Memo Pad: November Books

This was a bit of a weird reading month for me. I previously mentioned I didn’t want to read any fantasy books as it confuses me when I’m writing the same genre as I’m reading. And seeing as I am writing a fantasy for nanowrimo that was out. I had quite a few contemporary books saved up on my kindle that I’d bought over the last few months that were mostly on offers that I was going to read. That might have contributed to the fact I DNF’d three books this month. Maybe there was a reason some of them were on offer? I was also in a reading slump at the start of the month which also didn’t help. But the good news is some of them were amazing! The two books I most wanted to read this month were brilliant, but I put them off until I was back in a reading mood (so I didn’t ruin them) and Silent got me back in the mood to read so phew.

READ: 3                   DNF: 3

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Stacking The Shelves

Stacking the shelves is a book tag hosted over at tyngasreviews where we share what books we’ve bought and received lately and link up with others. Here’s what the official post says:


Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!


 All descriptions are taken from goodreads and that’s where the links go

Bought:

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Revenger by Alistair Reynolds

The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Amongst the ruins of alien civilizations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives.

And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them.

Captain Rackamore and his crew do. It’s their business to find the tiny, enigmatic worlds which have been hidden away, booby-trapped, surrounded by layers of protection–and to crack them open for the ancient relics and barely-remembered technologies inside. But while they ply their risky trade with integrity, not everyone is so scrupulous.

Adrana and Fura Ness are the newest members of Rackamore’s crew, signed on to save their family from bankruptcy. Only Rackamore has enemies, and there might be more waiting for them in space than adventure and fortune: the fabled and feared Bosa Sennen in particular.

Revenger is a science fiction adventure story set in the rubble of our solar system in the dark, distant future–a tale of space pirates, buried treasure, and phantom weapons, of unspeakable hazards and single-minded heroism and of vengeance… 

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Memo pad: September Books

It’s the end of another month and that means its time to let you know what I’ve been reading. I’ve had a pretty good month finishing four books one of which was massive! (I’m looking at you Lady Midnight). Unfortunately I did DNF another book and if you read my last bookish post then you’ll know it was one I was really looking forward to but oh well. In much better news, I reached my updated goodreads goal!!!! (updated because I did originally set it at 40 just so I didn’t panic and get stressed by it) I’ve never read 52 books in a year before and I’m unreasonably happy about it. There’s just a really nice ring to it, 52 books. One book a week. All rounded off and satisfying….. Anyway, on to the books.

Read: 4         DNF: 1

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Bookworm Problems of a Mood Reader

Hello, my name is Jessica and I’m a mood reader. I buy books that I don’t read, and I don’t read books that I do want to read.

Now that we’ve got that confession out of the way, I just want to say that being a mood reader can be great!

Maybe you wake up with a certain feeling and you just know exactly what book you need to read right this second (or well, after food probably). There’s no umming and ahhing about what to read next and weighing up piles/lists of books and writing pros and cons and things to figure out just which one to go for. None of that (or well, very little of that). You can simply look at a list of books (if you have an ereader like me) or a pile of books (for you plebs in the back – no I’m joking. I love real books and am sad I’m not well enough to read them any more) and with just one glance you can say THAT ONE!

Sounds like bliss, right? Less procrastinating = more reading. No making up TBR jars, or having to preplan lists for the next month. Just an instant decision.

That sounds perfect?

Well you are wrong. You are oh, so very wrong, my friends. And I am going to bring you through exactly why,

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Memo Pad: Books – August 2017

I feel like I’m coming out of my reading slump. Maybe. Hopefully. I read four pretty awesome books this month and they were all ARCs and I think the fact they were all great as well as the fact I had to read them to review both helped kick me into reading gear and thank god for that! I seem to be on a contemporary kick right now (I will preface this by saying I pretty much call anything that isn’t scifi/fantasy/dystopian or historical fiction contemporary). I didn’t read any last year but I’ve already read seven this year and I’m planning on reading more. Maybe my reading slump is genre specific?

 Read: 4

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As always none of the reviews have spoilers and all of the links are to the Goodreads profiles for each book

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Top Ten Recommendations for Middle Grade Fantasy/Adventure

Top ten Tuesdays are hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish, this weeks topic is top ten recommendations for…(anything you want)

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I’ve decided to do middle grade fantasy/adventure but with a twist, so the first three I’m sharing with you are books that I have read the rest however are books on my to read list that fall under the same vibe

How can I possibly recommend books that I haven’t read yet? Well, I read the blurbs and recommended them to myself because they all sound pretty awesome. I don’t read middle grade fantasy books that often but the thing I love about them is you can just dive straight in and be completely wrapped up in the story without having to think and quite often finish it in a sitting or two. Continue reading