Friday, 28 February 2014

Kendal's Column: Twitter Changes and New Books On The Shelf (February 2014)

"Kendal...what happened to twitter?
what is @KendalFace_?
Why is this happening? 

Some of you may have noticed that on sunday night I think a twitter 'musical chairs' went down.
Basically all the tweets and followers that used to be under @Team_Haymitch are now under the name of @KendalFace_ and @Team_Haymitch has a completely clean slate.
I changed the username because I felt like it wasn't justified to have a Hunger Games related name when i tweet barely any Hunger Games related tweets however, I do LIKE being @Team_Haymitch so i have kept the account and WILL tweet about Hunger Games news and opinions.
I hope that clears that up for anyone who was wondering.

New Books On The Shelf

Eleanor & ParkEleanor and Park
Status: Read
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, ELEANOR AND PARK is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under
I was recommended this book by multiple people and ,embarrassingly, I have only just got to it (i'm sorry, please don't hate me). i'm going to do a review for this book next week so stick around!

172 Hours on the Moon172 Hours On The Moon
Status: To Read
It's been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space--and change their lives forever.
Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band's ticket to fame and fortune.
Midori believes it's her way out of her restrained life in Japan.
Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible.
It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space... no one is coming to save them.
I can't express in words how excited i am to read this book because i'm a space nerd- stars and space and nebulae and planets *sighs* i love it no matter how much or little of it there is. (I feel like I should point out that this book is placed in the Horror genre and not sci-fi- i feel like this could be important to mention)

Status: To Read
SoulmatesEvery so often, two people are born who are the perfect matches for each other. Soulmates. But while the odds of this happening are about as likely as being struck by lightning, when these people do meet and fall in love…thunderstorms, lightning strikes and lashings of rain are only the beginning of their problems.
Enter Poppy, the 17-year-old cynic with a serious addiction to banana milk, and Noah, the heart-throb guitarist; residents of mediocre Middletown, sometime students, and…soulmates. 
After a chance meeting at a local band night, Poppy and Noah find themselves swept up in a whirlwind romance unlike anything they’ve ever experienced before. But with a secret international agency preparing to separate them, a trail of destruction rumbling in their wake, (and a looming psychology coursework deadline), they are left with an impossible choice between the end of the world, or a life without love…
I bought this book on a whim as it was 99p in the kindle store although, to be honest, i'm not entirely sure if this is contemporary or dystopian or sci-fi or...? i don't know. I shall read it and report back soon

This is What Happy Looks LikeThis Is What Happy Looks Like
Status: Read
If fate sent you an email, would you answer?
When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. 
Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs?
As predicted, this was a great summer read. It had all the ingredients for the perfect teen romance novel. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a holiday read and also point then in the direction of other novels by Jennifer E Smith .

Happy Friday!

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