Saturday, February 3, 2018

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | February 3

This is going to be another week without much to report. Work has been crazy stressful, and my mind has been pretty consumed after leaving the office. I'm very much looking forward to a rainy weekend full of reading, visiting blogs, and catching up on reviews.

February is Women in Horror Month! I'm hoping to get some posts up this month with some recommendations.

Barb is also hosting a They Call It Puppy Love challenge over at Booker T's Farm. I will be selecting something this week to read for the challenge. My 8 year old is obsessed with a dog series called Hero right now that he has asked me to read. I plan to start that series this month, too.

Read Last Week



I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't stretch out reading Robert McCammon's The Listener longer than the month of January, but this impossible week wound up keeping me from finishing it before February officially hit. It was so good I cried.

Added to My Shelves





In the past I've only highlighted the review copies that have landed on my doorstep, but I'm going to try to be better about sharing the books I've purchased or picked up from the libary as well.

Both Mapping the Interior and Bird Box were Kindle purchases. I'm excited to read both of these. I'm a little nervous about Bird Box because the reviews have been pretty love it or hate it, but I absolutely have to read it before the movie is released.

I was talking about coming of age books on Twitter the other day, and Dandelion Wine was recommended to me with extremely high praise. I had added that particular book to my wishlist pretty recently, but the high praise made me go ahead and order a copy.


I picked Sleeping Beauties up from my library, and I'm kind of mad at myself because now I have to read it. My hold also came up for the audiobook of Strange Weather (again). I'm hoping to squeeze it in this time.

So what about you? Let me know what you're reading (or watching) this week or leave me some links!


This post is being shared as part of Book Date's It's Monday! What Are You Reading?, Tynga's Reviews' Stacking the Shelves, and Caffeinated Book Reviewer's The Sunday Post.

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30 comments:

  1. Ooh hope you get a weekend full of reading and all that stuff. :) Bird Box looks freaky, from what I've seen, and I had no idea there was a movie coming out! Wow I need to read it I guess.

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    1. Thanks! Yesterday turned into a giant nap so here's hoping for today! :)

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  2. Happy Reading! I just started Red Hill by Jamie McGuire...another zombie apocalypse book. :)

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    1. Ooh! I've read that one! It has a lot of zombie goodness. Enjoy!!

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  3. I think I want to read every book you mentioned today! So little time! Argh!

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  4. I’ll have to check out your Women in Horror posts. Sorry work has been stressful, but I hope you enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thanks. Hopefully I can get my act together before February ends. ;)

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  5. I didn't know Feb was Women in Horror month...hmm, now I'll have to find something to read for it to celebrate :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  6. Love your month! I picked up Bird Box a while ago, like two years, and haven't gotten to it yet. I keep wanting to but, so many books, so little time! Hubby bought me Sleeping Beauties for Christmas so I've been meaning to get to that one as well.

    Love that you write mostly about horror! <3 Now I have another blogger I get to stalk!

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  7. Can't wait to find some new women horror authors to love. I didn't know they were making a Bird Box movie - or maybe I did. I haven't read it either as well. So glad you found some dog books to enjoy for my challenge!

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    1. Hopefully thinks will calm down around here so I can get to all of these great February plans!!

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  8. Oooh! I didn't know it was Women of Horror month! I got some reading to do!

    Here’s my Sunday Post !

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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    1. Yes, it is! I hope you find some great books to read.

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  9. I really want to read Birdbox before the movie as well! And The Sleeping Beauties is another one off of my TBR list. I could use a weekend of just reading but I don't see it happening in the forseeable future. Have a great week though and happy reading!

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    1. I need to figure out a way to take a long reading vacation. Oh my gosh! Wouldn't that be nice?

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  10. Oh, I hope you enjoy Dandelion Wine! Bradbury is one of my all-time favorites and that really is one of his best titles :)

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    1. Thanks!! I can't wait to read it. I'll probably save it until March or April.

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  11. I love Joe Hill, and really enjoyed Strange Weather. I want to read Sleeping Beauties as well

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    1. I'm enjoying Strange Weather so far. I'm nervous about Sleeping Beauties.

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  12. Bird Box is wonderful! I loved it and I don't usually like horror. I say go for it!

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  13. I've read three for Barb's Puppy Love Challenge so far but the rest of this week will be about the zombies!

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  14. I'm sorry work has been crazy stressful. I know how you feel. My work has been that way too. I guess it's that time of year. Hang in there!

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    1. Thank you, Jenni! It's been tough. I'm sorry to hear you are going through it as well.

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  15. I hope this week is better for you! Sleeping Beauties and Strange Weather both look really good. But then, Stephen King. Lol.

    I saw your books from your newest post and I have to say that the Siddons book you have listed scared the socks off me when I read it many moons ago. I love Siddons and when I read that one I was unprepared. Lol. Also - I love Dandelion Wine. :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm listening to Strange Weather and enjoying it. I'm still avoiding Sleeping Beauties. Haha.

      I can't wait to read The House Next Door. I can't believe I keep not reading that one. I've never read anything by her.

      I know Dandelion Wine is going to be so great. :D

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