Spotlight Saturday is a weekly feature, created by Josie at Josie’s Book Corner [aka, moi], 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.
Hello bookworms and welcome back! Oh my, it’s been awhile since my last Spotlight Saturday post, hasn’t it? I’ve missed it! BUT HOORAY, because I am back at it again and I’ve got some blogger love to share, some book love and some life events that I’ve loved over the past few weeks that I’ve been M.I.A of this weekly feature!
So shall we get started? I think we should!
This week and for the past few weeks I have been fangirling over the beauty of this lovely lady’s blog: her name is Alexandra Ling and she owns the blog Twirling Pages which IS THE CUTEST BLOG I’VE EVER SEEN. Her overall blog scheme is feminine, simplistic and so aesthetically pleasing that I could scroll through it for hours without getting bored. My eyes LOVE IT.
Alexandra also takes the most gorgeous photos that correspond perfectly with the theme of her blog and it creates for her, a style that can only be described as her own.
Shannelle @ The Art of Escapism shared her lettering process for quote graphics online which, is divine and she has the most beautiful written print (eek, so jealous!)
Giselle @ A Book and a Cup of Coffee gave us a real talk on book borrowing
Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner mused the developing accessibility we have to our ‘heroes’ AKA authors, and the upsides and downsides to increased accessibility through things such as social media
Jess @ Princessica of Books got together with the blogging community to share why we all love book blogging – a beautiful way to spread blogger positivity!
Arshia @ YA Bookmark shared a few of her non-fiction faves
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions gave us a list of her favourite female best friends – YAY FOR FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS.
[click the title to go to the goodreads page]
I’m spotlighting this book this week because initially I was pulled in by the beautiful cover. From there, I ventured to the beloved Goodreads page where I proceeded to read the blurb and do a bit of research on the general gist of the story. I was excited to see that it is based off of the classic Romeo and Juliet story and there’s MENTION OF ZOMBIES – or so, I think. I mean, what else does it mean when they say “the living died and the dead rose”? YAAAAAS, ZOMBIES.
Here’s the blurb, because I think you all need to read it for yourselves:
When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched.
The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die.
Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy . . . and perhaps turn against his own clan.
Mahyanai Runajo just wants to protect her city—but she’s the only one who believes it’s in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death—and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara.
Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting. . . .
Inspired by Romeo and Juliet, Bright Smoke, Cold Fire is a darkly romantic and atmospheric fantasy from acclaimed author Rosamund Hodge.
Oh my lovely bookworms, it’s been so LONG since I last told you of the happenings in my life! I’ve got a lot to share, so get ready! (actually, my memory is so bad, so I’m not sure how much I have to share, in all honesty. OOPS)
I went to see Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in the movies this week: It shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of you now, but I LOVE ZOMBIES. I daydream of the impending zombie apocalypse to come, I watch or am attracted to any movie or book that mentions zombies, I even DREAM ABOUT ZOMBIES. That’s right, folks – I’m obsessed. Slightly. THE MOVIE WAS FANTASTIC. Pride and Prejudice is originally a love story, and this movie did an amazing job of translating the original love story in with the gore and awesomeness of zombies! AGH IT WAS GOOD. I RECOMMEND IT.
It was orientation week for my university this week: Orientation week. The time before university begins where you have to opportunity to roam around campus and explore. This week I had a wonderful time exploring the campus. On Tuesday, I got there are 7:45am (why did I get there so early? I don’t know, I’m crazy) and had a small breakfast and a coffee on campus. I happened to stumble across a friend from high school who was also going to my university and we stayed together for the day, enjoying the day and exploring all the bookstores. We came across the most heavenly store in existence: A STATIONERY STORE. My heart melted as I walked in and saw the perfectly colour coded and aligned PENS. AGH. And the notebooks, highlighters, folders – my heart could’ve exploded.
WHERE YOU ARE BY HILLSONG YOUNG AND FREE
This is one of Hillsong Young & Free’s newest songs, and it’s a great dance track with an upbeat sound and it instantly lifts your spirits when you listen to it.
Eeep! I don’t have a quote! Give me some of your favourite quotes in the comments!