Tuesday, March 19, 2013

T10T [1] - Books I HAD TO BUY but are still UNREAD (vlog)

Hello all! I've wanted participate in Top Ten Tuesday (T10T), the meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, for a while, but I never felt like doing them on the blog (I have weird aesthetics on occasion - like how I think the number 2 is ugly - and this just happened to be another one of them).

However, I've been making some videos lately and decided to do the T10T meme via vlog. So here is my first one and I hope you guys enjoy and share your own thoughts on today's topic! ^_^

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Off-line Update [2] - Happy Saint Patrick's Day! (vlog)

Off-line Update is my new feature where I can give you quirks a little heads up into what is going on in my life when it is not involving reading, writing, or YA.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Space Takers [1] - Underhyped Books (vlog)

Hello! I've been messing around with making videos and vlogs for a while and I finally did! Here is the first video in my vlog series Space Takers, which is all about books that take up space on my shelves. Enjoy! ^_^

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

2013 Goodreads Rundown [January - February]

A new year, a new and improved update post! To be honest, not much has changed for these posts except the name, but if you aren't familiar with my Goodreads Reading Challenge updates, this is where I give more detailed stats on what I've read so far this year.
My goal number this year is 90. I read over 100 last year with a goal of only 75 so I figured I would increase it a bit this go-round. From the looks of things so far, I'm off to a pretty descent start again this year!

Reading the stats: In my #/# calculations, the first # pertains only to the current months; the second # is the total thus far for the year.

Main Breakdown 
Books read to date: 23
Books read in January: 16
Books read in February: 7
Average books read per month:11/11
Books reviewed: 6/6
Type Breakdown
YA books: 21/21
Non-YA books: 2/2
Print books: 9/9

 Genre Breakdown
Paranormal: 11/11
Contemporary: 1/1
Fantasy: 1/1
Science Fiction: 5/5
High Concept: 0/0
Historical: 2/2
Dystopian/Apocalyptic: 2/2
Mystery/Thriller: 0/0
Classic: 1/1
Reference/Craft: 0/0

 Title and Review Breakdown
The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Maximum Ride by James Patterson
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
 Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Witch by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié
Prodigy by Marie Lu (WQ Review)
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (WQ review)
The Wedding of Antanasia Jessica Packwood and Lucious Valeriu Vladescu by Beth Fantaskey
The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
School's Out --- Forever by James Patterson
Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson
The Final Warning by James Patterson
The Lost Saint by Bree Despain (WQ review)
The Lost Letters of Brother Gabriel by Bree Despain
The Shadow in the North by Philip Pullman
Max by James Patterson
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (WQ Review)
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (WQ Review)
Sweetly by Jackson Pearce (WQ Review)
Ninth Key by Meg Cabot
Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

How are you doing on your reading challenge?
Link a review or post if you wish! ^_^

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Ink Anticipation [9] - March 2013

This old feature has a new use!
Ink Anticipation is now for sharing what books I am looking forward to that will be released during the following month. Clicking on a book cover will either take you to the book's Goodreads page or to my review. Don't forget to share your most anticipated releases in the comments!

March 1st

March 5th

March 12th

March 19th

March 21st