Let’s Talk About…BEA Books.

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Guess what everyone?!? Book Expo of America (BEA) is barely a week away. And man am I excited! So today I’ve decided to start my BEA posts with the top 10 books I am excited about.

Another Day by David Levithan

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

After Alice by Gregory Maguire

Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

I Crawl Through it by A.S. King

Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall

Hello, Goodbye, And Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Tonight the Streets are Ours by Leila Sales

Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

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Bout of Books Day 5 Update #1

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So I’m a bit behind in my updates. Life has seemed to get in the way of things as it tends to do. Oh life! I have been reading, though! For the official updates:

Monday:

Pages read: 301

Number of books I’ve read today: 1

Books finished: 1 out of 6

Hours spent reading: Five

Books I’ve read:

Girl Defective by Simmone Howell- Five Stars

Tuesday:

Pages read: 201

Number of books I’ve read today: 0

Books finished: 1 out of 6

Hours spent reading: Four

Books I’ve read:

Girl Defective by Simmone Howell- Five Stars

Wednesday:

Pages read: 301

Number of books I’ve read today: 1

Books finished: 2 out of 6

Hours spent reading: Five

Books I’ve read:

Girl Defective by Simmone Howell- Five Stars

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen- Five Stars

Thursday:

Pages read: 220

Number of books I’ve read today: 1

Books finished: 3 out of 6

Hours spent reading: Three

Books I’ve read:

Girl Defective by Simmone Howell- Five Stars

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen- Five Stars

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall- Five Stars

I am for once on schedule with my reading goals despite my hectic life. Yay me! Keep you posted again…hopefully. This is fun!

Happy reading!

Bout of Books Challenge #1.. Book Survey

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Bout of Books

Monday’s challenge comes from writing my own fairy tale. This challenge is a book survey. I love surveys so I knew I had to do it. I know I’m a wee bit late and missed the giveaway. Oh, well. Here it goes anyway!

1. How do you organize your shelves?

By size and then by what I want to read first.
2. What is one of your favorite book that’s not in one of your favorite genres?

Harry Potter!!!!
3. What is the last 5 star book you read?

Girl Defective by Simmone Howell.
4. What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon?

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall.
5. What book do you recommend the most?

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen.

Well, there you have it. Now, it’s your turn.:-) Just kidding.

Happy reading! Look out for my next challenge post!

 

Bout of Books Day 2 Update #1

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Yesterday was quite an eventful day for me on the first day of Bout of Books. I locked myself out of my house. Way to go, Indie! Luckily, my library wasn’t too far from my house; and, I discovered my new favorite book Girl Defective by Simmone Howell. It’s a story about fifteen year old Australian Skylark Martin, her ten year old special needs brother who is uber adorable wearing a pig snout mask every day, and their Vinyl only music store owning dad. “It’s about life and death and grief and romance. All the good stuff.” I highly recommend it.

Progress:

Monday:

Pages read: 301

Number of books I’ve read today: 1

Books finished: 1 out of 6

Hours spent reading: Five

Books I’ve read: Girl Defective by Simmone Howell- Five Stars

My Bout of Books…2015 Here I Go

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As I have been UBER behind on all things blogging, reading, and such I’ve decided to participate in Bout of Books. I can’t tell you how excited I am that I was reminded of this event. I participated it in once before, I believe, and, if I remember correctly, had a blast. So, I’m doing it again. I’m hoping to reboot my reading mind and get back on that reading horse I so loved (although I hate horses. I really really do. LONG story!).

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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

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Goals:

What would a readathon be without goals?!? This year I am hoping to read at least four to six books. Boy, do I have some good ones lined up already! Will I share that with you? Hmmm…..I think I may keep it a secret. You’ll just have to read the updates. 🙂

My page goal is between 100-200 pages a day; with at least two to three hours spent reading. Can I do this? I sure hope I can! I picked books I’m super excited to read.

I’ll hopefully be participating in challenges and updating daily, so be on the look out for some fun posts from me. I know it’s been a while. This is a good way for us to reconnect.

Until then, happy reading and see you tomorrow when it officially begins! I’ll hopefully be writing a better welcome post with my first book and more. Stay tuned!

And, for all you mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day!

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