Friday, December 30, 2016

Share-a-Tea 2017 Reading Challenge Sign-up

Look at what I stumbled upon! A reading challenge with TEA!!!! I love tea. I drink tea when I wake up, when it's cold, when it's hot, when I'm reading, when I'm studying, right before going to bed, listening to music...Basically, I drink tea all of the time!

This Share-a-Tea 2017 Reading Challenge is hosted by Becky's Book Reviews. 

So what is this challenge about?

#ShelfLove Challenge Sign-up

Shelf Love Challenge 2017

I have tried to participate in a few TBR challenges in the past but they did not always work out. Their scheduling or extra activities were something I could not keep up with. They usually stressed me out. So I needed to find another TBR challenge that I knew that I could participate in while working on my teaching credential. And I think I found the one!

The #ShelfLove Challenge is hosted by Second Run Reviews and Chapter Break. The goal is to be more responsible in how you grow your TBR pile and read the books that you already own. Yup, only your books on your shelves count.

Friday Posts, 12/20/16

Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The idea is to share a sentence or so from the first page and the 56th page of the book you are currently reading! I'm pretty much screwed.
That's my considered opinion.

Page 56 (or so...It's hard to tell with Overdrive on Nook): Yeah. This all sounds like a great idea with no chance of catastrophic failure.
That was sarcasm, by the way.

Library Love Challenge Sign-up

2017 Library Love Challenge

The Library Love Challenge is hosted by Angel's Guilty Pleasures and Bea's Book Nook. Since all of my audiobooks come from the library and I practically live at the library, I figured that this would be a challenge that I can do. Here's the gist of it:

"If you love to read and/or listen to books then you also love to buy every book you want to read. And, well, that puts a hurt on your wallet. Checking books (print, ebook, or audios) out from the library can save you LOTS of money and in most places getting a library card is FREE." 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt

I was hoping to finish this by Christmas but the holiday simply had me busy. But hey! At least I finished it! :) lawyer Andy Carpenter usually tries to avoid taking on new cases at all costs. But this time, he’s happy―eager, even―to take the case that’s just come his way. Andy’s long-time friend Martha “Pups” Boyer takes in stray puppies that the local dog rescue center can’t handle, raises them until they’re old enough to adopt, and then finds good homes for them. Not everyone admires the work Pups does as much as Andy does, however. With Christmas just around the corner, one of Pups’s neighbors has just reported Pups to the city for having more than the legal number of pets in her home under the local zoning laws.

Andy happily takes Pups’s case, and he feels confident in a positive outcome. Who could punish someone for rescuing puppies, after all, especially at Christmastime? But things get a lot more complicated when Randy Hennessey, the neighbor who registered the complaint against Pups, turns up dead. Pups had loudly and publicly threatened Hennessey after he filed his complaint, and Pups was also the one to find his body. All the evidence seems to point to Pups as the killer, and suddenly Andy has a murder case on his hands. He doesn’t believe Pups could be guilty, but as he starts digging deeper into the truth behind Hennessey’s murder, Andy may find himself facing a killer more dangerous than he ever imagined.

Amazon  *  B&N

Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday's Posts: Dec. 23, 2016

It has been a while (2 years in fact) since I've participated in these memes. So here goes!

Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The idea is to share a sentence or so from the first page and the 56th page of the book you are currently reading! 

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Beginning: "You looking for work?"
The guy in the pickup asked the question, but he had to have already known the answer. 

Page 56: "I don't think that there was the slightest hint, then or since, that she might have done the shooting or that Jake was the actual target."

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sign-up for Audiobook Challenge 2017!

Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Hot Listens & Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I didn't quite meet my goal for 2016 (12 out of 15 audios...hey 2016 is still so I really hope 2017 will be different. I know being in school for another semester will hinder me a bit, but I should be more available once I get my credential in May. :D
 The Challenge:  
Listen to audiobooks!

Sign-Up for Bout of Books 18!

Bout of Books 18

Yes!!! I can participate in this one since I'll still be on vacation. 2016 did not go so well with my reading, so I really need to start 2017 right!

Here's a blurb on what BoB is all about:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Have you signed up yet?

2016: Audiobook Wrap-up

2016 Audiobook Challenge

I am late in posting my wrap-up but I figured that it's still 2016. :)

The Audiobook Challenge 2016 was hosted by The Book Nympho & Hot Listens. I had high hopes for this one but alas, real life took over. However, I was able to squeeze in some audios for the year.

Here's what I listened to: