WWW Wednesday – July 22, 2020


Here we are–halfway through the week! It’s been a while since I have done one of these so I am feeling rather inclined to do an update! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World of Words. If you aren’t familiar with the meme, it asks these three questions:

The Three Ws are:

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

~ The Currents ~

4588564451178403._sx318_sy475_As always, I am reading more than one book at a time. I am participating in a Goodreads Challenge called the Wheelathon at the moment and our Book of the Month is The Sun Down Motel. If you’re a fan of The Shining, and/or you’re looking for a good ghost story, I recommend this book! I am about 35% into this one and it is pretty chilling. Its by the same author who wrote Broken Girls, which I also read and enjoyed–I like this book even more so far. The next book I am currently reading is an ARC which actually released yesterday by Erin Hahn called More Than Maybe. I’m over halfway through it and I am so in love with this book! If I’m being completely honest, this book is almost too sweet (is this possible?). I am a music nerd–I was a music major after all–and reading about two music lovers coming together for a music project is just so soothing to my very soul!! So I actually have had to slow down reading this one because it is going to destroy me when I get to the climax and they have to break up–as does happen in all books. I’m sure it’ll come round in the end but just…my heart! So I had to do what I had to do!! And then I am also listening to an audiobook called Now Entering Addamsville but I honestly haven’t decided what my impressions are of the book yet.

~ The Recents ~

50160619._sx318_sy475_My most recent finish I have absolutely no regrets about and that is You Should See Me In A Crown. Of course it was a book where I couldn’t decide if I wanted to give in to the hype.  The synopsis sounded cute but one never really knows from a debut author. But this book did not disappoint and I’m glad I gave it a shot. I devoured this on audiobook within 48 hours in a group read with TBR and Beyond Book Club. I definitely recommend!

~ The Upcoming ~

51182650._sx318_sy475_Now that NetGalley has audiobooks (isn’t that AMAZING?!?!) my next listen will be Girl, Serpent, Thorn via the NG app! I am so excited to give it a go! As for my next book-book, I’m not sure. We’ll see where my mood takes me! I have read several contemporaries lately so probably anything outside of that genre. I have received several great fantasy and thriller books lately, though I haven’t read any sci-fi in quite a while so with all that said we’ll see!

What is one current, recent, or upcoming read that you have on your list?

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June 🌈Pride Progress

Hello everyone! I’m just checking in as the month is about halfway over now. I have seen so many supportive and loving posts about the LGBTQIA+ community and it has been so great to share in this with everyone! I didn’t get around to posting an original list of goals for the month but I’m going to put up some have’s and will’s in this entry because I want to get my opinions out there too!

The have’s…

These Witches Don’t Burn is about real (fictional) Salem witches trying to sleuth out the new Blood Witch in town. I loved the YA cozy mystery vibes of the story, and the hype of witchcraft in Salem!

Hot Dog Girl was a book that actually had a lot more to it than I expected. I love a book with a good message to it. And hey, tell me that cover isn’t adorable!

And finally–my new favorite book of 2019–Red, White & Royal Blue. I listened to the audiobook of this one and people, THIS. IS. EVERYTHING. I truly enjoyed every minute of this book. If you haven’t read it, go do it. There is humor, there is love, and just everything.

The will’s…


The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue — Yes, believe it or not, I haven’t read this book. I have heard so many people say it is a great read so I am taking it on vacation with me and I am so excited to read it!

Fence has been on my TBR for a long time and I just haven’t found a copy to pick up. I books vs hard copies are one thing, but I just can’t do e-graphic novels. These I have to find the real things, and my library has a terrible graphic novel section.

So that’s where I’m at. I may stray from my little “TBR” or I may stick to it. One never knows with me. Plus I have at least 1-2 more audiobooks to pick from and read this month. Could be anything!

Are you reading any LGBTQIA+ books this month? Do you have any recommendations to share?


WWW Wednesday ~ 3.20.19

Hi everyone! Its Wednesday again! As I think you all know,  Waiting on Wednesday is brought to you by Taking on a World of Words, who revived this weekly meme for us book bloggers to use at our will. As always, the three W’s are:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What will you be reading next?


15728452What did I recently finish reading?
I just finished reading (literally….as in my lunch break!) The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Suite! Of course, I started off with the Netflix series and now I am diving into the comic book trilogy, the third of which is actually set to release this July! Little known fact about the series (at least I had no clue about it): the author, Gerard Way, is actually the frontman and co-founder of the band My Chemical Romance (get out your hair gel, nose ring, sk8 shoes, and let’s go back to the ’00s and rock out with these guys!). Once I get through volume 2 as well, I will write my thoughts on the comics so check back soon!

36337550What am I currently reading?
I have two books in progress currently. The first one I am trying so hard to get through as quick as possible because I have been stuck in it for too long, and that would be The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. I am listening to the audiobook on this and I think I might enjoy it so much more if I was reading a hard copy. I’ve heard great things about this book but ugh, it is painstaking to listen to this! 😫 Also, I am reading an ARC of Wicked Saints. I am so in love! You better believe a review of this is coming up soon!! I am seeing a lot of mixed reviews for this book coming out so far but honestly, I am really enjoying it so far. I hope that as more people read it, the ratings go up because I think…well, I really don’t want to say anything until I write up my review.

28186322What will I be reading next?
Well, as I mentioned, I am continuing on in the Umbrella Academy Suite. My next audiobook will be a group read of A Curious Beginning, which was recommended to me by a friend who knows my sense of humor. I am pretty excited to read this YA historical mystery since I recently finished up the Jackaby series. And for a physical next-up, I am moving on to an ARC of The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters. If you haven’t heard of this one yet, its actually a story of a young Edgar Allen Poe meeting his Muse. The synopsis doesn’t give too much more detail than that, but still, its another book I am really looking forward to checking out!

If you participate in this on your blog, drop me a link in the comments below! Or just answer any or all of the questions and let me know what book your nose is in because I always like to know what people are reading. I look forward to hearing all the deets!


What would your book nook look like?

I was just browsing Pinterest today (a dangerous past time, I know) and I ended up looking through cozy reading nooks. Now I am designing my dream space and I’m just all warm and fuzzy and excited inside! So here are a couple spaces I am in love with:

42635117935_d508793f5a_nThis one is sheltered, but outdoors, which I love. Can we say ‘ambiance’? I love the candlelight. Plus the mattress and ALL.THE.PILLOWS.!!!! So snug. I can just hear the crickets and the wind blowing in the trees and envision ALL the reading I would get done. OMG, its heaven. I am so sold! This is my dream!

tumblr_inline_nfipm43cax1s7b3jyOk, this next one is just great. Doesn’t everyone need this?? Unfortunately, I don’t have a proper tub for baths right now but I absolutely wish that I did. I get so many bath bombs in book boxes so obviously baths + books go together! Plus, heaven knows that we all need more bookshelves. So basically, this setting pretty much has it all! Also the toilet is there too so you’ll never be bored while taking care of that business either. All bases are covered.


And finally, for my grand finale, I had to choose my musical library. This baby is grand. Its got high ceilings, natural light, comfy seating (I might switch it out for something a little classier later on, but in the mean time I’ll take what I can get), a fire place, and of course books, books, and more books!!  I can only hope that some of those taller windows are doors. Maybe there is also a window seat somewhere around there? Oh, how perfect! I’m in heaven, you guys!

Have you thought about your dream library? What would your ideal book nook look like? Spill the tea in the comments!


Book Blogger Hop 1/11-1/17

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The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. There is a weekly prompt featuring a book-related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books and fellow bloggers. All are welcome to comment, follow, and/or re-post.

The question for this week (1/11-1/17) is: What is your first book of the year?

Well, so far I have finished The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and The Bear and the Nightingale. That’s two 3-star books for me. However, I have a couple 5-star books about to be added to my roster. I am currently reading (and about to finish) Slayer by Kiersten White and graphic novel Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. I am very much enjoying both of these books! So pretty much…halfway through January and 4 books down. Not too bad!

How about you? What is your first book/books for the year?


Blogmas 19: WWW Wednesday

Good evening everyone! I think this is a good week to catch up with a good ol’ WWW Wednesday meme. Now, if you happen to be out of the loop, WWW is a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. All it is is three questions that are easy enough to answer. So with that being said, here I go!


  1. 34275234._SY180_What are you currently reading? Mr. Dickens and His Carol. I bought this book last holiday season and didn’t get to it. However, this year, I got myself into two different group reads of A Christmas Carol and I thought this would be a nice compliment to that. So far I am liking the book. I don’t think it really holds truth to the actual Dickens’ life, but its still a nice read. Basically, Dickens’ latest story isn’t doing very well and his publishers think the best move is for him to write a Christmas tale. Dickens, however, disagrees. Money is tight in the household, and the family is not used to pinching pennies, especially around the holidays.
  2. 37854049What did you recently finish reading? I just finished Sisters of the Winter Wood, because with all of the holiday things I’ve been reading, I wanted something a little different. So this still had ‘winter’ in the title, but it was different too…a fairy tale of sorts. I will be putting a review up soon, but as a little teaser, I will say that this tale of two sisters who could transform into magical beasts wasn’t my favorite read ever, but it was just what I needed.
  3. What do you think you’ll read next? I need to get to my ARCs so next up I will be reading either White Stag or Miraculum! Both are winter (Jan/Feb) releases so I am really looking forward to them. PLUS it is one of my New Years resolutions to get my NetGalley score up to 90%!

If you do WWW Wednesdays, feel free to send me your links below! I’d love to know what you’re up to!


Read-a-Thon Wrap-up!

readathonLast week was a big…no…HUGE week for read-a-thons. I threw my name in for participation for two RAT’s and they were both so awesome and did a lot for me in terms of helping me reach some reading goals that I had for myself! The first RAT, I blogged about…it was a weeklong read-a-thon called the Spookathon. All week long, I made progress on my audiobook (Dracula), my hard copy book (The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein), and my ebook (Southern Magic). I finished my ebook during the week so by the weekend, I was ready for business.

uihxu47i_400x400The weekend was the main event: Dewey’s 24-hour Read a Thon. Dewey’s RAT is 24 hours of non-stop up all night reading. Yeah baby!! This event happens twice each year and this was my fourth time participating in three years. I love this event and I always mark my calendar and look forward to this one.My goal was to finish everything I had started and see how far (if at all) I could get into something new. Well, I did it. Bully for me! Dracula? Check. Elizabeth Frankenstein? Check. I started the second book to the Southern Magic book, as well as another book: Haunting the Deep. So overall, I consider my weekend pretty successful!

On the down side, I am still a bit behind on my progress for the year so I still have catching up to do in order to hit my goal for the year….BUT this is a good time of the year to read. SO. I have to stay optimistic! Back to the books!

How are you doing on your reading goals? Do you set your goals high to try to stay on target? Or set low and surprise yourself?


Happy Independence Day! + WWW

Hello everyone! I would be remiss if I didn’t wish you all a safe and happy 4th of July, aka Independence Day! I hope your grills are ready to go and your fireworks are safe and sparkly. I am planning on blogging, reading, and partaking in a little bit of wine tasting. Thank you, founding fathers, for our freedom. Cheers!


Moving along to WWW Wednesday, meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and is now revived by Samm at Taking on a World of Words. Feel free to let me know what your WWW answers are in the comments, or blog for yourself and leave me your link. I love to know what everyone is up to!

FontCandy (3)The Three Ws are:

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

W1 – I am currently reading The Last Time I Lied, which is a thriller/mystery that was just published yesterday. I am almost finished with it and so far it has be chilled to the bone (and I am pretty picky when it comes to thrillers, so that’s saying a lot!). I am also listening to the audiobook of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This is my first time listening to a Harry Potter audiobook and I don’t know why its taken me so long to do this! The narrator is spectacular!! If you love Harry Potter and are wanting to re-read the series, give the audiobooks a try. You won’t regret it.

W2 – I recently finished reading Amid Stars and Darkness–a YA sci-fi. I recently mentioned that I have been craving sci-fi lately and it has held true in this book as well. I will be writing up a review for this book soon but just as a teaser, the main character (Delaney) was a champ when it came to impersonating royalty on another planet. The love interest body guard (Ruckus) was extremely sweet, flirtatious, and somewhat predictable, which is why I am rooting for the underdog, badboy prince from the opposite alien race. No real hints at love have surfaced yet, but the book leaves off on a killer cliffhanger and we’ll just see where book 2 takes us!

W3 – Next up I will be reading Between Frost and Fury, which is the second book in the Xenith Trilogy (the follow-up book to Amid Stars and Darkness mentioned above). This book publishes on July 24th but I have my copy because of a book tour so stay tuned for my review!

So that’s that my friends! Again, enjoy your holiday and I’m looking forward to hearing about your reads!

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