Summer 2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 2! Favorite Summer Reads!

Hey guys! I am back today with the blogger challenge for Day 2 of the Summer 2018 Biannual Bibliothon!

This challenge was created by Starlite Book Nook and the challenge is to tell us what some of your favorite summer reads are!

For me, summer is the season where I read pretty much everything from fantasy to contemporary. So here are 3 of my favorite books (or book series) that I have read during the summer over the past few years!

  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (read for the first time in 2012)
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandyha Menon (read in 2017)
  • Geekerella by Ashley Poston (read in 2017)

So those are just a few of my favorite summery reads! Be sure to let me know in the comments what some of your favorite summer reads are!

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Summer 2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 1: My Top 3 Favorite Vacation Spots!

Hey guys and welcome to Day 1 of the Summer 2018 Biannual Bibliothon!

So I challenged you guys last week to tell me your top 3 favorite vacations spots (real or fictional). I have loved reading through your responses and I figured I would tell you mine!

  1. Fripp Island, South Carolina

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The last of 5 barrier islands off the coast of Beaufort, South Carolina lies Fripp Island. I have been coming here pretty much since the day I was born. My grandparents lived on this island from 1996 to when they died in 2004 and 2016. It is part resort island and part golf course. Perfect for vacationers and golf fans alike. The sunsets are to die for. Also, scenes in the movie Forest Gump were filmed here.

  1. York Beach, Maine

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Only about an hour drive from downtown Boston lies York Beach. I used to spend a week here each year with my grandparents when I was in elementary school and some of my best memories come from that time. The beaches give visitors one hell of sight upon bright blue water. In the very distance you can see the Isle of Man (located in between England and Ireland). Also downtown York has some great shopping centers and Goldenrod Candy (my favorite candy store) has the best salt water taffy you will ever try.

3. Salem, Massachusetts

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Now, you are probably wondering why I put the town of Salem on this list. I know, I know. This town is usually known for being a popular tourist destination in the fall but believe me, it is a town that  you can visit any time of year. Only located about 45 minutes from Boston, Salem is more known for the witch trials that happened in the 1600s. It’s beautiful architecture is located right next to the harbor. Salem has many great shops (including a ton dedicated to all things Harry Potter and even a wand shope!) along with restaurants with menus of the best seafood New England has to offer. A must visit town!

So that is my post for today! I’ll be back tommorow with day 2 of the read-a-thon!

Weekend Reads! 7/8/18

Hey everyone! Today I am here to do another installment of my series Weekend Reads!

So this week, since I last check in with you guys, I haven’t done much reading. I’ve had, what seems like, a million things going on with school and my personal life so I haven’t had the time to really sit down and read.

But here is the 1 book that I did manage to finish:

  • Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman: 2/5

And here is what I am currently reading (or rereading):

  • Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (reread)
  • Blood Will Out by Joe Treggiari

Anyways, that is my wrap up for this week. I am working on my review of Illuminae so that should be up sometime in the next couple of days!

What did you read this week? Let me know in the comments!

2018 Summer Biannual Bibliothon Challenge! Favorite Vacation Spots!

Hey guys! So I am back to tell you what my challenge will be for the 2018 Summer Biannual Bibliothon!

So if you didn’t see my announcement post (you can find that here!), I am one of the blogger hosts for the 2018 Summer Biannual Bibliothon! Each one of the blogger hosts is going to have a different challenge going up each day of the read-a-thon and I am here to tell you today what mine is!

So my host day is next Saturday (July 14th) and my challenge for you guys is to tell me your top 3 vacation spots. So this could be anywhere that you love to go to just to step away and relax for a week or 2.

You guys can either leave your answers here in the comments of this post, tweet me on Twitter, or write your own post on your blog! I will be checking all of them out!

I will be telling you guys next Saturday my answers so be on the look out for that!

2018 Summer Biannual Bibliothon Announcement!

Hey guys! I am here today to do another very exciting announcement!

I am going to be one of the blogger host for the 2018 Summer Biannual Bibliothon!

Here are the details for the read-a-thon!

Dates: July 14-20

Liveshow Date: July 21st (Time TBA)

Twitter: @BBibliothon

Instagram: @biannualbibliothon

Here are the amazing BookTube hosts:

Kelly: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8M6…

Dylan: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxpH…

Brittini: https://www.youtube.com/Brittnisbookfind

Red: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS4Y…

Momo: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBookt…

Catorina: https://www.youtube.com/user/LittleBo…

Kassie: http://youtube.com/user/misssassykassie

Here are the challenges that you can make videos for and win giveaways!

Day 1: Saturday 14th HOST: Caz – Creative Book Rec Challenge GIVEAWAY BOOK: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Day 2: Sunday 15th HOST: MOMO – Get Ready With Me Challenge GIVEAWAY BOOK: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Day 3: Monday 16th HOST: BRITTNI – Daredevil Throwback Challenge GIVEAWAY BOOK: Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee Day

4: Tuesday 17th HOST: RED – Bibliothon Sing-Along Challenge GIVEAWAY BOOK: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Day 5: Wednesday 18th HOST: Kassie – Bookish Vlog Challenge GIVEAWAY BOOK: Ace of shades by Amanda Foody

Day 6: Thursday 19th HOST: Dylan – Spine Poetry Challenge GIVEAWAY BOOK: The Art of Starving by Sam J Miller

Day 7: Friday 20th HOST: Kelly – Bookish Etsy Shop Challenge GIVEAWAY BOOK: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

The list you can use for challenges number 3: : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O…

Wouldn’t be a read-a-thon without some reading challenges would it?

1. Group book: THE WICKED DEEP

2. Choose from someone else’s TBR (suggested by @LizzardReads)

3. Try the first chapter of 3 books and pick 1

4. Read a book that has been on your TBR for over a year (suggested by @Swizzlemonster1)

5. Read a predicted 5 star read (suggested by @Shannon23xo)

6. Own voices – different than YOU

7. Read the last book you bought (suggested by @MyBookBehaviour)

Also be sure to check out our Instagram hosts and my fellow blogger hosts!

Instagram Hosts!

1. @Sophiesticated

2. @Zairabookcorner

3. @Noor_reads 4.

@thebookandrose

5. @oftwinsandbooks

6. @cintarellastories

7. @juliasbookcase

Blogger Hosts!

1. Ashley – http://www.saidthestory.com

2. Erica – thebrokenspine.net

3. Kay – bookaplenty.wordpress.com

4. Gabi – starlitebooknook.wordpress.com/

5. Jacqueline – evilqueenbooksblog.wordpress.com (Me!)

6. Amanda – obsesswithamanda.wordpress.com

7. Emily – emilythebooknerdxo.blogspot.com

And of course, here are the rules for the giveaways hosted by the booktubers!

1. You must be subscribed to this channel as well as ALL of the hosts personal channels

2. You must comment your link to your entry on today’s daily video challenge by 12 a.m. PST

3. You must be 18+ or have parent’s permission to enter (because we need your address!)

*All giveaways are INTERNATIONAL, as long as Book Depository ships to you!* Check to see if Book Depository ships to your country: http://www.bookdepository.com/help/to…

So that’s my announcement! I hope you guys are just as excited for this read-a-thon as I am! The blogger hosts and instagram host will also be doing some challenges (mine will be posted later today!) during the whole week of this read-a-thon so stayed tuned for that!

Are you going to participate? Let me know in the comments!

Snow Like Ashes by Sarah Raasch

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Synopsis:

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. The Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been searching for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild their kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, Winter’s future king—she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again. So when scouts discover the location of half of the ancient locket that can restore their magic, Meira decides to go after it herself—only to find herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics, and to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own. ”

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July 2018 TBR!

Hey everyone! Today I am here to tell you guys what I plan on reading (or rereading) in the month of July!

July is going to be a busy month for me. I’m taking a summer course online college in my personal life. But my reading life is also going to be busy!

I am participating in 2 read-a-thons this month. Both of those are in the last 2 weeks of the month and I am a blogger host for one of them (post about that coming next week!). Those are definitely going to take up a lot of my time so I want to get as much reading done as I can in the next 2 weeks before those read-a-thons happen.

So with that being said, here is my (short) TBR for this month!

  • Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (reread)
  • Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  • Moral Panic by K.M. Ecke (sent to me for review by the author)
  • The Dark Tower Book 1: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
  • Save the Date by Morgan Matson (my book club’s book of the month. Link here!)

As always, I will have full reviews for all of these books up here on the blog and as many of them as I can get on my YouTube channel as well as soon as I finish them!

What are you reading this month? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Reading!

June 2018 Wrap Up!

Hey everyone! I am here today to tell you guys about all of the books that I read in June!

So June was an up and down ride as far as my reading. The first 3 weeks were great as far as reading, however, the last week wasn’t a good one. I had a few things going on in my personal life which if you follow my YouTube channel (you can find that here!) you would know about already. I also started a summer course for college online during that week so that has been taking up a lot of my time.

With all that being said, here are the 9 books that I managed to read (or DNF) this month!

  • Gray by Pete Wentz (reread): 5/5
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: 4/5
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (listened to on audio): 3/5
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (reread): 5/5
  • This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab: 4/5
  • The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw (my book club’s book of the month for June): 4/5
  • The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz (DNF): 2/5
  • Snow Like Ashes by Sarah Raasch (buddy read): 3/5
  • Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman: 2/5

As always, I have full reviews all of the book (except for Illuminae and Snow Like Ashes (coming soon!)) up here on the blog and I have a video review for The Wicked Deep up on my YouTube channel as well!

What did you read this month? Let me know in the comments!

 

Weekend Reads 6/30/18

Hi everyone! I’m back for another installment of my series Weekend Reads!

So I realized that I miss last weeks’ segment and I apologize about that (something came up last minute). So here are the books that I have read in these past 2 weeks!

  • This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab: 4/5
  • The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw: 4/5

And here is what I am currently reading!

  • Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
  • Blood Will Out by Joe Treggiari

So that is my weekend reads for this week you guys! Be sure to let me know in the comments what you read over these past couple of weeks and what you are currently reading!

Happy Reading!

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

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Synopsis:

“WELCOME TO

THE CURSED TOWN

OF SPARROW.

Two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep water surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three troubled girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into Sparrow’s harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives, unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople will turn against one another, Penny and Bo will suspect the other of hiding secrets. And death will come swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo or save herself.”

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