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25 Facts About Me

Hello everyone!

I’m going to take a small break from talking about books. Since I’m new to this whole blogging thing, I want you all to get to know me a little better. So I thought I’d share some random & non bookish facts about me!

Here we go…

  1. I am 24. My birthday is October 18th.
  2. I live in the western part of Kentucky, USA.
  3. I am left handed.
  4. I am a HUGE fan of the show Supernatural.
  5. Speaking of SPN, I’ve met Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles. Highlight of my life!
  6. I have two sisters & one brother. All of our names start with an S.
  7. My favorite food is tacos.
  8. I have 6 tattoos. I got my first one when I was 14 years old.
  9. My least favorite season is summer. I hate it with a passion.
  10. My personality type is INFJ.
  11. I can read Braille.
  12. Taylor Swift is my favorite singer. She is a queen.
  13. I always have a hair tie on my wrist.
  14. I love to ride around in the car with the windows down and the music up.
  15. My first concert was for NSYNC.
  16. The Holiday is one of my favorite movies.
  17. I’m a really quiet person.
  18. I’m not a morning person at all.
  19. I was in choir all throughout middle and high school.
  20. My middle name is McCall.
  21. When I was younger I wanted to be a teacher.
  22. I still have no idea what career I want.
  23. I wear a lot of black and gray.
  24. Since I’m such a tv nerd, my dream is to go to Vancouver, Canada.
  25. I will stay up all night watching Instagram videos. They are the best.

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I really had to think hard for some of those. If you want to see a 25 bookish facts post…let me know!

Until next time…
-Sadie


Posted in Bookish Discussions

Books to Reread

Before I start my rambling…

Make sure you are following my bookstagram! I have something very exciting happening this Wednesday! You don’t want to miss it.

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So last week I shared my goals for 2019. Turns out, I completely forgot about the one that’s at the top of my list. 

More rereads!

There are six books that I really want to revisit this year. 

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
When I first read this book it was everything to me. I related so much to Cath, there was a fandom storyline, and the romance was totally swoon worthy! It was perfection to me. It’s been a few years since then, so it’s time reread my old favorite!

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
So I was terrible at required reading in high school. I either didn’t read it or didn’t like it. It was really rough, until this book came along. I don’t really know why or how, but I fell in love with it. It sucked me in from the very beginning. I’ve read it twice, but this year I want to listen to the audiobook. There is one narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal, so uhhh yes please.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
This one is kind of cheating. I actually just reread this duology at the end of last year. After I finished them though, I decided that I want to read them every year. It is one of my all time favorites. ALSO, Shadow and Bone & Six of Crows are being made into a Netflix show! I have no idea when that is coming out, but I do want to reread the Grisha Trilogy before then as well.

The Raging Ones by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Remember the other day when I said I annotated an ARC? Yeah, that was the one. I absolutely loved this book. It was so different than anything I have ever read. The connection that the three main characters had was so weird but it also just worked. I don’t know how to explain it without any spoilers. I plan to listen to the audiobook for this before the sequel comes out in August.

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
This book…. holy cow. It was the perfect amount of cute and steamy. I simply just want to reread it. Plus, this is getting a companion novel of sorts. The Bride Test comes out in May, and it follows a character who makes an appearance in this book.

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
As soon as I finished this book, I wanted to go back to page one and start it again. Yes, this book has its problems, but I still loved it. It was spooky and suspenseful. I want to reread this every October!

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What books do you want to reread this year?? Any of the ones I mentioned?

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Reading Habits Book Tag

Everyone has their weird habits, especially while reading! Here are mine…

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

Yes, kind of. Most of the time I read in my room on my bed. Give me a big cozy blanket and I could stay there for hours.

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I always forget to grab a bookmark before I set down, so I tend to reach for whatever is next to me. Things like receipts, Bobby pins, hair ties, my phone,…they’ve al been used as bookmarks.

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/certain amount of pages?

I have to finish a chapter before I put a book down. I’ve tried stoping in the middle, but it just doesn’t work for me. I end up having to reread the first part anyway.

Do you eat or drink while reading?

Sometimes I will have a drink, but I never eat while reading. I’m too scared that something will get on my page and ruin it. That would be a nightmare!

Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

No way! I like it to be super quiet. I lose focus very easily if there are any other distractions around me.

One book at a time or several?

One book. There are times when I listen to an audiobook alongside whatever I am physically reading though.

Reading at home or anywhere?

At home. If I had a Kindle though, I would take that thing everywhere.

Read out loud or silently in your head?

Silently in my head…100%. Honestly, I hate reading out loud. It was my biggest fear all throughout school.  

Do you read ahead or skip pages?

NOPE! I could never do this. Not knowing what is going to happen may drive me crazy, but that’s the fun of reading.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like mew?

 Like new…for the most part.  

Do you write in your books?

I did annotate an ARC once and I actually really enjoyed it. So as of right now, no I don’t, but I would like to start doing this more.

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There you go. I hope you learned a little bit about me as a reader. Feel free to answer these questions in the comments!

*I’m not sure who the creator of this tag is. If you know, please fill me in. I want to make sure the credit goes to them* 

Posted in Bookish Discussions

Anticipated Releases

 Since there are SO many books I’m excited about, I decided to break this into two parts. This list will be my top 12 anticipated releases from January to June. Then I will come back in July and do my top 12 for the rest of the year. 

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Release date: January 15
This definitely gives me Six of Crows vibes, which I love!

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Release date: January 29
Let’s be honest, Leigh Bardugo could write a restaurant menu & I’d read it 100 times. Nikolai is one of my favorite characters from the Grishaverse. I’m excited to see what he is up to.

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Release date: January 29
Beauty and the Beast retelling?? Yes! Disability rep?? Yes!

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Release date: February 5
Angie Thomas writes with her entire heart & soul. I’m so ready to meet Bri.

Internment by Samira Ahmed
Release date: March 19
I feel like this book has the potential to be so powerful.

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston
Release date: April 2
Okay, I didn’t even know this was happening until a few weeks ago. Geekerella was absolutely nerdy & I loved it. So ready for this one.

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
Release date: April 2
First off, that cover is stunning. Second, I’ve heard this world is close to the Grishaverse…count me in!

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
Release date: April 16
I’m hoping for fluffy goodness, with a little bit of a mystery.

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Release date: May 7
I still haven’t read The Illuminae Files, but this book sounds amazing!

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
Release date: May 7
I hate that I have to wait until May for this book. I just want to read it now

Finale by Stephanie Garber
Release date: May 7
Legendary was my favorite read of last year. It blew me away. I’m so excited & very nervous to see how this story ends!

Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa
Release date: June 25
The ending of Shadow of the Fox had be shook. Dying for this release!

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Okay so the real take away from this list…my bank account is going to hate me on May 7th. Totally worth it though.

What books are you excited about in the first half of the year??

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2019 Goals

We are almost a week into January, so I figured it was time to set some goals for 2019. Most of these are bookish, but I also wanted to share some everyday life goals as well! 

Read 75 books: Last year I read a total of 105 books, so this one should be easy peasy lemon squeezy.

More readathons:Due to many things, I didn’t get to participate in as many readathons as I wanted to in 2018. So this year I am going to try to do at least four of them. There are a few I am eyeing right now, but if you know of any fun ones….let me know!

The Shadowhunter Chronicles: This is the year that I am going to read the Shadowhunter books. I want to read them all, including the ones coming out this year. Cassandra Clare is going to take over my life and I am 100% okay with that.

Try reading every 2019 Owlcrate book: I absolutely love Owlcrate! Their boxes are fantastic. It’s totally manageable to read all 12 book picks, right??

Do some buddy reads:I have never done a buddy read before. So I’m hoping this year that will change!

Reach 800 Bookstagram followers: Having toms of followers isn’t everything, but it is nice to see that people are enjoying your content. 

Get more sleep: I’m a huge night owl. Like as I am typing this, it is 2:47 am. I feel like I’m much more productive during the night. I can run on 3-4 hours of sleep & be fine. One day, my bad habit will catch up to me. So I want to start getting that recommended 7-8 hours of sleep right now. I’ll miss you, 2:47.

Write more: I recently discovered that I enjoy writing. I want to put more of a focus on it. That could mean just here on the blog or maybe journaling. I’m still not sure, but I want to get more comfortable with it.

Random Acts of Kindness:This year I want to spread some love & put smiles on faces. A little kindness can go a long way.

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I’d love to hear your goals for 2019!

Until next time…

Sadie

Posted in TBR

January TBR

Woohoo! First TBR of the year. I’m sure there will be some other books that pop up, but as of right now this is what I plan to read….

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

I’m going to do a reread to prepare myself for the sequel. 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I’m going to be participating in HungerALomg, which is hosted by Crescent Moon Reads. I have never read this series so I am super excited!

The Wicked King by Holly Black

This isn’t even released yet, but I’ve already heard AMAZING things about it. I’m so ready for some twists.

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Yes, I’m the last person on planet Earth to read these books. Don’t judge! 

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

I will be starting this as soon as it is released. No sleep for me!

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What are you planning to read in January?? 

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New Adventures

Hello & welcome! 

I am so excited to start this blogging adventure. It’s something that I have been wanting to do for a while, but I always find some excuse as to why I can’t. It’s the beginning of a new year though, so why not challenge myself!

Let me back up a little. My name is Sadie, I’m 24 and I live in the middle of nowhere Kentucky, USA. When I’m not being a nanny to some cute kiddos, I’m usually reading. I always have my nose stuck in a book. There’s nothing quite like getting lost between the pages! 

With this space I plan to talk all things bookish. Book reviews, discussions, hauls, tags, etc. You’ll see books from many genres, but mostly YA fantasy & contemporary.

For the time being, I’m only posting once a week. When I get the hang of this then I hope to bump that number up!

I hope you choose to stick around & join in on the fun!

Until next time…