Thursday, August 17, 2017

#BOUTofBOOKS20: A Week-Long Readathon of 20 Lovely Bookish Things for Book Bloggers

Bout of Books

Yes, I'm participating in another week-long readathon!! One: because I just finished my last class at school and am bored, and two: I want to make more book-blogger friends!

But no, seriously, I'm participating in this year's Bout of Books Read-A-Thon, for the first time. The rule apply:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

 Challenges/Giveaways

**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 20. Make sure you check the blog each day of the read-a-thon for instructions and details on how to complete the daily challenges**

Monday 8/21
Introduce yourself #insixwords

Tuesday 8/22
Synopsis rewrite

Wednesday 8/23
Book spine rainbow

Thursday 8/24
If you like this, try that . . .

Friday 8/25
Leave a book review

Saturday 8/26
Love to hate

Sunday 8/27
FREE DAY!


Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Monday: 8pm CST (TZC)
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

I'm not actually sure if I need a TBR list for this readathon. But if anything, I'll mention my reads during Twitter chats and Goodreads updates, so follow me there for more info. 

Hope to see you guys during the readathon and have some fun! 

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#T5W TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Characters' Fitness Routines Wanted

Hey guys! This is a new feature I joined from Goodreads' Top 5 Wednesdays, a weekly book group about our top five favorite things in the middle of the week.

Created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes, this week's entry describes the top 5 favorite characters' fitness routines I'd like to have.

August 16th: Characters' Fitness Routines You Want
-- This can be interpreted a bunch of different ways! Fitness comes in many different packages. This can be about characters who are super fast, strong, agile, good at dancing, good at climbing, athletes, or foodies! Whatever it means to you. This is inspired by those routines you see in magazines for actors, but with more of an open mind and less body shaming :)


Keep in mind that I am in no way, shape or form a gymnast, dancer, athlete or pursue in anything that isn't on the couch. I used to dance "professionally" when I was younger, but that consisted of beginner levels of ballet, tap, jazz, a teeny bit of jazz-hip-hop, lyrical/contemporary and modern. But I haven't practiced those dance forms since my sophomore year of college! So I'm basically a little out of shape haha! But these are some characters' routines I admire.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

#T5W TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Favorite Second Books in Series



Hey guys! This is a new feature I joined from Goodreads' Top 5 Wednesdays, a weekly book group about our top five favorite things in the middle of the week.

Created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes, this week's entry describes the top 5 favorite middle books in series:

August 9th: Second Book is Best
--We've talked about series that went downhill, and series that are worth it, but which series were best in the middle?


#BookBloggerHop - August 11-17: Readathons and Reading Challenges

 


About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.


Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

This week's question submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte:


August 11-17: Do you participate in readathons and/or reading challenges?

I just finished my first round of Booktube-A-Thon 2017 this year, and I'm currently doing Tome Topple Readathon, where we have to read big, long books. But to be honest, I cheat on these long, very specified challenges because I end up reading the same book that I'd started with. Never mind that it doesn't follow the exact rules of the readathon or challenge, but because I love to read and miss it so much, I end up reading the books I want. I also have a Goodreads Yearly Challenge, but I don't stick by it too often. I pile on my TBR list more than I add to my Goodreads Yearly challenge. 

I ask this question back to you guys. Do you participate in readathons and reading challenges? Do you also make your own rules and read all the books you want, or follow them?


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

#BookBloggerHop - August 4-10: First Reviews and Blog Posts




I was recommended this new weekly prompt by my new buddy, Erica Robyn of ericarobynreads.com to participate, so here we go!


About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

This week's question submitted by  Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews:

August 4-10: Do you ever go "way back" to when you first started blogging and look at your old review posts? Do you see any differences from then to now?

Answer:

I do, sometimes. I do it most often when a new book in a series comes out, and I need to refresh my mind and see what I'd missed, in time for the next book. But most of my old reviews are short, fangirly and very cringe-worthy! Mind you, I've only been blogging for 3 years, and I don't have a set reviewing style. I only just recently started formatting in some way that is understandable both to myself and my small audience. 

I ask this question back to you guys. Do you go way back into your blog posts/Booktube videos/Bookstagram posts? What do you think about them now that you're older? 




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Thursday, August 3, 2017

#T5W TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Book Covers I'd Live In

Whoo!! It's been a minute since I've been up on here haha!! I've meant to jump back to the blogging game for awhile, but I've been stuck with school (I'm graduating in September), work and other things. It's summer season, which means more people want my introverted self out lol. But I found some time to post the latest Top 5 Wednesday!! 

Hey guys! This is a new feature I joined from Goodreads' Top 5 Wednesdays, a weekly book group about our top five favorite things in the middle of the week.

Created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes, this week's entry describes the top 5 book covers I'd love to live in.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

#BOOKBLITZ: MEET the World's Okayest Dad in GOT MINE by @NicoleLoufas | @xpressotours


Got Mine
Nicole Loufas
Publication date: July 25th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
When his girlfriend joins the army; Theodore Sway is left to raise their daughter on his own. His shitty job barely covers the ever-rising cost of his San Francisco neighborhood. When Lulu is accepted at a hipster private school, Theo is forced to find a better job. He does what any good parent would – he becomes a stripper.
Theo sacrifices his ego, his morals, and his body hair so his daughter can have the kind of childhood he’s always dreamt about. With the encouragement of his not-so-helpful club brothers and Sylvie, his ex-stripper BFF, Sway struggles to maintain balance between his sexy stage persona and his role as the world’s okayest dad.


Author Bio:
Nicole was born and raised in California. She claims to be a San Francisco native, however she's lived in both Northern and Southern California. She credits her creativity to the fact that she attended 12 schools between kindergarten and her senior year in high school. Her nomadic childhood allowed her to reinvent herself often. Some might say she was a liar. While others see the stories she told as a coping mechanism. Twelve schools, in six cities, in twelve years - give her a break. Today she channels her storytelling ability into writing novels. Long story short - kids that lie become writers.

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