ReadAThon Tips and Tricks

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be sharing some of the tips and tricks I have learned for readathons. As you know I participated in Jumpstart January last week and the Biannual Bibliothon starts at midnight.

  1. Fluffy Books
    Pick fun light-hearted books or books you know you are going to love when creating your TBRs.
  2. Know your limits
    If a readathon has challenges they most likely let you double up, I highly recommend doing this when choosing the books you are going to read.
  3. Don’t let the muggles get you down
    If you know you are going to be busy during the time of the readathon, but still want to participate don’t get upset with yourself for reading little. Of course, you are supposed to read as much as you can during a readathon, but that may only be one book or maybe even a couple chapters.
  4. Multitask
    Always have an audiobook handy, you can use audio books to ‘read’ when you are driving, doing chores, cooking, etc. I also recommend having an ebook on your phone this way you almost always have a book with you.
  5. Community is key
    Keep up with social media in moderation. Most of your downtime should be spent reading, but it is nice to talk to other people who are also participating in the Readathon. Most Readathon hosts have reading sprints on Twitter which are always fun.

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

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Biannual Bibliothon: Winter 2018 TBR

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be sharing my TBR list with you for the winter Biannual Bibliothon. I am going to try my best to participate in this ReadAThon, however, I am not sure how crazy my work or school schedule will be for this week. The Biannual Bibliothon is running from January 20th to the 27th for more information check out their Youtube Channel

  1. Read the group book & Read a book you’ve never heard of before
    Otherworld by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
  2. Read a sequel & Read a backlist title
    A Million Suns by Beth Revis
  3. Read a book under 200 pages & Read a book that was mentioned in another book/movie/show etc.
    The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
  4. Read a book about mental illness
    Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

2018 Movie Bucketlist

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Hello Readers, Today I am going to be sharing the movies I would like to see in 2018. These are just some of them. I am sure I will see more. I love going to the movies and it is something my mother and I do very often. I am getting all my information off of Metacritic.com. I will be sharing them in chronological order according to release date.

  1. “A Wrinkle in Time”
    Release Date: March 9, 2018
  2. “Love, Simon”
    Release Date: March 16, 2018
  3. “Ready Player One”
    Release Date: March 30, 2018
  4. “Deadpool 2”
    Release Date: June 1, 2018
  5. “Ocean’s 8”
    Release Date: June 8, 2018
  6. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
    Release Date: June 22, 2018
  7. “The Darkest Minds”
    Release Date: September 14, 2018
  8. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”
    Release Date: November 16, 2018

The movie I am most excited for this year is probably Ready Player One or Fantastic Beasts! What movies are you guys excited for? Any movies I should add to my list?

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met Rishi

Publisher: Simon Pulse
Date Published: May 30th 2017
Pages: 380
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Contemporary
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Bubbles
Goodreads Description: Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not? Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

Review: I freaking loved this book, I was looking online at my libraries audio book selection and thought why not? I have heard great things about it. I was not let down one bit! It felt so nice to read a plain old Romance Contemporary. I feel like I haven’t read a strict romance book in such a long time. I completely ship Dimple and Rishi they are my OTP, I love them so much. This book was so refreshing and I am super hyped for Sandhya Menon’s new book From Twinkle, with Love. The expected publication date is June 5th 2018! This would be a great book to pick up if you are in a reading slump as it is very fast paced and you won’t be able to put it down! I recommend to everyone that is in their teens or higher! I know I say this in like every review, but I would really like to see this as a movie! Definitely 5 out of 5 bubbles from me and added to my favorites! I will be picking up a copy for myself very soon as I borrowed it from the library!

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

TAG: Currently Reading

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be taking part in the Currently Reading Book TAG I was tagged by The Cursed Books I highly recommend you check out her blog it is amazing and so aesthetically pleasing.

  1. How many books do you usually read at once? 
    I usually read 2 at once, a physical book and an audiobook. Since I do get my audiobooks from my library somtimes I have to give it back before I am done and have to wait on the wait list. I might read 3 or 4 at once just because I am in the middle of a book.
  2. If you’re reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch books?
    I have said before I am very much a mood reader so I switch books if I am just not feeling a book at the moment.
  3. Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re partway through a book?
    I usually match my bookmarks to the cover of the book so I won’t switch unless I misplace the bookmark I am using.
  4. Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading? 
    All over the place but mostly on my nightstand or in my backpack
  5. What time of day do you spend the most time reading? 
    I am a complete night owl so at night before I go to bed or while I am between classes at college.
  6. How long do you typically read in one setting?
    I try to read at least 50 pages if not more, I also almost never stop in the middle of a chapter; unless the book has super long chapters.
  7. Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket on or off? 
    I used to read with them on, but I ruined some so I now take them off.
  8. What position do you mainly use to read? 
    I lay on my stomach in my bed, I do have a day bed so sometimes I sit up but I mainly lay down.
  9. Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere? 
    Yes and no, I barely leave my house unless I am going to class or work. I always take my books to class so in a way yes and in a way no.
  10. How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you’re currently reading? 
    I use to update it all the time but now I just mark them currently reading and finished.

People I TAG

Amanda from Peaks and Pages

Ashley from Socially Awkward Bookworm

Rebecca from My Life as a Sports Fangirl 

Amy from Curiouser and Curiouser

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Jumpstart January TBR

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be sharing my Jumpstart January TBR. Jumpstart January is a ReadAThon hosted by Upside-Down Books that runs from 12 a.m. Monday, January 8th – 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 14th. She is also linking a giveaway to this ReadAThon go check out her post for all the details.

Rules

  1. Have fun.
  2. Read as much as you can in 7 days.
  3. Read only books that work towards your annual goals.
  4. Read books that are small or you know you can finish quickly.
  5. Read deliciously trashy books that you might accidentally finish in one night.
  6. Swap a book out for a different one if you’re not hooked by page 50.

My TBR

I decided to set my TBR at 6 books one is an audiobook that I am almost done with, but it counts towards one of my biggest annual goals and one is an ebook that I read at work on my breaks. The other 4 are physical books

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (Audiobook)
  2. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (eBook)
  3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  4. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  5. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
  6. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Are you guys going to take part in this readathon? Comment down below your reading plans! BTW I am planning on also taking part in the Biannual Bibliothon that starts on January 20th, however, I do not have my work schedule yet for that week. I know I have time this week to read for the Jumpstart January.

Happy Reading,
Bubbles

Bubble’s Best Books of 2017

Hello Readers, Today I am going to sharing the best books I read in 2017. Surprisingly all of these I read near the end of the year. I know I keep mentioning them, but I just loved them so much.

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1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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2. Warcross by Marie Lu

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3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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4. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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5. All the Harry Potter books I read in 2017 by J.K. Rowling

What were some of your favorite books you read in 2018? What were some books that disappointed you? My biggest disappointment was probably Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Let me know your opinions in the comments!

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤