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October Book Haul

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This past month I collected a number of books. This pile is bigger than I usually have for a book haul because I was able to go to a used book store where I purchased 6 books. So let’s jumped into it.

The first book I bough this month was Half a King by Joe Abercrombie.

Next I bought the first Lux bind up by Jennifer L. Armetrout and I was able to read Obsidian this month.For my review you can find it here.

Then I purchased Bloodlines by Rochelle Mead.

Then in the middle of the month I went to a used bookstore where I purchased; The Lighting Thief (forgot to take a pic of it) and The Red Pyramid both by Rick Riordon, Glass by Ellen Hopkins, Freaky Green Eyes by Joyce Carol Oates, Peter and the Star Catcher and Bridge to Never Land (no dust jacket) both by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

Next I purchased on a day before it’s release date, The Young Elites by Marie Lu.

And last weekend I bought The Selection Stories Novellas by Kiera Cass.

I am so excited to get to these books and I will try to write as many reviews for them as I can. 😀 In total I bought 11 books this month!

 

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Reading Slumps

We have all been here. It’s a dark dark place were you want to jump into a new world and read but you just don’t. I myself have just came out of a reading slump. So how did I do it you ask? Well I honestly did what I felt like doing. Now my reading slump happened for about 3 and a half months. Yikes!

One thing you DO NOT want to do in a reading slump is force yourself to read. This will just make your reading slump worse and it will take longer to come out of it. Read when you want to read and what you want to read.

I do suggest reading a little but only when you want to read. And for theses few days during a reading slump where you say to yourself “I want to read”, chose a book that is something you not only want to read but find interesting to read. DO NOT read a boring book. This includes but is not limited to text books.

During my reading slump all I wanted to do was play Call of Duty Black Ops 2 on Xbox live. And for those 3 and a half months that I was in a reading slump that is what I did. Not to honk my girly butt in all you guys out there’s faces but I went gold on my peacekeeper in two days. So suck it. 😛

How did I get out of my reading slump? Honestly it just did it itself. Between 3 months I read 2 books. I read Frost Bite by Richelle Mead which almost pulled me out of my reading slump. If I had read another fast paced action packed book I might have pulled out of the reading slump a lot faster. But instead I figured I would listen to Burned by P.C Cast and Kristen Cast. This book is what threw me back into my reading slump because I found it boring.

What book officially pulled me out of this long struggle was Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armetourt. When I finished the book it birthed this blog and I wrote my first review, which if you have not seen you can find here.

So what do you do in a reading slump? Whatever you want to. My advice for books to read during a reading slump are fast paced action packed, drama filled books that will hold your attention. I hope this small rant helped some of you out there overcome these dark days and may the odds be ever in your favor.

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Top 5 Most Purchased Authors

I have seen this topic floating around booktube and figured I would share my Top 5 most purchased authors.

5. Heather Brewer
I have the complete Vladimir Tod series which is 5 books plus the Slayer Chronicles series first two books which gives me a total of 7 books by Heather.

4. Cassandra Clare
Of course I have the Mortal Instruments series and The Infernal Devices series. I am currently reading City of Fallen Angels on audio book And the only book I am missing from the Infernal Devices series is Clockwork Princess. Which means I have 8 books of Cassandra Clare.

3. Ellen Schreiber
I have the complete Vampire Kisses series and I have only not read the last one. But neither the less this means I have all 9 books in this series.

2. P.C Cast and Kristen Cast.
I have all the books in The House of Night series except the last one that was just released. I also have two of the Novellas to this series which means I have 13 books in all.

1. James Patterson
I have the first 2 books in the Witch and Wizard series. The first book in the Confessions of a Murder Suspect. All of the Maximum Ride series books plus one with a Australian cover. And the first three graphic novels to the Maximum Ride series. In total I own 16 James Patterson books.

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Wrap Up: Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!

Dewey;s wrap up

For my first 24 hour readathon I was so nervous! But I did it! Now I didn’t read every hour, that was pretty hard when my mom wanted me to help out with some early Christmas shopping. But none the less I am proud with how I did.

Hours before (ok the morning before) the readathon started, I finished Obsidian by Jennfier L. Armentrout. I counted this toward my readathon books read because the book was on my TBR for the readathin. I already have a review for this book so if you want to hear more on what I thought you can click here.

Next I went to read Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. This was going really well and I was hoping to finish the book. I was on chapter 36 when I found something wrong with my book. Chapters 37 through 41 were missing and in their places laid a extra copy of chapters 32 through 36. I did mange to get to Barns and Noble during the readathon but sadly they were out of stuck for Shatter Me. I was able to read a total of 248 pages even though I did not get a chance to finish the book. And if you are wondering I was really enjoying the book!

Finally on the last 12 hours I read Vampirates by Justin Somper. I did not enjoy this book as much as I had hoped to. The action was a little to slow for me. But I realized when reading it that this was a middle grade book. Maybe even a advanced elementary grade book. So it is understandable why the plot was slow and it was hard to read. It was because I am so use to fast past action and fast world building. Also I love complicated characters and while you get some complicated characters in this book they are not as complicated as I would have liked them to be. Don’t get me wrong this was a enjoyable book but it was just to young for me. I gave it a 2.5 out of 5 stars.

In total I read 935 pages. I really enjoyed the readathon even though I had no idea what I was doing other than reading. I know realized that every hour I could have entered the book I was reading and how many pages I had read and also signed up for prizes on the Dewey’s website. I did not know until now, almost 24 hours after the readathon that those things were happening. But even though I didn’t win anything I won getting my TBR pile down for this month which helped and I definitely will be participating in the Dewey’s 24 hour readathin next time! If you want to see what kinds of fun a Dewey’s 24 hour readthon brings you can click here to go to their website.

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!

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I am so so so excited to join in on the Dewey’s 24 hour readthon happening October 18th! This will be my first time doing a 24 hour redathon! I do not plan on getting to all of my TBR books in the picture above but I hope to get through at lest two! If you want to join me all you hare to do is sign up. There are different start times for different places and they have them all listened on the Dewey’s 24 hour readthon site which you can find here.

I will be updating on my instagram which you can ind here, during the readathon.

For my area I start at 6 a.m. Good luck to everyone who is participating and READ READ READ.