Not Dead Yet — Summer Approaches

Hello Everyone!

Yoku here letting you all know I’m not dead! (Although this school year has been difficult.) With the summer approaching I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be going back into reviews of both books and food. Last night I started reading Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck so that will be the first book I’ll be reviewing.

I hope you guys are as excited as I am about this and let’s make it a fun summer of cooking and reading!

~ Yoku

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Beat the Heat Readthon and Progress Post FINAL!

Well the closing day was yesterday, but I didn’t have access to a computer so here are my final numbers. : 3 Also, I apologize for no reviews, life has been really busy and I haven’t felt the motivation.

My goals:

  • Finish The Night Circus (DONE!)
  • Read Tiger and Bunny Volume One (DONE!)
  • Read The Alchemist (DONE!)
  • Start one of the following: Uglies (In Progress), LeviathanHeartless, or The Selection (DONE!)
  • Start one of the following: Alice in the Country of Hearts, Bunny Drop (DONE!), or Maximum Ride
  • Write reviews for The Night Circus, Tiger and Bunny Volume One, and The Alchemist

My Progress:

  • Finished The Night Circus, The Alchemist, The Selection, Bunny Drop and Tiger and Bunny Volume One
  • Currently reading The Uglies (about 60 pages in)
  • Keep an eye on my Goodreads tab for the latest updates!

Overall I’m pretty happy and proud of how many books I was able to read. But, I’m pretty distressed with my lack of reviews. So I guess it was a win:loss type situation for me. Hopefully I’ll find the energy to toss some reviews at you guys, probably starting with the most recently read book and working my way back.

Hope you guys are having a good summer!

~ Yoku

Beat the Heat Readathon and Progress Post

I’ve been keeping my eyes open for a readathon all summer and saw that Briana over at Pages Unbound joined a sweet little two-week one that sounded perfect.

Phantasmic Reads

I’m joining the BEAT THE HEAT READATHON!

Ze Rules! (copied from one of the two host blogs)

  • The Beat the Heat Readathon runs from July 29th through August 11th. What does this readathon entail, you ask? Well, read as much or as little as you want – the main point is to READ! You set your own goal, and for two weeks you read as many books as you can/want to reach your goal!
  • There will be mini-challenges throughout the Readathon for participants, along with a grand prize giveaway at the end!
  • Sign up at Auntie Spinelli Reads or Phantasmic Reads. You may join whenever you like, but to be eligible for our grand prize giveaway, you must sign up by August 5th.
  • To join, all you have to do is make a sign-up post – even if it’s just a “Let’s do this!” thing – and add your post URL to the linky below! You can put your goals and progress (will be required for the final giveaway) in your sign-up post, or you can make it separate. Totally up to you! Feel free to copy and paste this handy little list for your post. We don’t mind. :)
  • In order to enter for the grand prize, you must have a post to keep track of your progress so we can see that you participated.

My goals:

  • Finish The Night Circus
  • Read Tiger and Bunny Volume One
  • Read The Alchemist
  • Start one of the following: Uglies, LeviathanHeartless, or The Selection
  • Write reviews for Blameless, The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel Graphic Novel, The Night Circus, Tiger and Bunny Volume One, and The Alchemist

 

My Progress:

  • Currently on page 107 of 387
  • Keep an eye on my Goodreads tab for the latest updates!

 

I finished up Blameless while one vacation and also read The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel so expect some reviews coming soon!