07/02/2016

'All You Need Is A Good Window Seat'



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)



Sarah Benwell: The Last Leaves Falling

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.
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 ... 
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.


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!


41 comments:

  1. That first book sounds really good, I'm going to add it to my list of books to read
    Even though I don't get much time to read books anymore!
    I might try that last one too, I read Skellig years ago and it's actually a really good book!
    I mostly like reading while laying in bed :)

    Neeny | Spoon Full Of Yum

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    1. It does doesn't it, I need to find time to read it soon or it will be waiting a while, I only lie in bed at night just as reading tends to make me quite relaxed and tired and I fall asleep!
      Thanks for commenting lovely

      Meme x

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  2. I've recently got back into reading so I'll definitely look into these books some more. I recently read The Girl On The Train which was a fantastic read - I'd definitely recommend it!

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    1. I listened to it on Audiobook last year and it really is a great book, I can't wait to see the film :) Thanks for commenting!

      Meme X

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  3. I haven't read any of these books but they sound pretty good! I would love to have a window seat to read!

    Renee | Lose the Road

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    1. First thing I saw when we moved in aha :) it is really relaxing to sit it, I just want to make it nicer now, like buy some nice cushions or something. Thanks for your comment Renee.

      Meme X

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  4. I've never read any of these but they sound lovely. I wish I had a window seat in my house!
    xo Kiki
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    1. When we move one day I am sure going to miss it, they're quite hard to come by.
      Thanks for the comment

      Meme x

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  5. A window seat is one of those things I've always fantasised about! Would love to curl up here with my kindle and get lost for a few hours :)

    Musings & More

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    1. Time surely flies when you're reading, my cat loves sitting up there too, especially when we're sleeping it's like she watches over us :p
      Thanks for commenting sweetie.

      Meme x

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  6. So true Dear... Window seats; especially while reading a book is a "treat" in itself. I love being there with my favorite book. The first book sounds so interesting. Loved this post of yours too!!

    Thank you for the lovely comment Dear.
    xo
    Epsita | www.thepositivewindow.com

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    1. Thanks so much Epsita, it's nice to have another blogger to have things in common with.

      Meme x

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  7. Your window seat is so lovely, and I like that you have your meaningful teddies in the window too, I think that's so cute for a personal touch. I wish I had a place like that I could read in, but I have to opt for my bed instead! The Last Leaves Falling sounds very interesting, I'd love to hear a detailed review at some point!

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    1. I will be certainly doing a review in the future Molly :) so keep checking in for that, and I will never out grow my teddies as I only have a select few and they all have their own meanings! Thanks for commenting Hun.

      Meme x

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  8. I'm super jealous of your window seat. I've always wanted one but just don't have the windows for it. I can see how you enjoy reading all of those books there. :)

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    1. I need to make it more cosy yet but it is lush, very relaxing!

      Meme x

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  9. To read in a window seat is the best place to have an adventure! I'm so jealous you have a window seat.

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net

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    1. And I have plenty of Adventures! Thanks for commenting my lovely.

      Meme x

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  10. Oh my! we have the same care bear teddy which I also got from an arcade here in my hometown. Anyways, I also wish I can sit back, relax and read in a window with a nice overlooking view but I just can't. Time won't allow me, I'm super busy with work, I have to work hard for ze the daughter since I'm a single mom. I really wish I can do this in the near future. :) oh, by the way, Loving your window :)

    xx
    Rica | www.sassycebuannachic.com

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    1. Thanks so much Rica, lovely to hear from you! Care bears are the best, was one of my favourite shows as a child. :)

      Meme x

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  11. Thanks dear :D

    Wooow, seems to be an amazing books. Great reviews :D


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  12. I must check out those books. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  13. You bought great bookm, that first one sounds really interesting and I think that it can be really emotional, sounds (in some ares) similar to "The Fault of Our Stars" :)

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    1. Yes it really does doesn't it :) I have to say I am looking forward to reading everyone, just need to make some time to do so as I am so so busy!
      Thanks for commenting

      Meme x

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  14. All of them seem to be very interesting! Thank you for sharing!

    Tanya
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    1. And thanks for commenting Tanya :)

      Meme xx

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  15. A window seat is always a great thing to just relax and let go of reality for a bit. I wish I could read as much as you!

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    1. I love nothing more to be relaxed when reading, and this way I shouldn't fall asleep either because whenever I read in bed I can't seem to stay awake for very long.

      Meme xx

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  16. I've always wanted to have a window seat like that! Maybe one day <3
    The Queen of Shadows cover is just precious, I've only read the first couple of books in the series, I need to keep reading those >-<

    Lipstick and Mocha

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    1. I have the first ones in the series but they still haven't been read yet :P I love my window seat and it is something I am going to miss very much when we move one day :(

      Meme x

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  17. Queen of Shadows sounds really interesting! Also yes the carebear is super cute :D

    - LS
    http://www.sephira.dk

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  18. I've always wanted a window seat or bay window that I could curl into and read. Preferably when the rain was falling. I can't say that I've read either of these titles thought the Throne of Glass series is intriguing. I'll have to look into these soon.

    Sxx
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    1. They're mean't to be really good from reviews I have read so I would say give them a chance :) Yeah nothing better than reading on a rainy day with a blanket and a nice cup of tea, sat in the window seat :)

      Meme x

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  19. I can see that you are reading "Captivated by Me". Its a pretty good read. But I feel the franchise's quality went down as the number of volumes increased. Have you read the previous ones?

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    1. I agree with you there, the last two latest books were quite disappointing as they just don't seem to have a plot to them any more, I am going to keep reading them just as I have started them but yes I really do agree with you.

      Meme x

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  20. The post is fantastic! I am now following you on Instagram @irenethr

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    1. Thanks sweetie :) I'll make sure to follow you back!

      Meme x

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  21. I am insanely jealous of you having a window seat, it is honestly something I have always wished for! Also thank you for the book recommendations, I'm definitely adding them to my 'to read' list when I need a new book!

    Beka. xo | littleworldofbeka

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