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17 sept. 2017

Discussion | Bullied by A Professor


Hello everyone !

Today, I'm going to talk about something not related to books/blogging and that is college. More particularly, awful professors. I don't mean awful like "oh they're so mean, they give us tons of homework". I mean the "real" kind of awful. The kind that can hurt people.
I have a very racist/discriminating professor and I need to rant.

11 sept. 2017

Music Monday | My Current Faves !



Hello everyone !

Today, I'm going to share the songs I'm listening to these days. Music Monday is a meme hosted by  Lauren from Always Me, the only thing you have to do is share the songs you love and link up with Lauren.
Let's get started !

5 sept. 2017

Discussion | Are DNF Reviews Useless ?


Hello everyone !

I've seen a lot of people on Twitter, Booktube and such say that people who DNF a book shouldn't write reviews about them. As you may have guessed - since I have a DNF section on this blog – I disagree.

2 sept. 2017

Game of Thrones S7 | Part 2 : The South


Hello everyone ! 

Just like for the part 1, you need to know that :
1. There are LOTS of spoilers ahead.
2. If a quote isn't in a blockquote or in italic, it's just me paraphrasing the characters.

Let's go !

31 août 2017

August Wrap Up | My Worst Reading Month ...?


Hello everyone !

August is over and Winter is coming (I'm not talking about the actual winter I'm talking about college, don't judge me). In a week I'll go back to college and … I don't want to. I'm not going to complain for a whole paragraph about it so let's move on to the fun stuff : Games !
I fell in love with Life is Strange. It's such a fascinating game. For those who've never heard of it, it's basically a game where every choice you make will have an impact on the present and the future (and sometimes the past too). We follow a high school student who can rewind time and let me tell you, it's not as cool as it sounds. I mean, yes ,time-travel is awesome but the consequences, guys. Everytime I had to make a choice I had to think about what would happen next. The cool thing is that you can rewind after making a choice to see the other alternatives.

Now let's talk about reading … *sighs*. It was complicated. I thought I was in a reading slump for a while but the only problem was that I didn't love any of the books I've read - or tried to read - this month.

28 août 2017

Game of Thrones S7 | Part 1 : The North


 Hello and welcome to the obsessive part of my brain.

As you may or may not know, I'm a huge fan of Game of Thrones. I love the show, I love the books even more, I'm completely obsessed. Today, I'm going to review, ramble and share my crazy interpretations of this season.

Before you go into this review you need to know that :

1. I'm going to divide this review in two parts : The North and the South (take a moment to admire my creativity here).
2. There are LOTS of spoilers ahead, you're warned.
3. All of my theories are my own. I don't really read fan theories
4. If a quote isn't in a blockquote or in italic, it's just me paraphrasing the characters.
5. I tend to talk directly to the characters. Don't worry, they're used to it.

23 août 2017

The Longest Book Tag !

Hello everyone !

Today I'm doing the longest book tag. It was created by Ditsha from Bewitchingly Paranoid and I was tagged by Sam from Tsundoku Books.

The Rules:
1. Make a list of the five longest books you've ever read.
2. Select two of the longest books on your TBR.
3. Discuss.
4. Tag others

All of these books have more than 500 pages. This post would be a little dull if I repeated five times how much I loved those books so instead I'm going to tell you what kept me reading.

21 août 2017

Trailer Reaction : Death Note



Hello everyone !

Today I'm doing something different because …. I'm out of content. Just kidding *nervous laugh* of course I'm not out of content. *clears throat* let's go back to business. Books are great but I want to talk about other things sometimes and since I'm a huge fan of TV Shows and movies, I thought « why not ? ». So today I'm bringing you my reaction to the trailer of the Netflix adaptation of Death Note (spoiler alert : I think this is going to be terrible.)

This post contains spoilers for the original story. Italic quotes are from the manga/anime.


13 août 2017

Review | Night School by C.J Daugherty


Title : Night School

Publisher : Atom

Release Date : January 1st 2012

Genres : YA, Mystery

Pages : 454

Rating : ★★★☆☆

Allie Sheridan’s world is falling apart. Her brother’s run away from home. Her parents ignore her. And she’s just been arrested.

Again.

This time her parents have had enough. They cut her off from her friends and send her away to boarding school, far from her London friends.

But at Cimmeria Academy, Allie is soon caught up in the strange activities of a secret group of elite students.

When she’s attacked late one night the incident sets off a chain of increasingly violent events. As the school begins to seem like a very dangerous place, she finds out that nothing at Cimmeria is what it seems to be.


9 août 2017

Popular Books I didn't Like


Hello everyone !

Today I'm sharing my unpopular opinions. There are lots of popular books that I didn't like so I thought it'd be cool to tell you all about them.

6 août 2017

Review | Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Title : Flame in the Mist


Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers


Release Date : May 16th 2017


Genres : YA, Fantasy


Pages : 393


Rating :★★★

The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. [...]

So, at just seventeen years old, Mariko is sent to the imperial palace to meet her betrothed, a man she did not choose, for the very first time. But the journey is cut short when Mariko’s convoy is viciously attacked by the Black Clan, a dangerous group of bandits who’ve been hired to kill Mariko before she reaches the palace.

[...] Dressed as a peasant boy, she sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and hunt down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she’s within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she’s appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love—a love that will force her to question everything she’s ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.

2 août 2017

10 Bookish Confessions


Hello guys !

I have some confessions to make *overdramatic music* ... I am not the bookworm you think I am *runs in a dark forest*.

30 juil. 2017

July Wrap Up | Germany Here I Come !


Hello everyone !

This month has been crazy. I got my Wifi back (thank god) and I realized how much I depended on it. Besides reading, writing reviews and cleaning (I did a lot of cleaning. Without wifi I'm the cleanest person in the world), I was pretty bored. Also, as you may have noticed I started blogging again ! I missed it so much and I'm so glad I'm doing it again. During my break, I  read some of your posts (before I had my wifi problems) and you all inspired me to come back to this blog and keep doing what I love so thank you for being awesome !

Now let's talk about today's announcement : I'm going on vacation for 2 weeks ! While you're reading this, I'm probably in the north of France. I'm going to visit a city there and then I'll go to Germany. You can't imagine how excited I am. I'm probably going to try speaking German... And fail miserably since I can't speak German (except hello and money. It's a good start, right ?) but it's going to be fun.
Don't worry though, I have some posts scheduled for you. Let me know if you want me to do a post about where I'm going and all of that.

Let's move on to the actual wrap up.

26 juil. 2017

Review | I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo


Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Release Date : May 30th 2017

Genres : YA, Contemporary

Pages : 336 

Rating :★★★★☆

Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That’s how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it’s how she’ll get into Stanford. 

But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. 
She finds guidance in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study.

24 juil. 2017

Music Monday : French Songs Only !



Salut tout le monde !

Aujourd'hui j'ai décidé de participer pour la première fois... Okay okay I'm stopping now. Let's do that again *clears throat*, today I'm participating to a meme for the first time so I'm pretty excited for it.
Music Monday is a meme hosted by  Lauren from Always Me, the only thing you have to do is share the songs you love and link up with Lauren.
I decided to share some french songs I love (french singers are underrated).  Let's get started !

23 juil. 2017

Review | A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

Title : A Court of Wings and Ruin
Publisher : Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Release Date : May 2nd 2017
Genres : Fantasy
Pages : 699
Rating : ★★☆☆☆


A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare.
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.



21 juil. 2017

Book Soundtracks #1


Hello guys !

Have you ever heard a song that reminds you of a book ? It could be because of the lyrics or the tune but the moment you hear it you know that song could be its soundtrack.
Well, today I'm bringing you the songs that, in my opinion, fit perfectly with some books. It also gives me the opportunity to recommend books and songs. Who can say I can't multitask now ? Mwahahaha *coughs*. Anyway, let's go !

18 juil. 2017

What Diversity Means to Me



Hello everyone, it's time to be controversial !

I hesitated a lot before doing this post but I need to have this discussion because I don't like how the community is changing. I realize I might be hated for what I'm going to say so I'm going to ask you to keep an open mind.

This discussion is obviously going to be about diversity. I support diversity all the way. To me, diversity is realizing that there are different types of people in the world. It may be a very simplistic definition but that's how I see it. When you read diversely, you open up to different cultures, different point of views, different people with issues you're probably never going to have and that's what makes it beautiful. Our differences. It'd be so boring if we were all the same after all. 
This world is full of many types of people and it'd be a shame not to read about all of them (or at least try). 

14 juil. 2017

Review | One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying - Karen M. McManus
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Release Date : May 30th 2017
Genres : YA, Thriller
Pages :  370
Rating : ★☆☆☆

Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them

12 juil. 2017

Types of Characters I'm Sick of in YA

Hello everyone !

Today I want to talk about the types of characters I am sick of in YA. I'm warning you, I think I was a bit too sarcastic in this post.
Let's go !

9 juil. 2017

My Fictional Family



Hello everyone !


A couple of days ago, I was thinking about how I loved when the family aspect is developped in a book and I thought it would be cool to imagine what my fictional family would be like.
This is what I came up with :

24 avr. 2017

Review | Thirteen Reasons Why Season 1


For those who have never heard about it the story follows Clay Jensen, a high schooler whose crush, Hannah Baker committed suicide. One day, he receives a box full of tapes recorded by Hannah explaining why she did this. Each tape is about one reason - one person - and since Clay has received it, it means he's one of the reason.
I first read this book when I was in high school. It was actually the first book that kept me reading all night. I just couldn't put it down. I needed to know the reasons, I needed to understand why the life of a regular girl turned so wrong so fast. 

Before I say anything else, you need to know this book isn't about justifying suicide. It's about preventing it. I think the message behind it is good : Small things matter. And you never know what's going on in another person's life. 

Now we can move on to the actual review.

8 avr. 2017

My April TBR


Hey ! I know, I haven't posted in months and I'm sorry. It's just life you know ? One day you're motivated to post three times a week, to read and to do everything else on your to-do-list but then, stuff happens and you're more focused on other things. 
It's not a good excuse, I know but that's what happened. This post doesn't mean you're going to get a lot of posts like before but it's a start. I've been wanting to post something for a while but I couldn't bring myself to do it. Today though, I'm motivated enough to write a quick and easy post : My April TBR.