So Far So… {Week Ending 30th September}

Hello Story Lovers! Welcome to my Sunday update post where I share mid-way reviews on my current reads with the hashtag #SoFarSo.

‘The Sword of Shannara’
by Terry Brooks

So far so… classic fantasy adventure 

Number of Pages Read: 269/664 (41%)

Quick Notes: This is the biggest book I have read in a long time and I seem to be making slow progress. This isn’t a reflection of the story (although it did take a little while to find its feet), but more the writing style. I tend to read pulpy quick reads that I am able to speed read. This isn’t possible when you are coming across sentences like this:

This isn’t an issue as much as an observation and something to keep in mind when tackling a new read (especially if you running out of time with your goodreads challenge). 

Want to join in? Use the prompts above to write your own mini review of what you are #currentlyreading. Then share your mini reviews using the hashtag #SoFarSo and link your blog posts in the comments below.

So Far So… {Week Ending 10th June}

Hello Story Lovers! Welcome to my Sunday update post where I share mid-way reviews on my current reads with the hashtag #SoFarSo.

Here is what I am currently reading, and here’s how it is going so far…

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So Far So long…

Number of Reading Sessions: 10

Book Remaining: 57%

Quick Notes: I am still enjoying this read but it isn’t getting anywhere fast. This lack of resolution has caused me to start other books. I’m still plodding along with it.

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So Far So fabulous

Number of Reading Sessions: 2

Book Remaining: 200 odd pages

Quick Notes: I love reading this familiar voice. The story hasn’t really got going yet but I am still loving it. Perhaps I’m being blinkered by nostalgia? Time will tell.

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So Far So nostalgic. 

Number of Reading Sessions: 1

Book Remaining: 50%

Quick Notes: I couldn’t resist picking this up a few weeks ago while in the comic book shop for National Comic Day. I’ve played the game this magna is based on several times and I love how closely it is tied together. This book is a nostalgic trip through stressful encounters. At least I don’t have to worry about heart pieces while reading!

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Want to join in? Use the prompts above to write your own mini review of your #currentlyreading. Then share your mini reviews using the hashtag #SoFarSo and link your blog posts in the comments below.

My Story Notes – Week Ending 29th April

Hello Story Lovers!

It’s Sunday which means it is time for the inaugural edition of ‘My Story Notes’. This is where I share mid-way reviews on my current reads with the hashtag #SoFarSo. 

Here is what I am currently reading, and here’s how it is going so far…

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So Far So Agatha Christie-esque. 

Number of Reading Sessions: 4

Book Remaining: 85%

Quick Notes: It is quite a dense read but as a far of Agatha Christie that doesn’t put me off. Some may find the writing style dated or convoluted. I will be finishing it soon so I can get some resolution (and to get it off my Netgalley shelf).

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So Far So unsure

Number of Reading Sessions: 1

Book Remaining: 98%

Quick Notes: Lots of description, perhaps too much? Too early to know for sure. 

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Overall

It hasn’t been a particularly productive reading week as I am still mourning the end of ‘The Boy From Tomorrow’. I adored this story and will be sharing my review next week ready from it’s release date on 8th May.

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Want to join in? Use the prompts above to write your own mini review of your #currentlyreading. Then share your mini reviews using the hashtag #SoFarSo and link your blog posts in the comments below.

The Linky Trap!

Hello Story Lovers!

I am I the only book blogger who feels that their week is taken up almost entirely of daily memes and link ups?

Across the last few months I have tried one for almost each day of the week and while they all have their merits (including the other bloggers they have introduced me to), I am feeling pretty trapped by them all!

So, I have made some decisions! I have decided on my favourites (that is the ones that work best for me, my reading and my blog) and have a new plan of action!

This may mean that I don’t appear in your feeds on days that I used to but don’t worry I will still be around! 🙂

WWW Wednesday 18th April

WWW Wednesday is a weekly link up at Sam’s blog Taking On A World of Words. It challenges you to answer the three Ws of reading.

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What I am currently reading:

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Travelling to and from YA Shot allowed me to clock up nearly another 5 hours of listening time – but have still only listened to 57%!

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Even though this edition was only published at the end of March, it was originally published back in 1936! As an Agatha Christie fan I am loving it so far.

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Another ARC, this time for a middle grade book that is being published early next month. I am really enjoying the twist on time travel within the story and the language used to describe the painful relationships between the children and their parents. It is going really well so far with this one!

What I have just finished reading:

Last night I read two e-ARCs and reviewed them straight away. #QuickReads

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Due for publication on 12th June 2018. I will post my review here the week before.

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Due for publication on May 15th.  I will post my review here the week before.

I also abandoned my first book in a while. ‘Emotional Sandwiches’ was another ARC that sadly was too much of a slog for me to get any further with. It is a real shame as I really liked the premise.

What I will read next:

I picked up some amazing books from YA Shot last weekend. Which I will read next I am not sure but I have some great ones to choose from!

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Well this week has been quite an eclectic mix! I wonder if I will ever be able to repeat it?

What about you? What are your answers to the Wednesday Whats?