Day 7 was to show where you’ve read. I have a reason why I didn’t follow through with posting every day of BookTubeAThon. My brother has been playing a lot of games on Xbox which has been using a lot of internet, so my mom and dad told him he needed to shut off the internet. What. Completely not fair, but it is what it is. So I can’t use internet until the 1st of August. I know, I know. That’s a long time, but I will make up for it during August :) So all my posts will be later. I will be doing my BookTubeAThon Wrapup post, my monthly wrapup and TBR, all my reviews, and the Rainbow Readathon TBR. Join me in the Rainbow Readathon and link your posts about it in the comments on any of my posts :) It’s an Instagram challenge so search #rainbowreadathon for the details on that. Oh, and you can tag me in any of your posts on Instagram about it if you’d like. My Instagram name is aubreybrowning. Anywho, the places I read were in my comfy bed, my living room couch, my car, and my living room floor. I don’t have any pictures, but that’s where I read :) Bear with me and my lack of wifi. I’ll be continuing with posts the first day of August.
The second challenge for the BookTubeAThon video/blog challenges was to find 3 items from 3 covers. I decided to choose Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and a pair of blue jeans, Cinder and a high heel, and Paper Towns and thumbtacks. I know I was supposed to post this yesterday but I was a bad blogger and I hung out with friends who ended up staying the night. Oops, well it happened. :)
Today is the first day of BookTubeAThon 2014 and the first video/blog challenge is 3 Books I Read Because of Booktube. I honestly haven’t read a lot of books because of Booktube… I’ve bought a lot, but that doesn’t mean I’ve gotten around to reading them :)
The only reason I picked up Vampire Academy was because of a bunch of people on Booktube raving about them. I don’t like vampires that much, but I do like these books. I’ve only read Vampire Academy and Frostbite, but I do plan on reading the rest soon. I also read The Shadowhunter’s Codex (mostly because of WhittyNovels). I love The Mortal Instruments series, but I didn’t like this book. It was extremely boring to me. But this concludes this post. Woo for a kind of lame post.
I failed BookTube-a-thon. I did. Miserably failed. I decided to have my friend over because Christmas break just started and I got almost no reading done. I didn’t even finish two books, one of which I only had 100 pages left in…. Yeah, oops. Oh well, I gave it a go and I’m glad I finished The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) – Rick Riordan *and read the full review!!* and I started, and am almost halfway done with, Blue Moon (The Immortals #2) – Alyson Noël. I wish I could have read more, but I suppose that will have to do :)
Hmmm. Well, this hasn’t been going as planned. I thought I was going to finish two books last night but then I got distracted by YouTube. Shocking. So this morning I woke up and told myself I wasn’t getting up until I finished a book. So that went, read for 20 minutes, get out of bed, eat breakfast, then watch TV. So I haven’t read too much. Oops. I knew five books was being very very optimistic. :) Shucks, yeah, oh well. I think I will make my goal to finish Blue Moon (The Immortals #2) – Alyson Noël and start another from my BookTube-a-thon TBR. Last night I finished The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) – Rick Riordan and this is my review of it! This morning I started Blue Moon (The Immortals #2) – Alyson Noël. I like it so far, although I am only on page 73. It’s not as good as the first one at this moment, but it’s okay.
PROGRESS: ****SPOILERS****Right now in Blue Moon (The Immortals #2) – Alyson Noël Ever and Damen are finishing up at the play, Hairspray, that Ever’s friend, Miles, is in. She went to a Victoria’s Secret earlier that day to get sexy underwear because she is planning to lose her virginity sometime that evening with Damen. Apparently Damen has been waiting for 400 years to have sex with this girl, but she always got killed right before they were about to do it. First of all, Ever is 16 or 17 (not really sure which) and she is going to have sex with her boyfriend. Great role modeling for these young girls that are reading this series. I understand that there needs to be romance within the story, but isn’t making out enough? I just do not understand the point of putting sex in YOUNG ADULT books. Think about it, young adult. Not new adult. No, we are talking younger girls reading this. I personally think the reading range of young adult books is 14+, granted I read some YA books a couple years ago. Let these little girls enjoy their childhood. Do not go around telling them that if you love someone, even at a young age, you can do it. NO. Not acceptable in my eyes. I know that it’s wrong and I know that I can separate fiction and reality (although the thin line may be blurred at some points) but I’m a mature 14-year-old. I think sex should be reserved for new adult and adult fiction. It’s special and should be between two people that are really in love, meaning after they are married, not in highschool when they are “in love.” Those are just my thoughts on this topic.