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?
What’s your Chinese sign?
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
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.
Books Read: 1
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!
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.
How’d your reading week go? I would love to know!
Classic Club is something I’ve been following since way before I started blogging, I’m talking years people, and I always wanted to join in. However my reading interests have always been excluded classics until more recently. I’m pretty new to reading classics so I’m really excited to read this really popular books.
If you’d like to participate in the classic club check it out here for more information
I’m really excited to give this challenge a go. I decided to try reading 75 books because
I’m crazy like challenges and I totally think its doable. to accomplish my goal I have to read at least 15 classics each year. For my TBR I decided to pick books that were originally published prior to the 1970s. For myself personally, I want to focus on books prior to the 70s because I consider that as the beginning of “modern classics” However this might change in the future who knows. I’m also really excited to see how my TBR changes and grows as my reading taste and preferences change.
The original list is organized by highest rating to lowest rating according to Goodreads. I found this really interesting so I left it this way. My goal is to read 75 classics by 7/23/2022!
The Original List
- East of Eden- John Steinback
The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Read
- Gone With the Wind- Margaret Mitchell
- Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
- Anne of Green Gables- L.M. Mongomery
- War and Peace- Leo Tolstoy
- The Count of Monte Crisco- Alexandre Dumas
- Rebecca- Daphne Du Maurier
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest- Ken Kesey
- Crime and Punishment- Fyodor Dostoyevky
- Les Miserables- Victor Hugo
- 1984- George Orwell
- The Secret Garden- Francis Hodgson Burnett
- Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
- Peter Pan- J.M. Barrie
- A Room of One’s Own- Virginia Woolf
- The Once and Future King- T.H. White
- Wives and Daughters- Elizabeth Gaskell
- The Divine Comedy- Dante
- The Arabian Nights- Anonymous
- The Three Musketeers- Alexandre Dumas
- Slaughterhouse-Five- Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
- The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde
- The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood– Howard Pyle
- We Have Always Lived in the Castle- Shirley Jackson
- A Wrinkle in Time –Madeleine L’Engle
- Little Women –Louisa May Alcott
- Anna Karenina–Leo Tolstoy
A Christmas Carol–Charles Dickens -Read
- Hamlet -William Shakespeare
I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith
The Trial- Franz Kafka
Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
The Origin of Species- Charles Darwin
Dracula- Bram Stoker
A Clockwork Orange- Anthony Burgess
The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath
The Phantom of the Opera- Gaston Leroux
Fahrenheit 451– Ray Bradbury
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame -Victor Hugo
David Copperfield-Charles Dickens
The Art of War– Sun Tzu Read
The Jungle Book-Rudyard Kipling
Around the World in Eighty Days-Jules Verne
The Republic- Plato
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer-Mark Twain
Tarzan of the Apes- Edgar Rice Burroughs
Lolita- Vladimir Nabokov
History of the Peloponnesian War-Thucydides
Uncle Tom’s Cabin-Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Call of the Wild-Jack London
The Iliad- Homer
Wuthering Heights-Emily Brontë
Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson
The Taming of the Shrew-William Shakespeare
A Tale of Two Cities- Charles Dickens
Paradise Lost- John Milton
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson
The Catcher in the Rye- J.D. Salinger
Mrs. Dalloway- Virginia Woolf
Tess of the D’Urbervilles- Thomas Hardy
Vanity Fair- William Makepeace Thackeray
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow- Washington Irving
Ulysses- James Joyce
As I Lay Dying- William Faulkner
Madame Bovary- Gustave Flaubert
Lord of the Flies- William Golding
The Epic of Gilgamesh-Anonymous
Gulliver’s Travels- Jonathan Swift
Death of a Salesman- Arthur Miller
The Canterbury Tales- Geoffrey Chaucer
Moby-Dick or, The Whale- Herman Melville
The Scarlet Letter- Nathaniel Hawthorne
Any favorites on the list? Any favorites not on the list? I would love to hear your suggestions!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish, and I decided to share my list with all of you also!
This week I am featuring 10 visual books I’m dying to read!
- Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
- The Backstagers by James Tynion IV
- Giant Days Vol. 5 by John Allison
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata
- Chi’s Sweet Home by Kanata Konami
The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún Vol. 1 by Nagabe, Adrienne Beck
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale
- Relish by Lucy Knisley
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
This week I didn’t get a lot of reading done. I had a lot of things I had to accomplish like registering for school for myself and both of my sisters ( why in the middle of summer?) This was my weekend to work, as well as the basic constructions of my grandma’s new porch. This week I only managed to read and finish 1 book. This week I have been really indecisive in my reading and have a whole bunch of books I’ve barely started and of course I continued with War & Peace for the readlong and officially finished book 2!
What I read!
I also read about 130 pages of War and peace!
Books Read: 1
What I Posted this Week
Weekly Wrap-up July 9th
Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately
To Be Read Tag!
Diversity Spotlight #8
I didn’t get a whole bunch of posts scheduled so I’m going to work on that this week as well. The other thing I want to do is work on my reviewing format. Currently I haven’t posted many reviews because I’m not sure how I want to present them.
How’d your reading week go? I would love to know!
This tag has been around for years but I haven’t done it yet so I’m really excited to give it a go! I also think its going to make me evaluate my TBR which is always a good thing!
HOW DO YOU KEEP TRACK OF YOUR TBR PILE?
I used to keep a notebook with all the books I wanted to read before I joined Goodreads years ago. Now I mostly use Goodreads. However I’m not very good at looking at my TBR and just pick up books and read them instead of reading from my TBR.
IS YOUR TBR MOSTLY PRINT OR EBOOK?
My TBR are mostly books I do not own. I use it to keep track of the books I would like to read and do not own. My physical TBR usually stays under 10 books excluding ebooks and classics
HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHICH BOOK FROM YOUR TBR TO READ NEXT?
I’m a mood reader so I usually go to the library and browse and pick out what sounds good to me at the time. I usually check out about 10 books from the library from different genres and pick and choice what to read from there. I’ve been better at checking my goodreads though for books and actually reading them.
A BOOK THAT’S BEEN ON YOUR TBR LIST THE LONGEST?
I think this is the oldest book on my TBR. This is the my second goodreads account so it got a little bit jumbled when I transferred all of my TBR over. I’m still pretty excited to give it a read. I’ve heard great things.
A BOOK THAT YOU RECENTLY ADDED TO YOUR TBR PILE?
I’ve been wanting to read thid book for years but I recently added it to my TBR thinking seeing it on my TBR would make me actually read it.
A BOOK ON YOUR TBR STRICTLY BECAUSE OF ITS BEAUTIFUL COVER.
I don’t add books to my TBR just because of the cover but I do read the descrption of books with pretty covers and then add them to my TBR. So I picked a book that has a really great cover.
A BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT YOU NEVER PLAN ON ACTUALLY READING.
I constantly clean my TBR so I don’t have any books that I don’t plan to read on my TBR
AN UNPUBLISHED BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT YOU’RE EXCITED FOR.
This one comes out next month and I have an ARC copy of this so I’m really excited to read this one soon.
A BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT BASICALLY EVERYONE HAS READ EXCEPT YOU.
Eeek I’m horrble at reading books that are popular so I have a lot of them on my TBR. I picked this one because I really want to read this one really soon. This book has half a million reviews on Goodreads!
A BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT EVERYONE RECOMMENDS TO YOU.
Most of my friends from back home have read this book and love it! a lot of them don’t consider themselves as reader so I’m really interested to see why they love this book so much.
A BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT YOU’RE DYING TO READ.
I’ve read a few of Victoria Schwab’s books before but I’m really looking forward to read the ones I haven’t and this is the next one I plan to read.
THE NUMBER OF BOOKS ON YOUR GOODREADS TBR SHELF?
Currently I have 215 books on my TBR. I actually just cleaned off my TBR so I’m really happy with that number.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BOOKS ON YOUR GOODREADS TBR SHELF?