Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bout of Books Day 2

So yesterday I was so tired I wasn't able to upload another update. My second bout of books day did not go as good as the first one, but I still managed to read quiet a lot (more than today *cough*)
Here are the stats:

Books finished: 3
Pages Read: 401 (150 on Day 2)
Pages to read for my goal: 999
On track ? Yes
All the books I read:
1. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (Complete)
2. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien (had only 23 pages left)
3. Hadji Murat by Leo Tolstoi (had only 127 pages left)

Are you participating? What are your goals for this week?
Happy reading!

PS: I will be updating this post with my reviews and commentaries as soon as the Read a Ton is over and I have more time ;D

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bout of Books Day 1

So 'ello everyone!

As you probably figured, I am participating in Bout of Books again. Bout of Books is a big read-a-thon with many great people and a sure way to have some fun!

The read-a-thon lasts for one week and everyone's free to set up his or her own goals. Last year my goals were to read 300 pages a day (I forgot if I met that goal or not). But this year my goal's a little smaller. I am working from Monday to Friday, eight hours each day, so my time for reading is spare. Especially considering the fact that as soon as I come home all I want to do is sleep, sleep, and sleep some more.
So this year my goal is to read at least 200 pages a day, or in total 1400 pages. And here is what I got so far:

On day one, Monday, I managed to read a total of 251 pages (which means I am already +51).
I started and finished The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (you know the one they turned into a movie with Daniel Radcliff) which had 202 pages.
I listened to two chapters of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (32 pages). And I think I will never be finished with that one.
I started reading Gothic - Darker Stories by various authors (17 pages) and I am not that much liking it so far.

So all my stats look like this:

Books finished: 1
Pages read: 251
Pages to read for my goal: 1149

Are you participating? What are your goals and what have you read so far?
Happy Reading!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Will there be a Blood Promise Graphic Novel?

So this week (on Tuesday) Richelle Mead tweeted this stunningly beautiful picture of Sydney by the VA graphic novel artist Emma Vieceli. But afterwards she also tweeted that there is no news of a Blood Promise graphic novel:

But while we are waiting (and hopefully for a yes) we still have the Blood Promise book, and the Vampire Academy graphic novels!
Blood Promise is, for those who don't know, the last book in the amazing Vampire Academy series (go to goodreads for bookinfo!)
More infos on Richelle Mead can be found in the tag and on her official page. Oh and go read the books, I loved Vampire Academy!

Until next time, Happy reading!
KJ

PS: yes, I am working on a new catch phrase

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Back again?!

Hello? *only echo answers*

Well it has been almost a year since I last posted something on here and I am quiet unsure if anyone still follows me on here. I do remember though how much fun it was to share my thoughts with all of you guys.
I will be trying to get back on a regular posting schedule during the next week and hopefully keep this blog up again. It is only a test phase though, so do not expect too much!

I really did not read at all this year. Well I read a little, but I only finished two books since January (!) which is kind of lame, considering it has been five months and I managed to read 45 books last year.

But three things have kept me really busy: The new school I am attending, my work in the hospital and mostly my writing. I am writing regularly (like daily!) on my tumblr roleplay account and it's a lot of fun. So if you have a tumblr, too, come and say hi! :D

Anyway, I will check out this years Bout of Books read-a-thon because I am really interested in joining and hopefully make a post about it this week. I plan on posting each Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. I hope that will work! :D

Until then, keep reading!
Love and Words
KJ

Post Scriptum: I may be searching for a co-moderator since Rachel is really really busy with university herself and maybe that could help me keep this one updated :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Weekly Update for July and BooktubeAThon Update

Hello :)
I know it's been long but I was on vacation in London and... well you know me! I'm still not sure if I want to keep up blogging or just continue reading...
But I read a lot in the last couple of days so I still have some reviews I want to write and post here (and some Netgalley reviews I have to make).

Anyway here is the weekly update which will be a little longer than normal since there is also a BookTubeAThon update at the end :D (And it's been a long while since the last Weekly Round Up)
I will answer three questions that the people over on the Penguin Teen Australia Blog answer every week, too. It is a nice way to keep you updated with my reading :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Love Exactly Blog Tour

Hey everyone!

Today I'm honored to be part of the Love Exactly Blog Tour! And there is even a great giveaway as part of the release tour. So don't forgeet to hit each blog on the tour each day for extra entries by searching for the bold term and entering it in the rafflecopter.
You remember the fabulous Cassandra Giovanni from some of my earlier posts, don't you?
Well today I am hosting a guest post by her in honour of her new release Love Exactly.
And without further talking from me here is the guest post, the topic is Making Sparks Fly:

It’s the fourth of July over here in the US today, and fireworks will be everywhere. I thought it would be a great chance for a post on romance-- Making Sparks Fly. The thing about making sparks fly is sometimes people just think of that animalistic attraction; it’s something I’ve grown used to in YA. There just seems to be no rhyme or reason and BOW all of a sudden the characters are in insta-love. It’s more like insta-attraction. They can’t pull their eyes off one another. They want each other so badly! Sometimes I struggle to understand exactly why. Sure, he’s got muscles, but does he have a brain? When I make sparks fly I want it to be more than about the sexy tattoos Evan has all over his arms--it’s about the way he looks at Emma...and I don’t mean like he wants to eat her! The way he listens to her talk and takes an interest in who she is on the inside. Sparks traditionally are thought of as physically created--he’s hot--there’s the spark. I however, think that sparks should fly in all kinds of ways-- like fireworks you put on yourself (something I am again, not looking forward to) they are uncontrollable, sometimes unreasonable, but there’s something more to it than the beauty. It’s about the emotions that come with those fireworks (in my case, fear that my husband’s hand is going to get blown off) and it’s beautiful to watch. I love making sparks fly for my characters as they learn about each other, grow with each other and eventually fall in love. That’s something beautiful to read (and much less dangerous than fireworks). So if you want to see some sparks fly that won’t take out your eye sight--take a look at Love Exactly!

And of course the book info:

Book Description:
Emma Walker was a writer who'd lost herself to someone else's anger--who had given up on ever feeling like herself again.
Evan Levesque was a rock-god--the one all the woman wanted, but he'd never gotten used to the loneliness between the stage and real life.
With just one cup of coffee they'll begin a journey of self-discovery at each others sides, but can Emma handle Evan's fame while dealing with her own demons? Emma's checkered personal past, a bad relationship that haunts the edges of her memories, threatens to make everything implode on them when Evan takes matters into his own hands.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words...they'll destroy my soul--Can Emma handle being put back together and facing who she's become because of it?
GENRE: New Adult>Contemporary Romance


Mild to moderate sexual content


E-BOOK only $1.99

Paperback $12.99


Author Biography:

Cassandra doesn't remember a time when she wasn't writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character's stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. In 2012 she became a published Young Adult author, releasing In Between Seasons (The Fall, #1) and Walking in the Shadows. In 2013 she branched out by using her artistic illustrating talents to publish her first Children's novel, The Adventures of Skippy Von Flippy: Tales of Friendship (Skippy Tales, #1).Cassandra will also release her first New Adult novel, Just One Cup, in the Spring of 2013.

Cassandra is a freelance professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is the owner of Gio Design Studiosa photography and publication marketing company that designs covers and marketing materials for authors utilizing the company's photography. She is currently studying to receive a degree in Marketing. Cassandra is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England with the other loves of her life their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.


And here's the giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now go and check the book out! It's worth it!
Love and words
KJ
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