How awesome is my care bear teddy! I won it in a grabby machine at the arcade and it has been one of my most prized possessions, so that is why it has a perfect place sat in my window seat, just as the other stuffed toys have a meaning to me.
I really enjoy sitting here and reading a good book, it's just so peaceful and calming and I honestly do not care if I look like a weirdo sitting in the window.
Recently I purchased some new books to add to my ever growing collection and I wanted to share with you what I bought:
(Sarah Benwell: The Last Leaves Falling, Sarah J Maas: Queen Of shadows, David Almond: A song for Ella Grey)
And these are they. My final moments. They say a warrior must always be mindful of death, but I never imagined that it would find me like this ...Japanese teenager, Sora, is diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Lonely and isolated, Sora turns to the ancient wisdom of the samurai for guidance and comfort. But he also finds hope in the present; through the internet he finds friends that see him, not just his illness. This is a story of friendship and acceptance, and testing strength in an uncertain future.I will be honest the cover totally drew me to this book, I like cover's that stand out and as red is my favourite colour this popped out to me straight away.
The blurb is very basic, only 6 lines but these 6 lines really intrigued me:
I am going to die.Doesn't it just capture you? I have a keen interest in books about immortality or the possibility of it, so I look forward to seeing how this turns out, it kind of reminded me of 'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green.
In a hospital,hooked up to a million machines.
Piece by piece, my freedom will be taken and my body will shut down.
What kind of an end is that?
But maybe there is another way ...
Queen of Shadows: Sarah J. Maas
Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. Now she returns to the empire - to confront the shadows of her past ...The fourth breathtaking instalment in the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series. Bloodthirsty for revenge on the two men responsible for destroying her life, and desperate to find out if the prince and his captain are safe, Celaena returns to Rifthold, the seat of so much evil. She has accepted her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, there are dark truths to learn and debts to be paid. Aelin must stay hidden beneath her assassin's hood and draw on her mortal strength as Celaena to prevent the King of Adarlan from tearing her world apart. Only then can she fight for her people. Readers will be held rapt as Celaena's story builds to an agonising crescendo, packed with heart-pounding action and swoon-worthy romance.I am really looking forward to reading this, it's the fourth book in the series Throne Of Glass.
I haven't even started this series yet but I have a really bad habit of not wanting to start a series in till I have at least 2 or 3 books in the collection.
A Song For Ella Grey: David Almond
Winner of the Guardian children's book prize 2015 I'm the one who's left behind. I'm the one to tell the tale. I knew them both...knew how they lived and how they died. Claire is Ella Grey's best friend. She's there when the whirlwind arrives on the scene: catapulted into a North East landscape of gutted shipyards; of high arched bridges and ancient collapsed mines. She witnesses a love so dramatic it is as if her best friend has been captured and taken from her. But the loss of her friend to the arms of Orpheus is nothing compared to the loss she feels when Ella is taken from the world. This is her story - as she bears witness to a love so complete; so sure, that not even death can prove final.
Well the cover for this book it just stunning, it has so much detail going on it from song notes to people's silhouettes, but this isn't what drew me to this book the fact it was written by David Almond, who if you don't know wrote the book Skellig, I read Skellig in school and it truly was beautiful, I really love books to do with Angels and fallen angels and have quite a few in my collection. Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread children's book award so if you haven't read it, you should go check it out now!
So these are the latest additions to my collection and I am really looking forward to reading them!
Have you read any of these books? If so what did you think?
Where do you like to sit and read?
Thanks for reading, as always!