Top Ten Tuesday #31: Down the TBR Hole #2

Haha!!! Top Ten Tuesday has provided me with another opportunity to do a Down the TBR Hole post.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but is now managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading

Which is perfect for another edition of Down the TBR Hole, a meme created by Lia at Lost in a Story where we decide whether to keep or remove books on our TBR.

The rules for Down the TBR Hole:
  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
Batch #1

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“Angels & Demons” by Dan Brown

Dan Brown dropped a book last year, Origins, and apparently it’s great because I’ve heard nothing but glowing reviews about it. It piqued my interest. Once again, I found myself toying with the idea to read a Dan Brown, an author who’s said to be both a great and horrible writer, depending on who you speak to.

Luckily for me, Angels & Demons was available at the library, so I borrowed it and started to read. After a few pages in, I realized I would be one of the many to sing Dan Brown praises for his creation. I was immediately hooked and had to purchase my own copy of the book soon after starting the story.

Quick summary:

Angels & Demons is a thriller/mystery novel about a Harvard symbologist named Robert Langdon who is called in to help solve a murder that occurred on the campus of CERN, a Swiss research facility, since the murderer branded its victim with the mark of the Illuminati, an ancient brotherhood.

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Weekend Reads #80: Giveaway Update

Weekend Reads is a weekly post in which I discuss a variety of topics and mention the books I plan to read on the weekend.

Well, it’s not much of a discussion this weekend. I don’t have a topic. I just wanted to post a blog update.

Yesterday marked the end of my first GIVEAWAY, which I was so excited about that I attempted to post tag posts every day this week in honor of it. Unfortunately, my job made the week so busy and stressful that I couldn’t continue with the post past Wednesday. By the time I got home, the last thing I wanted to do was blog or even look at my computer, so I read instead.

But now it’s the weekend and I’m able to relax. 🙂 Also, as I mentioned in my GIVEAWAY post, the winner will be contacted today. I was excited to choose a winner, which, technically, I didn’t since Rafflecopter randomly chooses the winner. But I was excited anyway because I successfully hosted a GIVEAWAY on here after procrastinating on doing so for so long.

Well, the WINNER has been contacted and I’ve even decided to have a RUNNER-UP, who I’ve also contacted. The WINNER will receive a Book Depository purchase of up to $30USD and the RUNNER-UP will receive a Book Depository purchase of up to $15USD.

I’m excited for them and am glad and grateful for all who entered the GIVEAWAY. Thank you all!! 😀 I really appreciate it. ❤ 🙂

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Cliché Book Tag

Clichés. I poke at them when I notice them in stories, but I like them. There’s a reason why they’re so popular. It’s because they work…though they can be annoying when overused. Anyway, I found this tag in the Book Window. It was created by booktuber Miranda Reads.

Actions speak louder than words: A book that wasn’t or couldn’t be better than the movie

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Well… It’s hard to say a movie is better than the book, so I had to think long for this one. I chose Beautiful Creatures because it’s the movie that made me interested in the book. It’s a paranormal novel about a boy who falls in love with a girl who’s a witch

Btw, I think the Lord of the Rings movies are better than the books. It’s much easier for me to get into the story when watching the movie.

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Fantasy Bucket List Book Tag

It’s gonna be another full week of tags because I didn’t get the chance over the weekend to write a review post or anything else. Actually, last week stressed me out so much that I just didn’t want to do anything on the weekend except read and scare myself with some movies. (The “scare myself with some movies” part didn’t happen. I watched Grimm instead.)

Plus, since the end of my first GIVEAWAY is looming (end of the week on Friday), I thought these book tags could provide you all with some ideas of books to request, in case you haven’t signed up for my GIVEAWAY because you’re much too intimidated by the thought of requesting books that cost up to $30, if you should win.

Well, here are some ideas below and more will come throughout the week so by Saturday or Sunday when I notify the winner, whoever that person is will have no problem telling me what book(s) he/she desires. 😀

Anyway, I found this tag over on Dragons & Zombies, who I’m gonna say tagged me. I couldn’t find who the creator is.

…I’ll try (very hard) not to make this all about Harry Potter

A fictional world that you would like to tour

Fantastica

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Top Ten Tuesday #30: Down the TBR Hole #1

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but is now managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Books That Have Been on My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read

Okay, I know Tuesday is long gone so there’s no need for me to invoke in on Friday, but all the posts I saw for this week’s TTT topic made me want to participate. I just didn’t get a chance to complete the post until now (Thursday night).

I went to Goodreads to look up the books to include in this post but while doing so, I realized that I no longer want to read some of them, so I decided to combine this TTT post with the Down the TBR Hole meme created by Lia at Lost in a Story where we decide whether to keep or remove books on our TBR.

Sure, I could just make this a Down the TBR Hole post only and call it that but dammit, I started creating this post on Tuesday night and I intend to do a TTT post this week no matter what, even if it’s delayed to Friday.

The rules for Down the TBR Hole:
  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

I went overboard (yeah, I’m just all over the place this week); so instead of 10 books, I have here 20 books that have been on my TBR for a long time. I’ll decide whether to Keep them or Kick them off my list.

Batch #1

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