January 2018 Haul and Wrap up

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be sharing my January Haul and Wrap Up. Also, some other things I have been liking and things I have been up too. I am going to really try to keep up with reading and blogging, however, right now my work schedule is crazy busy and I am a full-time college student. I did start reading a book for my English class called My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor and I am loving it for a non-fiction book.

Book Haul:

  1. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  2. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll (Gifted to me)

Library Haul:

  1. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Audiobook)
  2. The Gloden Compass by Philip Pullman (eBook)
  3. Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

Music I am Loving:

  1. River by Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran
  2. Supernova by Ansel Elgort

Life Highlights:

  1. I started my second semester of college
  2. I went to a local winter festival

What I am watching on Netflix and Hulu:

  1. The Office (Finished)
  2.  That 70’s Show
  3. What Happened to Monday
  4. Bobs Burgers

Reading Wrap-up:

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
    Rating: 5 out of 5 Bubbles
    Pages: 759
  2. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
    Rating: 2 out of 5 Bubbles
    Pages: 247
    My Review Here

Total Monthly Page Count: 1,006
Goodreads Goal: 2/32
CR: Across the Universe by Beth Revis, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, and My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

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Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Publisher: Square Fish
Date Published: May 2007 first published 1962
Pages:  247
Format: Paperback
Genre: Fantasy
My Rating: 2 out of 5 Bubbles
Goodreads Description: Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg’s father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

Non- Spoiler Review:

I was sooooo excited to read this book because the movie trailer looks AMAZING. I was super disappointed. If you have been around for a while, you know I barely ever give a rating under 3 stars. I think the world and concept are great, but the world building is not there and they just throw random information at us and don’t explain further. I felt like there was a lot of information that we got that we didn’t really need and then there was information that was missing that we did need. My mom read it earlier this year and was also disappointed. She loved it as a little kid but reading it know she didn’t like it as much. She was a little more generous with her rating giving it 3 stars. I am definitely going to see the movie still, however, I will not be continuing with the book series.

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Review *SPOILER WARNING*

I wanted to love this book so bad. I think the concept is amazing the pay off was just not there. At first, I was really confused if we were in a normal world or a fantasy one. This may have been because I was just so excited to get into the “Magical” aspect of the book, but I was still confused. I think what threw me off the most was Charles Wallace knowing what Meg was thinking and needed. I know it wasn’t the world that was magical at this point it was Charles Wallace himself. Also if Meg and Charles Wallace were sent on this quest why weren’t the twins? Also on a different note can we please talk about the romance in this book? Okay so if you know me I love a good love story but this one was just odd. I thought Clavin and Meg were cute at first holding hands and such, but then, in the end, they just randomly kissed. I felt like there wasn’t any relationship between them; They barely knew each other. I know it is a classic fairy tale, however, I wouldn’t recommend.

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Have you read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle? What were your thoughts? Did you love it? hate it? Let me know your thoughts down below!

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Bubble Blabber… I have failed…

Hello Readers,

I am just going to come out and admit it. I have failed horribly at the Biannual Bibliothon this time around. I mentioned that I wasn’t sure what my school or work schedule was going to be like and I ended up being really busy. College always comes before my reading and blog time and it showed this week. I haven’t read a single book that was on my Biannual Bibliothon TBR this doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading but I haven’t fulfilled any challenges. I have listened to my audiobook for Across the Universe by Beth Revis and I have read a little bit of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I also started a book for my English class called My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor. I have also taken a week off from blogging, most of you know I pre-write my post and set them to upload. However, I was planning on doing the blog challenges for this week of the Biannual Bibliothon as you know that did not happen. I do have some to upload next week so look forward to them! I apologize for my brief hiatus I hope to be back soon!

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

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 ❤

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 ❤