This will be my first post of 2014!

I abandoned my blog without explanation at the start of 2014 and I’m only now considering getting back into it. Before I do however I though I would share my decision to stop.
That paragraph makes it sounds like something super serious happened, but it didn’t at all. (Although know I think about it my reading dropped off after my papa died so maybe there is more too it than I think). However that’s not why I stopped blogging. I’ve always wanted to blog, and I am so proud of myself for my blog up till now, especially that I kept it giving constantly for over a year. The problem I was having was that I was pressuring myself to write reviews when sometimes I just really didn’t want to. I know I could have just stopped reviewing everything but I decided that a break was what I wanted and so I took one.
My reading this year has taken a slow pace and that’s kept me away from blogging but I feel like I want to start it up again. What’s really helped is that I’ve started watching booktube. I’m not going to set up a channel myself, I’m not good with cameras but it has made me realise I don’t need to be a fast reader and I don’t to review everything I just need to decide what I want from this and then go from there.
So to start with I’m gonna do some of the booktube tags that I love as blog posts!. Hopefully I’ll get some comments but mostly I just can’t wait to have a shot myself!.

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Heist Society

Book Blurb

When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own—scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. But now her dad’s life is on the line, and Kat must go back to the world she tried so hard to escape…

My Synopsis

Kat has been pulling off tricks for as long as she can remember so when she is being accused of one she wasn’t involved in she knows something is up. For a short time she had managed to escape the world of crime but it seems it wont leave her alone. When her fathers life is on the line she has no choice but to go back to doing what she knows best and with her friends in tow they have to travel all around Europe before they can pull of the biggest heist heard of. 

Review 

I was excited to read this after enjoying the Gallagher Girls series and this was also worth reading. I’ve read a few reviews of the book being an Ally Carter fan and seen the tumblr so I had some idea about the characters involved and was excited to finally get to met Hale. I thought he was written as a really good romantic interest and I am definatley going to read the other books to find out how their relationship develops. All the characters had really interesting personalities though and I felt that each was given the right amount of attention in the book to fill you and in keep the story going.

The plot was also exciting although maybe a tiny bit lacking in energy at the start. Right for the beginning though we were faced with the work Kat and her friends are capable of and it lures you in to find out just how they are going to be able to solve their issue. I almost felt like I was reading Ocean’s Eleven and was excited to find out just what they were going to do and how they would get away with it. I think you could make a really good movie or TV show out of the book, which isn’t something I would admit often but the mystery/crime nature of the story lends itself to that sort of interpretation. 

You should check this book out if you are a fan of the Gallagher girls series and I can’t want to read the next book in Heist Society.

 

New Reason To Move to New Zealand

Having just finished The Hobbit this post caught me eye.
I have always wanted to go to New Zealand and this is yet another reason why it seems such an amazing country.
Thanks to I Should Have Been a Blogger for this post

Anibundel

Baggins $10 coins:

It’s actually a commemorative coin that will be sold for far more, but I love the idea of Bilbo on the tail side of Liz2.

A couple more shots of the coins, after the jump.

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Update

My blog, and reading, has been a little bit neglected over the past couple of weeks while I have been studying for exams but I am getting back on track and I’m currently making my way through Insurgent by Veronica Roth. So far it’s going good and I will be on soon to tell you all about it.