WHAT ARE YOU READING WEDNESDAYS #WAYRW 96

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What Are You Reading Wednesdays #WAYRW is a weekly feature here on It’s A Reading Thing. Everyone is welcome to participate. You can answer the questions in the comments section of the weekly #WAYRW post or link back to your #WAYRW post on your blog in the comments section as well. You can grab the image above or create your own, just please make sure you link back to IART as the host for this meme.

How to participate:
Grab the book you are currently reading and answer three questions:
1. What’s the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

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  1. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
  2. “I was determined to be both pretty and fierce, as Mother had said I could be. Just because I was interested in a man’s job didn’t mean I had to give up being girly. Who defined those roles anyhow?”
  3. I’m not sure yet since I just started it.

How about you? What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments ❤

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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WHAT ARE YOU READING WEDNESDAYS #WAYRW 95

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What Are You Reading Wednesdays #WAYRW is a weekly feature here on It’s A Reading Thing. Everyone is welcome to participate. You can answer the questions in the comments section of the weekly #WAYRW post or link back to your #WAYRW post on your blog in the comments section as well. You can grab the image above or create your own, just please make sure you link back to IART as the host for this meme.

How to participate:
Grab the book you are currently reading and answer three questions:
1. What’s the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

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  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Illustrated by Jim Kay.
  2. “That does it,’ said Uncle Vernon, trying to speak calmly but pulling great tufts out of his mustache at the same time. ‘I want you all back here in five minutes, ready to leave. We’re going away. Just pack some clothes. No arguments!”
  3. Yas! I would love to visit Hogwarts.

How about you? What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments ❤

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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Goodreads Challenge Q1 Check-in

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Hi book nerds! Today I wanted to do a quick check-in to let you know where I am at on my Goodreads challenge this year.  Now I know there are mixed feelings in the book community about the Goodreads challenge. Personally, it has never stressed me out or taken away from my reading experience. I find it to be a fun and useful way of tracking my reading on a yearly basis. Which is why I will continue to participate in this challenge regardless of its popularity. This year I decided I would share my progress on this challenge on a quarterly basis with you here on the blog.

Before I get into my breakdown of what I’ve read so far this year let me start by saying I don’t set a specific or hard set goal of how many books to read in a quarter. I’m a mood reader and I tend to binge book reading like some people binge Netflix shows. Reading is by far my primary form of relaxation and stress relief. Second preferred method would be playing games on my phone or Switch. That said I read a lot of things. I don’t stick to one genre and I read multiple books at once. I usually have an eBook, audio book, and physical book going at all times. I’m pretty sure that is why I tend to read as much as I do. I always have a book with me in one form or another and reading is a huge priority for me. I try to get in at the minimum 30 minutes of reading time everyday. It really does help with my stress and anxiety. All of that said, let’s get into my stats for the first quarter of 2018.

Total Books Read: 46 ( I am currently 22 books ahead of schedule)

5 Stars:

4 Stars:

3 Stars:

2 Stars:

1 Star:

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As you can see the majority of the books I read were either a 3 or 4 star rating so I would say I’ve had a pretty solid reading year so far. I’m looking forward to seeing how my stats will change after Q2. I’m hoping I will see the majority of the books I read shift towards 4 or 5 star reads. We shall see.

Let me know down below in the comments how your reading is going so far in 2018. Also, if you read any of the books in the post let’s chat about them down below.

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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WHAT ARE YOU READING WEDNESDAYS #WAYRW 94

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What Are You Reading Wednesdays #WAYRW is a weekly feature here on It’s A Reading Thing. Everyone is welcome to participate. You can answer the questions in the comments section of the weekly #WAYRW post or link back to your #WAYRW post on your blog in the comments section as well. You can grab the image above or create your own, just please make sure you link back to IART as the host for this meme.

How to participate:
Grab the book you are currently reading and answer three questions:
1. What’s the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

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1. What’s the name of your current read? Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones
2. “Maybe everyone else is exactly the same, and he’s the one that’s been exchanged for another version of himself, one that’s attracted to guys, one that sees spirits and deals drugs to teenagers.”
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not? It is a contemporary fiction set in the modern world so I do live in it.

How about you? What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments ❤

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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The O.W.L.S READATHON TBR #OWLsReadathon2018

Hi book nerds! I’m beyond excited to announce that I will finally be able to take my O.W.L.S! Sort of, well as close as I will ever get to taking them. I am going to participate in the O.W.L.S READATHON TBR hosted by Book Roast. Click on the link to watch the announcement video and get all the details on this readathon. This will run from April 2nd – April 29th. There are twelve challenges and they are the following.

  1. Ancient Runes: Read a book with a symbol on the cover.
  2. Arithmacy: Read a book with a number on the cover
  3. Astronomy: Read a Sci-Fi book.
  4. Care of Magical Creatures: Read a book with a magical creature or has a magical creature on the cover.
  5. Charms: Read a Fantasy book.
  6. Defense Against the Dark Arts: Read a book with a secret club or society
  7. Divination: Read a book featuring prophecies
  8. Herbology: Read a book with a nature related word in the title
  9. History of Magic: Read a historical fiction book
  10. Muggle Studies: Read a non-fiction book
  11. Potions: Read a book about alchemy
  12. Transfiguration: Read a book that features transfiguration/shape-shifting or cat on the cover.

Books on my TBR:

Thank you to Riley for the report card she created for the participants of the readathon. I’m going to go ahead and share this here so you can see where the books on my TBR relate to the challenges.

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As you can see in true Hermione Granger fashion I am going to attempt to complete all of the O.W.L.S. Wish me luck!

Will you be participating in the readathon? If you put up a TBR let me know so I can check it out.

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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Spring Into Horror 2018 TBR

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Hi book nerds! It’s time for another round of the Spring Into Horror readathon hosted by Seasons of Reading. There is only one challenge for this readathon and that is that you have to read at least one scary book. It can be a horror, suspense-thriller, Gothic, mystery, or something similar to those. This round will run for the entire month of April. It will start at 12:00 am on April 1 and end at 11:59 pm on April 30.

As you know, I am a mood reader so my TBR is more of a want-to-read list. It will of course change depending on whatever reading mood I am in. I do love me some scary books though so I’m hoping to get in as many as I can during this challenge. Here are the books I am hoping to read during this round.

I am leaving myself a lot of wiggle room for mood reading since this is a month long challenge. I am also going to be participating in The Magical readathon, Dewey’s 24 hr readathon, and the #readyourfaceoff readathon during the month of April. I will be posting separate TBRs for those on the blog and on my Booktube channel.

Will you be participating in the Spring Into Horror readathon? If you created a TBR post let me know so I can come check it out.

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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30 Book Blogging Ideas

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Hey book nerds! I’m going to try and work on posting at least once a week into my schedule. Life as per usual has been very hectic. All of my spare energy and time has been going into keeping up with my BookTube channel. However, I do miss blogging and I get so many ideas for posts all the time. I keep a running list of these in a spread every month in my bullet journal. I don’t know if I’ll ever have the time to create all these posts so I figured I’d post them here for anyone that is looking for some blogging inspiration. We are all run into ruts, especially me. Here is a list of book-related blog prompts to help out when our muses go silent.

Feel free to use any of these prompts, some are original ideas, and some are pretty generally used in the online book community. If you create a post with these prompts let me know in the comments section because I would love to check them out.

1. Things I wish I knew before I started my book blog/booktube channel
2. Things I learned not to do if the world is ending from dystopian books
3. 5 ways to expand your reading tastes
4. Things I discovered about myself as a reader/blogger during XXXX
5. Books that made me laugh/cry
6. Book and beverage pairings
7. Books I didn’t read in XXXX that I would like to read in XXXX
8. My favorite Horror/Romance/YA/etc books
9. The bookish podcasts I can’t get enough of lately
10. Shout out your fellow creators (bloggers/booktubers/bookstagramers/etc)
11. Review a book related app
12. Blogging tips (graphics editing, blogging platforms used, scheduling, etc)
13. Q & A (this is my personal favorite to read or watch)
14. A Day in the Life of a Blogger
15. Join a reading challenge and blog/vlog your experience
16. Favorite fiction friendships
17. Favorite fictional villains
18. Top 5 reasons why I think you should read XXXX
19. Top 5 reasons why I didn’t like XXXX book
20. Non-bookish things about me
21. Reading Bucket List
22. Create a playlist for your favorite book
23. X Books that changed my life
24. Favorite Book Quotes
25. What fictional character would you trade places with for a day and why
26. Reader Types
27. What would you like to change about your reading
28. Who are your go-to authors
29. Fictional world(s) I would like to visit and why
30. How I audiobook (When/Where/etc.)

I hope you find some inspiration from those thirty blogging ideas. Please let me know if you decide to use any of them because I would love to check out your posts.

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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