Film Review: Everything, Everything

Film Review: Everything, Everything

Last week a friend and I watched Everything, Everything, a film adaptaion of the bestselling YA novel by Nicola Yoon. I really enjoyed the book; in my review I spoke of how it was “a bundle of greatness” and so needless to say, I was super excited about the fact that it had been turned into a film.maddy!

It’s well known that books are always better than the film, but it doesn’t mean that the adaptation can’t be enjoyed!  Starring the wonderful Amandla Sternberg as Madeline (Maddy) Whittier, deep down I knew that the Everything, Everything film was going to be amazing (and it was).  Read more

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Birthday Book Tag!

Birthday Book Tag!

So yesterday was my birthday!!🎈 I am both excited and terrified at the fact that I am now 21…! Either way, it’s a milestone birthday and so I decided to mark the special occasion by doing this cool birthday book tag, I found over on this blog.

Count your birthday along your bookshelf and then subtract your birth month. What book does it land on?

The Help by Kathryn Stockett which is a brilliant book that I’d 100% recommend you read!

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GIVEAWAY! Ends 30/06/17

GIVEAWAY! Ends 30/06/17

In order to celebrate 1 year of Full of Bookish Wonder, I will be holding a giveaway! The winner will receive copies of:

In order to enter, all you have to do is comment below with the best book(s) you’ve read so far this year!

Please read the terms and conditions below before entering, and good luck!

Terms and conditions

  • This competition ends on 30th June 2017 at 11:59pm (GMT). 
  • One winner will be picked at random, and notified on 1st July 2017.
  • The winner will receive a copy of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews.
  • The winner’s contact information will be kept confidential, and discarded once the giveaway prize has been posted to them.
  • This giveaway is available internationally.
Bookish Habits

Bookish Habits

I’m hoping that these habits aren’t as unconventional as I fear they might be… It would be great to know if there are a few of you out there who also do the same (sometimes silly) things as me when it comes to books!

Looking up every unfamiliar word

Whenever I read, I like to have my phone handy so that I can Google any words I don’t understand. Sometimes I’ll ask whoever’s around but if I don’t find out the meaning then I find it really hard to progress with the book. Even if it’s easy to guess what the word means, I like to know it’s proper definition because it stops me from worrying about whether I’ve misinterpreted something, or whether I’ve missed out on what the author was trying to say.

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Anticipated 2017 Book Releases

Anticipated 2017 Book Releases

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A new year, new reading challenges, and of course new book releases!

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This is the very much anticipated third instalment of the Red Queen series! With the cliffhanger that left me with so many questions at the end of Glass Sword, I really cannot wait to dive into King’s Cage. I’ve also kind of (really) missed the Silvers and their petty politics back at the palace, so I’m looking forward to seeing how they’ve been handling recent events. Plus, have you seen all the snippets Victoria’s been teasing us with? If not, be sure to check them out by clicking here because they’ve got me even more hyped for the release! There’s just a month to go, so mark 9th February in your calendars! Read more

The Christmas Song Book Tag

The Christmas Song Book Tag

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I saw this over at Spines and Covers and couldn’t resist taking part!

You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch

Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.

Manon Blackbeak from the Throne of Glass series! I like that despite the risks and inevitable backlash she’d receive, she still always chose to follow through with what she believed in.

All I Want for Christmas is You

Which book to you most hope to see under your Christmas tree?

Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah 🙂

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Top 5 authors I’d love to meet

Top 5 authors I’d love to meet

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Hey guys! I’m really excited to finally be posting something bookish other than my usual reviews. Below I’ve put together a list of the 5 authors I would love to meet and why. I had a lot of fun compiling this list so I hope you have just as much fun reading it!

Victoria Aveyard
Victoria is really active on social media which is such a bonus for the fans because it’s given us the opportunity to learn a lot about what she’s like as a person and I think most can agree that Victoria is brilliant! Apart from writing one of my favourite books, she has a great sense of humour, seems so down to earth, andtumblr_nra0pw93JY1uyxf8fo1_500 spends a lot of her free time answering hundreds of our questions on Tumblr.
One of the things I love most about her though is that she isn’t afraid to speak her mind on a lot of social justice topics. I really admire that as someone who has the ability to reach a larger audience, she is pretty vocal and honest with herself about issues that need to be talked about. She is such a fighter for equality and diversity and so as well as being a great writer, she’s also a thoughtful human being. So I’m glad to support her and of course, it would be a dream to meet her. Read more

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

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The Liebster Award helps bring attention to new blogs or bloggers you feel deserve more recognition. These are the rules;

  1. Acknowledge the person who nominated you for the award and post the award.
  2. Answer the questions that were asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Give 11 facts about yourself
  4. Ask 11 questions of your own
  5. Nominate 11 blogs for the award (or however many blogs you can nominate)
  6. Notify your nominees

This is a little late but I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Catherine at thediaryofabookishgirl 🙂 I really appreciate the nomination, especially as I’m new to the book blogging community. I enjoyed reading your answers and had just as much fun answering your questions, so thank you!

 

If you could turn a book series into a TV show, which would you pick?

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard! There’s lots of action, plot twists, complex characters… plus I think the Silvers with their superhuman abilities would be really popular with a lot of audiences. Read more

Start of something new

Start of something new

Hello and welcome to Full of Bookish Wonder! I’m very excited to have started this blog and cannot wait to start sharing my thoughts on what I’ve been reading, as well as interact with other bookworms!

I first joined Goodreads a couple of years ago and it quickly became my new favourite website. It made the experience of reading so much more interesting; being able to log all the books I’ve read and getting to see all the latest stuff my friends were reading- for a bookworm it was the perfect site. It wasn’t long before I found myself making more and more use of the review system they had in place. I was very much guilty of sneaking away from my uni work to scribble down a few ideas about what I’d like to say for my latest book review. Even my mum would sometimes just peer over at me, busily typing away and knowingly ask, “book review?”

So book reviews were kind of starting to be my thing.

My earlier reviews on Goodreads weren’t the best (haha I hope they’ve improved since) but the more I wrote, the more I realised that I loved being able to just talk about books and explore the journey they took me on.

So why not create a book blog?

My friend had long ago suggested this idea to me but the thought of not having anything creative or original to say always prevented me from actually doing anything. But then I realised hey, it’s all about expressing what I adore, and being able to connect with others who too, share the same love for reading. So here I am, to just enjoy what I love. Hopefully this blog is a reflection of that, and that others are able to enjoy it too.

Happy reading!

Gabrielle