#giveaways and #contests from Entangled Teen! Join in and win amazing prizes!

Hi everyone!

I know I haven’t been pretty active on the blog lately. There had been an awful lot of schoolwork to do. My cousin, Sadie, seemed to have overtaken my accounts without asking permission (yes, I wrote this on purpose).

Aaaanyway, if you like joining giveaways and win awesome prizes, you might wanna join on these super cool giveaways and contests by Entangled Teen:

Pre-order Forget Tomorrow & Win! – 9/18 to 10/25
Win a Fire HD 7, 7″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB + Touching Fate Swag Pack! (US/Canada) – 10/12 to 10/23
Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card from Brenda Drake! (INT) – 10/12 to 10/23
Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card from Brenda Drake! (US/Canada) – 10/12 to 10/23

I’d also would like to add that Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn sounds like a VERY interesting if you’re a fan of sci-fi and predestination-thing 😉 and so is Touching Fate by Brenda Drake! Minus the sci-fi for the latter. Both books sound pretty cool so go add those to your GoodReads TBR, follow the authors, preorder their books and all those fun stuff!

Stay awesome,

♥ Louise


Reader Problems Tag!

Hi guys!

I know it’s been a while. What with life and school. I completely suck at blogging consistently 😥 but I’ll try to make up this September. No promises! But I’ll try my best.

ANYWAY. I (actually WE, Sadie and I [but she isn’t much of a help lately in this blog other than changing our display name -.-]) got tagged by the lovely Emily of thelittlebookaffair!

Whaa! In behalf of my lousy lazy cousin, thank you Emily!

I’ll answer for both of us. Here it goes:

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

Eh. That…. has always been my problem. I actually have two methods but sometimes I disregard them. Either a) I pick a slip of paper which contains the book title from my TBR jar or b) I just read the synopses over and over again and read the one that interests me (I do elimination on this one).

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

I don’t quit often unless it’s written in third person POV and it gets hella confusing. And sometimes, I skip chapters when it gets boring. So if I get confused in the end but loved the book in the end part (this happens a LOT of times), I go back to the chapters I skip and read it.

I buy books and only read if I think it’s interesting based on its synopsis. And even if I’m not loving it because of certain things, I’d try to finish the book because I hope it’ll get better. I just won’t do it within a day. It could take weeks.

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close but so far away on your Goodreads challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

I don’t challenge myself to challenges I don’t think I’d be up for it. I’m living a busy life and reading is my means of leisure, to relax and unwind. So I wouldn’t pressure myself to catch up because it adds to my student life problems and I’d end up not enjoying the book at all.

4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?

I’d pout, forgive the bookstore and forget about it because I have other problems to deal with. Book covers aren’t worth my tears. I’d just print matching ones out and paste it on a plastic cover and cover the book cover with a new plastic book cover. Yeah, even if it ends up looking fake but whatever. Fun Fact: I did this to my Mortal Instruments series because I didn’t like the story much anyway xP

5. Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

My lousy lazy cousin, Sadie. But of course our opinions don’t match always and we constantly throw Cheetos at each other for it.

6. You’re reading a book and you’re about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

Close the book. Go back home. Watch something hilarious. Buy ice cream and continue.

7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you reread the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads?

I’d search a plot summary on Google and I’ll read it there.

8. You do not want anyone, ANYONE, borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people no when they ask?

I have a lot of alibis of this and it depends on several situations. Say if I haven’t read the book on school or anywhere public, but I talked about it with my friend and she’ll ask if she could borrow, I’d say, “Oh but I read it as an ebook.”

Or if they caught you reading and they’d like to borrow it, I’d say, “This isn’t mine. I borrowed this from my aunt/godfather/neighbor/friend from who knows where.”

Or if they come to your house and see your books displayed and they’d like to borrow it, I’d say, “My grandma says no one’s allowed to take it from the shelf unless they tend her chickens for a week.” Because grandma usually buys ke books in exchange for even nastier service than tending chickens.

To sum it up, I rarely lend anyone my books 😀 unless they’re like me who doesn’t like getting the spine or the cover creased or the pages splattered on or something.

9. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

I let it pass. I get reading slumps usually out of burning out and getting tired of seeing similar plots over and over again. So I usually let the books sit there and wait for months for new books with different plots then I’ll just go back to it.

10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read. How many do you actually buy?

With my own money? One by one. Like every four months. Jusy one.

But with grandma, she buys me the whole series (if it’s a series) or three different books once in a while. Okay just whenever I do something good like getting high grades, win contests and do community service

11. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

I buy one book so I get to it right away. If grandma buys me a lot of books, then that’s the time they sit around for weeks and even months.

Aaaand that’s it!

My turn.

Tag! You’re it!

Everyone who sees this and hasn’t done the tag yet, go for it! I’m tagging you!

First Post, Fresh Start, Hello World!

Hi everyone!

I’ve got to admit that I was torn earlier whether I should make an ‘intro’ post as my first blog entry or rather post a review or something. I’ve seen other book blogs do the same. You see, I was thinking that few months or years later, I’d go back and browse my archives and laugh at my first post or something. But hey, I thought it’d be cool. So I decided to make an intro post so you guys could have an idea of what I’ll be blogging about and what I hope and such. Besides, I think having a book review or a meme as the first post would make it look so formal. And I think having an ‘intro’ post as the first one would be very personal and I like people who make things personal . . . ya feel meh?

ANYWAYS, let’s get to it!

I’m Louise and I’ll be blogging mainly about YA fiction books of all genres (probably except werewolves …. and possibly vampires). I have a co-blogger for Adult and New Adult Fiction, Sadie, who’s my cousin. We share only one account. But I doubt Sadie would be very much active in blogging. Anyways, first post, fresh start. Hello world! We’re the newest book bloggers as of August 15th. I have a lot of hopes for this book blog—to meet new blogger and author friends around the globe, to help authors get their books out THERE into the great big world, to participate in blog tours, blitzes and reveals, to reach a few months or last for years, to participate in challenges and memes, and so much more!

I think I’ll be posting a list of my blog goals tomorrow 😀 and I think it’s a terribly long list. Yeah, I’m kind of obsessed in listing stuff. So expect a lot of lists on this blog.

As for now, I’m looking for blogger friends! Care to be one? Oh, and I’m also looking for other book blogs to follow. So if you have one, don’t hesitate to let me know, I’ll check it out and let’s be virtual friends! Whahoo!

~Louise xoxo