Weekend Reads 2 | Blogmas 2018

I have been working on planning out the rest of my blogmas posts and post for the wrap up of 2018 along with 2019 preplanning. I have been a little busy and reading has taken a back seat. I am still about 13 books short of my reading goal on goodreads but I have a 24 hour readathon coming up and the hope of flying through some short books! Have you seen my blogmas posts for the first two week of blogmas? Well don’t worry you can check them out here!

Blogmas Day 1 : End of Year Reading | TBR 
Blogmas Day 2: Holiday Blog/Vlog Happenings
Blogmas Day 3: Holiday Season | Quotes
Blogmas Day 4: Book Lover Christmas Gift List  
Blogmas Day 5: Reading Audiobooks | How To…
Blogmas Day 6: Christmas Character Tag

Blogmas Day 7: Weekend Reads 
Blogmas Day 8: 12 Days of Books Tag
Blogmas Day 9: #Uppercase Mystery Bookish Swag 
Blogmas Day 10: The Holiday Drinks Book Tag
Blogmas Day 11: Shatter The Sun by Caitlin Sangster | Author Interview
Blogmas Day 12: 9th Annual #TBTBSanta
Blogmas Day 13: Bookish Naughty List 

I am currently still continuing with my binge read of the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull. I am a little bit into the 4th book, Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull. I am so enjoying this series and recommend it to anyone who wants a fun and adventure filled fantasy story that is packed full of danger and magical creatures. I am also listening to The Beast Is An Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale. This is such an interesting book so far and is almost like a dark fairy tale. I am interested to see how the rest of the book is and I have heard it is going to be made into a movie. As for the other book I might be picking up this weekend its still undecided. I am not sure if I want to start a new series or continue with another book in a series I have already started. Make sure to follow me on twitter @downthebookhole to get more details of my weekend adventures and reading progress!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your weekend reading plans ?

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Bookish Naughty List | 2018 Blogmas Book Tag

I saw this over at Emily’s blog Tumbling into Wonderland Books and was originally created by Jenniely @ A Page of Jenniely

I also did this tag last year and you can see my post here!

So this tag, you are supposed to check off the bookish things that you are guilty of.


Received an ARC and not reviewed it √
I was a lot better at it this year then previous, but I received so many all at once and unfortunately was not able to get to them all.

  • Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley √
    My netgalley feedback rating is sooo bad that I am not even going to say what it is.
  • Rated a book on goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did) 
    I never promise a review on goodreads.
  • Folded down the page of a book 
    This makes me cringe. I have been borrowing some library books lately and my heart breaks a little when I see the pages folded down.
  • Accidentally spilled on a book √
    I blame my cats for this because they like to knock over everything especially coffee.
  • DNF a book this year 
    This has happened officially once this year but there are also a few books I started and just havent fully decided if I am going to continue or not.
  • Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it
    I have bought books because they are pretty, but never with no intention of reading them.
  • Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework) 
    All of the time! Lately I have been choosing reading over chores, cleaning, showering, cooking etc
  • Skim read a book  
    Not since college and that was just with textbooks
  • Completely missed your Goodreads goal √
    I am making a valiant effort to reach my goal, but I am a little ridiculous far off from my goal and setting unrealistic expectations for Dec. reading goals.
  • Borrowed a book and not returned it 
    I am sure this has happened. I know people have borrowed books from me and never returned them ( one was a personalized signed arc copy )
  • Broke a book buying ban 
    I have stopped putting myself on book buying bans because they will not work
  • Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about 
    ugh… yes and I need to get better at this. I have so many drafts started on both wordpress and my phone.
  • Wrote in a book you were reading √
    I am participating in a traveling book club and we are annotating books, so I have been writing in the margins!
  • Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads  
    I am so good about adding them on goodreads!

9/15


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The Holiday Drinks Book Tag | Blogmas 2018

I saw this post over on Emma’s Chapter and it was orignally posted on Browsing for Books by Cerys and thought it would make a great addition to my blogmas posts! 

Ò Hot Chocolate – Recommend a Book That’s Sweet Through and Through

I struggled with this. I do not read cutsie books , I am more of a darker reader. I think the closest one would have to be To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han.

Ò Peppermint Mocha – Recommend a Book With a Lot of Strong Emotions

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas put me on an emotional rollercoaster and has such strong and important topics.

Ò Apple Cider – Recommend a Book Full of Characters with Questionable Morals

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf is filled with characters that each have their own motives and although you like some more than others the ones you may like don’t have the best of intention or very good morals.

Ò Eggnog – Recommend a Book That’s Mostly Fun, With Just a Hint of Danger

Light Years by Kass Morgan was a surprising read for me this year. It definitely was full of fun, and adventure but had that impending danger feel throughout the book.

Ò Gingerbread Latte – Recommend a Book With a Lot of Action

For this one I have a couple or Middle Grade books I read this year that were fun reads, filled with mythical/magical creatures and lots of action!

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Fablehaven by Brandon Mull and Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

Spread the Holiday Spirit!

I tag everyone who reads this post on my blog to participate in this tag post! 

Weekend Reads | Blogmas 2018

I cannot believe we are almost to the end of 2018. With the approaching new year there are a lot of things to be done and books to be read. Other than my #tbtbsanta and #otspsecretsister December/Christmas gifts I still have so many Christmas presents to get for family. I also need to keep working on writing the rest of my blogmas post to get scheduled and all of the end of the year type blog posts. I might integrate them into blogmas because I do not have enough holiday themed topics to write on. As a sneak peek I believe a christmas baking will be coming in the near future! Have you seen my blogmas posts for the first week of blogmas? Well don’t worry you can check them out here!

Blogmas Day 1 : End of Year Reading | TBR 
Blogmas Day 2: Holiday Blog/Vlog Happenings
Blogmas Day 3: Holiday Season | Quotes
Blogmas Day 4: Book Lover Christmas Gift List  
Blogmas Day 5: Reading Audiobooks | How To…
Blogmas Day 6: Christmas Character Tag

Now you are probably wondering when is she going to talk about the reading. Do not worry for now I will discuss the reading I plan on doing this weekend in between all of these other errands and plans! So I am in between two books right now, both a physical and audiobook. I am thinking about adding another one into the mix because I have been craving a paranormal romance type read. I have been making my way through the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull and I am currently on the third book in the five book series, Grip of the Shadow Plague. I am really enjoying this fun middle grade fantasy adventure! I have also been listening to What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli. This will be my first book by Adam Silvera, but I have read all of Becky Albertalli’s and really enjoyed them. So far this book is cute and funny! As for the other book I might be picking up this weekend its still undecided. I am not sure if I want to start a new series or continue with another book in a series I have already started. Make sure to follow me on twitter @downthebookhole to get more details of my weekend adventures and reading progress!

What are your weekend reading and plans ?

Christmas Character Tag | Blogmas 2018

I found this tag as part of the Book ending winter event and thought it sounded like fun and would make a great Blogmas post! 

Rules:

  • Answer all prompts.
  • Answer honestly.
  • Tag 1-12 people.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)
  • Have fun!

Santa Clause
A Gift You Received or Want This Year

I really want a KitchenAid so I can start doing more baking! 

Mrs. Clause
A Favorite Holiday Treat to Have Every Year

I absolutely love the gourmet popcorn from target that only comes around this time of the year. Along with peppermint mochas and reeses christmas trees! 

Ghost of Christmas Past
A Holiday Memory from Your Past

The thing I remember most about growing  up around Christmas time was going to the Christmas Eve service at church. 

Buddy the Elf
“The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”
A Holiday Song You like to Sing Each Holiday Season

Baby Its Cold Outside is my favorite Christmas song ! 

Misfit Toys
An Unpopular Toy You Really Wanted to Get One Year

I cant even remember, I know we really wanted a furby growing up.

Grinch
A Moment When Your Heart Grew Three Sizes

Always when I watch the solider coming home videos 

Jack Frost
A Tradition You Like to Do Every Winter

Hiding from the cold is a must! Also reading a ton! 

Hero Boy
A Moment You Believed in a Holiday Wish/Miracle

I do not think I have ever had one of these moments. (Birthday wishes thats a totally different situation)

Cindy Lou Who
A Favorite Holiday Tradition

Watching Elf on the night of Thanksgiving 

Frosty the Snowman
A Memory Involving Snow or A Memory You Would Like to Have Involving Snow

In college we had the first ever snow day in many many years. Someone had organized a snowball fight that everyone was invited to. It was the craziest and biggest snowball fight I have ever been a part of. 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
A Holiday Activity You Like Doing

Watching Christmas Movies and baking cookies! 

Ebenezer Scrooge
“Bah, Humbug!”
A Favorite Holiday Saying or Quote

“MAX. HELP ME… I’m FEELING.”- The Grinch

Spread the Holiday Spirit!
Tag 1-12 People!

I tag everyone who reads this post on my blog to participate in this tag post! 

Holiday Blog/Vlog Happenings | 2018 Blogmas

Tis the season and so many from the book community participate in a variety of ways, whether that be blogmas/vlogmas  or read-a-thons! I thought I would put together a list of the ones I am aware of happening so that you can check them out and embrace all the cheer! Let me know if there are any I should add to this list! (all urls are linked in pictures)

Δ Tis the Season-a-thon Dec 3rd-9th

You can learn more about the challenge here on their Instagram or Twitter accounts.

Δ Bookmas 2018 host by HaileyinBookland on Youtube

Check out Hailey’s youtube channel everyday this month up until Christmas to check out her videos! (Below image was taken from Haileys instagram page @haileyinbookland

Δ Bookending Winter 2018

Whats included! Which also included blog prompts so you can participate in the blogging fun! (click the graphic for all information)

  • Posting a minimum of 3-5 blog posts (you can use the prompts or not, up to you)
  • Taking part in the Tidyathon
  • Joining in with Amy’s 12 Reads of Christmas Readathon

Δ Christmas Readathon by The Little Book Nerds in the Corner

This is a readathon that has challenges and everything!

Δ Vlogmas with Sam’s Nonsense 

Δ 25 Blogmas Post Ideas by Jenniely

Do you want toparticipate with blogmas but dont know where to start? Check out this post and the ways to make your blog more searchable this season!

Δ #DECINBOOKS18 hosted by @booksinglee on Instagram

Δ   Christmas Eve 24 Hour Read-a-thon 

More information to come soon! Check out my post from last year.

Are you participating in any blog/vlog type events this holiday season?