February Blog Series: February Flurries!

Hi everyone!

Back by popular demand, I’m doing another blog series for February (which I have kind of been hinting to)! It’s called February Flurries!

Before I explain to you how this is going to work, here are some FAQs:

Will I be doing a blog series every month?

No, I will not be doing one EVERY month, maybe every 2 months!

Why do you keep doing blog series?

First of all, when I did my Holiday Reading Series, my stats SKY ROCKETED! Second off, many of you liked knowing my posts for February, so you could come back the days that you wanted to read that specific post.

Will every blog series have a theme?

Not really. This month I’m trying to do wintry/school based topics of posts. I will always try to include popular posts, such as, Book Reviews, Book Tags, Hauls, etc.

Special News:

My Blog series now have a page on my top bar, scroll over it to access previous reading series!

Schedule:

Now for the part you’re all here for!

February 1: February TBR
February 2: In My Library
February 3: Top Ten Tuesday {02/3}
February 4: WWW Wednesday
February 5: E-Book Collection
February 6: Book Shelf Tour!
February 7: Quick Thought #6: Balancing a Social Life while Running a Blog, Reading and School
February 8: Forest of Reading
February 9: Book Review
February 10: Science Has Great News for People Who Actually Read Books!
February 11: Quick Thought #7: How to LOVE READING!
February 12: Book Recommendations For Valentines Day
February 13: How I Spend My Valentines Day
February 14: Happy “Hearts” Day!
February 15: Sunday Showcase
February 16: Happy Family/Presidents Day!
February 17: Epic Reads Book Tag
February 18: My Second Obsession (DISNEY)
February 19: Minutes Before Sunset Book Review
February 20: Surprise Author Interview!
February 21: Quick Thought #8: ARCs/Review Books
February 22: Ultimate Book Tag
February 23: In My Book Store
February 24: Favourite Places to Read
February 25: The Only Boy Book Review
February 26: (ANOTHER!) Surprise Author Interview
February 27: How To Get Rid of Reading Slumps
February 28: February Wrap-Up

That is my schedule and info for my February Blog Series, “February Flurries”! I hope you enjoy it, mark your calenders for the days that you’re going to read (hopefully all!).
I told you this month would be exciting!

See You Tomorrow!

Good Night Book Lions!

NaNoWriMo 2014: Chapter 12

As we near the karate studio, Sienna is waiting outside for me. Sienna is a smart and studious student who takes school very seriously, and is looked up to by many others. She is the head, and a full time kindergarten and daycare monitor and helper. She attends teacher, school council and student council meetings. She is the grade eight school president and has joined many clubs throughout her school. She goes to the school across from mine, so I don’t see her every day, just once a week, unless she is studying for a test.
As soon as she see’s me, she runs over and gives me a huge hug, just like she does every time I see her. “Hi Rachel! I’m so happy to see you! How are you? You look great!” she tells me, did I mention, she is a bit of a chatter box. “I am great, thanks! How are you? I haven’t seen you in so long!” I tell her. “I am good thanks!” she says.

I think it’s time to pop the question, and no we’re not getting married. “What is your DDK?” I ask her I wonder what she’ll say to me, I don’t think she’s one of the most outgoing people so she may not even tell me but it’s worth a shot. She tells me 90 years I say I got 95. “95, I wonder how special you must feel. Congratulations, being 95 means that you will have an amazing life. Same with 90 so I’m glad to share most of our lives together.” I say goodbye, for just a second as I walk into the class with David, I know I’ll see her later so she just wait for me at the bench. I always love seeing sienna because she’s not like most of the outgoing girls but she’s also so lovely and so I can talk to her so much and she won’t judge me or anything like that, she’s just a wonderful person.

As I walk into my brothers class, I get a glimpse of all of his friends. Most of them look pretty nice, and cute for four year old standards. A boy named Nathan walks over to me and gives me a big hug. I’ve never heard him talk, but he is adorable and by far my favourite.
I say goodbye to David and go over to my mom to ask her a question. I’ve thought about asking her this question before, but I really want to hear her answer. “Hi mom.” I say. “Hi sweetie.” She replies. “Can I ask you something?” I ask. “Sure, go right ahead.” She replies. This is it. “Mom, what is your DDK?” I ask. She looks at me, first with a stare, then with a smile. . “Do you really want to know?” she asks. “Yes.” I tell her. “I got 99 years.”

January Wrap-Up!

Hi everyone!

Today I’m going to be sharing with you my January Wrap-up!

This month has been an AMAZING reading month for me! I read 9 books this month! I’m SO proud of myself!

Books Read:

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Those are all of the books I read this month! What books did you read? Let me know down below!

Good Night Book Lions!

The Reader Problems Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

Today, I thought I would do a TAG, as I know most of you enjoy when I do them. If you want to check out my previous TAGS, you can check the “Book Tags” page on the bar above this post! Like every other TAG, I was not tagged by anyone, but I thought this would be fun to do!

Watch the original creator answer the questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SfhSV-L3eo!

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

I decide what book I’m going to read by my mood and/or the season!

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

It really depends. If it’s a popular book like, Divergent, The Hunger Games, etc. then I would probably finish it because I assume that all of the hype is for something. If it’s just a random book that know one has heard of, then I’d probably drop it.

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

I’d probably try to finish it!

4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?

This hasn’t really happened to me with covers, but it has with paperback and hardcover! Most of the time, I’ll put them on separate shelves. I’m not one of those people who will buy additional copies of the same book just for the covers. I think that is pretty stupid.

5. Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

Most of the time, my bookish/bloggy friends. To be honest, I really don’t care (turns on Demi Lovato’s song and has a dance party)! Sometimes, I question whether everyone is just following the “hype train” and likes the book just because everyone else does. And, that I’m the only one who actually has their own opinion!

6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

Go to the bathroom. Although, I usually don’t cry over books!

7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book?

Normally, I don’t forget, but in the special case that I do I will go on Wikipedia and read the whole plot. I’m not a huge fan of re-reading books that I’ve forgotten, especially because if I’ve forgotten it, it mostly means that I don’t like it.

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?

If they’re not at my house, I’ll say somebody borrowed it and is currently in list far place here. If they are at my house, I will just say that I am about to give it to somebody else.

9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

I have a lot of books that are on my most anticipated reads of this year (read all about them here: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/most-anticipated-books-of-2015/), for mostly each month, so I will try to wait until the one for that month comes out. Another way is to just find something that I will keep reading!

10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

All of them…

11. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

Since I can not wait to read them, I will try to get through them as quickly as I can!

That was The Reader Problems TAG!

I TAG my 3 most recent followers:

Lynn: https://lynnsbooks.wordpress.com/

Sara: http://saracroethle.com/

Rosie: https://readingwithrosie96.wordpress.com/

Good Night Book Lions!

Book Release Day: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Hi everyone!

Today, January 27, one of my most anticipated books came out!

That book is Fairest by Marissa Meyer! This is the prequel to The Lunar Chronicles Series! Which my second favourite series of all time (right behind The Land Of Stories).

Here’s the cover:

Right after school, I’m going straight to Indigo (Canadian version of Barnes & Noble) with my dad to pick it up! I’m so excited!

Are you guys going to pick this book up soon? Let me know in the comments below.

Good Night Book Lions!

The Week of ReadAThons #2 Wrap-Up!

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing my wrap up for the week of readathons #2! Click the link to see what was on my TBR: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/the-week-of-readathons-2-24-hour-rybsat-underhyped-books-tbr/. Although, I didn’t really stick to my TBR, which I am OK with, as I read A LOT of books.

Like I just mentioned, I think I did an AMAZING JOB during this week! I managed to read way more then I EVER do in a week! I read 5 books! That’s almost more then I read in a month! Let’s just say, stick around for my January Wrap-Up!

Books Read:

We Are Canada by Rikia Saddy, Book Review: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/we-are-canada-by-rikia-saddy/

The Last Train by Rona Arato

Growing Up, Inside and Out by Kira Vermond

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Real Justice: Sentenced To Life At Seventeen: The Story of David Milgaard by Cynthia J. Fayron

All of those books should have reviews up in March! Those are all of the books I read this week! What books did you read?

Good Night Book Worms!

Making Up For Monday {01/26}

(Making up for Monday is a weekly meme in which there is a new question every monday and it is your job to write an answer. Want to participate in this meme? Here is the link to all of the questions: http://www.alotofreadingandalittlewriting.blogspot.ca/p/making-up-for-monday.html)

How many physical books do you own?

I believe that I own around 120 PHYSICAL BOOKS. I own about 40-ish e-books on my Kobo Touch E-Reader! Here’s my review for my Kobo: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/kobo-touch-review/! Hint, hint, in a few weeks I will be sharing with you my physical book collection AND my E-Reader collection! Get excited!

Previous “Making Up For Mondays”:

https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/making-up-for-monday-084/

https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/making-up-for-monday-0811/

Good Night Book Lions!