Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Currently reading

Currently reading:

Started reading this one because the HBO mini-series was so good. I generally read a book before I watch a tv show/movie/mini-series based on but I got hooked and couldn't stop watching to read it first.


I really enjoyed the first book in this dualogy so I am unsure why I haven't read this one already! Victoria Schwab is one of my most favorite authors and I've loved everything of hers that I've read.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Library Loot - August 15th


Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they've checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

I checked out:

So I totally failed at #TomeTopple. I returned Strange the Dreamer because the writing is so rich that I wanted to read it without rushing. Since I wanted to at least try to participate in Tome Topple, I decided to read something else. Didn't happen. I started 2 books that didn't count. Currently reading both Big Little Lies and Our Dark Duet

Voyager is the 3rd book in the series. I never read books out of order but I'm skipping the first two because I tried to read the first book again and know that there is NO WAY that I am going to read the first three before season 3 comes out. Since I know the story, I am not as worried about reading them out of order.


I also checked out Big Little Lies because I love so in love with the HBO series. I am still processing this show. So good!



UPDATES FROM LAST WEEK:

Strange the Dreamer is for the #TomeTopple readathon.  Returned because the writing deserves reading at a slower pace than I wanted to read it. Getting this one again very soon.



Why yes I do own 2 copies of Outlander but I checked this out of the library anyway because I saw it. Don't judge me. Another one for #TomeTopple readathon.  Returned and am going to skip to the 3rd one to be current with the series. Gasp!


This book about Sue the TRex is for the boys as well obvi. My friend's stepfather gave us tickets to a huge dinosaur show. The tour guide told us about Sue so we looked for more info. Reading with the boys. Love this book!


Starflight got me out of my reading slump so I can't wait to continue the series with Starfall. Still have and will read soon.


Ummm, I can't believe I haven't read this one yet. Victoria Schwab is life. Currently reading.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Right now...

Right now it's the end of summer. What?!
Right now I am enjoying blogging again. No pressure. No goals.
Right now I am a bit under the weather with some health concerns. Going to have to have surgery again. Boo.
Right now my boys enjoy the online game Roblox. I dislike this game.
Right now we are getting ready for the new school year.
Right now I am trying to start a book club with my local friends again. I miss meeting monthly to discuss a book.
Right now I am out of things to say so until next time...

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Library Loot - August 7th


Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they've checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

I checked out:

Strange the Dreamer is for the #TomeTopple readathon.



Why yes I do own 2 copies of Outlander but I checked this out of the library anyway because I saw it. Don't judge me. Another one for #TomeTopple readathon.


This book about Sue the TRex is for the boys as well obvi. My friend's stepfather gave us tickets to a huge dinosaur show. The tour guide told us about Sue so we looked for more info.


Starflight got me out of my reading slump so I can't wait to continue the series with Starfall.


Ummm, I can't believe I haven't read this one yet. Victoria Schwab is life.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Combining blogger posts

I started my first blog way back in 2007. In an attempt to have a "cooler" name, I have started several different blogs over the years. I always come back to Little Lovely Books though so I am slowly copying over my old blog posts from the different blogs so that they are all right here. And I am back to blogging again. I have missed it. Even if no one else reads my posts, I enjoy writing them.

If the blog looks a little wonky, you know why!

Bout of Books 20!



Bout of Books 20 is starting soon! This is tied for my favorite bookish event. I love how low key it is. Read as much as you can. No pressure. 

Here is the official blurb telling you all about it...


The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Want to play along? You can sign up here.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Review: Starflight by Melissa Landers



Title: Starflight (Starflight #1)
Author: Melissa Landers
Pages: 369
Rating: 4/5

Starflight is the first book in a duology. I had picked this up when it was first released but had others that I found more entertaining so I put it down. I wish that I had given it a chance because it was a really great read!

I enjoyed the characters even if I didn't like all the characters. They were well rounded and had growth during the book. I love when authors allow their flawed characters to grow. The dialogue was believable. The romance was not instalove and I enjoyed how it developed. The witty banter and sarcasm from the crew was fun. 

Although a couple of points dragged for me, mostly this was an action packed outerspace ride! 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Reading Slumps

I have been in a months long reading slump. I am unsure what caused it but for some reason, I was unable to shake this one for the longest time.

The summer was full to the brim, just not with books. My boys have a week before they go back to school. I am not sure how that is even possible! It went be so fast.

I finished a book this weekend and am reading another now so I am hoping that my slump is over.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

On not finishing...

There are mixed thoughts on the topic of not finishing a book. I have friends who will finish a book no matter what. Friends who make themselves read 50 pages. Friends who stop after a page.

The older I have gotten, the more I realize that reading a book I hate is silly. Why spend time on a book that I do not enjoy when there are so many that I will never have time to read?

That being said...my slump continues. I just cannot seem to pick one that sticks.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Winner, winner, chicken dinner

I just found out that I won a contest that OwlCrate was hosting for a box of goodies. So excited! Will be sharing an unboxing video when it arrives. Who has ever won bookish goodies?

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Bookish New Year's Resolutions

As you can tell by the dates of my last blog posts, I took some time off from posting but now I'm back. I've missed writing about all the bookish things. 

Bookish New Year's Resolutions

 So I generally don't make New Year's resolutions because failure. I just don't keep them for long. About 3 days maybe and then I'm bored. But there are a few things that I'm challenges myself to do in 2017.

1) Blog again. No promises as to the frequency but I want to blog again. I really missed putting my thoughts to paper - errr - blog.

2) Goodreads Challenge. I set my Goodreads Challenge to 100 books read for 2017. A huge goal but I think that I can make it. Last year was one of my lowest reading years for several reasons - I hit a months long slump where NOTHING held my attention, I was trying to start a new business and Netflix. Y'all. Netflix is my weakness. I find new shows that have 1,487,234 episodes and I must watch them all. Right now. 

3) #bookstagram. In the process of setting up a bookstagram account because I love the book pictures I want to play too!

4) Read non YA.  My go to is most definitely YA but I want to be more consistent with reading adult book too. There are a ton of them out there that are calling my name.

5) Project One for One. My own way of reading some of my personal TBR books to clear my shelves. Read one owned book for one library book. 

We'll see how it goes!

Monday, January 2, 2017

I moved but now I'm back!

Welcome back to my little bookish blog. I'll be posting here again. Low key but it's going to be fun!
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