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What did I miss? {8/12 – 8/19}

Aug
19

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What did I miss? is a feature here at The Grammarian’s Reviews showcasing weekly updates and highlights from both here and other bloggers. So let’s get on with the recap!

[review] The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa — I wasn’t sold on this at first, but OMG did it end up being wonderful!

Bout of Books mini challenge — It’s time to relocate those characters!

Whip it Up Mondays — Quick prep tips for handling onions and garlic.

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As you’ve probably already noticed, I didn’t post much this week. I blame both my laziness and the lack of action in the blogosphere. Seriously. WHERE IS EVERYBODY?

Meanwhile, in my world, I’m trying to enjoy my last few days home and pretending I don’t have to go back to school next week.

…School? What? What is that?

(See?)

*knock, knock* Anyone there?

No links this week. Sorry!

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Bout of Books mini challenge: relocate!

Aug
14

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Today’s Bout of Books challenge is all about relocating.

 

I’m currently finishing up The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa, a story that takes place primarily in the mythical locations of the Nevernever, where all the fey and other mythical creatures reside.

….But not anymore!

Because I am officially relocating this cast to the Andes mountain range. And you know what that means. High altitudes. Cold temperatures. Uneven, thrilling landscapes. And snow!

How are these characters going to fare? Well, I think a lot less easier than they have it now. (Except maybe for the Winter Court. Watch your back.) I know the Iron Fey books tend to already be action-packed, but I think this relocation would only add to the suspense and drama. The Courts would be more chaotic than ever. Situations would be dire; there wouldn’t be nearly as much time to waste.

And really… who wouldn’t want to see Grimalkin have to traipse through the snow/cold? Plus, I sense the oncoming of an epic Ash/Puck snowball fight.

 

What book are you reading, where does it take place, and where is it going to relocate?

Leave a link or leave a comment!

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Bout of Books 4.0

May
12

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Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

Summer is here! That means I have time to read for fun again! I’m already in the process of reading The Immortal Rules, and hope to finish it in the next day or two. Really need to clear out my NetGalley inventory so I don’t get too backed up.

MY GOALS:

  • Finish all outstanding books from NetGalley. (I tend to request a bunch at once and then take forever to get to them!)

BOOKS TO READ:

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa.

The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland.

One Moment by Kristina McBride.

What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor.

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter.

Pieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser.

 

Six books seems a little ideal, but I’m going to give it my all!

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Bout of Books 3.0: Day 1.

Jan
09

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Bout of Books

I’m halfway through Deadly Little Voices by Laurie Faria Stolarz. Hoping to finish it or come close to finishing it before I go to bed, but my raging headache may succeed in preventing me.

Also, I have a new addition to add to my TBR list for this read-a-thon. Assuming John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars is mailed to me this week, I’ll most definitely be reading that before whichever book comes next. MUST. READ. I’m ridiculously excited for it and have been waiting months.

Hope everyone else is doing well with their goals!

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Bout of Books 3.0

Jan
09

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Bout of Books

What’s better than being on Break and having time to read? Being on Break and devoting a week entirely to reading! I’m extremely happy for Bout of Books 3.0, if you couldn’t tell. The previous two installments of Bout of Books didn’t go so well for me because I had to juggle schoolwork and real work. But now I actually have time and I’m fully prepared to take down some books.

Who’s with me?

MY GOALS:

  • Read at least 3 books.
  • Finish one of the several books I’ve started, but stopped reading.
  • READ LIKE IT’S MY JOB.

BOOKS TO READ:

 

To keep myself on track, I’m going to post updates daily. Otherwise I’ll never go back and update this one post. So be on the lookout for my progress.

What are your goals? What are you going to be reading?

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TGIF! (19)

Sep
23

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TGIF is brought to us by Ginger at GReads!

It’s a way for bloggers to celebrate the end of the week with a nice re-cap of their weekly posts and to answer a random question.

Reading Challenges: Did you sign up for any this year? How has your progression been?
I signed up for my first challenge this year! Amanda hosted the awesome Bout of Books read-a-thon right before school started up for me, so it was a great week for me to squeeze in a last bit of reading before my life became hectic. My progression was less than stellar, but I did what I could. I plan to participate in more read-a-thons in the near future.
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Bout of Books read-a-thon: End!

Aug
29

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I made it! I read right up until the finish time (okay, a little past that), but I made it. Bout of Books was just what I needed before heading to school; it gave me the chance to step up my game and read as much as possible, since I know I won’t have the time once classes begin. Of course, what’s a read-a-thon without the interruption of a hurricane? Yep – I sat through the hurricane. (With my electricity intact – when does that ever happen?) Granted, prepping for the hurricane and being swept up in all of its drama set me back a bit. So, let’s see how I did.
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MY GOALS:?
1. Finish my TBR pile. (*I didn’t even touch it.)
2. Try something new. (New genre?)
3. Read something recommended.
UPDATES:
8/22
Number of books I’ve read today: 1.

Total number of books I’ve read: 1.

8/23
Number of books I’ve read today: .5
Total number of books I’ve read: 1.

8/24
Number of books I’ve read today: .75
Total number of books I’ve read: 1.

8/25
Number of books I’ve read today: 1.
Total number of books I’ve read: 2.

8/26
Number of books I’ve read today: .5
Total number of books I’ve read: 2.

8/27
Number of books I’ve read today: .75
Total number of books I’ve read: 2.

8/28
Number of books I’ve read today: 2.
Total number of books I’ve read: 4.

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Four total books:
The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan.
Had it for a while. Love all of his stuff. Loved this one too.
On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.
This was the #1 recommended book. I’ve read Marchetta in the past, but was hesitant about this one because it’s not so much “my thing.” Which is why I’ve counted this as my “something new.” The lingo is strange at times, and the plot, I discovered, isn’t one I would normally be drawn to. And yet, it’s beautiful. Really, you should read this ASAP.
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder.
I LOVE all of her books, which are verse novels, if you didn’t know. They’re beautiful, too.
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson.
Okay. So maybe I haven’t quite finished this one yet. I’m still counting it! It will be finished today. It was also another one recommended to me. So far, so good.
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All in all, I could’ve done much better. I blame my headaches and the hurricane. (Ever try to read an e-book with a headache? My advice: DON’T.)

But no worries! This just means I’ll push myself to do even better during my next read-a-thon. HUGE thanks to Amanda @ On a Book Bender for hosting and listening to me whine about my reading troubles.

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Bout of Books read-a-thon: Begin!

Aug
23

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 Feeling overwhelmed because you have too many books and not enough time to read them? The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon is just what the book doctor ordered. (Hosted by the fabulous Amanda @ On A Book Bender.)

Read as much as you can whenever you can between

 12:00am 8/22 and 11:59pm 8/28 (your time zone).

Go HERE for the details and sign-up list.
Then spread the word!

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?QUICK NOTES:
  • You must be signed up in order to enter any of the TEN super awesome giveaways.
  • The sign up form for the read-a-thon will be open through Saturday 8/27.
  • Find a list of everyone signed up to participate on the Bout of Books Master List page. Please say hi to your fellow readathoners! You may make new blogging friends.
  • There’s a list on Twitter of everyone who indicated they’d be updating on Twitter. Use it for finding other Bout of Books Readathoners rather than staying updated on their progress.
  • If you do want to track everyone’s progress run a search for #boutofbooks. Just don’t forget to use #boutofbooks yourself! It will be easier to keep track of everyone and cheer them on this way.
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MY GOALS:?
1. Finish my TBR pile.
2. Try something new. (New genre?)
3. Read something recommended.
UPDATES:
8/22
Number of books I’ve read today: 1.

Total number of books I’ve read: 1.

8/23
Number of books I’ve read today: 1.5
Total number of books I’ve read: 1.

8/24
Number of books I’ve read today: 1.75
Total number of books I’ve read: 1.

8/25
Number of books I’ve read today: 1.
Total number of books I’ve read: 2.

8/26
Number of books I’ve read today: .5
Total number of books I’ve read: 2.

8/27
Number of books I’ve read today: 2.
Total number of books I’ve read: 4.

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