Ok I don't typical do challenges because I completely and utterly fail at them. That said, this is one I really really really need to do. This is a challenge to not buy books and instead read all the book sitting on my shelves and in my ereader.
I hang my head at the thought of all the books I have sitting there but haven't read yet. It's horrible! So I'm going to take this challenge.
What is it: No books for a year?! The goal of this challenge is simple — for one year abstain from buying books (or set a monthly book budget) — and focus on clearing physical and virtual to-be-read book shelves. This challenge begins Jan 1, 2015 and ends Dec 31, 2015.
What’s the point? To read as many books as you can that you already own, either on your physical bookshelf or on your e-reader.
My level: 51+ books: my shelves and I are going steady I chose this level because I need to read my shelves I really do. My Goodreads goal is always 52 books (one a week), so I figure that's a good plan.
Some people are setting exceptions. I have three:
Gift Cards: People tend to give me gift cards a lot to places like Barnes and Noble. So if I am given them I can spend them :) Book Signings: If I go to any author signings I can buy ONE book by them Edelweiss: I'm only allowed ONE book each month from there but ONLY if I've read and reviewed the one from the previous month!
Each month you'll see my update my progress! Wish me luck!
I'm excited today to be a part of the book blast for Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly.
They're out for your soul. And they don't have heaven in mind...
Willow knows she's different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people's dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where this power comes from. But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself does. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces and that he's one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems; least of all good and evil.
Lee Weatherly was born in 1967 and grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She lives with her husband in Hampshire, England, where she writes, goes on walks, tries out new recipes and has a cat named Bernard.
L.A. Weatherly is the pseudonym for Lee Weatherly. You can follow her on Twitter at @LA_Weatherly
Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she’s been told.
She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead. She should.
She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance. She will now.
Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.
Retribution has arrived.
I'm going to be perfectly honest - I wasn't overly excited with how this series ended. I really enjoyed the first two books, so I jumped right in to this one. At first it was great. I loved how it started - very tense, very suspenseful - it grabbed me right away! But then it started to fizzle. I'm not exactly sure why. I think it went too much into the conspiracy angle, and to me that became very convoluted and too much. And as it went along I lost interest in it. There were a few points were the action built up, and I was drawn back in more, but there wasn't enough of them. But I kept reading because there were unanswered questions I had. Sadly for me, I never felt like I got all the answers I needed or if they were answered I had a hard time buying in to the answers. I felt almost frustrated at the end because I felt like I still didn't know what I wanted or needed to know to feel satisfied. Sigh. I had such high hopes because of how much I loved the first two books, so it's hard to not love this one. For those of you that have read the first two - I say read it. I've read other reviews where they really enjoyed this book, so maybe it was just me!
I loved the Bare Bones Reading idea. I really really really did. BUT I realized how much my blog is known for it's owls and to remove that I really remove part of what this blog is.
So I did some searching and found this really cute template at Blogaholic Designs.
(boy do they have some cute pre-made designs) I loved the colors. I loved that it wasn't owls, but yet I could use all the owl graphics I had created. I just plain loved it. So I bought it, installed it and felt happy.
I promise you I am done.
This is The O.W.L.
It will always be The O.W.L. Thanks for sticking with me!
This is a fun meme were people share the books they got this week. I won't participate too often mainly because without teaching I don't buy many books on a weekly basis anymore! So once in awhile I'll share some of the books I've gotten.
So I haven't done a book haul in a looooooooooong time, so I thought I'd share some of the new books I've gotten.
And I'm really feeling like the first 6 months of 2015 I need to not buy any more books! Who is with me??!!??
So I'm trying out this new look and new title just temporarily. I like this look, but I do think it's a bit dark. I had bought it for another blog I was going to do at one point, so I just thought I'd mess with it.
I'm looking for someone to make me a new template using some really softer colored skulls. (see below), but I don't want to spend a lot of money!