Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday Reading List

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Share what books you have finished in the last week, are currently reading and what might be coming up next!

Reviews Posted Last Week:
Links will take you to my review
Because of Winn-Dixie by Katie DiCamillo
Gooseberry Island by Steven Manchester
Calves in the Mud Room by Jerome O. Brown
The Hat by Jan Brett (Bedtime Story)
Blankets by Craig Thompson (Graphic Novel)
Books Finished Last Week:
Reviews will be posted at a later date

By The Sea Tess = 3pts
Locking Horns = 3pts
Sweet Child of Mine = 1pt
Duck goes Potty = 1pt
Hickory Daiquiri Dock = 5pts
Poole's Paradise = 3pts
Dragons of Spratt, Ohio = 5pts

Currently Reading:

Deep Dish by Mary Kaye Andrews - Audio - 46%
Stone Bay by Min Edwards - Kindle - 4%

 Books to be Read Soon:

North of Need by Laura Kaye (Re-Read & Series)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling (Mount TBR)
If You Lived Here I'd Know Your Name by Heather Lende (Across the States & Mount TBR)
Darkness by Ciye Cho (Requested Review)

Total Points Earned

Pages Read/ Time Listened
4,872 pages read (1,191 this week)
6:21 listening time

Books Added to Shelves

One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin (Netgalley/Requested Review)
Spawn of Medusa by Mary Bernsen (Netgalley/ Requested Review)



I really can't believe what a month it has been so far, and we still have almost 2 more weeks! At this rate I will be able to finish all my challenges and read a few extras that catch my eye throughout the year.

I am also very happy and proud to say I still haven't purchased any books yet this year! I was sorely tempted while on amazon the other day getting a few crafty items for Munchkin and again over the weekend when at Target picking up a few things (I really wanted to pick up a Valentine's book for Munchkin but I resisted).  I am hoping to hold off until February, at least then I will have enough points to go on a little shopping spree!

I know it was Mini Bloggiesta this last weekend and I would have liked to participate (I have a huge to do list on this blog) but I ended up spending the weekend potty training Munchkin instead. Anyway, you really don't want to hear about that adventure.   But I do have a few things on my mind for the full blown Bloggiesta.  First and foremost is the Archives.  I managed to get it all updated and organized last spring but since then I have read nearly 400 books! I am beginning to questions whether it is worth it to have all the reviews linked on the archive page or if I should just like to my Goodreads reviews (all my links go to the reviews there anyway).  The other thing is I am not thrilled with the layout of the blog, the few times I have gone on from the front I have found it not very user friendly.  So I am wondering if I should go back to my original layout or if I should pay someone to create one for me (I need to research what this would entail and what the cost estimate would be).

So you see, I have a lot on my mind and a lot of reading going on! How was your week?


  1. I've wanted to have my blog done by a professional. I have this whole idea of what I want it to look like but I don't think it'll ever happen.

    1. I really don't have an idea of how I want it to look but hopefully some point down the road I can figure it out! Good news is that a cousin of mine is planning to go to college for graphic design maybe she can do my blog for a school project HAHAHA!

  2. Doing good! That's great about not buying any new reads. I have not done so great with that. lol Hope you enjoy the re-read of Kaye's series. I so need to do that one day.

    1. Its so hard to resist buying books, I can't remember the last time I went an entire month without purchasing a book, but at least the free books and requested reviews eases that need a little! I just finished North of Need and can't wait to read the rest of the series!