Maand: september 2015

This or That? Challenge #8

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Hi, everybody!

Today is Wednesday so that means a new This or That? Challenge! This challenge was made by Rae over at Bookmark Chronicles. Click the link to see her original post if you want to know more about this challenge!


This week’s challenge:

Do you prefer sunny weather so you can read outside

OR

Do you like it more when it’s cold so you can curl up in a blanket inside?


I definitly prefer reading inside curled up in a blanket when it’s cold outside.

Since I live in Belgium and we only have really sunny days in the summer I can never read outside that much. When it is warm enough outside to read I will probably read outside. But when it is too hot and I’m almost melting I will go inside and lay on the ground where it’s cold. (I really do that.) I also find reading outside extremely uncomfortable at times. Maybe I need a better chair… :p

Here we have enough cold and rainy and windy days and then I love reading while laying in bed with a blanket around me and in my warm comfy pajamas. Now, at the beginning of autumn, we still have some sunny days and it’s warm enough to read outside (although the mornings are freezing). But once I’m finished with schoolwork and dinner and stuff it has already cooled down and then I’m just happy to read in bed.


What do you prefer? Inside or outside? Comment on Rae’s post (linked above) or make you’re own post about it! Make sure to link it to Rae’s. 🙂

And I actually have a question for you. Since school started it really bothers me that I don’t have that much time anymore to read. In weekdays I always make sure that between 8PM and 9PM I have nothing to do so I can read. Of course there are days where I can read more. My question for you is: When you have to go to school or work when do you read? Do you have a special hour or multiple houres to read? Please comment below and I will see you Saturday with a new bookreview! 🙂

Love,

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx

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My Blogging Schedule!

Hi, everybody! Today I have a quick post to announce my blogging schedule!

After almost a month at school I finally found a good blogging schedule. Maybe you noticed already some of things I’m going to say now but here you can read clearly how it all will go in the months that will come. 🙂


Because school takes SO MUCH time away I will only be able to post on Wednesdays, Saturday, Sundays and maybe some day in between IF I have time.

On Wednesday I will post the weekly This or That? Challenge hosted by Rae over at Bookmark Chronicles. If it’s a challenge I can’t participate in or Rae couldn’t post a challenge for some reason I will post something else. That can be an extra book tag, book award or  book review or maybe something different. (Talking about something different: What would you want to see me writing about other that book tags, book awards, book reviews, … ? Comment below! 🙂 )

On Saturdays I will post a new book review and on Sundays I will post a book tag or book award. If I don’t have a book review ready for some reason on Saturday  I will post it on Sunday and I will move the book tag/award to Saturday.


That’s it! I hope you will like my blogging schedule and if you have any blog recommendations please comment below! 🙂

Love,

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx

Unpopular Opinion Book Tag

Hi, everybody! It’s Sunday and I don’t have school tomorrow! How amazing is that! Anyway, I was tagged by Calliope The Book Goddess to do the Unpopliar Opinion Book Tag so that’s what I’m going to do! Thank you so much for tagging me. 🙂 And for you, reader, please don’t hate on me after reading all this. You can always give your opinion but do it in a nice way. 🙂


1 A popular book or series that you didn’t like

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

I read this book a year ago, I think. It’s not that I hate it but I just didn’t seem to like it as much as everybody else does. Maybe I didn’t understand it yet back than and maybe I should read it again. Who knows, maybe I’d like it after reading it again?  I will probably give it another shot so if this is a book that you really liked please comment below and I’ll try to pick it up again asap. 🙂

2 A popular book that everyone hates but you love

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

When this book first came out there was a lot of fuss going around about the ghostwriting and stuff but when I read it a couple of months ago I really didn’t care about all that and I just read it. Turned  out that I really liked this book! I know, it certainly is not the best book in the world and it’s not one of my favourite books that I ever read. But it was so enjoyable and quick and I just really liked reading it. So, if you haven’t read this one yet because of all that fuss but you want a cute, quick and light contemporary you should definetly check this one out. 🙂

3 A love triangle where your ship didn’t sail

The Maze Runner series by James Dashner

Beware: spoilers for the end of Death Cure!!!

So many people hate Teresa, but you know what! She’s one of my favourite characters of this series! I hated Brenda from page one and I still can’t believe Thomas went along with her! I really didn’t like their romance and God, Thomas! Can you just forgive Teresa! She went through a lot for your stupid ass, you know!

PS: I still haven’t seen The Scorch Trials! I need to see it asap!

4 A popular genre that you hardly reach for

That will probably be thrillers and detective stories. Just don’t like them that much.

5 A beloved character you didn’t like

Severus Snape of the Harry Potter series

I found it really hard to find one so I just went with Snape. With Snape the Harry Potter Fandom is plit in two groups: those who love Snape and those who hate Snape. I’m in the second group. OK, he did this ONE good thing but because of that one thing you can’t forget the THOUSANDS of bad things he did! How can you even forget all that? How can you love him? A factor can maybe be that Alan Rickman plays Snape in the films and everybody (including me) loves him? I don’t know. If you are someone from group one please comment below why you love him because I don’t understand it.

6 A popular author you can’t get into

I don’t think I have such an author yet… I’m that kind of person who tries to love every book she reads. :p

7 A popular book series you have no interest in reading

    

I actually have quite a lot… These are some that pop into my head right now. Sorry if I offended any of you but, I don’t know, they just don’t speak out to me that much. I know there are a lot of people who loves these books. Maybe when I walk in a bookshop and I see them laying there I may buy it, who knows. But these are not series I would jump around for to read.

8 An adaption you liked better than the book

Never happenned to me before…


The people I tag:

Victoria (Addlepates and Book Nerds)

Bree (The Literary Hellion)

Laure (Lala’s Blog)


That’s it! I hope you enjoyed it and I will see you again tomorrow with an extra little post. 🙂 And again, pleade don’t hate on me! Give your opinion in a nice way. 🙂

Love,

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx

Bookreview: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Hi, everybody! I’m here to share my thoughts, opinions and feels on WHAH To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Yes, I just did an impression of Jessethereader over at YouTube. XD If you don’t know him, first of all: SHAME ON YOU! Go watch his videos now and get obsessed over him.

Title: To Kill A Mockinbird

Author: Harper Lee

Genre: Coming-of-age, Southern Gothic novel

Pages: 309

Rating: 4.5/5


Synopsis (Goodreads)

‘Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’

A lawyer’s advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee’s classic novel – a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man’s struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much.


My review

To Kill A Mockingbird is the second classic I read in my still short life. Because I dind’t really like the first one I read I didn’t expect a lot of this one. But then I read it and I fell in love.

The story is told from Scout’s POV. Scout is a real tomboy. Her only friend is her brother Jem and in the summer also Dill. Scout is a sturdy and funny character. I absolutly love her.
Jem is more a serious kind of character. Because he’s a couple of years older than his sister he grows more and more independent from her throughout the book. The relationship between Jem and Scout in the beginning reminds me of the relationship that I have with my brother. But sshh, don’t tell him. 😉
How “weird” children’s friendships can be, proves Dill. Every summer he comes to his aunt in Maycomb and he quickly made friends with Scout and Jem. Dill and Scout are these adorable little children who try to play adults by promising to marry each other when they’re older. When I read this I seriously laughed out loud. OK, I know I’m still half a child but it seems like I forgot for a part how it really was to be little. Jem but especially Scout and Dill helped me to experience being a real child again.
Atticus, the father of Jem and Scout, is a lawyer who defends a black man in court. The whole story is build around this happening. Atticus is such a wise man and he gives Jem, Scout and even me some life lessons we all could use.

This whole book is inspirational and I can certainly believe that this had a great inpact on the people who read this book in the 60’s. It shows how corrupt and accommodating people can be. I, like Dill, was so mad about the injustice concerning black people. How can people be so blinded by such silly things like skincolour? How can people live just by stereotypes? How can people let the bluejays live and kill the mockingbirds? This book makes you think about how we still live by stereotypes and how we still judge by skincolour. If you want to be inspired and if you want to change your view on some things in the world: Read this book! The writing style is so, so good and beautiful. The book made me happy, mad, sad, … It made me feel many things and that’s what a good book does.


So, did you read this book? What did you think of it? Comment below or send a link to your review if you have one. I’d love to read it. 🙂

Love,

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx

This or That? #7

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Hi, everybody! It’s Wednesday so that means a new This or That? Challenge! This challenge was created by Rae over at Bookmark Chronicles. If you want to know more about this challenge click here to read her post for this week.


This week’s challenge is:

Do you DNF because you’re incredibly bored to the point that you may fall asleep

or

Because you’re so attached that you can’t just let it end

or

Is it something completely different?


In whole my life I’ve only DNF one book. It was like two or three months ago and I was reading a book that I received from someone. I don’t think the book is translated in English and I don’t know who author is anymore. :p The book was just so horrible boring and the writingstyle was awful and I just couldn’t do it! I skipped like 100 pages and then quickly read the ending.

Normally I ALWAYS finish the book I’m reading. Even if it’s so boring or awful. I just push through. It will take longer to finish it but I will finish it. Sometimes people give me books, complete series or stand-alones, and once I start one of those series I WILL FINISH IT. I always hope that it will get better. When the first book isn’t that good I’ll think: “Well, maybe it’ll get better in the next one.” And if it’s still not good I’ll think: “I’m sure it’ll get better in the next one.”

I just can’t give up. There will always be one thing I do like in a less good book: maybe a character, a relationship (you must know that I absolutly love romance in books), … And for that one thing I will go on reading.

If I only the first book in the series and I don’t like it I can’t promise I will buy the rest of the series and read it, though…

So, I’ll DNF a book when it’s incredibly boring (but it will have to be like REALLY INCREDIBLY BORING) and when the writing style is awful.


What about you? Comment on Rae’s post (linked above) or make you’re own post about it and make sure you link it to Rae’s blog. Well, I hope you enjoyed it! See you next time. 🙂

Love,

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx

The TBR Book Tag

Hi, everybody! It’s the last day of the weekend (sorry for the reminder) and I’m going to give you the TBR Book Tag! I was tagged by Lala’s Blog and you can see her post here. Thank you so much for tagging me!


The questions

How do you keep track of you TBR pile?

My TBR pile is actually not that big. I only recently really started buying more books so I can keep track of my TBR pile easily.

Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?

I don’t have any eBooks. I just like books with paper and ink more. The smell, you know. (I actually have quite a funny story about smelling books. XD  If you want me to tell you comment below.)  Probably some day I will buy some eBooks but I don’t have desire to do so now.

How do you determine what book from your TBR to read next?

As I already told you: I don’t have that many books in my TBR so it’s quite easy. I just pick up what I wanted to read for already some time or I read what I feel like reading.

A book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest?

A month ago, I think, I got something like 20 fantasy books from a friend’s dad. These are the books that are the longest on my shelves so this proves that I really don’t have that much books on my TBR pile. XD I can’t think of a title at the moment but it are just some older fantasy books.

A book you recently added to your TBR?

This Wednesday  I went to the bookshop and I bought there All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. That’s the last book that got a place on my shelves for now and I’m actually planning on starting reading it today since I finished To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee yesterday.

A book on your TBR strictly because of it’s beautiful cover?

I actually don’t buy books just because of its cover. I’m sure I will one day but just not now. Since I’m only 14 years old I want to spend my money on books I really want to read.

A book on your TBR you’ll never plan on reading?

A year ago I got all these books from my French teacher and I was so happy I got to keep them. But that was a time when I didn’t know Bookstagram and Booktube excisted (a very dark time indeed) and I was happy with every book I got. But now I feel like there are so many books I do want to read and I actually don’t want to spend time on reading those books I got from my teacher. As you can see at question 4 I don’t even count those books as my TBR.

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?

I can’t wait for Library of Sould by Ranson Riggs and the sequel of A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas to come out!

A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?

I seriously could mention a lot of books but these are some books (mostly series) I really want to read but I haven’t bought them yet.

  • Book #3, #4, #5 and #6 of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
  • The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
  • Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

I’m sure I have more but those are the ones I can think of right now.

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?

I have two friends who say I really have to continue The Mortal Instruments series but I know I have to! The problem is that my mom doesn’t let me order them. -_-

A book on your TBR that you’re trying to read?

I already want to read The Sword by Debora Chester for a couple of weeks but almost every week I buy a new book and then I read that one first. :p

How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

I don’t use that shelve that often but there are currently 84 books on the TBR shelf.


I have no idea who to tag but if you haven’t done this tag and you want to, just comment below and I will tag you!

Tagged:

Vrushali21


So, that was it! I hope you enjoyed it and I will see you on Wednesday with a new post. 🙂

Love,

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx

Bookreview: The High Lord (The Black Magician’s Trilogy #3) by Trudi Canavan

Hi, everybody! As promised I have a book review for you! Remember, this is the last book of a series so beware for spoilers!

Titel: The High Lord

Author: Trudi Canavan

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Pages: 647

Rating: 3.5/5


Synopsis (Goodreads)

“You want to know the truth.”

Sonea has learned much since she was but a penniless urchin possessing an awesome untapped ability. She has earned the grudging respect of her fellow novices and a place in the Magicians’ Guild. But there is much she wishes she had never learned—what she witnessed, for example, in the underground chamber of the mysterious High Lord Akkarin . . . and the knowledge that the Guild is being observed closely by an ancient fearsome enemy.

Still, she dares not ignore the terrifying truths the High Lord would share with her, even though she fears it may be base trickery, a scheme to use her astonishing powers to accomplish his dark aims. For Sonea knows her future is in his hands—and that only in the shadows will she achieve true greatness . . . if she survives.


My review

Without doubt this was the best book in the whole series. A lot of mysteries got solved and it looks like all the excitement that lacked in the first two books were spared for this one.

I was so happy with Sonea in this book. The fire she lost a little bit in the second book came back. Sonea now was a real adult. She already was one because of the circumstances she went through in and after the first book but still she grew up even more. She’s so strong and the people who bullied her in the first two books couldn’t get to her anymore.
Cery, too, was a complete grown-up. After his crush on Sonea he layed his eyes on another woman. If you read my review for The Novice you know that I really missed him in that one but in this last book he has got a big role and I’m so gratefull for that!
And, ofcourse, you already know hom much I love Rothen because he cares about Sonea so much. In this book it isn’t different.
I had hoped to see more of Dannyl and Tayend relatioship but that wasn’t the case unfortunatly. There relationship really could have been something really beautiful but Trudi Canavan decided to show barely any affection between these two lovely characters.

The fight with the Ichanis was so exciting and amazing! Trudi’s writingstyle actually realy improved in this book. It’s still not my favourite but it was better and she made sure I was in a lot of tears at the end of it. I really loved Akkarin.

An almost perfect conclusion to the series!


Did anyone of you read this book? What did you think of it? Comment below! Tomorrow I’m going to give you all a tag so stay tuned for that!

Love,

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx