Weekly Wrapup: May 12-17

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This week has been quite good to me, I think. Work load was so light. I was so happy about that. 😛 And my week started out really great actually. I was following this blog schedule that I made for myself. And I almost had it. I was two days short – Friday and Saturday. I was supposed to post something, but I wasn’t able to make the posts. I was supposed to accomplish a review book for Friday, which I obviously didn’t do. I actually finished the book Saturday and chose not to review it on the blog because I didn’t like it and opted to just give feedback.

Anyway, the main reason why I got held back was because of Master Chef Season 4. Has anyone seen this TV show? Mum loves cooking shows and she told me to watch the auditions because they were funny. So I did. What I didn’t expect was to get hooked on the whole thing. Seriously. I was so addicted that I watched during most of my free time and I finished the whole season and slept at 6:30am for 2 consecutive days. I’m not even sorry. 😛

Oh, and I also signed up for a Spotify account and downloaded Fun’s album, Some Nights. I’m addicted to their upbeat songs for some reason. I plan to utilize its other features to search music, but haven’t done it yet. Soon. 😛

And for the first time ever, I tried to cook! Haha! I wasn’t very successful, but it was a pretty good attempt, I think. XD This is what I got for watching Master Chef for hours.

Moving on…

Blog Posts:

And I started late with The Way of Kings Read-a-long by The Social Potato but I was able to catch up. Huzzah! Click on the banner for details. Find it on Twitter: #WayOfKingsRA

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What about you? How was your week?

I’ve been a bad reader lately that I should really change this signature, but I’m lazy so whatever… Haha

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Weekly Wrapup: May 1-10

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This isn’t even happening weekly anymore. XD But I wanted to do one because the start of May has been quite great for me so far. I haven’t really read a lot of YA novels though. I mostly read manga. I finished one whole series – Kaichou wa Maid-Sama. I read Scan by Walter Jury and S.E. Fine and I finally finished Hollow City by Ransom Riggs after spending weeks with it. For me, it’s not a good sign when it takes me weeks to finish a book. And I also TRIED to read Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up? by Sara Hantz but I couldn’t finish it. I chose to post my review on Goodreads only. But apart from that. I got so many awesome things this week:

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Did the highlight make it worse? XD But yeah. That’s name!! My name’s going to be in a book by one of my favorite authors. I am so so excited about that. Although I think release date for that one won’t be until next year because the first book is releasing late this year. Actually, my name is also in Falling From the Sky by Nikki Godwin in the acknowledgments part. 😛

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I won something! I haven’t received it yet though. Next week, I think. Anyway. Orenda by Ruth Silver has such a gorgeous cover. It was made by another beloved author, Erica Crouch. I want it mostly for the cover, but I’ve heard good things about the book too so I’ll read that soon.

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Did you see the $0.31 sale for Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry? That one was insane. This book has been so popular but I had never gotten a copy. And then it went on sale when my card didn’t have any money on it so I tweeted and one of my favorite authors, Nikki Godwin, sent me one as a gift. She is just the sweetest. I love her. I feel so blessed.

Oh, and I went BOWLING! I love bowling. I’m not that good but I find it really fun.

So yeah. That’s pretty much it.

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Oh, I joined The Way of Kings Read-a-long hosted by The Social Potato. Just click on the banner for more details. And the Amazon Kindle edition of the book is only $2.99 for US or some other countries and $4.99 for most international countries!

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I want to thank everyone who visited and commented on the blog. Even the likes are well-appreciated. I’m mostly grateful for the people who commented on The Grief of Cliffhangers because I had so much fun doing it and I’m so happy a lot of people liked it and related to it. I hope the following weeks will also be awesome. What about you? How was your week?

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Weekly Wrapup: March 24-28

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So I won’t be around when this gets posted. I’ve been waiting for so long, but the day has finally come. I’m going on a vacation! I’m going to the beach! What will I be doing at the beach? Why I’ll be reading of course! 😛 I’ll probably be back home by Sunday afternoon.

Photo Credit to Denise Katipunera

And here are the babies I plan to enjoy (as well as a couple of ebooks maybe):

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I hope all of you will be enjoying your weekends as well. My week was pretty okay. It rained, which was weird since it’s supposed to be summer season soon. Summer here is at April-May. I also got a sore throat, which was bad for all the eating I wanted to do. 😛 I read The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith, which was amazing. But I can’t post my review until April, which is when the tour would be held. I didn’t read much though so I’m really excited for the vacation. It will be my own personal read-a-thon. Or so I hope.

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Weekly Wrapup: March 16-22

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Well, I didn’t really read much this week, I only read 2 books and got into 30% of another. I was able to write a couple of blog posts though. Although I haven’t been able to visit others. Today hopefully. Or tomorrow? I spent a lot of time reformatting my External Hard Drive, Raven. And I watched a lot of YouTube videos from the vlogbrothers, jessethereader, and lindsaycummings.

I watched the Divergent movie yesterday with my best friend who doesn’t read. I think that the movie wasn’t that great. My friend couldn’t understand anything much and kept on asking me stuff. I’m not sure how much I would have enjoyed it had I not read the books. Also, there were a lot of changes – some I liked, some not so much. Best part about the movie’s probably Theo James. Of course that’s my girly answer. Haha! It was good, but not great. I wonder how the sequel would go. I mean The Hunger Games was meh but Catching Fire was awesome. So maybe. Just maybe. :))

Lastly, I’m thinking about holding a review-athon for April to May. I’m not sure anyone would want to join, but I definitely will do it for myself. I currently have around 30 review copies. Things are getting out of hand! Would anyone be interested? Because if so, I’ll be planning prizes and activities and whatnot. 😛

On the blog, I pretty much pimped out Tellulah Darling this week. 😛 And I also featured some authors I love.

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RECOMMENDED READS:

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Yes, I recommend the whole series.

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Weekly Wrapup: March 9-15

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Well, at least I had a post up every day this week. Although does it count if the other posts were just book blitzes and I didn’t really write them? :)) Anyway, I tried catching up on comments on other blogs so I might have commented on posts that were days or weeks old. Did anyone notice that? 😛 I’ve been quite slow actually. I also read so little this week. Again, I spent a lot of time playing games and doing whatnot. As this post publishes, I will probably be out already making my way to meet Kate Evangelista, author of a lot of books that I like. (See Tuesday’s post)

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Weekly Wrapup: March 3-8

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I haven’t been around much this week, and I’m not really sure why. 😛 The week just flew by me and I feel quite unproductive. I think I was mostly busy with work and whatnot. I may have also played a computer game too. I did get to read a couple of books though so that’s good. Although I may have been quite distracted that I mixed up the characters and plots. Has that ever happened to anyone? Anyway, I’m really drawing a blank on what happened this week. I hope to be around more this coming week. I owe visits to a couple of blogs. 😛

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RECOMMENDED READ:

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February Wrapup

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What I Read: 

BOOKS

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  1. Taste by Kate Evangelista – 3 stars
  2. Teen Angst? Naaah… by Ned Vizzini – 4 stars
  3. Stargazing from Nowhere by Isabel and Marilyn Thomas – 3.5 stars
  4. Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman – 4.5 stars
  5. Falling From The Sky by Nikki Godwin – 5 stars
  6. My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling – 5 stars
  7. My Date From Hell by Tellulah Darling – 4.5 stars
  8. The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram – 5 stars
  9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – 5 stars
  10. Slide by Jill Hathaway – 4 stars
  11. Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves – 3.5 stars
  12. M is for Magic by Neil Caiman – 5 stars
  13. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black – 4 stars
  14. Ungifted by Kelly Oram – 4 stars

SHORT STORIES / NOVELLAS

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  1. The Cell Phone Lot by Stephanie Elliot – 3 stars
  2. Sunshine with a Chance of Snow by Carole Matthews – 3.5 stars
  3. Among the Nameless Stars by Diana Peterfreund – 4 stars
  4. Entice by Erica Crouch – 5 stars

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  1. Unite by Jamie Campbell (50%)
  2. The Park Bench Test by Sarah Lefebvre (40%)
  3. Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott (70% + last 10%)

What I Reviewed:

FULL REVIEW

  1. My Date From Hell by Tellulah Darling
  2. Falling From The Sky by Nikki Godwin
  3. Ungifted by Kelly Oram

MINI REVIEWS

  1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell + The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  2. DNFs: Unite by Jamie Campbell + The Park Bench Test by Sarah Lefebvre + Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

What I Rambled about:

ROMANCE RAMBLINGS

I recommend reading the comments for these posts. A LOT of awesome bloggers posted such wonderful thoughts on these.

  1. Into Insta-Love
  2. From BFFs to More
  3. Tragedy Turnout
  4. “Don’t Date a Girl Who Reads”

COVER REVEALS

  1. Deer in Headlights by Staci Hart
  2. Snake in the Grass by Staci Hart
  3. What the Heart Wants by Staci Hart
  4. The Moonlight Cravings Anthology

OTHERS

  1. Accepting Awards: Liebster & One Lovely Blog
  2. Excerpt: Unite by Jamie Campbell
  3. Auto-buy Author: Kelly Oram – Swoon, Side-splitting, and Superkissing
  4. Epic Recs
  5. Meet Lex (Good Gods Blog Tour)
  6. Battle of the Book Boyfriends: Team Ryan and Team Grayson
  7. What day is it…
  8. February Haul

LOVE-A-THON

  1. Kick-Off + Interview with Jess@Literary,etc.
  2. Spine Poetry (Ode to Fangirls/Bookworms)
  3. Book Valentine (a letter to Morpheus)
  4. Mad Lib
  5. Mash-Up (books and fashion)
  6. Letter to Myself (advice for past me)

What I Recommend:

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AS OF FEBRUARY:

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I have 80 Unread physical books (hardcovers/paperbacks) and 200 Unread eBooks, including ARCs. Although that number is quite hard to lessen when I keep on adding before I finish them. 😛 This is the reason why I bought less last February. I hope to keep up my self-control in buying books. XD

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What I Fell For this February: Of course I fell in love with the books that I recommended. I also fell in love with those books that were given high ratings by me. But I also fell for other things this month too. I fell for The Battle for Middle Earth. I think a lot of people have been hearing me ramble about this. 😛

This isn’t my photo. I just googled it. XD but that’s how my home screen looks like without the word “Demo.” I dunno how to take screenshots with windows. :))

And I fell in love with my new tablet, Ivory. It’s so pretty and wonderful, and I love reading on it! It’s also been helping me a lot with keeping updated on other blogs even when I can’t use the laptop. It also has a better camera than my phone. It’s only 5 megapixels, but it’s definitely a big improvement. It also allows me to open different tabs and easily switch to different apps. So yay! I love it so much.

See me stare longingly at it. :P

See me stare longingly at it. 😛

I also fell in love with all the wonderful bloggers who have been so kind to me. Yes, I love you all!

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Weekly Wrapup: February 1-7

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I think I have been quite unlucky with books this week. I just met two of the most infuriating female protagonists ever. They pissed me off so much that I was desperate for an awesomely mind-blowing read or a really fun and light one. But the search has been quite difficult so I settled for some books that simply made me laugh. I actually started a couple. 😛 Sadly, due to unforeseen schedule changes, I also missed the chance to meet Lang Leav, author of Love & Misadventures. Anyway, I hope next week would be better. I hope to see my best friend then. 😀

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RECOMMENDED READ:

The Fault in Our Stars

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Kindle ebooks of THE AVERY SHAW EXPERIMENT and V IS FOR VIRGIN by Kelly Oram

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