Friday, July 21, 2017

24 in 48 Readathon July 2017


 

So I am joining this VERY last minute.  It started per the12 am ET start time so I am already over an hour behind...

Starting line-up
The Heir (The Selection, #4)The Crown (The Selection, #5)The RulesThe Saints (Quarantine, #2)Siege and Storm (Shadow and Bone, #2)Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 9: Includes Vols. 25, 26  27

 Most of my reading will be on Saturday as I work a short shift on Sunday.  I have no idea if I can do 24 hours but I will try!

Hour Zero Qs:

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

2017 Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

 

Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2017

 It's a tie!!!

Shadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone, #1)Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened 


I loved both of these so much!!!

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far In 2017

All In (The Naturals, #3) 

Honestly, I loved this series.  It just gets better and better but this one was my favorite of them as I finished it this year.

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To

Legion (Talon, #4) 

I had though I would have gotten to this already, but my library has been delayed in getting copies and I've been too broke to bookshop.

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year 

The Silver Mask (Magisterium,  #4) 

I've really been enjoying this series and am eager for this upcoming release

 

Biggest Disappointment

  The Ring and the Crown (The Ring and the Crown, #1) 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday- Best Books I've Read In 2017 So Far.


 

Best Books I've Read In 2017 So Far.

I have had a bit of a slow read year.  Mainly because I actually have not been reading many graphic novels which is weird for me. But still...  Also I have found myself trying to finish up several series so I can have start new ones.  Therefore, I've been doing a fair share of re-reads.  So to keep things fair, I will not be sharing any of those on this post.  These are the 10 books I read for the first time that I enjoyed the most.

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened Shadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone, #1)
All In (The Naturals, #3) Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst, #1) 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday (Er...Wednesday) -Series I've Been Meaning To Start


toptentuesday

Top Ten Series I've Been Meaning To Start But Haven't

 So, this should have gone up yesterday but I was not finished with it when my internet went down Monday evening and didn't come back until late Tues night (I think we should get a service discount for when you lose more than 24 hours like that).  

Now I cannot say for sure that these are my true tops, but these were the first that came to mind that are high up the list.  I have a YA/Adult mix novel series list and a Manga list here.  So lets get to it.  

 The Novels:

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1)Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)

Monday, June 19, 2017

How readers can stay cool this summer

If you are like me and live on the western side of the US, you are likely going through one insanely hot week. And I am not a summer person.  I don't do hot weather.  When it gets too hot, I can't focus on a book and read.  I can't do much of anything.  I just sit on the couch doing nothing.  If you have a good air conditioner it isn't too bad but if you cannot afford one, or the electric bull gets too high here are a few alternative ways to cool down and carry on with that book you are reading.

1. Drink lots of cold water.  Boring but true and best thing to do.

2. Take a washcloth, get it heavily damp (soak and wring out) and stick it in the freezer (in a bad is advisable) for 20-45 min then use on skin to cool down.  Can also us hand towel and wrap around your neck or head. 

3.  If you have long hair pull it away from you body, also get your hair wet and then sit near a fan to read.

4. Frozen treats.  I love otter pops.  They are cheap  (mere pennies each) and chilling.  Also frozen fruit for a healthy alternative.  Other fun things are to make smoothies, slushies or snow cones!  These are all easy to enjoy while you read.