Tuesday, 31 January 2012


Sorry I haven't posted in a while lots of crazy stuff happened and happening:

1) I have a cold, which is NOT FUN!

2) My sister is studying for her Leaving Certificate mocks!! (A-Levels, SATs, etc.)

3) I got my braces off!! But have a (stupid) retainer.

4) Lots of computer stuff going on.

5) Got results!!! For Christmas Tests!! Really Happy but still need to get grades up in places!

6) Reading manga like crazy! My friend introduced me to a couple of manga series and can't stop reading them! have read 10 and a half manga books in a few days!!

7) I thought my cat was in the fridge but it turned out that the my fridge is just weird....

8) Going to see The Darkest Hour on Saturday!!

9) Got tons of English homework!

10) Now because mocks are on for 3rd and 6th years I'm going to be moved all over the place and have tons of frees!

So, yeah, that's a lot! I'll post properly soon!!!!!!


Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Hello people,

My Waiting on Wednesday this week is Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout!! Seriously cannot wait for this, she keeps posting teasers that just are too teasery for words!!!! But that doesn't mean I want her to stop, more teasers!!

(extra kisses for Daemon!)

Monday, 23 January 2012


Hey guys,

Everything's a little crazy at the moment but I'M GETTING MY BRACES OFF ON THURSDAY!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy!


Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Nightmares, Dreams and Summer

Hey everybody,

If you have noticed the new quote at the top of the blog then well done, you are observant. To those who didn't you were probably too fascinated by the brilliant content of my posts to notice the background, congrats to you too, you know a good thing when you see it. Every month, week or well whenever I feel like it I will change the quote but it will always have something to do with nightmares, dreams or summer. This is not a quote about any of those things but I like it a lot, I think it says something, something wonderful. Here it is:

“I've always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect." His eyes searched mine intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe. "The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It's just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.” 
- Daemon Black, Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pretty, isn't it?

Waiting on Wednesday

Hey, this is my very first Waiting on Wednesday!! I kinda forgot who first hosted it but credits to them.

Today my Waiting on Wednesday is.......Insurgent by Veronica Roth

I will not post the blurb for this because it is the second book in a series and I don't want to spoil it.


Monday, 16 January 2012

Book Blogging

Hello all,

I have decided to do a bit more book blogging than a random review here and there. Don't worry I'll still do my regularly irregular random posts but will have book blogging features such as cover reviews, book reviews, Waiting on Wednesday and In My Mailbox (though I haven't figured out the webcam properly, still can barely hear me maybe I'll just shout....). Hope you guys will like it and hopefully attract more readers. If you think it is a very bad idea as in you've hated my reviews or you want more of my "normal" posts instead then comment and let me know. You guys can decide! The fate of this blog rests in your powerful hands. I also notice that I'm getting more and more views from America! That's great and I found it mind boggling that some random girl in Ireland could reach 935 people as of today. I started on the 31st of May 2011 and look at me now. Not much with one follower but still, I reach people in Australia, India, Latvia, (a lot of) Ireland and an increasing number in America!! I'm extremely happy with this but if you guys like this blog then please (PLEASE!) tell your friends about it! Get more readers and if you find yourself coming back here thinking "What the hell could she have written next?!?" then follow! You can follow publicly or privately and do it using gmail or google, facebook, twitter and plenty of other things that I haven't really heard of. So tell people! Follow! I also have buttons at the bottom of the page for sharing this on facebook and for tweeting about it on Twitter!! I would like to be up to 1150 by March at the latest and you guys can help! Thanks so much for all your support and I do my best to write regular enough posts and to reply to any comments I get. Though mostly they're my sister! And one I didn't reply to was Dee Larry on Lurgan because to be quite honest, I wasn't sure how to! Giant Teddy Bears was kind of a figure of speech but thanks anyway (I loved that site, very cute bears). Also I have my Goodreads challenge for this year which is......160 books!! If I can get on track I'll increase it to 180 or more!! GOODBYE EVERYBODY AND THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, 14 January 2012

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Name: Obsidian
Series: Lux (#1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Other Books by this author: Half-Blood, Daimon, Onyx (Lux #2 15/5/12)
Release Date: 6th December 2011

Starting over sucks. 

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up. 

And then he opened his mouth. 

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens. 

The hot alien living next door marks me. 

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 

If I don’t kill him first, that is. 

Wow. Just wow. This is really a brilliant book. The author really planned out the history of Daemon and Dees' race. She explained the fact that they were aliens very well and put her own twist on alien myth, no more giant, man-eating insects from outer space any more!! This definitely earned a place on my favourites shelf. 
                                                                                     I really liked Katy. She was unlike most heroines I know. She probably couldn't throw a successful punch but, damn, did she have a mouth on her. She could easily respond to anyone taunt, jibe, remark or any thing said to her in a matter of seconds. Daemon being an ass (as he tends to be)? Sends him an insult right back and makes sure it stings but, unfortunetly for her, it never really seems to bother him all that much, at least from what we see.  Jennifer also really succeeding in letting all of us bookish, nerdy girls relate to her. Katy has a book blog and does all of the regular blog things like "Waiting on Wednesday" and "In My Mailbox". I will be the tiniest bit spoilery here (but not all that much it's just a quick thing and not really important) ******* I think it's really cute when Daemon sees one of Katy's "In My Mailbox" videos!!************ Anyway I found Katy to be a brilliant heroine who relates really well to anyone who actually reads. Katy is in awe of authors and says that she remembers asking for an interview with an author who she would give her firstborn to them just to have lunch with them. 

What I really loved was the banter between Daemon and Dee and the especially the banter between Katy and Daemon. I also think that daemon now tops the list of my "Oh why aren't you real so I could go out with you instead of what's-her-face from the book???" Not that I don't love Katy but I just love Daemon. Did you see the cover?? That's him!!!! Isn't he gorgeous??? 

Jennifer's writing was enticing. It pulled right into the book and whenever I needed to get out to, well, eat or shower she would pull me back in with the mysterious writing like it was saying "This next bit is important, you can't leave now, don't you want to know what happens next??" Yeah I read it every spare moment I had and loved it to pieces. You know when you see the hero's name on the page of a book when he's first come into the scene? Like with Jace in TMI or just the guy you want the heroine to end up with? You giggle and smile and get asked by anyone around you "Good book?" or "What are you laughing at?" and to the first question you reply "OF COURSE" and to the second you quickly say "Nothing!". Yeah that. 

Buy this book. Get from a library. Whatever, just read it!! 5/5 Brilliant book Jennifer! Or Ms. or Mrs. Armentrout, whatever you want to be called!

Here is a song that the author posted on her blog to go with Daemon's POV on a certain scene in the book:


Thursday, 12 January 2012


Hello brilliant people who have stumbled purposely (unlikely) or accidentally (likely) onto my own piece of heaven to do with what I please,

I read. Do you read? I like to read but it worries me at times like will the real world ever be good enough for me after I've lived in my imagination?? One thing I worry about when it comes to worrying about this subject on my worrying timetable is love. In books the love is perfect, sweet, a thing so perfect and delicate that one touch might shatter it into a million pieces that will take a lifetime to put back together but you would try because that love is worth it.
                       I want a love like that. I want a guy to do sweet things like writing poetry or proposing in a hot air balloon. I think that this says it all (read it all especially if you are a girl who reads or a guy who loves a girl who reads):

“Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.
Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.
She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.
Buy her another cup of coffee.
Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.
It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.
She has to give it a shot somehow.
Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.
Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.
Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.
If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.
You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.
You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.
Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.
Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”
—  Rosemarie Urquico 

Those are my hopes for love." Hopelessly hopeful and just hopeful enough" (Fall Out Boy).


Friday, 6 January 2012

Sleeping Habits

Ugh, I am so tired. I'm not even bothered to say hello... Hey people

For the last 6 days I have been ending up going to sleep at 7am and waking up at something like 12pm. My dad said that I have school next week and can't be wide awake at 4 in the morning anymore so I had to get up at 8am no matter how long I had slept. I didn't sleep at all. I have been awake for 26 hours must remain so until at very least 8pm tonight. Not. Fun.  nearly fell asleep on the couch and my sister ate my head off about it saying that my dad would give out hell to us both, me for sleeping and her for letting me. This is going to be a great day... by the way happy 2012. I promise to post more, read at least a 100 books this year and to write more (well put brain goo on paper more and hopefully better...ly, more better, is there even a word for this?!?! I shall invent one!!!! Bettererly!!!!! Ah well Aoife you're in for a tough year with me!! I need to sleep more though.

Bye for now,