Thursday, August 31, 2017

#RAINBOWREADATHON Day 7: My September TBR

'INDEBTED' BOOK BLITZ: Read the First Chapter of Inger Iversen's 'Incarcerated' Spin-Off!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

#BOUTOFBOOKS 20: Wrap-Up Post (August 28)

Bout of Books

Happy Final Day of Bout of Books!!

It's the final day of my first participation of Bout of Books 20, and I'm so proud of myself. I've never been able to successfully finish a readathon and fully enjoy it like I have with this, and I'm so glad I stumbled upon this journey. I've met some great people, got awesome book recs, and got more people to see check out my work, which is always a plus! I didn't participate in every single challenge they did, but I hope I did enough. But anyway, here's a summary of my last week of Bout of Books:


Friday, August 25, 2017

#WONDERWEEK ReadAThon: YET ANOTHER New Reading Challenge This Week!!

Yes, I will be tentatively participating in yet another new reading challenge called Wonder Week! 

Created by Rimpy from RimpyReads, she created this reading challenge to kind of play against the BooktubeAThon 2017 readathon because she had felt that book bloggers were not welcomed enough. Which, as a book blogger myself, I totally understand because while I'd had fun participating in BooktubeAThon, I also felt that in the back of my mind, it wasn't completely for me, it was initially made for Booktubers. 

So Rimpy and so many other book bloggers got together to create and promote Wonder Week, along with a bingo sheet.


I don't have a set TBR list for this, because I just hope that whatever I pick up will fit the square I aspire to read about. And it doesn't look to be anything that is too much to think about, which is good.

Are you participating in this year's Wonder Week? Comment below!



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#RAINBOWREADATHON: A Colorful, New Reading Challenge

Yes, here comes yet another readathon I must join up on! Rainbow Read-A-Thon!

As you've probably assumed, Rainbow Read-A-Ton is a week-long color based marathon of reading, created by 4TeenLiars, Chloe from @baudelairebooks,, with co-hosts Alexandra from thehufflepuffnerdete, 

Each day this week will bring a new blog challenge, as well as an Instagram challenge.


#BOUTofBOOKS 20: Day 3 Update

Bout of Books

Happy Day 3 of 'Bout of Books'!

If you don't know what Bout of Books is, it's a week-long reading challenge, and it's very low-key, chill environment filled with meeting new friends, sharing our love of books, and having fun!

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Day 3's challenge consisted of a lovely book spine rainbow. Swipe my IG photo below to the left to see the spine rainbow. 


Thursday, August 24, 2017

#BookBloggerHop - August 18-24: Bookshelves in Unfamiliar Places


About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. 

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

#T5W TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Books from Before I Joined the Blogosphere

Hey guys! This is a new feature I joined from Goodreads' Top 5 Wednesdays, a weekly book group about our top five favorite things in the middle of the week.

Created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes, this week's entry describes the top 5 books I'd read before I'd joined the book blogosphere in 2014. So, everything from 2014 and back. 

August 23rd: Books from Before You Joined ________
-- These are some of your favorite books from before you joined the online book community, whether that be booktube, goodreads, blogs, bookstagram, twitter, tumblr, etc.



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

#BOUTofBOOKS 20: Update on Day 2

Bout of Books

Happy Second Day of 'Bout of Books'!

If you don't know what Bout of Books is, it's a week-long reading challenge, and it's very low-key, chill environment filled with meeting new friends, sharing our love of books, and having fun!


The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

 Day 2's challenge consisted of rewriting the synopsis of your current read. 


TOP TEN TUESDAY #37: Favorite Books Set in School (High School/College/University)


Top Ten Tuesday is Back!!!

That's right, TTT returns after a long hiatus! (Not up to me, but up to Jamie of BrokeandBookish, who recently had a baby girl!) So here's a new post:

Hosted by Jamie, Jana and Lauren of BrokeandBookish.com, Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly book meme that presents top ten lists on Tuesdays that promotes favorite bookish themes.

This week's theme:


August 22: Back To School Freebie: anything "back to school" related like 10 favorite books I read in school, books I think should be required reading, Required Reading For All Fantasy Fans, required reading for every college freshman, Books to Pair With Classics or Books To Complement A History Lesson, books that would be on my classroom shelf if I were a teacher, etc.

This week, I'll be discussing top eight books set in schools -- whether in high school college or university. Even online school counts!


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

#BOUTofBOOKS 20: Update on Day 1

Bout of Books

Happy First Day of 'Bout of Books'!!

If you don't know what Bout of Books is, it's a week-long reading challenge, and it's very low-key, chill environment filled with meeting new friends, sharing our love of books, and having fun!
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Thursday, August 17, 2017

#BOUTofBOOKS20: A Week-Long Readathon of 20 Lovely Bookish Things for Book Bloggers

Bout of Books

Yes, I'm participating in another week-long readathon!! One: because I just finished my last class at school and am bored, and two: I want to make more book-blogger friends!

But no, seriously, I'm participating in this year's Bout of Books Read-A-Thon, for the first time. The rule apply:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

 Challenges/Giveaways

**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 20. Make sure you check the blog each day of the read-a-thon for instructions and details on how to complete the daily challenges**

Monday 8/21
Introduce yourself #insixwords

Tuesday 8/22
Synopsis rewrite

Wednesday 8/23
Book spine rainbow

Thursday 8/24
If you like this, try that . . .

Friday 8/25
Leave a book review

Saturday 8/26
Love to hate

Sunday 8/27
FREE DAY!


Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Monday: 8pm CST (TZC)
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

I'm not actually sure if I need a TBR list for this readathon. But if anything, I'll mention my reads during Twitter chats and Goodreads updates, so follow me there for more info. 

Hope to see you guys during the readathon and have some fun! 

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#T5W TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Characters' Fitness Routines Wanted

Hey guys! This is a new feature I joined from Goodreads' Top 5 Wednesdays, a weekly book group about our top five favorite things in the middle of the week.

Created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes, this week's entry describes the top 5 favorite characters' fitness routines I'd like to have.

August 16th: Characters' Fitness Routines You Want
-- This can be interpreted a bunch of different ways! Fitness comes in many different packages. This can be about characters who are super fast, strong, agile, good at dancing, good at climbing, athletes, or foodies! Whatever it means to you. This is inspired by those routines you see in magazines for actors, but with more of an open mind and less body shaming :)


Keep in mind that I am in no way, shape or form a gymnast, dancer, athlete or pursue in anything that isn't on the couch. I used to dance "professionally" when I was younger, but that consisted of beginner levels of ballet, tap, jazz, a teeny bit of jazz-hip-hop, lyrical/contemporary and modern. But I haven't practiced those dance forms since my sophomore year of college! So I'm basically a little out of shape haha! But these are some characters' routines I admire.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

#T5W TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Favorite Second Books in Series



Hey guys! This is a new feature I joined from Goodreads' Top 5 Wednesdays, a weekly book group about our top five favorite things in the middle of the week.

Created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes, this week's entry describes the top 5 favorite middle books in series:

August 9th: Second Book is Best
--We've talked about series that went downhill, and series that are worth it, but which series were best in the middle?


#BookBloggerHop - August 11-17: Readathons and Reading Challenges

 


About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.


Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

This week's question submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte:


August 11-17: Do you participate in readathons and/or reading challenges?

I just finished my first round of Booktube-A-Thon 2017 this year, and I'm currently doing Tome Topple Readathon, where we have to read big, long books. But to be honest, I cheat on these long, very specified challenges because I end up reading the same book that I'd started with. Never mind that it doesn't follow the exact rules of the readathon or challenge, but because I love to read and miss it so much, I end up reading the books I want. I also have a Goodreads Yearly Challenge, but I don't stick by it too often. I pile on my TBR list more than I add to my Goodreads Yearly challenge. 

I ask this question back to you guys. Do you participate in readathons and reading challenges? Do you also make your own rules and read all the books you want, or follow them?


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

#BookBloggerHop - August 4-10: First Reviews and Blog Posts




I was recommended this new weekly prompt by my new buddy, Erica Robyn of ericarobynreads.com to participate, so here we go!


About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

This week's question submitted by  Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews:

August 4-10: Do you ever go "way back" to when you first started blogging and look at your old review posts? Do you see any differences from then to now?

Answer:

I do, sometimes. I do it most often when a new book in a series comes out, and I need to refresh my mind and see what I'd missed, in time for the next book. But most of my old reviews are short, fangirly and very cringe-worthy! Mind you, I've only been blogging for 3 years, and I don't have a set reviewing style. I only just recently started formatting in some way that is understandable both to myself and my small audience. 

I ask this question back to you guys. Do you go way back into your blog posts/Booktube videos/Bookstagram posts? What do you think about them now that you're older? 




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Thursday, August 3, 2017

#T5W TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Book Covers I'd Live In

Whoo!! It's been a minute since I've been up on here haha!! I've meant to jump back to the blogging game for awhile, but I've been stuck with school (I'm graduating in September), work and other things. It's summer season, which means more people want my introverted self out lol. But I found some time to post the latest Top 5 Wednesday!! 

Hey guys! This is a new feature I joined from Goodreads' Top 5 Wednesdays, a weekly book group about our top five favorite things in the middle of the week.

Created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes, this week's entry describes the top 5 book covers I'd love to live in.

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