Summing Up On Sunday! The Fault in Our Stars trailer, Green Gables Fables and more…

Summing Up On Sunday! The Fault in Our Stars trailer, Green Gables Fables and more…

Welome to my first Summing Up On Sunday!  For lack of a better title, this is where I share with you all of the (mostly bookish) interesting bits and pieces I’ve bumbled across in the past week 🙂 First of all, here’s the first trailer for The Fault in Our Stars!!!  Given that I’m already getting ALL THE FEELS just from a trailer, I can’t imagine what seeing the film is going to do to me! Letting go of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak in The Sydney Morning Herald – he goes through his thought process in writing the book, his reasons for turning down the opportunity to write the screenplay, and having to let go of the book. […]

Posted February 2, 2014 by BumblingBookworm in Life / 5 Comments

Super Six Sunday: Super 6 Books/Series with the most Romantic Couples

Super Six Sunday: Super 6 Books/Series with the most Romantic Couples

Super Six Sunday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by the lovely ladies at Bewitched Bookworms 🙂 Today’s topic is Books/Series with the most Romantic Couples – Epic Love!  Luckily for me, this is probably my favourite genre, romance, so this shouldn’t be hard at all!  Allow me to recommend you six of my favourite books/series with the most romantic couples 🙂 Anna and the French Kiss Series by Stephanie Perkins: Anna and Étienne, Lola and Cricket – Stephanie Perkins sure knows how to give us romance!  These guys are what makes these books so great and I can’t wait to have Isla and Josh join them… The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith: The […]

Posted February 2, 2014 by BumblingBookworm in Memes / 2 Comments

Bookish Adaptations: The Book Thief

Bookish Adaptations: The Book Thief

Bookish Adaptations is a sporadic feature here on The Bumbling Bookworm where I look at a book’s adaptation into a visual medium.  This includes movies, miniseries, TV series and the like. Today I’m spotlighting The Book Thief!  I didn’t want to ruin the book or film for anyone who hasn’t watched it, so I’ve hidden the spoilers below 🙂 So, I finally saw The Book Thief last week… To be fair, it WAS only released in Australian cinemas on 9 January 2014. I did have a reason for waiting though, and that was because I hadn’t read the book yet – in fact, I’d just started it shortly before the movie was released. I don’t know about you but my […]

Posted February 1, 2014 by BumblingBookworm in Memes / 1 Comment

Top Ten Tuesday {1}: Top 10 Worlds I’d Never Want To Live In OR Top 10 Characters I’d NEVER Want To Trade Places With

Top Ten Tuesday {1}: Top 10 Worlds I’d Never Want To Live In OR Top 10 Characters I’d NEVER Want To Trade Places With

My first Top Ten Tuesday!  I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, and now I’ve finally taken the plunge 🙂 Today’s topic is either Top Ten Worlds I’d Never Want To Live In OR Top Ten Characters I’d NEVER Want To Trade Places With, for those (like me) who don’t read many books with other worlds. I couldn’t come up with ten for either, so I’ve decided to do five for each 🙂 Here we go! Top 5 Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In: Panem ~ The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: As much as I loved the books, I can’t say that I have any desire WHATSOEVER to live in Panem.  Between the Hunger Games and […]

Posted January 28, 2014 by BumblingBookworm in Memes / 4 Comments

Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Published by Alfred A. Knopf on September 18th 2007 Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction Pages: 550 Format: Paperback Source: I bought it! Book Depository | Bookworld | Booktopia | Dymocks | iTunes Goodreads It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still. By her brother’s graveside, Liesel’s life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger’s Handbook, left behind there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordian-playing foster father, learns to […]

Posted January 27, 2014 by BumblingBookworm in Books / 6 Comments

Super Six Sunday: Super 6 Books I Wish I Lived In

Super Six Sunday: Super 6 Books I Wish I Lived In

Super Six Sunday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by the lovely ladies at Bewitched Bookworms 🙂 This topic today gets right to the heart of reading for me, as I often wish that I live in the worlds I escape to between the pages of a book. That being said, I still had difficulty coming up with six books that I wished I live in but I made it eventually! Here they are: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: Any world where a life-saving cancer miracle drug like Phalanxifor exists is a-ok to me! This miracle drug (which, FYI! does not exist for anyone wondering!) shrinks tumours and keeps them that way for as long as a […]

Posted January 26, 2014 by BumblingBookworm in Memes / 6 Comments

Super Six Sunday: Super 6 Favorite Books To Recommend to Others

Super Six Sunday: Super 6 Favorite Books To Recommend to Others

Super Six Sunday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by the lovely ladies at Bewitched Bookworms 🙂 My first Super Six Sunday! And what a great topic to start on… I love recommending books to others; for me it’s one of the best parts about reading so much. It’s all about getting to share the love for ALL THE BOOKS! But with such great power comes great responsibility – I’m always worried that people aren’t going to enjoy the books I recommend, or that I’ll hype them up too much and they’ll just have a big letdown when they finally read the book. Does anyone else have this problem? That aside, I do have a few books that I recommend […]

Posted January 18, 2014 by BumblingBookworm in Memes / 4 Comments

Review: Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1) by Stephanie Perkins

Review: Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1) by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Series: Anna and the French Kiss #1 Published by Speak on August 4th 2011 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance Pages: 372 Format: Paperback Source: I bought it! Also by this author: Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2), Isla and the Happily Ever After Book Depository | Bookworld | Booktopia | Dymocks | iTunes Goodreads Can Anna find love in the City of Light? Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her coworker at the movie theater, who is just starting to return her affection. So she’s not too pleased when her father decides to send her to a […]

Posted January 12, 2014 by BumblingBookworm in Books / 5 Comments