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January Book Photo Challenge - Day Seven- This Book Inspired Me - Bossypants, Tina Fey. Because Tina Fey (and lets be real Amy Poehler) are goddamn inspirations.
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January Book Photo Challenge - Day Six - An Emotional Rollercoaster - The Stand.



All right - trying not to be spoilery here, but I picked this book because - well a lot of awful things happen. A lot. But there is one thing that I became convinced (and terribly distraught about) was going to happen. So I braced myself for it, and stayed up late reading so I could get to where it happened and get it over.

Then it didn’t happen. And I felt such relief. But something else happened. Something else that was awful but that I had not been mentally prepared for.

This book had my emotions going up and down like a yo-yo.
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So I really get a lot of what the author is saying in this book riot post - Why I’m Not Participating in the Goodreads Reading Challenge in 2015. I get the anxiety feeling the - oh man I need to read more feeling, and the feeling of not completing something, and how that would feel.

But something I didn't consider until today was that - reaching my goal might make me go "wait I need to save all the books for next year!.

Now I might be just going through one of my reading slumps, and it might be because it was the holidays and I've been more focused on eating all the things and visiting with all the family and friends then reading. But I've been picking up book sand reading 30-40 pages and going "nope, not for me!"

And today I started to wonder - am I trying to horde the books for the new year?

Well today I started in on Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by Robin LaFevers and I think that the book might be breaking my slump. We will see. It could be the first book I read in 2015 at the reading pace I'm going at.

Related to Dark Triumph -- I read the first book in the series a while back, and I'm now realizing I'm a tad fuzzy on some of the details. But not fuzzy enough to go and re-read. However I just want to take a moment to say -

Oh man I loved the cover for Grave Mercy the first book in the trilogy. Loved it oh so much.

The cover! )

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