Monthly Round-Up – May

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May hasn’t been a good month, for reasons I mentioned in my previous post here. I haven’t really managed to keep up with my reading this month and when I have found time to read, I have found it difficult to concentrate. It is no surprise then that May has been my least productive month as far as reading and blogging goes. I have had to drop some of the memes I was taking part in mainly due to not being able to find enough time to do everything I would like to do. Still, I have managed to get some reading done and some posting which I did not expect I would be able to do so I guess that is something.

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Stacking the Shelves: Week 18

stacking the shelvesStacking The Shelves – a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews

Here are the rules:

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

  • Participants are to create their own Stacking the Shelves post and link bank to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!
  • Posts can be laid out any way you want.
  • The host site posts updates on a Saturday but bloggers taking part can post any day they choose.
  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on a Saturday and add your link.
  • Visit other participants sites to find out what they have added!

The rules are simple and it is a really fun way to showcase your books and see what other bloggers are excited about this week! Not to mention the fact that it is a good way to interact with and get to know other bloggers!

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Sweet Valley High

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Ah, Sweet Valley High. How addicted to you I used to be (I mean it – I used to read these books all the time). I aspired to be Jessica Wakefield when I was a tween (even though in all likelihood I was more of an Elizabeth). Basically, I just wanted to be a Wakefield with their perfect size 6 figures, blond hair, blue-green eyes and dimples in their left cheeks (if you are wondering just how I remember how they looked, it was pretty hard not to – given the fact that Every. Single. Book. would begin with the same description of these sun-kissed California twins – it was pretty much ingrained into my sub-conscious after a while) . These girls seemed to have it made. They were the most beautiful girls at SVH, all the boys wanted them and all the other girls wanted to be them (except for Lila Fowler, Jessica’s best friend and sometimes enemy – Lila rocked! Honestly, the series should have been about her).

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WWW Wednesdays: Week 15

www_wednesdays4WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

I am already taking part in quite a few memes but this one looked like a lot of fun so I couldn’t pass up the chance to take part!

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Top Ten Books I Would Like To See Made Into Movies

top ten tuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Books I Would Like To See Made Into Movies

This week is a freebie topic so since I love waxing lyrical about books and movies, I have decided to combine the two for this week’s theme.

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ARC Review: Adaptation by Malinda Lo

adaptationTitle: Adaptation
Author: Malinda Lo
Pages: 416
Publisher: Hachette Children’s Books
Published Date: April 3 2014
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian, LGBT
Format: eARC
Source: Hachette Children’s Books via Netgalley
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Reese can’t remember anything from the time between the accident and the day she woke up almost a month later. She only knows one thing: She’s different now.

Across North America, flocks of birds hurl themselves into airplanes, causing at least a dozen to crash. Thousands of people die. Fearing terrorism, the United States government grounds all flights, and millions of travelers are stranded.

Reese and her debate team partner and longtime crush David are in Arizona when it happens. Everyone knows the world will never be the same. On their drive home to San Francisco, along a stretch of empty highway at night in the middle of Nevada, a bird flies into their headlights. The car flips over. When they wake up in a military hospital, the doctor won’t tell them what happened, where they are—or how they’ve been miraculously healed.

Things become even stranger when Reese returns home. San Francisco feels like a different place with police enforcing curfew, hazmat teams collecting dead birds, and a strange presence that seems to be following her. When Reese unexpectedly collides with the beautiful Amber Gray, her search for the truth is forced in an entirely new direction—and threatens to expose a vast global conspiracy that the government has worked for decades to keep secret.


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Stacking the Shelves: Week 17

stacking the shelvesStacking The Shelves – a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews

Here are the rules:

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

  • Participants are to create their own Stacking the Shelves post and link bank to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!
  • Posts can be laid out any way you want.
  • The host site posts updates on a Saturday but bloggers taking part can post any day they choose.
  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on a Saturday and add your link.
  • Visit other participants sites to find out what they have added!

The rules are simple and it is a really fun way to showcase your books and see what other bloggers are excited about this week! Not to mention the fact that it is a good way to interact with and get to know other bloggers!

>>>

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10 Young Adult Books I Must Read

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 Books I Cannot Believe I Haven’t Read Yet – To My Everlasting Shame!

There are many (and I mean MANY) books I have in my TBR list. Some I already own, others I wish I did. There are some books YA books I have not yet read which should really lose me my book reader/blogger credibility. I mean, I am literally ashamed that I have not gotten round to reading these books yet.

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WWW Wednesdays: Week 14

www_wednesdays4WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

I am already taking part in quite a few memes but this one looked like a lot of fun so I couldn’t pass up the chance to take part!

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