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August Wrap Up + September TBR

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So the slump continues. I think its actually being caused by my lack of motivation to write reviews lately. I don’t read more because if I read more before I write a review for the last book I read my memories may become lesser and I will have a harder time writing it… I need to work this stuff out because I am so far behind my goodreads challenge because of it.

Now because I missed last months wrap up so here are the books I read in the last two months, in the order that I read them.

ashes of life saint anything

 

 

 

 

whats left of me Outlander an abundance of katherines

 

 

 

 

Now I am hoping to participate in September’s theme for the AYearAThon so I wont list things I think I will be reading in that, but there are a number of books I want to read this month:

Once-We-Were-final-hi-res EchoesOfUS_HC_Cover-2.11.14 assassin's blade crown of midnight

 

 

 

 

I am pretty confident that I can get all these books plus my read-a-thon ones this month because tafe goes on holidays then so I will have some extra time.

 

Till Next Time…

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Book Haul – July & August

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Now I don’t remember in when in this time I got any of these books, so they are in no particular order. Welcome to my birthday book haul :)

whats left of meI should not exist. But I do.

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t . . .

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

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sandman vol 1The Sandman is the universally lauded masterwork following Morpheus, Lord of the Dreaming–a vast hallucinatory landscape housing all the dreams of any and everyone who’s ever existed. Regardless of cultures or historical eras, all dreamers visit Morpheus’ realm–be they gods, demons, muses, mythical creatures, or simply humans who teach Morpheus some surprising lessons.

Upon his escape from an embarrassing captivity at the hands of a mere mortal, Morpheus finds himself at a crossroads, forced to deal with the enormous changes within both himself and his realm. His journey to find his place in a world that’s drastically changed takes him through mythical worlds to retrieve his old heirlooms, the back roads of America for a twisted reunion, and even Hell itself–to receive the dubious honor of picking the next Devil. But he’ll learn his greatest lessons at the hands of his own family, the Endless, who–like him–are walking embodiments of the most influential aspects of existence.

This massive hardcover tome, over 1000 pages, collects the first 37 issues of Neil Gaiman’s groundbreaking series!

nana18Things aren’t looking good for Blast. Shin, under extreme stress from the band’s rising success and his relationship with Reira, seeks out reconciliation wherever he can. Reestablishing ties with his own family turns out to be a horrible failure, and before he can connect Nana with her unknown little sister, Shin gets arrested! Is this the end of Blast?!

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to kill a mocking birdThe unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior—to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.

the final empireIn a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemaker and his young apprentice. Together, can they fill the world with colour once more?

In Brandon Sanderson’s intriguing tale of love, loss, despair and hope, a new kind of magic enters the stage – Allomancy, a magic of the metals.

 

 

the well of ascention hero of ages

 

 

 

 

knife of never letting goPrentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee — whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not — stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden — a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.

But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

house-of-1000-lanterns (1)It was the house she had dreamed of since childhood . . . the house where her worst nightmares were about to come true. . . . The House of a Thousand Lanterns.

Jane Lindsay never dreamed she would be wealthy. Nor that she would fall in love with a man she could not trust. Against the background of nineteenth- century England and Hong Kong, Victoria Holt unfolds the story of a young Englishwoman who found a strange new world . . . .

 

 

Water_BabiesThe story follows Tom in his land-life as a climbing boy for a chimney-sweep and in his after-life as a water-baby, where he gains redemption from selfishness as well as from drudgery. On to his fantasy Kingsley grafts a series of digressions and comic asides, through which he comments on a range of contemporary issues.

 

 

assassin's bladeCelaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.

crown of midnight

 

 

 

 

court of thorns and rosesWhen nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Now I think thats everything I have to show you this month. I hope you enjoyed it!

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Till Next Time…

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June Wrap Up + July TBR

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So I fell into a huge slump this month. I did my read-a-thon and then nothing. I just wanted to watch TV and play games so thats what I did. I became bored quickly but still didn’t feel like reading. As I write this post however I have picked a book up so hopefully that means the slump is over.

the scorch trials half_wild_1st_cvr Ruby Circle the death cure

 

 

 

 

I don’t plan on doing AYearAThon this month since I don’t want to read the theme and pushing myself to do so will just make my slump worst. But since I didn’t read very much last month, my TBR is pretty much the same so sorry for the repeat guys!

ashes of life saint anything what she left looking-for-alaska

 

 

 

 

an abundance of katherines

 

 

 

 

 

Till Next Time…

 

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AYearAThon – July (Wrap Up)

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I know what you must be thinking. Jazz, this ended forever ago why the hell are you only just putting it up. Well I was looking through my posts and didn’t see it and was like what the heck? and there it was sitting in my drafts. I swear I scheduled the damn thing… Oh well here it is .

Day 1

Pages Read: 104

Books Started: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Day 2

Pages Read: 222

Books Finished: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Books Started: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Day 3

Pages Read: 231

Books Not Finished: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Day 4

Pages Read: 59

Books Finished: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Day 5

Pages Read: 143

Books Started: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Day 6

Pages Read: 117

Books Finished: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Books Started: Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott

Total Pages: 876

I did no reading day 7 and very little day 6 because I decided I really wanted to paint. It was awesome. I really needed that. I am happy about the amount I read though. I read more than my two books that I thought I might finish so that was good.

 

Till Next Time…

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AYearAThon – July (Day 4 & 5)

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While I didn’t do so well on day four, I did manage to finish a book then so at least there is that!

Day 1

Pages Read: 104

Books Started: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Day 2

Pages Read: 222

Books Finished: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Books Started: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Day 3

Pages Read: 231

Books Not Finished: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Day 4

Pages Read: 59

Books Finished: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Day 5

Pages Read: 143

Books Started: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Tomorrow (or today when this gets posted) is my day off so hopefully I will get loads of reading done!

Till Next Time…

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AYearAThon – July (Day 3)

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So I have made more progress and have decided to do another update. I do wish that I was done with this book already though, because I am not in the mood for it!

Day 1

Pages Read: 104

Books Started: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Day 2

Pages Read: 222

Books Finished: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Books Started: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Day 3

Pages Read: 231

Books Not Finished: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

 

Till Next Time…

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AYearAThon – July (Day 1 & 2)

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Considering I didn’t really expect to get anything much done until the second last day of the read-a-thon which is my only day off this week, I think my modest amount of pages quite an accomplishment. I may actually get more than two books read!

Day 1

Pages Read: 104

Books Started: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Day 2

Pages Read: 222

Books Finished: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Books Started: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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AYearAThon – July

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AYearAThon is a read a thon that happens each month throughout the year with different themes. You can find the goodreads group here.

Since the last Top Ten Tuesday made me feel like I have a serious lack of classics under my belt, I decided that I should at least give this months theme ago. July’s theme runs from the 7-13. There doesn’t seem to be a specific time in which this starts, I am starting the clock at midnight my time. This months theme is:

Classics

During the week that this read a thon is happening I get a grand total of 1 day off of work. So if you thought last months goals I set up for myself were easy this months are going to give you a laugh cause its even smaller. I know I am going to way to tired to do much reading. Work is actually going to kill me. My goals are:

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And there is my list. My list of two. I really hope I get more in than this. I probably wont update unless I get a serious chunk reading done which I don’t think will happen so just expect a wrap up blog or something.

If you are participating too link me so I can keep up on how you are doing :)

If you would like to purchase either of these books click on the thingy.

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