Let’s Talk Bookish – Reader & Blogger Responsibilities

i’m alive!! in case you were wondering

I kind of took a rather impromptu break despite my grand plans for a couple of posts this week. But never fear! LTB is here and I am back once again with another discussion.

this is just so cringy, I can’t. but I’m leaving it here anyways, cause why not?

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WWW Wednesday #43

Hey friends! I hope you are having a fantastic day! It is time for my weekly reading update, WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words.

The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Let’s get started!

All covers are from Goodreads

What I Just Finished:

Queen of Shadows and Empire of Storms: Both were spectacular, though EoS has some scenes and went from YA to NA. Honestly, the ending of EoS absolutely surprised me and I still can’t really believe it. We also got so many awesome women, men, males, and females and I’m so so happy about that.

Ink and Bone: This was really good and I’m curious to see what happens next. Jess was an interesting MC and I liked how he had amazing friendships with all the other characters. The plot and idea is awesome as well. I just wish that the other characters had a more prominent and active role in the story.

What I’m Currently Reading:

Just started this, and so far so good. Though she keeps rambling off with little side notes and I’m kind of annoyed and amused by this at the same time.

What I Plan To Read Next:

Next up is The Chain by Adrian McKinty.

Chat with me

That’s it for this Wednesday. What are you reading? Have you read Ink and Bone? What did you think? Did the side characters feel very left out, to you, in the story? Let’s chat in the comments below! (Be sure to link to your WWW’s so that I can check them out!)

WWW Wednesday #42

Hey friends! I hope you are having a fantastic day! It is time for my weekly reading update, WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words.

The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Let’s get started!

All covers are from Goodreads

What I Just Finished:

Heir of Fire was really great. It was amazing seeing Celaena become the person that she is meant to be. And I absolutely loved the witches!! I can’t wait to see what happens to them in the later books! I didn’t really enjoy Chaol/Aedion’s point of view nor did I really care about what was happening in Rifthold until the end.

The Turn of the Key was also great. I enjoyed the suspense and the atmosphere created by all the weird things going on. I was honestly anxious enough that I stopped reading when night fell lol. But the more I think about the ending, the more it doesn’t make sense, and I wish it had been explained better.

I picked up This Is Where It Ends on a whim, and I kind of enjoyed it. The horrors of what was going on was so heartbreaking, and to know that it happens in real life rather frequently is so sad and outrageous. However, the characters were really flat and both Autumn and Claire annoyed me. Tomas, Sylv, and Matt were the only ones that I liked. I also didn’t really like how Tyler was portrayed. Overall, it was meh.

What I’m Currently Reading:

Queen of Shadows (11%): I’m seriously upset with Chaol right now. And I used to love him. His confrontation with Aelin went so badly, and I honestly wished she’d punched him maybe once, because obviously his ears are not working right.

What I Plan To Read Next:

Next up is either Ink and Bone, Empire of Storms, or Memory Man.

Chat with me

That’s it for this Wednesday. What are you reading? Have you read Ink and Bone? What did you think? Am I the only one who was seriously upset with Chaol in Queen of Shadows? Let’s chat in the comments below! (Be sure to link to your WWW’s so that I can check them out!)

Monthly TBR: January 2020

Good morning amigos! I hope you’re having a great day! Today, I’ll be sharing with you my reading plans for this month.

Originally, my goal was to read 12 books, but to be honest, I think I’m going to bring that down to 8. Classes just started today, and with my probably harder college classes starting next week, I think I’m going to go easy on myself.

My reading goal for 2020 is 110 books, which means roughly 9.12666… books per month. So yeah, 8 isn’t too bad a start for the year.

Let’s get started!

Already Read:

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas:

This was really good, and I’m super happy with the way the series is going. It was interesting to see Celaena become the person she is meant to be, and Rowan was a wonderful friend and teacher. Emrys and Luca were so precious, and I loved them so much.

Also, the witches!!!!!! The witches were phenomenal and I loved their story-line so much! I can’t wait to see the rest and what happens to them!!


To Be Read:

I’ve already started The Turn of the Key, and it is creepily deliciously good! I feel like I’m in the story with Rowan, so it’s actually creeping out more than I’d like to admit lol

  • The Chain by Adrian McKinty. Available soon, E-book

Chat with me

I might not read all of these, and I may read more. It all depends on how the month goes. Last month, I read a lot more thrillers and mystery, but this month, I think I have a healthy mix of the two.

What are you reading this month? Do you have any books that you are excited for this year? What book did you start off the year with? What’s your favorite YA spy book? Chat with me in the comments below!

Let’s Talk Bookish | Audio-books

Good morning and welcome to another Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by me, where we discuss chosen topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.

Today’s topic is: Audio-books: Reading or Not? (Aria @ Book Nook Bits)

Many thanks to Aria for suggesting this topic! Audio-books and whether they count as reading has been a huge debate through-out the reader community for a long time, and I’m curious to see what everyone thinks about this one.

In a word: yes. Audio-books do count as reading.

Now for the long version.

When I say reading, I don’t mean the actual physical act of using your eyes to read a book. I mean the general way that you absorb/understand the information from the book, be it in audio-format, an e-book, braille, etc.

Obviously, in it’s literal definition, audio-books don’t count as reading, because you are listening to the words, rather than reading them with your eyes.

But that doesn’t make audio-books any less of a way to read and enjoy a book.

For many people, that’s the only way for them to even read a book.

Just because the way you get the information is different, doesn’t mean it’s not reading or that it’s less than it. If someone was blind, or had poor eyesight, and audio-books were the only way for them to read a book, would you tell them that they aren’t a reader? That, by listening to audio-books, they aren’t really reading?

It all really depends on how you view the word “read”. I think of it to mean any way to understand, or know what the words are saying. Of course it also has a literal definition, of using your eyes to read the words, but I think it’s used a lot more figuratively to mean any way of, well, reading the words. There’s really no other word to use.

This Week’s Participants:

Ashlee @ Books Are 42 | Jane @ Blogger Books | Dani @ Literary Lion | Aria @ Book Nook Bits | Evelyn @ Evelyn Reads

Chat with me

This post was rather short, but there isn’t much for me to say. I think that listening to audio-books counts as reading, just as much as reading a physical book does. What do you think? Do you listen to audio-books? Is listening to audio-books the same as reading a physical one? Chat with me in the comments below!