Mid-Year Book Freak Out

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It’s July! What? How did that happen? I honestly cannot believe that we’re in the middle of 2018 already BUT I am not complaining at all. I’m excited for November because we will be visiting my family in the Philippines. Yey! Anyway, I’m here for the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag. I have a great reading months so far so I’m not really freaking out. My goal this year is to read 10 books and I have read 40 books already. I’m all for “quality over quantity” this year! Anyway, here is my Mid Year Book Freak Out last year if you are interested on reading it.

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Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

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IT’S OFFICIALLY JULY! Like 4 days ago already. Yesterday, I went to a craft store and they’re already selling Halloween costumes and Christmas decorations. What? Anyway, I think it’s better to buy these stuff earlier because they are cheaper compared on buying them during the holidays. I didn’t buy any because I still have the decorations from the last years. Wait, what am I actually rambling here? Okay.

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#5books7days Readathon

Hi guys! How are you doing? If you’ll ask me, I’m doing pretty great. I had a lovely weekend because of the Love-A-Thon event. It was my first time participating and I totally enjoyed it. I want to thank all the hosts for creating this wonderful event and for sharing it not only with bloggers but also with bookstagramers and youtubers. I’ll definitely join again next year.

5books7daysSo, today is the start of #5Books7Days Readathon hosted by Lotte and I am participating. I joined last time but I only read 3 books so this time i’ll try my best to read 5.

The rules are simple as always: try to read 5 books in 7 days! That’s it. This time I also decided to go for an optional rainbow theme. So if you want to you can try reading books according to the colours of the rainbow – yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue and green. I’ll definitely try it, but like I said it’s completely optional! – Lotte

My TBR

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
THE BODY IN THE LIBRARY by Agatha Christi
THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion
I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson
EVEN THE MOON HAS SCARS by Steph Campbell

Have you read any from these books? Feel free to join the readathon. ♥

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2016 Love-A-Thon : Bookshelf Colors Challenge

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The Love-a-Thon is an event dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community. Hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Hazel of Stay Bookish, Mel of The Daily Prophecy.

This challenge is specifically for BookTubers but it looks fun so why not try it with a normal blog post. Also, Cee at The Novel Hermit posted one too. All you have to do is to pick books based on their spine colors and then follow the prompts. Let’s do this.

RED
Flip to page 119, and find the first line of the third paragraph.
This line is the first sentence of a book about you.

“She put her hands on Yael’s shoulders.”
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

I had a crush before named Yael. He’s the vocalist of Spongecola. I haven’t read this book yet but it’s on my 2016 TBR.

ORANGE
Flip to page 3. The first name you see when you
crack open the book is your book BFF.

Fudge
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling

Ugh. No. Haha!

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2016 Love-a-Thon Mini-Challenge #2 : Book Bingo

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The Love-a-Thon is an event dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community. Hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Hazel of Stay Bookish, Mel of The Daily Prophecy.

The second mini-challenge is Love-A-Thon Book Bingo. The rules are simple:
• Make a post to sign-up for this challenge.
• Showcase the bingo card and keep track of your progress.
• Add your link to the Linky to enter the giveaway.
• Cross AT LEAST 3 squares off to have a shot at the giveaway. (And yes, we will check) It is up to you how many you aim for in the end.

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2016 Love-A-Thon Introduction

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I saw Mara’s Love-A-Thon post and signed up immediately. It’s my first time participating this awesome event and I’m excited about it. I think I’ll focus more with the bookstagram challenge.

The Love-a-Thon is an event dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community. As in the previous years, the event will include mini challenges, Twitter chats and giveaways galore!

Hosted by: Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Hazel of Stay Bookish, Mel of The Daily Prophecy.

QUESTIONNAIRE

IMG_18911. What’s your name? I’m Kathleen but I prefer Kath.

2. Where in the world are you blogging from? I’m currently living here in Hannover, Germany.

3. How did you get into blogging/bookstagraming in the first place? I’ve been blogging since 2009 (i think) but it’s more of a personal blog/online diary. My book blogging started 2 years ago when I noticed that most of my posts were book-related. I created a personal account on Instagram in 2012 then I saw Lotte’s account and in September 2014, I’ve decided to create my own bookstagram account.

4. How did you come up with your blog name? I have to admit that I had a hard time choosing my blog name. I chose “The Last Reader” because I feel like I’m always the last one to read a certain book that everyone else has already read. I also read slow.

5. What genre do you read and review the most on your blog? Mostly Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction, Thriller.

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#QueenofCrimeReadalong : October 5 – 11, 2015

Guys, today is the first day of the #QueenofCrimeReadalong hosted by Lotte (@lottelikestoread), Abeer (@lookingforabura) and Paula (@booksfordessert). The goal of this read-along isto spread the love for Agatha Christie’s works and to get some more people to read her books.”

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We will be reading A Murder is Announced (Miss Marple #5) as a group and we will choose the rest by ourselves. I’m planning to read Murder on the Orient Express and The Clocks.

I’m excited for this read-along because some of my favorite bookstagrammers are the hosts and I want to read more of the Queen of Crime’s works. Feel free to join and don’t forget to use the hashtag. ♥

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Currently Reading : The Last Summer Of Us

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“Is it better to lose someone slowly, or fast? Is it better to see them fade – knowing you’re helpless to hold on to them and watching them slide into the darkness – or is it easier to have them torn away from you in the night? Easier to say goodbye a hundred times, never knowing for sure which will be the last, or to say goodnight and never speak again? Which hurts the least? I don’t think either of us could tell you.” – p. 23

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Day 2 of 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge

My quote for today is from All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. This is one of my favorite reads for this year. This book broke my heart. Theodore Finch is an interesting character because of his unique personality and this is one of my favorite lines from him.

“You have to live your life like you’ll never be sorry. It’s easier just to do the right thing from the start so there’s nothing to apologize for.”


I think I will not tag a specific blogger so feel free to do this challenge. Check out my Day 1 of 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge.

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