Friday, July 25, 2014

My Top 3! | Series Info



So, instead of posting about my weekend reads today, I want to talk to you guys about this mini-series I'm starting. 

The main objective of this series is for me to recommend three of my topmost favorites from each prompt, genre, topic, or whichever I feel like or anything you guys' want to see. I will most likely start with the norms; YA Fiction, Fantasy and etc. 
And, also I want to help those who are just starting to read different genres to find good reads or help people find what they're looking for. Of course these posts will be biased but I will try to accommodate everyone!

The main reason I'm doing this is because I'm going to start building up my blog and getting rid of weekly memes. Not because I don't like them, I absolutely love them actually. But, I want to start posting stuff of my own but don't worry I will still do memes once in awhile. 

For the posting schedule, I don't have a definite one but I will try to get one up every other week. I am starting the week I start school, which will be the week after the next one. I'm contemplating whether I should start with the overall YA Fiction genre or something else. 

If y'all have any suggestions, please, please leave a comment down below and I will really appreciate that. Also, if anyone wants to join me, feel free to do so and leave your link in the prompt/genre post you did and maybe we can fangirl together, haha! 

I will see y'all next, next week with my first Top 3! 

Friday Memes | The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings #8

 
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 Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis

This is the third book in the 39 Clues series and I'm finally picking it up after a week or so I finished the book. And, as you can infer from the cover, they're in Japan! I am so excited.

Book Beginnings:

"They were toast.
Amy Cahill eyed the battered black duffel bag rumbling up the airport conveyor belt. It bulged at the corner. The sign above the belt said 'Thank you for visiting Venice: Random pieces of checked luggage will be searched,' in five languages."

The Friday 56:

"Then he looked down at the tracks - the dark, narrow tracks that led into a pitch-black tunnel on either side."

I am so curious, it's actually killing me, but I have to do all my chores and assignments first. Sucks having only one week till school. Anyways, what do y'all think? Tell me in the comments below and I'll see you in my next one! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Harry Potter Moment of the Week #7 | Best Ron Moment



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


Best Ron Moment


I have  a lot of favorite Ron moments, like the spider-butterfly dialogue in the second movie, or even when he finally said his thoughts about Harry and Hermione in the eighth movie. But for me, the best Ron moment is from Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix. 

From Chapter 11: The Sorting Hat's New Song

"What's going on?"
Ron had appeared in the doorway. His wide eyes traveled from Harry, who was kneeling on his bed with his wand pointing at Seamus, to Seamus, who was standing there with his fists raised. 
"He's having a go at my mother!" Seamus yelled.
"What?" said Ron. "Harry wouldn't do that - we met your mother, we liked her...."
"That's before she started believing every word the stinking Daily Prophet writes about me!" said Harry at the top of his voice.
"Oh," said Ron, comprehension dawning across his freckled face. "Oh... right."
"You know what?" said Seamus heatedly, casting Harry a venomous look. "He's right, I don't want to have to share a dormitory with him anymore, he's a madman."
"That's out of order, Seamus," said Ron, whose ears were starting to glow red, always a danger sign. 
"Out of order, am I?" shouted Seamus, who in contrast with Ron was turning paler. "You believe all the rubbish he's come out with about You-Know-Who, do you, you recking he's telling the truth?"
"Yeah, I do!" said Ron angrily.
"Then you're mad too," said Seamus in disgust.
"Yeah? Well unfortunately for you, pal, I'm also a prefect!" said Ron, jabbing himself in the chest with a finger. "So unless you want detention, watch your mouth!" 
....
"Anyone else's parents got a problem with Harry?" he said aggressively. 

This scene was not justified in the movie, but that's what the book is for, right? What I adore most about this scene is Ron's loyalty to Harry, that even though a lot of people thinks that Harry's just lying, Ron will always be there for him. I also like the hint of the arrogance in there because it seems that he takes pride in being able to protect Harry and that's really respectable, well for me anyways. 

What do y'all think? Tell me in the comments below and I'll see you in my next one!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Top Five Wednesdays #7 | Top Five Books You Wished You Read Earlier

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




5. The 39 Clues This series has been sitting in my shelf for so long, and I'm actually enjoying it, even though it is middle grade. If I read it earlier, I might have enjoyed it even more.
4. The Great Gatsby Now, I know why everyone loves, or at least knows, this book. 
3. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series This is just the same as The 39 Clues Series.
2. Bruiser This was too heartbreaking and this will be now one of my highly recommends. 
1. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight Definitely, this is one of my favorite contemporary. 

What do y'all think? What are your picks? Tell me in the comments below!

WWW Wednesdays #5


This weekly meme is hosted over at Should Be Reading! Go check it out for more information and if you want to see other memes you want to try out and other participants. 
All you have to do is answer three questions: 
1. What are you currently reading? 
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you'll read next?

Here are my answers!

1. What are you currently reading?
I am still reading The Sorceress by Michael Scott because I've been really busy the past few days. Hopefully, I can finish it by tonight!


2. What did you recently finish reading? 
I recently finished The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith and it was gooooooood. If you want to see my review of the book, click here.

3. What do you think you'll read next?
I think I'm going to pick up Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer because I just can't go back to school without reading the Twilight Saga, and I only have two more weeks. 


So, what are y'all reading this Wednesday? Tell me in the comments below! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Top Ten Tuesdays #6 | Characters I'd Want and Wouldn't Want On A Deserted Island With Me

 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!

I can't really think of 10 people I'd want to be on an island with me so why not split in half, right?

Characters I'd Wouldn't Want With Me


5. John Willoughby 

Looks can be really deceiving and, ugh.



4. Professor Umbridge

I don't want some toad-faced, cat lady in a deserted island with me.






3. Draco Malfoy

Imagine hearing "My father's going to be hearing about this" every single minute.








2. Tom and Daisy Buchanan

Tom is just plain racist and Daisy is so selfish and greedy.






1. Mrs. Ferrars

I wouldn't want her as the motherly figure in the island, because everyone will just cry.






Characters I'd Want With Me



5. Mrs. Weasley

She would be the motherly figure I would want with me. Also, it doesn't hurt that she cooks so much food.



4. Finnick Odair 

I only eat chicken and fish for protein, and I doubt there will be chicken in a deserted island, if you don't count birds. And, I will need Finnick's skills to catch fish and he might just have some sugar cubes.





3. Hermione Granger

I am going to need her bag for all the books I want to bring! Just kidding. Maybe. But, I would want her wit and resourcefulness with me in the island.







2. Katniss Everdeen

She's good at hunting and gathering, plain simple. Also, her sarcasm will keep me entertained and with her around, Peeta must be close by.





1. Percy Jackson

We're in an island, most probably surrounded by water. He's the son of the Sea God. Need I to say more?







So what do y'all think? Who are your picks? Tell me in the comments below!

Monday, July 21, 2014

100th Blog Post! | My Blogging Experience (So Far, At Least)


( I know, I know I've used this photo before but it sums up my whole experience!) 

I published my first ever blog post on June 01, 2014, fresh off of school. I created this blog maybe a month before my first post, but I didn't know what to do. The only thing I was sure of was that I wanted it to be a book blog, hence the name Book Fluke. 
I have a lot of reasons why I created this blog:
1. I wanted to have a motivation to read, and to write also but that's another whole reason, because during the most stressful months of the previous school year, I was just lost. I was close to being depressed and was just not me. I did try picking up a book during those months, but I just couldn't put myself into it. So, I'm using this blog, not only as a motivation, but also to track what I've been reading and my thoughts on them. 
2. I wanted to use this as a motivation to write more. I read a lot of books but I don't like writing. As a matter of fact, I don't even like Language Arts in school. So, why not better myself through something I'm passionate about, because I know I will need good writing skills these coming years of high school.
3. I wanted a hobby. I used to do a lot of things, such as sports, dancing, painting, and other more, but I either just got bored of them or they were too time-consuming and were affecting my grades. Now, with a blog I can do it while I'm taking a break from studying. 
4. I needed an outlet or a stress-reliever. This kind of ties with number 3, but I just don't want to experience what I've experienced during the last few years. I was so overcome with stress from school, that I couldn't do anything else. 

I didn't think I would actually keep this up. I thought that I would just give it up like maybe when I hit a bad day or I'm just plain lazy. But I did it! And that gives me the best feeling. 
Through out the month of I learned a lot of things, inside and outside the web. 
1. I, now, know the basics of the web, such as html and all those stuff. I'm no expert but I think I can hold up my own now, and that's something because I've never been one to be tech-savvy or anything. 
2. There are a lot of people that has the same passion as me. I've always been reluctant to talk about books with other people, such as my  friends because they just don't have the same hobby, or passion even, as me. And, with this blog, I found people who have this same part in my life that I will most likely keep forever. 
3. Real meaning of time management. Let's face it, blogging is time consuming. I started this blog during the first week of my summer break, and all I wanted to do were to sleep and eat, and in that order, too. But, I also wanted this blog, so I had to make at least 2 hours of my day, wiring and making this blog better. And, from that I knew that time management is not only applicable during when you're busy but more when you have a lot free time that you lose all your motivation to do all the things you have to do.

I can't really tell a lot because I've only had this for a month and a half but I think you'll find out more in the future.
I'll see y'all in my next one!

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #7



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!

Last week I took a break from doing all summer assignments and it felt really good. 

Currently Reading:

- The Sorceress by Michael Scott
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Books Finished:

- One False Note by Gordon Korman
- New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

 

Books I'm Planning to Read:

*along with my currently reading 
- The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis
- Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

 

Last Week's Blog Posts

*I won't be putting daily read-a-thon updates and weekly memes because I've added a blog archive and put it in weekly setting, so head on over to the right side bar if you're interested with those blog posts. 


So, that's it for my IMWAYR for this week! What do you all think? What are you planning to read? Tell me in the comments below and I'll see y'all in my next one! 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

July Trees of Reverie Read-a-thon | Day 10 & Posting Announcement



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 Sorceress by Michael Scott

Books Read: 
- One False Note by Gordon Korman
- New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Pages Read Since Last Update: 40

Total Number of Pages Read: 1,167

So, I didn't get much reading this weekend as I wanted, but that's alright. I am really enjoying the book so far, I didn't think it would get better but the action is starting to pick up even more, so that's really exciting. 
For the announcement, I am going to start posting my updates for this read-a-thon on Tumblr for two reasons: 1. This is a read-a-thon hosted over a Tumblr blog, so I think it's just fitting and 2. I am going to start posting a lot of stuff over the next two weeks and these read-a-thon updates will already take up 14 of those posts, and I don't want my blog to be just read-a-thon updates, you know what I mean? The wrap-up will be for sure posted here but just the daily updates will be transferred over to my Tumblr account, weskipthistown. So, if you still would like to see my progress over the course of this read-a-thon, then go ahead and follow me!
And, I think that's it for this update, and I'll see y'all in my next one!

July Trees of Reverie Read-a-thon | Day 9



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 Sorceress by Michael Scott

Books Read: 
- One False Note by Gordon Korman
- New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Pages Read Since Last Update: 105

Total Number of Pages Read: 1,127

Did not read as much today, because I went hiking and I literally died 5 times today. That was really intense, but of course I just ate a stack of pancakes after, so all is good. I hopefully get a lot of reading tomorrow, because as far as I know I only have church in the morning. How are y'all doing during this weekend? Tell me in the comments below!