Monthly Wrap-Up | September

Wrap-Up

Hello earthlings, how are my favourite people in the world?

Yes, I am trying to apologise with cotton-candy words for your guys to forgive me for my total lack of news! I started classes, I’ve been working on my “novel” and I’ve also been super lazy/tired. Not that much of an excuse but you guys know that I always come back, right?

So, September was the worst month for me! I only read two books, started the third one (which I’ll try to finish this weekend!) and I have no idea what to read in October!

Anyway… check out them out: 

Wrap-Up | September

  • Re-Read: Throne of Glass [Throne of Glass #1] – Sarah J. Maas (5/5 cups – old reviewGR | TBD | Amazon
    • I’ve been planning to re-read Throne of Glass for months now and it finally happened in September due to the release of Empire of Storms. I was actually going to dedicate myself to the three books I own of the series but unfortunately I haven’t been able to! But I will be definitely be re-reading Crown of Midnight in October – hoping to but Queen of Shadows and Empire of Storms for my bday 😀 – Also, second time reading this book was way better than the first so I bumped it up that half-star I had previously not given to it… it’s definitely a 5 cups/stars book!!;
  • Summerlong – Peter S. Beagle (3/5 cups – review to come) GR | TBD | Amazon
    • This was a peculiar read. Overall I enjoyed it but I guess I was expecting something else and I was slightly disappointed with it. It’s one of those books I have quite of mixed feelings and can’t really know for sure how to put in words my thoughts about it. I’ll try to write my review for it but I won’t promise to be quite coherent about it;

 

And that’s a wrap!!!

Ner

Book Haul | August

Book Haul

Hello wonderful people!!

Another month, another book haul!! Even though I didn’t buy any book this month, I managed to get a few through NetGalley that I’m super excited!! 

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  • Summerlong – Peter S. Beagle (As soon as I saw this book, I knew I was going to request it no matter what. The cover alone made me want this book without even knowing what the story was all about. Of course that after reading the synopsis, I knew I was definitely going to request it because it sounds amazing!! Really pumped to pick this one up and I hope I’ll be amazed :);
  • Omega [Omega #1] – Lizzy Ford (I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while and when I saw it on NetGalley, I thought it was the best chance for me to finally have the opportunity to do so. And I’m super excited it got approved since I have the prequel (got it on Amazon for free!) and can know what the hype is all about :);
  • The Petrified Flesh [Mirrorworld/ Reckless #1] – Cornelia Funke (I’m so excited for this book. When I saw the name of the author – she wrote Inkheart and though I’ve never read it, I saw the movie and really enjoyed it – I had to try my luck. It sounds amazing so I couldn’t resist :D);

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Monthly Wrap-Up | August

Wrap-Up

Well, we must say goodbye to August and say hello to September!! I just hope autumn comes fast because I can’t stand this heart any longer! I miss the chilly weather and wearing a coat over my tops!! Yep, you can definitely tell I am an autumn person!

If you have been following my reading progresses then you have noticed that August was an okay month! I didn’t read everything I wanted but I read a few good books! So, I’m happy with the progress of this last month though I wish I have read more than only thee books but it’s better than none, right? Still, July was the best month so far for me!

Wrap-Up | August

  • Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet – Charlie N. Holmberg (3/5 cups) GR | TBD | Amazon
    • This was a strange book at first! I was expecting something a little bit different from the synopsis but it was still an enjoyable reading;
  • City of Fallen Angels [The Mortal Instruments #4] – Cassandra Clare (3/5 cups – review to come) GR | TBD | Amazon
    • I was a little bit scared in going into this book because everyone told me it was horrible. But, you know what? It wasn’t that bad. It wasn’t the best in the saga but it wasn’t that bad! I liked the fact it was more centred on Simon and Alec and Isabelle had more action scenes, but overall it was only an okay book in the saga. Still, I enjoyed it despite what pretty much everyone said about it! Bring me more!;
  • Labyrinth Lost [Brooklyn Brujas #1] – Zoraida Córdova (4/5 cups – review to come) GR | TBD | Amazon
    • I really enjoyed this book! First, it was about a kind of witches I’ve never actually read anything before. Second, the romance. Third, I really liked Alex!;

And that’s a wrap!!!

Ner

Showcase Sunday (#75)

FIRST SHOWCASE SUNDAY OF 2016!!

YES!! My first Showcase Sunday of 2016. Despite not being active on the blog, I have been requesting and buying some books. Well, the books I bought are mainly for University but still… they’re books! So, this post will be to show you all the books I got from NetGalley/Edelweiss and the ones I bought for Uni.

Let’s start with the physical ones (aka College books!):

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I’ve posted this photo on my Instagram and BooksAmino (@Ner the Witch). It features all the books I have to read this Semester for British Contemporary Literature and I’m quite excited for some of them. Truth is, apart from two (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrard and Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf) that I already owned, the rest were recently bought. And they are:

  • Brideshead Revisited – Evenly Waugh(really excited about this one because this edition is gorgeous! It was the cheaper and the most good looking one so I got a great deal! I’m really curious about this one and I cannot wait to jump into it!);
  • 1984 – George Orwell (another book that I’m super curious to read. I’ve read and heard amazing things about this book and author and I’m hoping to learn a lot from this book);
  • The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro (this was a choice between three other books – that I don’t remember the titles and authors right now. I decided to go with Ishiguro because I’ve never read his books and people seem to love his work. Let’s hope I’m one of those people :D);

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  • The Inquisition [Summoner #2] – Taran Matharu (OMFG!!! I was actually contacted by the author to read and review the sequel to one of my favourite books of last year. So you can imagine just how freaking excited I am about this!!! You can read my review for The Novice here on the blog. I seriously cannot wait to start reading this book and re-enter this amazing universe Taran Matharu created. THANK YOU FOR REMEMBERING ME ❤);
  • Labyrinth Lost [Brooklyn Brujas #1] – Zoraida Cordova (I’m on a huge want-to-read-more voodoo and sort of magic right now so when I saw this book I  had to request it! Really curious about it and look at that cover!);
  • Relentless [The Hero Agenda #2] – Tera Lynn Childs & Tracy Deebs (this is the sequel to Powerless, another book I read last year and really enjoyed. I was super happy when my request to read the second book was approved. Cannot wait to know what’s going to happen to Kenna and the rest of the super-heroes and villains! Just one small thing: I don’t like how this cover turned out to be like! It has nothing to do with the first one and I’m sad about it :S);
  • Carry On – Rainbow Rowell (this one was on Read Now and I couldn’t resist. I’ve never read anything by this author but I’ve heard simply amazing things. However, I don’t know if picking up this one is the wise choice to enter into Rainbow Rowell‘s writing. What do you guys think?);

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  • Soulless [The Immortal Gene #1] – Jacinta Maree (I’m pretty sure these next books were requested last year but due to my hiatus I didn’t share them with you. I requested this one firstly based on the freaking awesome cover! And then, when I read the synopsis, it sounded pretty interesting. I actually started this one in January but due to my reading-slump I put it down. But I will be picking it up this year, maybe around May :D);
  • A Reaper of Stone[A Reaper of Stone #1] – Mark Gelineau & Joe King (I’ve seen this book on Goodreads and the cover and synopsis always made me super curious about it! When I saw it on NetGalley – I think it was on Read Now but I can’t remember – I couldn’t resist!);
  • Acne, Asthma, And Other Signs You Might Be Half Dragon – Rena Rocford (seriously, can you blame me for requesting this book with that cover? And I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while now… I’m super pumped about it!);

Ner

Showcase Sunday (#74)

TOMORROW’S MY BIRTHDAY!!!

OMG!!! Tomorrow’s my birthday and I’ll be turning 27… twenty-freaking-seven!!! I am so getting old!!! But deep inside I don’t feel almost thirty… I feel quite young! Oh well… to grow-up would be an awefully big adventure! Indeed!

So, these past weeks I haven’t posted any Showcase Sunday because I didn’t had that many books to show you. However, I did got a book that I’m super duper excited to read and be part of it since I am a fan of the TV-series.

Anyway, here we go to yet another haul::

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  • Brave New World [Heroes Reborn #1] – David Bishop (Oh yes, you got it… this is the book I am super excited about. Though I haven’t started watching the new series – I’m currently re-watching the previous seasons – I was extremely over the moon when I received an email about this. I immediately replied saying that I wanted in! And now I have the book (cover not on Goodreads yet though my copy has one) and as soon as I start watching the new series, I’ll be reading this! This will be a series of – I think – six book set in the Heroes Universe. It’ll tell the story of some characters we already know and I’m super pumped! Thank you Smith Publicity for the heads up :D;

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  • Ted Saves the World [Ted Saves the World #1] – Bryan Cohen (Ben, Benjamin of Tomes, chose this book for his #readwithben month and recently announced that this book was free for download. So I decided to get my copy. I don’t know if I’ll be able to actually be part of the read-a-long but I’ll be looking forward for Ben’s opinion on the book.);

Ner

Showcase Sunday (#73)

Last Showcase Sunday before classes!!!

So, tomorrow Monday I’m starting my last year at University and I so don’t want classes to start! I feel like this vacations just went way too fast! Didn’t had time to rest properly! But, at the same time I miss the routine and I’m excited to be back! Let’s pray that this semester goes smoothly.

But, that doesn’t mean that I won’t be showing you all the books I might get. And this week I have quite a few ones that I’m super pumped about!

So, check out the books I got:

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  • Against All Odds – Patricia Vanasse (I was contacted by Patricia asking if I would be interested in reading her contemporary romance book. Though Contemporary isn’t exactly my genre, I know Patricia’s writing to be really good so I thought I should giving it a go! Thank you so much for sending me the book :D);

-NetGalley/Edelweiss-

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Monthly Wrap-Up | March

Wrap-Up | March

Books read:

GoTaS The DUFF The Infinite Eight Minutes

Other(s):

And that’s a wrap!!!

Ner

Monthly Wrap-Up | February

Wrap-Up | February

Books read:

Seeker The Novice A Magic Dark & Bright

Other(s):

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And that’s a wrap!!!

Ner

Monthly Wrap-Up | January

Wrap-Up | January

Books read:

Hocus Pocus Spellweaver Freak of Nature Stardust From the Ashes Incite The 'Naturals

And that’s a wrap!!!

Ner

Musing Mondays (#1)

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So, I thought that A Cup of Coffee and a Book should be following the book memes around the blogsphere. Since I’ve never did so, let’s hope I’ll keep doing it weekly.

This meme is hosted by Should Be Reading. Each week, MizB posts a “musing” question concerning a book and all participants answer in their own post.

Today musing is:
What is/are the first book(s) you’re reading for the new year?

I’m currently reading The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima and I’ve already have the rest of the books to read. 

What about you?

Ner