TomeTopple TBR Challenge Readathon

Between the dates of June 5, 2016 and June 19, 2016, I will be participating in booktuber ThoughtsOnTomes reading challenge. That challenge is:

1) Read more than one tome (500+ pages)

2) Take a graphic novel break (doesn’t have to be over 500 pages)

3) Read a tome that is part of a series

4) Read over 500 pages in one week

5) Read an adult novel

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The books I plan on reading during this two week period are:

1) Twilight: Special Tenth Anniversary Edition/Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer (728 pages)

2) City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (725 pages)

3) Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (563 pages)

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These 3 books knock out numbers 1 and 3. These books have been on my reading list for quite some time, so this reading challenge outta be quite interesting.

I really want to read 100-150 pages a day. I will keep you guys updated as I am doing the challenge, so stay tuned!

Here are the links for ThoughtsOnTomes various platforms. If YOU want to join the challenge, then please do so!

Entry: http://thoughtsontomes.com/2016/05/28/tome-topple-readathon-sign-readathon-giveaway/

YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/user/ThoughtsOnTomes

Twitter: https:/Twitter.com/thoughtsontomes
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/10067920-samantha

Tumblr: http://thoughtsontomes.tumblr.com

May 2016 Book Wrap-Up

Hello everybody!

I’m going to be doing my May 2016 Book Wrap-Up!!! 🙂 So…this month, I read a total of 4 books (and a short story), which is quite a lot for it being the final month for the Spring Semester of college. The books I read were:

“The Host” by Stephenie Meyer, “City of Lost Souls” by Cassandra Clare, “A Little Friendly Advice” by Siobhan Vivian, and “The Geek Girls Guide to Cheerleading” by Charity Tahmaseb and Darcy Vance. I also read “The Meeting” by Richelle Mead; the first chapter of “Vampire Academy” told in Dimitri’s point of view.

I am currently in the middle of reading “School Spirits” by Rachel Hawkins.

Toward the end of May (after finals ended), I got into sort of a reading slump and I really don’t have any motivation to read. At all. I don’t know why. I hoping I can get out of this slump so I can read a lot in June (it’s gonna be a big month!).

Until next time,

Stephanie

Novel update

Hi guys!

I’m back with another novel update! Yay! So, since the last time I updated, I have written roughly 630 words. I am now up to 42,484 words.

I am at A fun scene in my novel that I am enjoying writing and I am very excited!

Until my next update,

Stephanie

Summer Goals 2016 update #1

Hey guys!

I have some good news!!!!

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I have a new bookcase!!!!! It’s a pretty black one (the only other colors were red and light turquoise and they were out of both of them) and it’s almost full (I had to get rid of the old one). But it’s bigger and sturdier than my old one. However, I now have nowhere to put my CD and DVD collection….hmmmmmmm……time to go buy another bookcase!

Until next time,

Stephanie

May 2016 Book Haul

Hey everybody!

I’m back to post my book haul for the month of May. I am posting it early because I do not plan on buying any more books this month…..or next month (which I will explain later on in this post). I’m going to post the synopsis of each book and you guys can decide if you want to read them or not! 🙂

“When We Collided” by Emery Lord: Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along. Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light up her world. Neither of them expected a summer like this…a summer that would rewrite their futures.

“The Haters” by Jesse Andrews: There is nothing Wes and Corey can’t hate on. Even bands they love. In fact, they are incapable of loving anything without relentlessly figuring out ways to hate on it, too. And so when they are sent to a place as soul-crushing as jazz camp – which is populated almost completely by competitive maniacs who are trying to seem chill by talking in Jazz Voice – Wes and Corey hate on it with extreme prejudice. Fortunately, so does a girl named Ash, who may even be a bigger and better hater than the two of them combined. When the three of them run away from camp, start their own band, and go on tour, it seems like a great idea. Except that they are faced with a basically unanswerable question: How can confirmed haters even try to make music that maybe doesn’t suck?

“The F- It List” by Julie Halpern: Becca has cancer. She’s doesn’t know what the outcome of her treatment will be. Alex is Becca’s best friend, and wants to help. And if the only way she can is by completing Becca’s bucket list, then so be it. 

“The Way I Used To Be” by Amber Smith: Eden was always good at being good. Band geek. Book nerd. Starting high school didn’t change that. But the night her brother’s best friend rapes her, Eden’s whole world capsizes. What was once simple is now complex. What Eden once loved – who she loved – she now hates. What she believed was the truth, now lies. Nothing makes sense any more, and she’s never felt so alone in her life. She knows she’s supposed to tell someone what happened. But she can’t. So she buries it instead. And she buries the way she used to be.

“Geek Girl” by Holly Smale: Harriet Manners is a geek. As if the Oxford English Dictionary on her nightstand isn’t enough of a clue, there also the fact that no one appreciates her extensive trivia knowledge, and the way her nemesis, Alexa, mocks her at school. So when Harriet is discovered by a modeling agency, she leaps at the chance to reinvent herself. Harriet isn’t sure she’ll ever learn to navigate the terrifying world of high fashion – at least not without falling off a runway and embarrassing herself in front of her gorgeous new costar, Nick. But ready or not, Harriet is about to learn whether she has what it takes to transform from geek to chic.

I also bought the Harry Potter book series special edition box set.

The only books I possibly might buying in the month of June are birthday/Christmas presents for friends and family. I told my little sister that if I buy any books for myself, she has the right to yell and scream at me. I actually am going out-of-state quite a few times over the summer and I need to be saving up…….not buying books.

Until next time,

Stephanie

Summer Goals 2016

I have a lot of goals that I want to meet this summer when it comes to my reading and writing.

READING

  • Read at least 15 books
  • Persuade my Mom to allow me to buy a bigger bookshelf (my current buys are in a bag on the floor because I don’t have any room on my shelf)
  • Try not to buy many books (we all know that’s not going to happen)
  • If I happen to complete my reading challenge of 50 books, I will up it to 75 books

WRITING

  • Complete my debut novel
  • Edit it
  • Have Beta Readers read it and give feedback
  • Submit query letters

I will keep ya’ll updated throughout the summer on my progress. Maybe once a month, I’m not sure yet. Anyway, have a nice day/night guys and I will be updating again soon enough!

-Stephanie

Novel update #2

Hi guys!

So….I kind of fell asleep before I could post……nobody’s perfect.

Within the last month, I was able to accomplish basically nothing (finals just ended, so……yeah).

I did, however, write roughly 700 words. My total word count is now up to 41,858. I do plan on writing/reading more this summer. So stayed tuned! 🙂

Until next time,

Stephanie