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I’m back!

Hello, from the other side. *vigorously waving*

I believe this is my second “I’m back” post but hello to all, I’m back from a very long hiatus and have finally picked up a book again after half a year.

Since my last visit, WordPress has improved a lot and I see quite the change. After surviving my first semester at university college, I’ve had some time off during the holidays. I decided to pick up “After You” by Jojo Moyes and read it quickly before my spring semester starts up again on Monday.

The review will be up soon, once I figure out a new layout for reviewing, as I wasn’t content with the previous layout. Bear with me for a little while longer, yes? I might also be changing the design and other small things here and there on the blog. New year, new ways, right? (hehh.)

It feels kinda good to be back, and I hope you’ll stick around.

x’s and o’s,
Ellen.

Love story from A-Z

81YH3WPLApLThe Lover’s Dictionary

by David Levithan
Series: N/A
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published: Januray 4th 2011
Genre: Young adult, romance
Date read: February 14th 2015
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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I’m not even going to try”

On Valentine’s Day, I finished The Lover’s Dictionary by Daniel Levithan. It’s a modern love story, told through a series of dictionary-style entries. We are introduced to this couple who met through a dating site, one of them dhy while the other is quite the opposite. We never learn their names, but their story is unfolded through the short entries and we learn the ups and down through the course of their relationship in a non-chronological way.

[SPOILER ALERT!] Continue reading

I am the DUFF

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The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
by Kody Keplinger

Series: N/A
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: September 7th 2010
Genre: Young adult, contemporary, romance
Date read: February 4th 2015
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

“You can lie to yourself if you want, but reality is going to catch up with you. I’ll be waiting when it does… whether you like it or not.”

After a horrible period of reading slump, I’m finally back on the wagon and updating this beloved blog again. The first book since the reading slump, as well as the first book of 2015, is The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger, written by her at the young age of only 18! The book tells the story from Bianca Piper’s POV, a 17 years old girl who is way too smart and intelligent to fall for the usual cliché crap that most teenage girls do. She hates going out and party, doesn’t believe in young love or even being in love during high school, and sure as hell doesn’t fall for the charms of the -ehem- man-whore Wesley Rush. She hates his guts.

But when things go from bad to worse at home, Bianca finds herself in search for an instant distractions and ends up kissing Wesley… and actually likes it. She ends up having a no-strings-attached kind of relationship with him and this leads to so much more than she thought it would.

[SPOILER ALERT!] Continue reading

Teeny, tiny update!

I am alive!

I am so sorry, but new year has been a bit full packed and I’ve been having some stuff going on and therefore neglected my beloved blog and followers. Again, I am so sorry!

I finally got to finish my first book of 2015! It’s The Duff by Kody Keplinger and it’ll most definitely be my first review of 2015. Also, I am thinking about a thing called “Forgotten Friday” where I post reviews of something I’ve read or watched long ago but never got around to write a review on. I’ve got a small list currently, and you probably know what books are there… hehe

Anyways! That’s all for now. The review for The DUFF will be up by the end of this week! (Probably on Friday)

Lots of love, and as always, thanks for the support!

Ellen

2015 Reading Challenge

screen-shot-2015-01-02-at-12-17-22-pmAll my friends knows how much of a reading-maniac I am, so on New Year, one of them sent me this printable from POPSugar. It was a reading challenge for 2015 and of course, I just have to do it! I also found many other book blogs that are doing the challenge as well. Among these are Cate @ Reading Good Books and Sofia @ The Reading Fangirl. I got inspired by the way Cate is doing the reading challenge, so here are the books that I plan to read for the different challenges: Continue reading

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015 – End of the year survey

First of all; Happy New Year, everyone!

I came on my WordPress dashboard for the first time in way too long and saw many posts about the year-end recap. I stumbled upon this one by Scribble & Wanderlust, called the 2014 End of Year Book Survey. After further “investigating”, I found out this is a annual thing hosted by The Perpetual Page-Turner. The concept is so awesome that I just had to do it myself. So here you have it, my reading life in 2014: Continue reading

#BookBlogWriMo Day 26 – Cheating on Books: TV & Movies

Today’s prompt for #BookBlogWriMo is all about infidelity. On books, that is.

My favorite way to cheat on books are probably by watching TV shows. I have a series of favorite shows that I love to watch; Castle, Pretty Little Liars and Baby Daddy are just some of the ones on top of my head. Continue reading