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?

 

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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?

 

Friday Reads | Last Minute Pre-Christmas Weekend

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So I have been on the struggle bus all week. I don’t know if its the weather or me just making excuses and being lazy. I have not done well with reading or any other life things this past week. I started reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak last weekend (Yes I have not read this book yet). I am really enjoying it and when I sit down and focus it is a quick read, but it has been taking me a long time to read it. I definitely want to set some time aside this weekend and complete this long overdue read! I just recently finished the Thunder Roads series by Katie McGarry (for some reason I have really been reading/listening to a lot of contemporary romances, which are not a big thing for me, but they are so quick to fly through and listen to as audiobooks) So to continue with that contemporary romance kick I started listening to If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I am not very far into so I have no decided feelings about it yet. I do enjoy Jennifer L Armentrout so I am really hoping that I like it! As for the next physical book I have on the lineup after fiishing The Book Thief (if that happens this weekend) will be Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak. 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!

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Friday Reads | Colder Weather

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With the beginning of the real colder weather means breaking into those winter reads and big books. There is nothing better than snuggling up on the couch with a hot beverage, the kittens and a good book. I am determined to get caught up on reading some books I have put off for way too long like The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I have been starting to work on my reading goals next year and I really want to do a big push for all those books that I am embarrassed I haven’t read yet and series that I have not finished. I am also currently listening to  Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry, which is the second book in the Thunder Roads series. I am hoping to do some blog work this weekend and doing some future planning!

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Friday Reads | Prepping for the Holidays

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Well it is officially the start of the holiday season! Like most weekends my only plans is to focus on reading and blogging with a small time sectioned off for going to the gym and grocery shopping. I have been working on finishing up my #tbtbsanta shopping and starting to prepare my Dec box for my #otspsecretsister. I also want to do a little bit of instagraming with my new adorable size candles that I received in my adorable monthly box from Dio Candle Co!

Now onto the reading that I will be doing this weekend! I am over half way through By A Charm And A Curse by Jamie Questell ! I am really enjoying it and cant wait to come up with the questions I want to ask Jamie for my author interview! I am hoping to finish the book this weekend. I am also going to be starting the 2nd book in the Thunder Roads Series by Katie McGarry, Walk the Edge. I really enjoyed the 1st book in this series more than I thought I would and cannot wait to jump into this one. As for other physical books I really think I should pick up one that is on my Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR. Help me choose which one!

What are you reading this weekend?