December Wrap Up and January CR/TBR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope you had a great Eve and I hope you have a brilliant NY day! ^_^ Mine will be spent in bed which is the best thing for me!! ^_^ So onto the wrap up!

Wrap Up

Heroine Shikkaku Volume 4
Orange Volume 2
Mistborn: The Well of Ascension

The Well of Ascension by Brandon SandersonOrange 2 by Ichigo TakanoHeroine Shikkaku vol.4 by Momoko Kouda

I finally did it! At 10:30pm last night I finally finished The Well of Ascension! After putting off reading the book for over 2 years(!), I finally got the guts to pick it up and it was amazing! (review coming soon!)

Currently Reading

Nothing. I do want to start Hero of Ages very soon but I think I’m gunna break the 2 and 3 book up by reading a smaller book in between but no idea what that will be. Probably a manga.

TBR

The new year always brings about a new motivation for reading so I’ve been thinking that I’d like to get through these this month:

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)Orange 3 (オレンジ, #3)

I have a quiet month socially (unlike December which was crazy!) so should be able to get more reading done ^_^

What are your Wraps Up and TBRs for December and January?

November WU, December CR + NaNoWriMo!

We are in the final month of the year which is exceedingly crazy! This year has gone FAST!

Wrap Up:

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (4.5/5)

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

I’ve also read about 25% of Well of Ascension and I am really enjoying it but I was more preoccupied with TV and NaNo in November to seriously stick my teeth into it.

Currently Reading:

The Well of Ascension and I started Heroin Shikakku Volume 4 today too!

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)

I have less than 30 days to read about 10 books – that ain’t gunna happen and I ain’t worried. I’ll have about 12 days off work this month so fingers crossed I can get some serious reading done in that time!

Also, NaNoWriMo!

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I did not complete NaNoWrimo, I only got about 12,000ish words BUT I don’t feel guilty or unaccomplished xD It was close to my personal goal which was 15,000 words so that’s great! I wanna finally get serious about writing and so between now and Camp NaNoWriMo, I wanna finish the story I began this NaNo and then once Camp comes around, I wanna start a new story for that and then work on that until the next NaNo and – you see the cycle plan I have going – but we will see. I always have LOTS of goals every year and never really complete any of them. So we’ll see.

How was your November Reading Month? What is your December TBR or Currently Reading? Are you freaking out that it’s the last month of the year?!

Top Ten Tuesday #43 – Ending TBR

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So I am back! I have decided to do one of the older ones which is: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR but it’ll be more of a Top Ten Books I Want to Read for the Rest of the Year.

So here are the 10 books I seriously want read before the end of the year!

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I’ve already started Name of the Wind this month and seriously enjoying it but it’s not going down the path I thought it would o_O

What is your end of the year TBR?! Which should I start with?

TBR Shame 2015 Update!

29th August 2014, I posted TBR Shame Part 1 and Part 2. Today I am going to update that list… O dear… O dear, o dear.. so from those two lists I will list below: A. Books I’ve read or unhauled from those lists, B. new books I’ve acquired over the year and C. the total books I have now on my TBR.

Physical TBR (books read/unhauled)
The Rain
A Game of Thrones
Warm Bodies
Harry Potter Collection – Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The Last Battle
The Silver Chair
Atonement
Thief of Time
Night Watch
Sourcery
Guards! Guards!
The Truth
Going Postal
The Naked God
The Reality Dysfunction
Car Fever
The Neutronium Alchemist
Sorcery! 1 – 4
The Enchanted Wood
The Wee Free Men
A Hat Full of Sky
Going Postal
Wintersmither
I Shall Wear Midnight
Thud!
The Art of Harmony
The Jungle Book
Single Mother on the Verge
Magyk
Reaper Man
Soul Music

New Books:
The Road
The Rithmatist
Brave New World
The World of Ice and Fire
Elantris
Warbreaker
The Way of Kings (in two parts)
Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords (two parts)
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons (two parts)
Steelheart
Alloy of Law
Ensnared

Total Books Left on TBR: 38

Japanese Physical TBR
Death Note 13
Vampire Knight Official Fanbook
Bleach – Souls

New Books:
Orange Volume 1 (already read)
Orange Volume 2
Heroine Shikkaku Volume 1 (already read)
Heroine Shikkaku Volume 2 (already read)
Heroine Shikkaku Volume 3
Heroine Shikkaku Volume 4
Heroine Shikkaku The Novelisation

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Comics Physical TBR
The Mighty Thor #1
Superman Special Edition #1
Avengers Arena #1

New Books:
None

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E-Book TBR – Public Domain
None

New Books:
None

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Kindle Freebies
A Bit of Bite
Sacrifice Me
The Walking Dead Volume 1

New Books:
The Iron Butterfly
Darkness of Light
Kingdom Series Collection (3 stories)

135

Bought E-Books

A Game of Thrones

New Books:
Assassin’s Quest
Royal Assassin

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ARCS

City of Stairs
The Diamond Thief
The Isobel Journal
Project Superhero
The Rain

New Books:
The Paper Magician (already read)
The Glass Magician (already read)
The Storm (already read)
The One (already read)
Angelfall (already read)
Circus of the Damned
Three-Body Problem
Gods + Monsters
Great Zoo of China
The Curse Keepers Collections (3 books)
The Girl at Midnight
Arivaca
SNEAK PEEK: An Ember in the Ashes (already read)
Cities and Thrones
To Honor You Call Us
For Honor We Stand
Brothers in Valor
Aramda (already read)

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ABSOLUTE TOTAL: 269 (21 books less than last year’s total!!)

August Wrap Up and September CR!

I’ve been quiet I know! But at least I remember to post Wrap Up’s every month! I am thinking of doing a big Top Ten Tuesday post soon which will be a mix of any of the past TTT’s that I’ve missed but want to do xD sound good? Okay! Now let’s get into the Wrap Up!

Wrap Up

Heroine Shikkaku Volume 1
Heroine Shikkaku Volume 2
Orange Volume 1
Station Eleven – DNF’d (got 40% in, it bored me. It’s not SF at all!)
A Court of Thorns and Roses – DNF’d (got two chapters in. The main characters bitchiness towards her sisters and how they treat each other seriously put me off teh book.)

Heroine Shikkaku vol.1 by Momoko KoudaHeroine Shikkaku vol.2 by Momoko KoudaOrange 1 by Ichigo TakanoStation Eleven by Emily St. John MandelA Court of Thorns and Roses eSampler by Sarah J. Maas

The reason I haven’t posted any reviews for these is because A. I want to do whole Manga reviews not just one per volume,and B. I see no point in reviewing DNF’d books on their own so I’ll either not do them at all or I’ll put them in one big ‘DNF review’ post thing. What does everyone think?

Currently Reading

I am currently reading An Ember in the Ashes and enjoying it a lot! I’m definitely more interested in Elias’ story than Laia’s but her story is interesting too, but things seem to be too convenient for her and I feel no real sense of danger in her story. BUT I am seriously enjoying it!

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)

After this I was thinking reading one of the three things below:

  • Work on my ARCs (and finally have them all read, but that is like 30 books. But work through them and either read them or just cancel my review of them).
  • Brandon Sanderson marathon (the fact I’ve still only read The Final Empire by him is a freaking joke! Why haven’t I read all his books yesterday even though I was blown away from the first book I read of his?! It’s ridiculous!)
  • Read Name of the Wind – I’ve been listening to Pat Rothfuss’ podcast these past few weeks and I love him as a person and it makes me wanna read his book even more!

These Days Are OursThe Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

So what do you think I should do? How was your August and what is your Sept. TBR?

June Wrap Up and July TBR!

I have a announcement tomorrow so it’s better to post my WU/TBR today instead of two posts tomorrow ^_^

Wrap Up

GANTZ Chapters 191 – 285
Ladel Rat Rotten Hut by Camerca Jace (3/5)
Angelfall by Susan Ee (3/5)
Shingeki no Kyojin Chapter 70
Kuroshitsuji Chapter 106

Ladle Rat Rotten Hut by Cameron JaceAngelfall by Susan Ee

I got 340 pages into Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and The Vampire Lestat is currently on-hold because I am not in the mood to read it.

The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2)Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

Total Pages: 2573
Day Read in Month: 28 out of 30
Average Pages Per Day:  85
Average Pages Per Week: 643

I know what you’re thinking ‘but most of that was manga!’ yeah true they don’t technically count but… technically they do! xP

TBR

Well… I have a pile of books on my floor which I wanted to get through before I went to Japan… want to see those books? Here you go! Cos they’re this month’s TBR!

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2)Peter Jackson: A Film-Maker's Journey
Wool (Silo, #1)Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)The Fall of Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #2)Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)Ancient Egypt Myth  & HistorySteelheart (Reckoners, #1)
The Rithmatist (Rithmatist, #1)1984The RoadSuperColonyThe Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide, #2)
Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide, #3)The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)Brave New WorldSo Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide, #4)HokusaiOtomen, Vol. 1 (Otomen, #1)
Otomen, Vol. 3 (Otomen, #3)Otomen, Vol. 2 (Otomen, #2)Death Note, Vol. 13: How to Read (Death Note, #13)Characters From Tolkien: A Bestiary

Oh dear…. don’t believe me? Here you go!

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HAHA! There is NO way in hell I’m getting through ALL those books in 26 days! Whatta shame I can’t =[ so looks like my suitcase and handluggage will be having more books in than anticipated!

What did you read in June? What do you suggest I read first? Long books first? Quick books first? IS THIS DO-ABLE?! What will you read this July? Let me know in the comments below!

May Wrap Up and June TBR!

We’re in June already?! Noooo! I only have about 7 more weeks left til the end of summer… but at the same time, ugh I’ve still got 7 more weeks left of summer >.< I participated in two read-a-thons this past month so check my progress out here and here.

Wrap Up

Shingeki no Kyojin Chapter 69
The One by Kiera Cass (2/5)
Avenger’s Arena Issue 3 (3/5)
Avenger’s Arena Issue 4 by Dennis Hopeless (3/5)
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (3/5) – just realised I haven’t done a review for this yet!! o_O
Vampire Knight Art Book by Hino Matsuri (5/5) – because it was perfect for a VK fan!
Kuroshitsuji Chapter 105

The One (The Selection #3)Avengers Arena #3 by Dennis HopelessAvengers Arena #4 by Dennis HopelessA Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

I also lemmed The Jungle Book and Car Fever this month too! Reasons being The Jungle Book caused me to have ‘Friend like you’ from the Disney movie in my head every single time I read and drove me insane. Car Fever was just too… car-like? xD

Car FeverThe Jungle Book

And I read about half way through the next The Grimm Diaries Prequels story (#4) and 244 pages of The Vampire Lestat.

Total Pages: 746 Pages! An amazing improvement for me =]
Day Read in Month: 21 out of 31 days
Average Pages Per Day:
  35 pages
Average Pages Per Week: 186 pages

A pretty good dent and start to my summer reading! Almost already a 1/3 of the way to my desired 3000 pages read goal!

TBR

As already said I’m currently reading two books so they are naturally on this TBR…

The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2)Ladle Rat Rotten Hut (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #4)

After these, I seriously will start these three books. These three books I definitely must read with all my heart this month and I know I’ll love them and I just gotta jump in!

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

And obviously the #YearofCosmere is going on so the books I’m supposed to read for this month are:

The Rithmatist (Rithmatist, #1)Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)

But we’ll see if I get time after those three epics >.<

What did you read in May? What will you read this June? Let me know in the comments below!