantasy book I`m sure you`ll love this show. Similarly I can`t wait for the next season.Read More »

Me before you by Jojo Moyes Review

Publisher: Michael Joseph (5 Jan. 2012)

Format: Paperback (512 pages)

Source: Brought

Synopsis:

Lou Clark has never been anywhere and she has never done anything exiting before. When she meets Will a surprising friendship forms and the both of them transform for the better. 

Review:

Before I read this book I was pretty anxious mainly because I had never branched out of the YA/children`s genre, therefore this book was quite a large step for me. Surprisingly, when I read this book I thought it was going to be very adult like and the tone of the book would be very hard and serious, however as I actually read the book I found it very easy to read and I immediately clicked with Lou.

This romantic book follows a 26 year old called Lou who has just lost her job and she goes out of her comfort zone to be a carer for a man who has quadriplegic. She has to try to get close to Will Traynor before it’s too late and she also has to face the fact that the world if greater than she thinks.

One of the main things I love about this book is the characters. Lou is such a relatable character and the reader will immediately fall in love with her. The fact that she can be a little bit dopy at times added a little bit of humour. She comes from a family who are struggling economically and so her job as a carrier if vital for her family. Moyes makes her a sympathetic character at first, but as the book goes on the reader starts to relate with her and ultimately understand her.

Moreover I was captured by Moyes ability to make you believe in the characters like they are real people. Every emotion the characters has it sinks in with you; for example, when they feel pain you also feel pain. I think this was mainly due to Moyes writing, which persuades the reader to keep on reading. In addition, whilst British wit gave a humorous effect, Moyes hit you when you won`t expect it and you will be left with tears of sadness. There I warn you to carry a massive box of tissues.Read More »

Kook by Chris Vick Review

Publisher: Harper Collins (7 April 2016)

Format: Paperback (400 pages)

Format: Brought

Synopsis:

Sam has just moved back to where his father grew up and he met Jade. Jade is a girl who seems to be reckless and daring and some who loves to surf. Both of them meet and a relationship evolves from there.

Review:

Now I don`t really have any negative reviews on this blog and the main reason for this is I don`t want to be negative and offend people. However sometimes it’s good to be out of your own comfort zone, therefore I thought I`d right up a review about Kook.

One of the main aspects that made me dislike the book was the characters. I couldn`t connect with any of the characters and I found them really hard to relate with. For some reason I found it really hard to understand the male point of view of Sam and this didn`t add anything positive to my reading experience. I think that if I could connect with the characters I would have enjoyed and understood the plot a lot more.

In addition I felt Sam`s crush with Jade was a crush at all, but it was more like obsession. This made the book very cringe worthy to read and it ruined my reading experience. Sam had this thing of always noticing what Jade was doing and for me it was too much. I don`t think normal teenage boys stare at someone they like for 24 hours upon end. To improve this book I would have liked to read from Jade`s point of view, because it could give a different perspective to Sam`s crush.Read More »

The inspiration that books give

Whether you`re reading a fiction book or an non-fiction book, books will always have the power to inspire you. The inspiration could be taking up a new hobby or it could be encouraging you to see the better side of people.  In my opinion there is no better reason to read a book because ultimately (I believe) the inspiration to take an action will enable people to become a better version of themselves.

I have reading for a long time and in that period I have read hundreds of books. I remember reading Matilda by Roald Dahl and this book inspired me to keep on reading because reading will only give you the power of knowledge. A few years ago I read the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This book did not only made me want to take up archery, but I also inspired me to stand up for what I believe is right. Over the years I have come across many characters that have made me want to do something that would have a positive impact on my life.Read More »

Top Ten Tuesday REWIND- Books that have made me want to do something

Hey guys,

I know it has been a long time since I have posted and the only excuse for this is I haven`t had the motivation. However I am now back and I thought I should start with a bang and therefore I am going to post a Top Ten Tuesday post. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week`s Top Ten Tuesday is a free one where I can make a post about the past Top Ten Tuesdays. A few weeks ago I saw a post about books inspiring people to do something and it really made me want to create a post like it. Fortunately I have the chance today and so here we go:


The Hunger Games made me want to take up archery…

I have been a lover of the Hunger Games for the longest time and every time I reread the books or re-watch the films I always want to be like Katniss and to be able to shoot like here. However I did try archery once and my aim isn`t that good, but I can dream on it, right?

Rebel of the Sands made me want to take up sharpshooting…

Similarly Rebel of the Sands has made me want to do something that has to do with protecting myself and to be original. I guess what I mean these types of books has inspired me to become a strong female and to follow my instincts.

Percy Jackson made me want to join Camp Half-Blood…

In the books Camp Half-Blood seems like the holy grail and I think I would feel like at home at Camp Half-Blood. This may be because I`m a half-blood (my parent hasn`t claimed me yet, but if I join I may find out who my other parent is).

Harry Potter made me want to take my education not for granted…

Hermione Granger is possibly one of the most inspirational character for children and whilst growing up she has always inspired me to keep on studying and to not care about what people think.Read More »

Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan Review

Publisher: Penguin Group (Aug 2013)

Format: Paperback (342 pages)

Source: Brought

Synopsis:

This time the stakes are higher. Percy, who is the son of Poseidon, now has to watch his back everywhere he goes because Kronos is rising.  Although there is a minor problem that is a little bit closer to home- Luke is planning to invade Camp Blood by using a Labyrinth. It is now Percy and his companions` job to find a way to stop Luke and his evil team.

Review:

This book was a thrilling read that kept me caught the whole way though. I had enjoyed the entire book so far in this series and I couldn`t wait to read this book.

I really enjoyed the narrative of Percy in this series. For some reason Riordan present Percy in a way that makes me immediately like him. Normally I would be able to understand the male point of view, however with Percy I was able to understand him. Additionally it could also be due the humour of Percy. Percy has a universal humour that makes him very accessible and so I was able to enjoy his character.

Although, in this book I didn`t enjoy Annabeth`s character. Before one of my favourite characters was Annabeth because she was strong, clever and very inspirational. However in this book she wasn`t very open and I know it was because she upset, but to me she seemed very angsty. I also thought Percy and Annabeth` relationship would improve, but I was a little disappointed.Read More »

A Reflection on my Reading and Life…

It`s quite scary how this month is now July, to me it still feels like March. Another month means it`s time for another reflection post.

A Reflection on my Reading life is a monthly (ish) theme here on Life is Sweet in Books where I talk about the books I have read and my life. I thought this would be a better post to make than a wrap up post because it is less restricted and it allows me to be more original.


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Percy Jackson series

From my last post, I have successfully completed the Percy Jackson series! Like any other book lover out there, I can tell you that I love this series and it has become one of my top favourite series out there! I love the adventure that Percy has and the family aspect that Rich Riordan embeds in the books. I am also a huge lover of Greek Mythology.

Sophie Someone by Hayley Long

This book was a little out of my comfort zone because I don`t really tend to read books that evolve around a girl trying to find out her heritage and where she actually comes from. However I was determined to read a different book in order to widen my reading experience. I quite enjoyed this book as it was very emotional and the secret language in this book was an unique experience.Read More »

Books I want to read during Summer 2016

Hello,

I know it`s already a few weeks into summer, but I desperately wanted to make this post, as it might encourage me to actually read the books. 

Summer is a season where there is no school and many people will be holdiay, this means that I will have a lot of time to read. However, sadly, I won`t be reading on the beach aka the ideal place to read during the summer. Although this doesn`t mean I won`l be out in the sun- I definitely have to get that vitamin D. 🙂 

The books:

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First of I want to finish reading the Percy Jackson series, because I have been enjoying them so far and I can`t believe I have been putting off reading it. I wished I read it when I was younger because it is a series that I know I would have enjoyed, but alas! We can`t turn back time, therefore I want to read it asap. I am also loving Camp HalfBlood and it`s a place that is on my fictional to visit places!Read More »

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Review

Publisher: Puffin books (2013)

Format: Paperback (375 pages)

Source: Brought

Synopsis:

Percy Jackson had never heard of the work Half blood before he entered Camp Half Blood. However to him being a Half Blood doesn`t bring all joy or lightness, but it brings a prophecy that doesn`t look like it will end well.  On the other hand, before Percy has time to settle, he must find his mum and the real thief of Zeus` master bolt.

Review:

I have been meaning for a long time to read this popular series by Rick Riordan, however I`ve been putting off reading it until now. When I started the book the thing that shocked me the most was the humour of Percy (our protagonist). Riordan had cleverly added humour straight away and this intrigued the reader and made the book more assessable. 

Furthermore I think that Percy is quite a universal character because everyone will somehow be able to relate to him and children and adult alike will be able to understand him. Moreover I think it’s because Percy is aimed at children which makes him easy to like. Riordan makes sure that Percy doesn`t lack any emotions and so readers are able to feel emotionally what Percy is feeling the in book.

Similarly I really like Annabeth`s character. In my opinion she was like Hermione, from the Harry Potter series but, more strong and more like a fearsome character. I can see why Riordan chose to write a character like her as she inspires young people to not follow the stereotypes and to be the person you want to be. Annabeth is loyal and smart and I hope to see more of her further on in the series.Read More »

A Reflection of My Reading Life

Hello guys,

Today I have the very long awaited Reflection on My Reading Life post! I have to admit that I was aiming to write one of these posts a month, however, sadly this past month has been packed full with EXAMS!!! Therefore I have to take a bit of time off from blogging, although I`m sure everything will be back to normal in a few weeks! *fingers crossed*!

A Reflection of My Reading Life is a new monthly post here on Life is Sweet in Books where I will be reflecting and telling you about what I have recently read and my reading experiences.

Since the last post of this category was a long, long time ago, we have a lot of books today!

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

I wanted to read this book because I had seen that it was compared to Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. I went into this book without really knowing anything, but I did have high hopes for it. Unfortunately I was let down, mainly because I didn`t really understand the plot of the story.

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Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

This novella is written especially for World Book Day 2016 and so I was quite exited to get my hands on this and to see what a short Rowell novella would be like. I wasn`t disappointing in this novella at all! Rowell has a way capturing you and even though there isn`t a straight plot, you still get that Rainbow Rowell feel.Read More »