#FridayUpdate102

friday-update

If you are new to my blog, I have decided that I am no longer going to do Friday 56. Friday Update is a feature in which I provide an update on what I read during the week, sometimes what I’m currently reading and what book/books I plan on starting over the weekend.

This week’s Friday update is for two weeks.

For the week of 1/21/2022-1/27/2022 I read:
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern- 133 pages which brought me to the end of the book.
Kaleidoscope by Brian Selznick
Lore Olympus Season One by Rachel Smythe
Lore Olympus Season Two pt. One by Rachel Smythe
Neon Gods by Katee Robert

Total pages read this week: 2,585

For the week of 1/28/2022-2/3/2022 I read:
Veil by Dylan Farrow
Pride by Ibi Zoboi- 118 pages

Total pages read this week: 518

I’m hoping to finish reading Pride this weekend.

 

 

 

#January2022BookHaul

book-haul

Hey everyone, today I am bringing you my January book haul.  Listed below, you will find all the books that I acquired in January in the order that I acquired them.

Here’s what I got:
Kingdom of the Feared by Kerri Maniscalco (Nook Pre-Order)
Up All Night edited by Laura Silverman (Nook)
Kaleidoscope by Brian Selznick (Library)
The Beauty and the Beast (MinaLima Edtion) by Gabrielle-Suzanna Barbot de Villenueve (Barnes and Noble)
Magicorum Box Set by Christina Bauer (Nook)
Veil by Dylan Farrow (NetGalley)
After We Were Stolen by Brooke Beyfuss (NetGalley)
The Signs and Wonders of Tuna Rashad by Natasha Deen (NetGalley)
Lore Olympus Season 1 by Rachel Smythe (WebToons)
Lore Olympus Season 2 pt. 1 by Rachel Smythe (WebToons)
Neon Gods by Katee Robert (Library)

I acquired 11 books in January.  Stay tuned tomorrow for my reading wrap-up.

#FridayUpdate101

friday-update

If you are new to my blog, I have decided that I am no longer going to do Friday 56. Friday Update is a feature in which I provide an update on what I read during the week, sometimes what I’m currently reading and what book/books I plan on starting over the weekend.

For the week of 1/14/2022-1/20/2022 I read:
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern- 258 pages

I’m hoping to finish the book this weekend. After today, I am also on a staycation.

#UnreadNookBooks

random-list

Yesterday I wrote a list of the unread books in my bookcase, and today I bring you the unread books on my Nook.  Just like yesterday’s post, I have broken my unread books down into genres.  Without further ado here is the list of unread books on my Nook.

Classics (12 unread):
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
Jo’s Boys by Lousia May Alcott
Emma by Jane Austen
Peter Pan in Kensingtom Gardens, Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M. Barrie
Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery 
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery 
Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien
The Legend of Sigurd and Gurdún by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien 
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Non-Fiction (1 unread):
Night by Elie Weisel

Fantasy (8 unread): 
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor 
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Reflections by Elizabeth Lim
Reclaim the Stars edited by Zoraida Cordóva (pre-ordered)
Kingdom of the Feared by Kerri Maniscaclo (pre-ordered)
The Righteous by Renée Ahdieh 
Magicorum Box Set by Christina Bauer 
Midnight in Everwood by M.A. Kuzniar

Paranormal (3 unread):
Dead Voices by Katherine Arden 
Dark Waters by Katherine Arden 
City of Ghosts Collection by Victoria Schwab

Contemporary (9 unread):
Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennet
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennet
A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews
Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson 
Again But Better by Christine Riccio 
They Both Die at the End by Adam Slivera 
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
Up All Night edited by Laura Sliverman

In total I have 34 unread books on my Nook and that’s out of 82 books on my Nook.

 

 

#UnreadBookCaseBooks

random-list

I got the inspiration for this post from Misty at Misty’s Book Space.  She did a post about every unread book on her bookshelf, and I thought that it would be fun to do.  Yesterday morning, I went to my bookcase and counted how many unread books I have, wrote them down in my blogging journal and broke them down into genres.  Without further ado here is the list of unread books on my bookcase.

Classics (15 unread):
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Siddartha by Herman Hesse
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Little House in Brookfield by Maria D. Wilkes
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder 
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Mary Poppins Comes Back by P.L. Travers

Historical Fiction (3 unread):
The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Personal Librarian (GIfted for Christmas) by Marie Benedict and Christopher Marie Murray

Non-Fiction (2 unread):
Rabbit by Patricia Williams 

Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

Poetry (1 unread):
Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman 

Fantasy (1 unread):
Wolves and Roses by Christina Bauer

Contemporary (5 unread):
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and NIcola Yoon
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
Pride by Ibi Zoboi 
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson 
Ana of California by Andi Teran

In total I have 28 unread books on my bookcase and that’s out of 130 something books that I own.  Stay tuned tomorrow for the unread books on my Nook.

 

#January2022MidMonthReadingChallengeUpdate

I thought it would be fun to do mid-month check ins on my reading challenges.  The first time I did one of these posts was in 2017, and then I was more consistent with them in 2018.  In 2018, I did these posts to help hold me accountable on my goals and challenges, and continued in 2019 consistently.  I am not doing these for accountability.

You can see my original goals and challenges post here.

Goals: read one book, I’ve already completed this

Challenges:
Diversify Your Reading Challenge– 1 out of 12 completed.Each month has a genre prompt.The prompt for January is Memoir and I read Finding Fish by Antwone Quenton Fisher.
12 Books in 12 Months Recommended by 12 friends- I saw it on Bookstagram and thought it looked fun.- I’m currently reading my first book recommended by someone in my Facebook Book Group.
A to Z Challenge from Little Inklings Design- 1 out of 26.
Reading Rainbow Challenge from Little Inklings Design- 0 out of 10
The StoryGraph January Pages Challenge 2022- read at least one page per day, or listen to one percent of an audiobook and track it.- 15/15
2022 Genre Bingo on StoryGraph and Tumblr– 1 out of 16 completed.

At time of posting all statistics are current.

 

 

#FridayReadingUpdate99

If you are new to my blog, I have decided that I am no longer going to do Friday 56. Friday Update is a feature in which I provide an update on what I read during the week, sometimes what I’m currently reading and what book/books I plan on starting over the weekend.

For the week of 12/31/2021-1/6/2022 I read:
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi- 141 pages which brought me to the end of the book
Finding Fish: A Memoir by Antwone Quenton Fisher- 122 pages

Total pages read: 263

#2022ReadingGoalsandChallenges

Hey everyone! I know it’s been a wicked long time since I’ve posted and I’m sorry. I haven’t figured out the full-time job/blogging balance yet. I thought I would jump on real quick and post my reading goals and challenges for 2022!

Reading Goals:
I exclusively use StoryGraph now, and you can add me as a friend! I’m going to set my goal at one book. This year I tried it and it worked really well. I really enjoyed not feeling the pressure to read “X” amount of books.

Blogging Goals:
I want to be more consistent with blogging in 2022. I’m hoping to find a balance between working full-time and blogging. I think I need to set some time at least once a week to draft and schedule posts, but not have a blogging schedule.

Challenges:
Diversify Your Reading Challenge
12 Books in 12 Months Recommended by 12 friends- I saw it on Bookstagram and thought it looked fun.
A to Z Challenge from Little Inklings Design
Reading Rainbow Challenge from Little Inklings Design
The StoryGraph January Pages Challenge 2022- read at least one page per day, or listen to one percent of an audiobook and track it.
2022 Genre Bingo on StoryGraph and Tumblr

Please, bear with me. My end-of-year posts will be coming, I have some major updating to do with the stats that I keep for myself. I always love looking back and reflecting.

Happy new year!!

#BookishFriendsHelloAgain

Hello, bookish friends! It’s been a while since I’ve posted. The last time I posted anything was in May. I have returned to working full-time, which doesn’t leave me a lot of personal reading time. I do, sometimes read when I go to bed. I have been reading on the weekends, especially when I’m at the beach. Since May, I’ve read some great books. I’ve missed blogging, a lot but with a full-time job, it hasn’t been easy. I’ve still been involved in the online book community, though. I’ve found some bookish groups on Facebook that I have joined and enjoy being a member of them. I am going to draft and schedule some posts for this week, and I’m hoping to get back into blogging more consistently, even if it’s just once a week with my weekly reading updates and maybe some discussion posts sprinkled in.

I’m also hoping to get back into Bookstagram and posting more consistently there too which might be easier for me to keep up with.

#May2021CalendarGirls

Hosted by Flavia the BibliophileDani @ Mousai Books, and Darque Reader Reads. Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile.  It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. Just like the song, each month has a different theme. Each blogger picks their favorite book from the theme, and on the first Monday of the month reveals their pick in a Calendar Girls post. Make sure to post back to the hostess’s post, and I will make a master list for the month. The master lists allow everyone to see the other Calendar Girls’ picks and to pop on over to their blogs. Thus, we all get to chat about books and even make some new friends!

The theme for May is It’s Gonna Be May: Favorite 90s novel/throwback novel.

My pick for this month is:

While there are others that I could have picked, this is the first book that came to my mind.