Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tracking all those re-reads

Do you like to re-read books?  I do not re-read everything but I do like to re- go through my favorites from time to time.  For that I am so happy Goodreads has added a function for when you have read a book multiple times. It is great to just go in and switch your book back to "currently reading"  then "read" once again when you finish and have it easily count.

Before I always fought myself on do I change the date so ti shows I read another book that year, but then takes it off a previous year, or use another addition but I always felt that shows a strong inaccuracy of books I have read which I did not feel was fair.  Or just leave it alone.  I hated the dilemma.  

Now it is no longer an issue!  Goodreads just tracks the dates and times read.  I have wanted this for several years on there now.  ALthouhg I am not going back through all my old books just to sort and date them all.  Too much.  BUt this year forward, my books read count will be accurate and will not hinder my previous years now unfairly bolster my books read shelf.  

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Do you like the new function on Goodreads?  How did you used to track your books read?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Can You Read a Series in a Month?

Because Reading is better than real life
So I am joining in this fun challenge to read a whole series in a month.  Finishing up a bunch of series I have started has been my primary focus this month.  So while this one is also to start a series, I am choosing one I have technically started but never got to finish the first book due to not being able to renew it.  I now own the entire series but need to start over so this was perfect!
I will be reading : 
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Green is a prequel so I might or migt not get to that one but the 3 main books count for this challenge so I am very excited. More to come in June when this challenge takes place!

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bout of Books 19 Readathon Updates & Wrap-Up

Bout of Books

Day 1:

I started on 
The Anime Companion: What's Japanese in Japanese Animation?  
Pages read: 80 
This has been sitting on my shelves way too long.Sadly, not very impressed so far.

Day 2:

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Bout of Books 19 readathon

Bout of Books
"The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team"

I am participating in this fun readathon this coming week!  No goal at this time- just to read what I can.  I have a bit of a full week so it will be tricky but I'll see what I can do.

More next week on my progress, challenges, etc!

I'm Ba-ack!!

Hi everyone, sorry for being away so long!

So I am back, at least a bit.  I am going to be taking things a lot easier though.  And some changes.

Less reviews and lighter style.  Reviews will likely be shirter min-reviews.  I will likely even group a few together.  Maybe more like a weekly or bi-weekly what I have read and my thoughts on them.  I am hoping for more bookish discussions but I don't know what style or how often.  Honestly I am just going to see how this goes.

Possibly a bit more movie, tv or video game talks or mini reviews.  Just as things strike me.  Or other interests.  Maybe as a comparison, maybe part of the post of what I have been reading.  I am not sure yet.

Things like readathons will likely be found here still.  Top ten tuesdays or oher fun memes sporadically tossed in.  While I love Stacking the Shleves I won't be doing those all the time anymore.  Nor sharing every book I get.  If you want that follow me on Goodreads.  Now once in a while I might share a few on a freebies post or a special buy or sale or otspsecretsister stuff but that is about it.