This year started off rather stressful. As a result, I was in a major reading slump for the first 6-weeks of 2019. I finished exactly 1 book and that was on January 1.
I had my Goodreads 2019 reading challenge set at 78 books (1.5 books per week).
By February 15, I was 11 books behind with no relief in sight.
If you know me at all, you know that reading is a major part of my life. I love all things books. I love literary places, literary nick-knacks, literary prints, bags, shirts, and literary references. Bookstores are a second home (and maybe my primary if I ever get around to developing my bookstore idea). And libraries are my haven.
So to go over a month and a half without reading, well let’s just say it didn’t help the funk I was already in.
Continue reading “How I Finally Got On the Audiobook Bandwagon”
With the completion of Born In Ice by Nora Roberts tonight, I have officially achieved my 2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge goal.
Continue reading “And GOAL!”
With September and the Labor Day (U.S.) holiday right around the corner, summer is beginning to wind down. (Although there’s a heat wave hitting my area, so summer seems to be trying to hold on.) But regardless of the weather, it seems like a good time to give an update on all my summer ’18 reading challenges. Continue reading “Summer ’18 Reading Challenges Update”
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about all the reading challenges I am doing. Yesterday started the #SFFTBR reading challenge and today starts the Backpack Across Europe Reading Challenge!
Continue reading “Backpacking Across Europe (In The Literary Sense): Day 1”
Somehow, someway, I have committed myself to 5 different reading challenges. That’s right. Five.
I blame Litsy (mostly).
I also blame Litsy for my exponentially growing TBR, so much so, that I put myself on a book buying ban earlier this month.
(Of course, I may have already broken that ban when I received an email today from Subterranean Press about a special edition of Kevin Hearne’s Hexed, book 2 of the Iron Druid Chronicles. I had already pre-ordered Hounded, Book 1, so I *had* to pre-order Hexed. Right?) Continue reading “Summer ’18 Reading Challenges”
Can you believe it’s May already? Since we’re already one-third done with the year, I thought I’d do a reading check-in.
My book run-down by month: Continue reading “Book Love: Reading Check-In”
It occurred to me that I might explain my Goodreads ratings, which may be helpful if you follow me on Goodreads or Twitter. Continue reading “Rating Books (or What Each Goodreads Star Is Worth)”
Everyone has their own style and method to writing reviews of books. Some people choose to retell the premise of the book, often copying the book blurbs from the back of the book or from Goodreads. Others use cute or funny gifs and jpgs to express their opinions. Some simply quote passages of the book. Others do that with their opinions interspersed. One review I saw consisted of photos of the places discussed in the book. There was no real review one that one.
I saw one review that consisted only of photos of the places discussed in the book. There was no real review one that one other than the number of stars she gave the book.
To each their own. Continue reading “On Writing Book Reviews (or What to Expect from My Reviews)”