Monday, October 15, 2018

Plan With Me: Creating & Co {Autumn is Calling}


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Creating & Co: https://creatingandco.com/
Little Paper Prints: https://littlepaperprints.com/
The Coffee Monsterz Co: https://thecoffeemonsterzco.com/
Rory's Sweet Addiction: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RorysSweetA...
Love Shaira: https://www.loveshaira.com/
Whimsical Plans: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhimsicalPlans

Darchelle's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpxp...


MY PLANNER & ACCESSORIES: 
Erin Condren Neutral Vertical 18m - get $10 off your first order with my referral link: https://erincondren.com/referral/invi...
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Music: Mizuki by Bad Snacks from the Youtube Audio Library

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Book Unhaul Challenge: October 2018

Time for another Unhaul!

Book Unhaul Challenge | Where I Rush to Read Books I Hauled or Else They Get the Boot #unhaulchallenge

My rules are simple: read the books I have purchased or borrowed. I cannot buy an ebook during the month unless I read one of the ones on my list (a one-for-one rule) and any physical books that go unread get released into the wild (aka my local used bookstore).

Monday, October 8, 2018

RIP Readathon [TBR]


I'm going a little easy because it's fall break and I have a busy week ahead of me. I chose to read one book that is already on my October TBR and it will count for two challenges. I also chose a book I'm nearly halfway through for Creature Feature and going with a middle grade for Cozy Read.

  1. Book with Black on the Cover: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
  2. Book with Keyword in Title: Dark, Shadow, Moon, Spell: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
  3. Cozy Read: Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
  4. Creature Feature: ACOTAR by Sarah J. Maas
  5. Group Read: A Discovery of Witches - but I have read it already and don't feel like rereading :) So I'm sitting that one out.
Updated on 10/16: As expected, the week was busy and I didn't read a ton. I got 8% through Shadow of the Fox and I also finished the last 2/3 of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House on audiobook from my library (it wasn't on my list but that can count for Creature Feature, right?! lol)
Total books finished: 0
Total pages read: 33

Plan With Me: Creating & Co {RIP Readathon}


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Creating & Co: https://creatingandco.com/
Fox and Cactus: https://www.foxandcactus.com/
The Coffee Monsterz Co: https://thecoffeemonsterzco.com/
Once More with Love: https://www.etsy.com/shop/OnceMoreWit...
Bubba Bear Studios: https://www.bubbabearstudios.com
Ruby Trev: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyTrev
Rory's Sweet Addiction: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RorysSweetA...

MY PLANNER & ACCESSORIES:
Erin Condren Neutral Vertical 18m - get $10 off your first order with my referral link: https://erincondren.com/referral/invi...
Pilot G2 0.7

Music: Mizuki by Bad Snacks from the Youtube Audio Library

Friday, October 5, 2018

September Book Haul

Book Haul | Check out the books I hauled this month #bookhaul

So before I get started, I must update on my unhaul challenge. If you missed it, here is the initial post. I had 6 books to read, 3 physical, 3 ebooks. I read 2 of the physical books and I'm currently reading 1 of the ebooks. I can buy no new ebooks and I have to release Carve the Mark into the wild since I didn't read it. So in October, I cannot buy any Kindle books (I'm going to get my free one from Kindle First, but otherwise, no buying unless I read one).

I have 11 books for September, most of which were free, except for my sub box books and Crazy Rich Asians, which I just had to have because the library book was due and I couldn't renew it.



Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Books I Read in September


In September, I read 7 books.


  • Lucky in Love by Kasie West (352 pages, 2017, Kindle, YA Contemporary) - 3.5 stars | My Review
  • Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry (336 pages, 2018, Kindle, YA Contemporary) - 4 stars | My Review 
  • Class Zero by Y.A. Marks (247 pages, 2016, Kindle, YA Dystopia) - 2 stars | My Review
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell (248 pages, 2014, Kindle, MG Nonfiction/Graphic Novel) - 4.5 stars | My Review  
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling - Illustrated Edition (259 pages, 2016, Hardcover, YA Fantasy) - 5 stars | My Review 
  • Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson (8 hr 20 min, 2015, Audio, Adult Nonfiction) - 4 stars | My Review 
  • Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows (481 pages, 2017, Hardcover, YA Fantasy) - 5 stars | My Review
Pages read: 1923 + 8 hr 20 min
Pages DNF: 0
Average pages read per day: 64
Total pages: 1923 + 8 hr 20 min

Monday, October 1, 2018

October Monthly TBR & Challenge Updates

Monthly TBR and Challenge Update | The post where I share what I plan to read and how badly I'm doing on my yearly reading challenges :)

I am trying to keep my October TBR to a short list so that I don't end up psyching myself out and not reading any of those books that I should read in a month.

My Tentative TBR for October:
  • Mirage by Somaiya Daud [Owlcrate]
  • Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa [Netgalley]
  • Final Girls by Riley Sager [#AYearathon]
  • True Fiction by Lee Goldberg [#AYearathon]
  • It Ends With Her by Briana Labuskas [#AYearathon]

Plan With Me: Scribble Prints Co {July 2018 Mystery}




MENTIONED: 
Scribble Prints Co: https://www.scribbleprintsco.com/
Rory's Sweet Addiction: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RorysSweetA...


MY PLANNER & ACCESSORIES:
Erin Condren Neutral Vertical 18m - get $10 off your first order with my referral link: https://erincondren.com/referral/invi...
Papermate Inkjoy Gel 0.7
Pilot G2 0.7

Music: Mizuki by Bad Snacks from the Youtube Audio Library

#AYearAThon [October 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 October, the theme is THRILLERS with the challenge of reading books with 400+ pages. It runs from October 1 to 7.


Updated on 10/16: I knew I wouldn't read a lot, so I'm happy with what progress I made with Final Girls. I ended up getting 20% through it.
Total books finished: 0
Total pages read: 70

Saturday, September 29, 2018

My Most Anticipated Releases for October

Most Anticipated Releases | Stop by and see what new books I'm most excited for this month

I started out getting this post ready with only four or five books and then boom, hello tons of books I want to read. This is how TBRs get out of control!

OCTOBER 1

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Top Ten Books by My Favorite Authors that I Still Haven't Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. More information here.


So it was kind of hard for me to find books from favorite authors because I was like...wait what do I consider a favorite author. Someone who I have read more than one of their books? A debut book that was amazing and I meant to read more of their books? Ugh.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Plan With Me: Scribble Prints Co {October 2017 Mystery}


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MY PLANNER & ACCESSORIES: 
Erin Condren Neutral Vertical 18m - get $10 off your first order with my referral link: https://erincondren.com/referral/invi...
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Music: Mizuki by Bad Snacks from the Youtube Audio Library

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. More information here.

I'm doing horribly with my seasonal TBRs...honestly, just horribly. From my summer TBR, I have read 4 of the 10. I am currently reading 2 of the remaining 6. I recently wrote down all my books that made my different TBRs so far in 2018 (and my winter 2017/2018 TBR), so this is going to build straight on that.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Book Unhaul Challenge: September 2018

Book Unhaul Challenge | Where I Rush to Read Books I Hauled or Else They Get the Boot #unhaulchallenge

This idea isn't new and, in fact, if you watch Booktube, you probably have seen many booktubers do this, including Kayla from BooksandLala. Now that I have been sharing hauls for a year, it's time to crack down on hauls and READ THE BOOKS I GET. I've been working all year long to read as many books as I can, focusing as much as possible on the books I borrow or buy. So let's get this shindig started!

I haul a lot of Kindle books so it's harder for me to "unhaul" them truly. So my rule for ebooks will be that I am not allowed to buy any new ones until I read ones I already have. A one-for-one type rule, if you will. I am allowed to buy ONE ebook when I finish ONE ebook. For physical books, if I don't read them, I am going to release them into the wild (aka my local used bookstore or high school).

Simple enough, right?

This post is for my September Book Haul. Starting off with a bang - 17 books: 7 physical, 10 ebooks. I have unhauled and read some of these, so I am left with 6 total: 3 physical, 3 ebooks.
  1. Pines (ebook)
  2. The Fire Sermon (ebook)
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Illustrated Edition)
  4. Carve the Mark
  5. Before She Ignites
  6. The Female of the Species (ebook)
I realize I'm posting this midmonth, but I will check back in with my haul post to update my progress on these 6 books! Wish me luck!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Top Ten Hidden [Book] Gems

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. More information here.


This was a little harder than I thought it would be because I tend to read hyped books but like really late, so I don't usually have books on my read list that not a lot of other people haven't read. But here are my favorite hidden gems.

Top Ten Hidden Book Gems #bookworm #toptentuesday

Monday, September 10, 2018

Plan With Me: Scribble Prints Co {January 2018 Mystery}


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The Coffee Monsterz Co: https://thecoffeemonsterzco.com/
Once More with Love: https://www.etsy.com/shop/OnceMoreWithLove
Rory's Sweet Addiction: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RorysSweetAddictions


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Music: Cold Funk - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod from the Youtube Audio Library

Friday, September 7, 2018

August Book Haul

 Check out the books I hauled for the month of August!

It's almost time for me to start my unhaul challenge and so I'm keeping with my format of separating physical books, ebooks, and library books. I have read 2 of the books I hauled here (Leah and Soul Surfer). Trying to keep my haul numbers low until I read some of the stuff I have in my possession!


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Books I Read in August


I have a brand new banner for some of my regular posts. Hope it'll look better on my blog :) In August, I read 7 books. I'm pleasantly surprised because I also finished an entire term (6 months) in the month. 4 classes in August! So 7 books is a miracle :)


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Top Ten Bingeworthy TV Shows

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. More information here.


I love this topic because I know I will find new shows to add to my Netflix/Hulu queue. I honestly have been binging so many tv shows lately because I don't watch them as they air (next day on Hulu) or get released (on Netflix - looking at you, OITNB).



Monday, September 3, 2018

Plan With Me: Scribble Prints Co {Campfire and Marshmallows}


MENTIONED: 
Scribble Prints Co: https://www.scribbleprintsco.com/
The Coffee Monsterz Co: https://thecoffeemonsterzco.com/
Rory's Sweet Addiction: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RorysSweetA...


MY PLANNER & ACCESSORIES: 
Erin Condren Neutral Vertical 18m - get $10 off your first order with my referral link: https://erincondren.com/referral/invi...
Papermate Inkjoy Gel 0.7
Pilot G2 0.7

Music: Cold Funk - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod from the Youtube Audio Library

#AYearAThon [September 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 September, the theme is #OWNVOICES with the challenge of reading short stories. It runs from September 3 to 9.


The Sword of Summer (Displaced/Homeless MC) // Not Otherwise Specified (Black MC)

Updated on 9/20: Late to update but I didn't end up picking up either of these books to read :/

Total books finished: 0
Total pages read: 0