WWW Wednesdays #24 – December 30th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

65110As I mentioned in my TT post, I am finally reading the twelfth book in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series,The Penultimate Peril, by Lemony Snicket. I’m almost done with it too! Then just one more to go afterwards!


What did I recently finish reading?

18273949Last week I finished up fourteenth and final book in the Kitty Norville series, Kitty Saves the World, by Carrie Vaughn. It was a fun series to read and I will try my best to post a review in the near future! I haven’t done one in awhile…shame on me…^^;


What do I think I’ll read next?

7171771256683I’m debating between two series right now. First is The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey. The second is The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I actually read the first three books of the TMI series back when they first came out and really enjoyed them. Back then it was actually only planned as a trilogy, so I thought I was done. But the author decided to add three more and I figured I would just wait until they were completed before coming back to the series. Plus, the show based on the series, Shadowhunters, is airing on ABC Family (soon to be known as Freeform) in January. So I feel now is a good time to refresh my memory as well as finish reading the books. Am I the only one worried about how the show is gonna turn out? ^^;

Happy reading! :)

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Teaser Tuesdays #24 – December 29th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I am finally…FINALLY…reading the twelfth book in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series,The Penultimate Peril, by Lemony Snicket.

My teaser:

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But now the Baudelaires’ new home was a library – a strange one, of course, but a library nonetheless – and as the elevator took them silently through the library toward their separate destinations, they did not like to wonder what the worst thing was that could happen at a library, particularly after reading the first four words on the small, posted sign. IN CASE OF FIRE, the sign read, and as the Bauldelaire orphans went their separate ways, they did not like to think of that at all.

– Chapter 3, page 50

WWW Wednesdays #23 – December 16th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

At this exact moment, nothing…again. I keep finishing my books on Tuesday night, so I end up not having anything to put here on Wednesdays…^^;


What did I recently finish reading?

18273946I finished up the thirteenth novel in the Kitty Norville series last night,  Low Midnight, by Carrie Vaughn. As I mentioned last week, I was looking forward to this book because it was in the POV of Kitty’s friend, Cormac Bennet, a former monster hunter. Cormac is one of my favorite characters so I really did enjoy this one. But, me being me, I wished for a bit more humor, although I really shouldn’t have expected all that much since Cormac is more the ‘strong and silent’ type. Either way, it was still a great installment!


What do I think I’ll read next?

6511018273949So…I still plan on reading the twelfth book in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series,The Penultimate Peril, by Lemony Snicket. By next Wednesday I will hopefully have that book in my ‘currently reading’ section. I wouldn’t blame you if you don’t believe me…but I’m really going to try. And then there’s the fourteenth and final book book in the Kitty Norville series, Kitty Saves the World, by Carrie Vaughn. I’m almost done guys! I’ve been plugging away at this series since September and I’m finally going to be finishing it up next week. I have to say I’m going to miss the characters, but as long as it wraps up nicely I’m okay with it ending. Series can’t go on forever. They can try, but it’s usually best if they don’t. Too much of a good thing and all that.

Happy reading! :)

Teaser Tuesdays #23 – December 15th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I’m currently reading the thirteenth book in the Kitty Norville series, Low Midnight, by Carrie Vaughn.

My teaser:

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When shots fired – explosive punctuation to the already chaotic encounter – Cormac crouched to take himself out of any line of fire. Looking, he found a man some thirty yards off, near the worn-out shed, aiming a rifle in the direction Kitty’s wolf had raced off. 

– Chapter 12, page 142

WWW Wednesdays #22 – December 9th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

At this exact moment, nothing.


What did I recently finish reading?

16160769 Last night at work I finished up the twelfth book in the Kitty Norville series, Kitty in the Underworld, by Carrie Vaughn. The series is coming to an end, only two more books to go, and I have to say I’ve enjoyed it. I liked certain books better than others – for instance this one was just okay – but overall it’s been a fun series.

 

 


What do I think I’ll read next?

6511018273946I still plan on reading the twelfth book in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series,The Penultimate Peril, by Lemony Snicket. Seriously, I do. Even if this is the third time I’ve put it in my WWW post as what I would like to read next. I’m just…taking my time? I’m also going to start the thirteenth book in the Kitty Norville series, Low Midnight, by Carrie Vaughn. I’m fairly excited about this installment in the series because for this book the main character is Cormac, Kitty’s human packmate and former werewolf hunter. He’s one of my favorite characters in the series so I’m okay with Kitty being pushed to the side for this book so that Cormac can hog the spotlight a bit, even though he generally prefers sticking to the shadows.

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Yes yes, I know it’s almost the end of the year…not the middle of it, but I was tagged by Erika @ Erika in Bookventureland back in September and I told myself I would catch up on all of my book tags! So that is what I am going to do! Thanks a bunch for tagging me, Erika, and sorry this is so late…^^; Because I should have done this sooner, I’ll only refer to books I’ve read before Erika tagged me.


Best book you’ve read so far in 2015

Well, I re-read the Harry Potter series this year, so that is definitely up there, but because I’ve read them before I’ll pick something else. I’d have to say the best book I’ve read so far is  Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. It was a very fun and entertaining read. I’m definitely looking forward to what other books Albertalli comes up with!


Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2015

9662386Hmm, I guess I’ll go with Tiger’s Quest by Colleen Houck. I’ve read quiet a few sequels this year but this one was one of the better ones. I believe the fifth book in this series has yet to come out, but I’m interested to see how this series ends. I, like a lot of people, thought the fourth one was the last, since it pretty much wrapped everything up rather nicely, but apparently not.


New release you haven’t read yet, but want to

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So, if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you’ve probably noticed that I bring up the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher…a lot. xD Because it’s amazing, of course. Anyway, Butcher is coming out with a new Steampunk series that I’m interested in reading. The first book is The Aeronaut’s Windlass. When I eventually get around to reading it I’ll have to try not to compare it to the Dresden Files…too much, at least.


Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Ummm, honestly I don’t really have one. I don’t read a lot of new releases – at the moment I’m currently focusing on completed series – so I can’t think of any that I’m really looking forward to at the moment.


Biggest disappointment

Blue is for Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz, the first book in the Blue is for Nightmares series. I definitely struggled through this one. The overall plot wasn’t completely awful, but I just couldn’t stand any of the characters. Not a single one. Usually there’s at least one, but nope. Nada. Zip. Zero. This was one series I decided I would give up on after the first book, which doesn’t happen often for me.


Biggest surprise

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Zaria Fierce and the Secrets of Gloomwood Forest by Keira Gillett. This wasn’t the biggest surprise because I didn’t think it would be a good book, but because I never imagined that an author would actually approach me and ask me to read and review it. I’m truly thankful to Keira for giving me the chance to read the first of Zaria’s adventures and am also pleased that she has asked for me to review the second book as well.


Favorite new author (debut or new to you)

Becky Albertalli. She wrote Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and although that is the only book she’s written, I can’t wait to see what else she comes out with!


Newest Fictional crush

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I’m going to have to say Ren and Kishan from  Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck. I really enjoyed both characters so I can’t really pick just one. I think Ren was a better fit for Kelsey in the end, but there was so much thought put into Kishan’s character as well that if I had been in her situation I honestly don’t know which I would have chosen. Once again, I’m looking forward to see how the series ends.


Newest Favorite Character

I would have to pick Simon from Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I know this is the third time I’ve brought this one up in the tag, but I enjoyed it immensely. As I stated in my review of this book, he is an awesome main character. His sense of humor and the fact that he loves Harry Potter made him very likable. I also found him quite relatable because, like myself, he’s nosy and uses the terms ‘freaking’ and ‘just saying’ often.


Book that made you cry

As mentioned earlier, I did happen to re-read the Harry Potter series this year, so obviously I cried through a couple of those, but again I’ll try to stray away from them for this tag. So, I’ll pick Tiger’s Destiny by Colleen Houck, the fourth book in the Tiger’s Curse series. I tend to get emotional during books, and movies as well, and there were at least four times while reading this book that I began tearing up. Judge me if you will, but I think that if I have come to like characters enough to cry over them the author has done a pretty fine job.


Book that made you happy

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Okay, well I tried. But how can reading the HP series, or re-reading in my case, not make you happy?! So yes, I will bend and choose the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling for this section. I always feel happy when reading this series, but probably the happiest when reading the first book. It’s my favorite of the seven.


Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year

Ummm, I can’t really think of one. I don’t even know if I’ve seen a book to film adaption this year…or, at least I don’t remember if I have.


Favorite review you’ve written this year

Once again, I don’t have one. I don’t really think I favor any one over the others. I think I’ve improved a bit from my first review earlier this year, but a review is a review.


Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

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Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. I know this book came out a couple of years ago, but I just got around to buying it this year. I’m hoping to read this series, as well as finish up The Mortal Instruments series, sometime next year. I’m also interested in seeing how the upcoming show, Shadowhunters, airing on ABC Family, will turn out. Honestly I’m kind of worried about it…^^;


What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Well, back in September when I was tagged, I had planned on reading the Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn. I’m currently on the twelfth book in the series and am hoping to finish the series by the end of the year. Only two more book to go! I also have only two more books left in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series, which I’ve been plugging away at for some time now. I am also hoping to finish it up soon.


And that wraps it up! Again, sorry this is so late, but I’m glad I finally got around to doing it. It doesn’t really make sense to tag anyone for this one now…being as it’s almost the end of the year. So I won’t.

Happy reading! :)