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

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:

Bout of Books Read-a-thon

Oh my gosh! I can’t believe it’s time for Bout of Books 20. I participated for the first time in May and wasn’t as successful as I wanted to be, but that’s behind me now.

Bout of Books is a one-week read-a-thon beginning Monday, August 21st at 12:01 am (your time zone) and ending Sunday, August 27th. And the best part is it’s low-pressure. There are challenges (optional), giveaways, and a grand prize.

Bout of Books is organized Continue reading

The Triple Dog Dare Pseudo- Reading Plan

I’m one of those people who have to have a plan. I have fun making plans. However, I am also one of those people who make plans and somehow quickly deviate from them.

Why? Who knows.

So, I’ve come up with another plan. Well, kind of.

tbr-final-dareAs you know or even if you don’t know, I’m participating in the last TBR Triple Dog Dare dare. It’s a fairly simple reading dare. All you have to do from January 1, 2016 to April 1, 2016 is read what’s in your TBR pile as of midnight December 31st. Continue reading