Saturday, 7 February 2015

January Wrap up and February TBR!

Last month was a drag in terms of reading. I was so busy with work, that I had less time to enjoy reading. I aimed to read books last month but I managed to read only 2 books.

Friday, 2 January 2015

2015 Bookish Goals and January TBR!

It is the second day of January 2015 and I am thinking that I need to continue with this blog. I have been adapting myself with teaching and did not have time to update this blog but for this year, I will update this blog as regular as I can. For this post I am going to write about my 2015 bookish goals and my January TBR!


2015 Bookish Goals

So, I have been thinking about my reading goals for 2015 and came across a reading challenge from Popsugar website.


Source: POPSUGAR

This is an interesting challenge to do. It will widen my reading and at the same time will help towards achieving my Goodreads Reading Challenge which is to read about 30 books for 2015.

JANUARY TBR

I want to read about 4 books this month and the books are:


The first and the second books of The Falling Kingdom Series


The last book in The Heroes of Olympus Series



I hope that I will be able to achieve my reading goals and also manage to finish these 4 books this month.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

I am finally connected!!

Hi Guys and Girls!!

I have been very busy these past 4 months. I am married and got posted to Besut, Terengganu for my teaching position and the internet line here sucks if you are using Maxis or Celcom. But I finally found one internet network that gives me all the connection that I want. Which is YES 4G but the downside is that when I am in Melaka or my in laws place, there are no coverage for YES. However, it is ok since I am mostly here in Besut. These past 4 months, I have been reading like crazy since it is the only entertainment for me.

So, I'll have an update soon!

Thursday, 20 February 2014

My Bookalicious Book Haul!

I ordered some books since December from Bookalicious. Bookalicious is a bookstore in Summit USJ, Selangor and they sell books that are like RM7-8 cheaper that the ones sold in big chain bookstores. They have a Facebook page and that is where I ordered my books. Usually I would go and pick up my books or asked my cousin to pick them up for me. However, I was unable to go there since I live like 2 hours away from USJ. So, I asked Leon, the owner, to post all the books to me. I was so excited when I received a message from Leon that my books have been posted to me.

I was waiting and waiting and checking the track and trace on Pos Malaysia's website but the update was still the same. So, yesterday, I went to the Main Post Office here in Melaka, and enquired about two boxes. They said that they had made the first delivery but there was no one at home which was strange because my mom was at home the whole day. Even if there was no one, I should receive a calling card telling me that I missed a delivery but there was none! So the guy and lady at the post office tried to search for my parcels and THEY FOUND THEM! Buttttttt.... one of the parcel was slightly damaged.


                                       

Luckily the books were in perfect condition but I was so furious with the professionalisme of Post Malaysia. This is not acceptable. They should have handle people's packages carefully! Enough about negative things lets move on to a more exciting and awesome update. Below is my Bookalicious haul and for your info, I have finished reading Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi. There will be a review of the book soooooon.

 The books that I bought from BOOKALICIOUS

1. Daughter of smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
2. The Darkest Mind by Alexandra Bracken 
3. The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
4. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
5. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


Completeeeeeee!! Pretty right??

Friday, 14 February 2014

Love for Books Readathon




It has been two weeks since my last update for this blog. I have started a part time job and I found that I have less time to read and even update my blog. However, I am joining the Love for books read-a-thon hosted by Novel Heartbeat and Confession of a Bookie Monster starting next week. By joining this read-a-thon, it will help me finish up some of my February TBR. This post will also be my progress post for the read-a-thon.

My Goals

1. To read at least 2 books - Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson and The House of Hades
2. To read everyday although only a few pages
3. To have fun while reading and meet other bloggers



Progress

Monday - 17/2/2014
Currently reading: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Pages read: 0
Time spent on reading: 0
# of books finished: 0
Notes: Work!!! Huaaaaaaa

Tuesday - 18/2/2014
Currently Reading: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Pages read: 40 pages
Time spent on reading: 1 hour
# of books finished: 0
Notes: 

Wednesday - 19/2/2014
Currently reading: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Pages read: 350 pages
Time spent on reading: 5 hours in total
# of books finished: 0
Notes: My Ignite Me book finally came!!!! I was so excited that I put Steelheart on hold.

Thursday - 20/2/2014
Currently reading: Ignite Me, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Pages read: 68 pages
Time spent on reading: 1 hour
# of books finished: 1
Notes: Well, I don't think I am going to finish reading Steelheart because I am starting Fangirl. Hee. 

Friday - 21/2/2014
Currently reading: Fangirl
Pages read: 20 pages
Time spent on reading: 1 hour
#of books finished: 1
Notes: 

Saturday: 22/3/2014
Currently Reading: Fangirl
Pages read: 0
Time spent on reading: 0
# of books finished: 1
Notes: worked from 9 am to 5.30 pm. And had a few things to settle.

Sunday: 23/2/2014
Currently Reading: Fangirl
Pages read: 113 pages
Time spen on reading: 2 hours
#of books finished: 1
Notes: 






Saturday, 1 February 2014

January Wrap Up and February TBR!


According to rumours, I was supposed to be posted this month but nope! Not this month. So I have a lot of time in the morning to spare as I am only teaching tuition classes at night. I think January was a good reading month for me.




I read a total of 8 books this month

1. A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin [Review]
2. Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi [Review]
3. Unravel Me - Tahereh Mafi [Review]
4. Sisters Red - Jackson Pearce
5. The Lost Hero - Rick Riordan
6. The Son of Neptune - Rick Riordan
7. The Mark Athena - Rick Riordan
8. Kitab Terfaktab: Konotasi Rasa - Various Author

I also participated in the Bout of Books 9.0 Read-a-thon and manage to read a total of 3 books for that one week read-a-thon. 


February TBR!



In January, I aimed to read 4 books but I exceeded my aim and read 8 books. So, for this month, I aim to finish 5 books which are all from my TBR Pile and I am determine to start and finish a few of the series that I have on my shelves by the end of this year. I'll continue with The House of Hades and will do a review of the series so far. Book 5 of the Heroes of Olympus series will come out Autumn 2014.

February TBR!

1. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson (book 1 of the Millenium Trilogy)
2. A Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin (book 2 of  The Song of Ice and Fire series)
3. The Knife of Letting Go - Patrick Ness (book 1 of The Chaos Walking Trilogy)
4. The Coldest Girl In Coldtown - Holly Black
5. House of Hades - Rick Riordan (book 4 of The Heroes of Olympus series)


Thursday, 30 January 2014

The Fault in Our Stars Official Movie Trailer



The trailer for John Green's The Fault in Our Stars is finally here and it was uploaded on youtube hours ago and I am sooooooooo excited about the movie. Can't wait to watch it when it is released. I am going to reread the book before the movie comes out.

Quotes I love from TFIOS

"Gus,I am a grenade. One day, I'm gonna blow up and obliterate everything in my wake" (Hazel)

"I'm in love with you and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to
dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you" (Gus)

"Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days and I am grateful." (Hazel)