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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To DNF or Not to DNF?

We have all encountered and maybe even struggled with the question

Should I keep reading this book?

You know you ask it, ponder it even, when you’re bored out of your mind or not connecting with it or any other host of reasons. Some of you, many of you, may force yourself to continuing reading until you reach that, it didn’t come soon enough, last sentence. And others of you put down the book to only feel guilty for not continuing on and finishing.

I’m reading a book now and about halfway through, I hopped aboard the struggle bus. I don’t know what happened. All of sudden Continue reading

A New Year A New Weekend Coffee Share☕️☕️

Happy New Year to all my bookish peeps!

If We Were Having Coffee. . .

I’d tell you that I’m glad 2017 is over. It was a rough year. 2018 has started off a little rocky, but I think things will settle down shortly.

Let’s see there are quite a few things going on in my personal life, but the two things I’m most excited about are: I resumed my flute lessons and an upcoming opportunity at work.

You may or may not remember that I started playing my flute again when I was in Colorado. I decided I would continue lessons when I moved back to Maryland. My first lesson was today and it went well. This week Continue reading

The Friday 56 – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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)
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Happy New Year, First Book of the Year & TBR

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe New Year. Hopefully, 2018 will usher in a great many things to come in your lives. And by all means:

And without further adieu, here we go. Thank you all for voting on the first book I read in 2018. The votes are in and the book I’ll start the new year with is. . .

American War is Omar El Akkad’s début novel about a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle. It’s a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.

As you may already know I have a few ARCs I got from work and I’ve committed to reading them this winter. 11 books in 11 weeks. Definitely doable, right?

And the books to round out my January TBR are: