Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Take Place In Another Country

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme originally created at The Broke and the Bookish, inviting bloggers and readers to list their top ten for a certain category. Top Ten Tuesday has now been taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl and all info can be found here if you want to take part!


This week we've been challenged to list books that take place in another country, however, as I live in the UK and most YA books are published and written in the US, I've decided to take a different spin on this one and feature my favourite fantasy books that take place in another land.


What about your Top Ten Tuesday? As always feel free to leave a comment below or @ me on Twitter, and thanks for reading!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf


Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring TBR!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme originally created at The Broke and the Bookish, inviting bloggers and readers to list their top ten for a certain category. Top Ten Tuesday has now been taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl and all info can be found here if you want to take part!


This week we've been challenged to list the books on our spring TBRs. I hope you enjoy mine. Most are ARCs I've yet to get through.

1) State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury

2) Rebel of the Sands Trilogy by Alwyn Hamilton

3) The Waking Land/The Memory of Fire by Callie Bates (ARCs)

4) The Astonishing Colour of After by X. R. Pan (ARC)

5) Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima (ARC)

6) Zenith by Alsberg/Cummings (ARC)

7) Everless by Sara Holland (ARC)

8) Eliza and Her Book of Monsters by Francesca Zappia

9) Truthwitch/Windwitch by Susan Dennard

10) Hunted by Megan Spooner

What about your Top Ten Tuesday? As always feel free to leave a comment below or @ me on Twitter, and thanks for reading!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf





Sunday, 18 March 2018

Letters Between Friends: Dear Cazz #5


Dear Cazz,

Sorry for being a bit late again with this post. I've been in London most of the week and spent last weekend getting ready and planning, so I've only just had time to gather my thoughts. The weather has been quite awful hasn't it? Hopefully it will brighten up and get warmer soon! Fingers crossed anyway...

Yes! Les Miserables is coming to Manchester next March! Even though I'll hopefully be in London at Uni by then, I still can't wait. It'll definitely give me an excuse to come home for a weekend or two! Tickets are released in July I think, and no cast yet, but we'll definitely have to go. I need to introduce you to my favourite musical!

Speaking of Les Mis, I watched it on both Monday and Tuesday (Shows 9 and 10) and it was as amazing as always. I don't think I'll ever get tired of either the show or this cast. It/They're just phenomenal! *Insert Happy-Holly face here*

You mentioned Wicked too so I'll add onto that. I'm going watching it for the first time in almost two weeks and I can't wait! I've only heard a few of the songs so I'm going in completely blind. I think it'll be amazing though. I've heard only good things. Then I've got Miss Saigon a little after that before another Les Mis. A "stagey" month is a good month!

You should definitely check out Renegades when it's released. I also read another new one called Blood Rose Rebellion which was incredible! Very Les Mis esque which I love. Think you'd like it. What's the new Levithan/Cohn about? I'll have to get around to it!

Aww no! I hope Alex is okay. Big hugs to you both. You know I'm only a phone call away if you need anything?

Blogging is on the up; I'm getting there. As for reading, I'm not sure what I'll get to next. Any suggestions?

All my love,

Holly.


Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me (Good or Bad)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme originally created at The Broke and the Bookish, inviting bloggers and readers to list their top ten for a certain category. Top Ten Tuesday has now been taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl and all info can be found here if you want to take part!


This week we've been given the challenge to list the books that surprised us. Mine are those that surprised me in a good way, such as with plot twists.

1) Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

2) The Fandom by Anna Day

3) The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare

4) Blood for Blood Trilogy by Catherine Doyle

5) The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury

What about your Top Ten Tuesday? As always feel free to leave a comment below or @ me on Twitter, and thanks for reading!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf




Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme originally created at The Broke and the Bookish, inviting bloggers and readers to list their top ten for a certain category. Top Ten Tuesday has now been taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl and all info can be found here if you want to take part!


This week we've been given the task of listing our favourite quotes. I honestly don't keep a list but I will share my absolute favourite, for personal reasons.

“Why is straight the default? Everyone should have to declare one way or another, and it shouldn't be this big awkward thing whether you're straight, gay, bi, or whatever. I'm just saying.”

What are your favourite quotes? As always feel free to leave a comment below or @ me on Twitter, and thanks for reading!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf