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Wednesday Whimsy | Let’s Play Catch-Up

Hey all.

I know I haven’t really posted much personal stuff in a while, aside from BookCon that is.  It’s been busier than expected. Continue reading “Wednesday Whimsy | Let’s Play Catch-Up”

Authors, Bookcon, Personal

BookCon 2019 |A Review

Hey everyone!

Sorry I’ve not been very active on here lately (glances at personal goals for the year guiltily), but I spent the last couple of months working on shows and prepping for BookCon.  This year was a success, I think, in terms of achieving my goal to meet as many of my favorite authors – and potential favorites – as possible.

Continue reading “BookCon 2019 |A Review”

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So about those reading habit changes…

You know how I recently decided to start reading for myself and my mood and just, not try to cram in egalleys before their publish date?  Yeah that’s a laugh.

I’m the children’s lead at my local BN and they just announced the YA Book Club and I know I’m going to be running it (especially since I love YA).  Technically I don’t have to read the books, I’m just there to facilitate and get the discussion rolling, but it would be stupid not to.  Also the first three books are already on my TBR anyway.

It’s just the fact that I just made the decision to go back to reading for me and now I have three books lined up that I need to read before a certain date again.

And then there is BookCon and the fact that some of the authors I want to meet and get autographs from have books I haven’t read yet and that I really want to before meeting them.  If I even get autographing tix for them (here’s crossing fingers for Meg Cabot and Eoin Colfer, my top two choices).

But I’m not going to think about that today because I just came off of one hellish tech week (where each night ended around 11 or 12 and I ended up getting 5 hours of sleep each night, maybe less), and I just need a day to not really think about anything so I am just catching up on some TV shows instead.

Like, I am more than happy that there is going to be a YA Book Club for BN now, but also I’m just sighing internally because lol I tried.

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I Need a Change in my Reading Habits

It took me 3 months to read Priory.  And I know it was a big book and that it’s a reasonable amount of time to get through that thing, especially considering that I had a major show in the middle of it that took up a large chunk of my life.  But still.  You know what it made me realize?  How little I want to continue this work of reading ARCs and egalleys before they are published.  It’s starting to feel more stressful and a lot less fun.  I want to go back to reading for me.  What I’m in the mood for, when I’m in the mood for it.

When I get these egalleys or request them, at the time I think “yes!  I want to read that!”  But by the time I get to that book or he deadline comes up, I’m usually not in the mood for it at the time.  I end up skipping half the egalleys I have for a month.  Either because I just don’t have the time, or I lose interest in them.  Like, part of me still wants to read it.  Just not….at that time.

So yeah, I think I will still keep them in the back of my head as “possibly next on my TBR” but if something else is calling my attention more, I’m going to go with that.  Those will be good for when I just have no clue what I’m in the mood for.  And I think I am going to put a major pause on getting egalleys from Edelweiss and NetGalley.  I need to clear out my future reading schedule badly.

I mean, right now the next book I’m itching to read is There Will Come a Darkness which is an egalley, just one that doesn’t come out until September…

Anticipated Reads, Book Release, Personal

The cover for the final Diviners book has been revealed…and no, I’m not happy.

Well, the final cover for the last book in The Diviners series by Libba Bray was revealed today!  (I only just discovered it though oops).  I haven’t read the synopsis yet because I still haven’t um read book three yet (I’ll get there…just need to reread the other two first…after I read everything else on TBR apparently…) and I don’t want to get spoiled (and of course I saw part of the first sentence and am already WTFing out of my mind and trying to erase what I saw from my memory).

But anyway here are all four covers that I will be owning when the last one comes out apparently!

So on the one hand – yay!  They finally stopped doing cover redesigns!

On the other hand – why the hell didn’t they continue the cover redesigns??  At this point I might as well keep the non-matching cover aesthetic of this series cause why the hell not?  Continue reading “The cover for the final Diviners book has been revealed…and no, I’m not happy.”

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T.T.S.I.F | Life & Reading Update

Well my reading definitely fell behind.  But I have a show to blame.  Tonight was opening night for The Glass Menagerie for which I designed both the set and lights so the last two weeks were definitely busy for me to say the least.  As a result, the only books I managed to finish were my audiobooks, because yes I can listen to those while I paint the set thank you very much.  Both were rereads in anticipation of sequels being released.  One sequel, The Queen’s Resistance, I am still working through but enjoying of course and the other, King of Fools, I haven’t got to yet. Now I am listening to The Golem and the Jinni and it’s enjoyable so far, although it had a bit of a slow start. Continue reading “T.T.S.I.F | Life & Reading Update”