Saturday, June 21, 2014

Trees of Reverie Read-a-thon | Day 6



This read-a-thon is hosted over at Trees of Reverie and if you would like to see the whole list of participants and FAQs, click here
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Currently Reading: 
- The Magician by Michael Scott.
- This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Books Read: 
- The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

Pages Read Since Last Update: 82

Total Number of Pages Read: 771

I was only able to pick up The Magician today but it was still okay. I went to my last ortho appointment for my ClearCorrect and I am so happy! I can finally say that my teeth are straight. Aside from that, I just watched a lot of soccer, well just one but it kept me on edge because Ghana was out for blood going against Germany and whew, so intense. Looking forward to the USA vs Portugal game tomorrow! I might not be able to get a lot of reading tomorrow but I will try. So, see y'all tomorrow for Day 7. 

Trees of Reverie Read-a-thon | Day 5



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Currently Reading: 
- The Magician by Michael Scott.
- This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Books Read: 
- The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

Pages Read Since Last Update: 171 + 5 = 176

Total Number of Pages Read: 689

More than halfway through the Magician! I am really liking it, some confusion from the first book has been cleared up and that's awesome. I also started This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith. I'm very happy that it is the weekends now so more reading, yes! So, see y'all for Day 6 tomorrow! Happy reading :)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Five Friday Favorites #2 | Favorite Heroes



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5. Edmund Pevensie from the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Okay, so he might not be like the typical hero because he did betray his siblings for treats, a Turkey delight to be specific, but then realizes his mistake and became the perfect example of how a person can come back if you forgive them.




4. Jace Wayland from The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

Even though I may not remember all the details and events that happened in this series, I do now that Jace is loyal and, honestly, a kick-ass fighter. He's not afraid to against the father he knew because he knows his priorities and what is right.



3. Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson Series and The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan

My favorite thing about Annabeth is her ability to stay calm in situations that will most likely have all of us running to the opposite direction. She's resourceful and uses her wit whenever needed, but doesn't use it against others.




2. Percy Jackson from the Percy Jackson Series and The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan

I love Percy because he's Percy. He's loyal, sarcastic, selfless, and a great leader. He would do everything in his ability to save his family and friends, and even the gods, who don't even care about him and his group.



1. The Golden Trio (Harry, Hermione & Ron) from the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling


Well, this isn't really a shock. I put them all together, and in number 1 spot too, because they deserve it. They've been through so much and they never lost their courage and bravery. There might've been a handful times when they turned to each other but then easily forgave each other. They are the perfect example of friendship
and loyalty.

Tell me what you think in the comments below and have a good weekend! See y'all next Friday.

Friday Memes | The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings #3

 
The Friday 56 is hosted over at Freda's Voice! While the Book Beginning is hosted over at Rose City Reader. So, go check both of them out if you need more information. 
The rules of The Friday 56 are very simple:
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56 or 56% if you are reading from an e-reader.
- Find any sentence or sentences that grab you then post them.
- Make sure to add your post url to the page which is at Freda's Voice, so all of the participants can see!
Book Beginnings:
Share the first sentence, or so, of the book you are currently reading. Share your thoughts and don't forget to also add your post url at Rose City Reader's page!

The Magician by Michael Scott 

This is the second book in the The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Book Beginnings:

"I am dying. Perenelle, too, is dying. The spell that has kept us alive these six hundred years us fading, and now we age a year for everyday that passes. I need the Codex, the Book of Abraham the Mage, to re-create the immortality spell; without it, we have less than a month to live."


The Friday 56:

"It was as old as this planet. And yet you destroyed it without a second thought. Why did you do that?" (page 256)

I am actually enjoying this series despite the mixed reviews it is receiving. From what I could gather from the reviews I've read on Goodreads, it's either you'll like it or hate it. I am currently participating in the Trees of Reverie June Read-a-thon. If you want to find out more about the read-a-thon, click here.  
Comment below what you think and I hope y'all have a good weekend! 
See y'all next Friday!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Trees of Reverie Read-a-thon | Day 4




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Currently Reading: The Magician

Books Read: 
- The Alchemyst

Pages Read Since Last Update: 44 + 112 = 156

Total Number of Pages Read: 512

I actually liked the book more than I thought I would, because during this first time I read it I didn't really comprehend everything and did not connect with the characters very much. I gave it a 4 out 5 stars in Goodreads and I think I am going to write a review on this book, so definitely look out for that. This was definitely a better day. I hope this goes on until the end of the read-a-thon, maybe even better, who knows? But, I do have summer assignments due in the following weeks so I need to get started on those, so maybe not. I just want to read all day, but then my laziness strikes then my love for food and sleep then there's youtube and blogs. HELP. But excuses aside, I really do hope that I get a lot of reading during this read-a-thon to lower my TBR pile and to just have fun before school starts again. See y'all tomorrow for Day 5!

Harry Potter Moment of the Week #2 | Best Hermione Moment



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

Best Hermione Moment


For me, this Hermione's finest moment, where she had to choose between leaving with Ron or staying and helping Harry in the search of the Horcruxes. I feel like nowadays we all get blinded by love and we lose our sights and our priorities, but not Hermione. Maybe, because these particular moments are always advertised in commercials, tv shows, movies, and books. Hermione knew that Harry needs her more than Ron and did not get blinded by her love for Ron.

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See y'all next Thursday!

Trees of Reverie Read-a-thon | Day 3



This read-a-thon is hosted over at Trees of Reverie and if you would like to see the whole list of participants and FAQs, click here
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Currently Reading: The Alchemyst 

Books Read: None yet!

Pages Read Since Last Update: 117

Total Number of Pages Read: 356

Almost done with the first book! I am going to be doing some more reading after this update but I will just count that for tomorrow because I might fall asleep because I'm actually really sleep right now. Today was an okay day I had a couple chores but I'm happy I got some reading done! Tomorrow will definitely be better, I hope. See y'all tomorrow! Don't forget to subscribe and follow me on any of my social media. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Top Five Wednesdays #3 | Top 5 Naked Cover Books



Top 5 Wednesdays is created by Gingerreadslainey and click here for complete list of participants for this meme. Go check 'em out!

Top 5 Naked Cover Books

 5. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

I chose this book mainly because of its color. I absolutely love light blue/sky blue. I also like the combination of blue and silver, a really classy choice in my opinion. The other thing I like about the cover of this book is the detailing on the spine.



4. Pretenders by Lisi Harrison

The thing I like most about this cover is the image/shadow of the five main characters of the book in the bottom right corner. The blank white cover with the red design is pretty appealing to the eye. 




3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Out of the 3 books this is my favorite mainly because of the color scheme, again. I'm not one for the pictures in the actual hard cover because, for me, that's what the dust jacket is for. I really like the green and gold combination and the tree is so simple and pretty. 



2. The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

I actually never saw this one before until I was looking for books for this list. So, when I saw this last Sunday, I was like "whoa." I absolutely love black covered books and the blue details added more because I love the color blue. The design itself is also impressive and appealing. 




1. The Immortal Rules Julie Kagawa

This is my favourite one because the spine is absolutely stunning. It's intricate and very detailed. And as I said before, I like the black hard cover and the color red is a good pair with black. And, the actual cover is really simple and just says the title of the series. 



I had fun doing this list and made me actually look inside the dust jackets because I don't really do that. Comment below what you think of this list and your lists too!
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See y'all next Wednesday!





Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Trees of Reverie Read-a-thon | Day 2


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Currently Reading: The Alchemyst 

Books Read: None yet!

Pages Read Since Last Update: 125

Total Number of Pages Read: 239

I wanted to finish this book today so I could get a review written soon but I got lazy and I may or may not have watched 2 soccer games.... I'm actually enjoying the book because, one, I don't really remember anything, and, two, I like the whole concept of the book like mythology mixed in with real based facts. The story is taking some time to build up, but I'm surprisingly okay with it. So, I really hope tomorrow would be better because I really want to finish this series. So, look out for that review because I know this book, and the series, have mixed reviews. See y'all tomorrow!
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Top Ten Tuesdays #2 | Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List

                                    

 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!


Top Ten Books In My Summer TBR List


 I've only read 1 book from this pile and summer is already one week away from being halfway through, so I've got to get my reading on!
            

1. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin 


I've been wanting to pick this up even before the TV series came out because I feel like I need some kick to get into the fantasy genre because all I've read are like the Harry Potter Series and Rick Riordan's books and I think it's time to move on from them, not like forgetting them but like get other takes/experiences on the fantasy world. So, yeah I am really excited to finally start this series.

   2. Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan  


I've already read this book during  the #AYearAThon because the theme for the month of June was Rick Riordan. When 2014 started, my TBR was just way out of hand. This particular series already took 10 books and I know that I need to get this done. I told myself that I'm going to finish this series by the end of the year. But during the first months of the year, I was in a major reading slump because of stress and pressure from school. So, I’ve decided that I'll finish the series during the summer because I know I'm not going to be able to get a lot of reading when school starts again.
                           

3. Bruiser by Neil Shusterman


I got this book from a book fair around two years ago and I remembered being so excited because this was like the first contemporary book that I bought that’s told in a male point of view (I've never read any John Green books that time, even though he did have 4 or 5 books published). I'm planning to read this during the Trees of Reverie June Read-a-thon. If you want to check out my planned TBR for that read-a-thon, click here.

4. This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith


My sister got this book recently, and we do share our books because it's much cheaper that way, and I've heard her liking her other book she wrote, which will also be featured on this list, so I'm really curious about how her writing style is because from the titles and covers, they look really interesting. This book is on my TBR stack for the Trees of Reverie June Read-a-thon. 

5. Across The Universe by Beth Revis


My friend gave me this before school ended and I remember being interested in buying this book before he did give it to me, so I was like "Yes!" The original cover of this book is stunning and I have heard and saw the cover changes of the whole trilogy and I just don't get why they had to change them. But aside from the cover change dilemma, I am pretty excited about this trilogy and this is my first space sci-fi book to ever read. 

6. Eon by Alison Goodman


This book was also given to me by the same friend who gave me the Across The Universe, and he said that he'll just won't be able to come around reading this because he does have a lot of other books to read. Trust me on this when I say that he has a way bigger TBR pile than me. I am kind of interested with the whole dragon story line because I've never read any of those and this is another fantasy book, so I'm really excited!

7. Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan


I am so excited for this series, like I can't even contain it! I've already read The Lost Hero before then and reread it for the June #AYearAThon. And now, I am going to be able to read in Percy's point of view again! I feel like it's been so long, even though I did reread the whole Percy Jackson & the Olympians series for the #AYearAThon.

8. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith


So, this is the book I was talking about in number 4 and I am excited to finally read this book, because I was the one that bought it and my sister read it before me and liked it. I'm not a firm believer of love at first sight, so I'm not going to have like expectations in actually believing there's a statistic on love at first sight but we'll see.



9. Paper Towns by John Green


I started this book when I was in 8th grade and was not able to finish it because I only borrowed it from the public library and, obviously, a lot of people were requesting it during the time so I wasn't able to renew it. From what I read so far, I did like it it even though I did have a problem with Margo, but I think that added and will add more to my reading experience.



10. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare


I have read this before because of all the hype and I mean it was okay for me but I do want to marathon the series since the last book just came out and I got it. I hope that when I pick it up the second time I'll be able to connect more with the characters and plot itself, because I did have a hard time taking everything, the world building and other characters, in.




So sorry if this post is too long and the spacing is kind of whack! This list was hard to bring down because I do want to read a lot of books this summer but these are the ones I am most excited about. I will be doing reviews for some of these books so look out for that!
Comment below what you think of this list and yours too if you want, I would love to see them.
And see y'all next Wednesday!

Trees of Reverie Read-a-thon | Day 1



This read-a-thon is hosted over at Trees of Reverie and if you would like to see the whole list of participants and FAQs, click here
And, if you are an official participant, please let me know in the comments below, so I can check y'all out.

Currently Reading: The Alchemyst 

Books Read: None yet!

Pages Read Since Last Update: 114

Total Number of Pages Read: 114

Well, today was a pretty busy day but I'm happy to get some reading done! I'm enjoying the book and quite relieved actually that I don't remember anything from the last time I read this books, like last two years ago. Really excited to finish this series during this read-a-thon. 

Comment below what you think of my progress and how you're doing also if you're participating and see y'all tomorrow for Day 2!

Monday, June 16, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #2



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!

Well, this week was just a big ball of blah. I literally did nothing this week, except for actually starting to run again but that's pretty much it, and that includes, reading. Shameful, I know. So, that's why I joined a read-a-thon! If you want to find out more about that, click 

Books I Read Last Week:

- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Books I Am Planning To Read This Week:

*As I said earlier I am participating in read-a-thon, so just click here if you want to see my whole TBR for the two weeks but I will list the ones I am planning to read the first week.

- The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series by Michael Scott 

   - The Alchemyst
   - The Magician
   - The Sorceress
   - The Necromancer


 

- This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith



- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban *for the #SummerofSpells read-a-thon.




So, that's a pretty hefty pile but I want to beat out my laziness this week! 

Things posted here over the last week:


Comment below what you think, what you are going to read this week, or your links, or just whatever. I'd love to hear from you guys. Have an awesome reading week!

Summer of Spells | Week 2 Update



The Summer of Spells is a three-month read-a-long of the Harry Potter Series. (June, July, &August)
Click here to see the Goodread page for more info on the #SummerofSpells read-a-long.

Currently Reading: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Books Read:
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Pages Read Since Last Update: 309 + 341

Total Pages Read: 650

So, I decided to reread Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone again, even though I reread it like a month ago because why not, right? But I was only able to pick it up around halfway through the first week because I needed a break from the #AYearAThon. I'm gonna take this slow and just absorb all things Harry Potter during the three months because I will be participating in other read-a-thons in the next few weeks. I'm actually participating in one right now and it is the Trees of Reverie June Read-a-thon, so click here if you want to check it out. I will try to do weekly updates during this read-a-long, so look out for that! And, see y'all in the next one.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Trees of Reverie June Read-a-thon | Info and TBR



This read-a-thon is hosted over at Trees of Reverie and if you would like to see the whole list of participants and FAQs, click here
And, if you are an official participant, please let me know in the comments below, so I can check y'all out.

So, let's get on with my TBR stack, shall we?

1. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series by Michael Scott 

 
 

I have read I think 2 books in this series like maybe 2 years ago and haven't picked them up since. So,  why not start of this read-a-thon with this fantasy/action-type series, eh? 
From what I could gather, and remember, the series is about these two siblings, Josh and Sophie Newman, who Nicholas Flamel, and his wife Perenelle, believes to be the two people in the prophecy within the Codex, and holds the fate of the world. 

2. This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith


Now, this is a contemporary book, and I picked this one so that I can have a break from all the fantasy or I might read this book when I want to take a break in between the series, I don't know maybe. And, the book starts out with like an email-sent-wrong-type of thing, so this should be like a fun, easy read.

3. The Rule of 3 by Eric Walters


I am not really sure what the genre of this book but I am leaning into Young Adult/Sci-Fi, I am not sure if it veer off to fantasy 'cause I honestly don't know and I want to go into this not knowing anything. From what I could gather from the back, and the cover *duh enza*, a global catastrophe shuts everything out, the internet, mobile devices, and electricity, and the story follows Adam, a sixteen year old living in a suburban, and his survival. I think this is a stand alone and I am excited to read this because there's not much Sci-Fi books out there that are stand-alones. 

4. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan


I am so ready for this! I've missed Percy way too much. This is the second book of the Heroes of Olympus series. The story starts out with Percy waking up from a deep sleep and him finding out he is in a different place, a different camp specifically, and it just goes on from that. I don't want to talk about The Lost Hero much because if I do then it'll be just a big spoiler for those who have not started this series.

So that's my planned TBR, and I think I can finish it in time, but I might add some books during the read-a-thon. If I do finish earlier, which is unlikely, I might just pick up a contemporary, a John Green book maybe. 
I will be doing daily updates for this read-a-thon and I am so excited to start in a few hours. 
Follow how everyone's doing by using the hashtag/label #treesofreveriereadathon!
And, good luck to everyone that is participating.