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:
- 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
- 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.
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.
Amazon Kindle Ebooks
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.
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.