Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Remember November Readathon

Remember November
Remember December is hosted by Kathy at Books & Munches.
 
The Rules
  • Post a blogpost saying you’ll be joining me trying to reach all those goals and challenges we committed ourselves to throughout the year.
  • Share your list of challenges, goals and whatnot and state what you’re going to try and reach / tick off during this month’s read-a-thon.
  • If you’re sharing your updates on social media, use #RemNovember so we can follow up on each other! 
 
Overall, life has been crazy for me. I have so much going on, so I haven't been able to read much. This means that I a little behind on my reading challenges on goals. I'm hoping that things slow down this month so I can get some reading done.
 
My Goals
  • Catch up on my diverse reading challenges
  • Catch up on my dystopia reading challenge
  • Catch up on my steampunk reading challenge
  • Catch up on my graphic novels reading challenge
  • Catch up on my new release reading challenge
  • Catch up on my fantasy reading challenge
  • Read some of the books I recently got in the mail
  • Read some of the books I've set to the side
 
Fortunately, a lot of books I plan to read fit multiple challenges. I'm going to try to post updates about the books I read. I don't have a super high goal, I just want to get some books read and I'm leaving things open.
 
Do you plan on joining? What do you plan on reading?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Sbooktacular Reading Adventure

The Sbooktacular Reading Adventure is hosted by Novel Thoughts.

The Rules:
  • Begin at the bottom, with the sign that says ‘trick or treat.’
  • As you follow the path you will come across sign posts, these sign posts will give you your challenge instructions.
  • Sometimes the signposts will simply give you your prompt. Other times you will have to choose between two different prompts.
  • If you have to choose between two prompts, you will then follow the path in the direction of your chosen prompt.
  • At no point should you ever be moving DOWN the map. You should always be moving from the bottom to the top.
  • Continue up the map until you reach the end of the path.
  • To save space, the signposts only have part of the prompt written, they should be fairly easy to figure out, but there is also a table of all the prompts written in full (scroll down a bit to see it) just in case anything isn’t clear enough.
  • At the end of the path your character will be waiting for you! There are five characters in total.

sbooktacular

My TBR:
  1. Read a book of your choice-The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black
  2. Read a book set in the past-Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
  3. Read a book with magic in it-The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
  4. Read a book with orange on the cover-The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Reading by Alexandra Bracken
  5. Read a book only after the sun has set-Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
  6. Read a the first book in a series-Roseblood by AG Howard
  7. Read a fantasy novel-The Rose Society by Marie Lu
 
Because I end at reading a fantasy novel, that means I'm Team Witch! 
 
I have a lot going on, but I am really hoping to get some reading done during this time, at least during the weekend.
 
Do you have any plans for Halloween?

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #45: "Warcross" by Marie Lu

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Warcross (Warcross, #1) 

Title: "Warcross"
Author: Marie Lu
Expected Publication: September 12, 2017

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
 
While I have yet to finish a series by Marie Lu (because I'm a trash human), I have absolutely loved all of her books. I'm fascinated by the idea of a virtual world and can't wait to see how everything plays out. Plus I've only heard great reviews!
 
Preorder
Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble 

What are you waiting on?


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Bookish Bingo: Summer 2017 Results and Fall 2017 Board

Bookish Bingo is a super cool feature created by Bekka at Pretty Deadly Reviews that I love to follow. It provides a bunch of great challenges, and you want to try to get as many bingos as possible!

Wow, had no clue "bookish" wouldn't show up with my background. Well... I have been meaning to make changes anyways.
 
Summer Board
I ended up only getting two bingos. I actually totally forgot about the board, but a bunch of books I read fortunately fit the challenges.
 
Fall Board
I haven't really decided what books I plan to read yet, but they will primarily be books for #TheReadingQuest and Sequel September.

Do you plan on joining?

 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sequel September Readathon


Sequel September is hosted by Kathy at Books and Munches.

Rules 
  • Post a blogpost saying you’ll be joining me in my battle against the TBR-sequels and pingback to this post
  • Share your list of all the TBR-sequels that you own and then decide which ones to give priority to
  • If you’re sharing your updates on social media, use #SequelSeptember so we can follow up on each other
  • [No rule] Maybe, just maybe I’m going to give a random participant a little something

My Potential TBR
  •  Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  • Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes
  • Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
  • Champion by Marie Lu
  • Deliverance by C.J. Redwine
  • The Hunt by Megan Shepherd
  • Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
  • Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
  • Starfall by Melissa Landers
  • The Rose Society by Marie Lu
  • The Gauntlet by Megan Shepherd
  • The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
  • Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes
  • Emerald Green by Kierstin White
These aren't all the unread sequels I have, but they are just some of the many. My goal is to read 4, and I think I have plenty to choose from. Depending on other challenges/readathons/etc, I may read some other sequels that aren't listed.
 
What books do you plan to read for Sequel September?