Week 33 #weekendbook(s)

This week’s candy I found at a second hand store and I managed to snag 7 books for little money, which is always gratifying. Especially when the books are in such good condition. It’s basically just the Jeaniene Frost book that had some scuffed edges, but for 1,23$ (10sek) it hardly matters. 😊

  1. Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen
  3. Emma by Jane Austen
  4. Night Music by Jojo Moyes
  5. At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost
  6. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
  7. Wool by Hugh Howey

Have you read any of these? Any you would recommend? 😊

Ready, set, GO!

Today is the first day of #thereadingquest and I want to wish all of you participating GOOD LUCK! 😀 

I’ve started reading my first book and I’ve already changed my TBR day one. Don’t judge, haha! Since I had only read one chapter of Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser before today, I figured that I could sneak it past the rule of only unread books. Especially since I won’t be participating for the price. 😉

And so, for The first book in a series prompt I had originally chosen Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey, but now I’ll be reading Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser instead.

Tell me, or link your challenge tbr in the comments, what have you chosen to read first? If you’re not doing the challenge, I would still love to hear about your current read 🙂

#TheReadingQuest sign up and TBR

I’m joining my first official reading challenge, because who can resist a reading adventure bingo style inspired by video-game quests? Not me!

This challenge was created by the blogger Aentee of Read At Midnight and the art’s created by the talented CW of Read, Think, Ponder.

The challenge starts on the 13th of August and ends on the 10th of September, and I’ve chosen the Mage Path because I think that’s the path I’ll manage to complete within the allotted time. I’m not going to join for the competition part, but I’m still going to keep track of my scores. For every book read you collect experience points (10 EXP per book, 5 EXP per comic/manga) and there’re health points too, like 1 HP per 10 pages, for manga/comics it’s 1 HP per 20 pages, but I think I’m just going to count the experience points.

The books you choose to read can’t be re-reads or books that you’ve started before the 13th. Below you can see the Quest Board and for more about the rules/guidelines click on the Read at Midnight link above. This is so exciting! 😊

The Quest Board

#TheReadingQuest by Aentee of Read at Midnight
Art by CW of Read, Think, Ponder

The Mages path goes through the first down path, and so my TBR are as follows (which may change a bit as the challenge progresses because I’m a hopeless mood-reader):

The first book in a seriesDragonflight by Anne McCaffrey

A book set in a different worldThe Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

A book based on mythologyThe Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

A book that contains magicSword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

A book with a one-word titleDreadnought by April Daniels

If I have time, I may do some of the additional side quests (the blue squares in the middle). If I do, I’d like to try:

Mini-gameMonstress, vol 1 by Marjorie Lu or Saga, vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Potions –   Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

As I don’t have Photoshop on my computer now, I can’t do the character ID card, so I’ll do a character ID summarization below. Everyone starts with 10 EXP and Level 1 (50 EXP per level).

Name: Jessica
Blog: loonyforbooks.com
Instagram: @loonyforbooks
Twitter: @loonyforbooks
Goodreads: @loonyforbooks
Character Class: Mage
Level: 1
Experience Points: 10 EXP

CR and Quick Bookshelf Tour

I’m currently reading the Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski and I’m really liking it so far. Especially now that I’ve stopped trying to figure out the plot after discovering that the first two books in the Witcher series are basically anthologies. I was sooo confused in the beginning, but liked his writing style so I kept on reading. Then when frustration hit, I Googled it. Lightbulb moment, haha!

Moving on, I thought I’d show you my bookshelves. Well… all except one (because it’s dusty, cluttered, in a poorly lit corner and because I’m a lazy ass avoiding cleaning it).