The Reading Rush Day 2 + We Gotta Talk About Shark Dick…

The Reading Rush Day 2 + We Gotta Talk About Shark Dick…

Hello all! I hope day 2 of The Reading Rush proved to be a success for you as it was not for me, in some ways. The success was in finishing my first book of the readathon – yaaay! The unsuccessful part was in finding a 2 star book – booooo.

But the reality of this situation has brought us here, to this post, on this day… we gotta talk about shark dick.

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The Reading Rush Day 1 & The One Where Everyone Else Finishes A Book But Me

The Reading Rush Day 1 & The One Where Everyone Else Finishes A Book But Me

Hey everyone! Happy Reading Rush week!

Quick rundown of day 1….. I haven’t finished a book, which kinda feels like failing? crying

I’ve seen a lot of people already finishing books, if not

multiple books and I’m like ?????? how?

hi. I read pages. Lol.

(also, pls note this is not a picture of me but a quality meme taken from the internet… ok.)

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The WORST Reading Slump of 2019

The WORST Reading Slump of 2019

Hey all!

So I know I haven’t been as active… I really have no excuse at this point. It’s a lot harder to keep my book blog updated when all my content is being produced on my booktube channel.

It’s not like I’m not reading. I read 10 books in the month of May! I did a whole video about it, actually.

But I do want to get back to writing specific reviews on this blog. I enjoy sitting down with a specific book in mind and getting down to the nitty-gritty of what works and what doesn’t – why it was good or why it should have gone through more edits. So, that’s the plan! More reviews! Yay!

If you found my book blog and emailed me with the intention of me reviewing your book, I want to formally apologize for my absence. I got so focused on building and growing my booktube that I let my original efforts with this blog fall to the side. I don’t want that to happen again.

So, my emails are officially open for review requests!

In the meantime… I’m in a terrible reading slump. LOL. I’ve also come to the realization that readathons are great and fabulous for getting out of reading slumps, but they’re also the cause for almost all of my reading slumps. It’s great to participate and get involved, surround myself with other people seeking to read the most in a specific time frame. However, feeling that motivation and hitting that stride evaporate the second the readathon is over. I almost feel like, “well, the readathon is over so reading doesn’t count/matter anymore,” which is not how I should be thinking but me and my two brain cells work like that sometimes.

So the goal in these next couple months is to BREAK. THAT. MENTALITY. In this household we read all the time with or without readathons happening! (Wow, but it’s a struggle).

That said, I am participating in a readathon next month, hahaha. I am participating in The Book Junkie Trials hosted and created by Rachel Marie over on YouTube. She put in so much time and effort to craft this and it shows! There are teams and a personality quiz that kind of works like the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter, and there’s a map with locations your team has to get to (by completing specific challenges) in order to make it to the Bookie Grail, which is the ultimate destination. It’s all fun and great and I will leave the info here if you are interested in checking it out. Moreover, Rachel is just a great human being and ya’ll should definitely check her out!

My TBR for The Book Junkie Trials will be posted later this week along with a video!

Thank you guys for sticking around. Now, let’s crush our TBRs.

Be well,

Alex

(People Like Books)

The Book Junkie Trials:

Easter Sunday: My TBR Has Risen

Easter Sunday: My TBR Has Risen

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great Easter Sunday so far, if you celebrate. If not, hey! Hope Sunday is going well for you!

I’ve been on a short-ish break because I recently went back home to California for a week, but I’m back in Canada and rushing to finish my novel. (Updates on that soon).

On top of that, I’m in a reading slump! *cheers ensue* I haven’t picked up a single book in the month of April. I’ve started two earlier in the month and on my plane rides back home, but haven’t finished anything. I know. Kinda hard to be a book blogger and booktuber when you aren’t doing any reading… Trust me, the struggle is real.

In the meantime,

I have two videos up on my YouTube channel that I haven’t talked about on this blog yet.

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Jay Crownover’s Review & Excerpt Tour!

Jay Crownover’s Review & Excerpt Tour!

Hey readers! I have some exciting news to share today! Jay Crownover has a new book out! If you’ve been following my blog for a while now you know I’m obsessed with Jay’s books and always love promoting them!

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Today’s post was supposed to be a review but for technical reasons (darn technology) we couldn’t figure out why my kindle wasn’t letting me receive a copy for review. HOWEVER, I went ahead and purchased a copy! I’m a little more than halfway through the book now (this is what happens when you start the book before bed and all of a sudden it’s 3am…)

But that will not stop me from promoting and discussing this book in a semi-review style! More of a, in-progress-review. Let’s dive in! And keep reading for an excerpt!

 

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Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Genre: Fiction/Historical Fiction (but not in the way you think), Romance, Adult

Pages: 368

Released on: March 5th, 2019

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Buy the book:

Amazon 

Book Depository

Scribd (get 2 months free with this link!)

 

Goodreads Summary:

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

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