WWW Wednesdays #27 – January 27th

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?

7171771Yesterday I finally got around to starting the first book in The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey, The Monstrumologist. I’m not very far in yet, but so far I’m digging it. The writing style is a bit different from what I’m used to, but not in a bad way. It’s already touched on bits of Will Henry’s background, so I’m interested in learning more about the good doctor.

 


What did I recently finish reading?

I1582996 recently finished up the second book in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes. One of the things I liked about this book was that it hopped from one person’s POV to the other. It made it more enjoyable to read, because at times reading only from Clary’s POV is a tad on the boring side. I’m glad I went ahead and reread this one because, as I mentioned last week, I really didn’t remember that much about it. But a lot of shit went down so yay for refreshing my brain!


What do I think I’ll read next?

3777732Next up I’ll be starting  the third book in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, City of Glass. Once again, I don’t remember much that happens in this one either. It’s been awhile since I’ve read this series, alright? I do remember, however, that a lot of shit went down in this book as well, since it was originally going to be the final book in the series.

 

Happy reading! :)

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Teaser Tuesdays #27 – January 26th

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 currently reading the first book in The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey, The Monstrumologist.

My teaser:

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“Anthropophagi,” the doctor murmured, eyes wide and glittering above the mask. “It must be…but how could it? This is most curious, Will Henry. That he’s dead is curious enough, but more curious by far is that he’s here in first place!…Specimen is male, approximately twenty-five to thirty years of age, no signs of exterior injury or trauma….Will Henry, are you writing this down?”

– Chapter 1, page 33 (e-book)

30 Days of Music: 7, 8, & 9

Third music post! Steadily plugging away at it. Let me know if you join! :)

7 – A song you like to listen to on max volume

The Kid’s Aren’t All Right by The Offspring.

8 – Your favorite metal song

Hmmm, a tough one. I’m going to go with M.I.N.E (End This Way) by Five Finger Death Punch. I recently heard this one on Pandora and have been playing it lot. I just started listening to this band within the past year thanks to one of my old managers at work. I still need to listen to more of their stuff, but I really like the singer’s voice.

9 – A song that inspires you

I’ll go with Face Everything and Rise by Papa Roach.

TBR Book Tag

Another book tag! As usual, I was tagged by the amazing Emily @ Embuhlee liest. Woman, you tag me in so many things! I am super glad, but at the same time my procrastination is not, haha. Keep tagging me anyway, because I know me being a baby about it won’t stop you. xD


How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

Mainly through Goodreads, but I also keep a book list in a notebook. It’s really long but I love writing it down instead of just using the app. Plus, I started it a long time ago so, me being me, I just couldn’t stop adding to it. What can I say? I’m old school.

Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?

Mostly print. However, since I received my NOOK I’ve been more open to e-books. And my library only has certain books on my TBR list in e-book form so I don’t really have a choice.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

I’m definitely a mood reader. Whatever I feel like reading, I read. However, for those of you who have been following me for awhile, you’ll know that I’ve been mainly focusing on completed series. I also need to start focusing on books I actually own…^^;

A book that’s been on your TBR the longest?

6068551767326Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater has been in my Goodreads ‘to-read’ section the longest, but as for my book list I have written in a notebook, it would be The Seventh Tower series by Garth Nix. The Keys to the Kingdom series by the same author is above that, as well as a few other series – some of which I have completed – but I’ve read a few of the books in those series already so I wasn’t sure if that counted or not.

A book you recently added to your TBR?

24934065One of the most recent books I’ve added to my TBR list on Goodreads is Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. I was reading a post from one of the blogs I follow about what they recently added to their TBR list and this book was one of them. I read the summary and it sounded like something I would definitely be interested in reading so I added it. However, it will probably be awhile until I actually get around to reading it…^^;

A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?

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I thought this one was really neat looking.

A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?

I’m going to have to agree with Emily on this one. Why would you have a book on your TBR list that you never plan on reading? Sure, it may take you awhile to get to the hundreds of books that you have listed there, but the point of having them on there is because you’re interested in reading them!

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?

Peace Talks by Jim Butcher, the sixteenth book in the Dresden Files series. Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait.

A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?


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A Court of Thorns and Roses
by Sarah J. Maas. When this book came out I saw sooooo many reviews on it. I really want to read it, but as I’m doing my best to stick to completed series at the moment, I must wait.

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?

Ummm, I’m not quite sure. Not many people have actually recommended specific books to me so I can’t think of one at the moment. I usually just see what other people are reading and if it sounds interesting I add it.

A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

There are actually a lot of books that are on my list that I want to read…like now. But, as I mentioned above, I’m only reading completed series so I can’t read a lot of the stuff I have added. It’s sad, but I have such a terrible memory that I would have to reread each book in a series every time a new one comes out otherwise I won’t remember anything.

How many books are in your Goodreads TBR shelf?

As of right now, 259. However, that’s not including a lot of the books on my written book list, because for most of the series I want to read I just have to first book actually in my shelf, due to the fact that if I don’t end of liking the series I won’t have to go through the trouble of deleting every book from my shelf.


And there we go! Thanks again for tagging me, Emmy. This was another fun one! :D

WWW Wednesdays #26 – January 26th

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?

1582996At the moment I am currently reading the second book in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes. This is another reread and I have to say I don’t really remember anything that happens in this one… xD Except one big thing that I won’t say because it is a major spoiler. So yeah…

 

 


What did I recently finish reading?

256683I recently finished up the first book in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, City of BonesI really enjoyed reading this book the first time, and I still really enjoyed reading it the second time. I like Clare’s world-building, as well as her characters – although sometimes Clary is on the annoying side, but not as bad as some other YA heroines I’ve come across.

 


What do I think I’ll read next?

7171771Next up I’ll be starting  the first book in The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey, The Monstrumologist. Yes, this book was in this spot last Wednesday, but it was checked out on the online library website so I had to wait FOREVER to get it. But I have it now…just haven’t actually started reading it…I should do that….

 

Happy reading! :)

Pixar Book Tag

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Hello everybody! I’m finally getting around to catching up with all the stuff I’ve been tagged in. There’s a lot of it…^^; This tag is an original created by my good friend Emily @ Embuhlee liest and her friend Shivii @ Shiviigoesrawr.


Toy StoryA book where you wanted the characters to come to life.

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

I’m going to have to say the first book in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, City of Bones. Yes, I know, they’ve made a movie for this book and now a TV series, but honestly I don’t think either has really done it justice. The movie was tolerable, and the TV show…well, if you read one of my previous posts you’ll know I didn’t even manage to make it through the first episode. I may try again…we’ll see. But I think this book has such a variety of different characters that it would be a blast if they came to life and I was able to spend some time with them. Especially Jace! ;D

A Bug’s LifeBig beautiful butterfly. Name a character that goes through a wonderful transformation or development arc.

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Kitty Norville from Kitty and The Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn. If you read this series you’ll definitely know what I’m talking about. In the first book Kitty is a submissive werewolf that’s pretty much at the bottom of her pack and is constantly taken advantage of by her alpha. Honestly, she was rather annoying and pathetic. I didn’t know if I would continue with the series due to her being the main character. But, I read all fourteen books in the series, and that is due to the fact she quickly grows a backbone and becomes a likable character that knows what she wants in life.

Monster’s Inc –  Name a book where a strong or scary character develops a soft spot for someone else.

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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. Iorek Byrnison is an armored bear who everyone fears, but when Lyra steps into his life and shows him compassion, he steadily begins to take a liking to her. Their friendship and loyalty for each other grows throughout the story.

 

Finding NemoP. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney. Name a book that has an address or other quote within that’s been burned into your memory forever.

The Cupboard under the Stairs
4 Privet Drive
Little Whinging
Surrey

Come on, we all know this one! xD

The IncrediblesName the coolest book family.

I’m going to have to copy Emily’s answer. The coolest book family is definitely the Weasley’s from Harry Potter. No argument.

Cars1,2 and now 3. Name a book that keeps getting sequels that you feel are not needed.

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Okay, while I did enjoy the first four books in the Tiger’s Curse series, I do not believe a fifth one is needed. Like many people, I thought the series was over after the fourth one – it wrapped up nicely and everything! – but apparently a fifth one is happening and I have no idea how the author could possibly keep going. I guess I’ll find out whenever she decides to release it.

RatatouilleName a book whose main character is not a human nor a humanoid figure.

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Into the Wild by Erin Hunter, the first book in the Warriors series. This was one of my favorite series when I was younger. I still haven’t finished it because there are so many books and they just keep on going. Although I’ve always been more of a dog person, this series that revolves around cats that live in Clans in the forest is a fantastic read that really works your imagination.

Wall-EName a book that made you feel lonely.

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I’m going to go with Life of Pi by Yann Martel, because the whole book is about Pi being stranded out on a boat with only a few animals for company. I guess animals are better than no one, but even I – who is easily annoyed by other humans – would be craving human interaction after such a long time out at sea.

UpName a book whose characters you became very quickly emotionally invested in.

I’m really trying not to say Harry Potter, because I want to give other books a chance, but I’m going to go with Harry Potter anyways. Sorry other books.

BraveName a book with a strong mother/daughter relationship.

Ummm, I honestly can’t think of one for this spot. I’m really trying to…but I can’t. I’m looking through my Goodreads ‘read’ books and in most of the books the relationship between the main character and her mother isn’t that great or she doesn’t have a mother. There may be one or two that has a decent mother/son relationship but I can’t seem to find any good mother/daughter ones.

Inside OutName a book that you would say could be one of your core memories.

764354I will not pick Harry Potter for this section. Instead, I will pick the other book I talk a lot about, Storm Front by Jim Butcher, the first in the Dresden Files series. It was one of the first books that really got me into urban fantasy. I can’t wait for the sixteenth one to come out! :D


And that’s the tag! It was a fun one and I’m proud of you, Emmy, for making your own! And Emmy’s friend too of course! xD

Teaser Tuesdays #26 – January 19th

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 currently not reading anything since I finished up a book last night, so I’ll just do a teaser from the book I plan on reading next, which is the second book in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes.

My teaser:

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“Are you still mad?”
Alec, leaning against the wall of the elevator, glared across the small space at Jace. “I’m not mad.”
“Oh, yes you are.” Jace gestured accusingly at his step-brother, then yelped as pain shot up his arm. Every part of him hurt from the thumping he’d taken that afternoon when he’d dropped three floors through rotted wood onto a pile of scrap metal.

– Chapter 1, page 9