2017 Reading Resolutions

Is it too late for me to post anythings related to “New Year Resolution”? Well, it is Chinese New Year yesterday so I guess new year resolution still make sense. 200.gif

For those who follow me on GoodReads, you might probably know that my 2016 consisted of reading a ton of graphic novels and manga. For 40 books I had read last year, more than half of them are graphic novels. So I setting up some resolutions for both reading and personal. 200-1.gif

1.Read something by Marie Lu or Leigh Bardugo

mostly because I have never read anything by these amazing authors and I really want to read Six of Crows or the Young Elite this year

2.Read more classic

In 2016, I had read quite a few classic novels including The Iliad. And I am proud of myself that I have read some classic last year (even though most of them are for school). So in 2017, I really want to read some Jane Austen, finish Jane Eyre and maybe read Odyssey.

3. Finish The Hero of  Olympus series

I have been putting the series off since forever, mostly because I love it so much and I don’t really want it to end. So I just stopped after reading The House of Hades because I want to save to read The Blood of Olympus.

4. Bookshelf makeover

This one is kinda random but if you saw my bookshelf in real life, you would understand. My shelf is messy and it is full, me and my sister shared a shelf and basically she put random stuff on my shelf very often so I think I need to get a bigger shelf or to clean the shelf we have in the living so I could store my books outside.

5. Write, write, write

I always said that ‘I am going to write more this year’ but never do it. Propably I would do the same this year, but since I am going to University this year and would be doing Creative Writing (if I go Uni in Hong Kong, that would be another story) therefore I might actually get some writing done this year and maybe even finish my novel!

Book Outlet Haul

So I placed my first Book Outlet order around the end of May or something and I am so excited for my books when I come back from the airport the first I do was to unbox it. I got everything for around $20 (including shipping), however international shipping are really expensive for Book Outlet so the package was first sent to the US then to Hong Kong therefore, the shipping would be cheaper compared to the international shipping. And I only got five books cause I bought too many books this month and it’s crazy (I can’t even put all my books into my two suitcases) 

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Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols

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*Is it just me or the guy on the cover looks really creepy?*

Most Likely to Succeed by Jennifer Echols

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Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven 

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fml by Shaun David Hutchinson

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Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius

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Will I buy from Book Outlet again? Maybe, possibly when they have a sale so I can buy 20+ books. I already have over 15 books in my cart and I am waiting until I got paid at the end of the month, however I think I will spend my money in Book Fair, graphic novels and comic books. So maybe I will buy from Book Outlet later around Black Friday or Christmas.

My 2016 Book Fair Wishlist

So every Summer around July, there would be a book fair in Hong Kong and almost every year I lost control. I would go to the Book Fair for around 3-4 times (twice with my sister, once with my friends), anyways my point is I would buy a shitload of books and I possibly won’t read it. Just last year, I got like 27 books and only 10 that I actually finished. So I’m going to limit myself this year and maybe have a wishlist of what I’m buying this year. And just to let you know this list is pretty random and I honestly don’t know what I would buy and mostly I just have a brief concept of what I might get so…

1. The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan 26252859.jpg

I just need it so badly, Apollo is one of my favorite Olympians and Apollo is technically my ‘godly parent’ so…

2. Any YA Contemporary Romance

To be honest, I really don’t know what contemporary romance I would buy that day but I want something lovey dovey and perhaps a new fictional boyfriend (Perhaps something by Kasie West, I read a little bit of The Fill-In Boyfriend so maybe I would buy that)

3. Something by Sarah J Maas

I love Throne of Glass and I got Crown of Midnight but I still don’t have time to read it but I think I would either buy Heir of Fire or A Court of Thorns and Roses

4. Books that I need for Literature, Classical Civilisation and Film Studies next years

So usually in Book Fair, classics are really cheap compare to other YA or other novels (Last year they are around US$6 and £3 which is really cheap in Hong Kong)

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And I think this is it right now (well obviously my book fair book haul would be wayyyyy bigger than this list) but I think this would be the basis of what I would get during the book fair. Anyway it’s 3am here in London so I am going to sleep now. xoxo

 

Books I need to read for school this year

On one of my post, I mentioned I will be doing A-Levels this year and school just started for a week and I think it’s time for me to do a little update. I’m taking English Literature, Psychology, Biology and Classical Civillsation, which means a lots of reading for me this year. So without further ado this is the list of books I will be reading this school year.

English Literature

Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry, 2002-201113150556
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

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The War of the Worlds  by H.G Wells13614257
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood38447

Classical Civillsation

The Iliad by Homer 437433

giphyI’m really looking forward to read The Iliad, I had watched the film Troy which is epic and I can’t wait to read The Iliad 

Books I am planning to bring to England

200So for these who don’t know I am leaving to England to study A-Levels this September and of course I need to bring some books with me to England. That might change a little bit but I will try to stick to the list

  1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  3. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  4. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  6. The Invisible Man by H.G Wells
  7. The Time Machine by H.G Wells
  8. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
  9. To all the boys I’ve loved before by Jenny Han
  10. P.S I still love you by Jenny Han
  11. The 100 by Kass Morgan
  12. The Flash New 52 Vol.1

I want to bring more but I don’t think my mom will let me and maybe my luggage won’t fit all of them so i don’t know. We will wait and see how many books I can fit in my suitcase.

Booktubeathon 2015 TBR

This post is gonna be short because I am reading and Booktubeathon had started already at least its past midnight here in Hong Kong anyway I will post my TBR and I should go back to reading 🙂

The challenges:
1// Read a book with blue on the cover – Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
2// Read a book by an author who shares the same first letter of your last name – Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
3// Read someone else’s favourite book – Percy Jackson and the lightning thief by Rick Riordan
4// Read the last book you acquired – The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
5// Finish a book without letting go of it – I Hate and I Love by Catullus
6// Read a book you really want to read – N/A
7// Read seven books – I think I will grab some little black classics or some graphic novel in order to finish all the challenges

I will update you guy tomorrow and I’m out

Hong Kong Book Fair Book Haul 2015

Every summer here in Hong Kong. Publisher, book seller and reader gathered in one of the biggest bookish event. The Hong Kong Book Fair is like Book Con in the US only without the part where publishers give out free books and ARC but Book Fair is still pretty awesome. Basically you can buy books from manga and graphic novels to YA and classic novels in Hong Kong Book Fair, they also have a section for stationary, well for me I spent three days at the book fair. Before I go book fair, my mom told me not to buy too many because I can’t carry all of my books to England but somehow I still bought twenty something books #sorrynotsorry. Okay, enough of my boring backstory. Let’s move on to the book haul now, shall we?  

    
 YA and Middle Grade I don’t even know why I bought this book? I read the synopsis and i think this would be one of those funny book and I haven’t read any thing like that so… but YOLO right?   I remember some booktubers talked about Reboot and Rebel before and my friend and I bought this together so we might do a read-along sometime

  I read the first three in the series and I love it, so why not pick the the fourth book P.S the thrid book have a cliffhanger. And Chris Colfer is beaI love the TV series so I need to get this book

Classic
  I read 1984 by George Owrell back in late May or something, and Brave New World, We and 1984 are like the classic dystopia novel. And I just need to buy it because reasons…
    Okay, I’m obsessed with Little Black Classic… I read War of the Worlds before and I got The Invisible Man and The Time Machine the day before and why not have an extra copy of War of the Worlds and complete my H.G Wells collection?!   
I don’t have anymore excuse, I’m a shopaholic and a bookaholic and I’m not proud myself now I’m on book buying ban until Christmas *sigh*

This is my final Book Fair book haul, 27 books in total. How this happened? I don’t know. If you need me, I will be at my bookshelf staring my growing tbr pile 🙈🙊🙉