Month In Review | February 2017 AKA The Fabulous Month

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Hello all! We’ve come to the end of another month, which means it’s time to wrap up all of the wonderful books of this month. February was a pretty awesome month for me, or at least the last two weeks of it was. However, I am so excited for March because by the time March ends, I’ll finally be a little less busy (FINALLY). On a side note, does anyone else think February looks like such a fake word? Maybe it’s just because everyone on the West Coast of the US here pronounces it like “feb-u-airy” but who knows. Continue reading

Month In Review | January 2017 AKA The Month of New Stuff

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Hello all! Can you believe that we’re already in the second month of the year? January went by so quickly! Overall it was a pretty good month for me, except for this last week or so, but we’ll get to that…

BOOKS

I read a solid four books this month, and considering how busy I get during January, I’m actually quite pleased with that amount. Plus, I’m still on track for my Goodreads challenge, so the new year is off to a good start.

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  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon | Review ★★☆☆☆
  • Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin | Review ★★★★★
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake | Review ★★★★☆
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab | Review coming super soon ★★★★☆

I’m now currently reading A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab and The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak, which you’ll be seeing an ARC review for very soon!

BLOGGING

January was a pretty fantastic blogging month for me, up until this last week. I really do apologize for totally disappearing off the blogging planet recently! I got hit with this absolutely terrible cold, and had no energy to do basically anything but sleep. It was awful, but I do believe I’m on the turn around.

Anyways, this month I posted about…

Hopefully things will get back on track this week, since I finally seem to be shaking this cold!

LIFE

Apart from getting sick, I’ve been okay this past month. January and February are always two of my busiest months of the year because of musical pit orchestra. I currently have rehearsals twice a week now, but in the last two weeks of February, we switch to every day rehearsals which are always exhausting. BUT, I love doing musicals so it’s not that bad.

I hope you all had a wonderful month, and are excited for a brand new one. Let me know how your month went! What was your favorite book you read this month?

Series I Want To Finish In 2017 | TBR of Shame

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Welcome to TBR of Shame, where I share all the books on my TBR that really should’ve been read by now. On this lovely edition of shamefulness, I want to share all the unfinished series that I hope to read and complete this year.

ALL THE UNFINISHED SERIES

These are the series that I own the entire thing, or as many that have been currently released. I’ve also read at least one book in the series, and have yet to finish it. Continue reading

A Reading Year In Review | 2016

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The year has come to an end (thank goodness), which means it’s time to reflect on my reading in 2016! Here on this little blog, we’ve already discussed my blogging goals for 2017, and reading goals will be coming very soon (perhaps in a T5W… hmmm…), and now is the time for reflection.

To start out, let’s rip off the band-aid. I did not accomplish my Goodreads challenge last year. I had initially set it for 70 books in January, when I was happy and full of hope. Somewhere around March, I actually lowered that goal to 60 books because I knew I wasn’t actually going to get to 70. In the end, I read a grand total of 50 books, 10 shy of my ending goal. Continue reading

Month In Review | November 2016 AKA The Month Where It All Goes Downhill

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Well, November has come to an end. I’m very late posting this. In fact I’m very late posting anything. Can you all tell I want 2016 to be over now? I’m going to warn you, this probably won’t be the happiest month in review, because November really was not my month. However, it’s December (it snowed today here Seattle! We never get snow!) and I’m working up to turn a new leaf for 2017.

BOOKS

Is this a book blog? Because I had an absolutely terrible reading month, and I apologize for not having many books on the “book” blog this month. So, without further nonsense, here are the two books I read this month!

  • Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein | Review ★★★★★
  • Child of the Light by D. M. Wiltshire | Review ★★★

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Sorry for no cute graphic, but it would just look weird with two books. Anyways, I am currently reading Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima, and I’m hoping that my reading kick will return once I’m done with finals next week. So, not going to lie… November was a pretty rough month for reading, and I highly doubt that I’m going to finish my Goodreads reading challenge, but you can bet that I’m going to try my hardest to finish 14 books in December.

BLOGGING

Hey, remember all of that optimism that was in last month’s wrap up after a pretty bad blogging month? Yeah, none of that happened, and in fact my blogging got worse. I rarely posted this month, and I’m so sorry about that. I really missed blogging a lot, but unfortunately it had to take the back burner this time around.

This month I posted about…

For everyone who has recently tagged me in things or to my new followers, hello and thank you! I swear I see them, and I definitely want to get around to doing the tags this month. I swear I’m not normally this bad at blogging!

LIFE

Okay, now let’s get into what actually happened and why I’ve been not the best blogger in the world. Over the last few weeks I’ve been having some issues with both my physical and mental health. No worries, it’s nothing serious but it’s bothering me enough to make reading and blogging not as fun recently.

I have been over stressed with school, as I’m taking a course this quarter that I’ve really grown to despise (for those who are curious it’s Calc II, and if you’ve ever taken it… you feel me?) and have lost a lot of motivation for. I do have finals next week, so I’m attempting to pull through and pass the class with a good grade, but I’ve been finding it very difficult to do anything but school and procrastinate on schoolwork with TV.

However, here’s something good! Since I am done with class on the 15th, you bet that you can expect lots of posts and reading from this girl. I have every plan to spend my Christmas break wrapped up in a fuzzy blanket and reading.

So, let me know how your month went! Hopefully you had a better month than I did. Are you excited for the Holidays? What Holiday do you and your family celebrate? Any big New Year’s plans?

Month In Review | October 2016 AKA The Mysterious Month

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Alright, I’m going to be totally honest here. I have no idea where October went. I also can’t believe we only have two months of 2016 left, that’s crazy! Anyways, October was a bit of a weird month for me, in terms of everything, but more on that in the rest of the post. So, let’s wrap up the month!

BOOKS

Last month, my reading was a little sporadic, but I did manage to finish six books.

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  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo | Review ★★★★★
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire by J.K. Rowling | 2016 reread ★★★★★
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling | 2016 reread ★★★★

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  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling | 2016 reread ★★★★★
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling | 2016 reread ★★★★★ | Series Mini-Reviews
  • Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas | Review ★★

As you can see, I finished my Harry Potter reread, which was oodles of fun. I also finally finished EoS. I’m so glad I’m done with that (please read my rant/review if you’d like to hear why), because I feel like my reading can finally get back on track.

I am also currently reading Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima and Child of the Light by D.M. Wiltshire. I’ve been enjoying both, especially Flamecaster at the moment, as it is the continuation of Chima’s Seven Realms series (which I read back in September/October and LOVED).

BLOGGING

Yikes, the blogging took a hit this month. I didn’t mean for that to happen, but I simply got swamped with homework and midterms, and ran out of time to blog. It’s sad to admit, but whenever I had free time, I was napping instead of blogging.

I definitely don’t want to get behind in posting and reading your posts this month like I did in October, so I think I’ll try to write an entire week worth of posts on Sunday and schedule them. I’m also hoping for a good reading month, so I can write more reviews! I love writing reviews so much, and I only got to write two last month.

This month I posted about…

LIFE

What even happened during October? I honestly have no clue, this month was definitely the fastest month in 2016 for me (does that even make sense?). I feel like my life turned very monotonous this previous month, with no time to do anything but school. I had midterms coming up a few weeks ago, and I have a band concert tomorrow night, so the tensions of been a little high.

On the flip side, I’m hoping to slow down a bit this month and take some me time. It’s also American Thanksgiving and Christmas season, which are my two favorite holidays, so I’m pumped for the final months of 2016!

Here’s the question of the month… Can I finish 14 books in two months to finish my Goodreads challenge? Who knows.