Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon TBR

Hi everyone!

Today, I’m going to be sharing with you the book I plan on reading for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.]

I will actually be at a confrence from 8:30am-3:15pm, so sadly I won’t be able to read from that time frame, but I will be able to read in the afternoon/evening!

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The book I have chosen to read is I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
by Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda, Liz Welch.

Synopsis:

The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from an impoverishedcity in Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.
It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin’s class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. All the other kids picked countries like France or Germany, but when Caitlin saw Zimbabwe written on the board, it sounded like the most exotic place she had ever heard of–so she chose it.
Martin was lucky to even receive a pen pal letter. There were only ten letters, and forty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.
That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.
In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends –and better people–through letters. Their story will inspire readers to look beyond their own lives and wonder about the world at large and their place in it.


I also wanted to mention that I will try to do a few hourly updates, so you can see how I’m tracking!

Good Night Book Lions!

Participation: Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!

What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs, Twitters, Tumblrs, Goodreads and MORE about our reading, and visit other readers’ homes online. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October.

It was created by the beloved Dewey (her blog has since been taken down, so the link won’t work). The first one was held in October 2007. Dewey died in late 2008. We’re still saddened by her absence, but the show must go on. The read-a-thon was renamed to honor its founder in 2009.

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon is hosted by Heather and Andi of The Estella Society, with help from volunteers.

More on the read-a-thon’s history.

DIY Bookish Card Game!

Hey guys!

Today, I thought that I would create another beloved DIY! Some of my most viewed posts are my DIY’s, so I like to make as many as I can!

Materials:

Playing Cards (These are the exact ones that I used.)

A Sharpie (This was the exact sharpie I used).

Directions:

Create fun challenges on the cards related to bookish things! This is a list of all of the ones I wrote! NOTE: I used a deck that had lost a few cards, so you will probably have more cards then I had used.

A Card:

  • Name an Author that has the same starting letter of their name that your opponent chooses.
  • Spell out a book title of your opponents choice.
  • What do you prefer to read: Book Reviews or Book Recommendations?

King/Queen/Jack Cards:

  • Who is the King of your book world?
  • Who is the Queen of your book world?
  • Who is the Jack of your book world?

Number 2 Cards:

  • Name 2 books that are in the genre that you least read.
  • Make your opponent draw 2 fictional characters, and guess who they are.
  • List 10 characteristics of 2 of your favourite characters.

Number 3 Cards:

  • Name 3 books that one have a one word title.
  • Name 3 desserts that you would eat while you read.
  • List 3 reasons why you love books.

Number 4 Cards:

  • Create 4 different titles for 4 different books.
  • Name 4 books from the Contemporary genre.

Number 7 Cards:

  • Guess 7 of your opponents favourite characters.
  • Guess 7 of your opponents favourite books.
  • Name 7 of your opponents favourite genre.

Number 8 Cards:

  • Name 8 characters from 8 different books.
  • Draw 8 items that relate to your favourite book.
  • Name 8 books in 40 seconds.
  • List 8 things you love to see in a good book.

Number 9 Cards:

  • Name 9 books that are in your TBR pile.

Number 10 Cards:

  • Name 9 books in 10 seconds!
  • Name 10 favourite books from your childhood.
  • Name 10 books that you would recommend to your opponent.
  • Name 10 tips for choosing a book from a bookstore.

Joker Cards:

  • Choose your own challenge to give to your opponent.

Instructions:

  1. Evenly divide the cards among the players.
  2. Each player takes turns to select a card, and every player participates in the challenge.
  3. Whoever wins the challenge/does the best, collects the card.
  4. Whoever has the most cards at the end wins!

That is my DIY bookish card game! If you make these cards and play the game, make sure to tweet me @iireadingii and use the #readingreadingreadingdiy!

Good Night Book Owls!

My Favourite Book Blogs!

Hi everyone!

I may have a book blog, but I sure love to read book blogs as well! Today, I’m going to share with you my ALL TIME FAVOURITE BOOK BLOGS!

Favourites:

Tanya: https://readrunstudy.wordpress.com/
Ashley: http://fallingdownthebookhole.com/
Brooke: https://brookesbibliophilicbabblings.wordpress.com/
Ashley: https://wordsweheart.wordpress.com/
Andie: https://thebookheap.wordpress.com/
Lynn: https://lynnsbooks.wordpress.com/
Amy: http://bookenthral.com/
Sarah: https://writtenwordworlds.wordpress.com/
https://booksfoodfun.wordpress.com/
http://roofbeamreader.com/
Yep: https://melovebooks.wordpress.com/
Beth: https://drbethnolan.wordpress.com/
Joey: https://anotherafterthought.wordpress.com/
Candice: http://thegrownupya.com/
Deb: https://thebookstop.wordpress.com/
Glenn: https://ghbooks.wordpress.com/
LittleMissBookKeeper: https://ghbooks.wordpress.com/
Alysyn: https://reinreads.wordpress.com/
HAYLEY: http://booksaredelicious.com/
Rosie: https://roseannanorman.wordpress.com/
Natalie: https://anoutsiderreview.wordpress.com/
Meriem: https://fanaticbibliophile.wordpress.com/
https://thistlesandwhistles.wordpress.com/
C
ristian: https://thebookishgod.wordpress.com/

If you check out any of these blogs, make sure to tell them that “Reading, reading, READING” sent you!

Good Night Book Owls!

In My Mailbox #2: HarperTeen + SSC!

Hi everyone!

A lot of you guys really enjoyed last weeks In My Mailbox, so I thought that I would do another one for the books I got this week!


The first book I recieved was from HarperTeen/HCC Frenzy! The book is called Kissing in America by Margo Rabb! This book cover is GORGEOUS, and I will be reading it very soon!

For those of you who love Joey Graceffa (I know I do!), you will be VERY jealous of this book that I got on Thursday! I was reached out by Simon and Schuster Canada, to have to oppurtunity to recieve in ARC of Joey’s new book “In Real Life”! Here’s is the excerpt I was provided to share:

 You may know Joey from his popular YouTube channel with over 4 million subscribers and his daily vlog outings, Joey’s videos are fun and playful but he’s also not afraid to open up about his past and present demons. Often vlogging on the way home from therapy sessions — Joey has confessed the ways in which he needs to improve, what he struggles over, which habits he needs to learn to break. He’s been open about his the difficulties of his childhood which include his parents’ divorce, his alcoholic mother, and being bullied at school. In Real Life will dive deeper into these formative experiences in Joey’s life, all of which have in some way or another led to this monumental stage, his public coming out, a beautiful and inspiring confession that takes place right in the book itself.
You can get a sneak peek of the book here – where Joey and some of his Youtube friends read the intro to his memoir.

I hope you liked my second In My Mailbox! Be sure to like this post, I know that you guys like these!

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Alyssa’s Reviews – The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige

Hi everyone!

Today, I’m going to be reviewing The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige!

WARNING: I will be spoiling some parts of the first book Dorothy Must Die!


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Synopsis:

In this dark, high-octane sequel to the New York Times bestsellingDorothy Must Die, Amy Gumm must do everything in her power to kill Dorothy and free Oz.
To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die….
But Dorothy still lives. Now the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked has vanished, and mysterious Princess Ozma might be Amy’s only ally. As Amy learns the truth about her mission, she realizes that she’s only just scratched the surface of Oz’s past—and that Kansas, the home she couldn’t wait to leave behind, may also be in danger. In a place where the line between good and evil shifts with just a strong gust of wind, who can Amy trust—and who is really Wicked?

Review:

SO, this book was pretty great. Not what I expected, but still pretty great. This book was TO SHORT. And, I would have liked a lot more action.

Basically, this was Amy’s journey to the Emerald City, without getting there until 20 pages before the end of the book… The new characters were so much fun, and that definitely boosted up my rating.

The monkey palace was really cute, and Dorothy was more annoying then ever!

I felt like this book was not as very much involved with the main characters from the original Wizard Of Oz as much as the first book was.

I personally feel like since this book was super short, she could have made this book series a duo-logy and just made this book a lot longer.

A lot of the things in this book were SUPER confusing, and were still not answered.

Overall:

3/5 stars.


I hope that you enjoyed this book review!

Good Night Book Owls!


In My: ARC Collection!

Hi everyone!

Many of you have enjoyed my “In My…” blog series, so I thought that I would do a SUPER REQUESTED post to add to it! Many of you have wanted to see my ARC Collection, so I thought that I would show you it today!

All book reviews on my blog, will be linked under the books picture, and any others that were given to me previously have reviews on Goodreads! Any books that have not come out yet will have a book review posted soon!


Previous “In My…” posts:

In My Bookshelf: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/february-flurries-bookshelf-tour/

In My Library: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/february-flurries-in-my-library/

In My Bookstore: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/february-flurries-in-my-bookstore/


IMG_3249Here is a picture of my ARC shelf on my bookshelf!

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Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/since-youve-been-gone-by-morgan-matson-book-review/

IMG_3251Unravel by Imogen Howson

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The Defiant by Lisa M. Stasse

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Chasing Before by Lenore Appelhans

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Servants of The Storm by Delilah S. Dawson

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Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting

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Me Being Me is Exactly The Same as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/me-being-me-is-exactly-the-same-as-you-being-you-by-todd-hasak-lowy/

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Hit by Delilah S. Dawson: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/hit-by-delilah-s-dawson/

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Galgorithm by Aaron Karo (Review will be up soon!)

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Kissing In America by Margo Rabb (review will be up soon!)

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Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash (Review will be up soon!)

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In Real Life by Joey Graceffa (Review will be up soon!)

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Like It Never Happened by Emily Adrain (Review will be up soon!)


Those are all of my ARCs that I have recieved from amazing Publishing Houses all across Canada! I have also recieved some ARCs by e-book but those were only physical books that I mentioned. I have also received some review books from authors, but they were already published when I received them!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and I will see you tomorrow!

Good Night Book Owls!