I was going through my reading list and didn't realize how many I was able to check off so far! 2018 reading started slow but it is picking up, especially now that I have the Kindle Unlimited!
So, let's see. As of today, March 9, this is what I have:
Book made into a movie I have already seen:
IT by Stephen King
Next book in a series:
Masked City by Genevieve Cogman (Invisible Library Series, totally AWESOME)
Book involving a heist:
The Art Forger by BA Shapiro
Book set in a country that fascinates me:
Pagan Holiday by Tony Perrottet - Italy is the Country
Book about death or grief:
Cemetery Stories by Katherine Ramsland
Book about time travel:
Bones of the Earth by Michael Swanwick
Book with weather element in title:
Petals on the Wind by VC Andrews (Don't judge I LOVE these books LOL)
Book set at sea:
The Grace Keepers by Kirsty Logan
Book Set on a different planet:
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett - Discworld
Book about or set on Halloween:
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness - Discovery of Witches Trilogy and one of my favorite book sets!
Book borrowed or given to you:
Inside Buckingham Palace
Book by 2 authors:
Thunderhead by Preston and Child
Book about or involving a sport:
A Beautiful Work in Progress by Mirna Valerio
Book Mentioned in another book:
The Passage by Justin Cronin (It was mentioned in Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel)
Book that involves Bookstore or library:
Mr Penumbra's 24 Book Store by Robin Sloan. The Book of Speculation by Ericka Swyler. The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan and The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson
Yowza! And it is only MARCH! Are you doing the challenge? What books are you reading??
*Well, the books available under Kindle's Unlimited service anyway.
A few years ago during their Big Deal Days, Amazon had the Kindle Unlimited for a huge deal, plus I had several gift cards and ended up getting a year for $20. I ended up loving it. While they don't offer EVERY BOOK under the deal, there were quite a few I would never had read, had they not been in my selections.
Once the year was up though, I cancelled it as it was just a bit much and I was getting enough books anyway. But I did miss having that option after awhile.
Then, today, I was searching for random books and a pop up told me that I could read this book FOR FREE, with unlimited and RIGHT NOW it was only 99 cents for 2 months.
I had to think about that for 3 or 4 seconds then hit the SIGN ME UP TAKE MY MONEY button.
I can actually feel the synapses in my brain opening up and the joy flooding my brain with the thought of ALL THOSE BOOKS! Yes, I am a reading junkie. Just give me a book and all the bad things go away. At least until I am done with that book and need another one.
(Please keep me away from Amazon music or I am a goner)
It has been a bizarre year. I can't count how many times I said WTF, before finally just giving up and waiting for it to be over. While I was waiting, I read. A LOT. I read a lot as it is, but I think I reached a new record of books read in a year. I decided to note them this year and share it on New Year's Eve.
So, here we are! 126 books and various magazines as well.
I liked how I started the year with Book 1 in a series (The Invisible Library) and ended the year with Book 2. Excellent series.
Also, I am always looking for new good books, so if you have any suggestions, please leave them!
2017 was the year of card 13 for me. In the RWS deck, that would be Death. In my go to deck, The Wildwood Tarot, that would be The Journey. Very similar in nature and very apt cards as well. I tried to remember them when dealing with the myriad of changes this past year has brought. Not all of them good, but change is necessary.
RWS - change, free yourself from what no longer works. Things have to end, in order for you to grow, move on, do not stagnate.
WW - From the book--
It is time to face the inevitable, to let the bones be laid bare and acknowledge the deepest aspects of your fears and desires. Do not fear change, because this is also a time of purification and realignment. This change may seem extreme and destructive, but old crops must be cleared for new growth to thrive and static or sterile modes and concepts must perish. A celebration of the past or an acknowledgement of the passing of one part of life may be required. Let the threads of the old slip from your fingers with joyful remembrance and enter this time of withdrawal and renewal with patience and calm.
I am hoping to renew my interesting in blogging, both to get the ideas out of my head and maybe share them with people that I can learn from in return. I remember back in the days of Xanga (Bianca Broussard anyone?) and then Myspace, I was a constant blogger and I LOVED it, but oh the work it was to stay in that fast lane of blogging reciprocity LOL
Still, I enjoyed it and am hoping to find that same sort of connection again.
I am not sure that I liked this past year all that much. It seemed so filled with overwhelming negativity and I am trying to counter that with as much positivity as possible. So, I say goodbye to Death's Journey and hello to Balance and Temperance (more on that tomorrow)
Happy New Year to you! I wish you enough in 2018!
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious