Exploring My Bookshelves [#1]

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What’s life without many weekly memes? Meme-ingless. Har har har . . . ahem.

Today is Friday! What a glorious day of the week it is. I spent the entire morning running around after little children at the museum as I’m currently helping out with a Walking with Dinosaurs exhibit (it’s as cool as it sounds). So I thought I needed a way to wind down and that brought me to this wonderful meme hosted by Shannon over @ For the Love of Words & Victoria over @ Addlepates and Book Nerds and it just sounds so exciting!


Each week we get a new topic and get to share a book on our shelf related to that theme. Simples (read in Meerkat voice). This week’s theme is:


And now let us begin with the obligatory shelfie (no really, if you wish to participate the shelfie is a must).

One day I will work out how to take a picture of my gargantuan bookshelf. One day.

For this topic I’ve decided to with something special. I could make an endless list of books that remind me of someone special, and let’s face it, it would’ve resulted in a book post featuring Harry Potter as my dad read them to me as a kid. And whilst that’s all jolly I wanted to actually do some proper thinking and come up with a different book! So! I present to you Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck. My favourite book in the whole wide world.

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck


Genre: YA, Fantasy
Author: Colleen Houck
Published: January 2011
Publisher: Sterling
Pages: 403 {hardback}

My Rating: 100/5 stars (*serious nodding*)

Passion. Fate. Loyalty.

Would you risk it all to change your destiny?

The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.

Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.

Goodreads summary

THIS was the book that really got me into reading. As you may be aware, I used to hate reading. I destested it. If you handed me a book I would go poo poo and continue furiously playing Ratchet and Clank and tattooing my Barbie dolls with textas (I was a cool kid).

And then mum gave me this book to read. Hello there, Young Adult Fantasy. KABOOM. I was in the gang. Tiger’s Curse was so much fun, so fabulous, and so great. It’s set in America (Oregon I think) but for the most part adventures into ancient India with our main character being accompanied by two deliciously hot Indian princes and ahhh. Yes, that was the moment. So my something special was the moment when I finished this book on our settee and looked out at the world and went OH MY LORD realising that I’d been missing out on something very important. It is to this book that I owe much extreme reading obsession. And voila! We shall continue exploring my bookshelf next Friday.


Have you got a book that reminds your of someone or something special?

I’d love to know! Let me know in the comments below! 

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

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4 thoughts on “Exploring My Bookshelves [#1]

  1. Aw, I’m glad this book got you into reading! I confess I picked it up because THAT COVER OMG. *hugs gorgeous covered book* I’m kind of excited to read the author’s new book? Reawakened…are you going to read that one sometimes?! (Or maybe you have, hehe.)
    I always have SUCH fond memories of reading the Lemony Snicket books because they really transferred me from being a reader to wanting to be a writer. 😀
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. Omg the covers are amazing, sometimes I just take them out and look at them. And yes! I read Reawakened as SOON as it came it. I was not disappointed 😉 Egyptian God hotty: check.


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