Sunday, May 31, 2015

May Wrap-Up | 2015 Edition

I am currently in the process of writing my first ever book review, and I am more than excited to see how it will turn out. In the meantime, however, I decided that I will talk about the numerous books that I have read last month, which was May (obviously!). And no, the books in the picture above aren't all the books that I've readtrust me, there were more than that!

Anyway, here is the list of all the books I've read during the month of May (I've linked them to Goodreads, so you can read their summaries):
  1. The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick Riordan
  2. The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus, #5) by Rick Riordan
  3. My Life Next Door (My Life Next Door, #1) by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  4. Ten by Gretchen McNeil
  5. Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher
  6. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler (whom I later found out was also Lemony Snicket!)
  7. The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass
  8. Something Blue (Something Borrowed, #2) by Emily Giffin
  9. Burn For Burn (Burn For Burn, #1) by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
  10. 13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelopes, #1) by Maureen Johnson
  11. The Last Little Blue Envelope (Little Blue Envelopes, #2) by Maureen Johnson
  12. No Safety In Numbers (No Safety In Numbers, #1) by Dayna Lorentz
  13. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
  14. Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth
  15. Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth
  16. Allegiant (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth
  17. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
  18. The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
Eighteen books read for the month of May. That's what happens when it's almost the end of school, and you happened to be very sick that you had to stay in bed for the last week of it.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Book Blog: 'The Round-the-Clock Peruser'

My book obsession has admittedly come to the stage where I could just not stop buying books. At the peak where I read at least one book a day. And since it is finally summertime and I don't have to worry about homeworkor school in generalany longer, my freedom is not going to help at all . . . Because I'm moderately sure that by the time I reach Augustyes, AugustI'm bound to end up knee-deep in books.

I'm not even sorry about it.

In fact, I had purchased so many books that my dad told me this: "Instead of buying books, why don't you just go to Barnes & Noble, hang out at the café, borrow a book and read it there?" To which I answered, "Well, you're never going to see me ever again. And your van."

The thought of starting a book blog has come up in my mind countless times before, as well as starting a BookTube channel on YouTube. But since I'm not actually comfortable with talking to a camera, I discard the BookTube channel right off. And that obviously leaves me with the blog. I have considered it carefullyweighed my pros and cons and suchbut it is the writing that I'm mostly worried about. I'm doubtful that if I write a book review, it will not end up being an actual book review. To somehow pump up my confidence, I resolve that it will be wise to look up online a few tips on how to write book reviews. I have also taken some time to read a couple of book reviews written by some of the well-known BookTubers on their own personal blogs. Then, when I feel like I've grasped the main idea of writing a book review, I finally decide that I'll set out my own book blog.

I told my parents about starting up a blog, and they are more than supportive of my decision. Since I read tons of books, my mom and my dad conceived that it will be something wise for me to do. Also, they mentioned that it'll keep me engaged during the summer breakat least until I have to tamp down my stuff to leave for college.

And so with that, The Round-the-Clock Peruser is born. Hopefully, I'll manage to live up to my blog name. Because if not, that'll be embarrassing.