Monday, April 11, 2016

Goodreads Book Goal for 2016

This year I am setting my Goodreads goal to 100 books read this year with a flex goal of 200. Because this post is late I have already read 66 books this year so I will probably get to my flex goal by the end of the year. That's assuming I don't have a reading slump.

Do you guys have Goodreads goals?
What about reading slumps?
What are some of the ways you guys break your reading slumps?

Book Review: Old Dog, New Tricks

Old Dog, New Tricks is the fourth and final book in the Black Dog Series by Hailey Edwards. Mrs. Edwards is a fellow resident of Alabama, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that out.

In this installment we find Theirry, the main character, preparing to return to fairy in order to get her mother-in-law off the throne. After finding the love of her life, who isn't her common law husband, she must return to seal the tethers and get an annulment. With her father by her side and her lover captured Theirry must race to close all the tethers and keep her Mother in Law from coming over to expand her reach in the mortal realm.

I enjoyed this book even though I felt rushed to a conclusion. Mrs. Edwards tried to tie up every loose end in this book. Which I am a fan of if you are going to end a series. But a number of things stuck out to me.

The most annoying thing to me was when her father taught her to create an air pocket to hide her weapons he tells her that it is against the law to hide living things in an air pocket. He also gives her the magic words to create, attach, and hide an air pocket. But he tells her that different magic is needed to make a living thing invisible. So when she captures the Morrigan she should not have been able to hide her in the pocket. This has irked me since I finished the book. Also while tying up the loose ends she created more, because we still do not know what happened to the Morrigan.

Hopefully this is not the end of these storylines as I have seen that there are more books planned in this world. Overall I give this book a 4/5. A very satisfying ending to the series otherwise.   

Friday, June 12, 2015

Weekend Reads...

So this weekend is the last weekend before Disney!!!
This weekend I plan to read a few books. I'm currently reading Reign by Chanda Hahn. This is the fourth book in the Unfortunate Fairytale series and I have really been enjoying this series so far.

I have also picked up Dead Ice by Laurell K. Hamilton. This is my guilty pleasure, I know a lot of people have strong feelings about Mrs. Hamilton but I do enjoy her Anita Blake series. The only complaint I might have is the level of the writing has gone down over the course of the series and I believe that might be due to having deadlines and different editors. But it is what it is and thats why I read it.

I know that I am going to fly through those two books so I am also going to try to read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I'm in general a messy person so I have been looking for ways to get this life of mine in order.

What are you guys reading this weekend?

Monday, June 1, 2015

Different Kinds of Reviews

So lately I have been reading a lot of self improvement books. I reviewed one of those books, The Richest Man in Babylon, a while back and I was impressed enough that I decided to write a review of that book. Self improvement books encompass a lot of area and not everyone is interested in reading that type of Nonfiction.
Personally this year I have been reading about money/finance, tidying/life clutter removal, and test prep. I'm thinking about going back to school so the test prep books are important. I have found some really great reads that I have been thinking about reviewing but I am unsure if you guys want to hear about these books?

So are you guys interested in hearing about self improvement books? What are some good books that you have read here lately?

P.S. Thanks for sticking around during the break, I have been getting prepared for the summer and we are about to take a first trip to Disney!!!!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Weekend Reads

My first free in weekend in a while. This weekend I plan to work on my TBR pile. The book I am going to attempt to read the weekend is The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.

I am a little concerned that I might not get through this book because it has been in my ibooks for a while and I just haven't hd a chance to get into it.
I think that I am also going through a reading slump which is probably a result of the schedule that I have been keeping over the last couple of weeks.

So what are you guys reading this weekend?

Monday, May 11, 2015

End of Graduation Season

Today marks the end of my graduation season travels. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Im going to try and get back to posting three times a week. You guys try to hold my to it.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Weekend Reads

One graduation down, one more to go. This weekend reading will be light. Im going to try to read one book to be reviewed next week. So look out for that book review on Wednesday.

Have a great weekend, Congrats to all the Graduates, and Happy Reading!