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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