The Friday 56 – The [F]ault in Our Stars by John Green

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

[A]pril TBR

Happy first day of April  and Happy Easter to those that celebrate.

Today is also the first day of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I’m not sure what year this is for me, but I know I’ve participated in some form or fashion over the last 6 years; be it here or my creative writing blog, or my personal blog.

Anyway, I’m at it again this year. Right here and my creative writing blog, The Ink Slinger (although I haven’t slung much ink). And, without further adieu let’s jump into today’s post.

Some might call this cheating, but umm, I say it falls within the parameters of the challenge. Continue reading

January/February Wrap Up & March TBR

Happy end of February. I hope you all are having a great start to the year.

For me this year is all about knocking books off that ever-growing TBR pile. In theory. It does, however appear that I’m not doing a very good job.

Books Read

I didn’t come out of the gate fast nor did I finish the months of January & February where I wanted to be. As of this writing I’m 2 books behind in my Goodreads challenge, which I’m okay with. Not panicking yet, but I’ve also decided that I plan to do quality Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Forever TBR Pile

The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about

Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read

So, this is really a trick question. If I’m going according to my current Goodreads I have 280 books on my TBR and I probably own the majority of them. Some of that TBR stems from college days, others gifts and still others my own purchases.

     

As a literature major I had to read a lot of literature. I did read a lot of it, but there was a lot I didn’t really read. More like skimmed and that’s what I did with The Grapes of Wrath and Oliver Twist. I keep saying now that I’m older and have lived a little maybe, just maybe these won’t be so boring. Continue reading

Stacking the Shelves – December

Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! I can’t believe it in just a few hours, if you’re on the East Coast in the U.S., we’re giving 2017 the boot and ushering in 2018 with open arms.

I haven’t done a one of these for quite sometime. I’m going to include Stacking the Shelves to the new monthly feature, Monthly Roundup.

So, what am I stacking the shelves with, eh?

1. Iron Gold by Pierce Brown – This is the latest installment of the Red Rising Saga. I went to work and it was sitting there all by its lonesome, so I thought I’d give it a good home; even though I’m not supposed to be adding any more ARCs to my collection. At least not until I get caught up.

Release Date: January 16, 2018
Publisher: Random House
Format: Hardcover, 480 pages Continue reading