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A Quote For The Weekend


A quote to mark my re-read of possibly my favourite John Green book, The Fault In Our Stars! I know the quote is from Paper Towns (which I finally got round to watching the film adaptation of last night), but I thought it was quite an interesting quote with a lovely connotation behind it.  It makes me think of a book as the town (made of paper) and how, even though they are fictional, the memories of reading and the stories stay with us forever.

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A Quote For The Weekend

A Quote For The Weekend

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I was never really a rebellious child, so I also felt bad staying up to read, which I why I didn’t do it often. My first memory of staying up to read after bedtime was The Twilight Saga. Yes, I did still have a bedtime, and yes I defied it more than several times to stay up and read. I used to have my pillow at the end of my bed nearest the window, so I could pull the curtain back and read from what little light there was outside. It was easier in the summer, when it was lighter for longer, but nothing used to stop me!

What’s your story about staying up late to read? Did you do it often, or only on the odd occasion? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Weekend and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

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A Quote For The Weekend

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I don’t believe it is possible to hoard stories. Sure, you can build a collection of books, but the stories within them stay wth us forever, in our brains, in our memories. We are constantly building up a literary knowledge within us that we keep for eternity. Hoarding is keeping sometimes pointless artefacts and miscellaneous objects that are no use to us. Books are and never will be useless and pointless to us. There will always be a use for books!

What do you think about this quote? Do you believe there is such a thing as book hoarding? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Weekend and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

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A Quote For The Weekend

Hi everyone! Firstly, my apologies for not blogging a lot this week, I’ve been really bad at keeping up with it, and I have nothing to write about because I feel a reading slump coming on 😦 But, as always, every weekend I will also give you a wonderfully bookish quote, so here it is:

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I get this feeling a lot! When I’ve heard really good things about a book, and it there, sitting on my shelf, staring at me, waiting to be read, I always know I will get this highly anticipated feeling when I pick it up ad open it. I find it’s a strange feeling though. I know I’m excited, but I also get nerves. What if I don’t like this book that has had a lot of hype? What if I really enjoy a book that everyone else has been hating on? What if I just can’t get into it and I feel like my excited, nervous energy is rated on a bad book? This has happened to me a few times, and I hate it, but what counteracts it is that feeling when you do enjoy that book you pick up, and you shout your praises and enjoyment to the world. You can sit and think after you finish the last page, ‘wow, that was an adventure I will never forget!’

Do you often get this feeling of reading a much anticipated book? Do you get nervous? Apprehensive? How do you feel if it’s not up to your expectations? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Weekend and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

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A Quote For The Weekend

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I was thinking the other day about finishing the Harry Potter series. I remember picking up Deathly Hallows for the first time and thinking ‘oh my gosh it’s almost over!” I knew that as soon as I finished it, things would feel really weird! I had just been through so much with all of these amazing characters, I had been on a journey, and it will soon finish and I will have nothing else to fill the void. In some ways, I hated opening it and reading the first page, because it was the beginning of the end. I knew that I would be able to fill the void with other books, or even picking the books up again and reading them, but it would never be the same as reading them for the first time and experiencing the magic. As much as I knew I could read those words over and over again, as much as I wanted to, nothing would be the same again!

Have ou ever read a series that has left you with an empty void that you feel will be impossible to fill? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Weekend and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

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A Quote For The Weekend- My Ideal Home Library

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Have you ever wanted a library in your home? Imagined what it would look like? Mine would be like some kind of paradise I guess. I would have a Fat Boy beanbag, or a hammock, maybe both! I’d like a sofa too, so I could have a selection of comfy, cozy places to snuggle up with a book. Let’s not forget the books, of course. Floor to ceiling bookshelves, a rolling ladder to reach the top. I would split genres, and order alphabetically by author’s surname, so it will be like a proper library, except all the books would be mine forever!! Definitely in need of a window seat because of the humungous window that floods my library with sun during the summer, or so I can watch the rain while a snuggle up with a cup of tea!

What would your ideal library have? How would you organise your books? Would you have any particular cozy nooks to snuggle in? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Weekend and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

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A Quote For The Weekend

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Does anyone else ever feel like this? As much as I don’t like blurbs to give everything away, I also want to know something about the book, instead of just what authors think. It’s all very well having a professional opinion, but if I don’t know what it’s about then I’m hardly going to be too intrigued to read it, am I?! I must admit, I do rely quite heavily on reviews before I pick a new book up, just to see if it really is worth reading, and I do value the opinions of fellow readers very highly, which is part of the reason why I like to share my thoughts on a book; because I know other people are the same and like to have a variety of opinions.

A book deserves to have something written awards it’s storyline on the back, because you can’t always rely on the front cover to tell the story, and half the time, reviews left by authors are cut short on the back to something along the lines of ‘Amazing!’ or ‘I couldn’t put it down’. Well that’s all very well, but why couldn’t you put it down? Was it a page turning thriller or a heart breaking romance? What made it so amazing for you? We don’t know without reading the book of course, but we may get something more if we had a small description as to what the hell this book might be about!

How far do you agree with this? Do you like to have a detailed description, vague, or can you rely on just having the author recs on the back? Do you get annoyed if there is too much detail and possible spoilers in the blurb? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Weekend and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

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A Quote For The Weekend

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So this isn’t exactly a quote as such, but I discovered this amazing word earlier in the week, and I believe it perfectly describes me as a reader, and quite possibly many of you as well! The joy of reading in bed is a great one, it’s soft and squishy, plenty of blankets, throws and cushions. You can snuggle down into the warm duvet, in your favourite hoodie and fluffy socks. You can relax and sink into the mattress after a long day and just forget the world around you with a book. As your eyes begin to close and you can’t stay awake for a moment longer, you are already in the perfect place to fall asleep… probably to wake up with your glasses askew on your face, bedside light still on and closed book on you stomach…you have lost you place!

Happy Weekend and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

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A Quote For The Weekend

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I have a problem with chapters. A big problem! I like books with short chapters because I know that, if I don’t have a lot of time, I can still probably fit a chapter in before I have to do whatever. If a chapter is too long, I don’t want to start it in case I can’t finish it in time, and I hate stopping in the middle of a chapter, but then I’m left with an amount of time when I can’t read because the chapter is too long to start… However, short chapters can be a problem, relating back to the quote, when I say to myself that the chapters are short, so I could probably fit one more in, and then I’m up until midnight when I have to work the next day.

On a side note, when a book has no chapters at all, do I have to find logical points to stop at or do I read the book in one sitting??

What do you think about chapters. Do you like long or shorter chapters? Can you stop in the middle of a chapter if it’s completely necessary? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Weekend and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

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A Quote For The Weekend

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I found this quote and thought it was so important to share because it links directly to what we do as book bloggers; review books. It is said that no one ever reads the same book, and that is why we all have varied opinions on the same book. There is sometimes that really special book that everyone loves and can’t get enough of, and then others that everyone thinks is a pile of rubbish.

The point is that, the reason we review books is to share the meanings from our readings, and compare them to other people, and encourage people to read and find their own meanings within the book. Meanings can be anything, from morals to underlying themes, or personal relationship you may share emotionally with the story or one of the characters. I think it’s important we are able to construct meanings from books because it allows us to more fully connect with the characters and events within the pages. As much as critics and professional reviewers may argue, your own personal meaning for a book really is the only thing that matters for you as a reader.

Happy Weekend and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂