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Weekly Recap #9

Since I have a lot of posts and time zones are awkward things, I’ll be doing a quick post every week that recaps/highlights my original posts and what I’ve been reading in case you missed something.

Weekly Features:

Original Posts:

Book Reviews:


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These UK gorgeous editions of the Harry Potter books, with covers by Jonny Duddle, have been redesigned inside and out to create a child-friendly reading experience for the next generation of Harry Potter readers! 


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Hey there! I was wondering if you knew any good fiction novels based on mythology?
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • Everneath by Brodi Ashton
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  • The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
  • Curses and Smoke by Vicky Alvear Shecter
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (it’s a retelling of Beauty and the Beast with mythology elements - I didn’t like it that much personally but a lot of other people seem to)

Here’s some that I haven’t read yet myself but have been highly recommended to me:

  • Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
  • The Golem and the Djinni/Jinni by Helene Wrecker
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
  • Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
  • Convenant by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Mythos Academy by Jennifer Estep
  • Abandon by Meg Cabot
  • Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
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How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.

Via Electric Lit.

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My Week In Books #1

At the end of each week, I’m going to do a brief recap on what I’ve been reading. For the majority of these books, I will be writing a full review You can find a recap of my posts in my Weekly Recap

Books I Finished:

That’s quite pathetic for me really. To be fair, I did have three essays due and once they were done, I’ve pretty much just been re-watching Chuck.

Books I Partly Read:

Books I Hope To Read Next Week:

I’m assuming that I can read most of those in a few hours so I might be able to work through them all. Maybe.

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Stacking the Shelves #15

Stacking The Shelves was created by Tynga’s Reviews and it’s all about sharing the books you’ve added to your shelf (may it be physical or virtual) in that week. Click to find out more


Otherwise known as Outlander. I was curious and I couldn’t resist.

There’s a story behind this one… Bloomsbury have released new UK editions of the Harry Potter books and though I already own two sets of the books (one old and one new) I liked to admire their beauty. My dad came back from a job the other day with the first and last book in those editions for me because they were cheap and I had a habit of picking them up whenever I saw them. Yay!

I actually got two copies of this - one from Penguin Australia and another from Bookworld as part of Reader Rewards. (My spare copy is already spoken for, sorry.) I’m reading it now and it’s cool. I’m not necessarily hooked just yet but I love the concept and it’s very intriguing.

I’ve already read The 5th Wave but I didn’t own a physical copy and I could get a cheap one online. I’m actually glad that I got it now because I’m hazy on the details and have decided to give it a re-read before I jump into The Infinite Sea. I was surprised by how thin the sequel is but I’m really looking forward to reading it soon.

I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while now but twentysomethingvagabond kind of inspired the purchase. I hope to read it soon!

Brandon Sanderson is one of my more recent auto-buy authors so when I saw this at the bookstore, I couldn’t resist. It sounds really cool!

Mini NetGalley ebook haul for review:

As soon as I found out there was a manga for Les Mis, I knew I had to read it and I found it on NetGalley available to read now. Les Mis is one of my favourite classics and I’m looking forward to seeing the adaptation. If you’re struggling with the novel, maybe look into reading this first!

Same reasons as above really but swap Les Mis for The Hound of the Baskervilles, which is another of my favourite classics and my favourite Sherlock Holmes story that I’ve read so far.

I found this on Goodreads recently and I’m really excited to read it. It sounds really cool. Apparently it’s like Doctor Who meets Sherlock.

Feel free to let me know what you thought of any of these books if you’ve read them and to do your own post for the books you added to your shelf this week. Happy reading!

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Follow Forever!


I figured it was finally around time that I did one of these. I’m sure that I’ve accidentally left someone out because everyone’s so awesome and amazing and I couldn’t ask for better people to follow. That said, I want to really thank all of my followers too because you’re all really awesome and you suffer through my random sentence long text post updates of my reading progress that really say nothing other than I like how the book I’m reading is going so far. Or maybe you’ve suffered through all my random questions at random times at the night and me not replying to anyone because I can’t figure out a nice way to reply to answers. Just, thank you for being so amazing. Now, onto the list!

a-good-book-has-no-ending » a-novel-ty » abookcanchangeyourworld » acciobooksandsunshine » adventuresonpaper » blame-it-on-the-books » book-addict-lover » book-escapism » book-galaxy » bookdrunkinlove » books-to-me » booksandhotchocolate » booksandquills » booksfrommyshelf » booksnbutterbeer » booksopeningdoors » countingbooks » darlingletsread » date-a-girl-who-reads » drowninginthefeels » escapingintoabook » eternal-books » feelingsofthesecondarycharacters » girlthatreads » grangerandherbooks » ifreakinlovebooks » ifyougaveagirlabook » introverted-reader » iprefertoread » kissabookworm » literatureismyutopia » noseinabook » ofpagesandchapters » readaroundtherosie » seizethebook » tea-books-and-blankets » thatonereader » the-book-ferret » thebooker » theclassicreader » thegirlinthelibrary » themindofafictionbooklover » turningpagebooks » treesofreverie » wenchingwithshakespeare » what-lovely-books » xgingerbookworm » youngadultread 

These blogs happen to either be the blogs that inspired me to start my own book blog, or I happen to really love your posts and your blog, or you’re just really awesome and I kind of wish we were friends but I’m just too afraid to actually message you so I’ll just follow and reblog a bunch of stuff and hope you one day notice my name in your notes.

Thank you!! Don’t be a stranger, yeah? <3

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I’ve reached 1,000 followers! That means it’s giveaway time again. I wanted to thank my followers so much for all the great book discussions and recommendations, you guys are incredible!


1. There will be one winner. They will get to choose three books from the following list: 

  • The Virgin Suicides By: Jeffrey Eugenides 
  • Sharp Objects By: Gillian Flynn
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer By: Michelle Hodkin
  • Wintergirls By: Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Night Film By: Marisha Pessl
  • The Name of the Star By: Maureen Johnson

If the winner has already read these books (or they want the next in the series, etc.) I’ll work something out with them. All books will be paperback (covers may be different than the ones pictured) and sent from The Book Depository. The winner must be willing to give me their address.

2. You must be following hreadsbooks. No giveaway blogs.

3. You can blog this once for an entry. Likes do not count.

4. If you are younger than 18 please ask parents permission.

5. This giveaway is international. If the Book Depository ships to you, you are eligible.

6. This Giveaway ends 10/22/2014. Once I contact the winner, they have 72 hours to respond with their address.

If you have any questions please ask.

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YA Literature 4/? - Daughter of Smoke and Bone; Laini Taylor

"Once upon a time, an angel lay dying in the mist.

And a devil knelt over him and smiled.” 
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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Art Appreciation Post

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