Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Summer of Series Sign Up

I've been meaning to sign up for the Summer of Series since...well, since it first started. But I suck at signing up for things and I procrastinated. UNTIL NOW. I am finally taking the leap.

If you have no idea what the Summer of Series challenge is, you can go here or you can listen to my pathetic excuse of an explanation: The title basically says it all. You try to read as many series as possible! August is the last month  for Summer of Series, so I'll try to cram as many series into it as possible.

My goals:
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That may not seem like a lot, but for me, it is alot, especially since most of these are lengthy YA books. But both of these series I'm REALLY excited about.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

July SST: In Which Rebel Mechanics Is Featured(Guest Post+Giveaway)!

A sixteen-year-old governess becomes a spy in this alternative U.S. history where the British control with magic and the colonists rebel by inventing.

It’s 1888, and sixteen-year-old Verity Newton lands a job in New York as a governess to a wealthy leading family—but she quickly learns that the family has big secrets. Magisters have always ruled the colonies, but now an underground society of mechanics and engineers are developing non-magical sources of power via steam engines that they hope will help them gain freedom from British rule. The family Verity works for is magister—but it seems like the children's young guardian uncle is sympathetic to the rebel cause. As Verity falls for a charming rebel inventor and agrees to become a spy, she also becomes more and more enmeshed in the magister family’s life. She soon realizes she’s uniquely positioned to advance the cause—but to do so, she’ll have to reveal her own dangerous secret.

Hello, everyone! Today I'm excited to spread around the word of Rebel Mechanics. This is my first time joining the Sunday Street Team, where we bloggers spread around the love for books we're excited about/have already read and loved!  This month's pick is Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson. And let me tell you, I'm so pumped to read it! Alternative history+spies+swoony romance=perfect concoction of a book. I'll move on to the important part of the post, now...A warm welcome to Shanna!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

What June Brought

Ah, yes. Summer is officially here to stay. The time of sunburns and loads of free time. Besides the sunburns, June was a pretty good month. With the help of readathons, I got out of my annoying reading slump, so I did okay reading-wise, but with the aforementioned loads of free time, I was expecting to get a little-that's sarcasm, just to be clear- more reading done. I attempted to study during part of June for the ACT, but of course I still was pretty unprepared. I'm not devastated by my score and it was what I was expecting to get, but now I really have to get myself to devote more time to studying everyday for a few more months until the next ACT test to get the score I really want. I already have tons of reading plans for July and August, but I have a trip midway through July, so it probably will screw it up a bit because I'm horrible at reading anywhere else other than my house.