December 2015 Book Challenge Day 3: An Author that Enticed Me to be A Queen

Hey bookworms I am back for Day 3 (click for Days 1& 2)! I am on a small roll and hoping I can keep it going especially with finals next week… Onto the post the lovely banner and challenge was created … Continue reading

Keeping this Blog Active: 30 Day Reading Challenge

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30 Day Reading Challenge

Hey bookworms! Since I’ve been having a rough time, I’ve decided to throw myself in blogging. I saw this on a new blogger’s Twitter: Books Wide Open and I definitely think you should go check out and encourage this new blogger! Anyway seeing her post on Twitter gave me the idea to do it every day on here! I don’t know when or who started this challenge, so I can’t take credit. If anyone knows who did I will of course go back and edit who it is. Because I always give credit where it is due, so please comment if you know! Anywho let’s get started!

Day 1: Best Book You’ve Read All Year

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

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This was one of the audiobooks I’ve listened to/read this year. It got me through one of the roughest moments this year and made me appreciate more. Now when I say that it is because I tried to read this when I was a Junior in high school and all the detail went over my head and bored me. Listening to the audiobook at the age of 22 ( which was my age of listening I am now 23) changed my whole experience. What made the experience even more special was the fact that Neil Gaiman narrates his own audio books and he has one of the best voices ever! Listening to the interview after help explain why I couldn’t get into it younger. This is a fairy-tale for adults! It has such great themes of love, accepting, and growing into one’s self. It makes you want to see the magic in the world even more. This book made me believe in true love and magic once more and I definitely want a paper copy. I definitely would gift this book to everyone I know if I could! Well that is all for this post bookworms I know it’s short, but I think that is what it’s suppose to be short and cute =D Happy reading!

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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)

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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)

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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

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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

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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:

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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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Weekend Wrap-Up with a Note to my Readers

Hey bookworms! I just felt the need to post since I haven’t much this week. I’ve been letting my computer rest, so I just thought I’d mention what I’ve been up to this weekend (which has been pretty lazy) and then at the end a note to you all =)

Weekend Wrap-Up:Books I Read

Friday:

1. Amulet Volume 1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

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This was a cute book, but the art work wasn’t my favorite so it was a 4 out of 5 stars for me!

Saturday

1. Enthralled by Kelley Armstrong and others

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Honestly I only read 2 stories I wasn’t feeling into reading a collection. Both of them were 5 stars though: 1. Giovanni’s Farewell by Claudia Gray 2. Facing Facts [Darkest Powers] by Kelley Armstrong. I will probably try and pick this up in the fall, but didn’t have the attention span right now.

2. If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern

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I started this audiobook on Saturday and fell in love and am still listening to it but hope to finish it tonight! I love that it has 2 narrators and just the concept is so interesting. Definitely recommend it!

What I Watched

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I went to see Spy with my family on Saturday and really liked it and the cast was amazing. This was a 4 out of 5 for me and the theater closer to my house now has luxury seats as well, so it was a very comfortable experience. Can’t wait to see more movies there over the summer =)

My Note to You All

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I am really appreciative to you all. You guys are the reason I love doing this, and even more I love reaching out in the community. You guys have seen me on bad days and cheered me on for my hard work. I just wanted to take a minute to say how much it means to me. For those bloggers who haven’t joined twitter I highly recommend it because you make great friends surprisingly fast. Books bring us all together, so keep connecting over them in every way.They help me connect. My blog has kept me going in this rough patch in life. I am so happy to have reached 200 followers! I just can’t believe it. I am grateful for all my readers and the people who have been commenting and tweeting. I love feeling a part of a community. For those of you who tend to be shy commenting on blogs I recommend doing it because sometimes your comments can make someone’s day. As a thank you to you all I plan on hosting a give away very soon. I promise to post more. There is another post coming after this one! Happy reading!

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BEA Armchair Day 2: Social Media and How I Use It to Reach You From My Little Corner

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Hey Bookworms! It’s me again with another post for BEA Armchair! I am so excited to see how much it is bringing bloggers together. I blog best at night and on my coast at least it is still Day 2, so here I go with the Topic of Social Media!

Social Media and How I Use It to Reach You From My Little Corner

Honestly before my blog I only used Facebook to be social with the internet, Pinterest to look at pretty pictures, Goodreads to admire books, and an occasional tweet here and there. Now that I’m blogging these platforms mean so much more to me. Facebook allows me to share with friends and family I do know. This is a subtle approach to either coaxing them into reading, and/or maybe sharing with their friends who do read. It is just nice to give them a glimpse of what I’ve been working so hard on for 8 months now! Words have always been my outlet and safe haven this is the way to show them my passions have never changed. Facebook also allows me to like publisher and author pages to see new books I may not have found otherwise.

Twitter is now a place to reach out to my favorite authors! I always get excited when they favorite my tweets. It’s a place to socially get support when Participating in Readathons which I am addicted too. As well as meet and show bloggers what I am working on with the use of this ‘#’ little symbol. It is where I share my posts the most! It amazes me how quick new trends catch on. My favorite hashtag to use is #bookworms or #bookworm problems when I blog them. It lets me see who’s blogging about what if I am in a rut and lets me know I am not alone. It is also a great way to communicate with my favorite bloggers even if the character count can get in the way of actual words sometimes. It is also where I update what I am reading the most if I am away from my computer

Goodreads is a place for me to link the reviews I have done allowing me to slowly feel more confident about them. It also shows me to what my fellow bloggers are reading that I may not discover on my own. Since I don’t follow release dates it also reminds me when a book will be release when it’s on my To Read list! There is also the use of groups that allows you to find other bloggers or people that favor my genre of book.

Pinterest hasn’t changed much with my blogging, but occasionally I stumble upon some awesome posts! Tumblr has always been a bit confusing to me since I am not the most tech savvy. It always seemed the most complicate. As for Instagram one as well, but plan to fix this problem once I come into a phone with a better camera!

So if you’re curious to follow me or get a hold of me my information is on my Contact Page! Bookworms that’s it for the night! I plan to read fellow bloggers posts and plan tomorrow’s. This post isn’t late if we have the same time zone! I hope you all enjoy and happy reading!

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