Because it is Wednesday WWW- Down and Dirty Reading Discussion! Talk to me!

  1. It is Wednesday and that means WWW World of Words, hosted weekly by Taking on a World of Words.

What is WWW Wednesday?

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you plan on reading next?

YES! I know! This is not the normal clear flowing week to week orderly state of the book union status update (of books and reviews) because…  my reading has actually become a mood.

Now don’t make fun. I’ve never been a mood reader. But last week and this week life has LIFED in a serious way and I guess I HAVE become a mood… so yeah. Luckily I’m pretty ahead in terms of publishing dates… so I have some wiggle room but I do need to be careful.

So for those readers out there are used to being mood readers… HELP ME! How do you cope??? How do you manage publishing dates vs. Mood reads?? Please help me!!!


What did you recently finish reading?

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Tenth Girl By Sara Faring (Review Coming Tomorrow)

FFBC Blog Tour Interview – Saturday, September 21st

A complete mood read I had no right reading yet and on top of that? Just know it completely ripped me in half and ruined me for every other book that exists in the world. What are words?


What are you currently reading?

Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan- Out September 10th

The Library of the Unwritten (A Novel From Hell’s Library #1) A.J.Hackwith- Out October 1st

What will you read next?

Remember my mood has the right to change this on the drop of a dime but right now- keeping in mind publishing dates and my current mood? 

Ok let me just be honest here. Should I really read these now?  OK. The first one I can justify! Absolutely. So that is a win-win!

The second two? No. BUT I WANT TO. So. Come at me. I wanted to read 10th Girl when I WANTED to read it. AND isn’t it punishment enough that I have to keep pushing back Hex Life because it doesn’t come out till October 1st??! And it is an anthology so like… fast read. BAH.


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Seriously The Bone Ships (Tide Chile Trilogy) by RJ Barker has been taunting me for like three weeks now. I. can’t. Take. It. Any. More. MINE. But I had so many Beginning of Sept Books to get through. NOW NOW NOW- Out Sept 24th. – I’m telling you Orbit is going to slaughter the Adult Fantasy market this fall/winter. Wait for it…


Angel Mage by Garth Nix- Out October 1st

I’m not sure what the greater shock is here. 1) That I was granted the ARC or 2) That I have held out this long in reading it. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.


In the Hall with the Knife by Diana Peterfreund- Out Oct. 8

Ok admittedly, despite the name, this is probably the lightest book I’ve listed. But I MEAN IT IS CLUE PEOPLE. I fangirl squealed when I got my hands on this damn book LIKE SERIOUSLY. Plus I have a fantastic Q and A with Ms. Peterfreund and she is my level of Clue Geek personified. Like down to the quoting the movie and picking out her favorite scene, which is actually the same as my mom’s! So yeah– I can do slapstick clue level squealing and I’ve BEEN DYING TO SINK INTO THIS BOOK SINCE WHAT? I DON’T EVEN KNOW. And I have the interview to post first. So. Yeah. THIS IS GOING DOWN. October 8th or not.


pssst … don’t tell anyone but if i was being honest and could write review of some january books? i’d probably just read infinity sons, scavenge the stars and seven deadly shadows because revenge. death. magic. dark and high fantasy — see. mood. issa mood. 

OK! How is everyone finishing up the last week of summer? 


How do you balance mood reading and publisher deadlines (with ARCS)? How bad off am I? Have I gone completely nutters or will I get through this and get back to my normal can roll with deadlines self?




26 thoughts on “Because it is Wednesday WWW- Down and Dirty Reading Discussion! Talk to me!

  1. I am and always have been a mood reader. I find I enjoy books much more than if I feel like I *have-* to read them. But if dates are concerning you, I try to pick one book to mood read, and one book with an upcoming release date, and switch between the two. my new motto has become read what I want to when I want to

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    1. That’s a good idea. I dont request anything I dont at least believe I wont like. I learned that lesson after first finding NG and Edelweiss lol. As I’ve learned more about what I love I’ve gotten much more picky about what i choose which has helped. Maybe that is why I’ve never been in this position before. But life has been so stressful recently. But I like your idea, too. It makes sense to help me balance it out. Thank you!

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  2. It’s so cute that you think we mood readers know how to cope. xD We just go through life mooding about, trying to nudge it this way or that and getting even more moody when it doesn’t comply. 😛

    Oooh, that’s some pretty high praise for The Tenth Girl there. Sounds like it’d make a really good Halloween read! Might just have to add it to my list for that. 😉

    I’ll be reading The Bone Ships soon, too! I’m suffering from the same thing you are, though, in that I had aaall the books for early September and I’m just finishing getting through them because I’m clearly a slacker. I can’t wait to read The Library of the Unwritten, too. It’s one I’m really looking forward to!

    I LOVE Clue, and I tried to get an ARC of In the Hall with the Knife but it was a no-go. So I have to wait with all the other peons. 😛 I so look forward to seeing what you think, though!

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    1. Hahaha! I love this! I suppose that is true. It is easy to assume that everyone has it figured out but that’s the thing with moods. Once you are in them… they up and change again! Bah! I guess it is a lot to expect that there is a way to navigate it well. 🤷‍♀️

      Tenth Girl would be a great Halloween read. Hell it could make about anytime Halloween 😱 I know! The Library of the Unwritten looks like… ugh. I’m trying to keep my expectations in check but it’s hard!

      I think In the Hall with the Knife will be a quick read, if you want me to send it to you. Let me know! The author is hysterical!!!

      Thank you love!

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      1. My favorite part is when you start a book and you’re all hyped up and ready to go … but then midway through, you’re like … nope, you know what? This is too actiony. I want something more mellow. Like actiony is a bad thing. xD Thankfully, that doesn’t happen too often for me because I tend to read fairly quickly, before I have a chance to change moods, but every now and then …

        I would love that. 😮 I haven’t seen anything about the author yet, so I’m looking forward to reading your interview! I mean, to write something based on Clue, you’d have to be quite the character, I’d think!

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        1. OMG it is funny you said that! Before I started blogging? I never read more than one book at once but then Evelinah mentioned it and I thought… hmmm. And that wasnt even a mood thing. But now it even makes more sense just for THAT reason! 🙃

          DM either your email on twitter and I’ll shoot you an email to get your address. As soon as I’m done I’ll send it to you!

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          1. It was never something I did before I started blogging, either. xD And then it was like … well, I have my Kindle book for when I’m out, and my nonfiction book for the few minutes I have of quiet time, and then a physical book for at home. I tryyyyy to limit it to one book still, for attention reasons, but that doesn’t always work.

            Will do tomorrow evening. This is where I would put a compelling reason if I had one, but really I’m just tired and trying to catch up on blog comments before passing out for the night, and Twitter is so many clicks away so … ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I’m a lazy butt.

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          2. It’s the last week of summer. I think we can all use some breathing space! And it is so easy eith a Kindle to click and WHOOPS! Theres another book baby lol.

            Yes just shoot me a message when you have a minute!

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  3. I am a mood reader who only uses the publishing dates and or no.of pages to narrow my reading possibilities..that’s why I can never accurately predict what I am about to read.
    netgalley doesn’t really get mad when you don’t review close to the date (I would know, I have soo many pending 😂)

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    1. Hahaha!!! This is a good question though. Am I too worried about publishers and dates with ARCs? Like how hung up are they on getting books reviewed before the pub date and how far before the pub date?


      1. They only say don’t publish too early, most just want a good review which you can’t give if you are forcing yourself to read! Just read the email that comes with the approval for possible instructions .. But from my experience 90% of publishers don’t mind waiting for a better review

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  4. I’m a mood reader usually, but the panic of reading everything before they come out is real so that tends to scare me into submission of a planned tbr. HOWEVER I sometimes say ‘screw it’ and just do a mood read in the middle, it helps to keep me from getting into a slump

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    1. Exactly! That’s what has been happening to me lately. Right now I’ve been far enough ahead to make it work but it has caught up to me with one book and sooner or later will catch up with me all together if it goes too long. But like I responded before… are we putting too much pressure on ourselves with publishing dates? Are publishers really picky about being 2 weeks before or on the day of publishing as long as we review it around the publishing date?

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  5. I am a HUGE mood reader. It can be a problem with ARCs but I usually on accept/request books I’m really excited about. Also helps if you can get them well in advance of the release date so you have plenty of time to read and review them. I’ve even DNF ARCs + put out late reviews – never had any complaints yet!

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    1. I do DNF books. I just dont review them and I always let the publisher know. And I have become better as I’ve gotten to know myself as a reader, with choosing what I request more carefully. You are absolutely on point with those pieces. But I’m glad you mentioned late reviews because I think that is important and maybe publishers would rather that quality rather than rushing. I can think of some books I would have liked more time with but felt like I needed to get out (especially in early spring). So I’m really glad you said that

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      1. I don’t review books I DNF either. I usually just mention it in a wrap up. Yeah me too, you live and learn! I’m definitely a lot better at picking books now.
        I’ve been sent arcs and the publishers have told me to review at my leisure.They’re usually really understanding, thankfully 😊

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        1. Ok you are ahead of me lady! I haven’t had one of these fairytale dreams where publishers just send me unsolicited books lol. Now there are books sent to me that I forgot I asked for because it takes months and they dont respond to my request till the book shows up lol. But yeah no. You are a whole other tier!!!! I want to be you someday! 💕

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