Tsundoku Bingo Announcement and Sign-Up

If you’re anything like me, you have quite a few books on your TBR pile. Personally, I have books here there and everywhere. And at last count, although not yet complete, I have about 100 books that have yet to be read.

So, if I read one book a month it would take a minimum of 8 years to get through my TBR pile. But here’s the problem I keep buying books and therefore the TBR pile keeps growing.

And since I have an insatiable need to buy books with good intentions to read them, I thought I would start Tsundoku Bingo. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Intimidating Books

It’s official The Broke and the Bookish (TBTB) has shuttered the proverbial blog doors. I have been in and out of TBTB Top Ten Tuesday over the years. Although I wasn’t faithful they remained steadfast in posting bookish top tens week after week, and as a result there were over 350 Top Ten prompts.

Even though The Broke and the Bookish blog came to an end on January 11, 2018, the Top Ten Tuesday is still alive. It is now being hosted by Jana over at That Artsy Ready Girl.

This week’s Top Ten is:

Bookish Resolutions/Goals

However, I already posted my 2018 Blogging/Reading Goals; so I didn’t want to recreate the wheel. Having said that, I went with an previous prompt.

Most Intimdating Books

  1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  4. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo  Continue reading

[ARC Chat] American War by Omar El Akaad

Title: American War
Author: Omar El Akkad
Format: Paperback, 330 pages
Genre: Dystopian
Publisher: Knoopf
Release Date: April 4, 2017

[Read | Skim] [Buy | Borrow]

If you’ve been following I’ve decided to read 11 ARCs over 11 weeks. I am seriously behind in reading and reviewing them. The majority of the ARCs I receive are from work, as is American War. I picked this up last year from the break room because it sounded interesting and plus I wanted to expand my repertoire of reading dystopian literature.

Disclaimer: This review reflects my unbiased opinion and as a result I am not able to promise a wholly positive review. My apologies in advance. Continue reading

Weekend Coffee Share 1.13.2018 ☕️

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Come on in. It’s windy and the temperature is dropping. Oh how I enjoyed those couple of 60 degree days. But oh well, winter is back again.

If we were having coffee. . .

I’d tell you the last few days have been interesting. Mostly depressing, but I tell you a bit about that later.

I’ve been participating in the Bout of Books 21 read-a-thon. I said I was going to read 3 books in a week. It may seem like a lot, but it really isn’t. It averaged about 100 pages per day for the 7 days of the read-a-thon. But because of the week I’ve had didn’t really get there. Continue reading

The Friday 56 – Herman Melville

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple and go something like this.

Friday 561.  Grab a book, any book.
2.  Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
3.  Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it)
4.  Post it. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Meant to Read in 2017

There are a lot of books that I planned to read in 2017, but didn’t. And many of the books ended up on my 2018 list.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is

Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To

. . .and it’s bittersweet. This is the last week for The Broke and the Bookish to host Top Ten Tuesday. Starting next week January 16th, That Artsy Reader Girl will host the Top Ten. I hope you’ll join us over there for more bookish Top Tens.

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