Friday, November 16, 2018

Notable Quotable: Leigh Bardugo (#209)

"She'd laughed, and if he could have bottled the sound and gotten drunk on it every night, he would have. It terrified him."
     --Six of Crows

Friday, November 9, 2018

Notable Quotable: Mackenzie Lee (#208)

"We are not broken things, neither of us. We are cracked pottery mended with lacquer and flakes of gold, whole as we are, complete unto each other. Complete and worthy and so very loved."
     --The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

Friday, November 2, 2018

Notable Quotable: Ashley Poston (#207)

"Never give up on your dreams, and never let anyone tell you that what you love is inconsequential or useless or a waste of time. Because if you love it? If that OTP or children's card game or abridged series or YA book or animated series make you happy? That is never a waste of time. Because in the end we're all just a bunch of weirdos standing in front of other weirdos, asking for their username."

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Third Quarter Review 2018

I saw a quarterly stats review on both Geeky Zoo Girl and Curiosity Killed the Bookworm. I really like this idea so I'm going to do my own version!

Third Quarter Books(July-September)
Total Books: 15
Paperback/hardcover: 7 (46.7%)
Audiobooks: 8 (53.3%)
Total pages: 6,067
Yearly Total Books: 54
Own: 6 (40%)
Borrowed: 9 (60%)
New: 14 (93.3%)
Rereads: 1 (6.7%)
Male Authors: 3 (20%)
Female Authors: 12 (80%)

I had another really good reading quarter; I gave these books an average star rating of 3.9 stars. I only DNF'd one book. There were three 5 star books: Bossypants by Tina Fey, In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken, and Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be by Rachel Hollis.

Genre breakdown
This quarter sci-fi and historical fiction were my top read genres. Though many of the historical fiction had elements of fantasy to them, they were manly historical. I even dropped a middle grade book into the mix.

Middle Grade: 1 (6.7%)
YA: 9 (60%)
Adult: 5 (33.3%)
Contemporary: 2 (13.3%)
Fantasy/Sci-fi: 5 (33.3%)
Historical: 5 (33.3%)
Dystopian:  1 (6.7%)
Memoir: 1 (6.7%)
Nonfiction: 1 (6.7%)

0-150: 0
150-250: 1 (6.7%)
250-350: 4 (26.7%)
350-500: 7 (46.6%)
>500: 3 (20%)

Reading Goals Update!
Goodreads goal: 27/25 books (ahead) - I did it! I hit my goal this quarter. Naturally, I'll continue reading through the rest of the year. Let's see how many books past my goal I read! (Goodreads counts all the books toward my goal, but I'm only counting books I physically read, which is why this count is different from my official Goodreads count.)

Finish the Series: 6/8 series (on track) - I only finished one series this quarter, but it was one that I also started this quarter so that's something. I'm feel certain that I'll complete this goal by the end of the year, maybe even surpass it.

Read it or Leave it: 3/21 books (way behind) - I don't think I've made any progress this quarter, which just goes to show you that I'm not really interested in many of the books on this list. It may just be time for me to say goodbye to some of these. I'll definitely know by the end of the year which ones I do want to keep.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Notable Quotable: Maureen Johnson (#206)

"It took a lot of women like that, a lot of women who said 'I'm not going to do what you expect me to do, because you have no idea what I'm capable of. I'm going to get dirty and use tools and live the way I want' to move the world forward."
     --The Last Little Blue Envelope

Friday, October 19, 2018

Notable Quotable: Marissa Meyer (#205)

"The first time, he had wondered why she liked books so much, and if it had anything to do with why he liked spaceships. Because they could take you somewhere far, far away."
     --Stars Above

Friday, October 12, 2018

Notable Quotable: Tricia Levenseller (#204)

"I value other traits above an affinity for torture and power over those weaker than oneself. I value brilliant minds, honest souls, and those with long endurance. I forge relationships based on trust and mutual respect, not fear and control. "
     --Daughter of the Pirate King