August 29, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 15


This challenge is hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine! I'm posting these so my blog won't be dead while I'm on vacation! As you may or may not know, I actually have been on quite a reading break and therefore I don't have reviews lined up for the next month. Therefore, I leave you with this! :)

I should also mention that I found this through Kristilyn's blog.

Day 15: Who are your book blogging mentors

- O'Dell from Book Twirps: This guy is awesome and his blog has an interface that I really like as well

- Kristilyn from Reading in Winter: She was the first other book blogger that I found in the same city as me, and I just naturally started looking up to her for tips and what not :)

- Just other blogs in general! I like looking at others and start to sort of get ideas on headers and formatting of my blog posts and what not!

August 27, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 14


This challenge is hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine! I'm posting these so my blog won't be dead while I'm on vacation! As you may or may not know, I actually have been on quite a reading break and therefore I don't have reviews lined up for the next month. Therefore, I leave you with this! :)

I should also mention that I found this through Kristilyn's blog.

Day 14: Deal Breakers

  • Travel: I love to travel and being able to see different places through books is awesome!
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Powers: Depending on how it's pulled off, I really like it!

August 25, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 13


This challenge is hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine! I'm posting these so my blog won't be dead while I'm on vacation! As you may or may not know, I actually have been on quite a reading break and therefore I don't have reviews lined up for the next month. Therefore, I leave you with this! :)

I should also mention that I found this through Kristilyn's blog.

 Day 13: Describe one under appreciated book EVERYONE should read

I'm not sure if this one is under appreciated or not but I'm choosing it anyways. I think it's really important and touches on such a big and controversial topic in modern society: anorexia. This book is:



August 23, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 12


This challenge is hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine! I'm posting these so my blog won't be dead while I'm on vacation! As you may or may not know, I actually have been on quite a reading break and therefore I don't have reviews lined up for the next month. Therefore, I leave you with this! :)

I should also mention that I found this through Kristilyn's blog.

Day 12: How do you fight blogger fatigue?

Oh God, this is something I should NOT give advice about since I haven't been able to do that yet. I'm not sure if it was blogger or student fatigue I've been going through for the past couple of months but I have NOT been doing good at reading or blogging. And now I'm on vacation at a place where I can't use a LOT of things that I usually would. I am just taking a REALLY long break where I still schedule a few posts here and there but I'm not as interactive as I like to be.

August 21, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 11


This challenge is hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine! I'm posting these so my blog won't be dead while I'm on vacation! As you may or may not know, I actually have been on quite a reading break and therefore I don't have reviews lined up for the next month. Therefore, I leave you with this! :)

I should also mention that I found this through Kristilyn's blog.

Day 11: Show off 5 of your best blog posts

August 19, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 10


This challenge is hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine! I'm posting these so my blog won't be dead while I'm on vacation! As you may or may not know, I actually have been on quite a reading break and therefore I don't have reviews lined up for the next month. Therefore, I leave you with this! :)

I should also mention that I found this through Kristilyn's blog.

Day 10: How do you choose the next book to read?

I have NO idea, it depends what mood I'm in. Whether I want to read dystopian, fantasy, or contemporary; a big book or a quick read. At the moment, I am writing this post before I go on vacation so I'm deciding on 2-3 books to bring with me. I can't bring too many because I know I won't have the time for it and it's SO HARD for me to stay awake on the plane. It also depends on what challenges I'm doing as well I guess.

August 17, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 9


This challenge is hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine! I'm posting these so my blog won't be dead while I'm on vacation! As you may or may not know, I actually have been on quite a reading break and therefore I don't have reviews lined up for the next month. Therefore, I leave you with this! :)

I should also mention that I found this through Kristilyn's blog.

Day 9: Why do you blog about books?

At first it was because I wanted to see how I could build an audience. I really knew NOTHING about blogging and about how many people were really out there. I also really loved books as well so that was another reason. Now, I keep trying my best at blogging because I want to keep up with the world (which I have literally been failing at because of school), but also because I want to stay in contact with the bloggers that I HAVE had the chance to meet! :)

August 15, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 8


This challenge is hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine! I'm posting these so my blog won't be dead while I'm on vacation! As you may or may not know, I actually have been on quite a reading break and therefore I don't have reviews lined up for the next month. Therefore, I leave you with this! :)

I should also mention that I found this through Kristilyn's blog.

DAY 8: 15 bullet points of appealing things on blogs

  • A simplistic theme or layout of the blog
  • A search bar at/near the top of the page
  • Nice fonts ;)
  • Discussions
  • Photos
  • A simple beautiful header
  • Social media icons
  • Actual reviews
  • Other sort of features (Confessions, Top Ten Tuesdays) but not overboard
  • Colours that are easy on the eyes
  • An interactive blogger
  • An easy to use interface
  • Non-clutter sidebar
  • NO CAPTCHA. PLEASE, I know you want to prevent spam but I can't stand it!
  • An overall awesome blog in terms of design and content! :)

August 13, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 7


This challenge is hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine! I'm posting these so my blog won't be dead while I'm on vacation! As you may or may not know, I actually have been on quite a reading break and therefore I don't have reviews lined up for the next month. Therefore, I leave you with this! :)

I should also mention that I found this through Kristilyn's blog.

DAY 7: Talk about your blogging quirks

- Sometimes I forget to go back and check over my posts for mistakes so there are a few typos here and there. HOWEVER, I usually trust my own typing. :)

- I have to format everything so that it looks good ON THE BLOG and not just where I'm writing the post up.

- For the past year, I have been blogging on the same computer with the same sized screen so you could imagine how much I panicked when my blog looked completely different on my brother's 20" monitor. I THINK I know how to solve this (by using "em") but I'm scared to screw up my whole blog and what not.

- I seriously wish I had enough posts to actually have a schedule but my posts are always spontaneous. This is the only month where my posts are structured but that's because I won't even be here.

- I like my header mainly because it represents my blogging life! It's probably not the best header out there but it suits my blog and it suits me! :)

- I have this weird obsession with fonts that only one other person I know has. NO, seriously it's weird. I could literally spend HOURS looking for fonts to use in Photoshop/Illustrator for things on my blog.

August 11, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 6


This challenge is hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine! I'm posting these so my blog won't be dead while I'm on vacation! As you may or may not know, I actually have been on quite a reading break and therefore I don't have reviews lined up for the next month. Therefore, I leave you with this! :)

I should also mention that I found this through Kristilyn's blog.

DAY 6: Describe how you shop for books

Well, I usually order online and that's when I have a specific book in mind OR I'm browsing the sale section. I pretty much do the same in store as well, and I look for the books that or on sale, or just books I REALLY WANT.

August 09, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 5


This challenge is hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine! I'm posting these so my blog won't be dead while I'm on vacation! As you may or may not know, I actually have been on quite a reading break and therefore I don't have reviews lined up for the next month. Therefore, I leave you with this! :)

I should also mention that I found this through Kristilyn's blog.

DAY 5: Recommend a tear jerker

Night Road by Kristin Hannah

AND

The Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han

    

August 08, 2013

Review: The Travel Auction by Mark Green






The Travel Auction by Mark Green


Publisher: Createspace
Published: February 25, 2013
Read: July 6 - July 27, 2013
Source: Sent for review by Mark Green
Challenge: Bingo Reading Challenge (Category: TBR) || 2013 TBR Pile
This book was sent to me by the author for an honest review.

August 07, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 4


This challenge is hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine! I'm posting these so my blog won't be dead while I'm on vacation! As you may or may not know, I actually have been on quite a reading break and therefore I don't have reviews lined up for the next month. Therefore, I leave you with this! :)

I should also mention that I found this through Kristilyn's blog.

DAY 4: What's the last book you flung across the room?

I actually have to give this one some thought. I'm pretty sure it was this one because I was just SO DONE WITH IT when I finished.

August 05, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 3


This challenge is hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine! I'm posting these so my blog won't be dead while I'm on vacation! As you may or may not know, I actually have been on quite a reading break and therefore I don't have reviews lined up for the next month. Therefore, I leave you with this! :)

I should also mention that I found this through Kristilyn's blog.

DAY 3: Who are your blogging BFFS?

I think the only "BFFS" that I have are the Edmonton Book Bloggers. It's just so fun hanging out with them and they're always there to help with whatever it is. I'm so glad to have found them over the year and we just keep on growing! I sort of lost my touch with other blogs through my reading/blogging break so I've lost contact with some of the bloggers I used to talk to quite a bit.

August 03, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 2


This challenge is hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine! I'm posting these so my blog won't be dead while I'm on vacation! As you may or may not know, I actually have been on quite a reading break and therefore I don't have reviews lined up for the next month. Therefore, I leave you with this! :)

I should also mention that I found this through Kristilyn's blog.

DAY 2: What's your bedtime reading ritual?

I don't really have a "ritual" because I just like to read before going to bed. I find that it actually calms me down before I have to go to sleep instead of watching videos on Youtube or something! I also have to mention that reading in bed always makes me want to go to sleep because it's so comfortable.

Do you have a bedtime reading ritual?

August 01, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 1


This challenge is hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine! I'm posting these so my blog won't be dead while I'm on vacation! As you may or may not know, I actually have been on quite a reading break and therefore I don't have reviews lined up for the next month. Therefore, I leave you with this! :)

I should also mention that I found this through Kristilyn's blog.

DAY 1: Make 15 Book Related Confessions

I've done similar posts before but I guess I have new confessions as well!

1 - My copy of A Game of Thrones is DESTROYED. It took me 2 months to read it and in those two months it was stuffed into my bag everyday without actually being read.

2 - I smell books when I buy them

3 - I LOVE taking off the jackets of hardcover books and looking at the insides.

4 - After a year of having quite a few e-books on my phone I just CANNOT bring myself to read them.

5 - Sometimes I try to read with music in the background, but I get distracted way to easily.

6 - I really need to stop buying books considering that the rate I'm buying them at is faster than the rate at which I can actually read the books. (Whoops!)

7 - Honestly, I've said this in a few reviews, but if your book makes me cry like a baby then you've written a terrific book. Or maybe I'm just a really easy crier, maybe both!

8 - This is a weird one: I was taking a summer school French class and I kept reading everything in a French accent in my head.

9 - Sometimes I'm scared to put my ideas out especially since the internet is so mean nowadays. I'm not talking about REVIEWS, but opinions on controversial topics about certain series/books (TMI)

10 - God I really can't read classics without falling asleep. At least not the ones I've read so far anyways! Sorry classical readers!

11 - I ALWAYS have to make sure my hands are clean before I touch my book.

12 - Even though every book has romance, I only like the good romances that make sense and the feelings are actually there. Not just, "Oh mysterious guy, oh mysterious connected pasts. Love."

13 - Reading slumps suck. I hate picking a book and reading a few words and just not wanting to read it.

14 - I am seriously running out of things to say mainly because I can't think of anything. Books are fun to read and they're cool!

15 - I'll touch on the "controversial topic" that I mentioned in #9. So basically it's just about Cassandra Clare and I know people are probably going to butcher me for saying this but... I'm getting a really bad vibe from her writing all these series. That is the farthest I will go into that subject as people will verbally slaughter me if I say anymore and I still want to stay respectful.