July 30, 2013

Top Ten Favourite Endings

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme held by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is about our Top Ten Favourite Endings and or Beginnings!


- Boundless by Cynthia Hand
- The Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer
- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
- Dust & Decay by Jonathan Maberry
- City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
- Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

July 25, 2013

Discussion: J.K. Rowling Writing Under a Pen Name

Okay, I'm pretty sure the world already knows about this and all but I wanted to try, TRY, to write a short discussion about it. I was reading the Metro papers that are handed out in my city and came across a "ROWLING OUTED AS 'NEW' WRITER". Being a huge fan of Harry Potter I was obviously immediately intrigued.

After summer school, I came home and searched up the book and found that it was a mystery book. Another thing that I found out was that just, what, TWO DAYS, after her secret came out, it became the TOP 50 BESTSELLERS ON-LINE AT CHAPTERS. Of course it should be dubious that anything else BUT would happen... I mean I most likely wouldn't have come across it!

I'm really not sure how I feel about it, for one thing it's awesome that she wrote another book but then again, I wish she could have stayed under that pen name of Robert Galbraith. I think it's great that she did it because she was able to write a book without all the pressure of being the person who wrote Harry Potter. I mean, that series changed lives and then look at how many people who didn't actually like The Casual Vacancy all that much. Being known as that person is such a stressful thing and I love that she decided to write a book under another name!

All of this happening really shows the extent of how many people will buy a book based on it's author! I'm actually hoping to get to read it some time, obviously now that I know about it. At this point, I'm just wondering whether or not I would have come across it at all had I not known that it was J.K. Rowling! I was looking for a good mystery, but I could have completely just passed right by it.

So how do you feel about it?

July 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Turn-off Topics

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme held by The Broke and The Bookish.

This week's topic is:

Top Ten Words/Topics That Make Me NOT Want to Pick Up a Book

- Vampires
- Instant Love
- Love Triangles: I either get sucked in or I hate it
- Immortals: Not vampires, but IMMORTALS, as in the series Immortals that actually made me hate this topic...
- Shadowhunters: I will not be picking up another book of hers after TMI is finished. I'm sorry, hate me if you want but I have my reasons for this!
- If the synopsis says "a mysterious guy" I automatically put it down.

July 19, 2013

Review: Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

I know it has been a while and it has taken me a LONG time to read this book, but I am finally finished! There are a lot of things that I want to talk about but I can't since it would spoil part of the book. I will probably upload a video later on with spoilery rants about the book though. ;) I'll tell you this for now though:

July 15, 2013

Talking About Books: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin


So I'm going to upload this before my review comes up in about a week or so. I know I look sort of drunk in the thumbnail... speaking of which, let's play a drinking game. Take a shot of whatever you want every time I say "like", which is TOO MANY. Anyways, I hope you enjoy this video and leave some feed back in the comments below!

July 05, 2013

Photography: June Wrap-Up

From My Phone (Newest to Oldest)

A day in downtown Edmonton!!


$15 gift card from my teacher for scoring 100% on my math PATs (Provincial Exams)

My math teacher and I! :D

Pictures from my Camera

Watching Crash Course, blogging and studying for finals.

July 03, 2013

Harry Potter Redesigned Covers!!

Being a Harry Potter fan, I was inspired to do this by Aylee over at Recovering Potter Addict. There are certain redesigned covers don't like as much sometimes, but I honestly have to say that these new HP covers look really cool! They also seem to aim at a bigger audience as well as being more... modern, if you will.

If you're wondering, these new covers are done by Kaza Kibuishi! The covers on the left are UK covers published by Bloomsbury and the others are published by Scholastic.

Those are the only ones that are out so far, but I have to say that I love them all a lot better than the old covers! I can't wait to see the rest of the covers for one of my favourite series! :D