Tag Archives: Reading

Everyday I’m Shufflin’

For this week’s Spill it Sundays Arman had us tell about our most recently listened to music, most recently read books, or most recently watched shows. Seeing as how I don’t really listen to music of course I headed straight for the book option. And we were supposed to choose just FIVE, but really, how could I do that? Instead I decided to share everything I have read so far in 2014.

Spill It Sundays

 

Throwback selfie from sometime over Christmas break:

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Books that I have read so far this year:

Allegiant

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I got this book for Christmas and basically read it in less than two days. It rounded out the trilogy nicely. Most fans of the books really disliked the ending of Allegiant, but I felt the same about its ending as I did with Mockingjay. The writing was excellent, and while I was sad about how the story was concluded, it did fit (I’m trying not to give away anything so I am purposely being vague 😉 ).

United We Spy

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This is the sixth and final book in the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter. The Gallagher Girls are basically teenage spies. While that sounds like a very childish setup for a book series, the main character really develops throughout all of the six books and it kind of felt like I was saying goodbye to a friend as I finished the final book.

Double Crossed

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This was a free novella that included cross over characters from two of Ally Carter’s series. All of her books are very easy yet interesting reads and this one was no different. It involved some tense hostage situations and a lot of covert plans.

Pride and Prejudice

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I have already read Pride and Prejudice twice before but for some reason I got this strong urge to read it again so I downloaded it on my phone and read it in a few days. Now I NEED to rewatch the movie with Kiera Knightley. Watching all of the youtube clips/trailers/behind-the-scenes can only hold a person over for so long…

Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound, Last Sacrifice

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Again, all six of these books were “rereads” for probably the thousandth time. Before you think these are just another Twilight series, let me just say NO. They are so different and so much better. These are action-packed, at times very contemplative, and more importantly- the main character is witty. Having just watched Vampire Academy last weekend I really wanted to read the books again. Then the author Richelle Mead announced on her Facebook page that all of the books were on sale for $2.99 as ebooks so I scooped up the ones I didn’t already have in digital format.

Cinder (Audiobook)

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Caitlin originally mentioned this book awhile back and when I spotted it as an audiobook at my local library I knew it was the perfect thing to listen to on my drives to/from school. To summarize the main character Cinder is a revamped version of Cinderella… as a cyborg.

Currently Reading:

The Help

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I just started this one last night as I needed something to read before going to bed. So far the grammar mistakes (which are on purpose to show dialect) are kind of getting on my nerves. But I really enjoyed the movie and like the premise of the book.

Game of Thrones

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Maybe I shouldn’t call this “currently reading” as I haven’t read anything out of it for a few weeks. Here’s the scoop: George R.R. Martin is an amazing writer. He is also very graphic. I am conflicted about which one will win out and so for now I’ve not had the desire to read any more of it.

Alice in Wonderland

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This book I got about half way through for a Honors book discussion. But then the discussion was cancelled due to weather and I haven’t had any reason to finish yet. I was surprised at how much I liked it though seeing as I really don’t like any of the movie versions (they creep me out).

Scarlet (Audiobook)

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As soon as I finished Cinder I picked up Scarlet, the sequel. This time the heroine is supposed to be a modern day Red Riding Hood. I don’t like the main characters in this book as much, but it’s still pretty good and I like the point of view changes where we get to hear from both Scarlet and Cinder (from the first book).

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And that is what I have been reading so far this year! Most of these books I read over Christmas break and I haven’t had a ton of time in between classes to read. This coming week is going to be jam-packed with exams so I probably won’t have a chance to read much for awhile again.

Questions for you:

What have you been reading lately?

Who is your favorite author?

Do you ever reread books?

 

What I’ve Been Up To (MIMM)

Catchy title, no? A lot of blogging experts say that the best title is concise and straight to the point. You can’t get much more accurate than that.

Thanks to Katie at Healthy Diva Eats for hosting the fun, weekly Marvelous in My Monday blog party where I am going to share what I’ve been up to for the past few days.

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The Iron Daughter

A modern fantasy novel about faeries, love, and adventure (sequel).

How Too Much Omega-6 and Not Enough Omega-3 is Making Us Sick

An interesting read for those health conscious individuals who consume nuts and oils on a daily basis.

The Honesty Dilemma

This post really made me stop and think about what it means to tell the truth.

I Never Got to Say

Alex wrote a really touching reflection post about how her friends helped her in the toughest of times.

I’m Not Lying

I think everyone needs to keep this in mind whether no matter the situation.

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The Glades

“Sunny with a chance of homicide.” What more do I need to say?

Rookie Blue

*Sigh* This is one of my favorite shows of all time. Andy + Sam forever.

Camp Rock 2

Sometimes you just need a movie that’s light and cuss-free. My brother and I watched this last night.

Goosebumps

I sat through maybe 5 minutes of this show before going to bed. I tried but I still am not a fan of the creep factor.

Camp Rock

Much less creepy. Apparently I fell asleep while watching it though and my brother said I was “out like a log” with my headphones still on.

mimm-up-doing

  • Going to a baseball game with my brother
  • Spending time with my family
  • Buying/watching a new movie
  • Seeing the local sights
  • Learning about history
  • (more about these later on in a recap!)

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A cinnamony, grain and dairy-free bread with vegan and nut-free substitution options.

(I’ll be sharing the recipe on Wednesday. It’s a good one 🙂 ).

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I want to know- What have you been…

  • Reading?
  • Watching?
  • Doing?
  • Making?