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Pointe Taken Newsletter (17)


Happy Sunday! It’s currently about 3 1/2 weeks until I go to Florida for my music trip for school! That means that I get to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando. *happy dance* Other than that exciting news, I have read a lot today. I felt guilty for my obsession with Dance Academy on Netflix, so I read quite a bit in Seeker. I was supposed to have Seeker finished at the beginning of the month for NetGalley, but hey. Stuff came up. I’m still reading it. I don’t really like it that much. Some parts are really good; the beginning was awesome. But the middle/endish parts are just pointless. There is so much going on that didn’t need to happen. For book club we just started Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls and it’s very odd. I don’t really like it, but some parts are funny. It’s just about this guy telling his life stories in short story format. I just found out that I accidentally order a Hungarian version of a book on my Nook. It was $12 and there are no refunds. I can’t read it… ugh.

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Pointe Taken Newsletter (14)


Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Did the team you wanted to win end up winning the game? I wanted the Seahawks to win, but I’m over it now. This week I’ve read some of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd for book club, and am almost finished with Just One Year. I know I said that I would have a review of Just One Year up this week, but I just didn’t have time. Next week (as in tomorrow’s week) I get to have a massage on Tuesday. Praise the Lord. I need a massage so badly. Dancer muscles get so sore. Anywho, then on Friday I get to go and audition for a summer dance intensive. I’m really excited because I’ve not had an actual audition with people I don’t know. Very excited for the next week :)

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Pointe Taken Newsletter (13)


Hello, hello. Happy end of the week. Tomorrow second semester officially starts; dreading it, but looking forward to it at the same time. I haven’t read that much in the past couple of weeks, but I am going to try and finish a couple books this week. I am banning myself from Netflix and YouTube, so I’ll read more. I am currently reading The Murder of Roger Ackroyd for book club, Just One Year, and Clockwork Angel. My goal is to finish Just One Year and Clockwork Angel because I just need to. So, honestly I don’t have much to talk about! With the new semester comes a new class. Lifetime Sports. Hmm. Just digest that for a second… I am not sporty. At all. It’s a miracle that I can play soccer. I hate running. I have no hand-eye coordination. It’s going to be a mess. Ooh. Very nervous for that class. Wish me luck. Please… or prayers. Or both.

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Pointe Taken Newsletter (12)


Welcome, old and new readers of the blog. Happy Sunday. This has been a very crazy week because J-Term started, but we got late starts, early outs, and no school days because of weather. We didn’t have a full day of school last week at all. It was quite hectic. This week I participated in the Bout of Books 12.0 Readathon, and I will have a wrapup on that posted tomorrow evening. I finished Blog Inc. (completing the Author You’ve Never Read Before category on the 2015 Reading Challenge) and To Dance (Graphic Novel challenge) and am almost finished with The Power of Half. I plan on having the review of it up before the end of the week. I really love the message The Power of Half gives; it really makes me want to help in some way. I plan on finishing Clockwork Angel soon, then starting Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince after that. This week I will also be starting Just One Year by Gayle Forman because I get to buddy read it with one of my best friends who’s just gotten into reading. If you want to buddy read anything with me just comment down below! This week will be fairly simple and not chaotic like last week was, so that’ll be very nice. Happy almost halfway through January!

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Pointe Taken Newsletter (11) + Bout of Books 12.0 Readathon TBR


Happy Sunday! This week has been a wonderful week for me in both reading and blogging. I finished The Calling and gave it 4 stars. I had been reading this since the 22nd of December, but I have no idea why it took me so long. The Calling completed one of the challenges in the 2015 Reading Challenge put on by Popsugar. I marked this book as a book set in a different country, because they travel everywhere, and most of the time it was not in the United States. I really enjoyed this book and am so excited for the next ones. Unfortunately the second book doesn’t even have a title… so yay for me. Cliffhangers will be the death of me, I swear. Anywho. I am currently reading Blog Inc. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho; it’s about how to create and keep up a successful blog. I plan on finishing Blog Inc. tonight and maybe continuing on with The Power of Half. I have officially blogged every single day of 2015. I mean it’s only the fourth, but still. It works for me. I have decided that scheduling posts will be perfect for me once school starts back up (aka tomorrow). Not super excited for school, but we start J-Term tomorrow, so that’s kind of exciting. I plan on continuing to post consistently as the year progresses. I will be posting my 2014 Year in Review that WordPress sent to bloggers this week, as well.

Bout of Books 12.0 Readathon TBR! This will my first time participating in a Bout of Books.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I knew about Bout of Books, but never really looked into it. I have no idea why I didn’t look into it, but whatever. Beside the point. I saw a TBR video on PeruseProject and decided, hey. Why not? My TBR will include…

  1. The Power of Half: One Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back
  2. Clockwork Angel
  3. Little Women
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Of course there is no possible way to finish all of these books in one week, but I will try and make get as far as I can into these. I just need to commit. I will most likely be putting a progress section on every post this week telling how everything is going, page number, etc. Join me in Bout of Books 12.0! What’s on your TBR for this week?

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Pointe Taken Newsletter (9)


Happy Sunday everyone! This week was a pretty good reading week for me. I finished two books, two short stories, and started another book. I finished The Girl in Between and LOVED it! I highly suggest it. Very interesting premise and story line. The characters were very lovable and beautifully broken. 5 out of 5 stars to The Girl in Between. I also finished Take Me Tomorrow and really liked that one as well! I read two of the short stories in Zombies vs. Unicorns for book club. We are slowly making our way through Zombies vs. Unicorns; every week we vote on which story we liked better, zombies or unicorns. Zombies is currently winning by a lot because there have been some amazing stories from Team Zombie. I also started Clockwork Angel which is very exciting for me! I love Cassandra Clare and the Mortal Instruments and the Shadowhunter world in general, so going to 1800’s England just makes it even better. I’ve decided that I don’t like NetGalley, so I won’t be using it anymore. It’s such a hassle to get it onto something I can actually read because before I was using my mom’s Kindle app on her iPad. I can’t really steal her iPad whenever I want, and I can’t read it on my computer. So, bummer. Whatever, though. Remember to put your name into my rafflecopter drawing for my 200 follower giveaway! There are some wonderful books up for grabs!

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Pointe Taken Newsletter (8)


Happy Sunday! This week has been a really horrible reading week and I even “participated” in the 24 in 48 Readathon. I tried. I honestly did, but I was so busy this weekend. I had a lot going on so I read a total of…. 3 HOURS! Lol I failed so so badly. Besides the failed attempt at the Readathon, I set up a bullet journal. I am very excited about this because I used a journal that I had lying around my house. The purpose behind the bullet journal is to have to-do lists all in one place, basically a more efficient to-do list. I am always making to-do lists and can’t wait until I actually get the hang of it. You have different symbols for different tasks. All the information is found on the bullet journal website. If you’re interested just look up bullet journal setup on YouTube. I have an Erin Condren Life Planner for 2015 and cannot wait to use it, but this bullet journal will be carried in my purse instead of my backpack for school. I will transfer things like homework and school events to my bullet journal from my planner, and transfer necessary to-do lists to my planner. Seems a little redundant, but I’m still excited. I highly suggest looking up bullet journaling if you like having a set to-do list that you cross off. Other than my exciting paper goods, I have watched a lot of YouTube this week… mostly about planners and bullet journals. #SorryNotSorry. Anyway, I plan to finish The Book of Charlie soon, I will read tonight. I will start Take Me Tomorrow after that, and I am so excited to read it because Shannon A. Thompson is one of my all time favorite authors.

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