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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? “The President’s Vampire” (Book 2 in the Nathaniel Cade series?) by Christopher Farnsworth (I got this and another book in from Booksfree so I put my new Stephen King book aside for now)

What did you recently finish reading? “Affliction” by Laurell K. Hamilton

What do you think you’ll read next? “Lost in a good book” (#2 in Thursday Next series) by Jasper Fforde

 

 



To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? “Affliction” by Laurell K. Hamilton (So far it’s the best that I have read in a long time by her, and I appreciate the fact that it’s almost 600 pages long! <3)

What did you recently finish reading? “We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed by our families: Stories from Rwanda” by Philip Gourevitch

What do you think you’ll read next? “Joyland” by Stephen King that my husband bought for me the same day I got “Affliction” 🙂 I wanted to read a book that I had got sent to read and review from a Goodreads Author but it’s not letting me send it to my Kindle for some reason…:(

 

 



To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? “We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda” by Philip Gourevitch (This book about the genocide of the Tutsis by the Hutus…yea, I didn’t know the names myself until I started reading, but it’s very interesting hearing about things that were happening all the way in Rwanda when I was a young kid…and very sad, too.)

What did you recently finish reading? “Ribsy” by Beverly Cleary (Yes, it was a kid’s book, but it was a fun, easy read and super cute!)

What do you think you’ll read next? “When life gives you lemons, at least you won’t get scurvy!” by Madge Madigan (That is if I can get it sent to my Kindle! I got a free copy to review by request through a Goodreads club and it sounds hilarious!) 🙂

 

 



To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? “Ribsy” by Beverly Cleary…yes, it’s a kid’s book, but I got it at a garage sale last week and I felt like reading it! 🙂 So far, it’s really cute!

What did you recently finish reading? “Fast food nation: The dark side of the All-American Meal” by Eric Schlosser

“Kiss me in Paris” by Kimberly Kinrade and Dymtry Karpov-Kinrade (Absolutely awesome book! As someone who is NOT a fan of romance books, this book didn’t even seem like one to me. It was just amazing! For my full review, go here!)

What do you think you’ll read next? “We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda” by Philip Gourevitch (I am waiting on this book from Booksfree to get here, so if it doesn’t get here soon, I will have to find something else to read first…otherwise, this is what I am reading next)

 

 



To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? I have not actually got a chance to start it yet, but I will in a bit…”Kiss me in Paris” by Kimberly Kinrade(It officially comes out next week, but I am doing a beta read for it and I only hope I will actually be able to finish the book by tomorrow night, which is when I think they need it read by…aahhh!

What did you recently finish reading? “The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)” by Jasper Fforde (loved it, can’t wait to read more!)

“Dreams from the Monster Factory: A tale of prison, redemption, and one woman’s fight to restore justice to all” by Sunny Schwartz (this was a book I borrowed from my Mom before she even read it. She got it from the Dollar Store and it sounded interesting to me. It was definitely a book that makes you think!)

What do you think you’ll read next? I may end up changing my mind, but I’ve really been wanting to read “Fast Food Nation: The Dark side of the All-American Meal” by Eric Schlosser (I got it a while back at a thrift store and I really think I want to read it next, but who knows?)



To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? “The Eyre Affair(Thursday Next)” by Jasper Fforde (I am loving this book! I originally picked up the newest one in the series from my library because of the title and when I realized it was a series, I returned it unread since I wanted to start at the beginning. It’s a series about Thursday Next(that’s the girls name), who is a detective in Special Ops as a LiteraTec(Literary Detective). In other words, they deal with book related crimes, which is actually more extreme than it sounds. If you LOVE words and books as much as me, I recommend checking this series out. I am excited to read more of these books!)

What did you recently finish reading? “You suck: A love story” by Christopher Moore

“No stone unturned: The true story of the World’s Premier Forensic Investigators” by Steve Jackson

What do you think you’ll read next? I don’t really know for sure….I have so MANY books to choose from and will just have to decide when I finish what I’m reading now!

*P.s. I just realized last week, I didn’t change the date from the week before, so my post read May 22nd instead of June 5th….sorry!*

 

 



To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? “No Stone Unturned: The true story of the World’s Premiere Forensic Investigators” by Steve Jackson(should finish VERY soon if I can just find more time! I am literally like 20 pages away from the end!)

What did you recently finish reading? “Strange Candy”(Anita Blake Vampire Hunter, #0.5) by Laurell K. Hamilton (Yea…I have been VERY busy 😦  )

What do you think you’ll read next? “You suck: A love story” by Christopher Moore

wcToday was the first theme day of the Blogathon and it asked, “What are your 5 favorite apps?” So without further ado….(did I say that right?), here are my 5 favorites! (This is on my Kindle, NOT my phone)

1. “Words with Friends”-LOVE this game and love playing it against people……but for some reason my husband is the only one who seems to ever play anymore 😦

2. “WordPress”- Yep…the app for WordPress 😉 I use it to check my comments and post my blog occasionally…and share my post to Facebook if I’m not near the computer!

3.”Myfitnesspal”-I have been using this for months to keep track of my calories, my weight and my inches. It’s really simple to use and so much easier than writing things down daily!

4.”SongPop”-I have the Free version but I don’t really see or rather, hear the difference. I’m obsessed with this game and only wish it didn’t take so long for people to play their turns!

5. “Scramble with Friends”-Another word game I love, but can’t find enough people that stick with playing it against me….at least this one sometimes has challenges that you can play alone! (Obviously you can tell my favorite apps are mostly short played games on my Kindle!)

 



Yesterday was the official last day of the 30 Day Reading Challenge, but since there’s an extra day in May, I figured I would use this day to leave my opinions on it!

I had a lot of fun racking my brain to think of a book(or character for a couple days) each day and it feels like the month just flew by! I’m glad I found this challenge on FB and decided to take it on! I encourage others to do it themselves sometime either on a blog or their FB page, wherever they choose! I would love to hear about others favorite reads!

Starting in the month of June, I have joined up for the 2013 Word Count Blogathon, which entails blogging everyday in the month of June. Since I’m blogging everyday anyways, why not? Registration ends at 8 p.m. Pacific Time/11 p.m. Eastern time tonight if you’re interested! Not sure what time that is in my Central Time Zone. I’ve never been good with that kind of thing!

This year is my first year but my friend Dayle over at “I shall be a toad” is doing it for her 3rd year! She is also the one who encouraged me to sign up so a big thank you to her for that! I think June is going to be great! 🙂



readingchallDay 30-Favorite Book

I was dreading this day. I read somewhere once that to pick a favorite book is like a mother being told to pick her favorite child. No matter how hard I try, I can’t honestly give you one and ONLY one favorite book. I once posted a list of some of my favorite books but to pick just one is inconceivable. I don’t want to leave this completely blank though so I will give the title of one of my favorites that I have yet to post about on my blog. 🙂 Totally random pick here: “Man of Wax” by Robert Smartwood…awesome ebook I read and I got the second one about a week ago on sale for .99! Can’t wait to read it! 🙂



To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading?  “Strange Candy” by Laurell K. Hamilton

What did you recently finish reading?  “And Eternity”(Book 7 of Incarnations of Immortality) by Piers Anthony

“How to talk to girls at parties” by Neil Gaiman(this was…ok…but too short for me and I’m not as big of a fan of this as his other novels.)

I started reading “You know what they say: The truth about popular beliefs” but only about 30 pages in, I decided to not waste my time. It was written in 1991 so it’s outdated and besides that, I just found it really boring. I can’t remember the last time I gave up on a book but I just felt like there were other books more exciting to move on to! Since I didn’t finished this, I just completely removed it from any shelves on Goodreads and didn’t rate it as I thought it would be unfair due to me not finishing it.

What do you think you’ll read next? I have no clue because my next shipment from Booksfree hasn’t shipped and I am almost done with the book I am on now. We will just have to see….

readingchallDay 29-A book everyone hated but you liked

Technically, there’s no book out there I know of that EVERYONE but me hated…but I will play along and pick one where the consensus on Goodreads seems to have been negative but I disagreed. 🙂

I skimmed through my Goodreads and decided to go with “The Raising” by Laura Kasischke, which was a book I read last year because I saw it featured on Goodreads and it sounded interesting. I really enjoyed it and rated it a 5 but the average rating is a mere 3.27. Granted there WERE some books on my “Read” that were rated as low as 2.29 BUT most of those I pretty much agreed with or at least enough to offer a 5 rating. As an extra fun thing, I decided to look at the lowest rated book on my “To Read” list and add it here as well: The lowest rated book currently on my “To Read” list ranks in at a 2.61 and it’s “The Almost Moon” by Alice Sebold, who you may recognize as the author of “The Lovely Bones”. I OWN “The Lovely Bones” and have seen the movie, but have yet to read the book. I wonder if I will agree with the low rating once I read this…



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