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Announcement: Kpopathon Readathon

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court of Books and Love.

Today I have a really exciting announcement.

Thanks to the wonderful Taylor from Bookish Taylor, I was introduced to the amazing Devon from MonstarBaby. She came up with the amazing idea to have a Kpop themed Readathon! Of course, I hopped on the chance to help out and I’m so glad I did. Because here I am. Today. Announcing this readathon!

Let’s get into the details.


What?

As I already said, this is a readathon that is focusing on Kpop groups. We will choose a certain group to focus on each round and come up with some challenges to correspond with the group.


When?

We will be trying to do this readathon all year but each month will focus on a different group. The readathon will be running every day for each month, so you will have the entire month to complete the challenges.


Where?

We have a Twitter account where you can follow and keep updated. We both will be posting on our corresponding YouTube pages the announcements, challenges, TBRs, and wrap ups.

The Twitter will have the list of challenges pinned to the top for the whole month.

Follow the Twitter here


January

So let’s get into our first round! January. It will run the entire month of Jan and our focus group will be

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BAP! ❤

My love for this group is immeasurable. I absolutely adore everything they release. They are such sweet little babies and I can’t get enough. They have such a range with their music and I couldn’t be happier to be a BABY.

If you don’t know who BAP is, here’s a playlist where you can listen to some of my favorite songs.

Click here


Challenges

Let’s get into the challenges

1. Wake Me Up – Read a Book With Good Mental Health Rep

Feel free to listen to the song before continuing. There is an option for English subtitles ❤

But this is pretty self explanatory. Just read a book that has good mental health representation!

2. Matoki – Read a Sci-fi Book

Matoki (Matokies) refers to the bunnies that represent each member of BAP. Yongguk is Red (Shi Shi Mato), Himchan is Pink (Tats Mato), Daehyun is White (Keke Mato), Youngjae is Yellow (Joko Mato), Jongup is Green (Dada Mato), and Zelo is Blue (Toto Mato).

BAP’s “backstory” is that they came from the Mato Planet. Hence the sci-fi aspect.

I know that’s a lot to take in but that’s perfectly okay!  Just read a sci-fi book!

3. Bias – Read a Book That is Related to your Bias

So, if you don’t know what Bias is, it’s pretty much your favorite member. So, if you’re not a fan on Kpop or don’t know BAP and you’re participating (for one, thank you), you can either choose a member and relate the book back to him somehow or you can read a book with an of the suggestions I give down below.

To get to know a little bit about these goof balls, watch this video!

Some suggestions:

Zelo (who is my bias): Read your newest bought or released book (because he’s the youngest memeber)

Jongup: Read an underrated book (he’s very underrated, in my opinion)

Yongguk: Read a childrens book (Because of his love for Tigger)

Himchan: Read a book with a beautiful cover (Because he’s the visual of the group)

Youngjae: Read a book that is over the top, cliche, or just makes you laugh out loud (Because he’s “extra”)

Daehyun: Read a book with a big range of characters (because of his singing range)

4. Noir, Blue, Rose – Read a book with a black, blue, or red cover

These three albums/EPs were all part of BAP’s color scheme for albums. Now that that’s complete, it works! Pretty self explanatory.

5. Kings – Read a book with royalty

“BAP, the king is back yall” They are the kings of Kpop. I don’t care what anyone says. But just read a book with royalty! Bam. Done.

6. 6 Members – Read 6 Books

Simple!


So that’s it! If you have any questions, feel free to message me or Devon! ❤

Let me know if you’re going to participate! Or if I got you interested in BAP. They are so underrated and need all of the loving!

Happy Reading! Bye!

 

TBR: Readers Crossing (To Be Read)

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court of Books and Love.

Today I have my TBR for the Readers Crossing.

This readathon started today and will continue on through until the 31st of December.

I decided to participate, well, today. Below is the map for Readers Crossing and it’s linked back to the original blog post.

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Let’s get into my TBR! Unfortunately it’s not going to be interesting because I have to go to work in a minute but here it is! All but one are ARCS!


The Scarlet Letter Manga Classic – Graphic Novel or Manga

Antisocial by Heidi Cullinan – Pink Cover

The Note by Zoe Folbigg – Main Romantic Plot

Great Expectations Manga Classic – Middle Grade or Children

Annie in my Mind by Nancy Garden – Contemporary

My True Love Gave To Me anthology – Seasonally Inspired Read


So that’s it! Sorry for it not being interesting. I’m just so busy right now!

Happy Reading! Bye!

Book Haul/TBR Revisit: December 2016

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court Of Books and Love.

Today I have my book haul and tbr Revisit from December 2016

This is going to be a bit different than normal because I’m writing this last minute. I’m just going to list what I hauled and had on my TBR and cross off what I’ve read.

Let’s just get into this!


Book Haul

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

The Outsiders by SE Hinton

Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Messenger by Lois Lowry

Son by Lois Lowry

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Elite by Kiera Cass

The One by Kiera Cass

The Heir by Kiera Cass


To Be Read

The Outsiders by SE Hinton

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter (DNF)

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Divergent by Veronica Roth (Unhaul)


That’s about it! I did decently well. I have a lot of series still going but I’m reading Son right now. I don’t know if I’ll ever finish Vampire Academy. I’m reading The Selection at some point.

January is gonna be another huge month so be prepared for that one.

Happy reading! Bye!

(Sorry, no gifs or my links)

Wrap Up: November, Readathin, Contemporaryathon, Scallywagathon, Emojiathon

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court of Books and Love.

Today I have my wrap up for November, which includes Readthin, Scallywagathon, Contemporaryathon, and Emojiathon.

I ended up reading 5 books and DNFed 2

2 were physical copies
5 were ebooks

3 were arcs

My ratings were rather high but there were a couple low ones.

I don’t know the page count because I DNFed two. But it wasn’t too much.

Let’s talk about the books.


Prophecy Awakened by Tamar Sloan

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This is the first book that I ended up DNFing. I ended up DNFing it at 78%. It wasn’t because of the book. I was enjoying it enough. But it just wasn’t interesting me enough. It was too “young” for me. I definitely think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it earlier in my life.

I ended up getting this from NetGalley for my honest review.

Overall, I gave this book 6 out of 20 points. Transferring to 1.5 stars.

Most of the points I gave were one point for each category, except the writing. I gave that 2. I just wasn’t a fan of this book at this point in my life.


Diamond by JA Low

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I absolutely adored this book. 17 out of 20 points and 4.5 stars! I loved it so much. I got this book from NetGalley for my honest review. I ended up doing a full review, which you can view here.


Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

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Another book I adored! I gave this one 19 out of 20 points and 5 stars. I absolutely adored it. I also did a full review of this book here.


Saga Vol 1 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples

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I enjoyed this but it wasn’t anything super special to me. It still got a 17 out of 20 points and 4.5 stars but it wasn’t anything super ground breakin to me. It was well written but it just didn’t really hit me the way that I would have thought it would. I’m still debating continuing.


Suddenly Dirty by JA Low

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Another one that I absolutely adored. I can’t get over how much I love JA Low’s writing. There’s a trigger warning for miscarriage, though, so be weary. There are a few things that kind of irked me but overall, I really enjoyed it.

I gave this book 16/20 points and 4.5 stars.


Faster Than A Kiss Vol 1

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This was a reread for me and holy crap. I don’t even know why I liked this the first time. It was so weird. I didn’t give it a star rating or a point rating but man. It was weird.


Royal Pain by Tracy Wolff

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And here’s the other book that I DNFed. I decided to DNF it at like 18%. It wasn’t my style at all. I’ve come to realize that I don’t like a lot of adult books. This, unfortunately, was one of the ones that I didn’t like.

I got this book from NetGalley for my honest review. I didn’t do a full review but I did review what I read of it. I gave it 10 out of 20 points and 3 stars.

I feel like people who like just guilty pleasure, mindless adult books, would probably like this. But it just wasn’t more me.


Now, let’s wrap up the readathons I participated in!

Scallywagathon

I completed all four challenges with 3 books. Here’s what I read for it and what challenges I completed.

Diamond – Davy Jones’s Locker – Involves Death

Daughter of the Pirate King – Crow’s Nest – New Release You’ve Had Your Eyes On

Saga – X Marks The Spot – Book A Friend Treasures, Ropes End – Read in a day

Contemporaryathon

I ended up completing 5 challenges with 2 books.

Suddenly Dirty – Read your most recently purchased/recieved contemporary, Read an adult contemporary

Faster Than a Kiss – Read a contemporary that is over 5 years old, Read a contemporary not set in summer, Read a dark or taboo contemporary

Emojiathon

I failed this. I didn’t finish a single book during this readathon.

Readthin

I completed 11 challenges with 3 books. I feel accomplished for Readathin.

Daughter of the Pirate King – Read a 2017 release, Read a book that is related to your favorite emoji (the crying laughing face), Read a new to you author, Read a book you ended up putting down previously, Read a book you got from a subscription box

Diamond – Read a book you got for free, Read a horror/thriller (this definitely has a thriller aspect to it, to me), Read a book outside your favorite genre (I’m not a fan of adult books so it counts), Read an ebook

Saga – Read a book that counts toward another readathon, Read a book in 24 hours

And, in case you’re wondering, here are the months we’ll be hosting Readathin in 2018!

February
May
August
November

Please join us!


Let me know how your reading went for November!

Happy Reading! Bye!


I got my point system from Kim from Kim Here. Make sure to go check out this video explaining more in depth the meanings behind the points and her channel.

Kim’s Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdmw36931Sc

Kim’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiOZV3Ltx8A2htPv–kHuhw


Let me know some posts/videos you would like to see from me

I’m always willing to read and review books. Contact me on my email if you would like me to review your book.

For Business Inquires, email me at acourtofbooksandlove@gmail.com


You can find me at:
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Instagram (@acourtofbooksandlove)
Twitter (@courtofbooklove)
Instagram (@fortheloveofkorea)
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TBR: Middle Gradeathon Round 2 (To Be Read)

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court of Books and Love.

If you didn’t know, Middle Gradeathon is having their second round starting December 3rd! And I’m cohosting it! Check out my announcement post here!

I’m so pumped for this readathon! I can’t wait to read all of the middle grade!

I don’t have too many middle grade books on my shelves but I definitely plan on trying to get to as many challenges as I can.

Let’s talk about what I’m reading.

And I hope you appreciate the High School Musical gifs. I am watching the second one while I type this.


Shugo Chara Vol 1

This will be for the challenges of a book from your childhood and a MG graphic novel.

I didn’t actually read this back in the day, but I did watch a lot of it. I remember it being cute and kind of ridiculous. But I can’t wait to read it!

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

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I’m kind of cheating for this challenge but I really want to read this book. So I’m going to be using this for a book that’s won/nominated for an award. It’s won a few for both the book and the movie but not necessarily any notable ones. This will also be counting for a MG that’s hyped for you.

I plan on reading this one to my son and hopefully getting through it during the week. I doubt that I will be able to but we’ve started to so maybe we can finish it.

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

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This book will count for the group book. I don’t have it yet, but I will be getting it tomorrow (Saturday).

I can’t wait to get into this book. It sounds so good!


Let me know what you’ll be reading for this readathon! I’m so very excited for this!

Happy reading! Bye!


I got my point system from Kim from Kim Here. Make sure to go check out this video explaining more in depth the meanings behind the points and her channel.

Kim’s Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdmw36931Sc

Kim’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiOZV3Ltx8A2htPv–kHuhw


Let me know some posts/videos you would like to see from me

I’m always willing to read and review books. Contact me on my email if you would like me to review your book.

For Business Inquires, email me at acourtofbooksandlove@gmail.com


You can find me at:
BookTube
Instagram (@acourtofbooksandlove)
Twitter (@courtofbooklove)
Instagram (@fortheloveofkorea)
GoodReads

Announcement: MiddleGradeathon

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court of Book and Love.

Today I have an announcement!

Earlier this week, Donald from Donald Love Literature asked me and Erica from EricaE Reads to help host MiddleGradeathon! Of course I said yes!

So let’s talk about some of the information for it!


So, first! What is MiddleGradeathon?

This is a readathon where you read all those Middle Grade books you’ve been putting off. All those MG books outside of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Now, that’s not to say you can’t read either of those. I mean, I will be reading one of them.


When is MiddleGradeathon?

It will be from December 3rd to the 9th. A short little week. I apologize for such short notice! Next time you will have more notice!


Where can I find MiddleGradeathon?

We have a twitter account that you can find here. It’s @Middleathon ❤ We will also be using the hashtag #middleathon on Instagram and Twitter.


What are the challenges?

We decided on 6 different challenges. They aren’t necessary to participate in MiddleGradeathon but they are there for a guideline if you don’t know what you want to read.

  1. Read a MG book with a character in the LGBTQIA+ community.
  2. Read a MG book from your childhood
  3. Read a MG graphic novel
  4. Read an award winning/nominated MG book
  5. Read a MG book you were supposed to read in school or a MG book that was really hyped for you
  6. Buddy read a MG book or read the group book – Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

Again, these are suggestions. You don’t need to complete the challenges to participate. As long as you’re reading Middle Grade, you are reading for the readathon!

If you need any suggestions for any of the challenges, get ahold of one of the hosts (all linked above) or ask on Twitter. I personally will answer quickest if you send me a message on my Bookstagram (linked below)


So I think that’s it! Let’s all just have some fun and get to those Middle Grade books! If you have any questions, we are always here to answer!

Let me know if you’re going to be participating with us!

Happy Reading! Bye!


I got my point system from Kim from Kim Here. Make sure to go check out this video explaining more in depth the meanings behind the points and her channel.

Kim’s Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdmw36931Sc

Kim’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiOZV3Ltx8A2htPv–kHuhw


Let me know some posts/videos you would like to see from me

I’m always willing to read and review books. Contact me on my email if you would like me to review your book.

For Business Inquires, email me at acourtofbooksandlove@gmail.com


You can find me at:
BookTube
Instagram (@acourtofbooksandlove)
Twitter (@courtofbooklove)
Instagram (@fortheloveofkorea)
GoodReads

TBR: December 2017 (To Be Read)

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court of Books and Love.

Today I’m going to talk about my December TBR.

I want to catch up on my arcs this month. I’m going to be participating in one readathon but there will be a separate TBR going up for that closer to the date of it starting.

So let’s get into this.


My True Love Gave To Me anthology

So this is currently the only book on my TBR that’s not an arc. I got it from BookOutlet and I don’t have it yet. So I can’t post a personal photo of it. None of these will have personal photos because they are all arcs and I haven’t mastered photos of my tablet screen. Any recs for making them better, let me know!

I plan on reading one story a day for this book leading up to Christmas. Hopefully I enjoy it!

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Genuine Fraud by E Lockhart

I won this book in a giveaway on Twitter but haven’t finished it yet. So I would like to finish it this month!

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Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones

I got this book from NetGalley and I haven’t read it yet. I started it and got 38% through it. I plan on finishing it this month and I have the faith that I’ll be able to.

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The Note by Zoe Folbigg

I got this book from NetGalley also and I’m very interested in it. It came out in October but I haven’t read it yet. I can’t wait to get into it.

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Antisocial by Heidi Cullinan

Another one that I haven’t started that I got from NetGalley. I really need to get through these.

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Manga Classic: Great Expectations

This should be a fairly quick read. I’ve started it. I’ve read Great Expectations before but I haven’t read the manga classic so I’m excited to get through it.

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Manga Classic: The Scarlet Letter

I haven’t read this or the original so I’m very excited to get through it. I think I got the book from BookOutlet but I think I’ll read this version first.

I don’t have a photo of this because I couldn’t find it on GoodReads and I’m too lazy to look elsewhere. Oops.


Manga Classic: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Here’s another one that I’ve started but haven’t finished. But I’m definitely looking forward to it.

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So outside of the readathon, that’s 8 books. I’m hoping to be able to get through all of these in December but we’ll see. I mean, I am on break from school after Christmas Eve so I should have plenty of time around then.

I want to get my average on NetGalley up before the end of the year and I know that this will help with that. Think of this as ARC December.

Let me know what you’re reading in the comments. I’d love to know!

Thanks for reading and I will see you all in the next one! Happy reading! Bye!

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#ReadathinNov17

Readathin Twitter: https://twitter.com/readathin
Readathin GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/227484-read-a-thin

Jessica:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0z5VHdYNxTx46v9vaLLxSA
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jescamarie493/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JescaMarie493
Announcement Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blb1cW_xK8Q

Chelsea:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzLgqzyoTgdOl6-DtB-8R1g
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averybookishgirl/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deuces_x
Announcement Post: https://averybookishgirl.wordpress.com/

My Announcement Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_DKb7Po2f4&t=4s
My Announcement Post: https://acourtofbooksandlove.com/2017/10/13/announcement-happy-readathin/


I got my point system from Kim from Kim Here. Make sure to go check out this video explaining more in depth the meanings behind the points and her channel.

Kim’s Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdmw36931Sc

Kim’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiOZV3Ltx8A2htPv–kHuhw


Let me know some posts/videos you would like to see from me

I’m always willing to read and review books. Contact me on my email if you would like me to review your book.

For Business Inquires, email me at acourtofbooksandlove@gmail.com


You can find me at:
BookTube
Instagram (@acourtofbooksandlove)
Twitter (@courtofbooklove)
Instagram (@fortheloveofkorea)
GoodReads