10 Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get but Still Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme run by That Artsy Reader Girl. It probably says a lot about me that I find topics akin to this easy to answer. It’s hard not to get excited about certain books sometimes, so much that you just have to go out and get it, but with so many books to read and only so much time, there are a number that invariably get left to sit and wait. Here are ten books that I went out of my way to pick up quite a while ago that I still haven’t read yet.Read More »

New Books & Novel Discoveries (April 2022)

After a couple more modest months, it would seem April was a relative boon of new books. In part, it sort of just happened. At least half of these I didn’t plan on picking up, I just came across them randomly and decided to snap them up. I’m actually getting a little concerned about book space. I’m probably going to need to reorganize my shelves soon, and maybe get rid of some books I definitely don’t care to keep. That will be hard, and I’m sure I’ll put it off a lot.

Enough about getting rid, let’s move on to the new books!Read More »

10 Books with Animals on the Cover

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme run by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is a fill-in-the-blank, and initially I decided to choose “eye-catching art” as my topic. Then I realized that not only have I done a list like that before, but over half of the books I chose were also on that previous list. Boo to me. So, I decided to go with animals instead, because animals are cool and I like them. I definitely didn’t panic and go to bed first because I didn’t have any ideas after the previous list fell through. I do legitimately love these covers, though, so don’t worry about that.Read More »

10 Authors I Haven’t Read But Want To

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme run by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt I found to be interesting because it forced me to take a harder look at my to-read list. Specifically, I use my to-read shelf on Goodreads to keep track of books I don’t want to forget, so it’s a catalogue of books I’ve at some point wanted to read and thus a list I don’t ever see myself completing.

With nearly 400 books shelved at the moment, there are in fact plenty of authors there I haven’t read yet. So, I needed to be more specific. There’s probably somebody I missed that could bump somebody else here, but I’ve tried to pick 10 authors that I have a particular interest in reading that I just haven’t gotten around to yet, with accompanying books/series that I already own/have the most interest in.Read More »

Reading Challenge Update

This first quarter of 2022 has honestly been a little dismal for me on the reading front. Things have progressively slowed down since I got my freelance job during the second half of last year, but for some reason I’ve had an even harder time getting motivated to read over the past few months. It’s not as if I’ve been reading nothing, but when comparing the numbers to this time last year it is a little disheartening.

I think some of it has to do with the fact that my freelance job, while ultimately involving editing, has me reading a lot too. So, when I do have downtime, I feel less inclined to spend my time reading for fun. Hopefully I can reorganize things a little to better suit what I want, but for the moment I’m finding it all a little vexing.Read More »

New Books & Novel Discoveries (March 2022)

March was another low-key month for book buying, though I’m once again wracking my brain thinking I’ve forgotten something. Oh well, with my slowed-down reading pace I’m not sure it’s a bad thing that I’ve got less books coming in. I’d say I’m surprised the month is already done, but it has felt weirdly eventful and strange for me, so I guess I’m happy to just be moving forward.

Enough vague rambling, on to the books!Read More »

Ten Books With an Adjective In the Title

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme run by That Artsy Reader Girl. I really wanted to contribute to this week’s theme because I quickly realized that a good many books that I’ve read over the past several years do not qualify. So, I endeavoured to ensure I could find ten. It was surprisingly harder than I thought it would be. I could have pulled from my TBR, sure, but I had more fun looking through what I’ve already read.

It’s late as all get-out as I write this, so let’s see if I can actually get it up while it’s still Tuesday!Read More »

New Books & Novel Discoveries (February 2022)

February actually turned out to be a sincerely low-key month as far as getting new books was concerned. I still spent some time wracking my brain about what I did or didn’t get this month, as usual, but it seems the blanks I’m drawing are real. I suppose this is good, it’s not as if my shelf space is growing, but I think I should visit one of the local shops soon.

Enough rambling, on to the books!Read More »

New Books & Novel Discoveries (January 2022)

For once, I’m pretty happy to see a month go. The march of time is what it is, but this January has been so bitterly cold where I’m living that moving forward just feels good. Maybe the cold is the reason, but this year I am so fed up with winter already, and I’m normally fairly patient. Here’s hoping we get some more reasonable weather soon.

Enough waffling about climate, on to the books!Read More »

Looking Back at 2021 & New Challenges for 2022

Though we’re well into January now, I’ve felt a little less motivated to get my new challenges put together for 2022, which is why this post is going up so late. Nevertheless, I like taking this time to look back at the year that has passed and look forward to what I want to read in the coming year. I hope to be able to keep most challenges relatively the same, but with the second job I’ve been doing since August, I feel like my goals are incidentally more ambitious.Read More »