January Wrap Up – 2016

Hello my fellow book lovers! How was your first month in 2016? Was it a good reading or blogging month? Or just a good month in general?
I eased my way through the new year. I had a fairly good reading month; I loved the books that I read and I was introduced to a lot of titles (specifically of the comic book genre) that I really want to get my hands on! Let’s start This wrap up! Read More »

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December Wrap UP

 

So December wasn’t a very big month for blogging. As most of you know, I took a hiatus so that I could focus on preparing my blog for the new year. I adopted a new theme -which I’m loving!- and made graphics for the blog as well as working on a book blog planner. So basically December has bee a month of designing and planning.

I wasn’t expecting to read much of anything in December. I thought I’d read one book and that would be it. But I read one novel and three comics. All which were short reads but enjoyable!Read More »

November Wrap Up

Hello and welcome to my slightly late wrap up!

Okay quick overview of the things I read:

I got this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is an comic book from Image Comics set in a futuristic world and seems to be falling apart. I wasn’t a fan of this book; there just seemed like there was so much going on and nothing really pulled it together to make a cohesive package. See my review for more of what I thought.


 

 

I got this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a debut poetry collection about what it’s like for someone from the Middle-East to live in the West. I wasn’t so crazy about this either. Though I did love it in the beginning, it just seemed to go down hill for me. Here’s my review.


 

I got this from NetGalley (again) in exchenge for an honest review (as always). I imidiately requested to review this when I saw it was by the creator of a Ben Ten and Big Hero Six. I’m still trying to form my thoughts on this but overall…I enjoyed this.


I joined a street team! And for the month of December we’re helping out debut author Ryan Dalton. So I read his book to write a review for the 20th of December. Overall feeling of the book: I enjoyed it


 

 

Re-read this so I can write a review with a freah perspective (this is what happens when I delay writing a review)

 

 

 

Anyone notice how I didn’t keep to my TBR plan??

 

Announcement?

I joined a street team Nori put together over at Readwritelove28! Street Team is just a group of people that help promote something. In this case we’re helping out debut authors. I’m so excited about this. Helping authors! Thats the dream.

Blog Highlights:

what’s new?

» The Raven King Cover Reveal!
» ACOTAR and TOG series to be on screen??
» Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Book Reviews

» Thirteen Reasons Why 
» The Empty
» Carrie
» Gone Girl

October Wrap Up

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So October was a pretty good month for me. I read an okay number of books and posted around 15 blog posts which beats the heck out of how much I’ve posted in the last few months. Plus I’ve been trying to get more involved in the community. Overall a lovely month 🙂

Books I’ve read:

Thirteen Reasons Why

This is a book on suicide and bullying. My heartstrings weren’t pulled like I was expecting them to be but I did like certain things about the book which I state in my review (to be published soon). Gave it a rating of 3 stars, which in my star rating lingo means Good Book


 

Carrie

This was my first Stephen King book (just remembered that was The Shining a few years ago) and I gave it 3 and 1/2 stars in my review (to be published soon) which means I really enjoyed the book. I think this book is a good start for Stephen King’s books, especially if what you usually read is YA.


Gone Girl

This psychological thriller is twisted.
I haven’t rated this yet; I’m still trying to formulate my thoughts into words.


The Mist

My second King book in the same month! This was a different creepy than the creepy in Carrie. I haven’t reviewed this yet nor have I decided on a rating (though I think i might give it the same rating as Carrie).


Highlights on Tattooed Pages:

Top Ten Tuesday –

» Retellings I want to Read
» Intimedating Books
» Wishes I’d Ask the Book Genie to Grant

Tags/Awards

» The Creative Blogger Award
» 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge

Book Reviews

» Injustice: Goods Among Us
» Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
» Paper Towns

♦ Announcements

» Attention Potterheads
» November Releases

How was your month? How many books did you manage to read?

August and September Wrap Up

 

So this was actually a busy month. On the last days of August we (my family and I) prepared to move from a house we’ve lived in for years. And let me tell you, that wasn’t easy. Do you know how much crap people accumilate over the years?! A lot. A whole lot.

Why did I save all those school papers and books??

Past me: I should save everything I’ve ever had from school dating back to four years. You know, just in case I need to refresh my memory of something. Yes let me keep everything.  

Packing me:

So I threw most of that away. Only kept a little of it. You know, just in case 🙂

 

Now lets get to the books I’ve read:

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June Wrap Up / Favorites

Hello lovelies!

It’s been a while since I posted something and I thought it was about time.

So the reason I’ve been on a hiatus is that I kinda hit a reading slump. It stared at the end of May and continued through June. Reading slump meaning when you really want to read but you just can’t seem to get into a book. This reading slump then transformed into me simply not WANTING to read. (And not really wanting to read book blogs or anything about books)

I didn’t finish a single book this month. Not a single one. I started a few books but never even reached 100 pages and then I just stopped altogether because I didn’t want to force reading upon myself. I didn’t want to not like a book just because I wasn’t in the mood to read. That would suck big time.

But dispite all this I still had a lovely (and a bit of a busy) month!Read More »

May Wrap Up

May was a weird month for me. It didn’t start out as a busy month but then it did get busy. I was going out on the weekends for one reason or another, and it’s the end of the school year which meant that I was drafted by my mom, who’s an elementary teacher, to help with inventory and take down the decorations in the class. It’s been a tradition for a while now. I help her set it up and help her take it down. I don’t mind it but it can get tiring. Luckily she’ll pay me in shakes and/or take-out 😀
It just got a bit busy.
It wasn’t a great reading month for me. I read a total of 3 books this month (2 novels and 1 comic).Read More »