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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]

WWW WEDNESDAY

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:

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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,