Monday, January 14, 2013

Bout of Books 6.0: Wrap up

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

The Bout of Books read-a-thon has ended!

I really enjoyed participating in the read-a-thon. I achieved my goals which were

1. Finish these 2 books ✓
2. Read 600 page ✓ (Read 800 pages, woot!)
3. Join the Twitter Chat ✓ (t'was so awesome)
4. Join at least 1 challenge ✓ (t'was so much fun!!)

This week has been filled with multiple accomplishments from me and other bloggers as well. It was a fabulously productive week! I've met some great bloggers and book lovers! 
I'm so glad I joined this!

Here are the books that I've read in the past week!

I did not write a review for The Lord of Rings: The Two Towers because I recently decided not to review classics. 

 Thanks for hosting this boutofbooks!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

[Books] Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin


Started on: January 4, 2013
Finished on: January 10, 2013


The smash-hit debut novel for every woman who has ever had a complicated love-hate friendship.

Now A Major Motion Picture - In Theaters May 6th

Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy's fiance, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.


Rachel and Darcy have be the best of friends since they were kids. Darcy has always been the perfect one, who wanted to be better than everyone but in the end she always puts her friends first. Rachel is the one who always puts herself down and basically doesn't have much confidence in herself. Years later, Darcy gets engaged to Rachel's good friend from law school, Dexter/Dex. It's Rachels birthday and some how, Rachel confesses her feelings to Dex and one thing led to another, they wake up naked in her bed the next morning.

I was initially excited to start this book. It was a book that I really wanted to read at some point, so I did. I don't know what's wrong with me but I just wasn't that into it but then my eyes just couldn't stop reading it. xD Lol

As I got to through the book, I got really annoyed at the characters. Darcy is just all about herself, she tries to make everything about herself, she lies to make herself better than others, and I'm just annoyed at her. I know the second book; Something Blue, is about her, I don't know how to deal with that, but she'll be the main character so I guess it'll be different.

Rachel annoyed me towards the middle and end of the book. It really seems like she has no confidence in herself at all! And she's very very naive.

The storyline is new to me; book wise , but I did watch the movie before I read the book. There are times as I was reading when I wanted to just close the book and stop reading. It just seems so dramatic for me... and I enjoy watching gossip girl. I don't know whats wrong with me.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Bout of Books: The Page 48 Challenge

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

  • Turn to page 48 of your current book, or 48% if you're using an e-reader.
  • Take the first complete sentence on that page and copy it.
  • Now you're going to continue the story! Ignoring the real plot or anything else you know about that book, add four new sentences of your very own. You can morph the plot completely, kill everybody off or go off on a huge tangent - anything goes!

This is going to be fun!

Here is my sentence

 page 48
"We are days away from the official start of summer and all Darcy can talk about is the Hampton's."

My Story

We are days away from the official start of summer and all Darcy can talk about is the Hampton's. Hampton's this! Hampton's that! I am seriously tired of this Hampton's talk. I take my rifle, walk into the living room where Darcy is scolding the help. I quickly position my gun between her eyes and pull the trigger. The help gasped then run off into the kitchen. I kneel next to her dead body and say "damn it Darce!" and took a deep breath as I take the pixie dust bag in my pocket and begin the healing spell.

Well, that was fun! xD
I love this challenge!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

[Books] Romance Reading Challenge 2013

Hosted by Bookworm

1. The challenge runs from January 1st, 2013 through December 31st, 2013.
2. "Romance" isn't limited to steamy Harlequin novels. There is a huge selection of books in this category such as contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance to name a few. As long as the story has romantic love between the two main characters your selection will fit this challenge. The novels do not need to have a happy ending either, there can also be unrequited love.
3. Choose at least 5 novels to read. You can change your choices at any time. Crossovers between other challenges are fine. All kinds of books count, ebooks and audiobooks too. If you are looking for suggested reading see Best Romance Novels Today or Romance Novels on Wiki or check out Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
4. Read your book selections at your own pace in 2012 then post the link to your review(s). You don't need to have a blog, posting your reviews on Goodreads and LibraryThing counts as well. If you do have a blog and are joining us, please consider linking back to this post either with text or with one of the buttons provided below to help spread the word.

We all know I love romance novels... well, for those of you who don't; I love romance novels! 
So here is my list so far. I will be adding to it within the year. :)

Honestly, among this list I'm most excited to read Too hot to touch and My super sweet sixteenth century! They have been patiently sitting on my shelf  waiting for me to pick them up! ahahahaha

[Books] Teaser Tuesday: January 8, 2013

My first meme! And it's a teaser tuesday!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

And today's teaser is coming frommmmmm... my current read, Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin. 
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Chick-lit
Pages: 403 


""I told you already, I dont feel guilty about what we did." He looks steadily into my eyes."

I am relatively enjoying this book! It feels like a quick read for me but I have no idea why I'm taking so long! xD

Monday, January 7, 2013

Bout of Books 6.0: Goals & Updates

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon
It's my first time joining a read-a-thon!! I didn't think I would make it in time to sign up and post up my goals! 

In case ya'll are curious, here is the blurb.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 6.0 team
Let me set a few goals before the read-a-thon begins...

My Goals!

1. Finish these 2 books
2. Read 600 page
3. Join the Twitter Chat
4. Join at least 1 challenge

Daily Updates!

I will be doing daily updates here on my blog as well as on twitter. (@naddydesu)


Currently reading: Something Borrowed
Total number of books read so far: 0
Pages read: 102 pages
Challenges joined: 0
Twitter chats joined: 1

I really enjoyed my first twitter chat, It was really fun! xD
My aim for today is to read until page 200 of Something Borrowed! YESH!


Currently reading: Something Borrowed
Total number of books read so far: 0
Pages read: 180 pages
Challenges joined: 0
Twitter chats joined: 1

I didn't read 200 pages... :(
Anyway, my aim now is to finish the book on the third day! YESH!


Currently reading: Something Borrowed
Total number of books read so far: 0 :(
Pages read: 254
Challenges joined: 1
Twitter chats joined: 1

I'm such a slow reader! xD  hahahaha
I will finish this book today and start with LOTR II as well! xD


Currently reading: Something Borrowed
Total number of books read so far: 1
Pages read: 388 pages
Challenges joined: 1
Twitter chats joined: 1

Finally done with Something Borrowed. But unfortunately I didn't start LOTR II yet.
Hopefully I'll finish it within the next three days. OKAY LETS DO THIS! 


Currently reading: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Total number of books read so far: 1
Pages read: 388 pages + 154 pages = 542 pages
Challenges joined: 1
Twitter chats joined: 1

I really love LOTR!
Almost to 600 pages! 


Currently reading: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Total number of books read so far: 1
Pages read: 388 pages + 388 pages = 776 pages woohoo!!
Challenges joined: 1
Twitter chats joined: 2

I have a few more chapters left! 

Currently reading: Nothing
Total number of books read so far: 2
Pages read: 388 pages + 439 pages = 827 pages woohoo!!
Challenges joined: 1
Twitter chats joined: 2

It was a great week filled with multiple accomplishments! I'm so glad I joined the Bout of Books 6.0.