WHAT ARE YOU READING WEDNESDAYS #WAYRW 101

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What Are You Reading Wednesdays #WAYRW is a weekly feature here on It’s A Reading Thing. Everyone is welcome to participate. You can answer the questions in the comments section of the weekly #WAYRW post or link back to your #WAYRW post on your blog in the comments section as well. You can grab the image above or create your own, just please make sure you link back to IART as the host for this meme.

How to participate:
Grab the book you are currently reading and answer three questions:
1. What’s the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

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1. Night Sky by Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann
2. “Oh my god that is so gross! That has to be another explanation.”
3. There is something weird going on. I can’t tell if people are turning into zombies or what but either way I’m going to pass. I don’t want to visit a dystopian world, thank you.

How about you? What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments ❤

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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TASK IT TUESDAY | Prep work for #coyer #taskittues

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Task it Tuesday was created by the fabulous Geeky Blogger and adopted first by Because Reading and now by Bloggiesta!

What is Task it Tuesday? Task it Tuesday is a weekly meme dedicated to the list makers of the blogging world 🙂 It’s all about being productive and organized – on your blog and in real life (if you so chose). By sharing our lists we get instant accountability partners and also get ideas of things to add to our lists (or sometimes ways to tackle tasks more efficiently). We hope you’ll join us!

I got tied up with reading all the things for Bout of Books last week so I did not get all the things I wanted done. That’s ok though, because I’ll just roll them over to this week.

Real quick here’s what my to-do list for last week:

★ More brainstorming and planning out for June content

★ Prep remaining posts for the book review backlog

★ Schedule 3 Book Reviews from backlog

★ Share content from my blog and booktube channel on social media

★ Visit and comment on at least 3 other blogs and booktube channels.

 


Here is what I hope to get done this week. Wish me luck!

★ Prep weekly check-in posts for COYER challenge

★ Prep remaining posts for the book review backlog

★ Schedule 3 Book Reviews from backlog

★ Film/Edit/Schedule Summer TBR

★ Visit and comment on at least 3 other blogs and booktube channels.

That’s it! What tasks/goals did you set up for yourself this week? Let’s chat down below in the comments.

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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#COYER Big Summer Birthday Bash | Sign Up Post

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COYER is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary and there are so many awesome things happening this round. COYER is hosted by Berls and Michelle from Because Reading. This round of COYER will run from 12 am EST on June 9th to 11:59 pm on August 31st. The sign up linky will be open until July 9th. Please check out the Coyer Challenge website for more info on how to sign up.


I can’t wait for a new round of COYER to start. Since this is the summer round of COYER pretty much anything goes as far as the format I read the book in and where I obtained the book or how much the book cost. I love the freedom that comes with the summer round of COYER. That said though, my plan is to primarily read and review books from my backlog of review books. I’ve been slowly working away at it and I’m hoping COYER will give me the added boost that I really need right now.

Normally I would not create an actual tbr list for COYER and just wing it. I’m still going to do that for the most part. I want to be able to participate in as many of the extra birthday games as I can though so I’ll create a list of the books that are high priority for me during this round. I’ll share my tbr list with you a minute, but first I need to set my goal for this round of COYER.

There are three different levels:

  • Lightly Clean – 1 to 10 books
  • Spring Clean – 11 to 20 books
  • Deep Clean – More than 20 books

As I mentioned previously, I have some serious backlog building up on my review list so I’m going to set my goal at the Deep Clean level. Ambitious, I know but I really need to catch up.

There will be five readathons included in this round of COYER. I can’t participate in all five because my main goal is to read my review books. I would like to participate in the two readathons listed below. I’m pretty confident that I will be able to find review books on my Kindle to fit in with these challenges.

  1. Dusting Off The Shelves: Read the oldest books in your physical or e-library. They have to have sat on your shelf for at least 1 year. Read-a-thon runs Sunday July 29th 12am EST to Saturday August 4th 11:59pm EST
  2. Scary Stories by the Campfire!:Read about ghosts, goblins, and any other horror/thriller that would make for a scary campfire tale!Read-a-thon runs Sunday August 5th 12am EST to Saturday August 11th 11:59pm EST.

I’m also hoping to play the COYER bingo games, participate in at least one Twitter chat, and survive Hurricane Berls. I think I can do it.

Here is my TBR:

 

These are all books I have received for review via NetGalley or Edelweiss. Some of these books have already been released and some are not scheduled to be released until later this year. I will be reviewing each of these books on the blog along with weekly updates letting you know my progress during COYER.

Let’s chat down below. Will you be participating in COYER? Which challenge level did you decide to tackle?

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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WHAT ARE YOU READING WEDNESDAYS #WAYRW 100

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What Are You Reading Wednesdays #WAYRW is a weekly feature here on It’s A Reading Thing. Everyone is welcome to participate. You can answer the questions in the comments section of the weekly #WAYRW post or link back to your #WAYRW post on your blog in the comments section as well. You can grab the image above or create your own, just please make sure you link back to IART as the host for this meme.

How to participate:
Grab the book you are currently reading and answer three questions:
1. What’s the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

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1. Strange Weather by Joe Hill
2. “Getting old is no way to stop being young.”
3. I am going to say nope. I might like to read supernatural thrillers but I don’t want to visit them.

How about you? What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments ❤

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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TASK IT TUESDAY | Book Review Backlog 2.0 #bookbloggerproblems #taskittues

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Task it Tuesday was created by the fabulous Geeky Blogger and adopted first by Because Reading and now by Bloggiesta!

What is Task it Tuesday? Task it Tuesday is a weekly meme dedicated to the list makers of the blogging world 🙂 It’s all about being productive and organized – on your blog and in real life (if you so chose). By sharing our lists we get instant accountability partners and also get ideas of things to add to our lists (or sometimes ways to tackle tasks more efficiently). We hope you’ll join us!

Nailed it! I’m feeling pretty great after the productive week I’ve had. I’m hoping I can keep up the pace in this coming week because I still have a ways to go before I am caught up on my book review backlog.

Real quick here’s what my to-do list for last week:

★ Pre-film and schedule 5 videos for May

★ Schedule 5 blog posts for May

★ Schedule 3 Book Reviews from backlog

★ Share content from my blog and booktube channel on social media

★ Start brainstorming and planning out content for June


Here is what I hope to get done this week. Wish me luck!

★ More brainstorming and planning out for June content

★ Prep remaining posts for the book review backlog

★ Schedule 3 Book Reviews from backlog

★ Share content from my blog and booktube channel on social media

★ Visit and comment on at least 3 other blogs and booktube channels.

That’s it! The most challenging things on my list will be the book review posts just because they are more time-consuming. I think I can do it though if I just plug away at it a little each day. Wish me luck!

What tasks/goals did you set up for yourself this week? Let’s chat down below in the comments.

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger | Book Review

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How did I get it? I borrowed this as an audiobook from my library via my Libby app.

Narrated by: Molly Pope.

What’s it about?

Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger is the third installment in her suspense thriller The Hollows, Elisa Montgomery series. Finley Montgomery has been able to see into the future for as far back as she can remember. Finley’s premonitions manifest in the form of dreams and she can see beyond the physical world. Unfortunately, Finley still struggles with controlling her powers so she turns to her grandmother for guidance. Before she knows it, Finley finds herself in the middle of a dangerous investigation into the disappearance of a little girl. Time is running out and the pressure is on to find the missing girl before it is too late.

“There were 9,780 living souls populating The Hollows. There were good people and bad ones, people with secrets and dark appetites, happy people, and people buckling under the weight of grief and sorrow. There were people who were looking for things and loved ones they had lost, and people hiding. There were lost people, trying to find their way home. Each of them was connected to the others in ways that were obvious or as hidden as the abandoned mine tunnels beneath the ground. Each had his purpose and his place in The Hollows, whether he knew it or not. Everything here had its time and its season.”

Thoughts:

This was a quick and easy read. I loved the storyline that centered around Finley and her journey of learning to figure her life out. I found her backstory to be very compelling. I really connected with her character. I wanted to love the actual mystery thriller plot just as much, but it was entirely too predictable for me to get sucked in. I also wish the epilogue had been left out, as I don’t think it really added anything substantial to the story.

Overall, there were parts that I really enjoyed and parts that I felt like needed a bit more development. I’m not sure if the fact that I started this series on the third book affected my reading experience. This has been my first time reading anything by this author as well. Keep that in mind if you are still on the fence about picking this one up. I think it had quite a bit of potential though so I’m going to try picking up the other books in the series to see how I like them.

Rating: 3 stars!

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

 

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Bout of Books 22 TBR

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Happy Thursday book nerds! I wanted to let you know that I will be participating in round 22 of Bout of Books this month. Before we get into my TBR here are the details on Bout of Books in case you are interested in joining in the fun.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I love the freedom that comes along with this readathon. I can basically read whatever I want in any format that I want to consume it in. This round of Bout of Books will be all about catching up on my Spring TBR. I’ve only managed to complete one book off that list and I’m down to the last month of the season. I don’t know if I will finish the remaining books but I want to give it a try. In case you need a refresher on what books are on my Spring TBR you can watch the video below.

If I manage to finish those five books that are remaining on my Spring TBR then I will choose from the books below. I doubt I will finish them all but I like options.

Those are the books I will be selecting from during this round of Bout of Books. Have you read any of them? Let me know down in the comments. If you are participating in Bout of Books 22 and you have tbr post or video to share please leave the link in the comments as well.

I will most likely do a vlog for the readathon and include it in my wrap up post at the end. So keep an eye out for both 🙂

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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WHAT ARE YOU READING WEDNESDAYS #WAYRW 99

wayrw17-2What Are You Reading Wednesdays #WAYRW is a weekly feature here on It’s A Reading Thing. Everyone is welcome to participate. You can answer the questions in the comments section of the weekly #WAYRW post or link back to your #WAYRW post on your blog in the comments section as well. You can grab the image above or create your own, just please make sure you link back to IART as the host for this meme.

How to participate:
Grab the book you are currently reading and answer three questions:
1. What’s the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

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1. The Good People by Hannah Kent
2. “there is one thing that will sink sickness deeper into the body, ’tis loneliness.”
3. I would love to visit Ireland. I just don’t think I would want to visit during the time period this book is set in.

How about you? What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments ❤

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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TASK IT TUESDAY | Book Review Backlog #bookbloggerproblems #taskittues

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Task it Tuesday was created by the fabulous Geeky Blogger and adopted first by Because Reading and now by Bloggiesta!

What is Task it Tuesday? Task it Tuesday is a weekly meme dedicated to the list makers of the blogging world 🙂 It’s all about being productive and organized – on your blog and in real life (if you so chose). By sharing our lists we get instant accountability partners and also get ideas of things to add to our lists (or sometimes ways to tackle tasks more efficiently). We hope you’ll join us!

Woot! I conquered my to-do list last week. Well, for the most part anyway. I’m feeling pretty damn good about my progress. I can only hope I will keep up the momentum for the rest of the month. I think I can. I think I can. Fingers crossed!

Real quick here’s what my to-do list for last week:

★ Pick 2-3 readathons for May and create bujo spreads for each

★ Prep posts for book review backlog

★ Schedule 7 blog posts for May

★ Pre-film and schedule 5 videos for May – Didn’t quite make this goal so I am migrating it to this week’s list.

★ Share blog and booktube channel posts on social media


Here is what I hope to get done this week. Wish me luck!

★ Pre-film and schedule 5 videos for May

★ Schedule 5 blog posts for May

★ Schedule 3 Book Reviews from backlog

★ Share content from my blog and booktube channel on social media

★ Start brainstorming and planning out content for June

That’s it! I think this week’s list is pretty doable. The most time-consuming tasks will be the content for my booktube channel and the book reviews.

What tasks/goals did you set up for yourself this week? Let’s chat down below in the comments.

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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Stacking the Shelves | April 2018

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Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Hey book nerds! So I know Stacking the Shelves usually goes up on a Saturday, but I ran late with this one and I didn’t get this up before I left for my L.A. Trip. I recently received a batch of books for review via NetGalley. I also haven’t shared my BOTM from April yet. I meant to do an unboxing video when I got the package but life got crazy busy and then I forgot. The story of my life. haha!

Let’s get started! I will link to the Goodreads page for each book below as well in case you want to check them out.

NetGalley:

A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua – No clue what this one is about. No surprise there since I go into my books as blind as possible. I love the cover which is what initially caught my eye. Then I saw that this book was a debut own voices novel about Chinese immigrants and I was sold. I haven’t read many books from the perspective of an Asian character. I really wanted to expand my reading horizons and find some own voices stories to add to my tbr. I’m very excited to start this one. It is getting some great reviews on Goodreads.
The Other Woman by Sandie Jones – I chose this one because this reminded me of that one Jennifer Lopez movie, Monster-In-Law. Only, in this case, this is a psychological thriller and not a romantic comedy. I’m interested to see if the spin will work for me.
Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga– Total pretty cover pick. I mean look at how pretty it is.
Cooper’s Charm by Lori Foster– I love Lori Foster. She’s an auto-request/auto-buy author for me. Also, that adorable ball of fluff on the cover looks so freakin’ cuddly! I want to squeeze the puppy 🙂
The Infinite Blacktop by Sara Gran – So I had no idea when I requested this one that it was the third book in a series. I’m going to have to see if my library has the first too. I was drawn to it because it was described as a gritty noir mystery. That’s totally my jam so I’m hoping I will like the books enough to continue the series.
Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi – I loved The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes so I jumped at the chance to read this one for review. I can’t wait to dive back into the world that Chokshi has created.
In your Hands by Inês Pedrosa – This is a multi-generational saga that begins in 1935 Portugal. I’m loving the cover of this one. I love me some family saga’s that span multiple generations. I don’t think I’ve read any that were told from the perspective of Portuguese characters yet so I’m excited to pick this one up soon.
Fresh Ink by Lamar Giles – This is a collection of diverse short stories written by some very popular authors like Nicola Yoon, Jason Reynolds, and Melissa De La Cruz to name a few. I really enjoy short story collections and I’m hoping to really love this one.
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Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell – First, this was a cover buy. It should be obvious by now that I am a sucker for a pretty cover. This is a mystery thriller about a missing child. I don’t know anything else about it and I don’t really want to know anything else until I read it.
Circe by Madeline Miller – So I don’t remember if I’ve shared this here on the blog, I think I’ve mentioned it on my channel though, I really enjoy mythology. I don’t have a preference on pantheon, I pretty much find them all fascinating. I also am a lover of historical fiction and retellings so this one is a must read for me. Plus, that cover is gorgeous.
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward – I still have not read anything from this author. I do have a copy of Sing, Unburied, Sing that I also received from BOTM. I need to finally pick it up and read it because I hear it is fantastic.
That my friends is it for my April 2018 book haul. I’ve been doing pretty great about being very selective about the books I add to my tbr. Of course, that has gone totally out the window so far in May. That’s a different post though so you’ll have to wait and see.
Let’s chat down below in the comments! What books have you added to your tbr recently?

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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