Happy Friday, everyone! Today was the last day of school before Christmas Break! Last semester test is finally done. I feel like I did really well on all of my tests, and it’s a relief to have them done. Today is the first Nutcracker performance! We have been practicing all this week and it’s very exciting because we get to finally perform for people! My giveaway was extended, and there are only 12 entries so far. It is open for another 15 hours, I believe. Enter Enter Enter! Today marks the first day of the Christmas BookTubeAThon and of course I didn’t bring my book into any of my classes to read after tests. Oops. I am going to be starting with Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. I am almost done with Zombies vs. Unicorns and am about 75 pages into Clockwork Angel. I plan on reading a lot of books over Christmas break even though it’s only two weeks. I am going to allow myself to only watch half an hour of YouTube each day of break so then I can catch up on my reading. Merry (early) Christmas!
“The job of every generation is to discover the flaws of the one that came before it. That’s part of growing up, figuring out all the ways your parents and their friends are broken.” Zombies vs. Unicorns – page 237
So, technically didn’t open right up to this page, but this is my favorite part of this book. This book is genuinely hilarious…and scary…and weird. It’s a good mixture of randomness. Definitely Team Zombie, though.
I haven’t done a Teaser Tuesday in over a year! Okay, I have no idea why because I love doing these posts. I plan on doing them from now on :)
Christmas BookTubeAThon? Yes! This is the second year that the BookTubeAThon is happening over Christmas break. The normal readathon is during the summer and lasts a full week, but this is a mini version that goes for three days. This year the readathon is happening from December 19-21. I am so busy this week because it’s Nutcracker week! Nutcracker performances are the 19th and 20th, but I am still going to try to complete the challenges for this year’s Christmas BookTubeAThon. *I extended the giveaway because there have only been a couple entries! Enter please!!*
- Read a book with red and green on the cover
- Read a book you really wanted to read this year
- Read a book that was gifted to you
- Read 3 books
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green and David Levithan
- Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) – Richelle Mead
- Just One Year (Just one Day #2) – Gayle Forman
- Three books listed above :)
Good morning/afternoon/night my lovely friends, I just wanted to write a post talking about how I have been blogging for almost a full year! My first post was published December 15, 2013 and it was my review of Fury (The Fury Trilogy #1) – Elizabeth Miles. Is it a good review? Probably not. Was I proud of it? Heck yeah! I loved blogging the moment I started and I think it’s amazing that I’ve gotten over 200 followers in one year. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported me and has liked and commented on my posts. I’ve had such amazing things happen to me in the past year regarding this blog. I’ve had authors contact me and I got to read their books. I’ve had people comment saying they were inspired by my blog. I’ve even had a girl comment after I left her a note and my blog address at a coffee shop. This past year has been absolutely wonderful and I cannot wait for many more years to come. I’ve discovered that my reading tastes have changed a little bit. I used to LOVE contemporary books, but now I lean towards fantasy. I used to buy books all the time… oh wait. I’ve read so many new authors because I’ve discovered there are more amazing writers than just J.K. Rowling since this blog began. Again, the pointe (ha. so punny.) of this post was to thank everyone. Also don’t forget about my Giveaway!
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Happy Wednesday, everyone! This has been a wonderful week so far, busy, but good. I have started Clockwork Angel and am going to read after I’m done with this post. I LOVE IT! WILL HERONDALE IS PERFECT. Okay. I love Cassandra Clare, and she definitely hasn’t failed me yet. I am very excited to have this series finished so I can read The Bane Chronicles. The other book I have on my TBR for this month is Game of Thrones. I am so excited to read this and plan on starting it when Christmas break begins. I love fantasy and cannot wait until I can say I’ve read one of George R.R. Martin’s books. I have found that I am obsessed with Ed Sheeran. I love him, I was already pretty obsessed, but I saw him perform on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and his voice is like an angel. I am also obsessing over Sudoku. I used to do puzzles all the time, but I stopped for some reason and couldn’t find my book so I bought a cheap one at Barnes and Noble and am obsessed yet again. Next week is crazy because IT’S NUTCRACKER WEEK! If you’ve been around for a while, you know that I am in The Nutcracker ballet. I am a baker, soldier, and Spanish dancer this year. I have dance things literally every night next week, and semester tests are on Thursday and Friday. Guess what days we have all day practices for Nutcracker? Yeah, Thursday and Friday. So I’ve been stressing over when I will make up my semester tests because I can’t do them on the days that we are supposed to do them. Yay for me. But it’ll be worth it. I love Nutcracker season!
Book Hangovers. Possibly the worst thing book readers endure. I saw the original post done by YA Midnight Reads, so yes, maybe have stolen an idea or two from the bloggers there. Anyway. You read a really amazing book and love it and caress it and smell it. You cry with it and hug it. Okay, maybe that’s just me, but you go through a journey while reading a book. There are some books that really aren’t that great, and you finish it and just feel ‘meh.’ If you read a bunch of these ‘meh’ books, you get into a reading slump, which is completely different than a book hangover. A book hangover happens after you read a really amazing book and you think that no other books can possibly compare to it. *cough. after I read City of Heavenly Fire. cough. cough* You don’t want to read anything else because you don’t want to be disappointed and because you don’t want to lose the world of the book that caused this hangover. Sometimes I just start the series over again when I get a book hangover, but sometimes I just let the book hangover happen. I love having books to read and having them lined up on my shelves, but sometimes it’s just really nice to take a reading break after you finish an amazing book and just let it sink in. I’ve done this a couple times, and this helps me to not get into a reading slump after having a book hangover. If you wait to start a new book after you finish the amazing book, there is more of a chance you won’t compare every single detail to the book before. *again, guilty of this one too.* I love reading these amazing books that make me happy, sad, angry, emotional in general. I hate the hangovers that come afterwards, though. Maybe I need to take small breaks in between that amazing book and a ‘meh’ book. How do you deal with book hangovers? Write a post of your own, link it below, comment, tweet me @dancer5899. Let me know, I need some tips and tricks because I’m currently reading Clockwork Angel and I know I will have a book hangover after I’m done with it :)
Happy Sunday everyone! This week was a pretty good reading week for me. I finished two books, two short stories, and started another book. I finished The Girl in Between and LOVED it! I highly suggest it. Very interesting premise and story line. The characters were very lovable and beautifully broken. 5 out of 5 stars to The Girl in Between. I also finished Take Me Tomorrow and really liked that one as well! I read two of the short stories in Zombies vs. Unicorns for book club. We are slowly making our way through Zombies vs. Unicorns; every week we vote on which story we liked better, zombies or unicorns. Zombies is currently winning by a lot because there have been some amazing stories from Team Zombie. I also started Clockwork Angel which is very exciting for me! I love Cassandra Clare and the Mortal Instruments and the Shadowhunter world in general, so going to 1800’s England just makes it even better. I’ve decided that I don’t like NetGalley, so I won’t be using it anymore. It’s such a hassle to get it onto something I can actually read because before I was using my mom’s Kindle app on her iPad. I can’t really steal her iPad whenever I want, and I can’t read it on my computer. So, bummer. Whatever, though. Remember to put your name into my rafflecopter drawing for my 200 follower giveaway! There are some wonderful books up for grabs!
Posts on the Blog:
- Star Rating System
- Review: Take Me Tomorrow – Shannon A. Thompson ★★★★
- 200 Follower Giveaway!
- November Wrapup + December TBR
- Review: The Girl in Between (The Girl in Between Series #1) – Laekan Zea Kemp ★★★★★