Book Date: 10/31/16

untitled It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

This is my first time joining in with Book Date. I see it around a lot and I need some type of prompt where I can ramble and write more freely than just book reviews. I used to be a faithful Sunday Salon poster but ever since I came back to my blog earlier this year, I’ve noticed two things. 1. Not many bloggers post Sunday Salon anymore and 2. I suck at remembering to post on Sundays. I am usually out and about doing fun things with my family and also catching up on housework and such, so blogging is less of a priority. I am excited to jump into Book Date though and see how it goes!

I had a pretty rough reading week last week. I couldn’t settle on an ebook to save my life. The thing about ebooks is I read them on my phone, and I only read them when I absolutely cannot read my print book (ie when I am laying with my kids at night to get them to sleep). So ebooks are not my preferred reading method and as such, I have a more difficult time getting into them.

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I was thrilled to see that my library had The Witches available on Overdrive (seriously, every single book I want to read usually has a million holds on Overdrive) . And what awesome timing–I was trying to keep with a Halloween theme for the second part of the month and this obviously fit the bill. Unfortunately though, I just couldn’t get into it. I admit, I barely gave it a chance, but it just wasnt’t striking my fancy.

My other bail of the week was A Discovery of Witches. To quit on this really hurt me. I held on for longer than I normally would, the reason being that I saw SO MANY positive posts about it on Litsy. It seemed like everyone was reading it and loving it and the fact that it’s a trilogy really sealed it for me because I love getting invested in a series I love (which never seems to actually happen for me). But 115 pages I had to admit I wasn’t enjoying it at all. And wouldn’t you know, as soon as I posted that it wasn’t for me, I got a lot of agreement. And then I decided maybe it wasn’t just me. That’s not to say it’s not a good book, because I did find it well written. I am just not one for witches and vampires, and in that respect it gave me a bit of a Twilight vibe.

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My current book was actually chosen for me by my husband. I was enjoying a leisurely bath when I decided I simply couldn’t continue with A Discovery of Witches, so I texted my husband to please grab me a new book posthaste. He showed up in the bathroom with I See You, by Clare Mackintosh. I loved her first book, I Let You Go, so much, that I was thrilled to discover she had a new book coming out in 2017. And wouldn’t you know, it has already been published in the UK and was available on Book Depository  for $11 and change. I couldn’t submit my order fast enough.

I have less than a hundred pages to go and I am determined to finish it before the end of the day, because October reading stats and all. #booknerdproblems. I can say assuredly now that Clare Mackintosh is a must read author for me. I look forward to reading the ending of this one.

As for where the rest of the week will take me reading wise, we’ll have to see! What are you currently reading?

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One Response

  1. Hello Lola, I See You seems like a great book to read, I think I will put it on my to read list. I have just finished reading Dracula by Bram Stoker, it was one of the best books I have read in a long time, despite the fact that it is a Gothic book. I don’t like scary books, or movies, but I loved it very much. I am now planning to read Frankenstein, or The Bell Jar, or Paradise Lost. So many to choose from ah! Enjoy your week!

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