Whatcha Reading: October 2015

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! The weekly meme formerly hosted by MizB at Should be Reading and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below to participate:

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

My Reading Progress

Currently Reading: Of course I still have Hausfrau and The Jane Austen Book Club on my currently reading shelf because I keep picking up other books to read instead of these. Oh the struggle. I just finished An Ember in the Ashes last night so I haven’t picked up a new book yet. I’m still processing. I think after I write a few reviews I can get moving onto the next read.

Recently Finished: Since my last www update I’ve finished another 6 books (wow! that’s a lot for me):

  • Landline, Rainbow Rowell. I love her writing style so much. Her books are a breeze to read and fun.
  • Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon. This book was really good. The reading experience while reading this was different, in a good way. Hard to explain.
  • Just Breathe, Heather Allen. I picked this up from the Kindle library because one of my best buds has the same name. This book was missing something for me to really like it.
  • Time Between Us, Tamara Ireland Stone. I have had Every Last Word on my tbr pile for awhile now but never pick it up. I found this instead and it really surprised me. Great read.
  • Twenty Boy Summer, Sarah Ockler. I thought I would like this more but didn’t. I’ll try another Ockler novel but will have lower expectations going in.
  • An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir. The hype surrounding this novel almost ruined it for me. I really loved this book but wasn’t “oohing and ahhing” over it like others have.

Up Next/Reading Challenges:

I will be focusing on my alphabet challenge until the end of the year (only two months left!?!?!) hoping to finish on time. I challenged myself to read 52 books on my Goodreads challenge and I’m currently 4 books ahead of schedule. I think I’ll finish that challenge before this A to Z challenge.

WHAT ARE YOU READING?


Thanks for stopping in and perusing my bookshelves. If you want to track more of my reading, find me on Goodreads. Happy reading!

Whatcha Reading: October 2015

Management

The past few months have been a bit chaotic, mentally. As each day goes by I get more unorganized and more scatterbrained. Today I sat down to tackle some issues I’ve been procrastinating.

  1. Email inbox.
    Besides the usual (deleting those pesky newsletters & junk) I am terrible at keeping my inbox clear. I also lack responding to emails in a timely fashion. Today I manged to reply to Busy, an email six weeks in the making, and deleted items from my social/promotion tabs.
    How do you manage your inbox?
  2. Scheduling posts. 
    I have used this feature off and on but today I’m looking into a more solid plan to use scheduling for my blog. Usually each day I carve out an hour of my time to write an update. The post feels lacking or rushed and not from the heart. In the future I’d like to improve my content and post thoughtful updates.
    Do you use the schedule feature?
  3. Bookshelves.
    I used to be organized and I realize this every time I open up Goodreads. Years ago I discovered GR and the OCD side of me rejoiced. Now I am working on getting my bookshelves more organized and labelled efficiently for easy perusing. This will also help with reading challenges in the future.
    Bookshelves, to organize or not to organize?
  4. Memories. I take leisure photos but rarely manage to upload, edit, or review a batch before taking on a new project. This is a big task I need to get under control and it will take time but I am going to try to spend a small amount of time every day to get this done.
    What daily routine helps keep you sane?

That may seem like a lot to some and not many things to others, for me it is just enough for now. Time management used to be a strength of mine so I plan to remedy my current situation.

Do you have any tips for managing life, time, reading, self, etc.?

Management

Top Ten Tuesday, To Finish or Not To Finish

Finished Series I Have YET to Finish/Read

1.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

2.

The Infernal Devices series

3.

Delirium series

4.

Legend series

5.

Shatter Me series

6.

Hex Hall series

7.

Summer series

8.

Dark Swan series

9.

The Grisha series

10.

Pretty Little Liars series

Number ten is the only series that I have started reading (getting a jump start on it since there are so many books). Of course there are many series that are finished but I didn’t list. They are on my maybe someday list and the list above is a more realistic goal.

which of these have you read? do any make your list of not read yet?

I saw this on Pinterest, a little book humor for you.

When you finish that book series:

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Check out their blog for bookish fun!
Top Ten Tuesday, To Finish or Not To Finish

Whatcha Reading: September 2015

wwwWelcome to WWW Wednesday! The weekly meme (I am opting to do monthly but I forgot last month, oops) formerly hosted by MizB at Should be Reading and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below to participate:

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

Currently Reading: I am currently reading Cress still, trying to finish but avoiding it all the same. I’ve also been juggling Hausfrau and The Jane Austen Book Club. Both are interesting but I’m usually not in the mood to read them. I also picked up Someone Like You and started it over the weekend.

Recently Finished: Scarlet and Cinder were my latest books I finished. The Lunar Chronicles sucked me in without much effort. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the books. If you’re curious what I read in August you could check out my month progress update here.

Up Next: I will be focusing on my alphabet challenge more but will sneak in a few “fun books” to keep my reading leisurely. I know I’m going to struggle with ‘q’ and ‘x’ authors/titles. Any suggestions?

What are you reading this month?


Thanks for stopping in and perusing my bookshelves. If you want to track more of my reading, find me on Goodreads. Happy reading!

Whatcha Reading: September 2015

Whatcha Reading, July 2015

wwwWelcome to WWW Wednesday! The weekly meme (I am opting to do monthly) formerly hosted by MizB at Should be Reading and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below to participate:

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

Currently reading: I just started Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I read E&P, ages ago, first and have tried to get my hands on everything else RR has published. The characters come to life and it doesn’t feel like I’m reading a book. I never want the stories to end. I have heard only good things about Fangirl and can’t wait to devour it.

Fangirl

Recently finished: This is going to be a tribute to Rowell because that’s all my WWW is about this week. I just finished Attachments on Monday and I’m still thinking about it. I loved the characters and the story. It was a cute and fun read, exactly what I needed (I’ve been in a reading rut).

Attachments

Up next: I want to read more Rowell but I have a few ARCs to get to before that happens.



Have you read anything good lately?

Whatcha Reading, July 2015

Whatcha Reading, June 2015

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www is the weekly meme hosted @ Taking on a World of Words.

It’s Wednesday, so you know what that means…time to dive into my reading progress by answering three simple questions.

The Three Ws are:

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


Currently Reading
Luckiest Girl Alive

I haven’t been too interested in reading my current lot which is sad. I tend to hop around, book to book, when I’m only mildly interested in the story. I’m hoping my next book is one that keeps me up past my bedtime because I can’t get enough.

Recently Finished

Althea and Oliver
My review of this recent read is still up in the air (writing reviews are tough for me). I thought this was a good read, but not great. I rated it a 3 out of 5 stars but it barely made a 3 star rating. The best friends finding love story line is one we all can relate to in one way or another but fell flat in this book. A & O is an interesting read but didn’t evoke enough feelings from me. I recommend borrowing it if the synopsis sounds interesting to you.

Up Next

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)Due to receiving an ARC of Lair of Dreams, the second book in the series, book one is a must read so that I can get through my TBR ARC pile. I will probably read something fun like Fangirl or The Heir too. I really never know what book is up next.

What determines your next read?


Thanks for stopping in and perusing my bookshelves. If you want to track more of my reading, find me on Goodreads. Happy reading!

Whatcha Reading, June 2015

Whatcha Reading, May 2015

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This is a meme brought to you by Taking On a World of Words. Each Wednesday taking a look at what everyone is reading.
The Three Ws are:

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

Currently Reading

Hausfrau
I am struggling through these books and might move them back to my to-read shelf. Some books just can’t be read until the time is right.

Recently Finished

More enjoyable than the first.

The Ruby Circle3 of 5 stars
Just meh. I was expecting more from Mead. As a potential end to the VA world I wanted more of a farewell.
I still need to review Those Girls but I enjoyed these last few books I have finished. The one I liked the best was probably Richelle Mead, just because she’s one of my favorite authors and I know what to expect when I pick up one of her books.

Up Next

Love and Other Foreign WordsI'll Give You the SunThe Raven Boys
Hex HallThe Unbecoming of Mara DyerThe Winner's Kiss

Just a few that I have added recently. I am not sure what book I will pick up first but I’m looking forward to each of these for different reasons.

Well my first WWW Wednesday is complete finally. I hope you enjoy a look into my bookshelves.

what are your www answers?
Whatcha Reading, May 2015