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)