April Wrap-Up!

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Hi friends! Today I’m back with my April wrap-up, and in true Theresa fashion, we’re already halfway through May.  Will I ever post a wrap-up on time? Who knows! Stay tuned…😂

As you all can probably guess from my lack of blog posts last month, I didn’t have a great reading month either.  I ended up only reading two books.  I realize that’s still two books to celebrate, but I was hoping for more.  Regardless, I really enjoyed both of the books I read last month!

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‘Tistheseasonathon Wrap-Up!

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Hello! So last week I participated in the ‘Tistheseasonathon, that went from December 3rd through the 9th. You can check out my TBR here. Today I’m going to be sharing how I did!


Alright, so technically I finished all the challenges, but I did not get to my whole TBR.

Here were the challenges:

CHALLENGE ONE: READ A BOOK WITH RED OR GREEN ON THE COVER.

CHALLENGE THREE: READ A WARM & FUZZY BOOK

CHALLENGE FOUR: READ A SHORT BOOK (200-250 PAGES)

CHALLENGE FIVE: READ A HOLIDAY THEMED BOOK

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The Christmas Remedy was the first book I read, and technically, that means I finished challenges 1, 3, 4, & 5. 😏

This was a really cute book, but it wasn’t super Christmas-y until the very end. // ⭐⭐⭐1/2 // My Review

CHALLENGE TWO: READ A BOOK WHILE LISTENING TO HOLIDAY MUSIC.

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Then, I listened to Christmas music while reading Silent Days, Holy Night, which means I finished challenge 2, as well!

This was such a sweet and heartwarming read. I could totally see it being on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries someday! // ⭐⭐⭐⭐ // My review

And, that’s all I read, lol! So, I sort of completed this readathon, just not in the way I had hoped. 😂


Did you participate in ‘Tistheseasonathon? Or are you participating in any other readathons this month? Let me know how you’re doing/did!

Thanks for reading! 🎄


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November Wrap-Up!

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Hey everyone! Can you even believe November is over?!  I swear this past month was only three days.  November was a super busy month for me, which means I spent very little time reading and blogging.

I ended up reading a total of two books last month!

BOOKS READ

– Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost (ebook) \\ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

– It’s a Wonderful Night by Jaimie Admans (ebook) \\ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

STANDOUT BOOK OF THE MONTH

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I’ll be honest, I really adored both of the books I read in November.  I’ve decided to go with Twelve Slays of Christmas as my book of the month though, just because I did not expect to enjoy this one nearly as much as I did.  It was the perfect mix of mystery and Christmas and I just loved this one so much!

 

BOOKS REVIEWED

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn \\ ⭐⭐⭐

 

BOOK HAUL

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I bought one book in November, and I am so excited to read it in December! It is A Nancy Drew Christmas!  If you’ve been following me for a while, I’m sure you know I absolutely love Nancy Drew.  I’ve been collecting the classic series for years now, and when I found out about this new book, I just had to have it.  This book will be such a fun one to read in December! 🙂🎄

 

MISCELLANEOUS 

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Aside from my October wrap-up, my only other post was for bringing back my Countdown to Christmas series.  Last Sunday, I kicked off Countdown to Christmas 2018 with Skipping Christmas by John Grisham!


And that wraps up my November, lol.  This month was definitely a quiet one, but I’m looking forward to reading and blogging a lot more in December!  I’ve decided to participate in Blogmas again this year, so hopefully, that means I’ll be posting every day during the month of December. I have a lot of ideas planned and I’m super excited for what next month has in store. So, please, wish me luck!!

Thanks for reading!


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Sbooktober Readathon Wrap-Up!

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Hey everyone! Well, the Sbooktober Readathon is officially over, and Halloween day is almost here.  Last Sunday, I shared my TBR and now it’s time for me to wrap up how this readathon went for me!


Unfortunately, I didn’t get everything on my TBR read.  But, this week was pretty busy for me, so I’m not surprised at all.  But that’s okay, because readathons are just supposed to be fun! 🙂

Alrighty, here’s the challenges I did get to:

 JOIN SBOOKTOBER

READ A HALLOWEEN THEMED BOOK OF YOUR CHOICE (THRILLER, SUPERNATURAL, GOTHIC, ETC)

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Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel was such a fun and festive read! It was absolutely perfect for Halloween.

 

ENTER THE HAUNTED HOUSE

READ A BOOK THAT INCLUDES A HAUNTED HOUSE.

PERFORM AN INCANTATION

READ A SHORT STORY OR POETRY COLLECTION.

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The Grownup by Gillian Flynn was my first experience with her writing, so I had no idea what to expect going into this story.  Even though it was a short story, it was still so mind twisty and intricate.  While there parts I, personally, didn’t care for, The Grownup was such a wild ride, and I definitely have an interest in reading more of Gillian Flynn’s books!

 

HOWL AT THE MOON

READ A BOOK AT NIGHTTIME.

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So, I started Undead Girl Gang, but I didn’t finish it.  I may finish it, but I may wait until next Halloween to get to this one.  From what I read, I liked it, but didn’t love it, and being that I still have some other books I want to get to this month, this one is kind of being pushed to the side for now!


And that wraps up the Sbooktober Readathon for me!

Let me know if you participated and how you did. 🙂🎃👻

Thanks for reading!

September Wrap-Up!

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Hello and happy Sunday! I just realized we are officially a week into October, so I thought it was time for me to do my September wrap-up.  September was a bit of a slower month for me, blogging and reading wise, because school was kicking my booty.  Luckily, I’m more into the swing of things now, and I’ve started to have a bit more time to read and blog again!

So, overall, I read three books in September.

BOOKS READ

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– Sweet Dreams by Nadette Rae Rodgers \\ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

– The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord \\ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

– The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton  \\ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

STANDOUT BOOK OF THE MONTH

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Sweet Dreams was such a great ending to such a great series!  I really adored this book!!

 

BOOKS REVIEWED

The Summer of Cotton Candy by Debbie Viguié \\ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sweet Dreams by Nadette Rae Rodgers \\ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Purple Kisses by Priya Prithviraj \\ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

BOOK HAUL

I only bought one book in September, and it is one that I am super excited to read later this month.  That book is Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel by A. W. Jantha!

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MISCELLANEOUS 

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Here are the September TTT’s that I participated in:

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I shared one of my highly anticipated books to be released:

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I was given the opportunity to be a part of the Purple Kisses blog tour.

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I also shared with you all how I reached my summer reading goals.

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And lastly, I shared with you all my intentions to participate in Blogtober and Blogoween for the month of October!


And that wraps up my September!  It was a quieter month, but hopefully, October will be a party on here and I’ll get lots of books read, too!

I hope you all have a wonderful October and stick around for the rest of Blogtober and Blogoween!

Thanks for reading!


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Summer Reading Wrap-Up 2018!

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Hey everyone! Well, summer has officially come to a close, so I thought it was finally time to share with you all how my summer reading plans went.  In the beginning of summer, I shared some of my reading goals.  You can check out that post here.

Well, how did I do? Let’s find out:


1. READ AT LEAST 20 BOOKS | ✔

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Between Memorial Day and Labor Day (which is what I count as my “summer reading”), I read exactly 20 books!

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I actually really enjoyed reading them all, too.  So, I’d say my summer reading was quite successful!

 

2. COMPLETE MY LIBRARY’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM | ✔

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It’s no surprise to me that I finished my local library’s summer reading program.  It’s something I do every year, and I always really enjoy.  This year was no different!

 

3. READ A BIG CLASSIC | ✔

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I still haven’t finished it yet, but I’ve started reading a “big classic,” and sometimes that’s the hardest part, in my opinion!  After so many of you suggested it and told me how much you loved it, I decided to go with The Count of Monte Cristo.  It’s definitely a big one though, so I’m really not surprised I haven’t finished yet, but I am really enjoying it!

 

4. PARTICIPATE IN A READATHON | ✔

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I participated in the Cram-A-Thon for the first time this summer, and I actually did pretty great!  I had so much fun, and ended up reading way more than I expected I would!

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5. START A BOOKTUBE | ❌

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I actually didn’t get around to starting a BookTube this summer.  I attempted to a couple of times, but then something always came up, and I kept putting it off.  I’d still love to make one someday, though!

 

6. READ MORE OF THE BOOKS I ALREADY OWN | ✔

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This one’s kind of iffy, because about half of my summer reading was from books I already owned, and the other half were new releases or library books.  That being said, I still feel like I picked up some books that had been on my TBR for quite a while now, and because of that, I’m saying I accomplished this goal!

 

7. POST CONSISTENTLY ON MY BLOG AND BOOKSTAGRAM THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SUMMER | ✔

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I actually think I did pretty well with my blogging and Bookstagram this summer, especially compared to how I did last year.  I stayed quite consistent and actually posted pretty regularly on both platforms the entire summer. So, way to go me! 👏🏼

 


And that wraps up how my bookish goals went for Summer 2018!  Overall, I did pretty amazing! I’m so happy with how my summer went, and that I was able to reach nearly all my goals.  I cannot believe summer has come to a close now, but I’m looking forward to all the wonder that fall brings.  Also, for the first time, I’ll be participating in #blogtober, so you can look forward to that!

I’d love to hear how your summer reading went! Be sure to share with me at least one bookish or non-bookish thing you’re proud of from this summer.

Thanks for reading!


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August Wrap-Up!

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I feel like I say this every single month, but can you even believe it is now September?! This year is flying by SO fast!

Overall, August was a pretty great month for me.  Altogether, I read six books.

BOOKS READ

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– The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

– Tied to Deceit by Neena H. Brar (ebook) \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️

– Echo by Nadette Rae Rodgers \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

– The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

– Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

– The Summer of Cotton Candy by Debbie Vigue (reread) \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

 

STANDOUT BOOK OF THE MONTH

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For this month’s choice, I have to go with The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo!  I honestly did not expect this book to live up to its hype, and yet, somehow it did.

 

BOOKS REVIEWED

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tied to Deceit by Neena H. Brar \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

 

BOOK HAUL

No new books for me in August!

 

MISCELLANEOUS 

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Here’s August’s TTT’s:

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This month’s WoW:

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Movie Monday also came back this month! I shared my thoughts on the new Masterpiece Theater mini-series of Little Women!

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I also shared the books I hoped to read for the #ClassicsAThon…As you can tell from the lack of classics in this wrap-up, however, I didn’t exactly reach my goals…😂🤦🏼‍♀️

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I was part of the Tied to Deceit blog tour, too!

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I also got to help reveal the cover for Sweet Dreams, book three in the Illusions Trilogy, by Nadette Rae Rodgers, as well as interview the author!


And that wraps up my August!  I hope you all had a really great month, and an even better September!

Thanks for reading!


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Cram-A-Thon Wrap-Up!

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Hello!  Last week I participated in the Cram-A-Thon.  The goal of this readathon was to complete 7 books in a week.  I decided to join last minute (check out my TBR here), so I wasn’t sure how well I was going to do.  That being said, I actually did incredible!?!  While I didn’t manage to read 7 books, I’m still so proud of how much I accomplished!

Here’s what I managed to read:

1. A Predicted 5 Star Read

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I read Sanctuary by Meg Cabot for this challenge.  While it wasn’t my favorite book in the series, and so, not quite a 5 star read after all, it was still a solid 4 stars, and I’m so happy to have read it. I really enjoyed it!

2. A Book That’s Out of Your Comfort Zone

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For this challenge, I read the poetry book, The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace.  I’m not a huge poetry person, so I didn’t love this book.  However, I really felt the emotion and the author’s passion behind her words.

3. A Book That’s Been on Your TBR for a Long Time

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Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter was such a fun and adventurous read!  As a huge cat lover, this series is perfect for me, and this book was so fun and intriguing to read.

4. A LGBTQ+ Ownvoices Book

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Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp was a really unique and important read.  It focuses on the importance mental health.  I admit I was hoping for a little bit more from this book, but regardless, I still thoroughly enjoyed reading this one.

5. Something That’s Not a Standard Novel

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Goldie Vance by Hope Larson was such a cute and fun graphic novel!  I loved the illustrations, the mystery, and all the characters.  Goldie, herself, reminded me quite a bit of Nancy Drew and Penny Parker (the original Carolyn Keene’s own mystery series).

6. A Book with Your Favorite Color on the Cover

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My favorite color is pink, so I decided to go with The Borrowers by Mary Norton for this challenge.  This is the only book I wasn’t able to complete for the readathon.  I only had about 40 pages to go, but I was SO tired on the last night of the readathon that I just couldn’t finish the book.  I did finish it the next day though, and this book was so enjoyable!  It was completely different, and wayyy better than the movie.


Overall, I’m so pleased with how much progress I made for this readathon!  I really didn’t expect to read more than 3 books, and instead, I nearly completed everything.  I’m honestly so proud of myself! 🙂

If you participated in the Cram-A-Thon, how did you do?  Thanks for reading!


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