Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Top 10 Tuesday: Why Did I Want to Read This?

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.  It is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and you can find the list of topics on her page HERE.

So this week's topic is a great one for me, all about the books I added to my TBR but have completely forgotten why.  I have been working on clearing out both my physical TBR and Goodreads Want to Read shelves and have stumbled upon quite a few that I have no idea how they got there. So here are just 10 of them . . .


So there are just a few of the books that I came across that I don't know how or why they ended up on my TBR list.  Are any of them worth me looking into again? Or should I just remove them from my list and let the fade into history?

How often do you go through your TBR to clean out books you don't have any interest in anymore?

Monday, June 8, 2020

Monday Reading List

It is Monday again, and time to update with what I read last week, what I am currently reading and what to look forward to next week.

Reviews Posted Last Week:
Links will take you to my review

The Betrothed by Kiera Cass
Alya and the Three Cats by Amina Hachimi Alaoui (Bedtime Story)
Forte by Manon Heugel (Graphic Novel)

 Books Finished Last Week:
Reviews will be posted at a later date

Starting Over
Coming Home
The World According to Star Wars

Currently Reading:

You Can't F*ck Up Your Kids by Lindsay Powers - Print - on page 43 of 320
Realm by Alexandrea Weis - ebook - on page 46 of 397
The Ranger of Marzanna by Jon Skovron - print/ebook - on page 134 of 528

Pages Read/ Time Listened
431:23 Hours Listened (17:55 listened this week)
14,164 Pages Read (574 this week)

Books Added to Shelves Recently: TBR
White Rose  - READ
Stealing Thunder (gift) - READ
The Eyes of Tamburah (gift)
The Wolf in the Whale
~~~~~~~~~~March Birthday Waiver Books ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Rain Dragon Rescue
The Order of the Unicorn
The Book of Boy
All the Wandering Light
Life on the Leash
Phoenix Unbound
Magic Bites - READ
Fantasy Lover
Night Pleasures
The Midnight Lie - READ
You Can't F*ck Up Your Kids  (gift)
Mary Shelley Monster Hunter Vol. 1
The Caged Queen
The Mum Who'd Had Enough
Ash and Quill
The Voyage to Magical North
I Needed a Viking
Smoke and Iron
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~End Birthday Waiver~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Red Hood (gift)
The Worst Best Man - READ
Scavenge the Stars
Hades & Persephone
Beachside Beginnings (gift) - READ
Finding Forever
Uncommon Type
Red, White & Royal Blue
The Monster of Elendhaven - READ
Sorcery of Thorns - READ
Beach Read
One and Only Bob - READ
Network Effect
Dark Skies
No Country for Old Gnomes (gift)
The World According to Star Wars (gift) - READ
About That Kiss
The Ranger of Marzanna
The Betrothed - READ
Nightchaser - READ
Starbreaker - READ
A Heart of Blood and Ashes (gift)
The Girl and the Stars
A Choir of Lies
Loving Cara
Queen's Peril
This Will Kill That


Wow, what a week last week! Finally 12 weeks of distance learning are at an end and Munchkin has completed 2nd grade!! I feel like after we accomplished that, we can do anything.  This week will be spent finishing things up, getting text books back to the school, picking up remaining personal items, getting summer reading books and worksheets/workbooks, getting all those cancelled appointments in or rescheduled and just getting set up for summer.  I expect that come fall we will be right back into some kind of distance learning format and am trying to get as much prepared for that as well (maybe actually get some desks to work at instead of the kitchen table).

Now on to other news, if you have been around here for any amount of time, you know that I keep this blog for books and other small pleasures in life.  I try to keep all politics off of this page.  Unfortunately, with the way the world is currently, I feel like I have to make a statement.  I keep seeing so many posts on other social media stating that if you aren't using your platform to support a cause then  you are against the cause.  I want to make it very clear that I will not be bringing political views, social views or anything like that on to this blog.  This is my tiny place of peace in this crazy world we live in, this is the one place I can go and know it is purely for the pleasure of reading. I hope that you can all count on this as a place to come to for a break from the world as well, we all need a moment of peace from time to time.  I do however encourage you to do your research, not only on your own stance but also on the opposing stances so that we can all better communicate with one another instead of lashing out at each other and just maybe we will find ourselves a little closer in beliefs than we originally thought.

And with that, I will bring us back to the regular programming here, books, books and more books.