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 »

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 »

T5W| Biggest Badasses

It`s Wednesday and this means that it is time for another Top Five Wednesday and today I will be telling my top 5 badass characters.   This weekly meme is created by gingerreadslainey and here is the goodreads group.

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I think one the most obvious characters I could mention is Celaena Sardothien from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas! She is just one of the most powerful women you could ever come across in a YA book and she will do anything to get what she wants.


Next is Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K Rowling. Even though Hermione is very clever and she values her education, she will do anything to make things right and defeat evil. She will even try to stop her friends from doing something bad and you will need a lot of courage to do that!

However Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games trilogy knows exactly what she needs to do in order to get justice and look after her family. She shows true skills of being a loving sister whilst fighting a life changing rebellion. Read More »

T5W | Favourite Buzz Words

Good Evening fellow bookworms and readers,

It`s Wednesday and this means that it is time for another Top Ten Five Wednesday and today I will be telling the words on the back of books that draw me straight away.   This weekly meme is created by gingerreadslainey and here is the goodreads group.

The first word is Plot Twists. 

The thing I love about plot twists are how unexpected they are. They are always placed in the most unexpected place and time and they just make you jump out of your seat. I love plot twists. I especially love them when they make the book more interesting after a few pages/chapters of boredom.

Next is Assassin. 

Hello how could I not pick up a book when it has the word assassin? Most of the best books that I have ever read include assassin like the Throne of Glass series. I just think that assassins give an excitement to a book because I personally don`t know what their world is like and so I would like to find out more!

Another eye-catching word is Retellings.

This word especially makes me want to grab the book and read it! Retelling are such interesting reads because they are essentially your favourite books that are told in a different way. One of my favourite retelling is A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.

The Hunger Games series by Lions Gate Entertainment

Then we have now a motion picture.

If you didn`t know, most of my favourite films are actually book adaptations. I always read the book before I see the film and so this means that I am able to compare the books to the film and see which one if better.Read More »

T5W-Series I Want to Start Next Year

It`s Wednesday and this means it is another time of the week for a Top 5 Wednesday and this week`s is series I want to start or finish in 2016. This weekly meme is created by gingerreadslainey and here is the goodreads group.

Since joining the book blogging community this year I have discovered many books that I want to read. The list is also endless because new books come out every year.

I always promise myself to start the series or at least get my hands onto the books but I`ve never had the chance to. However in 2016 I will read some of these series.

First of I am going to read all the Harry Potter books. Yes I admit that I haven`t read all the books in this series. I have only read up to the Goblet of Fire and the reason for this is when I was little the size of books frightened me. Although since I am older I want to read all the book before I reach adulthood and  before my imagination ends.

Next (I feel like all of you are going to shout at me) I want to read The Percy Jackson books. I brought that whole series a few months ago to read them but I just haven`t found the time. I have also seen the two films and I quite enjoyed them. This year I read Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan and I want to read the Percy Jackson books so that I can understand the characters because I know that there are some overlap.

Thirdly I would like to read the published books of The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon because I have own the first book for the longest time but I haven`t found the motivation to read it, so maybe 2015 will be the year?

Then we have of course The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. I read Six of Crows this year and I quite enjoyed it. What interested me the most was the world this book is set in an the magic system. I really hope I get the chance to read this book next year.
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TTT: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the team over at The Broke and The Bookish. This weeks TTT is basically my wishlist for this Christmas. I`ve already done a post on the books I want but I left out a few books…

Christmas is so near-just three more days!!! I can`t wait!!! However since it is not technically Christmas YET, this means that I still have time to write a wishlist for Father Christmas to read and choose some of the book to give to me right? 

Although I know that for Christmas I might not get books because my family and friends tend to not know what books I`m interested in, even though half of the time I only talk about books. Nevertheless I must be positive and I can always buy the books I want with a little bit of Christmas money and gift cards.

Now lets get on with the books, I would not mind Santa leaving:

All of Morgan Matsons published books: Amy and Roger`s epic detour, Second Chance Summer and Since you`ve been goneI have been meaning to read this book ever since the beginning of summer. These books such look like the perfect summer read and since it is so cold where I live I feel like I need a summery book to light me up

Fallen Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes is another book that has achieved so much hype and due to the hype I have been very interested in this book. I hear this whole series (there is going to be six books) is quite epic and it`s like A Games of Thrones. Although I know that some readers say that it is an over-hyped book so this makes me quite anxious.

Trying not to repeat books from my original book wishlist post I am going to include The Mistborn Trilogy. This series consists of three books based in this world (which I believe has a unique) magic system. I don`t know too much about this book as I like going into books blind because then the hype of the book won`t affect my feelings towards it.
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Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the team over at The Broke and The Bookish. This weeks TTT is quotes that I love from the recent books I have read.

If you didn`t know me then you wouldn`t have known that I am quite a “quote” person. I adore quotes and I especially love those inspirational quotes that make me want to do more with my life and try exiting things. I even write quotes on my Christmas cards and give them to my friends. If you want to check more inspirational quotes or some book quotes then check out my tumblr.

The Quotes:

“The problem with people is they forget that most of the time it’s the small things that count.”
― Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

“The thing I realize is, that it’s not what you take, it’s what you leave.”
― Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.” 

― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”
― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

“I’m a business man,” he’d told her. “No more, no less.”

“You’re a thief, Kaz.”
“Isn’t that what I just said?”
― Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

“Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.”

-Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
—Veronica Roth, Divergent

“What if evil doesn’t really exist? What if evil is something dreamed up by man, and there is nothing to struggle against except our own limitations? The constant battle between our will, our desires, and our choices?”
—Libba Bray, Rebel Angels

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Top 5 Wednesday- Favourite Series Novellas

It`s Wednesday and this means it is another time of the week for a Top 5 Wednesday and this week`s is favourite series novellas. This weekly meme is created by gingerreadslainey and here is the goodreads group.

Good day,

Today I have successfully made a T5W post. Yay!

My number one for this meme is very obvious but I love it and you can`t so no to this book: The Assassin`s Blade by Sarah J. Maas. I read this book in September and I didn`t realise how heartbreaking this book was. The novellas in this book follows Celaena when she is 16 and her life before the salt mines. You might think that there isn`t any action in this book but you are surely wrong. The fast pace action makes you turn pages instantly and before you know it you`re at the end of the book. Maas is such a good author because it doesn`t matter if you haven`t read the series in a long while-you`ll still understand the plot.

Next we have Four by Veronica Roth. Surprisingly, if you didn`t know this, I don`t like the Divergent books, I prefer the films but I feel like many people are hating the Hunger Games and liking Divergent instead. When I first read Four I read it disliking the Divergent series, although when I found myself liking the book. I think the reason for this is because I don`t like Tris and I prefer Four over her. Four`s side of the story is much more better and (I know this is weird but) I like the way he thinks.

I haven`t read many novellas so to finish this post I want to list a few novellas that I want or are planning to read:

  • My true love gave to me by  Stephanie Perkins and other authors- I want to read this book because I think it will be the perfect Christmas read and I need to read some Christmas books since Christmas is coming. 
  • The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare- yes I haven`t read this book and the reason is because I`m quite apprehensive and I didn`t like Magnus, but I still need to read!

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T5W- Banned books I`ve read

It`s Wednesday and this means it is another time of the week for a Top 5 Wednesday and this week`s is banned books I`ve read. This weekly meme is created by gingerreadslainey and here is the goodreads group.

Before Joining the book blogging community on WordPress I never thought that books would be banned and I`ve never heard of a banned book. This shocked me because books can`t be banned not matter what. They`re my soul and heart put together and without them I don`t where I would be toady. Anyway surprisingly when I looked at the list of banned books I realised that I have actually read some. Lets get to the books…

1. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

Now I had to actually read this for school as part of an English course and before I went into it I thought it would be one of those hard classics that are boring. However when I got into the book I found it was quite easy to read and I know that many people didn`t like the ending and it caused a few tears, but for me I didn`t really feel anything. Although it is a good book and many people should read it.

2. The Giver, by Lois Lowry

Now I really liked this book because it was a different dystopian book to those I have read.I found the society the book was set in was really interesting, I also didn`t have any difficulties when reading the book. I really recommend this book to book lovers who love dystopian and are looking for a another read.

3. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

Many people love this book because of the themes of the book and the way certain things are portrayed in the book. However I read this book for my own pleasure reading, so I didn`t studied it and bled the book dry to analyse the language, but I still enjoyed it. This book is actually one I need to read again so that I can understand the law part of the book and the real meaning.

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T5W – Top Books with Mental Health/Illness

It`s Wednesday and this means it is another time of the week for a Top 5 Wednesday and this week`s is books with mental health/illness. Now this subject isn`t something to take on lightly and I really appreciate it when an author has done the book justice.

So to start off we have All the Bright Places by Jenifer Niven. If you haven`t read or heard of this book you have been living under a rock. There, I said it. The book deserves all the hype it gets because it`s a real eye opener to this topic and I realised when I read it that you need to value every moment you have because time doesn`t wait for anyone.

Then we have We were liars by E. Lockhart. This was one of my most favourite book of 2014 because it not only deals with having a mental illness well but it deals with the past and the present and most books don`t talk about the past much. It`s mainly just very brief.

The fault in our stars by John Green. What else can I say about this book other than the fact that everyone much have heard about it and it`s pretty much a YA book that everyone should read. I think that with this book the metaphors really get you going and everyone who reads it normally loves it. This is actually my most favourite John Green book.

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