Monday, November 20, 2017

Vlog: #ContemporaryAThon!


Last week I participated in the #ContemporaryAThon! This was such a brilliant idea to focus on just reading contemporaries for the duration of a readathon. Contemporaries are so much fun and such a breeze to read so I'm happy the Chelsea and Julie came up with this idea! I had a really fun week focusing on my TBR and also hit a very exciting milestone on my channel! Hit play to see what I got up to over the course of the week. I hope that another round of ContemporaryAThon comes about sometime in the future! :)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

BookTube About Me Tag!


It's been a bit since I've done a book tag, and posting this seems to have come at a very serendipitous time because I recently surpassed the 1,000 subscriber milestone thanks to a shout out from the lovely  Chelsea Dolling Reads! What better way to introduce myself to my new friends than answer some random questions about myself? :P Press play to hear my answers for this tag and keep reading to get the questions so that you can do this tag yourself!

Questions:

1. What do you study/what is your job?
2. What is your favorite social media channel?
3. If you had another channel what would it be about?
4. Do you play any instruments?
5. What are your hobbies other reading?
6. Favorite TV shows?
7. What got you into reading?
8. What are your favorite and least favorite genres?
9. What books define your childhood?
10. Tell us an interesting fact about you

Original Tag by Harriet Rosie
I was tagged by Becky at Beck's Books!

I TAG:

Alyssa @ Books and Cats

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fall 2017 Book Haul!


Hooray! It's finally time for another book haul! These are some of my favorite videos to watch and to make, so I'm always very excited when I get to sit down and show off the books that I've purchased over the course of the last few months. This time around I managed to rack up 34 books

I know what you may be thinking - what happened to your Project 5 book buying plan?! (You're probably not thinking that but I feel weird not explaining myself SO I'M GONNA.) Basically, it went out the window this fall. I went through a really tough period of time in September/October and one of the things that brought be comfort was buying new books, so I allowed myself to do so. 

Overall, though, I'm finding that through my Project 5, I have less of an inclination to buy books that I'm not sure if I'm genuinely interested in and don't have foreseeable plans to actually read in the near future, which was the whole point of putting myself on this plan in the first place. So, SUCCESS! Moving forward, I think I'm going to continue to be cautious with my book buying and if I'm finding that I'm back on a "buy 20-books from Book Outlet for no real reason" habit, I'll turn back to Project 5. It's honestly been such a great help in learning to curb my book buying habits!

Anyway, here are the books that I've purchased for myself this fall. If you'd like to hear me talk briefly about each of these books, click play on the video above! Definitely let me know if you've read/enjoyed any of these books. I'd love to hear from you!

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice & Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Audiobook

It by Stephen King
Physical copy & audiobook

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Physical copy

Sourdough by Robin Sloane
Physical copy
September Book of the Month box

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Physical copy
September Book of the Month box

Startup by Doree Shafrir
Physical copy
September Book of the Month box

This One is Mine by Maria Semple
Physical copy

Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North
Physical copy

Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Physical copy

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Physical copy

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Physical copy

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Physical copy

Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey, White House Years by David Litt
Audiobook

Lumberjanes, volume 5: Band Together by Noelle Stevenson, et. al.
Physical copy

More Than This by Patrick Ness
Physical copy

Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
Physical copy

The Long Walk by Stephen King
Physical copy

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
Physical copy

Misery by Stephen King
Physical copy

The Power by Naomi Alderman
Physical copy
October Book of the Month box

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang
Physical copy
October Book of the Month box

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
Physical copy
October Book of the Month box

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Physical copy

Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds
Kindle eBook

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake
Audiobook

Artemis by Andy Weir
Physical copy
November Book of the Month box

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Physical copy
November Book of the Month box

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Physical copy
November Book of the Month box

The Shining by Stephen King
Kindle eBook

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Kindle eBook

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Kinde eBook

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
Kindle eBook

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
Kindle eBook

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
Kindle eBook