Week 5 Recap: Make-Me-Read-It Results, & WOOHOO WEEKEND!

Well, well, well … the results are in, and I think I can determine, from the results, that no one gives a flying crap about Spindle Fire??? Can I safely assume no one really liked this book??? Because it got NO votes — zip, zero, zilch, nada! Poor Spindle Fire.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who took a second out of their day to vote for my reads for this readathon! I’d be so lost without you.

Crap… now this song is going to be stuck in my head.

DEAR READER: Real quick tho? I HAVE A TIE! What do you think I should read first? Stalking Jack the Ripper or Hunted? Tell me in the comments!!!

Will anyone really care if I cheat and start the readathon early? ‘Cause, like, I’m almost finished with A Fierce and Subtle Poison, and I don’t know if I can wait until midnight on Sunday to start reading another book…


…when I already have a TBR of like 10 books and a shelf full of un-readables?!?

Click on images for a link to Goodreads!
So I wandered into a library today. I was returning A Fierce and Subtle Poison, but then somehow came out with 3 more books, even though I knew I had six books to read this month with the readathon??? I don’t know how this happened — I think I blacked out.

I am cursed to be a slow reader for all eternity…

Click on images for a link to Goodreads! Or can I just blame it on the books I’ve been reading? This book … I don’t know, on one hand, I was like: this had potential, but on the other hand, I was like: WHY HASN’T THIS BOOK ENDED ALREADY. It wasn’t an over-extremely big book… It was small, and I should have been done with it several days ago. But I wasn’t too eager to read it. I got halfway, and I think I just lost motivation for the story. I wasn’t really connected to the characters, and even though the setting was a place I’d never read about before (Puerto Rico), I wasn’t really getting the vibe, I guess. A Fierce and Subtle Poison will probably not be very highly rated, sadly.

DEAR READER: Have you read this one?

Once again, Game of Thrones was the only thing I watched.

Guys, this was such a good episode. First, we had Dany and Jon meeting *squeal* and how about Lady Olenna with that mic drop!?!? DAYUM GIRL. Then there was the Sansa and Bran reunion (Sansa, very emotional; Bran, 404: emotion cannot be found), and ugh, I’m bitter about Casterly Rock. Like, Tyrion had such a brilliant plan — he had built himself a hoe-door, lol too soon? — but Cersei outsmarted them. Does anyone else think Cersei is acting more “Mad King” than our lovely Dany is??? (Let the theories stew … Also, does anyone believe Jon may also be a Targaryen??? Yeah, look THAT theory up!)

DEAR READER: What did you think of this week’s episode? Can you believe tomorrow will be the middle of the season!? I CAN’T.

These were some things I blogged about this past week

I PROMISE I am working on that Roar review, I’ve just been sidetracked playing Pokémon Go and taking over gyms and doing raids (I GOT A MOLTRES TODAY), so don’t judge me for nerding out on a mobile game. ;D

DEAR READER: Did you have a good week? What did you read, and what do you plan on reading next?

Rosie has had a SUPER busy day. She’s so ready for bed (it’s almost 11 at night). She went swimming with a friend, got a little bit of a tan, and went raiding with some Pokémon Go-playing friends! She participated in two successful raids and got absolutely NO reading done, hehehehe… That is what Sundays are for, though. Have an excellent rest of your weekend, my friends!





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  1. The Make-Me-Read-aThon sounds so cool! It looks like you’ve got an awesome selection of books. Great post! Eliza and Her Monsters is a wonderful book, I think you’ll definitely enjoy it. I just stumbled upon your blog, and I’m greatly enjoying its content.

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

    1. If there’s something I’ve discovered about myself this past week, though, it’s that I FAIL at readathons! XD Being an adult and working 40+ hours a week is just too detrimental to my success of reading multiple books in one week’s time. /sigh.

      I’m happy you asked! The book-reviewing-internetverse is an AMAZING one, but one that I had taken a break from and reintroduced myself too only 6 weeks ago. But getting back in the swing hasn’t been TOO difficult, but just a tad frustrating when it comes to balancing life + blog. When you are a book blogger, and are looking to find your audience, it can be a bit intimidating, but there are two main things you have to focus on: 1) your voice, and 2) being social.

      Your voice is what makes your blog YOU. And it is the one thing that can differentiate your blog from someone else’s blog. Be true to yourself and your voice, and that’s the major thing. As far as being social, that can be taken a lot of ways, but what I mostly mean is get out there and comment on other blogs. Make your comments true and meaningful, but doing this one thing even a couple of times a week can bring traffic to your own blog. I struggle with this, because I find it hard to get the time to just sit and read other’s posts to develop meaningful comments. Sometimes it’s tiring trying to be social. But it can be worth it to build your audience, too. I’m honestly still working on it since I’ve come back into the blogging world. But most of all, I just love to post about my life + books. Being consistent in your posting can only help you!

      I hope some of that helps? Heehee, but thank you for stopping by my blog, too, it means a lot to me! <3

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