Weekend Coffee Share: 30-Day Reading Challenge Update

Alright, it’s official, I have the attention span of a gnat. I planned to do weekly updates on the progress of my 30-Day Reading challenge, but to be perfectly honest as of today there really isn’t much to report.

A quick recap. My goal was to read 60 pages per day and read:

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Louis Stevenson
  • Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti

Which would total 1800 pages for the month. Not bad, right?  Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – 1992

As I said in an earlier post, I’m revamping and rethinking some things on my blog. I did my first Throwback (Flashback Friday) post a few weeks ago and truly enjoyed it.

It gave me an opportunity to think, focus and reflect on happier times in my life. Not that I’m not happy now. Perhaps I should say a more carefree time in my life.

You know the time when all you had to worry about is if that boy (or girl) liked you and if you wanted to buy something you went to mom and dad and asked for it or the money to go buy it.

Yeah, that time.

Sooo, I’ve decided to make this a regular feature. And, here we go.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Quotes

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday I chose to go back in the TTT vault. Once upon a time I used to do  a weekly quote. Not sure why I stopped. I hope you enjoy and maybe find some inspirational and funny.

Favorite quotes. Some bookish some not so bookish

I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. ~~Marilyn Monroe


Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. ~~Oscar Wilde


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A Few Books on my Fall TBR Wish List

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday really didn’t light a fire under me. So, I thought I’d post some of the books I wish I had to read this Fall. But alas I’m trying to catch up. You can see my Fall TBR here.

  1. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
    Although Home Fire didn’t make it to the Man Booker Prize short list it’s on the long list with a host of other spectacular authors. I’ve seen mixed reviews on this and it’s either people love it or hate it.The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences.

    Two families’ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love? Continue reading

October TBR & 30-Day Reading Challenge

I am seriously behind in my reading challenges. According to Goodreads I’m 17 books behind my goal of 43. I know I’m not going to mak that goal, but I’m going to give it the ole college try; and get halfway through the 43, which is about 22 books.

I’ve decided to add a monthly TBR to my blog and a quarterly 30-day reading challenge.  I think it may help me stay on track. Continue reading