against stoke

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September 2016

Day 28: Significant 

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August 2016

Day 6: Genre 

A few contemporaries 

Wayne Rooney has become the leading goal scorer in Manchester United history following his 250th goal for the club.  The goal came from a beautifully struck free kick which helped United snatch a point late against Stoke City.

Manchester United’s Top Ten Leading Goal Scorers list now reads as follows:

  1. Wayne Rooney - 250 Goals
  2. Bobby Charlton - 249 Goals
  3. Denis Law - 237 Goals
  4. Jack Rowley - 211 Goals
  5. Dennis Viollet - 179 Goals
  6. George Best - 179 Goals
  7. Joe Spence - 168 Goals
  8. Ryan Giggs - 168 Goals
  9. Mark Hughes - 163 Goals
  10. Paul Scholes - 155 Goals

After Gary Cahill’s match-winning strike against Stoke took his tally for the season to six, his best in a Chelsea shirt, Antonio Conte claimed the centre half could be a striker.

Conte: “For me, Gary, he can play also as a centre forward,’ Conte told reporters post-match. He has a good quality, he is acrobatic, he is very good during corners and set-pieces. ‘I am pleased for him because we conceded the penalty because the referee saw a little push on Gary and then I told him to find the solution to win. This had finished the game.

Top 5 books on my TBR, pick 2 : Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

Goodreads summary : “ Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? “

Thrillers are not my thing. I just don’t like this genre. But, I cautiously read a few of them each year.

Originally posted by mybits-andpieces

Moreover; I just read Girl Against The Universe by Paula Stokes and I LOOOOOOOOOVED IT. Since I also loved The Art of Lainey I decided that if I was to try a thriller it would be by her.

Granted, the two other books I read from her were contemporaries and way fluffier than this. But I will take this chance and hope for the best

Originally posted by vous-ne-prepasserez-pas

Useful links :

My goodread

My review of Girl Against The Universe

Roby’s Goodreads


Brick by Brick || Seliph & Ares

Rainclouds were low and swollen when Ares arrived at Grannvale’s capital. 

Normally he would have appreciated weather that matched his mood, but even slight and bitter moments of amusement evaded him that day. Though his men were exhausted, he ordered them to not so much as dismount, and to stay at attention until he returned from the hall. 

“I’m sure we could at least go to the stables,” Diarmuid murmured from his right. “You know that King Seliph will let us rest here.” 

“No.” Ares dismounted without looking at his cousin. “I don’t know anything.” 

The castle’s great hall was cheery and bright, with fires already being stoked up against the coming rain. Ares was so tired he wanted to just lie down in front of the hearth and sleep for days. Presumably a messenger had seen the Augustrian standard and had run to tell the appropriate people, so now all Ares could do was stand and wait in the doorway.