Thursday, February 28, 2019

Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2019

Total Number of Posts: 2,542
(This includes those that aren't published!) 
Total Number of Followers388
Total Number of Page-views: 733, 208

Books Reviewed:  7
Movies/ Shows Reviewed:  0

  • New Kid by Jerry Craft (4 Stars
  •  (3 Stars) 
  • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (5 Stars
  • Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West (DNF)
  • The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee  (3 Stars)  
  • The Blood Spell by C.J. Redwine (4 Stars
  • The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes (5 Stars
  • Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner (4 Stars)

  • #306: With titles like- The Bride Test by Helen Hoang & Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi
  • #307: With titles like- Just South of Home by Karen Strong & Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells
  • #308: With titles like: Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi, The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory, & Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
Fun Stuff:

Completed February Book Journal Spreads: 

22/175 books, 6/27 Letters & #

3/21+ Contemporary Romances

11/50 Popsugar Challenges 

5/51 states & the Capital with 2 five Star read

Diverse Reads from February & Fave quotes from February!

February Stats & Cool things that happened this month

Mood Tracker completely filled out. 
Habit Tracker completely filled out.
February was Valentine's Day themed. 

Month at a Glance
March Spread set-up! 

Mood tracker for March ready to go. 
Habit tracker for March ready to go.
This month's theme is St. Patrick's Day!

This month's BINGO board ready to go! 

Instagram Photos:

How did your month go? 
Miss any good books? Get any super exciting books? 
Meet any bookish people?
Finish filling out your month in a reading journal?
Tell me in the comments!
Send me links if you did a Monthly Wrap-up too!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

WoW: Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!

Full Disclosure

     In a community that isn't always understanding, an HIV-positive teen must navigate fear, disclosure, and radical self-acceptance when she falls in love--and lust--for the first time. Powerful and uplifting, Full Disclosure will speak to fans of Angie Thomas and Nicola Yoon.
     Simone Garcia-Hampton is starting over at a new school, and this time things will be different. She's making real friends, making a name for herself as student director of Rent, and making a play for Miles, the guy who makes her melt every time he walks into a room. The last thing she wants is for word to get out that she's HIV-positive, because last time . . . well, last time things got ugly.
     Keeping her viral load under control is easy, but keeping her diagnosis under wraps is not so simple. As Simone and Miles start going out for real--shy kisses escalating into much more--she feels an uneasiness that goes beyond butterflies. She knows she has to tell him that she's positive, especially if sex is a possibility, but she's terrified of how he'll react! And then she finds an anonymous note in her locker: I know you have HIV. You have until Thanksgiving to stop hanging out with Miles. Or everyone else will know too.
     Simone's first instinct is to protect her secret at all costs, but as she gains a deeper understanding of the prejudice and fear in her community, she begins to wonder if the only way to rise above is to face the haters head-on...

Published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers 
Expected Publication: October 29th 2019

Why I'm Waiting: There is NO other book like this one out and I cannot wait to get it in my hands. This book is EXACTLY the kind of thing I want to read and I cannot wait to read it and tell my teens about it. (I also want to tell them about the fact that she was 17 when she sold this book because WOW.) 

What are you waiting on this week?
Will you be waiting on this one with me?

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

TTT: Places Mentioned in Books That I'd Like to Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish and is now run by Jana at That Artsy Reader GirlEach week she will post a new Top Ten list . Everyone is welcome to join. 

This week's topic is:
Top 10 Places Mentioned in Books That I'd Like to Visit!

Little White Lies (Debutantes, #1)Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee

1. Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: The debutante ball and the jail cell lol Because let's be honest.... This would be the perfect time for that popcorn meme

2. Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee: The set of Midnite Matinee

On the Come UpCaraval (Caraval, #1)

3. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas: I would LOVE to go to the Ring and watch her body someone. (My husband watches battle rap on the regular, so he's actually been to something like the Ring before. Next time I'm going with him...) 

4. Caraval by Stephanie Garber:  As kooky as it sounds, I would so love to go to Caraval. It just sounds magical! 

Not If I Save You FirstChildren of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

5. Not if I Save You First by Ally Carter: I would really like to visit Alaska.... But only inside. I don't think I'd last outside lol 

6. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi: I would definitely go to Orïsha.... I really want a snow leoponaire and I really want to start using my powers as a Tider. 

Top ElfCinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

7. Top Elf by Caleb Zane Huett: I would LOVE to visit the North Pole where this takes place!

8. Cinder by Marissa Meyer: New Beijing where it all started! And then of course I'd have to get to Lunar too. 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

9. Harry Potter series: Hogwarts. DUH. (Probably not from this particular book  lol But Hogwarts nonetheless....)

10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: I just want to be able to attend ONE International Quidditch World Cup and I will be set for LIFE. lol 

What about you?
Would you like to visit any of these places?
Have some others that you think I might like?
Tell me in the comments!