It’s Monday. What Are You Reading? (3/24/2014)

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I am back from Spring Break and other than the chance of snow tomorrow things are looking up.

This week I am reading/listening to:

Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2) (Divergent Series) Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate) Robert Kirk: Walker Between the Worlds
This Week: 221 This Week: Page 120 This Week: Page 91 This Week: Page 51
Last Week: Not Started Last Week: Page 55 Last Week: Page 91 Last Week: Page 29
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two The Necromancer's House Magician's Gambit (The Belgariad, Book 3) Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
This Week: 49% This Week: Finished This Week: Page 211 This Week: 20%
Last Week: 21% Last Week: Page 106 Last Week: Page 211 Last Week: 14%

In the Queue:

Under the Never Sky Bossypants The Book Thief Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, Book 1)

It’s Monday. What Are You Reading?

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Someday I will get back to posting more than just my updates. Obviously last week was not that week. And this week was not much better.

This week I am reading/listening to:

Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles) Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate) Robert Kirk: Walker Between the Worlds
This Week: Finished This Week: Page 55 This Week: Page 91 This Week: Page 29
Last Week: Page 32 Last Week: Page 20 Last Week: Page 91 Last Week: Page 20
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two The Necromancer's House Magician's Gambit (The Belgariad, Book 3) Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
This Week: 21% This Week: Page 106 This Week: Page 211 This Week: Page 22
Last Week:
Not Started
Last Week: Page 72 Last Week: Page 211 Last Week: Not Started

In the Queue:

Under the Never Sky Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2) (Divergent Series) The Book Thief Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, Book 1)

The Necromancer’s House: Teaser Tuesday

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

The Necromancer's House

Andrew stands close to the doll and says, “Hello, Sally. I declare myself to be Andrew Ranulf Blankenship, son of George Blankenship, grandson of Charles Thaddeus Blankenship, and I am the true owner of this house and these books.”
The doll kicks her feet now to start herself gently swinging.

It’s Monday (Again). What Are You Reading?

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Someday I will get back to posting more than just my updates. Obviously last week was not that week.

This week I am reading/listening to:

Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles) Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate) Robert Kirk: Walker Between the Worlds
This Week: Not started This Week: Not started This Week: Page 91 This Week: Page 20
Last Week: Page 32 Last Week: Page 20 Last Week: Page 91 Last Week: Page 20
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Novel The Necromancer's House Magician's Gambit (The Belgariad, Book 3) Enchanted
This Week:
Finished
This Week: Page 72 This Week: Page 211 This Week: Finished
Last Week:
68. “Yes.”
Last Week: Page 49 Last Week: Page 211 Last Week: Page 101

In the Queue:

Under the Never Sky Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2) (Divergent Series) The Book Thief Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, Book 1)

It’s Monday. What Are You Reading?

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Reminder how I was hoping 2014 was going to be a better year for reading. Sigh. It is not looking good. But I am still hopeful. Maybe it is that I picked to chunksters to begin the year.

This week I am reading/listening to:

The Goldfinch The Poison Princess Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate) Robert Kirk: Walker Between the Worlds
This Week: Finished This Week: Finished This Week: Page 91 This Week: Page 20
Last Week: Page 525 Last Week: Page 123 Last Week: Page 91 Last Week: Page 20
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Novel The Necromancer's House Magician's Gambit (The Belgariad, Book 3) Enchanted
This Week:
68. “Yes.”
This Week: Page 49 This Week: Page 211 This Week: Page 101
Last Week:
46. “The sky spoke
to me…” (Audio)
Last Week: Page 49 Last Week: Page 211 Last Week: Not started

In the Queue:

Under the Never Sky Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2) (Divergent Series) The Book Thief Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles)

It’s Monday. Am I Reading?

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2014, I had such high hopes for you, but by day 17 I was ready to kick you to the curb and bring on 2015. By day 20 if it didn’t mean I would miss out on a whole lot and The Girl would get her learner’s permit, 2015 would have been looking super attractive. Seriously, 2014 what did I ever do to you?

This week I am reading/listening to:

 

 The Goldfinch  The Poison Princess Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate)  Robert Kirk: Walker Between the Worlds
This Week: Page 525 This Week: This Week: Page 91 This Week: Page 20
Last Week: Page 295 Last Week: Not started Last Week: Page 88 Last Week: Not started
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Novel The Necromancer's House  Magician's Gambit (The Belgariad, Book 3)
This Week: 46. “The sky spoke to me…” This Week: Page 49  This Week: Page 211
Last Week: 28. The Duke of Roxburghe’s library (Audio) Last Week: Not started  Last Week: Page 64

In the Queue:

 Under the Never Sky Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2) (Divergent Series) The Book Thief Enchanted

Steampunk’d is UP and Thoughts are a Go!

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Yesterday I posted that I was going to do the Steampunk’d Challenge (again!) , but that the linkage was not yet up. That is because the lovely Bonnie over at  Bookish Ardour was busy vacationing. Lucky, lucky duck! She is, now, back and all of her challenge links are live.

In addition, I had written to her asking if I could use her prompts for BA’s Posting Challenge for Book Bloggers for a personal challenge and her badge as well and she most graciously has allow me to do this. So I will be using these to kick start my Thoughts on a Thursday feature with credit to her every time.

I love generous Book Bloggers!

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Bookish Resolutions: Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday
Each week The Broke and the Bookish will post a new Top Ten list that one or more of their bloggers will answer.
Everyone is welcome to join.

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  1. Read More - This was my downfall in the last part of 2014. But I am up and running now. Hoping it will continue this way.
  2. Read to my Girls again - I fell away from this as The Girl got older and began to speed read and Bean usually asks from Dad to read but I miss it terribly. And The Girl has complained that we are not yet reading Wee Fee Men together.
  3. Review More - Even if they are only mirco reviews on Goodreads.
  4. Revive Thoughts on a Thursday – I loved this but fell away went I went to work. I have some prompts which I am hoping to kick start this feature again.
  5. Read more – See #1
  6. More non-fiction – I have a huge interest in so many things and a huge NF reading list but fiction always seem to win out. That was why I choose a NF challenge this year.
  7. More Events – I see the Winter 2014 Mini Bloggiesta! is coming up. This might be when I jump in.
  8. Connect more – Comment more. Actually read my BlogLoving’ feed. Stop be a virtual hermit.
  9. Back Edit more – I noticed my older blogs have broken links and are often poorly referenced with uncredited photos and summaries. I have been working on that and updating Tags vs. categories on WP. Must move forward on this.
  10. Read More – See #1 and #5

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Challenges 16+

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I think this is it. Really someone should stop me I have a challenge problem.

17Bookish Ardour‘s 2014 Get Steampunk’d Reading Challenge - No listing yet but I will be doing this when it is up.

18. Always trying to read off the TBR Pile.

2014 TBR PILE READING CHALLENGE

1-10 - A Firm Handshake

19. Really hoping that this year is the year I get to this one.

2014 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

2014 OUTDO YOURSELF READING CHALLENGE 

Getting my heart rate up – Read 1–5 more books

 

2014 Challenges 11-15

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Yes more Challenges. I just can’t help myself.

11. I will always join a library challenge. I can’t stress enough how important libraries are to our family and to the community in general.

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 I LOVE LIBRARY BOOKS READING CHALLENGE 2014Young adult – 24

12. I realized last year I barely read any non-fiction. So this year I am going to try and get some in.

Nonfiction Challenge hosted at The Introverted Reader

NONFICTION READING CHALLENGE 2014

Dilettante–Read 1-5 non-fiction books

13. I am forever putting new books on my list and forgetting about all of the books that I have wanted to read that have been there for, now, years. So 1 to 6 books from before 2012.

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2014 REWIND CHALLENGE SIGNUP

1-6 Books from before 2012


14. Gotta challenge myself to read outside my comfort zone.

ROtB 2014

2014 READING OUTSIDE THE BOX READING CHALLENGE

I’m a little Scared: 3-4 categories

Classics are the new black – read a classic novel
It’s a serial thing – you’ve read the first in a series (or even three of them), it’s time to read another!
Lost in translation – time to read a book that was first written in another language and then translated.
It’s about time! – read a book that has been sitting on your shelf for at least two years! (and haven’t read it yet!)
By the numbers – read a book with a Number in the title
Weird Science! – read a book that features some form of science – and maybe discover an untapped passion.
I just love a good Duet – a book written by more than one author.
New Guy in Town – read a Debut book written by a new author.
Almost Human – read a book from the perspective of an animal – or an alien – or a robot! (at least feature an ‘almost human’)
Chunkster-time! – read a book that is longer 500 pages. (Time to dust off War and Peace)
Random Rescue – go to a used book store and RANDOMLY pick a book! (could even be from a grab-bag)
Under-Aged Writer – read a book by an author who is not yet 21. Here’s a little help.
Time for exercise – read a book that is set in or around a sport or exercise activity (like yoga or baseball). This can be fiction or nonfiction!
Make-Believe - This category is just for YOU! (and anyone who wants to try it!) Here is your chance to let others know what would get you outside of your Comfort Zone!

15. So many incomplete series!!!!!!!!!!!! :`-(

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2014 SERIES CHALLENGE

1-3 series = Bronze Badge