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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Mid-Year Audiobook Challenge Check-In

 


I'm posting (late of course) for the Audiobook Challenge Mid-Year check-in.


I signed up at the Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10 level and I hit my goal!






I'm kind of proud of this one because 1) I don't do challenges other than the generic goodreads (and I've greatly reduced my # over the years) & 2) I really struggled over the years with audiobooks so to think I could actually meet my goals in this challenge is awesome!

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My favorite, just based on narration, was The Walls Around Us. It's a strange book and I know I would have hated it if I read it the traditional way but the audio was eerie and emotion filled so it kept my attention. 

Born a Crime, narrated by Noah was also excellent. 

Book Lovers was really good too. I usually hate romance in audio but this one worked for me.

The Kindred was a sweet YA with aliens and romance. Very old school YA but in a fun way. Great narration!

How to Be Perfect was fun if you don't normally like audiobooks since it had a cast of (famous) narrators and fun facts about ethics.

The Woman in the Library had a good narrator but the story itself annoyed me and Something Wilder is eh - the main characters sound sad and depressing to me.

I think I might even be on track to complete or move up another level -  I don't want to get cocky lol but stenographer seems doable (although I cannot listen while multitasking!) and I'm only be 5 away from Socially Awkward (which IS ME).

  • Stenographer (can listen while multitasking) 10-15
  • Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20



Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Tell Me Something Tuesday: Do you read mid-grade books?

 

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post where bloggers discuss a wide range of topics from books and blogging to life in general. 

It is co-hosted by (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About, Berl's from Because Reading is Better than Real Life  and me) 

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Question: Do you read middle grade books? Why or why not? 

Answer: Not many, but I do! This is what I have listed on my goodreads mid-grade shelf.


I remember enjoying all of these even though I have my favorites.

The All Four Stars trilogy by Tara Dairman was my first mid-grade (recommended by a fellow blogger because it's all about food!). It's a about a pint sized food critic and aspiring chef. Just adorable!

~Goodreads

Ivy Aberdeen's Love Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake is just a beautiful story about family love and self acceptance. It's also one of the rare LGBQT mid-grade books out there. 

~Goodreads

The Zombie Problem trilogy by K.G. Campbell is flawed but is still an adorable, quirky series that I enjoyed a lot. 

~Goodreads


I don't really seek out mid-grade books but if it's something that catches my eye I have no issues giving it a try. 




Do you read mid-grade books?


Thursday, August 4, 2022

Tell Me Something Tuesday (Catch-up)

 

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post where bloggers discuss a wide range of topics from books and blogging to life in general. 

It is co-hosted by (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About, Berl's from Because Reading is Better than Real Life  and me) 

Join in by answering this weeks question in the comments or on your own blog.

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In completely unsurprising news - I've missed several weeks of TMST so I'm catching up on several topics & will hopefully jump back in next week on schedule. Honestly, I'm just feeling lazy this summer and haven't felt like blogging much but I always reach a point where I miss it and everyone so here I am!


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LET'S DO THIS


July 19th: Tell us about a book that made you cry (movie if you can't remember): 

I'm not a big crier so it's hard for me to remember. I know I teared up a little on the final page of  August of the Zombies . It was a bittersweet ending that I didn't really see coming and it made me happy and a little bit weepy.

But really I'm dead inside and don't cry a whole lot 😂

July 26th: Do you prefer movies or TV series? 

I like both for different reasons but am not hooked on either. In Florida, we went to the movies almost every week (matinee) because it was so damn hot and it was a nice cheap way to escape the heat. 

I am kind of new to binge watching. I grew up watching things week to week and it was hard for me to grasp watching something all at once. It's also hard for me to get going with it and I tend to get bored watching the same thing for hours on end. Shorter seasons and variety have changed things up and I tend to have a few shows going - we'll watch 2-3 episodes of a show at night before bed. 

Movies at home are the same - if you get me going then I'm fine but it's hard for me to just flip on a movie and watch it. 

Without motivation (meaning Kevin) I will watch Big Bang Theory and Bob's Burgers in syndication all night, every night forever just because it's on and I'm lazy lol

August 2nd: What is/are your favorite post/s from your blog?

No idea! I can barely remember posts I've written. I'll go with an easy (cop-out) answer and say last weeks WTF Did I Just Read reviews. They actually took me forever and were difficult to write in a way that didn't spoil anything.