Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Shon's March & April 2019 Wrap Up

Happy Tuesday, Bookworms! And happy Last Day of April as well!! Can you seriously believe it's the last day of April?? I think this month flew by even faster than last month!

Last month, I'd read so many books I forgot to post my March's Reading Wrap Up and Book Haul. So I'm going to combine March and April together. This might take a while because I think I read more books in March than I did in January & February combined. I also started a new series in March called Criminal Intentions. This series is so good, I should read a review. 

So without further ado, here's my March and April Wrap Up & Book Haul!

Here are all the books I read and added to my collection in March:


Heartbreaker Series by Stella Hart

Books Acquired:

Books Read:

Here are all the books I read and added to my collection in April:

Books Acquired:

Books Read:

So, yeah... March & April where pretty good months for books. 

Now I'm ready to tackle my Love In Bloom Readathon TBR, and I can't wait to get started on it!

That's all for me this month! How was YOUR month??

Happy Reading!!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #65:

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting On Wednesday #CWW #WOW

Title: Aurora Rising
Author: Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
Expected Publication: May 7th 2019
Genres: Science Fiction

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering

And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.

They're not the heroes we deserve. They're just the ones we could find. Nobody panic. 

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?  Let us know in the comment section below.

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday | Rainy Day Reads


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

What are some great rainy day reads? Instead of listing books, I thought I will list the type of stories I like to read on a rainy day.

1. I like a short story to pass the time (for just a few hours).
2. I like a short cute contemporary romance that makes me gush.
3. I like a gripping world building story that makes me jump in my seat and burst in a wide smile.
4. I like a story that makes me laugh uproariously with tears streaming down my face.
5. I like a story that makes me cry for hours unable to dry my tears.
6. I like a story that makes me immediately dial up a fellow reader and try to get them to read with me.
7. I like a story that completely exceeds all expectations.
8. I like a story that makes me sigh.
9. I like a story that is outside the box.
10. I like a story not read by many.

Happy reading.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday | Outrageous Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic: Outrageous Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books (i.e. skip meals, camped outside a bookstore, broke up with someone because they don’t like books, etc...)

Hahaha... yeah these are true situations...

1. I've requested vacation time months in advance in anticipation for a book release (so I can stay home for the week and consume the book).
2. I've called out sick the next day when I couldn't put down a book the night before.
3. I've read 48 hours straight on a weekend with only a few minutes of rest in between bathroom and water breaks.
4. I've read pages while waiting at a stop light.
5. I'd buy an audiobook just to play it during my shower then switch back to the book when I get out of the shower.
6. I've gone to work the next day without sleeping only to read again the following night and attend work sleepless the following day.
7. I'd read a book at a very fast pace just to finish the book before everyone else in case of fans spoiling it on social media.
8. I would stay off social media the week before and during an anticipated book release.
9. If a friend disagrees with the overall opinion of a book, we would not speak with each other for weeks.
10. If a friend likes the movie over the book, we would not speak to each other for weeks. 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday | Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

What are some things that make you pick up a book?

1. Books that inspire a television show/movie film.
2. Books with an intriguing plot.
3. Books with a pretty cover.
4. Books that attracts the attention of social media.
5. Books that authors want to read.
6. Books categorized into a new genre.
7. Books with world-building.
8. Something fun to read on a rainy day.
9. Something interesting to do on a quiet night.
10. Something to capture your interest when you're in a waiting room.

Happy reading.

Tangled 'N' Books May 2019 Readathon

Ahhhh it is April, Bookworms! Which means, we can reveal the May Readathon!! For these who are new to readathon. A readathon is essentially an event where we have different book challenges and we also do some other fun challenges and events throughout the week! It's a ton of fun!

We will be hosting the Love In Bloom Readathon from May 13th-19th!

There will be 6 book & 7 photo challenges. For each challenge, you simply need to read a book & post a photo that applies to that challenge. 

We will be hosting reading sprints (where we all read as much as we can during a specific time frame) on our Twitter page during the challenge . These are a ton of fun and a great chance to up your reading for the day! We will likely host these in the evenings on weekdays and various times throughout the day on weekends!

There are 6 book challenges for this readathon. You can have 1 book count for as many challenges as you want and you can read the books in any order you want. 

  1. A book with a name in the title
  2. A book from a genre you haven't read yet this year
  3. A book with a beautiful cover
  4. A hyped book OR a book that has been recommended to you
  5. A book published in Spring
  6. A non-fiction book

These are the photo challenges! You can share your phots on social media with the hashtag #tb2k19challenge

  1. Day1: TBR Stack - a photo of all the books you plan to read during the readathon
  2. Day 2: #Shelfie - a photo of your bookshelf!
  3. Day 3: National Chocolate Chip Day - a photo of book & cookies
  4. Day 4: Pink Books - a photo of pink books
  5. Day 5: Bookmarks - a photo of your bookmarks
  6. Day 6: Naked Books - a photo of books without the covers
  7. Day 7: Book and Planner - a photo of how you planned for the readathon week. It can be your planner, a list pad, a spreadsheet, whatever.