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February Bingo Update

March is almost over and I’m sad to report that I’ve barely gotten any reading done since starting my new job. I’m constantly using the spare time to sleep rather than reading, and I desperately want to change this terrible habit. Must. Keep. Reading.

Anyway, I’ve managed to cross out 4 more boxes off my bingo chart for the month of February. I’m hoping I could cross out a couple more boxes before March is completely over! (Fat chance of that happening, but who is to say I wouldn’t….) Read a lot of fantastic books in February, which I’m hoping I can compile and share in a blog post soon. (I’m not going to make promises!)

On to the books!

Read a review book

The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks By Sam Maggs • Love Hurts By Malorie Blackman

Read a 2015 release

Love Hurts By Malorie Blackman • The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks By Sam Maggs

Read a book to movie adaptation

Confessions of a Shopaholic By Sophie Kinsella

Read an adult book

I’ve Got Your Number By Sophie Kinsella • Confessions of a Shopaholic By Sophie Kinsella

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January Bingo Update

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I can’t believe January is already over. It feels like we’ve just begun 2015 and now we’re well into the second week of February. Time is flying by quickly these days!

I’ve made a little dent in my reading bingo challenge, but I’m nowhere near completing a set of bingo. I’ve come to terms with reading at my own pace and reading what I want to read, so I’ve not forced myself to complete a bingo line, but rather cross off whatever I feel like. I think that was my main goal with this challenge; I wanted to read more of what I liked, and expand my reading whilst making it fun. I’m sure it’ll be thrilling when I complete my first bingo line!

For the month of January, I kind of read a lot of books that overlapped or books that pretty much fell into the same category, hence only 3 ‘X’s. (I made the rule that I could only use one book to tick off one box, but since I read more books in each topic, I’ll just add them to its multiple boxes — just in case you’re interested in reading the book but wasn’t sure what its about!)

Read a Graphic Novel

Drama By Raina Telgemeier • Through The Woods By Emily Carroll • Can We Talk About Something More Pleasant? By Roz Chast

Read a Non Fiction Book

Can We Talk About Something More Pleasant? By Roz Chast • Well Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines By Samantha Hahn • Kate Spade New York: Things We Love: Twenty Years of Inspiration, Intriguing Bits and Other Curiousities

Read a book about bullying

Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir By Liz Prince

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2015 Reading Bingo

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Happy New Year, Pretty Bookmarkers!

(I tried to give you all a name.)

OKAY, so my 2014 reading resolutions were mostly a bust. I did whatever I wanted and for the most part, I was too busy trying to finish up my last year of University to really try and keep up. I abandoned my blog for a little bit and updated whenever I could.

BUT. Things have changed now and I do have more time than I used to, so I figured I’m going to make the effort of blogging at least once or twice a week. I’ll make certain I’m going to maintain this blog a little better. For new followers, hello! And for the old followers, howdy to ya too! Thanks for sticking around despite the scarce updates. Whoops.

I’ve already read a whooping 6 books this new year and I stumbled upon Jean‘s video not too long ago about her book resolutions which she adapted into this bingo sheet. I thought it was pretty neat so I decided to adapt the bingo sheet idea and tweak it a little so that it would fit me and my reading goals. (I’ve seen these bingo sheets last year as well, and I don’t really know where the idea originated from so if anyone knows, please let me know!)

I’ll try and update you my progress at the end of every month and share with you the books I’ve read. To encourage me to read more I’ve decided to implement a rule that allows me to cross off one box per book.

Are you guys participating in any book challenges or set any reading goals for yourself this year?

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2013 Debut Author Challenge

I came across this challenge whilst reading Little Book Owl and was quickly intrigued into doing it. I’ve thought about it for a while and now that I’m done with uni for a while, I figured I’d give this challenge a shot. This challenge is hosted by Tara of Hobbitsies. This challenge will last all through till January 31, 2014 so there will be plenty of time (even though I’m late to the reading party!) for me to catch up 🙂

Here are my 12 picks for the challenge:


I managed to get a bit of a mix in there with the dystopian and contemporary novels. I’m mostly excited to read Starstuck which is a historical fiction book and I’ve never really read one of those. I managed to get all of these in ebook format so I’ll be lugging these books in my kindle for the next couple of months.

Will you be reading any of these books?

Check out the books on Goodreads:

  1. Reboot by Amy Tintera
  2. Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos
  3. The Last Academy by Anne Applegate
  4. The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
  5. Game Set Match by Jennifer Iacopelli
  6. 45 Pounds by K.A. Barson
  7. Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook
  8. Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor
  9. Starstruck by Rachel Shukert
  10. Dualed by Elsie Chapman
  11. The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher
  12. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West