Sunday, September 27, 2015

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon Final Update

     I really enjoyed the past couple of weeks and realize that I need to make extra effort in the future to fit more reading into my days. This may require starting up a petition to add at least 4 extra hours to each and every day so I can find some spare time. Please sign it if it comes across your desk! While I didn't finish all of my intended list of books to tackle, I am happy to say that I did, in fact, reach both of my goals for this read-a-thon! Not only did I catch up on my 2015 reading challenge I am FIVE books ahead now! *happy dance* My second goal was for my "read" shelf to exceed my "to-read" shelf, which it does! Even if only by one book, that still counts. Without further ado my final review for the read-a-thon...

Friday, September 25, 2015

Day 12 of the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon

     Sadly, real life is intervening again and I haven't had much time for reading. I did manage to finish Historical Mysteries, a nonfiction account of real life mysteries which turned out to be a bit dry.

Historical MysteriesHistorical Mysteries by Andrew Lang
I give it 2 star review graphic 2 stars.

Not what I expected. The mysteries may be historical and are well researched, but hardly important or much of interest.

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Total Books Finished: 15
Total Pages Read: 2921

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Day 11 of the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon

     Today I'm going to cover not only my update for the day but my findings for today's challenge: A Scavenger hunt! Fun, fun! Princessica of Books posted this challenge. Here are my findings for it...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Day 10 of the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon

     I finished two books and reached one of my goals! Woot! YAY ME! I am now back on track for my 2015 reading challenge. Now to stay that way :-s

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Day 9 of the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon

Waiting For Nick (The Stanislaskis: Those Wild Ukrainians #5)Waiting For Nick by Nora Roberts
Book 5 in The Stanislaskis: Those Wild Ukrainians series
I give it 4 star review graphic 4 stars!

It was cute, plenty of laugh out loud humor and very little garbage drama usually found in romances.

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Total Books Finished: 11
Total Pages Read: 1949

Monday, September 21, 2015

Day 8 of the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon

     Yeah, I know, I didn't update yesterday, but I had nothing to update as Sunday ended up being a very slow day for reading and I didn't finish any books at all. But I am back on track and finished a paranormal fantasy that every time I'd see it on my Kindle would think "Ooh, I wanna read that soon!"

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Day 5 of the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon

Another Fine Myth (Myth Adventures, #1)Another Fine Myth
by Robert Asprin

I give it 4 star review graphic 4 stars!

This was really good, better than I'd expected, to be honest. Was surprised to find the author lives in my home state - which is always a nice surprise. Only bad thing about this book is that I'd love to read more and not sure how many books of this series that I have. Fairly sure that I don't have all of it, sadly.

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Total Books Finished: 7
Total Pages Read: 1088

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Day 4 of the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

by Shirley Jackson

     People can be so cruel even if they may eventually regret their cruelty.

I give it 4 star review graphic 4 stars!

The Book of Dragons

by E. Nesbit

     Nice compilation of classic fantasy short stories that involve dragons in one way or another.

I give it 3 star review graphic 3 stars.

What America Was Really Like in 1776

by Thomas J. Fleming

     I had expected just a brief history mainly regarding political atmosphere but it also includes info about economy, population, diet, and other common everyday things that aren't normally mentioned in history.

I give it 4 star review graphic 4 stars!

Total Books Finished: 6
Total Pages Read: 880

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Day 3 of the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon

Falling for Nick

by Joleen James 217 pp

     There's no way this book is only 217 pages, the way that it dragged on and on. With this book, I started a new rating system that I've been toying with. I made a note every time that I rolled my eyes at the dialogue or story line. This book netted 22 eye rolls.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Day 2 of the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon

     I started off slow yesterday, having had to go back to work as half expected, and only got about 2/3 of the way through my first book, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I finished it this morning, plowed through my second book - Haunted by Willow Cross which is shortish but has been on my TBR since I read her Birthright series back in 2011, and started my third book Falling for Nick by Joleen James.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon

     Yes, the real world has gotten in the way of my reading once again. I have gotten out of the habit of reviewing and blogging since the majority of he books that I read these days are beta/ARC versions and not published yet. I have actually been reading, and have on occasion actually emailed some assorted thoughts and perceptions to myself to turn into a rview at some point, but sadly never found the time to do so - not yet at any rate. But, I visited goodreads one day and saw that a fiend had joined a group for a read-a-thon and thought hey, maybe that is precisely what I need to motivate me to read more than I have been. So I'm going to give this a whirl.