Day 2 Booktubeathon 2017

How did my day go?…. Let’s us be real, I did calculate that I have three hours of reading time today. However, I did complete the Instagram challenge last night, so that made it 4 hours. How much reading did I get done?… Well, I did complete one challenge, and I read about 114 pages from Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index.

So what challenge did I complete? I did the reading outside challenge. I was under a shady tree with my sunglasses on. Not my preferred reading style, but it had to be done. I did better today than I thought I would. The two books that I completed and read were The Book No One Ever Read and Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack: An Alphabetical Adventure. I gave both books a three out of five stars. Both books just lacked depth. The Book that No One Ever Read, felt like it missed an ending. I would go more into details about it, but I do not want to spoil the book. In the Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack, I just felt it lacked a story line. You had the same characters from the previous stories and books, but it was not as magical or as fun as those other books.

So what are my plans for tomorrow? Well, I got news from my boss and she is giving me the afternoon off. Which is good. Instead of working two hours in the morning I will be working three, which equates to an additional hour of reading. I will also not be picking my sister up, which is giving me more time in reading. So what do I want to do with all that extra time?

If I do not finish Juniper Lemon tonight, I will finish that tomorrow. In addition, I am planning on reading The Dark Prophecy tomorrow. I just got the audio book of it, so that will put me in a head start with reading it and getting those pages read. This is good. I am hoping to at least finish two books tomorrow. If I manage to get all that reading done, and I still have more time, I would also like to start The Girl Who Drank the Moon. I also have that book as an audio book. Which means I can utilize my time a bit better and organize my day to support all the work that I need to get done.

However, I was hoping to get my Instagram challenge for tomorrow done. It was nice getting it done a day early. That gave me an additional hour of reading in today. However, I ended up using that time sorting Legos. I still have a lot to sort, but I can leave that for next week, and get all the reading done. I did the important sets that had to be completed now.

But before I had to go and get ready for work tomorrow, I wanted to show you my entry for Booktubeathon. Today’s challenge was to show the world your favorite classic. I really do like this photo, and I found it a bit more fun and creative than what I did in the last one. I hope that you will enjoy it too.

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But before I go, I do want to ask you, if you are participating in Booktubeathon, how are you doing? Have you completed any of the challenges? If so which ones? Are you enjoying any of the books that you have chosen to compete for this readathon?

Until next time. Happy reading!

January Wrap Up and February TBR

So far, January has been a good Month. Not only have I read 5 out of the 6 books on my TBR list, I have also read an additional 28 books. I even got to complete the challenge for this month. So far I am feeling really good about this month, and I am hoping to keep it up.

  1. The School of Good and Evil by Chainani
  2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass
  3. Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
  4. The Story of Awkward by R.K. Ryals
  5. The Son of Sobek by Rick Riordan  
  6. The Staff of Serapis by Rick Riordan

As you can tell by the list, the book that I wanted to finish reading is still needed to be finish reading. I have about 130 pages left in the book. Sadly, I am not in the mood to read this book. However, I am planning on finishing the two graphic novels that I have started. That I know I can finish pretty quickly.

In addition, I also got contacted by an author, and was notified about one of their books. It was exciting to speak with this author, and to see that they were happy with their rating. I am still happy and honored about the whole ordeal, and the event still seems surreal.

Now onto my February TBR. I want to keep this month short. I just want to take it slow this month. The books I have chosen, I am really excited to delve into and start reading now. So here is my February TBR list.

  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  2. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
  3. Fated by Alyson Noël
  4. Echo by Alyson Noël
  5. Mystic by Alyson Noël

The challenge for this month is to listen to an audio book, so I am planning on listening to the second Harry Potter book. I already have the audio book on my device to listen to. I laughed when I saw this challenge because I was planning on listening to this book anyway. I am looking forward to continuing the series.

I do hope that your week is going great and that you have experience many adventures along the way. Happy Reading and see you next time.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Review

Okay, I just wanted to do a little review of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone before I continue with the other reviews. It was funny actually. I was listening to this book in the car and my middle sister asked me if I ran out of reading material because I was rereading this book. I, of course, told her no, but was not able to convince her that it is okay to reread books. The last time I read this book was when I was 14, I believe. I don’t remember, it has been that long.

862267The first book in the Harry Potter series, by J. K. Rowling, is about a young boy who discovers that he is a wizard while not only learning about the wizarding world, but magic as well. In addition to attending his first year at a magic school, he is also solving a mysterious secret and is trying to help protect a magical item on the school grounds.

I absolutely enjoyed listening to this book, it was like going back to an old friend. It was so much fun to explore this world once more, and to find what I have forgotten and what I have remembered. I was very surprised with how much influence Peeves had on our three students throughout their first year. I knew he was in the book, but I did not realize that he had such a big role. I not only love the world but the characters as well. It was so much fun to see our favorite three students grow throughout their first year at school. I do not think there would be anything that I would change about the book. I just enjoyed going back down memory lane.

Of course I kept the book’s rating as five out of five stars on Goodreads.  I just love how this world is set up, and the premise of all of our characters. If you have not read this book, do so. You will not regret it. In fact, I do recommend this series.

I do hope that your week will go very well. I will see you next time. Happy Reading!

Day four of Booktube-a-thon

Man, my eyes are hurting me. I need to take a break, but with the 300 page a day limit count, I cannot. I have been trying to take breaks today, but I only got through 106 pages of an actual book. I got a hold of To Kill a Mockingbird. I have listen to at least 5 hours of the book, roughly 5 cd’s. I am wondering why I have chose this book for audio. I do not remember this book being this long. However, I am enjoying this book, and loving the reader.

Sadly, this day did not go as planned. I am hoping that I will be able to catch up tomorrow. I just had to many distractions and had such a late start. Tomorrow I want to finish What Happen to Goodbye, and start Ready or Not.  I would also like to get 100 pages done of Kydona, but with the way things are going and how far behind I am, I will be glad if I will be able to at least accomplish the first two items on my list. However, I am hoping that I will get another four CD’s done for To Kill a Mockingbird. Being around chapter 12 with that book is making me feel a little easier.

Let’s see what tomorrow will bring.