Sunday Post! Oh Dear. Where Has the Time Gone?

February 18, 2018 Blog 4

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~

~ It’s a chance to share news~

A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

  1. [4 Feb] Sunday Post! Into Feb We Go!
  2. [5 Feb] Perilous Poetry (A Book Barn Mystery, #3) by Kym Roberts ★★★★★
  3. [6 Feb] Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Been On My TBR The Longest
  4. [7 Feb] The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ★★★★★
  5. [8 Feb] TBT Review: Marching with Caesar by RW Peake
  6. [9 Feb] Pyramids by Terry Pratchett ★★★★

Reading, reading, reading… or not.

So, not to toot my own horn, but in January, I freaking rocked the reading front. I’m currently six books ahead of my yearly schedule, thank goodness, but February just has not worked with me at all.

And I can’t even blame February. What I can blame? World of Warcraft! For those that aren’t gamers, just skip this part, it’s going to get boring really fast. For those that are, WoW just released new Allied Races, that are basically races that either chose the Horde or Alliance to fight with. After only having eight races for however long (A LONG TIME), I’m really excited for this allied races. The down side is that you have to earn faction to be able to talk these allied races into joining the team. So, for the last two weeks I have been dilligently getting onto WoW to do my goshdarn(insert LOTS of bleeps here) dailies.

I freaking HATE dailies. Especially when I’m over geared and there is no point to them. UGH!

There are other reasons for dailies, but grinding faction reputation was the major turning point for me. I did dailies every day for two weeks. I hated life, but I forced myself to do it because these guys look freaking cool.

While on WoW, I am able to listen to audio books. Thank goodness or I really wouldn’t get any reading done, AT ALL. But unless the book is very exciting, it’s easy to loose my way and I get bored or don’t pay attention at all. Fortunately, I listened to another Pratchett (I swear that man was a genius) and my first psychological thriller from Gillian Flynn! Those definitely kept my attention!

Gillian Flynn

I figured out after starting Sharp Objects that this was actually her debut! I’m shocked. There were a few things in there that were graphic, REALLY graphic, but it made me like her even more. Planning on checking out the library and seeing if they have more of her books. Super excited that I finally picked her up. Should have a long time ago, but I really hate it when there’s a popular author out there and there’s a full train going… I don’t like jumping on band wagons. Sometimes it’s worth it!

Reading plans:

Oh my goodness… I have no idea for this week. I’m not expecting much.

Books I purchased or received through Netgalley:

I did have to purchase a book for my Terry Pratchett reads! Guys!!!! I am so excited! There are VERY few books that I have not read of his, especially in the Discworld novels, so this book was a must. Also hubster got me the newest Jamie Oliver cookbook! Get ready to see some recipes because this cookbook is amazing! I just need to figure out how to convert from British to American.

 

 

Coming up in February!

Don’t forget about this cute challenge! I haven’t even participated yet…. life is so hard!

Puppy Love Reading Challenge! Have you guys seen all the cozy mysteries with pups on the covers? This cute challenge is going to be adorable!

Read at least one book which: has a dog (or cat) on the cover or features a dog (or cat) in it.

 

How is your February going?

4 Responses to “Sunday Post! Oh Dear. Where Has the Time Gone?”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    This month is flying. I’ve read Gone Girl and didn’t really like it. Watched the movie of Dark Places instead of reading it. It wasn’t that bad. My husband plays a lot of games but on the PS4. I sometimes get hooked and I totally understand what it can do to reading.

    I just finished Cruel Prince today and thought for sure it was going to be a DNF but after I passed the first 100 pages, I was hooked. Don’t know what to start next so I’m taking some time to visit some blogs – and pay some bills (bummer).

    Surely you can work in a dog book somewhere!

    • Christina

      Oh, I’ll have to pick up Cruel Prince later then. My plan is to read at least one puppy book before this month is out. IT IS going to happen! I am just so sad because although it’s my own fault for playing games instead of reading, I was looking forward to both. Puppy books are going to happen (scolding myself LOL). 😀

    • Christina

      Oh no! I may have to do another month since I’m not reading much at all this month. At least I have been able to listen to audio books, but not even many of them. Three dnfs! You know what though, I always say, if something isn’t working for me, move on! Too many great books out there to waste your time! Hope next month is better for you!