Things on my Bookshelf that Aren’t Books!

Hey guys! I don’t know if anyone is interested in this but I always like seeing what items people have on their shelves, so I thought I’d share with you all what’s on my bookshelf! I haven’t been well the past week and I just needed a quick post for my blog. I thought this would be quite good and I really hope you all enjoy it! I only have one bookcase and it’s an absolute mess so please ignore that. I need to reorganise it but I just can’t be bothered yet. Anyway, enough rambling! Lets get into the post!

I received both of these items in a FairyLoot box (I forget which one now – maybe the February 2017 box?) and I just thought they’d look really nice on my shelf. The first one is like a pencil case or a make-up bag, I guess it’s personal preference! I’m kind of nervous to use it because I don’t want to ruin it so I just let it sit on my shelf. The second is like a character card? It’s someone from the Throne of Glass series – maybe Dorian? I have all those books but I just haven’t read them yet. I thought the artwork was beautiful so I just sat it in front of the Throne of Glass books stack.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Disappointing Eye Candy

Hey guys! This weeks Top 5 Wednesday topic was a freebie! If you were bummed about missing out on a previous topic then this week is the perfect opportunity for you to go back and do that topic! I chose to do disappointing eye candy because the title immediately caught my attention and it looked like a funny topic to do. I always feel like I have been deceived and lied to when I buy a book with a pretty cover that turns out to be awful.

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

Daughter of the Burning City1) Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

I actually think I love the cover of this just because it’s purple (that’s my favourite colour)! No but when I pulled this book out of the FairyLoot bag, it actually took my breath away. I was so in love with the cover and the quote on the front, “Wicked, wicked to the core, the city will burn forevermore.” Doesn’t that just make you feel all tingly? I was really intrigued by this and I love how the title font was curling with smoke like it had been set on fire. Unfortunately it was such a terrible book. The characters were awful, the story was so boring. I was expecting magic and awesome things instead I got a whiny teenager and a story that dragged on and on and on. Also, if the ending was supposed to be happy, it left me feeling sour. This was actually made the list for my disappointing books of 2017, it was that bad.

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Book Series I’ve Quit!

Hey guys! I always talk about series I bloody adore and have become attached to but I don’t really talk about ones I haven’t got on with! I thought it’d be interesting for you guys to see what series I have recently quit reading. I have nothing against these authors, I just didn’t like these particular series. If you guys like them, that’s great! Plenty of people do as these are popular series but they just weren’t for me! So without further ado, lets get into it!

1) Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

This is one of those rare hyped series where I’ve read it and just hated everything about it. I noticed a lot of spelling mistakes and errors in the first book and it completely put me off. I hate seeing books with errors. I don’t mind the odd one or two but this one had so many. I didn’t like the plot. I thought it was very boring and whenever anything exciting happened it was conveniently solved a couple paragraphs later. I didn’t like the characters at all and I just couldn’t connect with any of them. When the second book came out I read a few reviews and they all said if they didn’t like the first book then you won’t like this one. So instead of possibly wasting my money I decided to just quit this series. I have no regrets and I donated the first book to a charity shop because I didn’t see the point in keeping it.

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Book Unhaul! (#2)

Hey guys! I’m bringing you another unhaul post as I’ve recently been organising my bookcase into read books and unread books. It should hopefully help me keep track of my TBR and whilst I was sorting through my books I came across quite a few I wasn’t so keen about keeping. Some I either started but couldn’t finish and others I finished but didn’t like them so have decided to donate them to a charity shop! Hopefully you won’t be offended by my choices!

Rebel of the Sands1) Rebel of the Sands by Alywn Hamilton

So Rebel of the Sands was a book I decided to buy because it was pretty popular and I was seeing it all over social media. I read it last year and it was definitely not for me. I couldn’t connect with any of the characters, I found the story confusing to follow and, most importantly, I noticed a lot of errors and mistakes. To me, personally, it felt like I was reading a first draft of a book and not a finished copy. I think it definitely could have done with some more work and it has put me off checking out any of her future books. I decided not to continue the series and I didn’t see the point of keeping a book I didn’t enjoy. So this is going to the charity shop!

 

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Harry Potter Book Tag!

Hey guys! I was tagged by Jasmine (How Useful It Is) to do the Harry Potter Book Tag! Go check out her blog because she is so lovely and has great content! I haven’t done a book tag in a while and I am super excited to do this one because it looks like it’ll be a lot of fun!

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Original creator: Trang and Lashaan (Bookidote)

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A book you found the theme interesting, but you’d like to rewrite it. 

the-chemist

I thought the synopsis for The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer sounded really intriguing and it seemed like it would be a really great book. Unfortunately, I didn’t like the characters and the story was all over the place. It didn’t make a lot of sense and I just found it really stupid. It could have been way better.

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Popular YA Books I Dislike!

Hey guys! I have been really wanting to do this post for a while and I finally got around to it! I hope you enjoy and please do not be offended by any of my choices! It’s just my personal opinion and these are really popular books, so even though I don’t like them, a lot of other people do!

thg1) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I remember my friend recommended this trilogy to me because she really liked it and thought it was something I’d like too. Sadly I really didn’t like this book. I thought the first book was incredibly boring and I didn’t like any of the characters. They didn’t really stand out to me and over the course of the three books they just got so irritating! Katniss was so bad in the last book she just cried all the time and it really annoyed me. I really wanted Katniss and Gale to end up together because I just couldn’t see what was so great about Peeta. I don’t think the ending of the trilogy was that great and I just can’t see why everyone loved these books so much. The films were also terrible.

 

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The Book Sacrifice Tag!

Hello everyone! Here is another tag that I have been wanting to do for months! Again, no one tagged me to do it, I just thought it would be really fun and interesting tag! Personally, I love watching people rant about books and seeing them pick apart everything they hate about it. It’s just so funny and it really made me want to do this tag!

So for this tag there are four scenarios and you just have to choose a book that you are willing to sacrifice in each scenario! Please don’t be offended by my choices these are just books that I personally did not enjoy and if you enjoyed them, great! I wish I could have!

Original video: Ariel Bissett

An Over-Hyped book: Let’s start this off with a Zombie Apocalypse! Let’s say you’re in a book store, just browsing, when BAM! ZOMBIE ATTACK. An announcement comes over the PA System saying that the military has discovered that the zombies’ only weakness is over-hyped books. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you really hated do you start chucking at the zombies knowing that it will count as an over-hyped book and successfully wipe them out?!

Rebel of the Sands

I would gladly chuck dozens and dozens of copies of Rebel of the Sands by Alywn Hamilton at a whole horde of zombies because this book was so awful and it was so badly written! I don’t understand why everyone likes it?! What is so good about it?? I noticed so many spelling errors and mistakes which made me question if anyone even bothered to edit it and just published the first daft? I hated all of the characters and the plot was so boring half of the time nothing was happening and when something did happen it was over in seconds! Please zombies take this book, just take it!

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Least Favourite Books of 2016

Hey guys! I thought this would be a really interesting post to do where I look back on all the books I’ve read this year and focus on the ones I really didn’t enjoy and actually found to be quite disappointing! I am in no way saying they are awful books because lots of people really liked them but sadly this wasn’t the case for me!

Rebel of the Sands1) Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

This book was just full of so many spelling mistakes and punctuation errors it was like no one had even bothered to edit this and just published a first draft. It might seem harsh but I really wasn’t impressed with all the mistakes I was noticing. The characters really didn’t stand out for me either and I found it hard to like the main character. The story was alright but not the best it didn’t really intrigue me or make me want to continue the book. I did finish it eventually but I am definitely not reading the second book anytime soon.

 

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Will Never Read

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

So this week focuses on books you will never read and I have quite a few series that I quit because I simply grew bored of them or there were too many books! There are also series that I was told to read but didn’t want to and some of them will probably be an unpopular opinion.

Marked1) House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

There are just so many books in this series, it’s ridiculous. I’m proud of how far I got before I quit, I think I got up to Burned which is the seventh novel. The covers were absolutely gorgeous but I just grew so tired of this series because it was never-ending and I was starting to lose interest. There was so much drama in these books, it was hilarious. The story was quite good at times but I got so sick of how Zoey was portrayed. If you managed to reach the end of these books, you should seriously give yourself a pat on the back. I think my limit for a series is six books and then I’ve had enough. I think there are twelve altogether in House of Night and that’s just way, way, way too many books for me.

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