Hello there fellow book lovers!
I've read heaps of new to me authors this year, and they have all been amazing. I've either read all their work, or intend to read more as soon as possible. So when I had to narrow it down to just five for T5W, I had to make some tough decisions!
But, I think I've managed to narrow it down to my top 5, so lets do this.
I can't wait to read more work by these authors because there work has had a lasting impact on me, and are books that I will reread in the future.
Let me know your top five authors you've discovered this year!
See you soon
Hello fellow Booklovers!
I feel ashamed to admit that there are some really amazing and popular authors out there that I am yet to read any work by. For some of these authors, I don't really intend on reading their work, but there are heaps that I still really want to read, but just haven't got around to reading anything. So, here is a list of my top ten authors that I still really need to and want to read!
So in no particular order...
Hello fellow booklovers!
One of my university subjects it 'Writing For University', which has a major assignment of creating a literary journal, from scratch. We decide everything.
So, I've named my journal Lazy Day Writing, as it's going to be a laid back creation, and it follows the name of my photography blog, Lazy Day Photography, as the cover is one of my own photos.
I've already written quite a few entries, I'm just looking for a few more to fill in the gaps and bulk it out more - that's where you com in!
If you've written any short stories or poems, or even have an extract of a novel, that you want to share with the world through this journal, then let me know! Once the journal has been created, submitted to my lecturer and marked, I will be uploading it to my blog for people to download and read.
Now, here's the thing - the deadline for submission Wednesday, June 3. I know this is short notice, but as I said, I am only looking for some work to bulk out the journal, and it's why I also asked for work that you've previously created, not something you're working, or planning to work on.
So, If you're interested in sharing your work, send me a message via the contact page. You never know, this could be the beginning of something fun and amazing!
See you all soon!
As we all know, these past few years have seen many YA and adult books adapted for the big screen, and they've mostly had great success. And this got me thinking - what are some of the books that I've read that I would love to see translated to the big screen?
Here are my top five books/series that I think would have a lot of potential as movies.
As you can tell, I obviously love books.
In recent years, as technology has advanced, the eBook has become a lot more popular, with the iPad and Kindle becoming the new book and bookshelf. Let me just say, I have nothing against this. I totally support having eBooks and readers that can store hundreds of books and make for an easy and portable read.
But give me a paperback any day!
I love being able to scan my bookshelf and pick out a book. Feel it in my hands. Smell that book smell. And just know that the book is about to transport me to a new world.
I don't feel that with my iPad and an eBook.
For me, I love being able to display my books for others to see, and I love to visit friends and see their collections and get inspiration for my next read. I just love having a physical presence.
With the rise of online book shops, people have begin worrying about the fate of the good old book store, which sparked the formation of Books Are My Bag in the UK. But why aren't people worrying about the rise of the eBook?
We've seen people worry about how the online world will see the demise of the physical world. How many people buy music online instead of CDs? What about online movies instead of DVDs?
I am reminded of the song 'Download This Song' by MC Lars which talks about how people downloading music will see the end of CDs and DVDs. Doesn't this also cover books as well?
I'm not trying to say 'stop buying eBooks', I'm just saying that people should buy physical books every now and then. Pull your face away from the screen and pick up a real book. Turn real pages. Feel the book magic pulling you into the story.
Give me a paperback any day!
Do you have a reading goal? You really should.
I've always thought about having a reading goal, but never seem to want to stick to, and by the end of the year, I've got a handful of semi-read books and about two read. But 2015 is going to be different.
I've made a list of resolutions, ones that I think are actually achievable and will carry on each year. The main one being more organised, but one is to read more, and read at least 30 books in 2015.
I am currently reading Alex Day's The Underground Storyteller, which is great so far, and a review will be uploaded once I'm finished.
After The Underground Storyteller, I don't know what I'll pick up next, but I've got a list a mile long of books I want to read. These include:
And these are just the books that I currently own that I need to read! - You should see my Booktopia wishlist, which has about 300 books on it (although a lot of them are non-fiction history books)
You can keep up with my currently reading and how well I'm doing with my goal via the homepage, where I have my Goodreads account recording my progress.
So, this blog will record my reviews, book hauls and other book thoughts, so please check back regularly.
I also hope that you too set a book goal and share your thoughts about the books with others.