It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a wonderful place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be, reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! Everyone is welcome. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn over at The Book Date.
This weekend was a very different one to the last. First of all the weather was a good 10 degrees celsius less (about 18 F), very grey and rainy rather than hot and sunny.
It was also much quieter, with the only real “event” that of taking my 18 year old for her first covid vaccination. They announced her age group on Friday and she got an appointment for the Saturday afternoon.
My 21 year old sons have promised to make appointments, but don’t seem to be in much of a rush to do so. Both are massive wimps when it comes to having vaccinations so I think that is playing a big part in their procrastination.
Read This Week
Hart was the prequel to a Buddy Read I was co-running. It got the series of to a great start, sadly The Villain, Book #1, was a complete flop. Both of us who are Mods of the buddy read DNF’d it due to poor pacing, no character development and virtually no plot.
I also did another run through of a beta-read book. Provisionally named Justice it’s a book by one of my favourite authors…
I finally finished Hexing the Ex, thank you to Netgalley for an arc of this book. It was one of those instantly forgettable reads. It was a pleasant way to pass some time but it just didn’t quite capture me in the way I hoped it would.
In fact it was a week of poor arc choices, as I set aside another arc that was boring me. I’ll pick it up in a couple of weeks, when hopefully I’ll be more into it then.
I had plans, big plans and then yesterday had a request for a complete beta read of a book asap, and received a belated arc book that is due to release in a few days. So I will be busy with both of them for the next few days.
I had just started reading The 22 Murders of Madison May, a time travel thriller arc also courtesy of Netgalley. I was very much enjoying it so shall finish it as soon as the arc and beta read are done.
READING STATS FOR 2021
Books read in 2021 – 79 (75) including Phantom & Wraith beta read
Re-reads in 2021 – 5 (5)
Owned books from TBR list read – 15 (15)
5 Star reads – 20 (20)
DNF’s – 9 (8)