Tuesday, 15 November 2016


Hello guys, this will be my last post on this blog. as you can see by the blogs new title, i have moved blogs. i haven't felt happy about posting on this blog and don't really like this blog anymore. But wait! all is not lost, i have a new blog! i haven't set up the follower thingy yet, but when i do, be sure to follow me over thee. just check it out. pretty please....


for the last time,

x rose

Friday, 16 September 2016

an ode to john lemon

ha! i bet you thought the title was an ode to john lennon. it's not. it's john lemon. john is a fantastic lemon that i found rolled under a van while walking to school. an amazing creature, i decided to do a photoshoot with him. (i had hiccups while doing this, so the photos may be a bit shaky)

This is John in the fruit bowl, with other fruit. sadly, while writing this post, one of those mangoes have been consumed.

long range shot of john on my bed, just chilling. 

john and the faves, he was very excited when he got to meet them. (also, fun fact, i put this poster up in my parents room and they haven't taken it down.)

john in my room.

john reading his favourite book, i'll give you the sun by jandy nelson.

So, thats all for today. i hope you enjoyed john lemon!


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

1st Blogiversary!

It's my one year blogiversary! Thank you all for following and reading my posts (whenever i happen to post :P) In celebration of this,  will show you all stats! Because who doesn't love stats!

3,902 pageviews
80 posts
11 GFC Followers
12 Bloglovin' Followers

So, thank you all again. Sorry for not posting, I'm very bad at having a posting schedule.  Also, I have to give a shoutout to my friend Katelin from I Am Little K. She posts life updates, fanfics and top five lists and a bunch of other stuff so you should definitely check her out!

x rose

Friday, 15 July 2016

Favourite Books Of 2016 (so far)

hello! so today i will be sharing with you my 7 favourite books of 2016 (so far)! I will be starting with my least favourite of the favourites and ending with my favourite book of 2016 (so far).

7. The Hunt for Ned Kelly- Sophie Masson

It's good for me to read some junior fiction sometimes, and this one was really good. It is set in Australia in the late 1870s and a boy and his sister and in the midst of the hunt for ned kelly. i enjoyed it because i love historical fiction and this was probably one of the best.

6.The Gathering- Isobelle Carmody

The Gathering is an Australian novel about a boy who has moved to a town where some really weird things have happened and are happening. this book is slightly creepy to say the least and when i bought it i couldn't find a synopsis anywhere in the book. Isobelle Carmody is an amazing author and i just brought another one of her books and have one on hold at the library.

5.Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List- Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

No Kiss List (which is what i'll call it, to save myself from having to type the tittle a lot) is a really funny contemporary novel about a boy and a girl, Naomi and Ely, who fall for the same guy. it is very interesting and i read it in around one day.

4. Sara's Face- Melvin Burgess

sara's face is a YA thriller about a girl who is offered surgery on her face, but it may not be just for her. I bought this at a library sale for 50c and i really enjoyed it. it keeps you guessing until the very end. i liked it because i don't read a lot of suspenseful novels and thrillers so this one was really good.

3. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becki Albertalli

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda was my favourite book for about a month until i read the ones which i rank higher than Simon vs. But this book is still very good. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely read it again. It was very funny but also did keep you guessing as to who the mysterious Blue was.

2.The Art of Being Normal- Lisa Williamson

The Art of Being Normal is an amazing, funny, emotional book. There are so many plot twists that you can never be sure what is going to happen. There is a giant plot twist in the middle, and because of this twist i sat on my bed shocked.

1.You Know Me Well- Nina Lacour & David Levithan

drum roll please... my favourite book of 2016 (so far) is You Know Me Well. I have two books which David Leviathan co-wrote on this list and i am currently reading another book of his. you know me well is a fantastic, emotional and funny book. it was interesting and amazing and i loved it and have nearly no words. you should definitely read it, it is phenomenal.

Have you read any of the books on this list? if so, what did you think of them? what are your favourite books of 2016?

well, i hope you enjoyed reading my list!
x rose

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Rising Authors Tag

so, i decided a good way to start the revamped blog is with a tag! i saw this on noor's blog, so you should definitely check her's out. this is the Rising Authors Tag!


1) Write a post thanking the person who tagged you: include the tag, the 11 questions asked, your answers, and, in reply to the request for a small piece of prose or poetry, share a 150-word story.
2) At the end of the post, provide 11 new questions.
3) Request a brief 150-word story from the people you tagged.
4) Tag at least one person, and include a link to their blog.


1) Write on paper or on the computer?
Computer. i will write on paper if i have to, but writing on the computer is easier for me and much easier to correct mistakes.

2) On average, how many words do you write in one session?
it depends on how I'm feeling. if i really feel like writing probably 1000- 1500. But on average around 900.

3) Fanfiction: yay or nay?
I've never actually read fanfiction, but i'm  open to the idea. i tried to write a doctor who fanfic, it did not go well.

4) Have you ever done NaNoWriMo? If so, did you win, and did you like or dislike it?
i have never done NaNoWriMo, but i might do it this year.

5) Do you share your writing with your family/close friends?
Sometimes with my parents, but i prefer to keep it to myself until i'm happy to get a second opinion.

6) What are some of the most helpful pieces of writing advice you've heard?
The reader is a friend, not a spectator.

7) Do you write poetry?
yes i do. though, it usually is quite dark.

.8) Describe 3 characters from stories that you've written.
i could list all of the characters i've called miranda, but then we'd be here for days, instead i'll list one Miranda and two others.

Miranda, a normal thirteen year-old girl who is sassy and sarcastic and slightly confused about many things and also her finger is on fire for no reason.

charlie, a guy who has to put up with his extremely annoying and slightly cute best friend/ flatmate/ love interest, oscar.

cassy, a woman of 21 years of age who is sad and determined and has a nervous twitch.

9) What called you to writing?
i honestly don't even know. 

10) Do you like killing off your characters?
never tried, probably do.

11) Have you gotten published?

here is my 150 word snippet from my WIP Entertain Me:
Knowledge. Love. Looks. advertisements for each of these things, and many more, poured out from speakers around the city. Cassy tried to ignore them, but try as she might, the words were drifting into the chip implanted in her brain and causing her to stop for a moment and turn around, asking herself whether or not she should go inspect the nearest Cash-O-Mart to find some of those drugs. But Cassy had to keep going, or else she would be loaded with shopping bags filled with Cupid’s Pills, Knowledge Capsules and too much more. She needed to keep moving, her position at the Ancient Entertainment Facility probably being auctioned off as she sped along the electro-pavement, her head down and not quite looking anyone in the eye. Of course, that was not by choice, she needed them not to see that she was about to crack under pressure, which ultimately lead to her nervous twitch to come back.

My Questions:
these are exactly the same questions i used
1) Write on paper or on the computer?
2) On average, how many words do you write in one session?
3) Fanfiction: yay or nay?
4) Have you ever done NaNoWriMo? If so, did you win, and did you like or dislike it?
5) Do you share your writing with your family/close friends?
6) What are some of the most helpful pieces of writing advice you've heard?
7) Do you write poetry?
8) Describe 3 characters from stories that you've written.
9) What called you to writing?
10) Do you like killing off your characters?
11) Have you gotten published?

i tag
anyone who wants to do this tag.

thank you for reading, have a great day, morning evening or night.

x rose


hello! i am back, after 2 months. i have some news. i will probably be changing my blog name and becoming a book blog. i will still be posting some of the same content as before but the content will be more/primarily about books now. please stick with me throughout these changes, and thank you to all my readers! if you were wondering why i decided to change my blog, its because i have been stuck for content that is not book related, and i've not been very happy with my blog lately. i will stay with the same url, but there will be some big changes. thanks for reading!

x rose

Thursday, 12 May 2016

the book obsession

Let me start by stating something. I am a very unreliable blogger. I do not think of myself as a very reliable person when it comes to schedules, or time management for that matter. Now I must, of course, explain my absence. I have been at camp for 3 days, but that's no excuse. I guess I have been avoiding Blogger, and have been caught up in the Debating black hole, as I am in my school's debating team, and our debate is tomorrow. Now, onto whatever today's post is, as I'm making it up as I go on. I guess it is my addiction to going to the library. What I cannot fathom is how I go to the library once a week, but some of my friends have not been at all.
my latest haul.

 I have had a library card since I was four, seven years ago. But maybe it's just me. When I go to the library, I get at least 4 books (yeah, I have a pretty big overdue fee!) so, I guess I do have an obsession with reading. Thank you for reading my ramble on books. See you soon! (I hope...)

rose    =^ . ^=

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

On The English Language

Hi. Today I was thinking about how weird the english language is.

Let me explain. Say you exclaim 'don't you dare' to someone, sounds pretty normal, right? But then, when you bear in mind that 'don't' is a contraction of the words 'do not' so technically, you are saying.....


This is the same for 'can't' in some circumstances, like 'why can't you pick up the book today?' which is, of course, 'why can not you pick up the book today?'

In conclusion, the english language is weird. I forgot to thank you guys before, but thank you for 10 followers! I know it sounds small but it means a lot to me. Anyway, I hope you are having a great day.

Do you think the english language is weird? What's the weirdest word/contraction that you've come across?

rose :3

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Spring Cleaning Readathon Participation!

Hi! I'm going to be doing the Spring Cleaning Readathon hosted by Lucy at Books With Lucy.

 It is on the 15th to 17th of April and it is the first time I've done a readathon. To learn more about it and join, click here. I am planning to read The wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige, The Imaginary by A.F  Harrold and Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

Will you be participating? If so, what are you reading?

rose :3

Monday, 11 April 2016

the text tag

*waves* hi. Today I will be doing the Text Tag! Thank you Dani for nominating me, i put a link to Dani's blog in the last question.

Here are the guidelines of the tag:
-Thank the person who nominated you/give a link back to their blog
-Answer the original 6 text-themed questions
-Add a typography/word related question of your own for those you tagged to answer
-Tag 6+ bloggers + let them know 
-Include these rules in your post 


what is your favourite letter of the alphabet?
Probably z, p or r.
what are three words that you love?
Eccentric, darling and epiphany.
what are three words that you hate?
For/like a girl, feminazi and styrofoam.
if you were to create a word, what would it be, and what would it describe?
Wondread and it would mean to beware of too much curiosity.
what are your three favourite punctuation marks?
What are three of your favourite fonts?
Sophia, baskerville and courier.
Do you love writing as much as me (Dani)?

*i don't know if @ counts.
I tag:
Squeakle Bean, Little Robin, Gwen, Ashley G and Sneha/ Girl Radio.

My question:
What/who inspired you to start blogging?

rose :3

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

A Random Post *jazz hands*

So.... Uh, hello again *waves*. I hope you remember me. I'm Rose. Yup, great! So, I guess I should probably get on with whatever the hell I'm posting... a random post, floating in all the other posts of the blogging community. A ramble, if you will. About really nothing. I have literally written what, 3 lines about absolutely nothing, and I totally intend to write more. Though it won't be a particularly long post. OK, Allons-y!

What I'm reading hmmm... Well, as I devoured books in March like a reading MONSTER, I intend to read that amount or more in April.

I have read 2 books so far in April, Geek Girl #5 by Holly Smale and The Tides Of Time by Zana Bell. They were both fairly quick reads. Currently, I am reading Daughter Of Smoke And Bone by Laini Taylor and Vampire Academy #1 by Richelle Mead.

Well, I told you it wouldn't be a long post. So, bye-bye!

Rose :3

Thursday, 17 March 2016

The Ultimate Question Has Been Answered By Rose

Hi. I just wanted to do a quick post on why i haven't posted in nearly a month. I've needed to do my project and post ideas are turning up in my head 24/7. I'll probably have a million posts coming at once, I've got what, like, 5 post ideas as drafts. So, I'll probably post them soon. Well, I just wanted you to know what's been going on because I haven't posted in nearly a month.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! And bye for now *waves*

Rose :3

Sunday, 28 February 2016

February Wrap Up + March TBR

Hi! It's getting toward the end of February, as in it ends tomorrow, so it is time for the Wrap Up and TBR!

February Wrap Up

February was a pretty slow month for me reading wise. I read three books, but the good thing was, they were all unbelievably amazing!

Dorothy Must Die- Danielle Paige
This was so good. It kept you on the edge of your seat through nearly all the book. Here's my review.

Throne Of Glass- Sarah J Maas
Such an amazing book. It was such a good fantasy read. It did have some dull moments, but meh. Here's the review.

The Rest Of Us Just Live Here- Patrick Ness
I really liked this book. It was the last book I read in February and it was great. I just got More Than This out of the library and i haven't started it but it looks good. Here's my review.

I've been listening to a few good songs in February.

Somebody That I Used To Know- Gotye

Alive- Sia

Runaway (U & I)- Galantis

It was my birthday this month! I turned 11 and then at my birthday party I got hit on the head by a metal swing and nearly got concussion! Best. Birthday. EVER.

I went for a small orientation at the high school. As I start high school next year, the local high school lets all the primary schools around to do a class and have a small tour. I did science and it was so fun.

I have a new cousin! My aunt had a baby, so now I have a new cousin!

March TBR
The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins
I have actually already read the Hunger games trilogy, but I've decided to reread it as I just bought the first one. 

Special- Georgia Blain
The funny thing about this one was that it hasn't been published yet. It's being published the 1st of April. The thing is, I found this uncorrected copy in the op-shop and saw that it hadn't been published... *nervous laughter*

More Than This- Patrick Ness
I got this out of the library and I'm completely nervous/excited.

On The Jellicoe Road- Melina Marchetta
I heard that this book is really good, so I'm excited to read it!

Rose :3

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The Rest Of Us Just Live Here By Patrick Ness | Book Review

Title: The Rest Of Us Just Live Here
Author: Patrick Ness
Genre: Fantasy/Contemporary/Friendship/Romance
Publication: August 27 2015, Walker Books
Pages: 343, hardback
Source: Library

Side Note: The cover I had was this one, but I know that the US has a different cover, as this is the Australian and British cover.

What if you aren’t the Chosen One?

The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
Even if your might be the God of Mountain Lions...

I really enjoyed this book, so without further ado, I bring you the pros and cons.

  • I loved the narrator! Mikey was so nice, and surprisingly I never got frustrated with him. He did feel like the outside and that he was least wanted in his group of friends, but he finally got over it.
  • Ness's characters were SO amazing. They were so realistic that I felt like they were real people. I especially liked Jordan.
  • I loved how Ness mixed the real world with heaps of fantasy elements, though kept it real. I liked this because I have just finished Throne Of Glass so it was good to have a but of contemporary in there.
  • The scenarios in the book were so well described and detailed. There were a lot of accidents in this book, and I think they were really well described.
  • Can I just take a moment to talk about THE BEGINNING OF THE CHAPTERS??????!!!!!!!!! Sorry, but the beginning of the chapters told you what the indie kids were doing in each chapter, and they were being amazing and trying not to die. I can't even.....
    *not mine*

I don't actually have any problems with this book, but it seems like everyone else does. Now, I haven't read any other Patrick Ness books, but it seems like everyone has some problem with this book, but I honestly don't. I just don't. 
*not mine*
All in all, I'd rate this book:

*    *    *    * . 5

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Throne Of Glass By Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

Title: Throne Of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy/Romance/Mystery
Publication: August 2, 2012
Pages: 404, Paperback
Source: Library

Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness. In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament- fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin's heart be melted?

Before I start, I have to admit that one night I was reading this book so late that I fell asleep on it. Anyway, I enjoyed Throne Of Glass. So, I am now giving you the pros and cons!

  • I loved the multiple POVs. It really let you know what most of the main and some of the supporting characters were doing.
  • This was one of the books I liked the romance in. I usually hate romance, because I feel like this book had a really good romance, and I think that was because Celaena was an assassin, so she isn't as mushy gushy was some other romance characters.
  • I loved the detail and description of everything. Maas was great at describing all the dresses Celaena was wearing. They seemed AMAZING! 
    *not mine*

  • I think most of the good characters were quite nice. Now, you'd think that Celaena would be a real idiot, but she wasn't. I really liked the princess, she was so cool.
  • SO MANY PLOT TWISTS! Half of the time I was reading this I was like 'didn't see that coming!' SO, yeah...
But sadly, no books are perfect...
  • I wasn't sure who the villain was for most of the book. As there were multiple villains I wasn't sure who the villain was. Oops... 
    *not mine*

  • There were some parts when I wanted to kill of two of the main characters. They just ruined the situation and were just so ANNOYING!
  • Celaena was in the castle so long with nothing exciting happening that it just dragged on. I was getting so bored at these points that I nearly stopped reading.
All in all, I thought it was a good book, and i can't wait to read Crown Of Midnight! Overall I'd rate the book:

*  *  *  *

Organising My Bookshelf

Hi. So, last night I was bored, it was around 8.30PM and I decided to organise my bookshelf. Now, I had already organised it around a month before. But after my giant book haul and that yesterday I got a further 5 books, plus another 2 bookmarks, I needed more space to say the least. Plus, I had also divided up my TBR pile and counted that I had 24 books in the pile (I am literally drowning in them). So, I gathered my faithful companion and started unloading my bookshelf.

But sadly, Mae (my cat) disappeared after around 5 minutes. Here is the before (monstrosity) of the bookshelf:

And, that doesn't even have my 24 TBR books on there. Of course, there's also the pile of books on the ground. Finally, I had unloaded all of the books off the bookshelf and on to the ground. And boy, there was a lot of books:
That's not even all of them. Then, my mum walked in and she helped me put them into genres. I seem to have a lot of contemporary but I never read contemporary. AM I READING IN MY SLEEP? It is entirely possible of course. This is what my amazing bookshelf looked like once I had taken all the books out:

I know, fabulous.

Anway, we finally got all the books into the bookshelf and the outcome was wonderalandaful! I put it into genres so I put sticky notes telling myself where all the different genres were.

Well, I am officially done, I hope you enjoyed! I now leave you with a picture of my dog:

Rose :3