Spotlight Saturday is a weekly feature, created by Josie at Josie’s Book Corner, dedicated to spotlighting and pinpointing some of the things over the week that have caught my attention more than usual, things I’ve particularly loved, etc.
So now that you guys know what it’s all about, how about you join in the fun and hop on over to Josie’s Book Corner and check out how to do so~
This week is going to be a little different. Usually I spotlight one blogger, but today we get a two for one deal with Lashaan and Trang from Bookidote!
They are the cute little co-blogging couple that bring a lot to the blogging table. Because they have varying reading tastes, we get a wide variety of genres in their reviews and such. It is also fun to see both their personalities in their writing. It makes for a more refreshing reading experience.
So if you want to meet this awesome couple, then head on over to their blog RIGHT NOW!
This week I want to spotlight a very relatable discussion post from Jess @ Princessicaofbooks.
In this discussion she lists 7 different factors that effect her decision to read a book. For example she lists the cover, the hype, and the synopsis as factors. After reading her post I can say that I do every single one of them.
Covers are definitely a book factor for me. I HATE cover models, especially if you can see their face. I think it looks awkward and at times horrendous to look at. The hype is also a major factor. But not in the way you might think… Hype actually turns me off of some books, or at least makes me push them back quite a bit. (ie. An Ember in the Ashes is still sitting on my shelf unread) And lastly the synopsis will make or a break a book for me. The cover draws me in, but the synopsis is what makes me want to read the book.
So definitely go check out her post and see what else she listed!
I’m doing some re-reads this month, as you may already know if you read my November TBR post. So this week I am starting from the very beginning of my favorite series Falling Kingdoms! All of this is in preparation for the 4th book Frozen Tides coming out in December. I’m so excited I can’t control it.
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.
As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.
The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?
It’s the eve of war…. Choose your side.
Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.
Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.
Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realise that the heart can be more lethal than the sword….
Hopefully next week I will pick myself up and do something fun. I do have a date tonight though. So if all goes well then maybe you will hear about it next Saturday!
I am bring you guys another fun and addictive game that you are sure going to love to hate. Every once and a while I go on the hunt for a new game that will take up all my free time because sometimes life can get too mundane and typical. And games are a good way to distract myself and put a little spice in my rather boring life.
Cannon Land is all about simple but very addictive one touch gameplay that rewards focus and timing, all with super cute art.
– Super Cute Pet Bullets need you to get as far as possible in a challenge of timing, skill and discovery
– Shoot the Bullets from one cannon to another as you get coins to unlock new Bullets and levels
– How far can you make it? Focus and FIRE with simple one touch controls!
– Unlock new types of Cannons and 6 secret game levels including wizard and vintage modes
– Oh… and there are lots of adorable Pet Bullets, more than 33 to collect and play with
– Beat your own high score, climb up the world leaderboards and beat 19 achievements
– A game for all ages from 7 to 77, made for the all family to enjoy
– Play as a Wizard, Princess, Koala… use a fish cannon, a peace & love one… tons of fun combinations to unlock and collect
Inspired by Nintendo’s classic Donkey Kong country barrels mini game.
Why are the pets being shot out of cannons? Because they want to go as far as possible without getting wet in a land invaded by water. This is the only game where you get to do that, it won’t change the world but it might help make it more fun for some for a few moments.
So go out and download this game if your an Android user. I’m not sure if it can be found in the Apple Store.
As many of you guys know, I am a big fan of bands/groups of singers. So it comes as no surprise that this week I want to spotlight Little Mix as they just released their 3rd album, Get Weird. This album holds many great songs for everyone to enjoy and as much as I want to spotlight them all, I only chose two that stood out to me the most.
This is a great rhythmic pop track with mysterious and eerie sounds with fun lyrics and great vocals. It tells a story about falling in love again with someone and how it feels like getting struck by lightning to the heart.
This song would have to be my favorite off the album. Its a nice pop ballad and the girls killed it with their stellar vocals. It tells a story about being in love with someone but not being able to show the world because they are with someone else. No matter how hard you want to scream your love from the rooftops, all you have is the secret love song.
“We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all” – Eleanor Roosevelt via Books Here @ReadingBookPost
It’s hard to open up your heart to others. No one wants to get heartbroken, or feel like their feelings were for nothing. Nowadays you are most likely going to find people closed off to emotions then not.
Well there ya have it guys! My eleventh Spotlight Saturday post! Thanks again Josie for letting me join in on the fun. Tell me what you guys want to put a spotlight on, I would love to know!
Until next time,