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Weekly Round-Up 4/15/2018

Hello everybody! It’s NOT snowing here today and temperatures have been slightly warmer this week. I’ve had a good week for reading this week so let’s take a look at the numbers.

TBR – I added 1 audiobook to the list this week. That’s it. I finished reading 4 books this week, giving the TBR a new total of 272.

Goodreads Challenge – As of today, I am 3 books ahead of schedule!

NetGalley score – 88% today.

John Connolly Challenge – I finished listening to the audiobook of “Nocturnes” this week. This is the 5th book. Next up will be “The Black Angel”. I’ve really been enjoying the audiobook versions so will probably go with that again. Also, there is a new book in the series coming out in June in the U.S. I’m so excited!

Coming Up – My review of “Nocturnes” will be up in a day or two. Nocturnes I’m currently reading “Too Close to Breathe” by Olivia Kiernan.Too Close to Breathe This one releases on the 18th and I’m really trying to finish it by then. After that will be “Why Kill the Innocent” by C.S. Harris.Why Kill the Innocent This one also releases on the 18th.

What are you planning to read this week?

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Weekly Round-Up 4/8/2018

We have just passed another cold and snowy week here. At this rate spring won’t be here until summer. On the plus side, my house is full of beautiful, soft, new carpet. So let’s see what’s new with the TBR.

TBR – A miracle has occurred here: I did not add any books to the TBR this week! Also, I finished 2, so the total today is 274.

Goodreads challenge – Good new here too. I am currently 2 books ahead of schedule!

NetGalley score – I am at 88% with this one.

John Connolly Challenge – I am a little more than halfway through the audiobook version of “Nocturnes” which is book 5 and a collection of short stories.

Coming Up – Anne Renwick’s new book “The Iron FinThe Iron Fincame out this past week and I’m hoping to finish it today or tomorrow. After that will be “Too Close to BreatheToo Close to Breatheby Olivia Kiernan and “Why Kill the InnocentWhy Kill the Innocentby C.S. Harris.

I hope you all have a great week and if you have any extra warm air at your place, please send it my way.

Happy Reading!

 

Weekly Round-Up 4/1/2018

My TBR is down to ZERO! Ha Ha, April Fools!

I am on spring break from school until Wednesday and the weatherman has predicted 3 snowstorms during the 6 days of my break. We’ve had 2 so far and another is expected tomorrow. Temperatures are once again going to be below freezing for the coming week. So let’s see if we can find something more cheery in this week’s numbers.

TBR – I finished reading 2 books this week. I also took one books off the list because I forgot to download it from NetGalley before it was archived. Two new books were added this week. The total as of today is 276.

Goodreads Challenge – I am currently 1 book ahead of schedule.

NetGalley Score – I’m actually surprised by this, my score has risen to 89%! Also, I have been auto-approved by Farrago.

John Connolly Challenge – I listening my way through “Nocturnes” which is a collection of short stories and his 5th book.

Coming Up – I’m nearly finished with “The Punishment She Deserves” by Elizabeth George,The Punishment She Deserves so you should be seeing that review up in a day or two. I’m also reading “Lonelyheart 4122” by Colin Watson,Lonelyheart 4122 and “Childhood and Death in Victorian England” by Sarah Seaton. Childhood & Death in Victorian England

Have a great week everybody and don’t forget to read a good book!

 

Weekly Round-Up 3/25/2018

Weather Update: Temperature are warming up but very slowly. Still too much snow on the ground for anything green to be showing but we are inching closer and closer to spring.

TBR Update: 2 books were added this week. 1 is an audiobook and the other is a Kindle book. I finished reading 1 book so the total is now 277. I bet if I dig around in NetGalley long enough I can make that 280!

Goodreads Challenge:  As of today, I am 1 book ahead of schedule.

NetGalley Score:  I’m at 87% on this one and feeling at bit stuck here. I need to pick up the pace with reading NetGalley books. I’d like to get to 90% sometime this year.

John Connolly Challenge:  I have finished listening to the 4th book in the Charlie Parker series and have started listening to his book of short stories called “Nocturnes”. I’m really enjoying listening to these books as he has some great voices reading his books.

Coming Up:  I am currently reading “Bad Girls from History” by Dee Gordon and hope to finish it today or tomorrow.Bad Girls From History I’m also reading “Pendle Fire” by Paul SouthernPendle Fire and “The Punishment She Deserves” by Elizabeth George.The Punishment She Deserves

That’s it for me today. I hope you all have some wonderful books to read this coming week.

Happy Reading!

Weekly Round-Up 3/18/2018

Happy Sunday Everybody! It’s time for another round-up. With the snow finally beginning to melt around here and the time change, it’s starting to look like spring. So let’s check out the numbers.

TBR – I added 3 books this week and finished reading 2. The TBR total now stands at 277.

Goodreads Challenge – I am currently 1 book ahead of schedule.

NetGalley Score – slipped a bit here, down to 86%.

John Connolly Challenge – I finished listening to “The White Road”, which is book 4 in the Charlie Parker series (review coming soon). Next up is “Nocturnes”, a book of short stories which includes a Charlie Parker story.

Coming Up – My reading schedule is in a bit of chaos right now but the following will be coming soon:

“Pendle Fire” by Paul Southern – I loved this author’s first book and can’t wait to dig in to this one. Pendle Fire

Hopjoy Was Her” by Colin Watson – this is book 3 in the Flaxborough Mysteries and I am loving this series. Release as an e-book on 3/22. Hopjoy Was Here

The Punishment She Deserves” by Elizabeth George – this is the latest in the Inspector Lynley series, it releases in hardback and Kindle on 3/20. The Punishment She Deserves

Happy Reading!

 

Weekly Round-Up 3/11/2018

It is very slowly starting to warm up here and we are beginning to see high temperatures that are above freezing. Let’s check the temperature of the TBR.

TBR – This week I added 2 books from First to Read. I finished reading 2 books so the total is 275.

Goodreads challenge – As of today, I am 2 books ahead of schedule. That’s definitely an improvement!

NetGalley score – This number got a small bump this week up to 88%.

John Connolly challenge – I expect to finish book 4 this week.

Coming Up – I will be posting reviews of “Demelza” by Winston GrahamDemelza and “The White Road” by John Connolly.The White Road I am currently reading “The Punishment She Deserves” by Elizabeth GeorgeThe Punishment She Deserves and “A Visitor’s Guide to Georgian England” by Monica Hall. The Visitor's Guide to Georgian England

So that’s what’s happening here this week. I hope you all have a good week.

Happy Reading!

 

Weekly Round-Up 3/4/2018

Welcome back to another edition of the Weekly Round-Up. Temperatures were above freezing for a couple of days last week but we are expecting a crazy amount of snow tomorrow. We decided this week to re-do all the flooring in our house, so the installers will be here for 4 days right after Easter. If things go quiet here for a few days, you’ll know why. Let’s take a look now at the TBR.

TBR – I added 1 book and finished reading 3. Current total is 275.

Goodreads Challenge – I’m 1 book ahead of schedule here.

NetGalley score – Back up to 87%.

John Connolly challenge – I’m still listening to book 4. This is taking a little longer than I wanted, but I’m blaming my headphones because the battery seems to be dying and they are not holding a charge for very long.

Coming Up – I am currently reading book 2 in the Flaxborough Mysteries series by Colin Watson, “Bump in the NightBump in the Night. I will also be reading “The Visitor’s Guide to Georgian England” by Monica Hall.The Visitor's Guide to Georgian England I’m also hoping to start reading “House Witness” by Mike Lawson. House Witness

That’s it for this edition of the Weekly Round-Up. It’s March now and I hope to be seeing signs of spring soon. Have a great week everybody!

Happy Reading!

 

Weekly Round-Up 2/25/2018

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! We have had quite a bit of the white stuff here this week. But the sun started to come out about an hour ago so the day is looking up and there’s no snow in the forecast until next weekend.

Now that you’ve had your weather update let’s talk about books (which are infinitely more interesting anyway).

TBR – I added 3 books this week and I finished 2. That leaves the total at 276.

Goodreads Challenge – As of right now I am on track.

NetGalley score – My score has dropped to 85%. That probably has something to do with the fact that I went a little crazy requesting books this past week. But in my defense, it snowed a lot this week and what better way to spend a snow day than requesting new books!

John Connolly challenge – I have started listening to book 4 “The White Road” and I’m at about 20%.

Coming Up – Yesterday, I started reading “Educated” by Tara Westover and I am enjoying it so much!Educated After that it will be either “House Witness” by Mike LawsonHouse Witness or “Bump in the Night” by Colin WatsonBump in the Night or maybe “A Secret History of Brands” by Matt MacNabb.A Secret History of Brands If you have a preference, please let me know.

So that’s your Round-Up for this week. Have a great week and

Happy Reading!!

 

Weekly Round-Up 2/18/2018

Well, the temperature got above 30 degrees this week, for one day. Now it’s snowing. Exciting new this week for my son, he received a scholarship that will cover half his tuition costs for college next year. We weren’t expecting that at all, so really nice surprise there. I’ve also been doing some reading this week so let’s see if I made any progress.

TBR – I finished 2 books and I didn’t add any this week. Total today is 274.

Goodreads Challenge – I am currently 1 book ahead of schedule.

NetGalley Score – I’m back up to 87% after finishing a couple of books from them.

John Connolly Challenge – I have not yet started book 4. I hope to start listening to it later this week. My headphones are dying so I haven’t gotten as much listening in this past week as I wanted to.

Coming Up – I am still reading “Demelza” by Winston Graham Demelza and hoping to finish it this coming week. I also just started “Look For Me” by Lisa Gardner. Look For Me Next up on the TBR is “House Witness” by Mike Lawson. House Witness

What books are you reading this week?

Happy Reading!

Weekly Round-Up 2/11/2018

Still cold here but the weatherman is promising one day this week the temperature will get above freezing. We are inching closer to my son’s graduation. This week I will have my final parent-teacher conferences and a four-day weekend.

TBR – I added 1 book and 1 audiobook this week and finished reading 2. Today’s total is 276.

Goodreads challenge – I’m on track with this one.

NetGalley score – I’m at 85% today.

John Connolly challenge – I added the audiobook version of the 4th book to my library this week and it will be my next listen.

Coming Up – I’ll have my review of “The Memory Detective” by T. S. Nichols up in the next day or two. The Memory Detective I’ve just started reading “Watch Me” by Jody Gehrman Watch Me and after that I will pick up “Look for Me” by Lisa Gardner. Look For Me

That’s it for today. I hope you all have a great week.

Happy Reading!