Which Wednesday: Fairy Tale Edition

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(WARNING- In this week’s Which Wednesday, you will find: plenty of casual intergalactic bickering between Sarah and Faith. If you are not a fan, I would steer clear from those parts. Get ready for a journey through space. Blog space. It’s going to get brutal. But I assure you, it’s all friendly things.)


Fairy-tale retellings are all the rage: from Cinderella to Beauty and the Beast, every reader has (literally) read them all. The original ‘clichés’, the only thing that save these retellings are the originality of the characters and the world-building. As easy as it sounds, it’s harder than you think… how do you keep a reader’s interest if they already know the plot? In this week’s duo edition of Which Wednesday, we’re going to be comparing Cinder by Marissa Meyer and Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis. When we first read about these two books, we couldn’t NOT compare them: they’re so similar, they’re almost twins… but not quite. Soon, you’ll find out why.

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Movie Review: The Scorch Trials (Novel by James Dashner)

I love the posters for these movies… I can smell the adventure through them before even watching it! (Click the image for more info about the movie.)

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Release Date: September 18, 2015 (USA)

Director: Wes Ball

Writers: T.S. Nowlin (screenplay), James Dashner (novel)

Movie Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins

Motion Picture Rating: PG-13

Genre: Action, suspense/thriller, sci-fi, dystopian, YA


The Trailer


A Spoiler Free Movie Review

(Written by a fangirl at midnight)

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Meme Mondays: The Maze Runner

We are finally back with another fresh & new Meme Mondays!

This week’s theme is… *cue the drum roll*

The Maze Runner!

Wait, what? Are we at a hospital now??

That moment when we’re all like NOOOO DON’T DO IT THOMAS…! BTW the guy at the very back is literally me. I’m too short to ever see anything in crowds.

*Goes ahead and runs into the unknown through huge closing slabs of concrete walls*

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Faith’s August TBR

Hello and Happy August! 

I hope you’re all having a pretty great/alright month so far! We haven’t been posting lately and this next week will be pretty busy too but we promise to get back on it soon after! (We’re super sorry and we’ll try our best to make up for it) We’re a week into the month which is slightly late but I thought that I’d still share some of my TBRs!

I’m a pretty slow reader because I like to take my time to really absorb all the details but I guess we’ll see how I do this month. Do you read at the speed of light or what? Tell us all about it! I mean you can have a reading routine and we won’t judge. Anyways, there’s a bunch of fantastical books to read and this is actually my first shared TBR list so here we go! 🙂

205601371. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Yes, I personally still haven’t picked this book up. I’ve heard TONS about it and they’re basically nothing but good reviews. The thing about super hyped books (which we all know about) is that when it’s finally into your hands you can’t wait to read it and when you finally do, you feel somewhat… disappointed. Nevertheless, I hope that this won’t be the case because I’m still super excited to start it!

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2. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancy 

I read The 5th Wave (Book #1) a few months ago after I heard about it and I mean, it was alright. I heard that there’s going to be a movie coming out for The 5th Wave in 2016 so to be honest it made me a bit more interested in reading it. So I’m going to read the sequel probably some time soon. I think the book cover for The Infinite Sea would look great as a movie poster and personally the feel of the books and cover reminds me of The Maze Runner for some reason too.

248176263. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Most everyone had to read To Kill a Mockingbird at school, right? So when I did read it, I liked it way more than I expected and I especially loved all the wise sayings from Atticus. When I heard that the sequel was coming out this summer, like anyone I was really intrigued. However after reading some reviews, there were some pretty mixed feelings about the book… I guess I’ll find out for myself what has become of grown up Scout! (The ham costume in TKAM though… I found that funny for some reason. Am I the only one? Probably. :P)

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4. Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider

As you may know I finished The Beginning of Everything last month and so I wanted to pick this book up. To be honest though, it sounds quite predictable at some points since it’s another one of these “hospitalized-ish teens” books but I don’t know, I might enjoy it. Or not. Time will tell… actually I guess I will tell… you. I also can’t help but like these types of covers with the doodle-y type font and things.

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5. Ghosting by Edith Pattou

I picked this book up at the library after flipping through it thinking that it seems interesting because well, it’s written in free verse and multiple POVs which I just really like. Sometimes with certain free verses the lines seem choppy because they’re cut off at odd places and it doesn’t give you the same flow but it also highlights certain words and phrases. I guess I’m going to be reading this sometime soon as well!


I hoped you enjoyed seeing my relatively short TBR list for this month. Have any of you read these books before? Any other books you would recommend to us? Tell us about it! Like I said, I’m a slow reader so I’m going to try my best to finish these books this month but I’m really excited.

Thanks for sticking around and remember to keep smiling!

Thought of the day: That moment when you can’t stop smiling because of books. 😀

The Struggles of a Book Nerd #1: Cliffhangers

Hello book readers, lovers, and enthusiasts! How’s your day, everyone? 🙂
The Struggles of a Book Nerd will be our double opinion posts on problems that we generally face as book nerds which we will work on whenever we can! The cliffhanger dilemma happens to everyone… I guess we’ll have to deal with it whether we like it or not. What do we (Sarah & Faith) think about them? 

F: You know when you’re reading a book series like any other and it ends in a cliffhanger and you just keep thinking to yourself: “Really, [Insert Author Name Here]???”

It’s already bad enough that your characters are on the brink of death. But knowing that the sequel is coming out next YEAR just isn’t right at all. (It should be se-queal instead… like sequel + squeal = SEQUEAL! Se-quealing because it’s such a struggle. I know, everyone tells me that I’m not exactly funny. I can see why)

After all that intense book action…

WHAT’S NEXT??!!!

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Top 12 Fresh & Cute DIY Bookmarks Ideas

Tired of sandwiching a ticket stub or a folded napkin between your books? Here is an ensemble of my personal top 10 fresh & cute DIY bookmark ideas that anyone can make to add a little zest to your summer reading!* They’re great as summer projects and as gifts to all book lovers!

Some are quick and easy to make with all the materials you need probably already right at home, but if you’re craving a more challenging summer project, we’ve included great bookmarks for you to make too! I rated for each bookmark DIY the amount of difficulty it would take, personally, to make them; however they’re all relatively simple! (A 5 out of 5 would not mean that it’s extremely difficult just more so in comparison to the others.)

*We don’t own any of these photos or ideas but simply found them to share!


  1. Washi Tape Paper Clip Bookmarks

This handy bookmark only takes some Washi tape and paperclips! A super quick and cute DIY that will liven up the colours in any book!

Difficulty Rating: 1/5

Source & full Instructions are at Laura’s Crafty Life

Paperclip Washi Tape Bookmarks - Laura's Crafty Life

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The Secret Life of a Book Blogger (or Two) Tag

We were tagged by Audrey at Forwards and Bookwards! Thanks ❤

1. How long have we been bloggers?

Sarah: Hehe… Personally, I’ve never blogged before. Ever.

So I’ve been blogging for three days now.

Faith: Yep I’ve book blogged for the same amount of time as Sarah… quite obviously I’d think 😛

2. At what point do we think we will stop?

Sarah:

I think.

Faith: What?! Sarah are you trying to bind me to a lifetime commitment without my approval? Um why don’t you just continue this whole thing by yourself right n- I’m kidding. I’d like to think that we’ll be doing this as long as we want to/at least able to which probably (hopefully) translates to never. 

3. What is the best thing?

Sarah: About blogging? Getting to hang out with like minded people, as well as just putting your thoughts and feelings out there.

Faith: I just like to express my book obsessions & reflections through blogging and it’s cool how other people can understand your book struggles for things like waiting A MILLENNIUM for the next installment in a series. Meeting new book friends, I always find, is super great!!! 

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Hey there everyone!

Welcome book lovers of all kinds, lovely blog readers, and well, the internet!

We’re Sarah and Faith the co-writers of our new blog Sublime Reads! We will be writing about and reviewing our favourite/current reads as well as shows to enjoy and random findings in life. We’ll be posting more soon but in the meantime book on! We’ll see you around! 🙂

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