January 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up

Finally! I thought January would never end. What is it about January? Every year it seems to get longer and longer. This past January felt like it dragged on for months for me. But it’s finally over and it’s time to look back at my reading life.

 

 

 

Stats:

Total Books Read: 15 Books

Number of Pages: 5,081

Written by Men: 1

Written by Women: 14

Diverse Authors: 1

Nonfiction: 0

Fiction: 15

Paperback: 0

Hardback: 0

eBooks/Kindle: 15

Library Books: 11

Audio books: 0

Rereads: 1

Favorite Book:

I have three favorites this month. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, Cold As Ice by Anne Stuart, & Big Boy by Ruthie Knox

Reading Challenges to Date  (Click on the links to learn more about each challenge) :

GoodReads:  15/100

Book Riot Read Harder 2019:

Task 23: A Self-Published Book: The Handbag’s Tale   by Louis B. Shalako

#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks: 

The Handbag’s Tale By Louis B. Shalako. This is also one of my lowest rated books. Click here for more information.

The Heaving Bosoms 2019 Reading Embrace

Because Witches: Not the Duke’s Darling by Elizabeth Hoyt

Consent Boner: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

England Times: Irresistible by Mary Balogh

Hufflepuff-Slytherine Love: Cold as Ice by Anne Stuart

Medieval Times: The Black Lyon by Jude Deveraux

Your Faves are Problematic: Ain’t She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Reading Women Challenge:

A romance or love story: A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole

A book you bought or borrowed in 2019: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Pop Sugar 2019 Reading Challenge:

A Debut Novel: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Blog Stuff

Bookish Posts:

The 5 Lowest Rated Books on my TBR

Across the web:

An idea for solving your TBR problem can be found on Book Riot that I think I’m going to try.  Strategy for actually reading the books you own.

 

So that was my January.  How was your January? Read any good books? Let em know in the comments below. Happy reading, y’all.

Friday 56 #88

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here is my contribution (click on the link to see more information):

From page 56:

It’s one of my profound thoughts, but it came from another profound thought. It was one of Papa’s guests, at the dinner party yesterday, who said: ” Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach; those who can’t teach teach the teachers; and those who can’t teach the teachers go into politics.”

 

 

This has been sitting on my TBR for over a year now. I hope to get to it this year. And I’m crossing my fingers that it will fit a category in one of the reading challenges I’m doing this year. Have I mentioned I’m doing four reading challenges?

Have you read this book? If so what did you think of it? Let me Know in the comments below. Happy Reading.

Friday 56: #81

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

And now for my contribution:

I’m back! I took a bit of an unplanned break from blogging in October due to a road trip to see my son and the nasty, wretched cold I picked up on the trip. Blech. But I’m feeling a bit better and am eager to get back to my blogger life.

Confession. Nonfiction books about serial killers are my jam. As a child of the ’70’s it was hard to avoid the nightly news stories about women and the frequency of their disappearances. Plus, I grew up in a state home to one of the most famous serial killers of that time, Ted Bundy. (Fun fact: my daughter lives around the corner from a boarding house he lived in during those years. Creepy, no?) So, suffice it to say, I love reading about those crimes and trying to resolve my childhood feelings about all of that. At least I think that’s why I find them so fascinating. So this book is definitely something I looked forward to reading. I plan on writing a review for it and posting it soon.

What do you think? Are you intrigued by the passage? Do you read true crime nonfiction? Let me know in the comments below. And be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56, too.

And, as always, Happy Reading.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

badgeMonday – What are you reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and add to that ever growing/teetering TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

 

Last week I didn’t post anything because I took a short break because I needed to do some writing. But I’m back. Here is my list.

Finished last week:

Midsummer Delights: A Short Story Collection by Eloisa James

The Haunted Mesa by Louis L’Amour (For the Book Riot #ReadHarder Challenge, Task 7:  A Western)

And then I went in hard on an Anne Stuart binge read after I finished the Louis l’Amour:

The Wicked House of Rohan, Ruthless & Reckless.

Currently Reading:

Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda & The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman, the second book in The Invisible Library series and a book I’m reading for the #PopSugarReadingChallenge (The next book in a series you started).

What are you reading this week? Have you read any of the books I’ve listed above? What did you think if you did? Let me know in the comments below, and Happy Reading.