Sunday, May 31, 2015

2015 Challenges: June +#TBRTakeDown

Let's start the summer season... with a BANG!


Anyhow, this a small welcome back thing I'm doing for myself: I give myself four challenges every month, and try to complete them! :>

1) Read a book chosen for you by a stranger: (0/1)


2) Read books where the first later of each title spells the word: (1/3)
T- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas [★☆☆☆☆]
A-
N-
(you know, summer - tan... you get the idea!)

3) Read four book from your #0by16 TBR list: (1/4)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas [★☆☆☆☆]


4)Start two new series: (1/2)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas [★☆☆☆☆]


And in honour of #TBRTakeDown that happens for the first week (1st~7th of June), I'll collide these challenges with those of the readathon.

1. A book that has been on your TBR over a year: (1/1)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas [★☆☆☆☆]

2. An unread sequel on your shelf: (0/1)


3. A first book in a series sitting on your shelf: (1/1)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas [★☆☆☆☆]

4. An out of comfort zone book on your TBR: (0/1)


5. A book you recently bough: (0/1)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

#RYBSAT Conclusion

#RYBSAT ended yesterday and I must say, it was a lot of fun, even though I didn't read that many books!


The last eight days went by so quickly, yet I was only able to read three books, which I will try to review soon.

I finished Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, which I loved almost as much as Anna. Lola and Cricket were such a cute couple, and I personally found myself giggling along and letting the story take me with it. Here are some quotes that are still stuck in my mind:

'"Lola, the mail man knew you were in love with him."'

'And if I'm the stars, Cricket Bell is entire galaxies.'

Next, I read a fairly fresh release, Half Wild by Sally Green. Since I finished Half Wild on my vacation last year in Greece, I was anticipating the sequel so much because it ended on a harsh cliff hanger. It wasn't something I expected, some things in the book I hated with passion, but the ending, once again, is what made the book worth four stars for me.

And last... I couldn't finish Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. It's not an awful book, just not well polished book for the most part. It started with school drama that has nothing to do with the story, the writing constantly shapeshifting between nice and elegant to outright bland. It was hard for me to go beyond page 120, so that's the end of my story with this series.

How was your #RYBSAT 'week' going? Did you accomplice any reading goals? :>

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

#CrushYourTBR and #RYBSAT

Hello everyone, this is Alyson, yours truly!


I'm so sorry I haven't posted anything on this blog, and that because I had a huge reading and writing slump. But I'm back with motivation and trying to join now ALL of the reading marathons.

This is just a small post to talk about the books I've read/ plan to read in these read-a-thons :>

#CrushYourTBR


In this weekend (3-days speaking) read-a-thon that happens every month I've read: The 100 by Kass Morgan (2 stars) and Miss Fortune by Arina Tanemura (3 stars).

#RYBSAT


This is an eight-days read-a-thon where you choose a book shelf of yours and you try to read as many books on it.

So far I've read Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (5 stars) and currently reading Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige.

Other books on this shelf I'm going to read:
Vampire Academy (books 1~3)
The Raven Boys
Half Wild (coming in the mail)
Echo

So yeah, I want to try and read six books if possible :>

I'm also participating in #0by16, which is a challenge that tries to make you get your TBR pile down to zero by 2k16. I am only including the 28 books that I have right now on my shelf unread (27 because I've read one), because it would be impossible to keep up as I buy new books.