Book Review – A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean

One day, out of the blue, I decided that I wanted to try listening to a romance on audiobook. I recently got a library card (yippee!) and was able to track down this series in audio, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I’ve been spending long hours out on the trails surrounding my apartment with the dogs, and Lily and Alec were the first pair to help me pass the time this year. *swoon*Read More »

Amanda Reads – January 2018

What a month! Between reading challenges and the Cybils and finally hearing that I got my dream job (!!), January 2018 was one for the books. And the reading I got done! Oh man, I did some good reading. Let’s recap, shall we?

A note, before I remind y’all of the rating system – I can’t talk about the books that I read for the Cybils yet, and two of them are in this recap. So what I’m going to do is say a one sentence summary of what those books are about, and that’s it! I’ll be writing full reviews eventually, but it’s not going to happen until summer, at the earliest. Huzzah!

A reminder of my super classy rating system (puppies!):

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2018 Reading Challenges + TBR

Hey y’all, and welcome to the end of the year! There’s only one week left in this trash fire of a year, so naturally, I’ve been thinking about what I want my reading to look like in 2018. In 2017, I tried (and failed – but only because I stopped keeping track in about June) to complete three different reading challenges, and I found it… stifling. I’m a mood reader! I also tried to dive head-first into the ARC reading game that a lot of book bloggers play, and I found that stifling as well. Like I said – I’m a mood reader! So I’m doing something very different in 2018, and I’m really excited about it. It is two-fold:

  1. I’m done playing the ARC game for a while. I still have a giant pile of unread ARCs from 2017 and a decent amount for the first half of 2018 as well, so I’m covered for a while. I’m going to read what strikes me rather than worrying too much about deadlines and release dates. And maybe, by reading some of my backlist NetGalley titles, I can get my percentage up a little?
  2. My reading challenges are so much broader. I’m participating in two reading challenges this year, but they’re not about fitting books into boxes – they’re about completing your goals. And that’s the kind of reading challenge that I’m about.

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