Spotlight Saturday #19

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.

Greetings bookworms! Another week has passed and it’s time to wrap it up with a Spotlight Saturday post. I’ve discovered some wonderful posts and things to share with you, so let’s cut the long into and just jump straight into it.


This week I really want to spotlight Becca @ Becca and Books. She disappeared for a while and I didn’t hear much from her until recently, when she started commenting on my posts. Becca is such an uplifting lady – her comments always seem to make my day with her bubbliness and encouraging words! Plus, she makes some entertaining blog posts.


As usual, the blogosphere has been teeming with life and fabulous posts by awesome bloggers that I admire and love. So let me share some of those with you! 

Bella @ Ciao Bella posted her second edition of her new feature, known as High Five

Jenny @ Jenny in Neverland gave a list of things she would tell her younger self

Jess @ Princessica of Books had guest blogger, Liv, share her reasons on why she DNFs books

Cait @ Paper Fury sends my excitement into overdrive with her interview with Alwyn Hamilton, author of Rebel of the Sands and even hosts a giveaway

Jeann @ Happy Indulgence shares her thoughts on feminism in books


Currently I am reading The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness, which is the second book in the Chaos Walking trilogy. This is an incredible book. Patrick Ness is a fabulous author and he’s done an amazing job with this series. It’s so tense and compelling! It’s thought provoking and twisted but a total thrill to read. AND I’M ONLY HALFWAY THROUGH. 


Ah, this is where I must dig through my memory and try and remember some significant things that happened in the past week – honestly, this week has just been full on with university. It’s now if full swing and I’ve got a ton of tasks to complete, assignments to start. But it’s awesome. 

Everyone is so friendly, the lecturers and tutors are awesome and I honestly love waking up to travel there. I love taking the train and the bus and then spending time walking around campus. It’s the thing I’ve been looking forward to since I was in Year 11. Now it’s finally happening! Woo! 


There’s this song called To My Knees by Hillsong Young & Free, from their new album called Youth Revival  and I love it so much. The piano in this song is gorgeous and the tune of the song is uplifting and soft but also very impactful to me. There’s one line in it that stuck out to me, to the point where I had to write it down:

“In my vacant heart, Lord you came and made a home,

you bring light to the dark in me.”


“But if you executed them, how can it be them?”

“Because an idea lives on after the death of a person.”

This is a quote from The Ask and the Answer, something that stuck out to me and reminded me of a movie I watched once, that said something very similar (V for Vendetta, if you are ever so curious!)

That’s my spotlights for this week done and dusted! I hope you all enjoyed seeing what has caught my eye this week. 

What are YOUR spotlights this week?


28 responses to “Spotlight Saturday #19”

  1. Yippee, thanks so much for sharing my post Josie! OMG I didn’t know you were reading Chaos Walking as well! I just finished Ask and the Answer and it was MINDBLOWINGLY HEART WRENCHING. Message me when you’re done, I need to chat! I’m so glad you’re enjoying uni, it was honestly my favourite lol. Sounds like you had a lovely week overall!

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    1. Oh Jeann, you are most welcome! I’ve almost finished The Ask and the Answer, eeeeep! It’s so good right?! I will definitely send you a message when I’ve finished it, so we can discuss!
      Uni is fantastic! But there’s so much work to do that I haven’t had time to blog! *sobs*


  2. WHAT HOW DID I MISS THIS POST. I am so sorry, I’ve been swamped with school and performances lately, but next week is spring break HALLELUJAH.
    YOU ARE ANGEL A RAY OF SUNSHINE A GLORIOUS SUNBEAM. Do you know how many times a day you make me smile? LIKE A BILLION.
    …oh yes….I did disappear…oops
    Basically, mid-September I took a break which stretched into NaNoWriMo…THEN EVEN TO CHRISTMAS. Then I started to feel the passion again and I came back, better than ever(?) I learned a lot, actually. I learned that the world doesn’t around my laziness or my blog, that it affects other people too, and honestly yeah, I should blog for me, but not only me. It’s selfish, really, there are so many people out there I can affect, so many days I can brighten! Which just makes me sound arrogant, but…
    How do you find such amazing quotes? Teach me your ways!
    YAY UNIVERSITY! I’m so happy that you’re adjusting well and having such a good time! GO JOSIE!
    And just in case you’ve forgotten since the beginning of this comment: YOU ROCK.


  3. Aw, I love taking the train and bus too! I used to see it as kind of a curse that I had to spend that long on public transport (for me its 1.5h to get to uni), but haha, I’ve been finding that I mostly read books there – and I’ve been finishing a book a day because of the long times! 😀
    It sounds like you’re having a great time at uni, Josephine! 😀

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    1. Yay! Public transport!
      Yes, that’s so true, we spend so much time on public transport, which we can sue to read our beloved books.
      Thank you, Geraldine!

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  4. The Chaos Walking trilogy looks great! I can’t wait to start reading it! Great list!

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    1. You must start reading it soon! I just finished the second book today and my mind is blown! It’s incredible!


  5. Ask and the Answer is probably my favourite of the trilogy as it’s such a gray book. Although admittedly, it’s among the slowest paced books ever LOL.

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    1. Speaking of The Ask and the Answer, I just finished it today and oh my it was glorious. You’re so right in saying that it is a gray book.
      It took me so long to finish! Granted, that’s mostly due to my mountain of university work lately.


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    Cait @ Paper Fury

    Ooh, I do like that last quote! AND I MUST FINISH THE CHAOS WALKING BOOKS. *glares at gargantuan TBR* I somehow never seem to be on top of this. *weeps* hehe. And also YAY for uni being so great! I hope it continues to be fun and challenging and yet not too overwhelming or anything. 😉 GOOD LUCK!!

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    1. CAIT, GET ONTO IT. I just finished the second book and I am weeping. IT’S GOOD. REALLY GOOD.
      Thank you Cait! xx


  7. Aw I love this feature! It’s such a great way for me to discover new blogs.
    I’ve got The Ask and the Answer sat on one of my shelves, just waiting to be picked up *sigh* someday…someday soon hopefully!

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    1. Thank you Ashley, I am very happy that you enjoy this post! I made it for that sole purpose of sharing the blog love and also giving bloggers the opportunity to see new bloggers.
      You must pick up The Ask and the Answer soon. SERIOUSLY. It’s amazing.

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  8. One of the many fabulous YA books I learned about from your blog was The Knife of Letting Go (loved it). When you’re done with The Ask and Answer, I’d be curious to hear what you thought of it compared with the first book.

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    1. Hi Eve! It’s been a while, but I have finally finished The Ask and the Answer. I can’t wait to share my review of it.


  9. Another great Spotlight Saturday post Josie! Thanks for sharing my discussion post and I’ll be sure to check out some of these blogs. I can’t wait to pick up Knife of Letting Go, I’ve heard so many amazing things! Good luck with your assignments and university, I’m so glad you’re enjoying the experience!

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    1. Thank you, Jeann. You’re welcome, it was a great post!
      Oh I’m so excited for you to read The Knife of Never Letting Go! You will love it.


  10. I read that post by Cait earlier this week as well and it just turned me into this excited ball of energy to read the book!!! Plus all the writing tips from Awyn Hamilton were pretty damn awesome 🙂

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    1. I know right?! She’s got some kind of magical hype skills, I swear.

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  11. I missed reading your posts Josie! (Not because you haven’t been posting; I just haven’t been reading but I’m glad to be reading posts again.)

    I love your spotlighted posts section; I’ve been terrible at reading posts lately so I have some awesome links now – thank you!!

    And isn’t The Ask and the Answer amazing?! I thought it was my favourite one of the three, and I could noooot put it down. So many ambiguous situations and characters – ah I love it. I hope you enjoy the rest of the book, and that you’ll enjoy Monsters of Men too! ❤

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    1. Aw, CW I’m glad that you are starting to read posts again, I missed your comments.
      I’m glad my post helps you in exploring the blogosphere! Woo hoo!
      Oh yes The Ask and the Answer is incredible so far! I think I’m going to fly through it now because I’m just over halfway and its so unputdownable.
      I’ll be reading Monsters of Men with my boyfriend, which will be very fun. 😊


      1. Haha, right?! I couldn’t put it down either. EEEP enjoy it!!

        AHH YAS, buddy reads are funn. You lucky girl, I can never get any of my friends to read with me.

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  12. Woohoo! It sounds like you had a great week! I have the first book in the Chaos Walking trilogy but I still have to read it! I’m glad you have started to settle into Uni. I’m just about to click play on your spotlighted song! It looks great!

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    1. Thanks Alicia, I definitely did!
      You should read it soon, seriously you’ll be missing out if you don’t!
      Ooh yay! I hope you like it. 😊


  13. I’m reading The Ask and the Answer as well. 🙂 I’m really liking it so far (I’m about 30% into it), but so far I like the first book better. I still have tons to read still though, so that could change. I still really like this book though! It’s such a good series so far!

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    1. Ooh really? Yay! Tweet me your thoughts as you read!
      Hmm, you like the first book better, still? I think I like this one better, it’s so tense and there’s so much going on to think about!


  14. I love your choices! Becca is awesome 😀

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    1. Thanks, Cat! Becca is wonderful, yes. ☺️

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