Bookish Bingo Wrap Up

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I participated in Bookish Bingo  which was hosted by the lovely ladies over at Great Imaginations. I managed to read a book for EACH of the squares. I’m very proud of the reading I managed in the months of April, May and June. I’m totally getting involved in the summer edition of Bookish Bingo. I found it was a great way to get some of those pesky books off my TBR shelf, and I discovered some new books along the way.

Here are my reviews:

  1. Chains

  2. Flyaway

  3. The Wrong Boy

  4. Shadow and Bone

  5. Wedding Night

  6. A Million Little Pieces

  7. Dandelion Clocks

  8. Fruit Of The Lemon

  9. The Anti-Prom

  10. Breadcrumbs

  11. The Great Gatsby

  12. Birthmarked

  13. Dear Killer

  14. The Fat Girl

  15. Wanderlove

  16. Side Effects May Vary

  17. Where’d you go Bernadette?

  18. Smart Girls Get What They Want

  19. By Any Other Name

  20. Die For Me

  21. Tape

  22. Golden

  23. Just Like Fate

  24. Warm Bodies

Here is the board for the next Bookish Bingo game. Will you be playing along?

Click on the bingo board to get to Great Imaginations blog!

Warm Bodies

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How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

‘R’ is a zombie. He has no name, no memories and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows – warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can’t understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.

This has never happened before. It breaks the rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their grim, rotting world won’t be changed without a fight…

Thoughts:

Warm Bodies was my first experience of a zombie book. I don’t know why, but I’ve always put it off, not really thinking it was my sort of thing. Since starting book blogging, I’ve discovered I do actually a lot more genres than I thought so I decided to give Warm Bodies a go. I thought it was an addictive, quick read.

Warm Bodies centres around R who is a zombie. He finds his world repetitive with only breaks for feeding. That is until he meets Julie. A human. R decides to capture and protect her rather than feed on her. However, the consequence of being around a human for a long period of time starts to affect R. He becomes completely different to the other zombies.

I liked R and enjoyed reading the story from his perspective. R was a very memorable character with some great witty moments. I was surprised at how well Isaac Marion made a zombie a romantic hero. I thought Julie was likeable too. The romance was incredibly sweet (some might find it too sweet and a tad cheesy) It was some how very believable.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to make of Warm Bodies when I first started it, but so many people spoke so highly of it, I knew it had to be my first zombie book. Warm Bodies does have humorous moments. It doesn’t take itself too seriously and that’s what I liked about it.   As for the zombies themselves, I’m not sure how credible it is compared to other zombie books, but it was an enjoyable experience for me, and that’s the main thing!

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

WWW Wednesday #74

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday! To participate in WWW Wednesday, you need to answer three questions.

•What are you currently reading?
•What did you recently finish reading?
•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book cover to get to the Goodread’s page for the book.

What are you currently reading?

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I’m currently 30 pages through my first zombie book! I’m enjoying Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion so far.

What did you recently finish reading?

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I recently finished A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. This is a book that is a brutally honest account of addiction. I thought it was a good read, but incredibly intense and heavy going. I’m pushing my review of this book forward, so it should be up within the next couple of days.

What do you think you’ll read next?

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I’ve had this book on my kindle for a while and I’m finally going to get around to it. It’s a short read that is apparently reminiscent of Pygmalion.

What are you reading this week? As ever, let me know in the comments section below or leave your link to your WWW Wednesday post. Happy Reading! 🙂

Stacking The Shelves #70

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more!

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to get to the Goodread’s page!

Bought:

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I’ve got a bit of a mix of books this week! Most of them because they’re book I’ve wanted to read for a while and they were at a reasonable price!  😉

Warm BodiesIsaac Marion– I haven’t read a zombie book before, so I thought I’d give Warm Bodies a try!

It’s Kind Of A Funny StoryNed Vizzini- This is another book that I’ve had on my radar for quite some time now!

Flat-Out MattJessica Park– I loved Flat-Out Love, so I’m looking forward to this novella!

Now You See MeEmma Haughton- I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book, so I decided to snap it up!

Summer’s ChildDiane Chamberlain– I’ve read a lot of books by Diane Chamberlain, but not this book!

What did you get this week? Please feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!