Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Paper Things

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

When forced to choose between staying with her guardian and being with her big brother, Ari chose her big brother. There’s just one problem—Gage doesn’t actually have a place to live.

When Ari’s mother died four years ago, she had two final wishes: that Ari and her older brother, Gage, would stay together always, and that Ari would go to Carter, the middle school for gifted students. So when nineteen-year-old Gage decides he can no longer live with their bossy guardian, Janna, Ari knows she has to go with him. But it’s been two months, and Gage still hasn’t found them an apartment. He and Ari have been "couch surfing," staying with Gage’s friend in a tiny apartment, crashing with Gage’s girlfriend and two roommates, and if necessary, sneaking into a juvenile shelter to escape the cold Maine nights. But all of this jumping around makes it hard for Ari to keep up with her schoolwork, never mind her friendships, and getting into Carter starts to seem impossible. Will Ari be forced to break one of her promises to Mama? Told in an open, authentic voice, this nuanced story of hiding in plain sight may have readers thinking about homelessness in a whole new way.




I already know where this book is going but I'm pretty sure the journey is going to get me crying. The promise of seeing homelessness in a whole new way also has me interested and a little apprehensive (in a good way) to read Paper Things.

Release Date: February 10th 2015

What book are you eagerly waiting on?

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon: Goals and Updates


A Winter's Repite Read-a-Thon is hosted by Seasons of Reading

Goals:

I want to read everyday. I also want to be able to read three specific books: The Host by Stephanie Meyer, Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor, and The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. 

Monday, January 26th, 2015
Currently Reading: The Host by Stephanie Meyer
Pages: 21
Thoughts: I forgot to read! And on the first day. I need to keep up with my reading and my poor show of comments this last week. My goal for tomorrow is to read 150 pages of The Host and catch up on my comments.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Post: 1/25/15


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Last week I didn't exercise as much as I wanted to so I've been pushing myself for the last couple of days which has been great although I regretted not exercising regularly very fast into my routine. 

I've been looking at how many reviews I need to do and books I'm planning to read for February and I'm way ahead of the posts I want to. If you didn't notice I went crazy with posts this January. I plan to not go as crazy next February especially because I'm sure school will get more intense since the first two weeks are done. I didn't do a review on Saturday like I planned but I will be reviewing All the Bright Places in February.

Last Week on the Blog:

This Week on the Blog:
  • A Winter's Respite Goals and Updates
  • Endless by Amanda Grey
  • Waiting on Wednesday: Paper Things
  • Popping the Cherry by Aurelia B. Rowl
  • #FitReaders: January 30th 2015 Check-In
  • The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  • February 2015 Plans

Around the Blogosphere:

I didn't comment basically at all this week so I didn't disover anything new book wise. I plan to catch up tomorrow. Here's a video I really like originally shared by a #FitReader on the group Facebook page.

Book Arrival for Review:


How was your week?

Friday, January 23, 2015

#FitReaders: January 23rd 2015 Check-In



#FitReaders: I did so bad this week! I didn't even record everything like I wanted so I have an overall weekly exercise of walking 70 min and water intake of 276 oz of water. I'm really angry at myself that I didn't do more but I'm just going to have to kick it up a notch this week. I guess school caught up with me? Whatever, I'm going to do awesome next time around.

How was your week?