Ali In Book Wonder

Just a woman that has many books to read and many books to be bought and just to have books. Oh the books that have yet to be read by me!

Reading progress update: I've read 220 out of 305 pages.

Nanny Returns - Nicola Kraus, Emma McLaughlin

I am pretty deep in this book and well so far I just want to do some damage. There are a lot of minor characters that I would love to take a baseball to (I know harsh as ever, but you'll understand if you read it.) Nan is reverting back to her old ways of taking care of a 16 year old Grayer and his brother Stilton. She has to step up her game and really lay it in on their parents again. Book is frustrating and interesting at the same time... MEH!!!

An amazing story!

If You Could See Me Now - Cecelia Ahern

Hey everyone and how are you doing? I am doing pretty good myself. So, today I have a book review and that is on "If You Could See Me Now" by Cecelia Ahern. Now, I will admit that for the first time in my entire reading career (lol). I actually fell in love with a fictional character! Yeah, I can't believe I'm really admitting this, but the character of Ivan was just well written! 


So, let's jump in shall we!


This story is about a woman name Elizabeth and her seven year old nephew Luke. The two don't spend time together. Plus, Elizabeth is a bit of a control freak, she needs to have everything in order. Until the mysterious Ivan shows up and changes her life!


I just have to say that this is yet, another favorite of mine. I loved every bit of this book. Elizabeth I just wanted to really smack her and tell her to take it easy, but as the story went on and reading about her past. I felt sorry for her, but her attitude about having fun or being colorful was annoying and again I wanted to smack her. She had her childhood over taking with taking care of her little sister and their dad after her mother left, then when she grew up was forced to take over the responsibility of her nephew. Again, I see why she is the way she is, but that is no excuse for an uptight attitude. Luke is just like any seven year old who just wants to have fun and feel loved. But, with his aunt not showing any love toward him, he gets used to her ways. Ivan...sweet Ivan comes into Luke's life first and becomes best friends with him. That's Ivan's job, becoming best friends to children who need him. Did I mentioned that he is around the same age as Elizabeth, but she can't see him at all. After spending some time with Luke and Elizabeth, Ivan feels a pull towards Elizabeth and when he follows her around, he falls for her. Elizabeth indulges Luke on having Ivan  as an invisible friend (that hopefully she'll never have to hear from him again after a few months.) and doing the best she can to go along with Luke and pretend that Ivan is a "real" person. Until, one night while she was having a hard day, Ivan appears to her. He shows her the way on how to act like a really fun person and enjoy life. 


Well, I can't really go into more detail, because you are going to have to read it for yourself to see how it goes. I again just love Ivan, because he's funny, sweet, kind, wise, and well adorable. Good Grief why did this fictional character invade my life hehe. You all should really read this story if you haven't. I really do recommend this amazing story. 


So, that's the post and hope you all enjoy it. I will be back of course on Monday. If there aren't any hiccups again with anything like this past Monday. Maybe it was just me. Until then, I hope you all are enjoying whatever time of the day is! Have fun, be excited, and crazy, but not to crazy.



Reading progress update: I've read 196%.

If You Could See Me Now - Cecelia Ahern Ok so this story is OMG and I am loving it and I want to love it forever! K that's all you get hehe

My Plan for 2017!

Good hello everyone and how are you all?! I am doing fantastic. I have finally posted a video to my youtube channel after a long time not doing so! I'm happy to be back doing it. Okie Dokie, so on to what this blog is about. So, I have been thinking about how I should get back into swing of things with this here blog of mine. I will be posting, just not three days a week (yet.) I want to be able to get back into the creativity of this blog. I have missed blogging for the two months I took off.


I am planning on blogging Mondays and Fridays. Then, if you all have an instagram account and want to follow me just look up @aliinbookwonder. Also, the same username for twitter if you want to do that as well! I will be posting some bookish things and you will also get to see my crazy life as well lol! This is a bit new for me to do this whole follow me on social media thing. I'm usually not like this, but since it's a new year why not give it a try! 


I have a new read for this month and that is "If You Could See Me Now" by Cecelia Ahern. I'm two chapters in and so far not to bad! So, this is all I have for you all! I'll be back on Friday with a new post. Until then, I hope you all have an kick ass day/night and I'll write to you all then.



Day 7 of BoBs and the last day!

Hey everyone and how's it going? I hope you all are having a great day or night! I'm doing pretty awesome myself. As you can tell from the title that it's the last day of BoBs and as always I had a lot of fun. I of course have my last update for you all. I have finished reading "The Rift" and it turned out to be a really good read. There wasn't a moment that I was bored and wanted it to end. Like I've mentioned yesterday there isn't a challenge for today at all. So, this is just a quick update and to say that I had fun doing this read-a-thon! 


That's all I have for today and I'll be back tomorrow with a new post. I hope you all are having an awesome day/night and until then.


Later Days!

6th Day of BoBs!!!

So, I just had the fun and excitement of having to re-do posts of BoBs days, because home girl got her days messed up...I need help hehe! Hey everyone and how's it going? I am doing pretty good considering having to edit some of my posts (which isn't too bad) then clean up my room a little. 


Anyways enough of that. I am here to bring you an update to this here read-a-thon I'm doing! Well, I am not further into "The Rift" and it's going pretty good, it's really interesting and I like that fact that the characters are of different race and sizes! I should be done with this read soon or wait until tomorrow to close out this read-a-thon. I'm taking my time on reading and see what kind of reading goal I have. There are not challenges to share for today nor tomorrow, but I will update you all again tomorrow.


That's all I have and I hope you all are just having a kick-ass day/night and I'll write to you all tomorrow!


Later Days!!!

Day 5 of BoBs!!!

I got an awesome package in the mail and it's from book outlet and that book is "The Dead House" by my internet friend Dawn Kurtagich!!! Hey everyone and how are you?! I am doing very well and I am here to bring you an update! So, today I started an e-book called "The Rift" by J.T. Stoll and so far it's not to bad. It's not that long of a read and I will take my time on reading it. For today's challenge it's about recommending books based of the interest of what you read. I honestly cannot think of any books to recommend. Ok, I think I came up with one! So, here I go.


If you like "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert then try "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho  


Already then, that is all I can think of for now. I will be back tomorrow with an update! I hope you all have an amazing day/night and I'll write to you all tomorrow!


Later Days!

BoBs Day 4

So, I woke up this morning thinking I need to read!!! Hey everyone and how's it hanging? I am feeling pretty awesome myself! I am here to bring you an update about my first read. And, I finished just a bit ago and it was really good. I ended up enjoying the book and the main character turned out really understanding. Although, I am sticking to what I said in the beginning of what I first said about her! This book really made me want to go and visit Ireland! I will go into full detail later! That's all for my update and now for the challenge of the day! It's pretty simple it's book spine poetry! All you gotta do is go through your bookcase and create a poem. Here is what I came up with!





Ta-da lol! That's it for today! I hope you all are having an awesome day/night. And, I'll be back tomorrow with a new challenge and update!


Later Days!!!

BoBs day 3!!!

Hey everyone and how's it going?! I'm doing pretty awesome right now!!! I am finally able to update you all of how my week is going. Yesterday, I had a tough time posting, because I am using my tablet as a computer! But, back to my update. I am almost done with my first read and now the main character isn't to bad! The book is getting really interesting, and I'm really wanting to see where the story is going! So, yeah that's my update, now onto the challenge of the day. I am going to share what book(s) I would like to see as a movie. Let's get started shall we?!


Well, the only book I can think of to turn into a movie is:


"The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho 


The White Rabbit Chronicle by Gena Showalter


Ok, so that's all I have for now. Trying to come up with books that haven't been made into a movie is hard. I know there are other books I would like to see turn into a movie. Well, that is it from me for today and I will of course be back tomorrow with another update and challenge. I hope you all are having an awesome day/night and I will write to you all tomorrow!


Later Days!!!

Day 2 of BoBs 2017 in a picture!!!
Day 2 of BoBs 2017 in a picture!!!

The first day of BoBs 18!!!

Hey everyone! How are you all doing?! I am doing pretty awesome right now. So, it's officially Bout of Books time, and to start off I will tell you about my first book. Like I mentioned yesterday I am currently reading "Ireland" by Melody Carlson. I'm five chapters in and it's not to bad, but I do kind want to head smack the main character! She is really judgmental when it comes to drinking. She seems to be better then those, so far. Who knows how she will be once I'm fully engaged in the book! Well, for the challenges this week they are all run by Bout of Books themselves and they are pretty easy. For today's challenge it's to introduce myself in six words! 


Here I go!


Book Lover in Book Wonder YAS!!! 


That was easy! Well, that is all for today and I'll be back tomorrow with another update and another challenge! Until, then enjoy you day/night and rock out!



Bout of Books 18!!!

Hey Everyone and Happy New Year!!! I am so glad that it is now 2017, and it's time for a fresh new start! Well, as promised I'm back and well to kick off to the new year, I am doing my 10th bout of books read-a-thon! I will say that I am going with the flow on what I will be reading during the week. But, I will tell you the first book I will be reading starting tomorrow and that is "Ireland" by Melody Carlson. I am excited to be participating in BoBs! I will update you everyday on how my reading is going and the challenges I will be doing. Well, that is all I have for you all right now! I will be back tomorrow with BoBs update! Have an amazing year! A great day/night! And, I will write to you all tomorrow.


Happy New Year!!!

I'm still kicking

Hey everyone! How are you? I know I have not posted anything for awhile. That's because I had bad back pain for awhile and couldn't bare with doing anything. Then, I got blindsided with news from the University that I applied to. I have to retake my ACTs yet again to get a 22 in order to earn a teaching license. So, I have to study for that now and I have been prioritizing that over this blog. I will keep in touch! Yes, and hopefully finally review "The 5th Wave" and other things. Maybe during the weekend. I have a lot on my plate and I need to deal with this big test coming up! I hope you all had an awesome Halloween yesterday. Again I will try to keep you all updated on what is going on. So, I hope you all are having a wonderful day/night. I will be back when I can!!! <3 

"Sometimes in my tent, late at night, I think I can hear the stars scraping against the sky."

Cassie (The 5th Wave)


Also, Review coming Monday!

Reading progress update: I've read 307 out of 457 pages.

The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey

Ok so I don't have anything to post, but another update about this book so far. Holy moly how this is getting to be really interesting and I can't wait to read a bit more. I have been playing the guessing game on who's who and what is going on so far. I'm still playing Sherlock on this! Well, that's all folks!!!

Reading progress update: I've read 182 out of 457 pages.

The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey

So this is turning out to be a really good story so far. I have a long way to go and I would like to see where this goes. So, this is basically my post for today! I'm enjoying the read so far and I'll let you know how I feel in the end!