Armchair BEA Day 4: Diving into&Surviving Fictional Worlds

Hey bookworms! I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend. It’s time for Day 4 of this event, if you missed Day 3 feel free to give it a click! This week has gone beyond quick. Well Today’s Topic: Which … Continue reading

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

Bout of Books and A Book Haul!

(Icon borrowed from Site) Hey bookworms! Guess what I’m doing Bout of Books again! For the third time. I was looking for a read-a-thon to do and glad I found out this was coming up. It starts in the AM … Continue reading

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

TBR Takedown Update: It’s Already Almost Over?!

Hey bookworms! How is your week going? It is half way through already! God School is going to be back around before we know it. Although it is halfway through the week, it is more than halfway through the readathon … Continue reading

TBR Takedown 2.0 TBR: Overly Ambitious Once Again

Hey Bookworms! Time for another readathon! I just want to push myself to read more especially to reach my goal which I am 10 books away from! So this lovely readathon takes place today (your timezone): July 25th to the 31st … Continue reading

Movie Monday: Adaptions I’ve Watched that I Still Need to Read: Part 2

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Hey Bookworms this post might not get up on Monday, but I am starting Monday night so it counts! I needed to quite down my mind a bit, so I thought I’d do another one of my movie confession posts. This is a part 2 post of movie adaptions I have watched, but haven’t read yet either because I was too excited to see the movie or didn’t know it was a book! For Part 1 you can look if you want to see my how bad I am with the first 10! As for the links it will be the same as the last one the title will hold the goodreads link and below that will be the movie trailer. Hope you enjoy it! These are ones I can name off the top of my head.

1. The Secret Garden

This was a book always difficult when I was younger to finish because of it’s length. I am hoping that now that I am older I can fix that issue now that I have a better attention span

2. A Little Princess

The problem with this book it was a library book and school got in the way of reading when I was younger

3. Holes

This one was required reading when I was younger and every time I was required I rebelled. I do want to read this now though!

4. Charlotte’s Web

I remember being read part of this, but don’t think it was ever finished. So I count it as unread.

5. 101 Dalmatians

I didn’t know this was a movie till I was watching the movie one night! So definitely gonna buy it ASAP!

6. Kingsman: The Secret Service

I’m in love with this movie and want to read the comic as soon as I can!!!

7. Julie & Julia

This movie is inspirational especially the fact of how blogging helped her through her life. So I want to read this as soon as I can

8. Marley & Me

With this story the way the movie is narrated it makes me wonder if the articles have the same voice, so I need it as soon possible

9. Matilda

My favorite childhood movie, but until I got older I never knew it was a book, so I want it so bad!

10. Brideshead Revisited

This is one of my favorite movie period pieces, so I want to see how the film took from the words.

So that’s all for now bookworms! Started this post Monday, but finished on Tuesday. How are you when it comes to adaptions? How strict are you with watching films before reading. Sadly this list gets longer, but I do love most of the movies I watch. I love to live in the world of stories whether it’s a book, comic, movie, show, or game! Which of these that you’ve read or watched is your favorite? Which should I read first? Comment down below and let me know! Happy reading and watching!

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May Wrap Up!

Hey bookworms! I decided I’d get to work on my May Wrap-up tonight since I am a bit awake. In the month of May I read 17 books (if I counted right)! Wow that is amazing! I haven’t realized how much I’ve read lately. I been feeling a little slumpy lately, but that is a conversation for another post. So in May I read: 6 mangas/graphic novels, 3 audio books, 1 short story, and 7 novels. I know I have mentioned some of these in Readathon wrap-ups: for RYBSAT and Bout of Books, so I will try not to be too repetitive with those! I will start with what I go in order of what I read first in the month and as always links to Goodreads pages are in the title.

May Wrap Up

1. Out of Time by Jen McLaughlin

Out of Time

This book was a 4 out of 5 stars for me. I don’t want to say more because this is a sequel and I don’t want to spoil anyone!

2. The Heir by Kiera Cass

The Heir

This was also a 4 out of 5 for me! I have a lot to say on this book because I know a lot of people had issues with it and I did too in the beginning, so my review will be a bit in defense of it which I am still working on it. I kind of need to outline my points for this one, so I don’t forget my reasons. It will have spoilers, so be warned if you haven’t read it. I will really try to get it up by the end of this week.

3.Pokemon Black and White, Vol. 3 by Hidenori Kusaka

Pokemon Black and White Vol 3

4 out of 5 stars

4. Pokemon Black and White Vol 4 by Hidenori Kusaka

Pokemon Black and White Vol 4

4 out of 5 stars

5. Pokemon Adventures Vol 4 by Hidenori Kusaka

Pokemon Adventures Volume 4

4 out of 5 Stars

6. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty

This book was a 5 out of 5 stars for me! I know a lot of people complain it was confusing, but for me it was easy to follow it might have been the format since I listened to the audio book. I like that we didn’t have an all good heroine and that is what helped me become so invested in the characters. Which was a really good feeling because I have been struggling to connect to characters.

7. Recitatif by Toni Morrison

Recitatif

This was a 3 out of 5 stars for me I read it for a final and if it wasn’t for a final I probably would’ve liked it more.

8. Time Travelers: Volume One by Caroline B. Cooney

Time Travelers

3 out of 5 stars

9. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Inkheart

5 out of 5 stars I love this series and it will forever be part of my childhood and have a place in my heart.

10. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unspoken

4 out of 5 stars the ending wasn’t my favorite.

11. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

The Bad Beginning

3 out of 5 stars

12. Generation Hope: The Future’s a Four-Lettered Word by Kieron Gillen

Generation Hope The Future's a Four-Lettered Word

5 out of 5 stars it was my favorite X-Men comic I’ve found so far

13. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

5 out of 5 stars!

14. Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler

Behind the Scenes

3 out of 5 stars I am more eager and interested in the sequel honestly

15. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Everything Leads to You

5 out of 5 stars this book was really touching especially the end! The themes in this was really sweet and just an interesting insight into movies. If you haven’t picked this up I definitely recommend doing it ASAP!

16. Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 1 by Bisco Hatori

Ouran High School Host Club Vol 1

This was a 4 out of 5 for me since I’ve seen the anime twice. I like the manga to reveal things the anime doesn’t, but it is still really sweet and funny

17. Pokemon Adventures Vol 5 by Hidenori Kusaka

Pokemon Volume 5

5 out of 5 stars! I really like Yellow and want to see what happens next! I am confused on Yellow’s gender, but I am eager for the next volumes as I slowly collect them.

So bookworms that is all I read in May! What did you read? Do you have any thoughts on these books? Let me know in the comments below please. I am still deciding if I want to do a June TBR since I am currently in a readathon and plan to participate in another one on the 15th. Let me know if you’d like to do one though. Happy reading =)

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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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