Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Another Change

Hey guys! Ok, so, I'm changing my blog name from My Bookish Wishes to Bonjour Belle. I reliazed that MBW is more book related and my blog is everything. Yes, I will still have books, but I'll also have other things on my blog. 
This is the new URL: Bonjour Belle


Monday, August 3, 2015

Where I've Been + Changes + Blog Lineup

Hello guys!!! Long time, no see. I know, I know, I left without warning for a month but I am back and fully committed to making this blog amazing. But, there are some questions in the air that I feel the need to clear. For the whole moth of July I was in India visiting my cousins and grandparents. We landed back here on the 31st and I am so ready to get back into my normal groove of blogging. I'm working on making sure that my reviews are better, the blog design is going to be different, just everything. So, as you can tell by the title of the post there are some changes happening. Most importantly, I am switching my blog from Blogger to WordPress. But, until I finish designing the blog I'm still posting here. In fact, the name is changing to My Bookish Wishes. 

The Blog Lineup:

Wednesday is just some lists of whatever I feel like listing at the moment. 

Friday is some summer activities that I love to do. 

Saturday is Stacking the Shelves where I show you guys some new books that I will be reading and reviewing. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Umm.. there's been an issue

Hi guys. There's been a problem with my two other posts and for some reason they won't save. So you guys won't be able to read the posts but don't worry because I will hopefully have them in the coming weeks.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman

As you probably know by now, this is one of those fashion mysteries you've probably seen. And, right now, you must be thinking, "Seriously? This is so cliche Trisha." (This actually happened.) Please, don't run away. Instead, pretend you're on a bright yellow Vespa, holding on very tight to your handle bars because you're in for a wild ride. 

You're still here, right? Good, because next to you is a girl with bright pink and blonde hair, impeccable fashion sense, and tons of knowledge about technology. This is 16 year old Rebecca (Bec) Jackson. She was shipped to Rome as punishment  (I don't think it's even CONSIDERED punishment), to work at an intern for one of her mom's friends' magazine. Now, Bec can get herself into so much trouble. And, she caught between 2 guys. I mean, I get you kissing one, but the you go and kiss the other?! MAKE UP YOUR MIND SISTER!! So, not even 20 chapters into the book, and her mom's friend has a TERRIBLE accident. Not kidding. So someone else comes in. I'm not going to anything about this person because, well, it's gonna ruin the story somewhat. 

Okay, so there's a scooter behind you. On it is a girl and a boy. The girl's name is Sophie, and the boy's name is Kevin. Sophie is Bec's best friend here in Rome. Kevin is, well, let's just say he come's around in the end. Ok, back to Bec. See the guy she's holding on to?That's Dante. He is ONE of the guys Bec likes. Let's just say that he's the one I prefer over Taj (the other boy, who is very tech-savvy, like Bec. Coincidence much?)

Now, imagine getting a text that the first lady went missing during a photoshoot. Well, this wasn't exact;y how they found out, but, just imagine. So, know you have to race against the clock, travel in sewers, and hack cars (don't ask). While trying to figure out what happened to your mom's friends. 

I do want to say that Bec did come off whiny at times, and some of her reasons to people were very shallow, and didn't make sense. 

Overall, this book was much more that I expected, but left out some key details. It was enjoyable, but lacked a special touch. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Liebster Award!!

I've seen this on many blogs, and I've always wanted to do an award post, but have never gotten nominated. So, when the amazing Emily from For The Bookish nominated me, I was super happy. So, go check out her blog cause she truly is AMAZING, and is probably one of my favorite bloggers ever. And, thank you Emily!!

First things first, the rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, and link back to their blog. Check!
2. Answer the 11 questions from the blog who nominated you. 
3. Nominate 11 bloggers to receive this award. 
4. Come up with 11 questions for your nominees!

Now, onto Emily's questions!!!

1) When did you start your blog?
Well, if I remember correctly, I started my blog on November 12th, 2014. Meaning, I am a blog baby, and I am currently learning tons of things about blogging :) However, this isn't my first blog. the other one was one I co-blogged with a friend, which is weird cause usually you would co-blog after you've blogged solo. 

2) Do you have a favorite quote?
Well, I'm very into quotes, just ask anyone!! However, I don't think I have a favorite. My top ones are "If you can dream it, you can do it" by Walt Disney, because it's one that is very inspirational quote. Another one is "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind" by C.S. Lewis. I like this one because, to me, it represents wanderlust, which is something I've always had. 

3) Think fast: your house is burning down and you can only save one from your shelf. Which one?
Oh...... this is hard question. And, I'm going to be honest. I don't own some of my favorite series, which is weird, but, that just makes it easy. I'd probably take All Fall Down by Ally Carter, just because it was a good book that I really, REALLY enjoyed, and because it's by one of my favorite authors. 

4) Chocolate or sweet/fruity candy?
Chocolate all the way. I'm am a chocolate eating maniac, but the chocolate has to be pure. No almonds, fruits, or anything like that.  

5) Do you have any pets, or want any? (Pictures, please!)
Sadly, I don't have any pets, but I know exactly what type of pet I would want. My dream pets would be a Yorkshire Terrier and West Highland White Terrier. It seems I have a thing for terriers. They look like this:

6) What does your handwriting look like? (Pictures, please!)
The picture above is part of my WIP, which is called Detective Chic. 

7) What do you like do to do in your free time, aside from reading and blogging?
Hmm..... well, you'd probably find me singing, eating or dancing. I love doing all of these things. Other things include gymnastics. I also love watching Boy Meets World, Monk, The Parent Trap, and Harry Potter with my brother cause we just LOVE all of those things. 


8) Do you tell people in real life about your blog? Their reactions?
I've only told a small amount of my friends, and when I do, they usually ask me how I find time for blogging. I have a super duper busy schedule, which is why I always forget about posting, and then rush last minute to post. Anyway, i digress. They are usually shocked, and ask tons of questions about my blog. 

9) What is your main source for books? (Library, bookstore, or Kindle?)
Well, I either get my books from my library, or on overdrive from my kindle, which is my library, just in ebooks. So, my library. Going to the bookstore is kind of a novelty, which is why I don't have such a big book collection. 

10) Guesstimate- how many books do you own? (Unless answering this question would take hours!)
Well.... going with the question before, I have about 16 books, which is not that big of a collection, sadly. 


11) Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Probably fresh out of college, looking for a job, and working on my WIPs in between shifts at wherever I'm working. And, of course, still writing posts on my blog. 

Thank you Emily, for the great questions!! Now, on to mine :)

1. Do you have a good beach memory?
2. If you could meet any character from a book, who would it be and why?
3. Name one quote you live by? Why do you live by it?
4. Have you ever traveled out of the country you live?
5. Think fast: One of your favorite books is completely soaked. How would you dry it?
6. On a weekend, do you workout or not?
7. Pick one: Lavender or Vanilla?
8. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be and why?
9. Can we get a shelfie of your bookshelf? (Pictures!)
10. Your favorite holiday? (Pictures!)
11. What is your favorite book series?

Now the victims nominees:

I hope they enjoy!!

Monday, June 22, 2015

This Week's Plans

So.... this was talked about yesterday, so I'm just going to get into the schedule. 
Monday: Do I really have to go over this??? It's pretty self-explanatory. 

Tuesday: The Liebster Award. In this post, you get to learn more about me. 

Thursday:A Book Review (Can't tell you the title of this book). We get to travel to Rome, and ride on a vespa!!

Friday:  Discussion: Do Settings Affect Your Choice of Books?? Tell me in the comments about what you think. Your opinions may be featured in this post. 

Saturday: Another book review (You guys are SO lucky, JK :)!! This takes to New Hampshire, where we get to watch an amazing hockey game. 
And, that's it. What are you looking forward to this week, based on the schedule above?? 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Being Busy + Special Treat!!

Hi Guys!! Long time, no see. As you can probably tell in the title, I've been super busy, which is why I wasn't able to post this week. But, I'm making it up to you guys. Next week is going to be a super busy week here on the blog, consisting of book reviews, awards, and well, the usual!! So stay tuned, because Monday's post is all about what IS going to happen in the week. And, it will go off my usual blogging schedule (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and the occasional Saturday), which is why you guys really want to look at Monday's post. Anyways, catch you guys later, and I'm super sorry for the short post.