BookCon Day 1: Experience and Haul

 

Note! This is a re-upload. I somehow moved this to drafts so I had to publish it again. I don’t even know how that happened. SMH.  This was originally published June 2017. 

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    This past weekend I was able to attend BookCon in NYC, thanks to my friend Carleny for the early birthday gift. Carleny also has a book blog called Warning: Spoiler Alert check it out after you read this post. This post will be about my experience at BookCon and a haul on the things I got. Now, let’s get into it.

    

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    The first day of BookCon Carleny and I decided to get to the Javits Center by 8 am ( the show floor opened at 10 am). We know that people like to get their really early to be one of the first people on the show floor. So, I got up at 6 am and was out of my house by 7 am. Carleny and I got to the Javits at about 8:10 am. Guys, by that time there was already so many people there it was insane. Then we had to wait for the show floor to open at 10 am. After so much waiting they were finally letting us in, Carleny and I were on the show floor at about 10:15 am. The first thing we did was search for the booth where First In Line would be because we had received an email to go to their booth to pick up a Underlined Swag tote with a surprise box full of bookish fun. Let me tell you we had a little trouble finding the booth turned out they were in the Penguin booth. Continue reading “BookCon Day 1: Experience and Haul”

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The Struggle of being a reader

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In this post, I am just going to let you guys know a bit of the struggle I have been having with my reading lately. I hope you enjoy.

I will start off by saying that I am currently in the middle of reading three books. Yes, three books. These books are As Old as Time by Liz Braswell, Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, and lastly What the Valley Knows by Heather Christie. Now the struggle is different with each book. For What the Valley Knows it is taking me a while to Continue reading “The Struggle of being a reader”

Coming Up in April, May and June

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In today’s post, I will be sharing with you guys what I am planning on reading the next three months. Hope you enjoy.

1. What the Valley Knows by Heather Christie

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  • I received an ebook from Black Rose Writing for review. I am so excited to get to this book, it is a young adult contemporary about a girl who moves to a new town and gets involved with the popular football player. One night she and her boyfriend get into a car accident and she ends up forgetting something important. I do not know much about it but it has great reviews so I am looking forward to reading it.

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Book Monologue #8: Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

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About a week ago I read Volume 1 of Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer.  I had a few feelings about the book so I thought I should make a blog post about it. This review will have spoilers on both The Lunar Chronicles and Wires and Nerve. That said if you haven’t read either come back and read this post once you do. Now on to the review!

I will start off by saying that I had so much fun being with these characters again. The Lunar Chronicles is one of my favorite book series so being able to read this and see where these characters have been since the events of Winter as well as before the events of Stars AboveContinue reading “Book Monologue #8: Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer”

Book vs. Movie: A Wrinkle in Time

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This is going to be a quick post about my thoughts on the A Wrinkle in Time book and movie. I would do a list of all the similarities and difference but then we will be here forever. So, I will just tell you how I felt about both the book and the movie. Now, let’s get started.

First, off like any book being made into a movie, there were many changes. I feel that the changes that were made were fine. I think that the movie still delivered the message that the book originally gave in a cool way. The movie had all the main components that were Continue reading “Book vs. Movie: A Wrinkle in Time”

Read-A-Thon by Zoe Results

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This past Saturday, March 3rd Zoe from ReadbyZoe on YouTube hosted her fifth 24-hour read-a-thon. In this post, I will let you guys know my experience participating in Zoe’s read-a-thon. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, March 3rd, 12:00 AM

It hits midnight and I am so excited to start reading. This time around Zoe didn’t set a theme for the read-a-thon so I made up my own theme. Which was to read the library books I currently have out. The first book I picked up was The Bad Seed by William March. Like I have said before I learned about this book from Pretty Little Liars Season 1 Episode 18 The Badass Seed. On PLL they are putting on the play of The Bad Seed, the plot of it sounded so interesting I decided to read the book. Continue reading “Read-A-Thon by Zoe Results”

Reading Update

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This is going to be an update on what I have read…or haven’t read this February. I will let you know that this was not a good reading month for me. I was able to finish reading Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao which was a really good book, I have a spoiler-free review if you want to read all the thoughts I had on that book. After I finished Forest of a Thousand Lanterns I statted reading Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella. Let me tell you guys, I usually fly reading anything by Sophie Kinsella and I stated Surprise Me on the 14th and as I am typing this on the 28th I am still on chapter 3.  Continue reading “Reading Update”

24 Hour Read-A-Thon by Zoe TBR

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This is going to be a short one. I am here to let you guys know that on Saturday, March 3rd Zoe from ReadbyZoe is hosting another 24 Hour Read-A-Thon. If you remember back in December Zoe hosted a Holiday edition of this read-a-thon which I participated in. So, I am so excited that Zoe is doing another read-a-thon. My plan is to read the library books that I currently have out which are: The Bad Seed by William March, and Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer.

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Review: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

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In this post, I will be reviewing Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao. This is a spoiler free review so you can continue reading with no fear. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is the debut novel for Dao published by Philomel Books an imprint of Penguin Random House. This book was released on October 10th 2017. The second book Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix is set to release on October 23rd, 2018. I believe this is a duology.

 

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This is an Evil Queen from Snow White reimagining set in East Asian-inspired fantasy world. It has been destined that Xifeng (SHE-fung) will become Empress of Feng Lu and Xifeng really wants this to come true but that future comes at a high price. She has to reject the young man that is in love with her and she has to embrace the dark magic in her. The way that Xifeng can fuel her magic is by eating the hearts of the recently killed. The God that has put her on this journey will not be happy until his power is complete. Continue reading “Review: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao”

My Favorite Relationships in Books

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Since today is Valentines Day I thought it would be fun to tell you guys my favorite relationships in books. Let’s just get right into the list which is in no particular order.  Also, this post will contain spoilers so read on with caution.

    1. Rebecca Brandon (Nee Bloomwood) and Luke Brandon

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Book: Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella

   Reason: I just love their relationship. They have their ups and downs but they are always there for each other when it matters. Also, Luke is able to put up with Becky who is a handful because she is so ridiculous but that is why he loves her and all the readers as well. It is never boring when Becky is around. One more thing Luke is husband goals. Continue reading “My Favorite Relationships in Books”