Tuesday, March 3, 2015
If We Were Having Coffee || March Edition 2015
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If we were having coffee this month, I would tell you that the last two months have been a little overwhelming and exciting at the same time. I read an extraordinary amount of books in January and that made me happy. I haven't read quite as many books in February, but I'm completely okay with that because I was trying to tackle as many review books as I possibly could in order to get ready for the March Take Control of Your TBR Reading pile challenge that Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer is hosting. It will be the first time that I'm participating in that challenge and I'm jazzed about it.
I would also tell you that during the month of March I'm going to be doing a buddy read with one of my besties, Molli @ Books and Whimsy. We're going to be reading the first book in Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy, Daughter of the Blood. It's a fantasy series that has definitely come highly praised from her, she actually gifted me the three books plus the companion novel a few years ago. So, I'm a bit excited to be reading that with her this month. I know that's definitely going to be A LOT of fun and I'm pretty sure that I'm going to fall in love with the world and never want to put it down.
If we were having coffee, I might mention a few of the books that I'm planning on reading this month for the TCOY TBR Reading Pile. They are books that I've been needing and also wanting to read, because I've either heard such good things about them, I've had them sitting on my shelf for way too long and I need to read them, or I just really really want to. Obviously, Daughter of the Blood is definitely high up on that list, because of the buddy read. But, then I really want to read The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, because I've heard such great things about it and because I'm intrigued by the premise of it. It's about a girl who is born with bird wings and it's also supposed to be a love story, with a lot of other stuff happening in it too. It just sounds really interesting to me and I meant to read it during the month of December last year, but ended up sick and wasn't able to really do as much reading as I'd of liked to.
I might also share with you, that I'm definitely planning on reading This Song Will Save Your Life, while listening to this EPIC playlist that Molli sent to me for Christmas the year before last along with the book. I'm also going to be squeezing in Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott, because holy schmoly I've been wanting to read that one for ages and again, it's definitely got some hype surrounding it and I want to see if it can live up to it and the expectations that I have.
If we were still sipping on coffee, I would tell you that I'm having the hardest time reading Seraphina by Rachel Hartman and I'm finding it very discouraging. I don't want to DNF it, because I'm part of an upcoming blog tour for it and I'm also part of one for the sequel, Shadow Scale as well. It's just, that I'm a bit conflicted with this story at the moment. It's not that it's horrible or anything, but I'm just not quite sure about it. I'm having to force myself to read it and then I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to honestly review it and rate, when I got to make the post. I don't know, I'm highly frustrated and I just thought I'd tell you that because I wonder if you've had the same or similar experiences?
My life has been taken over by the Nova and The Coincidence series by Jessica Sorensen. I have completely managed to devour the whole Nova series within a month and a half and have started on The Coincidence as well. I've got four reviews written for the Nova series and one written for the first book in The Coincidence series that have been scheduled in advance to go up on the blog. I'm also part of the launch day blitz for Nova&Quinton: No Regrets, the third book in the series coming up in April. The review for that one has definitely been written and posted to Goodreads, if you're interested in reading it. I have fallen in love with this series, the characters, and the way that Jessica Sorensen writes in general. She's definitely become one of my top favorite New Adult author's and I would recommend her and her books to anyone I think would enjoy them.
I've also become obsessed with the sci-fi show Continuum, which I have been binge watching on Netflix like crazy lately. (Seriously! I love EVERYTHING about this show. Most especailly, young Alec.) Although, the last week or so, I've been using getting to watch an episode of Season 3 as a reward for reading extra chapters in Seraphina, since I'm having such a hard time staying on task and reading it. I keep hopping from that book over to The Redemption of Callie&Kayden and then tonight I'm tempted to start reading Forgive Me by Eliza Freed. My Spotify would show you that I've been going back and forth between a Vampire Diaries (all seasons) playlist, Sam Hunt's Montevallo, and Sam Smith. (What is this?! I think I'm developing a thing for Sam's. lol)
If we were finishing up with our coffee, I would tell you that I'm kind of proud of the way that I've been staying on task with the blog. Like, I'm really happy with the way that I've been keeping up with my reviews, making sure that I keep up with my reading, and just trying to stay organized and utilizing my blog planner really well. Honestly, I don't think that I've been this organized in a long time and it feels really good.
I've got a doctor's appointment at the tail end of next month and even though I need it, I'm sort of not looking forward to it because it means that I'll have to have blood work done before I go and I really am terrified of needles. Oh well, these are the grown up things that we have to do right?! Right.
Life is good right now and I'm happy, so I'm going to do my best to keep it that way. If we were getting ready to finish out coffee break, I would tell you that I hope it's the same for you and I wish you the best.
If we were having coffee right now, what would you say to me? Let me know in the comments below.