A Quick Bout of Book Day 3 Update

Hey bookworms I thought since I didn’t get to update you on day 3. I thought I’d do so right now. I explained my absence on My Belated Top 5 Wednesday, so if you’re curious or looking for more to … Continue reading

December Book Challenge 2015: Days 7&8: Favorite Girl and Favorite Sequel

Hey bookworms! I survived finals and I am done with my final semester of University! I have earned my Bachelor’s of Arts in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing! I just will receive the diploma in 2 months or … Continue reading

WWW Wednesday: The Books That Have Kept Me Company in my Slumpy Mood…

WWW Wednesday

Hey bookworms! I know this is a late-ish post, but I just finished an assignment a bit ago and felt I could use some fun. I also know I haven’t done a wrap-up in forever, so this will let you all know what I have actually finished reading. So what is WWW Wednesday? It is a weekly feature hosted by Taking on a World of Words in which we answer three questions:

1. What Have You Recently Finished Reading?

2. What are You Currently Reading?

3. What Do You Plan on Reading Next?

Recently Finished

Faking It by Cora Carmack

Faking It

This is the only book I have finished this week, I have finished 3 other audiobooks in the last week, but I didn’t want to stretch. I thought it was an okay story and I might have liked it more with different narrators, but it was just too quick of an attraction for me! So this was a 3.4 out of 5 stars for me because I did appreciate the message near the ending.

Currently Reading

1. Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Wolfsbane

This is my audiobook reread of the week and I am really enjoying the revisit of my reread. I think I am enjoying it more this second time!

2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

I’ve been reading this between assignments to give my brain a break. I have been highlighting and loving the small things I find in this reread.

3. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)

This One Summer

I noticed this was on Scribd, so I thought I would read this tonight because it’s a light read and I’ve wanted to read it forever, so I jumped on it!

What’s Next?

1. The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

The Wolf Wilder

I had to put this one down for a bit but I want to get back to it because I really want it to have a happy ending and review it for December!

2. Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen

Alias Hook

I am on my last renewal for this one, so I really want to try and finish it before Tuesday wish me luck!

3. Tease by Sophie Jordan

Tease

Honestly I don’t care for the narrator, but I want to finish the series and I don’t have much time to read print lately.. I am hoping the read is worth it.

4. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

A Great and Terrible Beauty

This is the credit I used for November so I will try to get to it by the end of the weak! I am excited to start something by this author and maybe it will push me into reading The Diviners!

Well bookworms that is it for tonight and I finished it while it’s still Wednesday. Have you read any of these? What were your feelings or favorites? Link me your WWW Wednesday and let me know in the comments! Happy reading and to my US readers have a fun and happy Thanksgiving!

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July Wrap-Up: My Ambition Made Me Fall a Little Short

Hey bookworms! Guess what? July is over! Can you believe it? I know I can’t! 23 days till the start of my last semester of my undergrad… Scary… Any who if you read my July TBR, you will know I … Continue reading

Library Book Haul and a Gift from a Book Friend

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Hey bookworms! I went to the library today and got 5 books I had on hold, so I thought I would share them with you. I love scanning books at the library, so I’m getting more excited to go each time. I would’ve taken pictures, but we haven’t had the best lighting today with the gloomy day, so I am just going to include the covers from goodreads. I also got a gift from a book friend and want to share that (I did manage a picture of that though). I hope you guys enjoy.

Library Book Haul

1.Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Willson (author) and Adrian Alphona (artist)

Ms Marvel Vol 1

I already read this and really liked it! The art style was really good, but i am picky so it was a 4 out of 5 stars for me and the last part confused me a little.

2. Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead (Author), Emma Vieceli (Illustrator), and Leigh Dragoon (Adapter)

Vampire Academy Graphic Novel

I finished this one as well and it is an example of why I am hesitant to get library books… I was turning the page and at least 4 pages came out. I had a little freak out moment before continuing. I am going to have to walk it in when I turn it in… Getting past that I loved the art work and how the character expressions were portrayed. I was a little sad to see some of the storyline being cut, but overall it made me fall in love with the VA series more… If that is possible. This was a 5 out of 5 stars for me!

4. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries

This old book is getting a lot of hype I decided to check into it because I also loved the movie. I got this one in audio book because I am very addicted to audio books at the moment and this one is only 5 discs, so I could finish it in a day =)

5. Daughter of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Blood and Starlight

I did not expect this book to be this huge! I read the first in audio book, so I didn’t get the sense of how big it was. I am eager to see what happens next, but I do wish the library owned the audio book because the narrator is the same as the first and I enjoyed her first.

The Gift I Received

As you guys may or may not know I have been trying to be more active in the book community. One way of doing this is through twitter. I have felt the support tenfold and made a few friends from all over! It is proof that books bring us together from all over the world. One of my new friends Angela who has a booktube channel offered to send me a gift, since she had it done for her. That is the amazing thing about the book community to make others feel more welcome. She sent me these two things:

Gifts from Angela

The book an Ember in the Ashes was so I can participate in a readalong with her and another bookworm on the 17th. Feel free to tweet me at @CKReads if you want to join us To be honest I am a little nervous to tackle this book, but I am excited to have interaction as I read. She also gifted me one of my favorite movies! I adore Jude Law and am so happy to have this. I plan to return the favor as soon as I am able! Even if you don’t give gifts it is good to have people to lean on at any moment. I definitely want to talk more about the community, but that is for another post I am going to host with The Blogger The Paige-Turner, so look for that soon. Well that is all I have to say for now bookworms! How do you feel about tackling hyped books? Have you had any bad library experiences? What are you reading next? Let me know in the comments!

(PS: You can now find me on Bloglovin: Follow my blog with Bloglovin )

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RYBSAT Wrap-Up

Hey bookworms! 2 posts in one night I know, but I was a little lazy during the day. Any who I participated in RYBSAT last week which ended on the 25th. I was a little sad to see it end I liked tweeting and being active with the other participants. Well I deviated from my TBR a bit and was only able to get 6 books read, but I still feel proud of that! So let’s get to the books I finished and the ones I am still working on finishing hopefully this week. As always the links to the goodreads are in the titles!

RYBSAT Wrap-Up

1. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Inkheart

Finished this audio book and it just reminded me of everything I loved about it when I read it the first time. I loved the audio book and it was a million stars for me! This will forever be a crucial part in what shaped the safe moments of my childhood. Listening to it reminded me I am still safe with my books.

2. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unspoken

I was loving this book laughing out loud at the humor and dynamics of it. Awwing and rooting for characters. I know people have mentioned it was a love triangle, but I didn’t feel like it was much of one. Then I got to the end of this book and it made me very angry! So this book got a 4 out 5 stars from me. I hope the other 2 fix my anger.

3. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

The Bad Beginning

I had the same issue with this as I did when I was younger. I know this story is a bit morbid, so the slow writing style fits. I just found myself dragging through it. I did enjoy the characters though so this book was a 3 out of 5 for me.

4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by by Laini Taylor and narrated by Khristine Hvam

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Honestly I loved this book I adored the narrator! Another issue of it being formatted in tracks, but I cannot wait to see what happens next! It was a 5 out of 5 stars for me! Love any book that involves rebirth =)

5. Generation Hope: The Future’s a Four-Lettered Word story by Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Salva Espin

Generation Hope The Future's a Four-Lettered Word

I loved this comic and want to get my hands on the next volumes! I loved the main heroine and the artwork! I am really happy to have found an X-Men Comic I loved. 5 out of 5 stars!

6. Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler

Behind the Scenes

I liked this book, but the main character got on my nerves a bit. Some of the cursing was a bit extreme and I know teens curse, but it was just ugh. I’m not a prude, but there are other ways to express annoyance. It was a 3 out of 5 stars for me. I am excited to read the next book: Under the Lights which I received an ARC copy from Netgalley. That one caught my eye more.

Finishing Up

1. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

I was trying to finish the reread of this on Sunday and Monday, but some fam stuff came up. I really am going to try and get this done by Saturday at the latest.

2. A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses

I started a few chapters of this Wednesday and it will be my first book by this author. This was my book pick from my personalized Uppercase Subscription box this month. I was so excited because I was on the fence for buying it myself, so I was so happy to receive it especially since I am on a retelling kick. I will let you guys no more after I read more of it!

So bookworms that is what I got done in this readathon! What did you guys get done? I plan to post my next readathon post on Sunday, so be on the lookout for that. Let me know what you thought of these books. I always love to talk especially about books! Happy reading!

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April Wrap-Up & May TBR

Hey Bookworms! Here as promised is my April Wrap-up, May TBR, and some little life updates! So Let’s get started with the 9 books I read in April! 4 Novels (?), 2 graphic novels/comics, 1 manga, and 1 audio book. So I will start from what I started with at the beginning of the month to the last I finished. As always the goodreads links are in the titles because I am not the best at summaries, and don’t want to be biased to any store!

April Wrap-Up

1. When I’m Gone by Abbi Glines

When I'm Gone

Review/Retrospection here!

2. Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

This is why I had a question mark next to novel because I would list this as an anthology. I loved hearing Percy narrate this and the illustrations are AMAZING! Anyone who’s read the PoJ series I definitely recommend reading this it was a 5/5 stars!

3. Once Upon a Time: Out of the Past by Kalinda Vázquez (Text) and Corinna Bechko (Illustrations)

Once Upon a Time Out of the Past

I fangirled so much when this preorder came! It was gorgeous without the dust jacket! The pictures are on my Twitter date April 16th because I can’t get them off my phone right now, but I was a happy Oncer! That being said I do pay attention to the illustrations and can tend to be picky and they can even kill a story for me. Regina’s and Hook’s were not my favorite. Honestly I couldn’t tell she was Regina… I did like the story lines of all of them, so this graphic novel was a 4/5 stars!

4. Ceres, Celestial Legend Volume 2: Yuhi by Yuu Watase

Ceres Volume 2

This was a reread for me this was my favorite manga/anime in middle school and high school. I wish I had the DVD’s but the manga’s are available as E-books, so it’s a compromise. I won’t say much else because it was a sequel, but it was a 5/5 stars for me even if Aya got on my nerves in a few scenes

5. One Day by David Nicholls

One Day

This was my audiobook for the month and if I do break my ban it will probably be for more audiobooks! I did a short summary of what I thought in my 24 Hour Readathon Wrapup! This is one of my favorite love stories in the world though!

6. Pivot Point by Kasie West

Pivot Point

Super powered teens yes please! The review for this one is also in my 24 Hour Readathon Wrapup, but it was a really fun read that kept me guessing!

7. New X-Men Book 1 by Grant Morrison

New X-Men Book 1

I finished this Thursday and although the art work got better I got a little bored and bit confused near the end of it. I do want to keep trying with these comics though. I really want to open myself to more graphic novels and comics! I really did love Wolverine, so at least that is consistent! I gave it a 3/5 stars!

8. Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Blue Bloods book one

This is another reread from high school and I found myself loving Oliver all over again. I really do love the underdog characters. This is one of my favorite takes on Vampires the thought of them being fallen angels it really is interesting. Plus I have a weakness for anything that involves reincarnation. That being said growing up there were a few moments with the characters that annoyed me about them. It was a 4/5 stars, but I am definitely going to enjoy rereading this series!

9. Disney by Rees Quinn

Disney

I enjoyed it a bit at the beginning, but then it seemed like someone just copied and pasted it from the internet. I know a biography is about someone else’s life, but i feel the writer should still have a voice. It was a 2/5 stars for me.

May TBR

(Starting with my currently reading to what I want to read next!)

1. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

I know, I know I’ve been reading this forever! School got busy and it was a bit of heavy read, so I stopped reading it in March and April. I want to finish it when the semester is over which is next week, so I want to buckle down with it. After I finish I hope to continue with my buddy read onto the second book!

2. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

The Bad Beginning

I know it’s a short book, but I have some school reading to get done this weekend, so I plan to take this bit by bit and finish it really soon!

3. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty

My first audio book of the month and I’m not sure which I love more the story or the Narrator’s voice! I plan to finish it within the next week or two because I am hypnotized!

4. The Time Travelers Volume One by Caroline B. Cooney

Time Travelers

Honestly another reread nostalgia case! In the first 30 pages I found it cute, but now reading it older I find some of the characters behaviors annoying… It got a bit slow and a bit boring, but I want to push through this!

5. Out of Time by Jen McLaughlin

Out of Time

This is a second book in a new adult series I forgot about, so I reread the last bit of the first book, Out of Linebefore diving into this one. It pulled me in, but I have a few notes already in the first few chapters. I think this will be the next book I want to review!

6. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Everything Leads to You

I’ve wanted to read this book since it’s release, so I’m really really hoping to read it this month! I hope it’s everything I have been waiting for!

7. The Heir by Kiera Cass

The Heir

On Tuesday I am seriously excited to feed my curiosity about this book! I can’t wait for it to come out! So whatever I am reading I am dropping to devour this!!!

I also plan on participating in Bout of Books readathon this time around to try and knock out my TBR some more! The last day for sign-ups is on the 12th. This readathon takes place from the 11th to the 17th. So next weekend I will post a TBR for that on Friday. I just am excited to do another readathon they make me feel accomplished.

So bookworms that is my wrap-up and my TBR! I am happy with my reading this month it felt more relaxed. Have you read any of these books? Do you plan to? Are you going to participate in Bout of Books? What May releases are you excited for? Let me know in the comments. Talking about books is my favorite! Also I updated my blog to include a contact page, so if you want to talk or suggest things you want me to talk about feel free to contact me! Happy reading and have a good weekend! I will post again very soon!

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WWW Wednesday: 4/29/15

Hey bookworms! I decided to do the weekly meme of WWW Wednesday hosted by: Taking on a World of Words! This is a weekly meme where book bloggers answer three W questions. What are the three W’s? I’ll list them before jumping right into it.

1. What are you currently reading?

2. What did you recently finish reading?

3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading 

(Going from Oldest to most Recently Started)

1. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

The Bad Beginning

This is an old series that at the age I started at was a bit too dark for me to like. When I was younger I admit I liked the lighter fluffier stuff. Now that I’m 23 I feel my itch to finish what I started. They are short reads, so I plan to try and finish this book today or tomorrow on Scribd.

2. New X-Men Book 1 by Grant Morrison (Text), Ethan Van Sciver, Frank Quitely, Leinil Francis Yu (Illustrations)

New X-Men Book 1

As I said in my March Wrap-up I want to give all versions of X-Men a chance. Again I find myself favoring the movie franchise since the artwork isn’t my cup of tea. I am also reading this on scribd and I really want to give these a chance. Just taking a bit to distance myself from what I grew up on.

3. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty

This is my most recent on my Audio book kick and I do not regret it! The narrator is pure perfection for this story and I could listen to her voice all day. Audio books are something I listen to on the bus and before class. So I am not too far, but I am definitely sucked in!

4. The Time Travelers Volume One by Caroline B Cooney

Time Travelers

This is another childhood reread. One series I didn’t get to finish because I didn’t know the Volume 2 was ever released. I was browsing my nook one day and saw that both volumes 1 and 2 were on there. It really bothers me not to finish a series unless I hated the first book, so out of duty and curiosity I really want to see the end of it! I am only 30 pages in, but it is as cute as I remember.

5.Disney by Rees Quinn

Disney

This was a biography I bought on bookbub a few days ago. I was bored in class today, so I clicked it out of curiosity. I am a Disney girl through and through. It is only a bit over 100 pages, so I think I will finish it either tonight or tomorrow.

What I Recently Finished Reading

(I won’t go too much into this one since I will post my April Wrap-up on Friday or Saturday)

1. Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Blue Bloods book one

What I Want to Read Next

1. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unspoken

This was the book I got in my personalized Uppercase subscription which I promise to blog about soon, but I have wanted to read this book probably since it’s release, so I was very excited to get it!

2. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Everything Leads to You

Another book I’ve wanted to read for a long while! It is on my Nook TBR shelf I created, so I want to read it asap (and hopefully do a review)!

3. Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz

Masquerade

I’ve decided to reread through this series wanting the comfort of something I enjoyed in High School, so I will be tackling the second book soon. I never noticed but this cover is a little creepy…

4. The Heir by Kiera Cass

The Heir

This comes out on Tuesday and needless to say no matter what I’m reading when it comes out. I will drop it to devour this! I am beyond excited!!!!

So bookworms that is my WWW Wednesday! I hope you enjoyed reading it. Have you read any of these? Do you find yourself drawn back to books you read in high school?  Well that is all the blogging I can do tonight my right hand is being a hassle today… Have a good night guys and happy reading! Feel free to comment because I can still use my left hand to reply on my phone =)

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