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    For your ocd, you can read and record a whole book, then release them randomly. Not knowing what your reading each day is part of the fun.
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    Variety would be good! So my vote is random... OCD be damned!
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    Lasraik

    Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney

    The movie business is going through major changes
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    Oooh, that's such a fun idea! I'll watch for sure
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    I started Tower Lord a couple days ago and am really enjoying it!! Don’t know if I like it as much as Blood Song so far, but it’s definitely got my interest.
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    Lasraik

    What are you currently reading?

    I should be sleeping but even just 15 pages in and I don’t want to stop
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    Lasraik

    Funny Stuff

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    Great TBR Brandie! I really look forward to all of our buddy reads and discussions afterwards. I'm still need to start Tower Lord (Tomorrow!) and I'm hoping I'll like it. At the moment I only have the buddy reads on my TBR so Tower Lord, Queen of Fire, Wrath, Kings of Paradise, Mirror's Truth, and Magic Bites! Already a pretty big pile for me haha! I hope you get to the next Farseer book!!!
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    Hi Everyone! It has been so long since my last entry here! This summer has been so busy! As I come to the end of it and the beginning of a new year of home school with my kiddos I have been feeling like it is a good start for some new goals. It is a perfect time for a reboot and a fresh start. One goal I have is to have more blog entries. I mostly look at this blog as a way to decompress, keep myself accountable, have some good discussion, and really just a fun way to keep a record and have a place to look back at what I have been up to. I have more August goals that include fitness, diet, and recipes, because I have really fallen off in those departments as well (but more on that later). Lately I have been having discussions and have heard the term "mood reader" thrown out there. To me I take that to mean that a person would read according to mood, right?! I would be interested to hear all of your thoughts on what it means to you...comment below! I am not sure if I am a mood reader. I am suspecting that I am. I think I might feel like I need to be in a certain mood in order to really enjoy a good book. So I decided this month to come up with a list of books that I really want to read. There are MANY on this list.... No I will probably NOT get to them all. The plan is to give myself plenty of different options. Rather than stick to a list and a schedule I hope to pick based on my mood after finishing the previous book. I am a part of some buddy/group reads, so I know that I will have a few books that need to be finished before discussions happen. But for the most part I will just see where the mood takes me! These are group/buddy reads I am doing, books that I will read for sure (hopefully) in August: Emma by Jane Austen My sweet friend @Stacyejaye sent this book to me! We have been trying to read a Jane Austen every month. This will be our book for August. I have never read this one! I can't wait to read it! Hoping to get to it ASAP! Jane Austen is always a comfort read. Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand #1) By Richard Nell We are starting Kings of Paradise in August. We will be Kicking it off with some reading sprints. Come read with us! This is a re-read for me. My favorite series that I have read this year so far! Looking forward to seeing what you all think of Ash and Sand! River of Thieves (Thieves' Lyric #1) By Clayton Snyder I am still on the fence about this but it looks small and sounds good so if I feel up to it, I may join the buddy read for River of Thieves. Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) By Ilona Andrews @Stacyejaye, @Jolien Reads, @Ashley/ReadNowSleepLtr and I are doing our monthly 24 hour read-a-thon with this book! I got this book on kindle for $2.99! Excited to read it but mostly, the read-a-thons are just a blast! I always have a great time reading, chatting, and laughing with the ladies! If you want to join, check out the calendar. The more, the merrier! The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) By Stephen King We are starting The Dark Tower series this month. Also not a big book, but I am interested to see if I like this series. I don't usually read a lot of horror, I am expanding my horizons! Discussion for this book is August 22nd. Queen of Fire (A Raven's Shadow #3) By Anthony Ryan This is a buddy read we are doing with @Jolien Reads! I am still reading book two Tower Lord as of August 1st. So far really enjoying this series. I will get to this one before our discussion on September 4th. NOW .... on to my mood reading options for August that I will be reading between group reads: Royal Assassin (Farseer #2) By Robin Hobb I loved everything about Assassin's Apprentice and cannot wait to find out what is next! I think I will for sure be in the mood to get to this. I wanted to read it in July but it didn't happen. The Last Wish (The Witcher #0.5) By Andrezej Sapkowski I am starting the Witcher series in anticipation of the second season that will come to Netflix in December. This has been a series that I have wanted to read for a while. My son has read the whole series an loved it so much he is actually planning a re-read soon. Sleepwalking (Nightmareland #3) By Daniel Banett I enjoyed the first two in this series! As I said before, I am not a huge reader of horror, these books are short and to the point, helpful in my effort to read more of it. With that being said, I find Daniel Barnett's books to be beautifully written. I really enjoy his writing style. The Queens Gambit By Walter Trevis This book I picked up a couple of weeks ago at Target. I was just browsing around and grabbed it. I have been wanting to watch the show. I am not always the best at reading the book first. I usually will watch a show and then have no desire afterward to read the book. Book first, adaptation later! A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thornes and Roses #3.1) By Sarah J. Maas As of today, August 1st, I am still reading book 3 in this series, A Court of Wings and Ruin. I WILL finish today! This series is so good. I have a weakness for faeries and romance. I have loved everything about these books! ACOFAS is a novella that came after the trilogy. I do not know anything about it at this point. I just didn't want to read any of the synopsis in case it spoils the original trilogy for me. Hands Down By Mariana Zapata This WILL happen! Anyone who knows me, knows that I am OBSESSED with this author. She makes a 500-600 page book feel like 100 pages. Hands Down is her newest book and the last book I have left to read of hers. I am so sad, but excited! I am going in blind, but I predict that the hero may be a character from The Wall of Winnepeg. Just a guess, we will see if I'm right. Mariana has a way of introducing you briefly to a character in one book, enough that you are endeared to that character. I am always excited when I start a book and find out who it follows, some are new characters and some are that character that just had a small part in a previous story. This is why I read all of her books in chronological order. They are and can be read as stand alone novels. But you miss the little hints and easter eggs of previous characters. Smitten By Lauren Rowe I finished Rowe's Morgan Brothers series in June. I had never read any of her books before and I found that series to be enjoyable. They were a great mix of funny, steamy and had some emotional story lines. Smitten is a spin off of sorts, from the Morgan Brothers series. The main character being a friend of one of the brothers. He was in the books but I am excited to read more about him. I have heard that this is a sweet friends to lovers story. The Gravity of Us (Elements #4) By Brittainy C. Cherry I have been reading through this series one a month for a few months now. They are stand alone and can be read in any order. But of course, my OCD has me reading them in order. Cherry is a beautiful writer. These stories always have tragedy, humor, steam, and always bring me to tears. Brittainy has a brilliant way of evoking all of the emotions. I just love everything I have read that she has written. That Second Chance (Getting Lucky #1) By Meghan Quinn If I read this, it will be my first experience reading Meghan Quinn. I have heard a lot of good things and have been wanting to try reading some of her books for a while now. I am going in blind so I am not even sure what to expect. You Slay Me (Aisling Gey #1) by Katie MacAlister This book! I am anxious to check it out! My friend @Stacyejaye recommended it as a fun and steamy palette cleanser between the heavy stuff. Sign me up! The Carrero Contract- Selling Your Soul; Alexi & Camilla (Carerro #7) By L.T. Marshall This is a series I started at the beginning of the year. After a little break I am hoping to pick it back up and finish. It is broken up into sets of three. It changes character perspective every three books. I really loved the first six books. They were steamy and sometimes funny, a billionaire romance with a hint of mafia. There are some harsh topics that are approached in these books and can at times be very dark. Each book usually leaves on a cliff hanger making it hard for me not to just jump right into the next one. And last but not least ...... I found this beautiful collection of Sherlock Holmes at Costco. The retail price listed on the box was $59.99, but I got it for $29.99! If you have a Costco membership and your store has it GO GET IT!! It was a steal! The books are beautiful! I have never read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Since watching the show Sherlock with our group I have really been wanting to read the stories and re-watch the show to see if I can find the little easter eggs that I know will be there from the books. I also think a short mystery here and there would be a great option for my mood reading experiment! Those are my options! But who knows?! Maybe I will be in the mood for something not on this list! I will do weekly updates and share where my mood takes me! Should be fun! What are you all reading this month? Happy August and happy reading!!
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    Lasraik

    Input Please: Short Story September

    I’ll be doing Short Story September for the 30 day challenge. I’ll be posting a review of a short story each day for 30 days. What I’m trying to decide is whether I should pick books that equal 30 short stories total or pick and choose short stories from several books. My OCD likes the idea of picking a couple of books and reading the entire book then moving onto the next. This would also be nice for anyone who wants to read along. On the other hand, if I pick a few books and choose a few short stories from each and schedule them ahead of time. This would spotlight more books and more variety for me and people watching. I’ll still be reading If It Bleeds or another book that has 5 or less short stories in the book but for other books I’ll pick at least 2. Going this route I would either randomly pick or ask the author to suggest a few for the month. Any advice and votes are appreciated. More info here:
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    How cool is that??
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    Lasraik

    The Gunslinger Discussion

    Live stream to discuss Gunslinger, the first book in the Dark Tower series. Please RSVP if you plan on attending! Hosted by Steve Talks About Books & Stuff: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIhLaWH_d_wNXylPR0Msy9A
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    Spread Book Joy

    The Gunslinger Discussion

    Really looking forward to this! I don't think I'm brave enough yet to join the live discussion but I will be watching along!
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    So I've been watching YouTube videos and reading about the 30 day challenge when creators make a video a day for 30 days straight. I started gathering ideas and thankfully @BrandieNoel is full of great ideas, she suggested I do a Short Story September when I read short story collections and post a video each day for each story. Most of it would be recorded in advance, but some I would do live streams for or other special events. The problem is I'm finding the books I wanted to feature have more stories than I was expecting so this may turn into a 61 day challenge and Short Story September... and October. The books I had my eyes on: Fear Farm No Trespassers (S.J. Krandall) - 5 Stories Blackest Spells - 18 Stories Full Throttle (Joe Hill) - 14 Stories If It Bleeds (Stephen King) - 5 Stories Mists and Megaliths (Catherine McCarthy) - 10 Stories Total Stories (Days): 52 And I wanted to add other classics here and there like Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft so I'm thinking 61 days may be the way to go. Plus, having an author or two to chat about the books would be awesome, too. Of course Stephen King and Joe Hill are out but maybe I'll get lucky with one or two others. It sounds like a lot, but if I start filming in August and get ahead by 20 days or so, then it's not too bad. Right? Right?? Thoughts or suggestions? Talk me off the ledge.
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    I would probably do that one way in advance. I wanted to add Four Past Midnight but they are borderline novellas.
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    Lasraik

    Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney

    Not cutting her into the profits is where they goofed. They should have just kept it quiet and paid her to make her happy so none of this became public. Flood gates are opening
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    Stacyejaye

    What are you currently reading?

    Guess what I started last night?!
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    BrandieNoel

    What are you currently reading?

    I’m about 40% in, I’m enjoying it. The changes in perspective are actually not bothering me at all, I’m really liking the different viewpoints
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    Found this video extremely helpful
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    Ercy- Circe's Booked

    Welcome New Members

    Just saw this post! Thank you!
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    Nice! Gonna check it out soon! Thanks for the video!
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    Elovia

    Funny Stuff

    The very definition of "irony" ...
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    Lasraik

    Fantasy Football?

    I always forget until the last minute but this year I'm on top of things. Would anyone like to participate in a fantasy football league for the forum? Maybe we could do an online meetup for a draft or some other fun stuff. Please reply to this thread if you are interested
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    Lasraik

    Plans For The Weekend 7.25.21 Edition

    Wow, that view!
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    Pasanda

    Plans For The Weekend 7.25.21 Edition

    Well. As you ask...
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    Elovia

    Marvel Animated Series

    I'll just leave this here for you Marvel fans, and graphic nov comic book fans ... presenting Marvel Studios' What If ...? animated series official trailer.
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    Jolien Reads

    Podcast

    Nice! Congrats
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    Lasraik

    Podcast

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    Ashley/ReadNowSleepLtr

    Welcome New Members

    Welcome friends!!!
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    Pasanda

    Favourite jokes

    This was voted the best joke in the world a few years ago. Tim Vine is credited with creating it. Time Vine is a genius at 1-liners. When i told them i wanted to be a stand-up comedian, they used to laugh at me. Now i've finally made it, no-one is laughing at me any more.
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