Friday, 28 November 2014

Buddy Read: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Chapters 10-21

Hi Everyone!

Joy from Thoughts by J and I are still buddy reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell! I have to say I am enjoying how the book is progressing! Here are the discussion questions from Joy from chapters 10-21.

Do you think Cath has grown as a character in these next 10 chapters?

I think Cath has grown and matured. Probably not as much as I would have hoped since I’m still finding it hard to really connect with her but I have seen some differences which give me hope! I would still like to see Cath open up a bit more rather than try to shut everyone and everything out then have the outbursts of anger.

What do you think of Levi after what happened at the party?    

Hmm this is a hard one because I really like Levi’s character but I thought what he did was horrible. However I don’t hate him, I just don’t love him as much as I did in the beginning. But I do still think that Levi and Cath are a great match. He aids in bringing down a lot of the walls she has built around herself, so I believe that they could help each other in a lot of ways.

What did you think of Cath being given a second chance at her fiction-writing class?

I think it is very lucky of her to get this second chance, but I don’t know how it’s going to play out yet because it doesn’t look like Cath wants this second chance at all (which is a bit disheartening because I believe a lot of people would like a second chance like this). I do hope Cath uses this chance properly though!

Make sure you check out Joy's answers to my discussion questions! 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Buddy Read: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Hi Everyone!

Today I teamed up with the fantastic Joy from Thoughts by J to buddy read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell!

I've had all of Rainbow Rowell's books on by TBR list for AGES now and just hadn't picked any of them up yet but then I borrowed Fangirl and Eleanor and Park from my library and it seemed like the perfect time to start one of the books. Joy asked if I wanted to buddy read. Of course I said yes! We have read chapters 1-10 and have asked each others questions.

These are the questions Joy asked me: 

What are your thoughts on Wren and Cath's sister dynamic?

To be completely honest I don't really like their dynamic. Even though they are twin sisters I feel that Cath is too dependent on Wren, which is evidently shown when it comes to interacting with other people. And in return I feel as though Wren takes Cath for granted and doesn't understand how her leaving Cath  for what seems like the first time would affect her negatively.

Do you fault Wren from wanting to be more independent?
I don't fault Wren for wanting to be more independent however the way she went about separating herself from her sister seemed really abrupt. I felt like Wren didn't want anything to do with Cath unless it was the bare minimum while she 'finds herself'. I am all for being independent but if you are that attached to someone to begin with (and I'm 99% sure Wren knew how distraught Cath would be feeling) then there should have been a better way to ease each other out of that type of relationships. 

I am really enjoying Fangirl at the moment so YAY!! (p.s. I want a Levi for myself!)

Check out Joy's post with answers to the questions I asked her!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Firebird Event: Wrap Up Post + Winners!

Hi Everyone

Well we have now officially finished the Firebird Event!!

I have had such a blast bringing you all posts which I hope helped you to see why you should pick up A Thousand Pieces of You.

I did have a few hiccups with the Spotlight posts however in the end everything worked well!

I have for you the three winners of the awesome giveaway sponsored by HarperCollins Australia (Between the Covers).
I shall email you all soon and pass along your details to have your books posted out as soon as possible.

A big thank you to Claudia Gray for an awesome book and for answering my questions.

Another big thank you to everyone who participated and enjoyed these posts. I hope to do this again some time (maybe for Firebird book #2!).

Also a  huge thank you to the Between the Covers team who were very encouraging and sponsored the giveaway and also got my interview questions to Claudia Gray herself!

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Check out my review for A Thousand Pieces of You on Saturday!

*updated: One winner owns a copy already so I chose another winner*