WWW Wednesdays…on Thursday?!?!?!

I wanted to participate in WWW Wednesdays, at Taking on a World of Words, but I forgot to upload it on Wednesday(SORRY. I really just lost track of time). So here we are uploading it on Thursday! YAY!!! If you don’t know how it works, you simply answer the three W questions below!

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next, and/or what are you eagerly awaiting?

What am I currently reading?

What did I recently finish?

Hellion by Rhys Ford. This was a random book I found when I was searching through Libby late at night. It was a fine read. I didn’t love it, but also didn’t hate it. I do think I may check out more by this author at some point, but I’m not in any rush.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I honestly don’t know. I’m thinking possibly a manga??? We shall see!

What about you guys? What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? And what do you plan on reading next?

Your Favorite Book(s)?

So this is a very short and simple post, but I’m genuinely curious what your all time favorite book and/or books are? Because I know we don’t just have one! I was randomly staring at my shelves and was thinking which would I choose as my all time favorite stand alone and series? Then it got me thinking what would other people choose as their favorites?

So what would say is your favorite standalone? Series?

What about romance? Mystery? Thriller? Fantasy? Manga? and so on? Just share your favorite book(s)

I think it would be fun to share and we can find new books to add to our ever growing TBR pile!

Four Ways I’ve Changed As A Reader

I’ve been a reader for a long time now, and as you would expect over the years we change. So I thought I would share some ways in how I’ve changed as a reader.

1. I don’t want to own a lot of books.

Years ago, I wanted to buy all the books. I wanted to own a library and have shelves upon shelves of books. That was the DREAM!!! As I got older, this has definitely changed. Now instead of buying books, majority of the time I try to get them from the library or on my kindle. If I love them, I will buy my own copy for my shelf.

2. I LOVE ebooks.

If you asked me years ago what my preferred way to read books was, it would without a doubt have been physical. However over the past couple of years, I’ve developed an absolute LOVE for ebooks. Now the majority of books I read are ebooks. It’s just much more convenient.

3. Audiobooks have become a thing for me.

Audiobooks were always a no for me. I had/have nothing against them, but for me I could never focus on the story when I tried listening to an audiobook. I would ALWAYS get distracted and then feel completely lost. If I’m being honest, it still is like that to this day. That’s why I have to follow along with the book if I’m listening to an audiobook. Over the past couple of years, I found myself listening to WAY more audiobooks, and absolutely loving them. Some books are just better as audio, and it can completely change your reading experience for the better!

4. Open to reading more genres!

For many years, I only read what I was comfortable with and what I knew I would enjoy. It was very easy for me to miss out on books that could be absolutely AMAZING, just because it wasn’t what I “normally” read. As I got older this has completely changed! Now I read whatever sounds interesting to me, and if I like it, great. If I don’t…oh well. At least I gave it a chance! I’ve discovered so many amazing new stories that I probably would have missed out on.

How have you changed as a reader over the years?

Happy Halloween!

Would you rather walk through a graveyard at midnight or spend a night in a spooky abandoned old house?

Walk through a graveyard!

Would you rather dunk for apples or carve a jack-lantern?

Carve a jack-o-lantern!

Would you rather meet a vampire or meet a werewolf?

Vampire!

Would you rather get a surprise visit from Frankenstein’s monster or a surprise visit from The Headless Horseman?

Do I have to pick one? Maybe…Oh who knows!

Would you rather spend Halloween night at a haunted house or spend the night at a cemetery?

Probably at a cemetery…as long as I’m not alone!

Would you rather go trick or treating or stay home and watch a scary movie?

Stay at home and watch a scary movie for me!

Would you rather be a ghost or a zombie?

Ghost!

Would you rather go to a real haunted house or watch a horror movie marathon?

Horror movie marathon!

Would you rather have a Halloween party or a Christmas party?

Oh definitely Christmas!

Would you rather go trick or treating with a group of friends or with a group of family members?

Either would be a fun time!

Found these random questions here…

For more funny and interesting Would You Rather questions, visit https://Brightful.me

Currently Reading

Come on, Bayview, you know you’ve missed this.

A ton of copycat gossip apps have popped up since Simon died, but in the year since the Bayview four were cleared of his shocking death, no one’s been able to fill the gossip void quite like he could. The problem is no one has the facts.

Until now. This time it’s not an app, though—it’s a game. Truth or Dare.

Phoebe’s the first target. If you choose not to play, it’s a truth. And hers is dark.Then comes Maeve and she should know better—always choose the dare. But by the time Knox is about to be tagged, things have gotten dangerous. The dares have become deadly, and if Maeve learned anything from Bronwyn last year, it’s that they can’t count on the police for help. Or protection.

Simon’s gone, but someone’s determined to keep his legacy at Bayview High alive. And this time, there’s a whole new set of rules.

GoodReads

Dewey’s Reverse Readathon Wrap Up

Dewey’s 24 Reverse Readathon is over and I feel very happy with myself. I was able to read two books and had a lot of fun participating in sprints, and seeing people’s updates online.

I started the readathon with Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin Van Whye. I thought this would be a fun and quick read for this readathon and I was right! I was really enjoying this one.

I decided to change it up and pick up an audiobook. I went with Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll because I also had a physical copy of this so I could follow along. I got about 40 pages into this and was just not feeling it so I put it down. I still wanted an audiobook so I jumped onto Libby and chose Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. This was a good choice. It was quick, but also very engaging!

The next day I spent the rest of the readathon finishing Date Me, Bryson Keller.

Overall, I completed two books, a total of 642 pages in 24 hours. I’m happy with that! It was a fun and relaxing readathon and I’m excited for the next one!

Did you participate in the Reverse Readathon? If so, how did you do?

Currently Reading

Shadow and Bone

I have the tv show cover edition because this book is sold out! This is the only edition I could find in stores, and I’m not a fan of this cover…but oh well.

This is all I’ve been seeing and hearing about lately since the show came out. I really want to watch the show, but I also wanted to read the books first so I’m finally reading it. For those who have watched the show, does the show focus on just the first book or the entire trilogy? I’m trying to decide if it’s necessary to read the entire trilogy before watching the show?

April Wrap Up

4 out of 5

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus

This book was a lot of fun! I was worried because it’s told from four characters points of view, but honestly I found myself enjoying each character. I was really invested in this story and how it would unfold. I don’t know how I feel about the ending. For me, it was okay. I know some people really enjoyed the ending, while others not so much. Other than that, this was a good read! It was also my first Karen McManus book, and now I’m excited to read more books by her.

3 out of 5

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

This was an interesting take on the Arthurian legend. I don’t read many retellings that deal with the Arthurian legend, so this was fun. I really thought this was a standalone going into it, but when I got to the end it leaves off on a cliffhanger. I should’ve looked into it more because I was looking for a standalone. Regardless, this was an enjoyable book.

3 out of 5

Yes No Maybe So by Becca Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

I read this during Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. It was a good read for a readathon. It keep me interested throughout the story. It’s one of those books(at least for me) that was good while I read it, but it’s not something I’ll go back to.

4 out of 5

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

I started this during Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and finished it a few days later. I really enjoyed this book! It was entertaing and very addicting. And I really enjoyed all of the characters. If you’re a fan of KDRAMAS, you’ll really enjoy this because it does read like one!

3 out of 5

Fruit Baskets Vol 1

This was an okay read for me. The ending though went from happy to sad real quick! I eventually want to continue on with this!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Wrap-Up

So Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is over and I had a lot of fun participating!

During this readathon my goal was not to stay up for the entire 24 hours…I cant do that, but to just read more than I have been in a day. And I accomplished that. I was able to start and finish a book, and get about 70 pages into another, so I’m really happy with how it turned out!

I started and finished Yes No Maybe So and it was a good read. I ended up giving this book a 3 out of 5 stars.

I also got about 70 pages into Wicked Fox, which I’m quite enjoying! So it was a good reading day for me. On Goodreads(click to add me as a friend) it says that the kindle edition of Yes No Maybe So is 448 pages. So that plus the 70 pages of Wicked Fox means I was able to read 518 pages in a day. I’m very happy with that. Did you guys participate? How did you do?