Friday Reads | Read-a-thon Weekend!

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This is going to be a busy packed weekend for me. I have a ton of reading I want to do for both the House Cup Reading Challenge and Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon. I need to get some apartment cleaning done and I want to do some exploring of the new city I live in since its been 3 months since I have moved and have not seen much. My first mistake for attempting to complete all the things I need to accomplish this weekend was starting Mindhunter on Netflix. I have high hopes for my reading this weekend though. I am currently half way through listening to The Uninvited by Cat Winters. I have been meaning to read some of Cat Winters books and this will be my 3rd one this year. I love her writing, settings and characters. Her books contain strong females set in history that Winters describes so atmospherically. I am also about a fourth of the way into Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. I have to say I have not read many ghost stories, but so far this is the best one and proving to be a quick and gripping read! After I finish that I want to pick up Haven by Mary Lindsey as soon as possible. I am so excited about this book and cannot believe I was so lucky to receive a copy and amazing package from Entangled Publishing. It sounds like it is going to be a good one and I am already loving the quotes I have seen from the book.

What are you reading this weekend?

 

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Week Down the Book Hole | 10/7-10/14

I thought it would be fun to do a week in my life in regards to mainly books, but also tv, movies and just overall life! I know I always like to know what people are doing and working on. Just something I am trying out. Who knows it may be horrible and no one will read it.

My to-do list today is beyond crazy, but like every Saturday all I want to do is relax after a crazy week at work. I cleaned my apartment, wrote my #otspsecretsister pen pals and have been working on some blog post. It ended up being a beautiful day although it started out yucky and rainy. I have been catching up on tv shows this morning as I blog, the new episodes of Grey’s, This is Us and season 7 of Shameless! I should go to the gym because I have not been in forever, but I think the kittens and I are just going to curl up, read and snuggle. Today I am reading Night Film by Marisha Pessl.

Today was another lazy day. Reading, tv watching and napping was all on the list of things to do. Although I have a lot I should be doing and places I wanted to go, I thought it best to just relax because work has been so crazy and this week is sure to be another hectic one. I am really loving Night Film by Marisha Pessl. It is dark and strange. I think that the incorporation of other media is such a nice touch to the overall story and makes it that much better. I am really interested to see where the story is going to go because it is nothing like I expected. I am not sure what I expected really to be honest. I finished season 7 of Shameless. I am so addicted to this show it is the perfect amount of drama to distract me from life.

This has been a crazy busy week at work. I was working crazy long hours and by the time I got home I was too exhausted to do much else. I did catch up on a lot of tv shows and spent Friday night reading and watching horror movies. Riverdale season 2 started this week!

I have had quite a busy Saturday. I am always so busy during the week that Saturday ends up being the day I spend cleaning and running errands. I went to the store and bought another bookcase today! I was hoping to get all of my boxes finally unpacked from moving almost 3 months ago. Unfortunately my love of books has made it difficult to get all those boxes unpacked. Although I bought another bookcase I still have 2 small boxes of books that do not have a home yet. I got a ton of “reading” done while I was putting the bookcase together and organizing books while listening to an audiobook. I am going to spend the rest of the night relaxing, possibly watching a movie and attempting to finish  the last 120 pages in Night Film by Marisha Pessl so that I can start fresh for The House Cup Reading Challenge that starts tomorrow! I also want to get some reading done since I will be deployed soon to assist with disaster relief for my job. I could be gone for up to a month or more and wont have any time to read or be able to take any books with me. It will definitely be tough to be without books for that long. And without my kittens. I am making sure to get a lot of kitten cuddles and sharing the love with my books before I leave.

Did you get any reading done this week? Watch any good movies or tv shows? Any exciting or interesting life news?

Let me know what you think of this post! 

Friday Reads | Preparing for Read-a-thons & Possible Deployment

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I am participating in The House Cup Reading Challenge which starts on Oct. 15th so I really need to get moving with Night Film by Marisha Pessl. I want to be able to start the read-a-thon off with a brand new book. I am absolutely loving Night Film and can wait to see what happens. It definitely has a dark eerie vibe perfect for the season. It is also the longest book I have read in awhile. I have been crazy busy with work and haven’t had much time to dedicate to reading but its my goal to finish it this weekend. 120 pages left! I haven’t exactly decided which book I am going to pick up first for the read-a-thon, but I am thinking Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. I have the sequel to this book and have had them forever so it would be a good place to start! I am trying to get some reading in and work on some posts before I get deployed through work to assist on the disasters. I could be gone for over a month and that will put me so behind on my reading goal. 

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Friday Reads | Rainy Weekend Edition

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All it has done all week long is rained. It looks like its going to be raining and storming all weekend long as well. The perfect solution to a rainy weekend is curling up and reading a good book, snuggling with the kittens and drinking some coffee. I’ve been fighting a pretty severe headache the past couple of days and I really hope that it will go away so I can get some serious reading done. There are so many books I want to read this month that are perfect October reads. The books I am currently reading are Night Film by Marisha Pessl and Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. I am almost half way into Night Film and I am greatly enjoying it.  It is definitely a captivating mystery and has me hooked. I am also listening to Something Wicked on audiobook. It is my first Bradbury and I am interested to see where the story goes.

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Friday Reads | My Attempt to Complete Some Books

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 I have been put in charge of another area at work and have to now do the work of 4 people. It has been completely draining me and making it nearly impossible to get any reading done. It is almost the end of the month and I would like to complete some of the books have started as well as read as much as I was at the beginning of the month. I am still listening to When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. I am also over halfway done with Never Apart by Romily Bernard. I am really hoping to spend some time on these books and get them finished. I am also planning on creating my October/Creepy/Spooky reading list this weekend. After I do that I might pick a book up from the list. Or I might pick up the next book in the Mercy Thompson World Series, I just haven’t decided yet if I am going by publication or chronologically. I also am planning on starting another audiobook I just haven’t decided which one. 

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Friday Reads | What Are Weekends Edition

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Work has really been getting in my way of doing any reading this week and I have a feeling that is going to be the case through the weekend too. I am still listening to When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. I usually listen to it as I go to sleep each night, but I have been so exhausted that I have been falling asleep with the light on. Last night I decided to take a break from my Mercy Thompson World binge read and pick up a book I received from Entangled Teen that comes out in October. It is called Never Apart by Romily Bernard. I haven’t looked too much into what this book about, but so far I am 20 pages in and it is for sure fast paced and a lot is going on that makes me want to know more.  I feel like if I actually get some time to read this weekend it will be a fast read for me. If I do get this finished I plan on picking up the next book in the Mercy Thompson World I haven’t decided which direction I want to go yet with the 2 series. I am trying to decided between publication and chronological date order. I also really have been wanting to pick up Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut and reread Looking For Alaska by John Green, but who knows what is going to happen.

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Friday Reads | I Have To Work All Weekend Edition

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I am loving listening to  When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. It is cute, fun and light, which makes for a good listen as I am clean my apartment and while I am going to bed. I am also on a Patricia Briggs kick! I flew through Moon Called last weekend and quickly followed that with the Alpha & Omega Novella both by Patricia Briggs. I have been on a big Urban Fantasy binge reading wise and have found these two series to be so addictive. I might switch to a different book before continuing with these books just so I do not burn out on them. Maybe I will reread Looking For Alaska by John Green. 

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Books I Want to Read Before the End of 2017

I have gone through waves of reading this year. Now that I am starting to get settled into my new job and home, I really want to focus on tackling my TBR. I have a full bookcase and countless more books on my Kindle that I have yet to read. I am trying to create a read/reward system. I will never get to all the books I want to read if I just keep buying more. So here are some books I am trying really hard to get to before the end of the year.

SlaughterHouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

Half A King by Joe Abercrombie (reread)

Looking For Alaska by John Green (reread)

 

Are there any books you really want to read before the end of the year?

Friday Reads | Holiday Weekend Edition

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 I have the long weekend off from work and my plans are to focus on reading, blogging and finishing all of my unpacking. As for what specifically I will be reading I have a few ideas. I did start Moon Called by Patricia Briggs last night and plan on finishing that first. I am only like 20 pages in, but already I know I am going to love this series! I also started listening to The Good Girl by Mary Kubica but I don’t know if I will continue because I am struggling with the narrator. I also have When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon as an audiobook and have been hearing nothing but great things about this book. As for other physical books I will read I am not 100% sure on, but some time this weekend I will be posting about my September TBR and it will be one of those books I pick up next! So it is going to be a weekend of relaxing, reading and catching up on my blog!

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Friday Reads | Weekend of #boutofbooks Edition

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I forgot to do this and post it yesterday so I figured I would play catch up. With the storms going on in TX I have been crazy busy with work. I have been trying really hard to get some reading done and participate in Bout of Books. I am currently reading Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel with is an ARC I have received from the publisher. I am also listening to The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy. I am really enjoying both books. They are both unique in their own ways! 

Have you read this book? What are you reading this weekend?