August Wrap Up & September TBR

Do I really want to remind myself how far away I am from my initial August TBR list? – NO!

Do I know the date today? – September 15th.

Do I really want to have a wrap up and TBR in the middle of the month? – Yes (trying to be responsible here).

Ok, check list done and guilty feelings aside, I am quite happy with what I managed to read in August. Definitely, I am far from the titles I must have read, but I’ll catch up eventually!

  1. Dead Sexy by Lulu M. Sylvian
  2. Gathering Frost by Kaitlyn Davis
  3. Withering Rose by Kaitlyn Davis
  4. Chasing Midnight by Kaitlyn Davis
  5. Knowing Michele by Tinsley Sellers
  6. Kings of Mayhem by Penny Dee
  7. Hearts of Darkness by Catherine Wiltcher
  8. Futuri III by Irina Binder
  9. Pana la Sfarsit by Irina Binder

I am listening to the audiobook for “The Rogue to Ruin” by Vivienne Corret and I have also started the folowing books:

  • The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose
  • WaterColor Wishes by Melissa Chambers
  • The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
  • The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

Now, for September I am going to list here the books I still have to read until the end of the month, but I am hopeful I will manage to catch up with my books from the TBR pile:

  1. Single Dad by Noelle Adams
  2. Fires of the Dead by Jed Herne
  3. The Black Widow Temptation by Jasmine Lace
  4. This! by C.G. Blaine
  5. Most Ardently Book Set

That’s it for now. I hope to read more than these 5 books and I do hope to finish the ones already started in August. Let’s see what the end of the month will bring. Until tomorrow, Happy Reading!

July Wrap Up & August TBR

 

4 days into August already! Summer is in full force, though in my city it’s still bearable. The month has started promising. My moods are in control now and one week away from the office seems to be all the treatment I needed to pull myself together.

 July has been an ok month. Not a lot of reading was done, but at least I have enjoyed most of the books and I read what I wanted. I still have a lot to catch up, but all in due time.  I started a reading journal and it helps having a view on my activity for the next month. I am not dedicating enough time to it and probably once I will become more organized (and the pile of notebooks increases) I will give it up. But for now, it’s like a means to an end. It also helps me calm down when I do some coloring, though I am not very good at drawing.

In terms of books, I did manage to finish 6 books, 3 already have a review on my blog:

Irina Binder is a Romanian author whose series, “Fluturi”, created a major buzz in the Romanian book community. I can see why now. I will come back to the series in a future post, as I have some guilty thoughts to share.

Catherine Wiltcher’s book was great! I loved every page, I loved the turmoil. I cannot wait to share my review with you all.

August started amazingly well. I haven’t even finished drawing my August page in the journal and already I have 4 books finished (one is a Beta project).  I almost have my TBR lined up and looks like I’m back with the ginormous number of books to read in a month. I have two events I plan to attend and as well I need to catch up on my Romanceopoly board (details here, if you don’t know what this is). But as of now, these are the books I plan to read:

  • Dead Sexy by Lulu M. Sylvian
  • Reflections in the Dark by Carol Koman
  • The Rogue to Ruin by Vivienne Lorret
  • Kings of Mayhem by Penny Dee
  • Brothers in Arms by Penny Dee
  • Biker Baby by Penny Dee
  • Hell on Wheels by Penny Dee
  • The Smuggler’s Escape by Barbara Monajem
  • Screamcathcer: Web World by Chris Harold Stevenson
  • This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman
  • Knowing Nichelle by Tinsley Sellers
  • How to Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne
  • Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy by Caitlin Crews
  • The Duke Is But a Dream by Anna Bennett
  • A Highlander Walks into a Bar by Laura Trentham

I also want to take part in the third round of the FairytaleAThon (August 11th – 18th ) and I have not yet selected my TBR. I have 3 books planed, but I need at least one or two in order to complete the challenges. I’ll get to that in the coming days.

Oh, by the way, the 4 books I finished were not on my TBR 😀 Because that’s just typically me!

On another level, my sewing activities have been on hold for quite a while. I must resume those as well. Since my mind was in pieces, I didn’t want to add more pressure. Slowly, I’ll get back on track in this department as well. Honestly, I have no idea why I had this … meltdown. I’ve struggled to understand the reasons behind it and the only one I could find was tiredness and the pressure I put on myself to be the best at my job (and I didn’t), to be on time with the many books I had each month (and I wasn’t) and to improve my sewing skills (and I didn’t).

Ok, enough about me, tell me about you 😀 How was your month? What are you planning on reading in August and what readathons are you joining? Let me know in the comments below as I would love to now and know you better J Unitl next time, Happy Reading!

 

 

 

August TBR (and To Do)

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A new month with new plans! And believe me, it will be a great one. I have so many interesting things planned and so many books, I cannot wait to share them with you.

Ok, let’s reveal some of them. Main activity going on at the moment is buying a domain for my blog. Yes, it’s really happening and I am very excited for that. You will probably see some design changes here, but other than that, nothing much. I am planning to build a little bit of income that will support all the work put into my articles and you guys will have several ways to help out , should you choose to. More about that in a next article.

Also, I will be participating in two readathons – the Fairytaleathon (August 13th – August 20th) and TacklethatTBR (August 20th – September 2nd). I have some great books planned for each readathon, although my TBR is still under construction. I may not include the books in the list for August. Both events will be a god opportunity to read some of the books I have on my shelves (and kindle) for ages, so let’s see if I manage to complete each challenge and all the books. I might need to set some realistic targets though… huh…

As for the nonbookish activities happening, I am trying to finish crocheting my dress (you will see pictures on my Instagram account) and I need to finish a little blanket as a present for my best friend’s little angel. I’m not spoiling anything from her, as I know she is busy with her babies. I have 2 pillows that I need to finish sewing and I also need to start designing new ones. A lot of work, but happy to do it!

20180806_074729Photo description (because it’s funny): My lovely Singer Sewing Machine, part of a doily behind it, silly flowers, random pile of books + my tablet, the my main hooks and scissors for this month… and part of my balcony (ups)

Now let’s move on to the books currently on my TBR, I may add more, once I’ve defined my TBRs for the readathons:

  1. Uncanny Valley by C.A. Gray – already read and reviewed. You can check it out here
  2. In Flames by Jessica Jayne – already read and reviewed. You can check it out here
  3. Spellbound by E. E. Robens
  4. Flip The Beat by Roxanne D. Howard
  5. The Stigma Surrogate by J. T. Laurence
  6. Highland Brides of Skye Series by Tarah Scott (all three books in the series: Passion, Redemption and Deception)
  7. Up To No Good by Nicky Matthews
  8. Her Revolution by C. S. Hand
  9. Lady Guardians: Forgiven by Reana Malory
  10. The Hidden Truth by Janeen Swart
  11. Soul of Stone by Traci McDonald
  12. The Summer Sisters Series by Teresa Keefer (all three books in the series: Blessed Be, Threefold and Namaste)
  13. Liberty Landing by Gail Vida Hamburg
  14. Better Together by Crista McHugh
  15. The Secret Chord by Kathryn Guare
  16. Hometown Girl Again by Kirsten Fullmer
  17. Cinderella Romances Series by Petie McCarty (all three books in the series: Cinderella Busted, Betting on Cinderella and Par for Cinderella)
  18. Smith Pact Duo Series by Ja’Nese Dixon (all three books in the series: Yuki’s Luck, Asher’s Sonnet and Smith Surprise)
  19. The Enigma of a Widow by Linda Rae Sande
  20. Hot Pursuit by Kay Marie

I know, there are a lot of books here and almost all are part of blog tours. There is no chance I can get with not reading them. To my advantage, two are completed already, some are audiobooks and some are pretty short. Also, I still have one week away from the office and that means plenty of time for reading. The cold that I seem to have keeps me from within the walls of my home as well.

So, hoping everything goes according to plan, August will be full of bookish fun things and I hope you’ll be along for the ride. Thank you guys so much for your support and for reading my articles 🙂 have an amazing (bookish) time!

April TBR

April TBR

Hey there,

April is here, with new challenges and new titles to read and review. My month has begun in full force, with a Read-a-thon (details can be found here) and that is great as it motivates me to read along with the other participants. I’ve included the TBR list for this event on the dedicated article so I have not considered the titles here again. However, the books I need to read in April are quite a lot! And I have to recover some of the books I have not managed to finish in March. I am going to have a busy month 😦

 Here is what I have planned, not considering the “recoveries” or any new additions between preparing this article and the posting date:

  1. Gun Kiss by Khaled Talib
  2. Stray by Natasha Stories
  3. Acceptable Risk by Cadance Belvins
  4. The Ganga Shift by Mary Bensen
  5. Antipodes by Michele Bacon
  6. The Last King by Katee Robert
  7. Redferne Lane by Sharah Scholefield
  8. Her Secret Friend by Juliance Stevens
  9. The Art of Fully Living by Tal Gur
  10. Orca Rising by Chris Hannon
  11. Upon your Honor by Marie Lavender
  12. Daisy’s Choice by Mike Owens
  13. Chance Encounter by Nancy Warren
  14. Kiss in the Rain by Nancy Warren
  15. Just for a While by Zoe Haslie
  16. Taken by Love by Melissa Foster
  17. Onions by C. Y. Young
  18. In-Laws and Outlaws by Kate Fulford
  19. Meet Me in the Garden by Rosa Sophia
  20. Upon Your Love by Marie Lavender
  21. Wolfstone by Konstantina Papadopoulou
  22. Iris in Bloom by Nancy Warren
  23. It’s All About the Duke by Amelia Grey
  24. A Witch’s Concern by N. E. Conneely
  25. Racing Hearts by Bridget Farrell
  26. Forget You by Nina Crespo
  27. When a Duke Pursues a Lady by Tabetha Waite

This time I think I have more e-books than audio, so this will really be a challenge! But as usual I am confident that all will work fine. I’ll confirm it my wrap up article.

Let me know what are your reading plans or drop a link to your TBR in the comments below.

Have a joyful month!

 

P.S.: Short update: 5 books down, more than 20 to go :)))))

March TBR

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Some would say that March 5th would bring spring. Not yet, in my corner of the world. So while staying in my PJs, under a blanket, I’m compiling my TBR:

  1. Sneaking Out by Chuck Vance
  2. The Final Enemy by Dan Petrosini
  3. Revelations by Bellamy Westbay
  4. 10202040 by Trevor Elder
  5. Breakwater by Errin Stevens
  6. The Book of Witches by Margaret Fisher
  7. The First Kiss of Spring by Emily March
  8. Now That I’ve Found You by Bella Andre
  9. Sherlock Holmes and the Cult of Cthulhu by James G. Boswell
  10. Escape from Behruz by Judy Meadows
  11. Immortal Reckoning by Tara Fox Hall
  12. Aphrodite’s Tears by Hannah Fielding
  13. Inescapable Fate by Hanleigh Bradley
  14. Lovesick by Jacqueline Levering Sullivan
  15. Since I Fell For You by Bella Andre
  16. Animals of the Carnival by Trevor Elder
  17. The Flames by Kyle Prue
  18. Celesta by J. D. Evergreen
  19. Acceptable Risk by Cadance Belvins
  20. Level Me Up by Lauren Helms
  21. King Judy by David Clow
  22. Kosta by M. Eror
  23. You Do Something To Me by Bella Andre
  24. We Own the Sky by Sara Crawford
  25. Inconclusive Evidence by Reily Garrett
  26. Love’s Courage by Elizabeth Meyette
  27. Three Lessons in Seduction by Sofie Darling
  28. Seven Days Of Infamy by Nicholas Best
  29. Five Days That Shocked The World by Nicholas Best
  30. Upon Your Return by Marie Lavender
  31. Ignited by A. M. Deese
  32. Right Kiss, Wrong Guy by Natalie Decker
  33. Right Text, Wrong Number by Natalie Decker

Since I have more books than days in this month, I am not adding any more titles from my backlists, by I am secretly hoping to read some more. Yes, I am a dreamer 🙂  That’s it for now, I have a lot to read and write about. Happy Reading!

(Late) February TBR

February TBR

I am again late with my TBR. Already half a month has passed and I am behind schedule, mainly because I set up too many tasks (as usual), but also because of my job. I came home more tired than usual and I wanted to rest my eyes for a while. So I have plenty of catching up to do. I have recently posted my resolutions for 2018 and I do want to follow them.

Without further whining, here are the books that I plan to read this month, some of which have already been reviewed on my blog:

  1. Witch for Hire by N. E. Conneely
  2. Off Limits by Claire Connelly
  3. Girl Divided by Willow Rose
  4. Vacation Bride by Vicky Loebel
  5. Drumline by Stacy Kestwick
  6. A Witch’s Path by N. E. Conneely
  7. Ruled by Anne Marsh
  8. The French Adventure by Lucy Coleman
  9. A Week To Be Wild by J.C. Hrroway
  10. Starblind by D.T. Dyllin
  11. Legacy by Jesikah Sundin
  12. Dark City, Darker Night by Abe Evergreen
  13. Project Bodi: Awaken the Power of Insight by Hosein Kouros-Mehr
  14. A Witch’s Trial by N. E. Conneely
  15. In the Dark by Chris Patchell
  16. Pen & Xander by Laekean Kemp
  17. Parallex by D.T. Dyllin
  18. Stolen by Jessica Titone
  19. Dark Harvest by Chris Patchell
  20. Hungry for Love by Maya Sacher
  21. Legal Seduction by Lisa Childs
  22. The Madame Catches Her Duke by Christina McNight
  23. Flux by D.T. Dyllin
  24. Revelations by Bellamy Westbay
  25. Updrift by Errin Stevens

These would be the books for which I have a date scheduled and most of them are part of blog tours. But I also have a few extra, which are commitments as well, but I have no fixed date yet. Still, I’d like it to be this month and no later:

  1. Lord Bachelor by Tammy L. Bailey
  2. Fast Track To Glory by Thomasz Chrusciel
  3. Shadows, Shells and Spain by John Meyer
  4. Love at Five Thousand Feet by Jane Lewis
  5. Deserving It by Angela Quarles
  6. Arcane by Erzabet Bishop

Now let’s see what I can do to reduce my growing TBR. Since I have already crowded February with more books than I can handle, I’ll only select 3 books (which are also a must):

  1. Starswept by Mary Fan (on my TBR since last month)
  2. Strictly Surgical by Mila Mesa (on my TBR since last month)
  3. The Kiss That Killed Me by Kristy Nicolle (on my TBR since November 2017)

I’m already three books behind schedule and I haven’t read anything this weekend, only listened to audiobooks. But I am still confident, until my wrap up. I am excited for some of these titles and there are some books which are quick reads so I am hoping to finish all of them, or at least as much as I can. Let me know in the comments below what are your plans for this month. Happy Reading!

 

January TBR

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How exciting! My first TBR from 2018! I have a lot of amazing new titles, most of them coming out this month. I can’t wait to go through them (note: taking into account January has started for quite a while, I have already read and reviewed some of them, apologize for the repeat). Here is what I plan to read:

  1. The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty
  2. Shatter (Midnight Ice #4) by Kaitlyn Davis
  3. Cowboy Stole My Heart (River Ranch #1) by Soraya Lane
  4. The Siege: A Novel by Marilyn Baron
  5. Shadow of the Savernake: Book One of the Taxane Chronicles by Jayne Hackett
  6. The Crown Prince’s Bride (Royal Duology #2) by Donna Alward
  7. Legacy of Evil (Hotel LaBelle #2) by Sharon Buchbinder
  8. Growing Up Carrie by Ernie D Massey
  9. The Flight of Hope by H.J. Bellus
  10. Dark Retreat (EMP Lodge #1) by Grace Hamilton
  11. Sailing out of Darkness (Carolina Coast #4) by Normandie Fischer
  12. Starswept (Starswept #1) by Mary Fan
  13. Two from Isaac’s House: A Story of Promises by Normandie Fischer
  14. Suspended Game by Roz Lee
  15. A Different Kind of Lovely by Petra March
  16. Vigilance & Vengeance by S.D. Hintz
  17. Should’ve Been You (Man Enough #3) by Nicole McLaughlin
  18. Wicked Me by Lindsey R. Loucks
  19. The Voyeur Series (The Voyeur) by Ellis O. Day
  20. Awakening (Redeemer Chronicles #1) by Julie C. Gilbert
  21. Djinn by Sang Kromah

Except these lovely titles, I have some books which have been started in December and I do plan on finishing this month:

  • A Bargain in Silver (Solis Invicti #1) by Josie Jaffrey (finished, actually – review in progress)
  • Dream Me by Kathryn Berla
  • Brand Identity Breakthrough: How to Craft Your Company’s Unique Story to Make Your Products Irresistible by Gregory V. Diehl
  • Silver Blood (Series of Blood #1) by Emma Hamm (finished, actually – review in progress)
  • Girl Unseen (Beyond the Grave #3) by Athena Daniels
  • The Duke by Katharine Ashe (Devil’s Duke #3)
  • A Wedding At Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer (Two Love Lane #2)
  • The Final Year Project by Mehana Usha Rani (finished, actually – review in progress)
  • Strictly Surgical Mila Mesa (Doctor/Patient, #1)

Now, let’s be honest and admit that I will not be able to finish all of them, even if I read all day. But I do want to read as many as possible and to finish the ones I’ve started. Half of them are audiobooks, so those ones will be easy to go through and others are quite short. I wouldn’t know which one to put aside. So, excuse me while I go read for …eternity!

Bye for now!