The Official 2018 TBR Pile Challenge Sign-Up Post

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The Official 2018 TBR Pile Challenge hosted at RoofBeamReader. I’m excluding some rules for this post, if you want to view them, click the link above.

Last minute post is last minute but… I’m doing another year round reading challenge! ::nervous laugh:: You can’t say I’m not making next year busy :). When you see my list, you’ll see all of the sequels because of my avoidance of finishing series… but I digress. Continue reading “The Official 2018 TBR Pile Challenge Sign-Up Post”

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Reading Slump Ocean

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It’s January, everyone is feeling a fresh start on the whole reading game and I’ve forced myself to read four books. I mean, that’s not bad, out of the four, three of them were really good, but forcing myself to read still sucks.

Being a mood reader, I tend to get into book reading slumps quite often. At first, I didn’t really know what was happening. Why don’t I want to read? I love reading. Is this affecting my book nerd street cred? I mean, this was before I starting really immersing myself in the book community and such.

I think my first huge reading slump was Spring/Summer of 2016. It just was not happening. Nothing was appealing me, but it wasn’t like I wanted to do anything else, either. The slump lasted both seasons in its entirety and I tried all the tips and tricks to get out of it. Forcing myself to read? Put me deeper in the slump. Reading prior favorites? I don’t re-read (it’s an actual issue). I eventually found my own methods that I shall share with you today fellow people.


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I actually did this for Empire of Storms recently because I was not feeling the excitement for this installment. You want to get back into your groove or even read a book you’re apprehensive about? Tumblr or Pinterest will do. You just look up some fanart or headcanons or just people gushing in general and there you go. This one will usually work best with somewhat popular books, though. So I tend to do this less often, seeing as the majority of my faves are really underrated.

Read something ridiculous

I tend to go on a New Adult binge once a month because it’s stress free, the plots’ are basically mirror images of each other and when I find a good one, it’s a rare, happy time. And I don’t review them, so I don’t have to stress about that either.

Look at some glowing reviews

This kind of reflects point one with the whole seeing others rave about it situation. I tend to do this even when I’m not drowning in the reading slump ocean see where I got my title? XD and need that extra push to finally get into a book I’ve been procrastinating about.

Wait it out

This is the one I tend to do the most, because… often times on occasion, I’m just too lazy to do any of the above. Somehow, over the months, I just stopped thinking about it and adopted the mentality that it’ll happen when it needs to happen/ fate shall have its way/ yada yada yada. Because if you force it, you’re not going to want to do it even more than you want to do it now. But again, if you’re impatient, I feel your pain… kind of.


Again, these are methods that work for me, as I’ve tried other things and it was not my jam. But, if you’re like me or need some semi-new ideas take ’em! They’re yours!

What are your reading slump remedies? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Coffee Book Tag

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I saw this tag over at Misty’s Book Space’s blog, but it was originally created by BangadyBangz, which you can see here!

There was a point in my life this year where I got addicted to making homemade iced coffee? I did end up going overboard and getting dehydrated (because it was all I was drinking… no water at all :/ ), but was it worth it? Yeah, honestly. So, this tag is perfect for me 🙂 . Let’s do some questions: Continue reading “Coffee Book Tag”

ARC Review: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop // Don’t let the four star rating fool you, still my favorite series ever

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In this thrilling and suspenseful fantasy, set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, Vicki DeVine and her lodger, the shapeshifter Aggie Crowe, stumble onto a dead body . . . and find themselves enmeshed in danger and dark secrets.

Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others–vampires, shapeshifters, and paranormal beings even more deadly. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget . . .  Continue reading “ARC Review: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop // Don’t let the four star rating fool you, still my favorite series ever”

Books (Mostly) Everyone Has Read That I Haven’t Read That I Want To Read

 

Damn, that was a long title… thingy. Well, as you know, I started reading kind of late ( I missed the Dystopian crazy… or clipped the end of it) and I see so many people talk about these once overhyped books. And I’m sitting over here like I wanna try them out. Granted, they might be problematic, or again, overhyped, but that’s just me wanting to be apart of the crowd. When people talk about these books, I want to be able to add some input… and I didn’t have a post for today DON’T JUDGE ME.
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ARC Review: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody // Auto-buy author status: achieved

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Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…and secrets hide in every shadow.

Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted. Continue reading “ARC Review: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody // Auto-buy author status: achieved”