Notes from Melissa
As April heads into May..I’m getting an itch to be outside more and get some gardening done. And by gardening I mean plant a few annuals and sit on my patio and read! lol Do any of you garden?
Also I am starting to think about BookExpo. Are any of you going? I have my pass but as much as I love going and missed it last year in Chicago…I also dread the long train ride commutes in and out of the city each day and the crowds. I so don’t like crowds.
NetGalley – I finally got my Percentage up over 85% – currently at 88% woohoo! I really need to go back and read and review some of the books that I slacked on in 2013 & 2014. I really want to get up over 90%!
Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge – I have not been reading a lot of books with Witches or Magic this year 🙁 So far I have 4 with magical elements. The 1st has a tarot reader as the MC and the next two are more Magical Realism…but I’m going to count them!
1. Give the Devil His Due (Tarot Mystery #3) by Steve Hockensmith with Lisa Falco
2. A Charmed Little Lie (Charmed in Texas #1) by Sharla Lovelace
3. The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert
4. The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase (The Librarians #2) by Greg Cox
Recently on Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf
- [25 Apr] Hard-Hearted Highlander by Julia London ★★★½
- [28 Apr] The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox ★★★½
- [24 Apr] Book Blast & Giveaway: Occult and Battery (Bay Island Psychic Mystery #2) by Lena Gregory
- [29 Apr] Tour Recap & Giveaway: Crossing in Time (Between Two Evils #1) by D. L. Orton
What I Read The Past 2 Weeks
The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer (Audiobook)
Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick
The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase (The Librarians #2) by Greg Cox
The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert
What I Am Reading Today
The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (Audiobook)
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (Audiobook) – This audio is taking forever not because I am not enjoying it but because I am listening with my husband therefore it’s like 1/2 an hour a month! lol
What I’ve Been Watching the Past Few Months
🎥 Manchester by the Sea, La La Land, Rogue One, The Force Awakens, Beauty and the Beast – I definitely recommend all of these.
🎥 Kong: Skull Island, Split – Eh…neither of these thrilled me.
🎥 Really Looking forward to Wonder Woman, The Last Jedi, & Guardians of the Galaxy Vol II
📺 Gilmore Girls – Still slowly making my way through this on Netflix. I am in the middle of season 3. It’s a great show to watch when you just need something relaxing and cozy 🙂
📺 Dancing with The Stars – Just started watching for the first time this season at hubby’s request (I am guessing because of David Ross) And I was so disillusioned with the voting. Obviously it’s all a popularity thing. And I never really did get why there was a Dancer on the show…but anywho…I wanted more Maks 🙁
Around the Blogosphere
Don’t forget that the new season for SYNC started last week. Free Young Adult Audio downloads every week. Go check them out.
None at the moment! Stay tuned. 🙂
Added to the Bookshelf
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (Purchased – Audiobook)
The Ridge by John Rector (Review Consideration – Paperback)
Bring Her Home by David Bell (Review Consideration – ARC)
Serenity Harbor (Haven Point #6) by RaeAnne Thayne (Review – ARC)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Free – Audiobook)
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (Free – Audiobook)
Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde (Review Consideration – Paperback)