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Monthly Wrap Up: November 2019

Hello Friends,

Welcome to my first wrap up that I’ve posted in the past few months. I skipped two of them, because I just didn’t feel like posting even though they’re written and ready to go. I’ll include them in my Goodreads Wrap Up book. I had to stop and see where I started to read this month, I’ve been slacking in keeping track, so I’m unsure if this is what I’ve read actually thus far. I could be a book or two off, but I’ll try not to be. I apparently lost the will to keep track a few months before the end of the year. I’m hoping to do better next year in regards to such! Here are the books read with ratings:

1. The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away by Hannah Howell 3 stars
2.The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfield 5 stars re-read
3.Wolf Lost by Sam Burns 5 stars LGBT pick
4.Kidnapped by the Pirate by Keira Andrews 5 stars LGBT pick
5.The Glovemaker Ann Weisgarber 3 stars
6.Prince for Sale by Caroline Gibson 5 stars LGBT pick
7.Wrong Way Home by K. A. Merikan 4 stars LGBT pick
8.The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan 4 stars
9.The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston 4 stars
10.The Year We Fell From Space by A.S. King 4 stars
11.Brine and Bone by Kate Stradling 3.5 stars
12.Interview with Diana Gabaldon by Andrew Gull 4 stars
13.The Secret Book and Scone Society 5 stars re-read
14.A Hidden Magic by Vivian Vande Velde 4 stars re-read
15.Mystic City by Theo Lawrence 3.5 stars re-read
16.The Sentinel Mage by Emily Gee 5 stars LGBT pick

Not many five star books, unfortunately. I’m hoping to do better in the month of December. One month left, until the new year. Next year, I’m going to attempt to be more active in posting reviews, as well as more prompt. In the meantime, hope everyone’s Thanksgiving holidays were good, even as we’re nearing Christmas and I’m a bit late in posting. Cheers.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book.

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Last of the Year: TBR

Hello friends,

I have several books on my radar that I’m attempting to squeeze into the last two months of the year, in order to reach my goal of 250 books on Goodreads, the highest amount of books read in the year that I’ve ever attempted. I’m four books AHEAD of schedule, so that’s good at least, but I’d like to be done before the end of this month.

Goodreads Stats: 218/250

Which means that I have 32 books remaining. I’m choosing the top books on my radar to get through, and crossing my fingers that I can get through them. That’ my goal. These are all books that I somehow missed in the last year. These books are from these categories: Library Ebooks, Arcs, Best Sellers, Gifts/Loans, Library Requested, Blogger Rec’d, YouTube favs, and so on. I’ve pulled books from so many different places, and I’m hoping to get to every last one of these, and not continue with the dreadful reading slump of the previous two months! Here’s to fingers crossed, and the books listed below:

If there are duplicates, apologies, as this was a hastily thrown together post. I have another post coming of all the arcs that are due on Netgalley + Edelweiss, which I think will wind up being a 2-parter. Have y’all read any of these books? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time, and good luck to all our TBRs at the end of the year,

-Pass Me That Book

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November TBR: Ninth House + Seanan McGuire + Monthly Wrap Up Fail

I’ve been really in a reading mood lately, and I’ve been struggling with a terrible slump as well. I’ve been slumpy the past three months, and it’s frustrating and annoying. @HowlingLibraries understands this, her posts about overdue arcs, terrible reading slumps, and so forth are exactly the same sort of issues that I’m going through myself.

There are several books on my radar for November. It’s also Believeathon, but I highly doubt that I’ll be participating in any readathons this month. My priority goal is to simply knock out as many books as possible, instead of just the 15/20 books that I’ve been managing the past couple of months and that’s with forced attention to it. I’m hoping to knock out several arcs on my Netgalley, because that’s becoming a serious issue. I’ve got library books that are due. I’ve also several physical books that I *still* haven’t gotten to. The situation is critical. I need to get some serious reading done for the month of November.

So with that in mind, I’m putting up all the books that are on my radar that I’m going to read. I’m going to try to read 50 books this month. I know that sounds like an enormous amount, but there was at least two months previously that I almost made 50 before, reaching 45. So if I just push myself to actually read, damnit, I should get this well taken care of. {I’m also going to write reviews as soon as I finish reading the damn book, so that I don’t forget to do that later either.}

Also, apologies for failing the wrap up for the previous two months. I typed things out but never posted them, and really don’t feel like doing so. However, I vow to do so for November, especially with all that I plan on reading as well!

So, 50 books for November. Have I picked one up yet? No. But today is paying bills day, and so far I haven’t had a chance to do so. I’m going to read every couple of hours before bed, and first thing in the morning. I’m going to try to prioritize. Hopefully this will work. Thanks to @HowlingLibraries for kicking my ass into gear. Her posts about managing arcs are very inspirational!

Here are the books on my radar. (Apologies to those who are fixing to scroll, as well as for the above ranting at myself.):

Top Five Books I’m Reading This Month:

 

Random Books I Plan to Get To: 

 

Believe-a-thon Children’s Books I’m Reading: 

 

Those are just some of the books that I plan on getting to this month. Currently, I’m reading “The Glovemaker” by Ann Weisbarger, and next up is “Wine and Punishment” by Sarah Fox.  I’m going to TRY to do the believathon, but I highly doubt I’ll manage to with everything happening in November. Still, I fly through Children’s fiction pretty quick, so who knows, I might be able to manage reading all these books regardless. That’s my plan, anyhow.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

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Brief Mini Hiatus Over: Back to Blogging!

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Hello all,

As you might have noticed, I spent an entire month mostly away from the blogosphere, mainly because I wasn’t reading as much as I should have. There’s been a lot of things going on at home; moving downstairs into a new bedroom, getting kittens, loosing the last chicken out of the batch of twenty-five that we started with so that we are now chicken-less, so on and so forth. This next month I hope to change all that.

I’ve updated my website so that it’s more fall/winter appropriate. If there’s any issues, please let me know at once. I’m not the best at this kind of thing yet, though I’m learning still, and will hopefully be soon buying the personalized package for my website, and owning my domain name at last, if things work out the way I want.

In reading news, I read three kindle e-books today. All of them a mere 3 or barely a 4 star read, so I doubt that I’ll post reviews on them, though I might later change my mind (all contemporary romances too).

Other plans that I would like to do is to add all my want to read books onto a single page here on my blog to keep track of. But that will take *ages*. I’m not sure that I will ever get around to doing that. Perhaps one day.

I hope y’all like the new changes for the season. Let me know if there’s anything else I should be thinking of working on with this little ol’ website of mine.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

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Mini Book Haul: Publishers Like Me On Netgalley

I’ve gotten approved almost every book that I’ve requested here as of late on Netgalley. Over half of them are ones that I really don’t expect getting approved of. I’m needless to say very behind on posting reviews. Last month, my birthday month, was ridiculously busy so that I didn’t read as much a usual and the writing bug bit me hard as well. So, apologies for the unexpected mini-hiatus on my blog.

 

This isn’t all of them, not by far. I thought about putting them all up one post that I’ve gotten. If you’d like to see all the others, let me know in the comments, and I’ll work on it. As it is, I’ve lost my 80% feedback ratio because of all the ones that I’ve been approved as of late. It’s currently resting at 25% feedback ratio, and I’m hoping next month to seriously knock out a lot of these, and get my feedback ratio back up to at least 50%. That’s the plan, anyway.

Have y’all read any of these? Should I share every book in my Netgalley right now as a giant massive haul? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

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{Late} Monthly Wrap Up: August 2019

Another month gone, and it’s my birthday as I’m posting this, and I turn 30. Here are the books that I’ve read for the month of August. August seems like my worst month of reading yet, even compared with February, though I did beat my record of DNF’ing books in a month, unfortunately. This was one of the crappiest months in regards to reading, with very few 5 star books that I found.

1.Dragonfly by Leila Meacham 3/5 stars
2.For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund 3/5 stars
3.Today We Go Home by Kelli Estes 5/5 stars*
4.Daggerspell by Katherine Kurr 4/5 stars
5.Chambers of Culdi by Katherine Kurtz 2/5 stars
6.Kidnapped by the Cowboy by Pam Crooks 3/5 stars
7.As You Desire by Connie Brockway 3/5 stars
8.House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig 3/5 stars
9.Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine 2/5 stars
10.Out of the Storm by Jody Hedlund 3/5 stars
11.And Then They Were Doomed by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli 2/5 stars
12.Ruby’s Spoon by Anna Lawrence Pietroni 3/5 stars
13.Noelle at Sea by Nikki Shannon 4/5 stars
14.Plaid to the Bone by Mira Marlowe 3/5 stars
15.The Magicians by Lev Grossman 5/5 stars Re-Read/LGBT Pick

Wow, only a single LGBT pick for the month of August, along with one re-read. 15 books is one of my lowest read months, but I plan on changing that for my birthday month, September. September 1 is my birthday, and I turn 30, y’all. I’ve gotten nearly $100 in birthday money, which is way more than what I normally get, and a ton of ebooks and one physical book that a family member bought as I’m collecting the series slowly and B&N actually had book three in stock for a change. (Throne of Glass: Book Three if you’re wondering.) Well, that’s another wrap-up. Let’s up September beats August way out of the water in terms of how much I read.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

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Monthly TBR: Books I Hope to Read in August

Hello all, and welcome to another tentative TBR for the month of August. These are all likely to be repeats and some new ones thrown in for good measure, as there’s several that I’ve STILL not gotten around to reading, despite my eagerness for them. Let’s see what’s up for the month of August shall we?

 

Now a lot of these are arcs, so I’ll be concentrating on those most of all, as I’ve been trying to narrow the amount of arcs in my Netgalley profile. I’ve got an alarming number growing, and today didn’t help because I went and requested a good fifty+ more, mainly because I was bored and feeling ambitious for the month of August. I’m hoping to get through all of these, but we’ll see how that actually turns out, shall we?

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

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Monthly Wrap Up: July 2019

Welcome to my usual monthly wrap up! After this month, it’s a single month away from my birthday! So for August I’m going to try to read as many books that have been on my radar as possible. It’ll be the month of the most popular books only! Let’s see how many I can power through, shall we? Anyways, here are the books that I’ve read for July:

 

1.Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs 5/5 stars
2.Eye Spy by Mercedes Lackey 4/5 stars LGBT Pick
3.Wolf Mountain by Isabella Hunt 4/5 stars
4.Persephone by Seanan McGuire 5/5 stars
5.Worth Her Weight in Gold by Sarah Gailey 5/5 stars
6.A Burden Shared by Jo Walton 4/5 stars
7.Into Bones like Oil by Kaaren Warren 2/5 stars
8.Salvation Day by Kali Wallace 5/5 stars
9.Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley 4/5 stars
10.The Bride Test by Helen Hoang 3/5 stars
11.Second You Sin by Scott Sherman 4/5 stars LGBT Pick
12.Restoree by Anne McCaffrey 3/5 stars Re-read
13.Larceny and Old Lace by Tamar Myers 2/5 stars
14.Bound to Two Bears by Kelex 4/5 stars LGBT Pick
15.Torn Part 1 by Amy Silva 2/5 stars
16.His Sub by Ellis O’Day 4/5 stars
17.Pretend for Him by Jack Wolfe 4/5 stars
18.The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier 3/5 stars
19.Brief Cases by Jim Butcher 5/5 stars
20.The Duke I Tempted by Scarlett Peckham 5/5 stars
21.The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winters 5/5 stars
22.The Unbound Empire by Melissa Caruso 5/5 stars
23.Third Girl by Agatha Christie 3/5 stars
24.Tracking Game by Margaret Mizuschima 4/5 stars
25.Bond by Tasha Black 3/5 stars
26.The Girl in Red by Christina Henry 4/5 stars
27.Irresistible by Susan Mallery 4/5 stars
28.Priest of Lies by Peter McLean 5/5 stars
29.Dragonsblood by Todd McCaffrey, 4/5 stars
30.Grave Expectations by Heather Redmond 4/5 stars
31.The Woman in the Veil by Laura Joh Rowland 4/5 stars
32.The Enlightenment of Bees by Rachel Linden 3/5 stars
33.Hitting Black Ice by Heloise West 4/5 stars LGBT pick
34.Spellslinger by Sebastian de Castel 5/5 stars

Almost 35 books, better than almost all my other months so far this year. A lot of these I thoroughly enjoyed, and the month ended on a high note with a new favorite series! I’m determined to read double next month, as per usual, and am hoping to read a book a day-provided life doesn’t get in the way, as August is typically a ridiculously busy month. What all did y’all read for July? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,
Pass Me That Book

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That Fun Stats Post No One Wanted (But I’m Doing Anyway):

A bit belated, as it’s already halfway through the year, and everyone (including me. Aren’t parenthesis fun? {Where would we be without them?}) and their mother’s did The End of the Year Book Freak Out Tag, I decided to do a post that actually featured Statistics. Though I’m horrible at math unlike my younger sister, I’m still fascinated when it comes to stats and the amount of books that I read. So. Without further adieu, here are my stats so far this year, in regards to plots and plans. I’ll update again later on. Yes, yes, I should have done this at the start of the year, but ah well. You live and learn.

Goodreads Goal: 250 Books
Books Reads: 161 (24 books ahead of schedule) YAY!!!!!!

Kindle Ebooks Begging to Be Read| 1002 ebooks total
Physical Copies I Haven’t Touched| 456
Library Books Patiently Waiting For Me| ?
Gifts From Friends/Family I Haven’t Read (the Shame!)| ?
Priority Arcs That Are STILL WAITING| 414
Amazon Wishlist Withering Away| ?
Library Ebooks I Probably Will Never Get To| 670
*That Rare Audiobook I Might Listen To| I plan to listen to 5 of them. 1 down!

*I despise audio books. The voices are never quite right, though there are a few rare cases, such as Good Omens, where it’s too good to pass up or ignore and I wind up falling in love.

?’s = unsure of the exact # because I haven’t stopped and counted every last thing, especially in my public library. One day I might do that, and catalog all the books into my phone. THAT will be an insanely long but maybe fun? project to accomplish

800 Kindle Ebooks, yikes. The number just keeps growing too, with the daily free kindle deals I keep getting. My poor kindle is overloaded, and my phone is too since I haven’t touched my kindle in forever and a day. Maybe I’ll pick up some of the books on there that I’ve forgotten about…lol, yeah. I can dream if I want to! I can leave this world behind…

400 Arcs: yes, I have a problem. It’s called Netgalley…
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I very much need to keep better track of all the books I get from friends and family, but it’s hard enough keeping everything straight as it is. I’m typically NOT an OCD person, but lately I’ve been meaning to be more organized when it comes to my reading because it feels like I’m scattered all over the place. I hope y’all enjoyed this horrifying stats post, and that you’re stats are looking far better than my own. I plan on updating more again towards the end of the year, and when next year starts, I will have a firm idea of what better to do with charts. (lol *knocks wood* dies)

Upcoming Reviews: The Duke I Tempted, The Harp of Kings, Brief Cases, and Into Bones Like Oil

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

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Upcoming Books: TBR + Anticipated Reads for 2019/2020

Hello friends.

Instead of a normal TBR, because we all know that’s a laugh these days and I don’t always follow through with planned reading, I decided to try a little something different. I’m going to post my most anticipated reads, and the books that I hope to read for the month as one combined post.

 

All of these are new releases, and I’m greatly looking forward to every one of them. They all sound awesome, but the one I’m most excited for is tied between Sarah J Maas and The Deep by Alma Katsu. What new releases are you all looking forward to? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time,
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