Book Nook 10

Hey all!

Oh my has life been CRAZY (awesome)!

I got my wisdom teeth out a little over a week ago and had a very interesting experience (I might post about it in a few days, but basically they had to drill through bone and I was very loopy on narcotics and heavy drugs for a while but didn’t realize it.)

My AP World History test is in about a week (it is the test that determines whether I get college (university) credit for the Advanced Placement course I took this year and it takes almost 4 hours.)

Prom is on Saturday! This will be my first (junior) prom, so I have been preparing for that. Actually today, I was at a cute little bridal shop in my town getting my dress hemmed, and all of a sudden my date walked in to try on his tux and it was so funny because neither of us had expected it, but it is going to be a ton of fun! Who else is going to prom (or did go to prom?)

My last day of school is May 26th, so I have been dealing with final projects galore and studying for finals. I would definitely rather be reading.

 

I know this month (and last month, *sigh*) have been pretty awful as far as blogging goes, but I should be back after life calms down a bit.

This month, I read:

  1. Among the Brave by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  2. Among the Enemy by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  3. Among the Free by Margaret Peterson Haddix

…and since that concluded my reread of the shadow children series, I hope to have that review up asap!

TBR May

So… I know I won’t get to all of these, but these are the ones I want to get to soon, and with summer right around the corner, maybe I will.

I am currently reading Tiger Lily, and OH MY GOSH IT IS SO GOOD THANK YOU PAIGE FOR THE REC!!!

Love, Aubrey

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Hey! I’m back! Ugh. The last few weeks have been absolutely insane, but I am feeling motivated again, so hello to you all.

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Even though life was absolutely insane this month, towards the beginning of the month I actually did quite a bit of blogging and reading.

March Wrap Up

Books Read

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  1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  2. Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  3. Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  4. Among the Betrayed by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  5. Among the Barons by Margaret Peterson Haddix

other reviews this month

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

My Favorite Posts This Month

[Discussion Sunday] Judging Books By Their Covers

[Blogging Extravaganza] Strong Women in Fiction

Tags

Pixar Book Tag

The Book Courtship Tag

April TBR

Here’s to a great month!

Love, Aubrey

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February Wrap Up

Books Read

  1. A Tale of Two Cities
  2. The 5th Wave {Review}
  3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  4. The Infinite Sea

On the Blog

I reached 200 followers this month! I feel like I have made so many webernet friends through this blogging thing and I am glad to be getting to know even more of you!

I reached my 100th post! I feel like time has been flying by. It feels like just yesterday that I was launching.

My Favorite Posts this Month

This or That Book Tag

[Discussion Sunday] “I read books that matter”

[Discussion Sunday] Did TFIOS Have a “Happy Ending”? What is a Happy Ending? Is a Story the Author’s or Reader’s Story?

Reviews this Month

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

March TBR

  1. The Night Circus
  2. My True Love Gave to Me
  3. Magnus Chase The Sword of Summer
  4. The Wrath and the Dawn
  5. A Court of Thorns and Roses

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Read-A-Thons & Read Alongs

The 5th Wave Read-Along (Wrap Up)

updated 5thwavereadalong

See the post here.

Winter Hooked on Books

11 books, 4236 pages, 13 bonus points so far

Challenges

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Classics Challenge

February: A Tale of Two Cities & I attempted to read The Princess Bride, but DNF (103 pages).

Diverse Books Challenge

January: All the Bright Places

Writing (& Beautiful People)

I haven’t been posting these because I feel like it won’t make sense to anyone else, but as far as writing goes, I’m at 3553 words. I have been spending lots of time building up my characters because characters are so important to me. I keep a notebook where I have pictures all cut out and different things about the characters so that I know exactly how I want them to look, motivations, etc.

Rereading Books

I have been going through my books I own or remember loving and am trying to reread all of them. I hope to start rereading the Among the Hidden series by Margaret Peterson Haddix (It was my favorite in 5th grade).

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House Crisis

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I have always been a Gryffindor, or second a Ravenclaw, but I just took the new pottermore quiz (twice to make sure) and got Hufflepuff both times. What is this? I’m not upset, just very confused. I feel like I don’t even know who I am anymore. (haha this rant was only slightly a joke… I honestly have no idea how I got Hufflepuff, but I shall embrace it (somewhat)).

Who else is a Hufflepuff? What house are you in? Did you experience a house crisis too?

Aubrey’s Book Nook {7} Wrap Up & TBR

January 2016 Wrap Up

Books Read

  1. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
  2. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas {review here}
  3. The Fault in Our Stars (reread) by John Green
  4. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard {review here}
  5. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  6. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Posts During January

December 2015 Wrap Up, January 2016 TBR, Book Haul, Read-A-Thon

Discussion: Profanity in Books with guest Josh from Nocturnal Confessions

TTT: Books I Will Read in 2016

Review: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Red Queen Read-Along

TTT: 2015 Releases I Meant to Get to But Didn’t

6 Months of Aubrey’s Book Nook!

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

TTT: Books that Made Me Cry

Review: Weird Art Book

BP: Completely Vague Writing Goals 2016

TTT: Bookish Places I Dream of Visiting

February 2016 TBR

Read-Alongs

5thwave read-along

It’s really low key, but Trang @ Bookidote and I are reading The 5th Wave this week (January 31-February 6). Comment below if you plan on joining us & be sure to follow us on social media for updates.

Trang: Bookidote Blog // Instagram // Goodreads

I will be updating on my Goodreads & Twitter (@aubreysbooknook).

Read-A-Thons

I am still participating in the Winter Hooked on Books Read-A-Thon.

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What did you read this month? Are you joining us for the 5th Wave read-along? Let me know in comments.

December 2015 Wrap Up & January 2016 TBR + BOOK HAUL & READ-A-THON

December 2015 Wrap Up

Books Read

  1. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  2. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  3. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
  4. The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson

Posts During December

November 2015 Wrap Up & December 2015 TBR

Writing Reflections {1}

Quotes: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Movie Review & Discussion: Mockingjay Part 2

Bookish Gift Guide {1}

Bookish Gift Guide {2} Actual Books

TTT: New-To-Me Favorite Authors 2015

Finals/SAT/ACT Study Tips

Bookish Gift Guide {3} Adult Coloring Books

TTT: Best Series Read in 2015

*Spoiler Review: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Liebster Award

All I Want For Christmas Book Tag

Bookish Goals for 2016

Slowing Down

(Mini) Review: The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson

Bookish Overview 2015

Book Haul (from Winter/Christmas/December)

Random books I have picked up over the past month or two and never hauled…

 

Books I Received from Giveaways/ Publishers/ Friends this month

Thank you Shelf Awareness for The Tears of Dark Water. Thanks to Penguin Random House for The Gap of Time. Thanks to my friend Josh for The Book Thief.

Books I bought myself for Christmas (because why not?)

January 2015 TBR

  1. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
  2. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (reread)
  4. Winter by Marissa Meyer
  5. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  6. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdied

Currently Reading

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Read-A-Thons!

Wow. It’s been a while since I have mentioned any of these… I am participating in the Hooked on Books (goodreads) Seasonal (winter) Read-A-Thon. It goes from December 22, 2015 to March 19, 2016. Low pressure. I am just doing it to try and challenge myself to read a lot this season and to see how many pages I will read. There is also a way to get bonus points.

Check out this Read-A-Thon & check out my goodreads.

 

 

November 2015 Wrap Up & December 2015 TBR

November 2015 Wrap Up

It’s getting to be my absolute favorite time of year and I am so excited! I’ve been in a mini reading slump for the past month, but am starting to come out of it. I usually read (at least) a book a week, but lately I haven’t been reading much at all. It’s not that I don’t like the books I’m reading, just that I haven’t had much motivation to read (you know how it is).

Books Read

  1. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare 5 stars
  2. It’s Good to Be Queen by Liz Curtis Higgs 4.5 stars (review here)
  3. Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado 3 stars (Review here)

Posts During November

November 2015 TBR

TTT: Most Anticipated Releases 2015/2016

3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 1

3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 2

3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 3

TTT: Book to Movie Adaptations I Need to Watch

Review: It’s Good to Be Queen by Liz Curtis Higgs

The Craziness of Life + Week Recap

TTT: Quotes I Love From Books I’ve Read Since Summer

Special Review: Instant Happy Journal by Karen Salmansohn

Discussion: Comparing The Hunger Games and Divergent

TTT: Book Characters I am Thankful For

Thanksgiving Thankfulness–Thank you!

Mini Review: Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado…

Rating System + New Logo

Blog Excitement During November

This month I reached 100 Followers! Thank you so much! Numbers were never very important to me, but it means so much that so many people are interested in what I have to say.

I created a new logo. Actually, it’s very similar to my profile picture, but I thought I would update and make them both the same.

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December 2015 TBR

  1.  Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
  2.  Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
  3. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
  4. The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson

Currently Reading

The Picture of Dorian Gray  151/229 pages

The Story  29/389 pages

Heir of Fire  108/562 pages

 

 

November 2015 TBR

NOVEMBER

I’m really glad it’s a new month, because that means a new start in my reading. I didn’t have a great reading month last month, but hopefully this month will be much better. I hope to read:

  1. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
  2. It’s Good to Be Queen by Liz Curtis Higgs
  3. Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado
  4. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

I want to read Heir of Fire and Queen of Shadows this month too, if time allows, so *fingers crossed* hopefully I will get to those two as well!

October 2015 Wrap Up

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This month was slow to say the least. I didn’t read much, but I had a super busy month, and sometimes (sadly) I don’t have much time to read. That being said, I read:

  1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  2. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  3. Macbeth by Shakespeare

I have been rereading The Infernal Devices series lately because they are fantastic and I enjoy the characters more than most things (ahem, Will Herondale). The characters all have such great chemistry and I don’t hate anyone. I will be posting a series reread review as soon as I finish Clockwork Princess. I give the entire series 5 stars.

I read Macbeth for school, and it wasn’t terrible. I enjoy Shakespeare, but I think he is overrated because he seems to have lots of mistakes he overlooks (sometimes it seems like he started writing an act, stopped, and didn’t come back to it until after he had forgotten some of what had happened). I still think he is a great classic writer.

This months posts included:

Graphics: e.h. Quote, Scott Westerfeld Quote

Heart of Betrayal Quotes

I started doing Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie to Grant Me, Halloween Themed

Tags: My Life in Books Tag

Articles: Favorite BookTube Accounts, Top Swoon Worthy Male Characters, Thank You for 3 Months & Blog ScheduleReading More Than One Book at a Time

Thank you so much! October marked my 3rd month in the blogging world, and I am so glad I have gotten the opportunity to do this whole blogging thing, and I hope I will be able to continue to do it for a very long time. Thank you to everyone who loves books and decided to check out my little blog. I love you guys and really enjoy having conversations in the comments.

What was your favorite book you read this month? Does anyone have any Halloween-ish recommendations for me (not too scary)?

October 2015 TBR

October 2015

I am awful at sticking to TBRs, but I still like to have some semblance of a goal for what I will read every month. This month *fingers crossed*, my TBR is:

  1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Claire
  2. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Claire
  3. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Claire

These are all rereads. I absolutely love the infernal devices (one of my favorite series), and Will Herondale is my love (he’s mine).

I will be going on vacation for a part of the month, so any extra books I read will be pleasant surprises since I won’t have much time.

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What are you planning to read this month?

September 2015 Wrap Up

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This was a great reading month for me. It was a month of firsts. I participated in my first ever Read-A-Thon, and got the chance to interview my first author.

This month I read 7 books:

  1. Destined for Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon 4/5 stars review here.
  2. Shades of Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon 4.3/5 stars review here.
  3. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson 5/5 stars review here.
  4. The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson (review coming soon)
  5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (review coming soon)
  6. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (review coming soon)
  7. Chivalrous by Dina L. Sleiman 4/5 stars review here.

I participated in the Hooked on Books and #AYEARATHON Read-A-Thons. Here is my wrap up for that. I read a total of 1418 pages in that week!

I got the chance to review The Time Garden “magical journey and coloring book”.

I interviewed Dina L. Sleiman this month as well. I will be posting the interview on Friday, so watch out for it!

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What books did you read this month?