Weekly Wrap up 8/12/17

Weekly

Hey Guys! I’m back with another weekly wrap up. I actually haven’t done a weekly wrap up since the end of Booktubeahon. I fell in to a reading slump for a little over  a week and didn’t get any reading done at all. However I did do some reading last week so I wanted to share that with you guys. My reading is going really well currently due to the reading challenge I am participating in and  will be posting updates for that hopefully in the future,

On to the book!

 

Weekly Stats
Books Read: 3
Pages: 640

Even though I didn’t read alot I really liked all 3 books I read over the week!

What I Posted this Week

Book Scavenger Hunt

The Liebster Award!

#TheReadingQuest TBR

Next Week…

I am currently participating in The Reading Quest and am really enjoying reading! I’m hoping to write up reviews for all of the books I have as Arcs during this readathon and actually post some reviews on the blog finally!

#TheReadingQuest TBR

Hey guys,

Aentee, has created another amazing read-a-thon: The Reading Quest. If you haven’t heard of it yet, go click on that link because its going to be awesome! I missed out in participating in her last readathon but I;m really excited to participate in this one this time around. Also all the beautiful artwork for this readathon was made by  CW of Read, Think,ponder.

My goal this readathon is to read a book for every square of this “bingo” board. According to Aentee we have to pick one of the characters to start with so I picked the Mage! I tried making this character sheet myself ( and failed 😦 ) However the awesome Glazia fixed it up for me and I ended up with this really cute card!

My TBR for the Mage Path

💛FIRST BOOK OF A SERIES –Beauty by Robin Mckinley
💛 A BOOK SET IN A DIFFERENT WORLD – Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff
💛 A BOOK BASED ON MYTHOLOGY – The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
💛 A BOOK THAT CONTAINS MAGIC – Ink and Bone by Richelle Mead
💛 A BOOK WITH A ONE WORD TITLE – Geekerella by Ashley Poston

So I’m pretty excited for all of the books I’m reading for the mage path. However I also have some ideas for the side quests so here’s a few I’ve already picked out.

💛 GRIND: BOOK WITH 500+ PAGES- Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
💛MINI-GAME: GRAPHIC NOVEL /COMIC / POEM-  Monstress vol.2 by Marjorie Lu
💛MULTYPLAYER: BUDDY READ!- Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
💛OPEN WORLD- READ WHATEVER YOU WANT- Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

And that’s all of the books I’ve picked out so far. I am mostly a mood reader so I am trying not to make a huge TBR to not read any of them LOL. So, according to my math. This readathon takes place over 4 weeks and there are a total of 25 challenge that means I need to read a total of 6.25 books per week to finish all 25 challenges before readathon is over. To help myself stay on track I plan to post  update posts here on my blog to track my reading and force myself to actually blog ( sorry guys I keep disappearing). Also the awesome Lauren over at Wonderless Reviews has made an awesome spreadseet that I will be using to keep track of my reading progress!


So that’s it guys Are you participating in The Reading Quest? I would love to see your TBRs!

Arya

The Liebster Award!

 

Hey Peeps today I am sharing my very first Award!

I was nominated for this by Vrinda @ A Bookish Human The Liebster Award is for bloggers with 200 or fewer followers. It’s an online recognition given to new bloggers as a token of appreciation for their blogs and posts.

The rules:

-Thank the person who nominated you.
-Answer the 11 questions they gave you.
-Nominate 11 blogs.
-Give them 11 questions to answer.

1)Your favourite fictional character of all time, just one ! (I know you’ll write more than one, but I like to be satan at times)?

Hmm so I decided to pick just one (your killing me here) I’m going with Matilda. She was the first bookish character I ever read and she has always stuck with me.

2)A talent you wish you had ?!

Uhm talent hmh. I think I would love to sing on key! LOL I love music so this would be really fun!

3)Genres you don’t like ?

I don’t like to say I don’t like a genre but the ones I am usually hit or miss in are horror, mystery, and historical fiction. Most of the time in these genres I’m underwhelmed but they are my least read genres.

4)Your favourite cuisine ?

Italian! I love pasta and pizza! I could live off of it for the rest of my life!

5)What type of posts do you enjoy writing the most ?

My favorite to write are my memes specifically Diversity Spotlight Thursday. I love sharing diverse books and finding them to share!

6)Your biggest blogging struggle ?

Actually having time to write up posts! I love the act of blogging but I am both a full time student and work full time so finding time to blog can be really difficult!

7)If you had a pen name, what would it be ?

My blog is actually under my pen name from school. My school loved sharing students projects and assignments so they assigned pen names to protect the students. Mine was Arya D.

8)Your favorite TV shows ?

My favorite shows are Supernatural, Gilmore Girls, Leverage, and Charmed

9)The most creative thing you’ve ever done ?

I like to make models of things. Currently I am try to figure out the scale I want to make Hogwarts! My favorite thing I’ve made so far is the Weeping Willow from Harry Potter.

10)Your hobbies apart from reading and/or writing ?

Besides what I mentioned above I really like to make puzzles, craft, and draw!

11)A description of your ideal day.

My ideal day would start with being able to sleep in late. Then I would be able to have a cup of coffee and sit own and read for a while with out being interrupted. Then of course just being able to relax and partake in whatever other hobby is interesting me for that day(they usually get pushed to the side). It would conclude with a family dinner and hangout with my mom, sisters, and my grandma before heading to bed! I’m a simple girl and that sounds absolutely amazing!

The questions

  1. If you could only read from one genre for a whole year what genre woukd you pick?
  2. What literary world would you want to live in during the “struggle” of the book/series
  3. If you weren’t blogging about books but still had a blog what would you be blogging about?
  4. What is your ideal reading preferences; quiet/loud, snack/drink etc?
  5. What is your favorite book to movie adaption? Was it better than the book?
  6. What is your dream career?
  7. What are your top T.v. shows?
  8. If you could learn any language other than the language(s) you speack what would you chose?
  9. What i s your least favorite genre(s)?
  10. What is your top bookish pet peeve?
  11. Have you ever read the last page/chapter of a book first?

Tag 11 people. I tag/nominate :
Note: I went by WordPress followers and didn’t check follow stats in other forms!

  1. Avery @ Just Another Lost Student
  2. Preethi @ The Lone Reader
  3. Mel @ The Book Moo
  4. Ellyn @ allonsythornraxx
  5. Kawther @ The Villain Library
  6. Min @ Min and Her Books
  7. Charlotte @ Engrossed in a Good Book
  8. Emma @ EmmaBookBlogger
  9. Vrinda @ A Bookish Human
  10. Tatiana @An AfroBoricua Reads
  11. Avery @ The Book Deviant

Book Scavenger Hunt

Hey! I love Peter Loves Books and when I saw him post this video I knew I had to participate in this awesome challenge. Here’s the link to Peter’s video and if you haven’t checked him out yet over on Booktube you should totally check him out. I thought this would be a really interesting challenge. So I went to my local library and gave it a go. I was really in the mood to read YA so I decided to challenge myself and stay in the YA section instead of browsing the whole library but I really want to try this in different sections of the library or as the library as a whole.

RULES/DIRECTIONS:
*You May Not Ask For Help!
*You May have fun and take as long as you want!
*The prize is the book you end up with at the end!

1. Find your favorite book.

I decide to pick one of my favorite authors books for this challenge.

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2. Find another author who has either the first or last name in their name of the author in #1. Pick any book by that author. 

Luckily Taylor is a pretty common last name so this one wasn’t that bad. 😛

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3. Open that book and go to page 74 . On the 3rd line down, pick out two words and find another book with those two words in the title. 

I spent forever on this challenge! It was so hard to do this one! I probably spent way to much time trying to find a book for this but I finally did and I was so happy to be done with this step 😛 My words I used was THE and TRUTH

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4. Once you have found that book, find another book with a similar context. 

I got from the synopsis as a romance/ contemporary so I picked a book I’ve read with a romance story line

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5. Upon finding that book, find a diverse book with a similar title.

I immediately thought of this book sense I’ve read it this year! It features a character who is blind and non-traditional love interest.

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6. Pick a name of one of the main characters from that book and find another book that has that name in the title.

I totally lucked out on this challenge the main character’s name is Will and felt super lucky to have such a great name!

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7. Open that book to any page and pick a word without looking. That is your word. 

I opened my book at random and picked out the word …. Your. okay I think the scavenger hunt gods made this way to easy on me after spending forever on #3. I decide to look at the recent books added to my libraries YA collection and come across this book that I am super excited to read.

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This was such a great challenge and is totally fun and I might have to make my own challenges in the future and do this again. I ended up having a lot of fun.


Arya

 Have you ever done a bookish scavenger hunt? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BooktubeAthon Wrap-up

Weekly

This week I participated in the BookTubeathon Readathon and I got a lot of reading done. It was also my birthday this week so I had a lot of fun and a 3- day weekend. This week I managed to read 8 books!

1 Star

2 Stars

 

3 Stars

3.5 Stars

 

4 Stars

I also read books 4 and 5 in War an peace for about 100 pages!

Weekly Stats
Books Read: 8
Pages: 1.583

What I Posted this Week

Weekly Wrap up 7/23

Birthday Tag!

Next Week…

So I failed at blogging in the last week and only posted once however this week I already have a few post scheduled and I’m really excited to be back blogging!

Currently Reading


How’d your reading week go? I would love to know!

Arya

Birthday Tag!

Hey! Today is my birthday so what better way to celebrate 22 years of my life than doing an awesome tag! I’ve seen this tag all over the place so I’m so excited to be able to finally do it here on my blog.

Can you name celebrities who celebrate their birthday on the same day?

Jackie Kennedy, Lori Loughlin, Cher Lloyd, and Beatrix Potter

Is your birthday a (national) holiday?

National Hamburger Day, Buffalo Soldiers’ day, milk chocolate appreciation day

Somewhat less fun, who died on your birthday?

  • 450 Theodosius II de Jongere, emperor Austrian Empire, dies
  • 1057 Victor II, [Gebhard], Pope (1055-57), dies
  • 1101 Su Tung-p’o, Chinese poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher, dies at 64
  • 1128 William Clito, Count of Flanders (b. 1102)
  • 1230 Duke Leopold VI of Austria (b. 1176)
  • 1285 Queen Keran of Armenia, consort of Leo III of Armenia
  • 1330 Michael III, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies in battle
  • 1527 Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish conquistador

What’s your star sign?

Leo!

What’s your Chinese sign?

Boar/ Pig

On which weekday were you born?

I was born on a Friday! This year my birthday also falls on a Friday.

What song was on number 1 in the charts when you were born?

The # 1 song on my birthday was Waterfalls by TLC. I’ve actually never heard this song before which is really interesting. I don’t think I’ve heard any music by TLC

How was the weather when you were born?

My mom said it was extremely hot and she was really excited to be out of the heat and get inside with the air conditioning! LOL

Anything important ever happen on your birthday?

  • 1858 First use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Civil Service
  • 1866 Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US
  • 1868 US Secretary of State William H. Seward announces 14th Amendment ratified by states, grants citizenship to ex-slaves

So that’s all for this tag! Thanks for stopping by

Arya

Weekly Wrap up 7/23

Weekly

Ok I’m kinda blown away by the fact that another week has gone by. I haven’t been reading very much the last few weeks and that is reall sad. When I looked back I hadn’t thought I had read anything this week but I’ve actually started and finished 1 book! This week was really busy for me. My youngest sister, Khloe turned 4 years old and was gifted a kitten ad my mother’s birthday was today. So I spent a lot of time with family this week instead of reading and blogging.


What I read!

Also of course I continued my read of War and Peace and finished book #3 for about 130 pages.

Weekly Stats
Books Read: 1
Pages: 476

What I Posted this Week

Top Ten Mangas, Comics, and Graphic Novels I want to read!

The Classic Club Challenge- 75 books in 5 years!

Next Week….

I completely forgot I hadn’t pre planned any posts for the week last week and did almost nothing for the blog, Next week I;m hoping to be better at posting and also on commenting on blogs this week.

Currently Reading

 

How’d your reading week go? I would love to know!


Arya