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Monday, May 13, 2013

Reading Update

Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • Finished Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb, it was a great end to the series and I can't wait to start her Liveship Traders series as soon as finals are over.
  • Still working on my A Clash of Kings reread. I probably won't read anymore of this until Summer Break.
  • Slowly working my way through stalled out on The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. Still. I've been loving it, but I HAVE NO TIME ALKDJFA;OIJFAOHUODO
This week in books:
  • Get at least halfway through A Clash of Kings. OMG. This will be on my list forever. And a day, apparently. Not happening until school gets out.
  • Finish Jews Without Money. O_O oops. Double oops.
  • Get at least 300 pages into The Way of Kings, which is a 1252 page behemoth. Second third fourth time on the list.
  • Don't read for fun when I should be reading textbooks. This will stay on the list for the rest of the semester. Only a week and a half until this is off the list!!!
Wishful thinking:
  • The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. Hahaha psht no. This will never happen. Or will it? Second third week's the charm???

So, I get out of school next Tuesday as you may have noticed after all the times I mentioned it in this post. Between now and then, I have three papers to write, three finals to take, and two presentations to give (you'd think I was only taking three classes, but I have five lol). But as soon as Summer starts, I will have so much time for reading and fun be staffing Anime Expo, possibly attending a day or two of Comic-Con, definitely attending all of ArmadilloCon, turning 19, preparing for Fall formal recruitment with my sorority sisters, visiting my family in Texas for a few weeks, and trying to get a job.

Do you guys have any fun plans for this summer?

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, May 6, 2013

Reading Update

Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • 96% of the way into Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb. Only 10% since last week :(
  • Still working on my A Clash of Kings reread. Yes, still.
  • Slowly working my way through stalled out on The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.
This week in books:
  • Get at least halfway through A Clash of Kings. OMG. This will be on my list forever. And a day, apparently.
  • Finish Jews Without Money. O_O oops
  • Get at least 300 pages into The Way of Kings, which is a 1252 page behemoth. Second third time on the list.
  • Don't read for fun when I should be reading textbooks. This will stay on the list for the rest of the semester.
Wishful thinking:
  • The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. Hahaha psht no. This will never happen. Or will it? Second week's the charm???

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, April 29, 2013

Reading Update

Reading Update


Last week in books Books I've read since my last post:
  • Read the first two Farseer Trilogy books by Robin Hobb.
  • 86% of the way into Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb.
  • Still working on my A Clash of Kings reread.
  • Got a little further into my Harry Potter reread.
  • Slowly working my way through The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.
This week in books:
  • Get at least halfway through A Clash of Kings. OMG. This will be on my list forever.
  • Finish Jews Without Money.
  • Get at least 300 pages into The Way of Kings, which is a 1252 page behemoth. Second time on the list.
  • Don't read for fun when I should be reading textbooks. This will stay on the list for the rest of the semester.
Wishful thinking:
  • The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. Hahaha psht no. This will never happen.

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, April 1, 2013

Reading Update

 
Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • Read both Kingkiller Chronicles books by Patrick Rothfuss start to finish.
  • Still working on my A Clash of Kings reread.
  • Almost 100 pages into The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.
  • Read the first three chapters of Jews Without Money by Michael Gold for one of my American Studies classes.
This week in books:
  • Get at least halfway through A Clash of Kings. 987498571983447th week on the list :/
  • Finish HP 2 for class.
  • Finish Jews Without Money.
  • Get at least 300 pages into The Way of Kings, which is a 1252 page behemoth.
  • Read at least the first 200 pages of Giants in the Earth by O. E. Rolvaag, for the same class as Jews Without Money.
  • Don't read for fun when I should be reading textbooks. This will stay on the list for the rest of the semester.
Wishful thinking:
  • The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie.

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, February 11, 2013

Reading Update

 
Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • Didn't get any more of The Midnight Mayor read. This is a theme, you guys. Still a theme a week later, apparently.
  • No progress This Side of the Grave.
  • Very little progress on A Clash of Kings.
  • I hate myself.
  • 9874876239850938 textbook pages (and about 1/3 of the second HP book) from 19 different textbooks for only five classes.
This week in books:
  • Get at least halfway through A Clash of Kings. Second week on the list :/
  • Finish HP 2.
  • Don't read for fun when I should be reading textbooks. This will stay on the list for the rest of the semester, I think.
Wishful thinking:
  • Read the last 3/4 of The Midnight Mayor. This will might happen eventually. *waffles*

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, February 4, 2013

Reading Update

 
Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • Didn't get any more of The Midnight Mayor read. This is a theme, you guys.
  • Still can't find Daemon Eyes, but I've pretty much given up at this point. Shopping for another copy.
  • Started reading This Side of the Grave, but didn't get that far.
  • Started reading A Clash of Kings, continuing my SoIaF reread.
  • Read the first half of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for the Harry Potter class I'm taking. Obvs a reread.
  • Finished Sin Undone by Larissa Ione.
This week in books:
  • Get at least halfway through A Clash of Kings.
  • Finish HP.
  • Don't read for fun when I should be reading textbooks.
Wishful thinking:
  • Read the last 3/4 of The Midnight Mayor. This will might happen eventually.

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Reading Update

 
Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • Didn't get any more of The Midnight Mayor read :( Again.
  • Finished Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione.
  • Read Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward
  • Read Body and Soul by Jordan Castillo Price
  • Still can't find Daemon Eyes :/
  • Started reading Sin Undone by Larissa Ione.
This week in books:
  • Read This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost.
  • Finish Sin Undone. As of the time this post was written (Sunday night), I'm more than halfway through, so there's a good chance I'll finish before this post even goes live.
  • Read Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione, a spinoff of the Demonica series.
  • Figure out where Daemon Eyes is hiding. Carry-over from last week.
Wishful thinking:
  • Read the last 3/4 of The Midnight Mayor. This will happen eventually.

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, January 21, 2013

Weekly Update

 
Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • Didn't get any more of The Midnight Mayor read :(
  • Finished Blameless by Gail Carriger after starting it for the first time in late 2011 and picking it up again (finally) this year :)
  • I managed to lose Daemon Eyes somewhere in my bedroom, so I didn't get to read that at all. Still looking for it :'''(
  • Read the first quarter of Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione. It's great to get back to this series, especially since it's been several years since I read the last book.
This week in books:
  • Finish The Midnight Mayor. For reals, this week.
  • Finish Ecstasy Unveiled.
  • Read Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward. 
  • Go through all of my books and figure out where Daemon Eyes is hiding.
Wishful thinking:
  • Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione
  • Body and Soul by Jordan Castillo Price
  • Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, January 14, 2013

Weekly Update

 
Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • Finally got to my re-read of A Game of Thrones, which was just as amazing as the first time I read it. I didn't review it on the blog for some reason, but I will this time around.
  • Got almost 1/4 of the way through The Midnight Mayor by Kate Griffin.
  • Completely abandoned the read-a-thon I was doing :/
This week in books:
  • Finish The Midnight Mayor, which is taking me forever for some reason.
  • Read the second part of Daemon Eyes by Camille Bacon-Smith (it's two books put together).
  • Read Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward.
Wishful thinking:
  • The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man
  • The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller
  • Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, January 7, 2013

My First Bout of Books Read-a-Thon!


Bout of Books Read-a-Thon


The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books 6.0 team

My goals for the read-a-thon are as follows:
  • Read at least 200 pages a day. I can't really set a book/day goal because of the varying lengths of my choices.
  • Watch a maximum of 1 hour of television a day.
  • Read at least two hardcopies from my TBR shelf instead of cozying up to my Kindle the entire week.
I'm going to list ten possible books to read this week because I want options, but I'm only aiming to read around five. These are my choices:


1. The Innocent Mage

2. The Midnight Mayor
 

3. A Game of Thrones
 
 
4. The Hunchback Assignments
 

5. The Blade Itself
 

6. The Way of Shadows
 
 
7. The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian
 
 
8. Assassin's Apprentice
 

9. The Name of the Wind
 

10. Lord Foul's Bane
 

 
Happy reading!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Reading Update

 
Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • I've been reading a lot of steampunk lately, so I started last week off with The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack, which was beyond amazing.
  • To give me a short break from the often long-winded steampunk, I also read Hard Spell, which was also really good, which kind of surprised me because I wasn't expecting much out of it. Looking forward to reading the sequel to both books.
  • I'm about 75% into The Diamond Age, which pretty much everyone other than me has read.
This week in books:
  • Finish The Diamond Age
  • Maybe read The Lies of Locke Lamora, but since I have family in town for the holidays, maybe not.
Wishful thinking:
  • The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man
  • Evil Dark (sequel to Hard Spell)

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Reading Update

 
Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • I finally finished The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, which was a reread and sucked just as much this time as it did the first :/
  • Still working on On the Road by Jack Kerouac, but not because I don't like it. I think what's taking me so long is that I mostly read in my breaks between classes, which can be pretty short :'(
This week in books:
  • Finish On the Road. I think I have less than 50 pages left, so no problems there.
  • Start Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Wishful thinking:
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Chbosky. Still.
  • Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac.

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, August 13, 2012

Reading Update

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Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • I've been reading a lot for my English classes next semester, so last week was a lot of literary fiction.
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Playing in the Dark by Toni Morrison, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, and Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson.
This week in books:
  • I just started reading On the Road by Jack Kerouac, which I hope to finish, but I mostly started it to avoid the next book on my list:
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison. I've never been a fan of Morrison, but this is my last school book, so I need to get it read soon.
  • Soulbound by Heather Brewer, because I'm not only a litfic nut.
Wishful thinking:
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Chbosky.

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Reading Update

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Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • Read a little more Game of Thrones. So far, it's really good, but slow, which is pretty normal for fantasy, imo.
  • Still haven't finished Hyperspace, but I'm going at a pretty steady pace.
This week in books:
  • Finish Hyperspace.
  • Get at least halfway through A Game of Thrones.
Wishful thinking:
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Reading Update

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Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • I only managed to read the prologue for A Game of Thrones so far because I've been super busy studying for finals and getting ready for my commencement ceremony next Saturday, but I've been sufficiently hooked.
  • I've also been reading Hpyerspace by Michio Kaku, which is a popular science book about dimensions above the three we can experience. It's kind of awesome. I'm about halfway through right now. I don't think I'll be reviewing it on the blog, though, because it isn't fiction.
This week in books:
  • I won't kid myself and say that I hope to finish the books I've already started, but I'd like to get at least a few hundred pages into A Game of Thrones and maybe if I'm lucky finish Hyperspace.
Wishful thinking:
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, May 28, 2012

Reading Update

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Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • I finally finished Black Heart by Holly Black, which really picked up at the end. I think it was a fitting ending for the series, but I'm really gonna miss these books. Can't wait for Black's next series!
  • On a whim, I picked up a review book from my pile, Balkan Magic by Emigh Cannaday, which is kind of slow, but gets good just often enough to hold my attention and keep me from giving up on it. And it's long, too.
This week in books:
  • Finish Balkan Magic by Emigh Cannaday
  • City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Wishful thinking:
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  • A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately? Also, happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Reading Update

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Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • Started reading Black Heart by Holly Black, which has gotten off to a really good start, but I'm not that far into it yet.
This week in books:
  • Finish Black Heart by Holly Black
  • City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Wishful thinking:
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, May 7, 2012

Reading Update

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Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. This was, hands down, the best zombie book I've ever read, and also one of the few books I've liked that could be considered literary fiction. It was really insanely good, and everyone should read it.
This week in books:
  • Black Heart by Holly Black
  • Partials by Dan Wells
Wishful thinking:
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. I'd like to be caught up on all the Shadowhunters books before City of Lost Souls comes out on the 15th.

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Reading Update

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Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • Blood Rites by Jim Butcher, finally. I really enjoy reading Dresden Files books, but for some reason, they tend to take me quite some time to get through, even though they aren't particularly long.
  • A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton. Unlike Blood Rites, this one took me less than 24 hours. I couldn't put it down, just like the previous book in this series.
  • I started reading Black Dawn by Rachel Caine, the next Morganville Vampires book, which comes out early next month, but I haven't finished it yet. So far, though, it's just as good as I've come to expect with this series.
This week in books:
  • Hopefully, I'll finish Black Dawn fairly quickly.
  • Next up is Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Wishful thinking:
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  • Partials by Dan Wells
  • Black Heart by Holly Black

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Monday, April 9, 2012

Reading Update

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Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • Still no books finished since my last update. Midterms are coming up this week, so I should be able to do a lot more reading with those out of the way, especially since Spring break is the next week.
This week in books:
  • Still working my way through Blood Rites by Jim Butcher. I love me a good Dresden book :)
Wishful thinking:
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  • A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton (still)
  • Rogue Clone by Steven L. Kent (still)

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?