bannergold

Monthly Wrap-Up – February 2016

monthly wrapu

HEY EVERYONE!

It’s that time of the month again! It’s been one of the most hectic months so far. Especially, with all the read-alongs that Trang has been doing and all the bookish posts we tried to scrape off our desks. It was also our month of midterm exams, so time was quite sparse. But hey! There’s always time for books. We breath, eat and drink books on a daily basis! Bookworms reunite! #READING4LIFE #WEGOTTHIS

febposts

Continue reading

MY ATTEMPT

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

astudyincharlotte23

“Even if you did. You were still forgiven. They forgave you. And accepting their forgiveness isn’t a sign of weakness.”

— Brittany Cavallaro, A Study in Charlotte

        Who wouldn’t go nuts over the thought of reading a retelling of Sir Conan Arthur Doyle’s books? Now, how tempting is that? A Study in Charlotte is a brand new take on our beloved Sherlock and Watson. These two fellows are quite real in Brittany Cavallaro’s new book, but it has been a century since their existence. Descendants of the great detective and the trusty doctor, Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes are now the protagonists of a whole new paradigm, and they don’t know it yet. If the names weren’t an indicator, the author of this young adult novel brings in a slight twist in gender with Charlotte being a girl and having Jamie drool on the idea of being hands in hands with her. Both established in Connecticut and going to Sherringford Boarding School, these two teenagers are framed for the murder of one of their colleagues. Clueless, shocked and determined, they unite together in these unusual circumstances to solve the case. A case where the murderer reenacts crime scenes similar to the ones in the legendary Sherlock and Watson novels. Continue reading

batman

Batman 101 Comic Book Guide

comic.png

 Hello fellow bookworms 😀 ,

I’m tackling on the Batman universe of comics, but don’t be fooled. Comics aren’t only about the Dark Knight. There are zillions of comic series and beautiful graphic novels out there that are not just about superheroes. The medium itself gives writers an amazing new way to tell stories and hook readers. You’d be surprised by the power of images. They say images are worth a thousand words. Believe it. Every detail can make the difference in comics.

On a side note, there’s this idea that comic books are meant for a much, much, MUCH younger audience and that they don’t offer anything for people beyond the age of 18.

judging-you-ryan-gosling-excuse-me-graphic

This is wrong. There are graphic novels with less than fifty pages that destroy novels, that eat them for breakfast, lunch and supper. If you do you research right, you will definitely find at least one comic that will blow your mind.

As I’ve mentioned before, there are two…there are three ways to reads comics.  Continue reading

comicbanner

Comic Book Guide

comic.png Hello fellow bookworms 😀 ,

Since the creation of Bookidote, I’ve been meaning to create at least one introduction to comic books post so that anyone interested in the medium can plunge into it without having a heart attack. It’s pretty normal to believe you can’t jump into the comic world without making your brain explode. The number of comic issues out there, the variety in stories and the insanely confusing number of series are bound to make any mortal quiver in their pajamas.

When I first attempted to understand the world, I already had prior knowledge that superhero comic books is a hell of a mess to any newcomer. I knew beforehand that what I was about to get into is more complicated than quantum science, but one thing kept me going. Continue reading

Society6 Shop + Free Shipping Worldwide

UntitledHi guys and girls ! 😀

If you read our Six Of Crows review, you know that we just opened our shop woohoo! The main goal of the shop is to reach out the book fandoms  and we get to wear it out proudly ahha 😉 It’s also my own way to enjoy my graphism skill and challenge it.

As for today only, Society6 offers Free Shipping worldwide and 5$ off all tote bags 😀 I like mentioning this because shipping can be pretty expensive (from what I know, ordering from Canada costs around 10$).  Continue reading

Banner-Sixofcrows

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

2s

“No mourners. No funerals.”

— Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

         -We opened a shop! Stay tuned at the end of the post for more info ;)-

       Where do I begin? Leigh Bardugo has concocted one of the most amazing caper story of all time. From the moment I read the blurb, I knew I had to give this a try. A bunch of teenage anti-heros who plan on carrying out an impossible mission? Sold.

      Now lets scour through a world of darkness and acquaint you with an instant masterpiece. Set in Ketterdam, one of the many places that the author Leigh Bardugo has masterfully constructed for her Grishaverse, only the darkest, the most mysterious and the truly conflicted individuals roam the streets. A macabre underbelly where hope and greed are the sole strings that run the society, Kaz Brekker, criminal prodigy and master of deception, is offered a handsome sum of money upon the completion of the most hopeless and suicidal heist. Greed might be his servant and his lever, but even the blindest man knows that this is not a one man job. Continue reading

versatile-blogger-award

Versatile Blogger Award

versatile-blogger-award

HI there ! 😀 Yes it’s us again.. we are ON FIRE TODAY LOL  We were nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Giovanna @BookComaBlog . If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you should do it nowww ❤ 😀

Here are the rules:

  1. Show the award on your blog
  2. Thank the person that has nominated you.
  3. Share 8 different facts about yourself (we changed it for bookish, music, fashion, movie/tv show, sports, education/professionnal, food facts  about you).
  4. Nominate a few blogs of your choice
  5. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination

Continue reading

Join March Read-Along + Currently Reading

march-readalongHello lovely bloggers and readers ❤ 

After the fun experience from a few read-alongs this month, I want to do some more for March 😀 I’m planning on reading these books in the near future, let me know if you want to join me for a read-along this month!

Here are some rules : *UPDATED: BOOKS ARE PICKED*

  1. Pick a book  on the list
  2. Comment what book you would like to read with me for  March (or later too,  I can take your blog’s name and get back to you  if you are still planning to read it)
  3. Feature other blogger’s name in your banner and post (or just my blog ahah if it’s just you and me buddy 😉 )
  4. I usually read a book per week (but honestly I tend to read 2 books at the same time LOL) that’s why I don’t want to impose  a deadline or anything ! Just publish your post whenever you feel like it.
  5. But the fun is to read in the same week heehe or at least start at the same time. So let me know and we will decide a date 😀 
  6. It’s really flexible, you can do a Discussion post during our reading week or post some read-along comments here and there in your review !

    HERE ARE THE BOOKS I’M GOING TO READ : 

    1st week of March: The Wrath and The Dawn

    2nd Week : Red Queen

    3rd Week: Glass Sword- Currently Reading

    4th Week: Me Before You

Continue reading

throglass

Throne of Glass by Sarah J.Maas + Read-Along

IMG_6017

MY RATING: ★★★★☆  

I’ll start by saying that I had really high expectations for this book from all the hype I see around WordPress,Goodreads, Tumblr and Instagram. Like, litterally everywhere. For those who haven’t read this book yet and are wondering hmm what’s this book about and why is it so popular ? Here’s my summary for you: Celaena, who’s a famous assassin has to go in competition against other criminals to become the King’s Champion, in other words, the King’s Assassin. In the meantime, she gets close to Chaol, the  captain of the guard and Dorian, the Crown Prince. A little romance here and there and bang.  You got the story for the novel. That’s it?! No no !! My favourite part in the novel : there’s a series of mysterious murders happen inside the castle and nobody has a clue. The bodies are placed in the most bizarre way possible. Now you must ask yourself, omg..is it a horror story? NAH. REALLY NAH. The suspense is there but you won’t have nightmares about it.

Continue reading

The Infinity Dreams Award #2

 

Hey everyone,

Hope everyone’s having/had a wonderful day! How about we team up and embark on another adventure together? Today, we’ve got ourselves a nifty little award to present and share with all our followers. This time around, it’s the amazing mjeestrella @ blablagraphy that tagged us way back in the ages. If you haven’t come across her blog before, I think you should definitely drop by at the end of this post! Make sure you say hello! 😉 So here we go with The Infinity Dreams Award! Continue reading