Welcome to my third reading blog. This one covers from the beginning of Week 4 to the start of Tome Topple just before the end of Week 5. Enjoy! 🙂
I ended up staying up really late last night – the time change, thankfully, fave me an extra hour of sleep than I would have had. After experiencing it for 4 years, you’d think I would be used to it by now, but I’m not. I guess that’s what happens when you grow up in a country that doesn’t do Day Light Savings (South Africa). Enough rambling about the time change. I decided to pick up City of Ashes first for the Borrowathon. I’m only about a chapter into it and it seems good so far. I’m going to make some coffee and get some reading done while I continue to wake up.
It is 9:45 AM and I’m 65 pages into City of Ashes. It is okay so far, but kind f slow-paced. I’m going t read some more this afternoon but right now I need to get ready and get some stuff done. Also, I’m already thinking about what books I want to read next month, which seems weird but there are a few that sound perfect for December and not necessarily because they are Christmasy reads…hmmmm.
It is now 4:30 PM and I haven’t done any reading since my last update, but I’ve been editing my blog posts for this week. But I think I’m going to do some reading now…I’m just trying to decide if I want to eat something or not.
I still haven’t done any reading again, I’ve been watching TV. I’m going to have a shower, get ready for bed and settle into some reading. This is going to be my last update tonight. Goodnight.
It is 9 PM and I haven’t done much updating today – I had work, which was busy and I’ve been working on an assignment that is due tomorrow. I have been reading though! I started Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabensetein on the bus t work and it is pretty good. I’m about 160 pages into it and I could possibly finish it tonight. You might be wondering why I haven;t made any more progress with City of Ashes. Well, I decided to put it aside because I didn’t want to take it to work with me because it belongs to my roommate and I don’t want to damage it in any way. Tomorrow I’m probably not going to get a lot of reading fon because I have two assignments due tomorrow night. Anyway, back to reading!
I just finished Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. It was great and I’m looking forward to writing my review on it. Right now I’m trying to decide what to read next, whether I pick up City of Ashes or start one of my Christmasy books. We shall see. Goodnight.
Hello! It is almost 3 PM and I’ve been busy. I had lunch with a friend, then I came back and have been working on my assignments for tonight. I’m just taking a quick break for my own sanity. I’m on page 90 of The Christmas Promise by Donna VanLiere and I’m hoping to finish it tonight, unless I’m up late finishing my assignments. But tomorrow I might spend most of it reading, after I go to the gym. I also need to do laundry. Oh the joys of adulting!
In other news, my pre-order of Renegades arrived! I’m so excited to read it, and I didn’t realize it was over 500 pages, which means I’m going to read it during Tome Topple! I’m excited for Tome Topple and I can’t wait to share my TBR with you all (It should’ve gone up on the 13th, I’m also planning on doing a reading blog to track my progress!). Anyway I’ve taken a longer break than I intended to – I’ll probably check back in later. I’m aso listening to Christmas music and I have no shame!
Yesterday ended up being a lot busier than I thought and I actually had to ask for an extension on an assignment. I did take a break for a few hours to hang out with a friend at Barnes and Noble. Again, I didn’t buy anything because I’m enforcing my book buying ban. As far as reading goes I didn’t get much done after my last update. But this morning I’ve been chilling and reading.
I finished The Christmas Promise, it was good, but not as light as most Christmas contemporaries are. But you’ll have to wait to read my review of it next month. 🙂 It was also the second book that I finished for Borrowathon, I used it to complete the challenge of a book I found in a library haul.
The next book I’m going to pick up is Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow and I realized that this could be used to complete several challenges for the Borrowathon. I might also read a couple chapters of City of Ashes – we shall see.
Right now I am on page 120 of Nevermoor and I like it so far. There is still a lot of world-building going on, but it is good. I’m hoping to read more of it today in between doing laundry and taking Bookstagram pictures. I’m not planning on doing much because I do have a slight cold, but those are the two main things that I need t get done. I might also try to read some more of City of Ashes, I’m having a hard time getting into it. Maybe Cassandra Clare’s books just aren’t for me. But I’m going to try and stick it out! I think reading wise I’ve been doing well, especially since I’ve been reading more “longer” books compared to last week.
Okay, so I ended up not getting a whole lot of reading done since my last update because I’ve been binge watching the last season of How I Met Your Mother because it is leaving Netflix this weekend. I’m about halfway through it and I’m kind of sad because it means that I need to find something else to watch, especially a comedy series. But I think I’m going to rewatch the first half of season 1 of This Is Us and then continue watching up to the latests episode. I’m also watching Season 3 of Outlander, which is good so far. I’m also about half-way through season 2 of Victoria – which is so good. I also need to start watching The Crown again, for some reason I never finished watching season 1. I need to also continue watching Grey’s Anatomy which I took a break from watching. Okay, that was a really lengthy description of TV shows I’m “watching” right now. But I hope you enjoyed this random interjection, and I might include more of them in the future.
Anyway, watching How I Met Your Mother I also did laundry and took some Bookstagram pictures which I can’t wait to post on Instagram. Also, shameless plug for my Instagram account @jazzyjan101 – you should follow me! 😉 Tomorrow night I need to work on my final tally for the House Cup Reading Challenge. I might quickly start working on that right now. Goodnight!
Today was a god reading day! I managed to read almost 200 pages of Nevermoor – I’m on page 383. I might finish it tonight, but I might only get to do so tomorrow because I am so tired. When I got home from work I ended up watching some episodes of Reign with my roommates. Goodnight!
So I just finished Nevermoor and I really enjoyed, and I’ll have a longer review up soon! I have no idea what to pick up next, I might start one of my Christmasy reads ad then switch to The Fault in Our Stars…I’m also thinking of picking up a Magic Treehouse book to complete one of the challenges for Borrowathon. I think that is what I’m going to do. But first, I need to do a few adulting things. Also, I have a fun blog post in the works which I’m excited about!
Ok, so I wasn’t able to do all the adulting things I had to because the internet at Starbucks was really slow. But I did manage to do a final tally for the House Cup Reading Challenge, 250 points for Ravenclaw! I also started reading Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber. I’m on page 55 right now. I think I’m going to read a couple more chapters and then head back to my apartment. But first let me tell you a short tale. S Starbucks is playing Christmas music – which I love- and I’ve kind of been jamming out and this old gave me the dirtiest look! I’m sorry, I love Christmas music and I can jam out to it if I want! And it’s not like I was singing at the top of my lungs. Just let me enjoy the moment! Okay, rant and story over.
I ended up reading about 4 more chapters of Twelve Days of Christmas. I’m now on page 137 and I’m hoping to finish it tomorrow. I also read Day of the Dragon King, which means I’ve read 4 books for the Borrowathon, and I’ve completed 5 challenges. I think it’s safe to say that I can make it to 5 books. Who knows, maybe I’ll also finish City of Ashes.
I just finished Twelve Days of Christmas and I can’t wait to write my review on it. As I mentioned before, I’m still trying to figure out how I am going to post my Christmasy reviews, it’ll depend on how many I read and also whether or not there will be Bookmas this year. So stay tuned!
I think I’m going to continue with City of Ashes and then pick up The Fault in Our Stars or Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean. I’m also in the mood for another Christmasy read, so I might pick up another one of those. Here is a list of books I want to finish before Tome Topple Starts on Friday (Nov. 17th):
- City of Ashes
- The Fault in Our Stars
- Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean
- In a Perfect World
- A Christmasy read.
I have a lot of reading to do in the next 5 days.
So I made some good headway with City of Ashes on the way to work this morning. I’m on page 271. If I get as much reading done on the bus ride home. I should be able to finish it tonight! and I have no idea which book to pick up next…it is between The Christmas Light and The Fault In Out Stars…we shall see how I’m feeling tonight.
It is almost 8:30 PM and I’m on page 331 of City of Ashes. I’m planning on getting some more reading done, but right now I’m starting This is Us. I’m also thinking about watching the Good Doctor because it looks really interesting.
I’m now on page 372 of City of Ashes, so I don’t think I’m going to finish it tonight, but definitely tomorrow. I’m also planning on going to BArnes and Noble tomorrow to work on a fun blog post that I am really looking forward to putting together. I’m planning on posting it sometime in the beginning of December. Goodnight.
I just finished City of Ashes which was good, although it did take ma while to get into it! I’ll probably right a review for it because I do have a review for City of Bones. Right now I am going to start The Christmas Light, which I should be able to finish it today! I’m also waiting for the bus to take me to Barnes and Noble and I’m excited. I hope you all like the posts I’m going to do! I also found some coupons that I have so we shall see what happens.
I’m back from Barnes and Noble and it went well. I als bought two books: 12 Days at Bleakly Manor and The False Prince. I’ve also started reading The Christmas Light – I’m on page 109 and I should be able to finish it tonight. I’m then planning on picking up The Fault in Our Stars (finally!). But I also want to start Merry and Bright because it looks really cute and I just want to read all the Christmas books!
I just finished The Christmas Light, and it was really good. But now I don’t know what to read next. I think I’ll read one or two of the stories in Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean and then read a chapter or two from another book (still to be determined). In some ways I wish it was Tome Topple already, but at the same time I also want to read all of my shorter books before it starts on Friday. Goodnight.
For some reason I keep thinking that today is Thursday, but it is only Wednesday! Anyway, I am about 70 pages into Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean and I completely forgot that the stories in this anthology are a mix of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. I think I am going to keep reading it and hopefully finish it today. Originally I was planning on reading a few of the stories then start another book, and just keep jumping acl and forth. However, I’m not one of those people that can have several books going at one, unfortunately.
I just finished Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean ad it was a good anthology although I wish the stories had been longer because I had a lot of questions at the end of them. Now I need to decide what to read next and maybe I can finish it today too. I’ve just been in a real binge-reading mood lately. Anyway, I need to get ready to run some errands, was well as figure out my next read.
I decided to read Merry and Bright because I’m in the mood for a quick Christmasy read and it is due back at the library soon. Right now I’m on page 91 and I’m hoping to finish it tonight. I’m also planning on having a bath tonight and I will get some reading done then, but I might start 12 Days at Bleakly Manor because I don’t want to damage any of my library books. I think the next book I’ll read is The Fault in Our Stars.
I just finished Merry and Bright and it was super cute! I’ve been trying to watch This is Us, but I’ve had technical difficulties, but its all good. And I’ve finally started The Fault in Our Stars! I’m only about 30 pages in and I’m enjoying it so far! My plan is to finish it tomorrow so that I can focus on Tome Topple when it starts on Friday.
Right now I am on page 88 of The Fault in Our Stars, it is okay so far, but I think I might be a little burnt out from reading and I just want to get started with Tome Topple! I’m watching a couple of episodes This is US and then I’m going to do some cleaning.
So I haven’t done much reading since my last update. I did read 35 pages of 12 Days of Bleakly Manor during my bath. I now feel very clean and I’m going to rad some more while I wait for my computer to download updates, which is taking forever! Goodnight.
Reading Blog Wrap Up:
- Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
- The Christmas Promise
- Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
- Twelve Days at Christmas
- Day of the Dragon King
- City of Ashes
- The Christmas Light
- Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean
- Merry and Bright
Total pages read: 2496 pages
Janelle L. C.