Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bloggiesta Sept. 2012

I am a day behind on Bloggiesta! Yesterday my family went out to celebrate something and than today is my mom's birthday so my siblings and I have been busy preparing for dinner tonight! Here is my list!

*Write up reviews for:
     -Babe in Boyland
     -Reunited
     -Onyx
     -A Breath of Eyre
*Participate in as many challenges as possible:
CHALLENGES COMPLETED ON SATURDAY:

On a Book Bender's Challenge

Surprisingly, I have already been doing all of these things! Here is my general schedule:

MONDAY: Book Review
TUESDAY: Top Ten Tuesday
WEDNESDAY: Review/Discussion/Miscellaneous 
THURSDAY: Book Review 
FRIDAY: Traveling in YA/Book Review/Miscellaneous 
SATURDAY: Book Review/Old is Gold
SUNDAY: Book Haul & Recap/Stacking the Shelves 

Here is my Blog List aka Planner: 
This is where I write down any specific book reviews I have to post and when. I also write down when I have to post discussion posts so I can have them scheduled. I use this for school as well and seeing everything I have to of at once works wonders for me! 
I've always kept templates on hand so I was happy that Amanda mentioned them! 

Trish from Love Laughter and a Touch of Insanity's Challenge: 

I posted it above actually:
Trish's challenge was to get organized with a Blog Journal and Blog Calendar and I've already been doing it! With the calendar, I write down what ever I want to do at the end of the previous month (at the end of September, I wrote down things for October) and then I go into more details in the weekly areas. 

I have the composition note book for various reasons. If I ever get a discussion topic idea or I read a book, I make a note of it in the book. I have separate pages for all the books I've read this year and pages for all discussion topic ideas. Sometimes I get an idea during class or in the car and I just get the notebook out and write it all down! Here are some images: 
*Yes, I do have bad handwriting! The imagers were taken with my iPad so that's why they're not amazing!*

 Tanya's Discussion Posts List

Wow. She has such a great list of discussion posts that I am going to write down in my journal. Here's a list:
  • Top 10 Favorite Books Read During 2012
  • 10 Favorite YA/ Dystopian/ Paranormal/ Mysteries/ Thrillers etc
  • 10 Books From the "Best of 2012" Lists {On My Reading List} 
  • 5 Books That Almost Made Me Cry This Year

Smash Attack's Website Grader Challenge

Eh, I was scared of this in the beginning but here are my results (I'm just listing what is good and what is bad): 
THE GOOD:
*85/100 Marketing grade 
*Unique blog post titles and less than 75 characters 
*RSS Feed is easily found
*Blog is easily found
THE BAD:
*Not enough alt tags!
*My mozRank is 4 (out of 10)
*I average 13 HOURS BETWEEN TWEETS ABOUT THE BLOG (I MUST CHANGE THIS!)

Book Journey Challenge

Sheila has a great blog and she gave lots of great tips for getting a blog audience and she challenged us to visit 10 blogs! Luckily, I have visited 10 blogs for today!
CHALLENGES COMPLETED ON SUNDAY:
Well, it looks like this was not my bloggiesta! While I did work on my blog and fix around a few things (which I didn't add to this list; it was in my journal) I didn't get anything else done! 

I've been working on school work all day today so I was pretty much extremely busy! 

Book Haul (73) & Stacking the Shelves (3)

Hosted by Tynga's Reviews!

Book Haul:
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst (for review: thanks Sarah!)
The Diviners by Libba Bray (for review; thanks Little, Brown!)
Secret Letters by Leah Scheier 
Lucy (Daughters of the Sea #3) by Kathryn Lasky (Library; When I war Kathryn Lasky, I grabbed this book before seeing that it was BOOK 3 IN A SERIES! I'm almost done with it so I will need to get books 1 and 2 ASAP!)
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs (Kindle Freebie)
Wander Dust by Michelle Warren (Kindle Freebie)
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (Kindle Freebie)

Week In Review: 
Changes and TV and Update 
Review: Something Like Normal by Trish Dollar
Top Ten: Top Ten Series I Haven't Finished 
The 3 Book Deal 
Bloggiesta Sept. 2012  

In My World:
  • So much school work to do!
  • College apps and SAT/ACT work is keeping me incredibly busy!
  • Didn't read much these past 2 weeks. Hopefully I can get out of this reading funk! 
  • ELIZABETH WEIN HAS SIGNED FOR A COMPANION TO CODE NAME VERITY. JJSKSIFDFD FIAJFIDAE EFJEIOJFIOA JFIODUFIOE UF I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS NEW BOOK!!!!! Even if I know nothing about it! 
In My Book World:
Read
None that I can remember, sadly!
Currently Reading: 
What books did you get this week?

Friday, September 28, 2012

The 3 Book Deal

School is extremely busy and I've realized that I have a list of books I want to read some time during this year and next year and even in the future! SO I have come up with a 3 book deal.

Basically, I will read 1 CHOICE OF BOOK (depends on size though), 1 REVIEW BOOK, and 1 CLASS BOOK  PER WEEK. This doesn't mean that I have to FINISH each book. 

I might not finish these books but that is okay! The point is, I WILL BE READING AGAIN! This year in English, we are reading A LOT of novels so I have to have time for those AND I am on an official library ban! My review queue is INCREDIBLY BIG (well...big for me!) and I'd like for it to become smaller! So here is how this will work! Here are some books I will be reading.
These are my CHOICE OF BOOKS: 
I'm fairly certain I can read these books pretty quickly! 
THESE BOOKS ARE HUGE! THE SHORTEST BOOK HAS OVER 700 PAGES IN IT! AND THERE ARE 2 MORE BOOKS COMING OUT!!!!!!! 
*I have yet to finish Anne Frank's diary. I've tired about 10 times to read this book all the way though...it has never been done.*
These are my REVIEW BOOKS: 
**This is NOT my complete book review queue**

These are my CLASS BOOKS: 
**This is NOT set in stone!**

So, yeah. These books? For AP English and man, it is a HARD CLASS. I am enjoying it but I have to pick up my writing ability a whole lot!

I am currently reading: 1 REVIEW book and 1 SCHOOL book. Nothing in the CHOICE books.
 

Let's see how this deal goes, shall we? I really want to read the first two Jessica Darling's so I can kinda be with Jessica (high school, senior year, college, etc).
 
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