This has been a pretty light week on the blog as I’ve had to spend quite a bit of time detoxing and sleeping. Because of that, I didn’t read or write too much but instead thought through some decisions I needed to make to help with my reading slump. I think I was finally able to break it with some easy romances and hoping that having spent some time organizing what is in my head will help make next week a lot more productive.
New & Notable
In the reading world this week, we had the passing of a legendary author, Toni Morrison, on August 6th. (Photo Cred: AP/CNN)
August 9th was Book Lovers Day.
I launched a new weekly book meme (book lingo for a challenge), Down The TBR Hole. I take ten books from my TBR list on GoodReads that I have been building since 2017 (2016 in Evernote) and decide if I will keep it on the list or if I am no longer interested and will be removing it. It’s a great way to see what I thought when I added the book and what my thoughts are on individual books now.
If you have read any of my previous Rhenáe’s Recaps, you may have noticed at least two of my currently reading books have been the same. I’ve started a new book each week and am now at four books that I am just struggling to finish. They are great books, and I can’t wait to read them, but I’ve had some block. So I decided to put down three of the books I am not making progress with. I won’t add them to DNF because I WILL finish these books. I’m just not going to push myself to do it right this moment.
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss – I went to the back, and there are 705 pages. It’s broken into three sections, the first being “Healthy.” I expected to skip this section altogether, but as I was flipping through it, some items made me stop and read it. I am currently on page 167 in this book and have been making progress each week.
Thank goodness for Amazon Kindle and Apple Books deals. These books were free this week, so I downloaded them. Two quick romances and a suspense/mystery that I was able to read in one day.
I signed up for emails that send me Amazon Kindle and Apple Books deals. To keep my budget under control (and my husband happy), I only download the books if they are free. With that being said, I tend to download probably about five new books a day. That’s crazy, I know, and I probably won’t read all of these books. But I’m a book hoarder, and with them being eBooks, I don’t see a problem. This is how I have been able to discover amazing authors and some different genres that I am enjoying.
Let’s do some quick math. ~5 books a day, seven days a week means I am probably downloading 35 books a week. I think what I am going to do is share those on my Instagram and Facebook stories each day (you can get in on the deals also). Then in my Recap, I will share which ones I am looking forward to reading the most.
Goodreads Challenge Update: 44/52
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