Reading Wrap-Up (February 15, 2021) #IMWAYR

Hi everyone! I finally managed to do some significant amount of reading, so today I’m sharing another reading wrap-up. I really wish I spent more time in the day reading consistently, but for whatever reason, it seems to go in ebbs and flows. It’s so interesting that, like with most everything else, I love collecting books more than actually reading them. For this reason, my various book apps are overflowing. Thankfully, I have enough space on my iPhone, so it’s really no problem.

As usual, I’m linking up this post to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? or #IMWAYR. I’m also linking up with the Sunday Salon.

Life Update

I’ve been up since 4:30 this morning. It’s not surprising, as I slept a lot yesterday afternoon. I could’ve tried to go back to sleep, of course, but instead chose to listen to Hour of Power, Bobby Schuller’s television church service. This week, Schuller wasn’t preaching, but I loved the pastor who was.

In addition, I spent some time reading. I then made coffee at six o’clock. I hope the sound of my Senseo machine didn’t wake anyone else. It’s now 9:15AM and I already had breakfast and another cup of coffee. How nice.

If you’d like to know more about the rest of my week, please check out my #WeekendCoffeeShare post, which I wrote on Saturday.

What I’m Currently Reading

I finally picked up The Choices We Make by Karma Brown. It was recommended to me through Storygraph. Not that I use that thing anymore, as it’s not very accessible. I’m just going with Goodreads. However, Storygraph’s recommendations are good. Anyway, I had gotten this one off Bookshare already over a month ago, but wasn’t really into reading during most of January.

That is, I did read a lot, but mostly Christian nonfiction, such as devotionals and Bible studies. I am loving Made In His Image by Zondervan.

What I Recently Finished Reading

Yay, I finally finished Hatch, the second book in The Overthrow trilogy by Kenneth Oppel. I’ll post a review soon. Let me just say already that the ending was not what I’d expected.

What I Think I’ll Be Reading Next

I got several free eBooks through Bookbub this past week. One of them is Fire Starter by P. Anastasia. I was drawn to it after I’d finished Hatch, because it’s the first installment in the Fluorescence tetralogy, another young adult SciFi series, and seems to share some themes with Kenneth Oppel’s trilogy.

I also downloaded Sunshine Cottage by Barbara Cool Lee. This sounds like a cozy mystery I may really like, so I may be reading that next too.

Lastly, I really have my eyes on The Land Darkened by Tony Urban and Drew Strickland, a post-apocalyptic thriller. Yes, I really think I’m into scarier and less realistic books now than I was before. However, it’s not available on Bookshare or Apple Books as far as I can tell.

What have you been reading lately?

20 thoughts on “Reading Wrap-Up (February 15, 2021) #IMWAYR

  1. I just finished a book called Dear Edward this morning about a 12 year old boy who is the sole survivor in a commercial plane crash. He struggles to really live again after losing his whole family. It was quite powerful. I’m already starting in on my next book When We Believed in Mermaids.

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  2. I’ve been reading Yes, and, a book of daily devotionals, by Richard Rohr all year. It’s a rich collection of his very wise thoughts.

    I also found Infinite Country a deeply thoughtful read. I’m working now on a reread of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for my book club Zoom meeting tomorrow.

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  3. My reading goes in cycles. I read constantly for a few days and then nothing for a while. When I start a good book, I have to finish it – the book calls me. Then I get tired of reading and do something else. I am in a reading phase right now. #MMBC

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  4. Sometimes it is nice to get up well before anyone else but 4:30 AM is awfully early. Of course, I read until 3:15AM one day last week because I couldn’t go to bed until I knew how Faithless in Death turned out. So I extended my day at the other end. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. Storygraph is a service where you can see your reading stats in some interesting graphs and get recommendations based on your current reading mood too. I don’t use the statistical graphs, because they’re not fully accessible with my screen readers, but the recommendations are usually very much on. I’m glad you always have something on your TBR though. Thanks for commenting.

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  5. Sounds like you’ve been busy. No one will ever accuse me of being an early bird. I am jealous of the way some people can pop right out of bed really early and get going. I would love to catch the Hour of Power one day.

    I have been wanting to read The Choices We Make, but I have so many other things around here to read. I am currently in the middle of Murder on the Metro by Margaret Truman and Jon Land.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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    1. I rarely get up this early either, so I get what you mean. As for Hour of Power, you can watch it on YouTube anytime I think. At least, I watched the Dutch version on YouTube. I’m glad you’re keeping busy reading. Thanks for commenting.

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  6. I just finished no ceremony for the dead by shane dunphy and am about to start the new cathy glass book, a life lost. I also want to finish outcast child by kitty neale. And the convent, by marie hargraves.

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