Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Teaser Tuesday #177




 
 Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
 
  •  Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser.


At a normal high school, having class outside on a gorgeous May day is usually pretty awesome. It means sitting in the sunshine, maybe reading some poetry, letting the breeze blow through your hair...  At Hecate Hall, a.k.a. Juvie for Monsters, it meant I was getting thrown in the pond.












So I finished Hex Hall last week, review coming soon, and well it left on such a cliff hanger that I had to start Demon Glass right away. So, what do you think about the teaser this week? I think it's a great way to kick off this book and that's exactly what it did. 




Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Teaser Tuesday #176




Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser.


 I'm starting to worry that Smarty-Pants Camp is going to ruin my best friend, Harold. Okay, okay. I shouldn't call it "Smarty-Pants Camp." It's a National Scholar of Promise summer program at Stanford that's super hard to get into--the most recent under-eighteen world-chess champion got wait-listed. Harold got in on the first try.












This one has been on my TBR since earlier this year, it sounds really good. Think it's time to give it a try. What do you all think? 

 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Fall Bucket List





I've always wanted to post a post like this one and you know what this is the year! I've seen several other bloggers posting their posts about fall and just had to post one myself. I was inspired mostly by Lauren over at Bookmark Lit.  Though as I'm writing this one, I'm sitting here wondering what in the world do I put on this list...think I'll just wing it. 


Bookish Goals 


  1. Read at least 3 Fallish Books:  This time of the year I enjoy reading fallish books. I'm super excited to take a walk out in our new park and maybe sitting on a bench beneath a tree to read. The weather here is perfect for that. If not a walk, maybe reading on the couch with some steamy cup of hot chocolate. 


2. Read -a- thon:   I need to find at least one more read-a-thon to participate in. This way I might be able to get a few more of my challenges completed, which leads me to my next goal. 

3. Challenges: I have several books I need to read to complete this years challenges! Yikes, I really have a lot to catch up on.  



Personal Goals  


 1. Find the perfect fall morning and night routine: This is something I've been working on since I moved. It's a bit frustrating that I haven't gotten into a routine just yet. Hopefully I can fix this soon. 

 2. Find time for myself: I really want to work on this more in the fall. I've been trying to remember to take time for myself, not that it always works. 

3. Bake: This is the time of the year that I love! Baking is the perfect part of fall when it comes to me and I've already started. Bread was the first things I baked. Bananna Nut and cinnamon swirl YUMMY! 

4. Take more Pictures:  This is a goal I've been working on lately, I want more images of our lives, more ways to look back and remember each and every detail! 

5. Decorate: I really want to decorate my house for fall! Make it pretty. I've never really had room to do so and now that I do, I want to do it all! LOL. I also need to fix up my room and closet and that all falls into the same catagory.  

6. Pumkin Patch and Farmers Markets: These are things that are a must in the fall and want to start doing more things like this with my kiddos. Hopefully I can find them here in our new hometown. 


Homeschool Goals 

 

 

1. Schedule some fieldtrips: We love fieldtrips and so far we've had some great ones. Going to have to add a few more to our list. 

2. Have some fun:  I want to stop putting so much pressure on myself and the kiddos for school. It's time to stop and have some fun. Which was one of the many reasons why we decided to homeschool. 

3. Start strewing: Strewing is something I'm trying to figure out. Want to see if it works for our homeschool.

4. Start posting more on the blog: This is something I had planned to do this year, but have failed at. Going to try to start this up again. I want to add more homeschool posts to the blog. I'm taking the images now, so it's time to share them with you all as well.  





So there you have it, my fall bucket list for this year! I actually posted one this year, yep I'm a little proud of myself lol. What's on your fall bucket list this year? 

I hope you all have a great day! 

 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

October TBR Plan




So I was going to use the TBR Monopoly board again this month, but I decided to change it back to the original kind of TBR for this month. I'm in a bit of a reading slump and figured reading what I want to read is the perfect way to get out of that. Below is the books that I've chosen to read in October. Again this is the plan, it could always change! 


 I'm trying to take away the pressure that a TBR used to put on me, honestly I think it was more of blogger pressure than reading pressure, but we shall see. Anyway, the idea behind this came from Girl in the Pages. Her TBR's are called a plan and I thought that was very fitting for me. It's just a plan, not a have to!  If you haven't checked her blog out, please go do so now, she's one of my favorite bloggers/blogs. I read this one pretty much every time she posts.  I've also been loving Bookmark Lit lately and I love how she picks her TBR books. So, I thought I would give it a shot as well. If you haven't checked her blog out, it's a must. You should head there and read her blog as well!









October Plan  

 
   Upcoming Release                        Upcoming Release                                  Wild Card
  

  
Upcoming Release                                 Upcoming Release                   Homeschool Read



The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland 
Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo
Rose Coffin by M.P. Kozlowsky 
Shadow Scent by P.M. Freestone 

 There you have it, my October TBR! I'm still crossing my fingers that this reading by catagory thing helps me get caught up on my reading, so far it's starting to work. Happy October everyone and as always...



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