Top Ten Tuesday 9/27/16: Books on my Fall TBR!

Top Ten Tuesday was originally started by The Broke And The Bookish, where a topic is given every Tuesday and the blogger then produces a top ten list of books to fit the weekly subject. The topic this week is Top Ten Audio Freebie so, due to my recent obsession, I have chosen ‘Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR!‘ so here they are!:

 

 

So what is on your TBR for this fall? Leave me a comment down below! 😀

Sectional Saturdays #8 So hey, I’m not dead!

Sooo…

I have been off and on for months. Almost a year.

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A lot has happened in a year. A lot.

I actually… have only read 2-3 books since then.

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I KNOW, I KNOW. >____<;

But, something just… blocked me. I’ve been trying to read, and while I have gotten some done…

I just can’t focus.

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But it’s not all bad.

I actually have started some self improvements.

I’m in therapy for one.

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And it hopefully will help me better myself.

I have also made some really great friends. I see these friendships lasting for a very very long time. They have kept me whole while others try to break me even further.

I will have to give thought to what I want to do with my blog, I still want to do book reviews, but it might not just be it. ^^;

Anyways, I think I might be going for now, I’ve been very distracted in writing this and I don’t want to leave it as a draft. X_X

  • – Jessa

Stacking the Shelves 9/15/16, the kindle side pt. 1

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Stacking the Shelves is what we have added to our bookshelves in couple of weeks. Stacking the Shelves is bought to you by Tynga from Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Oh lord. It’s been FOREVER since I did one of these.

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So please excuse me while I flail and try to remember all that is new. Newish. OKAY I WILL TRY TO LIST MOST AND RELIST SOME LATER.

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I think… I think that is all of them that are purchased.

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 I will take inventory later.

Have you read any of these? Are you excited by any of these? Should I read one sooner than the others? Let me know!

COMING SOON…

… My return to the book world!

 

Expected between 18th – 31st.

I have a lot of reviews to catch up on, and books to read!

 

I hope to see you on my journey back into the book blog world.

 

  • Reisa Reads

The Gathering Dark/Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Title: The Gathering Dark/Shadow and Bone

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Series: Yes, trilogy.

Format: American Hardcover

Page Count: 358

Publisher: Henry Holt/Mac Teen/Macmillan Publishing

Age Range: 16+

Genre: High Fantasy/Young Adult/Mild Dystopia

Description on Goodreads:

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Shadow and Bone is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy.

Review:

I read this book last year, going into it blind; only knowing it was heavily based off Russia.

Here is the review I originally gave it on Goodreads:

I simply am in love. Just… wow. I did not have high hopes for this book; and it blew me away. The rating is 5/5 only because while I may have thought it was slow at first, the world building, getting to know everyone was well needed. I found myself expressing almost every possible emotion. Well done. I cannot wait to start Siege and Storm.

Almost a year later, I stand by this rating. While it was slow to start, I found myself absolutely loving the main character of Alina. She is 100% one of my favorite main character females from a fantasy novel.

I have TWO copies of this book, and plan on keeping BOTH. I have gifted people this book. I plan on gifting people this book even more.

I remember going into this, thinking I would hate it. It was, and STILL is a VEERRRRYYY hyped book. It’s been 3 years since it’s publication on June 5th 2012, and people STILL rave about it, and I am proud to be one of the people.

I love how well crafted all of the characters are, especially the Darkling. He was one of my favorite parts.He is the type of villian I like to see. The kind that is willing to do anything to get his way, even seduce, threaten and enslave his way to getting it.

Miss Bardugo has an amazing talent that I am very happy to have seen so far.

I have read half way through Siege and Storm,  but had to put it down a while ago due to complications. I plan on finishing it soon enough though.

You cannot understand my excitement for Six of Crows, hell! Even my other blogs, twitter, facebook, instagram is named that. I need to read that book.

My Rating: 5/5

Would I/Who would I recommend it (too): Instant answer? EVERYONE. Reasonable answer? Anyone who is a fan of great character crafting, world building and a story that may stand the test of time.

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10194157-shadow-and-bone

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Read in One Sitting (or close to it.)

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Gingerreadslainey. To read more, click here to see the whole T5W Family.

This week’s topic is Books You Read in One Sitting! Man, it’s going to be a hard one for me! 😀 All pictures are clickable to the Goodreads page!

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This book caught me by surprise. I loved it from the moment I started it! 😀

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I haven’t finished the companion novel series, but this one is my favorite so far. I read it so quickly! 😀

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This one surprised me the most. With how big it is, I still managed to read it in 1(ish) sitting.

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I loved everything, everything about this book. Review to come!

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Another that I need to review and ADORED. This book is looooooovveeee.

What is on your Top 5? Leave me a link down below to yours, or just tell me!

Until next time!~

~Rei’sa

Top Ten Tuesday [6/16/15]

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Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically, you get a different bookish topic every Tuesday, and you comprise a list of ten (or however many you’re able to list) relating to said topic.

Today’s topic is ‘Top Ten Books on My TBR for Summer 2015!’ 

Click on the pictures to goto the GoodReads page about them!


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Is there anything I should prioritize first? Any you have read? Leave me a comment down below! 😀

~ Rei’sa

[Top Ten Tuesday Graphic was used from aimalfarooq’s blog!~]

#BookBlog vs #BookTube vs #Bookstagram WHICH IS THE BETTER PLATFORM?!

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WHO WILL BE THE VICTOR?! WHO WILL GET ALL THE BOOKS AND LOVE?!

WHO IS THE BEST OF THE BEST?!?!?

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ALL OF US.

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We are all awesome in our own rights, why do we feel the need to attack each other?!

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SERIOUSLY PEOPLE WHAT THE HECK?!

We all love books. We all love reviewing them. We all love the same things. Why are we bickering?!

If you aren’t happy, and feel the need to put someone on blast PUBLICLY just because you don’t like them, what they do, what they get, the platform they use, how they review… Then maybe you shouldn’t say anything. Maybe you need to improve upon yourself. You work on you, because to throw that kind of shade at someone, in book blogging, booktubing, bookstagraming, anywhere is just freaking wrong.

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IF YOU FEEL THE NEED TO BE SHADY AND A MEAN GIRL, PLEASE GO VENT SOMEWHERE ELSE.

All of us work for what we want to achieve!

This isn’t aimed at any one person or group. I know there are people who shady reguardless of group they are in. They talk smack about people in their own bubble as well. Venting in private is one thing, but to down someone publicly or a group of people for how they do things, why they do things and what they recieve (followers, arcs, finished copies, attention from publishers, etc) for the work that they do is bad. There is no justifying it. If you feel the need to publicly shame someone, then maybe there is something YOU need to work on yourself.

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I started booktubing, book blogging and bookstagraming for one thing:

FRIENDS.

I live in a small town. Not a lot of people I know like to read what I do, to talk about books… Hell the library rarely gets updated. =/ Most people use it just for the internet.

I started my platforms because I wanted to meet new people, and heck. Ya’ll seemed sweeter than honey. Yes, not all of us will get along, but we can be CIVIL. Who cares who gets what? Who cares who gets to goto places? I am tired of all the drama. So many people put so much work into what they do, and it’s disheartening to see all of us bash one another for it.

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Can’t we all just start over and try to be friends or at least civil? Seriously. We all love the same thing. We all started our blogs, channels and instagrams for the same reason. Our love of books. The written word! I hate all of us acting like we are different cliques in highschool. We are better than this.

So, I beg of you. Book Bloggers, BookTubers, Bookstagrammers.. Please leave me comments below on your thoughts. How we can work on this. How we can be the family I know we all are. When it comes down to it, we are all just a bunch of book lovers, looking for a place to call home.

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All of you rock.

I have made so many wonderful friends over the years on all three platforms. I refuse to be divided, and I am not afraid to stand up and voice my opinion. Because that is what friends do.

I love you all equally.

~ Rei’sa

[This was in responce to Sam’s awesome video]