I discovered this meme thanks to Jill’s Book Blog. This meme is all about what book you are reading today!! So let’s all talk about what book we currently have in our hands! This meme is hosted by Midnight Book Girl.
Currently I have 2 books going…
I Heart My Little A-H❤les is a hilariously true read and One By One ia turning into a gripping, can’t put it down read!
It has been a LONG while since I have last posted…so here’s a quick update.
I have been working virtually since March. One would think I would have all this extra time and with the start of the new school year, I have been SWAMPED. Trying to navigate teaching from home all while helping my 2 kids has been exhausting. I think I’m finally in a routine now where all is better.
My family was affected (temporarily) due to COVID. My husband lost his job and thankfully we’ve been able to stay afloat and he’s back to work now. During this time I also decided to take a stab into direct sales (I know, I know) and started to sell Scentsy (I love it, shoot me, haha). It actually took off better than I anticipated and I’ve been putting more energy into that. (Don’t worry, I won’t be bringing any of that over here, I’m a very, eh, if you want it you’ll come to me, low pressure, won’t even message you to see if you need anything hahahaha. Apparently my method is working, so that’s good news.)
I have recently picked up reading again. It took me awhile and I didn’t make my goal last year to read 52 books in a year. Bummer. I set my Goodreads goal for the same 52 books and so far I’ve read 4! I’ve also challenged myself not to buy a book this year (with the exception of Elin Hilderbrand). So far I’m holding strong. I’ve been using the library a lot and hope to get back into Netgalley after I catch up a bit.
We’ve also changed our spending habits and so my non-book buying should help with that. I have plenty of books in the house to go through and always have my library. I can even request 5 books a month if my library doesn’t carry them (oh you bet I use all 5 requests haha). We’re cooking at home more which kills me, because I love to eat out (well…take out at the moment with everything happening around us). So I’ll be looking for more easy and delicious recipes and maybe even share a few here too.
I have a backlog of reviews to do and I will slowly write them and post them. I can’t wait to catch up with all your blogs and get back into writing and more reading!!! Here’s to 2021!
After the first season of her true crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall is now a household name―and the last hope for thousands of people seeking justice. But she’s used to being recognized for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all the more unsettling when she finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for help.
The small town of Neapolis is being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. The town’s golden boy, a swimmer destined for Olympic greatness, has been accused of raping a high school student, the beloved granddaughter of the police chief. Under pressure to make Season Three a success, Rachel throws herself into interviewing and investigating―but the mysterious letters keep showing up in unexpected places. Someone is following her, and she won’t stop until Rachel finds out what happened to her sister twenty-five years ago. Officially, Jenny Stills tragically drowned, but the letters insists she was murdered―and when Rachel starts asking questions, nobody seems to want to answer. The past and present start to collide as Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases that will change the course of the trial and the lives of everyone involved.
Electrifying and propulsive, The Night Swim asks: What is the price of a reputation? Can a small town ever right the wrongs of its past? And what really happened to Jenny?
Thank you to Justine Sha and Harlequin Trade Publishing for my advance copy of Lies, Lies, Lies in exchange for my honest review!
Wow. Lies, Lies, Lies delivers a packed punch! Touching on subjects of alcohol addiction, depression, and sexual abuse, you never knew which way this book was turning.
Daisy and Simon are married with a child. A child that took multiple rounds of failed IVF. Simon starts to drink more and more and Daisy looks to leave the marriage. Before any of that can happen, there’s a tragic accident and Simon ends up in jail. What will happen when Simon comes home and sees Daisy has been friendly with an old friend?
There isn’t much more I can say without giving something away. Just when you think you know what is going on…you don’t, because there’s a twist and turn and well, these flawed people are lying their way through life. Haha. You’re on their wild train wreck of a ride, but it will all play out in the end!
This book was a good twisty thriller. I didn’t expect the ending to play out how it did…BUT I LOVED IT.
4 stars. I didn’t know if I was coming or going with this tale. In the end, I ultimately enjoyed the path each character took and the growth they made. If you are a fan of twisty, turny thrillers, pick this one up!
Today I’m going to feature the physical book I’m reading right now…
The backstory behind this one, is JoJo Siwa just announced she will be starring in her very first film. I happen to have a 7 year old daughter who LOVES JoJo Siwa. I know I will be seeing this (probably on its release day…you should see how many bows my daughter owns) so I thought, why not read the book it’s based off of?
I have read AND reviewed SIX books this month for Netgalley (I doubled what I did last month)!!
My feedback ratio is currently 70%. Last month it was 66%…I know…6 more books, how did it only go up so little…weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell, I may have added some more books to my shelf. I KNOW! I KNOW! Someone slap my hand now…
What I read and reviewed this month…
What I plan to read next month (including one I am SOOOO close to finishing, grrrr)…
I’m giving myself a goal of 6 this month…let’s see if I stick to it (I strayed a little last month, haha). Are you on Netgalley? What are you reading on there??
I kept thinking what should my topic be today? So I decided…
Top Ten Places I Like To Read
I thought I would start by sharing a few pictures…
There’s nothing else I love more than when I’m on a cruise too and I wake up early and sit on a deck outside in the quiet with a gentle breeze. I was so looking forward to that this past May, but… 😦
I also love curling up on my couch and getting sucked in, especially if it’s cloudy or rainy outside (and living in the desert this does not happen that often). I always make sure to have a book in my hand when I travel though because I love reading in new places, especially when we take our trailer out places!!!
Buying books and reading books are two different things…agree? Disagree? I thought with quarantine I would blow through books at home…*looks around* that’s a negative. I’ve been reading a lot, but not from my stash!!!
Take for example this gem…
Released June 11, 2020. I had it delivered to me on June 11th. Have I read it yet? Nope. Why? My library…
Once my local library started back with curbside I started to pick up a few books here and there and when I would see a good one on here, I’d put it on my library list and well…now I have 3 books sitting atop my 28 Summers that I’m reading BEFORE I make it to that one…BUT I WANT TO READ IT RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I won’t because I’ll read the library books first, but, ugh…does this happen to anyone else?!?