How To Stop Procrastination // For Bloggers and Students

we all have the one moment where we say “10 minutes later I’ll do that homework, which is worth about 85% of my graaaade”

I have them too, and I had them a bit too much, to the point where it was affecting my grades harshly¹If you haven’t figured it out already that’s called procrastination, my dudes² . And it’s bad, so I (a.k.a the Queen of Mastering Procrastination, acronym is QMP)  will give you tips, and tricks ON HOW TO SLAY THIS DRAGON!!


¹and by that i mean by like, two points. ya gurl ain’t stupid
² a term i stole from the wonderful Queen of Mangoes. Please don’t sue me, May!!

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use forest

If technology got you in that situation in the first place, use it too get it out.  Recently, I used Forest as a way to help me concentrate on my studies, and as well as my blogging. I get really sidetracked on things like tumblr, snapchat, and instagram. Basically, Forest give you a tree (that’s digital, duh), and if you work hard, the tree will grow, and eventually be a forest! However, if you leave the app you are a horrible person cause you just killed a whole bunch of trees.  It really helps because I don’t wanna kill that tree!!

clean up surrounding areas

Before you get started, clean out your desk³. This will create a better surroundings that will get you in the zone. Remove anything that will distract you, and only lay out the basics. I usually keep only my binder, planner, and my pencil case anywhere I can have easier access too. For blogging, I usually just clean my desk area. And why not include a small plant, as they do produce a little bit of productivity.

Some people prefer motivational quotes near them while they study. I mostly like aesthetic pictures near me because I feel a bit more cooler, and tumblr-y???? I don’t know how to explain it other than it makes me feel/concentrate more better.
3and your room if you wanna be extra

listen to music

A very common tip, but a super helpful one. Although, studies have shown classical music best helps you, I think it’s just best to go with what you like. But make sure it helps you! If you don’t know what to listen too know that there are many options. Nature music, piano music, or instrumentals of songs you like. I generally listen to a lot of lo-fi, a genre I recently disovered. A good youtuber I reccomend is R L I  F E.  There are also tons of study/focus playlists too choose from!

do not multi-task

Multi-tasking is a huge mistake! Yeah sure, you can get some stuff done, but do you know what it’s doing to your brain??? It’s basically overloading it, which is something you do not what. Listening to an audiobook, while simotaneously blogging will lead to you either concentrating more about the book than the post, or the other way around. IT DOESN’T WORK!

beautify

Basically, beautify is an aesthetic term for “making your stuff look pretty4“.  In terms of blogging, change up your blog design to something that makes you feel good, and productive.  Speaking from a personal point of view, I would get hyped to post something after redesigning my blog. It would bring attention to my blog design, and I just published a something!!

In studying/student terms, spice up your notes! Use colorful pens, and fonts too make your notes look pretty. I recently got into this, and it’s helping me want to do more. I usually rewrite my class notes at home. This is a win-win situation, because your notes are so pretty, and your reviewing them at the same time!

4 WHO’S A FAILURE AT THAT? nOT ME HHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA (it’s me) 

start a studygram/studyblr

my photos are trash, sorry 

This worked for me!! So I hope it will work for you! This is also aimed to students who are struggling to get their stuff done. A studyblr is basically, a online communtiy on tumblr, where a whole bunch of smart people give tips on how to slay school, as well as share awesome pictures that will inspire you! Over the summer break, I have been getting into these, and my chemistry grade can prove that this has been helping me out!!

There are a bunch of posts to help you get started/tips :

Also check out mine @studywithlavender. And a tumblr made for Nerd In New York 

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So that is my insufferably long post on how to make procrastination your slave. 700+ words! My goal is too reach 400!! Anyway, do these tips help you? What was the most helpful/favorite tip? What are other ways you think can help you avoid this? Why do I sound like a boring English teacher??

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October Wrap-Up, Book Haul + Aesthetic // I get Neck Deep In the Laini Taylor Fandom

Hello everyone!

*crickets*

Soooo I have been inactive for a excessively long time, like wow I didn’t even know it was this possible for me too stay away from the internet so long while. But I do have a valid excuse, *opens mouth* *closes mouth*… I got nothing.

I actually don’t have a valid excuse. I could say I was busy, but I don’t think just watching k-dramas, and reading manga really count as “busy”. But one of November’s goal is too stop being inactive , and believe me, for once, I have a plan.

Anyway, October just flew by me. Like one month I was chilling up in my homeland, and then BAM, everyone has pumpkin spice latte in their hands, and wearing cozy fall stuff. And I’m like ???

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sorry i’m going through a meme phase

But while I still noticed October was here, I HAD A VERY EXCITING MONTH, and I cannot wait to share with whatever is left of my followers.

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B O O K S   R E AD

I DISCOVERED THE POWER OF HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES!!! SO. MANY. BOOKS. And I got to read a lot, so hiatus = more boooooooks!

  • Stranger The Dreamer by Laini Taylor – No lie, this is probably the best book I’ve read all in 2017. Whyyy haven’t I read this sooner?? Oh wait, I’m completely broke. But I loved, loved, loved Lazlo. He was so freaking shy, and innocent, and asdfghjkl why isn’t he reeeeal??? My full review is currently in it’s editing stage, but I can’t wait to share it. | 5 stars 
  • Once and For All by Sarah Dessen – When I saw this on goodreads for the first time, I freaked out. Sarah Dessen (a.k.a one of my favorite authors. EVERRR!) wrote a new boook, about weddings!! I actually loved this book, but I had a problem with the main character, who was a major prick. | 4 stars 
  • Frostblood by Elly Blake – Loved the cover, but the story??? Ehhhhh. I mean I did think the plot was weak, and LIKE EVERY SINGLE FANTASY BOOK OUT THERE. The romance was not needed. At all. | 3 stars 
  • The Serpent King by Jeff Zetner – I went into the book thinking it was a fantasy novel, because I didn’t read the blurb. So I was really confused when no evil snakes came in??? After I got over my state of confusion, I really got bored of it. The pacing was sloooow. |3 stars 
  • Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza – Once again, love the cover, but story was really boring. I did enjoy it too some extent. I guess. | 3 stars 
  • Kings Cage by Victoria Aveyard – UM OKAY WHAT IS UP WITH THIS BOOK, WOW OKAY. | 3 stars 
  • Tell Me Three Things – It has been pretty long since I read SUCH A CUTE BOOK, ASDFGHJKL WOW | 4 stars 

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  • Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman – THIS BOOK WAS LIT | 4 STARS 

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b l o g g i n g

So um, this section is preeety small, as I have been too lazy too go on the internet.

  • I have started my bookstagram – So it has been on hiatus for a suuper long time, and I have opened it up again. I got a new phone, and before that I had too share with my older sister. As it is with siblings, she hardly let me use it. But now, I can use instagram to upload some pictures!
  • Nerd In New York has it’s own tumblr!! – So awhile ago, I did make a tumblr, but that turned into a studyblr (which has helped me out a lot in school). Now I made one specifically for Nerd In New York! This will include pictures, updates, and exclusive posts, and other things I will figure out. So check it out if you want to!! 
  • New!! Feature!! Out!! Soon!! – I have a jumbled details in my head, but I know I want it out!!

Around the blogosphere 

n e w    b o o k s

So yeah, there is a wonderful thing called school libraries, and I love it!! It’s much easier to go here than my public library (so. far. awayyyy), and I actually remember to return books 😀 I think I went overboard with this list though, but #YOLO

  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde – FANDOMSSSSSSS
  • Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin – Second book in the Wolf by Wolf series! The first book left me in such a cliffhanger!
  • Gem and Dixie by Sara Zarr – This the story of a broken family, and two sisters. I love any story about family, especially sisters because I am able to relate so much!
  • THE ENTIRE RAVEN CYCLE SERIES!! – Who knew they had a wHOLE BOX SET OF THOSE???

u p c o m i n g

I don’t have that much posts (as of now), but here is what I’m planning for the future month of November (a.k.a MY B-DAYYYY month)

  • Strange the Dreamer aesthetic + review
  • Empress of a Thousand Skies review
  • How to stop procrastinating
  • libraries vs bookstores

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So that was my month for October! I’m really hypes up for November because I have plans on making my blog better, as well as balancing my studies, and clubs. A marking period just ended, and I’m striving hard to do better! Fighting!! But how was your month? How many books did you read? How many posts did you publish (if it’s more than 1, I’m jealous)? What was your highlight for October? What’s coming up for November?? Please let me know!

Types of Bookworms // Which One Are You???

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We, bookworms are very strange creatures.

I men c’mon we would probably give up paying our rent, and bills for that gorgeous hardcover version  of Stranger the Dreamer (which is my current read as of now, and help I’m slowly dying because this book is sooo huge). But like there are different levels of strangeness, and today I will explain those levels of strangeness. Because we are strange.

(ugh, save yourself from this cringey introdutiocn, but im running low on sleep)

The Stone-Hearted Bibliophile

  • Does not CRY at anything
  • Not even in Snape’s “always” *wipes away a tear*
  • Does not even laugh at the funniest books (Like Me, Earl, and The Dying Girl)
  • No feelings whatsoever
  • Heart is made of ice
  • Literally reads with this face on 

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The “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing” Reader

  • Legit has an identity crisis when they are reading
  • “Do I even like this book?”
  • “Do I like reading?”
  • “What am I?”
  • “Where am I”
  • “Who am I”
  • Wow that escalated quickly
  • Still ends up reading, somehow

The “Unpopular Opinion” Reader

  • Have a favorite book? This reader will probably spoil everything good about it.
  • Has expecations the height of The Empire State Building
  • 5 stars don’t exist in their book
  • Is suuuper honest. Will explain everything sooo thoroughly.
  • Not essentially a hater, but not much of a… well… “liker” either
  • Favorite word is garbage
  • Likes proving everyone wrong

The Broke-As-Hell Reader

  • Literally every bibliophile in the whole universe
  • Has a love-hate relationship with libraries. (cause free books! But then they have to return them)
  • Loves used bookstores/2nd hand bookshops
  • Can’t afford essential textbooks, but has enough money to but 3 Coleen Hoover books + bookish merch.
  • “If I cover this stain with a marker, I could save on laundry, and buy a new book!”
  • LIBRARY SALES!!

The Obsessive Fangirl

  • CAPS LOCK IS ALWAYS ON
  • Say their favorite book, and they get TRIGGERED
  • Initiate squealing
  • Exsessive hand flapping, and jumping
  • Starts shaking you till your no more
  • Needs to come with a warning label
  • PROCEED WITH CAUTION
  • Merchandise everywhere

The Productive Bibliophile

  • The least insane out of everyone, tbh
  • But still insane
  • Reads about 10 books a week
  • Has a review for every single book
  • Every. Single. One
  • DNF doesn’t exist in their vocabulary
  • An absolute monster if you disturb them, while their reading
  • “DO YOU HAVE EYES, CAN YOU NOT SEE IM READING???? ITS LIKE YOU WAnt ME TO SLAM THIS 500 PAGED BOOK ON YOUR HEAD”
  • *goes back to reading, like they did not just threaten to knock someone unconscious* cause books hurt, people

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So what kind of bookworm are you? I think I’m sort of a mix of the Obsessive Fangirl, and the Broke-as-Hell reader. I had a lot of fun writing this post!!

How to Balance Blogging and School // A.K.A How To Stay Sane

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It’s that time in the year when everyone is still adjusting too their school years, classes, and homework. And if you are a blogger, it takes a lot of time to adjust making quality content, and staying on top of school work.

Last year, I was a complete mess at the start of the last school year. I uploaded maybe once a month, hardly any book reviews, and I almost thought of quitting all together (gasp). But I’m glad I pushed through, and I learned from my mistakes. And in this post, I’m sharing my tips on how to balance school, and blogging.

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Remember Your Priorities

First off, I’d like too say school is more important than your blog. Yes, your blog is important too you, but education holds more value. If you need too take a break from blogging because you are too overwhelmed, than feel free too. Don’t feel guilty that you are not posting for a week or so. It’s your life, and your blog, and you have full control over it.

Keep a Planner

Too keep up with life, I totally recommend too keep a planner of any kind. A planner will help keep you track of things like homework, deadlines, upcoming exams, upcoming blog posts. Things like that. Using a planner can help you feel very organized. I really, really, really reccomend using the bullte journaling system because it’s cheap (you literally need a notebbook, and pen), and totally customizable.

If you need help with starting how to plan, or learning to plan I recommend these tumblrs.

(these are mostly for bullet journaling)

Make a Schedule

Another important thing to do is too keep a schedule of when you are going too focus on blogging, and school work. I dedicate most of my mornings, and afternoons for my schoolworks. And evenings, and night time is dedicated too blogging.

When it comes to blogging I have a specific schedule as well:

Sunday: Write up the post (S)

Monday: Edit, and hyperlinks

Tuesday: Add images, featured images, and then schedule.

Work on Important Things First

Like I said earlier, you should keep your prioritize in check. Work on important things first. Have an important project coming up? Finish it ASAP! This will make you feel less stressful knowing you have less on your plate.

Stop Comparing Yourself

I have a bad habit of comparing myself too other people who have better grades, pageviews, followers, study methods. You know the deal. But these days, I’m trying not too. Why should I feel let down because some people are doing well? There will be always people who are doing… well better than you, but you have too take care of yourself. And do what’s right for you.

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So that’s my tips on how to balance blogging, and school. I notice a lot of blogging friends go on hiatus because of the pressure from school, and this year I’m finally getting the hang of things. How do you balance school, and blogging? How do you find time to read when school gets to you? Do you find these tips helpful? 

The Difference Between YA and NA // A Post to Clear Things Up

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My blog is all about one big, fat genre: YA (young adult). I read it, I write it, I live it. And I also used to be one of those people who confuse it with another big genre. New Adult. Both have many common elements, but there is overall a HUGE difference. That’s why they are two different genres. 

And in this post, I’m sharing how to distinguish YA from NA.

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why do people get them confused?

There could be different reasons for different people, but the common ones are:

  • well there is adult in both of the names
  • there are so many common elements story wise
  • and the voice can be pretty similar at times.

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  • Younger character age – YA books are about teenagers who are in the 14-17 age. They are also dependent on someone, like their parents, grandparents, relatives, even the government. The main protagonist is at a point in his/her life where they need someone for support. 
  • Mostly about coming of age – Most YA books are about teenagers trying to become who they are. One of my favorite books Girl Overboard by Justina Chen, is about Syrah trying to get herself, and her life together after a snowboarding accident. She doesn’t know who she is. Some rich mans daughter or snowboarding queen? 
  • Setting – Most of the drama, and action takes place in high school. 
  • Teenage audience – I agree, many adult read YA (and that’s totally fine too!), but it’s main target is teenagers. 
  • Language – The language, and writing style is much different than a New Adult book. There is swearing involved, but it is less then a NA  book. And it definitely more care-free because they are not adults yet. 

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  • More mature age – New Adult main characters are aged between 18-25. 
  • More mature setting – You won’t see an NA book near an high school. It will most likely be a college or even a household. 
  • Mostly about being or becoming an adult – The main theme or so, in New Adult is about becoming an adult, or the struggles of an adult, or becoming an adult, but you don’t want to be an adult. Just a lot of adult-ish themes around. 
  • Adult audience – Of course a teenager will pick up an NA (like me), but it’s obviously intended for a bigger audience. 

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That’s MY way of distinguishing NA, and YA. I decided to write this post after seeing Paper Princess shelved as “NA”. While it does have graphic themes, and almost rape (it was written by 2  erotic authors), it is most definitely not YA. What are your way of telling yourself “this is a ya/na book”? Which genre do you prefer? Do you agree/disagree?

Waiting on Wednesday #39

35604682Title: Tyler Johnson Was Here

Author: Jay Coles

Blurb (GR): When Marvin Johnson’s twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.

The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it’s up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.

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 The cover is drop dead gorgeous, but I find the blurb so interesting. I NEED NOW. What are you waiting on? Link me your WoW down below!! 

Fall 2017 Books I NEED AND WILL FIGHT YOU FOR!

Don’t you love it when a whole new bunch of books come out with a turn of the season?

I do. I looove it when there is a new season, and then suddenly a whole bunch of books come out, and they all sound delicous, and you JUST WANT TO DEVOUR THEM ALL.

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And this fall season, so many good books are coming out, I feel like crying because I’m broke. Soo now I’m going to share all my books that I desperatly need to read, and hopefully convince you to buy it for me (just kidding… maybe).

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Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman – First of all that cover is so beautiful. I am a sucker for all things galaxy. Next, JAPANESE REP! So happy that we are getting some #ownvoices books. I think this is the first book I would have read with a Japanese main character. I heard many great things about this book. | Goodreads 

Warcross by Marie Lu – If you are not hyped up for this book then you obviously live under a rock.  Because hello, MARIE LU!! I love her books so much, and the plot of this book sounds sooo good. | Goodreads

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo – I am absolute trash for this author’s books. I see “Leigh Bardugo” I click. | Goodreads 

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson – The cover looks really nice, and I love the title. There defenitley has been mixed reviews about it, but I want to read it myself. | Goodreads 

Invictus by Ryan Graudin – THE AUTHOR OF WOLF BY WOLF, YOU BET I NEED THIS BOOK!! | Goodreads 

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Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles – Not only is the cover beatiful, I love how this book focuses on a topic barely written about. I am so excited to have on this on my shelf, read. | Goodreads 

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And that’s my not-so-long (but long) list of fall books I will do anything to get. But as of right now, I can only wait for my library because #brokebookworm. What books are you excited for? Have you read any of these books? 

 

Update: I’m Alive, and Back! // New Feature + I’m Writing a Book

Hello everyone, it certainly has been a while. I came back from Bangladesh about a week ago, and couldn’t even lift a finger because I was so jet lagged. So jet lagged I slept for about 48 hours.

And too make matters worse I got a bad case of strep throat, which hurts soooo much. My throat was killing me in the first week, but I’m slightly better.

Now enough about me complaining about sucky health life, lets talk about the blog. I really want to write some good, interesting, and well written posts, because when I was going through my old posts, I was like

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LIKE EW, WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME I WRITE LIKE A 5-YEAR OLD????????

I have to catch up on a lot of stuff regarding this blog, and I have a few posts planned. Here is a little sneak peek:

  • My trip to Bangladesh + cringe-worthy pictures
  • Things that make a good book.
  • Back to school books
  • how to balance blogging, and school.
  • A new feature!! Things will be unveiled tomorrow!!!
  • that’s it
  • i’m sorry. 

It’s not that much?? But I really tried??? STOP JUDGING ME!


Also, crazy news everyone. I am starting a book!! I have no idea what it’s called, and I’m starting too think of character names, and I have some aesthetics going on, but here is the gist of it.

  • It’s fantasy, and has two kingdoms
  • one is good, and one is bad.
  • the girl from the good kingdom (let’s call it kingdom a, and the bad kingdom, kingdom b) hates her life cause she feels trapped, and whatever
  • the boy from kingdom b also hates his life, because he has sooo much pressure on him, and everyone makes him feel like he’s not good enough. (he is honestly my favorite, and my heart hurts for this smol bean) 
  • They meet up, somehow (I’m working on that), fall in love (I’m working on that), and there is an evil queen in there, and someone dies. Okay, a lot of people die.
  • and that’s about it???

I JUST REALLY WANT TO WRITE THIS OKAY! I’m trying to get a hang of things like plot bunnies, Camp Nanawrimo, how to write in general. But this is turning out to be a really fun project, and I can’t wait for the finished project (if it even gets completed, let’s just be real here).

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So how has it been for everyone else? How many books have you read in August? Which one was your favorites? I NEED NEW BOOKS TO READ!! How many books have you read in September so far?? 

 

July Wrap-Up // I Finally Read More Than 6 Books!

Usually, I’ll say X month has passed away so fast, but to be honest July took forever. Not because I didn’t read a lot of books (because I did, I read soooo much), but because I was looking forward to the exciting prospects of August. I have some important announcements + news during this post! 

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P E R S O N A L 

  • i’m going on vacayyyyy – Some people are saying “summer is over blah, blah, blah”, but too me I feel like summer just began. I’m going on vacation from Aug. 7th TO Sep.14! So this is going to be my last wrap-up at the moment. But where I am going, there is bad interenet, and since I don’t want to waste 80$, I won’t have any internet. So I won’t be able to blog, or go on goodreads. Not until Sept. 20.

The reason I won’t be back five days later than my return date, is because I will be going to school, so I will need time to adjust (to school, and timezones)

  • i started a brand new tumblr – So I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to do on it, maybe like post random bookish stuff. I’ve been thinking to create aesthetics revolving around my favorite books. I already posted something! It’s called strawberry snow. Do any of you guys have a  tumblr? Link it, so I can visit!
  • I updated my goodreads “About Me” section – I am sooo proud of it because it feels like I FINALLY wrote an about me, that actually feels like ME.

B O O K I S H / B L O G

I READ 23 BOOKS THIS MONTH! I feel honestly so proud of myself, because these past few months I’ve only read 6 books (on average). I didn’t want to overwhelm anyone, or make this post extra long so I only wrote about the memorable books. Here are some of them + my thoughts, and links to reviews (if I did any).

  • The UnlikeliesSadie was such a boring, and bland character. The plot was a bit exciting, but it got really boring at times| 3 STARS 
  • Vassa in the Night | I was excited by the premise of a Russian fairy tale retelling. I even did some research on the fairy tale itself! But this book was a huge disappointment, and honestly I felt like I was played. By a book. | 2 stars 
  • The Darkest Part of The Forest | Wow. THIS BOOK WAS WONDERFUL!! I reallly loved the sub plots, and how everythin just FIT together. The world building, and plot, and even the characters were one of the best parts of the books!| 4.5 STARS
  • The Girl At MidnightThis was also a pretty good fantasy book. I feel like it’s perfect for every hard-core fantasy lover out there!| 4 stars 
  • The Upside of UnrequitedSuch a fantabulous book! I didn’t expect less from Becky Albertalli. I feel like I really need to read Simon V.S now| 4.5 STARS 
  • Noteworthy | I loved this book so freaking much. My heart, and stomach gets the fuzzy feels when thinking about this book, lol. The main character is so diverse, and the plot was hilaroius (the MC dresses up as a guy to join a singing group, and she has to keep her cover throughout the book). | 5 beautiful stars 

To view the rest of my books read in July, see my shelf on Goodreads.

August Book Haul

I only got a  few books because, as I said, I’m going on vacation. These are only to read for the first week until I go, but I’m still excited to read them.

  • A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis – Author of Female of the Species, which I loved soo much! So when I saw this, I had to get this along with…
  • Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis – I feel like I’m turning into trash into her books, because when I see her name, I buy.
  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black – Holly Black is the author of The Darkest Part of the Forest, which I loved dearly, so I got this too. IT HAS VAMPIRES!
  • The Shadow Queen – So I already read this (oops!), but I bought it for August, so I guess it stills counts????

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Trending on Nerd In New York

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Favorite Posts Around the Internet

U P C O M I N G

Since, I’m leaving in the beginning of August there won’t be any posts from me! So here is what’s upcoming for this week:

  • What makes a good book, a good book?
  • Shadow Queen book Review

That’s literally it, i feel like crying.

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How was July for you guys? How much books did you read??? What’s up for you guys next month? Let me know! 

The Unlikelies Book Review // A Summer Read that Was Sweet & Sour

Title: The Unlikelies

Author: Carrie Firestone

Rating: 3 Stars

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  • Interesting Story – The thing that attracted me more to this book (other than the delicous cover) was the the blurb, and the story line. Sadie’s life changes when she saves a baby, and risks her life while doing it. After the incident Sadie gets invited to a luncheon for being a hero, and meets four students who were also being awarded for doing good things. Jean, Gordie, Alice, and Val become her friends for the rest of the summer, and start a chain of good deeds, staring an anonymous group called “The Unlikelies”

It was fun, and interesting to see the group take on bullies, and even drug addicts. It wasn’t really lighthearted because there were some heavy topics in the book, and I felt like that fit the book perfectly.

  • Friendships – Really the chemistry between Sadie, and her friends were really sweet. Even though the characters didn’t really know each other, they were there for each other in the darkest of times (Alice’s drug addict best friends, Val’s boyfriend, and Jean’s loss of his father). It felt like they knew each other for their whole life, and the way they acted was sweet, and supportive <3.
  • Family relationships – Sadie’s parents were wonderful, and kind to each other, and Sadie. They weren’t pushy, and let Sadie basically do whatever she wants. But of course, they do look out for her, and encourage her to hang out with her new friends.

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  • Too Unreal – Some events in the book were to far fetched. For example: Mr.Upton choosing Sadie to give THOUSAND OF DOLLARS worth of DIAMONDS of all the people. There wasn’t really an exact reason for this, other than Mr. Upton saying Sadie “is the one I’ve been waiting for all these years”. Which, is proved wrong by Mr. Upton’s caretaker, Sissy. Sissy said that Mr. Upton has been “doing this for years”.  That was just crazy 🙄
  • Romance – I didn’t quite enjoy the romance between Sadie, and Gordie because it was just bland, and boring. There was a lot of physical, and less sweeter moments which made me cringe. I think the author didn’t improve on her romance skills, because I didn’t enjoy it in her last novel, The Loose Ends List either.

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Sadie – Overall, she was a good character. Sadie has a big heart, she wasn’t and idiot, and she was a great friend. But the thing was, I felt like she had no personality. After reading a 336 page book, narrated by her, I couldn’t gauge simple facts about her. Other than the fact she likes making care packages, but that’s it.

Alice – Comapred to Sadi’es bland personality, Alice was like bright sunlight. To be honest, I liked  her the  best because she knows her priorites, and how to be a great friend. Her best friend Izzy is doing drugs, and no matter what Izzy gets up to, Alice always bails her out. At first, I was really aggravated at her because I thought she was being nice to Izzy for no reason. But I understood, because having a a BFF meant you stick with them thick, and thin.

Val – Val was also my one of my favorites from the group. She is friendly, and shy. I resonated with at times, because she was such a likeable character. I did have one problem with her. Her situation with her boyfriend was quite pathetic, and I found myself really annoyed with her for going back to him

Jean – Jean is an artist who went through a lot of things. But I like the fact, that despite this he still is able to crack a joke, or smile.  But he is not too laid back, and I’m glad he stayed mad at Sadie for saying what she said.

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The writing style wasn’t memorable, but like Sadie’s voice was bland. At times, I was dozing off, and skipping some pages because some parts were pointless.

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3 stars, I do recommend it in the short run. But in the long run, not really because it can get pretty boring.

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I’m glad I got it on sale, and didn’t spend a full 10.00 on this book. How about you? Did you read it yet? Do you plan on to? Do you plan to? If you did read it,  what did you think of it? Who were your favorite characters? Who was you least favorite character?