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Happy Monday Nerds!

Have you heard the news about what is going on in SC? We are flooding. Yep, that’s where I live. Lucky for me I live in a tab bit safer place than others and the rain has not washed me away. Though, it did try to wash away my roof. Oy.

I have finally got back on my reading streak. Yes, I read three books last week alone. THREE BOOKS! They were part of a series and I got the first one free from Book Bub. The books were called Blood and Snow by Rashelle Workman. Not going to lie, I started reading them for two reasons. 1. The cover is really pretty! 2. Who doesn’t love a fairy tale retelling? While I am not still reading it, I wanted to share it with you. If you click the picture below you can get it free on Amazon as well. The first book anyways. If you read it, let me know what you think. **I was not asked by the author to advertise this book, I just really really liked it**

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Now, on to what I AM reading at the moment. I have worked it down to three books and two of them are new this week.

I am still working on Small Favor by Jim Butcher. I don’t know why this book is dragging me down so bad. I have loved all the Dresden File novels but this one…I just can’t get into it I guess. I’m still going to read it, but I’m going at it slowly.

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I started reading Desert Hunt by Anna Lowe. I was supposed to feature Anna Lowe as my author of the month last month. But…I had a hard month and I am still trying to get my bearings. Hopefully I can finish this book this week and beg Anna to still let me have an interview with her. So far though, the book is intriguing.

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I also started reading the second book of the Selecting called The Elite, by Kiera Cass. I know I said I didn’t like the first one, but I got hooked about half way through it. So for this month I am listening to this book on audible.

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You got to admit, that cover is gorgeous! And can I please fight for the love an attention of a prince?

There you go, what I am reading this week. Honestly, I hope to finish Desert Hunt and Small Favor this week so I can move on to a few books that have been sitting on my bedside table. I also have a stack on my floor and three shelves of a bookshelf… Oh dear, I have too many books.

Oh! One more thing before you go. I started a book club on Facebook (I might be moving it over to goodreads). We are only in the first stages of deciding what book to read for next month. If anyone is interested in joining, let me know. Hopefully, I can get a big group of readers and have an awesome online book club.

So, what are you reading?

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Happy Monday Nerds!

I know I have skipped this post the past few weeks. I have been trying to get myself back on track and out of this funk. I am slowly getting there. Part of getting out of my funk was getting a few books finished so I could move on to better books.

It’s shocking, I am only reading two books at the moment!

First is Jim Butcher’s Small Favor. I am hoping to finish it this week.

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The second is a book I got for free from BookBud called Blood and Snow. It’s book 1-4. The books are really short and the reviews are not very nice, but so far I have loved it. It helped me get out of my reading slump.

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I actually downloaded it because the cover was so pretty. And I love a good story based on fairy tales. I will probably finish this book the second I have a couple of hours on my hands. It’s a quick read and I am enjoying it.

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Hello Nerds,

So…I still have not picked up my reading speed. I realize that I have a ton of books to read, but I seem to be in a reading slump. I am falling behind in my reading challenge. I am only 8 books ahead of schedule now.

Moving on…

I am still reading Small Favor by Jim Butcher

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The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld

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and Sortilege by C.M. Cox
Honestly, this one has lost my interest so I need to hurry through it so I can get a review of it done and move on.

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A new one that I am reading is The Selection Kiera Cass
I am listening to this one and I am not so sure I will continue the series when I finish it. The covers are beautiful, but the story…It just feels so…Hunger Games with out the killing. You take a bunch of lower class girls, dress them up, and parade them around the Prince so that one girl can be his bride. I also realized that it takes three books to get to the final girl…It just seems like this story can be told in one book, but I will read through the rest of it before I judge it too harshly.

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I skipped this last week because of the whole birthday thing, but we are back to our regularly scheduled everything this week.

I am actually only reading three books this week! Shocker!

First is Small Favors by Jim Butcher

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This time I am focusing on this book. I have let it slide into the background way too often.

Rogue by Julie Kagawa

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I only have about 2 more hours left in this book. It will be the last Julie Kagawa novel I have to pick from for my monthly audio book. I don’t know what I will listen to next. Suggestions would be appreciated.

Sortilege by C.M Cox

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This one took a back seat to Red Queen. I kept getting details confused between the two novels because they both had something going on with a kingdom, and Red Queen was too good to put down. Now I have to finish this for a book review.

That is all I am reading this week. I am shocked myself about that. I have a few books that I am dying to read now, but I am going back to the TBR jar to see what will come after Small Favors. It’s only fair that I get back to the TBR jar. I need to sit aside some more time to read though.

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Hello Nerds! Happy Monday! I know, there is nothing happy about Monday. It’s the start of the work week. It’s truck day for me. And no matter what is going on, Monday’s just tend to suck.

But that’s okay, we have books!

Last week I started reading A Court of Thorns and Roses. I loved it! I could not put that book down. So, it won’t be on the list this week. What is on the list?? Fine, fine, let’s get to it.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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I have heard so many wonderful things about this book. I couldn’t wait. I kind of pulled the title out of my TBR jar with A Court of Thorns and Roses last week. I just had to get to it!

Solarversia by Toby Downton

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I’m not going to lie, I had trouble getting into this book. But now that I am in it, it’s getting better. It will be available at the end of this month! I will have my review and author interview before then.

Small Favor by Jim Butcher

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I have been getting so trapped in other books that poor Harry Dresden keeps being put on the back burner. And I am so sorry, Mr. Dresden. Please forgive me! I want to finish this book and Solarversia by the end of this week. I think I can do it…

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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I have been meaning to read the original story for years. I am finally doing it. Though, the book I have has other stories in it, but I am just reading the first for now. I may come back later to read the rest.

Lastly, the audio book I just started is….

Rogue by Julie Kagawa

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I want the hard back copies of this series! The covers are so amazing. I am only a few minutes into the novel and just like the first, I am questioning if I should be listening to it or not. The voices for this novel are just not that great. But once I finish this one I will have listened to every book by Julie Kagawa.

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I have finally cut down on my books that I am currently reading. Thank goodness. This week I am down to 4, but one is an audio book.

Solarversia by Toby Downton

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Small Favor by Jim Butcher

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As much as I love the Dresden files this book keeps taking a back seat to all the other books and I need to stop doing that.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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I have been so excited about this book. I couldn’t hold back any longer. I actually searched through my TBR jar just to find this one. So many people have said wonderful things about it. I had to read it now. Also, OMG the cover is amazing!

And lastly, the audio book I have been listening to all month

Talon by Julie Kagawa

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That is all I have on my plate this week and I am hoping to get them all out of the way this week. It may not happen, but I will try!

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Hello Nerds!

Finally moving along with my reading. But I have so much to read. I haven’t been giving enough time for reading, I need to fix this! And more stuff coming in weekly. Not just the books I buy, it seems my name is getting out there and self-published and small press authors are seeking me out for reviews. I’m so excited!

Moving on to my list this week.

I’m reading a new one called Solarversia by Toby Downton. It’s not actually out for the public, but the author contacted me on twitter after I made a comment about Ready Player One. 🙂

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So far the concept is very intriguing and I can’t wait to read more.

Last night I read Delilah Dusticle by A.J. York

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Very cute book. You can catch my review over at TRB when it is published there. But I enjoyed the story! And now I am reading the second novel called Delilah Dusticle’s Transylvanian Adventure.

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I am still reading An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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I have only been reading this on my breaks at work. But it has gotten so good that I may have to sit down on my next day off and finish it.

Of course I am still working on Small Favor by Jim Butcher

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And Talon by Julie Kagawa

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Tell me, what are you reading this week?

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To be honest, I am reading the same things I was reading last week. Blarg. It has been a slow week for me. Basically because I have been working most days and I picked up writing again. I was starting to feel a little down, so I had to start writing again. Now I will write for an hour a night before making it to bed. Which, of course, cuts into my night time reading.

I think I try and do too much, but I am getting myself on a better schedule. I am working on making reading and writing my main priority in my life. I just wish I got paid for either. In a perfect world I would be paid for both, but this isn’t a perfect world, and what I love to do doesn’t pay. Ugh, life.

Let’s jump into this.

The Watch Tower by Darke Conteur.

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I only have a few minutes left of this book. I tried to finish it last night, but I was so tired that I started falling asleep while trying to read it. I will probably finish this today.

Talon by Julie Kagawa

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I honestly don’t know how I feel about this book. Maybe it would be better if I was reading it instead of listening to it. This may be one of those series that I start and never finish. But I still have a ways to go in this novel, so we will see how things pan out. I think the narrator for Ember just has a very boring voice and it annoys me.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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I am so loving this book. I have been reading it at work on my breaks. So…30 minutes or less at a time. I will focus on it more when I finish up a few other books.

Forging Divinity by Andrew Rowe

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I think I am finding it a little hard to really get into this novel. It’s okay, but it’s not really my thing. I will finish it and I will give you all an interview with the author, but it’s jut not my cup of tea.

Small Favor by Jim Butcher

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There isn’t much to say about this one. I love Jim Butcher and Harry Dresden. This is another one that is slow going for me because I have so many books I am reading at once.

My plan this week is to get these books finished and off the table so I can move on. I think I might cut down on how many books I am reading at a time and start focusing more on my reading speed, so that I can get through these books faster, before I fall behind on my goal this year.

I found this website that I am going to try and see if it helps with my reading speed. It’s a site called Spreeder. It’s supposed to help you learn to speed read without losing comprehension. I could use a boost in my reading speeds.

So, what are you reading this week? And do you have any tips to help speed up my reading?

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Hello Nerds!

Can I call you nerds? I’m going with it. If you get offended you must not understand how awesome it is to be a nerd… I have been called a nerd for most of my life and it suits me.

Moving on! What am I reading this week? A lot of the same from last week really.

I am back to The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher and currently reading Small Favors

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I haven’t been reading the Dresden Files books because I have been reading so much of everything else. But, I missed Mr. Dresden and I had to go back to him. I forgot how much I love him.

I am slowly making my way through Forging Divinity by Andrew Rowe. It has been a little slow but I am finally getting to the meat of the book and kind of like it.

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I am still reading An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. It’s so good!

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For TRB I am reading The Watchtower by Darke Conteur. I don’t have much to say about it right now as I haven’t read much at all. But I am hoping to get through it this week. It’s a short novel, only 90 pages long, so I should be able to power through it pretty quick.

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And lastly, I started a new audio book this week. It’s another book by Julie Kagawa, Talon. So far I like the story, but the person reading the book has such a bland and boring voice. I’m starting to wonder if I would be better off reading this book instead of listening to it.

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Tell me, what are you reading this week?

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Another Monday, another week behind us. So, how many books did you finish reading this week? And what are you currently reading now?

For me…there are some books that I am still reading…like Ready Player One.

To be honest, I haven’t read much of this novel this week. I really want to. I do! But I was reading another book that captured my attention that I couldn’t put down. I know once I get further into this novel I will be captured by it. Actually, my goal this week is to finish this book.

I am still reading Shackleton’s Folly…

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Another honest moment, I just can’t get into this novel. I may not even finish it. But I will try to power through at least a few more chapters before I deem it unworthy of my time. I can’t waste too much more time on it.

Small Favor by Jim Butcher

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Another novel that I so badly want to read and finish but other books take over my mind.

I actually forgot one last week! I am listening to the audio book The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa.

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Not going to lie, I am in love with this story. Julie Kagawa is quickly making the list of my favorite authors!

Now to the books I started reading this week.

I love Disney so of course I had to go out and buy, then immediately start reading The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz.

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It’s about the offspring of the bad guys of Disney. It’s actually really interesting and I had to read it before the Disney Descendants movie aired this summer. I’m telling you, my inner child threw a tantrum until I bought this book…

Lastly, I started reading Forging Divinity by Andrew Rowe.

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This one was actually given to me by the author himself. He is a self published author that I will be interviewing next month for my Indie Author spotlight. I can’t wait to dive into this book because…the cover is amazing so I have high hopes. Shh…don’t remind me about the whole “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” I am a grown woman…I can do what I want!

I realize that I have way too many books going at once. I just can’t help it. I love reading and I don’t want to get bored with one book…so I read many at once. At some point, one book will take over all my interest and the others will sit in the sidelines again. And some days I just feel like reading everything.

The rest of my life is so busy, why not keep my reading life just as busy?

What are you reading this week?

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