how to read more

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Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! I am so glad you are here. If you didn’t know, I am a HUGE book lover and I love to read. This year, I have already read 50 books so far, which is kind of a lot! So in today’s post, I wanted to share my tips on how to read more books!

But before we get started I want to share some exciting news, My Friend, Jo from The lens and The hard drive and rebranding her blog and starting a new one!

Unfortunately, I was too busy to join her blog tour, but I recommend looking out for the blog tour posts because they look really interesting!

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1.use Goodreads!

Goodreads is a really great way to not only track the books you have read but also find new books. Goodreads is a little bit outdated, but I really love using it. I always find new books that I have never heard of and I can see what some of my friends are reading

2. Read different age-ranged books.

I think that it can be easy to get caught up in being too old to read certain books, but honestly your never too old to read a book. Just because you are a young adult, doesn’t mean you can’t read picture books. Just because you are a teen doesn’t mean you can read children’s chapter books. Sometimes when I don’t feel like reading a long and deep book, I read a book aimed for a younger person, because its easier to read than other books.

3. Try e-books

Now I am not a huge fan of ebooks but they are really great if you’re on the go. It’s great because you can have multiple books to read without having to take your books everywhere.

4. Audio Books

Audiobooks are awesome because you can listen to them almost all the time. On your way to work, while you’re doing school, while you’re working out, while you’re just going for a walk or anything else. Dramatized AudioBooks are really fun because they are filled with sound effects and interesting voices.

5. ReRead books

Rereading books counts just as much as reading a book you have never read before. I really like rereading books that meant a lot to me during my childhood and see what it means to me now. I also recommend reading books that you didn’t like before. Maybe now you can relate more to it, or it might make more sense.

6. Have fun

Reading doesn’t have to be boring. Make sure to read something that you like every once in a while and try to pick something fun and exciting to read!

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How do you read more? What books do you like to read? Recent Reads?

Happy reading!

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farewell, march// monthly recap+ TBR

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Welcome back to my itsy bitsy corner of the web! March has gone by so fast! I cannot believe it! March was such an awesome month and I accomplished so many great things!

 

what i been working on

☆Making designs for my church

☆Opening design studio

☆Piano, and leading worship at youth group

☆Clarinet

☆Digital Art and starting art commissions ( you can learn more about that here)

☆Reading

☆ Working on a few story ideas

☆ Prepping for camp nano

☆Planning my blog

☆Reading even more

☆finding ways to see Hamilton, newsies, and dear evan Hansen

 

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I am really happy because I got accepted into Hiram college! I  have always loved it and I am so excited to take some classes! I am really surprised because I didn’t get the exact scores I wanted on my test, but I still got in!

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I have read quite a few books this month and I have enjoyed most of them!

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi The Giver by P. Craig Russell The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders

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this months faves

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Hamilton of course

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Newsies of course

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THIS IS SOO AMAZING AGSJKSDJDKD

 

This amazingly beautiful piano cover

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studying is just so much fun and calming!

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i looove plants’ soo much!

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☆six of crows

☆five feet apart (THE COVERR ISSSSOOO PRETTYYY)

☆the boy who steals houses ( i needs thiss so baddd! i wish they sent arcs to the usaaa!)

☆shadow and bone

☆ chasing jupiter

☆ the hunger games

☆ hamilton and peggy

☆ the thing with feathers

☆ the loneliest girl in the universe

☆ elizaaaa and (PEGGY) her monsters (re-readd)

☆ war and peace ( my mum wants me to read this :C)

 

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I had a great march and I am soo excited for aprill! APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS!! I will hopefully do a photo shoot soon cuz its so pretty outside!!

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How was your March? What have you been doing? Whats on your TBR list?

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🍁hello fall🍁

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Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! autumn has finally come; long nights of reading and sipping warm apple cider and wearing comfy big sweaters. I love watching the leaves fall from the trees and the sky, trying to fly.

I am excited about fall and all the things coming up ahead this year!

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Saving Marty

-saving Marty

this book just sounds so cute and sweet and i need to read it 😀

-the science of breakable things

-the night diary

-the miscalculations of lightening girl

I will probably re-read a bunch of books I already read too XD

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-being cozyyy

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did you like this post? do you like my new fall theme?

xo ava

October To-be-read

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I am super excited to read some of these books an I wanted to share them with you guys! Let’s get started.

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The Kingdom Series by Chuck Black

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via Christian Book

Synopsis;                                                                                                                                                     Good and evil clash. Leinad and Cedric are determined to not only survive but claim hope and victory! In Kingdom’s Dawn, Leinad and Tess, along with all the king’s people, must escape slavery by the powerful Lord Fairos. Kingdom’s Hope finds them free and arriving in the Chessington Valley. But when they forget the king, will Kergon and the Kessons capture them for good? After many years, Kingdom’s Edge finds Cedric living a hopeless life until a stranger appears with powerful words of a new kingdom and a grand army. Finally, Kingdom’s Reign marches you through the danger of earth’s last days as the evil dark knight threatens to defeat the prince once and for all. Swords, knights, and battles define these captivating tales that parallel biblical events from Genesis to Revelation! 

I’ve heard about this Christian Fantasy series when I was younger but I never got around reading them, I’m planning on reading the series this fall.

 

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The Friendship Code by  Stacia Deutsch

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via Amazon

Sypnosis;                                                                                                                                               Loops, variables, input/output – Lucy can’t wait to get started with the new coding club at school. Finally, an after-school activity that she’s really interested in. But Lucy’s excitement turns to disappointment when she’s put into a workgroup with girls she barely knows. All she wanted to do was make an app that she believes will help someone very special to her.

Suddenly, Lucy begins to get cryptic coding messages and needs some help translating them. She soon discovers that coding – and friendship – takes time, dedication, and some laughs!

I love to code. I think it’s a fun thing to learn. I mainly use Scratch but I have used Python before with the help from my younger brothers. This seems like a sweet middle-grade series. I am looking forward to reading this!

 

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

 

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Via Amazon

 

Synopsis;                                                                                                                                                    The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies―humans with extraordinary abilities―who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.  

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice―and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to the villains who have the power to end them both.

I have been waiting for this book for months! I believe it will be coming out in November- which is next month! I am a little disappointed that Marissa Meyer won’t be continuing the Lunar Chronicles Series but I am super-duper excited for Renegades.

 

 

 

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Wires and Nerve, Volume 2 by Marissa Meyer

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Synopsis;                                                                                                                                                    Iko – an audacious android and best friend to the Lunar Queen Cinder – has been tasked with hunting down Alpha Lysander Steele, the leader of a rogue band of bioengineered wolf-soldiers who threaten to undo the tenuous peace agreement between Earth and Luna. Unless Cinder can reverse the mutations that were forced on them years before, Steele and his soldiers plan to satisfy their monstrous appetites with a massacre of the innocent people of Earth.

I am so happy that Iko got her own series! I can’t  wait to see what she has in store. I’m so excited for this to come out!

Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone

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via Goodreads
Synopsis;
Allie Navarro can’t wait to show her best friends the app she built at CodeGirls summer camp. CLICK’D pairs users based on common interests and sends them on a fun (and occasionally rule-breaking) scavenger hunt to find each other. And it’s a hit. By the second day of school, everyone is talking about CLICK’D.

Watching her app go viral is amazing. Leaderboards are filling up! Everyone’s making new friends. And with all the data Allie is collecting, she has an even better shot at beating her archenemy, Nathan, at the upcoming youth coding competition. But when Allie discovers a glitch that threatens to expose everyone’s secrets, she has to figure out how to make things right, even if that means sharing the computer lab with Nathan. Can Allie fix her app, stop it from doing any more damage, and win back the friends it hurt-all before she steps on stage to present CLICK’D to the judges?

I usually try not to read modern/realistic middle school fiction, but this sounded really cool. I mean a girl who codes a viral app? I definitely am going to read it. I hope that this breaks away from the Typical Middle-School book settings and middle-school drama, you know crushes, mean girls, fitting in, stuff like that’

I am hoping that this book will be different. I really like how authors are writing more steam related books for girls!

 

Okie Dokie next book *tries to be like those cool bloggers*

The Crown by Keira Cass

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Synopsis

 When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone.

Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined. 

I was going to read the whole Selection series, but I realized that I would never be able to read all the books on my TBR list if I read the whole series this month. So I decided that I will read the book about America’s daughter, Eadlyn

 

All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

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Synopsis;

Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she’s eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she’ll need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the quest in mind–she’ll go to public school after a life of being homeschooled! But it’s not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school. Impy falls in with a group of girls who seem really nice (until they don’t) and starts to be embarrassed of her thrift shop apparel, her family’s unusual lifestyle, and their small, messy apartment. Impy has always thought of herself as a heroic knight, but when she does something really mean in order to fit in, she begins to wonder whether she might be more of a dragon after all.

I am not sure how this book is going to turn out. I try to avoid books that deal with school because of all the Drama, but I feel like this might turn out differently. I really like how this is about a homeschooled girl, I just wish that people wrote more books about homeschooled kids that stay homeschooled.

The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz

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Via Goodreads

Synopsis;

1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children. Their adventures take them on a chase through France: they are taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon. On the run to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned, their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel, where all will come to question if these children can perform the miracles of saints. Join William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne’s loyal greyhound, Gwenforte . . . recently brought back from the dead. Told in multiple voices, in a style reminiscent of The Canterbury Tales, our narrator collects their stories and the saga of these three unlikely allies begins to come together.

 

I already started reading this book and I enjoyed it so far. It’s not my favorite book and I don’t agree with everything in it but I really enjoy the authors writing style. I am unaware if this book has magic in it yet. I think that having powers is not the same as doing magic spells but it depends on the book. If you guys get what I am trying to say then Excellent- but if you don’t then go get a cup of tea and keep reading.

If you guys get what I am trying to say then Excellent- but if you don’t then go get a cup of tea and keep reading. Otherwise, the book is great so far, I love the historical feel.

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To be re-read:

I can’t help but re-read a few of my favorite series. (I already re-read them this summer but I can’t help it I LOVE RE-READING BOOKS!!)

 

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis

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This series will always be my favorite! NARNIA FOREVER.

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FOREVER!

 

 

 

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

 

 

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The Penderwicks series is so sweet. I love the sisters bond!

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I put a lot of books on my list, Hopefully, I can read them all!

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Did you enjoy today’s post? What books are you planning on reading this month?

 

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