Five weeks. That’s how long I’ve been reading this book. This is definitely the most powerful book I’ve read in 2016 so far, and I doubt anything else is going to come along in the next 7 months to topple that.
Well, yeah, I have a problem. Since discovering the bookternet, I’m all about the reading challenges. I’m pretty sure serious Readathon withdrawal (Andi, Rachel, ya hear me?) is the reason I jumped on this bandwagon as soon as I saw Shaina talk about it on twitter:
Yes, reaction GIFs are my favorite method of communication.
So I’ve jumped on the bandwagon, and just in time. The #BOTNSBookBingo, organized by the lovely folks at Books On The Nightstand. It goes from Memorial Day Weekend (May 28th, 2016) all the way up to Labor Day (September 1st, 2016). Basically, a summer of reading glory, all mapped out for you! If you haven’t yet, go build yourself a card: http://tinyurl.com/BOTNSBingo2016
Note: The website is set up to generate a new card each time you refresh the page, so make sure you save/print yours as soon as it has been generated!
This is a pretty good mix of things I usually enjoy reading, and things I’d never considered, like nature writing or a fiction set during a plague. Couple of categories, like a book about art or an artist, or a ghost story, are not types of books I gravitate towards (I read everything, so this statement is probably more anecdotal than empirical), so it’s a good mix. My goal is to truck along with #readmyowndamnbooks with this one, but I suspect with the unusual categories I might have to reach out to the library for support.
I’ve talked before about how I thought my rate of success is pretty low with longer reading challenges, but I have a feeling that having specific tasks will help me focus better. All I need to do now is organize what I want to read and that should prevent the slump from setting in. 24 specific books in the span of 3 months seems totally doable.
If anyone out there is participating, let me know in the comments and we can compare cards!
It’s Teaser Tuesday!
This fun bookish meme is hosted by MizB at Books And A Beat. The rules are pretty simple: Grab your current read, open a random page, and pick two teaser, non-spoilery sentences to share from that page.
Here’s mine for this week:
“Fear of a bully, fear of a volcano; the power within you does not distinguish. It does not recognize degree.”
What’s everyone else reading?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or you follow the most default cis/het/white/able-bodied dude bloggers/twitter peeps, you definitely saw or heard about the #DiverseBookBloggers movement. Started by Naz and Demelza, the hashtag has gained a lot of ground in the short span of time (as it should, because talking about diverse books is awesome). Some eloquently-written pieces have since started floating around the interwebz, so I thought instead of adding my two cents to it (which would be reiterating everything all these amazing people are already saying), I would create a space to collect all these articles and posts and give it a separate home on my blog:
It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme currently hosted by The Book Date. It’s a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week, and add to that ever-growing TBR stack.
Ooh boy, this past weekend was glorious. All I did was stay home, read, not wear a bra, read, wine and dine, read, and bookternet like the introvert that I am (apologies for the play-by-play on Snapchat, y’all). It was GLORIOUS. Like I’d mentioned earlier, I’ve had so many social things happening in the last couple of weeks that I was desperate for some quiet, stay-at-home time, to read in peace.
Dinner With Edward: A Story Of An Unexpected Friendship by Isabel Vincent
Pub. date: May 24th, 2016
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Format: ARC, paperback
Source: LibraryThing Giveaway
Thanks so much to Algonquin Books and LibraryThing for providing me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Friday Finds is a weekly meme hosted by Books And A Beat, showcasing books that you “found” and added to your TBR stack-whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).
My finds this week were:
What did you guys add to your TBR this week?