Currently Reading Tag

Happy New Year!

I’m back with a tag this week. I’ll most likely be posting every two or three weeks from now on (due to how backed up I am on schoolwork, so I’m currently playing catch-up with my assignments before they’re all due).

Thanks for being so patient with me!

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1. How many books do you usually read at once?

I normally read around 2 or 3 books at a time, but since I’ve been obsessed with webcomics and comics in general lately, I’ve got 9 books on my currently-reading shelf. 😅

2. If you’re reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch to reading the other book (do you read a certain amount of pages in each)?

I don’t really decide – I normally just switch to reading the other book if I get bored of the one I’m currently reading or am in the mood to read a different book.

Or, in the case of Webtoons, painfully wait for week-by-week updates and read the new episodes whenever they’re uploaded.

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please update now

 

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what about now
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seriously now please??

3. Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re part way through a book?

*raises hand* Guilty. Sometimes I lose my bookmark mid-way through the book. Don’t ask how because I have no idea. It’s a talent.

4. Where do you keep the book you’re currently reading?

Um. On the internet? In iBooks?

Haha, jokes, jokes (though that is where I actually keep most of my books nowadays 😂).

If it’s a physical book, I’d bring it wherever I go, so there’s no designated area.

5. What time of day do you spend the most time reading?

During the nighttime, normally before I go to bed.

6. How long do you typically read for in one go?

It depends on how much time I have and what I’m in the mood to do. Sometimes I’ll binge-read an entire book, and sometimes I’ll only read a chapter or two.

7. Do you read hard covers with the dust jacket off?

I don’t read hard covers often, but if I do, I leave the dust jacket on unless it’s really bothering me.

8. Which position do you mainly use to read?

Sitting. Or lying down. Or both (my neck and back get sore – yep, already getting old).

9. Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?

Yep. Only if it’s an ebook though. I used to bring physical copies with me everywhere (see question 4), but now my back can’t afford extra weight in my bag.

10. How often to you update your progress in the book you’re currently reading on Goodreads?

Whenever I make any progress in a book, so a few times a week (depends on how much I’m reading).

11. Who would you like to tag?

Anyone! 😄

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Thanks again for sticking around! See you in my next post. 👋

 

 

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Christmas Readathon TBR

Howdy, folks!

So, um, I’m aware that December is almost over, but I kind of thought the readathon started December 18 because 12 days of Christmas… 12 challenges…

Whoops.

I’m posting my TBR anyway (albeit a bit late), so here we go!

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1. Read a white book: Blame It on the Mistletoe by Eli Easton

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Yep, I already finished reading this one! It was a quick read (99 pages), so I flew through it in one night. Did I also mention it was an absolutely fluffy and adorable read?

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2. Read a Christmas Romance: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan

There are quite a few negative reviews of this book, but there are positive ones too, so I’m giving it a chance. Actually, I’m just reading this for the Christmas aspect because apparently Dash is a jerk and there’s no chemistry?

We’ll see.

3. Read an extravagant/sparkly/beautiful/decorative book that is unread: Home for the Holidays by Heather Vogel Frederick

Okay, umm.. I’ve actually read this before, but it was a long while back and wayy before I joined Goodreads, so I’m just considering this unread.

(There’s also the fact that I’ve forgotten basically all of the plot except for the fact that there’s a mother-daughter book club, which is the name of the series, so..)

4. Read a book that has stars on the cover: Santa, Baby by Jennifer Crusie, Carly Phillips, Lori Foster

Fingers crossed I like this one because I’m notorious (well, notorious only to myself) for disliking novella collection books.

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Bonus Holiday Reads:

  • What Light by Jay Asher (i’ve started this and there’s a christmas tree farm which is an automatic plus for holiday spirit)
  • The Princess Present by Meg Cabot (ahh the memories – also i’ve seen many positive reviews so there’s hope!!)

If I don’t post again before the new year:

Happy Holidays!!

(aka Merry Christmas & Happy New Year ♥)

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UPDATE: New Theme & Posting

Hello, fellow holiday-goers! Happy Chanukah (or Hanukkah, however you prefer it) for those who celebrate it. 🙂

I have not posted in ages, though I have my reasons. (I know my actions have still been shameful – please forgive me.)

My reasons?

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#drowninginschoolwork
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#procrastination

heh.

Anyway, I want to be honest with you guys, so I’ll say this: I might not be able to post during holiday break (it’s coming up – finally!). I’ll be going on vacation, and by the time I get back I’ll most likely have a lot of work to finish.

However, I can promise I’ll try as hard as I can to post!

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do know that I’ll be posting my Christmas Readathon TBR soon, so be sure to check for that. 😄


Alright – I’m Audi! (If anyone get’s that reference, props to you. 👍 )

 

 

 

November TBR

Happy November!

So… I know I haven’t posted in a while because of my hiatus. To those of you who weren’t aware I was on a hiatus (because you missed the post where that was included or something like that)—sorry about that.

Forgiveses? Here’s an adorable kitten as compensation.

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Me too.

Now, I don’t mean to be a let-down, but my hiatus technically isn’t over yet. I still need to focus on my schoolwork (or else the mountain of it will start growing again).

I just spontaneously decided to post something today (yeah, you’ll see a lot of that here). (Or maybe because it’s been a rough day and it’s finally over, so in my relief I’ve decided to post.)

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However, I’m hoping (key word is “hope” heh) to post once every two weeks so there’s at least a bit of continuity. I’ll most likely be posting Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Anyway. Let’s get to my TBR, shall we?

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1. The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

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Full disclosure: I’m reading this book for school. This definitely isn’t something I would have normally picked up. However, I’m fairly certain this is somewhat of a mystery, so perhaps I’ll enjoy it.

Perhaps.

(Because I’ve read around 30 pages so far and I’ve been dreadfully bored, so…)

Hopefully it’ll get better. (I won’t give up—not yet.)

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2. The Puzzler’s Mansion by Eric Berlin

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I’m in the mood for some middle grade. They’re usually fun, easy-to-read, and shorter (which is something I need right now—gosh I couldn’t a read book about heavy topics with the stressed state I’m in right now; I’d probably go half mad).

Plus: Puzzles! Mystery! Mansions! OoH.

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3. London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton

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I’ve seen this book everywhere around booktube and the blogosphere and many reviews have spoken well of it, so here I am! Plus, a lighter book will be a nice break. And. Obviously.

London.

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My TBR’s short because (as I’m mentioned before—so many times that you’re probably sick of hearing it) I don’t have time.

However, I’m hopeful because Thanksgiving’s coming up (I’ll definitely be posting then—be ready for a Thanksgiving-themed post!), so maybe I’ll have a bit more time to read.

Therefore, how about we say the fourth book on my TBR will be anything? A bonus book, perhaps?

+ BONUS BOOK


That’s it for this post. Thanks for reading! 👋

What are YOU reading this month?

 

One Lovely Blog Award

Hello, lovelies! (See what I did there?)

I was honored to be nominated by Annastasia and Tracy over at Bibliofiles13, so thanks so much guys! 🙂 Don’t forget to pop over to their blog if you’ve got a few minutes to spare!

Rules:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog.
  2. Add the One Lovely Blog Award logo to your post.
  3. Share 7 things about yourself.
  4. Pass this on to as many people as you like (max 15).
  5. Include this set of rules.
  6. Inform your nominees.

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7 Facts About Me!

1. K-Dramas. I love k-dramas even though they’ll probably be the death of me. I’ve also come to realize that k-dramas have a few similarities to books… And I’m going to name two of the big ones here.

  • Love Triangles. I. Can’t. Even. WHY. Of course k-dramas must have one of the two tropes that I absolutely cannot stand. Did I mention that in every k-drama I’ve watched so far, there’s been a love triangle? *looks distraught* *crisis over love for k-dramas and strong dislike for love triangles*
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  • Slow burn romance! YAY! I love slow-burn romances in books. Love, love, love. It’s just so much more realistic. Also, when the characters finally get together it feels so great because you waited so long.
    • Except with k-dramas? See, something you should know about k-dramas is basically everything is taken to the extreme. And let me just say: THE PAIN FROM WAITING SO LONG FOR CHARACTERS TO GET TOGETHER IS REAL.
      • This is mainly because the main characters are absolutely OBLIVIOUS to their feelings for each other and because of that darn second lead who completes every love triangle in a k-drama. Grrr.
      • Let me give you an idea what it’s like. Each episode is around an hour. It takes 10 episodes for the characters to finally kiss! 10 EPISODES of looks, jealousy, almost kisses, hugs, and awkward moments. *bangs head against table*
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I guarantee you. This took a billion episodes to happen.

2. I love kpop, too! Okay, so this post is turning out to be just an ode to my love for kdramas and kpop. Yeah.

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Also me.

3. I love writing almost as much as I love reading. Do I seem more like a normal person now? Heh. Heh.

4. I actually quite like French music! I like music in any language. 🙂

5. Not too much of a fan of regular pop music nowadays. It saddens me what a lot of these songs are about. However, there are still a few pop songs out there that give me hope!

6. When I was younger I used to carry giant stacks of books around the house every day to read. No joke.

7. I tried to learn calligraphy at one point. Not sure if I succeeded or not. Hm.

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Nominees:

Thanks for reading! 👋

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCUSSION: Why Do Our Reading Tastes Change?

Hello! It’s procrastination heaven over here.

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Heh… Heh…

Yeah, this definitely explains why I’m posting a discussion post when I’ve got a pile (figuratively speaking—it’s more like a long list) of assignments sitting right next to me.

(Argh, why am I always more productive with this blog when I have other things to do, but when I’m free the inspiration never comes?)

*sigh* Oh, well… Let’s get to the discussion, shall we?

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Why do our reading tastes change?

(Because human beings are very fickle creatures.) (Or is that just me?) *looks around*

Okay, in all seriousness, here are two reasons why I think our reading tastes change:

  1. We grow up. That’s just how it is. We must age, just as parrots must squawk until your ears fall off. (I know this from experience. It isn’t fun.)
  2. We get tired of reading certain types of books because, like I said before, we are fickle creatures who are never truly satisfied.

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When we grow older, we change. We become more mature. We think differently. (All side effects of growing up, along with other, less… welcomed things *coughs*.)

For example, I used to be that person who devoured romance, and only romance. If a book didn’t have romance I didn’t touch it. *looks incredibly ashamed*

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Anyway… Now I realize the mistakes of my past, younger self. A book having romance is a nice touch, but it doesn’t have to have any. Actually, now bad romances annoy me.

Look, if you’re going to add romance to a fantasy, dystopian, contemporary, any-genre-other-than-romance book, then you should make it good. Otherwise don’t add romance at all.

Also. Love triangles. Can’t stand ’em.

And I’d like to remain at least a five-mile radius from insta-love, please.

See? How I’ve changed! *looks proud at self*

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Yes, humans are fickle creatures (stated bluntly by William Hague: “I know people are fickle”), and that is a reason for a change in our reading tastes, but of course there’s another factor to our fickleness: some books are just the same plot over and over and OVER again.

For instance, all dystopians seem to go along the same line…

The Hunger Games, Divergent… And so on. Even other dystopians that aren’t seemingly as similar to each other as The Hunger Games and Divergent are seem to follow a certain pattern most dystopians do.

The moral of the story: In the future our world will be even more messed up than it already is (which is heck of an achievement, humans *slow claps*).

Or, we just read too much of a certain type of book and just feel like you need a break. Or just get sick of it. Like me and romance. *ahem*

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Why do YOU think our reading tastes change? 


Image Credit: Featured background image belongs to Book Riot.

My September TBR

Ahoy, matey! *waves frantically*

Can you guess what one of the books on my TBR this month is related to?

(*whispers* Is it obvious?? *blinks*)

I know I just said I wouldn’t be able to post, but I’ve just been ITCHING to post something, so here I am. 

Ah, the woes of life…

Anyway. Maybe I should actually get to my TBR before a UFO comes crashing down to Earth and everyone loses their minds thinking the aliens will attack us even though they’re only peaceful, confused aliens. (Did that sentence make sense? Ignore me. I’m delirious from lack of sleep.)

Also, I’m aware that the month is basically half-over (whoops), but oh well. *shrugs sheepishly*

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1. Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy – Edited by Ameriie

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I’ve already started reading this book, and can I say—villains are so much more interesting than heroes. (Most of the time.) Although, I was honestly expecting some of the villains to be a bit more… evil.

However, some villains were downright kind. Until they became villains, of course. And even then. They were kind in their own twisted ways.

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Side Note: Oooh, that cover is so pretty.
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2. Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser

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Pirates! (In reference to my earlier greeting.) (I know this from reading reviews). To be honest, I originally noticed this book on the library shelf and picked it up just because it was so beautiful (the title text is sparkly!). However, having read reviews, now I’m interested in the story too (not that I wasn’t interested when I first read the blurb 😅).

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3. Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz

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I really want to read this book. Badly. All thanks to Cait @ Paper Fury’s very enthusiastic review. I’m still waiting for this book to arrive though, so—*sits very impatiently waiting*.

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I know this doesn’t look like I’m being impatient, but CUTE DOGGIES!

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So, that’s it for my TBR because I’ll be lucky to even be able to finish all three of these books. I barely managed to squeeze time in for this post (just barely, as in I pushed back doing some assignments because I’m a procrastinator *looks very sheepish*).

Thanks for reading! 👋