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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Day 1 of 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge

How are you guys doing? I hope you’re having a great day and if not, let me remind you that tomorrow is Friday! Friday makes me happy even I’m not really working.

Three days ago, I was nominated (on my old blog) by Valeria to do the “3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge”. Thank you Val for the nomination!

The rules are simple

• Thank the person who nominated you.
• Post one quote each day for 3 days (it can be anybody’s quote, even yours. Make sure you credit it properly), and lastly,
• Tag 3 different bloggers everyday.

Let’s do this!


My first quote is from Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood.

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

Murakami is one of my favorite authors and this quote is one of my favorites. For me, these lines tell us to explore more books (or genres) and read not only the “hyped” ones but also those books written by indie and not famous authors.

I am tagging
1. Joyce of BooksHoarderGal
2. Anne of Anneumonic
3. Jess of PrincessicaofBooks

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The Ultimate Book Tag

I haven’t seen the last episode of TWD even it’s already available in SkyGo since Monday. I’m trying not to because I want to prepare myself for it. But I got spoiled just NOW! I hate it.


It’s been a while since I posted a book tag. Thanks to Summer of XingSings for tagging me. I really love your name.

Do you get sick while reading in the car?

Yes. Even if I’m not reading especially when I’m on the back seat. But I’m okay reading in the train or airplane.

Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

As of now, I can only think of Haruki Murakami. Not only his writing style is unique but also his characters. His use of words are amazing.

Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

I haven’t read the Twilight Saga but I saw the movie adaptations. I’ve read two books from Harry Potter series and I love them so I’ll go with HP. 1) Magical 2) Awesome Characters 3) Hogwarts

1. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books)?

I always have a book in my bag together with my ipod, wallet, planner, ballpen, candies, hand lotion, keys, and kindle.

2. Do you smell your books?

Yes, especially if it’s a new book. The smell is divine.

3. Books with or without little illustrations.

With illustrations. Like mangas, graphic novels or any books with pictures.

4. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

Not really sure. I’m a “late bloomer” in reading.

5. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!

Not really. I read comics a lot when I was a kid. Probably the funny thing was I read comics not suitable for kids.

6. What is the tinniest book on your shelf?

My copy of Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse. I bought it recently from a book sale in a library near our place.

7. What is the thickest book on your shelf?

My paperback copy of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 (Book 1-3). It is 1,328 pages

8. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

I enjoy reading more. I do write, but it’s just for my journal.

9. When did you get into reading?

After reading Angels and Demons by Dan Brown in 2010.

10. What is your favourite classic book?

I haven’t read a lot of classic but I love The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.

11. In school what was your best subject Language Arts/English?

I don’t get this question. I don’t really had a favorite subject but I like Accounting, Psychology and History.

12. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?

I will still accept it. I can keep it or give it to someone. He/She might like it.

13. (Apparently Question 16 was supposed to be here, but now it’s disappeared?)

I’m not sure with this. Haha.

14. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?

I get disturbed easily. I have so much posts in my Drafts folder.

15. What is your favorite word?

Inevitable and fathom.

16. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

According to google, dweeb means “a boring, studious, or socially inept person”. I think I’m half nerd and half dweeb.

17. Vampires or Fairies? Why?

Fairies. I love magical creatures.

18. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

I think Shapeshifters. Their ability to transform into another form sounds cool.

19. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Spirits. I’m into paranormal things.

20. Zombies or Vampires? Why?

Zombies.

21. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?

Forbidden Love except “Romeo and Juliet” type. More of Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma.

22. And finally: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

It depends on my mood. Sometimes I want gore stories with romance. Haha.

There you go. I’m not sure why it’s only 22 questions but they’re 25 if you’ll add the first 3. Feel free to do the tag.

I still can’t move with the “spoiler” thing. Have a great weekends ♥

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#whatisloveinfourwords Tag

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Valentine’s Day is done. We (me and B) don’t really make this a “special” day even it is also our anniversary date (it’s our third year! Yay!). The thing is, we celebrate it everyday. No special occassions needed.

The Enchanted Book tagged me to do this #whatisloveinfourwords tag. Thank you so much. I love doing tags.

The Rules:

  • Write ten sentences about what you think of love in four words
  • Add your favourite love quote from a movie, book or person
  • Tag 10 other people to do this tag

Love is…

  1. “After all this time”
  2. “Fries and Choco Sundae”
  3. “Watching The Walking Dead”
  4. “Feeling great being together”
  5. “Reading a good book”
  6. “The day we met”
  7. “A relationship like us”
  8. “Making the ultimate sacrifice”
  9. “Long winter nights together”
  10. “Giving him another chance”

Everyday is heart’s day so if you are reading this, you are tagged.

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2015 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

Another challenge for me. The year is about to end and I’m happy that I was able to reached my reading goal for 2014. My goal was 25 and I was able to read 32 books. I’m currently reading 2 books so that would be 34 books. Yay! I’ve decided to pariticipate in this challenge hosted by The Book Vixen because I always wanted to read more than 50 books a year.2015 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

I want to challenge myself for the Breaking a Sweat level so I have to read 11–15 more books or 2,750–3,999 more pages.

If you guys are interested to participate, simply visit The Book Vixen‘s blog for more information and to sign up.

List of books I’ve read.
  1. Play of Light by Debra Doxer
  2. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  3. Never, Never #1 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
  4. Love Hurts by Malorie Blackman
  5. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  6. War Kids by H.J. Lawson
  7. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  8. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  9. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling
  10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
  11. The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  12. Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
  13. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
  14. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
  15. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  16. Never Never : Part Two by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
  17. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
  18. Ugly People Beautiful Hearts by Marlen Komar
  19. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
  20. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  21. Glitches (Lunar Chronicles 0.5) by Marissa Meyer
  22. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  23. Tales from the Secret Annex by Anne Frank
  24. I Wrote This For You by pleasefindthis
  25. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  26. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  27. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  28. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
  29. PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han
  30. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
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Book Tag : The Social Media Book Tag

A cool book tag I saw from Inspired by Literature’s blog. You just have to think of a book (books) which you can connect to the following social media websites. I have an account in all of these websites except Myspace (well I used to have one) and you can also follow or add me if you want. Just check out my About Me page. So, let’s start.

Twitter – your favorite shortest book.

It’s Six Earlier Days by David Levithan. It’s the prequel of Levithan’s Every Day and it’s only available in ebook. I’ve read Every Day first before Six Earlier Days. A short read with so much emotions.

Facebook – a book everyone pressured you into reading.

I can’t think of any. My friends recommend books to me but they don’t pressure me (or something like that) to read them. For example, I’m currently reading Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma because most of my friends recommended this book.

Tumblr – a book you read before it was cool.

Uhmm. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. I’ve read both back in 2012. Can you blame me if I sometimes feel irritated because TFIOS became overated specially before and after the movie was released?

Myspace – a book you don’t remember if you liked or not.

It’s probably the Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie. As far as I can remember I got hooked on the first book and then I can’t remember anymore how I felt with the second and the final book.

Instagram – a book so beautiful you had to instagram it.

This is quite hard. I’m choosing Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. Not just the cover but also the photos inside and the story as well.

Youtube – a book you wish would be turned into a movie.

I think it’s Wonder by RJ Palacio. It may have a simple plot but it will definitely move you.

Goodreads- a book you recommend to everyone.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I’ve read this recently and watched the movie as well. It’s really one of the must reads, either you’re into historical book or not.

I had fun even this tag is short. Feel free to do this and don’t forget to comment your link. 🙂

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Book Tag : This or That?

I was on Inspiredbyliterature’s page and I saw this. It looks fun so might as well try it. No need to explain how it works because it’s simple and obvious. 🙂

Physical book or E-book?
Both. I have a lot of ebooks than physical because, let’s be honest, e-books are more cheaper and you can bring them all everywhere. But of course nothing beats the physical.

Audio or Book in hand?
Book in hand. I’ve never tried audio books. I prefer to read stories than listening or watching them. You will see me reading with earphones on because I mostly read while listening to music.

Paperback or Hardcover?
Paperback. The only hardcover I’ve read is TFIOS because I don’t have a paperback of it. Though hardcovers look pretty on shelf.

Adult or Young Adult?
Mostly Young Adult books. I think and feel that I’m still young. Haha! I’m trying to read some Adult books from time to time.

Series or standalone?
Both, i think. What i love with stand-alone is i don’t have to wait for the next book to know what will happen next. With series, it sometimes takes years for the release of the next book and I have the tendency to forget what happened with the first. I’m most of the time always the “last person” to read a series because I wait for all the books to be released before I will start reading them.

Dog ears or bookmarks?
Bookmarks! I can’t do dog ears to my books.

Breaking the spine or barely opening the book?
Barely opening the book! I can’t also do that to my books.

Borrow or buy?
I usually buy books because I can do anything I want to them. I can put cover or highlight some lines. Sometimes I borrow from the library.

Bookstore or online?
Both. I enjoy being in a bookstore and discover new books but sometimes they don’t have the books I want so i end up ordering them online. It’s more cheaper sometimes.

Fiction or non-fiction?
Both, depending on my mood.

Fantasy world or real life issues?
Both. Real life issues where I can relate much and Fantasy so I can use my imagination more.

Kindle, iPad, or other?
I have both but I read more with my Kindle than my iPad.

Monster read or short & sweet?
Both. Well it really depends because I read slow.

Starry-eyed romance or full of action?
A combination of the two or sometimes more with starry-eyed romance.

Curl up in a Snuggie or bathe in the sun?
I don’t like staying under the sun. I prefer more reading on the balcony with a nice view than wearing a snuggie.

Read the review or decide for yourself?
Decide by myself. I barely read the review even the synopsis of a book. I sometimes judge the book by it’s cover.

Zombies or unicorns?
Unicorns! I’m okay with zombies but i love unicorns.

🙂 There! Feel free to make this book tag.

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