Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blog Posting Schedule!

So, I have thought about it a long, LONG, time and I felt that I needed something to motivate me to keep me blogging and posting things, and even reading. I've decided to have a blog posting schedule and I spent all these two weeks, I think, preparing drafts and jotting down blog post ideas. I've also prepared a booklist that I want to follow throughout the year, but also left some space for me to read whichever I want, if that makes any sense. 

Here's my schedule:

Mondays - anything random, usually a TBR

Wednesdays - book tags, memes, something fun and interactive

Fridays - book reviews, wrap-ups

Saturdays/Sundays - this depends if i had something prepared, or the amount of homework I have

I know this will probably take me awhile to get used to but bear with me! 
If you're new here, say hi in the comments! And, I will see y'all on Wednesday. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January TBR

This is super late but this is me getting back on track, so please bear with me.
So, it is halfway through the month so I don't expect myself to get much reading done so I'm only going to put 3 books down, including the TBR Jar Challenge.

First I am currently (still!!!) reading House of Hades by Rick Riordan.

After that, I want to finish the series and pick up Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

As for the TBR Jar Challenge, I drew "Read a new-to-you author." And for that I picked, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

So, there you go! 
What are you most excited to read this month?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I'M BACK!!! | 2015 Bookish Resolutions & TBR Jar Challenge

 I'm back? Hello?
So, so, so sorry about that hiatus I took that I wasn't even planning to take. It just happened. It was for the same reason, school took over, yadi yadi yada. 
BUT. It's the New Year, even though I'm kind of late, and I want to have a new start. 
So, for this year, I only have 3 bookish resolutions.

Read more. So, I majorly failed that Goodreads Reading Challenge I set for myself. I only read 29 books in 6 months and my original goal was 100.... This year, I want to at least get to 75 books and I feel like that's possible, even though I'm 2 books behind already...

Blog more. Which is self-explanatory, to me especially. I don't know why I never keep up with my blog-posting schedule. I still want to do weekly memes, but I feel like those pressured me into posting stuff I wasn't really proud off. So, I devised a whole new schedule for me, and for all of you, and that will be up after my January TBR. 

Review and recommend more. I want to really do the main reason why I started this blog, is to share my thoughts about the books I've read and maybe help someone out there in choosing his/her next book. I really, really, really want to accomplish that this year. 

I know that these resolutions may be the simplest, but I don't want to pressure and stress myself. I want this space to be my outlet and I feel like these are the best for me right now. 

So, who's ready for a 2015 TBR Jar Challenge? I know I am!

(Excuse my chipped nails, please)

This TBR Jar Challenge is inspired by Katytastic over at BookTube and the Pop Sugar 2015 Reading Challenge. There are 12 prompts/challenges for every month of the year, and every month I pick one and read a book corresponding to that prompt. Pretty simple. 

So here are the prompts I chose: 

Read a book with 500+ pages
Read a series finale
Read a book of short stories
Read a book that is not a novel
Read a classic novel
Read/watch a book and its adaptation
Read a book set in the future
Read a book with a one-word title
Read a new-to-you author
Read an award-wining novel
Reread a favorite book
Read a book that someone else picks

If anyone wants to join, please do!
And, I hope y'all have a great 2015!
Comment down your 2015 Bookish (and Blogging) Resolutions.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Harry Potter Moment of the Week #18 | Which Weasley character would you be?

This is a weekly meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts. Check her out for more information about the meme.

This is probably one of the hardest questions, because I really don't have an idea. I could be Bill or Charlie, because I'm pretty responsible and I know my priorities, or Ginny because I have her I-don't-take-crap-from-anyone attitude and she's a female, or even the Weasley twins because they're pretty witty and sarcastic, which I kind of am. But, I think would be most likely to be Ron Weasley. 

This is me every minute of the day:

 I share a lot of characteristics with Ron, such as I like to procrastinate, I'm pretty loyal to my friends,  I like to sleep and eat, I get scolded by mom many times, I'm pretty clumsy and impulsive and sometimes I'm really, really dense. 
The only thing I'm different from Ron is that I don't really get jealous that often because I don't really see the point in it. 

Tell me who you picked in the comments below!

Monday, November 10, 2014

November TBR & What's Coming

I know this is so late, but better late than never, right? 


1. Prime Deception by Carys Jones (Currently Reading)

2. House of Hades by Rick Riordan (Currently Reading)

3. Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

4. The Black Circle by Patrick Carman 

5. In Too Deep by Jude Watson

6. The Viper's Nest by Peter Lerangis

7. The Emperor's Code by Gordon Korman

8. Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park

9. Into The Gauntlet by Margaret Peterson Haddix

10. Vicious by V.E. Schwab

11. The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker 

A bit ambitious, I know. But I really want to push myself to get reading done this month. Besides, I'm not too sure about the last two books because they are both a bit hefty while the 39 Clues Series books, which I really want to finish, are more in the thinner side. Let's hope that I get to at least half of this! Crossing my fingers. 

What's Coming

- 39 Clues Series Review
- Prime Deception Review
- Another Installation in My Top 3 Series
- A TAG! *I am so excited*
- A couple book memes, aye?

What are you reading this month?
What would you like to see on this blog?
Tell me in the comments below!
Have a great reading month. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

October Wrap-Up

Hello? Is anyone still there?
Yes, I am alive and well. I'm so, so, so sorry for the lack of posts because, yes you guessed it, school. It is being a pain in the butt and 2nd quarter has always been hectic because of all the projects and the holidays and all that jazz. Just please bear with me!
Anyways, I didn't really had much time to read, and write, so I only finished two books. 

Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #4) by Rick Riordan

This is probably my favorite Rick Riordan book, and that's saying something because I completely adore the Percy Jackson and Olympians series and the Heroes of Olympus series, as well, but this book is just up there. It had the right amount of humor mixed in with the full-blown action scenes and mystery and just everything. Also, because of Annabeth. Annabeth was such a huge part of this book and it was the first time we finally got to see her perspective, her story and how her mind works, and it was just so fun to see. My favorite part in this book was the last chapter. It was just mind-blowing and sad and FEELS. This is mainly the reason why I couldn't continue on with House of Hades as fast as I would've wanted because I was so scared of the things that might happen. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. 

The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

This is actually for school, for my Language Arts class, and it was also my first Ernest Hemingway book! I wouldn't say I hated it, but I didn't love it also. I probably would never have picked this up if it weren't for a class because, as I said before, I'm not one for classics. Never have, and probably will never be. But, I did like some parts in this book, especially about Santiago's (the old man) view on life and the sea, and how his past experiences shaped him. I gave this book a 3 out 5 stars on Goodreads. 

Blog Posts!

Hopefully, this month will be better, reading-wise and for writing-wise.
November TBR will up soon, so look out for that! 
Comment below what you think of the two books I read during the month of October!

Monday, October 27, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #19

This weekly meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, go check her out for more information and the Linkys list to check out the other participants!

School is already catching up with me and we're only 3 weeks in the 2nd Quarter. 

Currently Reading:

Prime Deception by Carys Jones
House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4) by Rick Riordan (STILL) Almost there, guys. 

Book I Recently Finished:

The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan 
Should I do a reaction of the series? Tell me in the comments below!

Books I am Planning to Pick Up Next: 

The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan  

Previous Blog Posts:

Please check out my other blog posts and tell me what you think!
AND, How are y'all doing? I hope that you have a great reading week!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Reads | What Am I Reading This Season?

In light of fall being a month in already and a day off from school, I want to talk about the books I want to pick up this season. To be honest, I never liked reading creepy/scary books during the fall, maybe because I've never been a Halloween-type of person. To me, fall is all about being cozy, warm, (even though I probably don't need that because I live in Hawaii) and just something comfortable, so I like to read contemporary and romance (not full-on, though) books. So, here are the books I want to read this season:

1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

2. Anna & The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

3. Winger by Andrew Smith

4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

5. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

6. Paper Towns by John Green

7. It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini 

So, what do y'all think?
What are you reading this fall?
Tell me in the comments below!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Harry Potter Moment of the Week #17 | If there was one thing you could change about Harry Potter, what would it be?

This is a weekly meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts. Check her out for more information about the meme.

I want to say that "Harry Potter is perfect just the way it is," but then I would be joking myself, because let's face it we all want one thing. And, that one thing is for the series to last forever. Right?
Tell me I'm not the only one.

With that being said, though, I do like the ending, the epilogue, and the closure the last book gave me. 

And, I know J.K. Rowling is sending some cryptic tweets out there and the movie about Newt Scamander and The Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. And, also the Pottermore website, and the story or snippet (maybe that's just my wishful thinking) that came out a few months ago. 

I want to know everything. Not just the 19 years after, the in between, how they rebuilt themselves and just their whole world after Voldemort. Were there any dangers, what happened to the other Death Eaters? Even the Ron-Hermione relationship, because we only got to see it in the last book, technically.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Top Ten Tuesdays #14 | (Not So) New Series I Want To Start

 This weekly meme is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. Go check them out and don't forget to add your blog post's link so everyone can see your top ten, if you do decide to join!

Okay, I'm most probably going to cheat because I really, really, really need to start so much series and here's my top ten:

1. Legend (Legend) by Marie Lu 
This just needs to be done. I've heard so much good things about this series and I want to pick it up so bad. 

2. Shatter Me (Shatter Me) by Tahereh Mafi 
When this exploded in the BookTube community, I was so intrigued (mainly because of the cover). I really don't know what's going on with this one, but I really want to know. 

3. Shadow and Bone (The Grisha) by Leigh Bardugo 
This one has been recommended to me by so much people and I just keep forgetting to pick up.
4. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass) by Sarah J. Maas 
Another BookTube community favorite, although I don't blame it because I heard there's a kick-butt female protagonist.... 

5. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer 
I've never really read fairytale retellings, except for Beastly, and I heard this series is the epitome of greatness when it comes to fairytale retellings. 

6. I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies) by Pittacus Lore 
So, I have the first two books from this series and they have been sitting on my shelves for the longest time. I liked the movie and I'm sad they didn't continue it, but I hear the books are so much better.

7. The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner Trilogy) by James Dashner 
I bought the trilogy box set out of impulse because of the movie, mainly because I didn't want the movie tie-in covers. And, now I am hearing mixed reviews on this one, so I don't really know when to pick it up but I really want to. 

8. The Selection (The Selection) by Kiera Cass 
I've always liked princess-type books growing up, I don't really know if I still like them, but I feel like this series will definitely help me figure that out. 

9. Anna and The French Kiss (Anna and The French Kiss) by Stephanie Perkins 
I just want to know what the hype is all about so I will be definitely picking this series up really soon.

10. The City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare 
Okay, so I actually have started this series, I got to half of the third book then just stopped for no reason, and now I don't remember anything. So, I am hoping to marathon this during Christmas vacation. 

So, what do you think?
What are your top picks?
Tell me in the comments below!