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September Wrap Up + Whats Coming

I feel pretty good about the reading I have done this month, though I have become addicted to a dodgy little phone game which I am sad to say has put me behind on my reading schedule. So I really need to bust my butt to get my current read done and reviewed on time for my goals. I have a full weekend too! Fingers crossed.

What I Finished

What I’m Currently/Planning on Reading

The October Schedule

For anyone who is on bookstagram and is interested, every day I don’t post a blog post I will be doing a bookstagram post on my account thwrittenword. Here are the couple I have posted already this month:

 

 

 

 

As always the schedule might change depending on how things turn out or what I want to talk about.

2nd – TTT – Authors I’d Love to Meet

5th – Welcome to today guys, you are looking at the post

8th – Book Review – Queen of Shadows

9th – TTT – Longest Books I’ve Read

11th – Thursday Tags

14th – Sunday Shopping – Kaisercraft Bookstragram Props

16th – TTT – Bookstores/Libraries I Want to Visit

17th – Book Review – Empire of Storms

20th – Book Review – Tower of Dawn

23rd – TTT – Villians (ALSO KINGDOM OF ASH RELEASE DAY!!!)

26th – Feral Firday (High chance of this just being a book review)

29th – Mini Mondays/Book Review

30th – TTT – Halloween Creepy Freebie

1st – Wrap up + Schedule

if anyone has a schedule up don’t be afraid to share, I would love to see what people are doing for the month!

 

Till Next Time. . .

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August Wrap + Whats Coming

I am ever trying to claw my way back into being a good blogger. The slump which has now lasted 2 years still holds me but I just finished a book and I am feeling really good about it so hopefully this is a sign of thing to come.

What I Finished:

What I Am Currently/Planning On Reading:

 

 

 

 

The September Schedule:

Please not that book reviews may change new books are read and become more relevant.

1st – Wrap Up + Whats Coming

4th – TTT – Binge worthy TV/Movies (Fall Season)

5th – From Book To Movie – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

8th – Book Review – Clan of the Cave Bear

11th – TTT – Hidden Gems

14th – Feral Friday (subject to change depending on if I have anything to talk about)

17th – Book Review – The Inheritance Cycle Series

18th – TTT – Books on my Fall Spring TBR

20th – Thursday Tags

23rd – Sunday Shopping

25th – TTT – Books By My Favourite Authors That I Still Have Not Read

26th – Book Review – You

29th – Wrap Up

 

I hope I see you all along this month, I have a few things I may move around still depending on how the month unfolds but we will see.

 

Till Next Time. . .

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Book Haul – September – November

Book Haul

I have quite a few since I am doing 3 months worth of books, and I don’t remember when I got each so they re in no particular order. Lets get started shall we?

Books I Bought:

queen of shadowsThe queen has returned.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series continues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

 

animals of farthing woodA group of forest animals unite to help each other to safety in this classic tale of tolerance, cooperation, survival, and friendship. When bulldozers enter Farthing Wood, the animals must escape before their homes are destroyed. They promise to stick together and protect each other – but then they get caught in a fire and nearly drown crossing a river. Will their pact hold? Both heart-wrenching and heartwarming, this beloved story has been translated into 16 languages.

 

 

ouran box setOne day, Haruhi, a scholarship student at exclusive Ouran High School, breaks an $80,000 vase that belongs to the ‘Host Club’, a mysterious campus group consisting of six super-rich (and gorgeous) guys. To pay back the damages, she is forced to work for the club, and it’s there that she discovers just how wealthy the boys are and how different they are from everybody else.

 

beedle bardThe Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers’ attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger’s new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales: “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot,” “The Fountain of Fair Fortune,” “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” “Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump,” and of course, “The Tale of the Three Brothers.” But not only are they the equal of fairy tales we now know and love, reading them gives new insight into the world of Harry Potter.

 

MissPeregrinesA mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

 

Because You'll Never Meet MeOllie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie is allergic to electricity. Contact with it causes debilitating seizures. Moritz’s weak heart is kept pumping by an electronic pacemaker. If they ever did meet, Ollie would seize. But Moritz would die without his pacemaker. Both hermits from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark times—as Ollie loses his only friend, Liz, to the normalcy of high school and Moritz deals with a bully set on destroying him.

A story of impossible friendship and hope under strange circumstances, this debut is powerful, dark and humorous in equal measure. These extraordinary voices bring readers into the hearts and minds of two special boys who, like many teens, are just waiting for their moment to shine.

Sent To Me By Publishers:

magnus chase 1This book was sent to me upon request by Penguin. THANK YOU!!!!

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.

One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

 

soundlessThis book was sent to me upon request by Penguin. THANK YOU!!!!

For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.

When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.

But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.

Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiugo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever…

 

the red queenThis book was sent to me unsolicited by Penguin. THANK YOU!!!!

After years spent struggling to balance her desires with her responsibilities, Elspeth Gordie has fully embraced her role as the Seeker. Battle-scarred and lovelorn, haunted by memories of her beloved Rushton, Elspeth is not prepared for what she finds at the end of the black road she travels: the Compound, a lost community with a startling secret. As Elspeth strives against her captors, she learns that Rushton and her friends have fallen into the hands of the deadly slavemasters that rule the Red Land. And worst of all, as Elspeth stumbles, the Destroyer creeps ever closer to his goal: awakening the cataclysmically destructive weaponmachines that Elspeth has been charged with stopping. Has all her sacrifice been in vain?

 

unforgivenFRUTIGERThis book was sent to me unsolicited by Penguin. THANK YOU!!!!

High school can be hell.

Cam knows what it’s like to be haunted. He’s spent more time in Hell than any angel ever should. And his freshest Hell is high school, where Lilith, the girl he can’t stop loving, is serving out a punishment for his crimes.

Cam made a bet with Lucifer: he has fifteen days to convince the only girl who really matters to him to love him again. If he succeeds, Lilith will be allowed back into the world, and they can live their lives together. But if he fails…there’s a special place in Hell just for him.

Tick-tock.

Spread your wings and cry as bad boy dark angel Cam finally reveals his anguished heart in the epic new FALLEN novel, UNFORGIVEN.

 

Now I think thats everything I have to show you, if not I shall include it in a later post!

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Till Next Time…

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September – November Wrap Up

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Hey guys! Im back kind of. I just want to say sorry for vanishing off the face of the earth for awhile there. I got so busy its actually quite silly. September was pretty normal, but then I got sick for about 3 weeks from two different things which is unheard of for me because I dont get sick but god did I, which stuffed up many plans and cost me about $300 in failed plans, something I am still trying to work through. It also put me behind in school work, which I had to cram in before the end of the semester. While doing that I also had to prepare for Supanova which I was taking very seriously, but I will talk more about that later one.

First off, in a completely random has nothing to do with books but I got my new pair of headphones which I have been waiting for, for about a year if not more.

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I also know I never let you guys know how I went with RYBSATR6! So here goes:

Total Pages Read: 1436

Books Finished/Started:

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I only got 8 pages into Queen of Shadows which I am still reading.

Books Read Between September-November

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Supanova

Here are some random photos from the first day:

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Ok now if you have been paying attention you may have known why I was so excited for Supanova, but if not now I will clue you in. I got to meet a few wonderful authors such as Juliet Marillier who wrote one of my all time favourite books Daughter Of The Forest, Isobelle Carmody who wrote The Obernewtyn Chronicles, and the ever wonderful Sarah J.Maas. To celebrate her coming to Australia I decided to dress up as the Queen of Shadows Cover!

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Meeting Maas was amazing and I now have all my Throne of Glass books signed, and all my Sevenwaters books signed! So here are my new prized possessions:

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And now since this post has already gone on for so long due to all the pictures I am going to skip the TBR for this post. I have many many many books to get through but you will just have to wait and see about those.

 

Till Next Time…

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AYearAThon – September (Wrap Up)

Yearathon

Day 1

Pages Read: 195

Books Finished: The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Books Started: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Day 2

Pages Read: 163

Books Read: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Day 3

Pages Read: 144

Books Finished: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Books Started: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Day 4

Pages Read: 102

Books Finished: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Day 5

Pages Read: 144

Books Finished: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Day 6

Pages Read: 0

Day 7

Pages Read: 271

Books Finished: Looking For Alaksa by John Green

 Books Finished

call of the wild the handmaid tale the-perks-of-being-a-wallflower-review looking-for-alaska

 

 

 

 

Total Pages Read: 1019

I am at the point with these read-a-thons that if I smash out 4 books I feel pretty good about it. I don’t think I will be doing next month since the theme doesn’t interest me.

 

Till Next Time…

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AYearAThon – September (Day 1&2)

Yearathon

Because Monday is generally my one full day off at home I am always busy and have very little time for reading, but I finished a book even if it was small so thats good. Tuesday was very audio book filled since I worked and have Top Ten Tuesday things to do on this day.

Day 1

Pages Read: 195

Books Finished: The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Books Started: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Day 2

Pages Read: 163

Books Read: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

 

I am generally better at getting page numbers in at the end of the week so we shall see!

Till Next Time…

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AYearAThon – September

Yearathon

AYearAThon is a read a thon that happens each month throughout the year with different themes. You can find the goodreads group here. September’s theme runs from the 7th-13th. There doesn’t seem to be a specific time in which this starts, so I am starting the clock at midnight my time. This months theme is:

Banned Books

Now I don’t own that many books that have been banned, so during this week I will actually have to go out and get some that will fit, so hold my TBR to a grain of salt because I have no idea what I am going to read. I missed last month because I was way too busy to participate and the October theme doesn’t interest me that much so I wont be participating in it. So this month is mostly just to I am actually participating in a read-a-thon. Anyway, on with the books:

to kill a mocking bird black beauty call of the wild looking-for-alaska

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Till Next Time…