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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? | 3/18/2019
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 skipped last week's 'It's Monday!' if only because my progress had much to be desired... and I had also just posted my most recent BL Snakes and Ladders dice roll update, which had a lot of the same information I would have shared in this weekly meme.  Meanwhile, since I'm not slated to roll another set of dice yet, we resume our regularly scheduled programming of 'It's Monday!'  Yay!

In other news, my brother and I took my parents shopping for formal wear over the weekend.  Mom ended up with two dresses she loves that she can wear for my elder brother's wedding in a few months--one of the dresses has sequined sparkles!  Meanwhile, Dad had a custom suit fitting for the first time ever, exclaiming that he'd never bought clothing like that before.  My parents rarely ever get themselves anything nice, so it was a sweet treat for them and they were both quite happy!  Double yay!

 

 

What I Read Last Week

 

 

 

What I'm Currently Reading

 

 

 

What I'm Planning to Read Next

 

 

 

Other Plans On the Blog


I'm hoping to finish reading The Dragon and the Pearl soon since it's such a bite-sized book.  And now that friends have gone home and the weekend is over, and life is quieting down for a little while, I think that we'll manage.  Meanwhile, I've got three more books to finish reading for Reading Assignment Challenge, and I'm dearly hoping that my next Snakes and Ladders roll will indulge me... though it's hard to say since we're now getting into prompts that don't seem agreeable with the books I'd like to read.

I may spend some time doing some searching for other possible books for all the possible square prompts I've yet to get to.  Otherwise, just some reviews being planned once I finish reading some books.

 

 

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? | 3/4/2019
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!

 

 

(This post should have gone up yesterday, but I had some trouble getting BookLikes to load.  I published it yesterday on my own blog, and thought about not bothering to transfer it over to BookLikes, but decided to do so anyway.  So here it is, a day late, but better late than never, right?)


This week's 'It's Monday?' is a bit lackluster, but that's just because there hasn't been a lot of activity outside of BookLikes Snakes and Ladders and a bit of reading.  I was hoping to have Thunder on the Right finished this past weekend, both because I need to have the book turned in within the next few days, and because I wanted to add it to my numbers of what I read last week.  But I got distracted.  I suspect I'll have the book finished by tonight, or tomorrow night at the latest, depending on how readily I let myself get distracted again--there isn't a whole lot left to read, but I've got some non-reading plans and activities going on, drat them.

Meanwhile, I started reading a whole slew of books, so I figure I'd finish those eventually and feel much more productive!

 

 

What I Read Last Week

 

 

 

What I'm Currently Reading

 

 

 

What I'm Planning to Read Next

 

 

 

Other Plans On the Blog


So, I highly doubt that I'll actually be starting any new reads this coming week, what with my little line-up of current reads.  But the proposed three books above are what I'm looking at next on my list.  After I finish Thunder on the Right, I'm determined to focus on Etiquette & Espionage--of which I've enjoyed the first two chapters and am eager to slide back into it.  Furry Logic seems an easy to read book and I have no complaints about it so far, outside of it being a bit chatty with some rather lame attempts at jokes, but otherwise, it's been quite informative.  Unfortunately, as a non-fiction book, I usually have to take those in small doses as I read.

I will have one review ready to post soon, and if I can finish Etiquette & Espionage in a timely manner, I get to roll again for BookLikes Snakes and Ladders!  I'm totally looking forward to that.  Otherwise, that's about it for this coming week, and maybe as each of my current reads drop off my list, I'll have more reviews ready to go.

 

 

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It's Monday! What are you reading? | 2/25/2019
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 almost didn't make it (mainly because I forgot), but with an hour left of Monday, here's my 'It's Monday!' update!

With a new reading game starting up, I'm hoping to have more books read per week, maybe...  I won't push myself, but the need to roll a set of dice in order to receive a prompt for the next book I'm to read is quite strong.  So... yay for BookLikes Snakes and Ladders!

 

 

What I Read Last Week

 

 

 

What I'm Currently Reading

 

 

 

What I'm Planning to Read Next

 

 

 

Other Plans On the Blog


With March coming up at the end of the week, I'm planning on starting the next Flat Book Society read, Furry Logic.  I've got the book in my possession and I'm ready to roll!  Meanwhile, with a new month comes a new set of books to read for Reading Assignment--Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld will be one of the next books to read for this challenge.  I'll be listening to the audio book version, narrated by Alan Cumming, and I'm totally looking forward to it!

There may or may not be updates along the way.

Meanwhile, I'm hoping to finish the last book of the Blakewell/Kenleigh Family trilogy, and so a few more reviews will be on the way.

And just as well, we'll be seeing some more updates, because I'm sure to finish SEAL for Her Protection in time to roll at least once more before the end of the week for BookLikes Snakes and Ladders.

 

 

Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2019/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-2252019.html
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It's Monday! What are you reading? | 2/18/2019
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 think this was a good week for reading, and I'm happy that I managed to finish The Ebony Swan.  Meanwhile, I managed to get some other things done in real life as well, but that's not important.  Otherwise, it's been a pretty slow week for anything else.

In other news, the pup and the not-quite-pup look like they're pretty tuckered out.  Playing hard and sleeping hard and eating all the time.  It's tough being a dog.

 

 

 

What I Read Last Week

 

 

 

What I'm Currently Reading

 

 

 

What I'm Planning to Read Next

 

 

 

Other Plans On the Blog


I'm trying to stick to my reading schedule for the sake of reading challenges, but I'm at a point where I'm kind of feeling the need to read a romantic suspense involving guns and explosions.  I know, that sounds weird, but I had that thought sometime during the moment right before waking up and after coming out of a strange dream about a romantic suspense.

I don't claim to understand my own moods.

So at some point this month, I might spontaneously insert a random romantic suspense into my schedule.  The problem is that I haven't quite decided which book I want to read for a random romantic suspense... despite the fact that Amanda Quick books are also considered romantic suspense, if you really think about it.  And technically, Phyllis A. Whitney and Mary Stewart are romantic suspense, too.  But as I'd mentioned, I'm kind of wanting guns and explosions, so I need something military or crime thriller or something...

I'm weird like that.

 

 

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24in48 January 2019 Readathon: Wrap Up

 

... with an 'It's Monday!' twist!!

 



My reading progress over the past week had been quite pathetic, and the truth is that I did most of my reading over the weekend during the 24in48 readathon.  So, with my determination to try and do a weekly update on my reading life via the 'It's Monday!' meme, I present a joint post this time, which is much more fitting... and also serves my laziness in creating only the one post for two updates together!

Anyway...

After my last update a little before midnight on Saturday/Sunday, I crashed to a sleep and didn't wake up until around nine or so, Sunday morning, and completely missed my Hour Thirty Two Update.  After piddling around for a bit and getting ready for the day, I decided to just make the most of my morning and hope to have some progress by Hour Forty...

Well, then my brother and his wife asked if I wanted to join them for lunch.  And me, being a food fanatic, decided that that would be an excellent idea.  Following, I spent a good chunk of the afternoon hanging out with him, mostly helping him assemble a newly bought exercise machine.

As the day wore on, I figured I'd finally get some time to do some reading...

Which also didn't happen due to other family socializing that was calling my attention.

As is per usual during a readathon, I let myself be distracted.  But oh well, it's the thought that counts and I still think I did quite well for all the progress I made on Saturday, but didn't make on Sunday.  I spent that last two hours of my Sunday night diving head first back into Mr. Ridley and almost lost track of the time spent reading that I was tracking for the rest of 24in48.  Then I proceeded to continue reading the book after midnight until I realized that, maybe I needed to get to sleep if I wanted to be bright and shiny for Monday at work.

We all need to be bright and shiny for Monday at work, otherwise it just feels like a bad omen for the rest of the week.

Moving right along...

My totals for 24in48 are as follows:

  • Total Time Spent Reading:  7:33:15
  • Total Pages Read:  415
  • Total Minutes Listened To:  57
  • Total Books Read:  0

 

So I finished no books over the readathon weekend, which in turn means that I managed to finish no books at all the entire week leading up to readathon weekend.  This 'It's Monday!' post now ends up fairly lackluster indeed.

But no fear, as I'd already stated, I think I made very good progress over the weekend anyway.  Meanwhile, this post was supposed to go up earlier, but I ended up caught in Mr. Ridley, flying through the rest of the book and finishing it, and now stuck in a hangover of FEELS.  I am DEFINITELY getting the next book, and sort of wish that the third book was already published so there would be no waiting.

Following, I'm going to jump back into Lethal White next, and maybe give The Disappearing Spoon a couple chapters each day until I finish it.  Being that Lethal White is an e-book borrow and is due back by the first of February before it cycles back into a long hold/wait list, I'm actually more determined to get it read before it gets auto turned in... which then I will have to probably wait another two or three months before I can check it out again.

Following, I only have around two and a half hours of The Neverending Story to finish, so I will also be getting back to that book as well, with the hopes that I can make full marks on my Reading Assignment Challenge for January.

 

 

Books Read

 


I didn't actually finish reading Mr. Ridley in time to count it for either books read last week nor 24in48, but I'd like to acknowledge it as read anyway since this post is going up later than I'd intended.

 

 

Currently Reading

 

 

 

What's Next

 


Obviously I'm not going to be getting to all of these books in the next week.  But February is rolling around the corner, and that begins a new round of Amanda Quick books and Historical books.  Being that I don't know which book I'd like to start first (I will probably employ a monkey post-it random book draw again), I'm just listing all the books I'm planning on getting to soon.

February also marks the beginning of the next Discworld read, so I AM going to try to start Equal Rites when February starts.  I'm also itching to get my hands on The Devil is French, all the while knowing that the last book won't be released for a while and that I can't just jump right into it... so I'm going to try to restrain myself.

But that's okay.  I can always find joy in Amanda Quick books, and I will also be reading Pamela Clare's Blakewell/Kenleigh Family trilogy for Professor Genre's Reading Assignment in February.  And I've always enjoyed Pamela Clare, even if they were usually contemporary, so now I'll get to see how well I like her historical books.

But before any of that, I've still got three books to finish...

Until the next readathon, folks!  =D

 

 

Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2019/01/24in48-january-2019-readathon-wrap-up.html
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