August Page Habit Unboxing

August Page Habit Unboxing

All my plans to keep up with my blogging this week did not go according to plan because my boyfriend brought home a kitten. I have been wanting a cat for quite some time. So most of my attention has gone to her. Even as writing this post she keeps stepping on the keyboard making it difficult to blog. Her name is Kitty. I know, how very orginal. Lol Well, enough about Kitty and on with the rest of the post. 

PageHabit is an awesome monthly book subscription service. It is in my opinion the best book subscription service. Even though I haven’t received any other book box but I have watched many unboxing videos for other companies and this the only were I felt the need to get one. 

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Book Tag: How I Choose My Books

Book Tag: How I Choose My Books

Hello,

I hope everyone is having a great Saturday, mine has not gone as planned but what can you do it happens. While I was writing this post I realized I forgot to take a photo for question four and now the lighting is not as great as the other pics.

I seen the How I Choose My Book tag on Charlotte Annalise blog and thought it would be a fun and easy tag to do. The book tag was created by The Bookish Underdog. I would suggest checking out there posts as well. 😀

1. Find a book on your shelves with a blue cover. What made you pick up the book in the first place?

Book Tag: How I Choose My Books

 

It is hard to pick just one for this because there are so many books with a blue cover. I pretty much have an entire shelf dedicated to my blue books. I picked up Gretel and the Dark by Eliza Granville on BookOutlet and when I came across this cover I knew I had to have it. I did also read the synopsis and it sounds like something I would be into.

 

 

2. Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy but did. Why did you read it in the first place?

Book Tag: How I Choose My Books

 

I was not expecting to like Red Queen because I heard some mixed things about it. The reason why I picked it up was because of the cover. It was on display at Chapters for $15 and I was like yes please. I also picked up the second in the series Glass Sword.

 

 

 

3. Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick up a book at random. How did you discover this book?

Book Tag: How I Choose My Books

 

The random book I chose was The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan. I discovered this book while browsing BookOutlet and the synopsis sounded interesting, so I added it to my cart. I have yet to read it but I will one day.

 

 

 

 

4. Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?

Book Tag: How I Choose My Books

 

My boss from my old work recommended and lent me her copy of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I loved this book and the other two in the series.

 

 

 

 

5. Pick a book you discovered through book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?

I picked two books for this one that lived up to the hype and one that did not live up to the hype. I really enjoyed Cinder by Marissa Meyer and I thought it was a great re-telling of Cinderella. For me A Court of Thorns and Roses did not live up to the hype. Not sure if I just had to high of expectations but I found it to be slow and hard to get through.

6. Find a book on your shelves with a one word title. What drew you to this book?

Book Tag: How I Choose My Books

The beautiful cover is what drew me to this book and the blurb on the front. I am a fan of The Help and so I decided to get this book. I have read it and thought it was also a beautiful story and recommend reading it.

 

 

 

 

7. What book did you discover through a film/TV adaptation?

Book Tag: How I Choose My Books

There are a few options that I could have went with for this question but I decided to go with The Secret Life of Bees because I just loved this book and the movie. I highly recommend for you to pick this book up and watch the movie.

 

8. Think of your all-time favourite books. When did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?

I am not quite sure when I read these but I have read Little Women and The White Queen several times. I picked up Little Women because of the movie when I was younger I wanted to be Jo March. I picked up The White Queen because Philippa Gregory is an auto-buy author. I probably read The Outcast when it first came out and I heard about on LaineyGossip. I read The Book Thief several years ago and I am not sure why I picked it up I bought it through Kobo. I loved it and want to re-read it now that I have this beautiful copy.

 

And that is the end of the how I choose my books, book tag. I think what we mostly learned from this tag is that I choose my books by how they look. This however, does not come as a shock to me. Lol How do you choose your books? Let me know in the comments below.

Bookish Matters

Mysti

 

Game of Thrones Book Tag

I am obsessed with GOT and since the latest season is almost over I thought this would be a great tag to do. Have you guys been watching the latest season? I am loving it so much and the last episode had the best plot twist at the end but now I am so scared for everyone. I can’t believe there is only one more episode left. 😥 I just want it to never end.

Anyways I seen this tag in my news feed but I couldn’t remember who’s blog it was or who started it. Each question is from a Game of Thrones Family House and their motto.

HOUSE LANNISTER: HEAR ME ROAR – Name a book that you originally loved, but upon a re-read realized that it wasn’t so great after all

Nothing comes to mind and I don’t re-read many books. The ones I have re-read I enjoyed just as much as the first time. Continue reading “Game of Thrones Book Tag”

July Page Habit Unboxing

July Page Habit Unboxing

I decided to keep my Page Habit subscription because I just love these bookish boxes. I did go with the historical box again and love this box just as much as the June box. All the bookish goodies I received I will use for sure.

This months July Page Habit book is Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki and Owen Pataki. The first book this brother/sister writing duo have written together. It will be interesting to read and see how the writing flows together. Continue reading “July Page Habit Unboxing”

August TBR and Currently Reading

It is close to the middle of the month but I still would like to share my TBR for the month.

So far this month I have read two books and am currently half way through two others. I still have a few books left on my Summer TBR that I really want to get to. Plus I also want to get to five other books as well. Needless to say I have an ambitious TBR this month.

Summer TBR                                                                

We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio

Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman

The Good Sister by Jamie Kain

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn                                  


This is the Historical Fictionistas book club pick for August and I have been part of this group on Goodreads forever and never participated. But I noticed that this was the book they would be reading and I recently bought it and really want to read it soon, so seemed like the perfect time to participate in the book club.

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica                                  


The latest release from Mary Kubica and I enjoy her books and am excited to get to it this month.

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova                       

I was highly anticipating this book and I still haven’t read it and it came out in April. I need to fix this and finally read it.

The Lost Girls by Heather Young                                                


My Grandma gave this book to me last year and I am going out to visit here this month and feel like I should read this before I leave to B.C.

What We Find by Robyn Carr                                            


Another book my Grandma gave to me that I also want to read before I leave on the 23rd.

Currently Reading                                              

It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han                 

I am half way through this book and I want to finish it today but not sure if I will have the time. It is an easy read so if I do get the time it won’t take long to finish.

Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica                       

I wanted to read this Kubica book before I started with her newest book and that way I will have read all her previous books. I’ve partly listened to this on audio and partly read it. So far I am loving it and look forward to the big reveal.

Bookish Matters

Mysti

July Wrap Up

July Wrap Up

Hello and welcome to my July wrap up, I am so sad that July is over, it went by too fast. It seems like Summer had a late start where I live and then next thing you know it is going to be over. 😥 The other day this guy at work was singing a Christmas song! I don’t even want to think about Christmas yet, it’s too soon.

I finished eight books in July and am well on my way to completing my Goodreads challenge of reading 70 books. I only read three books from my Summer TBR and now have nine books left. I don’t see myself actually completing them all in August but more likely finish in September.

The Girls by Emma Cline                         

July Wrap Up
When I first bought this book up I thought it was going to more psychological but then I found out it is more of a coming of age story and I was slightly disappointed but I do like coming of age stories so, I was like yeah I can get down with that. Turns out I couldn’t and was let down by this book.

2 Stars

Those Girls by Chevy Stevens                 

July Wrap Up
After reading Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter in June I was in the mood for a thriller and have also been meaning to read another book by Chevy Stevens so, thought I would kill two birds with one stone. ;P I did a review for Those Girls  click the link to know more of my thoughts.

3.5 Stars

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins           

July Wrap Up
I had high expectations for Hawkins new book and I think I might have built it up too much because I didn’t love it as much as I thought I would. The plot twist at the end I expected I even said I knew it. I do want to do a review for this

Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica                   

I didn’t love this one as much as I thought I would because I did love The Good Girl by Mary Kubica. This one was a bit slower for me to get into but I did like how it all came together at the end.

3.5 Stars

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge              

July Wrap Up
I finally finished Cruel Beauty it has been on my TBR forever and I tried reading it last year but DNF it. I did understand it  better the second time going in and I liked it ok.

2.5 Stars

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

July Wrap Up
I read this as part of the Summer Biannual Bibliothon for the challenge read a LGBQT+ book. A perfect summer read, I really enjoyed reading Everything Leads to You. A little bit of mystery, great friendship and some romance. I really liked the behind the scenes look at what goes into set design for a movie.

4 Stars

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver               

July Wrap Up
Another book I read for the Bibliothon to complete challenge read a book to movie adaptation. Before I fall was ok but I just felt it was a little long and ended up getting bored with it, I really had to force myself to get through it. I also wasn’t a big fan of the ending.

2 Stars

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain    

July Wrap Up
The last book I read for the Bibliothon, read a banned book. I really enjoyed reading about Huck’s adventures. I think this is a great piece of literature about friendship and racism. I will definitely be reading this one again.

4.5 Stars

There you have it all the books I finished in July. What books did you finish in July?

Bookish Matters

Mysti  

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Biannual Bibliothon Wrap Up

The Summer Biannual Bibliothon wrapped up on Saturday and I have to say I didn’t do as well as I was hoping, I would say it was a fail. I don’t know what it was but I did not want to read last week and didn’t follow my game plan at all. I did finish 3 books though so, not terrible but still not the six like I wanted.

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour              

Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBR

Everything Leads to You was the first book I picked up to start the Bibliothon and I finished reading it the first day. This book completed the challenge to read a LGBTQ+ book. I was off to a good start and don’t know what happened after.

I enjoyed this book and thought it was cute contemporary read. I found it interesting to get a behind the scenes look at how movies are made.

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain                       

Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBRAfter finishing Everything Leads to You I picked up Huckleberry Finn and was wanting to finish it also on Sunday but that did not go as planned. I ended up finishing it Saturday. I read this for the read a banned book challenge.

I did enjoy this children’s classic and now I want to pick up the Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver                       

Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBRI finished this Saturday and then watched the movie to complete the read a book to movie adaptation challenge. I thought this book was okay and I think I liked the movie more. The ending was not satisfying to me.

There you have it the three books that I finished for the week of the Biannual Bibliothon. I did start reading Christine Falls by Benjamin Black but only got 100 pages and some into it. Did anyone also participate in any of the read-a-thons that were going on last week? If you did let me know how you did.

Bookish Matters

Mysti