Sunday, March 9, 2014

Best of the Bunch Montly Wrap-Up+Sunday Memes

Best of the Bunch is a monthly blog hop at the end of each month hosted by Always Lost in Stories, where we can share which books we have read or reviewed in that month, decide on our personal favourite and give that book our Best of the Bunch award.

To join in simply write your blog post telling us which books you have read or reviewed over the month, (and which book gets your Best of the Bunch award for that month), and then stop back here to add your link to the Mr. Linky. Visit the other blogs in the links to get some awesome new book recommendations.

Loving the Lanaguage of Literacy Lookback and Lookout
-I was nominated for another Liebster Award by my good friend Tina Chan from The Book Landers!
-I swear I will get my Fight for the Future Blog post up. It is a huge amount of work that I haven't felt like doing, but it will be up this month.
-I have something I'm trying to plan for my week of Spring Break from 3/16-3/22, I want to post a review a day to catch up on reviews. This might not work, but cross your fingers. The name is a W.I.P. but it will probably be #LuvLL
-I have the cutest new blog design features from Laura @ Laura Plus Designs/Laura Plus Books
-I have a ton of blog tour stops in March, and you know what that means? Giveaways!
            -3/7: Journey to Landaran: Judy Goodwin
            -3/14: A Chance of Love: Karolyn James
            -3/17: Alliance/Colonization/Reconnaissance: Aubrie Dionned
            -3/21: The Making of Nebraska Brown
            -3/28: The Prohpecy: S.P. Cervantes
-I am utilizing the scheduling feature! :) As of now, I have the next two weeks worth of memes scheduled. So if all goes well, you will have me in your face everyday for the entire month of March.
-Math Field Day is over! I finally can come home before 5pm! Even though I didn't place, I still feel honored to be part of the team and learn more about math. I actually know what a mantissa is! 
-Spring Break is this month! That means a whole week off and a whole week to read! I'm actually going to Portland for a few days and that means Powells Books and a huge Stacking the Shelves coming up :) 
-Remember to leave any thoughts, comments, or concerns in the comments below because I LOVE hearing from you. What do you think of me adding all the new memes? Is it a waste of blog space? Too much work? More fun for all?

Books I Read in February
-Peaceful Genocide: J.A. Reynolds
-Fire & Flood: Victoria Scott
-The Geogrpahy of You and Me: Jennifer E. Smith
-Moon at Nine: Deborah Ellis
-The Tyran'ts Daughter: J.C. Carleson
-A Touch of Honor: J.P. Grider
-Steelheart: Brandon Sanderson
-This Song Will Save Your Life: Leila Sales
-Reaper's Rhythm: Clare Davidson

March 2014 Goals
-Catch up on all Blog Tour books
-Catch up on all Review Request books
-Read 8 Netgalley books
-Read 20 books
-100 Bloglovin Followers
-600 Twitter Followers
-Post Every Day
-Go to a book signing
-17 or 12 reviews (depending on #LuvLL)
-Participate in the Ideas of March
-Participate in the Spring Cleaning Review-a-Thon
-Participate in Bloggiesta
-Reach all #Coyer, Catch up on your TBR Pile, and March Madness Reads

March 2014 Calendar
*All of this is subject to change without warning because I am a student, but I do have the entire week scheduled, so you can bet I will try to follow that trend

February Best of the Bunch
I know I shouldn't pick two, but I have one contemporary pick and one sci-fi. I read one for a blog tour (the giveaway is still going on) and the other from a library haul. 
These are both 5 ink jar books and I highly recommend them to anyone that will listen to crazy ole me. Peaceful Genocide was one of the best science-fiction books I have ever read and the giveaway for a Kindle Fire and signed copies is still going on until tomorrow! My review for TSWSYL is very rambly because of how much I love that book and because its a 'feels' review.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on the blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Posts from 2/23-3/8
What's Coming this Week?
Sunday 3/9:
-Best of the Bunch Monthly Wrap-Up+Stacking the Shelves+The Sunday Post
Monday 3/10: 
-Monday Memes
-{Book Review} House of Hades: Rick Riordan
Tuesday 3/11:
-{Top Ten Tuesday} Middle Grade books of all time
-Reader's Workout
Wednesday 3/12:
-WWW (2)
-{Book Review} The Distance Between Us: Kasie West
Thursday 3/13:
-Thursday Memes
Friday 3/14:
-Friday Memes
-TENTATIVE {Blog Tour} A Chance of Love: Karolyn James
Saturday 3/15:
-Fight for the Future
-#COYER Mini Challenges

"Stacking the Shelves" is a meme when you list the books you've added to your shelves, virtual, physical, or whatever shape or form you get them. I am now combining "Stacking the Shelves" with the "Sunday Post" because it is so much a personal preference about when and what you post "Stacking the Shelves" with. I am doing this meme once a week, so you will probably see nothing but library books because originally, I only did "Stacking the Shelves" as an every-time-I-go-to-the-library thing. As people may know, “Stacking the Shelves” posts are hosted by “Tynga's Reviews 
{Disclaimer: I am in no means trying to brag about what I got, and merely shared this post for the benefit of my followers seeing what I so generously received, and as a favor to the lovely people that sent me things}

Blog Tour:
The Art of Letting Go (Uni Files #1): Anna Bloom
Obsidian Eyes: A.W. Exley


-Unremembered: Jessica Brody
-Grave Mercy: Robin LaFevers

-5/8: These Gentle Wounds
-5/13: Second Star
-4/8: The Here and Now
-6/10: My Last Kiss 
-6/3: Hungry
-6/2: Breaking Free

Challenge Updates
-12/25: 2014 eBook Reading Challenge
-5/20: The Dystopia Reading Challenge 2014
-7/50: Love Library Books
-16/104: Mad Reviewer Reading and Reviewing Challenge
-715: Standalone Reading Challenge
-19/25: 2014 Women Reading Challenge
-17/26 First Reads

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