Readathon: Bout of Books 17


Its that time of year again for Bout of Books 17 here’s some information below.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th 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 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Now when it comes to TBRs I suck at them so I don’t go through the trouble of doing those. I may do the daily challenges that sometime happens and

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M-August 22 

Books: Infinite by Jodi Medows (book 3)

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book finished: 0

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  1. book: infinite by Jodi Meadows 

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S-August 28

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Okay now that all the prep work is done is anyone else going to sign up. This is a  fun way to get gets some books read, do some challenge, and interact with other people. Let me know if your joining in until then keep reading.

 

 

Audible Mini Reviews on Helena Hunting Books


I went on a bit of a marathon of Helena Hunting books. It’s in the order that they were read and have a short summary and what I thought. All these where audible listens and all pretty quick story wise.

1.PUCKED (Nathan Everett & Muffy Newton) 10hrs. and 48 mins

Alex and Violet had an attraction since they first laid eyes on each other at one of his hockey games and it’s been intense ever since. I love Violet and her no filter personality that you don’t know what’s about to come out of her mouth. Then there’s Alex who’s a hockey player with a cute accident. The humor and drama made me continue on the series for I really enjoyed all the characters.

PUCKED UP (Joe Arden) 11hrs and 18mins

Miller (Buck) and Sunshine (Sunny). Buck has been known to sleep around however that changed when he meets his team mates little sister Sunny. Then Buck had a whole new relationship to try on. Sunny has to learn if she can trust Buck and not the pictures she sees on the internet about him.This one was weird because it was never put in Sunny’s POV. The rest of the series is in duel POV and yet this one was left out. I enjoyed Sunny for she’s a total a hippy who says things that would make people uncomfortable. Then there is Buck who is trying to change for Sunny but that isn’t always that easy. It was plenty of ups and downs in their relationships with totally unnecessary drama and making up. It was one roller-coaster that I probably shouldn’t have enjoyed but did.

PUCKED OVER (Rose Dioro & Jacob Morgan) 10hrs 37mins

Randy and Lily. They ended with a misunderstanding that had them stop talking. Until they meet back up at one of his games and decided to go the sex with no strings attached. Living in two countries and trying to make time to hook up. Makes the no string harder than they both thought. I love Randy he is such a big kid that makes me just want to cuddle him. While Lily is someone that just been in a long relationship that she knew wasn’t going anywhere. When they came together Randy became horny dog while being protective over Lily. It was a pain while also really sweet.

FOREVER PUCKED (Emily C. Michaels & Jeremy York) 10hrs and 10mins

Alex and Violet have been engaged for a while and though Violet wants to marry Alex with both their mother planning their big day gives her hives. Violet has been keep putting everything off until an accident with Alex makes Violet rethink putting it off.

(I liked how Helena had written about my favorite sport Hockey, had some really interesting characters. Plus, she played off some other words then pucked. Now all I need is a Lance and Tasha because even though Lance is noticed as a player he’s loyal and needs Tasha in his life. That’s all I ask.)

THE LIBRARIAN PRINCIPLE (Maxine Mitchell) 10hrs and 52 mins

I have a very meh view on this book. The characters where okay but I didn’t really get behind nor really cared. I was pretty much seeing if anything would happen if they were found out. However, nothing really happened. Not if you count the stalker which didn’t go anywhere. Some humor but wasn’t enough and though I finished it it was my least favorite out of this marathon.

CLIPPED WINGS (Elizabeth Louise & Jason Carpenter) 12hrs and 29mins INKED ARMOR 11hrs and 10 mins

Hayden and Tenley both broken people who are trying to find peace with the stuff they’ve been through. This duology was interesting in the friendship between the main and secondary characters. This wasn’t just about the romance it was more about closer, finding peace, and have good friends that are supportive. This duology was a good wrap up to Helena Hunting marathon I had while I was road tripping.

So the only book I didn’t like is THE LIBRARIAN PRINCIPLE which out of seven books isn’t bad at all. If you want to try her books out start with either Pucked or Clipped Wings both where really good and I recommend them.

Decisson: Marathoning Series


I don’t always marathon it’s actually very rare for me to do so. I wish I could just go through the whole series and say that I read them and have more room on my self. Because most of my shelves consist of series. However the reason I don’t get through them fast is because I burned out from the series. Also I like to collect books in a series even if I only read the first book. I don’t know why I get burned out so fast or don’t want to continue on the series. You would think if am enjoyed the first one I would want to continue, however that’s not what happens.

Some books that I have started by reading the first book is.

Benny Imura series by Jonathan Maberry

Razorland series by Ann Aguirre

Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

Black City series by Elizabeth Richards

The Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo

Legend series by Marie Lu

The Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Claire

and many more that I don’t think I want to list for the fact that I’ll be here all day with that list. It’s funny since I have  two shelf full of series that I have all or most of the books. This summer am hoping (fingers doubled crossed) that I can tackle some of the series I have. Or at least read the first book to see if I want to continue on. If not then I can donate and make room for more books.

As I’ve said it’s very rare for me to actually finish series right away if I think about it I believe I’ve only done one. How sad is that. Okay I need to stop rambling and ask a question to all of you. Are you guys great at keeping up with series as they come out or just marathon them when you collect them all? Or are you like me and just collect series and take forever to get through them?

Happy reading everyone 🙂