Audiobooks and School


I’ve done a audiobooks post before but now that school is back in session I felt the need to do another one! Mainly because this year I am now driving myself to campus which is an hour away! Gives me plenty of time to listen to books! 

I recently got back into audiobooks after months of not listening to them. I’ve so far plowed through The Dream Theives and I’m listening to Blue Lily, Lily Blue both by Maggie Stiefvater! The book being narrated by Will Patton! He is so good! Each character is done so well and I love listening to him! Since school is an hour away from me I end up listening to an hour going up and an hour going down! So I get a lot done during that time! Then when I get to school I read another book in physical form this time. Currently it is Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas! 

I’ll be linking sites on here for audiobook sites you can check out. My favorite is Scribd. I get one audiobook credit and three ebook credits each month. I think the price is 8.99$ a month so not too bad to me honestly. Since I wasn’t using it for a while I have a lot of credits saved up so I can’t wait to see what I’ll use them on! Hit me up with audiobook suggestions! I have the Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater on audio, same with Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. What else should I listen to? Let me know in the comments! 

Let me know as well if you use Scribd! Or Audible! Do you enjoy listening to audiobooks? Or is physical the only way for you? Comment below about it! 

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Reading on the Go 

So I like to read on the go. I take some form of book with me wherever I go. I have books saved to my iBooks and Kindle app on my phone. I have my new Kindle Fire to take on car rides and other sort of rides. And I sometimes will take a physical book with me. It all depends on where I am going.

If I am going to disneyland with my family, which is an hour away from me, I will take a physical copy for the car ride, as well as some books on my phone. When I take the train up to school I take a physical book usually. But sometimes I will take an e-reader along with me instead. On planes I take both with me. Usually I take multiple books with me and load up my kindle or phone with lots of books.

So in this car adventure, I was heading to Ikea with my dad to look for a new shelf for the loft. I took my Kindle, took my medicine since I get car sick, then just read the whole drive down. It takes up about an hour or so to get to the closest Ikea to me.

I am reading on this Kindle Fire Coyote by David L Foster.

What type of reading do you do on the go? Do you always bring physical copies or e-readers?  Let me know in the comments!

Kindle Fire


I got a Kindle Fire!

I’m literally so happy right now! I had an older kindle, the kindle e-reader 6″ but I lost it! I don’t know where it went at all! So I’m super bummed about that. But this tablet was on sale on Amazon for like 39.99$ for an 8g and 59.99$ for a 16g. I went with the 16g and it was much cheaper than the first Kindle I had! So I lucked out. I got it along with a case in the mail today. I really love Amazon!

I really really do.

They’re shipping is awesome, their customer service is amazing, and overall I hardly have any issues with them.

While I do have physical copies, and prefer physical books, I do like reading ebooks and I enjoy the ease at which it is to read on the go with them. I really enjoy taking my Kindle on car rides to Disneyland or even on the train to school. I also like taking my e-reader to work and reading on my lunch time. It makes it so much easier for me.

I highly recommend having some kind of e-reader, especially if you take long car rides! Comes in handy!

Let me know in the comments if you have an e-reader! What brand is it? Do you prefer it more then physical copies?

A Monster Calls

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd

Publisher: Walker Books

Published: September 27, 2011

Rating: 5/5

A Monster Calls follows a boy named Conor and the monster who shows up at midnight, who wants something Conor isn’t willing to give. The truth.

Hands down, one of the best books I have ever read in my life. I hardly cry in books, like maybe 6 times total, but I was sobbing at the end of this book. I was reading this on ebook on my phone, and I was hovered over the phone just crying hysterically to the point that my mom came into my room. This was my first Patrick Ness book and I am completely hooked on his writing, and if this is how amazing he writes all his books, I know I’ll love the rest of his work.

This book just lets you know, its okay to feel selfish but also feel selfless in terms of loss and illnesses. Conor is just an amazing character, and you really get inside his head and feel his pain throughout the whole novel. You hear his anger, his sadness, and his isolation, which just hits you deep in your soul. I loved the overall message of this book: that it is okay to feel the way you do in situations like this, and to try and hold onto the people that mean the most to you.

The stories that the monster told, were excellent. And in a way the main point of each story was ironic. And while throughout the book, you felt it was a monster, you really didn’t think of it as one in the end. It doesn’t give you a hint for what is happening at the end, and it builds up suspense for the future, and it delivers something powerful.

And the truth that Conor had to tell, I think that was the point that I started crying in this book. Even to this day I can’t think of this scene without tearing up, or even the point in the story afterwards.

I highly recommend reading it, you won’t be the same after, and it’ll stay with you for a long time. I just read this book last week, and it’s still with me and I know it will be for many many months.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve read this book, and your thoughts on it. I really want to know about them, especially for this book. Also let me know what Patrick Ness book I should read next!

By the way: this is turning into a movie! Just read about it online!