Sunday Funday is a weekly(ish) post created by Cristina of Girl in the Pages to recap the bookish (and sometimes not-so-bookish) happenings in life the past week.
November 21-28, 2015
For a regular uni student, so much has happened in my life this week. I decided to share it with you because I think it would be interesting, and maybe you’d find yourself doing a week in review as well!
So, let’s start with me joining a contest in university—it’s called The Ultimate Book Quiz which is basically the battle of the bookworms. I joined for the sole purpose of having fun (and not attending my classes) but it turned out really well, and I won 2nd place! I could hardly believe it considering there were 40 other bookworms in the room! It was a really fun and memorable experience.
I, then, shared the experience on Twitter and innocently tweeted Robyn Schneider. AND SHE RESPONDED (click photo to enlarge):
I was so excited! That same night, Morgan Matson was online and constantly retweeting funny stuff! AND THIS HAPPENED (click photo to enlarge):
DEAR LAWD I DIDN’T EXPECT ANY OF THIS TO HAPPEN. I WAS JUST GETTING READY FOR BED.
It was an exciting week for me in terms of books because of ARCs!
I requested an e-ARC of Blood, Ink & Fire by Ashley Monsour on Netgalley when I received an email they were looking for reviewers, and yay! My request got approved!
Publication Date: December 1st 2015 by Upturn Publishing
Imagine a world without books…
In the future, books are a distant memory. The written word has been replaced by an ever-present stream of images known as Verity. In the controlling dominion of the United Vales of Fell, reading is obsolete and forbidden, and readers themselves do not—cannot—exist.
But where others see images in the stream, teenager Noelle Hartley sees words. She’s obsessed with what they mean, where they came from, and why they found her.
Noelle’s been keeping her dangerous fixation with words a secret, but on the night before her seventeenth birthday, a rare interruption in the stream leads her to a mysterious volume linked to an underworld of rebel book lovers known as the Nine of the Rising. With the help of the Risers and the beguiling boy Ledger, Noelle discovers that the words within her are precious clues to the books of the earlier time—and as a child of their bookless age, she might be the world’s last hope of bringing them back.
Blood, Ink & Fire is a gripping, evocative tale that asks, who would we be without books?
I was also sent two books by self-published author Zainab T. Khan, the synopses of which can be found below:
Sanctuary by Zainab T. Khan
Publication date: December 19th 2015
(n.) the protection that is provided by a safe place.
“And Sanctuary was the right word to describe our small town with its mouth-watering Pakistani fruits, Spain’s bullfighting, Italian pizzas, French artists, Indian spices, Korean kimchi, and Turkish delights. Because to every single one of us – a Pakistani, Spanish, Indian, Korean, French, Italian, and Turkish – it was a sanctuary. Our own safe haven. Our home with its different cultural styles yet with a culture of its own.”
A Bucket Full of Awesome by Zainab T. Khan
Publication date: February 14th 2015
Summer Wallace is a wild, crazy girl who simply couldn’t care less about her appearance. She strongly believe in the saying, “You Only Live Once”, in teenage subculture also known as YOLO. She plays basketball like her life depends on it. Well, it sort of does, she loses one game and there’s a dent in her ego, not a small one either.
Meet Blake Walker, her best friend and her partner-in-crime. Although he is just like his childhood best friend in acting-like-a-kid department, he can be a bit saner than her. Though, at times, he can be crazier than her. But a day changes both of their lives which leads Summer to make a bucket list and complete it before her whole life takes a 180 degree. Whereas, Blake is determined to keep her as long as he can. And he is perfect for the job. After all, he knows her more than anyone else. And they have no room for regrets. As Summer Wallace says, “There shouldn’t be any space for regrets in our beautiful lives.
I changed my blog’s appearance this week hence the lack of posts. I also spent too much time browsing premium themes, but, in my disappointment, didn’t find anything I loved.
MY BLOG IS NEWLY REVAMPED!
Check out my first ever Waiting on Wednesday!