Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR


Today's prompt is Books on my Winter TBR. I had to think about this one for a good bit because I've been more of a mood reader lately and that seems to work pretty well for me. I do have a lot of books from 2016 and 2017 that I want to read, so those are what is making my 2018 TBR starting with the first few months!


Monday, November 20, 2017

Plan With Me: Scribble Prints Co {Thanksgiving}


The three recipes I'm making on Thanksgiving plus also brining turkey for the first time:
Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs: https://goo.gl/8zUm4R
Sausage Cranberry Pecan Stuffing: https://goo.gl/DRNX3p
Caramel Pumpkin Spice Blondie Streusel Cheesecake: https://goo.gl/QuXyqp

The Junior Mints Cupcakes I made for my mom last year: https://goo.gl/C26mPy


MENTIONED:
Scribble Prints Co: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ScribblePri...
Little Dog Paper Co: https://littledogpaperco.com/
Rory's Sweet Addictions: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RorysSweetA...
Love, Shaira: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveShaira
Creating & Co: https://www.etsy.com/shop/creatingandco
Fox and Cactus: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FoxAndCactus


SOCIAL:
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Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/sjanee11
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sjanee11
Snap: sjaneellis
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/sjanee11
Food Blog: http://www.fantasticalsharing.com/
Personal Blog: http://rockytoprealtalk.blogspot.com/


MY PLANNER & ACCESSORIES:
Erin Condren Neutral Vertical 12m - get $10 off your first order with my referral link: https://erincondren.com/referral/invi...
Papermate Inkjoy Gel 0.7

Music: Open Road by Audionautix from the Youtube Audio Library

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tome Topple Round 5 [TBR]

I decided a day late to join in the Tome Topple readathon that was created by Samantha of Thoughts on Tomes. Check out more information here. It runs November 17th 12:00am (your time zone) to November 30th 11:59pm (your time zone).

My TBR consists of ONE BOOK...


Yep...gonna be taking this one on...again. I started it back in summer 2015 and got 15 pages in...then put it down and didn't pick it back up. It has been sitting on my nightstand just staring at me. So my hope for the readathon is to get to page 500. So here we go!

Updated on 12/6: Late update here, but I only got to page 235 of It, but I am pleased with that because it took me forever to pick it back up and I am happy with my progress.

Total books finished: 0
Total pages read: 220

Monday, November 13, 2017

Plan With Me: Scribble Prints Co {Pumpkin Spice}


MENTIONED: 
Scribble Prints Co: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ScribblePri...
Little Dog Paper Co: https://littledogpaperco.com/
Rory's Sweet Addictions: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RorysSweetA...
Love, Shaira: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveShaira
The Coffee Monsterz Co: https://thecoffeemonsterzco.com/
Once More With Love : https://www.etsy.com/shop/OnceMoreWit...
Fox and Cactus: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FoxAndCactus


SOCIAL: 
IG: http://www.instagram.com/sjanee11
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/sjanee11
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sjanee11
Snap: sjaneellis
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/sjanee11
Food Blog: http://www.fantasticalsharing.com/
Personal Blog: http://rockytoprealtalk.blogspot.com/


MY PLANNER & ACCESSORIES:
Erin Condren Neutral Vertical 12m - get $10 off your first order with my referral link: https://erincondren.com/referral/invi...
Papermate Inkjoy Gel 0.7
Pilot G2 0.7
Sharpie Pen Medium

Music: Crystal by Vibe Tracks from the Youtube Audio Library

Monday, November 6, 2017

Plan With Me: Little Dog Paper Co {October 2016 Mystery}


Rescues for JoJo: http://www.rescuesforjojo.org/  

#AYearAThon [November TBR]

Each first full week of the month, a #AYearAThon readathon is held and there are themes and challenges for each month. In the month of November, the theme is NEW TO YOU AUTHORS with the challenge of reading a duology. It runs from November 6 through 12.

I chose four books that I *may* read. If I have a good reading week, I may be able to finish 2 or 3 of these, especially since If I Stay is under 200 pages. But I hope to finish at least 1. All of these books are new to me authors and they are all duologies!



Updated on 11/9: I was working on finishing Read Me Like a Book on Monday and Tuesday, due to not realizing the Read-O-Rama readathon was the 3-5 not 5-7. I read If I Stay on Wednesday and really liked it :) I have started Reboot.

Updated on 11/13:  I got a quarter of the way through Reboot. I didn't end up reading much after I finished If I Stay, so that's why my page count isn't super high. I'm happy with finishing one and hope to finish Reboot this month and possibly finish the sequels during the month!

Total books finished: 1
Total pages read: 196 (If I Stay) + 87 (Reboot) = 283

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Read-o-Rama [TBR]

The Read-o-Rama readathon is hosted by Chloe of Brunette Bibliophile, Elizabeth of The Owlery Books, Alyssa of pucksandpaperbacks, and April Sarah of April Sarah. It happens three times a year. This particular round is going to be a mini round from Nov 5 to Nov 7 Nov 3 to Nov 5 - apparently I had it written down incorrectly and missed two days. There are 3 challenges:
  1. Read a book with a fall connection (story takes place in fall, was published in the fall, the author has a fall birthday, etc.)
  2. Read a book with RAMA in the title or author's name
  3. Read 3 books in 3 days
My TBR contains just one book, but I may attempt to read two more books if I get through that particular one. The author's birthday is October 15th and RAMA is in the title.


Read Me Like a Book

Updated on 11/6: I failed pretty hard at this because I had my dates wrong. I don't know why I thought it was Nov 5 to 7, but I didn't start Read Me Like a Book until early Sunday morning and then I didn't really read too much yesterday because I thought I had two more days. :(

Total books finished: 0
Total pages read: 21
 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Book Review: The Surrendered by Case Maynard



Publish Date: September 20, 2016
240 Pages [Kindle edition]
Published by Blaze Publishing, LLC

Synopsis:
After a financial collapse devastates the United States, the new government imposes a tax on the nation’s most valuable resource—the children.

Surrendered at age ten—after her parents could no longer afford her exorbitant fees—Vee Delancourt has spent six hard years at the Mills, alongside her twin, Oliver. With just a year to freedom, they do what they can to stay off the Master’s radar. But when Vee discovers unspeakable things happening to the younger girls in service, she has no choice but to take a stand—a decision that lands her on the run and outside the fence for the first time since the System robbed her of her liberty.

Vee knows the Master will stop at nothing to prove he holds ultimate authority over the Surrendered. But when he makes a threat that goes beyond what even she considers possible, she accepts the aid of an unlikely group of allies. Problem is, with opposing factions gunning for the one thing that might save them all, Vee must find a way to turn oppression and desperation into hope and determination—or risk failing all the children and the brother she left behind.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Books I Read in October


Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris - 4 stars (finished 10/2)
BOOK 11 IN SOUTHERN VAMPIRE MYSTERY SERIES
I had originally rated this at 3 stars, but after this reread, I bumped it up to 4 stars. I'm not even sure what I was talking about because this book definitely had substance. There was plenty of moving parts to different pieces of the story and I am ready to finally get to book 12 and 13, to finish out the series. I realized that I had flipped through the novella-type book that comes after book 13 and I know who Sookie ends up with, unfortunately.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Monthly Reading Goals + TBR


In October, I finished 8 books putting me at 57 books read for 2017 and I am now officially finished with my 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge of reading 52 books! :)
  • Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (325 pages, 2011, Hardcover, Adult Paranormal) - 4 stars - counted towards the Throwback Book Club challenge and series challenge (although does not complete a series)
  • I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (384 pages, 2014, Kindle, YA Contemporary) - 5 stars - counted towards the Throwback Book Club challenge 
  • Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (28 pages, 1820, Paperback, Classic) - 1 star - counted towards mini Owlcrate challenge, Movie Adaptation challenge, and Throwback Book Club challenge. 
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (228 pages, 1962, Kindle, Children's) - 3.5 stars - counted towards Movie Adaptation challenge,  Throwback Book Club challenge, and the series challenge (new series added to it)
  • Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (335 pages, 2012, Kindle, Adult Paranormal) - 4 stars - counted towards the Throwback Book Club challenge and series challenge (althought did not complete a series) 
  • Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (338 pages, 2013, Kindle, Adult Paranormal) - 4 stars - counted towards the Throwback Book Club challenge and series challenge
  • After Dead by Charlaine Harris (195 pages, 2013, Hardcover, Adult Paranormal) - 1 star - counted towards the Throwback Book Club challenge 
  • The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson (455 pages, 2017, Hardcover, YA Dystopian) - 3.5 stars - counted towards mini Owlcrate challenge
Pages read: 2288
Average pages read per day: 73
Pages DNF: 0
Total pages: 2288