Teaser Tuesdays #54 – February 28th

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 (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • 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 still plugging away at re-reading one of my favorite series! I just started the third book in The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, Grave Peril.

My teaser:

2868888

 

Distantly, but quickly growing nearer, I could hear haunting, musical baying, ghostly in the midnight air. “Holy shit,” I breathed. “Hellhounds.”
“Harry,” Michael said sternly. “You know I hate it when you swear.”
“You’re right. Sorry. Holy shit,” I breathed, “heckhounds.”

– Chapter 5, page 38
(paperback)

Blogger Aesthetic Award

Hey there! I was nominated by Emily @ Embuhlee liest for this award. Thanks Emmy!


The Rules:

  • Collect any number of images that you feel represent you as a person—your personality, aspirations, favourite things, anything at all that makes you you.
  • Put your chosen images together into a collage of whatever size and shape you find pleasing.
  • Share your masterpiece with everyone, in all the places.
  • Maybe nominate other bloggers as a way to tell them, “Hey, you, I think you’re awesome, and we should celebrate that awesomeness.”
  • Share these rules (and maybe the below tips, if you’re feeling helpful).

Tips:


My Aesthetic:

I couldn’t fit all of my pictures into one collage, so they’re separated into two. One’s a bit more ‘serious’ and one’s a bit more ‘nerdy’.

award-for-blog

award-for-blog-2


I Nominate:

As usual, if you’ve already been nominated and don’t wish to post again, or just don’t want to participate, that’s perfectly fine, of course! :)

WWW Wednesdays #53 – February 22nd

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?

22714914

I am currently reading three books. THREE! Lately I’ve only been reading two at a time, if that. I don’t remember the last time I was actually reading three at the same time. I’m sure there’s a bunch of people out there that read a bundle of books at once, but I’m just not usually one of them. It took me forever just to start reading two at a time. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I usually tend to lean towards one over the other, being a mood reader and all. And sometimes that leads me to taking forever to finish one of the books. But I’ve been a bit better about that lately. Anyway, enough rambling! I’m currently reading  the sixth book in the THIRDS series, Catch a Tiger by the Tail by Charlie Cochet. I’ve said many times before that I fell in love with this series and I’m saying it21569527 again! It’s action-packed and full of humor! And it definitely has its share of steamy moments too. This is the second book in the series to stray away from Dex and Sloane’s POV and I’m thoroughly enjoying it (not saying I don’t love Sloane and Dex, but it’s nice getting to know their teammates better). I’m also reading The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson, the second book in The Remnant Chronicles. I buddy read the first one with Emmy and another friend and now we’re on to the second! So far so good. I’m very interested in seeing where this installment takes the main plot of the series. The third book I’m currently reading is the second book in The Dresden91477 Files series by Jim Butcher, Fool Moon. If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time I’m sure you’ve heard me mention this series a time or two…or two-hundred. But seriously, it’s one of my favorites! And I recently decided I wanted to re-read it. I’ve been impatiently waiting for the sixteenth book to come out and it’s still not out yet so I thought I’d satisfy my hunger with a re-read. I found this series…maybe 5+ years ago? And I’ve never re-read it so I thought now was a good time. Plus it also may have had to do with me scrolling through fan art and quotes on Pinterest recently…xD I can’t recommend this series enough. GO. READ. IT. NOW.


What did I recently finish reading?

17378508I recently finished reading the third book in The Raven Cycle series, Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. I stated in my last book tag that I can’t wait to find out what happens in the fourth and final installment of this series! And that’s still true! I just haven’t gotten around to starting it yet. But I will soon. I’m borrowing it from the library and there’s only so many times I can renew it before having to physically return it. So yeah, I’ll definitely get on that in the near future. I also finished reading the second book in the Playing the Fool series 22439652by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock, The Merchant of Death. This was another quick, enjoyable read and I got to know even more about the main characters as well as some new ones that were talked about, but didn’t actually appear, in the first one. I’ll be reading the third and final book shortly. As I stated above, I began re-reading one of my favorite series, so I recently finished the first in The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, Storm Front. Since I rambled on a bit earlier I won’t say anything more about it. Except…go read it! xD


What do I think I’ll read next?

17378527I STILL plan on starting the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name. I think this one has been in the last few WWW posts I’ve done, but as you may have guessed because it’s still in this section, I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. EVENTUALLY! I also plan on starting The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, the fourth and final book in The Raven Cycle series. Oh look at that; both are the final books in the series. But I’ll most likely get to The Raven King before The Witch With No Name, probably due to the fact that I’m borrowing one and own the other. Now that I think about it that’s also probably part of the reason it’s taking me forever to finish up The Hollows series…^^;


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

Teaser Tuesdays #53 – February 21st

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 (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • 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 recently decided I wanted to re-read one of my favorite series. I’ve been bugging one of my friend’s to read it, then got in the mood myself. So, I started the first book in The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, Storm Front.

My teaser:

764354

 

 

Paranoid? Probably. But just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean that there isn’t an invisible demon about to eat your face.

– Chapter 1, page 9
(paperback)

Goodreads Book Tag

Image result for goodreads

Hey there! I haven’t done a tag in awhile and there are quite a few I still need to do but Emily @ Embuhleeliest just tagged me in this one recently so it was what I thought of first. So here we go!


What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?

17378508 Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater, the third book in The Raven Cycle series. I just finished up this book last night and cannot wait to see what happens in the fourth and final book! I feel like so much is going to happen. Both things that I want to happen and things that I don’t.

 

 


What are you currently reading?

At this exact moment nothing. Like I mentioned above, I finished up Blue Lily, Lily Blue last night and didn’t get around to reading anything today. Shame, I know. I was too busy watching anime, getting things done around the house, and running errands. In that order.


What was the last book you marked as TBR?

16131107The Black Prism by Brent Weeks, the first book in the Lightbringer series. I recently read Emmy’s review on this book and was intrigued! I feel like she’s mentioned this book or this author before but I’m not sure why I never looked into it. Silly me, apparently, because this book definitely sounds like something I would enjoy! Who knows when I’ll actually get around to reading it though, cause I’m terrible like that.


What book do you plan to read next?

17378527The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, the fourth and final book in The Raven Cycle series. As I said previously, I just finished the third book and now it’s on to the fourth! I’ve rather enjoyed this series and now I’m even more inclined to try out her other one, The Wolves of Mercy Falls, as well, which I’ve heard mixed reviews on. I’ll also get around to doing that eventually.

 


Do you use the star rating system?

Yup!


Are you doing a 2017 Reading Challenge?

Yes! I did 60 last year and managed so I decided I would again stick with 60 this year and see how well I do. Might not make it this year due to school, but that won’t stop me from trying! Hopefully I’ll get even more. My book list is so long and I keep adding to it, so it seems like I’ll never actually read everything. Especially if I’m only managing 60 a year…*sigh*.


Do you have a wishlist?

Not really. I borrow from the library most of the time so I don’t buy all that many books. I have a list of ones that the library doesn’t have so I guess you could call that my wishlist? But above all else, the newest book in the Dresden Files series would be at the top. Too bad it hasn’t come out yet *cry cry*.


What book do you plan to buy next?

21569527Oh look! My answer is the same as Emmy’s! xD I plan on buying The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson, the second book in The Remnant Chronicles. I buddy read the first book in the series with Emmy and another friend of mine so we’re going to keep going until we read all three! Because we’re doing a buddy read I thought it best if I actually purchase this series so I plan on buying the e-book once we’re ready to start.


Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” – Dr. Seuss

“Are you always a smartass?’
‘Nope. Sometimes I’m asleep.”  – Jim Butcher, Blood Rites

“Nothing is more discouraging than unappreciated sarcasm.” – Author Unknown

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and then throw it in the face of the person who gave you the lemons until they give you the oranges you originally asked for.” Cassandra Clare, City of Bones


Who are your favorite authors?

Jim Butcher, J.K. Rowling, Cassandra Clare, Kim Harrison and T.J. Klune


Have you joined any groups?

No.  I feel like I have a hard enough time posting on here on a regular basis so that would just make me a bad group member…^^; Maybe one day!


I Tag These Peeps – 

If you’ve already done this tag or just don’t want to that’s perfectly fine, of course! xD I also tag anyone else who wants to participate!


Happy reading! :)

WWW Wednesdays #52 – February 8th

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?

17378508

I am currently reading the third book in The Raven Cycle series, Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. I started it last week but it’s been a bit slow going since then. Mostly because I decided to pick the THIRDS series back up and that absorbed most of my attention. That’s always been my problem with reading multiple books at a time. Sometimes one of them just strikes my fancy more than the other at that particular time. But I’ll get back to it next week.


What did I recently finish reading?

17347389I recently finished reading the second book in The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves. I definitely liked this one better than the first one. I think I mentioned that in my last WWW post and it’s still true. I adore Ronan and this one focused on him a lot more than the first so, yeah. That’s probably why. I can’t wait to see how things tu16429619rn out with what happened to him in this one! I also finished reading The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson, the first book in The Remnant Chronicles. I saw this on Emmy’s list of books she’d like to read this year and happily suggested a buddy read. I’ve never done one before but it sounded like fun! So her and I, along with another of my friends, all read the book in a manner of two weeks. A little less, actually. Quite a lot of tropes in this book but I thought it was well done overall. I enjoyed the characters and the plo22714912t. It was a good, fun, quick read. We’re planning on reading the second one together as well once we all get our hands on it. As stated above, I also jumped back into the THIRDS series with the fifth book, Against the Grainby Charlie Cochet. I took a slight break from this series because the library has every book except this one. But I am really enjoying these books so I bought the e-book off of Amazon. I wasn’t disappointed. This was the first one to drift away from Dex and Sloane’s POV. Now I am (kinda) patiently waiting for the sixth book to become22439645 available. While waiting for the sixth book, I was in the mood to begin another MxM Romance and happened to stumble upon the Playing the Fool series by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock. I speedily read through the first book, The Two Gentlemen from Altona. Another quick, fun read filled with humor and enjoyable characters. There are two more books in this series so I’ll probably be zipping through those as well.


What do I think I’ll read next?

22714914I’m still planning on starting the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Did I mention that I’m a huge procrastinator when it comes to the end of a series? Same thing when I watch anime. It takes me forever to watch that last episode. I don’t like endings! D; I also plan on starting the sixth book in the THIRDS series, Catch a Tiger by the Tail by Charlie Cochet. Still waiting for it to be available at the library.


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

Teaser Tuesdays #52 – February 7th

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 (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • 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 started the fifth book in the THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet, Against the Grain. I’m actually almost done with it. This series is hilarious and action-packed and I love it.

My teaser:

22714912


Cael patted Ash’s chest and walked off. Ash followed, but not before shoving Dex. He grinned when Dex fell into Taylor, his cheese snacks soaring through the air and hitting the carpet.
“My Cheesy Doodles!” Dex dropped to his hands and knees. “Noooooo! They were so young. So delicious.”
Cael shook his head in amusement. “You couldn’t help yourself, could you?” he told Ash.
“I need balance in my life.”

– Chapter 9
(e-book)