Posted in TBR Highs & Lows

TBR Lows & Highs #77

Rules:

  • Link back to the original post at Howling Libraries
  • Sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, ascending
  • Find 5-10 (or more, if you feel ambitious!) titles to purge from your TBR (the “lows”)
    • ALTERNATIVE OPTION: Find 5+ titles that are at the BOTTOM of your TBR—books you want to read someday, just not right now!
  • Post those 5 books in the list, with a brief explanation
  • Next, sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, descending
  • List the last 5 (or more!) books you added to your TBR, with a synopsis or your brief summary of why you added it (the “highs”)

✘✘✘ The Lows ✘✘✘

Skyward (Skyward, #1)The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1)The Warrior Heir (The Heir Chronicles, #1)Reign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen, #1)Society of Wishes (Wish Quartet, #1) Continue reading “TBR Lows & Highs #77”

Posted in Book review

Mini Review Round Up: SF/F YA ARCs

Yes, I’m mini reviewing ARCs… I feel hella guilty about this, to be sure, but it’s been 2-3 months since I’ve read them which means I’ve read at least 60 books in between. 

Hopefully with all these mini reviews I’m getting in I’ll be able to put out some more thorough reviews soon. 

Here are the books I’ve reviewed below: 

Continue reading “Mini Review Round Up: SF/F YA ARCs”

Posted in Book review

Mini Review Round Up: Graphic Novels

More graphic novels!! I went through a graphic novel phase thanks to Hoopla which has a ton of graphic novels and comics. I adore graphic novels, so finding this out was magicial.

Here are the books reviewed below: 

Continue reading “Mini Review Round Up: Graphic Novels”

Posted in It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a post to share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It is hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate.

Look! I have finally gotten a Weekly TBR up on Monday! I’m getting back on track~!

Currently Reading

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover (The Rules of Scoundrels, #2)

I’m currently in the middle of One Good Earl Deserves A Lover (seriously I’m 52% into it). It is… as usual with this author’s works, I have mixed feelings. Continue reading “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”

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Mini Review Round Up: Contemporary Romances

Another round up and this time we are going with romances. I read so many of these nowadays, I’m sure we aren’t surprised by this round up theme ^_^. I was able to narrow this lot down to contemporary romances, but even so there is quite a variety!! 

Here are the books reviewed: 

Continue reading “Mini Review Round Up: Contemporary Romances”

Posted in Sunday Post

Sunday Post 3/22/20

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blogs.

Wow what a crazy week!

Emoji Key
From Monthly/Weekly TBR — ✌
Challenge Reading — 👑
Graphic novel — 💥
Audiobook – 🎧
Novella/ short story (under 200 pages) – 🌱
Review Copy – 🐲
Kindle Unlimited – 🍰
Buddy/Group Read — 🐾
LGBTQIA Protagonist — 🌈

Convenience Store WomanOne Salt Sea (October Daye, #5)Blasphemy!City of Light (Outcast, #1)The Lightning-Struck Heart (Tales From Verania, #1)

  • Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata 🎧🌱👑
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Another audiobook in! This was fascinating.
  • One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – So glad I gave this series another try! I’m into it!
  • Blasphemy! by TJ Klune 🌱🌈
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Here is the link! Seriously, go read it!! TJ Klune is amazing~
  • City of Light by Keri Arthur 👑✌
    ⭐⭐⭐.5 – This one was a TBR Lottery winner from the beginning of the month. It was… eh? I might read more, might not.
  • The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune 🌈✌
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Best book from the week??? Most likely. I laughed so hard!

Siren Condemned (Paranormal Prison; Thief of Hearts #1)Conveniently Convicted (Paranormal Prison)Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven (Harley Merlin, #1)The Avant-Guards, Vol. 2Rewriting Yesterday

»Did Not Finish

So many DNFs this week!! 😭 I’m now heading towards a slump.

Raised in Fire (Fire and Ice Trilogy, #2)Delinquent Demons (Paranormal Prison)Fierce Alpha (Chimeric Alphas, #1)Bone Crier's Moon (Bone Grace, #1)Spindle and Dagger

I tried Raised in Fire after not really liking book one because I like other books by the author. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out.
Delinquent Demons also didn’t work for me real quick.
Fierce Alpha I tried to wait it out and hoped it would get better, but it hit me the wrong way.
Bone Crier’s Moon✌is the saddest DNF I’ve had in a while. I got over halfway through and was so annoyed by the characters I couldn’t continue ☹
Spindle & Dagger ✌🐲 I quite quickly, but only be because of errors in the ARC formatting. So, I put it on my ‘try again later’ shelf.

# of books from my Weekly TBR: 

»Currently Reading

Resurrect (The Blooming Courts #1)The House in the Cerulean SeaThe Bird and the Sword (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles, #1)

Still only 3% into Resurrect … I haven’t felt like picking it back up 😕
I started The House in the Cerulean Sea and it seems so sweet and precious, which wasn’t the book type I was craving, so I put it on hold. 
Yesterday, The Bird and The Sword was speaking to me. I started it and felt relief. Finally after a few DNF’s and duds in a row I found something that has caught my interest.

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Other News

Books: I did okay staying to the weekly TBR, but not so great on pushing those ARCs. It’s just… I haven’t liked most the ARCs I’ve read lately– most are DNFs which is super disheartening. 

Watched: Currently into season 8 of Bob’s Burgers — I didn’t even realize there were this many seasons! I also watched the full season of 100 Humans on Netflix. Totally didn’t realize I was at the end until pretty much the last bit of the finale. It is… interesting, but I had hoped for more science. 
I’ve also picked up John Oliver’s show on Youtube again. Last Night Today, I think it is called?? I adore that show. 

Reviews: I got so many reviews in! I went from needing to write over 100 down to 90. And yeah, some of those are me just taking books off the shelf because I can’t remember them anymore, but I’m still counting it because the shelf amount is lower!

What am I listening to?

Really? Anything. I’ve been picking all my daily mixes on Spotify or coffee shop mixes when trying to work, listening to rain sounds when I read, and even threw in some pop just because. 

Other: My dudes, I’m currently working from home. This isn’t super easy as a librarian, but I’m trying to make it work. With this virus going around I’ve gotta put my goal of getting outside more on hold haha. 

BUT, I have been playing Skyrim! My fiance went for a nap and BOOM! I had time to use his computer. Now he is trying to give me time to use it when he does his schoolwork in the afternoons. I’m finally making progress in this damn game. 

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Today

Hopefully I’ll have more time to play Skyrim in the afternoon~ but until then I’ll be reading. 

The Bird and the Sword (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles, #1)

For starters, totally The Bird and The Sword. I can’t put anything else because I’ve been almost in slump territory for the last 3 days. I don’t know what I want to read either and that’s the problem. I’m hoping after this book I’ll be hope to anything so I can get my library books under control…. 

What are you doing on this lovely Sunday?