Thursday, November 24, 2011

Just a heads up.

Okay since my Grandparents are over these next couple of days, I think I'm going to take the week off just so I'm not sitting around blogging all day when I should be hanging out with my family. So I've decided that we're just going to skip the blogging for a while. I'll be back after that and ready to do some books reviews!

Sorry I missed WWW Wednesday, I had totally forgotten about it, since I've been cleaning to get ready for my Grandparents. I promise I'll come back, but for now I'll have to take a break. I know that almost every one of the blogs I follow are always posting about not being able to blog for a while because all of us have such busy lives. Apparently that includes me now...

I plan on going to the library soon so I'm going to make a list of the books I want to get, and hopefully I'll have some new books to review! But until then, happy blogging and have a good week. :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Musing Mondays (November 21)

Hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading
How do you decide to read a book by an author you haven’t read before? What sort of recommendations count most highly in making that decision?

 I find most of my new authors on Goodreads. Sometimes I'll look at the suggestions on the side of the page when I'm looking at a book I've already read. Also, and I hate to admit it, but I do look at the covers sometimes. Like if I'm at a bookstore, I automatically go to the books that have pretty covers. I'm sad to say it. Also, if I hear that it's a good book, I'll go and check it out.

Most times, I'll read anything if it's recommended to me. I always try to keep an open mind. But most times I go by two things. 1: I have to care about the characters and the story. If I don't care about the story, I'll never read it. Sometimes I do that with young adult books. It's simply a matter of how much I care. If I don't care I'm not going to keep reading. Give me a reason to like the characters and I'll read it. And 2: There has to be at least some kind of romance in it. I'm a sucker for romance. It can be a lot of romance or just a little bit, but it's got to have something.

Like I said, most times I keep an open mind. I'm also a mood reader too. If it sounds good at the moment, I look at reviews and then decide if I want to read it or not.
I usually go by book reviews. If I think the reviews on it are good, I'll try it out and see if I like it. :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Update! I haven't done one of these in a while...

Hello, peoples. I think I am now back into the swing of things! I've started to read "Lady of the Glen" and I like it a lot! I might do a book review on it.... ;)
I really want to go to the library again, to check out some new books. I haven't been able to get any of the mystery books I talked about in the other blog, because I've just been sitting at home, AND I'm sick. So as soon as I'm able to, I want to go and get them. I should make a library list.... That'll give me something to do.

I know I shouldn't want to go to the library when I have perfectly good books right on the my bookshelf, but I can't help myself. I'm a mood reader. I can't help that when I look at the books on my bookshelf, I go: "ehh I don't really want to read that", or "I'm not in the mood to read this one....". I just can't read a book unless I want to read it. Is anyone else like that? Or is it just me? I don't know. But I think I'm just going to have to suck it up.

Also, I have so many books that I'm almost done reading, but I never get around to reading the rest of it! I should just have a week dedicated to reading the books I'm partially done with. I think I have about 4 books that I started, read to almost the end, and stopped. I need to get those done too.
I need to start to get my TBR pile smaller. It's almost as big as the books I've read! Which is not many.

Okay I think that's it for the updates! Have a good night. :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WWW Wednesday (November 16)

I just looked down at all my posts this past month, and all of the posts are memes! I need to start doing some reviews... I just haven't been reading any books I want to review! It's all been Lynn Kurland books, and I really don't feel like doing a review on one of those. I'm going to finish this last one, and then I'm either going to read "Phantom of the Opera" or something else. I need to get back into the swing of things. Now, moving on to the actual WWW Wednesday post:
Hosted MizB at Should Be Reading

To play along, just answer the following 
three (3) questions....  

-What are you currently reading?
-What did you recently finish reading?
-What do you think you'll read next?

What are you currently reading? 
I am reading "Till There Was You" by Lynn Kurland
I've read this one recently, but I decided to read it again because I had read all of them in order and this one was next. I think this is my favorite Lynn Kurland book, but I haven't read it all the way through yet to decide. 

What did you recently finish reading?
I recently finished "With Every Breath" by Lynn Kurland.
I'm sure your going to get sick of hearing her name all the time. But for right now, these are what I'm reading. Despite the cheesy names, they aren't really bad. I like them, and I'm not into the cheesy romance genre. They are nice and light. I need that kind of book right now.

What do you think you'll read next?
Like I said at the beginning, I think I'll read "Phantom of the Opera next, or something else. I haven't quite decided yet.  Hopefully, I'll have a book review soon! :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Musing Mondays (November 14)

Hosted MizB at Should Be Reading

Are you currently collecting any authors? Why?
Do you have all of their books? If not, why not? 
Did you buy all the books in the collection at the same time, or did you buy a book here, a book there? Have you actually read all of the collection? If not, why not?

I have a couple of books I've collected when I was young, and I still have on my bookshelf now. I used to collect Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park and I have most of them. My elementary school had a program each year, where each one of our parents got a flyer that had books you could buy, and it would help the school. I can't quite remember the name of the program but I got a box set of The Chronicles Of Narnia by C.S Lewis but I don't collect his books.
The only author I really collect is Deanna Raybourn. I have her whole Julia Grey Series, but I don't have her stand alone novel. I don't know if I want to get it, or just recheck it out at my library, if I want to read it again. She's going to come out with another stand alone novel and I plan on buying it! I love all her books. She is one of my favorite authors.

The Julia Grey series I bought four of them at one time, and then bought the 5th one at another time.
I bought the Junie B. Jones books at different times. Sometimes a couple of years went by before I got another one.
Yes, I have read all the books I have collected. I've read them all several times. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WWW Wednesday (November 9)

Hosted MizB at Should Be Reading
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions...
• What are you currently reading?

• What did you recently finish reading?

• What do you think you'll read next?

What are you currently reading?
I'm reading "With Every Breath" by Lynn Kurland.
This is the last book to read. After I read this one, I will have read all of Lynn Kurland's books in order! :D

What did you recently finish reading?
I recently finished "Much Ado in the Moonlight" by Lynn Kurland.
I loved this book! It's one of my favorite Lynn Kurland books.

What do you think you'll read next?
I think I'm going to finish up a few books that have a little bit of pages left, and I'll probably start on "Phantom of the Opera" or "Lady of the Glen". It depends on my mood at the moment. :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Musing Mondays (November 7)

This week's musing asks... 
Hosted MizB at Should Be Reading

Other than for school, do you read books to learn how to do something? What was/were the topic(s)?

Not really. I used to when I was little, I would always walk to the non-fiction section. I think I got a book on drawing. I don't really read books to learn something anymore. 
I think I should start reading them more though....

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

WWW Wednesday (November 2)

Hosted MizB at Should Be Reading
ok this is going to be a really shortened verison of WWW Wednesday, cause I have a lot of socializing to do. So here we go!

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions...
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?

Again, all I'm reading right now is Lynn Kurland, because it's easy to read and put down if need be. 
What are you are you currently reading?
I'm reading "Garden In the Rain" by Lynn Kurland
Here's the Goodreads page.

What do you recently finish reading?
I recently finished "My Heart Stood Still" by Lynn Kurland
Here's the Goodreads page.

What do you think you'll read next?
I'm going to read "Much Ado In the Moonlight" also by Lynn Kurland.
Here's the Goodreads page.

haha Sorry there is so much Lynn Kurland. I've been really busy lately but this next week I'm going to be reading a LOT. I plan on not doing anything but school, cleaning, and reading. We'll see how that works out...
Have a great Wednesday! XD