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Ides of March Wrapup

Ides of March Read-a-thon

Well that could have went better. A combination of ALL THE FEELS from the two series ending books I did read (The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer & The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan), sickness, and sports overload made it so I didn’t even read my usual book/day. This was probably the worst I’ve done in a readathon, especially one of this length, but oh well, nothing to be done now. School starts back up this week so I guess I’ll have to work around that too.

How did you do with your goals? Did you participate in any challenges? What was your favorite read for Ides of March? Let me know and thanks for reading! ^.^


Finishing Series is HARD

Finishing Series is HARD

Recently I noticed that I had quite a few series that I was nearly finished with, but that I still needed to read the final book. I thought it would be a good idea to finish these last books one after another, that way I could say I had read a bunch of series to their completion.

I forgot one very important detail, I really, REALLY care about the characters involved in these, and there was a reason I had subconsciously been putting them off. I didn’t want to let my beloved stories to end, I couldn’t let go.

Let it go

While it wasn’t the end of the series, reading Secret by Brigid Kemmerer had that same feel of loss, but in that case I knew I would interact with these characters in the future with all new stories. However, I just completed two MG series, one of which I have come to love recently, and the other a series I began in my grade school days. I am now an emotional wreck because I am NOT alright with saying goodbye. I’m not READY. I just want to hug the books and hope one magically appears so I can keep going.

Let Me Love You

The two series I completed were the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series & the Artemis Fowl series. Both The Last Olympian and The Last Guardian were superb endings respectively, but it is right there in the title what kills me, I don’t want this to be the LAST anything! Maybe it is because the series are MG-ish and remind me of a time when my emotions made it seem like every little thing was SUPER important, or it could just be that they are both awesome and the age range doesn’t matter at all. I don’t know.

I love Percy and Annabeth and their cute relationship and the rest of the amazing characters and the ending was so good but aaaaah. At least there is The Heroes of Olympus to make me feel better with that one. However, I enjoyed the Artemis Fowl series just as much, and while the popular ship didn’t happen at the end I still thought it was a good ending anyway. But that’s it, that series is over, no more boy genius and quick witted elf or goofy centaur. How do I go on?

I Love You So Much

To top it off I have more of these series-enders in my near future such as with Rogue by Gina Damico, Horde by Ann Aguirre, and Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier (though that last one I think I will be fine with leaving). I know it won’t be much easier with completing these series, and yet I must endure in order to know what happens. The stories are too tantalizing to pass up, but I don’t want to say goodbye!

So how do you handle finishing series, especially ones you LOVE? That’s really what this post is all about outside of me rambling and pining for more Percy/Annabeth and anything Artemis Fowl related. Do you just push through to another series (or standalone) to force your focus in a different direction? Do you still miss certain series and wish that the story would continue, and if so does re-reading help or hurt you? Thanks as always for reading! *curls up into a ball of longing*

curl up into a ball


Sunday Post #15

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

I didn’t buy any books this week because I’ve got quite a few pre-ordered that come out in the next couple weeks, besides, it isn’t like I have a lack of books I need to read right?

Print TBR 3

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Last Week on the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday: Fungus of the Heart by Jeremy C. Shipp

Tuesday – Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #16

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Lessons II: Another Morbid Drabble Collection by Michael Crane

Friday – Review: Fosgate’s Game by David C. Cassidy

Saturday – Book of the Week: Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

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Books Read Last Week

Vitro by Jessica Khoury – DNF – It wasn’t terrible, but just not for me at all. Disliked the MC a LOT.

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan – 4/5 – Very good but Percy seemed extra oblivious.

The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer – 4/5 – Really enjoyed this as I have with the rest of the series!

Lessons II: Another Morbid Drabble Collection by Michael Crane – 4/5 – (Review above)

A Gnome Problem by Michael Crane – 3/5 – Alright, but not his best.

Taking Her Stepsister by Honey Swell – 3/5 – Not her best work either, but fun.

Fosgate’s Game by David C. Cassidy – 4/5 – (Review above)

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen – 5/5 – (Review above)

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This Week on the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday

Tuesday – Release Day Review of The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #17

Thursday – Killing My Kindle

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday

Saturday – Book of the Week

Sunday – Sunday Post #16

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I’m finally (mostly) healthy, huzzah! I also started my diet this week which is less exciting, but necessary. It was another pretty good week of reading with the exception of my first DNF of the year, but I didn’t let that spoil the week! I continued two series that I’ve almost completed, Percy Jackson and the Olympians & Artemis Fowl, and finally read Scarlet which I enjoyed so much that I immediately went and pre-ordered Lady Thief which comes out next month!

Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday! ^.^


Sunday Post #10

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

It has been almost a month since the last Sunday Post I participated in. The amount of books I’ve received is a tad on the crazy side so alas I won’t be including pictures this time, but hopefully you’ll enjoy anyway. On to the books!

New Releases

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney

Fear the Reaper edited by Joe Mynhardt

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

Once We Were by Kat Zhang

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Vicious by Victoria Schwab

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

Long Overdue to Read

The Program by Suzanne Young

Bartimaeus: The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Fallen by Lauren Kate

The “I Love This Series and I Need to Own All of it NOW” Section

Artemis Fowl Books 1-8 by Eoin Colfer

Random

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher

Book Haul Talk

So this haul is pretty crazy and that comes from a few areas. The Artemis Fowl series buy was because I mentioned it as part of a Top Ten Tuesday post and realized that I had stopped reading that series for no good reason, I’m now working on fixing that. The Screaming Staircase and a couple of the “long overdue” books, as well as Steelheart were bought at a book signing I went to. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars is one I saw at Target and had to grab. As for the rest, well, the “new releases” section is essentially all pre-orders with the exception of The Brokenhearted (awesome premise & cover buy) and Fear the Reaper (Has Jeremy C. Shipp in the anthology and I want a complete collection of his work). So ya, that’s why I got so many freaking amazing books in this haul. However, I may not do another one of these until sometime in early November because, besides pre-orders, I don’t plan on buying many books in the near future. So ya.

Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to stop by! Enjoy your Sunday and I’ll see you in about a month for another Sunday Post! ^.^