Thursday, July 30, 2015

Summer Book Haul

Hi Everyone!

New video showing off some of the books I've acquired lately.

Let me know if you've read any of these and if I should read one of these sooner rather than later!


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

High Summer Read-A-Thon Wrap Up

Hello Hello,

Like I mentioned in my last post, the High Summer Read-A-Thon happened this past week. Since I plan on filming a monthly wrap-up video for July I'll try to keep this post short and sweet. Overall the read-a-thon turned out much better than I had hoped. I found time every day to read and was able to finish more books than I expected.

I ended up finishing Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides, which had 100 pages left at the start of the week, and Allegiant by Veronica Roth, which had about 30% left on Monday morning.

On Wednesday I started reading A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. The book is relatively short, only 180 pages, and I could have easily rushed through the stories to mark it off the list. Instead I felt the strong desire to slow down and savor Hemingway's Paris for a little bit longer. After finishing 50 pages I set the book aside and picked up The Stranger by Albert Camus. My mom's copy of The Stranger has been on my shelf for a while now. The cover is totally captivating. Another small book, this short novel is only 154 pages long, and I was able to finish reading it by Sunday afternoon.

During the week I started listening to the audiobook of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I have all of the Harry Potter audiobooks on my computer and I love listening to them while I'm doing chores around the house. I was able to finish just under half of the book.

Lastly, my hold for Ms. Marvel Vol. 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson was available last week at the library, so I was able to start and finish that as well.

In case you weren't keeping track that was:

-4 Finished Books
-Roughly 596 Pages Read
-3.5 Hours of Audiobook

Maybe these numbers aren't huge compared to other people's but I'm proud of myself for putting in the effort and sticking with the challenge. Reading always makes me feel good.

Did you participate in the HSReadathon? How did it go? What books have you been reading lately?


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

High Summer Read-A-Thon

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday was the first day of the High Summer Read-A-Thon. The read-a-thon was started by The True Book Addict and this will be my first year participating.

I haven't been able to read as many books this summer as I have in the past, mostly because I've been working extra hours and catching up with friends. It's been nice, but I miss reading.

My goals for the High Summer Read-A-Thon:

Finish Middlesex

Finish Allegiant

Read A Moveable Feast

Read The Stranger

Start reading Lola and the Boy Next Door

These seem like lofty goals since I'm working two extra days this week, but I'm hoping the read-a-thon encourages me to pick up a book when contemplating my next Netflix binge.


Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Time and Place Book Tag

I have a new video for you all!

This tag was created by Jen Campbell. Whose original video inspired me to get a bit nostalgic and come up with a list of my own books that I associate with a certain time or place. 

I promise that one of these days I will in fact make an entire video with no jump cuts whatsoever. Thanks for sticking around until that day comes!

Let me know what books would be on your list or if you make your own Time and Place Book Tag video!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Taylor Swift Book Tag

Hello All,

I filmed this video a couple weeks ago now and finally managed to get it up on the internet. Woo hoo, productivity. The questions for this video were really fun and I'm hoping my answers were somewhat original!


P.S. Ignore the horrible singing.