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WRIMOS UNITE : What is NaNoWriMo

August 27, 2015

Hi guys! I'm starting a new feature on Sailing Through Books called WRIMOS UNIT. Every week until November, I will upload a post on Thursdays concerning NaNoWriMo.
To start things off, let's talk about what is NaNoWriMo.

Bookstore appreciation weeks

August 26, 2015
For those of you who might not be aware if this (says the girl who just learned about it), the last two weeks of August are know (on the blogosphere at least) as Bookstore Appreciation Weeks.

See, now with technology and really cool things like Amazon and online shopping, people tend to buy less from actual bookstores. For myself, I'm only seventeen, or well, I'll be seventeen tomorrow, and I do not have a credit card and thank the gods I don't cauz I would buy way too many dresses, shoes, and books!

Top Ten Tuesday : Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 10

August 25, 2015

I'm the type of person who loves to help others; especially at school. I'm a straight A student and if I can help just one person, I get this wonderful feeling. I got told a few time that I would make a great teacher and honestly, if kids weren't so mean these days, I probably would consider it. 
All of this to say that I'm really excited about this weeks subject: the top ten books that would be on my syllabus if I taught X 101! Also it's perfect with back to school right around the corner, so let's get into it

Class: Contemporary YA 101
Teacher: Sophie Bergeron
Books required:

Fight for Power, by Eric Walters - review -

August 24, 2015
Hi guys, I'm back! And while I was on vacation, I got through six books! SIX! I don't want to brag or anything, but I'm pretty amazed by myself *does a dramatic hair flip*
Anyways, I still thought about you and I wrote a review about Fight for Power, the second book in the Rule of Three series by Eric Walters. I wrote the good old fashion way, with a pen and a piece of paper. Therefore, I could not go back and edit and I want to tell you that it is not my best review. but I still had fun writing it and I hope you enjoy it!
Oh! And about that awful mistake I made at the end... My brain was thinking in French, it's not my fault so please don't be mad!

Need by Carrie Jones review

August 19, 2015
I've been wanted to read this book for a long time. And by that I mean five years. Why didn't I? Because my need (get it? Need? Ok, I'm done) to read it wasn't great enough for me to spend money to order it online and have it shipped (do you know how high shipping cost can be?). But, thanks to the Bookmarket, the amazing used bookstore not too far from where I live, I got it for five dollars! If you have read my other posts, you'll know that I'm cheap like that; I buy enough books as it is and the more money I can save on them the better!

Anyways! Now that I have read Need, I'm thinking: why the hell did I not read this book sooner?
To be perfectly honest, the story isn't all that special and unique. The ending was predictable and the characters were kind of cliché. But I loved it anyways!

Happy birthday PERCY!

August 18, 2015
Today is a special day my friends. It's the day our dear Percy Jackson was born!
In honor of his birthday, a very good friend of mine helped me do cupcakes; not any kind of cupcakes... BLUE ONES!

Working in a bookstore : one hell of a job!

August 13, 2015

Hi there! My name is Sophie and I work in a bookstore.

Yup, you read that right, I work in a bookstore. Pretty much the best job for a book lover right?

You get to see all the new books, you get to talk to other book lovers, you can read all the time... 

That's pretty much what people think working in a bookstore is, but I wanted to share with you the real deal, an inside scoop as to what this job really is. The best way to do it? Share with you what I do on a regular shift!

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs review

August 12, 2015
Moon Called, book one in the Mercy Thompson series. Did I enjoy it? Yes. Did I love it? No. Would I recommend it? Maybe. Am I going to read more books from this series? Probably.

Why did I enjoy it?
Moon Called was a fun read. Starting with the characters, I loved every one of them; well, except maybe Sam, but I'll get to that later.
Mercy was a great MC. She was a strong female lead that new her strength and her weaknesses and she did not let others control her. First off, she owns a garage, which is so badass! I mean, I wish I knew my way around a car. It's useful, it gives you an certain independence and it is, yes I'm going to say it, attractive.
On top of being this kickass mechanic, she's a walker, meaning that she can shift into a coyote. I appreciated the fact that Patricia Briggs made her something other than a werewolf, or a vampire, or any typical supernatural creature.  It gave a little something more to the story.

Now moving on to Adam. I just enjoyed reading about him! He's got this dark vibe, but at the same time this huge heart for the ones he loves! His relationship it his daughter was sweet and the way he cared and protected Mercy...! *melts a little*

Special mention for Stefan, whom I just LOVED! A Scooby-Doo van? Where do I sign up?

Top Ten Tuesday : Authors I've read the most books from

August 11, 2015

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is regarding the authors we've read the most books from. I have a few authors in my FAV list of which I've read quite a lot of book, so let's get started!

{Interview} Vontae Jones, author of Vigilant

August 10, 2015
Today, I have Vontae Jones, author of the new release Vigilant, with me on the blog who gladly accepted to answer a few questions for us.
Without further due, let's get to it!

Q. Firstly, thank you so much for agreeing to do this interview! Could you introduce yourself to our reader?

A. My name is Vontae Jones, I’m fifteen years old and I’m from Detroit, Michigan, and simply put, I’m the type of person that will always try to travel a different route compared to everybody else. I’m very creative, and that creativity is one of my most valued traits, because it took me awhile to actually realize that I had such a free spirit inside of me. When I was around ten years old, I started to see a different side of myself, the side that was funny, and the side that could come up with these wild adventures and stories that I would portray through the comic strips that I made by hand. It was this realization that lead me to becoming an author.  I knew taking such a route wouldn’t be easy or even fun when the time came to put my nose to the grind, but I’m always up for a challenge, and I’m always up for a chance to show everybody what I can come up with, to try to bring joy to their life with a story, and I’m always up for a chance to leave behind something that people for generations to come, can enjoy just as much as those who came before. Simply put, this is who I am. The dreamer, the fighter, the creative soul, and the person who will never stop going forward.

Authors who past away too soon

August 6, 2015
It happens to everyone, even writeres, and you can't escape it.
Today, I want to talk about three authors that died to soon, leaving behind grieving family members, friends, but also readers.

Let's start with an author I talked about in my last post, Ned Vizzini.

The Other Normal by Ned Vizzini review

August 5, 2015

If you have good eyes, you might have read on the picture above that this book is ''by the bestselling author of It's Kind of a Funny Story''. Why am I making this remark? Because this is exactly why I picked up this book. It's Kind of a Funny Story is one of my favorite stand alone; for me, Ned Vizzini had the same talent as Andrew Smith : his writing was real.

Top Ten Tuesday : fairytales retellings

August 4, 2015

Since I started my blog, I did two ''top ten'' posts and turns out there's actually a weekly meme that exists. So as of today, I will try to participate in this cool weekly meme, created by The Broke and the Bookish!

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is fairytales retaillings

All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven pre-review

August 3, 2015

I bought two books yesterday and already started reading one of them : All the Bright Places.
This book... I'm not even halfway and I know it's going to become one of my favorite.