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The Readathon Diaries [A Vampire Diaries Themed Readathon]

I have been in a weird place with my blog because I feel like sometimes I am not doing as well as some people, but I enjoy this so I am going to keep doing this. I found the most amazing Readathon as well for June, and I can’t wait for it. It is called The Readathon Diaries, and it is based off The Vampire Dairies. I needed to jump on that ASAP. If you are interested in joining this readathon, you can find the information here.

I decided to do Team Werewolf because I have a thing for Tyler, and I just thought it would be a lot of fun. Here are the hosts of this Readathon for my team:

And here are the prompts for my team:

I am still tentative on my TBR because I tend to change my mind a lot. But I know this is one I want to try and meet as many of the criteria as I can. I also do Reading Rivalry on Facebook, but that will be an entire other post because that is a whole thing awesome thing.

There is also the chance to become a hybrid if you read at least one other book from a different teams prompts. I am planning to do this as well. Though I am still deciding on whether or not I will be doing the prompts from the vampire or witch one… okay, I will probably be doing vampire so here are the prompts for that:

So, my TBR for this will probably be a weird amalgamation of books since I will probably do the prompts for both? I do read a lot, so it is not like it would not be easy for me to accomplish. This is my super long and weird TBR for the Readathon Dairies.


Lockwood- A Book Featuring Werewolves

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer [I have been wanting to read Twilight again so this readathon is the perfect excuse]

Full Moon- Read A Book While The Moon is Out

I am not quite sure about this one yet, I will have to look up when the moon will be out and then find a book to read. This will is still to be decided.

Lack Control- Randomize your TBR

This one means to just pick random books, which I do anyway. I think there is also an option on Goodreads to randomize so I can look through the books I have on there and see what’s going on.

Wolfsbane- Read a cry worthy book

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I have been wanting to read this one again for a long time, and it made me super ugly cry the first time I read it so why not do that to myself again. Hahaha.

Wolf Pack- Read a book with a family dynamic/ found family dynamic-

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. Because you have the Cullens and the wolf pack Jacob is a part of, and this book will fit in perfectly with the prompt.

Mystic Falls- The Group Book, The Awakening by LJ Smith


Salvatore- Read a book featuring vampires

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer [Since I am rereading the series anyway…]

Daylight- Read a book when the sun is out

This is going to be just a random book because I read when my kiddo takes a nap, so this will just be a short book I pick out while he is napping so I am assuming it will be a graphic novel.

Damon- Read a book with a snarky character

Still need to figure this one out? I guess I can count Breaking Dawn because Jacob can be snarky.

Vervain- Read a book outside of your comfort zone

The Long Way to A Small Angry Plane by Becky Chambers- I am not a huge sci-fi person. This will be outside of my comfort zone because I tend to hate books about space a lot. But I got it from a book gift exchange a long time ago, and I am going to give it a try.

Sirelines- Read a book with a romantic relationship

I have so many romances on my kindle, it is not even funny. Guess I will just pick up one I really am feeling and read it. It could be any kind of romance. Or maybe it will be Take A Hint, Dani Brown because I have been dying for the book, but I was rejected. I think I am going to go preorder that one for my Kindle now….

And this is what my strange TBR looks like for the Readathon Diaries. I am truly so excited! Go Team Werewolf! I also cannot wait to become a hybrid either.

Do you have any readathons you are looking forward to in June? Maybe you can come join me on this one. I know it is going to be amazing. Tell me all about your reading plans for June. Or maybe leave me some suggestions for the prompts I am unsure of? They are very welcome.

WWW Wednesday [Oct. 30]

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking On A World Of Words, the rules are simple you just have to answer these three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

I do like this one, but I’m not fully sure because of the mixed reviews. I’m just wondering if it was written because of the show (which I haven’t caught up on) so I don’t have a definitive answer about my feelings regarding this book yet.

I started watching Rizzoli & Isles years ago, but I never finished the series now I’m watching it again. I decided it was a perfect time to pick up the novels, too. I’m hoping for good things.

I’m listening to this on audio on Scribd with the free trial. I’m definitely liking this book, and I can see why it’s gotten such high ratings. However, I’m not a fan of Scribd so I’m glad I made sure to cancel my free trial so I wouldn’t be charged.

I recently finished:

This was a cover pick from NetGalley, but I really liked this book. I’ll have a review on it closer to its publication date in November. So, more thoughts coming soon.

I wanted to love this book, but it fell short of my expectations. This one also has a review coming soon.

Next I may read:

I started this series last month, and then I changed my tbr for a readathon I was doing so I didn’t read it. Next month is non fiction November, and I may be doing Tree Hill Athon casually as well, so I may pick this book up, I may not.

What is your WWW Wednesday looking like? I’d love to see your posts so share them with me. This is definitely one of my favorite weekly posts (which I call meme posts on my blog because I’m odd).

Books You Wish You’d Never Read [Blogtober]

Let’s talk about one star books, shall we? They are the ones I wish I had never read. Those books you will never get the time back for, which is a little frustrating because life is too short to read terrible books. I have a fair list of one star books, but I’ll just talk about some recent one star Reads I wish I had never even heard of.

If you want to know how much I hated this book, I have a full review. But my main points are:

  • Breeding trope is gross
  • Soulmate trope is overdone
  • Sex scenes just written for page filler are stupid
  • Elf babies that don’t cry and are the chosen one just perpetuates the shitty soulmate trope.
  • This is a literal garbage fire and no one should read it.

This was a KU choice, and what a waste of time. The breakdown is

  • Short, choppy sentences
  • Poor attempt at satire
  • Grammar mistakes all over
  • Intruding narrator as a poor device plot
  • Just poorly written and a waste of time.
  • Do not read this garbage fire.

These are two books I’ve recently read and wish I never had. Do not waste your time checking them out, trust me. Just don’t. What are some books you wish you had never read? Let me know below.

Until I rant about books again,

Orange Covers [Blogtober]

I anticipated this was going to be a hard prompt for me, but it turns out I have actually read some books with orange on the cover. These are all books I’ve read recently as well.

This is a short little audio book I listened to on Audible Escapes. I’m sure it makes more sense when you read it in order with the series, but I was still able to enjoy it. It’s about a couple where the woman has a spell cast on her by accident, and she doesn’t know who her boyfriend is. Even worse, if the spell isn’t reversed, she won’t know he exists after midnight. It’s part of the Nocturne Falls series, which I’m planning to try soon.

This one has a fall orange vibe to me. I’m not going to talk too much about this book because you can find all of my thoughts here.

I think this was the first book I reviewed on my blog. I love the orange color of the sky. Find my review here.

This book reminds me of childhood, and I can’t wait to read it to Ever. This was the first book I thought of when I read the prompt was orange Covers.

What orange covers did you choose? Are they like mine or different? Or have you read these books or would like to? Let me know, I love chatting with friends about books.

Until I rant about books again,

WWW Wednesday [October 16, 2019]


This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently reading:

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I saw this one on YouTube and Kayla @ Books and Blends did a review on both of them. So I decided I was going to read it soon. Then last night I asked Ethan which one I should read, and he said this one so I started it. Sometimes I just have him choose my books so I don’t have to think about it.

I recently finished:

Add on Goodreads
Add on Goodreads

Both of these books were really great. Love and Other Wild Things is a very entertaining audio book, but I don’t understand how there seems to be the same storyline in each book so I was a little annoyed with that. Xeni is a book I’ve seen everyone reading, and I couldn’t stop reading it. I was lucky to receive an arc from the author, and I agree with everyone enjoying this book… once you start, you won’t be able to stop. It’s also the first time I read a book with a pegging scene so it was a new experience, too.

I will probably read this next:

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This one showed up in my popular books on Audible Escapes. I just need a break demo Mystic Bayou for a bit so I thought a Contemporary could be cute.

And that’s everything in my reading stratosphere right now. What’s going on with your WWW Wednesday? I’d love to see your post and talk books!

Until I rant about books again,

3 Books You Meant To Read Last Year [Blogtober]

My Goodreads TBR has been fluctuating for years. It’s been as high as 300 and low as 100! I try not to let it get above 150 or I feel like I’m not going to be able to handle all those books. I’ve actually gotten fairly good at culling my shelves and making them so I only have books I want to read and will likely do so. Yet, there are some which have been on the shelves for a long while. These are three I meant to read last year… but didn’t.

Pride and Prejudice has been on my list for years. I don’t know why I don’t just read it. I’m sure it won’t be as horrible as I think. Still, I keep putting it off. I’m sure it’s not as bad as I think. I am just not a huge fan of classics. I liked the movies and stuff… I’m just not excited about this book so I’m not sure if I’ll ever actually read it.

I have been also meaning to read this one for ages. Everyone says it’s so good. I really don’t know what I am waiting for. I have actually added to my tbr for a readathon I’m doing at the end of the month so I’ll finally be getting to this one. Hopefully it lives up to the hype around it.

I bought this book last year. It just sat on my shelves and then came with us when we moved. Finally I looked at it a month ago, and I read it. The trilogy was one I really got into, so I was very interested to see the ending. Though I’m sad it’s over, I’m so happy I read the last book. I know this isn’t a series for everyone, but it’s one I indulged in.

What are some books you bought last year and didn’t read? Did you ever read them or just give up? Let me know!

Until I rant about books again,

WWW Wednesday [October 9 2019]

It’s time for WWW Wednesday! This meme was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm but was revived by Sam from Taking on a World of Words. It’s a place to talk about the books you’ve been reading, plan to read and have read.

To take part all you have to do is answer the following questions:

What are you currently reading?

What have you recently finished reading?

What are you going to read next?

I am currently reading:

  • How To Date Your Dragon by Molly Harper on Audible Escapes. I’m enjoying the free month trial. I plan to start using the library for audio books more often. To save money and because I don’t listen to audio books enough to justify paying for Audible Escapes.
  • The Academy of Stolen Magic by Sullivan Gray. This is an ARC I got from the author awhile back, and I just kept putting it off. I really adored the first book so I have high hopes for this book as well.

I recently finished:

The Witches Halloween Hero on Audible Escapes.

I am planning on:

This is one of my favorite weekly posts. It’s so much fun to see what everyone is reading, read, or will read. I would love to know what you’re reading. Or if you’ve read any of these books or want to. Please, let me know.

Until I rant about books again,

5 Perfect Autumn Reads [Blogtober]

Here’s another prompt I’m struggling with a little bit. I can’t think of a lot of books I would consider perfect for autumn so I’m going to talk about some I have already talked about, and I will discuss some I’m excited for which release soon.

I know many people are looking forward to the new Bardugo book, and I am one of those people. I’ve seen this book has some very dark elements… so I’m even more intrigued to delve into this novel. The cover is a little creepy and perfect for fall.

Spooky middle grade is awesome all year round, but it’s extra fantastic during the fall. John Bellairs writes some awesome creepy mysteries. There are so many he’s written, I would suggest starting here because the movie is so cool too.

Harry Potter is perfect for fall. I don’t need to say a lot, but I’m sure a lot of readers know what I mean. Snuggling up with a Harry Potter book under a blanket with some cider sounds like a dream. How could you not just love Harry Potter during the fall?!

I haven’t read this yet, but I just get fall vibes because of the night on the cover. I’m thinking it’s going to be a little magic and maybe creepy so I can’t wait to dive into this and see what all the hype is about.

I read this one about four years ago so I don’t recall all the details. I’m pretty positive I rated it 4 stars, and I liked it. Anything about creepy dolls is a win in my book. Ha ha. I’m funny. It also won a Newbury Honor so I know it’s amazing.

And these are my 5 choices for some perfect autumn reads. I’d love to hear about what you want to still read before winter. Let me know.

Until I rant about books again,

Bookish Autumn Bucket List [Blogtober]

So, I had linked the wrong Blogtober post so I had to update my original post and redo my post for today. I’m very excited about this topic since autumn is favorite season. Coming up with bookish lists are fun, but extra fun when it’s autumn themed.

  • Read Intercepted by Alexa Martin. I have been hearing so many people talk about this series recently, and it’s made me need to read the first book at least. Since it’s football related, it fits perfectly into fall because that’s the start of football here in America. And we all know how serious people are about their football. I’m from Wisconsin so Go Pack Go!
  • Read Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. I am eagerly anticipating a new Bardugo book, specifically since this is her adult debut. Something about secret societies and college just screams autumn to me. This is a must to read at least by the end of November.
  • Cook with squash and zucchini. Fall veggies are some of the yummiest, and I want to make some meals for us with them before they are out of season. I’m making a zucchini stir fry this weekend I’m very thrilled about. We are vegetarian so it’s always a fun adventure to try new veggie dishes, especially with Ever getting older and able to eat more foods.
  • Watch Curious George and Winnie The Pooh Halloween specials with Ever. He’s only six months old, but I’m so pumped to start a tradition of watching fall things with him.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else has on their bucket lists. Autumn is the best time of the year. Hoodies, leaves falling, and pumpkin spice. There’s nothing better.

Until I rant about books again,

Six for Sunday [Books I Read At School]

The creator of this weekly Sunday book prompt is A Little But A Lot. The month of September has been school themed, which I think is pretty neat. This week, it is books you can recall reading at school. I’m getting old so I don’t remember all of them, but here are the six I do remember.

  1. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. – I remember thinking this book was so strange, that a future like this could never happen. Now I look at the world about ten years later, and I can see how it’s kind of already started. Definitely a good book though.
  2. The Great Gatsby- All I remember is talking about what the eyes on the billboard mean and the green light. Oh yeah, myrtle is killed. When I think of this, I think of the Leonardo DiCaprio movie. Yikes.
  3. Tess of the D’Ubervilles- This Book was so boring. So boring. And such a shamer of females who have sex outside of marriage even when it’s rape and it’s just a gross book. It still makes me annoyed to think about it.
  4. 1984- I didn’t understand why we were talking about the snow globe back then, and I didn’t think it could happen. Once again, I was damn wrong. Especially regarding the depletion of language in the book juxtaposed with some language of today.
  5. Hamlet- Why is the only thing I remember about reading this in high school was doing an oral presentation on it? I remember in college there’s a weird modern movie version. I mostly just think of The Lion King.
  6. The Hunger Games- I read it for a college class. Everyone was like this book focuses on war, and all I could think about was how much I loved Peeta. Oop.

These are the six books I remember from school. What books do you remember? I can’t be the only one who read these for school, I think… make sure you check out other six for Sunday posts or let me know if you’re doing one!

Until I rant about books again,