Category: As Told by Tina

My Favorite Tropes….EVER..

Posted February 13, 2018 by Tina in As Told by Tina / 1 Comment
My Favorite Tropes….EVER.

Today, I thought I’d do something a little different and share with you my favorite tropes ever. I am absolute trash for these tropes and I will honestly buy/request/borrow a book if any of these tropes are even mentioned. I might even throw in a book recommendation. My Favorite Tropes EVER Trope # 1: Brother’s/Sister’s Best Friend Why I Love This Trope: This is probably my favorite trope ever. And I can honestly say it is because my brother didn’t have any hot friends so I feel cheated. CHEATED I TELL YOU! Just kidding…sorta. Anyway, I love love these stories. Seriously, if the synopsis even mentions brother’s/sister’s best friend I AM BUYING IT! Just read the synopsis of this one and you’ll see why I one clicked. Trope #2: Enemies to Lovers Why I Love This Trope: I love the sexual tension and I love when the couple realizes that […]


The Weekly Recap | Battling A ..

Posted January 28, 2018 by Tina in As Told by Tina, Weekly Recap / 17 Comments
The Weekly Recap | Battling A Cold

Welcome to my Weekly Recap! My Weekly recap is where I recap books I read (or currently reading), what the Littles read and are currently reading, books I bought or borrowed. I’ll also recap posts I’ve written this week. I’ll be linking up to The Caffeinated Reader for The Sunday Post and Tygna’s Reviews for Stacking The Shelves. This Week In My Life: The Husband came into town and we had a little date night. We went to see Forever My Girl and out to dinner. The kids didn’t want to go home because they were having a sleepover with my mom so we were home by 10 and ended up watching Ghost Adventures. We found Little 2’s glasses. The “robber” hid them on the side of the bed. We had to move the entire bed to get to them which turned out to be a good thing. This little […]


Discussion | Do you review EVE..

Posted January 13, 2018 by Tina in As Discussed by Tina / 27 Comments
Discussion | Do you review EVERY book you read?

It is no secret that I haven’t been writing reviews lately. Honestly for a book blog, I’m kinda shitty. I hardly write reviews anymore. In fact, if you find a review on here lately we should call it a miracle. I’ve been thinking about working on my review style but the most important question on my mind is: Do I NEED to review EVERY book I read? Most importantly: Do I WANT to review EVERY book I read? The answer to both is no. Now hear me out. 1. Sometimes I don’t have anything to say about the book. This can be the case when I’m reading a hyped book. Do I really need to recap every other review out there? The answer is no. What if the book was just okay? It wasn’t anything life changing, nothing totally special. Nothing I would highly recommend to others. Do I really […]


Tina vs. The Goodreads Challen..

Posted January 10, 2018 by Tina in As Discussed by Tina / 8 Comments
Tina vs. The Goodreads Challenge 2.0

Last year, I decided not to participate in the Goodreads challenge (you can read the post here), I didn’t want to aim for a number so I set my goal to one and today I’m going to share with you what I learned about not doing the challenge and how much did I read. In 2017, I read 97 books. I didn’t count the books I beta read because some hadn’t come yet but if we had counted those I’m at 100. 1. If I didn’t pick up a book, I didn’t feel bad about it. Reading is definitely one of my favorite things to do but sometimes I find myself wanting to read more and putting less time into family. I tried my best to find an equal balance for that, I’m still trying to find a balance but now I don’t feel guilty if I don’t pick up […]


#BingeWatchersClub | January T..

Posted January 5, 2018 by Tina in As Watched by Tina / 2 Comments
#BingeWatchersClub | January TBW & Catching Up

#BingeWatchersClub is hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading and Books Movies Reviews Oh My! Here is what the #BingeWatchersClub is: Do you spend hours in front of the TV, maybe days? Did you ever want to chat with other Binge Watchers or ask people for suggestions or maybe just review the season you watched. Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My! and Because Reading had the perfect idea, why not get all of us binge watchers together? BUT, we want this to be unique so there is no template, no set way to do it. You can do the post however you want. Here are a few examples of what you can post about. Did you just Binge Watch a series and now have book recommendations? Make a poll to have others pick what you should watch. Write a review of the season you watched or an entire series. You can even […]


My 2018 Reading Challenge Sign..

Posted January 3, 2018 by Tina in As Told by Tina, Reading Challenges / 6 Comments
My 2018 Reading Challenge Sign Ups

Today I’m sharing with you all my 2018 reading challenges sign ups. After making my reading/blogging bullet journal I realized I signed up for a lot of challenges. I’m feeling a little bit of pressure but my main goal is to accomplish at least 8 of these challenges. The Littles and I are both doing this challenge. Last year, I completed 24 of the letters, the year before I completed 23 letters so this year my goal is to actually complete the whole alphabet. (If you have suggestions for X and Z, I’ll totally appreciate it.) You can keep up with our progress here. I’m hosting #LetsReadIndie again this year! My goal is to read 51 indie authors. You can sign up here and you can keep up with my progress here. #ASeriesAMonth is a challenge to complete 1 series a month. I have so many series I want to […]


Happy 3rd Blogversary to Me!

Posted January 1, 2018 by Tina in As Told by Tina / 14 Comments
Happy 3rd Blogversary to Me!

First off, Happy New Year! Today marks my 3rd blogversary! I cannot believe I’m still here after three years. I honestly would have never thought my blog would make this far. But I’m really glad it has and I’m also glad that you’ve stayed by me throughout these three years. I really appreciate it. I was trying to brainstorm ideas for my 3rd blogversary post but couldn’t really think of anything. I wanted to do a giveaway but unfortunately money is tight right now so I couldn’t do that. So I decided to share with you some of the things I’ve learned on this year from my three years of experience. 1. Read whatever you want, whenever you want. In my first days of blogging, I remember seeing people reading hundreds and hundreds of books and I of course, wanted to do the same. The problem with this was that […]


2017 End Of The Year Survey

Posted December 31, 2017 by Tina in As Told by Tina / 7 Comments
2017 End Of The Year Survey

The 2017 End Of The Year Survey is hosted by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner. Number Of Books You Read: 97 Number of Re-Reads: 6 Genre You Read The Most From: I read a pretty equal balance of YA and NA but I want to say I read more YA. 1. Best Book You Read In 2017? (If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2017 release vs. backlist) I feel like this is the one book that I feel stands out from all the books I read this year. If you haven’t read this or listened to the audiobook, please do. 2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? I had seen so many reviews about how amazing this book was and it was cute to me but nothing really special. 3. […]


The House Cup Reading Challeng..

Posted November 13, 2017 by Tina in As Told by Tina, Readathons / 1 Comment
The House Cup Reading Challenge Wrap Up

Today I’m sharing with you my House Cup Reading Challenge Wrap Up. The challenge began on October 15 to November 12. The House Cup Reading Challenge is hosted by Lauren at Live, Love, Read (Gryffindor) , Kelsey at Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf (Hufflepuff), Alex at Booksy Daisy (Ravenclaw), Erica at Escape Under The Cover (Slytherin). You can see my TBR here. My House Cup Reading Challenge Wrap Up On A Tuesday by Whitney G. (3.5 stars) – 20 points Dear Delilah by T. Bester (3 stars) – 20 points The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (3 stars) – 10 points Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab (3.5 stars) – 10 points Caraval by Stephanie Garber (3 stars) – 10 points My Ravenclaw Total I only got 70 points for Ravenclaw. But I did better then I initially thought so that’s better then nothing. I started Got Mine by Nicole Loufas […]


The Sunday Post | Overcoming T..

Posted November 5, 2017 by Tina in As Told by Tina, Recap, Weekly Recap / 0 Comments
The Sunday Post | Overcoming The Strep Throat Plague

The Weekly Recap is my take on The Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer. I will be highlighting the books I’ve read, what I’m currently reading, things happening on the blog and bits and pieces of my life outside the blog. I’ll also be showcasing the books I’ve recently add to my shelves and I’ll be linking up Team Tynga’s Reviews . Currently Reading: I’m listening to the audiobook for Caraval. I had borrowed this one about two months ago but it expired before I could finish the last 30 minutes and I had to wait a month to get it back so I just restarted it. This Week On As Told By Tina This Week In Reading I’m in a bit of a reading slump so no reading was accomplished this week. This Week I Hauled I didn’t haul anything this week! *pats self on the back* #NaNoWriMo Project […]