Category Archives: Bookish Fun

Top Quotes of the Month

In no particular order, here are my favourite quotes from the books I read this month.

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Booktube-A-Thon Wrap Up

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The Booktube-A-Thon finished on Sunday and I failed it miserably. I realized in the middle of the week that I was not going to make it to seven books because by that I had not even finished my first book. I was still optimistic and I was hoping to finish four and that seemed possible until Sunday morning.

I only finished two books- Landline by Rainbow Rowell and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. Landline satisfies the challenge of a book with yellow on the cover and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before for the challenge of a book discovered on Booktube.

I started Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater but only got about 5 pages in because i was tired and fell asleep. It was the book I chose to read only after sunset. I also started Room by Emma Donoghue. I was suppose to watch the movie too but I didn’t get to do that. I will try to finish Room and watch the movie eventually. The last book I started was The Flickering Torch Mystery by Franklin W. Dixon. I was almost halfway through this one and I really thought I was going to finish it but I didn’t. This book was for a book that’s older than me.

How did you do in the Booktube-A-Thon?

Hopefully next year will be better. Keep Curious!

 

 

Currently Reading

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Right now, I’m reading A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin and it is the second book in the A Song of Ice and Fire Series. This book is not joke…I tell you, it is huge (and it’s not even the biggest in the series) . It has 873 pages excluding the appendix and I’m at page 756 so only 117 pages left. It took me a while to get to this point because I started reading this a couple of months ago but I had to stop because of how busy I was but I’m back at it again! (Like Daniel, lol).

This book is about Westeros where the quest to be king (or queen) sitting on the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms rages on. A war blazes in the land as many people claim o be the leader and reigning king (or queen). I have to say…I really love George R. R. Martin’s work . He puts so much thought and depth into his writing that it really ducks me in. J also like the changes in point of view for each chapter as it allows a total view of the events in Westeros and an understanding of what happens in the minds of some of the main characters . My favourite POVS are Tyrion- he is just so amusing and I love his schemes, Bran – he keeps me in touch with Winterfell, Catelyn- just for Robb, Jon Snow- because Jon Snow and sometimes Daernys- some of her chapters are better than others.

I am thoroughly enjoying this book and I’m excited to finish it and complete the rest of series- no matter how long it takes! I also want to watch the tv series but I have to read the books first.

What are you currently reading?

Winter is Coming! Keep Curious!

 

 

 

Authors I Don’t Own and Haven’t Read

All of these authors listed below are authors that I’ve heard a lot about in the book community but i just have not bought or read their books. I have no good reason (except for lack of funds) I just haven’t but I plan to soon or soon enough. Also, the books I would most like to read by them are listed.

  1. Stephen King
  2. Colleen Hoover

     

  3. Sophie Kinsella

     

  4. Nicholas Sparks

     

  5. Brandon Sanderson
  6. Ernest Cline

     

  7. Libba Bray

     

  8. James Patterson

     

  9. J.R. Tolkien
  10. Lemony Snickett

     

Booktube-A-Thon TBR

7gerPEfsIt’s that time of the year again!!

The time when all of Booktube (and a lot of the book community) comes together for one huge read-a-thon, Booktbe-A-Thon. Check out their Youtube channel for more information on what the Booktube-A-Thon is and how you can join in on the fun.I’ll leave the link down below This year the Booktube-A-Thon will be from July 18-25.

I’m super excited this year because I haven’t read much since the year started because of school and exams so I am ready to get back into the groove of reading. This year will be my second time participating. Last year I did really well. I read six books and completed five challenges . I pray  for that success or even better this year but I’m not sure it can happen since I have an event at church all of next week and won’t be able to read all day. I will try my best though.

The 2016 Reading Challenges are
1/ Read a book with yellow on the cover.
2/ Read a book only after sunset.
3/ Read a book you discovered through booktube.
4/ Read a book by one of your favourite authors.
5/ Read a book that is older than you.
6/ Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation.
7/ Read seven books.

Here are my picks for each challenge:

1. Landline by Rainbow Rowell

This is an adult novel about a woman, Georgie McCook, whose marriage is on the rocks but she still loves her husband and isn’t sure what to do. She then discovers a way to communicate with her husband,Neal, in the past through a magic telephone. Now, she might have a chance to fix things in their past and save her marriage before it starts.

I’ve only read one book by Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor and Park, and it was easy to read and i got through it pretty fast plus I really enjoyed it so I have high hopes for this one.

2. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

I don’t know much about this book except for it is about werewolves so I thought it would be a great book to read after sunset . Plus, the writing is in blue so I think that would be great for reading after dark.

3. To All the Boys I’ve Love Before by Jenny Han

The cover for this book is so beautiful it makes me feel so bad for just having it sitting on my shelf but it is finally time for me to read it. This book is about a sixteen year old girl, Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes but instead writes love letters to them about how she feels. She seals them and keeps them in a hatbox but one day they all get mailed out. Now, she has to deal with all her crushes face to face and discovers that something good may come out of these letters.

I almost chose Throne of Glass for this challenge because I’ve seen it all over Booktube but I figured it would be a little too ambitious especially because of the next book I chose.

4. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

I know, this book is huge. Not Game of Thrones huge but big enough but i really like Cassandra Clare’s books (at least the last two I read ). She’s not on favourite author level yet but i definitely want to keep reading her work .

5. Hardy Boys -The Flickering Torch Mystery by Franklin W. Dixon

I’m taking it way back with this one.This book was published in 1943 so it is definitely older than I am. I didn’t choose a classic because i have quite a few Hardy Boy and Nancy Drew books just waiting to be read so I decide it was time to read them. Plus it’s only 180 pages!

6. Room By Emma Donoghue

Choosing a book for this was actually kinda hard because i don’t have any books on my shelf right now that has been turned into movie so I’m gonna get this one on kindle. This is about Jack and his Ma who live in Room. It is where Jack grew up,it is his home but to Ma, it is a prison in which she has been trapped for seven years. Ma devises a plan to escape and experience the outside world with her son.

7. The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines

I read the Vincent Boys during last year’s Booktube-A-Thon and it was very easy to read so I am hoping this book can help me complete the seven books challenge.

Link to the official YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/BookTubeAThon

Hopefully, I’m not being overly optimistic with my choices and I can read all of these. Wish me Luck! Keep Curious!