My *realistic* Goodreads goals

Seeing as we are almost done with the first month of 2017 I thought it was fitting for me to set my Goodreads goals, And I’m glad I did it because a lot changed from 2016 to this year. Some of the things I plan to do this year is and that I’ve done is to set realistic goals, things that I just know I can accomplish and then once accomplished push a bit further.

 Into these goals will go the amount of books I will hopefully read since Last year I read a whooping total of 7 BOOKS! yay (not really) and like mentioned on my friday post () I’m done forcing myself to read more that I’m willing and I’m putting pleasure over quantity.
So I’ve divided my goals in a few parts, bear with me as I try to explain them to myself:

  • Amount: My goal is to read 25 books this year, small goal that if accomplished will be very exciting and if exceed thrilling. This year will hold a lot of changes in my life , grad school and a new state are probably going to put a dent on anything larger than that so that’s my goal on the reading department.
  • Money; I also set a budged for book , and that my friends is a first. I wont spend more that 20-30 dollars a month (If that) on books. I’ve made the bad habit of over spending on books and I realized at the beginning of this year that my room holds more unread books than read and I have to deal with it somehow. and the only way of dealign with it is by reading them right? haha oh logic does great things to my plans when its 3 am and I’m reorganizing my room.
  • Variarity: While doing that deed reorganization i realized that mainly I’ve been reading away too much contemporary and so i decided that branching out are a most. So soon ill be making a list of books from different genres that i just have to read AND RE-READ (I’m looking at you Withering heights!)
  • Writing : Although not a “reading” goal, ill just add it here for accountability. Since I’ll be moving and I won’ t know ANYONE there I figure I will have a time to spare, I will take u writing once more and hopefully put this thoughts into paper.

2017 will be a great year in all aspects of my life (Fingers crossed) and I can’t wait to set this goals on motion. What are your reading goals? Or any goals you will try to reach this year?

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Daughter Of Smoke and Bone | At last!

tumblr_nr6rlhiA261rkciaro1_1280.jpgTittle: Daughter of smoke and bones

Author: Laini Taylor

Length: 418

Series: Wrong

Publisher: Little brown books

Published Date: sept 27, 2011

Gender: Fantasy , YA & Fiction

Rating: ★★★★ (4 OUT OF 5)

GoodReads: WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

So I finished this book and I’ve wonder why? not in the sense of not liking it but in the sense of why didn’t I read this years ago.

I’m sure all of you have either read or seen this book by Laini Taylor, it’s the first book on a trilogy ( Don’t vote me on that) and it was published years ago. I’ve gone time and time again to the books store and seen it but to b honest Ive always felt little intimidated by the cover. I’t so beautiful and i felt as if I wasn’t prepared, but a week ago I decided that it was time and I’m glad I did.

The story is around a girl name Karou who lives in Prague. She’s 17 years old and an art student at an art academy but she also lives a life of mystery. She doesn’t remember anything of her past, she has no recollection of her parents or he life as a little kid all she remembers is Brimstone, who is not exactly human… far from it really,but even after years of living with and seeing their friends she knows there is a lot she doesn’t know about him and his life in the shadows or the dangerous missions he sends her into , he still the only family she knows and she loves him.

Her two worlds are always colliding, between her wanting to be and do things with her best friend but at the same time knowing she can exactly share her life with the people around her and follow her duty.

Magical hand prints are appearing into portal that connect her to Brimstone all around the world and is not until caos reigns that she starts to uncover what really is going on behind those door. And how Akive, the boy who is following her played apart in who she is.

I was a little thrown off with some of the descriptions of the characters just because it was so different from any angel/demon story I’ve ever read,(or my lack if the really) but surprise in a good way. I will say the encounters between Karou and Akive where what I looked forward the most. They both had a solid background story an edit was just so interesting to me to read about them.

Now, for the part i didn’t like so much. I didn’t really ilk how the flashbacks where so long, and descriptive. I do know that without them we wouldn’t have any back\ground or information and that they are necessary but if they would’ve been little shorter of more spread out between past and present I would  have enjoyed it more. but the whole one present chapter and 5 in the past at the end i felt was too much. still just a minor thing really when compared to everything else that happened here.

All in al I give this book a 4 stars. i enjoyed the characters, the interaction and just the whole execution of the idea. Beautiful throughout. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to spice things up a bit. and I can’t wait to read the other two books in the series.

HAVE YOU GUYS READ IT? if so tell me what you though of it guys.

 

 

WWW Wednesday | My Mojo Is Back!

Hey Hey Hey,

    Another Wednesday and another WWW. That is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a world of words and its by far one of my favorites. I’m so excited to announce that my reading mojo appears to be back. I’m even nervous of saying it in case I jinx it, but here it is. I said it ,hopefully it doesn’t go away.

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So, here are the question and my super exciting answers, (HAHA)

What are you currently reading?

Nothing! I just finished a book.

What did you recently finished reading?

I finished Cinder By Marissa Meyer (My review on this amazing book is here!)

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What do I plan to read next?

Im planing to read The Moth and the Flame which came out this week and I’m more than excited.

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So i’ll celebrate and be glad to be reading and blogging and all those good stuff. Im super excited ahahah What are you guys reading? 

February BookHaul | 2016

 Hey you guys!

So we only have 10 months left of the year. 0.0 Can we take a moment yo really think about that? This year is setting up to be one of those years where time seems to fly by. Or, because there is always an or in the mix. so, OR Im getting old, my mom always used to say that the older you get the faster the time passes. and I’m 22 an thats unfair. it should slow down.

Anyways, rant about me getting old over. This month I didn’t really get a lot of books, due to me having an awful slump. but I did managed to get some books that I’m excited about even thought I  haven’t read any of them. Yet. I will go into them. soon. promise.

Between the books I got , I recived a copy of Updraft by Errin Stevens and very excited to go into that book, since I’ve never read stories about mermaids. I’m very stocked about it. Also I got the new book by kiera cass and its also about mermaids! is it maybe my body asking for the beach? probably. hehe.  oh and lets not forget about Damon Black ❤

So here are the books I got this month, each have a link to their Goodreads page and also you can add me on there 😉 If you want. (Self promoting much?)

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Thank you guys for reading this. I really hope I’ll get around to reading them on march. did you guys got books on Feb? if so which ones?

 

 

Thrusday Quotebles |Fahrenheit 451

HEY you. yes you. Hi 🙂

Thursday, almost the weekend. but as an unemployed college student I don’t really see any excitement really, sad you might think. but I’m really looking forward to in finishing GOT season 5 on HBO and finish my beloved new book. From which I’m picking my favorite quote this week.

I haven’t done one of these post in months, maybe a year. but if you didn’t know Thursday Quotables is hosted by Lisa over in Bookshelf Fantasies and its pretty cool meme if you ask me.

“He glanced back at the wall. How like a mirror, too, her face. Impossible; for how many people did you know who reflected your own light to you? People were more often–he searched for a simile, found one in his work–torches, blazing away until they whiffed out. How rarely did other people’s faces take of you and throw back to you your own expression, your own innermost trembling thought?”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

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I might have a slight obsession with this book and I’m not ashamed to say it. so if haven’t read it. do so. BYE!

Until it Hurts to stop by Jennifer Hubbard

                                                          Tittle: Until It Hurts To Stop

17572888Author: Jennifer R. Hubbard

Length: 256

Series: –

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

Published Date: Sept 12th 2015

Gender:  Romance,Young adult & Fiction

Rating: ★★★★ (4 OUT OF 5)

Format: Hardcover

The Book:

When you can’t trust anyone, how can you ever feel safe?
In seventh grade, Maggie Camden was the class outcast. Every day, the other girls tripped her, pinched her, trapped her in the bathroom, told her she would be better off dead. Four years have passed since then, and Maggie’s tormentors seem to have moved on. The ringleader of them all, Raleigh Barringer, even moved out of town. But Maggie has never stopped watching for attacks, and every laugh still sounds like it’s at her expense. The only time Maggie feels at peace is when she’s hiking up in the mountains with her best friend, Nick. Lately, though, there’s a new sort of tension between the two of them—a tension both dangerous and delicious. But how can Maggie expect anything more out of Nick when all she’s ever been told is that she’s ugly, she’s pathetic, she’s unworthy of love? And how can she ever feel safe, now that Raleigh Barringer is suddenly—terrifyingly—back in town?

 Review:

    After putting off this book for 2 weeks I’ve finally managed to finish it. Right now. At 1:48 AM and uff what a breath of fresh air it was

   So the story lines follows Maggie a girl who was intensely bullied in junior high and still dealing with the every day flashbacks of those awful years even now as a HS junior and the main bullied is living in Italy. But things change, now that the former bully is back in town Maggie is scared that she will be under attack.

    Although Maggie is not alone anymore, Sylvie, a girl she met in HS and Nick he best friend and heart fluttering guy are with her, with everything going on  Maggie ha managed to push the two people she cares about the most and thinks she could’ve probably injured the only things keeping her above water, besides having a cheerful mother who keeps  nagging her about college extracurricular activities Maggie has taken a turn for the worst. Expecting the attacks, old habits returning and the little self-confidence taking a hit.

    It’s been so long since I read a book set in a high school  and I can say that I wasn’t exited about it. It actually took me about 60 pages to actually get into the story and the book is about 250 pages, but the rest of the book was just so amazing. Hubbard had a way of just pulling me into Maggie’s train of thoughts, of understanding even the most bizarre and crazy actions. I was expecting Teenage angst, lot of it, and I got it but I didn’t expect to like it and I did. I say it’s a fair exchange.

   I’m a sucker for good bullying story lines, they pull a string of my heart , they make me think, and here. even when it’s not happening at present you still feel every single emotion coming from Maggie at the moment It happened. Maggie was  and interesting character, she had gone through so many things in her life and she was so damaged, for lack of a better word, that I really felt for her, but it wasn’t until after the half way mark we get to see the full effect of the real damaged she suffered. There is from the beginning a very dark and heavy emotional element that doesn’t get exploited or explained but if we pay attention we do get to see it, we do get to see how far her thoughts go from a point to another.

   In the story we also have Nick, who was just as confused as she was. I love the fact that he is not the perfect male hero, he has issues, he has insecurities, lots of them but that doesn’t stop him for the most part from trying to figure out what he wants. Sylvie was a good character, I do wish we would’ve seen more of her, because she was just so hilarious. I think Vanessa’s character was what moved the story and her relationship with nick, I honestly don’t  think that if it hadn’t been for her Maggie would’ve put her head out of the ground. But the character that I really liked was Adrianna’s, I didn’t want to like her, not after everything that when down with Maggie, but she ended up steeling my heart a little bit  and I’m happy that we got to see that side of her. Raleigh….I can’t deal with her. GET HER THE POISONOUS MUSHROOM .

    It deals mainly with self-discovery. finding who you are, where you belong and realizing that maybe, you belong anywhere you love. with anyone you love. I felt the importance that is discovering out true passion and not letting other dictate US. As well as knowing that people act in awful ways without meaning to, while we might think that is not in pur power to hurt someone is easier that it looks. 

   This book was a hit for me, and for someone who thought I want going to like it let me tell you I cried, a lot. I sight, a lot. A laughed, some. Lol but if you’re looking for a light, romantic and dramatic book this is your book. I do have to say that if you’re not into fluffy happy ending books don’t read it but if you are younger or/and enjoy easy dialog and cute stories this is it.

HAVE any of you read it?

What do you guys think of Bullying in books?

Mini REVIEW: Flipped!|Ines Saint

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Author: Ines Saint

Length: 320

Series: Spinning Hills 1

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Published Date: May 26th 2016

Gender:  Romance,Contemporary, Adult & Fiction

Rating: ★★ (2 OUT OF 5)

Format: Ebook

Perfumer Holly Bell has a nose for scents and a head for dreams. A former military brat who longs to put down roots in Spinning Hills, she’s been saving for years to buy a certain ramshackle Craftsman for herself and her young daughter. For once in her life, everything’s going according to plan—until a real estate flipper steals the house out from under her! She can’t afford to outbid him—but she can’t seem to stop thinking about him either…

Dan Amador isn’t back in Spinning Hills to stay. Checking on his brothers and renovating one house in the family tradition will be plenty until it’s time to move on. Yet what seemed easy turns out to be anything but, especially when it comes to the gorgeous single mom who lives next door. Before he knows it, Dan seems to be creating the house of her dreams. He doesn’t believe in the kind of fairy tale ending Holly longs for—but he can’t deny that her stubborn optimism has found its way into his heart…

My Review:

I don’t think I have much to say about this book. It’s a cute adult romance. Set in a small town. I felt the story was very rush, I think the author tried to incorporate a lot of external elements and it ended up not working very nicely. I felt as if forcing my self to read and I did find myself skipping lots of pages because there just wasn’t a lot to get my attention.

I liked the characters though, I found Holly to be very well written but Dan wasn’t my favorite he was a massive jerk from page 1 and then suddenly had a change of heart after a while? even then he was a jerk. and believe me I’m all about loving a-hole in books he was just not likable. That’s the thing that made me not enjoy it. There was just no chemistry to me in this book.

On the other hand I loved Ruby and all the old ladies. I loved his brothers and i found Ella’s characters to be… Idk.

Over all it was cute. I wouldn’t really read it again but I did feel there was lot more potential underneath that wasn’t handled properly. Only if the things would have slow down and have each situation have and ending not just rush things to be fixed.

As I always say, Don’t knock it till you try it. You might love it!

And its super cheap.<3

Favorite Book Couples! (well… some)

Hey guys! 🙂

  So this past month was a month of love for me, in the sense that all the books I read and bought were romance. which lead me to think about book couples.

ROMANCE BOOKS

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VACATION 

= Thoughts of fictional couples

see, math? aah it was very hard picking some of them and even though I made the list , it is a list that’s ever changing, some go down on the list some move up and some appear. But i manage to pick 10 who have been on my list and I’m in love with their relationships.

So with no more delay here are SOME of my favorite couples.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR WATCHING! 

WWW Wednesday (#14)

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I’m really hoping you are all having a great afternoon/Night.

I wasn’t really going to post today *Shame on me* But here I am, sick but here, with a WWW Wednesday which is a meme  hosted by MizB at Should be reading and all you have to do Is answer the following questions:

What Are You Currently Reading?

Beautiful Secret

Where are my 6’7 guys in real life that i cant fins them!?

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What did you recently finished reading?

All played outI cant wait to review this, Because Mateo. UGH

What do you think you’ll read next?

I have no clue! I think i might actually use my TBR jar for ones ahha

But i’ll let you guys know

Epic Reads + EmojiReads = Awesomeness.

Hi Guys 🙂

    So I was going though my Facebook not five minutes ago and i stumbled in what has to be the most creative and fun concept I’ve seen in while. And that is EmojiReads!

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If you are anything like me you love, LOVE Emojis. I use them at the end of practically every sentence, it doesn’t matter what it is about , i fell like they express exactly what I’m going through, i mean come on, they have a poop symbols  Can you get more specific than that? as disgusting as it is, you can’t . So when I saw this I flipped out. They took emojis and tried to tell you the plot of the books by pictures. like this!

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And like this :

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Or like this too

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SPOILERS FOLLOWING! 

If you like spoilers they also came up with some books that haven’t been published, Like the following.

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Isn’t this cool? and they have many more. So I think you should check them out. Right now ❤ ❤

But before you go! STOP!

What is your favorite Emoji?