Friday Finds [Jun.22nd]

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Random Quote of the Day: “Everybody hates me because I’m so universally liked.” – Peter de Vries

Hello sunshines! 🔆 Despite my miniature hiatus for the past few weeks, I’ve still been semi-active on the Twitter and therefore have found some more novels to add to my TBR! I don’t really remember what I’ve been adding to the list, so this post will be a good reminder and will hopefully get me out of this reading slump…

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They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I’ll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I’m writing to remember. Sammie was always a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as humanly possible. Nothing will stand in her way–not even a rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly start to steal her memories and then her health. What she needs is a new plan…

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Five went in. Four came out. No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them…

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Summer Time! | June BWWU

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Random Quote of the Day: “A doctor saves lives — It’s up to people to create lives that are worth saving.” – Philip Gold

Hello sunshines! 🔆 Where shall I start with this post? Decisions, decisions…

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  • I am officially on summer break!! 🏖 I’ve already done some extravagant things this summer as I am STARTING AN ETSY SHOP for my paintings!! Nothing is finalized yet, but when I am settled you guys will be the first to know!!
  • With that being said, that’s been the main reason why I haven’t been blogging as much. Lately I haven’t had much will power to blog, but I’m hoping by next week I’ll be back on my stuff.
  • I surpassed 500 WP followers!! 🎉🎉 I don’t know how this was possible as I was a ghost for almost a month, but I am still majorly appreciative and if I haven’t said hello to you yet, HELLO!! ❤

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  • I am now the Vice President of Around the World club (at school) and Treasurer of Helping Hands club (also at school)!

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Which Cover Wednesday [#31]

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Random Quote of the Day: “The thing about chameleoning your way through life is that it gets to where nothing is real.” – John Green

Hello sunshines! 🔆 Happy Wednesday! Today is my first day of Finals and second to last day of school!! Woo-hoo!! To celebrate, we have a weekly Which Cover Wednesday! Which Cover Wednesday is a post hosted by Sumaya @suereadingcorner. For this post, you choose two different covers of the same book — the books can have different publishers, different formats, etc. Then you decide which one you think is more appealing. I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before, but if you guys ever have theme recommendations or recs in general for WCW, please feel free to comment them!😀 Let’s get onto the debate! ⚔

VINEGAR GIRL BY ANNE TAYLOR

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I don’t know, both are pretty “eh” to me. But I think I enjoy the FIRST COVER better just because we all know I am a lover of floral.

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Captivating Covers [#29]

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Random Quote of the Day: “Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.” – Miguel de Cervantes

Hello sunshines! 🔆 Captivating Covers is a meme created by me — @JBelkBooks. Every week or so, I share a cover of a novel that I find to be Captivating. It doesn’t have to be one you’ve read, just one that you enjoy! You can add your own twist to it, but I like to include the book synopsis & book details. So, I created this meme to share my findings with you all! 📚

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Title: Eliza and Her Monsters

Author: Francesca Zappia

Genre: Young-Adult, Contemporary

Published: July 13th, 2017

I love, love, love how there’s so much going on on this cover — there’s a female figure on the front, yes, but she has hands covered in paint!! As a fellow painter, this excited me because we don’t see many MC’s that have that artistic/creative ability. Also, the clash between realism & fictional aspects on the cover really caught my attention.

⬇️Want to read the synopsis? Check it out below!⬇️

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Mystery Blogger Award! | Round Two

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Random Quote of the Day: “Virtue is choked with foul ambition.” – William Shakespeare 

Hello sunshines! 🔆 I’ve been nominated for the MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD by Jacquie @ Rattle the Stars so THANK YOU!! I’ve been nominated before but there are new questions every time so I thought “why not??”! (: Let’s get to it!

RULES:

  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You nominate 10 – 20 people
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question

THREE FACTS ABOUT JBELKBOOKS

  1. I am a vegetarian and proud!! I went raw vegan for like…three days, and then last year I was pescatarian for about 2-3 months. Starting this 2017 I’ve been FULLY vegetarian!! 🍍🍉🍓🥗
  2. I love the newest Paramore album, AFTER LAUGHTER. If you haven’t heard it yet, what are you doing with your life???
  3. I don’t know how to ride a bike. Yeah, I know, that’s sad.

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Seven Deadly Sins Tag!

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Random Quote of the Day: “One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.” – William Feather 

Hello sunshines! 🔆 Yes, I’ve actually been TAGGED this time for the SEVEN DEADLY SINS tag, so let’s do it! Oh, and thank you, Yasmin, for the tag!! ❤

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What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?

Hmmm…do the books I got for free count as the most inexpensive? Because if so, I have a ton of those. However my most expensive book thus far would have to be THE SCULPTOR by Scott McCloud — this beauty was cheaper on BookOutlet (thank you, BO), but it’s sales price is around $22.

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What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?

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What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?

LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green. This one is a no-brainer — I read it once (maybe even twice) a year!

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Where Art Thou JBelkBooks?? | May Wrap-Up

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Random Quote of the Day: “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark

Hello sunshines! 🔆 I know, I know, I know….I have disappeared from the blogosphere this past month and it has broken my heart. I actually don’t have many bookish or art related things to update you on so if you are here for that then I am extremely sorry. However, my unexplained hiatus will all be addressed now…

WHERE HAVE I BEEN?

Image result for slumped gifWell, I’ve been at school. Yes, you’ve guessed it. School has taken over my LIFE this past month and I can officially say that this has been the worst year of my high school education. The worst as in: I can never catch a break.

As you all know I am an International Baccaleurette student meaning that I am required to test out of my Standard Level classes. With that being said, I took my IB test for Math Studies earlier this month. Now, I thought all the stress would be relieved until June because that’s when finals are, but I was truly mistaken.

Week after week I was given new projects, tests, quizzes, assignments...you name it. There was never a time where I could sit down and blog like I am now. DISCLAIMER: I can only blog now since I have a 4-day weekend and even then I still have many assignments to catch up on.

Related imageBut anyways, to sum it up: my life has been a mess. I have not picked up a book for personal pleasure, I’ve barely been present on social media, and of course I haven’t even thought of having time to blog.

SO WHAT NOW?

I officially have about a week and half left of school, so until then I’ll be on a mini-hiatus. I’m going to try and pre-schedule a few posts but don’t hold onto my word on this one.

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Towards mid-June I will be back and active in the blogosphere so I am really excited for that. I’ve been feeling really distant from social media and WP so getting back into routine will be refreshing. My blog stats have been at its’ all time low this past month so I’m ready for new comments and new interactions!

With that being said I did reach over 800 followers on Twitter (I don’t know how) this past month so that’s pretty awesome. I do wish to be more active on IG as well, so stay tuned for that. I have a ton of emails to catch up on as well so I apologize if you’ve contacted me via email and I haven’t responded!

IF YOU HAVE ANY POSTS THAT YOU’D LIKE ME TO READ/COMMENT LINK THEM DOWN BELOW!!! It would be impossible for me to go through everyone’s posts and read them, but if have posted something that you are proud of, let me know!!

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As always, I miss you guys so much and again, I apologize for my sudden disappearance. I can’t wait to be officially back, my friends!! (:

How was your April and/or May? Any special plans this upcoming June? Did you read anything awesome this month?

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

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