MARIA’S #EASTERREADATHON UPDATE

Hey guys! I just wanted to let you all that I am participating in the Easter Read-A-Thon, hosted on Instagram by @Tulipreads @Zeilenverlieb @Booklovingjacky @Zeilensehnsucht @Zeilenzauberet. It will be going on from today, April 3rd, until Sunday, April 5th. I may bend the rules a little bit and count Monday as well, because I will be spending most of tomorrow and all day on Sunday with family.

22819890Today I read the last 50% of A Time to Reap (The Legend of Carter Gabel #1) by Jonas Lee. This book was sent to Mallory and I by the author in exchange for our honest reviews. I have to say, I really enjoyed this book a lot! A solid 4.5 stars for me. I don’t want to say too much just yet, as we will be posting our in depth reviews here on the blog. Just know that I am starting to fall in love the time traveling genre. It’s so interesting and cool!
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After finishing that one, I decided to pick up Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. This is the book that Mallory, Marissa, Mackenzie and I chose to read and discuss in the month of April. Oh my goodness. I read this entire gem of a book in one sitting. My goal was to get to 50%, but from that point on – I just couldn’t put it down. Very real characters and a truly touching story. Everything that makes a book beautiful. I am so excited to see what my reading friends think of this one!

I am really happy with today’s reading, both books were very good! I am so grateful to have had the entire day to do nothing but read in my pyjamas. It will most likely be challenging to fit reading into the rest of my weekend, but that’s alright. I have no TBR and no specific number of books to complete. I just plan on reading and enjoying Easter with my loved-ones.

What are you doing this weekend? Are you participating in the #EASTERREADATHON? Let me know in the comments below!
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FRIDAY READS (21)

Hey guys!

It feels like it’s been forever since I posted anything on the blog. My life has gotten pretty crazy in the last few weeks and i’m just starting to get back into my routine. School for me this month has been one project after an other. I honestly haven’t read anything in a longtime.

22036395So, now that i’m trying to get back on track, I plan on finishing Dark Legend: The Supernatural Chronicles by R.A. Reen. This book was sent to Mallory and I from the author. We will have a review up for it soon!

After that, I have no idea what I will pick up… Maybe I should make a visit to the book store for some reading motivation! I might start by watching some booktube videos to see what’s getting all the book hype these days.

What are you reading this weekend? Do you have any book recommendations for me? 🙂

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FRIDAY READS (#20)

It’s finally the weekend again!

It has been a crazy busy week for me. With getting back to the gym, business and resume classes, job interviews, it’s been hectic.

Tonight is my last class for the week and then it will definitely be time to indulge in some binge reading.

10025305I’m currently four chapters into Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare, the second book in the Infernal Devices series. You can click here to find it on Goodreads. I am really enjoying this series so far. I just finished Clockwork Angel and my review will be coming up for that soon so make sure you keep an eye out for that.

8755776Next on my list to read is City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. Going back to the Mortal Instruments series, this is the fifth book in the series. You can click here to find it on Goodreads. I’m so excited to get back into this series and to figure out what my main man Jace is up to.

Other than that I don’t have much else planned. I’m in the mood where I want to read every single book in the world right now so I have no idea what I’m going to pick up next!

I hope everyone has a great weekend, let me know what you are reading this weekend!
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FRIDAY READS (#17)

What is this?! Mallory is actually making a post?!? Sorry I’ve been absent lately, but full time work and full time school has been leaving me basically no free time. I haven’t been doing much reading at all unfortunately. But this weekend I plan to utilize my time a lot better and get some reading done!

I’m going to be working on two books this weekend. First is Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (click here to find it on Goodreads). I bought this when I went to Munro’s Book Store in Victoria last summer so it’s about time I finally get to this one. Plus I really want to watch the Studio Ghibli film and I won’t let myself until I read it!

And second one I’ll be starting is The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger (click here to find it on Goodreads). This is our discussion book of the month and I’m super excited about this.

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What are your plans for the weekend? Are you reading or do you have other things on the go? Let me know in the comments!

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FRIDAY READS (#16)

Is it Friday already?
It’s been a weird week. Where I live, we’ve been getting some pretty nasty weather lately, so I feel like I barely went to school this week. Somehow, the week flew by and I barely even did anything. I would have liked to have gotten more reading done, but I spent some time visiting my mom and didn’t get the chance to pull out my book. This weekend we are supposed to be getting yet an other snow storm here, so I am planning on staying inside, where it’s nice and quiet and cozy, to get ahead on both my school work and my reading. I am currently reading three books:

20639274I started to read Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan earlier this month, but I haven’t continued on with it for quite a while because it’s on my cell phone. I always end up getting tired of reading on such a small screen. I haven’t really decided if I wanted to keep reading this one, or just forget about it. I’m not that far in, but I really did like what I read and do think that it has great potential. If you’ve read this by any chance, please let me know if it is worth it!

20613470I am finally on the third book in the Throne of Glass series, Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas. As of right now, I am only 35 pages in. I really loved the ending of the second book, so I can’t wait until the action picks up in this one! I really wanted to have finished all three of the Throne of Glass books in January because I received them as Christmas gifts, but will most likely carry this one on into February. I have it in hard cover and it looks pretty chunky!

20706757The last book that I picked up was You Can, You Will by Joel Osteen. I’ve never read anything like this before, but my mom loves the author and really wanted me to read this one. It’s in the christian/inspirational book genre and it’s under 200 pages, so I figured I would give it a shot. I could use some positive inspiration in my life.

See how random my book picks are? I went from new adult romance, to young adult fantasy, to adult christian… Yeah. I would definitely be happy to be able to get ahead in reading Heir of Fire this weekend. I am really loving the Throne of Glass series so far, and I heard that the books just keep getting better and better as the series progresses. Let me know what you’re weekend reading plans are and what you think about my book picks in the comments below!
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