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Monday’s Meme: Reading This Week

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As I’m twenty books behind already on my Goodreads Goal, I’ll be doing a lot of reading, especially in regards to Tor.com short fiction. I’ve selected what I would like to get to reading, and here’s the breakdown for what I’m currently working on in regards to such.

Read Last Week:

Soundless by Richelle Mead 3 stars

Precious Little Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky 5 stars {Tor short fiction}

Ask Me No Questions by Shelley Noble 4 stars

Lady Takes the Case by Eliza Casey 4 stars

Tremaine’s True Love by Grace Burrowes 4 stars

The Fortunate Ones by Catherine Hokin 4 stars {Netgalley Arc}

Reading This Week: 

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Red as Blood, White as Snow by Theodora Goss

An Untimely Frost by Penny Richards

I’ve got quite a few other books that I’m hoping to get to as well, because I’m sure that the historical mystery will be a breeze, as will the short story, and the Ten Thousand Doors. But I’ll be traveling a fair bit, provided that the weather holds and I don’t get a large amount of snow dumped unexpectedly onto our location. But that just means more time for reading! What are y’all reading this week? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

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Unrealistic TBR: June 2019

Welcome to my Unrealistic June TBR, where I make a list of books that I want to read but will probably never get to, as that seems to be the case a lot of the time these days! Many of these are new releases, or arcs, that I’m planning to read, when I’m not suffering from allergies due to the summer air that hates me. Here are my planned reads:

 

Overall, that’s twenty books that I’d *like* to read, but I’ve been mostly mood reading here lately, and in a pretty hefty slump off and on as well. This month is not looking good for reading, especially as I’m overwhelmed with arcs. I hope to actually get to some of these, though a few of them I don’t have and will have to request at the library. What are y’all reading this month? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

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Monthly Wrap Up: May 2019

I started off strong, but towards the 10th I read barely anything. Then around the 15th I picked up books again, and just sped through several in a row. At the end of the month, I wound up finishing 25 books (counting Tor’s free short fiction + graphic novels), which is pretty awesome. Here is the list of books with the page count and rating attached!

My Favorites:

 

Least Favorite:

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Books Read:
The Bride Sale by Helen Scamp; 400 pages, 4/5 stars
The Prince of Shadows by Curt Benjamin; 500 pages, 5/5 stars (re-read)
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Sacasa; 200 pages, 4/5 stars
The Vampire and I by J. P. Bowie; 400 pages, 4/5 stars
The Aliens and Their Omega by Tabitha Austin; 300 pages, 3/5 stars
The Omega Prince by Lia Cooper; 300 pages, 2/5 stars
Scorched by Mari Mancusi; 300 pages, 5/5 stars
Lachlan by Hazel Hunter; 300 pages, 4/5 stars
Courage to be Counted by Eleri Grace; 400 pages, 3/5 stars: DNF at 65%
The Ventriloquists by ER Ramzipoor; 600 pages, 3/5 stars DNF at 35%
The Next to Last Mistake by Amalie Jahn; 300 pages, 2/5 stars
The Time for Murder is Meow by TC LoTempio; 300 pages?, 3.5/5 stars
Little Witches by Leigh Dargoon; 150 pages, 4/5 stars (graphic novel)
Through Lya’s Eyes by Justine Carbone; 100 pages, 3/5 stars (graphic novel)
Earth to Charlie by Justin Olson; 300 pages, 5/5 stars
The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams; 400 pages, 5/5 stars
The Pioneer by Bridget Tyler; 300 pages, 4/5 stars
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden; 200 pages, 4/5 stars
Witch Born by Nicholas Bowling; 300 pages, 4 /5 stars
We Hunt the Flame by ; 500 pages, 2/5 stars
A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin; 900 pages, 5/5 stars (re-read)

Free Tor Short Fiction Read:
Where Would You Be Now Carrie Vaughn 4/5 stars
Bitter Grounds by Neil Gaiman; 3/5 stars
The Martian in the Wood by Stephen Baxter; 3/5 stars
One/Zero by Kathleen Ann Goodman; 3/5 stars
Waters of Versailles by Kelly Robson; 4/5 stars

And those are the books and short fiction that I read for the month of May. It was a good reading month, and I hope to do better for June. I hope all of you did well too, and if not better luck next month!

Until next time,
Pass Me That Book

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Monthly Wrap Up #2: Lots of Books

Another month comes and goes. This month I was a progressive reader, trying to read every book under the sun, including a bunch of arcs. I still have a lot, but I’ve dropped from 55 ARCs to 34 which is a massive improvement, I think. I’ve stopped asking for ARCs aside from sequels that are coming out, of course. Aside from reading, I’ve been working on my writing as well, trying desperately to get published. I’m still debating self-publishing but am attempting to go traditional tho so far seven rejections still hurt.

 

This isn’t all of the books, as I don’t have all the photos, but I think I’ve roughly read about 50 books this past month. Some I didn’t finish because I didn’t like it, or because it was a sampler instead of the whole book (here’s to looking at you 84k), but otherwise it was an overall enjoyable book month.

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Weekly Wrap Up #3: Fantasy Galore

Apologies for the lateness of this post, I couldn’t get online until now. As the title for this post suggests, this is my third weekly wrap up! I read a lot this week as well, a large jump especially compared to the nine books read last week. This week I read a total of 15 books, due to some new releases that I was excited for, along with some favorite authors flung in, and some amazon freebies/99c books that I snagged by chance. Onto the books!:

 

Books read (in no particular order):

Onyx and Ivory 5/5 stars, 500 pages {review to come}
Brief Cases 5/5 stars, 300 pages{review posted}
The Longer We Dwell 4/5 stars 400 pages {review posted}
Digging into Cydonia 2/5 stars 300 pages (review to come)
84k Sampler pages (review to come)
Sun and Shadow: Awakening 4/5 stars 400 (review to come)
Caine’s Reckoning 4/5 stars 300 pages (no review)
Out of the Blue 2/5 stars 200 pages (review to come)
Ride On 300 pages 4/5 stars (review already posted/re-read)
Ten Days in August 4/5 stars 300 pages (review to come)
Companions of the Road 4/5 stars 200 pages (review to come)

Let me know if I missed a book in the reviews listed below. This is a new thing that I’m trying, where I keep up with not only the books I’ve read in the week, but also what I rated them, and their page count.  More posts to come, as I’m playing catch-up with my reviews and such. Apologies for this being late! What books have you read this week? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

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An Unexpected Book Poll

Hello all, I hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday! I’m having some bookish struggles at the moment. Aside from the two ARCs that I am reading, I have no idea what to read next on my bookshelves at home that are overflowing with books that I have yet to get to! So, I need a little help, and I’ve created a book poll! Just tell me in the comments which one you want me to read and review most, and the one with the most comments wins!

 

Yes, most of these are arcs, and I haven’t read a single one of these. I am so behind! I’m about halfway through The Final Six, and should finish it within the next couple of days, and I’m definitely reading the two arcs “Link” and “Blind the Eyes” next, but after that, I have no clue with what to pick. And these aren’t even all the books that are on my TBR! So, please pick one, and tell me which one you most want me to read and review! I look forward to all of your comments!

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My Currently Reading Pile

We all have TBR piles that just keep on stacking up, whenever we see new books coming out, or when we see friends recommending books. My pile is currently respectable, if a bit long. I’m almost done reading The Sisters Mederos, and thoroughly enjoying it, but after that comes several books from the library that I seriously need to get read/reviewed/returned. Here’s my stack of books that I’m working my way through!:

 

These aren’t all the books on my TBR, of course, but these are the most immediate ones on my kindle and nightstand. I should have a review up and ready for The Sisters Mederos in the next few days, and continue knocking down others on my current tbr in the process.

In other exciting news, I sent off my first manuscript to a publisher! Fingers crossed, everyone!

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Mini Book Haul!

Went to Half Priced Books an hour before they closed, and picked up a small handful that equaled about $30. For the few I got, the price didn’t make me happy, but these were books that are pricey on Amazon, and some aren’t on BookOutlet (I don’t think). Anyways, here are the shiny new books, all of them book ones of a series (of course).

All of these have been on my wishlist for ages, but of course they’ll have to wait until I get some ARCs knocked off my reading list. I still have several ARCs to read (as usual), but I’m excited to have these waiting for me. Especially that Jim Butcher, because I found books 2, 3, and 6 at my favorite bookstore a while back. I hope to eventually collect the entire series, as well as the series for all these others too.

I hope you all enjoyed this mini book haul. I had four others that I also got, but they didn’t fit into my fantasy blog. (The Girl in the Glass Castle, a SIGNED Lauren Willig mystery book, and a Georgette Heyer that my mother bought for me while she was away!)

I’m also still working on my website, so expect to see some changes throughout the next few months!

Thanks for dropping by.

Now,

-PassMeThatBook!

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Upcoming ARCs

I’ve gotten a fair few ebook ARCs in my gmail lately. Some I’ve requested, a few of them are from authors who asked me to review their books on Amazon-and I’ve been getting a lot more of those kind of requests. Most of the time the books are good. But there are a rare few that I just didn’t care for at all. These are the books that I’m going to hopefully read soon and post reviews as promised. Two of which I needed to write reviews for before the end of December, but at the rate that I’m going, that’s going to be an epic fail. Sigh. Anyway, here’s the list:

1: Traitor’s Crux by Jessica Prather

2: Witchy Eye by D. J. Butler

3: Blood Rose by Danielle Rose

4: A Summer of Witches by M. Ganendran

5: Dragon Bone by Aldrea Johnson

So yeah, those are going to be the next books that I concentrate on. Some of the covers don’t look very appealing, and a couple of them look nice. It varies. The stories all sound interesting, though, now its just a matter of choosing which one to start with. I’m at least hoping to finish all of these before the end of the year and post reviews at that time as well. Other goals I have are:

*review every book on my shelves at home (that’ll take a while)

*make my blog a bit more organized in finding the books you want to read the review of

*somehow gain more traffic on my blog, to draw in more publishers/authors

 

And that’s what I’ve been up to lately. In between all of that, I’m still working on finishing my first book. It’s a YA epic fantasy novel, and one that I think is really good. I’ve got an editor looking it over now. I’m hoping to have it up sometime next year. Anyways. That’s all for now.

Happy holidays everyone,

Now-

Pass Me That Book!

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Thanksgiving Book Haul!

I bought more books and I can’t deny

I got more than I wanted to buy

There’s always a reason why

I’m not allowed to go in alone. 

It doesn’t rhyme, I know, but it’s the honest truth-I spent maybe forty-five minutes and came out with nine books, *barely* staying in budget. I don’t know if any of the rest of you have this issue about loosing track of time when in a bookstore, but it’s one of my ultimate curses! Down below are the new books that I’ve received:

And those are the books that I’ve gotten. Apparently, “She” is a classic, and I hadn’t realized it at the time when getting it. It was only two dollars at Half Priced Books (20% off allll items, which made my budget much better), and most of the books I got were under $5, the most expensive book I got being the brand new The TwistRose Key at just under $7. I would’ve gotten more books, if I’d the money. I especially wanted to buy book three and four of the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, but it was out of budget.  Maybe next time?

If you’re interested in me writing up a review for any of these, please don’t hesitate in asking in the comments. I’m torn about which one to start, but I have to wait until I finish the few library books that I’ve gotten. I just started the City of Lies novel by Victoria Thompson, and I’m also reading The Library of Fates (by a different author) as well.

So what books did you wind up getting for Thanksgiving? Are you reading anything good? Let me know!

I hope all of you are having a wonderful bookish thanksgiving!

That’s me signing off.

Now, pass me that book!