Category: As Told by Tina

The Chatroom | My Top 20 Books..

Posted January 20, 2020 by Tina in As Discussed by Tina / 1 Comment
The Chatroom | My Top 20 Books To Read In 2020

It took me a while but I finally narrowed down the top 20 books I want to read in 2020. These are in no particular order. If you’d like to buddy read one, let me know! 1. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 2. Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid 3. When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton 4. Hunting November by Adriana Mather 5. One Of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus 6. Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes 7.The Map from here to there by Emery Lord 8.With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo 9.The Bride Test by Helen Hoang 10. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo 11.Hook by Gina L. Maxwell 12. Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston 13.Paola Santiago and the River of Tears (Paola Santiago #1) by Tehlor Kay Mejia 14.Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1) by […]

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The Chatroom: The Switch From ..

Posted March 7, 2019 by Tina in As Discussed by Tina, As Told by Tina / 6 Comments
The Chatroom: The Switch From Print Books To Ebooks

Welcome to The Chatroom! The Chatroom is where we discuss anything and everything! Today I decided to link up with Book Blogger Hop to answer this week’s question: Have You Made The Switch From Print to E-Books? Is Either One Exclusive? Personally for me, I have almost exclusively switched to EBooks and I’m going to share with you the reasons why I switched and the rare cases that I will still purchase a print book. My Reasons For Loving EBooks: EBooks tend to be cheaper than physical books. There are some very rare instances where an eBook is more expensive than a physical book and when this happens I will probably buy the physical book. MORE SPACE. So I’m a mom of three and we are tight on space. I have one bookshelf and my closet. So I tend to not buy physical books. I tend to lean towards eBooks […]

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The Chatroom : My Read Rating ..

Posted January 23, 2019 by Tina in As Discussed by Tina, As Told by Tina / 4 Comments
The Chatroom : My Read Rating (January 2019)

Welcome to The Chatroom! When I was younger, I use to spend hours in chatrooms and message boards on AOL. It is actually the place where I “met” some of my best friends through these chatrooms and I’ve been friends with them for over 10 years. When I was redesigning, I was trying to think of a cute thing to call my discussions and decided on the chatroom. So grab something to drink and lets talk about My Read Rating. I once saw Lili from Utopia State Of Mind write a post about her Read Rating. And I’ve been meaning to do it. This was something I finally got around to doing after doing a massive deep cleaning of my room which included my shelf. I personally only calculated only the books that I was keeping. I have two bags full of books that I no longer want so I […]

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Happy 4th Blogversary to As To..

Posted January 1, 2019 by Tina in As Told by Tina / 16 Comments
Happy 4th Blogversary to As Told By Tina!

First, I’d like to wish you a very Happy New Year! I wish you nothing but the best in 2019. It was four years ago today, I posted my first blog post. Crazy, right? I was thinking of what to write for my blogversary post and I thought I’d share with you how I came up with both of my blog names. Say my name, Say my name, via GIPHY It was about 5 years ago, I was on maternity leave staying up all hours of the night feeding Little 3. It was during this time, I was reading a lot. I had flirted with ideas of blogs over the years, I had a couple mommy blogs but I didn’t feel apart of the mommy community. Then I somehow stumbled upon a couple book blogs and it inspired something in me. Like I finally found the community I was looking […]

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The August 2018 Wrap Up

Posted September 5, 2018 by Tina in As Told by Tina, Monthly Recap, Recap / 10 Comments
The August 2018 Wrap Up

Welcome to my August 2018 Wrap Up! August was a busy busy month for me. I think I ran around like a chicken without its head on for a good part of the month. I feel now that it is September, I am slowly working into a routine with the kids. This is actual footage of me in August: via GIPHY A Monthly Recap is exactly what it sounds like, a recap of the month. I’ll be recapping books I read, posts of the month, a little bit of what’s going on outside the blog, and a little bit of what I have plan in the upcoming month. I’ll be linking up my monthly wrap to Feed Your Fiction Addiction. This Month I Read: August was a very meh month. As you can see I mainly read graphic novels. And most of the books I read were meh. The Best […]

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Es La Hora Del Chisme | Where ..

Es La Hora Del Chisme | Where Tina Spills The Tea #2

Es La Hora Del Chisme is my take on Jamie’s If We’re Having Coffee. Es La Hora Del Chisme (translates to It’s The Gossip Hour) is where I share with you a little bit of what is happening behind the blog. When I rebranded my blog, I wanted to share more of my personal life and I haven’t really done that but I’m at a point in my life where I want to share with you what is going on with me. So please, get something to drink so I can share with you all the chisme going on in my life. Right now, I’m drinking a Jack Daniels Country Cocktails in Berry Bunch. I love Jack Daniels Country Cocktails and this one is one of my favorites. Comadre let me tell you… the Littles started school on Monday. Little 1 is in First Grade and Little 2 is in […]

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Let’s Discuss | My Audio..

Posted June 9, 2018 by Tina in As Discussed by Tina / 5 Comments
Let’s Discuss | My Audiobook Habits

June is audiobook month and in honor of Audiobook Month, I thought I would talk to ya’ll about my audiobook habits. I’m a huge fan of audiobooks especially over the last year, I found myself listening to more audiobooks then reading a physical or ebook and I’ve had some audiobook habits I thought I’d share with you. My Audiobook Habits 1. I am not a huge fan of contemporary novels on audiobook. I’m not sure why but I haven’t found the right narrators for a contemporary novel. I feel like once I find the right narrators, I’ll be enjoying it more. But for the most part, I’ll stick to reading contemporary novels. 2. I love fantasy, crime, thrillers and memoirs on audiobook. When I’m browsing through my library’s catalog of audiobooks, I realize I tend to gravitate towards, fantasy, crime/thrillers and memoirs. I love listening to fantasy novels on audio […]

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Es La Hora Del Chisme | Where ..

Posted March 27, 2018 by Tina in As Told by Mommy, As Told by Tina / 2 Comments
Es La Hora Del Chisme | Where Tina spills the tea #1

Es La Hora Del Chisme is my take on Jamie’s If We’re Having Coffee. Es La Hora Del Chisme (translates to It’s The Hour Of Gossip) is where I share with you a little bit of what is happening behind the blog. When I rebranded my blog, I wanted to share more of my personal life and I haven’t really done that but I’m at a point in my life where I want to share with you what is going on with me. So please, get something to drink so I can share with you all the chisme going on in my life. Right now, I’m drinking a Dr. Pepper because honestly Dr. Pepper should hire me for a spokesperson and I’m listening to Who Killed Jane Doe? and I love this show. Comadre let me tell you…this past week was really hard. Little 1 was diagnosed with a mood […]

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Can You Read A Series In A Mon..

Posted March 25, 2018 by Tina in As Told by Tina, Readathons / 4 Comments
Can You Read A Series In A Month? Sign Up Post (March 2018)

Can You Read A Series In A Month? Is hosted by Michelle and Berls over at Because Reading. The Rules Pick 1 series. Yes, just 1. Announce which series you’ve picked on your sign up post. Read EVERY book in the series. You don’t have to read novellas or short stories, just the core books. Read them all between 12am (your time) April 1st and 11:59pm (your time) April 31th. They MUST be marked (on Goodreads) as started and finished in the month of April to count. Enjoy bragging to everyone about how you’re all caught up on whatever series you read (AKA – have fun)! The Series I Plan To Read This will also count towards me #ASeriesAMonth Challenge and it also works for my own personal challenge of using my Kindle Unlimited more. Are you joining Can You Read A Series In a Month? If so, what are […]

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Sign Up | Take Control Of Your..

Posted March 5, 2018 by Tina in As Told by Tina / 2 Comments
Sign Up | Take Control Of Your TBR Pile Challenge

Take Control Of Your TBR Pile Challenge is hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer! The challenge begins on March 1, 2018 and ends on March 31, 2018. The challenge is super simple (which I love!) read/listen to books that have been published before March 1, 2018. So backlist ARCs count, ebooks count, and audiobooks count as well! The Official Rules: Link-up! This is open to everyone. If you do not have a blog then link a shelf entitled Take Control 2018 from your Goodreads account. It is a good idea to friend me if your shelves are private. Create a Goals/Updates/Results post (can be combined) It can also be a shelf created on Goodreads. Be sure to friend me, so I can see it. Friend me: Kimberly Begins midnight March 1st, 2018 and ends March 31, 2018, at 11:59 pm. Read/listen to books from your TBR pile. ALL books/audios must have been […]

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