What is my summer reading style? ☀️☀️

The heat is killing me slowly. All I do during daylight hours is hide away in my room under the protection of my ceiling fan and eat as much ice-cream as humanly possible.

I’m also trying to read as much as humanly possible and I’m happy to report that I’m having a good book-ish summer so far. Maybe not in quantity, but definitely in quality.

At the minute, Goodreads is asking the question “what’s your summer reading style?”. Ok techinically they don’t care about the answer, they’re just given recommendations, but it did get me thinking of what my summer reading style is.

The Trendsetter – You love to find the up and coming authors (before your friends do).

I’m not the type of reader who likes to find things first. I’m happy to follow the tide and jump on hype trains late. Thankfully my friends also follow this same philosophy as me so there’s no competition between us as to who can read things first.

Usually if I do read an authors debut novel it’s a while after the books publication, or even after they’ve already released more books.

Looking at the books I’ve read so far this summer I’ve only read from one debuting author: How to Fake it In Hollywood by Ava Wilder.

Team Book: The Adaptation Reader – Before you watch it on the big/little screen, you’ll want to get lost in the pages.

Yeah ok I have been reading a fair few books recently that are set to be adapted or have recently been adapted in the last couple of months. Last month I read both The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe and The Seven Husbands of Evely Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Both of these books have movie deals in the works but besides from outrage that Evelyn Hugo is being turned into a movie instead of a TV show, I’ve not heard much about the productions yet. I also was still feeling Heartstopper show withdrawls so I read the novella, Nick & Charlie by Alice Oseman.

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I took some❤‍🔥Love❤‍🔥related quizzes cause I was bored.

Hello 👋

I have just submitted my last assignment which means I’ve officially survived my first semester of University. Wow. A milestone moment. It also means that I now have two weeks of doing nothing which is great, I plan to read a lot, but I’m also bored already 😶

To pass the time a bit tonight, I thought I’d get into the Valentine’s day spirit early (it’s not even February for me right now as I’m writing this) and take some love and romance related quiz’s.

I sent this to my friend the other day. I find it hilarious.

I feel like the way I’m going to do this is share the question and my answer. I’m not going to bother with sharing the other answer questions unless I’m humming-and-ahhing over a choice. I’m also gonna leave links to all these quizzes just in case you’re bored too :))

(Please beware: not a lot of thought or effort has gone into this post)

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Yes I’m as obsessed with books as I thought :)

Hey, happy Friday 😊

I had my first Covid jab yesterday. Yay!! With that though, it means my arm hurts. Besides from feeling like someone’s recently punched me in the arm, I’m all good but I’m still taking advantage and doing a more chill, and easy post.

Today I’m going to be taking a book-ish quiz to find out once and for all, just how obsessed with books I really am.

I can’t take any credit for this. I saw April Lee @ Booked Till Midnight take this quiz last month over on her blog. I love a good quiz. During those months last year when it was literally illegal to leave your house (god it’s still crazy to say that lol) I fell into a dark hole of UQuiz and other ridiculous Buzzfeed quizzes … while I was supposed to be paying attention to my online classes lol.

If you don’t follow April already you definitely should, her blog posts are all so much fun to read and in general her blog is one of the prettiest and most aesthetically pleasing!!

If you want to take this quiz too, you can check it out here 🙂

I had trouble choosing an answer to this question. In my opinion, we’re at a point where book-to-movie-adaptations are better then they’ve ever been in terms of sticking to the original source material and also getting main-stream love and attention. When I say this I’m thinking of: To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before // Love, Simon // Shadow & Bone.

I wouldn’t count this as “there are some good one’s but it’s the exception to the rule” because I think this is going to be the new rule.

But then I remember the book-to-movie adaptations of old. 😬😬 If the Percy Jackson movie’s and The Mortal Instruments were the first movie’s to come to your mind then SAME!!

I’d be lying if I sat here and said I didn’t enjoy those movies though. In both cases I watched the movie before ever realising they were even based on books. 11 year old me loved these movies so now, even after reading the books, 18 year old me still loves them.

Still using Percy Jackson and The Mortal Instruments as an example, both of these movies take … extreme creative liberties with the plot to say the least, and yet I love them for what they are and I stand by the fact that “don’t walk on my roof” is one of the funniest scenes even if it’s not from the books.

So yeah I feel like, for the most party, they’re just as good, even if they’re not the same.

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