POPSUGAR CHALLENGE GROUP | 2015 Challenges

Book Challenge

Since it has been requested I have created a group on Goodreads for the PopSugar Challenge.  The group is open so anyone who wants to join is able to.  Feel free to add in friends that you have on Goodreads and introduce yourself on the “Welcome” thread so we can get to know each other.  I will be updating the threads tomorrow while I am at the airport so that each portion of the challenge has a thread so that people can discuss the books they are reading for each specific portion.  If there is anything else you would like me to add to this page please let me know and I would be happy to add it.

As with anything on the internet there is always the possibility that people may be unkind.  I have yet to experience this on Goodreads but please keep in mind that the group welcomes ALL people and is a place were we can discuss books and such in a safe environment.  I doubt that there will be any problems with that but I thought I would make the disclaimer when putting this group out there!  Hope to see all of you in the group and see what you have started reading for the challenge!

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NEW YEAR NEW CHALLENGES | 2015 Book Resolutions!

2015 HAS OFFICIAL STARTED! And since it’s a new year it means that for this book reader there is a whole year of new challenges!  I will be participating in two year long reading challenges this year that I have already established for myself as well as one challenge on BookTube.  So let’s dive right in with what the challenges are!

The first challenge I am setting for myself is the Goodreads reading challenge for 2015.  This is a common challenge for most people who are on Goodreads.  The idea is to set a reading goal for yourself, whether it be 20 books or 100 books and then attempt to read that many books throughout the year.  This last year I set my goal at 50 and it was a bit high for me.  I think if I would have started at the beginning of the year with the goal I would have been find but I decided to set it a bit lower this year.  So for 2015 I set my goal at 30 books and I might update that if I end up hitting it before the year is over.

The second challenge is one that I found while searching Pinterest for some reading challenges for this year.  The one that I found originated on PopSugar and has a long list of different types of books to check off as your read things in 2015.  My idea for this is to supplement my Goodreads reading challenge with this one to get me to read more diverse books that I probably wouldn’t pick up otherwise.  I normally stick to a pretty predictable set of genres and I am making a goal for myself to branch out and explore more genres in 2015.

The last reading “challenge”  that I might be participating in on BookTube is the 2015 TBR Jar challenge which was created by Katytastic.  The video she created has all of the qualifications for books that you can submit to the TBR jar for the year.  Each month, one book on my TBR list will come from the TBR jar that I will be creating!  Hopefully next week I will have a post about making my jar and deciding which books to put in it! So keep an eye out for that 🙂

If you want to participate in any of these challenges let me know below and we can chat about them as the year goes along!  Happy 2015 everyone!

Book Life Tag

I’m here to bring you another wonderful book blog tag!  This tag is the Book Life tag and it was created by Jayne over at Booking Awesome. I was tagged to do this by Alma from Diary of a Booklover.  So let’s get started!

1. Who would you like to be your parents?

I would have to say Molly and Arthur Weasley!  These two are so incredibly brilliant and teach there children so well.  They embrace everyone into their family while also being obsessively protective over people who they consider family.  Also badass Molly in the last book is just magical.  Literally and figuratively.

2. What book character would you like to have as a sister?

Dylan from the First Comes Love trilogy.  The fact that Dylan is so adventurous and outgoing would be awesome.  I love the fact that when she sees something that she wants to do she just does it.  I also think she brings out the best in everyone around her and that would be a great quality for a sister to have.

3. What about a brother?

Maybe Fred or George Weasley?  I kind of just want to be adopted into the Weasley clan.

4. What animal would you like to have as a pet? This animal can exist in real life or can be a mystical creature like a dragon and does not have to be the pet in a book.

Horse. Or a unicorn.  Anything that resembles a horse is something I would definitely be game for.  I’m a horse obsessed girl what can I say?

5. What book location would you like to live in?

I would love to live in Ysabeau’s “castle” from the Discovery of Witches trilogy.  Seriously the library in that place sounds massive and amazing!

6. What school form a novel would you like to be enrolled in?

I grew up on Harry Potter and want to be an honorary Weasley child.  Is it really a surprise to anyone when I say Hogwarts?  I’m still waiting on my letter.

7. Pick a fictional job.

This is a hard one.  I think maybe a tattoo artists for the Dauntless?  Maybe?  I’m not really sure on this one.

8. Best friend?

Hermonie Granger or possibly Diana Bishop.  Both women are smart, independent and exceptionally strong.  I would definitely say that these are two of my favorite female characters in books.

9. What book character would be your worst enemy?

Any of the council members from the Discovery of Witches trilogy.  They represent ignorance and the idea that if something isn’t really that broken it shouldn’t be fixed.  They are the old fashion counter part is a book about embracing new things.

10. What book character would you pick as you boyfriend/girlfriend?

Matthew de Clermont.  That man is just terribly attractive and very protective not only over the woman he loves but all of the women in his life.  Even though he can go a bit overboard at times he is only doing it because he doesn’t want to lose them.  Which is a sweet and admirable characteristic for him to have.

I tag all of you guys to do this post!  If you decide to do it leave a link in the comments below so I can see what your book family would look like!

Back to School Tag!

Now that we are officially several weeks into school (whether it be college or high school)  I think it’s quite appropriate to do this tag!

This tag was created by Athena from Into the Mind of a Reader and I was tagged by Alma from Diary of a Booklover.  So let’s do this!

1. You’ve just started back and your workload has already increased. Which short book would you read that wouldn’t take up too much time?

I would probably read my copy of The Complete Collection of Poetry from Edgar Allen Poe.  Either that or some Emily Dickinson poetry.  Both of these writers/poets are some of my favorites and no matter how many times I read their work it never gets old.  If you haven’t picked up anything by either of these two I would highly recommend it!

2. You are in English class and your teacher says you will be spending the lesson reading an assigned book. What book did you have to read for school, but ended up really enjoying?

I honestly didn’t like most of the books I had to read for school.  Being forced to read something really turns me off from it and makes me less likely to enjoy the book.  However I would have to say that it would be a time between The Importance of Being Earnest and Brave New World (which originally I disliked and now have grown rather fond of).

3. You and your friends have had an argument and you are feeling quite upset. What book never fails to cheer you up?

Anything by Sarah Dessen.  Mainly The Truth About Forever or This Lullaby.  But honestly Sarah Dessen.

4. You’ve been given detention. What book do you wish you have that could pass the time?

I think I would want either one of the books from the Discovery of Witches trilogy or the second book in the Percy Jackson series because I should really finish that.

5. The bell rings for lunch time! Name a food from a book you would love to try.

Most of the books that I read have normal human food so I’m not sure.  Maybe something from Victorian London era?  I’m assuming that there might be some different types of food from then that I wouldn’t come across nowadays?  I could be totally wrong here.

6. You have a ton of homework to do and one of your assignments is to write a short story. What author’s writing style do you most enjoy reading?

So I’m going to stick with the short story theme here and say Edgar Allen Poe.  His short stories are just so darn creepy and awesome!  I wish I could pack that much description into one story and have it be that amazing!

7. Uh oh, exam time! The nerves are getting to you. Which book do you read to calm yourself down?

Well honestly I don’t know if I have a book that would calm me down.  I tend to only do study books or whatever I’m reading at the time of the exam.  So I suppose right now that would be Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.

8. You did amazingly well on your exams and are given some money as a reward. What book(s) do you rush out to buy?

As You Wish by Cary Elwes is coming out next month.  If I did well on my exams that would be the book I grabbed without a doubt.  That or possibly Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell because that book was adorable and I loved it! Also, I wouldn’t mind getting money as a reward for doing well on exams!

9. Summer is almost upon us. What book do you read to get you into the mood for the fun and excitement that summer brings?

Once again anything Sarah Dessen!  Those books have always been my go to books and will probably continue to be for many years to come.

 

Well that was my Back to School Book Tag!  If you enjoyed this post go ahead and do one of your own!

{{Doctor Who Book Tag}}

This wonderful tag combines two of my favorite things, Doctor Who and books!  Now I didn’t let my inner Whovian fangirl too hard but this tag was a blast to film!  It was created by Sam from Novels and Nonsense and Sabrina Handal from Books and Adventures.  There is a link to the original video as well as their channels in the description box of the video so be sure to check that out.  As always I am tagging all of you in this video and I am very excited to see which of you readers are Whovians yourself (don’t be shy we all know Doctor Who is amazing 😉 ).

{{Disney Song Challenge}}

Today I will be supporting my lovely roommate and our crazy adventures!  Now before you click away like, silly Emily this isn’t a book challenge, just watch it and enjoy the Disney! And if you feel so inclined grab a friend and do this challenge and then link it back here so I can see your crazy antics too!  I really do enjoy being crazy with other people. 🙂  Don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to Olivia’s channel to get some awesome vlogs and some more tag videos!

BookTube-A-Thon Update | Day 2 & Challenges

Holy crap it’s the end of day 2 already! O.O

I mean I still have a couple hours left but I don’t know if I will get a ton more reading done in that time.  Day 2 was definitely much more productive for me than day one, mostly because yesterday I went to the live Welcome to Nightvale podcast in Milwaukee.  If you don’t listen to Nightvale you should definitely check it out.  You can find the podcasts on Podbay (an app you can download on an Android phone).

Today I finished one book and started one other and read a total of 300 pages!  Leave you Booktube-A-Thon updates in the comments below! Happy reading all!