Bout of Books 17.0

Time to get our read on with Bout of Books … 17.0! *insert wild cheering here* And, you guessed it, I will be participating. Go forth and sign up on the Bout of Books blog! You won’t regret it. There’s currently over 350 of us signed up!! JOIN US! No, really. Join us. It’s totally fun. WITH BOOKS! WHEEEEE! I will be posting my updates every day here, and you can follow me on social media too. I’m also taking part in a month long challenge for August called Mega Month…

August 2016 Book Challenge

Every August I participate in the Mega Month Challenge on Goodreads in the YA Buddy Readers’ Corner group. This year, from August 1st-31st, there is a Page Count Challenge, a Spelling Bee Challenge, and two more challenges including Hangman, and a Non-Reading Challenge. Here I will track and play two of these games and you can play along with me, even if you’re not on Goodreads or aren’t in the YA Buddy Readers’ Corner group! Page Count Challenge and Spelling Bee Challenge. If you decide to play along, leave a comment below to your…

Booktube-A-Thon July 2016: Days 5, 6, & 7

I had a bachelorette party and bridal shower on days 6 & 7 so I figured I could combine these since I was so busy! Without further ado I will leave you with my final Booktube-A-Thon results. I read 3 books, which I have to say is not too shabby! Total Pages Read:  307+  350 +  323 +  250/402 =  1,230 pages Currently Reading:  250/402 Completed Challenges (click on the book cover to see more about the book!) 1. Read a book with yellow on the cover: finished 7/19/16 2. Read a book only after sunset: finished 7/24/16…

#RockYourHandwriting Challenge: April 2016

Welcome to April everyone! I don’t believe it either. But I’m REALLY excited to share this new daily challenge I found on Instagram last month. It is on it’s third go-round, and is hosted by these four lovely ladies: Jessica @ PrettyPrintsAndPaper Kara @ BohoBerry Kim @ TinyRayOfSunshine Dee @ DecadeThirty They have recently become my inspiration for my handwriting journey. I relate most to Jessica’s style; she likes the fonts, color schemes, and decor that I like. My handwriting is closest to Kara’s; a beautiful script, that I try to work against (natural slant to…

Bookshelf Update: March 2016

Welcome to the THIRD edition of “Bookshelf Update!” This series is sponsored by BookDepository.com, where EVERYTHING SHIPS FREE, WORLDWIDE! There are some great deals going on now, I’ve put links below to get copies of these books at a discount. I’m really excited about this new series this year. This is what book Bloggers/YouTubers are calling “Wrap Ups” and most commonly post on a monthly basis. I originally saw this concept over at the Super Space Chick‘s blog, she is awesome, so go visit her! BOOKS FINISHED   Ready Player One by Ernest Cline | book review | 43%…

Manicure Monday: Jamberry Challenge

It is odd that St. Patrick’s Day and Easter are a week apart this year, so this past week I wore some wraps that I thought complimented both holidays! I also thought it would be a fun idea to take a picture everyday for five days to see how the wraps hold up, or don’t 😉 I have the results for you!!!

2016 Book Challenge: January – New Year, New Author!

Happy New Year friends! Wow, it’s already the 21st, this year is already flying by! Time goes faster when you have a lot of fun stuff going on, though. Stay tuned 🙂 This month’s challenge is about discovering new authors. I can be a bit behind in terms of the “book world,” so, for my first time, this month I stumbled across Sophie Kinsella… Sophie Kinsella is a well known YA author from London, who entered the scene in 2000. She is best known best for her most popular work, the Shopaholic Series,…

2015 Book Challenge: July Minesweeper Challenge

Another classic game was featured in my book club’s July Challenge! Minesweeper! So the rules are basic, you read a book & you get to pick a box on the minesweeper board. Behind it, there will either be bonus points (ranging from +1 to +5) or a bomb, which is nothing! You get a point for each book read, a point for each book you read with a buddy, and any bonus points that you receive. The team to get the most points, wins! I read eight books in July, so I got eight points…

2015 Book Challenge: June Jumanji Game

In June, my book club is playing the JUMANJI Challenge!!! Basically you and your team have to make it across the Jumanji board game. Each square on the board represents a different category. If you read a book that fulfills that category, you get to advance to the next square! The goal is to get from Start to Finish on the game board as quickly as possible. Here are the books I have been assigned to read, and our Jumanji “board.” Click on the book title to view my Goodreads…

2015 Book Challenge: May Bookish Blocks Game

Have you ever played BINGO? Of course you have. If you haven’t (are you sure!?), you know how to play BINGO, I am sure. In the book reading world, our version of BINGO is called Bookish Blocks. One of my book clubs decided to play Bookish Blocks for the month of May, and the below is our game board. If you read a book that fits the description in a box, you fulfill that box. If fulfill a whole row (up, down or diagonally from the corners), you get 5…