1 Year Blogiversary Announcement

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October 6th is the date I started this blog. 1 year ago.

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It’s been a year to this day since I posted my very first blog post ‘Introduction to Drink Coffee and Read Books‘. It was actually yesterday, but I just came back a holiday to Mount Gambier. I feel it’s a huge achievement for me to have made it a whole year as a blogger. I’m not a quitter, but blogging is much harder work than I ever imagined. I’m proud and grateful that it has grown and grown.

The fact that people do read what I write is amazing. I consider myself so incredibly fortunate that people read what I write; and not just read it, but critically consider and engage with it through comments.

I couldn’t be more proud of how far my blog has come, or more thankful to the people who have supported me along the journey. Here’s to more content, more conversations in the comments, more jumping for joy moments. Here’s to this little community we’ve created.

And I made Cupcakes! It wouldn’t be a proper birthday without cake.

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This wouldn’t have been possible without your support and encouragement. Yes, it has been my driving force. Your comments, your likes. They push me to do more. I have learnt so much from my fellow bloggers and yet there is so much to learn.

So I’ve decided that I’m not just going to celebrate on the one day. This blogiversary is going to party on! To celebrate Drink Coffee and Read Books surviving it’s first year I am going to be posting something each day for a week. So welcome to day 1 of my week-long Blogiversary celebration! Below you’ll find a list of everything that I’ll be posting this week, so you should stick around for that!

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Awhile ago I asked everyone to ask me some questions and I will be doing a Q&A. So this was your chance to ask me all the questions that you have ever wanted to ask me! I’ll endeavour to answer all the Questions.

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I will do a list of the 12 things I’ve learned in these past 12 months – I’ve come a long way from those first post. When I look back at my older post I’m a little embarrassed at how little I knew.  Then I remember how much I learned. So I thought I would write 12 things I learned from 1 year of Blogging.

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I will be sharing the past, the present and the Future of my Blog. This past year of highlights and new experiences for me. The exciting new things happening here in the future!

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If you want to have an easier go at blogging, you’ve got to have some level of organization. When I first started blogging, I was terrible when it comes to organisation but lately I’ve been improving on it, so I thought I’d share some tips on how to organise your thoughts, ideas, and schedule. I’ve got a few tips that have really helped improve my overall blogging experience.

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I will be sharing my Playlists on Spotify, the music I like to listen to and my reading playlist. The right music only enhances the reading experience. Music can be just the thing to take book immersion to the next level.

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I will be sharing my Top 10 favourite Blog Posts on here, my favourite posts I’ve written, and the most viewed this past year. So I will be reflecting back on what I have written over the past year.

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Lastly, I will be discussing Book Blogger Envy. Whether You are jealous of stats, books, writing style, popularity, event invites or something else entirely, I’ll will be sharing some tips.

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So that’s it for this post, I’ll be back tomorrow with a Q&A. If you haven’t already, you should check out my Q&A Announcement and leave me a Question on that post if you would like to know anything at all about me, It’s not too late! So, thank you again to everyone who has followed my Blog and Interacts with me in the Comments, I really do appreciate it.

How long have you been blogging? And how long have you been reading/Following Drink Coffee and Read Books?

 

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TBR Jar Wednesday – October – Let’s Vote – #TBRJW

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TBR Jar Wednesday is a new weekly meme created here at Drink Coffee and Read Books. You can participate in this if you have a TBR jar or even if you don’t. Each month you will randomly choose a category from your TBR, or if you don’t have a TBR Jar, you can use my Category for that month and make a post with three books that fit that category from your TBR, it doesn’t have to be a book you own. It could be a book that you would like to purchase.

I Pick 3 books from my TBR Pile that fit the Category and have you all pick which one I should read next. This is a monthly MEME and you are more than welcome to join me. Just create a blog post with your three books and link the post below. You can find the Full Rules HERE.

I thought we can keep up with each list with the hashtag #TBRJW so add that to the end of your post and Social media.

Untitled designMy Category for November is: Read a book that has a one word title

So This Month I picked:

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by Stephanie Garber
Genre: Fantasy

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Remember, it’s only a game…

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.

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by Amanda Hocking
Genre: Fantasy

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In a world of magical visions and pyrokinesis, Mara just wants to have a normal life. But is that possible?

Mara has become used to the extraordinary. Roaming from place to place with Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Carnival, she longs for an ordinary life where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future.

She gets her chance when the struggling sideshow sets up camp in the small town of Caudry and she meets a gorgeous local guy named Gabe. But before long, Mara realizes there’s a dark presence lurking in the town that’s threatening the lives of her friends. She has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she had in order to save everyone she cares about—and change the future forever

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by Alexandra Adornetto
Genre: Paranormal

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The edge-of-your seat powerful conclusion to GHOST HOUSE.

In the sequel to the page-turning GHOST HOUSE, Alexander Reade turns up at Sycamore High not remembering how he got there. But worse, he doesn’t remember Chloe Kennedy and believes he has come back to search for his lost love Isobel.

Chloe soon realizes that Alex needs her help surviving in the modern world. With his looks and the way he speaks, it’s as though he’s from another century. Which he is. In fact Alex has been dead for 157 years, but that doesn’t change how Chloe feels about him.

Chloe begins to experiences dreams that take her to a past life and realizes they are linked to Isobel. But when Isobel appears, Alex and Chloe must accept that the past and the present have collided. Chloe is being hunted by Isobel, who is just as vengeful as ever and out to destroy any bond between Alex and Chloe.

And she will do so – no matter the cost.

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Let’s Vote:

Pick one of the three books in the poll to help me decide what book I will read this month.

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Link Up:

Post your link here and visit the other blogs to help them vote on their next read. Since I can’t actually add a linky, Please link up in the comments. Let me know in the comments if you’ll be participating!

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Thank you so much for stopping by to vote. Check back next week to see which one I will be reading. Have a great day and Happy Reading!

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Holiday Reading: Mount Gambier | Travel TBR

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If you are reading this, then I am probably packing my bags and getting ready to leave on a Holiday! I’m going to Mount Gambier for a few days on holiday with my Mum and we haven’t been on a holiday for ages. I’ll be away from 3rd-6th of October.

I have pre-written & Scheduled a few posts and packed my bags, and now comes the most important part – picking out which books I will bring with me!

I don’t know about you, but I tend to take a long time to figure out what I want to read while I’m away from home. Not having access to all my books stresses me out, and I am always afraid I will bring something with me and then not enjoy it.

One of the best parts of traveling is picking out books for the trip. It’s fun! Alright, now on to the main event, the books I have decided to take with me! So this will be a quick list of the books and audiobooks I’m taking with me while traveling.

Physical Book:

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10 people mysteriously invited to an Island by their host. A host that no one seems to know, but by the invitation is made to look as if they do. It is within a few hours of being on this strange little island that things start to get interesting. A host no where to be seen, a nursery rhyme about 10 little Indians, a recording accusing each guest of the deaths of another and of course murder.

This is one of most famous books by Agatha Christie65112 and is considered a classic. I’ve been wanting to read this book for awhile, so I’m quite excited to finally get to it. This will be the first Agatha Christie book I would have read. I loved the premise, It sounds so intriguing and I can’t wait to read it.

I’m also thinking about taking The End by Lemony Snicket, this was actually a last minute decision, as I was hoping to finish reading it last month and it’s the last book in this Series, so I really want to finish it.

 eBook:

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HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL, Volume 1, edited by Brian James Freeman is a collection of four spooky Halloween short stories, and one novella-length piece. I received this from Netgalley and At only 165 pages, this should hopefully be a quick read. I am not familiar with any of the authors. I love discovering new-to-me horror writers! I’m already planning my October TBR pile — all things scary!

23776784A tale of three friends, Chris, Joe, and Susie, who get sucked into a portal and into another parallel world, of strange people and creatures. Three friends who didn’t fit in at school are sucked into a portal and land in another dimension. This is a Middle Grade Book with only 170 pages. So this will be another easy read.

 

Audiobook:

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I’ve heard a lot about this one and I’ve always been very dubious about reading it. I’m not sure If this would be something that I would enjoy, so I decided to still give it a chance and listen to the audiobook. So I borrowed it from the library the other week.

 

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So I have chosen these four books to potentially read while in Mount Gambier, so we’ll see how much I actually get read as it takes 6 hours to get there by bus, I’ll have plenty of reading time on the way there and on the way back.

Have you read any of these? If so, what did you think of them? Are any of these on your TBR? What types of books do you like to read while on Holiday/Vacation? Let me know in the Comments!

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Review: Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle

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Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
Published by: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 21st, 2014
Series: Better Nate Than Ever, #2
Genres: Middle Grade, Realistic Fiction, Humour, LGBTQIAP+
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 295
Rating: 3
Date Read: 29/09/2017
Links: Goodreads|Booktopia| Book Depository| B&N

Nate Foster’s Broadway dreams are finally coming true. Armed with a one-way ticket to New York City, small-town theater geek Nate is off to start rehearsals for E.T.: The Broadway Musical . It’s everything he ever practiced his autograph for! But as thrilling as Broadway is, rehearsals are nothing like Nate expects: full of intimidating child stars, cutthroat understudies, and a director who can’t even remember Nate’s name.

Now, as the countdown to opening night is starting to feel more like a time bomb, Nate is going to need more than his lucky rabbit’s foot if he ever wants to see his name in lights. He may even need a showbiz miracle

Nate Foster, a young teenage boy, finally made it to Broadway and all he wants is to be a big Broadway star, But when he goes to his first E.T. : The Musical rehearsal, everything is not as he expected, he has to deal with bratty child movie stars, annoying understudies and a director that can’t even remember his name!

Nate has made it to Broadway in Better Nate Than Ever! He’s the second understudy for ET in ET: The Musical, and he’s anxiously awaiting opening night even though he’s definitely in the back of the background!

The humour remains hilarious and effective, but none of the events in the novel are actually built up in a plausible way, and there’s a lot of telling going on where showing is necessary. Federle has a habit of skipping over important plot points and just telling us about them afterward, and it happens far too often to be an effective stylistic choice.

But the two things that are addressed somewhat in both novels are the parents lack of interest in their son and Nate’s sexuality. Nate’s parents just are not there for him. When he calls his mom’s flower shop to send flowers to Libby, his father makes him pay for them out of his first pay check. And, as Nate points out, his father may never miss one of his brother’s sporting events, but neither of Nate’s parents are there for opening night.

In Better Nate Than Ever!, Federle introduced Nate beginning to think about his sexuality. The implication is the Nate is probably gay. Nate’s sexuality is explored more in this novel, but it is done very much the way things are at 13 – more crushy than anything.

All in all it was sweet and entertaining, The book is adorable, and I recommend it to anyone who enjoyed the first book or is simply craving more fun, optimistic middle grades books with queer themes.

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That’s it for this review! Have you read this book? If so, What did you think of it? Is it on your TBR? Tell me in the comments if you agree or disagree with any of this. I’d love to know your opinion.

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October Read-a-thons & An Ambitious TBR

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As it’s October, it’s the perfect time to read eerie, spine-chilling books whether it be books that make you unable to sleep for a week, books with vampires and werewolves or books with ghosts and ghouls. I am super excited for this Reading Month, there are tons of Halloween themed read-a-thons happening in October. As a lot of these are monthly read-a-thons, I will be reading some of these books for multiple read-a-thons. I am really bad with keeping to my TBR, so these books could change at anytime.

Spookie Shelfie (#EmptyShelfie)

1st-31st October

The Empty Shelfie Read-a-thon is a monthly read-a-thon hosted by , , & This month they are doing a Halloween Theme read-a-thon.

The 7 Reading Challenges are:
1. A book that contains a curse or spell.
2. A book that will (probably) give you nightmares.
3. A book with a freakish character.
4. A book with a serial killer in it.
5. A book with orange and/or black on the cover.
6. A book with a mask on the cover or the word “mask” in the title.
7. A book with supernatural or paranormal elements.

My TBR:

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Frightfall Read-a-thon (#Frightfall)

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FrightFall Read-a-thon is a month-long readathon that takes place in October and the only “rule” is that you must read at least one scary book. This was created by Michelle @ True Book Addict. You can find all the information in the sign-up post. I’m going to be reading a lot of spooky books in October, so instead of setting a TBR for this one, I’ll count the Books I read for the other read-a-thons for this one.

OWNtober (#OWNtober)

1st-31st October

This challenge is Hosted by Kathy @ Books and Munches and the Goal is to read as many books as you can of your physical TBR Pile/Shelves. I thought this was a fantastic Idea as I have a lot of unread books that I haven’t gotten to yet.

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Victober (#Victober)

1st-31st October

I’m super excited for this one because I’ve been trying to read more Classics so this is the perfect opportunity to knock some of those Victorian Novels off my List. This is a month long read-a-thon dedicated to reading Victorian Literature (1837-1901). This challenge is hosted by Kate Howe, Katie from Books and Things, Ange from Beyond the Pages, and Lucy the Reader. This will be Quite a small TBR, as I mainly want to focus on reading spooky books and Halloween Themed Read-a-thons.

There are five challenges to complete. These are:
To read a Victorian book by a Scottish, Irish or Welsh author.
To read a lesser-known Victorian book (less than 12k GoodReads ratings)
To read a supernatural Victorian book
To read a Victorian book recommended by someone else
To read a Victorian book written by a female author

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Get Graphic (#GetGraphic)

6th-8th October

Get Graphic is hosted by , , , &  and is dedicated to reading Graphic Works.

Here are the Reading Challenges:
1. A new-to-you series
2. Two instalments of the same series
3. Over 300 pages
4. Black and white art
5. Picked out by a friend
6. Read at least 5 works

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Spookathon (#Spookathon)

16th-22nd October

Spookathon was created by Kayla @ Books and Lala, Paige @ Paige’s Pages and Shannon @ Bookerly and consists of 5 challenges. Here’s the playlist of their videos with all the information you need to participate as well as the readathon’s twitter.

Here are the challenges:
1. Read a thriller
2. Read a book with a spooky word in the title
3. Read a book based on a childhood fear
4. Read a book with orange on the cover
5. Read a book set in a spooky location

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SBooktober (#SBooktober)

25th-31st October

SBooktober is hosted by , ,  , and goes for the entire month of October with lots of fun challenges, a spooky read-a-thon, movie watch-alongs, and more! But the Read-a-thon part of it goes from the 25th-31st. I’m not going to choose a specific TBR for this one as I’ll be intertwining some of these read-a-thons.


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So that’s it for now! I’ll be participating in a few others but I’ll be adding them to this post closer to the dates. All these Halloween themed Read-a-thons are making me Super excited for Halloween.

Are you participating in any of these Read-a-thons? Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think of them? Are you participating in any read-a-thons that are not mentioned here? Also, If you have a TBR for September or any of these Read-a-thons, link them below in the Comments, I’d love to check them out.

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Okay So Booksically Tag

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It’s time for another book tag. This one I am excited to do as the questions are different than the usual questions you get in tags. This tag was created by Andrew @ OK So Booksically on YouTube. So when I saw this tag I was all on board.

Tell us about your user/blog/channel name and your real name

I have explained where my Blog name came from in my 100 Followers Q&A, so you should check that out.

Open Instagram search and chat about the first 3 images

These where the first three images that popped up and of course there bookstagram photos. 

The first image is a picture of Tower of Dawn by sarah J. Maas, photographed by bookish_voice. I love this Cover, and still haven’t read anything by Sarah J. Mass. I’ve been seeing this book everywhere, It’s so pretty!

The second picture I spot is a bookcase by writerahart, It is gorgeous and it looks so well organised.

And the third picture is of a bullet journal by Studyihng, this looks so cool and pretty. Journals make lovely Bookstagram Props!

Your favourite song to listen to while reading/writing, and how many plays its got

I don’t listen to music while reading, I prefer total silence as I get distracted super easily. Sometimes I listen to Instrumentals because its less distracting, I’ll usually tailor the music to the type of book I’m reading using Spotify but I do like listening to music while I’m Blogging or on Social Media.

Favourite book on your shelf at the moment

This is difficult to say but if it means my favourite physical book to look at, I’ll need to choose one from this pile of books in the corner of the room. It’s my favourite section of all my bookshelves because it’s where I keep all my Cassandra Clare books.

Favourite bookish thing you love using as a prop in your pictures/videos

I’m not a big prop user, but I think my favourite thing that I love displaying in my Instagram pictures would have to be candles.

3 Books you are dying to re-read, but probably never will

I don’t re-read books, so  there are lots of books that I’ll probably never re-read but if I had to choose three I’d say:

The Lovegrove Legacy Duology by Alyxandra Harvey: Which I always call a hidden Gem. I read and enjoyed this series a few years ago.

The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare: So this is a series that I probably will reread one day but I might not because it feels like a big commitment. I’d like to reread the series once they’ve all been published and read them all.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: Another book that I’d be keen to reread.

Amazing bookish finds (this can be books, bookish things, or bookish moments)

I am going to go with a favourite bookish moment, which is when I went to Brisbane Writers Festival and got The Copper Gauntlet book signed by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.

Hottest author(s)/Author Crush

I don’t usually have any Crushes on Authors, I don’t even know what most of them look like but I probably say Lindsay Cummings. I’ve never read any of her books, I started reading The Murder Complex but I never finished it. I enjoyed what I read of it though and I still want to read it.


And that is the end of the Okay So Booksically tag! I had a lot of fun doing this tag! I tag anybody who want to do this. One Question I didn’t answer was Open YouTube and talk about the first three videos you see. Feel free to answer it if you wish.

Here are the questions if you want to copy and paste them:
1 – Tell us about your user/blog/channel name and your real name
2 – Open Instagram search and chat about the first 3 images
3 – Open YouTube and talk about the first 3 videos
4 – Your favourite song to listen to while reading/writing, and how many plays it’s got
5 – Favourite book on your shelf at the moment
6 – Favourite bookish thing you love using as a prop in your pictures/videos
7 – 3 Books you are dying to re-read, but probably never will
8 – Amazing bookish finds (this can be books, bookish things, or bookish moments)
9 – Hottest author(s)/Author Crush

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Review: Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

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Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
Published by: Walker Books
Publication Date: March 5th, 2015
Series: Better Nate Than Ever
Genres: Middle Grade, Realistic Fiction, Humour, LGBTQIAP+
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Rating: 3
Date Read: 22/08/2017
Links: Goodreads | Booktopia | Book Depository

Thirteen-year-old Nate Foster has always wanted to star in a Broadway show. (In fact, he’d settle for seeing a Broadway show.) With best pal Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There’s an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom. Tim Federle’s hilarious and touching debut is full of broken curfews, second chances and the adventure of growing up – because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your back garden to finally feel at home. 

Nate Foster dreams of starring in a Broadway show. When auditions are held in New York for E.T.: The Musical, Nate sees his chance to break free of his small town and launch a career in the big city. With the help of his best friend Libby, he embarks on a daring escape to New York, where one simple audition unravels into a night of unanticipated adventure.

There’s a delightful sprinkling of humour in this book, emphasized by Nate’s love of Broadway flops and his honesty about being an awkward, bullied teenager:

“There’s nothing to be scared of, Nate. You’re small and scrappy and can get out of any situation the world throws at you.” Just this past week, I’d been stuffed into a locker by a seventh-grade nose picker who is shorter than I am.

Nate’s journey has as much to do with starring in a Broadway play as it has to do with him figuring out who he wants to be in life:

My sexuality, by the way, is off-topic and unrelated. I am undecided. I am a freshman at the College of Sexuality and I have undecided my major, and frankly, don’t want to declare anything other than “Hey jerks, I’m thirteen, leave me alone. Macaroni and cheese is still my favourite food – how would I know who I want to hook up with?

Federle is a good writer, and the story moves at a good pace. I don’t remember ever reading a book about a kid who was so interested and committed to theatre. Nate’s ability to navigate his way to New York City and tryout for a big-time production is amazing and inspiring, even as he deals with bullies who do not take him seriously, make fun of his “flaws”, and generally put roadblock after roadblock in his path.

Better Nate Than Ever is a charming read about family, theatre, and learning to be the best version of yourself.

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That’s it for this review! Have you read this book? If so, What did you think of it? Is it on your TBR? Tell me in the comments if you agree or disagree with any of this. I’d love to know your opinion.

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30 Books in 30 Days Week 3 Update – September 2017

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Another Late Update, but today I’m here with another update on how I’m doing  with this challenge so far. I have read Six books this week.

Day 15 – Friday, September 15th

7:30 PM Just came back from seeing IT at the cinema again for the second time, so I’m yet to do any reading, I actually really love this movie.

11:40 PM – My only reading today happened from about 10 pm so I didn’t get that much reading done today. But I did read 22 Pages of Mrs. Dalloway’s Party by Virginia Woolf, which is the Companion book to Mrs Dalloway.

Pages Read Today:
– Mrs. Dalloway’s Party – 22
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Total Pages Read: 

4,319
# of Books Read:
  10

Day 16 – Saturday, September 16th

1:55 AM – I started reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater and read 37 Pages before going to sleep.

5:40 PM – I Just got home from Hiking to Garden Island with my Mum. And I have a really bad headache, so I don’t know how much reading I’ll get done or If I’ll be able to manage any reading at all.

11:45 PM – My headache is gone. I managed to read the last 35 pages of Mrs Dalloway’s Party and another 28 pages of Blue Lily, Lily Blue.

Pages Read Today:
– Mrs. Dalloway’s Party – 35
– Blue Lily, Lily Blue – 65
100 pages
Total Pages Read: 

4,419
# of Books Read:
  11

Day 17 – Sunday, September 17th

10:45 AM – I got a good amount of reading done this time of Blue Lily, Lily with 52 pages before going to sleep. I’m moving along quickly and I hopefully will be done with this book soon.

11:30 PM – Charged up with coffee, I continued reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue and managed another 131 pages. I’m really loving this book. I love the characters in this book! They are great!

Pages Read Today:
– Blue Lily, Lily Blue – 183
183 pages
Total Pages Read: 
4,602
# of Books Read:
  11

Day 18 – Monday, September 18th

2:40 PM – After waking up at 9:40 am I Charged up with coffee,  and I finished reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue, with 81 pages. It seems each book in this series focuses on one of the characters. In this one, the focus is on Blue Sargent. This is the best part of this series, the characters. If not for the characters, I think I would pass on this series. But I have to admit I’m hooked. I need to know what’s going to happen to them next.

7:05 PM – I decided to Listen to the Audiobook to Red Queen and read 53 pages. Then I picked up Antisocial and read 47 pages of that

11:00 PM – The I Suck at Readathons Read-a-thon started today, two of the challenges are to read 10 pages a day and read for 20 minutes a day. So I read 16 pages of The Stolen White Elephant by Mark Twain. This a funny collection of witty, silly stories. I also started reading The Penultimate Peril for 20 Minutes and managed 22 pages.

Pages Read Today:
– Blue Lily, Lily Blue – 81

– Red Queen – 53
– Antisocial – 47
– The Stolen White Elephant – 16
– The Penultimate Peril – 22

219 pages
Total Pages Read:
4,821
# of Books Read:
12

Day 19 – Tuesday, September 19th

10:40 PM – After Listening to another 118 pages of Red Queen and finishing it, I’m about to head out to the Library.

1:30 PM – Just got back from the Library, where I picked up some books. I sat in there for a bit and read Tokyo Ghoul Volume 10, with 216 pages.

11:20 PM – And then I finished reading Antisocial (47 pages). If you want to see more of my thoughts on that, check out my review.

Pages Read Today:
– Red Queen – 118
– Antisocial – 47
– Tokyo Ghoul Volume 10 – 216
381 pages
Total Pages Read:
5,202
# of Books Read:
  15

Day 20 – Wednesday, September 20th

10:00 AM – Before going to sleep, I read 10 pages of The Stolen White Elephant and 20 pages of The Penultimate Peril.

12:30 PM – I then read Another 10 pages of The Stolen White Elephant after waking up. Its really well written. I Haven’t read anything by Mark Twain before this, but I’m looking forward to add more of his works to my list.

3:00 PM – I then decided to start read Harvest Moon by Tonya Coffey, and read 44 pages. This is the First book in the A New World series  I received a eBook of this book by the Author ages ago and still haven’t read it yet. So far I’m enjoying it. I love the premise, It’s really interesting and intriguing.

5:40 PM – I read another 44 pages of The Penultimate Peril and so far I’d have to say this is probably my Favourite book in A Series of Unfortunate Events.

10:00 PM – And Then I decided to listen to the Tashi Audiobook by Anna Fienberg and read about 512 pages. This Audiobooks contains all 16 books in the Tashi series. Even though this is a children’s book series, this is a lot of to read/ listen to. Tashi is Jack’s new friend, and he comes from a place very far away. He has had many exciting adventures, and every day he shares one of them with Jack.

11:30 PM – I didn’t do anymore reading after 10pm, I had an Allergy-related sinus headache due to having hay fever that kept me from focusing for long. But I’m extremely happy with amount that I did read.

Pages Read Today:
– The Stolen White Elephant – 20
– Harvest Moon – 44

– The Penultimate Peril – 64
– Tashi – 512
640 pages
Total Pages Read:
5,842

# of Books Read:
  15

Day 21: Thursday, September 21st

10:00 AM – I recently bought The Bane Chronicles Audiobook from Book Depository and it came today! I really love this book and I’m so excited to reread it but on Audio.

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12:30 PM – Then I read 10 pages of The Stolen White Elephant and 38 pages of The Penultimate Peril.

5:00 PM – I then read 35 pages of Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda. The book is 8 short fantasy stories about a heroic trio – a blacksmith’s son, a wild and brash forest girl and a palace guard – trying to save the land of Deltora from the evil Shadow Lord. This is actually a reread for me, I read these as a kid. When I decided to reread this series I was worried I wouldn’t enjoy it anymore as this was a childhood favourite, but I’m enjoying it a lot.

11:59 PM – I also finished listening to the Tashi Audiobook and I really enjoyed it.

Pages Read Today:
– The Stolen White Elephant – 10
– Deltora Quest – 35
– The Penultimate Peril – 38
– Tashi – 512
595 pages
Total Pages Read:
6,437
# of Books Read:
  16

So here are the books I read during Week 3:

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Have you read any of these book? What did you think of them? Are any of these on your TBR? Let me know in the Comments.

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#TheReadingQuest Wrap Up

Hello (1)These are the books I got through during #TheReadingQuest, which took place between Sunday 13 August to Sunday 10 September. #TheReadingQuest is an awesome four week reading challenge based on video games that was hosted by Read at Midnight. The challenge runs like a bingo board with each title representing a challenge you must complete. The difference is that you’re starting point on the grid depends on the character class you chose.

I chose the Mage and I was able to get through all of the mage quest and 4 side quest. I would’ve liked to have read more books but I’m still quite happy with the amount I was able to read.

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I just wanted to say a very big thank you to Aentee @ Read at Midnight for creating this amazing quest. I had so much fun with the challenge! Also a big shoutout to CW @ Read, Think, Ponder for the amazing art.

Did you participate in The Reading Quest? How many quests did you complete? How many books did you read? Have You read any of these Books? Let me know!

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Q&A Announcement | Ask me anything that you want?

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My I year Blogiversary is coming up soon, in 11 days.

I’m beyond excited about that. I can’t below that it’s been nearly a year since I have started blogging. I’m usually pretty bad when it comes to being consistent and continuing with anything, so I was very surprised that I kept up with this blog for so long .

So this year I have decided to do a Q&A to Celebrate!

So here is your chance to ask me all the questions that you have ever wanted to ask me! You can literary ask me anything, from geeky questions to personal questions, to anything that you can think of, whether they’re related to blogging, books, reading, music, movies, TV shows, etc. I will be posting the answers on my actual blogiversary, but it might be a day late, as I’m going to Mount Gambier on a holiday and won’t be back until October 6th, which Is the day of my Blogiversary. 

I’ll also be accepting any questions via Twitter if you want to shoot me one there (my account will be linked at the end of this post)!

Also, you may have noticed I’ve been revamping my blog a bit, I thought it was about time to create a new look for my blog’s much needed revamping! I had the same design for almost a year since I first started this blog and It wasn’t very good, I didn’t like the way it looked, so I thought I’d try something new!

I am still keeping the WordPress theme as I really like it but I’ve been adding featured Images and other little graphics to my Blog Posts lately. I’m not the best at creating Graphics, but I’m enjoying creating them and I quite like the way that some of them are turning out.

Besides that bit of news, I’ve decided that I might begin posting book discussions very soon! For the past few weeks, I’ve been compiling a list of topics and I’m finally ready to begin sharing some of them with you!

That’s all the news I have for now! Thanks for stopping by you & Thank you in Advance for the Questions!

I’ll be making a separate post to answer all of the questions!

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