Why my Book Blog is Much Different Than Everyone Else’s

Hi everyone!

Today, I thought that I would post about why my book blog is much different than everyone else’s!

  1. I POST DAILY (or at least I try)

Over the past months since December, I have posted EVERY SINGLE DAY! I do this to provide a lot of content for you all to read, and to know that if you are ever board, you can hop on over to my blog and find a new post!

    2. I INCLUDE LIFE POSTS TOO!

On my blog, I sometimes include life posts (with TONS of pictures), to show you if I’m doing something fun for the day! Some may not be very bookish, but they’re always really fun to make!

    3. I DIY ITEMS TO MAKE THEM BOOKISH!

Many of my most viewed blog posts are my DIYs! I have DIYes BookMarks, Mugs and soon I will be making T-Shirts!

Those are the Top 3 reasons why my book blog is much different than others! If you’d like to see 3 more reasons, let me know in the comments!

Good Night Book Owls!

Alyssa’s Reviews – Three Day Summer by Sarvenraz Tash (ARC)

Hi everyone!

Just a quick note before we start, there is an issue with the computer I post from, so these posts will be coming from my iPad, sorry! Also, I’m trying to get back on my daily posting schedule, so I have pre scheduled a ton of stuff! Next week should be SUPER FUN!

Now for the review…


A copy of Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash was sent to me for review from Simon and Schuster Canada, this does not persuade my opinions on this book, as all are mine.

Summary:

Michael is unsure about most things. Go to college? Enlist in the military? Break up with his girlfriend? All big question marks. He is living for the moment and all he wants is a few days at the biggest concert of the summer.

Cora lives in the town hosting the music festival. She’s volunteering in the medical tent. She’s like that, always the good girl. But there is something in the air at this concert and suddenly Cora finds herself wanting to push her own boundaries.

When Michael and Cora meet, sparks fly, hearts race, and all the things songs are written about come true. And all the while, three days of the most epic summer await them…
Review:

Look at this COVER! Even from the cover you expect (or in my case, hope) that this book will be amazing. Besides, a festival on a farm in the 80’s, what could be better?

The beginning Half of this book was SO slow. Basically, the first 200(ish) pages were in a medical tent… Cora disobeyed her father, while Michael was ignorant and took Brown Tab Acid… What could be a better way to start off this novel? Anything else.

Although, the last 150(ish) pages definitely made up for it! Once Michael and Cora started really knowing eachother, it was evident that they would fall in love! Even though they just met eachother, their chemistry was beautiful to read and look at.

The end of the book was a bit of a tear jerker for me… It was just that good! When Michael has to go out of her town and back to his own, he promises her something… But if you want to know what that promise is, pick up this book!

Overall:

This book was quite the rollercoaster for me, and although I didn’t love the first half, I’d still recommend it’s! 3.75/5 stars.

I hope that you guys liked this book review! Thanks to Simon and as Schuster Canada for providing me with great books!

Good Night Book Owls!

I AM AN IDIOT.

Hi everyone,

At this current moment in time I am in such a bad mood, you have NO IDEA. So, basically, I wanted to switch my URL to https://readingandplanning.wordpress.com, so I did but right after I did that I knew I made a mistake. I DIDN’T press the “permanently delete this site URL”, so I thought that I could just fix it. But, it didn’t work and I STILL don’t know how to do it. Once I figure it out, I will change it to the original URL.

For now, the closest thing I could get was “readingreading…” instead of “readingreadingreading…”. Hopefully, I will find out how to fix my URL soon, but for now it will be just Reading, Reading. I can’t really make up my mind if I like this new one better, as it is shorter. I will STILL be calling my Blog Reading, reading, READING, because for all I am concerned, it will forever be that.

I hope that if any of you know how to fix it you will please tell me, and I will honestly love you FOREVER. If the process may take long, use the Contact Me form on the “Contact Me” page, and I will get back to you ASAP.

To sum it all up, I AM AN IDIOT.

Erin Condren Order Details!

Hi everyone!

So, yesterday I posted a link to get $10 off your first purchase with Erin Condren, and a lot of you wanted to see what I bought! So, that’s what I am going to share with you today!

TODAY on Tuesday June 9, 2015, the 2015-2016 Erin Condren Life Planners came out, so I decided to purchase my first one ever!

This is the lifeplanner I bought, I purchased the one with the July 2015- December 2016 option, and it was $5.00 on top of the $50.00 that they cost. I know it may seem expensive but it’s well worth it!

I then ordered an additional cover because I really wanted a cover with a quote. This is a new quote for the 2015-2016 life planners! The covers are interchangable, so you can order multiples and reuse them every year! Plus, they are only $10.95!

I also ordered CoilClips! These attach papers that don’t come into the planner, and they attach them by the rigid edge which snaps right onto the coil just like the interchangeable covers! One pack is $7.00 for 12, and an additional one comes in the back of every planner if you want to test them out first. I ordered all of the items I want for this upcoming year at a time, as shipping outside of the USA is $19.99, and I am in Canada!

The last thing I bought were these elastic bands. They come in a pack of 3 for $7.00 and you can choose your colour scheme that will match your main cover best!

Overall, my order was $99 after shipping, so I couldn’t use the $9.95 international shipping code :(. I also had an issue with the $10 off your first order code that I recieved, so they just took of $10.00 off of my credit card.

I am SUPER excited to feed my planner addiction with these planners! Let me know if you want to see an unboxing of my planner when I get mine, and I will for sure do that!

Don’t forget to use my $10 off your first purchase referral code, when you buy your first one! This link never expires, but once you sign up and activate the code, the code will be active for 30 days until you use it!

Good Night Book Owls!

ERIN CONDREN $10 OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE REFFERAL LINK!!!

Hi everyone!

Sorry that today’s blog post will be so short, but I wanted to share something with you all!

TOMORROW JUNE 9, 2015, the release of the NEW ERIN CONDREN 2015-2016 LIFEPLANNERS will be released!

I used somebody’s refferal code to make an account, and to buy my planner, but YOU CAN TOO!

Click on this link to get $10 off of your order: https://www.erincondren.com/referral/invite/alyssacohen0527

I hope that a few of you use this link in the future!

Good Night Book Owls!

Alyssa’s Reviews – Galgorithm by Aaron Karo (ARC)

Hi everyone!

Today, I’m going to be sharing with you my thoughts and review on Galgorithm by Aaron Karo! I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Simon and Schuster Canada. That does not affect my opinion.


Summary (Goodreads):

A romantic comedy about high school, heartbreak, and having all the answers.

What if the secrets of dating and love were revealed in one simple formula? That is the tantalizing proposition high school senior Shane Chambliss offers the hopeless and hapless guys who come to him for relationship advice. After the girl of his dreams breaks his heart, Shane devises a mysterious formula called the Galgorithm and establishes himself as the resident dating guru at Kingsview High School. But his attempts to master the art of romance go outrageously awry. As Shane tries to navigate the ensuing drama, he must follow his heart, abandon all the rules, and ignore his own advice in a quest for true love. What he discovers, no formula could ever predict…

Review:

I LOVED THIS BOOK! This is probably one of the best books I’ve read this year!

Shane is such a wonderful and caring character. I felt that he was really relatable to all YA teens and adults. He has a lot of charisma and charm. I felt that he was very loving to all characters in the school, especially his teachers.

Jak was a very fun loving person throughout this book, and I felt while reading this that I was friends with her and actually knew her as a person.

I actually did a school project thing on this book, so I thought that I would share it with you NOW: SPOILER BELOW WARNING

The book Galgorithm by Aaron Karo, has a very consistent theme throughout the entire novel. This novel shows that even the best of the best, may need to listen to their own advice throughout their daily life. In Galgorithm, we meet Shane, a Senior in High School who just went through a breakup. With all of the things he believed that he did wrong in his past relationship, he compiles a “curriculum” that he uses to teach others the techniques they need to get the girls of their dreams. Although, what Shane doesn’t know is that sooner or later he will need to take his own advice. When his theories get exposed to the entire school, he soon loses all of his clients, and his best friend, Jak. He tells Jak everything, and she didn’t know about one of the things that he did after school that was very important in his life, until now. Now, Shane has lost his very best friend and all of his clients. Later in the novel, Shane realizes that he has feelings for his best friend, but has lost her in the result of his exposition. With the help of Shane’s very own advice, he has to get back his best friend, who has now become the girl of his dreams. As the result of following his own advice, Shane ends up with his best friend, and gathers the respect of his fellow classmates.. This shows that if you follow your own advice, you will truly find your way.

Overall:

I really loved this book and gave it 5/5 stars!


Thank you very much to Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me this lovely book! If you didn’t see my release day post for this book, click here!

Good Night Book Owls!

How Far am I in my Goodreads Reading Goal?

Sooooo…. I AM ANSWERING A BIG QUESTION TODAY….

HOW FAR AM I IN MY GOODREADS GOAL????

Well, I think I’m doing really well!

I am currently 26/50 books! So that’s 55% complete!

And, it’s pretty much almost half way through the year, so I’m right on track!

I would really love to know how far along you guys are on your reading goals, so please leave me a comment letting me know!

I will see you guys tommorow with a new book review!

Good Night Book Owls!

20 Books of Summer Challenge!

Hi everyone!

I am going to be participating in the 20 Book Summer Reading Challenge! Unlike last year, where I read only about 4 books in Summer 2014, I want to read A LOT MORE this Summer! That’s why I decided to join this challenge!

So, starting from 1 June and running until 4 September, I am going to challenge myself to read 7+ books, which I am now 1/7 done for this month, as I just finished Kissing in America this morning (review to come… don’t anticipate it…)!

Here is a list of books that I would LOVE and plan on reading this summer:

IMG_0511

Here are just a few of the many books I plan on reading this summer! Again, I have already read Kissing In America by Margo Rabb, so that is already one book checked off of the 20! Just 19 more to go!

I would love to know if you guys are participating in this! Leave your post related to this topic down below, and I will be sure to check it out!

Good Night Book Owls!