Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Blogoversary Winner!



Thank you so much to everyone that entered.  I really appreciate it!  Hope you all have an awesome day.

Megan I'll be emailing across your $100USD Barnes and Nobles email very soon

Monday, February 27, 2017

Book Trailer: A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

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A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, #1) Synopsis:
I am Henrietta Howel. The first female sorcerer. The prophesied one. Or am I?

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. When she is brought to London to train with Her Majesty's sorcerers, she meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, young men eager to test her powers and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her. As Henrietta discovers the secrets hiding behind the glamour of sorcerer life, she begins to doubt that she's the true prophesied one. With battle looming, how much will she risk to save the city--and the one she loves?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Survey: Have you seen the movie before reading the book?

This is one I've always struggled with.  My ultimate goal is to always read the book first before the movie, because lets face it, more often than not the book wins out!  The book is more in depth, and holds alot more than what a movie can fit in.  Plus a movie caters for the wider audience so will sometimes stray a little from the storyline of the book.

In saying this, the last few movies I've seen, I haven't read the books to it.  Fifty Shades Darker (and to top it off I watched it out of order too... the horror? ) and The Longest Ride.  Both extremely awesome movies, and because of these movies, I now want to read the books! Before, I had no intention of touching anything in this genre so I really think in times like this it's kind of a good thing to branch out sometimes.

So I'm curious with others out there.  Please enter the survey below telling me about your reading / watching tastes!  

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Don't forget to check out my blogoversary giveaway here. Only 8 more days to go!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Seventh Blogoversary and Giveaway

Hey All.

Can you believe Spellbound By Books has turned 7 and what better way to celebrate than to have an awesome giveaway! I've been super lucky over the years to come across so many amazing Authors, readers and other bloggers on the internet and in person. How crazy can something as awesome as reading and sharing that love can bring so many like-minded people together!

Cheers to you all!

So without further ado, see below to enter. Feel free to say hi in the comments and make sure to pop your favourite book title in there as well for extra points!

P.S Keep an eye out each Monday as I pop up a new post weekly

Monday, February 13, 2017

MBOB: Fifty Shades Darker

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I'll admit I'm very late to this party!  I never watched the first movie or read the books.  I tend to shy away from the latest fad for the simple fact that I don't want to go in with the high hopes that this is going to be fantastic because "Everyone said so," and be let down.  But a friend roped me in to go see Fifty Shades Darker and I reluctantly said yes. I'm not one to watch or read things out of order but I did this time, and I have to admit that for me it was better to watch the second one first.  I admit I went home and watched Fifty Shades of Grey straight after, and things made a lot more sense.  So now I am moving onto the books!  Plus, we are definitely booked in to watch Fifty Shades Freed next year!

Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)Synopsis
Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life. Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Tv Shows Based on Books: Riverdale

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Admittedly, if it weren't for my workmate I probably wouldn't have been steered in the direction of Riverdale.  So I'm glad she did, thanks Skye.  I haven't read any of the comics, and I'm not sure I will, but if you have heard of Archie, Veronica, Bettie and Juggs and / or you've read the comics, check out Riverdale.
I was a little disappointed that they only release one episode of week, and as of today there are just 2 episodes out because when I sat in front of my screen yesterday morning, I swear I could have binged on it, it was that good.  Admittedly it may not be everyones cup of tea but I recommend giving it a go.  It's on Australia's Netflix if you are keen.

If you are interested in checking out the comics, it seems there are two versions.  The originals, and a remake which I'd say would tie into the Riverdale series.

I love the characers, especiually  Jugghead though he's only really in the background narrating the story, I hope we get to see more of him in the coming episodes as he's an interesting character and one I'd like to hear more about.  I also can't help but compare Veronica in Riverdale to Hayley from The Originals.  The resemblence is uncanny!

So if you have been watching this, let me know in the comments.  I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Archie 1000 Page Comics 75th Anniversary bash
Goodreads  // Book Depository
ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS 75TH ANNIVERSARY BASH collects 1000 pages of iconic Archie tales in this one amazing volume! Follow America's favorite red-head as he navigates the pressures of the American teenager in the awkward, charming, and hilarious way you've come to know and love.

Archie Vol. 1 Goodreads // Book Depository 
 America’s Favorite Teenager, Archie Andrews, is reborn in the pages of this must-have graphic novel collecting the first six issues of the comic book series that everyone is talking about. Meet Riverdale High teen Archie, his oddball, food-loving best friend Jughead, girl-next-door Betty and well-to-do snob Veronica Lodge as they embark on a modern reimagining of the beloved Archie world. It’s all here: the love triangle, friendship, humor, charm and lots of fun – but with a decidedly modern twist.

Brought to you by some of the masters of the comic book genre, including writer Mark Waid and the all-star lineup of artists: Fiona Staples, Annie Wu and Veronica Fish, the first volume of ARCHIE presents readers with a new take on the beloved Archie Comics concepts while retaining the best elements from the company’s 75 years of history. ARCHIE VOL. 1 collects ARCHIE #1-6 and features bonus content including scripts, sketches, variant covers and the full first issue of the all new JUGHEAD series by acclaimed writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Erica Henderson.

Source: IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5420376/mediaviewer/rm2176400896



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