Favorite Quotes

'Once upon a time, there was a man as great as the gods...... But even the great can tremble with fear. Even the great can Fall.

Mary E. Pearson, Kiss of Deception

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The TBR Tag

 I drafted this post months and months ago and then recently I found it again. So....I'm posting it. I'm ashamed how many posts I lose in the draft pile because I just forgot all about them.

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
I usually just use my mind. I don’t have a spread sheet or a list or anything. I just have a few shelves on my bookshelf and wall shelves dedicated to books I haven’t read yet. I’ve tried the spreadsheets, but I like this way better because I can just look at my shelves and know what I have and have not read yet. As to TBR books that haven’t released or I don’t own yet I don’t have a system. A while ago I made a lists but I never kept up and rarely looked at them.  Also I make a monthly TBR that I try to use as a guide for the monthly reading, but I haven’t stray from it.

Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?
Defiantly print. I have a lot of free unread books on my Nook and some books that I bought, but I have much more in print because I prefer to read print books. I like reading e-books just fine, but I like reading print books better.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
I am a mood reader so I cannot plan what to immediately read next or even a few reads next. This is why I often stray from my monthly TBR pile because I never really know what I am in the mood to read next until I’m done with the current book ready to read the next book. This gets annoying especially if I can’t pin-point what I am in the mood to read and sometimes it takes me days to figure out the book I want to read.

A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest?
This is a hard question because there are a few books that have been on my TBR pile for a while, but I will have to go with Luxe by Anna Godberson. This one has been on my TBR shelf for about 3 some years. It was one of the first books I got one I started avidly buying books. 

A book that you recently added to your TBR pile?
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. I just bought this one and I am excited to read it!

A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover:
I like the premise of this book too, but I kind of only got this book for the beautiful butterflies.

A book on your TBR that you NEVER plan on actually reading:
The premise sounded good when I bought it, but now I don't think I'm ever going to get to it.

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for:

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you:
 Ten Tiny Breaths by K. A. Tucker
A lot of people I know have read this one and constantly recommend this one to me

A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except you:
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.  
I feel like everyone has read the Vampire Academy series but me.

A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read:
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas 
I feel so ashamed because I haven't read this yet! 

The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf?
504, there's a lot of books on that shelf.

Happy reading

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Top Can't Wait Books of 2015

Here are my releases I am must excited for in 2015. I drafted this in the end of December, so some of these have already released. 

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
Releases--January 6th 2015

I loved Steelheart and Brandon Sanderson's writing, so obviously I can't wait for this one to release. However, the summary makes it seem like it will mostly be about the love story and since I really didn't like the romance in Steelheart I am kind of wary about this book. But since it is Brandon Sanderson I am still very excited about it.

Frostfire by Amanda Hocking
Releases-- January 6th 2015 
I loved Amanda Hocking's books a few years ago, but for some reason I haven't read any of her books in the past few years. So, I really want to read this one and get back into reading her books.

Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Releases-- January 27th 2015
I'm not the biggest fan of this series, but I still find it entertaining and this novella/book (I don't know if it's a full length novel or not) looks really good. I want to read in the POV of the Queen, hell yes!

I Was Here by Gayle Forman
Releases-- January 27th 2015
Gayle Forman was put on my automatic authors list when I read Just One Day and now I will read anything and everything this women writes, but this one especially looks good. Although it also looks very emotional and I will probably cry, a lot, when reading this book.

The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Releases--February 17th 2015
I don't really know what this book is about, but since I know it's a companion series to the Covenant series and its from Jennifer L. Armentrout I am still very excited about this book.

Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder
Releases--February 24th 2015 
This is easily my most excited release for 2015. It's a sequel series to the Study series. You heard me right. This book continues the story of Yelena and Valek and I can't wait to read it!!

The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski
Releases--  March 3rd 2015
I loved the Winner's Curse and I can't wait to go back into this world and see what happens next!! I need to know what happens to Kestrel and Arin!

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
Releases-- March 10th 2015
I've only read one Jodi Meadow's books, but I fell in love with her writing style. So, when I learned that she was releasing another series, but this time about a spying, thieving princess trying to take back her homeland I was jumping up and down in joy!! I need to read this book!

Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
Releases--April 7th 2015
I thought that Rebel Belle was such a great book and I can't wait for this one to release to see what happens next!

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Releases--May 5th 2015 
Um..have I ever mentioned how obsessed I am about her Throne of Glass series? Oh, I have, okay. I literally screamed and jumped up and down when I learned that she was writing another fantasy series and the first one would be released in 2015. I need this book, asap.

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
Releases--May 5th 2015
I really, really enjoyed reading Cruel Beauty and I can't wait to read more from this author!

Lion Heart by A. C. Guaghen
Release--May 19th 2015
It will be sad to see this series go, but I still can't wait for this one to release. I need to know what happens and how it will end.

The Cage by Megan Shepherd
Releases-- May 26th 2015
I really disliked the Madman's Daughter by her, but I did like the writing (I just didn't like the plot or the characters) and since this book looks really interesting I can't wait to read it.

The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Releases--June 2015 
I loved The Boy Next Door and I was so disappointed in 2014 when I saw this wasn't going to release until 2015. But now its 2015 and I can't freaking wait for this one to release!

The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

Releases--June 9th 2015
This book looks next to awesome, add in there the fact that it's written by Rachel Vincent and you have a recipe for an amazing book!

Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins
Releases-- September 8th 2015 
I have a feeling I might need to re-read the series before I read this, but that's okay. I loved this series and I can't wait to read a full length book from Kaiden's POV!

Throne of Glass #4 Sarah J. Maas
Releases--September 10th 2015
Even though I haven't read Heir of Fire yet, I still had to put this one on the list.

What are you Can't Wait Releases for 2015?
Happy Reading

Monday, February 2, 2015

January Wrap-up

This month, depending on how you look at it, was either really good or really bad. I started my new semester for college and I am taking the most college courses than I ever had at one time and it's going really good. I'm off to a good start. I already found my schedule (usually it takes months for me to get a good rhythm going for a new school semester) and I think I did pretty good balancing school and reading. I managed to read 5 books in January. However, blogging wise I've done horribly. I posted some things, but not a lot. I wanted to post at least three times a week (a review, a Harry Potter Moment, and a random post) but I didn't even manage that. Not to mention I barely commented on other blogger's posts and I hate that! This month I want to devote a little bit more time for blogging. However, I have a week vacation in the middle of February and so that goal might not happen since I have to work harder at school so I can get far enough ahead that I won't have any unfinished school work to do during that week.

Books Read: 5
Never Fade by Alaxendra Bracken- 4.5 Butterflies
Talon by Julie Kagawa- 3.5 Butterflies
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner- 5 Butterflies
Crave by Mellisa Darnell-4 Butterflies
Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep-4 Butterflies

Book Review: 3
The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
The Winner's Curse by Marie Ruthkoski

How did your January go?
Happy Fenruary Reading