January ’18 TBR – Steampunk Theme

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I’m still working on getting back into the swing of things. I totally skipped and forgot about my December TBR. The month was so crazy, I only read two books and neither one was part of the TBR I had planned anyway. I almost decided to discontinue doing themed TBRs this year but then I noticed that the theme I had for December was really good and I really wanted to do it so here we go again. I used to be able to prep TBRs for the entire year with themes and everything all ready, but as the year went on, I followed it less and less. So I decided that I’m sticking to my themes but I’ll make them month by month so I’m actually reading what I’m into during that time.

SO let’s get started!

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November and December ’17 Wrap Up

So…

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I feel like I don’t even know how to do this anymore. It’s been so long since I’ve really had the time to sit and write with care instead of just scrambling to get something a post done fast. I’ve missed blogging so, so much but it’s been one hell of a year. I’ve tried in the last few months to get back in it but every time, something got in my way. I took an involuntary hiatus since August I think. It definitely would’ve been better if I’d just accepted and let you guys know, but I really didn’t want to admit defeat. But December decided to chew me up and spit me out and the thing that I think can make me feel sane again is getting my butt back to this blog.

I’ve been gone so long that I don’t know if anyone is gonna be around to read anymore, but that’s how it felt the first time I started so it’s okay. I don’t know how consistent I’ll be, I’m going to do my best to share something once a week at least. What I post is probably going to change as well but I’ll talk about that soon.

For now, all I have to share is the books I managed to read in November and December of 2017.

SO let’s get started!

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November ’17 TBR – Witches Theme

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I am staying consistent! Look at that haha. Something that’s been super easy for me before is now extremely hard to do so I’m working on it. We’re almost two weeks into November but I still feel like it’s a good time to give you all the books that I’m hoping to read this month. To be honest, I haven’t been really following my themes as of late and I’m thinking about next year not having themes at all. I’m still not sure if I’m gonna do it yet but I also don’t know how well I’ll stick to the following TBR but might as well try!

SO let’s get started!

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August, September & October ’17 Wrap Up

So…

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Did you miss me? I really hope you did! If you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been gone awhile. And I’ve also made some posts here and there trying to come back, always saying that I’m working on trying to come back and honestly, it’s a lot harder than it seems. I am an adult now and I mean that in the most honest way. I now have a lot more responsibilities, all of them surrounding myself and my own well being and goodness is it hard to keep up.

I moved into an apartment with my best friend, I started college for the first time, I got myself a boyfriend (who takes up a shit ton of my free time, let me tell you) and I started working. So obviously, my reading suffered and because my reading suffered, so did blogging. I’ve missed it so much and I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to post something at least once a week from this post on.

Now to my wrap up! I was in a reading slump for awhile there and didn’t really read that much but October has been looking up. I can’t wait to share with you guys what I’ve managed to read.

SO let’s get started!

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T5W Aug. 2nd – Book Covers You’d Live In

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Time for another Top 5 Wednesday. Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is Top 5 Book Covers You’d Live In. I think this topic is so interesting and unique! I’d never really thought about book covers as a destination place, mostly I think about my favorites and which ones I think are prettier. But there are some great covers that show off the settings of books really well and those are the ones that I’ve picked today.

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July ’17 Wrap Up

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I have to admit it. I didn’t want to but I think it’s time. I’m in a reading slump. This has been the worst reading month I’ve had since I started blogging and I think it has a lot to do with the particular books that I was reading. Also, my birthday was this month and I started my new job so that kept me busy a lot. I have recently started dating and that idiot takes up a lot of my time as well so I haven’t been reading as much. I hope August is a better reading month for me.

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Monthly Obsessions #16

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I’m here today to talk about my monthly obsessions. Another month has gone by and I’ve failed at blogging. I don’t know why life has been so busy for me lately but it’s cutting into my time with you all! I had my birthday this month which was kind of like a full week of celebration because that’s how intense I get. I started my new job this month as well and I’m moving in a month so I’ve been planning and organizing with my best friend all the stuff we have to get ready. It’s been so crazy that this is the month I’ve read the least, but I’ll talk about that more in my wrap up! For now, let’s chat about my obsessions.

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T5W Jul. 26th – Series That Got Better

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Time for another Top 5 Wednesday. Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is Top 5 Series That Got Better. I’m actually really happy to say that I’ve read several series that I feel got better as the books continued. That’s one of my favorite kinds of series to read honestly. When each book gets better and better and the finale manages to blow you away, it’s a great time all around!

SO let’s get started!

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Book Review – The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo #2)

Author: Rick Riordan

Publication: May 2nd, 2017

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Format: Hardcover, 414 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology

Read: June 2017

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Synopsis
Zeus has punished his son Apollo—god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more—by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo do anything about them without his powers?
After experiencing a series of dangerous—and frankly, humiliating—trials at Camp Half-Blood, Apollo must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Fortunately, what he lacks in godly graces he’s gaining in new friendships—with heroes who will be very familiar to fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . .

Critically

Plot – 4 out of 5 stars
As always with Rick Riordan, this book was funny and entertaining. It was action packed and intense, full of ups and downs and fast paced. I loved the adventure aspect and how there is always something new that the characters have to overcome, it keeps the story exciting. It’s complex and fun and I have a great time while reading.

Writing Style – 4 out of 5 stars
Again, really fun and entertaining writing style as always. It’s simple, easy to read and full of information on Greek mythology that I really enjoy learning about. However, I’m still struggling with Apollo’s POV. He’s not as laugh out loud funny as I was expecting. He’s self-confident bordering on egotistic and can be annoying sometimes.

Characters – 3.5 out of 5 stars
Like I said above, I’m struggling with Apollo’s POV. I feel like he sounds much older than I’m used to reading from YA books yet at the same time, his personality sometimes grates on my nerves.
Apollo is getting better but because he’s a god, he’s still self-centered and vain. He’s definitely growing through the series but it’s not as much as I would want though I understand why. He can be annoying sometimes specially when he’s constantly scared of everything that’s happening to him. I like the moments when he pushes through his fear and is brave and caring. I want that to happen more often.
One of my favorite parts of this series is being able to see where some of my favorite older characters are. This one has a few more characters that were prominent in the Heroes of Olympus that I loved and it’s just great to see them kick ass and take names still.

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Looks on Books #18 – The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

LOB #18

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I am back with one of my original features inspired by Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secret and Reg @ She Latitude to put together outfits inspired by book covers.Usually I pick the cover based on my favorite books (old and new), under-hyped books that I want to feature a bit more on my blog or just regular beautiful covers.

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