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April Recap

Another month has gone by. That was fast!

I have one month left of school and I will be graduating from college at the end of May. Basically, I have three weeks left of college. Exciting stuff!

Onto to book news, Here are the Books I read in the month of April, including links to the reviews I wrote:

  • That Summer by Sarah Dessen| Review
  • Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth| Review
  • Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley| Review
  • Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald| Review

Books I wasn’t able to finish:

  • Breathe by Abbi Glines

Books given in Exchange for Review:

  • Etiquette for the End of the World by Jeanne Martinet| Review

Top Ten Tuesday Posts:

  • Top Ten Characters I Would Crush On If I Were Also A Fictional Character| Link
  • Top Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger | Link
  • Top Ten Books I Loved But Never Wrote A Review For| Link
  • Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE/LESS Than I Did| Link
  • Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make My Buy/Pick Up A Book| Link

Everything above is basically what happened in the blog for the month of April. Stay tuned for more exciting book stuff to come in the month of May.

Happy Reading!

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Blog News

So… I’m a little behind on the April Recap and May News. Why you may ask? Because I had to write a 10 page research paper, a 5 page analytical paper on communication, calling, and sacrifices we make for our calling, and other school stuff. I’ve hardly had any time to sleep.

Tomorrow (Friday, May 3rd) I will post the April Recap and this saturday’s Book Blast from the Past post will be postponed until next saturday (May 11th). Sorry!

On Saturday (May 4th), I will be posting the May News.

Stay tuned for all the blog posts coming to your reader/email soon!

Happy Reading!

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YouTube Channel

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Hello Everyone!

I’ve made a youtube channel for this blog. The channel name is: TheTalkingBookworm

I’m going to start making my book hauls into video format instead of a long post here so click on the link and go on and watch the latest books I bought that I will most likely be reviewing.

Book Haul #1

Happy Reading!

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April Book Blast from the Past Preview

That Summer by Sarah Dessen
That Summer by Sarah Dessen

Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I will be doing Book Blast from the Past on That Summer by Sarah Dessen. If you guys want to know what it is about here is the Goodreads Summary:

For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She’s nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister—the always perfect Ashley—is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley’s reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and comes to grips with the future.

Happy Reading!

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April Blog News

Hello Everyone!

Happy April Fools Day (if you live in the USA that is)!

This month of April I’m going to try to start participating in The Broke and The Bookish Top Ten Tuesday Meme. I have another book haul post coming soon and let’s not forget about Book Blast from the Past and Book Spotlight #2 this month.

  • Book Blast from the Past will be posted April 6th (which is the first saturday of this month)
  • Book Spotlight #2 will be posted April 11th (which is the second thursday of this month).

I believe that is all the news I have as of now for the month of April so keep on reading and you’ll see a post of mine shortly in your inbox/reader/dashboard.

Happy Reading!

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March Recap

This month has been a crazy and busy month for myself but I’ve managed to post 4 book reviews and finish reading a total of 9 books!

The books were:

  1. Both Sides of Time by Caroline B. Cooney: Review 4/5
  2. Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X#1) by Richelle Mead: Review 5/5
  3. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen: I absolutely disliked this book. I am never again going to buy a book that I’ve heard nothing about. I was really disappointed by the amount of sex stuff in it which made me skip a lot of the book. The quality of the writing was also horrid. I don’t understand the hype around this book. 1/5
  4. Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal #1) by Stacey Jay: It took me 3 months to finish this book. I found it hard to get into it and the characters weren’t relatable at all. 3/5
  5. If We Kiss by Rachel Vail: Another book I was disappointed in. I’m happy I only paid a dollar for it on my nook. 2/5
  6. Imperium (Cicero #1) by Robert Harris: Review 5/5
  7. Influence: Science and Practice by Robert B. Cialdini: I had to read this book for a class and I found it very interesting. Its a fun academic read. 5/5
  8. Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3) by Ally Carter: Review 5/5
  9. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki: This book was eye opening and brilliant. A must read for all Americans and Cultural Generational Americans. 5/5

If you would like to recommend books that I should read or would like to discuss any of these books with me feel free to leave a comment.

Happy Reading!

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UPDATE: Currently Reading?

Hello everyone!

I am writing to you today from my cave [aka my dorm room]. I’m sorry there hasn’t been that many reviews the past couple of weeks. I have a very valid reason, University. Yes, you read right. My excuse is school, but I am still trying to update and read for “fun” as much as I can so here are the books that I am currently reading:

  1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  2. Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
  3. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  4. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare [ebook]
  5. Capital Girls by Ella Monroe [ebook]
  6. Imperium by Robert Harris (This is a hybrid book. I am reading it for class and fun.)

Which book will I be reviewing next? My money is on Delirium since I am about 80% done with it, but it can be anyones game. I’ve never had so many books on hold before. I used to be a person that could only read one book at a time but that has changed. I promise to give you guys a book review within a week so hold on to your horses, the Talking Bookworm is back!

Happy Reading and Have a Blessed Day!

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Online Book Haul

The Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver
The Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver

I present to you another unplanned segment of Online Book Haul!

I had bought Delirium about a month ago and I recently purchased on Amazon the rest of the Delirium trilogy including the extra companion that goes along with the books.

I bought the rest of the series trusting everyone in the reading world. I hope the trilogy is as good as people have been telling me it is.

I’m currently halfway through Delirium and soon I will be posting a review of Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead.

Richelle blew my mind once again!

Happy a Blessed Day!

Happy Reading!

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Liebster Award

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The wonderful teenagebooknut has nominated me for the Liebster Award! Honestly, I am shocked. I had not in a million years expected someone to nominate for the Liebster Award. I had been awarded one for my  tumblr blog but I would have not expected one here. Thank you for nominating me!

Some of you may be wondering what is this award? Well it’s an award given to blogs with under 200 followers to give them some drive and a bit of motivation to keep on working hard. What you have to do is answer the eleven questions you’re given and then leave eleven more question for eleven nominations of your choice.

… and here I go!

1. If, for the next ten minutes, you could talk to anyone you wanted (from the past, future, present, fiction, anything), who would you talk to? and what would you say?

Jesus. I would not know what to ask him or say to him though.

2. Looking back on your life so far, what have been your Top 3 moments?

Well, my first would be giving my life to Christ when I was 5. I am a christian. The second significant moment in my life would be when I graduated High School and my third significant moment would be when I entered University.

3. If you had the choice to live at any time of your choice, when would you choose and why?

I would choose to be born in 1989 instead of 1991. I like this era but there is something about being able to experience the 90’s more fully. I really liked the 90’s. 🙂

4. What was your favourite childhood television program? Why?

I loved to watch a spanish television show named “The Flying House”. Every time the three main characters would enter the house they would travel back in time to an important part in history. I love time traveling stuff.

5. If you had to pick one person in life who inspires you the most, who would that person be? Is there a reason you picked him/her?

My mother. She has been through so many hardships that I admire her for being the strong and grounded person she is today. The average person would be crazy by now if they went through everything that my mom has gone through. She is really an inspiration and gives me the strength to keep going. If she could do it, so can I. Nothing is impossible.

6. What is your all time favourite song?

Wow, this is hard. Ummm… I would have to say “Who I am Hates Who I’ve Been” by Relient K. It really speaks volumes about humanity and how our actions have consequences not only affecting ourselves but others as well.

7. What’s your worst/best memory of  school and why?

My best memory of school is music class. I didn’t even see it as a class. I saw it as a midday break to do something I loved.

8. For a zombie apocalypse, what would be your weapon of choice and why?

A machete because it can be more efficient than a gun.

9. Where is your favourite place in the world?

Home, where ever that may be.

10. What is the one most embarrassing thing you have ever done?

That I can not tell you. Haha. Nice try though 😉

11. If you ever won the lottery, honestly, what would you do?

Some of my money would be donated to a non-profit organization and part of it would be used to open the Bakery/Cafe my mom has always wanted to own. If there is anything left, I would buy myself a house and put the rest into savings.

 

I don’t have a very exciting life and I hope my answers didn’t bore you to sleep. Thanks again for this award!

Happy Reading!

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Editor’s Letter: Books on Hold (A Tumblr Post)

Happy Thursday!

This semester, Thursdays are my Fridays. I managed not to have Friday classes. *jumps in excitement*

This post will be a bit less professional than normal because I am re-posting something here that I posted on Tumblr a few days ago regarding books I have not finished, books that will probably be in my “on-hold” list for a while. My quality of writing suffers a bit in my tumblr blog because I write how I think, grammatical errors, incomplete sentences and all. You have been warned 🙂

Tumblr Post:

I have several books on hold. Like I can’t finish them for some reason.

Book #1 Insurgent by Veronica Roth

  • I have a very good reason why I haven’t finished it. The book can’t end. I refuse to finish it and… I have about 50% of the book left and I know I must read the rest in one sitting which I do not have the time for.

Book #2 Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

  • Juliet makes me mad. And Romeo, don’t get me started with Romeo. Oh, and Juliet’s friend (I know it’s not her “real” friend because Juliet isn’t really Juliet but whichever girl’s body she is currently in. *sorry for spoilers but not really*) really annoys me too. Ugh.

Book #3 Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

  • I’m mad at Hale. And Kat. For a more logical reason, see Insurgent’s reason.

And I’m currently reading Clockwork Prince (#2 in the The Infernal Devices Series) and If We Kiss by Rachel Vail.

So far, I really don’t like ‘If We Kiss’. Can’t get used to the writing style. Everything seems so immature and cliché. I bought the ebook for 2.99 so I’m not that upset. Just a little annoyed. I’m going to finish it though. I want to see if it has any redeeming qualities aside from the fact that the book is written grammatically well [so far].

Some books I have on hold [like I haven’t gotten to them] are:

  • Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • and some other books in ebook form which I forgot the names of.

So that’s basically my book life. Apart from Uni books and homework.

Which I must get back to.

Oh Dear. God Help Me.

 

Happy Reading!