Monday, February 22, 2016

Musing Mondays - February 22



Musing Mondays is a weekly meme sponsored by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:
  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…
THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: How do you choose which books you read?

Here it is, Monday again. I hope you had a great week. Things are going well here and I am slowly making a dent in my TBR pile. That definitely gives me a sense of accomplishment.

I'm currently reading An Amish Market, a short story collection with a story byVannetta Chapman.



I also pre-ordered three books last week:
I added these two books to my Goodreads "Want to Read" shelf:

Free Men by Katy Simpson Smith
A Stranger on My Land by Sandra Merville Hart

As for this week's question, I usually read books as they are due for review. I got behind starting in 2011 and never really caught up; so while I do participate in some new tours and am part of a street team for a couple of authors--which brings me a few new books a year, mainly I am working my TBR pile from the bottom up so I can one day be free of overdue book reviews. Authors work so hard to publish a book and they shouldn't have to wait for their promised reviews. When the day comes when I have no more overdue reviews, not only will I celebrate like crazy, I will start reading the books I've bought simply because I wanted them.

What is happening in your reading world this week?

5 comments:

The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson said...

So glad you pre-ordered A Loaded Gun. Our FB forum is donating $5 for each preorder to the Emily Dickinson Museum's matching grant for restoring the Conservatory. We'll present the check plus a scroll with the names on pub date (March 15th.) We'd love to include you. You can write me, Lenore at JCpress@writemail.com
Here's our page: https://www.facebook.com/SecretLifeOfEmilyDickinson

Cheryl Malandrinos said...

Thanks for the shout out here. Charyn's work is wonderful and I am excited for this one.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

It is great that you are working your way through your TBR stacks...I think we all are, to a certain extent.

Meanwhile, we can enjoy the books along the way! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Rachel Burden said...

Hi! I pre-ordered the new Harry Potter Book too! It's just too exciting not to! :) I didn't even know there was another James Dashner book. I was hoping to catch up with that series next month but if there's another one I may wait for that to come out.

And I feel your pain with the review copies. I've never caught up with mine either. But its nice to have something to aim for isn't it :)

Happy Reading
Rachel @ Paein-and-Ms4Tune

Blogger said...

I got my copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book today.
I brought it off Amazon and they delivered it in just 2 days!
Here is the link:
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2