Books and Difficult Times

In times of great difficulties books can help you feel at home. A good book can make you forget about the terrible things happening for a short while. They transport you to somewhere far away, were the characters problems outshine yours for a little while. So during this turbulent time I urge you to pick up a old trusted book and lose yourself for a few hours. Let the story pour into your soul and help wash away the turmoil for a little while. Tonight I will pick up This Lullaby By: Sarah Dessen and forget for a little while. What are some books that you turn to when this world gets ot be too much?

Books, Books and More Books

Hey y’all! I know it’s been a while since I have been on, and I am sorry. I was so busy that I fell out of sorts with anything that had to do with fun. No books, at all, were read during this time. I am sad about that. But, guess what? I am officially on summer break! Woooohooo!!! (Technically I am taking 2 courses this summer, 1 at a time, but whose counting?!?! More time for reading!!) Which brings me to updating you on my current reading! I am finishing the Goddess Wars series by Kendare Blake. I am so thrilled to finally have time to enjoy this book! I am roughly 1/2 way through and if I continue my reading rate I will finish tomorrow night! Super excited!

Lets chat! What are you reading?

Current Read Sunday

Hey all! So I failed miserably at the read-a-thon. I only read 45 pages šŸ˜¦ I am very sad about that. But it’s ok, I have learned what I need to do to be successful at a read-a-thon… and that includes planning better.

But any who, on to my Current Read Sunday post!

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The second in the Goddess War trilogy, this book has amazing aspects of Mythology in it, which I love! I started this when I started the read-a-thon, but I never got to finish it. So I am now! I can’t wait to finish and read the third book!

Lets chat! What is your current read??

I knew I forgot something…..

Just kidding! I never forgot this! I just did not have anything fun and new or interesting to post about!! Life has been crazy busy, and very eventful lately. This does not make for a good time to read šŸ˜¦

But that is all about to change because I am super excited to announce that I am participating in a read-a-thon! I have never done one, so I am super excited to do it! This one is done by Shannon @leaninglights and it’s called #TBRTakedown3.5

Check out the intro video for it!

I am working on coming up with my list so look for a post tomorrow on that!! šŸ˜€

Let’s chat! Have you ever done a read-a-thon? What’s on your to be read pile??

Current Reading Sunday

Not much to update on my current reading Sunday, since I haven’t started my book yet šŸ˜¦ Homework and other obligations add up to no reading time. But, since my birthday was at the end of last month and I haven’t had a chance to get myself a gift yet (yes, I buy myself birthday gifts, because if I don’t love myself, why would anyone else? And I deserve nice things too!!). I decided instead of buying a new book at full price, to take the amount I would have and go to a used book site that I have had good luck with (look for a book site post this coming week!!) and ordered myself about 5 books for the same price! I am extremely happy with my haul!

Your turn- What are you reading today??

Current Reading Sunday (On Tuesday)

Well, because of the Super Bowl, the crazy weather and my large amount of Homework this weekend I was not able to post my Current Reading Sunday post. So lets do it today! Because I am so excited for my new book, I really can’t wait to share!

Currently Reading: The Witches: 1692

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I am so excited to start this book! I received it for Christmas this year from my nieces and have been saving it to start when I need a new book rush. I have always been a history buff, and I have a special place in my brain for anything dealing with the Salem witch trials. I have not started it yet, but I will be tonight. I can’t believe I have waited this long to read it (I think hiding it from myself helped a little)!

Your turn: What are you currently reading?

My Happy Place

I love the feeling of calm that comes over me when I walk into a bookstore.

I love the feeling of whatever bad has been happening lately rush right out of my body.

I love the excitement that starts to build as soon as I touch the first book I look at.

I love the smell of all the new books.

I love the feel of them, rough edges, smooth bindings, the texture of the cover and the paper, the feeling of the lettering on the hardcover books.

I love lazily wandering the aisles looking for my next adventure, I love my narrowed laser focus when I know exactly what book I am gunning for.

I love little book stores, I love big book stores.

They truly are my happy place.