What Are You Reading

What Are You Reading

I started Midnight Witch by Paula Brackston yesterday.

So far I’m enjoying it, but I kind of expected to considering how much I enjoyed The Witch’s Daughter.

I’ve got several books on the go, including Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly In Amber Gabaldon-Dragonfly-in-Amber-220x332.

This one is a slow slog for me for some reason. Maybe because I keep getting distracted by new and shiny :D.

Indomitable by Terry Brooks. indomitable

Plus my many fanfictions, lol.

Is this like … a thing now? | My Fictional Musings

Is this like … a thing now? | My Fictional Musings.

Really?

I don’t mind GoFundMe for things like funeral/medical expenses (RIP EIM) or for physio, etc. following a car accident or something but really?

Really?

Someone wants to be funded so they can go to a con?

I don’t know whether I’m offended or just in the wrong line of work!

15 Mysterious Facts About ‘The Hardy Boys’ | Mental Floss

15 Mysterious Facts About ‘The Hardy Boys’ | Mental Floss.

Interesting facts about The Hardy Boys books.

I loved Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins and others when I was growing up.

I didn’t realized they were still being written.

Book Review: Go Set A Watchman

I have a new book review for you.

Enjoy

This is YOUR chance to have your voice heard!!!! | Kittyinaz

This is YOUR chance to have your voice heard!!!! | Kittyinaz.

Vote for which of Kittyinaz’s stories you want her to work on.

For all of you Kindle Unlimited Subscribers out there :)

tj6james6:

Thought You might like to know that one of my fav YA authors is putting some stories on Kindle Unlimited.

Originally posted on Sara C Roethle:

So…most of my books are not in Kindle Unlimited. I like selling on ibooks and Nook far too much to make the Xoe series exclusive to Amazon. That being said, I felt a little left out of the whole Kindle Unlimited revolution, so I’m revamping and releasing my Vaettir Dark Fantasy Romance Series and releasing installments into KU.

The first installment is a prequel novella (18K words) titled “Truth or Death”. For those of you without KU, it’s only 99 cents, so it’s a win/win, right? RIGHT? The second installment, “Blind Man’s Bluff” includes both part 2 and part 3 (28K words), and is either $2.99 or free with KU. The third, “Collide and Seek” (30K), will be showing up on Amazon within the next few hours for $2.99 or free as well.

If you’ve enjoyed my Xoe series, or if you have no idea who I am, but enjoy…

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What Are You Reading

What Are You Reading is something started by Heather; I occasionally include it here.

I’m reading Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, the sequel to her much acclaimed To Kill A Mockingbird.

go set a watchmen

I’ll write a review on it in a couple of days but I gotta tell ya, I’m not overly impressed.

Musing Mondays

A Daily Rhythm is the inspiration behind this post, even though it IS a week late :(.

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

  • I’m currently reading…Go Tell A Watchman by Harper Lee. This is the 30 years later sequel (although it was written first) to To Kill A Mockingbird.
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…Go Tell A Watchman.
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What book (or books) would you take with you on vacation? Why?  This answer has changed over the years with my tastes in reading material. It started with the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder then moved to the Anne Of Green Gables series by L. M. Montomgery. Now I would simply make sure my eReader was loaded to the hilt and hit the road, lol. I would make sure the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Stacy McKitrick, Marti Talbott, Andrew Butcher, Jim Butcher and a few others were on it though.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 😀

The Reading Habits Tag | Coffee n’ Notes

The Reading Habits Tag | Coffee n’ Notes.

I included the link so you can see the gifs and the link to her nominator.

The Rules:

The rules are simple, answer a bunch of questions about your reading habits and then nominate a bunch of people to do the same. Don’t forget to tag the person who nominated you!

OK! And now for the questions:

You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

First I want to say that it’s funny this should hit my inbox today since a follower and I have been discussing TBR lists today lol.

Now, how do I decide what to read next? If it’s a new book by an author I absolutely love that gets put at the top of the list.

If there aren’t any new books out I’ll go online and reread the book blurbs to see which one pricks my interest since I generally use my Kobo for reading and book descriptions isn’t part of their package.

You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or commit?

I’ll put it down and go on to something else (ahem fanfiction ahem) and come back to it at a later day. I actually have one in this category that I just can’t get into. It’s Pandora’s Story by Anne Rice. I love the Lestat/Mayfair Witches series but that one book I just can’t get into.

The end of the year is coming and you’re so close yet so far away on your Goodreads challenge. Do you quit or commit?

I have a Goodreads Challenge?  Good to know.

The covers of a series you love DO. NOT. MATCH. How do you cope?

<<<— Ebook reader. They don’t generally have good artwork any way since unless it’s a tablet it’s in black and white so I pay absolutely no attention.

Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

When I can find somebody to actually discuss a book with it’s usually an online group of us. I find that when I discuss a book/series with a bunch of different people I get different perspectives so I’m able to see the book and characters more clearly

I COULD discuss with my boyfriend but he reads the same books over and over and over ad infinitim, rarely anything new unless it’s by an established author he already knows he loves.

You’re reading a book and you’re about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

This has happened a few times actually, lol. I let the tears come but cry quietly for a minute or two then buck myself up and keep on going.

A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a summary on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?

Easy! If it’s been a year or more since I read the last one (Jean M. Auel was famous for YEARS between her Earth’s Children books) I’ll go back and reread the series up to that point just to refresh my memory.

You don’t want ANYONE borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people “nope” when they ask?

This is why I LOVE ebooks! I buy them and they are not transferable! Nobody else can borrow them unless they take the reader, lol, and since that never leaves my purse/sight well, they don’t get the books :D.

You’ve picked up and put down five different books in the past month. How do you get over the reading slump?

I mostly read for fun, but sometimes there are many books coming out and I know I would love, but I am not in the right mood to read. What gets me out of that “reading slump” is going back to that one book that I loooved so much and who changed something in me. I re-read it slowly and enjoy it again, this opens the door for more books to be read. This is pretty much how I deal with it too. I generally go back to one of a very limited number of books. Karen, I Heard the Owl Call My Name or Dark Lover are my go tos when I hit a slump since they are at the top of my all time favorites list

There are so many new books coming out that you are dying to read! How many do you actually buy?.

Actually this depends. There are certain authors or series who are permanently at the top of my order list so they would be ordered first. If one of them doesn’t have a new one out then I’ll go with the book(s) which sound like what I’m in the mood for at that time.

After you’ve bought a new book you want to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf until you actually read them?

Since my eReader is my constant companion I usually get to it as soon as it’s downloaded to my device. Pre-order it’s there as soon as I get up in the morning. If I just bought it while browsing it might sit there for a few days.

Alright, Now For The Nominees:

If you read this and you love to read, consider yourself tagged :D

I really enjoyed doing this tag and I hope you’ll have with it as well, thank you so much for reading <3  Count these two lines as from me too.

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