Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Memes | Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

 
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!

Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (Heroes of Olympus #2)



So excited to reread this because I've missed Percy way too much, after I finish Eona. I honestly don't remember anything from this book because it's been more than a year since I read this. And Blood of Olympus is coming in October and I still have three books to go, this book included... Oh, the struggle but I will be with Percy so all is good. Anyone currently reading this series? 

Book Beginnings
"The snake-haired ladies were starting to annoy Percy."

The Friday 56


"'An oracle!' Octavian smiled. 'What a cute idea. No, I'm afraid we're fresh out of oracles. Now, if we'd gone questing for the Sibyline books, like I recommended-'"

PERCY IS BACK, PERCY IS BACK, YES. I remember hating Octavian because he's even sassier than Percy! Haha, just kidding. 
Hope y'all have a good Friday!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Harry Potter Moment of the Week #13 | Favorite Edition of the Series


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

My favorite will probably be the new ones, the 2014 ones, because they are so beautiful.


Like, YES. They are so pretty and so nice and different scenes. And, ugh, I want them so bad. But, don't even get me started with the spines. That is so new and unique, and certainly the first one I saw like that. But, I also do adore the original British editions, because they are the originals. 

What are your favorites?
Tell me in the comments below!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WWW Wednesdays #9

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?
Because, why not, right? I am mostly reading Eona and Prime Deception, though!


 


2. What did you recently finish reading? 
This was sooooo good.



3. What do you think you'll read next?
Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan! I need to catch up with this series. ASAP.


Have a good Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Reading Pet Peeves | Part 1

My Reading Pet Peeves

Over the years I've been reading I've accumulated quite a few pet peeves and they just make my reading experience just annoying. Okay, I lied. I have a lot, I'm telling you. I'm really picky when it comes to reading, whether it be the place where I'm reading or the book I'm reading. 
So, let's get into it!

1. Overly large fonts and overly small fonts. I like fonts that are just right. I don't have to put it away from face or right up to my face. That's just really annoying and tiresome. I don't want to squint either, because I have bad eye sight as it is. 

2. Broken spines. So, I started buying a lot of books maybe 4 years ago, and then I wasn't picky about the cover, the spine, the whole appearance of the books. But, when I was packing my books maybe 2 years ago I saw broken spines! Like there was a slice right in the middle of the spine and you could see the pages. I'm pretty sure it wasn't me because I've never read the book yet so that just totally ruined the book for me. 

3. Dog-earring. Why would you this? Like, why? No. No matter how long you've been looking for a bookmark or a sticky note. DO NOT DOG EAR YOUR BOOKS PLEASE. And don't just set it down with the spine breaking, *cringe* Just hold it and keep looking! You'll find something eventually.

4. Leaving pages blank. I don't get them, and I just take a long time trying to think if the publishers just forgot a page or they ran out of ink or something. I hate when books have blank pages every after chapter.

5. INSTA-LOVE. I HATE, HATE, HATE, DESPISE insta-love. If you don't know or have read books with insta-love, you are lucky. It's basically when two characters have seriously just met then just go, "Oh, I love you so much, marry me now!" It's so cringe-worthy and just plain awkward. I haven't read much, but with those books I instantly just put them down and did not continue reading them because there's just no point.  

So, I've decided to cut my list here because it was just getting long and I don't really like long lists. There will be Part 2, don't worry.
What are your reading pet peeves?
Tell me in the comments below!

September TBR and What's Coming


Ahhhhh, it's September. 2014 is going so fast. 

Here's my TBR for the month:


- Eona by Alison Goodman (Eon #2) I am still trying to finish this book from the Bout of Books but I am really enjoying this one, I just can't find the time to sit this one through. 
- Me & Earl & the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews Currently reading this one, too, but I'm only in the halfway point. Really enjoying it so far and definitely different from TFIOS, so don't worry if you're hesitant to pick this up because of that. 
- The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (Heroes of Olympus #2) I need to reread this ASAP,  because I forgot everything already and I need to get on with the series because Blood of Olympus is so close! 
- The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan (Heroes of Olympus #3)
- The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (Heroes of Olympus #4)
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart I don't know if I will like this or not, because not everyone liked it. Also, I don't know anything about this book, not even a tiny bit. 
- Anna & the French Kiss by Stephenie Perkins Finally picking this romance book. I wouldn't say it's hyped, but it's popular in the BookTube community.
- Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (The Lux Series #1) Little Book Club read of the month! I am so excited because everyone loved this series. Apparently, it's an alien romance book and I haven't read one of those in awhile. 
- The Black Circle by Patrick Corman (The 39 Clues #5) So, so, so, so excited to pick this up. They're in Russia, yes! 

To Be Reviewed:

 

- Prime Deception by Carys Jones I didn't have the time to read this book, but I do read it when I am in the car, on the way to school, and that's a 15-minute ride, so I do get in some reading. I'm still in the introductory part, but it's certainly something new for me because I don't read a lot of New Adult books. 
- Bruiser by Neal Shusterman Sorry if I've been putting this one off because it's just so good. Currently rereading some parts, so that I know what and what not to tell!
- Eon and Eona by Alison Goodman I will be doing a duology review once I am finished with Eona because this is just awesome,

I will still be continuing weekly memes but not religiously. And, posts outside weekly memes will finally be coming up this month, so yay! I am so excited. 


Monday, September 1, 2014

Top Ten Tuesdays #12 | Characters That Would Have Sat At My Table During Lunch

 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 only have a close knit group that I really talk to and hang out with in school. I wouldn't say I'm anti-social to the point that I would jump if someone tried to talk to me, but I wouldn't usually start a conversation with someone first. I'm pretty awkward and shy around new people, but when I start to feel comfortable, you'll know that I'm really sarcastic, sassy, and honestly don't give a crap about what others think of me. So, these characters I will list are those that I can relate to and most probably will talk to if they are in my school:

1. Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter Series Now, I'll probably tell her to shush if she starts talking about school and lessons after we just sat, but I like someone who has her own mind and will and is not afraid to tell me things straight up. Also, I need help with the homework I didn't do. 

2. Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy Series I would want her in my table because she kicks butt, doesn't care about rules, and is fiercely loyal.

3. Ronald Weasley from the Harry Potter Series He loves food, I love food, we're going to be great friends. Also, he doesn't do his homework very much so I have someone with me.

4. Percy Jackson from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series I love his humor and sassiness and sass is kind of hard to find in guys, so he's definitely one of my first picks. 

5. Greg from Me & Earl & the Dying Girl Because all nerds unite, am I right? 

6. Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games Series I love bread, he makes bread. That's like snacks for me everyday. Also, because I'm pretty sure with all the sass around someone will need to calm down everyone. 

7. Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter Series I'm a weird person, and I do a lot of weird, quirky things. Also, Luna is such a unique character that you can't help but be fascinated with her.

8. Augustus Waters from The Fault In Our Stars Nothing better than thought-provoking statements at lunch, right?

9. Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments Series The sass-master I bow down to him. Also, he's a warlock, so cool. 

10. Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower He's literally me in guy form, I just speak a little more. I relate to him so much and I just love him. 

This pretty much reveals my attitude in school. Don't be afraid of me, though.
What do y'all think?
Tell me in the comments below!

Library Book Haul | BookTube Recommends



My first ever library book haul, but this is certainly not my first time borrowing from the public library. I love libraries, some might think that it is so unsanitary. I think as long as you know how to handle yourself, using sanitizer and washing your hands and all that, then libraries are awesome. From the title, you can tell that these are books that I've heard so much from BookTube and I am definitely intrigued. Here's my picks:

Me & Earl & the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews I am actually reading this right now and it is so relatable. I heard this from Raeleen from padfootprongs07, definitely check her out, and she loves this book. And, I am starting to see why. This book is about a high school student who is forced to, by his mother, to befriend a girl with leukaemia. Sounds really interesting but I was reluctant to pick this up because I can't take another TFIOS but there are many differences from what I've read so far.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephenie Perkins I think this book is pretty self explanatory from the title, but everyone loves it. The whole cutesy romance and the swoon-worthy male character. I'm not one for both of those but BookTube really made me intrigued by this book. Also, the third installment in this series just came out so more reason for me to read this and fast. 

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart I don't really know what this book is about because that's what everyone in BookTube been saying how you should get into this book and I am super excited. This book has mixed reviews, some found it really mind-provoking and mysterious while others just said it was boring. 

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle Another romance book, but this one takes after high school I guess. It's about this girl that aims to please her parents and a guy madly in love with her, but does not think he's worthy enough for her. I think I heard about this one from Regan from PeruseProject, and basically everything she likes/recommends I end up loving, so why not try this one. 

Legend by Marie Lu I'm pretty sure everyone has read this book and I am the only one left, so I'm not even going to get into the synopsis. From what I could hear, it is up to par with The Hunger Games and Divergent and I like both of them so, yeah. 

Winger by Andrew Smith A boarding school story, about a fourteen-year old rugby playing junior and is in love with someone who thinks of him as a little boy. Another Raeleen recommendation and this is the one I am most excited to read because who doesn't love a good male perspective plus a boarding school story. 

So, what do y'all think?
Any of you read this book? 
Tell me in the comments below! 

August Wrap-Up!




August was stressful to say the least, and it was the only the first month of school. But, I can't complain because everyone did go through high school and some did survive. Right now, I'm trying to get accustomed with everything first and also try to master time-management. 
During August, I participated in the Bout of Books 11.0 and it was so much fun. It was my first ever Bout of Books and I do hope I can participate in the next ones.

Books I Finished:



  The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis (39 Clues #3) I really, really enjoyed this book even though it is a middle-grade series. The adventure and the characters are really funny. And JAPAN. How cool is Japan, to be honest?
Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson (39 Clues #4) As I said, I really like this series. In this one, though, it's not as light hearted as the first three books because in this one both the main characters start to feel the abandonment and cruelty of the search/game, yet I still enjoyed it, because the characters developed and became more knowledgeable of what they're up against. And Egypt is freaking cool, too! Makes me want to read Rick Riordan's Kane Chronicles.
Eon by Alison Goodman (Eon #1) This is my favorite of the month because it's so awesome. Dragons and Ancient Chine. YES. I've actually never anything like this before and I am definitely intrigued by the whole topic. Any of you know any other books with same topic? And expect a duology review coming soon!

Favorites of the Month:


This book. PICK THIS UP RIGHT NOW. 

Book Reviews:
- No book reviews. What a shame. But, there are many coming soon! 

Personal:

Read-a-thons:

Others:

I hope y'all had a great August but have an even better September!
Anyone just starting school?
Tell me in the comments below! 

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #13


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!

Please bear with my posting and reading schedules! I promise I'll be better this month. 

Currently Reading:

Still reading these books, but almost done with Eona! School is being a pain in the butt. 


Book I Recently Finished:


Pick this up now! I tell you, it's super good. 

Books I am Planning to Pick Up Next: 


Blog Posts Last Week:

Nothing out of the norms, weekly memes over at blog archive!

Happy Labor Day everyone! Have good one :)