Saturday, 15 February 2014

Once Upon A Time…

“We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.”
 — Philip Pullman

We are going to go over some awesome books that we read over time. Books that we thought are worth sharing however I do know that there is more books out there (obviously how ignorant am I?) so opinions may differ.  
Honestly, I don’t even know what genres of books I like. I just read what I read and like what I like. I get asked this question a lot… what kind of books do you like? And I always answer with adventure! Just because I don’t know what else to say. I also feel like adventure is a really common genre and many people like it so yeah.

This post is going to feature these books and more:

Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie

Lauren is adopted and keen to find out about her past. But when she discovers she may have been snatched from an American family as a baby, her life suddenly feels fake! Why will no one answer her questions? How can she find her biological mum and dad? And are her adoptive parents really responsible for kidnapping her? Lauren runs away from her family to find out the truth, but her journey takes her into more and more danger - as she discovers that the people who abducted her are prepared to do anything to keep her silent…
Fast-paced and thrilling throughout Sophie McKenzie’s Girl, Missing is totally addictive with a fascinating plot, interesting characters and an adorable romance. I would recommend reading it as soon as possible.

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

I was inspired to do many things after reading this book. Star girl simply teaches you that being different is not bad at all in fact people should respect you for being who you are. Unfortunately, mica high turned against star girl and failed to understand her point of view. The ending was heart-breaking, I wanted LEO to choose star girl over “them”. Without giving the book away star girl is the kindest most thoughtful girl but her only trouble is that people don’t understand that. Changing was not an option.

I would recommend this book to anyone, any age, any gender. By looking at it people say that it is too girly but would knowing that the narrator is a boy change their minds?
This is the first book that I completed reading in a really long time.

Trouble by Bali Rai

This book stood out to me because I can relate to the story and characters. The book divides into two sections the first features Grace as the narrator and the second features another character as the narrator (Dean).  Without spoiling the book… it’s about a group of friends at school and they are tired of eating late lunch so they think of a plan. Will they get away with it? - Grace. Dean just wants to earn a bit of extra cash but it all goes wrong – Dean.
Bali Rai actually came to our school and I was lucky enough to chat with him and he signed my book. He said “when I write,  I don’t give it a second thought, I just write” well… Something along those lines. ~Back to the point~ this actually makes him different from other authors because he is not afraid to speak his mind.
At the back of the book it says 10+ but I would recommend it for older readers.

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a 
mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse. Time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos's army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop them, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth-a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn. Full of humor and heart-pounding action, this fourth book promises to be their most thrilling adventure yet. I would recommend that you get it as soon as you can. 

The Hobbit by  J.R.R. TOLKIEN 

The dwarfs lost their gold many years ago and want to get it back. Gandalf (the wizard) is helping them and decides that it is a good idea to bring Bilbo Baggins along the journey. 
The Hobbit was recommended to me by a teacher actually,  and i am not going to lie I don’t think that I was your easy read but it was really, interesting book. As a child people always recommend babyish books that I never actually liked. Therefore I would recommend the hobbit for young readers that are tired of reading babyish books.

The Hobbit: After reading The Hobbit, I decided to buy the movie. I really did enjoy the movie actually. Then I decided to buy The Lord Of The Rings because I really enjoyed The Hobbit so I thought that reading another book by the same author might be nice and it was!

What’s next: For my birthday my best friend got me the hunger games, which I am looking forward to reading. I have seen the movie and it was really good so i am expecting  the book to be even better. 


Three books waiting to be finished but I just can't get around to finishing them.  It is not the case that I don’t like these books. I really like the books and I am half way through most so that’s something to be proud of? 

After reading so many books i realised that I might be able to write one myself. I’ve seen many average people writing books and actually publish them. People like YouTubers (again my laptop doesn’t recognise the word “YouTubers”). So, I know that I want to write a book someday but I don’t really know what it is going to be about. Maybe pirates (I just felt like typing that, don’t know why but just did).

I love reading but in a certain period of time I gave up on it because I was convincing myself that I don’t have time (you can always make time or just don’t waste it).

…And They Lived Happily Ever After 

Thank-you for reading and make sure to come back for more posts every Friday and Tuesday/Wednesday.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Perfumes To Die For | Reviews

A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future.- Coco Chanel 

I thought since Valentine’s day is coming up I would do something for it to help you men out there so today I will be reviewing 4 perfumes: Outspoken Intense by Fergie, Pandora Box Eau de Parfum, Ultraviolet by Paco Rabanne and Glow in the Dark by J-LO. They are all beautiful smelling perfumes and I would recommend you get them. These perfumes are the perfect gift for your someone special for this Valentine’s Day!

Outspoken Intense by Fergie
I am quite picky when it comes to fragrances, but I must say... Avon has outdone themselves with this one. I absolutely LOVE this fragrance! It smells so good, and the fragrance lasts. I am always getting compliments on it when I wear it! A favourite for sure. It smells so beautiful. It's JUST PERFECT! There is something very mysterious about this fragrance that I can't quite put my fingers on, but I love it. The packaging is nice and I love the bottle; it looks elegant and expensive.

Pandora Box Eau de Parfum
This perfume smells as fresh as a daisy. It’s the perfect scent for a night out with the girls. The smell stays on all night. It’s probably one of my most favourite perfumes I have ever had. The perfume comes in a pink box with the name of the perfume on top of it. It looks amazing, the bottle itself is amazing and most importantly it smells AMAZING! What more could you want?

Ultraviolet by Paco Rabanne
ONE WORD: - Magnificent! Just...utterly....MAGNIFICENT!!! It has a unique smell that is indescribable. It comes in a purple, round tub. I love the fact that the perfume bottle is round; it’s different which is good. I would definitely recommend this scent for all the girls out there who are getting ready to go to a party; this scent would definitely finish off your outfit. This perfume stands out from the rest. Get it while you still can!

Glow in the Dark by JLO
You can spend hundreds of pounds on a classic perfume and get zero compliments. Spend ten bucks on something like Glow after Dark and everyone loves it. I think it's actually pretty good for the price range and, obviously, it's a crowd pleaser. Out of ALL her perfumes, this one is the one I keep repurchasing. What I like most about this one is that it doesn't smell like ANYTHING else on the market! It’s very dark, sweet, and mysterious! I love the dry down as well. Every time I wear this, I just feel like I'm in the spotlight or something. The staying power is also very very good (all of her perfumes have good staying power).

All of these perfumes are nice and whichever you pick to give to your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, I’m sure she will love it. All pictures were taken from Google images, no copyright intended. Remember to keep coming back for more post’s and make sure to follow us! J