Weekly Recap – Book Haul and Wrap Up (February 26, 2017)

Posted February 26, 2017 by Geybie's Book Blog in Weekly Recaps / 48 Comments

Hi.. everyone, welcome back to my biweekly recap!

In the last two weeks, I’ve started to get used to book-blogging and I’ve met a lot of amazing fellow book bloggers, seen their awesome blogs, and learned from them. One thing I’ve learned is that book bloggers are amazing writers. I’m not going to be surprised if most of the book-bloggers become writers in the future. If any of you, fellow bloggers, decide to write your own story one day, please let me know, I will do my best to support you all. Another thing I’ve learned is that all fellow book bloggers are very nice people. I’m grateful meeting and talking to all of you. Thank you so much for welcoming me to this exciting, interesting new world.

I”ve also learned about myself from blogging. I LOVE reading book reviews, discussions and features that my awesome fellow book bloggers write. I’m constantly amazed by how creative you are. Your amazing and inspiring posts have made my days. Moreover, I’m also a slow reader. It takes me almost two days to read a single, standard (not novella) book. I saw lots of fellow book bloggers managed to read one or two books a day. You guys are amazing. I do hope my reading progress will be better (faster) one day. Thank you for inspiring me! 😀

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What happened in the last two weeks?

I’ve reviewed four books and two of them really ROCKED MY WORLD. 😀

Don't Speak (A Modern Fairytale) Debt Riveted (Saints of Denver, #3) Mack Daddy

I’ve also managed to write two features, which is awesome. I’m still thinking of other features to add, though. I’ll probably make discussion posts in the future but I’m still thinking about the topics which are interesting.

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Books I bought and what I’m currently and will be reading:

I purchased three new books that happened to be new releases. I don’t usually choose new released books only, I buy the books that catch my eye.

  • Preston’s Honor by Mia Sheridan — I love this author and have read almost all her books. This book has been on my radar since it was announced. I’m currently reading it now. 😀
  • Black Hearts by Karina Halle — I’m planning to wait until book 2 released before reading this. I hate cliffhangers. 🙁
  • Nova by Rebecca Yarros — This book was recommended by the amazing Samantha @ The Book Disciple and I can’t wait to read this. 😀

Preston's Honor by [Sheridan, Mia] Black Hearts (Sins Duet, #1) Nova (The Renegades, #2)

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The Sunday Post link-up:

I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer by the amazing Kimberly. Thank you, Kim. 😀

Thank you for coming. I hope you have a great weekend. Love you guys. 😀

48 responses to “Weekly Recap – Book Haul and Wrap Up (February 26, 2017)

  1. Greg Hill

    I think one of the best things about loving a book is writing a review and finding other people who love it too! Or who try it based on your rec- that’s always a good feeling. And I’m the same way – love reading all the varied discussions and reviews out there. It’s fun. 🙂

    Hope your books are great this week!

  2. Don’t worry, you’ll get sick of us soon enough. lol. I’m a slow reader too, so don’t feel bad. It boggles my mind how people like Kim can read 200+ books. That’s, like, a superpower! 😀 Ohhh yay for Black Hearts! I loved the Sins & Needles series, and want to finish the Dirty Angels series before jumping into BH. Have a great week!

    • Kim is awesome. I’ll never reach that goal. Oh no no no, I’ll never leave this fantastic community. Hope You’re not gonna be sick of me coming to your blog. Haha ;-D
      Thanks for coming, Christy. Have a great weekend.

  3. I don’t think that you should aim to read as fast as you can, Geybie, you should read at a speed where you enjoy the story the most! And maybe you’ll read faster one day, and maybe you won’t. The important thing is to read, no? Not how many books you managed to ‘tick off’ on a list 🙂
    Your new books are new to me, too, and I hope you’ll enjoy them.
    I agree, book bloggers really are a friendly bunch, and this community is a great one to be a part of.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

    • Thanks, Lexxie. I enjoy reading more when I read slower. It’s an amazing feeling. I did try to read faster but then I felt like I was missing something. So, slower is better. Thank you for coming, Lexie. 😀

  4. I love how welcoming and friendly the book blogging community is! I didn’t even realize you were new to book blogging? I’m glad you’re enjoying it so far 😀 But aww, don’t say you’re not creative. You probably just haven’t hit your stride yet. And sometimes I only read a book or two in a week. It’s rare that I read more than 4, unless they’re graphic novels since those are so quick. Like Christie, I have no idea how people read 200+ books in a year. So don’t worry about your reading speed! Enjoy your new books!

  5. Yay! Welcome to the blogging world! I’m Anna, and I am in desperate need of more blogging friends to keep track of me because I am SUPER busy right now, and I have no time for anything. 😉 I’m not the fastest reader either. During the summer I can read a book every one to two days, but it’s been taking me a while to finish book lately. 🙁 Okay, I need to get some sleep now. Have a fabulous two weeks! 🙂

  6. I want to read Mac Daddy but didn’t know about Black Hearts need to add it to my wish list 🙂 The Book Blogging Community is pretty awesome, they really are some super sweet people. They also can make your TBR List grow even bigger! 😉

    Have a great week, Geybie! Happy Reading!

    • Mac Daddy is good. I liked it. Not great, but good. You might enjoy it more than I did. I hope you give it a try. Yes, this is an awesome community, but you’re right, it could make me broke. Haha There are lots of great recommendations I can’t resist or ignore. 😉
      Thanks for the support, Michelle. It really means a lot to me. Have a great weekend. 😀

  7. Read at the speed that works for you. This is why I didn’t hesitate to lower my goal. Glad you are enjoying blogging and agree we have some truly talented blogger out there! Nice haul, I see some authors I have enjoyed. Hope the week ahead is a good one.

  8. The most I have read in a week is 3 books and that is when other aspects of my do not decide to overwhelm me. It always amazes me when I see readers setting goals of reading 600 books for the year and actually achieving it. I keep thinking to myself how do they do that? I have learnt that when you read at the speed you are comfortable with you get more from the story. I am glad you are enjoying the blogging community.
    Have a great week and happy reading. 🙂

    • My reading target is 3 book reviews a week too but these last two weeks I only managed 4 books. Hopefully next week will be better. Yes, I need to focus on enjoying my reading process more than the quantity I managed to achieve. 3 books a week is perfect for me.
      Thanks for the support, Nadene. Have a great week. 😀

  9. It’s awesome to have a new blogger around 😀 I hope you stay a while <3 don't worry about how fast you read. I am pretty slow too. If I LOVE the book and is into it, i find that I will read it in about a day (2?) and the rest take me like 4-5 days oops. Oh well.. Your new reads look excellent, looking forward to your reviews!

    • Thanks for your great support. This blog is one of the best decisions I’ve made so far. I love reading and blogging plus meeting all fellow book bloggers. Awesome community.
      Thanks for coming. Have a great weekend. 😀

  10. Beware Of The Reader

    You’ve amazing tastes! And since I began blogging I’m reading 2 to max 3 books a week (instead of my 5 books a week BB (Before Blogging)) xoxo

  11. Welcome to the community!!! It looks like we have very similar tastes in books so I’ll definitely stop by your blog to see what you’re reading. Don’t worry about how fast you read, everyone reads definitely. I hope you have a wonderful week!

    • Thank you for the support, Tina. Wow so excited meeting a fellow blogger who has similar tastes in books! looking forward to your recommendations. 😀
      Thanks for coming. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too.

  12. I love talking about books and writing too and love to find other people passionate about it. It’s like this whole community you can reach out to! I see we like some of the same genres and authors. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts:)

    My Sunday Post

    • This community has been awesome. I cannot describe how excited I am being able to talk to people who love something similar. Thank you so much for the support. It really means so much to me. Hope you have a wonderful week. 😀

    • Thanks for the support, Lainy. I love this community so much. If I had known how wonderful this book world is I would have joined years ago. I hope you’re enjoying your reading, Lainy.
      Have a wonderful weekend. 😀

  13. I am also amazed by how many books some reviewers seem to be able to read. I can usually finish a book on every weekend day but it isn’t unusal for me to take a whole 5 day work week to get through a book. I just don’t always have a lot of free time. I am glad you are enjoying the book blogging community – It really is a great group of people. Enjoy your new books!

    • Yes, they are FANTASTIC readers and wonderful bloggers as well. I learn so much from them. Same here, Carole. I have very limited time as well, combined with my slow reading habit. It’s so hard to finish a book faster. Almost impossible. I’m doing my best, though.
      Thanks for the great support, Carole. Hope you have a wonderful week.. 😀

    • Ahh thank you, Maureen, You have a beautiful blog as well. Yes, I’m enjoying my reading and loving it. I did want my reading habit would faster but I’m ok with it now. Thanks for coming. Love your blog, Maureen. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 😀

  14. So glad you are liking blogging and the community. I have been blogging six years now and I still am learning and making new connections. You remember to do what works for you. Don’t get sucked in to too many commitments and start reading too far outside your comfort zone. Also, make it fun, don’t let blogging take over your life and become a job. I learned the hard way on both counts.

    • Thank you so much for the tip. I really need these. I’ll keep these in mind. I’m still thinking what really works for me in order to keep blogging fun. I don’t want to get burned out. Thanks for the great support, Heidi. I hope you have a wonderful week. 😀

  15. I have been blogging for years and I am still learning. Lol. I do not do reviews for authors anymore because my time last year has been limited. Now I do just as a hobby. I so happy you found my blog. We do have the same taste. I actually just got back to blogging this year. Last year did not do so much went months with out blogging. I read slow too and some of my reviews can be from earlier.

    I want to read Nova or more so the first in the series. Karina Halle is one of my favorite authors. Look forward to your reviews.

    • Nova is in my next to read. A friend recommended me. It is one of her best books. I’m curious so I’ll probably start tonight. Your blog is great. I’m so excited. We can recommend each other the book we’ve read. The great ones.
      I blog for pleasure too. For hobby. I don’t want to just read Lots of books but also read great books. 😀
      Thanks for coming. Look forward to your reviews too. 😀

  16. Welcome to the wonderful and crazy world of book blogging!! I remember those early days when I started and I am so glad to see you have so much eagerness and excitement that I had then too. I know it can be overwhelming at times and trust me most of us, had to have a big learning curve. I have been blogging for seven years and finally have the blog and content that I love and am proud of. So if you ever have questions just let me know, we are here to help each other out. And you know I used to write when I was a teenager. But it was just a hobby, to do for fun for me. And then I discovered blogging and it became more than enough writing for me. It looks like you have some good books to read this week. Mia Sheridan has been an author I have had my eye on for a while. I don’t know why I haven’t read her yet. And don’t worry about the speed of reading. I am a fast reader but I get that from my dad, and I just have been reading romance for a long time, and when I first started a blog I was reading so much ( I kid you not, three books most days but I had a nice paying job where I didn’t have to work much and I was living in a new place and so I had a ton of spare time). Now I try for a book a day but it doesn’t always happen. But each of us have our own reading speed level so there is no rush.

    • Thank you so much for the great support. I’m still learning. Yes, I’m overwhelmed but I’m doing my best. I’m relieved at having fellow bloggers to ask to whenever I hit a rock. Thanks for the encouragement. I really appreciate it. 😀

  17. Welcome to book blogging. I am fairly new to blogging myself and I really enjoy it. It is a great community to be a part of. Everyone is really helpful and friendly 🙂 I am not really good at scheduling my posts and I wish I could write as fast as I write but so far so good 🙂 I am looking forward to read your reviews 🙂

    • Good to know that I’m not alone on this. Thanks for stopping by, Anna. Yes, Black Hearts by Karina Halle is a duet. I’m waiting for book 2 released before jumping in. 😀
      Hope you have a great week.

  18. I’m an even slower reader than you are! With working full-time and kids and life in general, it takes me a week to read a traditional book. That’s why I also always have an audiobook on the go, so at least I can listen on my work commute. So, on average, that’s about two books a week though sometimes my traditional book takes me longer!

    The cover of Nova looks yummy 🙂 Hope you enjoy it!

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