Monday, October 14, 2019

Hiatus Continued

I had every intention of returning to this blog this month, but due to events in my personal life this blog will be on hiatus for a while.  When I am ready I will return.  However, I am not sure when that will be. 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Hiatus

I know that it has been a while since I have posted on this blog. For anyone who may be wondering, I have not given up on this blog, but due to my very busy personal life, I have not been able to post as I would like.  Between my dog Moose's recovery from surgery, buying and moving into a new home, working full time, and planning a wedding I just have not had the time to post.  I am hoping that I will return to posting regularly around the mid to late-October.  😀

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Help With Moose's Medical Expenses.

I normally try to keep my personal life private, however, at this time I am asking for help.  My sweet boy Moose Broke his leg and needs surgery to repair it.  The surgery has gone well but the road to recovery is far from over.  Any and all help is beyond appreciated!

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This weeks topic is crazy/outrageous things I have done for the love of Books. 

1) Stayed up 24 hours reading - I am notorious for staying up far too late, or even all night, reading when I know that I have work/school/important plans the next day. 

2) Owning Multiple Copies of the Same Books - Does anyone else have this habit? If I really love a book I will buy multiple copies of the same book, albeit with different covers.  I am just unable to say no to beautiful covers.  Some examples of having multiple copies are Little Women, The Outsiders, and The Lightning Thief. 
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3) Repurchased the same book in a different format in order to have a series in the same format.  IE: purchasing a hardcover of a book I already have in paperback because the rest of my books in that series are in Hardcover.  

4) Waking up at 3 AM on Black Friday to stock up on Signed Copies/ Book Sales 

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5) Skipped Meals to Read more 

6) Canceled Plans/Said No to plans because I wanted to read.  

7) Spent Days/ Weeks tracking down Rare/Out of print copies of books I want for my collection.  

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Shop my Shelf: March Wrap Up

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Its time for my March Wrap up! Unfortunately, it is coming a little late due to some issues with Google and my domain name (literarychaos.com) expiring.  So, for the time being, I have a new domain literarychaos.net.  Hopefully soon, I will get my old domain back. But until then I will continue to post under this new domain: Now to the Wrap-up! 

March was a month of many surprises.  Between the flooding in Nebraska, being stuck outside of my home town and having to stay in motel rooms with my dog, and my sweet dog having surgery to repair his broken leg, it is safe to say I did not get all the reading done that I had wanted.  Of the three I finished two of the books: The Hate U Give and Reign of the Fallen.  I did attempt to read The Catalyst but did not finish the book.  

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The Hate U Give:  Of the two books I read, this one was my favorite.  I can see why it received so much hype. I listened to the audiobook, and man was it an amazing read.  The characters were so raw and real, I listened to the book in the span of a day.  

The Reign of the Fallen: I really wanted to love this book, unfortunately, it fell flat.  I loved the concept of this book, but the book was dull and dry  It felt like nothing happened for the majority of the book. I could not connect to any of the characters, and just really didn't care what happened.  

The Catalyst: I only got about 45-50 pages in before I DNF'd the book.  It is not that this book is bad, I just wasn't feeling it at this time.  I will return to it at a later date.  






Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's prompt is Things that make me pick up a book.  For this, I decided to list physical things about books that make me more likely to pick them up. 

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1)  Deckled Edges 


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2) Special/Anniversary Editions 


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3) Sprayed Edges 


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4) Signed Editions 


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5) Beautiful Covers 


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6) Leather Bound Books 


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7) Spines that make a picture 


Sunday, March 24, 2019

Shop My Shelf Check In - March 2019


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Unfortunately, Shop My Shelf,  and this month, in general, have not gone as planned.  My home town, Fremont, was severely affected by Flooding.  On March 15, 2019, Fremont became an "island".  The town was completely surrounded by flood waters.  In addition to being surrounded much of the town itself flooded. I spent much of this time with no way to get back home as all the roads in and out of Fremont were flooded. I had nothing but what I had brought when I left for my Vet-Appointment for my dog Moose who currently has a broken leg. It was stressful, but I found a pet-friendly motel and I had friends who let me stay with them. All-in-all, I am lucky.  My house did not get flooded and my friends, family, and furbabies are safe. 

Pictures of the Flooding in and around Fremont/Valley/Omaha NE:





My Lovely Pup being a good boy as always: 



Shop My Shelf Recap:

The books that were picked for this month were The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas,  Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glen Marsh, and The Catalyst by Helena Coggan.  At this time I have completed two of the three books.  I listened to Reign of the Fallen and The Hate U Give.  I have yet to even start The Catalyst, but I still have hopes to at least start it before the month is over.