GUYS GUYS GUYS THERE’S A POKEMON GO BOOK TAG. LOOK HERE IT IS.
If you’ve read my last few posts, you might have noticed I’m a little obsessed with Pokemon at the moment. I mean, I’ve always been obsessed with Pokemon – it was all-encompassing in my childhood, even more so than Harry Potter – but right now, with Pokemon Go taking over the world, my obsession has come back with a vengeance.
I haven’t been tagged for this but when I saw it on Nazahet’s blog, Read Diverse Books, I obviously had to do it! It was originally created by Aentee at Read at Midnight (she also created the awesome graphics for this tag!).
I didn’t manage to start reading The Grown-Up last night because I fell asleep really early (while watching old episodes of Pokemon – yay!). I’m just about to start reading Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick.
I’m roughly halfway through Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and am enjoying it but I’m still waiting for the wow factor to hit me. I’ve heard so many good things about this book and I absolutely adored The Silver Linings Playbook – also by Matthew Quick – so had really high hopes for this. Maybe it’s the ending that’s going to cross us over into four- or five-star territory.
I read and re-read the one-and-a-half-page-long prologue to Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty on the train this morning, because someone’s six kids were screaming too loud for me to concentrate. I’m not being funny but it’s seven o’clock inthe morning: I have a Monday headache; my eyelids are sticking together and I’ve got to go to bloody work. Can’t you bring your clan out a bit later on?
So obviously I gave up reading and played Pokemon Go instead.
Over the last couple of days, I’ve been thinking about what books to read next week, when BookTubeAThon starts: a challenge where you attempt to read 7 books in 7 days (PAH, not gonna happen). Despite my pessimism, I am going to give it a shot, and here are some books I’m going to try out for the additional challenges Ariel Bissett has set us.
REALITY BOY BY A. S. KING.
This is for the ‘Read a book with yellow on the cover’ challenge, as you can see.
I wanted to use this week to try and get through the books I was really excited about when I got them, and Reality Boy is one of them. It’s about a boy who was on a reality TV show as a toddler and what his dysfunctional life is like now.
I haven’t been tagged for this but saw Jessica at The Awkward Book Blogger‘s post and decided to join in the fun.
1. BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2016?
Wonder by R. J. Palacio.
Hi all! I’ve been so quiet on here…
You’re probably sick of my excuses about a reading slump, but seriously, it’s really bad! I do think I’m coming out of it a bit though as I’ve picked up Stormbird by Conn Igguldsen and seem to be getting on OK. I thought, though, that I’d participate in this year’s BookTubeAThon to help me kick it.
Also, I’ve been playing Pokemon Go and that doesn’t leave much time for reading.
So, apologies in advance, because this month I have been a piss-poor bookaholic.
I think I was all booked-out after a very successful reading month in May, and for most of this month I’ve been avoiding books completely (except I’m rereading Deathly Hallows at the mo and LOVING it). (They’ve just come back from Godric’s Hollow. It was AWESOME.)
So in June, I read a meagre total of… 4 books!
1. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness.
WWW Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. This is where you have to answer the following questions every Wednesday:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
As I’m in a bit of a reading slump, not much is holding my attention, so I have a few books on the go:
Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik.
The Boy Who Could See Demons by Carolyn-Jess Cooke.
I finally read it!
I don’t know why it took so long to get around to this Chaos Walking finale. (Well, I kinda do – I wanted to reread the first two books so I wouldn’t be confused by the final one, as I often get to the last book in a series and realised I can’t remember anything about the previous books. Does anyone else get this? I also often get to the end of a book and think, ‘I loved that’ and then can’t remember the name of the main character. Is this normal?!)
Please be aware that, although I will try not to spoil Monsters of Men, this review will contain spoilers for The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer, so don’t read this if you haven’t finished those.
Thank you to icebreaker694 for tagging me! I was so excited to do this. It’s such a fun, unique tag.
- Choose 5 books from your shelves.
- Randomly set your books in order.
- Flip to a random page. Record the first 2 names you see.
- Put the names in the categories listed below, in the order that you saw them.
- The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.
- Room by Emma Donoghue.
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.
- The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory.