Good Monday morning everyone. Coming off a truly good weekend with the hubby. Saturday was a little tough as we were both frustrated with some light snow but we headed out anyway and did our weekly shopping. Sunday’s weather was much nicer and we spent much of the day outside working on projects. Hubby got a new toy drone to play with and I got some yard work done. In the evening we curled up on the couch to watch Star Trek. It was such a nice day and just what we both needed to relax. I did manage to get some reading done but not as much as I might have liked but that’s okay.
This week I have the next two audiobooks in the Charley Davidson series so I plan to work on a set of knit gloves and listen to them. I am also working on the spin-off Blackdagger Brotherhood’s latest release and I bought the novella in the main series that I will start after finishing that. After I am all caught up in that world I might move onto Kenyon and catch up in her series.
Spring starts tomorrow and I am so looking forward to warmer weather. Spring is my favorite time of year and hopefully, we get more than two weeks of it. I need to make plans for the birds and the garden too. Potatoes and onions could go in the ground soon but first, we need to clean it up from last year. I left it as is so the birds could pick through the leftover seeds over the winter.
Have a great weekend everyone and happy reading!
Read this month: 10 Books, 3,014Pages
Read this year: 21 Books, 6,122 Pages
Another great month of reading! Four of those pictured above are ARC titles that have not yet released so I’ve not posted their review yet. The Readers of Broken Wheel was a reread for a library book talk and since I just reviewed the title last year I decided to not post an updated review. Half of the titles are audiobooks which is really helping my numbers this year and my knitting habit! I’m also enjoying the revisit to series I previously enjoyed. A couple of disappointments this month with the first two pictured above didn’t work for me. Didn’t hate them enough to DNF but couldn’t give them more than two stars either. Somehow I also missed the blog’s birthday! On February 24th Read What I Like turned four. Happy anniversary!
I hope to keep up momentum with my reading this month. I have about three or four audiobooks that I am next in line for at my library. Hopefully they won’t all become available at the same time. I have two review books, well one review book and one set of review postcards from Blogging for Books. I said I was going to give up on the program but still find myself checking in on what they have to offer about once a week. I’m going to finish up two of the Bloodhound Files books and possible try to catch up with JR Ward or Sherrilyn Kenyon’s series. If I do go with either of those authors this month my numbers will be down next month as they both write bricks. I’ve also been toying with a month of Star Trek fiction so we will just have to wait and see what I’m in the mood for.
Happy Reading ~Amy
We have survived the snowpocalypse of last week. Not one big storm but a week of snowstorms every day and no snow blower. We ended up with a foot of snow altogether and it does look pretty as it didn’t drift and we don’t have anyone that walks through or play in it. That being said I hope most of it melts this week.
Been struggling with my audiobooks recently. I hope that I can have my turn at one of the three series I am working on. I am almost finished with a review book I am reading and no review books to pick afterward. I am going to find something on my to-read bookshelf at home. I need to catch up on several series by favorite authors of mine.
Going to leave it here as I have another cancer check-up today and need to leave soon. Have a great week!
Good Monday morning everyone. Like many other spots in the US we are experiencing another arctic blast here in Iowa so today I’m going to be hibernating in my living room under a thick blanket and wearing about two layers as I knit and listen to my audiobook. This blast feels worse than the one we had in the new year that froze the pipes and car up but it is probably just the wind making everything so miserable. I’ve already spent far too much time on YouTube today so this afternoon I hope to stay off the computer and work on projects or read. I have managed to get into my current review book but have been a bit distracted with the Charley Davidson series to make much progress. I’m almost done with book five and have book six already downloaded so maybe after I finish those I can finish up the review title. If you follow me on Instagram you know that I’ve already broken my book buying ban for the year when I couldn’t pass up the latest release by J.R. Ward. Of course, I need to read last year’s book The Chosen, to avoid spoilers, before I can dive into the latest from the spin-off series.
Well, I’ll leave you here and hopefully I’ll finish a book this afternoon and can bring you a review. Have a great week everyone!
Quick post today because of the holiday. I personally don’t celebrate Christmas but want to wish all of you that do a Merry Christmas. I hope you have a great holiday and receive all the books on your Christmas list.
Today I’m working on laundry and getting my birds a warmer coop where their water won’t freeze. I’m also going to finish up a blanket and do our one Christmas tradition of watching A Christmas Story, much to my husband’s annoyment. Have a great week everyone!
Merry Christmas and Happy Reading ~ Amy
Good Monday morning everyone. Not a lot of reading going on last week, again. Some week I’m going to log on here and regale you all with all the books I managed to finish in the previous week. Last week, however, was not a great week for reading. I had to break my Facebook vacation to seek help after a dog attack on my livestock. I came home from work to find two dogs chasing one of my llamas. A Great Pyrenees the size of a small pony, and a young German Sheppard puppy, had killed one of my roosters, run off all my peafowl, and driven one of my llamas through a five-foot solid fence and over a gate into another pasture. The poor girl was simply terrified and it took 20 minutes to walk her back to her flock after I convinced her to stand up. I held on to the dogs overnight and turned them over to a rescue group the next day. The owners have been found and the dogs returned but they have not stopped to offer to pay for the damage their dogs did. I hope they never come back because next time they come to terrorize my pets my husband is going to shoot them. The animals have recovered and are all returning to normal behaviors. It was a traumatizing couple of days.
By the end of the week, I came down with some bug. Either the flu or a cold all I know is that I feel like crap and it feels like I swallowed broken glass. Today my plan is to sit on the couch, drink tea, and listen to an audiobook while I work on paperwork or knit. I have two books to pick from one over 24 hours and the other just under 7. I might pause the long one and knock out the short one so I feel like I accomplished something reading-wise.
Well, I have probably complained enough. If you follow the blog on Facebook sorry if you’ve missed some posts. Apparently, when I blocked the site during my Facebook vacation it severed my cross-posting ability. I have logged back in and am going to try simply willpower to keep me off FB during my year-long break. That way you can still have links to my posts.
Happy Reading, Amy
Read this month: 4 Books, 1390 Pages
Read this year: 72 Books, 18,398 Pages
Wow, I did not read much at all in November. All of those books above are audiobooks I listened to… Bad Amy. I did manage to get some serious work done around the house and have almost finished a blanket I was knitting. I also managed to DNF quite a few print books too. Just a busy month and struggling to find something that interests me I guess.
December might be a light month for reading as well. Husband is going to have tons of time off near the end of the month and we will be going on a trip during the month. If I can get some audiobooks listened to and two or three books I’ll call it good for the year. It would be nice if I could make it to 80 books this year so maybe I will push myself a bit. Husband makes it difficult though as with his time off recently for Thanksgiving and personal vacation I’ve not had a single day where he didn’t want to go do something… I’ve taken to bringing my book in the car and read while he is driving. So maybe eight short titles to round out the year.
Happy Reading ~Amy