Category: TBR Update

Weekly Round-Up 6/17/2018

Good morning one and all! It’s been a rainy weekend here so far. We even had some hail on Friday night. My new flowers are looking pretty sad after that but they appear to still be alive at least. It’s been a slow reading week for me so let’s take a look and see just how slow.

TBR – I finished reading … wait for it … 1 book! Woo-hoo! Yea me! I also added 2 to the list. So my total is now 277.

Goodreads Challenge – I am 1 book behind schedule.

NetGalley score – Still stuck at 83%.

John Connolly Challenge – I am listening to book 6 “The Unquiet” but I haven’t been very consistent with my listening so I haven’t gotten very far yet.

Coming Up – I am currently reading “Broomsticks Over Flaxborough” by Colin Watson,Broomsticks Over Flaxborough and “The Sentinel’s Reign” by Suzanne Rogerson. The Sentinel's ReignBroomsticks is already out and Suzanne’s book releases on the 29th if I’m not mistaken.

So that’s how the week ends. I hope you all are doing better with your reading goals than I am. See you next week!

Happy Reading!



Weekly Round-Up 6/10/2018

So yesterday evening I went out to water my plants and trees and when I came back into the garage I heard a bird chirping and movement in the eaves of the garage. Turns out there was a little bird trapped inside and she couldn’t figure out how to get low enough to go through the doors. We tried scaring her in the right direction but that was a complete fail. So before I went to bed I decided to leave the walk-thru door open and I put a bucket of water right next to the door thinking she was probably thirsty and once she found the water she could just go out the door. Well, apparently this technique works because this morning there was no sign of her. That was a happy ending. On the other hand, the wild rabbits have been chewing on the flowers that my Mom and I recently planted. Not such a happy ending. End of wildlife adventure, let’s move on to books.

TBR – I finished reading 2 books and then NetGalley decided to grant some of my wishes (the problem with wishing for things is that you might get them) and I added 3 books to the list. The grand total is now 276.

Goodreads Challenge – The main page counter is still being glitchy but I am back to being on track here.

NetGalley Score – Still at 84%.

John Connolly Challenge – I picked up the audiobook version of Book 6 “The Unquiet” and the narrator is one of my all-time favorites.

Coming Up – So I’m listening to “The Unquiet“.The Unquiet I have also started reading “Jar of Hearts” by Jennifer Hillier (releases on June 12th).Jar of Hearts After that, I can’t wait to pick up Suzanne Rogerson’s new book “The Sentinel’s Reign” (available June 29). The Sentinel's Reign

I hope you all are having a good weekend. Please comment below if you have a wildlife adventure you’d like to share.

Happy Reading !


May Book Haul

I thought it would be fun to gather up all the books I hauled in May and list them for you. You might find one you would like to read yourself.

May 5 – “Miss Seeton Flies High” by Hamilton Crane

Miss Seeton Flies High

May 6 – “The Flaxborough Crab” by Colin Watson

The Flaxborough Crab

Broomsticks Over Flaxborough” by Colin Watson

Broomsticks Over Flaxborough

May 9 – “Leave No Trace” by Mindy Mejia

Leave No Trace

May 15 – “A Gentleman’s Murder” by Christopher Huang

A Gentleman's Murder

May 16 – “The Naked Nuns” by Colin Watson

The Naked Nuns

One Man’s Meat” by Colin Watson

One Man's Meat

May 18 – “Weekend at Thrackley” by Alan Melville

Weekend At Thrackley

May 19 – Audiobook “The Cold Dish” by Craig Johnson

The Cold Dish

May 22 – “Magical Mystery Paws” by Mandy Morton

Magical Mystery Paws

May 29 – “When the Lights Go Out” by Mary Kubica

When the Lights Go Out

That’s everything I got. Looks like I have good summer reading lined up.

Happy Reading!



Weekly Round-Up 6/3/2018

Morning everybody! My news for the day is that we had a week of hot (90 degree) temperatures this past week and my son turned 18. We got to spend a really nice week with my parents, they live about 1000 miles from us so we don’t get to see them on a regular basis. Summer is off to a good start here in North Dakota. So let’s turn now to the book numbers and see what they look like.

TBR – I took a couple of books off the list because I started them and they just bored me. I finished one book and one audiobook this week and I acquired 2 books. The total today is 275.

Goodreads Challenge – I discovered yesterday that the Goodreads challenge report on the front page has a glitch and the number I reported last week was not correct. The correct number this week is that I am on track.

NetGalley score – 84% again this week.

John Connolly Challenge – I got distracted by the Walt Longmire series and have not yet picked up book 6 of the Charlie Parker series. Hopefully, I’ll get started on it later this week.

Coming Up – I am currently reading “Fire In the Thatch” by E.C.R. Lorac.Fire in the Thatch This is a title in the British Library Crime Classics from Poisoned Pen Press. I’m also reading “Lullaby Road” by James Anderson.Lullaby Road Also, coming soon is “The Sentinel’s Reign” the newest book by my favorite fantasy author Suzanne Rogerson.The Sentinel's Reign It comes out near the end of the month and I can’t wait to read it.

I think that’s it for now guys. I appreciate all of you who follow me and regularly read my posts.

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 5/27/18 – (A Day Late)

Congratulations to my son Chris! He received his diploma yesterday and didn’t even trip when walking across the stage. Apparently quite a few of the kids in his class were worried about that but they all made it in one piece. We had a great time with my family afterwards and are now spending the day recuperating from all the eating we did last night. So, let’s check the book numbers, it probably won’t be good.

TBR – 2 books came off the list this week because they just weren’t holding my interest and I didn’t want to force myself to finish them. I did finish reading 1 book, review to come, but I also added 1 book. The total on the TBR as of now is 275.

Goodreads Challenge – Failing miserably here, I am currently 4 books behind schedule.

NetGalley Score – Dropped to 84% this week.

John Connolly Challenge – I haven’t picked up book 6 yet.

Coming Up – I’m going back to Flaxborough with “The Flaxborough Crab” by Colin Watson.The Flaxborough Crab  I’m also visiting Wyoming with the audiobook version the Walt Longmire story “The Cold Dish” by Craig Johnson.The Cold Dish Also coming soon, a trip to Utah with “Lullaby Road” by James Anderson.Lullaby Road

That’s it then. I hope y’all have a great week and read some great stories along the way.

Happy Reading!

P.S. I see that “The Flaxborough Crab” is only 99 cents on Kindle right now. Click the title above to go to the Amazon page.


Weekly Round-Up 5/20/2018

Welcome back everybody! The weather is fine, my lawn is freshly mowed, and 1 week from today I will be watching my son graduate from high school. If next week’s round-up goes up a little late that will be why. I’ve been a little naughty where book are concerned this week, so let’s look at the numbers and see just how bad it is today.

TBR – I added 6 books this week! I really don’t know how that happened. Just to make things even worse I did not finish anything. **Bows her head in shame**. The TBR total now stands at 277. (I see you out there laughing at me FictionFan). Moving on…

Goodreads Challenge – I have fallen to 2 books behind schedule. So much for that cushion I had going.

NetGalley Score – Since 5 of the 6 books are from NetGalley, my score with them has dropped to 85%.

John Connolly challenge – no change here but will probably pick up the next one in June.

Coming Up – I have no idea what reviews I will actually get posted and I have family coming in this week to celebrate so it may be another bad week. I am currently reading (and may finish today) “The Whispering Room” by Dean Koontz.The Whispering Room I have also started reading “Lullaby Road” by James Anderson. Lullaby Road.jpgFinally, I am listening to “The Cold Dish” by Craig Johnson.The Cold Dish

So that’s the news for today. We are all very excited for this week and I’m not gonna feel bad about it if I don’t get much reading done. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Happy Reading!



Weekly Round-Up 5/13/2018

Hello everybody! Another week is finished and I actually managed to accomplish some reading this time. We are now 2 weeks away from my son’s graduation and all the little details of entertaining out-of-towners are starting to hit me but it is very exciting. Let’s see exactly what I accomplished this week.

TBR – I finished reading 2 books and listening to 1. I haven’t had a chance to write reviews on any of these yet but hopefully I’ll get them up this coming week. I also added 3 books (NetGalley got me again), so the total is 271.

Goodreads Challenge – I am 2 books ahead of schedule.

NetGalley score – Dropped to 86% this week with the acquisition of 3 books.

John Connolly Challenge – I finished listening to book 6 in the series.

Coming Up – I just started reading “The Whispering Room” by Dean Koontz. The Whispering RoomThis is book 2 in the Jane Hawk series and I just loved the first book so I’ve been looking forward to this one. Also, book 3 just released this past week and I want to read it soon. I haven’t decided yet what comes after this one so you will just have to wait and see.

Hope you all have a great week and I will touch base with you again next Sunday!

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 5/6/2018

Hello Everybody! It’s another Sunday and time for another Round-Up. We’ve had very pleasant temperatures here this week and there are only 3 weeks left until my son graduates. Woo Hoo! I must confess that I pretty much fell off the reading wagon this week and made almost no progress on the books I am currently reading. That being said let’s take a look at the numbers.

TBR – I did not finish any books this week and I added 3. The current total is 273.

Goodreads Challenge – Slipping a little bit here, I am only 1 book ahead of schedule.

NetGalley Score – Remains at 88%.

John Connolly Challenge – I’m still listening to “The Black Angel“.The Black Angel I’m a little more than half way. This book is 17 hours long so I still have a ways to go.

Coming Up – This week I will be finishing (🤞) “House Witness” by Mike Lawson.House Witness Then I’m planning to read “The Flaxborough Crab” by Colin Watson.The Flaxborough Crab That’s all I’m committing myself to right now because I have another intense week coming up.

I hope you are all having a good weekend and reading great books. See you next week!

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 4/29/2018

Welcome to Spring in North Dakota! My grass is starting to be green again but no flowers yet. All the neighbors mowed their lawns yesterday but I honestly don’t see the need for that yet. My son received his cap and gown this past week for his graduation and the school will take pictures on Wednesday. It’s getting very close. May 27 will be the big day, so less than a month away. I had a tough week where I wasn’t feeling very well for a couple of days and feel like I haven’t done a lot of reading, but let’s look at the numbers and find out.

TBR – I didn’t add any books this week. I did remove 1 from the list because I just don’t think I will finish it. Finally, I did finish reading 1 book (review up in a day or 2). So the total as of today is 269.

Goodreads Challenge – I am 2 books ahead of schedule.

NetGalley score – No change at 88%.

John Connolly Challenge – I’m currently listening to the 6th book, “The Black Angel”.

Coming Up – I just started reading “House Witness” by Mike Lawson.House Witness I believe this is the 1st in what will be a series. After that, I will pick up “The Whispering Room” by Dean Koontz.The Whispering Room

I hope you all are having a great weekend and I will check in with you again next week.

Question of the week: What is your favorite genre?

Happy Reading!

Weekly Round-Up 4/22/2018

Welcome back! I am excited to say that the songbirds have returned to North Dakota along with somewhat warmer temperatures. I’m hoping for leaf buds on my trees soon. So let’s see what the TBR has been up to this week.

TBR – I added 2 books this week and finished 3. I also had to remove 1 because I didn’t download the e-book before it expired. So the TBR has a total of 272.

Goodreads Challenge – I am currently 4 books ahead of schedule!

NetGalley Score – Remains at 88%.

John Connolly Challenge – I started listening to the “The Black Angel” this week. The Black AngelThis is book 6 in the series.

Coming Up – I just started reading an ARC of “Twisted Prey” by John Sandford, Twisted Preywhich release on the 24th. I already can’t put it down. Hmmm… maybe I can get the family to eat out for the rest of the day and just read…I can but dream. After that, I’m not sure yet.

So that’s it for today. I’m going to go back to my book now. I hope you are all enjoying whatever book you are reading today. See you next week.

Happy Reading!