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 ❤

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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

Warcross

2. Warcross by Marie Lu

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3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

When Dimple Met Rishi

4. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Potter Covers (2)

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 ❤

December 2017 Haul and Wrap-Up

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be doing my December Wrap-Up, I think I am going to start doing them a little different. Not only I am going to be talking about the books I read and bought, but what is going on in my life. I am going to be sharing things I do, music I have been listening too, and TV shows I have been watching.

Christmas Book Haul:

  1. Artemis by Andy Weir
  2. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  3. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
  4. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
  5. The Secrets You Keep by Kate White

Music I am loving: (In no order)

  1. “Bad at Love” by Halsey
  2. “How Long” by Charlie Puth
  3. “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
  4. “How To Be A Heartbreaker” by Marina and The Diamonds
  5. “Teen Idle” by Marina and The Diamonds
  6. “Havana” by Camila Cabello ft Young Thug
  7. “The Greatest Show” Performed by Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Zac Efron, Zendaya
  8. “This Is Me” Performed by Keala Settle
  9. “Rewrite the Stars” Performed by Zac Efron and Zendaya
  10. The whole “Flicker” album by Niall Horan

My Christmas Playlist:

  1. “Winter Wonderland” by Michael Buble
  2. “I Want a Hippo for Christmas” by Gayla Peevey
  3. “Mary, Did You Know” by Pentatonix
  4. “White Winter Hymnal” by Pentatonix

Life Highlights:

  1. I gave my two best friends Niall Horan tickets for their birthday’s
  2. I finished and aced my first semester of College!
  3. I surpassed my Goodreads reading goal!
  4. I got my drivers license!

Monthly Movies:

  1. Wonder 4.5 Bubbles out of 5 Bubbles
  2. The Greatest Showman 3.5 Bubbles out of 5 Bubbles
  3. Ferdinand 4 Bubbles out of 5 Bubbles

TV Shows: (I watch all my tv on Hulu and Netflix)
The Gifted
The Office 
That 70’s Show

Book Wrap-Up:

  1. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
    Rating: 3.5 Bubbles out of 5
    Pages: 419
    My Review Here
  2. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
    Rating: 4.5 Bubbles out of 5
    Pages: 316
    My Review Here
  3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
    Rating: 5 out of 5 Bubbles
    Pages: 464
    My Review Here
  4. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
    Rating: 5 out of 5 Bubbles
    Pages: 380 Pages
    Review to come

Total Monthly Page Count: 1,579
Goodreads Goal 2017: 28/24
CR: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowing and What Light by Jay Asher

What do you guys think about this new layout for my haul and wrap ups? What did you guys do in December? What did you read? Comment down below!

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Publisher: Harper Collins
Date Published: February 28th 2017
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Contemporary
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Bubbles
Goodreads Description: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Non-Spoiler Review: This book blew up right as it came out, as soon as I heard what it was about I knew I had to check it out. It took me a couple months, but I finally read it and let me tell you, It was amazing. This book has such an impact, I cried so many times I have lost count, not just because I was sad. But because it has such amazing reasons and lessons behind it, everyone needs to read this book.
I started following Angie Thomas on Instagram and was sadden when I seen that The Hate U Give was banned in a Texas school district, I just can’t believe we are still banning books today. I understand there is strong language, but lets be honest, kids today hear worse on any TV show or movies. I want to scream from the roof tops for everyone to read this book. I can not wait for her new book On The Come Up to hit the shelves this year, It will be an auto buy for me 100%

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Review *SPOILER WARNING*

This book was absolutely amazing, it is making the cut for my favorites of 2017! I cannot wait to see Star’s story on the big screen. I don’t know how I feel about Kian Lawley as Chris. I know him as this crazy guy, which Chris can be very crazy and out there sometimes, however I don’t know when the time comes if he can be serious enough. His previous acting in Before I Fall could be clouding my judgement because I hated his character in that movie, but I don’t know.  On a completely different note and one of the biggest spoilers of them all, through the whole book I was thinking maybe just maybe Star and Khalil would get justice, but of course not. I also loved that Angie Thomas brought to the table the conflict of “did he deserve to die” The whole Hailey fight. I absolutely agree with Star, did it matter that he sold drugs or could have been in a gang? No, because in the moment he lost his life he was just a teenager trying to get home with a hairbrush in his door, He did not deserve to die.
One of the most uplifting parts of the story was at the end after the fire. Everyone stood up for Star’s family they banned together as a team as a family to help put King away. Also one last thing can we please talk about the character growth in this book? Not only does Star grow but almost everyone around her, the one the most is probably DeVante. Which I was just looking up who was cast as him and can’t find a person. Maybe I am just over looking it but if they wrote him out of the movie I will be upset. I think he is a very important character and he adds so much to the story. -Rant over- Overall, I gave this book 5 out of 5 bubbles and is one of my favorite books of 2017. Like I said before, I think everyone should read this book.

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Reading Goals For 2018

Reading Goals

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be sharing my reading goals for 2018. I had some for 2017 but they were just in my head. I want to share them with you guys this year so I can hold myself to them! This just a rough outline, they are just some things I would like to accomplish. I am not going to be too hard on myself if I don’t finish everything on this list as some of them have more priority then others.

  1. My Goodreads goal is set at 32 books for this year
  2. Read all the books I set aside in past years i.e. all the books I stopped in the middle of reading.  I have almost 20 books in this category.
  3. Finish some currently reading series
    Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
    The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
    Mara Dyer Series by Michelle Hodkin
    The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan
    Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu
    Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
  4. I also would like to start some new series as well
    The Shaw Confessions Series by Michelle Hodkin
    A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas
    The Trials of Apollo Series by Rick Riordan

What are some of your goals for 2018? Did you have goals for 2017? If yes how did you do on them? What are some things you are looking forward to in 2018? Mine would probably have to be the Ready Player One movie and The Hate U Give movie. I also cannot wait for Warcross #2 to be published!

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

TAG: End of The Year Book Tag

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be doing the End of The Year Book Tag! I saw this on Rebecca’s blog mylifeasasportsfangirl.

  1. Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
    Other than my DNFed book I have not started a book this year that I haven’t finished!
  2. Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year? 
    Since the autumn is over I am going to mention a winter book. The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  3. Is there a new release you’re still waiting for? 
    Not really I am honestly not that up to date on new releases.
  4. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
    The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
    Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  5. Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year? 
    I think I will really enjoy all of the books I mentioned above, but I think I am going to like Turtles All the Way Down by John Green the best.
  6. Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?
    Yes keep an eye out from my 2018 reading goals soon to be posted!

If you haven’t done this tag yet then I TAG you!

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤