I’m Back!

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I’ve been gone for a few weeks due to a family emergency, but I’m totally back now. I’ve missed writing reviews, reading books and interacting with everyone. Along with not posting anything on here, I actually haven’t picked up a single book since I left. My family and I have been super busy with everything that has went on, but now it’s starting to get back to normal, and so I’m ready to get back on my groove.

I’m really sorry that I’ve been away, but Life can’t be stopped from happening.

Anyways, starting on Monday, I’ll be back to posting on my regular schedule, Monday, Wednesday and Fridays!

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A Quick Update

After my travels I usually post a few pictures of my vacation and I totally forgot to post some of Cuba. So here they are…plus you know, a quick update. Enjoy!

My family and I stayed in Varadero and it was amazing. The beach was beautiful (yes, I forgot to take a picture of it), the people are so friendly and Havana was wonderful! My family and I definitely had a wonderful time! That chicken and rice platter, was heavenly, just fyi.

Anyways, since I got back from my vacation I’ve been reading anything at all. I’ve tried to pick up a few books, but I just wasn’t interested in them. I’m not really in a slump, but I’ve been addicted to playing this game on my phone and has occupied 90% of my free time. The other 10% is household chores, a must or else we won’t have food to eat or clean clothes to wear.

I’m already 7 books behind my Goodreads reading challenge, but I’m not going to lower it just yet. I’m still aiming for 60 books and hopefully I’ll be able to catch up in the next few months. I’m not planning on picking up any books for the remainder of March and I’ll start fresh in April. I’ll still be trying to post on my regular schedules, but there won’t be any book reviews in awhile, since I have no recent books to review.

I’ll have a Spring TBR coming soon and Readathons I’m thinking of participating in April. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to manage my two addiction for next month and I’m really hoping that I’ll be able to read something.

 

Happy New Year!

It’s finally 2018 here in Toronto and it’s still freezing condition. Many of our New Year’s celebration has cut down short, but of course that won’t dampen our spirits. Hopefully, everyone had a fun and safe New Year and I wish all the best for this year.

Anyways, this post is just to wish everyone a good Year and I will be posting my yearly challenges up today. Last year I posted up all my challenges in one post, but I think posting my challenges up one at a time is a lot better for me. I’m able to organize my TBR and wrap-up a lot better.

So that’s it for now and so on and so on…

It’s December, so here is a quick update!

Hello, Hello! I’m back from my little vacation very well rested. I was in Vegas a last week and have been busy at work and life the last few days so I’ve been MIA.

Anyways, I haven’t been doing a lot of reading because (1)I’m was on vacation and I don’t really do a lot of reading during my vacation (2) The Christmas Holidays is usually a busy time for me in terms of work and life. However, I’ll still be posting a few things here and there because I still need to finish off loose ends before the year is over.

I’ll try to post regularly for the remainder of the year, but like I said its going to be a busy next few weeks, and might be a little bit off my game. I might not be able to post regular thing such as the Top 5 or Book Date Monday, those will resume in the new year.

Ok, so that’s my quick update and here are some pictures from my Las Vegas trip. Enjoy!

 

Books I want turned into Movies

I’ve been thinking about it for awhile and I really want a lot of books to be made into movies. Really, I think movie producers and writers should get a bunch of books lovers together to get them to brainstorm ‘best books to be made into movies’!

I know that 90% of the time books that are made into movies are usually butchered, but lets just pretend that these ‘movies’ will stay true to the original.

Anyways, here are some of the books that I’m really excited about!

Yes, most of these books are ‘adventure’ style novels, but I enjoy movies like that. Not a fan of drama or romance. Ridley Pearson is actually a screen writer, and please, please make Kingdom Keepers: The Movie, a reality! I actually want to re-read the whole series again.

Let me know if you guys have any books that you’re dying to see on the big screen. Mind you this is not one of those butchered movies, but rather a very well made movie that sticks to the original!

Mid-Year Update

This Mid-Year Update is more like a Mid-Year Freak out! I haven’t been doing a lot of reading lately and the reading that I have been doing I’ve been stalling and procrastinating. ACK! Here is my post for my Reading Challenge for the year 2017, just in case you want to understand my overwhelming goal!

So here’s the quick version of an update, that’s slowly starting to make me panic!

GOODREADS Reading Challenge: I’ve read a total of 32 books out of 70!

I also set 5 other goals I wanted to accomplish this year:

  1. Finish my 12 months Challenge – I’ve been well on this challenge every month except for June. Booo…! I’m suppose to read a none mystery ‘adult’ novel!
  2. Read an adult book that NOT a mystery – ARGH! I’m not even sure why I put this challenge. I’ve actually only read 2 book for this whole year and its almost JULY!
  3. Start and Finish a Trilogy in the same year – This challenge is a tough one for me, tougher than the previous. I actually haven’t started this and this is hitting me harder than the other challenges.
  4. Finish 5 Series that I have started – I’ve actually finished one series already so four more to go. I have 2 trilogies that I only have one more book to go. So I’m fairly confident that I can accomplish this one. YAY!
  5. Read my Fixed TBR: Ummm…yea. I’ve read 5 of the 20 books I wanted to get rid off my TBR.

It’s not pretty I warned everyone and I’ve only just begun (insert crying emoti!)

On top of these ‘Mini’ goals I wanted to accomplish, I also ‘entered’ 4 Blog Challenges.

Dystopia Reading Challenge: Read 6-10 Books 

I’ve read four books so far. Not bad actually, could be worst.

Flights of Fantasy: Read 8 Books extra points for Reading books in the host’s list

I’ve read 6 books out of 8. Whaaaaat…!!! I’m pleasantly surprised. I really do want to read more so maybe I’ll try to surpass 8 books.

Motif Challenge: Read 1 Book a month that fits a certain theme.

I actually have only done three of the five months that has passed and I’m trying to finish the book for this month – Destination Unknown!

TBR Challenge: Read 1 Book a month that fits a certain theme AND write a review on a certain date. 

This, I’m proud to say, I’ve been doing well. I’ve been able to finish a book each month, except for April. Took a Holiday in April and wasn’t able to finish the book I wanted for that month. I tried tho, just didn’t make it for the month of April.

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So as you can tell I’ve been using the same books for certain challenges and goals, which I think is valid enough. I’m actually doing fairly well on the Blog Challenges, but horrible in my personal goals, as seen on the first half of this post. I really want to remedy that in this last few months of 2017. I still can’t believe we’re already half way through 2017. YIKES!

Hows your reading goal this year so far? Let me know if you’re freaking out like me, or you’re totally calm and collected because you have your sh*t together.