Monday, January 30, 2012

Musing Mondays and other stuff.

Well, again I skipped a week.  I just keep slacking! Well before I forget again, I'll do Musing Monday's right now and get to the other stuff later cause it's not as important.
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I had to use this picture again. It's so pretty!

Today's musing asks:

How far along are you in your current read before you start thinking about what you'll read next?

It depends on how good the book is. If it's really good, and it has more books in the series, I'm going to wonder when I can read the next one. But if it's a stand alone novel and I kinda like it, at about the end I start to think about what's next. Usually I don't worry about it too much until later or when I finish the book.

Now! Time for the other stuff.
I recently re-read the whole Julia Grey series by Deanna Raybourn again because I was bored. ( I don't know if I told you about this or not.) 
I just got done with "The Dark Enquiry" last night. The problem with these books is their endings. They always leave you hanging! It gets me mad, because she doesn't explain at all what's going to happen in the next book. She gives you hints and that all you get. Now I have to wait for 2013 for the next one because she's currently doing another stand alone novel. So I'll just have to be patient, :(

Now I'm just going to continue to read The Way of The Shadows until I either go back to the library or I find another book to read. Orrrr I could read the giant Sherlock Holmes book I have on my bookshelf right now. ;)

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Wow, I haven't posted since January 2. That's two weeks...I am a sad excuse of a blogger. But I have been pretty busy lately so I guess I have a reason. :P

Anyway, I got quite a few things to update you on.

First, I finished "The Book of Fires" by Jane Borodale. It was a pretty good book! Kinda dark, and interesting. The writing style was different from what I'm used to but I didn't mind. This book has tons of things about it that I could spoil, so I'm not really gonna go into detail about it. What I can tell you is that it was really good, but don't expect it to be all butterflies and rainbows. There are some happy parts but it is pretty dark. Overall it was pretty good. :)

Second, I got some books from my library that I thought would work out great, but didn't. I tried reading "A Beautiful Blue Death" by Charles Finch but I couldn't get into it. Same with "Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear. I just could not get into it! Maybe they didn't have the action, or adventure I was looking for... or maybe I just didn't care enough about the characters. I didn't have time to figure it out because they were library books, so I had to take them back. Maybe one day, I'll try them again. It wasn't like they were bad books either, but I think I was looking for something and didn't find it in these books.

Third, I'm still reading "The Way Of Shadows" by Brent Weeks. I like it so far, but I haven't really read much of it. It's very much like "Name Of The Wind" except the styles of writing are different. This book is more fast paced, where "Name Of The Wind" is kinda slow. I haven't really read much but that's what I'm getting from this book so far. I have a few problems with the book, but maybe those will go away once I read it more.

Forth, I was talking about books with my Grandma, (she loves reading too) and I told her about Deanna Raybourn's, Lady Julia Grey mysteries. I told her she would like them a lot and what it basically is about. She finished it in a day and came back for the second one. hehe So she likes them, and I have another person in my family on the Lady Julia Grey bandwagon. :D But while we were talking about books, she told me I would like some of Susan Wiggs books. So when she came to get the second book she brought me two of them. The first one is "The Charm School" and the second one is "The Horsemasters Daughter". I read through "The Charm School" in two days and now I'm just about to finish The Horsemasters Daughter". I like them both a lot! Their like Lynn Kurland's books but more romantic.

Anyway, I think that's it for the updates! I'll try and do Musing Monday's tomorrow. Happy reading! <3

Monday, January 2, 2012

Award, Musing Mondays and other stuff.

Okay so I have a few things to blog about today. I would have posted sooner, but I'm just so busy! and there's a lot going on in my brain right now. But enough about me, lets get to blogging! Okay so first I got a new award, thanks to Caressa at Bookish! It's called the Liebster award.

The Liebster award is meant to highlight some of the great blogs with 200 followers or less.

Thank you sooooo much Caressa for awarding this to me! and for keeping up with my irregular posts. ;)
Okay, so here are the rules. Once I get the award I have to:

  • Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
  • Reveal your 5 picks on your blog with links.
  • Let the winners know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Post the reward on your blog.
Here are the bloggers I want to give this award to:

1.  I know that she already has the award but I feel the need to give it back to Bookish. Thank you for keeping up with my posts! I really appreciate it. :)
2. thebookgatherer I love reviews that are short, sweet, and to the point, and her reviews are like that. Awesome blog. 
3. A Series of Stupidity This is my sisters blog, but that's not the only reason I'm giving her the award. Her blog is pretty funny. Check it out!
4. Layneman's Terms Her blog is about internet safety and other things too. It's good to know. :)

And apparently I don't follow anymore people that has less then 200 followers. I have no one else to give the award to! So we'll just stick with four...
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Anyway, I'm going to do my Musing Monday post here too. 
Today's musing asks:

What is/are the first book(s) you're reading for the new year?

Well I still have my library books from the last post, and I have only finished a few of them. So I'm still going to be reading those, but I plan on reading "The Way of the Shadows" by Brent Weeks after they are done. 

Well that's it! Oh while I'm thinking of it, I decided not to read "Mistress of the Art of Death" because it was too gruesome for me. I didn't want to finish it.

Okay now that's it. Everyone have a good week, and see you Wednesday! <3