The Hiatus of 2018 | Adele Is Reading

Hello friends ! I hope you are all doing well. I also hope that you’re finding some books to love out there in the world.

I’m typing this out not knowing what to say, so I’ll just be blunt about it.

I will be taking a blog-hiatus until further notice. I want to say that this hiatus will be over by the end of November, but I myself am not too sure about when this hiatus will end.

The reasoning for this hiatus is that I’ve taken it upon myself to make a bunch of Holiday Christmas presents for my family and loved ones. I decided this at the beginning of October, and since then I’ve added way more to my plate. I’m swamped. Which leaves me with no time for blogging nor reading.

However, I will be semi-active on both my Instagram and Twitter. If you want to follow me on those social media’s that’d be awesome! I’d love to stay in touch with you.

If you decide to unfollow me, I completely understand. If you decide to stick with me then Thank You so so so much!

Hopefully I will be back in December. If not I will be back for sure in the new year. And I will let you all know if I decide to extend the hiatus. I’m so sorry if you were looking forward to reading my blog posts, and/or reviews. Hopefully I will come back in the full swing of things!

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading this!

I hope you read some great books.

Happy Reading!
Adele

First Lines Friday #4

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First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  3. Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

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“I realize this is upsetting news,” said Ms. Daniels, watching me and Olivia across her enormous wooden desk. There was no way I was letting her see me cry. I bit my lip and stared at the wall behind her.’

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Karneval Omnibus Vol. 07 + 08, by Touya Mikanagi | Manga Review #60 + #61

Please Note:
This Manga Review will contain some spoilers.

32856020At Yanari’s party, Nai and the crew deepen their friendships and experience the warmth that comes of supporting and encouraging one another. Upon their return to the 2nd Ship, Gareki is summoned to meet with a stranger, who has come aboard disguised as a tree…?!
But back at Chronomé Academy, Kafka launches an attack, sending a swarm of Varuga to lay siege to the prestigious school. And when Tsubame attempts to protect her friends…she ends up a hostage herself! With Gareki back on board the 2nd Ship, who will come to her rescue? Continue reading

Nightblood, by Elly Blake | Book Review #408

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Ruby’s world has changed more than she ever could have imagined. She’s in love with a powerful Frost King. She’s the heir to the Fire Throne. And she may be a Nightblood–the spawn of a vengeful deity hellbent on releasing his wraithlike Minax from their prison. Once freed, these beasts will roam the earth, devouring every last person until he or she is nothing but an empty husk. But Ruby is able to control the Minax to a degree, and now she, her beloved Arcus, and her friend Kai must find a way to bring Frostbloods and Firebloods–sworn enemies–together to make a stand against a foe more deadly than any they’ve faced.

In this heart-pounding finale of Elly Blake’s gorgeously written and action-packed Frostblood Saga, the fate of Frostbloods, Firebloods, and all of humanity is at stake.


Before I get into my review, I wanted to let you know that I read Nightblood expecting that there would be a fourth book added to the series. As far as I know, there isn’t one in the works.  Continue reading

October ’18 Wrap Up + BIRTHDAY Haul

IMG_6984Hello friends! October just passed recently, and I have been so freakin’ busy. So here’s my October Wrap Up! 

I didn’t end up setting up a To Be Read list for October, just because I know that October is one of the busiest months I have yearly. However, since I accidentally ended up borrowing quite a few books from the library, I knew that I’d have to read those sometime. So why not make them my unofficially-official TBR and read a few of the books so I could feel like I actually read my TBR list this month.

Here’s what happened this month! Continue reading

First Line Fridays | #3

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First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  3. Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

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We are a tearless, tiny crowd, we survivors of David Shaw. Imagine it: five of us gathered like a wilting bouquet, my grandmother the one thistle standing.’

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Karneval Omnibus Vol. 05 + 06, by Touya Mikanagi | Manga Review #58 & #59

This post contains spoilers for KARNEVAL OMNIBUS VOLUMES 05 & 06.

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Karneval Omnibus Volume 05, by Touya Mikanagi

When Nai’s bracelet mysteriously reactivates, he and Karoku find themselves transported to the wilds of an unknown land. Worried, Gareki requests a leave of absence from Chronomé Academy to join in the search for Nai, but he is forced to make a difficult decision concerning his future…

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I was actually really looking forward to reading the 5th Omnibus after having been left at that CLIFF HANGER in the 4th Omnibus. Aside from that, I didn’t know what to expect so I didn’t have any predictions. Continue reading

State of the ARC #9

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State of the ARC Meme

State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs (Advanced or Early Reader Copies). You can track your reading progress and link up with your own post. Most commonly it comes out on the 30th of every month.


Hello and Welcome! This State of the ARC post marks the 9th one that I’ve participated in! Unfortunately this October I hit a huge reading slump, and with the Winter Holidays coming up, I’ve been making presents in preparation for that. So I didn’t get around to reading much this month! ARC-wise or no.


I know I set out a goal for this month but honestly, that went down the drain quickly. I can only hope that my reading goes up next month.

The ARCs I Received This October Were:

Though I tried my best to not request or download any books this October, I didn’t quite make it! I actually downloaded Crow Flight by Susan Cunningham.

 

The ARCs I Didn’t Finish (DNF) This Month Were:

  • A Million Times Goodnight by Kristina McBride; I’ve tried reading A Million Times Goodnight a few times now, and I just can’t get into the story. Which is a shame, because I really wanted to end up liking this book.

 

The ARCs I Reviewed This October Were:

None, I didn’t have anytime this month to finish reading anything!

 

I end October with a 63% Feedback Ratio.

Hopefully in November I can finish reading Harbinger by Emme Dewitt, Valhalla by Ari Bach, and a few more.

Thank you for stopping by!

How was your reading this October? 

Happy Reading!
— Adele

November ’18 Publishings (that I’m looking forward to)

ucbrpicHello friends! It’s time for another one of my monthly posts where I talk about the books I’m most excited for in the following month! Since this month we’re in currently is October, the books in this list all come out in November. And boooiiiiii, there are so seriously gorgeous covers coming out in November.

If you feel like I’ve missed a book that you believe that I would enjoy, please let me know about it! — Enjoy! Continue reading

First Line Fridays | #2

first-lines-fridays

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  3. Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

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‘The painting, three by four feet and propped on an easel in the center of the room, arrested Skylar Stone, emptying every thought from his head, save one. This piece of art was the most incredible thing he’d ever seen.
He paced a semicircle around the canvas, unconsciously hooking his index finger into his collar to loosen his tie, as if looking at this paining required more room to breathe. it assaulted his senses and made him too dizzy to think. How did it possess so many colors and yet seem kind of purply blue? there was gold in there, somehow, and red, and. . .God, everything. What was the figure in the foreground? A man? A dog? A boulder? Somehow it was all three. A hulking mass of darkness looking out at. . .stars. Or perhaps it was someone lying on a blanket. Or perhaps it was a gargoyle looking over a city. A city on fire.
Or maybe it was a city being formed?
It looked like a child had painted it. Or a grand master. It took Skylar’s breath away.
“I said, can I help you?”
Blinking, Skylar turned toward the speaker, a mousy, scrawny, hunched male student with a permanent glower stitched on his face.’

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