Saturday, 17 January 2015

Changes, changes, changes

I still cannot believe that my last post was on Halloween, what I can’t believe more is what I was planning for weeks to write in this post.
First of all; happy New Year to all of my lovely fellow book lovers! I hope that the 17 days in 2015 have already been wonderful to you and that Santa brought you loads of shiny new books to read!!
Ever since the dreadful event with my internet being taken away from me, no, STOLEN from me I have been thinking about the time I have until September and just the amount of work I have left to do before I am off to university. I was ready to say my last goodbye to the blog and ask you all to forgive me. It’s a good thing that I still didn’t have internet at that point as I thought more about it and I decided to just take a break and see what it would be like not to log into my blogging life. It was a bliss during the first two or three days, I could read as much as I wanted without feeling bad about not posting a review, and I could finally stop burning my legs with my laptop overheating from hours on book blogs. As the days wore on I kept thinking about my next review, about my next comment, about checking out to see what everyone is up to. That’s when I decided that I will finalise a plan after the new year; I thought that giving myself about 3 months off would make me sure of my plan and stop me from getting all of your hopes up.
The truth is, my internet is poor sometimes (despite the fact that it’s meant to be amazing), my laptop has a broken screen and I have to plug it into my tv for me to use it which causes my neck to cramp and my eyes to hurt which makes blogging a hassle, and the laptop that I borrowed from my brother takes about half an hour to load a page (even though it’s a fairly new laptop!?!?)
Apart from my obvious technological issues I still have the big fat fact that college and my work has become far more demanding this year. It’s my last year therefore I need good grades to get into my university; and I need my job to be able to pass my driving test. Therefore I have about one and a half day during the week where I am not tired and have time for myself which I tend to give away to my books.
Therefore- the big announcement I guess; I am still going to be running Tangled In Pages, I am really busy and so I will post only once a week (if I manage it; although I will try my best to post a review) once a month I will post a big post about everything and run around like crazy on everyone’s blogs. The fact still stands that this school year I will be really busy but I can’t seem to be able to say my final goodbye; and Rashika who started this blog with me would (I hope) understand why I have to take such a drastic step back. I am still looking for a co-blogger to take the load off.

P.S. I am not promising that I will not have to change my plan when September comes. To be completely honest I have no idea what I will decide when I have to go off to university and if I will have the time to even post once a month, but lets worry about that later.

Now if you haven't yet followed me on twitter for whatever reason do it now- @tangledinpages  because it is the best way to reach me!! 

Friday, 31 October 2014

Speaking to you beyond the grave... Internet grave that is.

I was rushed back into the middle ages where internet is nowhere to be found. Although Virgin Media in the UK is meant to be one of the best providers and I'm not saying that their internet is bad their service has proven to be absoluely useless. They gave us a one day notice that our internet will possibly be down until next Wednesday but do they not care about my blogging and my reviews?! When will this end! It's only Friday and I have about 5 days to go and I am going nuts. Well it's not so bad I mean I get to read a ton of books as I have no distractions or anything. If you're wondering what I'm doing right now and how I have managed to write this post I am babysitting my worries away. I am looking after a lovely little boy this evening instead of getting drunk and making bad mistakes. I at least can watch movies and use their internet; and yes I did only agree to this because of internet.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #10

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Today's topicTop New Series I Want To Start... I'm going to cheat slightly and include older series as well seeing as I have such a huge list on goodreads. 

Wow okay where to start. There are so many new series I want to start reading!  
1- Nightshade by Andrea Cremer- This looks like a great series and like something I would enjoy. 
2- Hereafter by Tara Hudson-  I completely forgot about this series until I found it again on goodreads. The summary for the first book looks amazing. 
3- Unearthly by Cynthia Hand-  I remember reading so many good things about this one. I seriously hope that I get to start it this year. 
4- The Winners Curse by Marie Rutkoski- This just looks so perfect, and the cover is beautiful. 
5- The fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris  - This came out in September and I just love the summary for this one! Ah I need to read this!
6-Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee- This looks pretty much perfect, I'm getting excited just thinking about getting this book in my hands. 
7- Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre - My friend told me how much she enjoyed reading this book and I want to try it out for myself. It looks so god. 
8- Losing it by Cora Carmack- I've actually ordered this book and I just can't wait for it to get here! 
9- The Program by Suzanne Young- I somehow managed to forget about this book. Suzanne Young is a great author and I just want to read all her work. 
10- Angelfall by Susan Ee - I was going to meet Susan Ee last year but it didn't work out :( her book signing event was on the same day as a friends party. I still need to start reading her books. 

Friday, 17 October 2014

Movie Review: Divergent

Divergent (2014) Poster
I was going to write a short book review but I haven’t actually finished a book recently (terrible I know) and I don’t want to overwork whatever brain cells I have left to try and remember what I thought of a book I read years ago. Being the genius that I am I remembered that I haven’t actually shed light about what I thought of the Divergent movie. Scandalous as that is.  

I was very late to join the dystopian train; I read Divergent about a week before the movie came out as I never thought I would like it; how wrong was I. Therefore I didn’t bother getting too hyped up about the movie even though I was excited to see it. Usually I stalk everybody involved on twitter or try to find out as much as I can but with Divergent I didn’t bother. I knew what I needed to know and I was excited enough.
When I first watched the trailer my heart sank. I loved the actors, I loved the plot but I hated the trailer. I was certain that the movie was going to be terrible and I would end up hating it. It just seemed to me that Evan Daugherty (that’s the guy who wrote the screenplay) missed all the important aspects from the book. I basically judged a movie by its trailer. One of my friends from class was watching a leaked version and I kept glancing at the screen trying very hard not to surrender to the pull of wanting to watch the movie alongside her before the UK’s release date. I know it’s probably just the jitteriness of the guy holding a camera in a cinema and being a bad person for doing it illegally which ruined the quality of the image; from my glances at the screen the whole thing just looked a mess.
So I managed to watch it a month or two after it came out from my lack of enthusiasm towards the movie and my thinking of it being ruined by Evan. I watched it in the comfort of my bed and I was sitting gaping at the screen half the time. I absolutely loved it. The fact that one of my favourite books came to life in front of me was amazing; and the fact that it was done so incredibly well amazed me even further. Neil Burger the guy who directed this along with the Illusionist which is one of my movies to watch when I’m ill in bed for some reason…

So to sum up my big mess of a review which I just noticed mostly centres around the fact that I wasn’t excited to see this film… the movie was great. I think it captured the world beautifully, it also had my name in on the scoreboard so that is always a plus. The one thing; actually two things that I would love to see would have been the love interest between Tris and Four. I feel like if I haven’t read the book I wouldn’t have known they were meant to be so in love. During the movie it seemed to me as if they just had small crushes on each other and nothing more. The second thing that I think every single fan of the Divergent series would have loved to seen was the whole entire book fit into this movie. I will forever be saying this whenever an adaptation is made. The whole book must be in the movie somehow.  The whole production team was great, all the actors were fantastic, the script writer didn’t mess up and the lovely director did a great job. 

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Sunday Post #57

he Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog (we modified it to include some more stuff), showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Wow it feels like I haven't done a Sunday Post or been on my blog in so long, and it has been over a month now that I've fully taken care of it. It needs some very much needed TLC. I've been so busy with college and work and coming home late most days that I don't have the strength to fight with my slow laptop over powering on but I putting this on my top priority list. Also if you think I've been neglecting you and not reading your blog then you are so wrong. I itch to look at reviews and posts but I can't at home so I most of the time either look you guys up on my phone or at college but I'm not allowed to comment on anything as blogger is somewhat blocked on our network. Weird right?! 

                               What Happened

Books I Got

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)

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