Tag: Reading Habits

In an attempt to post more about my reading style, I’ve decided to go with the Reading Habits tag today. I’ve seen a lot of people do this, but I’m not sure who created the tag. If you know, please let me know. I would love to give them credit.

This tag consists of 11 questions. They really encompass the entire reading experience.


Question #1: Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I usually read on my bed, but sometimes I read on the couch. Something I am wanting to do is make a reading corner in my bedroom with a chair and my bookcases.

Question #2: Bookmark or a random piece of paper?

Bookmark! Sometimes I’ll use a random piece of paper, especially if I get a book from the library or a used book store and there’s already something in it.

Question #3: Can you stop reading anytime you want or do you have to stop at a certain page, chapter, part, etc.? 

I try to stop at the end of a chapter. I at least try to find the ending of a section of the chapter. Some books make this difficult. I’m looking at AtonementRead More »

Waiting on Wednesday: The Library of Fates

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. To participate, you post about a book release that you’re waiting on, and this week I’m posting about a YA Fantasy book being released this summer.


thelibraryoffates=Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: July 18, 2017
Pages: 354
Genre: Fantasy (Young Adult)

No one is entirely certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything—family, her childhood love, and her freedom—to save her people. But her offer isn’t enough. (from Goodreads)

This sounds like something I’m going to love! Goodreads says that it’s great for fans of The Star-Touched Queen and that it includes a lot of Indian folklore. It’s a YA Fantasy, and a royal one at that. This definitely fits into what I’m loving right now.

Have you heard about this book?

Discussion: Book Series

Over the past couple of years, I’ve tried my best to not get into too many book series. I’m always worried that I’m not reading enough variety when I do that, but I realized just how much I love series this year. It’s so nice to read a book where you already know the characters and understand their world without having to read 100 pages to get into the action. In my journey to read less series, I ended up leaving some of the ones I was reading behind when I used to marathon read them (for the most part). So, I thought it would be nice to make a post about the series that I’m currently reading. Maybe I will finish them or catch up with them in the next year or so.


 

  • Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson – I’ve mentioned this one a few times because I’ve been behind for the last year or so, but I do plan on getting the latest volumes soon! Currently on Volume 3.
  • Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson – This is the first superhero graphic novel series that I’ve ever read, and there have been a few times that I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep reading, but I love Kamala too much. She was my first Funko Pop! Currently on Volume 4.
  • The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman – I’m on Volume 3 of this one and I need to continue. There are so many!

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Tag: R.I.P. It or Ship It (YA Edition)

Here’s a tag that I have seen a lot, most recently in a YouTube video, but I hadn’t thought to do it myself until yesterday! I decided to start with a YA edition, but I am planning on doing a Classics/Adult one and also a TV one. If you have any character suggestions for another YA or one of those other topics, please let me know! This could be a fun tag to do from time to time. I tried to pick characters that I like and dislike, as well as characters in some of my favorite book ships, so this should be interesting for my heart!


Here’s how you can play this game:

  1. Write down characters from books on slips of paper
  2. Put them in a jar/bowl/hat/mug and pick 2
  3. Decide if you ship it or R.I.P. it (R.I.P. it means you don’t ship them, but not necessarily that you want them dead)

1

Marcus Flutie from Jessica Darling series + Elizabeth Wakefield from Sweet Valley series

What an interesting combination to get this started! I chose Marcus because he’s one of my favorite male characters and the Jessica Darling series is my all-time favorite series, but I was nervous about putting him in the jar. I am a die hard Jessica/Marcus shipper. But this is a good one. Surprising. I chose Elizabeth specifically from the SVH: Senior Year series, and in that way, I think these two could work because Marcus is a bit similar to Connor and Elizabeth and Jessica Darling (not Wakefield) have their own similarities. SHIP IT Read More »

What I’ve Been Watching #8

I’m currently on a break from work, so I have had a lot of time recently to catch up on some shows. Plus, there are a lot of great ones on Netflix right now. Over the last few weeks, this is what I’ve been watching.

Television & Film

 

  • Chewing Gum – THIS SHOW! Why did I keep taking this off of my queue for the past few months? I finally saw a clip from season 2 and decided to give it a shot. I was hooked within the first couple of episodes and, considering how short they are, that’s a big deal. It gave me some unexpected feels. It’s a little heavy on the secondhand embarrassment, but it’s worth it. It’s hilarious and it feels like art imitating life in a good way.
  • Riverdale – I watched the pilot of this after it aired, and I really liked it at the time, but decided to wait until it was on Netflix to watch the entire season. If you don’t already know, it’s a teen drama/murder mystery show with the characters from Archie. To some people that may sound a little strange, but the writers have done a great job bringing the original and this plot together! The mystery is interesting and all of the main characters are developed nicely throughout the season. I like all of them, and that doesn’t happen often. Betty and Jughead are my favorites. It’s like Veronica Mars meets, well, Archie with a dash of Twin Peaks thrown in (without the extremely weird stuff). I plan to watch it as it airs in the second season.
  • Sherlock series 4 – I didn’t realize going in that it may be the last one. Now I’m upset and in mourning. But just like with the other series of the show, I adored it, even the not so positive aspects. If you’ve watched it, you know what I’m talking about. If the final episode was the final episode, it went out on a great note and it fit the show perfectly. This is one of the few shows that I think I could re-watch all the time.
  • Supernatural season 10 – I’m not sure if I’ve ever talked about Supernatural on here before, but it’s one of my all-time favorites and over the last few seasons, I’ve been unable to keep up with it. I finally decided to start watching it again and I’m so glad. It’s nice to jump back into a show and feel like you never stopped watching it. I’m about halfway into season 11 now, so I’m well on my way to being all caught up. I didn’t re-watch the Fan Fiction episode and now I’m kind of regretting that.
  • The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 3 – This season was a little disappointing to me. There were definitely some pros to it, including Titus going all Lemonade which is one reason I love quirky comedies like this, but some of it was a little lacking. Still, there’s a lot of heart to this show. There were also a lot of scenes without Kimmy and more with characters like Titus and Jacqueline together, so it was nice to see some other characters bonding. I will watch if there’s a season 4.
  • La Belle et le Bete (The Beauty and the Beast) – I had no idea this existed until I saw it on Netflix! It’s a beautiful French adaptation. The costumes were lovely and the sets were nice to look at as well. Sadly it doesn’t seem to have the best ratings online, but I think it’s worth a watch if you’re into fairy tales or costume dramas. It helps that The Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorites. There are a few creative choices that I wasn’t thrilled with, but overall, it was a nice film.

Now I’m off to continue Supernatural. What are you currently watching?

Blogger Recognition Award

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It has been a long time since I’ve posted an award! Thanks to the wonderful Jen from A Bookish Peach for nominating me.

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How My Blog Started:

While I was in college, I didn’t have much time to myself to read what I chose since I was taking a lot of English and Film History/Criticism classes that involved a ton of reading, but I was following several book blogs. That meant that my TBR list was getting longer and longer. I was also taking a creative writing class in my last semester and one of our assignments for the semester was to keep a blog where we would write our thoughts on the short stories we were reading for class. That’s when I realized that it was a nice outlet of sorts to keep my book thoughts, so a few years after college, I decided to start my own blog.  Read More »

WWW Wednesday #9

wwwwednesdaysWWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

To participate in this, you just have to answer these three questions:
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?


What are you currently reading?
ihateeveryonebutyou

I’m reading an e-ARC of I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin. They have a YouTube channel together called Just Between Us and it’s one of my favorites. When I found out that they had a book coming out, I immediately put it on my TBR list. It comes out this fall and I was surprised (but excited) to receive an e-ARC a few months before the release date, and I’m loving it. There are a lot of things in here that I can relate to and I can’t wait to get further into it. I really like how you can tell it’s based on the authors, but the characters feel like they’re also their own people separate from them.Read More »