Tag: #TBR

Weekly Round-Up 7/16/2017

Another Sunday has arrived and that means it’s time to check in with the TBR. So this week I finished one book and I DNFRd one book. I also acquired one book, which leaves the TBR at 276. My NetGalley score moved up a notch to 76%. I continue to be behind by 2 books on my Goodreads challenge. I was so hoping to get ahead over the summer, but I’ve been reading a lot of long books so I’m not moving through the list as quickly as I had hoped.

Coming Up – I am currently reading “In A Different Key” by John Donvan & Caren Zucker. This book traces the history of Autism in the U.S. If you’ve been following me for a while you know I like books about the brain and mental illness and this one I’m really enjoying because the way it’s written it almost reads like a novel. In A Different Key

And another psychology book coming up is “On Edge” by Andrea Peterson. This is the author’s story of her struggle with anxiety. On Edge I’ve also got 3 more narrations in the works for this week.

So that’s it for today. We are having a heat wave this week in North Dakota and I will be spending most of my time indoors and hopefully that will mean lots of reading time. Have a good week everybody!

Happy Reading and Listening!


Weekly Round-Up 7/2/2017

Happy Sunday Everybody! This week has had some ups and downs for my in terms of books, so let’s see what’s been happening. The TBR started at 280 and ends the week at 276. I acquired one book this week and took 4 off of the list. Two of those 4 I finished reading and posted reviews. The other two I had to DNFR (did not finish reading). One was “Ill Will” because I didn’t like the characters or the story line. I also dropped “The Woman Who Knew Too Much” because I was getting bored with the story which seemed to be dragging. On a positive note, my Netgalley score rose to 76% this week! However, I am still behind on my Goodreads challenge.

Given that we have 4th of July coming in a couple of days and I’m going out of town, I’m not sure how much reading I will get done this week, but here’s what I’m working on. “Watch Me Disappear” by Janelle Brown Watch Me Disappear Then “Two Nights” by Kathy Reichs (I’m really excited about this one). Two Nights I’m also hoping to add a couple of narrations to the Journeys Through Bookland series. If you’re in the U.S. a hope you have a great 4th on Tuesday. Here in Fargo we are expecting a heat wave. Have a great week everyone!

Happy Reading!



Weekly Round-Up 6/25/2017

It was a pretty quiet week for me, except for the thunderstorm part. So let’s see if I accomplished anything. TBR – started at 280, I added 1 and finished 2, so it now stands at 279. NetGalley score – a boost here, those 2 books I finished bumped me from 71% to 73%. Goodreads challenge – as of right now I am 3 books behind on my challenge. So, a mixed bag of results for the week.

Now let’s look at what’s ahead for the coming week. I will have my review of “The Sound of Glass” going up tomorrow. The Sound of Glass

After that will be “Ill Will” Ill Will

I will also try to post a couple more Journeys Through Bookland stories. If you haven’t noticed, I have created a separate page for the audio narrations so you can find them all in one spot. That’s all I’ve got right now. Hope you have a great week.

Happy Reading!

Weekly Round-Up 6/18/2017

I hope you all are having a great weekend. Rainy here yesterday but the sun is shining this morning. Let’s see how the TBR has changed over the last 7 days. The week started at 282 and I did not acquire any new books this week. I managed to finish 2 books this weeks which means the TBR has dropped to 280! One of the books I finished was a NetGalley pick which bumped my score up to 71%. In spite of this I am still 2 books behind on my Goodreads challenge.

So what’s coming up this week. I’ve got a review of “Every Dead Thing” by John Connolly going up tomorrow. Every Dead Thing I’m currently reading “The Devil’s Triangle” by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison. The Devil's Triangle

Have a great week everybody!

Happy Reading!

Weekly Round-Up 6/11/2017

Welcome to another episode of “I Have No Self-Control When It Comes To Books”. Case in point: this morning I received an email from Audible that they are running a giveaway and the winner will get everything on their wish list up to $300. So what did I do? I spent half an hour filling up my wish list, just in case I’m the winner. I have no idea how many books I added (I don’t really want to know, if I’m being honest) and if I do win my TBR will probably crack under the pressure, but you only live once!

Ok, so it looks like I added 2 books to the TBR this week and I finished 2, so that makes the total 282. I was able to make up some time on my Goodreads challenge where I am currently 2 books behind instead of 4. My NetGalley score went up to 70% since both books that I finished were from them. In addition to all that reading I posted 3 new narrations to the blog. So all in all, a pretty busy week book-wise.

Coming Up

Tomorrow I will post my review of “Mercies in Disguise“. Mercies in Disguise

On Wednesday, I will be posting my review of “The Lost Sentinel” by Suzanne Rogerson as part of her blog tour. The book is available for pre-order now and will be released on the 16th. If you enjoy fantasy, you really need to discover Suzanne’s books. THE LOST SENTINEL COVER

Hopefully, I will also get a couple more Journeys Through Bookland narrations posted this week. I hope you all have a great week and don’t forget to tell your friends about me.

Happy Reading!



Weekly Round-Up 6/4/2017

It has finally gotten hot in North Dakota this week. It was kind of a busy week. My son turned 17 on Wednesday, and on Friday we went on a college tour. I came back impressed by the school and with a blister on my toe as a souvenir. So let’s get into what’s been happening in my little library this week.

I finished reading 2 books and I acquired 3, which brings the total TBR to 283. Ok, but in my defense I came across a bargain book bin while out shopping and those books just looked so sad that I had to give a couple of them a good home. I was performing a public service. My NetGalley score briefly saw 70% and then dipped back to 69% after I was approved for one of their books. It’s Kathy Reichs new book, and she’s one of my favorite authors, and the universe would have been very unhappy with me if I didn’t request it. Ooh, I am full of excuses today!

I do want to say thank you to my followers. I’ve had a little flurry of activity the last couple of weeks and my count is up to 149. If you’re not following me yet, I hope you will so I can pass the 150 mark.

Finally, I posted a couple of new narrations this past week. I hope you guys are enjoying them because I’m having a lot of fun making them.

Coming Up

Monday you will see my review of “Elementary, She Read“. Elementary, She Read

Tuesday and Thursday I will have new Journeys Through Bookland narrations. And Friday will be my review of “Cruel Winter”. Cruel Winter

I hope you all have a good week and discover lots of good books.

Happy Reading!

Weekly Round-Up 5/28/2017

This has been a spectacular week, guys! My last day of work was on Thursday and I am now officially on summer vacation, which basically means I’m going to spend the next 3 months reading books, listening to books, thinking about the stories in books…..

So, down to business. The TBR now has a total of 282, the same as last week. I added 2 books and finished 2 books. One of the books I finished was a NetGalley book, but I also added a NetGalley book so my score there is 69%. And I’m still 4 books behind on my Goodreads challenge.

I’ve decided to put myself on a schedule for the summer so we’ll see how that works out. My plan is to post book reviews on Monday and Friday and release audio narrations on Wednesdays. I will also continue the weekly round-ups on Sunday. This week there will be a bonus review to coincide with the release of “Where Dead Men Meet” by Mark Mills.

Here’s what you can expect to see:

Monday – “Where Dead Men Meet” by Mark Mills – book review

Tuesday – “The Brethren” by John Grisham – book review

Wednesday – Journeys Through Bookland: “Hansel & Grethel” – audio narration

Friday – “Saving Abby” by Steena Holmes – book review

Where Dead Men MeetThe BrethrenSaving Abby

I hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend! Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 5/21/2017

Today’s round-up will be short and to the point because that’s just the kind of mood I’m in today.

TBR: 3 books added, 2 books finished, total 282.

Goodreads Challenge: 4 books behind schedule (hanging my head in shame).

NetGalley Score: Dropped to 69%.

Coming Soon: Review of audiobook “Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman.

Norse Mythology

Currently Reading:The Lost Sentinel” by Suzanne Rogerson. This is her latest book and will be released on June 16th. My review will go up on the 14th. If you want to pre-order, it is currently only $0.99 on Amazon. Click the title above to go there.


Hope to finish reading this week – “The Road to Jonestown” by Jeff Guinn.

The Road to Jonestown

Now I need to go get caught up on paperwork, Ugh. I hope you all have a wonderful week and I will see you here again soon!

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 5/14/2017

Time to take a hard look at just how much I didn’t do this week! First of all, I did not make progress on my Goodreads challenge, and in fact I fell further behind. I am now 3 books behind on my challenge (heavy sigh). On the plus side, I only have 10 working days left in this school year, so I’m hoping to get caught up in June.

NetGalley:  I finished one book and my rating is now at 71%. I am currently reading 2 more books from here and am looking forward to finishing them this week (wishful thinking).

TBR: As previously mentioned, I only finished one book this week. But because I’m so good at it, I added 2 more books. So the new (and ever increasing) total is 280.

So what am I currently working on? First, I’m nearly finished with “Deadly Alibi” by Leigh Russell Deadly Alibi This is a NetGalley selection. Also from NetGalley, I am reading “The Road to Jonestown” by Jeff Guinn. The Road to Jonestown

In other new, I’ve recorded another episode of Journeys Through Bookland and I’m hoping to post that today or tomorrow so keep your eyes and ears open for that. That’s it for this episode. I’m expecting this week to be a lot less busy than last week, so maybe there’s some hope for me.

Have a good week and Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 5/7/2017

Time again for our weekly gathering! I hope you are all enjoying spring. We finally have some warm weather here in North Dakota and things are turning green. I have 15 more days of work before summer break, since I work at a school I get the whole summer off and every year I can’t wait. Honestly, I think I’m worse than the kids!

There are some changes on my website. You may have noticed that the address has changed to alinefromabook.com, no more typing in the wordpress part of the extension. I’m planning o make some changes to the look also over the next few weeks so keep your eyes open for that. Also, I have decided to start recording the stories in Journeys Through Bookland and you can look forward to more of those coming your way. The first one is The Three Little Pigs and you can find it here.

Let’s talk TBR now, because I know that’s why you are reading this. I only added one book this week! I dropped one because it just wasn’t interesting to me, and I finished reading 2 books. That brings the total to 279. I didn’t read any NetGalley books this week and my rating remains at 70%.

So what’s in the works for the next week or so. I am currently reading “The Principal’s Daughter” by Russ Katz. The Principal's Daughter

I’m also reading “The Brethren” by John Grisham. The Brethren

The next installment of Journeys Through Bookland will be “Jack and the Beanstalk”.

I hope that your May is off to a wonderful start and I’ll see you next week for another update.

Happy Reading!