December’s Wrap Up + Book Haul + January TBR

Good evening, again! I was going to post this tomorrow, but when I saw all my productiveness during the holidays’ month, I couldn’t wait to share my happiness over being full back on blogging, haha!

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In December, I kept last month’s statistics by reading 11 books, 4 mangas and 1 comic book. Okay, so I read way less manga, but I’m proud of myself. This month was CRAZY busy, of course, so I feel like a champ for not dropping my reading stats, haha!

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November’s Wrap Up + Book Haul + December’s TBR!

Hello, beautiful people! Welcome to my November Wrap Up and thanks for being here today ❤ All in all, November was pretty good for me, being my first month where I felt in control of my life since I started the new job and since I lost my beautiful darling Lady. The month flew off the window and I can’t believe we have just 23 days now until Christmas ❤ I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE MY FAMILY AGAIN! ❤ ❤

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Soo, November was a so-so month for my standards. I’ve read 10 books, 22 volumes of manga and a comic book. I should have known I wouldn’t be able to beat my records of September (book-wise, haha!) and October (pages-wise, haha!). Maybe my reading slumped a little exactly because of all the intensity of the other months… #mystery

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Massive Wrap Up for September and October + November’s TBR!

Good day to you! It is I, the urban legend of book bloggers back once again from the hiatus sea. I’ve realized I never got to do a wrap up for September and we are totally still in schedule for an October one, so why not do both in the same post, right? =D It will save time for everyone, yay!

September

Wrap Up

*titles with links are already reviewed, isn’t this a miracle?!! =O*

So, September was a crazy reading month for me. I do promise I kept my life on its regular tracks and that I didn’t skip work to read as I say that I’ve read 26 books that month.

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I’ve broken another reading record, haha!

 

Unfortunately, I can’t remember if I bought any books that particular month or if I bought something in October, so no Book Hauls =( Sorry, my memory sucks! I used to document each book bought on a word doc, but oh well. I think I’ll go back to it on December, haha!

October

Wrap Up

In October, I didn’t manage to read so many books as in September because of my Game of Thrones Challenge, but I read all the mangas I hadn’t in the previous month in between the bloody pages of GOT, oops! So I’ve read only 6 books… But also 26 volumes of manga, haha!

 

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the reacion of all my off-line friends to this info

 

I have been asked where in all seven hells I have managed to squeeze in so many mangas in the middle of a Game of Thrones challenge, but I’m not really allowed to talk about my time turning abilities? Hahaha! No, seriously, I don’t have a good explanation, sorry =/

Books

  • A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) – read from Sept. 27th to Oct. 4th | 4 stars
  • A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire #2) – read from Oct. 4th to 10th | 4 stars
  • A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) – read from Oct. 10th to 17th | 4 stars
  • A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire #4) – read from Oct. 18th to 24th | 2 stars
  • A Dance with Dragons, by George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) – read from Oct. 24th to 27th | 5 stars
  • Nobody’s Goddess, by Amy McNulty (Never Veil #1) – read from Oct. 16th to 29th | 5 stars

 

Mangas

*I forgone the reading dates because I usually read a manga volume in 20 minutes =)

  • Not Equal, by Reibun Ike (2 volumes) | 4 stars
  • Kiss Blue, by Keiko Kinoshita (2 volumes) | 3 stars
  • Amayakana Toge, by Kano Miyamoto | 3 stars
  • Sweet Chapel, by Junta Mio | 5 stars
  • 3-manen no Kareshi, by Junta Mio | 5 stars
  • Uwasa No Oujisama, by Junta Mio | 5 stars
  • Sweet Tears, by Junta Mio | 4 stars
  • Love Monster, by Junta Mio | 5 stars
  • Sugar Pain, by Junta Mio | 4 stars
  • Smile Kudasai, by Junta Mio | 4 stars
  • Best Ending?, by Junta Mio | 5 stars
  • Kuroneko Kareshi no Aishikata, by Aya Sakyo (2 volumes) | 4 stars
  • Kami-sama Onegai!, by Junta Mio | 4 stars
  • Oboreru Hitomi, by Garasu Hino | 4 stars
  • Houkago no Love Call, by Kyou Kitazawa | 4 stars
  • Eroman – Kami to Pen to Sex to!!, by Delico Psyche | 2 stars
  • Kuroneko Kareshi no Afurekata, by Aya Sakyo (2 volumes) | 4 stars
  • Kuroneko Kareshi no Ouji Sama, by Aya Sakyo | 4 stars
  • Fukigen Kareshi no Nadamekata, by Aya Sakyo | 5 stars
  • Roman Gousha, by Kyou Kitazawa | 4 stars
  • Hanazono no Kioku, by Garasu Hino | 4 stars
  • Seinen wa Ai o Kou, by Garasu Hino | 4 stars

 

I promise I slowed myself down on November – we are on the 12th and I’ve only finished three books and no mangas! I’m behaving… For now? Hahaha!

I don’t have anything fancy planned to November yet, but in my TBR you’ll definitely find…

November TBR

After I knock these down, I’ll just be a rebel and fish all the lovely books I’ve received this year from authors and publishers that remain unread for a reason or another and start a slow and steady process of reading and reviewing them all. #ambitious

BONUS: The next reviews you can expect to see here are for the Never Veil series =D

That’s it, guys! Once again, thanks so much for sticking around until the end of the post, I know I have been writing too much, oops! Love you all!

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What I have been reading during my hiatus

Hello! It’s been a while, haha! I was taking a look on my last posts and I realized I didn’t post a wrap up on SUCH A LONG TIME =O I mean, ok, I don’t post at all in a long time, but not even on my last active month blogging, I don’t post a wrap up since June, oops! Haha!

Well, I’m going to totally ignore the books I bought during this time, focusing on the ones I have read and how I’ll try to review them all 🙂

JUNE WRAP UP

BOOKS

I’ve read 15 books and 3 mangas on June – I know, pretty low comparing to April and May, ugh! My job stole a lot of my reading time besides all of my energy, haha!

MANGAS

  • Kuroneko Kareshi no Amaekata, by Aya Sakyo
  • Kuroneko Kareshi no Nakasekata, by Aya Sakyo
  • Jackass! – Sawatte Ii tte Dare ga Itta yo?, by Scarlet Beriko

JULY AND AUGUST WRAP UP (so far)

July and August weren’t my months to live, so it’s to be expected that they weren’t my reading months either. This is all that I have read until today and I don’t trust myself to finish more books until the end of August – one day at a time, right? Hahaha!

  • The Fox and The Grapes (childhood fairy tale)
  • A Frozen Heart, by Elizabeth Rudnick
  • Melophobia, by James Morris
  • Wonder, by R. J. Palacio
  • Emma, by Jane Austen
  • Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things, by Martina McAtee
  • Weekend Lovers, by Kiriko Fuwa (manga)
  • The Journalists – Disney Comic Book Special
  • Two Pokémon Guides on Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby

Yup, from the very same person with 20 books read in the same month, we now have 5 in two months. I’m such a winner. #sarcasm

What I’m currently reading? I’m trying to rule out my started books from “before” all this. I’m missing only 100 pages until the end of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I just started Dark Dreams and Dead Things – which, so far, is not doing any justice to the first book – and I’m on the middle of Frankenstein. I’m reading the last one with Jess from Mud and Stars, so I can say with ease that this one I shall finish until the end of the month, haha! Btw, do you guys know Jess, right? If you don’t, well, please go follow her. She is BRILLIANT, both as a blogger and as a person ❤ Love you, Jess!! *–*

Well, now, you may be wondering: “hmm, so many books, Annelise! What about the reviews?”. Good question. What about the reviews.

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Honestly? I will first review books that were sent to me and then books from my book club with Jess. Then, I’ll try to review all the others. If for some reason the fate allows me to succeed, I’ll review the mangas. If that also goes according to plan, I will review the comic books. Deal? 🙂

Oh, but of course that you can totally ask me for specifically reviews inside this list! I want you to guys to be as happy as I am trying to be, haha! ❤

That’s it for now. I won’t make any promises, as this didn’t go well in the past, but I’ll be around, haha! What have you been reading on those past few months? 😀

See you later and love you!

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April Wrap Up + Book Haul… In which I broke personal reading records and still am on book buying ban

Hello, y’all! Nice to see you around ❤ Welcome to my April wrap up! As the title suggests, I didn’t get a single new book in April, so let’s just forget this part, okay?

WRAP UP

In April, I managed to read 20 books, 11 volumes of manga and a comic book 🙂

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Favorites of the month 🙂 Please add here The Quartermaster & The Marquis’ Son. I did this collage on Instagram moments before I decided to keep reading it and finished it quite by accident, haha!

BOOKS

To read my review for each book, just click on the respective links on the list 🙂

I’ll update this post with the missing reviews as they get ready 🙂

 MANGAS

  • TEN, vols. 1 &2, by Martina Peters
  • Night Walk, by Kano Miyamoto
  • Jackass!, by Scarlet Beriko
  • Zutto Issho ni Kurashimashou, by Kyou Kitazawa
  • Ijimekko no Okada-kun, by Kyou Kitazawa
  • From Yesterday, by Shouko Takaku
  • AV Gokko, by Kyou Kitazawa
  • Smile Maker, by Scarlet Beriko
  • Renai Moratorium, by Junta Mio
  • Hisho to Yajuu, vol. 1, by Yuu Takahashi

I’m ridiculously late with my manga reviews, pardon me 😦

COMIC BOOK

  • The Complete Alice in Wonderland, by Leah Moore, John Reppion and Erica Awano

Won Books

  • King Arthur, Barnes & Noble edition – @bookish.mel was kind enough to send me her spare copy as a gift! ❤ I LOVE YOU, MEL! THANKS FOREVER!
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from my Instagram 🙂
  • The Lingering Grace, by Jessica Arnold – I won an ebook copy on an Chapter by Chapter giveaway! Thanks ❤

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  • Kindred Spirits, by Rainbow Rowell – I won this one at a giveaway that lovely @beccareadsbooks hosted on Instagram ❤ Thank you!!
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also from my Insta!
  • Paper Hearts, by Hanna Peach – I won this novella from the author for being a subscriber to her blogger’s newsletter ❤

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  • Harry Potter coloring book – I won this one at a giveaway that awesome @riddlesteashoppe hosted on Instagram ❤ THANKS SO MUCH!

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 Received books

I’ve received the following books in exchange for an honest review this month 🙂

Thanks so much to all of you!! ❤

 Failed TBR

As much good that I was on April, I still failed to read some of the planned books. The reason? In two out of four cases, slacking. The other two? Family Issues. But I’ll read them someday!!

  • Cracking the Career Code, from Tom Henricksen
  • Anomalies, from Sadie Turner and Colette Freedman
  • Ashes in Waterloo, from Olivia Andem
  • Wish, from Grier Cooper

You can check my TBR for May on this post 🙂

This is pretty much it, guys! Thanks so much for reading! Have you managed to read all the books you had planned for April??

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January Book Haul + Wrap Up!

Hello, there! Welcome to a giant post, oops! I went crazy with book buying this month, jeez. The February TBR list is already done in other post, here 🙂

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those are my new babies ❤

 

Book Haul

My money went to 13 books and 7 mangas in January, haha!

  • Carry On, from Rainbow Rowell
  • Happily Ever After, from Kiera Cass (English mass-market paperback and Brazilian Portuguese hardcover editions)
  • Angel Time, from Anne Rice
  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tarner, from Stephenie Meyer (hardcover edition)
  • Sex and the Psyche, from Brett Kahr
  • The Awakening, from Kelley Armstrong (hardcover edition)
  • Carnival of Souls, from Melissa Marr (signed copy!)
  • Rockin’ Heaven, volumes 5-7
  • Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure, vol. 2
  • Marked (House of Night #1), from P. C. and Kristin Cast (I had to re-buy this because I lost my copy, ugh!)
  • The Vampire Diaries, edition with books 3 and 4
  • Chobits, vol. 4
  • Calling, from Miu Otsuki
  • Sword Art Online Fairy Dance vol. 1
  • Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, illustrated edition (I DID IT! British edition and all <3)
  • The Mediator series, from Meg Cabot: Reunion and Twilight (I bought different editions ❤ )

 

Ebook Haul

 

Books that I won as presents

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Received books in exchange of honest reviews

 

Freebies

  • Mind Game, from TJ Moore
  • Dreamthief, from Tamara Grantham
  • The Ruens of Fairstone, from Aron Sethlen
  • Different (Tainted Elements #1), from Alycia Linwood
  • LEGENDS: Fifteen Tales of Sword and Sorcery (English Edition, several writers)
  • Fire Starter (Fluorescence #1), from P. Anastasia
  • Soulmate, from Kellie McAllen
  • The Clock Winked (The Sagittan Chronicles #2), from Ariele Sieling

 

Wrap Up

This month, I have read 7 books and 10 volumes of manga, haha!

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To read the reviews available, just click on the links 😀

 

Honestly, I think my parents shall never allow me to walk inside a bookstore ever again. You know, until March, haha!

That’s it, thanks for reading! Sorry for the lack of pics on this post, but it is already huge like this, haha!

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November’s Wrap Up, Book Haul and December TBR!

Hi, there! Omg, December is really here! I am sooo happy! ❤

November was a slow reading month for me, as I finished my dissertation and had my finals, but I got to read something 🙂 December will be a better month, as I’ll be on vacation after December 04th, haha!

WRAP UP

I’ve read 8 books, 4 mangas and 1 comic book in November.

BOOKS

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MANGAS

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COMIC BOOK

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BOOK HAUL

My haul for this month was almost non-existent again. My family has been going through difficult times, so I’m trying not to be a burden, haha! I got some freebies from Amazon and won a giveaway, so this is my haul:

DECEMBER TBR

I’m still working on my December TBR, but I can tell you that I WILL FINISH EMMA, mwahaha mwahaha! ❤ What I’m sure for now:

  • Shielded Past, from Patti Morelli (currently-reading) [UPDATE: review here]

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  • Emma, from Jane Austen (currently-reading)

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  • Night World, vol. 1, from L. J. Smith [reviews: book 1, book 2 and book 3]
  • The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, from Anne Rice (By the way, I already talked about this book here) [review here]
  • Cemetery Tours series, from Jacqueline E. Smith [reviews: book 1, book 2 and book 3]
  • Braver With You, from A. Hart [review here!]
  • The Carnelian Legacy, from Cheryl Koevoet
  • Roses of The Angel, from Kalee Marshall [review here!]
  • Alice’s Adventures in Underland: The Queen of Stilled Hearts, from DeAnna Knippling

I always end up reading unplanned books in the middle of my selected TBR, so I’ll start the month with those and let’s see how it goes, haha!

That’s it! Thanks for reading! What is your first read for Christmas month??

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October’s Wrap Up and Book Haul!

Hello, there! Today we are going to navigate among my bought and read books of October! Yay!

I was a very good girl this month and read a total of 12 books; 10 books and 2 comics. I told you in my September’s wrap up that October was my month, haha! I also received some new books in exchange for honest reviews, but all in due time!

In shopping matters, October was practically non-existent – honestly, I didn’t even got out to the bookstore, you know? And I’m not making online shopping lately, as I don’t have the time either, haha! I bought 2 mangas, 5 comic books, 1 coloring book (call me obsessed) and one sticker album, because I’m a child, haha!

Books that I’ve read

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Brazilian books meant to be featured on my dissertation

(meaning: I won’t review them, haha!)

Comic books

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I managed to not read a single manga this month, which is impressive for my standards, and I already wrote two of three reviews expected to October. Go, me! ❤ The first Bound Series’ review will be up until Friday, Nov. 6th, with luck.

As for the books that I’ve received

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from my Instagram ❤

I already reviewed a book from Linda, Chasing Rainbows (link here), and a book by James, What Lies Within. Thanks so much for the trust, guys! Just wait my vacation, haha!

My currently readings are The Night Clock, by Paul Meloy, which I received through NetGalley (thank you!) and Finding Forever, because its release was on Oct. 29th. I’m positive that FF review will be up on the blog on Nov. 8th and The Night Clock, on Nov. 5th. But let’s see, right? Hahaha!

I also would like to start a countdown here. I deliver my dissertation on Nov. 10th, which means that this will be seven days from this post. CHEERS FOR FREEDOM!
Ahem, that’s it! Thanks for reading and Happy November!

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