Book Giveaway! :)

6th July 2012 23 comments

I think the nights of sleeping late and lack of sleep has been catching up with me T_T. I am sick. Yet again. Dammit. Different symptoms though, so I have a feeling this might be the viral infection that’s been spreading around in the city. Which would explain why the antibiotics aren’t helping me (that or my poor compliance, haha I don’t practice what I preach).

Why have I been staying up and waking up early despite being on holidays, you may ask? My hosting site (Three-Words.NET) has been going through a server move and I’ve been running around making sure that everything went smoothly. It’s all done for now. Thankfully!

I just realised my birthday is a week away! (July 13th). It falls on a Friday in Australia – ‘Bad Luck Friday‘. When I had been in primary school, I had once told someone in my class that my birthday that year was going to fall on ‘Bad Luck Friday’. The girl had then told me that it was ‘cursed’ and that I was bad luck. Me, being the gullible six year old that I was, believed her and had refused to celebrate my birthday that year *shakes head*.

I finally got my copy of the book I was talking about previously – Winter Be My Shield by Jo Spurrier! 😀 I haven’t started reading it yet though – only because my sick, numb brain doesn’t feel like it yet lol.

But speaking of books – Book Depository is having a sale! 10% off. It was only for those with the Solstice Bookmark holders but you can grab the code here. In light of this and my desire to read some more books, I’ve decided to hold a giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you would like to recommend me a book, here’s something to help you:

Stuff that I enjoy:

  • A strong, likable female protagonist
  •  Light romance
  •  Compelling characters and plot
  • Fantasy elements – this is not really necessary but just a preference. A good book is a good book and doesn’t really matter what genre.

Stuff I do not enjoy:

  • Mary Sue characters. Big NO NO.
  • Overly complicated love triangles. Or love triangles in general
  • Instant love
  • Recycled vampire/werewolf/fae/paranormal characters and plot lines

Remember to read the Terms and Conditions and enjoy!!! 😀

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Freedom! (Party Time ♫)

27th June 2012 14 comments

Yeah, I disappeared for just a little bit 🙂 Exams. You get the drill.

But I’m done and you know what that means? Party time! ♫ Ah no, it’s more like ‘omg I’m freeeeee!’….’okay, there’s nothing to do T_T’.

On the day I finished my exams, I went to watch Brave. It was a toss up between that and Snow White and the Huntsman but I think after an exam, it’s nice watching something light and fluffy so we went with Brave.

I loved it! I mean it may not have been completely ground-breaking but it was funny, light, heartwarming and perfect for post-exam syndrome. It deals with ‘mother and daughter’ relationships and I think it’s the ‘female’ version of Finding Nemo. I enjoyed Merida as the protagonist – she’s a good strong heroine. I think it’s great that they finally portrayed a heroine who’s endgame is not (typo before! LOL) just to get married.

During my exam period, I also managed to pick up a nasty cold. Stress = lowered immune system. Doesn’t help that I work in a pharmacy and have all these people coming in and coughing. Some people actually don’t even cover their mouths when they cough and I have to stand there, counselling the patient about how to take the medicine without pulling a disgusted face as it’s not professional. The moment they’re gone, I’m running to get the hand sanitiser and disinfectant spray and pretty much use half the spray lol. I’m pretty good now, though I still have the sniffles here and there.

I’m going to tell myself that I’m going to make use of my one month holiday but I’m pretty sure I’ll just be bumming around at home 😀 I’m eyeing some books to engross myself with.

I was in the book store the other day and Jo Spurrier’s debut novel Winter Be My Shield caught my eye. She’s an Australian author (so like Bitter Greens, you probably won’t be able to find the book) but I checked out some reviews on Good Reads and the book seems interesting. High fantasy was one of my favourite genres growing up. Here’s a link to the Google Play Book. I’ll hopefully buy the book within a few days and keep you updated with how it is 🙂


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