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The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride Book Review

This book gave me a mixed bag of feeling. When I came across this book I thought it looked interesting and thought this book had a cool premise and cover. And usually, I have a good feeling about a cover and can spot a great book. Except this one gave me a different feeling.

  • Title: The Lesser Bohemians
  • Author: Eimear McBride
  • Year Published: 2017
  • Page Count: 336
  • Author Site: Here
  • Read Excerpt Here
  • Goodreads: Here
  • Buy Book: Amazon

SYNOPSIS:

The Lesser Bohemians is about a girl from Ireland who goes to London to attend drama school. This book takes place in 1990. The girl at the school meets an attractive actor who is much older and they both develop a strong bond. Throughout you see how their relationship evolves and changes. Along with that you also get to see the inner feelings surrounding finding that first love.

REVIEW:

I really don’t know what to say about this book. I obviously don’t because I found this book somewhat confusing. In fact, the way the book was written was so confusing that I didn’t finish. The synopsis of the book was intriguing and I thought it was a great concept. But, the way it was written where there was the weird short sentence, awful use of function and just bad grammar usage I don’t know why I should finish it. The grammar in the book was very distracting that I didn’t really get into the story and after like 50 or more pages I gave up from frustration. Was this book written this way was for intended purposes? I don’t know but at the same time, I think the book should at least be a little easier for all readers. Anyway, that is my overall feelings. If you want to give the book a shot I will have a link above including an expert as well. And until my next post keep on reading.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review

Links:

Buy on Amazon
Author Site
Read Excerpt

September 2017 TBR

This is list is late but I did a video recently, talking about my TBR for the month. This month I am excited to read some of the books that have been on my TBR for awhile. I have a mix of sequels, a standalone and a new trilogy. This month I am adding an extra dose of fantasy and one historical fiction book.So let’s get to the list.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

I am a big fan of Cassandra Clare books and I am an even bigger fan of the world of Shadowhunters. Even since The Infernal Devices I was hooked and loved her recently trilogy The Dark Artifices. So this month I will continue with the second book of the trilogy. If you have read it yet this is a trilogy focused on the two characters Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn along with the family of Blackthorns and other characters.

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J.Maas

Another book I will be reading is the last book from the A Court of Thorns and Roses. If you haven’t read the trilogy it’s about a girl named Feyre who accidentally kills a wolf. Later an angry beast shows up to tell it her that she actually a fae. As punishment, she must live with the beast and to live in the world of fae. If you wish to learn more do check my review on the book itself at here.

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

This is a fantasy book that I am excited about. I actually saw the cover and thought it looked cool. This book takes place in New York when magic was thought to be extinct. Except a few have magic but sadly it’s not allowed in this world. A thief who also has magic has to power to time-travel. This thief whose name is Esta takes on a job to steal an object that is in Old New York and so she has to time-travel there. Soon, she learns that the past is as dangerous the present.

The Lesser Bohemian by Eimear McBride

Here is another book that got my attention by the cover. I thought the cover was cool, mysterious and just interesting. This was a book sent to me by Blogging for Books. This is the book is history book about a girl who goes to a London school to study drama. There she meets an older man who is an experienced actor and then form a bond.

Links:

Lord of Shadows
The Last Magician
A Court of Wings and Ruin
The Lesser Bohemian

Anticipated Reads of Fall 2017

Even though summer is at a close, I am not sad in fact, I am stoked because this fall there is a boatload of awesome books ready to hit the shelves. There are some sequels, returning authors who left us wanting more since their last book, and new series to looking forward to starting. So, in this post, I will be talking about some of the books that made my anticipated list.

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

After reading Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows Duology I was really impressed and wanted more. So I was excited to hear there is a new book coming out. This book is a collection of fairytales, folklore, and myths that are connected to the Grisha World that we got to know about it in her other books.

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

This is another book that I was interested in checking out after reading Passenger and Wayfarer. I never read her other works and felt like I wanted to pick up another of her books. This is a fantasy book about a boy who has to deal with a demon that lives in him because of his great-great-great-great grandfather broke a deal with the demon. And through the story, the book must break the curse or else.

Warcross by Marie Lu

I never read any of Marie Lu’s book but her books have been on my TBR List for awhile. After my recent trip to the National Book Festival in Washington D.C and seeing her speak I knew I wanted to pick this science fiction book.

Turtles All The Way by John Green

I was excited to learn that John Green is coming out with a new book. I was a fan of The Fault in Our Stars and recently read Looking For Alaska. I knew I must pick up this book when it comes out.

Origin by Dan Brown

This is one of my most anticipated reads of the year and I been waiting for this book like forever. I am a huge fan of The Robert Langdon series and when I saw the cover I went crazy. This is the newest installment and can’t to see what adventure Dan Brown has in store.

Artemis by Andy Weir

Lastly, the new book by Andy Weir is going to be dropping in November and I am stoked. I been a fan of his other book The Martian and enjoyed it so much that I will soon reread it and then watch the movie. I can’t wait for Artemis to drop.

So that is my list of anticipated read of fall. I hope you enjoyed this list. Let me know in the comments if you are excited about these books and what other books you are excited about.

Links:

Origin
Warcross
Artemis
Language of Thorns

A Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding
Turtles All the Way Down

August TBR List

I am excited for August because on my TBR list there are a ton of exciting books. On this TBR I will be reading a couple of sequels from books I read last month but also books that have a movie coming out next month. Below I have a video talking about the books I will be reading.

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

One of the books I will be reading is Traitor to the Throne. This is the sequel to Rebel of the Sands. Both books take place in a fantasy world that is similar to Aladin. This story also focuses on a girl named Amani who dreams of leaving her hometown in hopes of being free and to be able to see the world. Later she gets tangled up with the foreigner Jin who is wanted for treason. Both Amani and Jin go on the game and get involved in the middle of a rebellion that wants to be free from the evil sultan. The book picks up where the last book and I am sure it holds more magic and djinns in it.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

After reading the first book Six of Crows I was sucked to the world that Leigh Bardugo built. Six of Crows has a mixture of fantasy, action and great characters that held me to my seat. I also enjoyed the elements that were inspired by the culture of Russia.In the second book, I will be continuing on with a story with great expectations.

The Glass Castle by Jennette Wells


I don’t know a lot about The Glass Castle except that it has a movie coming out this summer. I know the book is a memoir about the author and the trailer for the movie looked like a great story that I must pick up. Though from what my sister has told me it seemed like a great book.

The Gunslinger by Stephen King


I been wanting to pick this book up and always wanted to read a Stephen King book but always had to put it off. I mean his books look really intimating and he has so many to choose from. So, after seeing The Dark Tower trailer I knew that The Gunslinger was going to be a great place to start. Plus I like the fact that it has its fantasy elements.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle


I heard A Wrinkle in Time was a good book and I love fantasy books. I love reading about new worlds and magic and wanted to jump into this world. I also thought the trailer looked fascinating and imaginative as well.

That is my list for my TBR. I might add more books during the month and discover more. Let me know in the comments below if you read or heard about these books? What do you think of my TBR? And are you a fan of Six of Crows? Well, until next time keep on reading.

Links:

Traitor to the Throne
Crooked Kingdom
The Glass Castle
The Gunslinger
A Wrinkle in Time

How I Get Cheap(free) Books Part 1

Hi, guys. It is Friday and today I am back with another post. And today I will be talking about the ways I save on books. I go, to be honest, I think books are expensive and my own personal financial situation makes it hard to buy expensive books all the time. I also know that many others who just starting out with book blogging or even booktube can’t always afford books all the time so I am here give you my tips on how I get my books without breaking the bank. So in this post, I will be broken this subject into two different posts. Today I will be covering physical books and on my next post will be about e-books.

Cheap Books

Starting things off I will be skipping out on buying physical books online because I don’t really shop for books online unless I got a gift card for my birthday or Christmas because I find shipping cost to be pricey for me.

Used Bookstores

One of my favorites places to go is a used bookstore. I love how each store is different and you never know what you’ll find. I also like the fact that you can walk in and not have to worry about a sales person following you around and asking you if you need something like tens times. Which sadly happens to me a lot when I shop at other stores(Victoria’s Secret).  Another thing about used bookstore is the fact that most of the books are affordable. The books can go between $5 to a $1 depending on the store.  Another great reason I like about Used bookstores is that you can trade in your own books for either money or store credit and can use to buy more books. But note to not expect to be paid a fortune just probably $10 bucks or less. Just check with the bookstore.

In the Streets:

This is something I learned on a nice day while going to a gelato store in my area. I was walking down the street and spotted a chair and on it had junk all over. It even had old books, papers and so on. Along with the stuff on the chair, there was a sign that said: “Free take it”. I decided to take home one of the books that were on my TBR list and since then I came up with this tip. If you are even walking down the street or just anywhere and see a book that interests you just take it. Someone has to give it a home and give it some one appreciation.

Library Book Sales:

Another great place I love getting books is library book sales. I got to say that this is my favorite place because I visit and support the local libraries I go to. I also can return the books I borrowed and then buy books. Most library books sales happen once a month and last a certain amount of time. Usually a week or a few days. What I like about library book sales is that you never know what you are going to find and can find that hidden gem. I also like the super dirt prices. In fact, the prices are so low I barely spend more than $4 at a book sale. By the way, my personal library has a $1 a Bag day where for just one dollar I get can a whole bag full of my choice of books. Deals like these vary depending on the library but these sales are great for anyone who wants to do book haul videos.

So those are my favorite ways to get books. I hope this list helps you on your journey to finding books and as well saving money on them too. If you totally enjoyed this post do share it on social media. And if you have any suggestions let me know in the comments below and until next keep on reading.

 

The 6 Books to Look Out For this Summer

Hi, guys! Are you excited for the summer? Well, I am and this summer there are a ton of great books that are coming out this summer. There is a mix of standalone, returning series and even some superheroes coming to your favorite bookstore. In this post, I will be discussing my list of most anticipated reads for summer 2017. So let’s get started.

Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo


I don’t know about you but I am super stoked about Wonder Woman coming out. After the movie Wonder Woman I been in the mood for books with bad ass female characters that can kick butt. To learn more about Wonder Woman check it out here.

Ash and Quill (Book 2 The Great Library) by Rachel Caine

This is another book that I am excited about. If you missed the first two books of The Great Library Trilogy I have links below that will lead you to my past reviews in case you are interested. Ash and Quil continue off where we left off with the characters after escaped London and now ended up in Philadephia. There they must save lives and the books they love from the mysterious burners. The only way to save themselves is the secrets to holding about The Great Library. To learn more and pre-order your copy click here.

Link to past review on Paper and Fire

York by Laura Ruby

If you love mystery, and science fiction than check out York by Laura Ruby that literally comes out this month. Like a few weeks ago. Laura Ruby was known for her other well-known book Bone Gap. Now she returns with this adventure that centers around three characters to go on a quest to discover the secrets from a cipher in order to save their homes from being taking from an evil developer.

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

In this new series after the king and queen of Eden is murdered two twins must battle it out in order to get the crown. Who will run the kingdom of Eden? Who will survive? Click here to find out.

Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman

After reading Bird Box I couldn’t wait to see more of Josh Malerman and so when I heard about this book I reserved it ahead of time. He previous work was fresh and a great work of art. In this book, he returns with a story about the US Government that hires a band named Dane to go to Africa to find the source of a mysterious sound. On their quest, the band learns about secrets that could up becoming a conspiracy.Check out the book here

The Last Magician

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell focuses on a thief who has a talent for stealing magical artifacts decides to travel to old New York to steal a magical mysterious book that content secrets about the reasons behind the dark energy forces that keeps magic trapped in Manhattan and also about an evil magician that wants the book for himself. This seemed like an easy task for Esta but she soon finds out that the streets of Old New York may be more dangerous than the magician himself. Click here to learn more about the book.

So those are some of the books that I am most excited about this summer. If you are excited by any of these books let me know in the comments below. And if there are other books that you are excited about let me know as well. Until next time keep on reading.

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American Gods Episode 1

  • Title: American Gods
  • Episode: 1
  • Channel: Starz
  • Buy Episode: See the episode

Synopsis

If you been watching Starz you probably heard of the show American Gods. This show is based on the book by Neil Gaiman. This is a fantasy novel that combines mystery, mythology, and adventure as well. For those that haven’t heard of the show or the book, I will tell you more about it. This story is about an ex-convict named Shadow is gets released and learns about his wife getting killed in an accident. On the way home to go see her, he runs into a mysterious man named Mr. Wednesday wants to offer a job. Reluctantly Shadows takes the job and goes on a road trip with Mr. Wednesday. Throughout the story, Shadows finds out a war is coming. A war between new gods and old gods. Like the book says a storm is coming.

My Thoughts

I wasn’t sure what to expect but from what I seen from the previews and reviews. After watching the series I am glad that I got to check out the first episode because there are a lot of great things about it. For one Neil Gaiman, the author has extremely involved the making of the show and you tell he has. The characters that were introduced match the characters in the book. From the character Mr. Wednesday who got to be the highlight of the show to Mad Sweeney the leprechaun. I thought the actor who plays Mr.Wednesday did a great job. Mr. Wednesday is smart, cunning and mysterious and I think the actor brought that on. I also thought the guy who played Mad Sweeney lived up to the name Mad Sweeney.

Other things I liked about the show was the effects. I thought the effects were beautiful and the way they created each scene was amazing. I really enjoyed the dream sequences and how they made look like you were in the dream with Shadow. The only differences were the Buffalo man who in the show was an actual Buffalo but that didn’t bother me. For the soundtrack, this was my favorite part. From the opening song that gave the show, it’s mysterious, and haunting feel that tends to make you want to watch it. If you saw the opening it was creepy but beautiful at the same time. The way they combined the different kinds of faiths and myths together.

My final verdict of this episode is that its a must watch. I can’t wait to see more of the show and see more of the characters. I especially can’t wait to see Easter who is one of my favorite characters. For those are interested you check it out on Starz on Sundays. Until my next post keeps on reading.

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