WWW Wednesday – September 5th

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

 

What are you currently reading?

I just started reading The Assassin’s Curse last night. I can’t say yet whether I like it or not as it’s a bit too early in the book to tell, however I am hopeful that it will be good based upon the many reviews I have read of the book.

 

 

 

 

What did you recently finish?

I recently finished The Wrangler. I have been looking forward to reading this book since finishing the previous book in the series, The Last Cowboy. I found this book very interesting, it definitely drew me in. I hope Lindsay McKenna writes more in this series or books in a similar setting as I really enjoy her writing.

 

 

 

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

This is always the toughest question to answer considering my choices often change based upon mood or something they can be swayed by what I last read. I think that up next will be Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Though like I said that may change once I have finished with The Assassin’s Curse but who knows.

Top Ten Tuesday

 

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we are listing our top ten books on our fall to read list.

Since I often have time ordering books on lists like this they will be listed in no particular order because I am simply excited to read all of them.

  1. Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War by Christie Golden. I am a huge Christie Golden fan and also love World of Warcraft from playing the MMO for six years. After pre-ordering this book nearly a year ago I was thrilled to finally have it in my hands last week and can’t wait to set aside some time to read it.
  2. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. This book has been on my to read list for so long. So I am finally gonna sit down and read it this fall, along with the rest of the books in the series: Streets of Laredo, Dead Man’s Walk and Comanche Moon.
  3. It by Stephen King. I don’t know what’s scarier, the fact that it’s about a clown or the sheer thickness of the novel. Either way I’m looking forward to reading this monster of a book even if it is likely to increase my already high fear of clowns by a few notches.
  4. The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Heard lots of good things about this book and a few friends have recommended it to me. So it’s definitely on the list.
  5. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. Loved the movie and have been wanting to read this one since I first saw it. Really interested to see the differences between book and movie.
  6. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay. Meant to read this one when it was the monthly pick over at Sword & Laser but obviously that didn’t happen. So I’m gonna put it on my fall to read list so I can enjoy it and finally read the discussions and watch the podcasts.
  7. Fable: Edge of The World by Christie Golden. Oh look another Christie Golden book. I was super excited to have been given a copy of this book to review. I played Fable when it first came out a few years back, though haven’t touched the second game yet, so will be interesting to visit that world again.
  8. Darksiders: The Abomination Vault by Ari Marmell. It should be obvious by now I highly enjoy books written about the world in which video games are set in. I’ll admit I’ve never played Darksiders, but I watched my husband play it enough I feel I have a firm grasp on the world and so should enjoy this book.
  9. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I don’t normally go for books that are hugely popular, however I am very interested in reading this book. I’m hoping all the excitement that is surrounding it is not simply hype.
  10. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans. This is another book I’ve been meaning to read since first seeing the movie. So it’s about time I sat down and read it.

As you can see most of the books on my list are not new releases, but let’s face it if I concentrated on new releases all the time I’d never get around to reading the books I’ve been wanting to for months if not years.

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we are listing the Top Ten Bookish Confessions.

  1. In the six years I have lived in this town I have never been to the library. Don’t get me wrong I love libraries but I just never made the time to go check it out. I shall plan to rectify this in the future.
  2. I have never read any of the Harry Potter books. I think I gave a friend a heart attack the other night when I told her this, made it worse by mentioning I had only watched the first three movies. One day I will read them, one day.
  3. I am an series addict. Almost every book I buy/read is part of a series and to fill in the gap while waiting for the next book of said series to come out I will go buy another book starting yet another series. It’s a vicious cycle, but one I enjoy greatly.
  4. I have not read any of the books most people consider the “classics”. Jane Austin, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens: nope haven’t read them. Sad but true.
  5. If I could pick between spending time with other people or spending time reading a book I would always pick a book hand down. Sorry people but I am socially retarded and like to hide from society instead of enter it.
  6. I buy books far too often, though I don’t see anything wrong with that, even though my to read list is a daunting and enormous thing.
  7. Ever since getting my Kindle two years ago I have been horribly addicted to downloading every free book out there. Even if I know the chances of me ever wanting to read that book is slim, the fact that it’s free means I can’t say no.
  8. I buy at least twenty new bookmarks a year because I keep losing the old ones. And they are not in any of my books, trust me I’ve looked.
  9. I can’t read out loud. I just can’t. I murder words, mess up sentences and overall hate it.  This makes reading to my son a challenge but I soldier through it because I want him to love books as much as I do.
  10. In the six years I played World of Warcraft the only reading I did was quest logs and other in game information. I have been trying to make up for my abandoning reading during that time of my life ever since.

Do you have any book related confessions? If so join in on the Top Ten Tuesday or post them in the comments.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!

It was another slow reading week for me. Only finished one of the four books I had planned to read, though still working slowly at the remaining three.

Oregon Outback was an interesting read. It followed the lives of four brothers as they each find love, though they might not entirely be looking for it. Each story involved one brother, though there was a tie in to each of the other stories and the other brothers made their appearances along the way. Though classified as a romance there isn’t a lot of romance in it. The most you will find is one or two kisses in each story. So if you are looking for a romance novel with plenty of lusty scenes this is not the book for you. However it was still a good read and I would recommend it.

Not much has changed for my planned reads this week from what they had been last week. I am still working on finishing The Scorpio Races, I’ve made it a short way through Moonglow. Though I have pushed reading The Assassin’s Curse back a bit, instead choosing to work on Ironskin first.

  

Summer Reading Update

Back at the end of May I made a little post about my summer reading list. Now my list was relatively short simply because I have so many books that I want to read I didn’t want to list them all. Trust me that list would have been obscenely long and overwhelming. So with fall just around the corner, yes I know it’s a solid month away but hey it’s cooling down up here already, I thought I would give an update on my summer reading list.

The books I have read, while some were not on the original list are:

Those books remaining to be read (from the original list):

Those recently added to the list:

Of course there are plenty more books to be added to the list however this is the list as it stands. As I finish these I may add more to be read before summer ends but I am also starting to plan out my winter reading list, because I need something to occupy my mind with during the months of freezing temperatures and blowing snow.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!

Well I didn’t actually finish any books last week. For shame! I know, I know, I am a terrible person. So instead I will list the books I finished two or so weeks ago. Most of these books will have reviews posted in the coming weeks as I have been busy with some house work and haven’t had the time to really sit down and post anything lately.

     

 

Those books which I plan to read this week are as followed. And again reviews will be placed on temporary hold while I sort out some work on the house, then they will be posted in a big catch up review session.

     

I’ve been working on The Scorpio races for a little bit now and have been enjoying it, though life has kept me from finishing it so far. Oregon Outback, Moonglow and The Assassin’s Curse were all provided to me by the publishers for review and so I plan on working on them next instead of choosing books from my own personal bookshelf.

WWW Wednesday – June 27th

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

 

What are you currently reading?

Working my way through Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey. The second novel of the Kushiel’s Legacy series. So far I’ve only made it a couple pages into it, but should be done it in no time once I can give it my full attention.

 

 

 

What did you recently finish reading?

I finished, as of yesterday, Rhapsody: Child of Blood by Elizabeth Haydon. The first book in the series it had a great flow to it, strong writing and for the most part likable characters (there is always at least one character in a book no one likes). Definitely looking forward to finishing off the rest of the series.

 

 

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

 

Ah this is a tougher question to answer. I have so many series on the go that I could chose just about any of those books as my next read. However I think I will go with Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. It’s a book I have wanted to read for so long now that I’m not sure how much longer it can sit on my shelf untouched. Once that one is out of the way I’ll likely work on Kushiel’s Avatar and Prophecy: Child of Earth.