Thursday, March 19, 2015

Taking the guilty out of guilty pleasure reads

Taking the guilty out of guilty pleasure reads Discussion
Melissa Cassera at Tiny Buddha re-defines a “guilty pleasure” as something that ignites and electrifies you in a way that should be totally illegal, but isn’t. She thinks it's should be something you should enjoy every day, with wild abandon. 

I could not agree more.

Today I have three wonderful readers, bloggers and fellow champions of guilty pleasure reads on the blog. Say hello to Jules from Jules Bookshelf, Mishma from Chasing Faerytales and Sydney from A Daring Adventure!
Taking the guilty out of guilty pleasure reads DiscussionNUZAIFA: The notion that somehow certain books are more worthy than others is utterly ridiculous. The idea that one should be ashamed of reading mainstream books that entertain/amuse readers is silly. If the book that you choose to read is one that teaches you a life lesson, takes a position on social issues or if it is an award winning one, that's all well and good.

However, the snobbery about what constitutes literature and what doesn't needs to end. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Post Reading: Hero - Samantha Young


Title: Hero
Author: Samantha Young
Published: March 5th 2015 by Piatkus
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Alexa Holland’s father was her hero—until her shocking discovery that she and her mother weren’t his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets,. But when she meets a man who’s as damaged by her father’s mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.

Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa’s efforts at redemption, but it’s not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and explosive affair.

Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for. And when they’re on the precipice of danger, he finds he’ll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again…  

The general consensus among the readers of Samantha Young's On Dublin Street series seems to be highly positive. I haven't had the opportunity to find out what the winning formula of this Goodreads Choice Award winning author is so I was pretty excited for Hero.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Currently: Chapter 2 of 12

Dear February,

Chaos. That's what I would use to describe you. 

I'm happy to see you go and yet I'm grateful for you. Does that make sense? It's been a tough month in every aspect and while I'm glad it's over, I'm incredibly grateful for the clarity that you have brought me. I started off this year hoping to live my life intentionally and be completely present in every moment. But a month later and I seem to have forgotten everything that I had hoped to be. But that is alright. 

Lets hope that this new month brings new opportunities and new beginnings that I so badly crave. 

Here's to change, faith and happiness.

Much Love,

Currently I'm...

Reading Samantha Young's Hero.
February was all about Celaena Sardothien. I read Sarah J Maas's The Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight and The Assassin's Blade at a stretch and damn, I'm DYING to get my hands on Heir of Fire. Since that is not happening anytime soon, March is going to be about tackling my huge to-read-and-review pile.