Saturday, 21 February 2015

Reading Habits Book Tag

So I found this tag on Goodreads and thought, why not do this tag to let you guys know more about me when I'm reading! Let's start!

1. Do you have a specific place for reading?
No. I basically just read anyway I can find. The bed, the floor, even the toilet. No kidding. *innocent smile* :)

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

3. Can you just stop anywhere in a book or do you have to stop at the end of a chapter?
If I were to stop at the end of the chapter, I just have the urge to continue reading! However, I like to stop at the end of the chapters if I can! But sometimes if I am reading in school and I have to put down my book when told to, I can just stop randomly at any point of the chapter and not have to keep thinking about it.

4. Do you eat or drink when reading?
Yes, I do eat and drink when reading! I try not to destroy the book in the process though! 

5. Music or TV when reading?
Music when reading. I find TV a little distracting if I am reading. It would be best if there is no music or TV for me to read faster!

6. One book at a time or several?
One book at a time. I never tried reading several books at one go. But I don't think this is a problem if I try, Maybe I will try reading a few books at one go so that I can read more books. Good idea right? *wink wink* ;)

7. Reading at home or elsewhere?
I can read anywhere. If I forgot to bring a book when I'm outside, I have my ebooks to accompany me! Although I do like the comfort of my home when I read.

8. Read out loud or silently?
I only read out loud when I need to memorize information especially for school. If it's novels, I will just be reading silently.

9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?
I do read ahead ACCIDENTALLY when it's nearing the end of a chapter. My eyes just moved itself and make me read the end, and it just spoils me!!! I don't skip pages, although I do skim through the words sometimes. 

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
Keeping it new. I want my books to look as new as possible like I just purchased it. 

11. Do you write in your books?
I only write in my textbooks for school. If it's for novels, I will not write anything. This is to make sure my book look as new as possible, as said earlier, and this will give me peace. 

All right, that is all for this tag! I hope you guys know more about me after reading this tag. If you like, please do it and have fun with it! I'm really sorry for not posting frequently, school has been taking over my time! Hope you guys understand!

A next post will be up really soon! So stay tuned for it! Until then, have fun reading this weekend! Muacks! XD

February'15 Book Haul!

Hey guys!!! So this post will be dedicating to the books that I received for my BIRTHDAY!!!! YAY!!!

So let me start off with the books that I got for myself with my own money :D

Firstly, I got Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. This is my first ever book that I got by Morgan Matson and will also be my first ever book that I will be reading that is written by her! I am just so excited as I heard so many great things from other readers how this book is just so wonderful! I really need to read it soon!
Here's a picture of it!

Next I was walking around in my local bookstore the other day and there was a 20% offer and I was really excited and went all out to look for at least one book to buy! I walked around the bookshelves twice but couldn't find anything! Just when I was about to leave the store, in the corner of my eyes I saw this wonderful limited edition book in it's beautiful hardcover edition, just relaxing on the shelves, and I knew I totally had to get this book. And this book is Looking For Alaska by John Green! It's the 10th year anniversary edition and it's just being wrapped really beautifully with no damages, and of course I had to get it! But then the price was a bit expensive and I thought to myself "no, I will not buy it. I'm still on my book buying ban!" I went straight out of the door and went grocery buying and I was carrying heavy stuff and suddenly, I just had this urge to get the book. So I just went back to the bookstore while carrying the heavy stuffs and got the book. Now I'm just so happy that I owned it! Here's a picture of it naked!! XD

And the last book that I got for myself  is Clockwork Prince graphic novel by Cassandra Clare! Finally I manage to get it on my hands! Now I can marathon The Infernal Devices manga as soon as I finish reading Clockwork Princess. XD Really excited for it!!!

So I managed to 'bribe' my mom into giving me some money so that I can buy a book that I have really wanted for a really long time. And so this book is... PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS SERIES!!! YAY!!!! So I actually got the box set and there are 5 books in it and they are by Rick Riordan.
-The Lightning Thief
-The Sea of Monsters
-The Titan's Curse
-The Battle of the Labyrinth
-The Last Olympian
Now I can marathon these books and don't have any more excuse to put down this series!
Let me show you the pictures!

And last but not least, two of my friends got me two book and that is...
The 5th Wave and The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey! You guys have no idea how long I have been wanting to read these books! And now my friends got it for me and I can't wait to marathon them! I will be reading it after my finals in November and that's just the right time because the third book is coming out in the later part of 2015!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentines Day!!!<3

Hello, everybody!!
Today is Valentines Day! Are you guys planning some beautiful date with your fictional boyfriend? *wink wink* ;)

I am so going to have a wonderful time reading today! Because today I have here with me...

Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout!! 
This book shall accompany me for today and I am really enjoying, although I am only about 80 pages into this book. (Pssst, don't let the cupid angel know about that!)

I have sort of been in a reading slump this month and haven't even finish a single book!!! So hopefully, Daemon Black will help to get out of this slump and also get back into business with reading!!

This post is kind of like the 'Saturday reads' to keep you updated on what I am reading.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

February'15 TBR

Hi guys, February is here! Time is just passing so quickly and I don't even have time to study let alone reading! >_<
So this month I will have a lot of tests going on so this month's TBR will be really simple. I only want to read 2 books this month. Maybe 3 if I can manage to read the first two.

So firstly, I really want to read Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout! I just can't wait to see how the Lux series will end so I really need to start reading this book at the start of this month.

Next, you guys know that this month is the month of love <3 so of course I have to pick up something relating to romance this month! And this book will be A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall! I heard many great things about this book and I just can't wait to start reading it! And it is also a very short book which I think I may be able to power through it in a matter of a few days!

And lastly, if I really do manage to finish reading those two books that mentioned above, I might want to pick up Alienated by Melissa Landers. I also heard a lot of great things about this book and the second book, Invaded, is also going to be published in about 3 days when this post is up!

Opposition: Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.
She can't believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.
Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.
They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.
War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.

A Little Something Different: The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.  But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The baristas at Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the college green believes in their relationship. 
Surely Gabe and Lea will figure out that they are meant to be together....

Alienated: Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them. 
Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.
Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.
But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class. 
Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.

(synopsis credits to Goodreads)