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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 lifeis 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.
Percy Jackson series
From my last post, I have successfully completed thePercy Jacksonseries! 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 »
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. 🙂
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 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.
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 »
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 Lifeis 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!
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.
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 »
So since I`ve recently read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and watched the movie adaption, I thought it would be quite fun to write a review to compare the movie towards the book.
Just a little disclaimer first: I am not a professional movie reviewer and I have no experience what so ever, so I`m just going to what I feel right and we`re going to have a roll (I hope it`s going to be one of the most thrilling ride you`ve ever been on!!!
When I read Me Before You I was immediately drawn into the British town and the British wit that most of the characters seem to possess. Therefore I was quite anxious before I watched the film, because I wasn`t sure if the movie would portray this British wit with justice. However, I was evenly settled as the movie had close links with the novel itself. For example, most of the prominent parts of the books, like when Will tells Lou she hasn`t been anywhere yet and this is why her favourite place is the castle.
Furthermore I feel like the movie has done the book justice because there were quotes taken from the book and the plot of the movie was exactly like the book (apart from some minor bits, which I will talk about later). The movie even gave out the same tone that the book did- it was humorous at the beginning, but it also had the melancholy tone that the book had.
Moreover the film was an accurate adaption of the film- there weren`t any new plot added. I was also able to connect with the characters, like I did with the book. Emilia Clark, who plays Lou, was an amazing actress who captured Lou`s character and she was so funny and such a likable character. In addition Sam Caflin, who plays Will, also captured Will`s character and he was able to portray the raw emotions that made me cry. To sum up, the actors was aimed correctly with their portrayal of the characters and they definitely did serve the book justice. They had my two friends bawling their eyes out!Read More »
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK (5 May 2016)
Format: Paper back (528 pages)
Source: This book was sent to me
Andie has a thing for being organised and planning everything that is about to come. However when her long awaited plan is destroyed she doesn`t know what to do and she definitely wouldn`t think that she would be walking dogs or spending time with her dad during the summer.
I have been waiting a long time to read a Morgan Matson book and I can tell you this book did not disappoint. This book was everything I expected from a contemporary book although the size wasn`t what I expected.
One of the main aspect of the book that I loved was the characters. Andie is such a relatable character and even if you can relate to her you`ll love her because all of her actions and thoughts are universal. She grows up a lot in this book and you get to see her find out what she wants and who she is. She also has a lot of aspirations and her background if losing her family makes the reader sympathises with her but it also gives a chance for the reader to get to know more about here. Most of the decisions she makes in this book I would make as well.
In addition this books made me remember how much I loved reading contemporary books that are based in the US because life there seems so free and I was able to understand what life was like there.
I loved how there were little extra added plots like a scavenger hunt and friendship. Even though growing up was a main theme in this book there were also other important themes like: family, friendship and romance. I thought it was very clever of Matson to embed all of the themes into one book because it was as if the book itself was a representative of YA.Read More »