Hogwarts Cramathon- Fancasting Harry Potter and Yellow Recomendations!

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Hey guys! I’m currently participating in… A lot of readathons, but as some of you may know, I am planning to participate in the Hogwarts Cramathon! It’s a 24 hour readathon, happening on the 18th, with challenges on the days leading up to it. I announced it in my list of August readathons and made a tentative TBR (which I already think will change) as well! Anyhoo, the first two challenges are up (as, after all, it is the second day of challenges), and they look super fun, so I figured I’d put my two cents in! Here goes! Continue reading

Summer Bibib Day 4 Blog Challenge WINNER!

Summer Biannual Bibliothon 2017 Day 4

Hey guys! I was one of the blogger hosts for the Biannual Bibliothon, so I’m back (two weeks later) to announce the winner! My challenge to you all was to talk about a book that you rated three stars or less. (If you’d like to see my original post about it, you can do so here.) I am happy to tell you that I received quite a few entries, and they were all super fun and cool to read! I hope that everyone enjoyed writing them as much as I did reading them. 🙂 Of course, if your post isn’t listed here, it definitely doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. I had some tough choices to make! This is a huge thank you from me to everyone who participated; I really appreciated it! Alright, without further ado:

The winner is…

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Megan from Under the Book Cover!

Megan talked about six different books, and gave awesome answers and explanations for each. I recognized a lot of the books she mentioned, and the entire post just seemed very well-thought-out and put together. I really enjoyed reading it, it was well-laid-out, and overall, it was just wonderfully done! I definitely recommend checking it out, which you can do here.

There were so many great entries, so of course I had to pick some honorable mentions:

  • Libby @ Coloured Leaves Libby talked about a controversial book and TV show, Thirteen Reasons Why, and gave some insight into why it’s seen as harmful.
  • Nandini @ Unputdownable Books Nandini talked about a book she was sent for review that she’s still on the fence about! She made an excellent explanation of why she rates books higher, and what low ratings mean to authors.
  • Lindsay @ Singer of StoriesLindsay talked about a book she rated one star as well as one she rated two stars. One of them is Stalking Jack the Ripper, which is pretty popular, and I appreciated seeing a different opinion on it!

And there you have it! I love the Biannual Bibliothon and always have lots of fun with it, so it was super exciting to learn that they were going to have blog challenges, and of course, to be invited to be a host! Thanks so much to all of the BookTube hosts for arranging everything and welcoming us bloggers into the circle! XD I had such a great time, and I can’t wait for the next round!

Lots of Love, Amy ❤

Summer Bibib Day 4: A Book You Rated 3 Stars or Less

Summer Biannual Bibliothon 2017 Day 4

Hey guys! It is now Day FOUR of the Biannual Bibliothon, and it’s my host day!

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Ahem. Nonetheless, if you want to check out my post for yesterday (with the blogger book tag and villain’s synopsis), you can do so here!

Now, both yesterday and when my challenge was announced on Instagram, I included a few questions, just to spark your creativity. But basically, the overall idea is to simply talk about:

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Biannual Bibliothon Day 3: The Blogger Book Tag and Villain’s Synopsis!

Summer Biannual Bibliothon 2017 Day 3

Hey guys! It’s day 3 of the Biannual Bibliothon! Woooo! Yesterday I posted a review for the day 2 blogging challenge, but I missed the first day because I was participating in the 24 in 48 readathon. So I thought, what better way to catch up than doing a two-in-one? First the challenge for day 1, and then the challenge for today. Day one’s challenge was the Blogger Book Tag, hosted by Nana @ 4 Teen Liars! Let’s just go for it, shall we? Continue reading

Everything All At Once: ALL OF THE CHARACTERS LOVE BOOKS. I LOVE THEM.

Hey y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these (a review, that is), so I feel a little rusty. However, the challenge for Day 2 of the Biannual Bibliothon is to write a review, so I figured I could give it a go! 😉 I missed yesterday’s challenge because I was participating in the 24 in 48 readathon, but maybe I’ll have time to make it up sometime later this week! We’ll just have to see. Today’s blog challenge is hosted by Kassie @ Miss Sassy Kassie, so make sure to click on over and check out her review! I also recently saw Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks’ post with tips for writing reviews, so I’ll be keeping that in mind. It’s definitely worth a read! Anyhoo, let’s get on with the show, shall we?

Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno

I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

Lottie Reaves has always had anxiety. But when her aunt Helen dies, she starts to believe death is awaiting her around every corner. And really, what is the reason for living in the first place, anyway?

Aunt Helen wasn’t only her aunt; she was the bestselling author of the Alvin Hatter series. As her final gift and goodbye to Lottie, she leaves her 24 letters: each with a dare. And all of them leading to a secret she began hiding long ago.

O-kay, so I’m kind of terrible at writing synopses. But you get the idea. The whole reason I requested this book is because I had read Katrina Leno’s previous book, The Lost and the Found. (And loved it, of course!) But I completely did not know what to expect from this book, and I was extremely pleasantly surprised.

I love books with dares, challenges, bucket lists, games, etc. I find them entertaining and I always want to know what happens next. I requested this book ages ago, so when I went into it, I had basically zero idea what the book was about. Which made the whole thing that much more exciting and fun!

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My 2017 Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBR!

Summer 2017 Biannual Bibliothon

Hey y’all! 😉 Not-so-long ago, I created an announcement post saying that I’ll be participating in the Biannual Bibliothon as well as the 24 in 48 readathon! (I’m also a blogger host, so make sure to click the link above to check out all of the blogging prompts for the week!) I decided I wanted to wait a few more days to make my TBR for the read-a-thon, so here it is!

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The #MakeMeRead It Readathon is BACK!!!

(If you’re just here for the poll, scroll down past all my ramblings)

OMG. YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA HOW EXCITED I AM. (Well, I mean, you do now.) I participated in the Make Me Read It Readathon last year and it actually became my second-most viewed post ever. In case you didn’t know, I have my top 5 most popular (most viewed) posts of all time in my sidebar. I try to keep it updated, but it doesn’t change very often anyways, so it’s not really a big deal. Anyway, about a week or so ago, I realized that I hadn’t updated it in quite some time, so I started to go through these posts. (If you’re wondering, the top 4 and 5 spots changed, but not the first three.) When I clicked on this one, I realized that this readathon was just over a year ago, and I clicked back to Ely’s blog to see- YES. IT’S BACK! I’m so glad I didn’t miss it this year. This is an extremely fun readathon and I can’t wait to see what happens. I would’ve included this one with the other readathon announcements, but I didn’t find out about it in time!

But enough of my rambling. This readathon is hosted by the lovely Val @ The Innocent Smiley and Ely @ Tea and Titles.

What’s this readathon about?

Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you’ve borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I’d pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.

Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/booktubers/bookstagrammers etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.

When the readathon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there’s a tie, then it’s your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.

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