|I've Got Cabin Fever!|
It's so named because of the long Winter time, & how people get bored etc.
This Winter, though, besides the usual raffle baskets or whatnot, that you can win, you can also enter (for every book ya read) to win an iPad mini! That'd be cool, right? Cause, like, a computer, phone, & iPod aren't distracting enough...
Anyway, for me, I think it's just the winning anything that'd be fun :-) & reading as many books as I can so I can have as many entries as I can!
Last year, they just had like, a little paper where you'd write the name of the book & your name & number. This time, though, I think they've gotten a bit smarter, so there's space to review the book (shortly) & stuff. That way people aren't just like, NOT actually reading books :-P
So, I'm excited. I like being a part of something. Anything, these days, really :-)
So what's on the reading list? Who knows...whatever of the gazillion books that happen to arrive/I happen to choose between now & the end of February, to read!
|Love this series...|
Currently it'll be "City of Ashes", part of the Mortal Instruments series, by Cassandra Clare.
Super fun world about Shadowhunters (Demon fighters), & Downworlders (vampires, werewolves, etc.), & Demons & regular people (I think...). About a girl coming of age & coming to the knowledge that her Mom had her memories wiped as she's been growing up, so she didn't know she was a part of all the secret stuff Mundanes (normal people) can't see (Demons, Shadowhunters, etc.), & that her Father is a heartless jerk who wants to like, kill everyone that's not a part of the world HE wants to create or whatever. Annnyway...
"City of Ashes" is the second book, & I've already ordered the 3rd, "City of Glass." Woot (1st is "City of Bones.")!
|9 books, this is #3 :-)|
Also on the list is Book 3 of the Twig Trilogy, in The Edge Chronicles, "Midnight Over Sanctaphrax" by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell.
I love the Edge series. I really like the illustrations, too. They make the story :-)
This series is also a Fantasy/YA type. Takes place in all kinds of different settings, though. Woods, skies, underground...There's sky pirates & wood trolls & ogres & elves & goblins & wizardly types & etc. & so on! & giant birds, & dangers, & carnivorous trees!! Gross...But yeah, I really like the series :-) Lots of fun, & the lead of this trilogy, Twig, is a bright & adventurous boy who never quite fit in with the wood folk he was raised with--mainly because he was destined to be a sky pirate! Good times. I wanna be a sky pirate!
|Real parenting, real life :-)|
This book is awesome, especially for me. I guess it's a bunch of stories of real life parenting/kid situations/issues, written (& lived) by a bunch of people in various fields of entertainment, etc. Comics, it often seems (Afterbirth was also D.K.M.s show she did, of the same type).
But real people, & real stories about being pregnant, being a parent, having kids...The ones that you don't often hear about when you're wanting a child/expecting. The authors of the stories tell it how it is, & it's often sucky, ridiculous, horrible, tough, cry-worthy. Seriously! The stories make me laugh, cause while I have lots of Mom/Dad friends out there, very few people will actually flood social media with how being a parent can often suck (as I have done many times!).
Not done with the book yet (there's a bit of vulgarity/language, as the authors aren't for the most part the Christian kind!), but it's made me laugh & nod my head quite a bit already!
So that's what is on the menu so far, as far as the reading program is concerned. I'll keep updated as to how it's going, & how many books I actually finish!
What's on YOUR reading list lately?! Would love to hear from you!!!