The Night the Sky Fell on Splendor // Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My first BOTM pick that I’ve finished! And what a beautiful story it was. I’ll be honest, throughout most of the book I just felt like it was fine. I liked the friendship group, I found the various storylines interesting, but it was just a fine book about some kids dealing with grief with a mix of alien weirdness thrown in. But man, the last 50 pages turned the whole story on its head and it ended up being something so powerful and touching. Not at all what I expected, but so much better!
Took this to post yesterday but then totally forgot to, but these were my last books of the #buzzwordathon . I finished a total of five books for the readathon which I'm feeling pretty happy about. 😊 📖
Also, I didn't even realise until I'd taken the picture just how well these covers go together. 😍
Yesterday was the last day of the #buzzwordathon hosted by @booksandlala and I read a grand total of one book for the readathon, How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne, which I absolutely LOVED! ❤
The reason I only read one book is because I was in London from Tuesday to Friday with my boyfriend, and we had an awesome time, so I'm not too bothered about only reading one book for the readathon
0 2425 March, 2019
I read three books and 4/5 buzzwords for the #buzzwordathon all amazing reads!
0 1025 March, 2019
Another #buzzwordreadathon comes to a close! I'm a tad aghast at the size of my final stack, but I did have a hardcore multiple read sort of week going, which happens almost never.
I think for the final week of March I'm going to chill with some middle grade and call it a month. 😊
Here’s my wrap-up for the two readathons I participated in last week! I finished one book and got halfway through another. I had high hopes this week that I was going to complete my TBR, but I got sick at the start of the week, and ended up burnt out by the end of the week. I need to accept the fact that I’m not someone who can read multiple books a week without consequences (getting into a slump, getting burnt out, etc.). It sucks, but that’s just how it is. What all did you complete for these readathons?
This is What Happy Looks Like ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.75
Daughter of the Pirate King: pg. 161 #bookstagram#books#book#bookworm#buzzwordathon#springintoreadingathon
I finally finished 📖What if it’s Us. It took me all week to finish it which definitely didn’t help with #buzzwordathon . I almost DNFed this book numerous times, but there were always little bits that kept me interested.
Arthur is one of the main characters and he’s a successful student who has ADHD. This isn’t a major detail in the story, but it was something I very much enjoyed reading. There’s often a stereotypical character portrayed whenever there is mention of someone who has ADHD in books or movies. Usually the person is lazy and isn’t driven but that is not how Arthur is portrayed at all. It was just something I was happy to see.
Ben who is another main character is a New Yorker. He’s also Puerto Rican but has some conflicts with his identity which plays throughout the book. He’s self conscious about looking white passing. I related to this very much so. “I wish I felt Puerto Rican out in the world the way I do at home.” This really hit home for me. He later learns the privileges that comes with being white passing and begins to acknowledge it more.
Okay soo? My Why and Who books I finished last night. The Visitor was interesting but since I have never read or seen Hellboy I feel like it would be unfair of me to rate. But it was good none the less. Houdini was bizarre and it said it was going for being “pulp” but it just seemed unnecessarily lewd (and I read smut regularly). But it was okay, so a hesitant 3⭐️s... #buzzwordathon#buzzwordreadathon
Buzzwordathon was a success! I read 8 1/2 books and hit every buzzword, some twice, one three times. I read 2,022 pages this week, on top of other reading, college classes, taking care of my son, and all the other adult duties I had. #buzzwordathon#buzzwordreadathon#bookstagram
2 2425 March, 2019
I was able to get one book read this week for the #buzzwordathon , and it was actually an audiobook. I love The Office, so Mindy Kaling’s book Why Not Me? was a great choice for this challenge. •
On Saturday, I went to a Justin Timberlake concert with my two sisters. We actually bought these tickets last year in February, and the concert was supposed to be in December. JT had bruised vocal cords or something, so it got moved to this weekend. Needless to say, we were super excited for this concert especially after waiting over a year. He was so amazing, and he also donated money to the flood victims in Nebraska so that was super cool. •
My husband and I have a bunch of random animals on our acreage, and every year we go to the exotic animal auction. The crazy animals we bought this year were peacocks! I’m super excited for them, and I know all the kids that come out here to see our animals will enjoy them. Hopefully they are happy here and grow beautiful tails! •
Since I had a lot of alone driving time, I was able to listen to the audiobook. It was just a collection of Mindy’s life, as read by her. I thought it was interesting, and I love when the author reads their own book. •
I finished two books yesterday for the #buzzwordathon and one of those was Where’d You Go, Bernadette? I decided to give it four stars, even though the beginning half felt more like a three star. I really enjoyed the second half, when all the characters and plot lines started to tie together. There’s a bit of a mystery attached to the story. It’s mostly about a family. A bright daughter transitioning to boarding school, a high tech father who has come up with a device that allows you to come up with commands by just thinking about it, and a spazzy mother who likes to start drama. It made for a fun ride. I liked the format. It was told in letters, emails and transcripts. I want to see the movie. ❤️💕
Here are all my CURRENT READS for #Marchmysterymadness .
1. A Grave Mistake by Janice J. Richardson
2. The Cat Who Brought Down the House by Lilian Jackson Braun #buzzwordathon
3. Murder Under Blue Skies by Willard Scott
4. Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke
5. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
6. Theodore Boone The Activist by John Grisham
7. Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody
8. Pride and Prejudice Annotated Edition
9. Pride and Prejudice audio version
Stay Where You Are and Then Leave
I just finished my first read for the #buzzwordathon : Stay Where You Are And Then Leave by John Boyne @johnboyne. I really enjoyed reading it and simple flew through the story. It's a historical fiction book about World War 1, and how it affects Alfie Summerfields and his family and friends. Even though this book is about a nine year old boy, I really recommend for everyone. Scenes that really stuck by me are Alfies secret missions, the conversation Alfie has with his neighbour Joe Patience and of course finding out where the original title references to. The ending felt a bit rushed to me, but the final lines really touched me.
Ik heb net mijn eerst boek voor de #buzzwordathon uitgelezen : De Jongen Die Zijn Vader Zocht van John Boyne @johnboyne. Ik heb ervan genoten en ik vloog door het verhaal. Het is een historisch fictieboek over de Eerste Wereldoorlog en hoe dat Alfie Summerfields en zijn familie en vrienden raakt. Het boek gaat over een jongen van negen jaar, maar dit boek is voor iedereen. De scènes die me bijbleven zijn Alfie's geheime missies, het gesprek tussen Alfie en zijn buurman Joe Patience en natuurlijk erachter komen wat de originele Engelse titel betekent. Het einde voelde voor mij wat gehaast, maar de laatste regels wisten me echt te raken.
I’m obsessed with this book. This is my third time reading it. This time I’m reading it for the #buzzwordathon and I’m loving it just as much. It’s about Cat Marnell’s struggle with addiction with pills, bulimia and her years working at magazines. It’s totally my guilty pleasure. I can’t wait for her new audiobook to come out in a couple of months. Her writing style is so bubbly and fun. 🎀💋💄
3 5023 March, 2019
What I lost by Alexandra Ballard is my second read for the #buzzwordathon
How many books have you read this week?
What sixteen-year-old Elizabeth has lost so far: forty pounds, four jean sizes, a boyfriend, and her peace of mind. As a result, she's finally a size zero. She's also the newest resident at Wallingfield, a treatment center for girls like her - girls with eating disorders. Elizabeth is determined to endure the program so she can go back home, where she plans to start restricting her food intake again. She's pretty sure her mum, who has her own size-zero obsession, needs treatment as much as she does. Then Elizabeth begins receiving mysterious packages. Are they from her ex-boyfriend, a secret admirer, or someone playing a cruel trick? This eloquent debut novel rings with authenticity as it follows Elizabeth's journey to taking an active role in her recovery, hoping to get back all that she lost.
In case you didn’t know the buzzwords this week are Who, What, When, Where, Why and How - I’m going to attempt to read a book for every word, but tbh I’ll be lucky to get through 3!
Who else is taking part in the readathon and what are you reading?
15 10318 March, 2019
Hey loves !
We hit 500 followers ! I can't believe it, I am so incredibly grateful for every single one of you who has followed me, for every like and for every comment. I can't thank you enough ! I feel fully part of the #bookstagram community and even though I haven't been here long, I can't remember what it was like before, so thank you so much for making me feel welcome and part of the family.
I also wanted to post tonight to show you the reads I have chosen for the #buzzwordathon hosted by @booksandlala I had planned on putting more on the list but they haven't arrived and also I have a lot of school work/exams this week so I don't want to overwhelm myself Ahaha! Any book I am not able to finish I will continue reading next week or into next month and I will keep you updated on my thoughts !
The buzzwords were "Who, What, Where, When, Why and How", so tell me what you guys are planning to read or would read !
That's all for now loves! xx
22 15817 March, 2019
#Buzzwordathon starts tomorrow! My TBR is ambitious to say the least, but I’m excited!
My TBR for the #buzzwordathon is still totally up in the air! Here's the books I *think* I'll be reading, but it's already overly ambition and there's still 5 more "who what why where when how" books on my shelves I want to fit into this week!