My Summer TBR

SUMMER VACATION SNITCHES!!!!!!

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Hem. Excuse me. Let’s try get back to some semblance of decorum, please?

It’s no secret that teachers look forward to summer vacation just as much (probably more) than their students do. Personally my favorite part of summer vacation is not getting up at 5 AM, but spending time with my kids is a close second. And, obviously, reading a boat-load of books is always a highlight of my summer.

Over the years I’ve gotten into a few summer reading traditions.
1) Read a completed YA series that is *still* popular and that I’ve neglected
2) Read a book in the Lady Trent series
3) Catch up on new releases
4) Read at least 100 pages every day

While I’m a little bit of a mood reader, since I started using the library more I’ve had to start planning my tbr a little bit more in advanced. (I’ll write more about THAT this summer!) So I’ve already got a bit of a list. Plus I know what my YA series is going to be, plus a few other books that I know I want to get to. So here are, in absolutely no order whatsoever, some of the books I want to read this summer!

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New Look!

If you’re reading this in the WordPress reader or in your email, STOP. Please take a second, click, follow the link to my actual blog. If you’re already here, ISN’T IT PREEEETTTTYYYY????

So things look a little different around here! Don’t worry, it’s all still the same snarky content, just a little more pink.

The two biggest changes:

Check out my beautiful new banner! It’s so lovely. *sigh* Huge thanks to Jenn @ Jenniely for doing such beautiful work! Jenn is super multi-talented, so get ready to do some following!

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My Son, Baggins

I just have to share this story from last night, because it was just too adorable to keep to myself.

So we were video-chatting with my mom last night. My four-year-old was very adorably telling her what he had for dinner, what he is going to play tonight, and whatever other random things four-year-olds talk about. And then he stuck his hand in his pockets, and I saw his eyes light up, and he asked:

“Nana, can you guess what is in my pocket?”

And then, and y’all, you can’t make this stuff up, HE PULLED A RING OUT OF HIS POCKET.

Book Twitter is Kind of the Worst

Honestly, twitter in general is just the worst. No kind of. Everyone is just so upset ALL OF THE TIME. Everyone is on there just yelling at everyone who disagrees with them, not listening to anything, treating the “other side” like they are the scum of the earth. It’s so awful!

When I started this blog, I made a twitter account because it’s just what you do. I didn’t expect to spend much time there, because I KNOW that twitter is the worst and I didn’t want to.

But then everyone started going on and on about how the bookish community on twitter is so amazing. So I gave it a shot. I thought, the book blogger community is so amazing, maybe book twitter will be fine. Maybe everyone is just on there supporting each other and being amazing.

No.

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Giveaway Reminder

This is just your friendly neighborhood reminder that to say THANK YOU!!!!! to my 1,000 followers (seriously, still not over this) I am hosting a GIVEAWAY!!

I’ll send you a book of my choice from your tbr (don’t worry, I’ll send the one I think you’re going to love the BEST!), but sorry it’s open to US only, and sorry there’s only going to be one winner. Thanks again for being THE MOST AWESOME PEOPLE EVER!!!!

To enter:
http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/c7084bd31/?

Burnout Solution Check-In

So way back in June I wrote a post about how I was getting burnt out on YA, mostly because I was reading sooooooo much of it. I’ve always been a reader who prefers lots of variety, and tend to read any old thing that catches my interest. But since I started blogging I’ve been reading lots of YA books.

My solution that I devised for myself was that I separated my books into loose “genres”, and read one from each before I could do any repeats.

The good news: it’s going GREAT! I’ve read so many AMAZING books this year, and several of them are books I probably wouldn’t have ever picked up if I hadn’t started this process. In particular I’ve read three SciFi’s that I’ve loved, and a couple really good mysteries, which were genres I’d definitely been neglecting. I’ve been very happy with each and every book I’ve picked up in the last six months, and I’ve felt so refreshed. It’s nice knowing every single book is going to be a change of pace!

The things that need to be improved: since I was primarily focused on reading more genre fiction, everything else got sort of lumped together. Historical fiction, chick-lit/contemporary, literary fiction, they all got kind of thrown together. The result is that I’ve read exactly zero literary fiction since then. And while it’s not my favorite genre, there’s a couple of literary fiction novels that have been sitting on my tbr for years, and at this rate I’ll never get to them! I also haven’t read a lot of historical fiction, and that IS one of my favorite genres. Continue reading “Burnout Solution Check-In”

2018 in Review

2018

Wow, 2018 is over already? Where has the time gone?!

Thanks everyone for sticking with me! This is my second year here on Never Not Reading, and it’s been a truly fantastic one! While I’m a little sad that since mid-August my posts, especially discussion posts, have dropped off a bit, I’m very excited about my future as a librarian. And I super appreciate everyone who has kept reading, even when things got a little slow.

After all, I started this blog for reviews in the first place.

Top 10 of 2018

2018 has been my best ever year for books. NINE 5-star reads!!!

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