Romance, Fantasy, Writing Books

In addition to the writing I’ve been doing and all the story ideas I’ve been collecting through July and August and likely through September, too, I’ve been doing some reading and thought I’d share what those titles are…

I’ve finished a reading a fantasy novel, A Court of Honey and Ash by Shannon Mayer and Kelly St Clare, and to be honest with you… I’m both looking forward to the sequel and yet, I’m not. I didn’t like the way the first one ended and had I known, I’d have waited until the whole series was available.

I’m currently reading Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury for nonfiction. I heard someone describe it as a love letter to writing and she was right. It is. It’s wonderful.

Intuitive Editing by Tiffany Yates Martin. Because I can always, always, always handle this better.

I’m also slowly working my way through Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. If I focus on it, I’ll not be doing any writing at all because I’ll be reading it and the two books that follow and re-watching the series on Netflix. So, I have to pace myself.

Not My Romeo by Ilsa Madden-Mills. It’s slow going, too.

I gave up on City of Sin by Ivy Smoak. I couldn’t get into it. At all.

I need to finish, at some point, Ruckus by L.J. Shen. This one isn’t reaching me the way Vicious did. Defy was really good…

I have The Love Interest by Kayley Loring and Magical Midlife Madness by K. F. Breene waiting to be read as well as The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly.

There are a few on pre-order, too…

Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber

Gallant by Victoria Schwab

Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerry Maniscalco

And…

The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly.

Let’s not talk about the number of books already on my bookshelves (real and virtual), my library wish list, and my bookstore wish lists.

So many books… Man, I need a couple extra lifetimes.

If there’s anyone reading this, tell me what books your reading…

I’m Participating in Bout of Books 20

Hello my dear Readers…

I’ve been reading a lot. I will post a list of books that I’ve read soon-ish.

But, in the course of reading a lot, and I’ve started following a lot of readers and other book obsessed people on Instagram and Twitter the last few months and it’s opened my eyes to a lot of fun and awesome books. Through their awesomeness, I’ve learned about read-a-thons (usually late, like this one).

But, I’m joining anyway and next time, I’ll be better prepared to start at the same time as other readers. If you’d like to join too, you can do so until Midnight tonight… Visit the Bout of Books blog and sign up

If you aren’t familiar with Bout of Books, read below for more information!

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.

Come and play! Please come and play. It’s books and more books and MORE books!

~lissa

 

The Last 10 Books I One-Clicked Are…

Welcome to Wordy Wednesday!

It’s been a while. I’ve revamped things. Not in the look of the site, but I’m working on what content I want on the blog. I’m not even sure anyone still visits the blog (this is where I should go check Google Analytics, but, nah. Not right now.). Maybe though with this new fangled schedule/plan/not by the seat of my pants this time thing in place, I’ll be able to build up the following again. More on the plan, later.

Today I want to talk about reading. More specifically, I tell you what books I have on my Kindle and you tell me what books you have on yours (Or your Nook, your iBooks, your Kobo). Or what you have in paperback that you’ve recently acquired.

Reading is vital. Reading is necessary. Reading is escape.

So, the last 10 books I One-Clicked are:

 

Six by James Crow

Prince With Benefits by Nicole Snow

The Heart Of It by M. O’Keefe

Sugar Daddies by Jade West

Ethan by Ruby Shae

Now & Then by Brenda Rothert

Witch Slapped by Dakota Cassidy

The Devil’s Kiss by Gemma James

A Man Of Character by Margaret Locke

Man Candy by Melanie Harlow

70% of these were free or $0.99 at the time of posting and at the time of purchase. Some were first in series. Some were standalone. I have differing tastes in reading, as you can see.

What’s on your reading device?

Oh, and my latest paperback purchase was Marrying Winterbourne by Lisa Kleypas

There’s just something about holding a historical romance (my first love) in paperback the way I bought all of them when I first started reading romance. le sigh...

Now, you tell me what books you’ve recently found!

~lissa