Weekly Recap – 09/30/13 to 10/06/13

I Read:

I had more time to read this past week and finished four books.  I read two other books also.  With Game of Thrones I am listening to the audio book and reading the eBook.  I hope to finish it this next week.

  • 9/30 – read/listened to 40 pages of Game of Thrones, read  15 pages of Rose Under Fire, read 120 pages of Book of Spells, and read 90 pages of Doctor Sleep
  • 10/1 – read/listened to 32 pages of Game of Thrones, read 107 pages of Rose Under Fire, and 43 pages of Doctor Sleep
  • 10/2 – read 300 pages of Doctor Sleep and finished last 55 pages of Rose Under Fire
  • 10/3 – read last 98 pages of Doctor Sleep and 78 pages of Save Me
  • 10/4 – read 74 pages of Save Me and read/listened to 88 pages of Game of Thrones
  • 10/5 – read 257 pages of Save Me
  • 10/6 – read/listened 80 pages of Fade Away and fnished last 200 pages of Save Me
  • Total pages for the week = 1740

Rose Under FireSave MeThe Book of Spells (Private #0.5)Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2)

Fade Away (Myron Bolitar, #3)A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

From the Library:

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

 

  • I watched this series on Netflix and had to check out the book.  It came this week through the inter-loan system.

NetGalley:

None

WWW Wednesday – 9/25/13

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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?

This is hosted by Should Be Reading.

What are you currently reading?

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)Rose Under Fire

  • Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin – About halfway through.  I like this book so far, but it is still a lot to keep track of.
  • Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein – A little bit farther in this one.  So far, so good.

What did you finish recently?

Deal Breaker / Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar, #1-2)
  • Deal Breaker/Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar #1/2) by Harlan Coben
What do you think you’ll read next?
Until It Hurts to Stop
  • Looking forward to reading this one – Until It Hurts to Stop by Jennifer Hubbard

Top Ten Tuesday – Best Sequels Ever

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at the The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they pick a new topic.

  1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – loved this book  & I can’t wait for the movie to come out.
  2. Locked Doors by Blake Crouch – love his books, but they are too short
  3. The Last Christmas by Kate Brian – technically this is a prequel, but I liked it somewhat better than the series
  4. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  5. Harry Potter- Prisoner of Azkaban
  6. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King – This one I haven’t read yet, but I’m really looking forward to it.

 

I could only think of six this time.
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)Locked Doors (Andrew Z. Thomas/Luther Kite Series - Book 2)Last Christmas (Private #0.6)

Eclipse (Twilight, #3)Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2)

 

 

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon Wrap Up

Hosted by Tressa’s Wishful Endings.  

I didn’t do as well as I thought I would.  Don’t get me wrong, I like Game of Thrones, but it is not one of those books you can just fly through.  Or at least I am not.  It wasn’t the best pick for a read-a-thon I guess, but I did manage to finish three books during this time and am part of the way through two more.

I finished three books and read, on average, about 70-80 pages a day for me.  That’s pretty low for me, but I have been busier at work the past couple of weeks which is where I was getting more reading done.  I have downloaded some audio books though.  I really enjoyed doing the read-a-thon and hope to enter more of them.

Updates

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Books currently reading: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Today’s finished books: Dark Places
Total finished books: 1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Monday, September 9, 2013

Books currently reading:   12 pages of Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Books currently reading: 12/24 pages of Game of Thrones
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Books currently reading: 40/64 pages of Game of Thrones read
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Books currently reading: 30/94 pages of Game of Thrones read
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Friday, September 13, 2013

Books currently reading: 14/108 pages of Game of Thrones read
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Books currently reading: 28 pages of If There Be Thorns
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Books currently reading: 29/57 pages of If There Be Thorns
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Monday, September 16, 2013

Books currently reading: 113/170 pages of If There Be Thorns
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Books currently reading: 70/240 pages of If There Be Thorns, 31/139 pages of Game of Thrones, 7 pages of Rose Under Fire
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Books currently reading: 132/372 pages of If There Be Thorns, 88/227 pages of Game of Thrones, 7 pages of Rose Under Fire, 7 pages of Deal Breaker
Today’s finished books:  If There Be Thorns
Total finished books:  2
Titles of finished books: Dark Places, If There Be Thorns

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Books currently reading:  48/275 pages of Game of Thrones, 2/9 pages of Rose Under Fire, 60/67 pages of Deal Breaker
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  2
Titles of finished books: Dark Places, If There Be Thorns

Friday, September 20, 2013

Books currently reading:  24/299 pages of Game of Thrones, 68/132 pages of Deal Breaker
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  2
Titles of finished books: Dark Places, If There Be Thorns

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Books currently reading:  57/356 pages of Game of Thrones, 132/264 pages of Deal Breaker, 14/23 pages of Rose Under Fire
Today’s finished books:  Deal Breaker
Total finished books:  3
Titles of finished books: Dark Places, If There Be Thorns, Deal Breaker

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon Update 9/18/13

If you are interested in joining click here – Tressa’s Wishful Endings.  

My Goals:

  1. To read 200-300 pages or a book every 2 days.
  2. I’m hoping to have 6-7 books done by the end of the read-a-thon.

My list of books I’m hoping to read:

  • Dark Places
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Host
  • Rose Under Fire
  • If You Could Be Mine
  • The Winner
  • Save Me

Update

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Books currently reading: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Today’s finished books: Dark Places
Total finished books: 1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Monday, September 9, 2013

Books currently reading:   12 pages of Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Books currently reading: 12/24 pages of Game of Thrones
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Books currently reading: 40/64 pages of Game of Thrones read
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Books currently reading: 30/94 pages of Game of Thrones read
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Friday, September 13, 2013

Books currently reading: 14/108 pages of Game of Thrones read
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Saturday, September 15, 2013

Books currently reading: 28 pages of If There Be Thorns
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Sunday, September 14, 2013

Books currently reading: 29/57 pages of If There Be Thorns
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Monday, September 15, 2013

Books currently reading: 113/170 pages of If There Be Thorns
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Tuesday, September 16, 2013

Books currently reading: 70/240 pages of If There Be Thorns, 31/139 pages of Game of Thrones, 7 pages of Rose Under Fire
Today’s finished books:
Total finished books:  1
Titles of finished books: Dark Places

Top Ten Tuesday – Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List 9/17/13

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at the The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they pick a new topic.

  1. Hereafter by Kate Brian
  2. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
  3. What I Came to Tell You by Tommy Hays
  4. Game of Thrones (Song of Fire and Ice #1) by George R. R. Martin (already started this one)
  5. Book of Spells (Private Prequel) by Kate Brian – almost done with this series
  6. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare – loved the movie!
  7. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  8. Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender
  9. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
  10. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King – The Shining was one of my favorite books as a child.

Hereafter (Shadowlands, #2)Rose Under FireWhat I Came to Tell You

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)The Book of Spells (Private #0.5)City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
The Host (The Host, #1)Marie Antoinette, Serial KillerOrange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison
Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2)

Weekly Recap – 09/09/13 to 09/15/13

It’s becoming the running theme for the week I guess.  I started several books, but one had to go back to the library and I haven’t gotten very far in the others.

I Read:

I read 101 pages of Game of Thrones before it had to go back, but I reserved it again.  I’m 57 pages into If There Be Thorns by V. C. Andrews. I didn’t get any books from the library or from NetGalley.

Posts from this past week:

Signed up for Tackle Your TBR Pile Read-a-thon over at Tressa’s Wishful Endings.

Posted the Top Ten Books I Would Love to See as Movies/TV Shows.

WWW Wednesday

My Updates:  RIP VIII Challenge and TBR Read-a-thon

And joined Book Beginnings and Friday 56.