“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.” ~ John Lennon

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Bloggiesta Fall 2016

Time for another Bloggiesta!
It's time for another Bloggiesta! It runs from September 15-18 this round, Thursday to Sunday.

This one took me by surprise as I totally missed the announcement of the new dates. It's not only Bloggiesta time, but it's also time to welcome the new hosts: MC from Blame It On The Books and Emily from Emily Reads Everything. While we'll all miss Suey, I'm sure that these ladies will take good care of us!

What is Bloggiesta?

Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta! (website)

Monday, September 5, 2016

August 2016 Wrap Up

August 2016 Wrap Up
My month in review. Let's see how I did!

Books read

In order to meet my Goodreads goal of 100 books, I need to read 8.33 books per month. According to Goodreads, I've read 10 books this month:

  1. Nightingale by Jennifer Estep
  2. Unraveled by Jennifer Estep
  3. Unquiet Past by Kelley Armstrong
  4. Fated by Rebecca Zanetti
  5. Claimed by Rebecca Zanetti
  6. Deathday Letter by Shaun David Hutchinson
  7. Exodus by Debra Dunbar
  8. Buzz Books 2016 Fall/Winter sampler
  9. Staked by Kevin Hearne
  10. Sins of the Flesh by Debra Dunbar

August Reviews


Overall

Another meh month. I did manage to wrestle my emails from over 1,000 to under 500, but it's been a struggle keeping it down. I seem to unsubscribe from newsletters constantly, so not sure where they're all coming from.

Didn't visit anyone or do any blog hopping, but I am reading more. Just need to catch up with reviews.

On a side note, the people in charge of naming hurricanes really blew it by naming the recent storm Hermine instead of Hermione! What were they thinking?

Hermine left her mark on my street...




Monday, August 22, 2016

Book Review: Buzz Books 2016 Fall/Winter

Another great collection of samples for the upcoming Fall/Winter season!
Title:  Buzz Books 2016 Fall/Winter
Release Date:  May 2, 2016
Publisher:  Publishers Lunch
Source:  NetGalley

The ninth Buzz Books edition evokes all the excitement of BEA with substantial excerpts from 40 of the most highly-touted books to be published this fall/winter. 

Our “digital convention” features such major authors as Amor Towles, Christina Baker Kline, T.C. Boyle, Ann Patchett, Maria Semple, Marisa Silver, and Andrew Gross. We showcase sparkling debuts from soon-to-become literary stars such as Emily Fridlund, Thomas Hill, Elan Mastai, and Stephanie Gangi. (Goodreads)

My Review:

Another great collection of samples for the upcoming Fall/Winter season! Here are some of the titles that left me wanting more!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

July 2016 Wrap Up

July 2016 Wrap Up
My month in review. Let's see how I did!

Books read

In order to meet my Goodreads goal of 100 books, I need to read 8.33 books per month. According to Goodreads, I've read 21 books this month. I don't think I've ever read that many books in a single month. Ever. Yowza!

  1. Fated by Donna Augustine
  2. Dead Ink by Donna Augustine
  3. Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  4. Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  5. All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  6. A Demon Bound by Debra Dunbar
  7. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  8. The Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker
  9. Hell Is Coming by N.P. Martin
  10. Ghost Gifts by Laura Spinelli
  11. Satan's Sword by Debra Dunbar
  12. Elven Blood by Debra Dunbar
  13. Devil's Paw by Debra Dunbar
  14. Imp Forsaken by Debra Dunbar
  15. Angel of Chaos by Debra Dunbar
  16. Kingdom of Lies by Debra Dunbar
  17. Make Me by Lee Child
  18. Three Wishes by Debra Dunbar
  19. Never Go Back by Lee Child
  20. Demons of Desire by Debra Dunbar
  21. Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull

July Reviews

Unwanted by Jennifer Estep

Overall

A great reading month but that's about it. I binge-read several authors but wrote almost nothing. Balance is still a problem and there are several pending reviews I need to finish.

Going to concentrate on getting my TBR review pile cleared so I can go back to reading what I want, when I want. Read whatever I wanted in July and had so much fun!

Finally watched all the Harry Potter movies, which is sorta book related. Made me want to reread the series, but I need to catch up on my outstanding review copies first. A new goal!

How was your July? Anything fun happen? I taught my dog to play tug-o-war and read lots of books, but that's about it.

Can you believe it's August already? Here's to the end of Summer! Happy reading!


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