Sunday, May 15, 2011

Reading Goal #2

I decided to give up on my reading goal. Even though I shortened it from 120 to 100 books.

I have started to hate reading. Like I was being forced to read. I become so obsessed when I set goals for myself, like no soda, reading goals, losing weight, etc.

I just become to obsessed and its not good for me.

From now on I will read for pleasure, not to make some goal or big amount of reading. I just can't stand it that I've come to loathe reading, when a lot of times it takes me out of my life into a better one where I'm not the main character.

So I'm done with reading goals!

I started reading a book today, and I practically felt relief flood through me when I picked up a book that wasn't one that is due back soon. It felt so good. Like that feeling when you bite into something really good, and your mind is just like "Ahhhh". I know I'm a weirdo. But getting rid of this goal is going to take a lot off me. Who knows without me going "Need to read need to read!" I could even make it to 100 books.

Whats odd is I had a goal of reading 100 books last year but it didn't feel anything like this. I don't remember thinking "I don't want to read." or "I'm starting to hate reading."

Such a relief!!!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

May 2011 Releases

Thought I would start listing the new releases each month that I'm looking forward to. That way I can some how remember them all!!!

Title - Author - Release Date - Italic = Released

High Lighted = Want To Read The Most

Just going down the goodreads list of May 2011 books and seeing which ones I marked to read and posting em.

May 01:

  • Skinny: A Novel (P.S.) by Diana Spechler - May 01
  • Are You Going to Kiss Me Now? by Sloane Tanen - May 01

May 03:

  • Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11) by Charlaine Harris - May 03
  • Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth - May 03
  • Illusions (Wings #3) by Aprilynne Pike - May 03
  • The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles #2) by Rick Riordan - May 03
  • Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires #4) by Chloe Neill - May 03
  • Moonglass by Jessi Kirby - May 03
  • Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles #1) by  Kevin Hearne - May 03
  • The Magnolia League (The Magnolia League #1) by Katie Crouch - May 03
  • Exposure: A Novel by Therese Fowler - May 03
  • The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy - May 03
  • Blood Laws (Blood Moon Trilogy #1) by Karin Tabke - May 03
May 08:
  • But I Love Him by Amanda Grace - May 08
May 10:

  • What Happened To Goodbye by Sarah Dessen - May 10
  • Die for Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum - May 10
  • Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs - May 10
  • The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski - May 10
  • Flawless by Lara Chapman - May 10
  • Bitter End by Jennifer Brown - May 10
  • The Summer Before Boys by Nora Raleigh Baskin - May 10

May 17:
  • Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon - May 17
  • The Passage by Justin Cronin - May 17
May 24:
  • Blood Magic (Blood Journals #1) by Tessa Gratton - May 24
  • Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott - May 24
  • The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles #1) by Kady Cross - May 24
  • Angel Burn (Angel Trilogy #1) by L.A. Weatherly - May 24
May 31:
  • Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini - May 31
  • The Fallen: Demon (The Fallen #2) by Kristina Douglas - May 31
Top 5 Covers 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (#3)

WoW is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Haven't done a WoW in forever! I'm so overloaded with books, that I can only think of a few books I'm waiting to be released, though I will have to wait even longer than the day they come out because I have 21 books checked out, though you can minus the cookbooks!

So here are my choices:

Book: What Happened to Goodbye
Author: Sara Dessen
Series: Not a series
Release Date: May 10, 2011

From Goodreads:
Another town. Another school. Another Mclean. Ever since her parents' bitter divorce, Mclean and her father have been fleeing their unhappy past. And Mclean's become a pro at reinventing herself with each move. But in Lakeview, Mclean finds herself putting down roots and making friends—in part, thanks to Dave, the most real person Mclean's ever met. Dave just may be falling in love with her, but can he see the person she really is? Does Mclean herself know?

Definitely can't wait for this to be released. I've read all of Sara Dessen's book and loved 'em!

I was so going to put the third book of the Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins, but there is no book cover, release date or even title. So bummer. I am totally waiting for it though because that ending was just completely UNFAIR.

Book: Archangel's Blade
Author:  Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #4
Release Date: September 06 2011

From Goodreads:
The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past…but Dmitri’s need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.

Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel’s right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality…the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her.

As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting…and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more…

Even though its not about Elena & Raphael, I can't wait for this book. Though the man on the cover is not how I pictured him to be, to me Dmitri is supposed to be dripping with sexiness and make every girl want him. Yeah sure thats part of his vampire side, but who cares! Gimme someone sexy! Not that the guy on the cover isn't good looking, just isn't living up to what I pictured him to be.

I'm sure I could more books that are on my TBR list but there isn't a lot of books I'm dying to read. And dying of the long torture of waiting for there release.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

In My Mailbox (#10)

Hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

I still have an overhaul of books. And still very little desire to read anything, though when I feel in the mood to read, I take advantage of that and sit down and get lost in a book.

Yet, when I go to the library, I still have this habit of looking at the new book shelf and grabbing a few. I don't know why I do it when I can't even make myself to read. Or even have a little desire to do so. I hate not wanting to read, its a miserable feeling, esp. when I love to read.

I walked out with 6 more books, though luckily I had just dropped off a lot of books I knew I wouldn't even bother opening, even if they are on my TBR list.

3 cook books and 3 young adult books. I honestly don't know if I'll actually "read" read the cookbooks, maybe skim through the recipes and write some down that I would be interested in cooking. Or who knows maybe I'll read page by page. Hopefully they have some pictures, I HATE cookbooks without photos. I'm a very visual person when it comes to cooking, so I like to see what I'm about to "attempt" to make.

The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta
Vampire Crush by A.M. Robinson
Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell

You Won't Believe It's Vegan! by Lacey Sher & Gail Doherty
The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen

Teaser Tuesday: Willow by Julia Hoban & Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

I thought I would do two books this Teaser Tuesday because I just finished Willow by Julia Hoban and will begin Falling Under by Gwen Hayes tonight!

Like always Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading!

I began reading Willow last night and I found the lines I wanted to post for TT. It was a such a powerful section that I couldn't pass it up, so I wrote it down. Lately when I'm reading, I have a notepad next to me because a lot of times I find lines I love and never remember what page they were on, so now I write em down.

"She rolls up her sleeve. The bite of the blade kills the noise. It wipes out the memory of the those staring faces. Willow looks at her arm, at the life springing from her. Tiny pinpricks of red that blossom into giant peonies." (pg 3)


"I screamed and clawed at my own skin. Wanting it off of me like it was offensive. Vulgar." (pg 210)

Can't wait to start Falling Under. I have lots of good books coming up to read. Hope I can read em before they are due back.

Time to look at what everyone's teasers this week and make my TBR list even bigger!
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