Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

29589074Title: Truly, Devious
Author: Maureen Johnson

Release Date: January 16th, 2017

Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place,” he said, “where learning is a game.”
Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym “Truly, Devious.” It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history.
True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder.
The two interwoven mysteries of this first book in the Truly Devious series dovetail brilliantly, and Stevie Bell will continue her relentless quest for the murderers in books two and three.
I loved Maureen Johnson's Shades of London series. This one looks kind of similar to it, so I do have high hopes.


Returning in 2018

I realize that I haven't been active since February of last year. I really did try to come back this past summer, but just couldn't. Like most other people, 2017 really hasn't been my year. Confession? I only read 11 books this year and the last one I read was in July. That is far from the 75 I set out with at the first of the year. And I didn't even finish an audiobook for the challenge I was doing.

What is different about 2018? Well, me for starters. Though I will not be setting my goals very high this year, maybe 40 books. And I will still try to review at least once a week, but I am not going to put too much pressure on myself to do that. A big part of this year was my anxiety and learning to deal with it.

Moving forward I will still do reviews, but it might be on other literary things. Like TV shows based on books or comparisons if I have read that books. (Look for a Runaways comparison in January). I will be reviewing more graphic novels, because yes, they are reading. Just because they have pictures doesn't make it any less of a book, okay? They tell a story.

I will still be doing memes, such as Top Ten Tuesdays and Waiting on Wednesdays. I would like to get back to posting almost everyday, but we will see how that goes. I will not be posting any reviews until after the new year, because the next few weeks are hectic with the holiday. Though I might be posting challenges and reath-a-thons I plan on participating in 2018.


Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

34225450Title: If There's No Tomorrow
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Date: September 5th, 2017

Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She's ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications and to maybe let her childhood best friend, Sebastian, know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be one of opportunities and chances.
Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.
Now Lena isn't looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian could never forgive her for what happened.
For what she let happen.
With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when tomorrow isn't even guaranteed?
I am not even sure why I keep putting JLA on here. I can't keep up with her writing. She turns out books way faster than I can read them. But none the less, this is going in my TBR pile.


Where Have I Been?

Well, that is a VERY good question. And truth be told, I have no idea where I have been. Life kind of caught up with me and I realized I didn't have any more posts schedule nor have I posted any comments or even read any reviews. Hell, I haven't picked up a book in like 2 weeks.

I don't want to make excuses, but I have changed jobs recently. And working around that is hard, but that didn't stop me from binge watching shows on netflix and hulu. I fell into a slump again, but I am determined to get out of it. I will go back to posting the weekly memes and reviews on Thursday hopefully. I just thought I'd stop in and give a quick update.