The Reading Machine [14] – April 26, 2015

reading machine

For my Stacking the Shelves/Sunday Post, which I’m calling The Reading Machine, I list the books I’ve bought recently, books I might hope to read in the upcoming week, a short life/blog update, and anything else of note.

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, and you can find out all about it here. Sunday Post is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and you can find out all about it here.

The Reading Machine:

leeannadotme stacking the shelves

Two of these, ALL WE HAVE IS NOW by Lisa Schroeder and HEADSTRONG: 52 WOMEN WHO CHANGED SCIENCE — AND THE WORLD by Rachel Swaby are for review. I’m on the blog tour for ALL WE HAVE IS NOW, so you won’t be seeing that review until July.

NIGHT OWLS and GRAVE MATTERS are both by Lauren M. Roy. I reviewed NIGHT OWLS last year and really enjoyed it; part of my review is quoted in GRAVE MATTERS! To my knowledge, that’s my first time, so that made me super happy to see.

On the Blog:

This week, I posted my review for A WICKED THING, the start to a new YA fantasy series that asks, “What happens after Happily Ever After?” I also reviewed LORDS OF THE SITH, which I highly recommend if you like Star Wars books. Lastly, I talked a lot about BLACK IRIS, which was one of my most anticipated reads this year. Now it’s on my 2015 Favorites list. So good.

Upcoming this week, I have:
separatorPIRATE’S ALLEY by Suzanne Johnson blog tour review
separatorAN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir review
separatorTHE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT by Melissa Grey review

And maybe a new feature? I’m thinking of posting book photos to Instagram, one a day for an entire year. Once a week, I’d do a blog post, rounding up the books I took pictures of and write a bit about why I like them. I think it’d be a neat way to (hopefully) improve my book photo taking skills, and feature older books that aren’t as new and shiny anymore.

Please let me know what you think — is this idea silly or cool?

What Up, Life?

leeanandotme reading machineHah, I’m kind of amazed I’ve posted twice in a row after a months long dry spell! I’ll blame it on the unreasonably cold week and that I’m trying to be more organized.

The weather was pretty awful this week, but the one upside was that I could still wear my Spirithood. I found my wolf hoodie late this year, but I’ll be rocking it all winter long next year. They’re surprisingly warm, and I get some good comments when I wear it out :D

I also call it my magical writing hat… because I hope it will imbue me with magical writing powers. LOL. I’m attempting Camp NaNo for the umpteenth time. I might succeed this year, since I set a reasonable goal of 10k words… but I keep getting distracted by books. Ah, well. Anyone else out there doing Camp NaNo?

– leeanna

8 thoughts on “The Reading Machine [14] – April 26, 2015

  1. I sure would like a furry hat/ ensemble like that! I haven’t read any of these authors, but I don’t read a lot of YA fantasy.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great week!

  2. Oh I enjoyed Night Owls and have book two as well. I just need to get to it Leena! Looking forward to your thoughts on An Ember in the Ashes I will start that audio soon. I loved Pirate’s Alley and hope you did as well.

  3. I tried Camp Nano this year! I picked 25k. What was I thinking? Unfortunately I won’t “win”. At least not by the 30th lol I have so many words left to write. it’s a real trial and I hope you do better than me. One day I’ll win Nano, one day…

    I like your blog. it’s very nice and easy to navigate. Have a great weak!

  4. GAH, I am just dying to read All We Have is Now! I hope you love it! And I am very excited to read your thoughts on The Girl at Midnight- I hear conflicting things, and I just don’t know! Also, I LOVE the idea of the Instagram thing (I just went to follow you in hopes that you do it! I love book pictures!) Hope you enjoy the new books, and have a wonderful week!

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