Category: TBR Update

Weekly Round-Up 12/10/2017

Here I am, ready to delve into the TBR and see what wonderful numbers it has today. It’s been cold here this week with a little bit of snow a few days ago. The heat went out in the building I work in, so that was a fun day. Ok, let’s dig into the numbers.

TBR – I finished reading 2 books this week (reviews coming soon). And I received SIX books from Pen & Sword Publishing. This, not surprisingly, has bumped the TBR up to a new high of 284! I love it, it was getting a little boring down there in the 270’s.  😇

Goodreads Challenge – As of today, I am 5 books behind schedule, but I will meet the challenge even if I have to skip the New Year’s Eve celebration to get the last one in. 😱

NetGalley Score – I’m slipping a little bit here too, with the score now down to 83%.

Coming Up – I will be finishing “Goat Castle” by Karen L. Cox Goat Castle I’m also hoping to finish “The Broken Girls” by Simone St. James The Broken Girls That’s it for today guys. I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and that, unlike me, you have all your shopping done. See you next Sunday!

Happy Reading!



Weekly Round-Up 12/3/2017

Welcome to December! It’s getting colder here and the weatherman says we might get some snow tomorrow. I can hardly wait. 😢 I haven’t done as much reading this week as I had hoped too, because life happened, as it often does when I make advance plans. Got my Christmas decorations up though and that must count for something. Let’s take a look at the numbers.

TBR – Total is at 278. I added 4 books from NetGalley and finished 3. I guess I did more reading than I thought.

Goodreads Challenge – As of this morning I am 4 books behind schedule. It was 5 last week, so a slight improvement.

NetGalley Score – This number has dropped to 83% because of all the books I’ve received in the last couple of weeks.

Coming Up – I’m still working on “The Tea Planter’s Wife” by Dinah Jeffries. The Tea Planter's Wife I will also be reading “The Broken Girls” by Simone St. James. The Broken Girls I will continue to listen to “Dark Hollow” by John Connolly and maybe finish it. Dark Hollow I guess that’s about it. I hope everybody is enjoying the holiday season and I will catch up with you again next week.

Happy Reading and Listening!


Weekly Round-Up 11/19/2017

I may not have done much reading this week, but my son and I did manage to finish all his college application and I think that counts for something. Now on to holiday planning. I’m assuming you all saw my Mid-Week Book Haul on Wednesday and so we can anticipate that the numbers have taken a hit this week. So let’s take a look at how much damage was actually done.

TBR – I added 7 books to the TBR this week 😱. I finished reading 1 book. That brings us to the new total of 276. I guess that’s not sooo bad.

NetGalley Score – Since half of those books I acquired are from NetGalley, I did take a hit here. My score dropped from 86% to 84%.

Goodreads Challenge – This number distresses me the most. I am 5 books behind schedule as of this morning. I do have that 1 book that I finished that I haven’t written the review of yet, so technically I’m only 4 books behind, not much comfort really.

Coming Up – I hoping to make some movement on that challenge this week. We have Thanksgiving coming up on Thursday this week and I get 3 days off of work. Sounds like a good time to do some eating, I mean reading. 😎

My review of “Accessories to Die For” by Paula Paul will probably go up tomorrow. I anticipate finishing “X” by Sue Grafton later today so that review will be coming this week also. In the queue are “The Tea Planter’s Wife” by Dinah Jefferies, The Tea Planter's Wife and “A Lady in Shadows” by Lene Kaaberbol A Lady in Shadows I absolutely loved the first book in this series and I’m so excited to read this one that I think my family may have to starve until I finish reading it. That’s all I have for you today.

Happy Reading!

Mid-Week Book Haul

So, I’ve gone a little off my head in the past 3 days and acquired 7 books. I am so astonished at myself that I feel compelled to share. Let’s dig in:

The first 4 I requested from NetGalley and the are –

The Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross by Lisa Tuttle The Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross The paranormal answer to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Jesperson and Lane are turning the Victorian era upside down in this bewitching series from John W. Campbell Award winner Lisa Tuttle.

Next up is The Memory Detective by T.S. Nichols The Memory Detective So many memories. So little time. In an astounding thriller ripped from tomorrow’s headlines, cutting-edge technology and a pulse-pounding manhunt lead to a conspiracy of money, power, and sex.

Third is Darkness at the Edge of Town by Jennifer Harlow Darkness at the Edge of Town A complicated, charismatic forensic psychologist tries to rescue her brother from the clutches of a maniacal cult leader in this edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller from the author of Beautiful Maids All in a Row.

Number 4 is Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown Gods of Howl Mountain In Gods of Howl Mountain, award-winning author Taylor Brown explores a world of folk healers, whiskey-runners, and dark family secrets in the high country of 1950s North Carolina.

I recieved from First to Read a copy of The Broken Girls by Simone St. James The Broken Girls A breakout suspense novel from the award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare.

Finally, I received 2 books from Pen & Sword Publishing. Death, Disease & Dissection by Suzie Grogan Death, Disease & Dissection The life of a surgeon-apothecary 1750-1850.

And, Bad Girls from History by Dee Gordon Bad Girls from History

So that’s it. These acquisitions brings the TBR up to 278 and I am not ashamed!

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 11/12/2017

Hello, Hello, Hello! and welcome to the Weekly Round-Up! It’s been cold here this week and we did get a little snow that didn’t really accumulate much. Weatherman says that this coming week the high temperatures will get above freezing again for a few days, so something to look forward to. In addition to reading, I’ve been helping my son to get his college applications in. So speaking of reading, let’s take a look at the numbers:

TBR – So I added 3 books to the TBR this week. I finished reading 4 books, Yay! TBR now stands at 270.

NetGalley score – 3 of the 4 books I finished were NetGalley books, but the 3 I added are also from NetGalley, so score is 87% again.

Goodreads challenge – I had a couple of days of panic when I started the week 5 books behind schedule. With the reading I did I was able to get that down to 3 books behind schedule today. 😖

Coming Up – I am currently listening to “Dark Hollow” by John Connolly. Dark Hollow Not sure I can finish it this week, but I’ll give it a try. I am reading “Accessories to Die For” by Paula Paul, one of my favorite cozy mystery writers. Accessories to Die For This one will be available Dec. 5 and I will publish my review on that date. I think I’m also going to try to finish “X” by Sue Grafton. X So that’s the plan. Check back next week to see if I stuck to it!

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 11/5/2017

Welcome back everybody! Time for another Round-Up. We got our first snow of the season this week here in ND and my son actually took it upon himself to clean the driveway, another first. I had a very good reading week, finishing 4 books, but I didn’t get all the reviews written, so I still have that to get caught up on. So let’s get into the details.

TBR – As mentioned I finished 4 books this week but I added 4 audiobooks to the list, so the grand total is 268.

Goodreads challenge – I am currently 2 books behind schedule.

NetGalley score – Currently at 86% but 2 of those finished books are from NetGalley so I expect a little bump when I get those posted.

Coming up – In the next couple days I will get my reviews of “Smoke and Mirrors” by Casey Daniels, “Treachery and Retribution” by Andrew Rawson, and “Poison” by Galt Niederhoffer. I’ve just started reading “The Stolen Marriage” by Diane Chamberlain The Stolen Marriage and I’m not sure what else I may get to this week. So that’s what I have for you right now. Hope you all have a good week.

Happy Reading!

Weekly Round-Up 10/22/2017

Roll up everybody! It’s time for another weekly round-up! I only had to work for 3 days this last week so I was able to get caught up on some things around the house. I also got 2 book reviews posted and a Journeys Through Bookland story. So, not too bad in terms of productivity. The cold weather has started to make an appearance around her so we had to get the sweaters out for the mornings. So let’s check the statistics for this week.

TBR – I added 1 book this week and finished reading 1. The TBR total now stands at 269.

NetGalley score – I finished a NetGalley book this week and my score is now at 87%.

Goodreads challenge – I am now 3 books behind schedule. I don’t know how that happened.

Coming up – I am currently reading “Victoria and Abdul” by Shranani Basu. I’m more than halfway through so might finish today or tomorrow. Victoria and Abdul I’m also reading “Treachery and Retribution” by Andrew Rawson and will probably finish it this week. Treachery and Retribution My audiobook selection for this week is “Another Man’s Moccasins” by Craig Johnson.Another Man's Moccasins So that’s what I have for now. Wishing you all a relaxing Sunday and a good week ahead.

Happy Reading!

Weekly Round-Up 10/15/2017

Hello everybody! Time for another check-in. It’s been a slow week for reading, but I have a 4 day weekend coming up next week, so I’m hoping to do a little catching up then. Last night my teenage son made dinner for the first time, hamburgers and french fries, and my kitchen was such a wreck afterwards. I’m still finding grease spots everywhere this morning. But his really enjoying the Cultures and Cuisine class that he’s taking. Next up I think is blueberry muffins. He’s also learned how to make a pretty mean omelet and discovered that he likes lots of pepper with his eggs. OK, here we go:

TBR – I did finish one book this week. Sorry I didn’t get the review up yet but hopefully for tomorrow. I did not add any books, so the total today is 270. I know I promised last week to finish listening to “The Muse” but I’m not quite done. I have 2 hours left, maybe I can finish today or tomorrow.

NetGalley – No change here, still at 86%.

Goodreads challenge – Okay, I’m falling behind. I’m now at 3 books behind schedule.

Coming Up – Review of “The Modoc War” by Robert Aquinas McNalley will go up tomorrow.The Modoc War

Review of “The Muse” by Jessie Burton should go up later this week.The Muse

I’ve just started reading “Victoria and Abdul” by Shranani Basu. I’m moving pretty quickly so you might also see that review this coming week. Victoria and Abdul

So that’s it for today. I hope you all have a great week and read lots of books!

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 10/8/2017

Another Sunday, another Round-Up. A pretty ordinary week has passed, though I did get a new dryer this week. It’s always nice when the dryer actually drys the clothes. So let’s take a look at my library and see what’s been happening there.

TBR – So, I added 3 books this week and I finished 2, giving me a new total of 270.

Goodreads Challenge – I’m still 1 book behind schedule.

NetGalley Score – still at 86%

Coming Up – I’m still working my way through the audiobook version of “The Muse“. I’m about halfway through so I’m going to try to finish it this week. The Muse

I’m also reading “The Modoc War” by Robert Aquinas McNalley and hope to finish it this week also. The Modoc War

So that’s it for today guys. I hope you all have a great week!

Happy Reading!