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Current read: “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte.

Current read: “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte.

chantellieve: I always wanted to ask you what type of books you read/like the most? :)

Tuesday, July 18

One of my favorites are detectives/mysteries. No doubts. Those are the books that (want it you or not) keeps your brain working all the time. You think, you guess, you suspect. All the time you’re into it. One more reason I like detectives is that they’re not dangerous to read. I know that sounds crazy, that’s a definition for books I came up myself. Detectives are not dangerous cause you just simply read a story, you get intrigued, and THERE is where the ‘not-dangerous’ comes in: you finish the book, simply put it away, sigh and think to yourself: “Damn that was good.”
So you may still be confused about that dangerous and not-dangerous thing. Well you just read about the latter, now lets move onto dangerous type of books, shall we? At first, the book may seem just really good and well-written, but it’s not that simple. You get lost in it more than you can imagine. It preoccupies you completely. By that I mean it’s not only hard to draw your eyes away from it even for a second, which is usually not possible at all, ALSO it keeps you thinking of it even when you’re not reading. You go to bed -ha! good luck falling asleep! The only way to do it is to be so “beaten up” (in this case- not being able to keep your eyes open) by a book that you doze off immediately. The thing that causes all of it is not really a story itself, but characters. You can’t help it- you fall in love with some of them. And things that happen to them leads you to put on a genuine smile, let out a chuckle, shred a tear or cry your eyes out. Sometimes it makes you want to slam something across the room. Makes you wish you were ran over by a train twice cause it literally hurts the same. And that, kids, is what ‘dangerous’ books are. Some of you may even know what exactly those books are by my recent tweets. I just literally described the series I finished reading 2 days ago. “The Mortal Instruments” by Cassandra Clare (things you’ve done to me, woman). I don’t even know what else to say about it, so I won’t. You can just make your own conslusion about the series by what you read about ‘dangerous’ books. Anyways, highly recommended.
As you can all already assume, by publishing this question (I usually answer privately) I made it into little today’s post. Shorter answer: my favorite types of books are detectives (Sherlock Holmes is the best and my favorite) and young-adult/urban fantasy (yeah I looked that up by checking out Mortal Instruments’ genre). Speaking of young-adult, I love those too! Anything by John Green, Melvin Burgess or Kevin Brooks are so worth reading!
I hope you enjoyed this, now go ahead, ask me some more questions! Who knows, maybe yours is going to make it to my blog! xx

Casually ripping my heart out while reading The Mortal Instruments

Monday, May 28
Books I brought from library today:
"Sara’s Face" by Melvin Burgess. This is not the first book I’ll be reading by this author, I have already read like two or three. That’s why I had no doubts when I saw this one on the book shelf. If you’re looking for something thrilling plotted with an unpolished reality that does not glitter - this is totally an author you should check out. It’s like you’d be choosing to watch “Skins” over “Gossip Girl”. (sorry for this tv show comparison, but I think this helps haha)
"The Ball Room on Magnolia Street" by Sharon Owens. Again, this is the second book I am going to read by this writer. Last summer I read hers “Tea House on Mulberry Street”. The titles sounds so attractive to me! That’s why it caught my eye in the first place. And I love the way it was written, it made me feel like watching a tv show. There were different characters with their own stories though they were all connected with each other in some ways. I’m hoping for something like that in this book I brought today too.
"The Prestige" by Christopher Priest. I guess a lot of you have seen this breath-taking movie and if you haven’t - you better go watch it asap! Well, shame on me, but I didn’t even know there was a book until I saw it today in the library. I needed to make sure that is really the book movie was based on. I expect it to be just as thrilling and amazing as the film is (I know it sounds weird, but I saw the movie first so yeah).
other books I’ve read 

Monday, May 28

Books I brought from library today:

  • "Sara’s Face" by Melvin Burgess. This is not the first book I’ll be reading by this author, I have already read like two or three. That’s why I had no doubts when I saw this one on the book shelf. If you’re looking for something thrilling plotted with an unpolished reality that does not glitter - this is totally an author you should check out. It’s like you’d be choosing to watch “Skins” over “Gossip Girl”. (sorry for this tv show comparison, but I think this helps haha)
  • "The Ball Room on Magnolia Street" by Sharon Owens. Again, this is the second book I am going to read by this writer. Last summer I read hers “Tea House on Mulberry Street”. The titles sounds so attractive to me! That’s why it caught my eye in the first place. And I love the way it was written, it made me feel like watching a tv show. There were different characters with their own stories though they were all connected with each other in some ways. I’m hoping for something like that in this book I brought today too.
  • "The Prestige" by Christopher Priest. I guess a lot of you have seen this breath-taking movie and if you haven’t - you better go watch it asap! Well, shame on me, but I didn’t even know there was a book until I saw it today in the library. I needed to make sure that is really the book movie was based on. I expect it to be just as thrilling and amazing as the film is (I know it sounds weird, but I saw the movie first so yeah).

other books I’ve read 

two days ago, on Wednesday I got the other two books of The Hunger Games trilogy and I’m currently reading the second one. loving it just as much as the first one.

two days ago, on Wednesday I got the other two books of The Hunger Games trilogy and I’m currently reading the second one. loving it just as much as the first one.

check!

The Hunger Games for the first book in english to read - best decision ever made. The book is thrilling and I found it difficult to draw my eyes off it. I have no idea why didn’t I order all the books at once, so now I have to somehow survive until I have them.

Photo Update

my new oxfords, bought yesterday, soft pink color, fell in love at the first sight

I don’t want the book to end, I know there are two more books, but uh I don’t want this one to end

"May the odds be ever in your favor."

Friday, April 20

yup, you can see what I received today! And I’ll start reading it as soon as I finish this post. Because that’s what I’ve been waiting for since I saw the movie. 

Receiving Hunger Games book totally made my lazy Friday. Well, not only that. Have you guys already seen The Vampire Diaries? Don’t read the rest if you haven’t, I don’t wanna spoil anything (but you better go watch it asap!). I couldn’t handle my emotions, gee I swear I wanted to scream out of happiness. Delena happened!!!!1!111!!!! That’s all I’ve ever wanted.. TVD made its way back to the top of my favorite tv shows with this latest episode. The days when I couldn’t wait for Friday for TVD are totally back now. 

Okay I think I’m off for now. Off to reading ^.^

"It’s strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book."

— The Perks of Being a Wallflower (via tissah)

(Source: encapture, via tissah)

saturday, the 4th of february.Hello lovely readers. I know I should write here more, especially now, when I wasn’t going to school since wednesday. But it is what it is. It’s freezing these days, kind of impossible to go out (around -25ºC). So I’ve been spending time at home most of the time.

I have finished “Bergdorf Blondes” and read two more books. “Love, Jazz and Devil” is a book I had to read for a school assignment. It’s an old one by lithuanian writer, I didn’t really liked it but I had no choice.. The third book was unexpectedly brought by my mom. “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” by Stephenie Meyer, it kind of belongs to “Twilight Saga”. Okay, don’t judge me. I was a big fan of those sparkly vampires and my mom thinks I still am. So she brought this book home. I kind of enjoyed reading it just because of the fast I liked all the Twilight Saga. 

Julia’s cold days survival kit consists of:

books, numerous cups of tea, doodling, movies and tv shows. 

Look what I bought yesterday! "Twenties Girl" by Sophie Kinsella. Since there wasn’t a single book that I didn’t liked by S. Kinsella, I can’t wait to start reading it! I will right after I finish "Bergdorf Blondes".

Look what I bought yesterday! "Twenties Girl" by Sophie Kinsella. Since there wasn’t a single book that I didn’t liked by S. Kinsella, I can’t wait to start reading it! I will right after I finish "Bergdorf Blondes".

BERGDORF BLONDES

Good times of me being a true loyal customer of library are back. I went there for a totally different reason: to find that boring book about war I need to read for school assignment. There were none of them left.. so I brought "Bergdorf Blondes" by Plum Sykes. I’ve been interested in it since I read P. Sykes’ ”The Debutante Divorcée”. The novelist also works for Vogue, her novels are all about Manhattan’s elite, parties, dumb Park Ave’ princesses & fabulous it girls. There’s no page in the book which isn’t full of brand names (like Chloé, Chanel, Hermès and lots of more..) All in all, the book is all about chic-y stuff, does not have any dramatic storyline or anything. But sometimes I really need something like that to read, it’s like a fashion magazine turned into a story.

going back to Baker street

It’s been like a week when I’m back to reading Sherlock Holmes. I stopped months ago and recently I’ve picked up the book again. I read one story each night, before I go to bed. I takes like 40 minutes, just like one episode of any TV show, so I’m happy about myself for reading, not watching TV :)

Sherlock Holmes’ stories are fascinating, after each one of them I’m amazed by Holmes’ power of deduction and his methods. I highly recommend these books for everyone, especially those who aren’t really into reading - believe me, you won’t want to take your eyes off the book!

wanna know more about the books I read? click here!