Thank you again to Sam @ Taking on a World of Words for hosting this weekly meme. I’m pretty sure you all know the drill by now, but in case you don’t and you want to join, here are the three questions we always answer:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you will read next?
- I Love You So Mochi – Sarah Kuhn
- We Are Blood and Thunder – Kesia Lupo
- Crier’s War – Nina Varela
- All I’ve Wanted All I’ve Needed – A. E. Valdez
- Beetle & the Hollowbones – Aliza Layne
- The City of Dusk – Tara Sim
It’s so weird. Like, I don’t believe I’ve been able to start this many books at once and I don’t know why. Well, okay yes. One is an ILL that I want to read before I need to return it, one is an ARC that I’ve been meaning to read for years, and another one is for a Discord buddy read! I really haven’t touched I Love You So Mochi since I started it, but I may not annotate it and read it at the same time – so that I can finish it. I may just end up listening to it and then take the rest of the year annotating it on my free time. That may work in my favor, honestly. I didn’t realize that it takes me so long to annotate, but I think it’s because I haven’t actually done it with full concentration. I’ve been having a TV show in the background while I did it, which of course distracts me. So next time I try, I may just play some lo-fi music and zone out.
Seriously, shout out to audiobooks for saving my life for real. I wouldn’t be able to get through many books without them and listening to them really helps me when I’m having killer migraines and stuff.
- By the Book – Jasmine Guillory
- Secret Coders – Gene Luen Yang & Mike Holmes
- Broken Wish – Julie C. Dao
- Nation of the Sun – H.R. Moore
- Once Upon a K-Prom – Kat Cho
- Sworn – Emma Knight
- The Colours of Death – Patricia Marques
Don’t ask me how I was able to finish that many books this week! I know that a few of those audiobooks I had borrowed from my library as some of their bonus borrows, so they didn’t count against my regular borrows. If I find books on there that are bonus borrows for the month, I try to get them and listen to them because it tells me that the more current or popular ones won’t be there after the month is out. Which is exactly what ended up happening with three of the four that I borrowed, so I’m glad that I got to listen to them all!
I will say that the fourth one that I borrowed and listened to was ABSOLUTE SHIT and I will never finish the series. Oh my gosh. Luckily on Storygraph you can rate books less than 1 star. I gave that shit a 0.25 star. I don’t know how people loved it. But that’s just me, but I did see a lot of people on Goodreads give it a 1 star with similar reactions as me, so I wasn’t the only one.
- VenCo – Cherie Dimaline
- She Is a Haunting – Trang Thanh Tran
- Partners in Crime – Alisha Rai
These are books that I’m supposed to buddy read eventually, so I want to make sure I have that accounted for. I plan on starting Partners in Crime this weekend, possibly on Friday, so that I can try to finish it before Astrology Readathon starts. The other two, I’ll need to find copies of before I can start. Luckily my partner for those is not in a rush to read them anytime soon so I can work on getting them when I can. I can’t believe Astrology Readathon is going to start soon!!! I wonder how I will do.
Can I just say that I’m so glad that my voice is back?! I was without it for a whole week pretty much, and I love to talk so that was terrible. I’m really glad that I was only bedridden for two days though as opposed to a whole week. I’d rather take a gone voice than a bedridden sick period. I also cannot believe I was able to get that many books in even though I was sick. I will definitely read more books than I did in January at this rate – I just have to finish two books before I surpass that number – and I’m curious to know if I’ll read the same amount I did last month. Or more! I can’t wait to read my books for Astrology readathon. I think I’m only going to read maximum of two books per month strictly for Astrology readathon so that I don’t try to overwork myself, and so I give myself the whole year to participate.
Are there any other yearly or long-period readathons that you take part of? Or any other yearly challenges? Let me know in the comments!
5 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 15 March 2013”
It’s amazing that you managed to read so much while sick although tbh, when I got COVID last year I read so much more in that 2-week period of illness than I did at any other time in the months before and after that! 😂 That book you mentioned was absolute shit has some really bad reviews, lol. Will definitely be staying far away from it! I hope you enjoy all your current and future reads, Leelynn! Have a great week ahead.
VenCo sounds like an interesting book, though I don’t know much about the others you mentioned. I hope you enjoy reading them all!
Gosh, you did read a ton!! That’s awesome though. I really wish that GR would change its stupid rating system. Adding half and even quarter stars makes such a huge difference! I hope you have a lovely week!!
You are absolutely flying through these reads, Leelynn! I’m really intrigued to see your thoughts on VenCo because I’ve see mixed things, and hope you’re enjoying City of Dusk, I love Tara Sim. Happy Reading 😀
You’ve finished so many books! Audiobooks really help to get my count up lol.