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Sunday post #30 I have been on an ARC reading spree!!

I am posting late today yet again, although this time it’s not a pie to blame – it’s an ARC! For a reason like that? Anything goes. Basically, I finished my reading list for the month at the end of this week and was stumped… What do I do now? When I realized that October is still not over and I can read a few ARCs. Which I did. One yesterday. One today.


I guess my reading speeds have picked up since doing Dewey’s? I’m really wondering about that right now, cause never have I ever before read two books in two days, no sweat. Maybe it was all in my head? That it’s a big chore and I couldn’t do it? And participating in Dewey’s must have removed that mental barrier?

All I know is I’m really happy about that, and the Ebilshrimp has been gaping at me with wide eyes these days, every time I announce I’m starting a book and say I’ve finished it before bedtime. #worth

Have you ever experienced that?

~ Last Week On The Blog ~

Last week we had a random assortment of posts. One was a review for Quackery, a fun jumble of a book about everything that was notorious in medicine from the very earliest times up to this day. Another one was a review for a teen book called Kat and Meg Conquer the World, which is generally a very nice book, although a little tough to read. And last but not least, I had a guest post by Joanna Kafarowski about How To Be A Lady And Win At Adventuring. So catch up with anything you might have missed!

quackery by lydia kang and nate pedersen Kat and Meg conquer the world
women adventuring

~ Coming Up Next Week~

Next week we will have State of the ARC #3, so if any of you are up for joining, plan your post for the 30th. On the 1st I will be announcing my schedule for Sci-Fi Month 2017, so please check up to see what you should expect on my blog during November. And then on Friday Sci-Fi Month begins with Contemporary Sci-Fi Musts, or why you should know the series Remembrance of the Earth’s Past. Looking forward to this week myself!

contemporary scifi musts

~ Little Book Haul ~

After hauling 4 books by Alice Hoffman last week, I am just as surprised at you that I am hauling yet another one, but Turtle Moon has been on my wishlist for a while, and let’s face it, Hoffman fan once? Hoffman fan forever. Although I’m even more surprised that I’m hauling Hugh Howey’s Sand, the third and final installment of the Silo series, after I was so pissed off by the awful second book. But I’ve heard that the third book picks back up, and I must know how it ends, and it only cost me a few bucks on a sale, so…

Turtle Moon Sand Omnibus (Sand #1-5)

~ In The Bookish Community ~

Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek shares a great post about how reading is a superpower!

Shruti @ This Is Lit shares a fun post about a Wanted YA trope heroine

That’s it for this week! What’s new with you? Share your news and update links in the comments!

As usual, I’m linking up with the Sunday post meme at Kimba’s book blog and Stacking The Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews.

I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.

69 thoughts on “Sunday post #30 I have been on an ARC reading spree!!

  1. My page rate is about 1 ppm, but I think I read contemporaries faster then SFF books. I tend to read those books slower, because I am trying to gather all the details of the world and I am usually stumbling over the characters’ names XD Glad to hear you are getting so much reading done though.
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    1. Oh yeah, it really depends on the book! Contemporaries tend to have more dialogue, which reads much faster (more empty space?) Depends on the writer too. Some writers are slow to read cause they use fancy words and whatnot 😀 or just interesting sentence structures. Some don’t… It really depends. I’m not sure how fast I read anymore 🙂 but I don’t really want to measure anymore either. It’s variable as well, depends on the chapter. You’re right though, if it’s like a fantasy or scifi and you have to pay attention, it takes time just to work those things out 😀

    1. 2 books in one day was during a readathon, this time it was just a book a day, two days in total 😀 but yes, I know! I am just as surprised 😀 weren’t short books either. Bliss 🙂 I hope maybe one day this miracle happens to you too 😀

  2. So glad to hear you’re picking up on your reading speed! I actually feel the same way 🙂 Ever since I started my Halloween Reviews, I’ve had to make sure I would be reading two books a week so I could post about them. So yeah, I think it’s all in our heads and we just need that little push.
    Best of luck with the rest of your reading! ^^

    1. The weird bit is that I had just decided that next year I will half my reading challenge number cause I hate pushing myself 😀 and then my speeds skyrocketed! Maybe it was the pressure, and this decision just made it go away? hah 😀
      Anyway, glad your reading speeds have been good too 🙂

  3. Woot that’s super exciting about your reading speeds picking up!! I’ve always read fast, especially when it’s a particularly interesting book, but I really managed to surprise myself this week by reading 6 books. Seriously, I don’t know how it happens lol Alice Hoffman has been on my authors to check out list for a while since everyone seems to love her books. Is there one you would suggest starting with? Have a great week! 🙂
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    1. Actually, for me it’s the other way round – if it’s a very interesting book, I will savor every word and read slower. If it’s not a particularly interesting book, I’ll just sort of… skim, without reading the words in my mind, but reading plainly visually (normally I read the words in my mind, as if I was reading it aloud).
      6 books! Wow, that is truly something 🙂 congrats!
      Actually, I haven’t read that many Hoffman’s books yet to be able to recommend, but I just love her style. I started with Faithful and I can truly recommend that one as a first one 🙂

  4. I haven’t read Turtle Moon…I had to look it up, and then bookmarked it on Amazon. It looks like my kind of read…right? Well, since it’s Hoffman, that is.

    Enjoy your week…and congrats on finishing those ARCs!

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  5. Congrats for reading two books in two days! I worked out my average reading speed cause you know we bookworms have all the time in the world (not) anyway I can on average read 100pages in an hour which what…*brain short circuits* god maths is hard when you don’t do it for ages. 2 pages per minute. Not bad. Anyway thanks for stopping on my Sunday Post 🙂 Enjoy your week!

    1. I must have written something awkwardly cause I meant a book a day, for two days 😀 it was normal books though. One was 289, the other – like 315 or something. So I was pretty surprised 😀 I think the sense of time is pretty variable, so that must affect our reading speeds too.. We *think* we read at the same speed, but probably not always 🙂 depends on the writing of the book too though. At least for me 🙂

  6. I am super behind on my reading and fear to know what my speed would be right now. I still have this pesky blind spot in my right eye that is annoying me to no end. Love that you seem to now be flying through the titles though <3 That owl gift had me rolling haha. The best! Happy reading!

    1. You know what I’ve decided though? To hell with all those challenges and numbers 🙂 we should read for the pleasure! So if you read slower now, take your time 🙂 as long as you’re having fun, and when it’s too tiring – you should stop. Numbers are just numbers. We get so carried away by them 🙂 and maybe that’s why I read faster now too? Cause I stopped worrying about numbers and this started happening 😀 weird, eh. Or maybe not weird at all 😀
      Anyway, I can see why you might read less now. Hey, have you tried PocketBook App? It’s what I use for when I cook and clean. It reads books back to you. After a while, the google lady’s voice becomes natural, and you can make it read faster or slower too. That might help you catch up with your books 🙂 it’s much faster than normal audiobooks (if you want it to be).
      That owl is awesome indeed 😀 thanks for visiting, Danielle!

      1. Oh thanks for the rec on the app! I had not heard of that one. I will look into it and see if this is something that might work for me. I do incorporate audio books now. It helps during my really bad spells. I particularly love nonfiction on audio. I am sucker for true crime 😉 I hope you have a great week!
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  7. That gif is perfect! There was a time when I could read two books a day but alas, not anymore. I’m glad that you managed to do it! That’s amazing!
    Have a nice week!

    1. It’s good to have days when you *can afford* to read a book a day at all! 😀 Yay for weekends 🙂 I’ve realized that I might just finish one today as well, but not because I actually did the work xD I’ve just picked up a book I was in a slump with and I *might* just finish it.
      Have a great week too, Kristen 🙂

  8. Congratulations on increasing your reading speed:). I’ll be interested to hear what you make of Sand, because I also abandoned Wool – I simply couldn’t face all that wretched misery… I’m very interested in your SciFi Month, given that it really is my favourite genre. Have a great week, Evelina and many thanks for swinging by, earlier:)

    1. Wool was actually fine for me (believe it or not, it ends well!) But I absolutely hated Shift (the second book) because it was just so weak and pathetic, it’s like it wasn’t even written by the same person (I know that happens too…)
      I hope you enjoy scifi month! By the way, it’s not just my scifi month 🙂 there will be many posts by many people! You can check the entire schedule here. And have fun!!

      1. Oh that sounds great:)). I’ll make sure that when I read a science fiction book this coming month, I’ll join in!

    1. Well, numbers are just numbers as long as you enjoy the reading 🙂 but I do urge you to join Dewey’s next time! I think it takes part twice a year. It’s just so much fun 🙂
      Thanks for visiting!

  9. Your reading speed picked up? That’s amazing, Evelina!

    I think Dewey’s does that to you…? I’ve been meaning to do a readathon for god knows how long, but something else always comes up.

    Thanks for the shoutout! xD

    1. You MUST absolutely do Dewey’s with me next time 🙂 it’s just so much fun! I assume that I will be able to participate next time myself xD you can never know these things. I sure hope I will be able to though.
      And as long as you don’t stop writing that hilarious content, I won’t stop sharing 😀

        1. I am not entirely sure 😀 but I think it’s two times a year, so that still gives us at least several months 😀 and I think we’ll hear about it when it happens anyway 😀

  10. Yay for getting through books quickly! I have always been a freakishly fast reader. A few weeks ago I finished 3 books one Sunday…I don’t have kids. Or hobbies. Or cable tv. So yeah, lots of time to read + super fast reading skills….
    Have a great week!
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    1. 3 books! Well, even without other hobbies (what other hobbies.. right??) I don’t think I could do 3 though 🙂 I’m slower than that. But I also don’t do TV! That’s a good thing, you know 🙂

  11. Yay, glad to hear about your reading week. I thought I would never be able to read a book a day too. When I did it I was surprised. Not exactly a day a book but like a day and a half a book but it’s still a record for me. Anyway, I hope you enjoy these books and have another wonderful reading week. ❤️

    1. Yeah, we have so many readathons now! Althogh it is the season for reading, I guess 🙂 not much fun to be out when the weather’s getting cold and nasty. I love the abundance of reading events too 🙂

  12. I can safely say I have never read 2 books in 2 days. Not unless they were novellas or graphic novels. Certainly not full-length novels. Go you! 🙂 Hope you have a great week… and that the reading rate continues!
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    1. Oh, Quackery is very recommended! I’m glad you liked it 🙂 you said you had some really good nonfiction from NetGalley, you should read that probably 🙂 I should read some nonfiction too in November!
      I’m glad you’re joining the State 🙂 yay!

  13. Hahahaah your love for Hoffman is real! 😀 Nice to see you build that Hoffman library up. Hope they turn out to be fantastic reads for you! And maaaaaaaan… 2 books in 2 days?!?! That’s just insane!!! Share your secrets! Give me your powers!!!

    1. I hope so too, currently I own more Hoffman books than I’ve read 😀 😀 hope it doesn’t disappoint!
      And I don’t know what happened, to be honest. I think it was Dewey’s 😀 I must be reading faster! There’s no other explanation, lol.

      1. Oh, that happens to me too hahah I have a bunch of Chuck Palahniuk’s books but I haven’t read them all either. You can only chew on so much of his crazy mind! 😛

        It’s pretty cool to be able to read faster though, so there’s no complaining there hahah

  14. Wow.. Two books in two days is definitely awesome! I was able to do that.. But now my head just feels full!! LOL!! Your new books look great.
    I hope your having a great week! Happy Reading! 😉

    1. Oh, that’s fast. I usually don’t read that fast cause real life gets in the way, hehe. And then I want to rest my eyes. But yeah, it’s truly cool when you get to make a spurt like that 🙂

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