I am back with my reading wrap up for October and November. I did a lot of reading in October and finished many books thanks to Sbooktober. Then I hardly read anything in November only completely two books but it’s all right. Continue reading “Reading Wrap Up: October & November”
Its been a few months since I have posted a blog but I do want to start getting back into it. And even though I have never been consistent with my blog this last half of the year I have been slaking hard. When I seen this post on Kristin Kraves Books I thought this would be a good post to do to start blogging again. So, thanks Kristin for encouraging me to do this post. 🙂
I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween. Did anyone dress up and what did you go as? I didn’t dress up and I didn’t do anything too exciting either. I just took my nieces and nephews out trick or treating but it was nice to go with them.
The sbooktober read-a-thon hosted by Jasmine at novel thoughts ended October 31 and I did manage to complete all the seven challenges but not seven books. I finished five books and I am proud of myself for that since I normally finish that amount in a month. I may have been able to finish more if I didn’t have to work and didn’t binge watch Stranger Things 2. Continue reading “Sbooktober Reading Wrap Up”
October seems to be the month for read-a-thons, I would love to particitpate in them all but that would just not work and most likely end up burning out and result in the dreaded reading slump. So, I have chosen only one to do and that is the sbooktacular created by Jasmine from novelthoughts.co. This read-a-thon start tomorrow Oct. 25 and ends Oct. 31.
The reason why I went with Sbooktacular is because it is a choose your own adventure this way you pick what challenges you want and fit the books you own. From the pictures you would think I would have went with the witch path but no, I have chosen the skeleton path. 😛 Continue reading “Sbooktacular Read-a-thon TBR”
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.