I’m Back and Update!

Hello and welcome back to Pages and Pages Book Reviews! It’s been a little over a year since I last posted on this site and I have been wanting to change that. I’ve been slowly getting back into writing book reviews and wanted to post them again. Since March of 2016, I’ve been posting weekly bookish videos on the YouTube Channel called Libib. Libib is a library lending app that scans all your media (including books, CDs, movies, and video games) to catalog and lend out. Right now we are slow close to hitting 1,400 subscribers (so please hit that subscribe button if you love watching BookTube videos)! That’s just a short small update to what I’ve been up to this past year. I will be trying to post at least once a week on this blog and I hope to see you around! Last question: what are you guys currently reading? 

Libib’s BookTube Channel

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BookCon Haul and 2 Giveaways!

Long time no see blog! It feels like it’s been ages since I last updated you guys on here (8 months to be exact!). Recently I’ve had the urge to come back and start making posts again!IMG_1063

This past weekend I was lucky enough to be able to attend BookCon 2017 which was held in New York City, New York. Being from a small town in Iowa and going to New York City was a huge experience for me! This was my second BookCon that I have attended (my first time attending was in 2016 in Chicago). This was also very different from last year because last year it was over one day while this year was over two days. If I had to rate BookCon 2017 it would be 3.75/5 stars. Day 1 I got some amazing titles and went to a signing, but I didn’t get much compared to last year. Day 2 was a completely different story, and I got a ton of stuff especially from the Scholastic booth! I did, however, feel that publishers weren’t handing out as many ARCs (Advanced Readers Copies) this year. I know the Epic Reads area was a mess and a mosh pit for lining up and trying to receive ARCs when they were dropping and it was a less fun version of Disney World at that point.

Even though it wasn’t like last year’s BookCon, it was still an absolute blast! I finally got to meet up with BookTubers that I have been watching for years and I was reunited with friends I made last year! Overall I can’t wait to get into all the ARCs and chapter samples I received this year at BookCon!

Since I got a bunch of goodies on day 2 of BookCon I decided to host TWO giveaways on Libib’s BookTube channel. Rules are…

  1. Must be 18 or have parents permission
  2. MUST live in the U.S.
  3. Must be subscribed to Libib’s channel
  4. And last but not least leave a comment for one or both giveaways

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May the odds be ever in your favor and I will see you soon with a new bookish post!

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year

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So for today’s Top Ten Tuesday I picked the Top 5 Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year. I couldn’t think of 10 books so I just stuck with 5. Did any of my books make it on your list? What books do you hope Santa leaves under your tree?

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1.The 100 by Kass Morgan (or the whole trilogy).

I would love to read this book and compare it to the t.v. show!

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2. Eye of Minds by James Dashner

I loved Dashner’s Maze Runner trilogy and I would love to read some of his other work.

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3. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

The main character is allergic to everything and I’m allergic to basically any animal that has fur so I think I could relate a lot to this book.

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4. Missoula by Jon Krakauer

This book takes place not too far from where I live. Even though this book is about a serious topic, I’d still love to read it and get to know more about the situation that went on.
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5. Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

Just a light fluffy contemporary I’ve had my eye on for a while.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To and Top Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch.

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For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday I decided to combine the two topics (five of each topic) that you could choose from Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To and Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch.

Top Five Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To

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1. Mockingjay Part 2 (November 2015)

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2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (November 2016)

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3. Allegiant (March 2016)

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4. Ascendant (March 2017)

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5. The Death Cure (September 2016)

Top Five Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch

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1. Papertowns

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2. The Fault in Our Stars

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3. The Scorch Trials

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4. Insurgent

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5. City of Bones

November TBR

Currently I’m behind on my Goodreads goal for the year. So for this month I decided to make a TBR list that hopefully I can complete this month and get ahead of my Goodreads goal!

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The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Have Some Sort of Power in Them

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Hello and welcome back to yet another Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s topic is Halloween themed freebie. You can choose from your choice (ie. 10 best ghost stories, 10 things that scare you in books, 10 literary Halloween costumes, 10 vampire novels, 10 books that WILL scare you, 10 non-scary books for Halloween, 10 scariest covers, etc.) or whatever else you can come up with. I decided to go with my top ten books that have some sort of power in them.

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1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

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2. Life After Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer

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3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

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4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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5. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

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6. The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

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7. Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

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8. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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9. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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10. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books Series That I Have Abandon

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Hello and welcome to today’s Top Ten Tuesday! For today’s Top Ten Tuesday I picked the Top Ten Book Series That I Have Abandon. Whether I abandoned them because I was bored or because I lost interest in the series, here are my top ten. This list does go in order of 1 being the most recent and 10 being the first book series that I abandoned.

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1. Burn for Burn trilogy by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

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2. A Thousand Pieces of You trilogy by Claudia Gray

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3. The Walking Dead series by Robert Kirkman and Tom Moore

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4. The Kane Chronicles trilogy by Rick Riordan

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5. The Shiver trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater

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6. Matched trilogy by Ally Condie

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7. The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy by Jenny Han

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8. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

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9. Private series by Kate Brian

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10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney