Saturday, May 27, 2017

2017 Library Love Challenge Pledge

"Library Love Challenge!
If you love to read and/or listen to books then you also love to buy every book you want to read. And, well, that puts a hurt on your wallet. Checking books (print, ebook, or audios) out from the library can save you LOTS of money and in most places getting a library card is FREE."  Hosted by Angel's Guilty Pleasures and BEA's Book Nook.

Fun challenge I am joining.  My goal is:
Library Card on Fire: read 50+ books 
Tracking my progress here and to join,  click the challenge link above!  

Beat the Backlist and Win the House Cup Challenge

 Hosted at Novel Knight
So I needed some reading challenges to get me motivated on the blog again.  So challenges seemed like a fun way to go.  And this one looks particularly fun.  For this one I am not going to count books I have already read.  Too late.  I am starting this effective now.  Well, basically June 1st since I am on a self inflicted reading ban until then.  

So my goal  is to read 150 books from my TBR (can be my physical TBR that is still unlisted or those on Goodreads).   For details on the challenge click the link below the image.  

Some books on my starting TBR June 1, 2017-Dec 31, 2017 include:
Most recently edited 6/6/17
 Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle, #1) Red: The Heroic Rescue (The Circle, #2) White: The Great Pursuit (The Circle, #3) Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1) The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die, #2) Dorothy Must Die: Stories Vol. 2 (Dorothy Must Die, #0.4-0.6) Yellow Brick War (Dorothy Must Die, #3) The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1) The Donors Dawn of the Jedi:  Into the Void Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories (Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith) The Doll With Opal Eyes

A mini self-inflicted reading ban?! Am I crazy?!

So while I have started back up n here, you may have noticed a lack of content so far.  Well part is that I am taking it easy on here, part lack of free time.  But the biggest thing is obvious if you look at my Goodreads profile.  I have hardly read anything all month.  I can't even think when the last time was that I read so little!

I am not in a slump. I have been switching up my bookish focus for a few weeks.  Instead of reading, I have been cleaning out my shelves, donating old books, starting to list the many books I have, reshelving books, etc. While I still have a lot of listing and some reorganizing to still do I feel so much better about the state of my books.  This has been long overdue.  But come June 1st I am reading with a  vengeance!  I am doing several fun challenges (will post more on some of those soon) to kick it all off with.

Here is to a great month of reading to come!!

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.