Wednesday, October 15, 2014

TELL ME TUESDAY (on Wednesday) #19

Goodreads just informed me that I started reading Stone in the Sky 25 days ago and I have only read 55 pages. I have not read anything since September 24th.

TELL ME TuEsDaY is a feature that seeped from the fried brains of myself, and Brittersweet from PLEASE FEED the BOOKWORM after a mind twisting Armchair BEA Twitter party. This is a weekly, or bi-weekly, feature depending on your reading style, where you tell us what you are reading now, and why, and what you will be reading next from your TBR pile, and why. Our first (and only) feature follower is Pili from IN LOVE with HANDMADE. We are all oh so curious why people read what they read.

Over two weeks without reading...

I know this might sound crazy, but this is what has prevented me from reading anything at all; I wanted to be the first person to review Stone in the Sky on Goodreads, and I wanted it to be the book that completed my 2014 Goodreads Reading Challenge. I love this book that much. 

Because the fact is, I have been having trouble reading physical ARCs lately, I could just request it on Netgalley, wait, and go on to an eARC until I get a proper reading chair (I'll explain about that later), but I NEED to finish it now, or I will feel like an epic failure. I have been afraid to look at the GR page for fear someone else had reviewed it. I had to look today for this post and although it says there is one review, it is not. Someone only posted that they were going to wait and post their review closer to the publishing date. I was so proud to be chosen for the small group who received very early ARCs, and now I have ruined that feeling.

I have been living in a tiny apartment with my son, and we were all packed to move, but when I went apartment shopping I realized just how much that move to a bigger place was going to cost. We decided to stay here because I am trying to get my son through his Bachelors degree without taking out any school loans. The livingroom is just large enough for a loveseat and ottoman, so I am going to have to find a reading chair small enough to fit in my bedroom. 

So, I have made a deal with myself that Iater today I will read this ARC, NO MATTER WHAT! Even if I have to read in my son's room, and use his comfy desk chair, while he is on campus for his video game club (yes they actually have that). Then I will make plans to go to the library, on Friday, to sit and finish it up. I would go to Barnes and Noble, but would it be weird reading my own book there?


  1. Lol on Wednesday! Don't worry bout it sometimes it's just hard to get into the swing of a book even if u do love it. And I hope u find that comfy chair. They have really cute ones at a store called home goods for reasonable prices. That's where my dream pink chair is! Good luck on ur book and ur chair. LOCK I T UP!

  2. Awww. Don't feel too bad about it. There's nothing to be ashamed about. Just enjoy your books. :)

  3. I know what you mean! >_< I really get a thrill if I'm like "the first" review on goodreads. Unless I didn't like the book...then I feel freakishly guilty for giving it a bad review when there's no other reviews to balance it!

    1. I wouldn't want to be a first bad review either! Lol. :)

  4. OH MY GOSH!! You haven't read in so long :0 It's okay, everything is going to be okay ;)

  5. Sometimes you just want to read a book so much and for some reason you end up being paralized and not reading it! But I'm sure you'll manage to get back into the swing of things!

  6. Thanks Pili, I did, and finally finished it!! Yay!!


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