Thursday, 23 March 2017

4 Tips for the perfect evening in & some of my most-loved books


Throughout the week, we are constantly kept busy by our everyday lives, be it work or school. My energy has been sapped from the events of the day, that I feel to weary and I end up not taking proper time for myself, time in which I completely relax and unwind.

For example, reading, the one thing that never fails to calm me before I go to sleep, and makes my worries and stresses fly out the window. Instead becomes something that gets put on the back burner until the weekend or until I have the time. What I'm trying to say is, is that we mustn't put our 'me' time on the dusty shelves, leaving it there until we reach a point in which our resources are depleted, and our mind is charged to the maximum with stress. Of course it's never that simple, so here are my top tips on how to have a relaxing evening.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

12 Truths that you may not know about me


1. I despise small talk, I'd much rather get to the juicy core of the person that I'm talking to. This is also probably one of the main reasons why I don't enjoy going to parties so much because there's usually a bunch of people that I don't know, and that means small talk. However, I understand that it's an evil necessity at times, but it's so monotonous, ugh.

Friday, 17 March 2017

The Rebrand 'Flickering Lights'



As the title obviously states, I have renamed my blog to 'Flickering Lights.' I thought I should let you know since you're probably wondering, 'Who the hell is Flickering Lights?!' Well, it's actually the new and improved - hopefully, this is yet to be seen, haha - 'Simply Bookish Things.'


Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #17 - 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To (But Totally Want To)

Hosted by the lovely people over at the Broke and Bookish.
This weeks topic: 2016 releases I meant to read but didn't get to (but totally want to).

I am probably the absolute worst person in terms of keeping up to date with new releases. I mean you know it's bad when you start thinking of 2015 releases for this list and then realize they weren't released in 2016. Like did Winter by Marissa Meyer seriously come out in 2015?! I swear time has flown by so fast that I feel like 2015 and 2016 amalgamated into one year in my memories.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Review - Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

23395680Title: Illuminae
Series: The Illuminae Files #1
Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Genre: Young adult, sci-fi
Published: 20 October 2015
Format: Paperback, 599 pages
Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
Rating: 4/5 Stars

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IM's, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.


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Friday, 18 November 2016

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Review - A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOTAR #2) by Sarah J. Maas

17927395Title: A Court of Mist and Fury 
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy
Published: 3 May 2016
Format: Paperback, 624 pages
Source: My own
Rating: 5/5 Stars



Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.