Monday, 8 July 2013

An Important Announcement

I have something important to tell you all. Threads Fans is moving and changing. I am moving this blog to I Tend To Ramble, a new blog I have created. As I explain on the new blog, I felt like I needed a change because basing this blog around one book series and one author meant I felt restricted slightly so I have created a new blog to branch out slightly.
It will mostly be the same blog, except with a different name and more room to ramble. Hopefully I will have eventually moved all the reviews and important posts from this blog to the new one.
I have had so much fun with Threads Fans and I want to thank you all for reading my posts, I hope you'll all move with me to the new blog and that this new era will be as good as the last.
As Taylor Swift says in her song Long Live,

"It was the end of an era but but the start of an age."

I hope to see you all at I Tend To Ramble,
Rebecca

Thursday, 30 May 2013

On Hiatus/Closed For Maintenance

I would like to apologise for the lack of any posts from me recently. I've been very busy with exams, revision and other things like that.
I have decided, due to the fact that I don't have a lot of time to write posts at the minute and that I want to edit the blog quite a lot, that I am going to go on a temporary hiatus from posting on this blog and that it will be closed for maintenance.
I apologise for any inconvenience this causes and I asure you I will be back in the summer, properly.
Have a nice day,
Rebecca Xx

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Review: Adorkable by Sarra Manning

Adorkable by Sarra Manning

Name: Adorkable
Author: Sarra Manning
Author's website: http://www.sarramanning.co.uk/index.php
Publisher: Atom
Date published: 2012
Number of pages: 387
Rating: 5/5
When is it available?: Now

Adorkable is the story of two sixth formers, Jeane Smith (blogger, dreamer, jumble sale queen, CEO of her own lifestyle brand, twitter famous, dork) and Michael Lee (friends with everyone, golden boy, likes Jack Wills, ode to his cheekbones on the wall of the second-floor girls' loos at school), who have nothing in common apart from a pair of cheating exes ut despite this they can't stop snogging. How long will they be able to pretend it doesn't mean anything?

Adorkable is a book that has definitely been added to my all-time favourites list. I got it from the library but now I definitely want to go out and buy my own copy. I really, really loved it. This book was perfection.
Both perspectives were well balanced with the right amount of seriousness and lightheartedness (that's a mouthfull, is it even a word?). The two different perspectives were really well written - one minute I could be reading from Jeane's perspective and be frustrated at Michael and the next I could be reading from Michaels perspective and be frustrated at Jeane (they were frustrated at each other a lot, but it was in a cute, I-may-not-know-it-but-deep-down-I-actually-love-you way).
This book was really funny, I couldn't help but laugh out loud at some parts (for example when Michael thinks "Oh God! This is going to seriously screw up my Cambridge interview" after he accidentally tips Jeane over her bike handlebars and thinks her may have killed her).
This book was basically a masterpiece, it had everything you could want in a YA book like this. It had easy-to-connect-and-relate-to characters, it had a swoon-worthy guy and it had an awesome ending. Basically: read it!

My Thoughts on the Cover
I love the cover, it's so cute. I like the repetition of Adorkable" in the background and the colours used, they tie in well together.


Saturday, 2 March 2013

The Look US Blog Tour

The Look comes out this month (March) in the US and to celebrate Sophia is going on a book tour. Her posts so far have been these two:
March 1st: http://supernaturalsnark.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/guest-post-sophia-bennett-look.html
March 2nd: http://mynotsorealife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/the-look-blog-tour-interview-with.html
And to find out where she'll be next follow this link:
http://sophiabennett.com/news/us-blog-tour/
And if you live in the US then definitely get the book when it comes out!
Rebecca Xx

Friday, 1 March 2013

Why I Love Sophia Bennett

I haven't posted in a little while, so I thought I might as well make a post as to why I love Sophia Bennett so much, so really why I decided to make Threads Fans.
The first reason is because she writes such wonderful stories. The Threads series, The Look and soon You Don't Know Me, and if you haven't read any of these then I strongly recommend that you do. Not only are they wonderful, but they are also funny, serious, interesting and perfect.
Reason Number Two is that she's kind and thoughtful. One of the main themes of the Threads books is charity and then of course The Look is a story about a girl whose sister has cancer and how that affects her and those around her.
Sophia Bennett is also really nice to the readers and fans of her books, puts a lot of effort into her work and websites and is a total sucker for a beautiful wedding dress, just like me.
If you're reading this Sophia, think of it as a very late Valentine's Day present...
Rebecca Xx

Monday, 21 January 2013

New Posts by Sophia

You write – competitions [You read it here]: In which Sophia mentions that she's planning a competition for us and tells us about a couple of writing competitions already running which anyone aged under 13 can enter.
When I'm not writing I am mostly... [Girls Heart Books]: In which Sophia tells us what she's doing when she's not writing.

Have fun reading!
Rebecca Xx

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Snow Days & Such

Hello everyone,
I thought I would let you know about a blog of my friend's that I've recently started co-writing on: Coffee and Kiwis.
If you can go there you should be able to see my most recent post "This Snow is Crazy" so why not go and have a look?
Rebecca Xx

Monday, 14 January 2013

New Posts: Finding Their Spark & Golden Globettes

Sophia has posted a couple of new... posts (does posted new posts sound weird or is that just me?) on her websites so go and check them out!
Finding Their Spark [You read it here]: http://sophiabennett.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/finding-their-spark/
Golden Globettes [It's my world - la la la]: http://noniesworld.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/golden-globettes/

Rebecca Xx

Monday, 7 January 2013

Wedding Dresses & a Happy New Year!

I thought I would tell you about two new posts that might interest you. One is by Sophia Bennett on the Nonie's World blog in which she shows us a picture of a wonderful wedding dress, you can see that post here. The other post is also by Sophia but this time on her blog You read it here and is about the new year, 2013, and how 2012 went, you can see that post here.
Enjoy reading,
Rebecca Xx

Saturday, 5 January 2013

You Don't Know Me

So, yesterday, among other updates, I told you that we now know that Sophia Bennett's newest book will be called You Don't Know Me and will be out in May. Today I thought I would go into more detail about the book as well as showing you the cover. Sophia says (in this post) this about her next book:
"My new book is due to come out next summer, as long as I can get the editing finished in time. It’s going to be called ‘You Don’t Know Me’ and we’re still working on the blurb (short description), so here’s my best effort at describing what it’s about.
Four friends love singing cheesy music together. But when they get the chance to go through to the finals of an online competition, one of them makes a terrible mistake. She ends up betraying her best friend, in front of millions. And she discovers a new kind of online fame that is scary, and painful, and personal. The question is, with the whole world seemingly hating her, can she ever explain the truth?
My main characters are Sasha Bayley and Rose Ireland. But look out for a boy called Elliot in this book. What he does isn’t always entirely open, or entirely legal. Sometimes, it’s the rulebreakers who are the most fun characters to write."
She also says (in this post):
"You Don’t Know Me, is currently being edited by the wonderful Imogen Cooper at Chicken House, and is due to come out in May (as long as I can do the rewrites in time)."
It looks set to be an absolutely amazing book! And it looks like it'll be following The Look (Sophia's last book) in terms of bright coloured pages. The Look had bright pink pages and it looks like You Don't Know Me will have bright turquosie pages, which is awesome. I don't know about you, but I can't wait for this book.
Rebecca Xx

Friday, 4 January 2013

So How About Some Updates?

Well, it's been a while. A few months infact, which is bad, really bad. So, apologies for not posting in so long, but I am determined to post much more frequently from now on. I shall make it one of my New Year's resolutions. Speaking of which, can you believe it's 2013? I sincerely hope you all have a very happy New Year and that you had a wonderful Christmas.
So how about some updates?
In this post Sophia Bennett told us that she's written a fifth book and it is currently being edited. It's due to come out in May and will be called You Don't Know Me. Are you as excited as I am about this new book? I can't wait to find out more of what it's about.
Hopefully I'll be able to post with some more news soon,
Rebecca Xx