Sequels I Haven’t Yet Read (3/3)

Happy Friday, readers! Today I end my unread sequel series with series that I have read multiple books from, but have more to read – aka, series I’m seriously behind on.

1. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

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Falling Kingdoms became an instant favourite of mine when I first read it years ago. I was able to keep up with the books for a while, but at the moment I am one book behind, with the final book in the series releasing sometime next year. Here’s hoping that I will be able to get to Crystal Storm before 2018!

2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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Like a lot of other people, I was hooked on this series for a long time. More recently, however, I have fallen 2 books behind: still have yet to read Queen of Shadows and Empire of Storms. While I gave each book at least 4 stars, lately I haven’t felt like continuing on with the series. I am still not sure when I will get to the rest of these books, or if I ever will. I guess it will all depend on what I feel like reading.

3. The Selection by Kiera Cass

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The Selection has always been a guilty pleasure of mine, and I managed to get to the end of America’s storyline before I stopped reading the series. It wasn’t intentional – I bought Eadlyn’s books, as well, but I just haven’t gotten around to reading them. They’re not necessarily a priority of mine right now, so when I will actually get around to reading them is questionable. I definitely do want to continue on, though.

4. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

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I know, blasphemy. For some reason while all of my friends were off reading Harry Potter, I was reading Captain Underpants, Dear Dumb Diary, and A Wrinkle In Time. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that my grandmother bought me the entire series, and just last year I read the second book. There are still 5 other books left to read, but if I’m being honest I don’t feel like I need to read them. Maybe I’ve just been spoiled too much by social media over the years – I basically already know all the important plot points.  I don’t know, I don’t have the same connection to them that everyone else seems to have.

5. House of Night by P. C. Cast and Kristen Cast

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I don’t even know where to begin with these books. My cousin introduced me to them in my mid teens, and while they were kind of enjoyable when I first read them, they lost their spark as I got older and read other, better books. I think I got up the fourth or fifth book before I decided to donate all of the copies I owned to a charity book sale. I think it’s safe to say that I do not intend on finishing this series.


That’s it for me today. Thank you so much for reading, and I hope that you all have a lovely weekend!

~Becca

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Book Review: Solitaire by Alice Oseman

DISCLAIMER: this review was originally written and posted to my booklr (bookish tumblr) on APRIL 1ST, 2015, and is being archived on this blog. This review contains my thoughts on the book at the time that I read it, but I have not re-read it since then, so my feelings about the content may have changed.

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Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Date of Publication: July 31st 2014

Dates Read: March 28th – April 1st, 2015

Description:

In case you’re wondering, this is not a love story.

My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people – I had friends. Things were very different, I guess, but that’s all over now.

Now there’s Solitaire. And Michael Holden.

I don’t know what Solitaire are trying to do, and I don’t care about Michael Holden.

I really don’t.

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My Rating: ★★★★★

I’ve been wanting to read this for a while now, but didn’t think I’d get the chance to until it came out in North America. Luckily for me I won a giveaway, and my prize was this beautiful edition. Naturally, I had to read it right away.

And I’m so, so, so, so glad I did.

So to start off, I’m going to be perfectly honest and say that there are some bits that I’m still a little unsure about. It’s partially due to how vague and around-the-main-topic the writing could be, but mostly due to me not paying deep enough attention. I guess I’ll have to read it again to answer all my questions. Which I have no problems with at all. I’d gladly reread this, though maybe I’ll wait a couple months or a year so I can do so with a fresher perspective.

But that’s saying something, because there are only 4 books I have ever willingly reread.

Anyway, onto the more important stuff.

First of all, the character development to me was pretty much flawless. It wasn’t a sudden revelation, but it also wasn’t like there was no change. The change was so subtle that I knew the characters had changed by the end of the book, but could not place exactly when, which is very good.

I also enjoyed the characters, although I think all of them at one point had been called “psycho” in some way. Not sure if this was intentional or not. That’s probably my only critique, really.

The plot was strong and I was never bored. Hell, I never wanted to put it down! It’s funny because it wasn’t this epic adventure or a fluffy love story, what I usually read and what I usually can’t put down, but Solitaire always held my interest anyway. It is very different from my usual read, I think, but that is totally not a bad thing.

And every little bit felt so real to me. I felt everything the characters were feeling, experienced what they were experiencing, and it was fantastic.

Overall: 10/10 would recommend.

Book Review: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

DISCLAIMER: this review was originally written and posted to my booklr (bookish tumblr) on MAY 18TH, 2015, and is being archived on this blog. This review contains my thoughts on the book at the time that I read it, but I have not re-read it since then, so my feelings about the content may have changed.

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 Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Date of Publication: October 14th, 2014

Dates Read: May 9th – 18th, 2015

Description:

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

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My (initial) rating: ★★★★☆

Really a 4.5/5 – get on the half stars, Goodreads!

I really enjoyed this book. I’d heard a lot of good things about it, and I was worried that it wouldn’t live up to the hype. And for the most part, it did.

The world was rich and interesting. Lands stuck in the climate of a single season? Awesome. Other lands that still have all the seasons? Oooh adding a little irl to it, cool. Basically, Primoria is really cool and its history is interesting. A+ world building.

The plot is really interesting, too. I totally saw the big plot twist coming, though not as early as I would’ve liked. I remember when it happened, I looked back at the past events and everything kind of just clicked for me. Yeah, I should’ve seen it earlier. Now I mean the story wasn’t as mind blowing as I had thought it was going to be, but I guess that’s due to my expectations from all the hype. Worry not, readers, it’s still a well-paced, interesting plot. And I’m quite pleased with how it ended. Not too cliff-hanger-y, but you still know the the adventure isn’t over yet.

And the cast of characters is wonderful! Meira is reckless and wild and lovely. Theron is endearing and charming and just *sigh*. Now Mather… I’m having a hard time liking Mather. There’s just something about him that doesn’t work well with me. I really can’t place it. Maybe he’ll grow on me in Ice Like Fire?

I really just like the idea behind these books. Magic, but not quite like I’ve ever read before. It should be a fun, entertaining series to keep up with.

Overall: Incredible story, captivating world, loveable characters. I can’t wait to see what Raasch brings us next!

School’s Out Readathon Housekeeping + TBR!

Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to the first day of the School’s Out Readathon!

Before we begin, I would just like to remind everyone of a couple of important bits of info, which can also be found on the original post I posted last week.

  1. This readathon starts today (Sunday, December 11th, 2016) at 12PM/noon EST, and ends on Sunday, December 18th, 2016 at 12PM/noon EST.
  2. This is a casual readathon, so you read what you want and at your own pace. There is absolutely no pressure at all!
  3. I will host reading sprints when I can, but because my work schedule is pretty unstructured I can’t plan them too far in advance. I suggest you follow me on Twitter, where I will give some kind of advanced warning if I plan to do a readathon.
  4. There is an optional photo challenge, the prompts for which you can find on my Instagram (a couple posts back). Remember that new days start at 12PM/noon EST!
  5. Use the tag #schoolsoutreadathon2 for any posts you make!
  6. I will be posting daily updates on my progress and thoughts, although I will likely also be making comments on both Goodreads and Twitter!

Once again, if you have any questions at all, feel free to mention me on Twitter or leave a comment on this post!

And now, onto my TBR for the week!

I’ve got myself a little theme for my week of reading: galleys/ARCs! I’ve got a whoooole bunch that need to be read, and I’m looking to get through as many as possible. I will be reading them in the following order:

1. The Blazing Star by Imani Josey

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Description:

Sixteen-year-old Portia White is used to being overlooked—after all, her twin sister Alex is a literal genius.

But when Portia holds an Egyptian scarab beetle during history class, she takes center stage in a way she never expected: she faints. Upon waking, she is stronger, faster, and braver than before. And when she accidentally touches the scarab again?

She wakes up in ancient Egypt—her sister and an unwitting freshman in tow.

Great.

Mysterious and beautiful, Egypt is more than they could have ever imagined from their days in the classroom. History comes alive as the three teens realize that getting back to the present will be the most difficult thing they’ve ever done. Stalked by vicious monsters called Scorpions, every step in the right direction means a step closer to danger.

As Portia and the girls discover that they’re linked to the past by more than just chance, they have to decide what it truly means to be yourself, to love your sister, and to find your way home.

 

2. Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill

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Description:

Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.

 

3. Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

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In 1919, Ada Navarra—the intrepid daughter of immigrants—and Corinne Wells—a spunky, devil-may-care heiress—make an unlikely pair. But at the Cast Iron nightclub in Boston, anything and everything is possible. At night, on stage together, the two best friends, whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art, weave magic under the employ of Johnny Dervish, the club’s owner and a notorious gangster. By day, Ada and Corinne use these same skills to con the city’s elite in an attempt to keep the club afloat.

When a “job” goes awry and Ada is imprisoned, she realizes they’re on the precipice of danger. Only Corinne—her partner in crime—can break her out of Haversham Asylum. But once Ada is out, they face betrayal at every turn.

 

4. To Hear the Ocean Sigh by Bryant A. Loney

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Jay Murchison believes he is a nobody at his high school in Oklahoma. Coming from a conservative family of affordable luxury, Jay has an overwhelming desire to become something great. After a mysterious girl named Saphnie in North Carolina mistakenly texts him, an unlikely relationship develops that affects Jay’s self-perception and influences the rest of his sophomore year. This correspondence leads him to a group of thrill-seekers who provide a grand departure from the quiet life Jay is familiar with and eye-opening experiences to witness first-hand the truth behind the loose morals his fellow classmates have come to know.

 

5. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

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When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha — one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

And there you have it! It’s pretty ambitious for a slow reader like me, so hopefully I can get through them all ^.^”

I hope you all have a ton of fun, and happy reading! ❤

~ Becca

School’s Out Readathon 2.0 Announcement/Information and Signup

Note: There’s another week until my triumphant return, but this post has been scheduled to go up on this day.

Hey everyone! I’m breaking my hiatus a little bit early to remind you all that I’ll be hosting the School’s Out Readathon 2.0 from Sunday, December 11th @ 12PM to Sunday December 18th @ 12PM.

The School’s Out Readathon is intended to be a celebration of the end of my school term, which this year is December 11th. It helps me make up for all of the reading time I lost during the term, but I always welcome other people to join me in taking down their TBR piles!

Just like last year, there will be an optional daily photo challenge to go along with the readathon, which will go something like this:

  1. TBR
  2. Relaxation
  3. Warm & Cozy
  4. Celebration
  5. Treat Yourself
  6. Freebie
  7. Happy Place

(I’ll make a pretty photo about it on my Instagram later)

Like with the original SOR, it won’t be super structured because my work schedule isn’t very structured. I’ll host readathons when I can, but otherwise this is an at-your-own-pace readathon, which I know a lot of people prefer.

Once again, this readathon is PRESSURE FREE. You read at your own pace, you read whatever books you want, and there is no “failing” this readathon – just have fun and get as much reading done as you can and want to get done!

And I think that’s about it for now! If you have any questions, leave a comment or ask me on Insta or Twitter.

If you plan on participating I would love it if you commented on this post!

Thank you so much for reading, and I’ll talk to you all again in a week when the readathon begins!

~Becca

P.S. If you post about this readathon, use the hashtag #SchoolsOutReadathon2

A Kind of Late September 2016 Wrap Up

Good morning, and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you Canadians out there celebrating! I’m spending today working on an essay and overall just chilling out.

Anyway, September was a doozy of a reading month. As expected, I didn’t get a whole lot of leisure reading time because I’m back to being a full-time student, and I’m in some pretty demanding classes. Midterms are during October, so I’m very worried that this month I’ll read even less than I did last month. Luckily, one of my classes requires that we read ethnographies, which I’ll be counting towards me Goodreads goal. Cheating? I don’t think so, but maybe you do. Hey, I have to do what I can to meet this dang challenge.

Book Reviews

Lists & Tags

News & Events

My Reading

Like I said, I only read one book this month, which was The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow. I gave this book 4/5 stars, and you can check out my review for it HERE!

That’s pretty much it for me! This week is my week off, so on top of my school work I’m hoping to take the time to get some better blog posts out there and better photos on my bookstagram.

Have an awesome week, everyone, and hopefully we’ll talk soon!

~Becca

Attempting a New Reading Schedule

Before I start today’s post, I would like to sincerely apologize for not posting on Friday. I had 2 work shifts, went to the gym, and hung out with my boyfriend, in the process completely forgetting to post.

Well, there goes my posting streak. It lasted, what, 3 months? Hah.

Anyway, onto the post!


So I had set a goal for myself to finish reading my ARC of The Swan Riders by Erin Bow, the sequel to The Scorpion Rules, by today, since it will be officially released tomorrow. Unfortunately, I’m only about halfway through, so that dream has pretty much been crushed.

Listen, I knew keeping up with my hobby-reading would be hard during the school year, especially since university learning involves a lot of textbook and article reading. With some major tests coming up, I may have to put the novels down in exchange for lab manuals. That being said, I’m attempting to start a new regime for myself, in an attempt to continue reading while simultaneously studying, working, and being a social human being. What is that schedule, you ask?

My new schedule is a pretty basic concept: leave the novel at home. I know, that seems pretty weird for those of you who read on the bus or between classes, but so far that has not worked out well for me. I do commute to school, but it’s not far enough for me to read very much, and, honestly, I don’t particularly enjoy reading while in a moving vehicle or while waiting for the bus/train.

I spend a lot of my time at school, since I also work there, and I often have large gaps between classes and shifts. Usually I use this time to scroll through social media or read novels, but a lot of my classes have started picking up the pace and throwing information and tests at me. Because of this, I know that I need to start prioritizing school, which means actually studying during those breaks between class.

Now, I’m not completely giving up on reading. By leaving my books at home, I’m hoping it will force me to finish all of my work at school, so that I can start reading before bed. Last year I used to do my work until 11PM, and then go to bed stressed – not very good. With this method, if I can finish my work at school I won’t have to stay up doing it, and I can also do a more relaxing activity to help get me prepared to sleep. And, let’s be honest, what’s more relaxing than curling up in bed with a good book? Not much.

Is this schedule going to work for me? I’m not really sure. I hope it does. I’ll let you know how it goes.

So, tell me, how do you balance reading with the rest of your life? Got any tips? Leave ’em in the comments so everyone else can see!

Thanks for reading!

~Becca

 

Currently Reading: 09/09/2016

Hello readers!

So, as most of you already know, I’ve gone back to school. Combined with work and homework, I’ve got a lot to do, so my reading has suffered for it. Fortunately, one of my classes does involve a lot of reading, so I will be counting the books from that class towards my Goodreads goal!

Anyway, it’s Friday and I’m tired. I’ll be taking photos of books today, as well as trying to read both of my current reads tonight. Hopefully I can get through ’em!

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

Description:

The world is at peace, said the Utterances. And really, if the odd princess has a hard day, is that too much to ask?

Greta is a duchess and crown princess—and a hostage to peace. This is how the game is played: if you want to rule, you must give one of your children as a hostage. Go to war and your hostage dies.

Greta will be free if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday. Until then she lives in the Precepture school with the daughters and sons of the world’s leaders. Like them, she is taught to obey the machines that control their lives. Like them, she is prepared to die with dignity, if she must. But everything changes when a new hostage arrives. Elián is a boy who refuses to play by the rules, a boy who defies everything Greta has ever been taught. And he opens Greta’s eyes to the brutality of the system they live under—and to her own power.

As Greta and Elián watch their nations tip closer to war, Greta becomes a target in a new kind of game. A game that will end up killing them both—unless she can find a way to break all the rules.

How far am I?

45% – almost halfway!

Why did I start reading it?

I received an ARC for the sequel The Swan Riders at an Indigo Teen event, so before I read that I need to read the first book!

What are my thoughts so far?

I’m actually really liking it so far! It’s quite unique, and something exciting just happened so it’ll be interesting to see where it goes from here.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman

Description:

Lia Lee was born in 1981 to a family of recent Hmong immigrants, and soon developed symptoms of epilepsy. By 1988 she was living at home but was brain dead after a tragic cycle of misunderstanding, over-medication, and culture clash: “What the doctors viewed as clinical efficiency the Hmong viewed as frosty arrogance.” The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is a tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions, written with the deepest of human feeling. Sherwin Nuland said of the account, “There are no villains in Fadiman’s tale, just as there are no heroes. People are presented as she saw them, in their humility and their frailty–and their nobility.”

How far am I?

12%

Why did I start reading it?

This is one of the required readings for my sociocultural anthropology class.

What are my thoughts so far?

I am also really enjoying this one! I love sociocultural anthropology, and just reading about the Hmong culture and the differences in how people see the world is fascinating.

We Awaken by Calista Lynne

Description:

Victoria Dinham doesn’t have much left to look forward to. Since her father died in a car accident, she lives only to fulfill her dream of being accepted into the Manhattan Dance Conservatory. But soon she finds another reason to look forward to dreams when she encounters an otherworldly girl named Ashlinn, who bears a message from Victoria’s comatose brother. Ashlinn is tasked with conjuring pleasant dreams for humans, and through the course of their nightly meetings in Victoria’s mind, the two become close. Ashlinn also helps Victoria understand asexuality and realize that she, too, is asexual.

But then Victoria needs Ashlinn’s aid outside the realm of dreams, and Ashlinn assumes human form to help Victoria make it to her dance audition. They take the opportunity to explore New York City, their feelings for each other, and the nature of their shared asexuality. But like any dream, it’s too good to last. Ashlinn must shrug off her human guise and resume her duties creating pleasant nighttime visions—or all of humanity will pay the price.

How far am I?

17%

Why did I start reading it?

I’d been hearing about this book around the book community, so when I received an ebook copy from the author to review on this blog, I was super stoked!

What are my thoughts so far?

I’m still kind of getting used to it, but it’s not bad so far! I definitely want to see where this story is headed.


What about you? What are you all reading on this fine Friday?

Have a lovely weekend! ❤

~Becca

Reading Slumps and Writer’s Block

Good morning everyone! I have a full work day ahead of me (11 hours!), so I’m actually writing this post from the past – hello!

Today I wanted to get some frustrations off of my chest. As you may or may not know, my top 2 goals for this summer were to read more and write more. To help with that, I decided to run a super, super casual daily writing challenge throughout August.

Well, things haven’t gone as planned.

First of all, I’ve been working a lot more because two of my coworkers have had to take time off for personal reasons. I have been covering a lot of their shifts, and today is my second full-day shift, which is rare.

Secondly, because it’s nearing the end of summer I’ve been going out more, spending time with my friends and boyfriend before we all head back to school in September. This also takes up a lot of my reading time (though I 100% do not regret it).

As for reading, I’m not sure if I’m just in a huge reading hangover from Six of Crows, or if I feel bad for reading because I know I’m supposed to be writing. My Goodreads says that I’m currently reading 3 books, but right now I don’t know if they’re necessarily the books I want to be reading. All of this adds up to one big reading slump.

And writing: I started out my own challenge strong, but it looks like I lost my inspiration during the second week – ain’t it sad? I just don’t feel like writing anymore, which is frustrating because during the school year all I wanted to do was write stories.

So, what have I decided to do about it?

For reading I think I’m going to duck out of Seize the Book’s choice for this month (Sorry, Adele!). I have wanted to read I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson for so long, but right now it’s not the book I want to be reading the most. I think I’ll also stop reading The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, because I haven’t picked it up for a while and it, too, is not a book I feel like reading right now (not sure if I’ll give it back to my aunt or if I’ll just keep it for a bit). I want to start focussing on what I want to read, especially the books I already own. I also want to go to some YA events that Indigo is hosting, so I should try to read the books by the attending authors.

For writing, I’m not going to try to push myself anymore, because it just leaves me frustrated and it’s wasted time. I’m going to write when I feel like it, because that’s when I’ll be the most productive. With that in mind, my daily writing updates are going to stop. So, I basically failed my own challenge. Sorry. I know, it’s really bad. If you want to see someone who’s doing really well with this challenge, check out my pal Wolfie’s stats! Wolfie’s been doing so much writing, and I wish I had that kind of creativity/inspiration! I’ll keep doing the prompts on Mondays (if I remember), but I definitely think the next writing challenge I do is going to be a week long – one month is too much!

Do you think this is a good idea? If you’ve got any suggestions or words of wisdom for me, I’d really appreciate it!

Talk to you all soon.

~Becca

 

My Reading Habits

Hey everyone! Sorry today’s post is late, I had company over and was baking cookies for work!

Anyway, today I’m going to be talking about my reading habits – I talk so much about what I read, but not as much about how I read. I’m pretty sure there’s a tag for this, but I’m too lazy to look it up, so you’ll have to settle for me talking about whatever aspects of reading I can think of lol.

Where I Read

When I’m home there are two spots that I usually sit in: a corner leather chair, which is big enough for this long-legged girl to curl up in, and my bed. I also like to read at the library, sometimes even leaving for work early so I can read before my shift starts. I should read on the bus, but it’s just not long enough for me to need it.

Special Reading Position?

I mostly read with my feet tucked beneath me, although sometimes I will change it up and stretch my legs out in front of me. Wild, I know. 😛

Reading Necessities

I don’t need too much when I read. I like to have my phone nearby so I can update my Goodreads with my feelings, especially when something exciting happens in the book. I also need a bookmark, although it doesn’t have to be an actual bookmark – I’ll use receipts, tickets, and even tissues if I don’t have a bookmark on hand.

Food/Drink?

I’m not personally a huge fan of eating while reading; I don’t want to get food residue from my fingers onto the paper, nor do I want to get crumbs stuck between the pages. As for drinks, sometimes I’ll make myself a cup of tea (for aesthetics, obviously), but most of the time I just enjoy water with my books.

Can You Multitask?

Honestly? Not really. Whenever I try to read while someone’s watching TV, I get distracted, even if what’s on isn’t something I’d normally be particularly interested in. I also don’t tend to listen to music when I read, as that’s something I save for when I’m doing school work. Most of the time if I’m going to read, I’ll do it in a quiet room or in a quiet public area like the library.

Dust Jacket On or Off?

I usually keep the dust jacket on, believe it or not! Even when I travel with a hardcover I usually keep it on. It doesn’t bother me too much, and a lot of the time I like looking at it, especially if it contains details mentioned in the book – or if it’s really pretty!

Fast or Slow?

Overall, I’m a pretty slow reader. Even when I really like a book, I’ll take my time with it because I don’t want to rush and miss details. I was not gifted with the talent of fast reading.

Stop at Chapters or Stop Whenever?

Usually I’ll stop whenever, which I’ve actually tried to do less of lately because sometimes I’ll pick a book back up and just get confused because I left off in the middle of a chapter.


Let me know in the comments below about your reading habits! If you’d like me to do the actual tag, which I figure goes more in-depth than this, let me know!

Talk to you all tomorrow!

~Becca