WWW Wednesday

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  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you finish recently reading
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

(Links are to Goodreads)

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I’m currently reading right now Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs and hope to finish this amazing memoir today. I’m so in love with Lisa’s writing and how detailed the story is so far.

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The book I recently finished was I’m Not Dying With You Tonight by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal. It was a wonderful book and adore the story. You can catch my review on the book here.

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What I think I’ll read next is Havenfall by Sara Holland. I receive the ARC and look forward to this read very much. I have yet to read a book from Sara Holland but I have some other books on my TBR list that I have yet to get to so I know I’m overdue to read a book from her and look forward to this book. The cover of this book looks amazing and the blurp sounds good.

Happy Reading!

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50 Bookish Questions Tag

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Found this cool Book Tag on Atlantic Reads

Happy Day everyone! Here is yet another fun book tag for me to do. Enjoy!

1. What was the last book you read?

That would be one of the Sailor Moon manga series.

2. Was it a good one?

Oh, Yah! The further you get into the Sailor Moon story the better it gets!

3. What made it good?

More fighting and more Sailor Guardians to the story.

4. Would you recommend it to other people?

Yes, I would but everyone knows what Sailor Moon is!

5. How often do you read?

Every day, as much as I can possible.

6. Do you like to read?

Yes! Very much!

7. What was the last bad book you read?

Its been a while since I last read a bad book but I think it was Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel! Unfortunately, I was not a big fan of the book. Read my book review here.

8. What made you dislike it?

To me, the author tried too hard. I didn’t like how the story was written and how some of the original old jokes from the original story were flipped to a new version in the new story. Without spoiling anything I didn’t like that there was another character added to the story was I felt it wasn’t necessary.

9. Do you wish to be a writer?

Yes! I love retelling stories and always had a passion for writing (Working on a story right now)

10. Has any book influenced you greatly?

Every book does, I would have to say mainly Marissa Meyers books!

11. Do you read fan fiction?

No, Never tried reading fan fiction..maybe one day.

12. Do you write fan fiction?

Sorry, No.

13. What’s your favorite book?

Heartless by Marissa Meyer!

14. What’s your least favorite book?

Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel by A. W. Jantha

15. Do you prefer physical books or on a device?

Physical books all the way to add to my bookshelves!

16. When did you learn to read?

At an extremely young age, my mother would know when.

17. What is your favorite book you had to read in school?

Lord Of The Flies by William Golding.

18. What is your favorite book series?

Warriors by Erin Hunter! I can always re-read those amazing books!

19. Who is your favorite author?

Marissa Meyer! She will always be number one for me but there are other great authors out there I appreciate too.

20. What is your favorite genre?

YA & Biographies.

21. Who is your favorite character in a book series?

Sailor Moon from Sailor Moon Manga series! I can totally relate to her.

 

22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?

All books do. I always visualize like I’m actually there with the characters as a ghost watching everything play out.

23. Which book do you wish had a sequel?

The Sun Is Also A Star By Nicola Yoon. (I have not seen the movie) I want more from the two main characters and the ending had me in all sorts of feelings where I want to know what happens with them. I mean I can pretty much guess it but still, I want to read more of it!

24. Which book do you wish DIDNT have a sequel?

Hocus Pocus & The All The Sequel By A. W. Jantha!

25. How long does it take you to read a book?

It depends if I’m really into it two days the most, but I just had a baby so not as much as I would like to read in a day and finished. *Sigh* the good old days when I could read all day.

26. Do you like when books become movies?

Yes! I like to see how it plays out visually and compare which was better, usually, books always win!

27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaption?

A Series of Unfortunate Events, the t.v show and the movie.

28. Which movie has done a book justice?

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. The book was really good and the movie, the actors in the movie made the characters stand out and were amazing bringing them alive on the screen.

29. Do you read newspapers?

I used to when my dad would come home with one when I was younger but now as an adult I read the news online.

30. Do you read magazines?

Yes, I do, but not as much. I love video games so I subscribed to Game Informer I also love National Geographic magazines and Life!

31. Do you prefer a newspaper or magazines?

Magazines! But if you would have asked me this question when I was younger I would have said newspaper!

32. Do you read while in bed?

Yes of course!

33. Do you read while on the toilet?

Such a random question but no I do not, and I know there are people out there in the world who do this.

34. Do you read while in the car?

Yes! If me and my family are traveling and I’m not the one driving then Ill be reading.

35. Do you read while in the bath?

Yes! Every time I take a bath I read.

36. Are you a fast reader?

I can be, but I prefer to take my time.

37. Are you a slow reader?

No not at all, unless I want to be.

38. Where is your favorite place to read?

Anywhere outside, under a tree.

39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?

Only if someone is screaming in the background.

40. Do you need a room to be silent while you read?

I don’t need it but I prefer it that way.

41. Who gave you your love for reading?

That would be my mother! Thanks to her I have a passion for books.

42. What book is next on your list to read?

Right now I’m reading the Fable series by Bill Willingham but that is a comic series, so after I finish that I’m gonna re-read the Warrior series by Erin Hunter.

43. When did you start reading chapter books?

Gosh, I really had to think back on this, I was really young and I want to say my first chapter book was Goosebumps?

44. Who is your favorite children’s book author?

Erin Hunter, the author of the Warrior series.

45. Which author would you most want to interview?

Right now Marissa Meyer!

46. Which author do you think you’d be friends with?

Leigh Bardugo, I feel like we would have a lot of tea time talking about interesting things since she is a very creative thinker.

47. What book have you re-read the most?

Scary stories, I can never get enough of this book when I was a child and still can’t now as an adult.

48. Which books do you consider classic?

Lord Of The Flies, The Great Gatsby, Frenhieght 451, Little Women.

49. Which books do you think should be taught in every in school?

All the classics, which is what I read with my class when I was in school.

50. Which books should be banned from all schools?

No whats so ever.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Things I’ve Done For The Love Of Books

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Hosted By That Artsy Reader Girl

I have not had the opportunity to do something crazy for the love of books however what I have done are just minor things. Perhaps in the future like if Marissa Meyer was visiting my city I would do just anything to go meet her and sign my books even if that means going at the last minute in my pajamas. Here are just a few things I have done for the love of all books.

VIVICA A. FOX BOOK SIGNING AT BARNES AND NOBLE

I love Autobiography books second favorite genre in books I also love Kill Bill the movie so once I found out that Vivica was going to be doing a book signing for her new book I was all in. Not only was her book inspiring I knew I had to go but one thing the signing was all the way on the other side of the city ( No big deal really) just means to get up early to make sure I’m ready to go also I don’t have my drivers license..yet! So that means my Aunt Nicky was going to take me since my boyfriend is not all about books and this is a must thing to do! To make the story short I was stressed out, leaving the house to forget the book to have to turn around to get it. traffic was insane. My aunt who is not from Las Vegas who moved from Michigan to live out here got us lost and didn’t listen to my instructions to get to the book store. Let’s just say once I got there I was just not in the best mood but I made it and it was worth all the stress.

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STOLE A BOOK

You read that right but don’t freak out just yet and let me explain my story! Let me take you back to the 90’s when I was just six years old. This was my first time and very last time I have ever stolen anything in my life (Unless it was the last donut in the house) My mother and I went to a store to do some shopping. I was wondering around close to my mom while she was looking at some clothes but I found this little book called “The Art Of The Lion King” I hid the book from my mom and when we left the store and got in the car I was in the back seat looking at the book. My mother looked back and question me and I never heard the end of it where she went right back to the store and made me walk up to the store employee to return the book and apologize for stealing. Never again! I was so embarrassed. Many years later when I was in Michigan I was in a book thrift store and I found the same book which of course this time around I bought the book and still have it today to remind me of this lesson.

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I have other things I do for the love of books which is missing out on my favorite show to read or sometimes eat dinner later at night so I can continue to read, read in the bathtub or take my book everywhere with me and when I was working for customer service I was reading my book the whole time while I was supposed to be assisting people on the phone and I was half listening (That’s if the book is really really good! That’s how I got thru Six Of Crows and Children Of Blood And Bone so fast I didn’t care to lose my job) Maybe some of the things are minor however I love books more than anything and would do just about anything to read or get my hands on the book or meet an author of the book.

I’m actually really curious, have any of you book lovers done anything crazy for the love of books?

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The Big Scoop

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The big scoop? I am the big scoop! I need a big scoop of Cookies And Cream Ice Cream, I also look like a scoop of Ice cream. I’m officially 7 months pregnant this week and I’m losing the days. Time is going by fast and I feel like I need to read all my TBR books on my shelves before my daughter arrives while I also have cravings to go on a book haul at Barnes And Noble to add to that TBR list.

Right now my 2019 Reading Challenge on Good Reads is 100 books for this year and I only have one book completed. I know I am so behind right now but I’m hoping with a new baby on the way (First child) I can still complete the challenge!? Only one can hope.

Right now Las Vegas weather is amazing where I am back on my porch reading again. I organized my bookshelves just a bit, nothing too much new with them besides throwing away the Owlcrate and Fairyloot boxes that were taking up all the space I had left on the shelves. Well, I did keep one box each to keep all the treasures that come within the boxes (The Art Cards) I have yet to decide how to display the cards.

I came over my fear of reading in my bathtub! I used to hear people doing it all the time but I have such a fear dropping my book in the water and trust me it would be the end of the day and people around me are going to hear it for a lifetime if that was to happen. Bath time became an everyday thing more than showers now that I’m pregnant it helps with the back pains and it’s really relaxing so I gave it a go and now It’s my favorite thing I look forward to every day.

Since I haven’t been going on my usual big book hauls for myself and been focusing everything on the baby girl I have plans to do a big children’s book haul for her in May (One month before she is here) and plans to paint a shabby chic style wall bookshelves for her room. I’ll keep you all posted with that plan.

I started my new Bookstagram account. I really missed taking photos and being creative with my books. I miss the book community and seeing everyone’s creative photos with their books. If you have a Bookstagram account give me a follow and comment or DM to let me know you got my account info from my blog, I’ll follow back!

Bookstagram – @Vivalareads

Well, I’m gonna get back to my current read right now and hope to finish it by the end of this week!

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TTT: Books I Meant To Read In 2018 But Didn’t Get To

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It’s been a while since I last did a Top Ten Tuesday, and I really miss doing this. Very excited to get back into it and look forward to looking at everyone else’s Top Ten Tuesday post.

Last year was amazing for me. I moved into a beautiful apartment that is down the street from my mother’s house and love that there is a movie theatre across the street from me. I also was working a pretty good job but the hours were horrible for me where it was hard to find time to read after work without getting so tired and of course I found out that I am expecting my first child.

With getting sidetracked there were some amazing books that I didn’t get the opportunity to read last year so here is my list of books from 2018 I meant to read but didn’t get to.

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Small Fry By Lisa Brennan – Jobs

I really can’t believe I haven’t read this yet! I got this right when it came out and have yet to read this. This is definitely on my top TBR list and my next read after I finish my current read.

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Sea Witch By Sarah Henning

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Circe By Madeline Miller

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Caraval By Stephanie Garber

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One Of Us Is Lying By Karen M. McManus

Have any of you read these lovely books? Let me know what your thoughts are.

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Being 16 Weeks Pregnant Update

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Hello, Welcome! Today is my 16-weeks pregnant update. A few things to mention with you all, I am pregnant with my first child with my boyfriend of 10 years. We are expecting a baby girl who will be here on June 22 this summer. I’m over here taking notes and reading tons of information as I have no idea what to expect. One thing I do know is that I’m going to be a mother and there is nothing I can express truly how excited I am to have a mini-me taking over the household.

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Every Saturday when I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is walk over to my bookshelf and grab my book called Your Pregnancy Week By Week. Every Saturday is adding another week to my pregnancy, therefore, I sit down with a glass of milk and start reading the new week that I am and what to expect.

Trust me, if you are a new mother to be this book is everything. I was originally Googling everything I felt and experience and doing that just scared me, the things I was reading was a little crazy and making me nervous for no reason when there is nothing wrong in the first place.

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With that being said I feel a lot better once I hit the second trimester. I have tons more energy now and enjoy waking up early in the morning and going to bed early at night. I was never the one to get up early in the morning but ever since I am pregnant I have this wonderful sleep schedule right now (Been told not to get used to it, once the baby is here that will be all messed up)

Few things I noticed have changed and one of them is my baby bump. Of course, it’s getting bigger but I mean I’m having a bit of a hard time when I put some pants on or pick something up from the floor the belly is starting to get in the way meaning that the belly is no more squishy like feeling and more solid and I feel something like the baby is sitting on my bladder maybe? I don’t know but it’s a new feeling that I’m experiencing this week.

Another thing that is new this week is I’m starting to break out on my jawline and under my chin. I have a routine where I wash my face morning and night but from my reading, this is totally normal for pregnant women to experience, just a bummer!

Food Cravings for this week!

  • Cinnabon
  • Kettle popcorn
  • Mashed Potatoes

 

That’s a wrap! Thank you all! Catch my pregnancy update post every Wednesday!

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Blogoween Day 19: October Book Haul

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Holy cow! It’s been nine days since I last posted! I swear there is a good reason, but a more personal reason that I will announce sometime soon. I went on my October Book Haul earlier than expected this month and here are all the goodies I purchased this month.

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The Wicked Deep By Shea Ernshaw

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The Face On The Milk Carton By Caroline B. Cooney

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The Black Witch & The Iron Flower By Laurie Forest

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Wires And Nerve By Marissa Meyer

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Furyborn By Claire Legrand

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The Dark Descent Of Elizabeth Frankenstein By Kiersten White

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Grim Lovelies By Megan Shepherd

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Miss Peregrine’s Series By Ransom Riggs

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Twisted Tales Series By Liz Braswell

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Dread Nation By Justina Ireland

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The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats And Piracy By Mackenzi Lee

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Dracula Leatherbound collection

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Sailor Moon Series

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See any books you read? Let me know what your thoughts are! TTFN.

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