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May 2018 Wrap-Up!

We’re halfway through the year and WOW!!! How time flies so fast. If that was how quick the months went by, then you bet December will be right around the corner and it will be my blog’s first bloggoversary! I’m planning on doing something special on that day and I hope you guys would join me in celebrating it.

Now, I may or may (pun intended) not be too late in putting up a wrap-up for the month of May but I’m writing one anyways, for recapping purposes.

Okay. So May was definitely not a month of reading for me. I was able to finish a couple books but that was it. The rest of the month went on in a blur with all the other things I was preoccupied with in my personal life. As of this moment, I’m focusing on getting back on track, getting organized a bit more, journal writing and soul-searching.

Here are the books I was able to get on the month of May:

Physical Books

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Kindle Books

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Monthly Reads

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And that’s it! I hope y’all have a great day! 🙂

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April 2018 Wrap-Up!

Hey guys and gals! It’s that time of the month (and I don’t remember how much I’ve said this phrase recently buuut) it’s been a very VERY veeerrryyy productive month for my bookish life. I think it’s the best month so far, and you’ll know why in a short moment. As for now, here are the books that I’ve hoarded for the month of April!

Physical Books

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Kindle Books

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This is probably the fewest of books that I’ve hoarded for a month so far but that’s because I’ve been focused on reading. Speaking of which, here are the books that I was able to read this month. And guess what??? I was able to read SEVEN books!!! That’s my best record so far for this year. So with no further ado, here they are:

Monthly Reads
books read this month: 7

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My reviews for these books are made available when clicking the book cover’s image. However, please note that it will not be redirected to a new window.

April was the first month of freedom for me, as I had no more school-related responsibilities. And with that, came an opportunity to read a lot! And I’m proud to say that indeed it was a goal accomplished. It had been a relaxing and wonderful month. I’ve a few scheduled responsibilities for the moth of May but this doesn’t stop me from being so excited for this particular month. May is the shortest of all months in terms of number of letters and it makes it extremely adorable. A cheers for May, everyone!

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March Wrap-Up!

Hi everyone! It’s time for the March wrap-up and so excited to start my April already! March ended perfectly well with confetti as I had my graduation from college (YAY!!) Moving on, here’s how my March went, starting with the March Book Haul!

In terms of book hauling, I think March is the best yet! There were two physical ones (as books are quite expensive in my country) BUT I made a comeback with my Kindle purchases. One thing that’s good with ebooks is that sometimes I could get them at a lower price, which I totally vouch for! There were so many good ones last month and I just had to grab them!

Physical Books

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Kindle Books

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo was actually bought on February but it wasn’t listed on my February Wrap-Up so I’m putting it up here, since I bought it on the last day of February.

There are sooo many good stuff that I got this month and I seriously have no idea when I could start on any of these books, especially on my ebooks!

Monthly Reads
books read this month: 5

This month, I was able to finish five books but only wrote four and left one book with a rating. However, my review on Bury What We Cannot Take was not yet posted and We’ll Never Have Paris was only reviewed today, but I’m going to consider both books as a March read, despite reviews being posted on April. The latter book was actually just finished today, but that was at 2 AM and a majority of the story was read on March, so I’m going to squeeze it in there and no one can stop me *does the evil laugh*.

As per usual, the link to my reviews are attached to the images and if you’d like to know what I thought of these books, just hold the CTRL button and click the image to open the link in a new tab.

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March had been a beautiful month. It’s like the planet Venus where one side of it is extremely hot. The first few weeks of the month was a time when I was enveloped tightly in pressure, exams here, projects there. And everything had to be finished in their exact deadline. No extensions were acknowledged because I was a graduating student and the professors were required to submit grades ASAP. So those were fiery weeks for me.

However, as things settled down, as I passed all of my subjects and became a candidate for graduation, everything shifted from burning to being a cool calm. I don’t know if that makes sense but I felt relaxed that everything was now smooth. It was a great delight to finally wear that black toga, receive that diploma with my name on it in a beautiful font, and being a certified graduate of my course (I’m a student of Biology *wink* ).

Now that April has arrived, I’m hoping to get more more mooooore time of reading and finish a bunch of books this month!! I have no idea or plans on what to do but I’m hoping that this month will be a productive one and I can’t wait to know what’s in store for me!

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WHUBUT WEDNESDAY + February Wrap-Up

Hi everyone! It’s that time of the month and while January was like a snail, February is the complete opposite! But thankfully, I was able to achieve some goals! No WHUBUT Wednesday was posted last week as I was extremely exhausted and decided to have a rest. Although I tweeted this, I would just like to say again, THANK YOU SO MUCH for being a part of my blogging life and helping me reach 100 followers! Without you, I don’t think I could achieve this! *cries sweet tears*

Drama aside, let’s start up with this week’s WHUBUT Wednesday.

“What Have U Been Up To, Atheinne?”

Last week, I had a field trip in one of my classes where we got to visit a marine reserve which was INCREDIBLE! It’s a perfect place to be at peace and if you’re up for some snorkeling, there’s a lot beautiful corals of fishes to see!

After two days of resting, I unfortunately caught a sore throat but somehow, with the help of the right medications, the pain alleviated, which I am extremely thankful for because major events are coming up that I seriously have to survive!

So far, the week was tiring but it was wonderful at the same time. I regret nothing at all!

 

FEBRUARY BOOK HAUL

I had little time to go book shopping this month as there was a lot of things going on: school work, projects, quizzes, exams, homeworks, presentations, a field trip. And, my goodness! I feel like I’m sinking to the ocean’s bottom! In addition to that, I was hoping to save up for other things and so, I tried to choose carefully the books I bought, strictly implementing spending less money. So here’s the books I’ve fished for this month:

Physical Books

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Amazon Kindle Ebooks

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MONTHLY READ
books read this month: 8*

I was able to pass through my average amount of books read in a month despite the hectic schedule and here’s a recap of the books that I’ve completed for this month. By simply clicking on the book’s cover, you will be redirected to my review on it.

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*The Now or Never Moment is an Omnibus that contains 4 books, hence the number of books read is 8.

 

I think that’s it! March is a few hours away and *whispers* I actually requested more than five books this month (whoops!!). But anyway, it’s nearly the end of classes and I think I’ll be focused more on reading (YIPEE!!) since I’d be having a ton of free times (hopefully). Until then!

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WHUBUT Wednesday #101 + Challenge Sign-Up for Discussion Challenge + Monthly Wrap-Up

WARNING: This blog post will be near endless and may cause you dehydration. Please be with your glass of water at all times while reading this post. Provided below are the reasons why it will be a tad bit of lengthy:

  1. There will be FIVE subtopics: Current Read, WHUBUT Wednesday: A Glimpse into the Real-Life Realm, Challenge Sign-Up for Discussion Challenge, January Book Haul, Monthly Wrap-Up
  2. I talk more with my keyboard.

 

It’s the end of the month AND it’s a Wednesday ergo a multi-topic blog post it shall be! Today marks the first WHUBUT Wednesday and there’s so much to write about. You may be wondering why. so I’m starting it off with my current read.

 

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Martin is an American teen on the autism spectrum living in France with his mom and sister for the summer. He falls for a French girl who he thinks is a real-life incarnation of a character in his favorite book. Over time Martin comes to realize she is a real person and not a character in a novel while at the same time learning that love is not out of his reach just because he is autistic.
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Kids Like Us had been in my “Currently Reading” shelf not because it’s not fun to read. In fact, it’s actually easy to follow aaaaand—– this isn’t a review post so I’m saving whatever I’m going to say about what I think of it in a different post. Soon. I promise! I’ve been meaning to finish this book over the weekend BUT there were other real-life things to take care of that my reading time was overtaken by sleep. Pretty much resulting to my inability to join #24in48 Challenge. (But no worries, there’s one in June, if I’m not mistaken!

 

WHUBUT WEDNESDAY: A GLIMPSE INTO THE REAL-LIFE REALM

The past days had been hectic and I’m halfway through the week, (THANK GOODNESS) because this week is loaded with so much quizzes and a few deadlines to catch up on and I don’t know how much more I could go on!

But anyway, this did not (and will not) stop me from doing what I love doing: book blogging and staying connected with the reader & blogger community (but maybe at a limited time gehee).

While being away, I decided to get organized and put things in order, especially now that I request books. Something simple but extremely helpful, I printed out a weekly and monthly organizer and a blog stat organizer to keep track of all things. I have an affinity for seeing things at a bird’s eye view and thankfully, this is achievable with these  organizers. Printables are available online but I opted for a black and white theme (which is simply a bunch of lines and some huge tables).

 

CHALLENGE SIGN-UP FOR DISCUSSION CHALLENGE

I was introduced to this Discussion Challenge by Evelina of Avalinah’s Books and now here I am, prepping up myself for this challenge!

Discussion Challenge 2018 is a challenge hosted by Nicole of Feed Your Addiction Fiction and Shannon of It Starts at Midnight that lets you talk anything book-related or perhaps, if you’d like, something about your personal life that you’d like to share to the reader & blogger community.

Discussion Challenge Levels:

1-10 – Discussion Dabbler
11-20 – Creative Conversationalist
21-30 – Chatty Kathy
31-40 – Terrifically Talkative
41+ – Gift of the Gab

I’m choosing Terribly Talkative. I may or may not exceed and move on to Gift of the Gab, as there are 52 weeks in a year and I post one every Wednesdays.

I’ve decided to incorporate the discussion challenge with WHUBUT Wednesday wherein every WHUBUT Wednesday post will also represent a Discussion Challenge blog post. If it were a formula, it would be something like this:

WHUBUT Wednesday = Discussion Challenge

Oh, and before we leave this section, I’m inviting everyone in joining the challenge and share discussions with other readers and bloggers!

 

JANUARY BOOK HAUL

I’m ecstatic that we have reached this part of the post because this is my first book haul post eveeer! Not ever in my history of blogging had I done this so here are the books that I harvested for the month of January.

Physical Books

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Amazon Kindle Ebooks

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP

I’m so much a turtle reader that the most I can read for a month are four books. Every time I read, I feel the need to completely extract all emotions from every line of every page. You feel me?? …Or is it just me?

Anyhow, here are the books that I was able to read for the month of January. I’m one book short from my average number of books per month. I was washed away in the Real-Life Realms but I’m hoping to get back on track soon. Click the images to be directed on my written review on the corresponding book.

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And that is all, folks! How did your first month go? I’d love to hear how yours went. Until then! 🙂

 

NOTE: There will be no posts between February 5 – 9 as I will be having my exams. Blog posting will resume on the following week.