Yep… my TBR list is outta control. And for awhile I had a “book-Dom” (you know… the imaginary kind) that kept me in line with my reading. Tried to keep my whole crew in line with their reading. But apparently, he’s only so much “Dom” and we all… well. We were a bunch of bratty readers. He couldn’t handle the whole bunch of us, and while we WERE sticking to our TBR list for a week or so… a month? He (they – we had multiples taking shifts 😛 )… left us to our own devices. 😉
What I am reading today
The Nightingale <— I am totally reading one from my latest reader recommendations list and it is SO SOOOOO good. Considering it has over 3000 5-star reviews with barely any lower ones, I KNEW this would be awesome. Now I’m only nearing the halfway mark and so it may be premature to say this, but I’d say for those looking for a “Bronze Horseman” richness and feel (and era), THIS. IS. IT!!!!
Just check out what Athena had to say about it:
“So I just finished an EPIC of a story and I want to urge you all to read this AMAZING story!! ‘The Nightingale’ by Kristin Hannah’ was by far of one of the most beautiful stories even written!! It really was one of those book that took you in from page one and still has a hold on me even though it’s sadly over for me! I laughed, I cried (holy moly did I cry), I fell in love and I was angry (oh boy was I angry). And yet by the end I felt at peace and for that I must say Ms. Hannah is an absolutely brilliant writer!! 5++++++++“
bev: Do you know what you’re going with next Maryse?
YES bev!!!! My next read caught my attention upon it’s release on St. Patrick’s Day. In fact, I sorta made it the “feature” of that day, even though I’ve never read anything from this author. BUT!!!! It sounded so good, and he sounds like a MEAN JERK FACE!!!!
“She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn’t choose—one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn’t help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall.”
Here’s my latest TBR list so I don’t forget. ‘Cause I keep forgetting. And I WANNA read these so bad, so I have like, 10 windows open on Amazon with a different book on each page… that makes me go “OOOOOHHH I wanna read thaaaaaat!” And then… I overwhelm my computer with too many open windows and programs going on, and then I have to reboot my computer to give it a break from my book obsession, and then… I lose ’em. *sigh*
So I’m making a list and keeping track of ’em right here. And this doesn’t include my 2015 Reading Challenge list that I’m doing. LOL! This is a whole other list. Yep. I love reading too much. I’m like a kid in a candy store, stuffing my face with a bite of each one and I can’t pick my favorite so I just keep clicking… So here are the latest 5 that are making me *squirrel* big time!
Hrmmm… audiobooks, huh? I’ve always been tempted but never relented. Until now. ‘Cause… lately I’ve been noticing some awesome favorite books on sale that are in “audiobook” format appearing in my Facebook news feed. Lots of our fellow readers are audiobook fans. In fact a few insist on ’em!
I never purchased them (even on sale), ’cause I always assumed I’d drift, ya know? Having control of my own reading experience seemed to be the only way I could properly take in a book. But I’m hearing more and more about how awesome audiobooks are. The convenience (especially for those that can’t sit and read, because they’re doing something, so instead, they listen…). Why not, right? Same story, same length. All the details are there… we’re just not reading it ourselves. Someone is reading it to us. Heck… that sounds awesome!