Does That Count?

This year my Goodreads reading goal is 75 books. Right now, I’m sitting comfortably at 59 with no signs of slowing down. This puts me 6 books ahead according to Goodreads! I don’t really like to pay too much attention to that, though, because I don’t read at a very consistent pace. Sometimes I will read 4 books in a week for three weeks, and then a couple weeks off. It all depends.

But, I feel like I have to tell you guys that my Goodreads count includes novellas. And I kind of feel like this is cheating.

Last year, I read all of the Song of Ice and Fire series and ended the year at around 45 books. Although I hadn’t technically met my reading goal of 50 books, I didn’t feel unaccomplished. Have you ever read those books? THEY ARE GIGANTIC, AND AWESOME. You can’t not feel accomplished after finishing those bad boys.

But this year I have read quite a few novellas. I am currently in the middle of a novella series called Love and Decay by Rachel Higginson. I’m not going to lie, they are about zombies, and I LOVE THEM. Literally love and decay.

Anyway, I kind of sort of feel like reading a lot of novellas is cheating when it comes to my goal because of how adorably short they are. But I just can’t stop reading them.

But who am I kidding? This is my goal. Plus, I have already read more books by September than I did all of last year- and that is cool.

Oh, Hey June!

Photo by Chuck at Nastyhot.com!

Photo by Chuck at Nastyshot.com!

So, I guess it’s June now. This summer is really sneaking up on me! But, I’m going to do my first ever month wrap up. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t post a whole lot in the month of May. But, I did read. This month has been a little crazy for me between my college graduation, trying to find full time employment, and just general things. But, anyway, here is a Monthly Recap!

Graduation

First things, first. I graduated college. Say what? That’s right ladies and gents, I now have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with  a concentration in Public Mediated Communications and a minor in Psychology. People are always going on and on about how time moves so quickly and you can’t blink and blah, blah, blah. But seriously, where did the last four years go?! It seems like just yesterday that I was buying up every dorm item I could get my hands on and stressing about what kind of roommates I would have. Those four years probably took the most effort out of any other four years of my life, but they were definitely the most rewarding. Some people are all like “I can’t wait to graduate! Get me out of this school!” But, that was totally not me. Although I most definitely do not miss homework and research and all that jazz, I really miss going to class. I was a communications major, so I participated in a lot of awesome debates and generally great discussions with some really passionate people, and I am definitely going to miss it. But, if I get my way (I better), then I will definitely be going back to school and pursuing a Master’s Degree. So, check back in with me in a few years. Here are some of my favorite photos from graduation:

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Posts This Month

Remember when I told you that I didn’t really post much last month? Well now is where you will really notice.

I posted this review of Matched by Ally Condie. Overall it was an okay book, but it didn’t really live up to all of the hype for me. If you are bored, by all means pick it up! But, if you have a stack of books to read and the one after Matched has you all excited, then read that one.  I gave it 3.5/4 stars.

My only other post for the month of May was basically a post telling you all of the reviews that are coming, but I have yet to get around to. You can see that here. This is a pretty hefty list, but I have reviewed one of them so far! Woo!

Books Read This Month

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Since I didn’t do a good job posting last month, I will spare you my monthly stats… Check back in soon for a review of Fever by Lauren Destefano!

HAPPY JUNE!

Need Something To Read?

Hi guys!

As you might know, my husband is an author. Chris also has a writing blog at http://www.writetoperfect.wordpress.com. But the cool thing is that he is holding a contest, and you could be the winner of a free copy of his latest novella His Only Star. It is a really great novella (I read it myself) and you should definitely give it a read! Here is the snippet from Goodreads:

“Do you ever look at the stars and wish you could snatch them out of the sky?” Oliver asked. “You know, to keep in a box all for yourself?”

“What would you do with a box of stars, Oli?” Trista asked.

Oliver shrugged. “I don’t know, change the world?”

When fifteen-year-old Oliver sneaks away on a train with his friend, Trista, he discovers that life has more to it than the small world he is trapped in. It’s full of sex, drugs, and danger. But, before Oliver can come to terms with these, he must first learn that everyone has their demons, and he must come to accept them.

 

But what if it’s too late?

Sounds good, right? Well if you pin the link from his blog or from his Pinterest account, you are eligible to win a free digital copy! It is available for all electronic readers! Go check it out!!

*If you are a traditional book reader like myself, you can find his books on Amazon!