The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag!

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Random Fact of the Day: Female canaries don’t sing as often as male canaries.

Hello sunshines! I was tagged a few weeks ago by Arvenig @ Arvenig.it to take part in the Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag, so thank you, Arvenig, for thinking of me!🙂 Let’s get to it!

Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2016

All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I talk about this novel in almost every tag — I’m sure you guys already know it’s one of my favorite books, lol.

 

 

 

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2016

24422492I only read one  sequel this year and that was Never, Never: Part Two by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher. I was left on a cliff-hanger just like in the first part, but I haven’t gotten around to reading part three. The sequel wasn’t the BEST, but it was definitely a good read.

 

 

 

New Release That You Want To Read But Haven’t Yet

24820165I don’t know if Nicholas Sparks’ newest novel, See Me, counts because it was released late 2015, but I’m going to pick that one anyways, lol. I am a Sparks fan, so when I heard he had a new novel I had to get it for myself. I do own it, yes, but I haven’t read it yet!

 

 

 

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My (sort of) Collection of Signed Books | Chat with JBelkBooks

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Random Fact of the Day: Crayola is a French word that means ‘oily chalk’.

Hello sunshines! The last time I posted a discussion seems like a while away, so I decided to type this one up: My (sort of) Collection of Signed Books!! I mentioned that I would probably post something like this in one of my TTT’s, so why not now!? As always please feel free to join in on the discussion at the very end of this post!🙂

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So, let’s get this out of the way. Everyone likes to meet their favorite authors, talk to them, & get their novel’s signed & maybe even personalized — that novel you put your sweat & tears (maybe not sweat, but tears? Definitely.) in…the one that you got a little dirty because you took it EVERYwhere…YOU ARE ABOUT TO GET IT SIGNED!!! Yeah, we all know the feeling.

I happen to have a collection of some sorts — some personalized, some not. Some written directly in the novel, some with just bookplates. Either way, they were signed by the author, and I thought I’d share those with you all! Before I do so, I did want to express that I am in no way trying to flaunt or make anyone feel less of a reader because of my collection. I am aware that some people don’t have the opportunity to receive signed novels or to visit author-related events. With that being said, I truly hope that any reader out there will get to meet their favorite author one day!

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Discover Your Next Favorite Book! | ParnassusNext

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Random Fact of the Day: Kangaroos cannot “walk” backward.

Hello sunshines! Today I am unboxing & reviewing a book subscription box company that I’m sure some of you guys haven’t been aware of (because I wasn’t until I did some research)! These are always my favorite boxes to share just because it gives the company more exposure, but also you guys! So let’s get to the post!🙂

ParnassusNext is a monthly subscription box company that offers the best, NEW Young Adult novels curated by the experts at ParnassusNext! If that didn’t catch your attention, these novels are actually ALWAYS signed, first edition hardcover novels! Some examples from the past include the Serpent King, When We Collide, & Passenger!

This box is perfect for Young Adult readers, but really, anyone is welcomed to purchase this subscription! Each month, you’ll receive one beautifully packaged young adult book!

WHAT PLANS CAN I SUBSCRIBE TO?

There are currently FOUR options:

  1. 1 Month Plan
  2. 3 Month Plan
  3. 6 Month Plan
  4. 12 Month Plan

HOW MUCH DOES PARNASSUSNEXT COST?

  • 1 Month Plan: You will be charged every month for only the cost of the book (typically between $17 and $19 USD), plus $6 USD shipping.
  • 3 Month Plan: $75* USD
  • 6 Month Plan: $150* USD
  • 12 Month Plan: $300* USD

*Sales tax and shipping are built into the cost of prepaid plans

INTERESTED IN PARNASSUSNEXT? CHECK OUT MORE INFO. HERE!


UNBOXING & REVIEW

From top left to bottom right:

  • The ParnassusNext Box
  • First-Look Inside Box
  • ParnassusNext Info. Card
  • Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth: First Look Sampler
  • This Savage Song Swag
  • 2 (two) TSS Temporary Tattoos: “Human” & “Monster”
  • This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab Signed Hardcover

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So to start, the wonderful people at ParnassusNext actually gave me the option of picking the July box or the August box, and of course, I picked the August box because it had TSS in it! However, little did I know that the July Uppercase Box was going to ALSO have TSS. So, now I officially have TWO signed copies of TSS! I think the TSS themed temporary tattoos are so cute, however I’ve grown out of wearing temporary tattoos so I’ll probably give them away soon. I already have the Carve the Mark First Look sampler, however it was really cool of them to add. As you guys know, I love getting extra goodies with my bookish subscription boxes, so I was surprised to receive some in this box considering, from what I’ve read, they don’t promise extra goodies. I am still overly grateful for them, but I’m wondering if it was just implied that goodies would be sent along with the novel? Anyways, if you are looking for a subscription box that features a great, new released, signed hardcover YA novel, definitely check out ParnassusNext! I think their strongest aspect is how well they put together the box, along with the idea of a new, hardcover, & signed novel. As a reader, anything signed is ALWAYS a plus, so thank you, ParnassusNext!

AUGUST PARNASSUSNEXT RATING: 4/5 STARS

*DISCLAIMER: ParnassusNext currently ships to the United States, Canada, and most international destinations. Shipping in the U.S. is $6. Shipping to Canada is $15. They can ship to most international destinations for $25.

I was sent this box in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected any of the information or opinions expressed above. Everything said was solely my opinion. Thank you to the curators at ParnassusNext. #ParnassusNext

Definitely let me know what you guys think of ParnassusNext down below in the comments!

Thanks for reading & I’ll see you next time…

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Top Ten Tuesday [#28]

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Random Fact of the Day: A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

Hello sunshines & Happy Tuesday! This week’s TTT actually makes me feel like a very bad person because the topic is…

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will post a new Top Ten List. This list includes topics such as ‘my top ten favorite authors’ or ‘my top ten books of this month’. The topics will change, so make sure you stay tuned for each week!

I have a lot of books. Many not a GIGANTIC supply or a full library of books (although I wish), but I have…a lot. And yes, that means I have NOT read every single book that’s on my shelves. But which ones have been there before I started blogging?? (Keep in mind I started blogging as of August 2015)

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[1.] MY SISTER’S KEEPER by Jodi Picoult: I’ve had this one for a while and I haven’t read it, just because I saw the movie before reading the book & the book is a little on the “longer” side. So I have to be in the mood to read this Picoult book.

[2. & 3.] UGLIES + PRETTIES by Scott Westerfeld: I am still interested in this series however, I don’t have all of the novels in the series. As you guys know, in order for me to start a series I like to have ALL the novels so I can just binge-read them. So..that’s why I haven’t read Uglies.

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[4.] ANGELLFALL by Susan Ee: Same thing applies to this series — I don’t own the other two novels, and therefore I haven’t picked up AngelFall. This novel has really good reviews, though, so I should really purchase the rest so I can read them…

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[5.] THIS STAR WON’T GO OUT by Esther Earl: This memoir is, again, on the larger side so I have to dedicate some time to this one. This novel still sounds so emotional and enlightening, so I am definitely still looking forward to reading it!

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3 Days, 3 Quotes [Day 3] | Round Two

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Random Fact of the Day: If you shake a can of mixed nuts, the larger ones will rise to the top.

Hello sunshines! I was tagged a while back by Kei @ The Lovely Pages Reviews for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge, so thank you! Today is the last day for this challenge, so let’s see what quote I saved for last😉

THE RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

I know the rules say to post during 3 CONSECUTIVE days, but since my blogging schedule isn’t necessarily fit for that, I’ve been posting 1 post every other day. I know, I’m a rebel😉

Anyways, onto today’s quote!

A John Green quote — of course. John Green is a fantastic author & I will always enjoy his writing & personality. I’ve read all of his independent novels that aren’t co-written with another author, but as you all know my favorite is Looking for Alaska! Go read yourself some John Green!!❤ (unless you don’t like Green…then that’s okay, too…)

I TAG YOU:

Of course it is not mandatory that you complete and post this tag, but if you do decide to taken upon the fun, definitely pingback to this post so I can read your post!! Have fun…:)

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time…

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3 Days, 3 Quotes [Day 2] | Round Two

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Random Fact of the Day: To have your picture taken by the very first camera you would have had to sit still for 8 hours!

Hello sunshines! I was tagged a while back by Kei @ The Lovely Pages Reviews for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge, so thank you! Today I am posting my second quote for this challenge!

THE RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

I know the rules say to post during 3 CONSECUTIVE days, but since my blogging schedule isn’t necessarily fit for that, I will be posting 1 post every other day. I know, I’m a rebel😉

Anyways, onto today’s quote!

This is one of my favorite quotes from TPOBAW by Stephen Chbosky! I read the novel & watched the movie & I would have to say the book to movie adaptation was well-done! So if you aren’t a reader, definitely go watch the movie! (or vice-versa, lol)

I TAG YOU:

Of course, it is not mandatory that you complete and post this tag, but if you do decide to taken upon the fun, definitely pingback to this post so I can read your post!! Have fun…:)

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time…

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3 Days, 3 Quotes [Day 1] | Round Two

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Random Fact of the Day: Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different!

Hello sunshines! I was tagged a while back by Kei @ The Lovely Pages Reviews for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge, so thank you! I’ve actually already done this tag, but since it brought back so many memories for the beginning of my blogging journey, I thought why not!🙂 As you are reading this, I am preparing for my first day back at school, so wish me luck!❤

THE RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

I know the rules say to post during 3 CONSECUTIVE days, but since my blogging schedule isn’t necessarily fit for that, I will be posting 1 post every other day. I know, I’m a rebel😉

Anyways, on to today’s quote!

Of course, I had to start off this challenge with one of my FAVORITE quotes of all time from one of my FAVORITE booksAll the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Please, go do yourself a favor & go read ATBP if you haven’t already!❤

I TAG YOU:

Of course, it is not mandatory that you complete and post this tag, but if you do decide to taken upon the fun, definitely pingback to this post so I can read your post!! Have fun…:)

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time…

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