Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Wrap Up

I read a total of 2 books during this read-a-thon. Considering I was in a reading slump period before joining this, I’m quite proud of my achievement. Here are the 2 books I finished :

My True Love Gave to Me

This book is a pretty cute book. It consists of 12 short stories written by different authors. Most of the stories are cute and give you that warm fuzzy feeling but there are also some stories that I personally think really weird and I didn’t actually enjoy that much. All of the stories in this book have Christmas as the setting and it really is a perfect book for holiday. My favorite stories would be the one written by Rainbow Rowell. The plot and the character are fantastic. I really need to pick up her books because damn I haven’t read any book she wrote. This book can be a perfect holiday gift for you loved ones or even yourself.

Saga, Vol. 1

Saga is an epic high fantasy graphic novel. I finished this book in 2 days just because I started this book late at night. This is seriously an awesome graphic novel. I’ve read lots of manga back when I was a kid but this is my first time reading a graphic novel and damn this book is mind blowing. I love everything about this book, the graphic is awesome, the story is brilliant, I can’t say anything about this book except the word awesome. I’ve start reading the second book on the last day of read-a-thon but I cannot finished it due to my schedule. I hope I can finished it as soon as possible because this is one quick and great read. I have no disappointment picking this up.

That’s all I read during this read-a-thon. It’s not that much but I’m pretty satisfied because I got over my reading slump because of joining this read-a-thon, well mostly because of the graphic novel I read. I really suggest people to read graphic novel during reading slump because it really works. It got me back into reading. How’s your read-a-thon? If you happened to read this post and join a read-a-thon as well, I’d be very happy if you tell me your experience in the comment. I’d love to hear your story about your read-a-thon experience.

Cheers,

E

New Year 2015 Resolutions and Read-A-Thon

Hello everyone !

It’s a day late but I want to say happy new year to all of you. I don’t know who actually read my blog anyway but if there is actually a person reading this, happy new year to you, to all of you who actually read this. I’ve been a slump these past few months and I’m hoping I won’t be a slump anymore this year. I know a lot of people said that new year resolution are bullshit but I’m going to make one now. I feel like when I write my goals, It motivates me to do a lot better to reach thems. Here are my 2015 resolutions :

1. My ultimate goal this year is to lose weight and be more healthy. I’m going to be very realistic with this one, my goal is to lose 18 pounds. I’ve been eating a lot of junk food last year and it’s not healthy for my body. This year I’m going to try to eat healthier, not only to get a better figure, but also for a healthier body. I’m also going to try to exercise more. I’m not a big fan of exercising so I really need to push myself to do it this year.

2. Write more. I’ve been having a lot of fictional thoughts in my brain and I just need to write it out. Last year I get to write almost 2 chapters and then I just forgot about it. This year my goal is to finish the book. I’m really hoping I can finish it. My highest achievement in writing a fictional story is a short story and I really hope I can finish writing a novel this year.

3. Read more. I’ve been in a reading slump this past few weeks and this happened for quite some time over last year. I’m hoping I can read more books in 2015. Last year, I reach my goal in reading 15 books, heck, I even pass it to 25 books. I’m not a fast reader so 25 is quite an achievement for me. Since I read 25 books last year, this year I’m hoping to read 30 books. I’m going to have a lot of free time, hopefully, this year since I’m finishing my diploma in February. I hope I pass everything so I will finish my diploma in around one month. After diploma there will be a 3 months break before degree life starts so I’m going to use that to read a lot because once degree life starts, I don’t think I can read that much anymore. In order to get over my reading slump and to achieve my goal, I’m going to join a read-a-thon this month. Here is some information for the read-a-thon. This is my second time joining this read-a-thon.

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

4. Blog more. Beside writing novel, I also want to write more in here. I’ve been reading some books but I haven’t got the chance to review it since 3 months ago. When I finally got time to review it, I just don’t feel like reviewing and at the end, it become a burden for me to review since I read quite a lot of books the last couple months. Now, I’m going to start of fresh and do some new things in here. I’m not going to make a review for each book but I’m going to start making a wrap up for every month. In each wrap up I’m going to include my favorite book from each month if I read more than one book. I will still make a seperate review for a book if I need to address more things. Movie review will stay the same.

5. Take more chances. By this, I mean to not be afraid to try new things and new opportunities and also meet new people. All this time, I’m always so scared to get out from my comfort zone and it’s honestly not a good thing. I feel like I’m lack of experience and skill because I’m so afraid and lazy to try new things. I’m scared that I’ll fail and hopefully this year I won’t, at least I try to be more open to new things, good things and not scared of failing anymore. I still should pass in my study though, hahaha.

I think 5 is enough for a new year resolutions, I don’t want to overwhelm myself with too many goals. Hopefully I can achieve all of these resolutions and I hope you all have a wonderful year ahead !

Cheers,

E

Bout of Books 11 Read-A-Thon Progress

This post are dedicated to my progress in Bout of Books 11 Read-A-Thon. I will update this post daily so stay tune. Review for the books will be posted after I finished each book. Thank you for reading my updates and happy reading !

Monday, 18 August 2014

Book : A Silent Prayer ( A Prayer Series I )

Book Type : E-Book

Progress : 27%

Thoughts of the Day :

I’ve been reading and stop reading a lot today. I’ve been too caught up in watching ‘The Big Bang Theory’ lately and only manage to finished 2 chapters of the book plus I always find myself reading in an amazingly slow pace when I’m reading e-book. I aim to finished this book at least on Wednesday.


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Book : A Silent Prayer ( A Prayer Series I )

Book Type : E-Book

Progress : 31%

Thoughts : I read so little today. I still can’t stop watching The Big Bang Theory. It’s either I’m a very slow reader when it comes to e-book or I’m just not that into the book. I think I’m going to read something new tomorrow.


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Book : A Silent Prayer ( A Prayer Series I )

Book Type : E-Book

Progress : 35%

Book : The Summer I Turned Pretty

Book Type : Paperback

Progress : 45%

Thoughts : Managed to read more than 100 pages today and it feels so good. I think I’m going to finished reading The Summer I Turned Pretty series before going back to read A Silent Prayer. I’m still watching The Big Bang Theory today but I still managed to finish almost half of the book so yay !


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Book : The Summer I Turned Pretty

Book Type : Paperback

Progress : 65%

Thoughts : The story are getting more and more fun. I still stop occasionally to do the usual things but I find myself constantly grabbing this book. I think I’m going to finish this book very very soon.


Friday, 22 August 2014

Book : The Summer I Turned Pretty

Book Type : Paperback

Progress : 100%

Thoughts : I’m done reading the book and It’s awesome. As every book that I’ve ever read, this book got flaws but nevertheless Jenny Han can pull up every single part in this book to be enjoyable. I will take a short break from reading and continue reading tomorrow. 


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Book : It’s Not Summer Without You

Book Type : Paperback

Progress : 6%

Thoughts : I’m kind of busy today and I only managed to read several pages in this book. I’m already loving the first chapter. I don’t know if it’s going to be better than the first book but let’s hope that it will. I think I won’t manage to reach my goal by this week but I’m still happy to join this read-a-thon.


Sunday, 24 August 2014

Book : It’s Not Summer Without You

Book Type : Paperback

Progress : 8%

Book : The Julian Chapter ( A Wonder Story )

Book Type : E-Book

Progress : 61%

Thoughts : I am so not in the mood to read today and I end up reading so little of everything. 


Overall, it really is a fun experience to join this read-a-thon. Although I didn’t finish reading everything but it’s still a lot of fun reading and visiting people’s blog. It’s fun to see people in this reading community. I hope I can do better in the next read-a-thon I join because I will join another read-a-thon. It’s a very very fun thing to do.

Cheers,

E

Bout of Books 11 Read-a-Thon

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 

– From the Bout of Books team

This is my first time joining Bout of Books read-a-thon. I’m excited to sign up for this. So, this is my first time participating on this event and I will read as much as I can !

Anyway, here are my TBR ( To Be Read ) :

1. A Silent Prayer

2. The Summer I Turned Pretty

3. It’s not Summer without You

4. We’ll Always have Summer

I’m going to update my progress both on this blog and my goodreads account. It’s holiday so I think I’m going to read even more than just those 4 novels during this week but those 4 are my goal and I’ll do my best to get to my goal. I will also read your posts regarding this event so if you’re joining this event, feel free to leave a comment on this post and I’ll make sure to read through your blog to see your progress. If you don’t write your progress in a blog like me, just leave any link to youtube, goodreads or twitter. I’d love to check out your progress.

Can’t wait to start !

Cheers,

E