Friday Reads | First Weekend Off In Forever Edition!

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In true Ashley fashion I am currently reading so many books all at once. I have recently gotten hooked into The Royal Series by Erin Watt and have flown through the first 2 books. I am currently reading the last book in the trilogy of Ella and Reed, Twisted Palace by Erin Watt. These books are filled with drama, but are so addictive. I am also trying to catch up on reading books that have recently been made to movies, so I finished The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey and I am continuing on with listening to the audiobook of The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey. I also started Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs and The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks but have put them both slightly on hold. I hope to get a ton of reading done this weekend as well as catching up on my shows, and the second season of 13 Reasons Why. I want to try and catch up on some bloggy things this weekend, make a trip to the bookstore to unhaul some books and get this months #otspsecretsister box put together. There is a lot to do to keep me busy this weekend!

What are you reading this weekend?

 

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Friday Reads | Finding My Way Back

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I am currently in the middle of 5 different books. Ever since I went on vacation I have been in a bit of a reading slump, but also just super busy with other things, especially work. A few of them I am more than halfway through so I just need to sit down and complete them.I just got some ARCs in the mail and really want to be able to start and review those books. I have been binging so much tv that I havent read much either. Staring at my bookcases just make me want to read all of the books. The books I am reading are:

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  • The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
  • Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Friday Reads | Catching Up After Vacation Hiatus

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I have so much to do after being on vacation for a week and a half. I did not read as much as I was hoping to in Feb. so I really want to take control and go head first into the month of March. I am currently in the middle of like 3 books and have a few I need to start for review and book clubs! I am almost done with Brave by Jennifer L Armentrout which I have been listening to as an audiobook. I am interested to see how this trilogy is going to end. I am also a third of the way through The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor and Phoenix Fire by S.D Grimm. I am hoping to make some dents in these books this weekend as well as catch up on all of last months wrap ups and posts I have forgotten. Look out for many blog posts coming your way in the next few days!

 

 

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Friday Reads | Pulling Myself Out Of A Slump Edition

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I have been crazy busy with work lately and have been struggling with reading. And of course this is while I am hosting my blogiversary read-a-thon Down The Read-A-Thon Hole Challenge. Currently I am reading 3 different books and who knows what will happen this weekend. I am about halfway through listening to Brave by Jennifer L Armentrout, the last book in the Wicked Trilogy. It is a New Adult paranormal romance. I really enjoyed this trilogy so far and I am super interested to see where its going to go and how it is going to end.

I started listening to The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, which is something I really need to get to since it is a well loved series by many.

I am also reading The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor, which is an Alice in Wonderland retelling. I am about a third of the way into it and I am really liking it. It is like the reverse of the original story and has some almost steampunk-ish vibes at times and a very interest interpretation of imagination and creation. I am really hoping to make some progress on these reads as next weekend I leave on vacation.

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Friday Reads | Prepping for My Blogiversary Edition

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I have a lot of things I need to accomplish and a lot of the tasks on the list include preparing posts for my blogiversary and Down The Read-A-Thon Hole Challenge I am hosting! I have some DIYs, and pictures I need to complete as well as other end of the month wrap up posts. So it is definitely going to be a blog/Alice in Wonderland filled weekend. On top of that I have a lot of cleaning to do since I am going to have guests next week. But with all of this busy to do list I am hoping to get a ton of reading done as well.

I am almost finished listening to The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee, the second book in The Thousandth Floor trilogy. I am enjoying it so far, but I liked the first book a lot more than this one. It is filled with drama, deception and juicy gossip of course so it is definitely entertaining.

I also have made it about 30 pages into City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett. I had this book on my tbr like every month last year. I received it right when in was release back in like 2016 and was so excited for it because I loved City of Stairs! But it also made me nervous because it a fantasy novel that has a lot going on and the first book took me awhile to read it. I did have to read the last chapter of City of Stairs to refresh my memory. I really want to set aside some time to dive into this for sure this weekend.

Since I have a lot of cleaning, DIYing and blogging I will probably spend a lot of that time listening to an audiobook. I am just not sure which one yet, any suggestions?

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Friday Reads | Work All Weekend Edition

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I have to work all weekend and have been feeling so run down lately so I am not sure if I will get to much reading this weekend. I was able to finish 2 book this week and neither of them were ones that I started last week and needed to finish. Therefore I still have close to 100 pages left to read in  Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce the 2nd book in The Immortals series. I started The Luxe by Anna Godbersen as an audiobook, but I think I might have to put it down and come back to it at a later time.

I want to start listening to The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee, the second book in The Thousandth Floor trilogy. I just recently borrowed it from the library and want to get into after finishing the 1st book a week ago! I also want to pick up the next book in the Immortals series, Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce.

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Friday Reads | Catching Up on Bookish Things Edition

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The New Year has started off great! But for some reason I haven’t given much time to reading and blogging lately. I have been sucked into The Vampire Diaries binge watch and the internet. I really need to get some review written, books completed and the rest of my read-a-thon announcement post put together. I am hoping that due to the cold weather and the fact that I need to go to the gym this weekend will keep me curled up on the couch able to get a lot of that stuff done.

I literally just finished The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee and it was so much better than I was expecting, the ending shocked me and I need the next book in the series. I also am hoping to complete Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce the 2nd book in The Immortals series. I am really hoping to read the whole series this month. I do not know why I have waited so long to read this series as well as the rest of the books by Tamora Pierce. These books are amazing young adult fantasy books with a great female lead, intriguing magic and a world in turmoil. I know if I put some time aside I will fly though the rest of the book this weekend. I am not sure what audiobook I am going to start next there are quite a few I have on a list to start. I also want to pick up the next book in the Immortals series, Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce. I am thinking of also possibly picking up Final Girls by Riley Sager ! But who knows what will happen.

What are you reading this weekend?

Friday Reads | First Weekend of the New Year Edition!

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With the New Year comes new goals and new books! I have a lot of goals for 2018 and so many books I want to read/series to complete. I have decided to start off with a book I have been meaning to read for quite some time. It was recommended to me by one of my best friends and she is rereading it this month while I read it too! Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce is the first book in the Immortals series and I really want to read this whole series soon, maybe binge read the series. I am also listening to The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis. I have not been able to sleep well lately and listening to audiobooks really helps on top of the fact that I am a multitasker by nature and need to read more than 1 book at a time. I am about half way through each of them at the current moment so I am hoping to be able to finish each this weekend and start some others! I am really loving Wild Magic, Pierce’s writing is so fun and the world of Tortall is so detailed and well thought out. I am enjoying seeing characters reappear from the Song of the Lioness Quartet! I am still unsure how I feel about The Female of the Species. It is a little bit darker, which I enjoy, but I am a little confused about the direction its going. We will see what I think as I continue and will be sure to share my thoughts.

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Friday Reads | Wrapping Up 2017 Edition

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I am some books I need to finish up before the end of 2017 so that I can start fresh in 2018! I have 40 pages left in Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak and 300 pages in Jet by Jay Crownover. I am hoping to finish both of these books this weekend and work a lot on my blog preparing for the next few months and some events and ideas I have. There might be some very short books I try to fit in if I complete these two, but I really want to start on Monday January 1st with a brand new books! As to which one is the question. So here is to wrapping up the year with some books and ringing in the new year with even more books! 

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Friday Reads | Christmas Weekend!!!

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 Since I am working from home today that means the weekend is starting early! It is a 4 day weekend for me and since I am stuck alone all weekend without family I have big plan for myself. I am going to be holing up in my apartment to avoid the cold, reading, working on my blog, watching Christmas movies and eating all my sweets before my new workout/nutrition plan kicks in.  I started reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak at the beginning of the month and I am still not done with it. It will be my first time reading it ( I know how is that possible). I am more than half way done with it and I WILL FINISH IT this weekend! (I have been saying that for the past few weekends, but I mean it this time) To sound like a broken record I will be picking up Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak afterwards. I am a little nervous for this one because I am not huge on Adult Contemporary, but I know it is about the holidays and I am hoping it will be a fun holiday family drama! I am also listening to Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. With the movie coming out and everyone talking about it I thought it was about time that I pick it up. I am out of audiobook borrows until next month so once I finish it this weekend, I might try and continue with making my way through The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern now that I also own the physical copy. I have also really been in the mood for some New Adult and have a few different options of ones I want to get to. I really just have been in the mood to do a ton of reading so I am hoping to get some done this weekend. I am thinking of doing a Christmas Eve Read-A-Thon!

What are you reading this weekend?