Life Update

Fellow book lovers… hello! It’s Emily, finally writing a blog post after four months! I’m so happy to say I’m finally inspired to write, read, and share my love of books again with all of you. The past four months have been crazy to say the least: I graduated high school, have been getting ready to attend Michigan State University in the fall, and spending time at my cottage in northern Michigan. Though I’ve had fun focusing on other things then blogging, it’s safe to say I’ve missed it soooo much. It’s just not the same reading books and not being able to share my thoughts and feelings with other book lovers! I’ll be writing another blog post to post tomorrow about all I’ve read since I’ve been gone (I’ve read some pretty awesome books!). Lastly, I’m so sorry to have left you hanging for the past four months but I promise it won’t happen again.

Stay Book Smart,
Emily

25 Bookish Facts About Me

I haven’t blogged in two weeks… I miss you all so much! Taking 4 AP classes second semester of senior year has certainly caught up with me. I’m hoping to start blogging regularly again, but forgive me if sometimes I don’t blog for a week or so. For today’s post I decided to do the super fun “25 Bookish Facts About Me” tag that I’ve seen a lot of booktubers doing lately, so here we go!

  1. I’ve been in love with reading ever since I learned how, so my reading story isn’t that unique or interesting.
  2. The most books I’ve read in a year is 108 (last year), click here to see which ones I read!
  3. I don’t have a favorite genre… They’re all so good!!
  4. My favorite reading spot is my couch in my sunroom; I love natural light reading.
  5. Both my dad and grandma are huge readers so that’s probably why I love reading so much.
  6. I am addicted to book buying, meaning I rarely used the library which makes me sad (libraries are awesome, free books when ever you want them!!!). Read more

12 Days of Bookmas Days 4 and 5: Winter TBR

It’s only five days into Bookmas and I’ve already skipped a day of posting… oops! Yesterday was filled with tennis lessons, studying for a forensics test, and catching up with peanutbutterandle, so sadly I didn’t have time to post. But, I’m back today and ready for another Bookmas post!

Tomorrow is my last day of school before winter break, FINALLY! My winter break plans include reading, drinking hot chocolate, eating a lot, and reading some more. I plan to read many books during winter break, both new and re-reads, so here they are!Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 5.53.52 PM

  1. My True Love Gave to Me, a collection of 12 winter romances, edited by Stephanie Perkins. I’m cheating a little on this one, because I only have around forty pages left. What I’ve read so far I have loved, my favorite short story so far is It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins… so adorable. Read more

Top 5 Books I Want to Read Before 2016: TOP 5 THURSDAY

Top 5 Thursday is a new series of posts I will be starting on my blog. Every Thursday I’ll have a list of five bookish related things to share with you all! I hope you enjoy this series and feel free to join if you would like. 🙂

This Thursday’s topic is Top 5 Books I Want to Read Before 2016. Believe it or not, this year is coming to an end meaning we all have to rush to finish up the books we wanted to read at the beginning of 2015! Here is my list:Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 7.07.41 PM

  1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare: I always hear about how amazing The Mortal Instruments series is, but I have never even thought about reading it (I know, I know, you’re all gasping in shock). But I am a book blogger/reviewer so I feel I absolutely need to read this series so I can finally join in on the discussion! This series is also becoming a TV show called The Shadowhunters in early 2016 so I need to read at least the first book before then! Read more

Update: October 2015

Fellow readers, long time no blog!

I haven’t posted for a month and a half *gasps* because of several reasons. First, school started. And it’s not a normal school year for me, this is my senior year of high school meaning there is SO much going on. AP classes with a bunch of work, while keeping up with tennis, and also reading of course! Second, college applications. I have been writing tons of essays and making sure my applications are perfect, which is very time consuming. Luckily, I’m coming to the end of the college application process and will be all done before I know it. So far I have been accepted into Michigan State University which I’m super excited about! Lastly, and the most tragic, I got into a deep reading slump. Reading slumps are the absolute WORST, but fortunately I got out of mine a few weeks ago with a few tips and tricks I will be posting very soon!

Usually I post tips to you guys, but this time I’m going to ask for some of your advice. How do you handle reading when you’re busy? Do you keep it a main priority? Also, as you can tell, I’ve been struggling with keeping my blog up this past month, any tips to keep myself motivated?

I’m planning to start blogging weekly again, or maybe more! I’ve missed the book blogging community loads and I’m so glad to be back. Thank you for reading!

Happy reading,

Emily:)

 

Birthday Book Haul!

Hello everyone! I am back and with a huuuuge birthday book haul. Whenever holidays come around I always buy a lot of books because it’s justified right? (maybe?) Since I have sooo many books that I have bought/received I will not be giving a full synopsis of each, but if you click on the titles it will bring you to the GoodReads page where you can read the official synopsis.

On to the books…..

1.  The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard FlanaganScreen Shot 2015-08-18 at 8.10.54 PM

I saw this book came out in paperback and I couldn’t resist buying it. Ever since reading countless reviews about how INCREDIBLE this book is I have been dying to read it! After reading Between Shades of Gray (one of my new ALL time favorite books) I have become obsessed with historical fiction and want all the historical fiction books in the world. All I know about this book is that it has to do with a Japanese POW camp and that’s all I need to want to jump right in. Read more

What I’ve Read In June (So Far…)

June has been a fantastic reading month for me so far, mostly because it’s summer, which means lots of time to read! I was thinking about doing a full June wrap up post, but that would be SO long, so here we are today with what I’ve read so far. Because I’ve read a good amount of books, I will not have a synopsis on the books, but if you click on the titles it will take you to its GoodReads page where you can read the full synopsis. 🙂

1. The Distance Between Us by Kassie WestScreen Shot 2015-06-16 at 4.21.29 PM

The Distance Between Us is a fun and quick YA contemporary. After reading a heavy sci-fi book, The Distance Between Us was a great choice that I got through in 2 days. I really want to check out more of Kassie West’s books after reading this one! I gave The Distance Between Us 4/5 stars. (That might be a little bit generous). Read more

Spring Break TBR

Spring break is finally here! After weeks and weeks of school, I finally have a whole. week. off. Which means lots and lots of time to read. I have already read one book so far and I’m in the middle of another! Soooo without further or do, here’s my spring break TBR:

1. Ready Player One (already finished)Screen Shot 2015-04-04 at 4.39.20 PM

I have already finished this book and WOW. This book is incredible! If I lived in 2o44 I would so be a gunter and read Art3mis’s blog. Ernest Cline’s writing is heavenly and I will be the first in line to get his next book.

2. Stolen

I’m currently reading Stolen by Lucy Christopher and loving it. Lucy’s writing makes you feel like you are Gemma and have been kidnapped and taken to an Australian desert. This book is absolutely terrifying, but soooo addicting. I’m hoping to finish this book today or tomorrow!

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