Friday, December 16, 2016

Cramaton TBR

Hey Guys!

So I know it has been a very long itme since I have posted, but school was my full attention and I wasn't able to read any books at all other than my school books. So, I really did not have anything to post about. Now that school is finally over and I am back in the game and what a great way to start it off but by a read-a-thon. I was excited to hear Cramathon was occurring after my classes ended so I can actually devote my time with it.

Cramathon is run by Whitney or Wittynovels (check out her Youtube videos they are awesome) and this year she is Co-hosting with April or Aprilius Maximus (who you must also check out her videos, awesome). The Cramathon contains seven challenge and they are as follow:

1. Read a book under 200 pages
2. Read 2 books in 24 hours
3. Read a book set in a different country than where you live
4. Read a book you've been putting off/have been meaning to read for forever
5. A book with pictures
6. A graphic novel
7. Read seven books total

Now for the books I choose for each challenge are as follow:

1. The Picture of Dorian Gray By: Oscar Wilde
2.Animal Farm
3.Between Shades of Gray by: Ruta Septys
4.Milkweed By: Jerry Spinelli
5. Maus By: Art Spiegelman
6. Saga  By: Brain K. Vaughan
7. Persepolis By: Marjane Satrapi

Finding books for these challenges was very fun since my TBR bookshelf is very large right now (more like bookcase than bookshelf) 

I hope to get through all these books next week and I hope to get back into the swing of blogging. I apologize my sporadic post and I promise to keep on top of my blog from now on.

Thanks For Reading

~Pants 




Sunday, October 16, 2016

Spookathon TBR

Happy Monday!

So I know it has been a while, but I guarantee there will be two post this week! For Monday's Post I want to discuss this amazing Read-A-Thon that just began today. The Spook-A-Thon is occurring from October 19th to October 23rd. This Spook-A-Thon is being run by Kayla from Books and Lala, Paige from Paige Pages and Shannon from Bookerly  on YouTube their announcement video is linked below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnxBp7X1oGI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QmY6ceFmQo&index=5&list=PLXhCPCPOGHk4NWWv0KMwINqLQgIm_lxWi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YqnPpaSdSg&feature=youtu.be

There are 5 challenges during this Read-A-Thon and they are listed below:

The official challenges are as follows:
1. Read a thriller
2. Read a book with red on the cover
3. Read a book with a spooky word in the title
4. Read a 2016 release
5. Read a book with a paranormal character/creature

There will also be  4 giveaways occurring during the Read-A-Thon,  the details on each You Tuber's Bio Description in their videos


 Now For My TBR

As you can see there are only three books on my TBR, at the moment I am only to read a certain number of books. School is hitting it's rough patch and I know I can at least get these three done before the Read-A-Thon ends.How these three correlates to the challenges are as follow:

1. Read a thriller- The Women In the Walls By: Amy Lukavics
2. Read a book with red on the cover- Through The Woods By: Emily Carroll
3. Read a book with a spooky word in the title: Between The Devil and Deep Blue Sea By: April Genevieve Tucholke
4. Read a 2016 release: The Women In the Walls By: Amy Lukavics
5. Read a book with a paranormal character/creature: Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea By: April Genevieve Tucholke 

So as you can see I am doubling books with challenges and I am honeslty very excited for the books that have been sitting on my shelves for way too long.

I hope many of you are parcpating in this fun read-a-thon and as always I will be updating through all my social media as well as goodreads.

Thank you for Reading

~Pants

Saturday, September 10, 2016

#Diverseathon TBR

Hey Guys,

So I did not post anything this week, but I am slowly getting into the groove of school plus my read schedule is all over the place with required reading and leisure reading but I am here with a special Saturday post.

As anyone who has been in the book community whether it be Youtube or Twitter, you have heard about the ugly video that was posted that stated many negative things about Diversity and why there should not be a push for Diversity into YA literature or any literature for that matter. In response to this ugly video a read-a-thon has been created.

The Diverseathon is being hosted by four amazing people, Monica K Watson, Whitney from Whittynovels, Christina Marie or LCMarie19 and Joce from squibblesread. (those are their twitter handles if you want to check them out.

The Diverseathon will be held from Monday September 12th to Monday September 19th. There are no set challenges or amount of books that need to be read. The only criteria is to read books that have or celebrate diversity.

Now for my TBR, usually I would love to read more books that I picked out but with school I will have to limit the amounts of books I can read. There are so many books I could read for this readathon but some of the ones I would love to read are back home so I will have to choose from the pile I have here with me at school.

The Three books I have chosen are:

1. Holding up the Universe by: Jennifer Niven

2. Middlesex by: Jefferey Eugenides

3. Persepolis by: Marjane Satrap

I will keep an updated progress as the week goes on and at the wrap-up I will highlight what each books has in the sense of diversity.

Well I hope many of you are able to participate in this Read-A-thon and I will be back Monday with another post.

Thanks for Reading,

~Pants 

Friday, September 2, 2016

August Wrap-Up and Some Small Updates

Happy Friday Everyone!

It has been quite a while since I have done a Wrap-Up, mostly because of being out of country and also I really wasn't reading much in past couple of months. That changes now! (well hopefully it sticks) I am doing a Wrap-Up!


In the month of August I was able to read a total of 8 books. Of those 8 books 6 were read during the EpicReads Reading Decathlon.

Those Books are as followed:


1. History is All You Left Me By: Adam Silvera  *5 out of 5 stars  

2. You Know Me So Well By: Nina LaCour and David Levithan *3 out of 5 stars

3. Strong Signal  By: Megan Erickson *4 out of 5 stars

4. Fast Connection By: Megan Erickson *3.75 out of 5 stars  

5. Girl In Pieces By: Kathleen Glasglow *4.75 out of 5 stars

6. A Second Harvest By: Eli Easton *3.75 out of 5 stars

this list might seem very familiar, well because I did do a Reading Decathlon Wrap-up about almost 2 weeks ago. The difference now is I can add two more books that I read this month (is it sad that I read 6 books in the course of 7 days and then the rest of the month only 2 more books were read...I find it sad)

The last two books that I read in the month of August were completed earlier this week and those are as followed:

7. Behind Closed Doors By: B.A. Paris *5 out 5 stars an amazing book!

8.  Stolen By: Lucy Christopher *3 out of 5 stars

I am going to be doing some different in my monthly wrap-up where I talk a little about my favorite and not so favorite book of the month.

Favorite: This is a difficult decision I read two amazing books this month, so I think I will have to say it is a Tie between:

 History is all you left me By: Adam Silver and Behind closed doors By: B.A. Paris

History all you left me stars a boy who just lost the love of his life and he struggle with the grief of losing his love and also confronting his ex-boyfriend's current boyfriend. This story takes you on a journey of anguish, grief, self-discovery and acceptance. This book is the second book of Adam Silver, With his first book being More Happy Than Not. Which was also an amazing book. Adam's books knows how to tear me down to almost no hope to finding solace in the end.

Behind closed doors stars a perfect couple who seems to have it all, but you question if looks can be deceiving. As the readers we began to learn through the jump and present to the past what lead up to Grace Angel being the assuming perfect wife and her lawyer husband Jack Angel. As their history is learn the facade begins to break down very quickly and as the reader, you learn to feel the desperation of how will Grace escape the grasp of her vicious husband. From the beginning this book got me so hooked. This is usually a book I grab, but while I was at BEA this past summer they handed out this book and the front cover had a sentence that got me intrigued... "The Perfect Marriage or The Perfect Lie? With that simple sentence I was hooked and upon reading the first couple of pages I was hooked even more.

Least Favorite: As for my least favorite book of the month was:

You know me so well by: Nina Lacour and David Levithan

This is book in my opinion a horrible book, but it just did not catch me and reel me in. We follow two teenagers who are at the end of their High School years who are struggle with what they want to do when they get out of school and also and mostly suffer through their love lives. What I found just in my opinion unrealistic was how quickly these two became friends. It was like one moment we see each other in the same place and then book instant best friends who later go to a party that contains so many famous people and later makes them famous at their school. How often does this happen in real life. The one thing I do want to touch on through I love the LGBT elements through out the books. The two main characters are gay, but what I loved about it the book was centered on the issue of them being gay. It was accepted it was seen as something so extraordinary. It was just everyday life.

Alright so that was the books that I read for the month of August. If you follow me on Instagram or has read my recent post I have a TBR for the month of September and I am hoping to get through all those wonderful books.

With that in mind I would love to share what I am currently reading:

Our Chemical Hearts By: Krystal Sutherland. So Far I am really enjoying this book. It was made me chuckle a few times and I very interested where this story is going to go.

I also wanted to do a quick recap on the read-a-thon I participated in last week. It is going to be quick recap, because I did not complete a single book on my TBR list. The first day of the read-a-thon I was hit with such a reading slump that during the week I only read 100 pages in those 7 days. It was very frustrating. I really wanted to complete the books on my TBR, but it just did not happen. Never fear though, because the slump is gone and I am reading consistently.

Alright Guys I think that is it for now. I hope everyone has a great Labor Day Weekend and I will be back on Monday with another post

Thanks For Reading

~Pants 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

School Book Haul

Happy Wednesday!

So since I began school this week I decided to do a book haul of the required reading I have for this semester. This semester I am taking three English courses and they differ from each other immensely


The Three English Course I am taking are:

1.British Literature with a Focus on the Beatles

2.Children's Literature

3. Special Author Topic: Dante

In result because of these English classes I had to buy a lot of books!

The books that I had to buy for each class are as Followed:

Beatles Class
1. The Cambridge Companion to The Beatles
2. Read The Beatles
3. Reading The Beatles Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism and The Fab Four

Children's Literature
1. When Sophie Gets Angry-- Really, Really Angry... By: Molly Bang
2.Chato and The Party Animals By: Gary Soto and Susan Guevara
3.The Princess and the Goblin By: George MacDonald
4.Coraline By: Neil Gaiman
5.Angel Square By: Brian Doyle
6.Frog and Toad Together By: Arnold Lobel

Dante Class
1.Inferno
2. Purgatorio
3. Paradiso

Well as you can see I have many different books with many different subject matter. I am excited for these three classes. They will broaden my literature world greatly and I cannot wait. Although my Dante class is a little intimidating to me but I know I will enjoy it, hopefully.

Well that is it for now guys, I will have a post Friday which could be a Review or Quick catch up...I don't know yet.

Thanks for Reading!

~Pants






Monday, August 29, 2016

September TBR

Happy Monday!

So Today was my first day of class, which was awesome since I only had one class.

Well Since it is near the end of the month I decided to dedicate this post to my September TBR. As you can in the picture below, I am hoping to read a good amount of books this month. Although I hope to finish all these I know that it might not be possible with getting back in the groove of school and homework. That is not to say I will not try to complete them all, I will try to prevail!
With the exception of one, all these books are ARCs that I received this past summer at BEA. (I guess I am pushing ARC August to be ARC September) The Following books I will read for the month of September are:

1. Pancake in Paris By: Craig Carlson

2. Holding up The Universe By: Jennifer Niven

3. A Shadow Bright and Burning By: Jessica Clueless

4. Cress By: Marissa Meyer

5.Our Chemical Hearts By: Krystal Sutherland

6. The Secret Keepers By: Trenton Lee Stewart

7.The Hopefuls  By: Jennifer Close

If any of you follow my goodreads, you would know that I have already started Cress but I have yet to finish it so it will be pushed to my September TBR. Many of these books are in different genres I really do not read but the past couple of books I have been stepping out of my comfort zone and I want to continue doing this next month. 

I also want to note that I did not post on Friday as I was scheduled to do, partly because I was out of town with my family and also I was going through a bit of reading slump last week and I really didn't have much to report on, but that is not the case this week. There will be reviews coming in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for Reading 

~Pants

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Reading Decathalon Wrap-Up

Hey Guys,

So it's Wednesday and that means I have a new post. I will be posting on a strict schedule for the foreseeable future. I will be posting Monday,Wednesday and Fridays. They will be either Reviews, Hauls, TBRs or themed post.

For this post I will be talking about my Reading Decathlon that I did over the past week. As you know if you saw my earlier post of this Readathon or follow me on Instagram, Epic Reads created this Read-A-Thon called Reading Decathlon. This Readathon consisted on reading 10 books in 10 days.

As you might remember I decided to go for gold and read 10 full length novels....Well I did not read my gold. I read 6 books and began my 7th (which I still have not finished) within my decathlon time. Although I did not read 10 books I am happy to say I did complete those six. Before this Readathon I had not read any books this month since I was out of the country.

Now to the list of the books that I read they are as follows:

1. History is All You Left Me By: Adam Silvera  *5 out of 5 stars    

2. You Know Me So Well By: Nina LaCour and David Levithan *3 out of 5 stars

3. Strong Signal  By: Megan Erickson *4 out of 5 stars

4. Fast Connection By: Megan Erickson *3.75 out of 5 stars  

5. Girl In Pieces By: Kathleen Glasglow *4.75 out of 5 stars

6. A Second Harvest By: Eli Easton *3.75 out of 5 stars

7. Stealing Snow By: Danielle Paige (Currently Reading)

So you can see by my rating I read some amazing books. I will be doing full reviews for 4 out of the 6 books that were read in the coming weeks, But I do have to say History Is All You Left Me crushed me but than gave me hope and I loved that. Adam Silvera is a genius and I honestly cannot wait to see what else he writes!

So although I did not read 10 books, I believe to read 6 books within the 7 days that I read (3 of those days I really did not read) is a huge accomplishment for myself. 

Alright I know this is a pretty short post but I will be going more in depth through reviews and discussions.

As Always Thanks for Reading

~Pants