Sunday, July 31, 2011

New On My Bookshelf

My life has taken a scary turn recently (in a good way). 
I've spent the past one and a half years "studying" (not that I really studied very much) Chemical & Process Engineering. This last semester I've realised I couldn't keep doing it anymore because I was miserable and wasn't at all following my dreams. 

Everyone (well, every normal person) I've talked to about this has said I would really regret it if I kept doing something I didn't enjoy. I didn't enjoy engineering at all. And I did regret it. 
I regret it Big Time. 
Now I've realised the only way I'll be successful is if I begin to hone my talents and follow my dreams. 

So! Onto the books. This semester (ie, tomorrow - eep!) I'm starting my Arts degree, majoring in English and probably Classics & Ancient History as well. That's why you see Greek Mythology, The Annals of Imperial Rome and the Twelve Caesars up in that photo, along with Jane Eyre. 

I bought Heist Society 2: Uncommon Criminals from Target in the United States. 
Really excited to hold an Ally Carter hardcover! All my Gallagher Girls books and my copy of Heist Society are the Aussie paperbacks (whose covers totally under-represent the books). 

I've heard this one is many people's childhood favourites so I knew I needed to check it out!
Have you read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'engle? Let me know what you think!

Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I accidently got two copies of Withering Tights so I'm giving one away. I'm really excited about this series because I absolutely loved the Georgia Nicolson series and Louise Rennison is a hilarious writer. :)

I had to get Jane Eyre for the English unit I'm taking this semester (Romance: Narratives of Imagination). This should be a fun unit because we're required to watch movies too! Princess Bride is one of them. :D

Wish me luck for this semester.

Day 4 of the 30 Day Book Meme

I decided to participate in this feature because I'm a new born book blogger and this'll hopefully help you get to know more about me and what books I like! 

Day 04 – Favourite book of your favourite series 

This was a bit of a toughie because I think all seven Narnia books are really amazing. 
But since I had to pick a fave...

Review: Shopaholic & Baby

Title: Shopaholic & Baby
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Chick Lit
Rating: 5 stars
Format: Paperback, 436 pages
Release Date: February 27, 2007
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 987-0-440-24239-0
Source: Bought (from The Book Depository)


Becky's life is blooming! She's working at London's newest fashion store The Look, house-hunting with husband Luke (her secret wish is a Shoe Room)... and she's pregnant! She couldn’t be more overjoyed – especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery… to the latest, coolest pram… to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician.

But when the celebrity obstetrician turns out to be her husband Luke’s glamorous, intellectual ex-girlfriend, Becky’s perfect world starts to crumble. She’s shopping for two… but are there three in her marriage?

My Thoughts...

I am never giving away, swapping or selling my Shopaholic books! Ever!
The life of Rebecca Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is one to behold!
I haven't picked up a Sophia Kinsella novel in a while now and it was SO GOOD to get back into Becky's world.
The Shopaholic series just cheers me up, so no matter what I'm feeling I can't help but smile and laugh.

Friday, July 29, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Withering Tights by Louise Rennison

Hi again! I'm back in beautiful Perth where I'm happy to call home. 
I probably shouldn't feel bad that I spent my entire US holiday eating, sleeping, touring, lounging in front of the telly, and not paying attention to my blogs, like, at all. But I do, because I told you this post would be me, saying Howdy! from Texas (like, 4 weeks ago).

Anyway, I got back yesterday arvo and collected my mail, which included 2 copies of Withering Tights by Louise Rennison. I only ordered one! So, together with my reasoning that it's not too early on in this blog life to host a giveaway, and my tendency to avoid dealing with things (like complaining to Borders Online that I didn't want two copies), I'm giving you, beloved followers (and potential beloved followers), the chance to win my extra copy!