Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tackle Your TBR: Wrap-up Post

I've had so much fun doing the TBR Readathon hosted by Tress@Wishful Endings. My goals were to read as much as I can without compromising my studies and to visit atleast 20 participants. Turns out the amount I can read without procrastinating on school isn't much. That doesn't surprise me, but it does kind of suck :P

 Thanks for all the participants and the hosts and all the challenges! I've had so much fun! Mostly twitter fun! I've seen a lot of people reading books that I've already read and LOVED, and I've seen some books that I absolutely need to add to the TBR pile. It's been fun!

Here's what I actually accomplished: 
I read
Snow Queen by Emma Harrison
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Currently Reading
Drawn by Cecilia Gray

8 participants. Disappointed in self, but I will go back and visit more! 

4 twitter followers from the TBR Readathon. To be honest, they followed me first, which I'm completely thrilled about :P

For my regular subscribers, Organic Chemistry is going to prevent me from posting this week. I have a super-important gigantic test that demands I focus all my efforts on studying this week. Not to mention silly Statistics homework that I need to make sense of.

Thanks for this challenge, Tressa. And thanks to all the participants for participating. I hope you guys had as much fun as I did. And while we're at it, Thank you twitter for being awesome! :P

It's been fun!

Tackle Your TBR Challenge: Dream Character

I'm doing the Dream Character Challenge by Wishful Endings as part of the TBR Readathon! :)

1. Pick your favorite character from a book: Emperor Kai from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. One does not simply come to this blog often without noting my love for Emperor Kai. Take a look around and you'll see what I'm talking about. 

2. List the name, the book he/she is from, and why that was your choice: Emperor Kai shows up in all The Lunar Chronicles books: Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress by Marissa Meyer. I chose him cause he's witty, sarcastic, friendly, and does not object to you showing up in a muddy dress with oil stains on the gloves gave to you as a gift. 

3. Pick a celebrity or picture of who you would dream cast for that character. Ummm....I don't think I know of any. I should probably do a google search for perfect-looking Asian guys? Haha! 

Found him!!!!
Mario Maurer

Well, there you have it folks! And that wraps up my last TBR Challenge! It's been fun guys! 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tackle Your TBR Challenge: Color Challenge

We're winding down to the last days of the TBR Read-a-thon, and today I'm doing the Color Challenge Challenge from Tressa @ Wishful Endings

I chose the color: red. 
Passionate, unpredictable, energizing, and exciting red. 

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl (The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, #1)Double Standards
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)Northanger Abbey

Have a riveting day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tackle Your TBR Challenge: Book Cover Opposites

Hello there, I'm back to do the Book Cover Opposites Challenge from Tressa @ Wishful Endings as part of the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon.

Here are my selections:

Just look at those eyes.....
The Vault of Dreamers
Sleep Donation     

The Different Cinderellas
The Cinderella Society (The Cinderella Society, #1)
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Mr. Darcy, is that you?
Pride and Prejudice
Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tackle Your TBR Challenge: Random Page

I'm doing the Random Page challenge from Reading is one of my passions' blog page as part of the Tackly Your TBR Read-a-thon. I've been having a lot of fun, and I'm really sad that it has to end so soon. I need to read more books!!!

Anways, here is a random quote from pg . 147 of Snow Queen by Emma Harrison.

"What's wrong?" Aubrey asked.
"I can't move my feet," Christie said.
Aubrey blinked, her heart nose-diving. Was Christie seriously injured? She ducked behind her friend to take a look at her feet. Instantly, Aubrey's face turned read with rage. The laces on Christie's jazz shoes had been tied together.

I hope you guys enjoyed that quote. I'm a bit late on this, so I'm going to be sure to check out some of your quotes from the random page challenge.

Thanks for sticking around,

Tackle Your TBR Readathon Update

So far, I've been able to read two books: Snow Queen by Emma Harrison and The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkokski. Those are two books that I would never have gotten to if I didn't have this challenge to push me, so thank you to all participants and the host. 

I've also visited a few pages, but I haven't reached my goal of visiting 20 participants yet. There's still time! :) I've been posting my updates via twitter and I think I'm going to try to squeeze 1 or 2 more books in before this is over. I have a Genetics test this week, so I don't know if I'll get to it, but I'll definitely try. The TBR pile must be conquered!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday: Book Recommendations?

I'm one of this week's feature! Yay!! :D

1. When did you start blogging?
 I started my blogging adventures in May 2013.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?
My favorite part of book blogging is being able to share my love for books with people from all over the world. I love hearing that a book I recommended ended up on a book blogger's TBR pile. I love fangirling over Emperor Kai with my fellow bookish friends. I don't have a lot of bookish friends in my daily life nowadays (we all got separated when high school ended), so it's nice to be able to talk about my favorite books with people that actually know the blissful feeling you get when you read a great book.

3. What type of books do you mainly blog about?
ALL THE BOOKS! I mainly blog about YA books, but I also read a lot of historical fiction. I appreciate all the genres for what they are, but I mostly flock to romance books. I'm also a big hoarder for books that have the I-hated-you-but-now-I-love-you trope. I don't think I have to explain what that means :)

4. What is your favorite book(s)?

I love ALL the books in The Lunar Chronicles series. I also love Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. I'm a big fan of re-tellings, so I think it wouldn't be fair to mention Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg in this list. It's a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Loved it! 

5.What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
The best thing that has happened....Let's see...When I just started out. I was part of a Re-Readathon for Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. The host was the lovely Ttnene Michele from NeverEndingStories. There was this big giveaway for Cress (that wasn't out yet at the time), but there were other prizes (20 prizes!!!) as well with swag bags and after the giveaway I remembered I already had a blog that I made in 2013! *facepalm*

 Anyways, let's get to the amazing part! I met so many blogging friends that I still keep up with. In fact, one of them made my blog button for me! *waves at Olivia* and Kym, who is an awesome designer made a banner with all our twitter names on them. We had friendly wars over which guy in The Lunar Chronicles was the best.

 Then, Marissa Meyer (the lovely author) joined in on our shenanigans via twitter and I guess the experience at the time was surreal for me. I had a blast! It was so much fun that I decided there was no way I would ever forget about my blog again! Plus, I did end up winning a copy of Cress, so yay!!! 

This week's question:
Before blogging (dark times people!) how would you find out about new books or did you? - Suggested by A Great Read

Dark times, indeed, but I can't complain about never finding out about new books. I lived in the library at my high school. It was a constant meeting place for my friends and I. I was also a part of the school's book club. Book suggestions are easy to get when you're friends with the librarian! :) She actually ended up buying a book for me, and I got first dibs when the library was giving away free books. I also had a great group of bookish friends in high school who told me what books I just had to read. High school was the best! 

Sorry that took so long. Thanks for taking the time to read this! :) 

What about you guys? How did you get book recommendations before you started book blogging? Most importantly, do you have any recommendations for me? :P

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tackle Your TBR Readathon

Hello there! I already told you guys about the TBR Read-a-thon in my NewsAlert post, but I didn't do a sign-up post yet, silly me! 

Since I already told you guys about this, I'll try to be as brief as possible.

Tressa from Wishful Endings is hosting a TBR Read-a-thon! Yay!!! We'll be doing this from September 8th-20th. There will be giveaways and challenges, so it's supposed to be a blast! I hope you guys can join us!

They'll be no pressure to read any certain amount of books, just read to your heart's content! You can sign up here: TBR Read-a-thon

My goals:
To read as much as I can without compromising my studies. Who knows how many books that will be? I also want to visit atleast 20 participants. Here's to having the best time possible! Have fun!!! :D

Friday, September 5, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday: Are you a Writer?

This week's question: Tell us about a book character you’d trade places with – Suggested by The Pegster Reads

My Response

I don't think I've ever finished writing a book. I've written many things: poems, stories, and essays. I've just never been able to actually finish a complete novel. I'm still trying though. I'm working on a current one right now. Hopefully, I'll be able to finish this one! :)

What about you?

Monday, September 1, 2014

News Alert: Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon

Today's Alert is taken from Wishful Endings. Tressa is hosting a Tackle your TBR Read-a-thon. How amazing is that? We all have those books that we're supposed to read, but we just don't get to them. Now, here's an opportunity to read them and support all the other readers struggling with their TBR pile. Plus giveaways! Everybody loves a good giveaway! :)

Remember that time when I was explaining the TBR pile to you in my TBR shelf post? Well, it's time to dump the books you know you're never going to read and get started on the ones that you're sure will be gems!

-You can sign up through September 17th.

-The Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon begins Monday, September 8th and ends Saturday, September 20th. You don't have to be a blogger to sign up. You may use your Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Tumblr  (the place you're going to post updates on).

-If you're on twitter use the hashtag #TackleTBR on Twitter for updates and tweets

-No pressure! You're not entitled to post daily or read any certain number of books. Just do the best you can!

This includes challenges and giveaways (will be adjusted as others are added):

9/8: Kick-off with giveaways. Giveaways will include:

$15 Amazon gift card (INT)
Book of winner's choice from their TBR (INT)
Book of choice from physical stack (US only)
9/10: Challenge and Giveaway hosted by Laurie Larsen (Roadtrip to Redemption, Tide to Atonement)
9/14: Mid-point Check-in
9/15: Promo and Giveaway hosted by Jessica Leake (Arcana)
9/17: Challenge and Giveaway hosted by Katherine Reay (Dear Mr. Knightley, Lizzy and Jane)
9/19: Promo and Giveaway hosted by Karen Rock (Someone Like You)
9/20: Read-a-thon Ends
9/21: Wrap-up Post

I hope you guys are excited! Go ahead and head over to Tressa's blog and sign up to join in the fun!

You guys know of any other AMAZING events happening in the book blogger community? Let me know so I can promote it! 

Happy Reading!

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