Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Updating again :)

Howdy fellow readers,

Just a little update post from me. Rather than post the whole list again I thought I'd just go from book 81 in my challenge. You can see the whole list here if you feel so inclined :)

81. Stravaganza City of Stars by Mary Hoffman.
82. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C Beaton.
83. Chocolate Girls by Annie Murray.
84. The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Art of Purring by David Michie.
85. The Bells of Bournville Green by Annie Murray.
86. What the **** is normal! by Francesca Martinez.
87. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen.
88. Shadows in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope.

Stravaganza was a nice read, M.C Beaton is always a nice and easy fun read, Chocolate Girls was fantastic,as was it's follow up The Bells of Bournville Green. The Daila Lama's Cat books are sweet and it's amazing how insightful that kitty is ;-) I love Sarah Addison Allen so The Peach Keeper was much enjoyed.Shadows in the Cotswolds was ok. What the ****is Normal was fantastic! I really recommend this book. I particularly love the part where she describes her outfit which she wore to a school disco, " So, it was after a lot of careful contemplation that I finally and confidently settled on my choice-a white T-shirt and shorts bearing the grinning faces of Jason Donovan and Kylie Minougue. Because nothing wins a boy's heart like the sight of gurning  Aussie soap stars plastered across a girl's torso and thighs"  I feel her pain! I had a similar ensemble, only mine bore the faces of the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles! And how I thought that outfit rocked! So much so that I went the whole hog and also got the shell suit with said same heroic turtles on it! Yes! A Shell suit! It is a fact I have tried to suppress and my only consolation is that I was 8 years old! I move swiftly on! I could go on and on about how fabulous this book is( and it is! It is fabulous! Did I say so?!? ;-) ), but I am slightly cream crackered this evening. So I'll leave you with one last quote.
"I no longer felt like a freak. I just felt part of that wonderfully diverse species we call human. And, the truth is, very single one of those humans is different. Every person has things they can and can't do. I finally felt beautifully, and utterly, normal."



Here's what I am currently reading...



I am over half way through Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell now and really enjoying it. It is taking me so long to read as I can only read it when I am feeling in need of a bit of weight lifting ;-) You really can't beat Pterry and Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook is a beautiful and fun book. I absolutely loved the first book in the Outlander series and now I have prised my books back from Mum ;-) I can get back to reading the rest myself. And what's on my Kindle? The first Poldark novel.

So I think I was going for a 95 book challenge?! That sounds about right. Only 7 books to go :)

Happy reading beautifuls.
~Oceans of love~
XOX

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Updating...

Hello fellow book fans! It's been ages I know! I have been pretty pants at keeping up-to-date on here. My last post was in January. I had thought I hadn't read much since then to blog about, but I have actually read 8 books since my last update bringing my total up to 80 in my 95 book challenge. Not bad considering my attention span decided to go skaplooey and became less than that of a gnat! I actually have no idea how good the attention span of a gnat is, but am guessing it's not huge seeing as they are so small. ;-)
Anyhoo, my most recent finish was The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. It was a nice easy read and gets the award for best use of the word hyperbolic which thanks to AS English I now know has nothing whatsoever to do with bowling!

So this is how my list is looking now...

1.Dodger by Terry Pratchett.
2. Wings by Aprilynne Pike
3.Paulo Coelho Confessions of a Pilgrim by Juan Arias.
4.Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast
5.Merlin. The Prophet and his History by Geoffrey Ashe.
6.Dear Lupin by Roger Mortimer and Charlie Mortimer.
7.Wilkins' Tooth by Diana Wynne Jones.
8.The Skeleton in the Closet by M.C.Beaton.
9.The Life and Times of Miss Jane Marple by Anne Hart
10.The Happiness of Hazelbrook
11.Murder in The Museum by Simon Brett.
12. Three Houses by Angela Thirkell
13. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams.
14.Enchantment by Donald Spoto.
15 The Boy with the Cuckoo Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu
16. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
17.Death of a Hussy by M.C.Beaton
18. Game of Thrones by George R R Martin.
19.My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier.
20. Stravaganza City of Masks by Mary Hoffman.
21. The Bubblegum Tree by Alexander McCall Smith.
22.Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon.
23.Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman.
24. Snow White and the Huntsman by Lily Blake.
25.The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory.
26. Nostradamus Ate my Hamster by Robert Rankin.
27. Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman.
28.The Amazing Compendium of Edward Magorium by N E Bode
29. The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory
30 The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean by Alexander McCall Smith
31 Stuart Little by E B White
32. The Dalai Lama's Cat by David Michie
33. Checkmate by Malorie Balckman
34.The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
35.The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn
36.The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
37.Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
38. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling.
39. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J K Rowling.
40. Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman.
41. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K.Rowling
42. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling
43. Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates by Kerry Greenwood
44.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K.Rowling
45. I am Nit a Loser by Jim Smith
46. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
47. The Mary Poppins Omnibus by P.L.Travers
48. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
49.Hunted by P.C and Kristin Cast
50. Flying too High by Kerry Greenwood
51. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
52. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
53.A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen.
54.Bridget Jones Mad about the Boy by Helen Fielding.
55.The Vault by Ruth Rendell.
56. Cupcakes, Trinkets, and other deadly magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge
57. The Falmouth Letters by Christine Woolfe.
58. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke *
59. The Ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman *
60. The World according to Bob by James Bowen *
61. Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson. *
62. Carrie's War by Nina Bawden *
63 Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody. *
64. Goth Girl by Chris Riddell. *
65. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman. *
66. Agatha Raisin and the Christmas crumble by M C Beaton. *
67. Gobbolino the Witch's Cat by Ursula Moray Williams. *
68. Creatures of the Night by Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli.
69. Nocturnal Academy by Ethan Somerville.
70. The Reason by Lacey Sturm.
71. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
72. Christmas at Battersea.
73. Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett.
74. In a Dry Season by Peter James.
75. Alfie the Doorstep Cat by Rachel Wells.
76. Fair Play by Tove Jansson.
77. The Little House by Philippa Gregory.
78. Zelda's Cut by Philippa Gregory.
79. The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory.
80. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman.

I am currently reading Stravaganza, City of Stars by Mary Hoffman which is the second book in the series.
I am also quarter of the way through Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke. I have put it down for a bit though as it is so heavy...I mean literally heavy! lol. Maybe I should have opted for the kindle edition ;-)

What are you all reading at the mo?

~oceans of love~

xox

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Happy New reading Year ^_^

Howdy fellow book lovers!

Did you get new books for Christmas! I did! I thought you might like to have a look :)

I got this beautiful Jasmine Becket Griffith book from Mum. It's signed! Which means she got it at the faery fayre! Which I was also at and did not see her buy! She is mischievous! ;-)
It is truly beautiful.






I got this equally beautiful faery book from Lori! It's stunning. When the light is better I will try and get pictures of the inside to show you.


I got this beautiful Angel book from a lovely Pop In friend.




And this fabulous Tolkien Dictionary, also from Mum.


I also got " Christmas at Battersea" from another Pop In friend. I didn't get a photo to show you, but it is a lovely book.

I also thought you might like to see how my list is looking now!

50 Book Challenge.

1.Dodger by Terry Pratchett.
2. Wings by Aprilynne Pike
3.Paulo Coelho Confessions of a Pilgrim by Juan Arias.
4.Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast
5.Merlin. The Prophet and his History by Geoffrey Ashe.
6.Dear Lupin by Roger Mortimer and Charlie Mortimer.
7.Wilkins' Tooth by Diana Wynne Jones.
8.The Skeleton in the Closet by M.C.Beaton.
9.The Life and Times of Miss Jane Marple by Anne Hart
10.The Happiness of Hazelbrook
11.Murder in The Museum by Simon Brett.
12. Three Houses by Angela Thirkell
13. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams.
14.Enchantment by Donald Spoto.
15 The Boy with the Cuckoo Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu
16. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
17.Death of a Hussy by M.C.Beaton
18. Game of Thrones by George R R Martin.
19.My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier.
20. Stravaganza City of Masks by Mary Hoffman.
21. The Bubblegum Tree by Alexander McCall Smith.
22.Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon.
23.Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman.
24. Snow White and the Huntsman by Lily Blake.
25.The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory.
26. Nostradamus Ate my Hamster by Robert Rankin.
27. Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman.
28.The Amazing Compedium of Edward Magorium by N E Bode
29. The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philppa Gregory
30 The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean by Alexander McCall Smith
31 Stuart Little by E B White
32. The Dalai Lama's Cat by David Michie
33. Checkmate by Malorie Balckman
34.The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
35.The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn
36.The White Princess by Philppa Gregory
37.Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
38. Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone by J K Rowling.
39. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J K Rowling.
40. Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman.
41. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K.Rowling
42. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling
43. Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates by Kerry Greenwood
44.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K.Rowling
45. I am Nit a Loser by Jim Smith
46. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
47. The Mary Poppins Omnibus by P.L.Travers
48. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
49.Hunted by P.C and Kristin Cast
50. Flying too High by Kerry Greenwood
51. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
52. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
53.A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen.
54.Bridget Jones Mad about the Boy by Helen Fielding.
55.The Vault by Ruth Rendell.
56. Cupcakes, Trinkets, and other deadly magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge
57. The Falmouth Letters by Christine Woolfe.
58. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke *
59. The Ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman *
60. The World according to Bob by James Bowen *
61. Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson. *
62. Carrie's War by Nina Bawden *
63 Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody. *
64. Goth Girl by Chris Riddell. *
65. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman. *
66. Agatha Raisin and the Christmas crumble by M C Beaton. *
67. Gobbolino the Witch's Cat by Ursula Moray Williams. *
68. Creatures of the Night by Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli.
69. Nocturnal Academy by Ethan Somerville.
70. The Reason by Lacey Sturm.
71. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
72. Christmas at Battersea.


The ones with stars next to them are ones I read towards my RNIB fundraiser.

Not bad eh!? ^_^ I have read a few others which I didn't add to my list. Jane Eyre, I thought it was cheating a lot to add it every time I re-read it and I re-read it again for English class! Also, Christmas called for another re-read of A Christmas Carol....just to remind myself to not be a Scrooge ;-)

Happy reading beautifuls, I hope your 2015 is full of good reads.
Oceans of love
XOX