Sunday Post 632: Book Clubs and Arcs

Posted June 16, 2024 by jrsbookr in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

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How Was My Week?

So we started the next phase of laying our new flooring and updating of whichever room we are working on this time it our laundry room.  I live in a very old house and the laundry is on what we assume used to be the porch for the house so there like outside paneling on the walls and the only thing we had done is lay linoelum and we have switched out laundry machines a few times over the 20 odd years we lived here.  So this room is due for some major updating.  Due to the laundry room being on the old porch there a main door into the kitchen but just two screen doors leading to the outside.  Now we never had a break in but i would like a more secure door to the outside.  So for this room it getting the new floor, updated walls not sure what that gonna be yet if hubby gonna take siding off and do sheet rock or just leave that for now.  New door, new cupboards and laundry room sink.

Now for the title of my post Book Clubs and Arcs.  I have very few friends who read that i see on a regular basis that best i come up with the is new local library book club which is not terrible but the ladies are not very socialble.  Well i been seeing this ad floating around for Fable.  Now i was leery cause i don’t need to pay for another social media thing but this is free of course there are options on there to pay for things but the basic use of it is free.  You find a book club that reading a book you like and the forum is set up so you can discuss each chapter and then a final spot to leave your review or final thoughts.  So i signed up for quite a few over there and hopefully that will fill my book club chatty need.  Now arcs i was sent the newest book in the Vera Stanhope series i watched the show love it and i been trying to decide if i need to read the previous ten books before i read the  one i just got gifted.  I decided to try and do the ten before august then i be caught up on the series.

Now my question to you is do you like when you get arcs or the opportunity to do a read along for a series.  I do i saw one for ember in the ashes and like can i squeeze in another series read along as i am doing vera, crave and others? So, my question: Do you like to try to catch up on series with other people so you can chat about them, or do you prefer to get to them when you can? Is anyone on Fable? If so, what book club should I check out?

On The Blog:

 

What On My Currently Reading Shelf?

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Now i know what your thinking man that a lot of books to read this week, but again i am sucker for a read along so here the lay of the land.

  • Crow Trap-Audiobook Vera Stan Hope Series
  • Lightning Born-Print YABC Review almost completed
  • House Witch-Reading a few chapters a day with fable group
  • Crush-Read along for series at bedtime about 50 pages a day
  • Children of Virtue and Vengance-Series read audibook
  • Dark Star Burning Ash Falls-series read along not started yet
  • Princess in love -Series read with buddy from goodreads short just over 200 pages
  • The  Temptation of Magic-Fairyloot read along for this coming week (arc from netgalley

 

New Arrivals/Approvals

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Weekly Wrap-up Via Bookly App:

 

Reading Challenge Updates:

ICYMI Challenge- Read a best book from each year 2012-2023 hosting by Book Girls Guide

  1. Rent Collector -2012
  2. The Storyteller-2013
  3. The Storied Life of A.J. Fickry-2014
  4. Sorcerer to the Crown -2015
  5. Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics-2016

Beat The Backlist- Read owned physical book from bookshelves includes older arcs (personal challenge)

  1. In The Shadow of Lightning -older arc
  2. Rise of the Snake Goddess – older arc
  3. Her Majestry Royal Coven- Fairyloot book box
  4. The Unwanteds (older middle grade series)
  5. Island of Silence
  6. The Night Circus
  7. Twin Crowns
  8. Clover
  9. Sorcerer to the crown
  10. Seven Faceless Saints
  11. Defend the Dawn
  12. Destroy The Day
  13. Crave
  14. Crush (In Progress)
  15. Song of Silver Flame Like Night
  16. Princess Diaries
  17. Princess in the spotlight
  18. Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White (in progress)
  19. Princess in love (in progress)

Netgalley Clear Out

  1. Rent Collector
  2. Must Love Flowers
  3. The Weaver
  4. The Princess Who Flew With Dragons
  5. The Legacies
  6. Her Majesty Royal Coven
  7. Shadow Cabinet
  8. Lightlark
  9. The door to door bookstore
  10. Inheritance
  11. The Stars between us
  12. The City of Stardust
  13. Merciless Ones
  14. A Fragile Enchantment
  15. The Will of Many
  16. Eternal Ones
  17. Heartless Hunter
  18. A dawn of Onyx
  19.  A promise of Peridot
  20. Cursed Crowns
  21. Burning Crowns
  22. CatchPenny
  23. Iron Widow
  24. Mind Games
  25.  Blood and Fury
  26. Seaside Sisters
  27. Phoenix Ballroom
  28. Temptation of Magic (in progress)

Series Completion- Finish started series which ones i am currently working on – total 18

  1. The Beautiful 4/4 (completed)
  2. The Weaver 3/3 (completed)
  3. The Great Library (4/5) In progress
  4. Tales From The Chocolate Heart (3/3) (completed)
  5. Her Majesty Royal Coven (2/2) completed
  6. Gilded Ones (3/3) completed
  7. Lightlark (2/2) completed
  8. The unwanteds (7/7) completed
  9. Realm Breaker (3/3) completed
  10. This Woven Kingdom (3/3) completed
  11. Lettes of Enchantment (2/2) completed
  12. Twin Crowns (3/3) completed
  13. Poppwar (1/3) in progress
  14. The Scared Stones (2/2) completed
  15. Seven Faceless Saints (2/2) completed
  16. Sorcerer Royal (2/2) completed
  17. Defy The Night (3/3) completed
  18. Rise of the vicious Princess (2/2) completed
  19. Waxways (2/2) completed
  20. Chaos & Flame (2/2) completed
  21. Crave (2/6) in progress
  22. Mr. Lemocellos library (2/5) in progress
  23. Blood Song (1/2) in progress
  24. Princess Diaries (3/11) in progress
  25. Legacy of Orisha (2/3) in progress
  26. Song of the last flame (1/2) in progress
  27. Vera Stanhope (1/11) in progress

Audiobook Challenge hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer

  1. The Beautiful
  2. The Damned
  3. The Righteous
  4. The Ruined
  5. Dark Thorn
  6. Gilded Ones
  7. The unwanteds
  8. Merciless Ones
  9. Island of Silence
  10. Island of Fire
  11. Island of Legends
  12. The Island of Shipwrecks
  13. The Will of Many
  14. Eternal Ones
  15. Paper and Fire
  16. Poppy War
  17. A Dawn of Onyx
  18. Island of Graves
  19. Sorcerer to the crown
  20. The True Queen
  21. Island Of Dragons
  22. The Secret Life of Flora Lea
  23. A door in the dark
  24. A whisper in the walls
  25. Ash and Quill
  26. Chaos & Flame
  27. Blood & fury
  28. Mr. Lemocello’s library olympics
  29. Spin of Fate
  30. Of Jade and Dragons
  31. Children of Blood and Bone
  32. Children of Virtue and Vengeance (in progress)
  33. Crow Trap (in progress)

4 responses to “Sunday Post 632: Book Clubs and Arcs

  1. Well I’m a HUGE fan of COYER. It has challenges and Readathons, Book Club, a community and it adopted my Read-alongs. You can pick and choose though you don’t have to do everything. I do my Read-alongs with monthly chats to reread series I loved which maybe I got the ARCs a year apart over several years. Or to read series I didn’t manage to read. We are started a new RA in July with the Mageri series by Dannika Dark which is 6 books of urban fantasy. https://www.facebook.com/groups/COYERChallenge COYER is a lot but even the community of people if you don’t do the challenges is really fun.

    • jrsbookr

      I requested to join i just had another person bail on a buddy read so inreally hoping to get someone that likes to read and discuss books.

  2. Okay, I gave in and paid for a year membership to Bookly since it is only $29 and am waiting for them to fix the Goodreads transfer. Mine didn’t work and they said there were some bugs when I reached out because that was the main reason I paid, so I could do that. Lots of good looking books! I rarely do readalongs or book clubs because I’m so finicky and mood reading, other than my ARCs I guess. But I am doing a readalong right now, or finishing one up about the White Trash Zombie series. I’m not on Fable, maybe I’ll check it out. Have a good week!

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    • jrsbookr

      I hope you enjoy bookly as much as i do. I did not do the goodreads export i just perfer to use it for the reports rather then having it bogged down with my crazy mess of goodreads. I use goodreads for my reviews and marking books i want to read. Let me know what you think of bookly. I hope to see you share some reports in your future posts.