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text 2017-08-22 14:07
It's... Not Really... Monday! But What Are You Reading Anyway? | 8/22/2017

 


 

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organise yourself.  It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile!  So welcome in everyone.  This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey.  Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.  And here we are!

 




'Cause it's actually Tuesday, but that's because I didn't get around to writing this post until late, then forgot to schedule it to post.  And I don't have anything else to post right now...

I'm in a semi-slump right now, having a book I'm not really getting into, as well as being distracted by a multiple number of things.  My parents are watching a television series that is actually quite interesting and I've been joining them at random times.  Then there's Halloween Bingo, which I'll admit, is causing me to spend more time looking for books rather than reading them.

I'm so excited to start playing that I can't concentrate very well!

But anyway...

 

 

What I Read Last Week

 


It looks like I read a lot of things, but to be fair, I started Bare Essentials the week previous and had already finished half before last week.  And aside from The Trouble with Mistletoe and In Too Deep, the rest were short stories/novellas.

Still, accomplishment feels good!

 

 

What I'm Currently Reading

 


Colder Than Ice is proving a little hard for me to get into, though to be fair, I've only gotten a chapter and a half in.  But I'm not feeling it anyway, so I'm considering putting it on hold or something.  I should be finishing the other two books pretty soon.

 

 

What I'm Planning to Read Next

 


Three novellas for COYER, one book from the library that I just want to get read.  Pretty straight forward.

 

 

Other Plans On the Blog

 

The next week or so, I'll probably end up spending more time making plans for Halloween Bingo.  I'm going to determine what kind of updates posts I want to write, and how I will update my tracking/summary page, and also how I will handle my reading schedule.

But that's pretty much it, as I don't have any other plans.

 

 

Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2017/08/its-not-really-monday-but-what-are-you.html
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? | 8/7/2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organise yourself.  It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile!  So welcome in everyone.  This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey.  Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.  And here we are!




I sometimes fall off the grid of blogging for a few days at a time.  Whether for real life business or just because I'm not feeling up to blogging... or maybe I just don't have anything to blog at the moment.

This time around, it really was just a combination of things:

I didn't feel like blogging anything, but I also didn't really have anything to blog.  I probably would have had something to blog, but I had made a decision to commit a combined series review for the last three Steele Street books I just finished reading.  So no book updates or reviews were scheduled for posting.

Not even for the one audio book I also finished, Mystique by Amanda Quick... mainly because I wasn't in a reviewing mood and couldn't really think of much to say about Mystique except that it had it's flaws and I got frustrated with some of it, but it was enjoyable overall.  How do you even create a formal, or even informal, review for that?  (Although to be fair, every time I say that I can't think of what to say, I sit down and start typing, and the next thing I know, I've got at least three paragraphs.)

Anyway, I'm still sort of nursing a Book Game Hangover with the ending of Booklikes-opoly.  And even while COYER is still in play, I hadn't really felt like writing anything since those last few posts on July 31st.  My monthly wrap ups are usually pre-drafted, so they don't really count.

So here I am, hijacking a book meme for the purpose of updating anyone who cares about what's been going on... which really has been a whole lot of nothing, but working and reading and sleeping, and generally just lazing around when I'm not working or reading or sleeping.

I probably won't continue this meme on a weekly basis, but there's no doubting that it's a nice way to make an update on the blogosphere!  The 'It's Monday!' meme might make another appearance if I ever seem to be on a blogging slump.

 

 

What I Read Last Week

 


I'm including all the books I had read starting last Monday to this Sunday.  Technically, I started reading Cold Memory prior to last week, but I spent a good portion of my time finishing it over that weekend and didn't quite finish until last Monday.

And as I'd stated, I just recently finished the last three Steele Street books, an audio book that was quite intriguing (Amanda Quick, after all), and a short story I squeezed in last minute on the 31st.

Cold Memory and Dream a Little Dream (in the A Christmas to Remember anthology) are the only two books I've posted a review for so far.

 

 

What I'm Currently Reading

 


I have a thing about having at least one audio book, one physical book, and one e-book going simultaneously.  It guarantees me options no matter where I am.  Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt is an audio book I decided on as a last minute whim after finishing Mystique.  Thicker Than Water by Maggie Shayne has been on my TBR and a specific planned read for August since last week.  I still need an e-book, which brings me to what I plan to read next...

 

 

What I'm Planning to Read Next

 


I've had Once in a Lifetime sitting on my Kindle as a borrowed library e-book for about a week now, and it's probably past time to get it read.  I'd been holding off on it for a while because my main goal was to get the last three Steele Street books finished first.

If I manage to do so, I will be starting the next Mordecai Young book, pending my completion of Thicker Than Water.  Since my average is usually about three books a week, I don't expect that I'll be able to start the third (and last) Mordecai Young book this week, but if I do, it'll be a bonus.

 

 

Other Plans On the Blog

 

I haven't done a whole lot of planning for my blog in a long time--Booklikes-opoly was a very "blog as you go" type of reading game, and pretty much all my book selections were unplanned and a lot of blog updates and book reviews weren't exactly scheduled.

Nonetheless, I'm going to try to give my blog more of a structure once again, although the only real post I have planned is my review for the Steele Street series.  And then, depending on when I finish Thicker Than Water, or Once in a Lifetime, I may have a review out for one or both books this week... maybe not.

Once again, the truth is, I'm really using this weekly bookish meme as a reason to post an update.  If I had thought of it ahead of time, I would have done a Sunday Post yesterday.  But I didn't, so we get this "It's Monday!" post instead.  Which really works the same way, right?

 

 

Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2017/08/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-872017.html
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Here's a photo of all the books I'll try to read in June!

Hello everyone! I'm going to participate in a new book meme that is hosted by me, Rabbit Ears Book Blog called "Book Photo Sundays" where you get to post up various book photos you have taken.  The photos can come from your Instagram account or from any other account you have where you keep photos of your books at.  I will post up a new book photo every Sunday and you are free to link up your book photos to the link up on the page. To participate in this week's Book Photo Sundays, go to the link here:

 

http://rabbitearsbookblog.blogspot.com/2017/06/book-photo-sundays-34-june-18-2017.html

 

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text 2017-06-01 11:57
Book meme

I found this on Litsy and I can't get the photo that goes with the meme, even if Booklikes had let me post it, but I decided to do the meme anyway.

 

You've been kidnappted.

 

You can call on one fictional character to make a rescue attempt.

 

Who do you choose?

 

I choose Chrestomanci from Diana Wynne Jones' Chrestomanci series. Fortunately, I know how to call him. :)

 

In the comments on the Litsy post I found other great suggestions: The Doctor (I'd like to add Jack Harkness), Ranger from Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books, Murtagh from the Outlander series (but I'd prefer Jamie, he would be great to look at too.)

 

 

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