Monday, July 28, 2014

It's Bout of Books time again!

I must be insane...
I've been reading very slowly, if at all, lately. I've been tired and my new term started, so I'm trying to hit SCHOOL books pretty hard. So I'm gonna go very low goal this time, just like last, and see what happens. This will be my 8th time participating and it's Bout of Books #11 :)

Bout of Books

"The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog." - From the Bout of Books team

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Top Ten Favorite TV Shows

I'm pretty stoked about this week because I get to talk TV :D Well, I could've gone the movie route as well...I have some random tv loves. Some are because of Netflix, some are old loves that will always be favorites.

1. Spongebob Squarepants. I'm nearly 26 and have no problem admitting my love for SB. I've watched it since the very first episode and will be devastated when it is cancelled.

2. Archer. Polar opposite of SB, but I am in loooove. I caught a random episode of season 3 with Nick, but wanted to watch it from the very beginning. When he returned from deployment, we binge watched 5 seasons.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

July TBR List + Upcoming Releases

Totally drowning in my TBR right now because I keep choosing to read books NOT on my list and I'm reading slower than ever. I'm not sure I can get through all the books for this month...I'm moving in a little under 2 weeks... But we'll see what happens.

Currently reading:
  • Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin
  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  • Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Overdue Netgalley Books:
  • The Queen's Choice by Cayla Kluver - done 7/9
  • The Hunt by Stacey Kade - done 7/28
  • Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron  - done 7/12
  • ARV-3 by Cameo Renae - done 7/10
Books Leftover:
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
  • The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore [Random Read] 
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman [reread]
  • Beastly by Alex Flinn
  • The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
  • 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Here We Go Again: My Life In Television by Betty White
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  • Decision Points by George W. Bush
  • All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
  • Black City by Elizabeth Richards
  • Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
  • The House of Hades by Rick Riordan [We Heart YA Series Readalong]  
  • The Cruicible by Arthur Miller [reread]
  • The Initiation by L.J. Smith
  • Covet by J.R. Ward
  • The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger
  • Ashfall by Mike Mullin
  • Breathe by Sarah Crossan
  • Icons by Margaret Stohl
  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  • The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams [reread]
  • Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Firelight by Sophie Jordan
  • It by Stephen King
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire [reread]
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  • Everblue by Brenda Pandos
  • The Program by Suzanne Young
  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
Books for July:
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Area 51 by Robert Doherty
  • L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad
  • The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
  • First Kill by Heather Brewer
  • The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad
  • Pulse by Patrick Carman
  • The One by Kiera Cass [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart [We Heart YA Books BOTM]

PerfectedUnwept (The Nightbirds, #1)Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3.5)Midnight Thief (Midnight Thief, #1)LandlineThe Half Life of Molly PierceThe Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3)Poison Promise (Elemental Assassin, #11)Extraction (Extraction, #1)

What are you reading this month?
What releases are you excited for?

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Seriously Series 2014 Update #2

Update #2: My April through June progress

Reading the Paranormal - 2014 Seriously Series Reading Challenge

I've read an additional 14 books to the 7 I read for the January - March progress which is seriously amazing.  I had a little streak where I read like 4 books in a week and I put caution to the wind and read books that weren't on my TBR. I finished an additional 4 more series I started prior to 2014...and I added a few to series I started this year.

My goals:
  • Series started before 2014: Seriously Spectacular Series Star. I want to make a dent in the 56 series in 2014. I'm aiming for 20. I may add some if I can finish. - completed 7/20
  • Series started in 2014: Seriously Serious. I can't help but start new ones :)
  • Series rereads: Semi-Serious. I plan to reread 3 series this year already, so that's perfect.