{Bout of Books 17} Day Two

Bout of Books

 

I finished a book! This week is going better than I had anticipated. I’m really excited to start reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch today.

UPDATES

tuesday

Number of pages I’ve read today: 132

Total # of pages read: 232

Books I read from today: The Widow by Fiona Barton

Books I finished: The Widow by Fiona Barton

#todayinsixwords: really happy I finished a book!

monday

Number of pages I’ve read today: 100

Total # of pages read: 100

Books I read from today: The Widow by Fiona Barton

#todayinsixwords: read more than I thought – yay!

 

 

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

 

{WWW Wednesday} 8-24-16

W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next. Except I’m changing it up a bit, since I can never plan what I’m reading next (moody reader). Instead I’m going to talk about a book I’ve recently added to my TBR that I’m excited about!

My baby starts kindergarten tomorrow!! I have to watch her get on her first bus and try not to breakdown until after she can’t see me anymore. Lol. She is so excited, and I’m praying for a great first day.

I’m participating in Bout of Books this week, and I can’t even believe I’ve finished a book already! Wasn’t expecting to have as much time to read this week, but I’m glad I’ve been able to fit it in.

what i recently finished reading

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This book was fantastic. I couldn’t put it down. It’s not something I would typically read, but I’m so glad I picked it up.
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This book was just meh. It read quickly, which was the only reason I kept reading. There wasn’t really any major twist like I was expecting.

 

 what i’m currently reading

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This is another book I wouldn’t typically pick up, but it has been getting a lot of buzz lately. I’m craving ‘different’ reads, so I’m excited to start this one today!

 

WHat i have recently added to my tbr

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Another book I would typically bypass, even though I love suspense. I’ve seen some recent rave reviews, and was excited to be approved for a copy on Netgalley.

 

 

{Bout of Books 17} Day One

Bout of Books

 

I have time to do a quick update. Not participating in the challenges, but I did have fun participating in the Twitter chat last night! Those are always fun. And I got more reading done than I hoped, although I stayed up too late, and I’m paying for it right now. Gimme all the coffee.

UPDATES

monday

Number of pages I’ve read today: 100

Total # of pages read: 100

Books I read from today: The Widow by Fiona Barton

#todayinsixwords: read more than I thought – yay!

 

 

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

 

TBR Thursday {16}

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Kimberly @ Kimberlyfaye Reads started a new weekly feature that I loved the sound of, and have decided to join in the fun! Make sure you go check out her awesome blog.

The purpose of the feature is to spotlight a title from your shelf or eReader to see what others think about it. Have you read it? Should I read it or put it back on the shelf? It’s a way to dust off those older books that have been sitting on our TBR and decide if they’re worth reading or just need removed from the list!

 

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Published July 4, 2014

About the book:

Secrets.
Everyone has one.
Some are bigger than others.
And when secrets are revealed,
Some will heal you …
And some will end you.

Kate Sedgwick’s life has been anything but typical. She’s endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there’s a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She’s also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.

They both feel it.
But they each have a reason to fight it.
They each have a secret.

And when secrets are revealed,
Some will heal you …
And some will end you.

 

Pretty boring cover, but this is one of those books that received a ton of praise on Goodreads and from some of my favorite authors. I had started reading it awhile ago, but didn’t get very far. Should I try again?

Have you read this book? What did you think?

 

{WWW Wednesday} 8-17-16

W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next. Except I’m changing it up a bit, since I can never plan what I’m reading next (moody reader). Instead I’m going to talk about a book I’ve recently added to my TBR that I’m excited about!

I got to read more this past weekend thanks to having no plans and being super lazy. It was really nice to have that little break. Took my daughter to sign her up for dance competition classes last night. With school starting next week, and then dance in September, life’s about to get busy!

what i recently finished reading

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I loved this book so much. It was an addicting read that I didn’t want to put down. I loved the author’s writing style, and agree that it’s reminiscent of Taylor Jenkins Reid. I will definitely be reading this author’s other book asap!
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I have always loved Samantha Young’s books in the past. I did really enjoy this book for the most part, except for some unnecessary (to me) drama that pissed me off around the 75% mark. Fortunately I kept reading and was happy with the ending. I am looking forward to the next book in the series – I think I’ll love that couple’s story even more.

 

 what i’m currently reading

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I was pretty excited to be approved for this one on Netgalley, and the premise sounds wonderfully creepy and suspenseful. I watch a lot of those Discovery Channel shows with my hubby, like the Bush people and Ice Road Truckers, so I was definitely intrigued. Unfortunately the beginning of the book is kind of a snooze fest, and after I hit the 15% mark, I haven’t wanted to pick it back up. I plan on trying again. Maybe. If someone can promise me it gets better.

 

WHat i have recently added to my tbr

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So, this one is getting all the buzz lately. I caved and bought a copy, because I’m really curious what the fuss is about. And I may actually start it today, because my curiosity can’t hold out much longer.