Saturday, September 16, 2017

Weekend Reading/Currently Reading

This post is me just updating you all on what I'm reading for the weekend/currently reading. I started Empower by Jessica Shirvington. The final book in the Embrace/The Violet Eden Chapters series. I'm 22% into the book. It picks up 2 years after the events in Endless. I'm looking forward to finish this book and the series. I still have to read the three review books I need to read for this month. But so far I've read the books I wanted to get read. Minus one book that I got to read unexpectedly. The Outskirts by T.M. Frazier. I read her King series a couple months back. I fell in love with her writing.

That is my weekend reading and currently reading for now. What are you all reading for the weekend? Are you tackling your TBR's for the month?

Let me know down in the comments. Would love to read some comments.

Happy Reading, Ashley

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Series I've Finished In 2017

This is a list of the series I've finished reading in 2017.

1. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
2. Fireside series by Stacey Lynn
3. Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost
4. A Court Of Thorns and Roses trilogy by Sarah J. Maas
5. King series by T.M. Frazier
6. To All The Boys I've Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han

September TBR 2017

I normally do not make TBR's. For the reason is that I never follow through with them. But since we only have 4 months left of 2017. I do want to make sure I read the books I want to read before the year is over. So I think starting this month and into October. I will be reading some spooky books. Since you know Halloween is 60 days away. Best get to started on some book Halloween-ish books.

I want to finish some series during the next 4 months as well. I am bad at finishing series I previously started. Anyone else have that same problem?

Without further ado here is the books I'm hoping to read in September:

I know I said I'd wait to finish this series but I'm going full steam ahead to get it done.

Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington
Endless by Jessica Shirvington
Empower by Jessica Shirvington

Review Books:
Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown ( was supposed to read this back in July oopies)
The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond ( another book I should've read in July)
Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan (expected release date 9/14/2017)

I will add more books as the month goes. But these are the books I'm going to focus on the first 2 weeks of September.

Happy Reading, Ashley

August Wrap Up 2017

August was my worst reading month so far in 2017. I only managed to read 5 books. I feel so disappointed in myself. I had every intention of getting alot read. But nope, that didn't happen. But hey not every month will be getting 10 or more books read. Life gets in the way as it does. Just going to hit the reset button for September.

Here is the books I read in August:

1. On The Fence by Kasie West
I borrowed this from the library. I heard alot about Kasie's books from Booktube.
I enjoyed this fun, but at times serious book. I rated it 4/5 stars
2. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
A graphic novel. Borrowed this from the library as well. It was an interesting graphic novel. 4/5 stars
3.Surviving Death: Evidence of the Afterlife by Leslie Kean
A nonfiction book about past lives. And how some people can recall who they were in past lives. I've always been interested in this subject matter. 4/5 stars
4. Embrace by Jessica Shirvington
A reread for me. I first read this book back in 2012. 5/5 stars
5. Entice by Jessica Shirvington
This is the sequel to Embrace. I wasn't as hooked with this one as book one.
4/5 stars

That is a wrap on August!
What books did you read in August? Read any of the books I mention in my wrap up

Happy Reading, Ashley

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bout of Books 20 Wrap Up

I had good intentions of getting some serious reading done during the Bout of Books 20. However life had other plans. On Sunday August 20th, my mom found a cat who had been thrown out a car window right in front of my mother's car. I've been taking care of him. He was unwell the first few days. He is doing good. He is in heat, meowing all the time....I mean all the freaking time. But he will be getting fixed in 7 days as of today!!!! Then it will be introducing him to his other siblings and the dog.

So needless to say I didn't succeed in my TBR for Bout of Books 20. I still do want to finish The Violet Eden Chapters series. I am almost finished with book 2 Entice. I might take a short break and read some other books and then go full steam ahead with books 3,4 and 5.

I hope September will be a less crazy month in my personal life. And that I can get some good amount of reading done. I'm currently thinking of maybe doing NaNoWriMo this year. I can write songs. Stories are my trouble area. I really want to write a story and turn into a novel. That would be awesome. But I don't think it's in the cards for me. But right now I'm just thinking of maybe doing NaNoWriMo. We will see.

On Saturday August 26th my brother race the final points race at the Selinsgrove Speedway. He might be up for Rookie Of The Year. I hope he gets it. He puts his heart and soul into racing.

How did you during the Bout of Books 20? If you participated in the readathon.

Happy Reading, Ashley

Friday, August 18, 2017

When I'm Not Reading # 3

When I'm Not Reading # 3
A look into what I do when I'm not reading.

I wanted to share with you all what my family and I do on the weekends. As I've mentioned in my Back Again post. My brother races at a local dirt track, Selinsgrove Speedway. I wanted to share some pictures of his car and my family at the track. It is scary seeing him out there racing with the other cars. I know it is something he's always wanted to do. He is getting better with each race. He started late last year 2016. He's been in 3 wrecks. He was okay, the car needed some work done to it.

If you've ever gone to a race you know it is crazy. The excitement from seeing the cars on the track. Hoping the guy you are cheering on can win. It feels different when it is someone you know. A family member. Every time my brother is out there I say a little prayer for him to be safe. I also think back to when we were kids and he was obsessed with playing this Nascar computer game that can with a steering wheel. He'd play that game for hours.

This is from when he first started last year. Duck tape number and letter. The trailer you see behind it was borrowed from a friend of his.

From May 20th 2017

The painting on the car was done by a family friend.

 This was last year. Waiting for him to go out onto the track. In the photo is my brother, sister in law, and Dad.

This was from last Saturday watching the late models.

Hope you enjoyed insight into what do besides reading.

Bout Of Books 20 TBR and Updates

I wasn't sure what books I wanted to read during the Bout of Books 20 readathon. I'm currently trying to finish The Violet Eden Chapters series by Jessica Shirvington.

Here is my TBR for the readathon:

Entice by Jessica Shirvington  465 pages
Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington 465 pages
Endless by Jessica Shirvington 480 pages
Empower by Jessica Shirvington 493 pages
The Bartender Piper Rayne  270 pages

Total number of pages: 2,173

My goal is to read all 5 of these books. If I managed to get through them all. I'll just pick something from my bookshelves or kindle.

Number of pages I've read: 32 of Embrace  and 129 of Entice
Total number of pages I've read:161
Books: Finished Embrace and started Entice

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Total number of pages I've read: 202
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Wish me luck. I never set TBR's because I never stick to them.
Happy Reading, Ashley