Book hauls, Sunday post

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.

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3 years ago

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.

Trish @ Between My Lines

I’ve never read 2 books in 1 day, so your gif is apt for my face right now! I wish I could, as then I’d whittle down my tbr in no time! Enjoy your new books and have a great week.

Michelle @Because Reading

I use that gif so often it cracks me up, every time!

Enjoy your new books and Have a fantastic week! 🙂

Sophie @ Blame Chocolate

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! ^^

3 years ago

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! 🙂

Laurel-Rain Snow
3 years ago

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!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Chloe @ Book Dragons
Chloe @ Book Dragons
3 years ago

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!

A Voracious Reader
3 years ago

I’ve read two books in a day, but it depends on the length. Shorter is better. lol I’m a fast reader, but it seems like some books just drag on and others fly by even if I’m reading at the same speed. Weird how that works, right? lol

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Way to go Evelina! I think Dewey’s helped you, and possibly, blogging, and reading in a different way than before also helps you read faster and still absorb the whole story 🙂
Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

3 years ago

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!

3 years ago

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!

3 years ago

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!

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

I’m glad you’re getting so many ARCs read and just reading so much in general! I also managed to read two books in the past two days (well, one was a novella), which I haven’t done in a while, but today I think I have slowed up lol. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

3 years ago

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:)

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

Clearly, Dewey’s unlocked a speed-reading superpower for you! 🙂 I really have a hard time reading books back-to-back like that so am clearly in awe of your reading awesomeness 😉 Hope you have a great week and happy reading!

Alyssa Susanna (The Eater of Books!)

That’s cool that the challenge has improved your reading! I need something like that. My numbers are going to be really low this year. 😮 I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

Have a wonderful week. =)

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

Shruti | This is Lit
3 years ago

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

Shruti | This is Lit
3 years ago

Okay now I’m excited! Let’s do Dewey’s the next time it happens…which is when exactly? Haha.

Shruti | This is Lit
3 years ago

Yay! I’m looking forward to it!

3 years ago

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!

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

Congratulations on getting a few extra books read this week! I did too, but at the expense of sleep and some other projects I wanted to accomplish.

Have a good week, and I hope you find some great books to read in November, too!

Geybie's Book Blog
Geybie's Book Blog
3 years ago

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. ❤️

Aj @ Read All The Things!

I’ve been reading a lot, too. It’s probably because of Dewey’s and Autumn Readathon. Whatever the reason, I’m not complaining. I hope you have a great week!

Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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!

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
3 years ago

Yay for an increase in reading speed. I have had a slow down actually. Enjoy your new books. Have a great week and happy reading!

Sim @Flipping Thru the Pages

Seems like a great week for you 🙂 I really liked your review for Quackery. November being the non-fiction month, I too want to read some non-fiction. I hope I can read at least one 😀

I too hope that I can speed up my reading speed, but it seems as if it is stuck 😛

And I am joining State of ARC for sure 🙂

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

I love it when I feel like I am speeding through books. It hasn’t happened lately but I have experienced it. Have a great week!

Lashaan Balasingam
3 years ago

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!!!

Lashaan Balasingam
3 years ago

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

Maureen Bakker
3 years ago

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! 😉

herding cats
3 years ago

Yay for some awesome reading! I’m usually a book every 1.5-2 days but when it goes faster than that, man, it makes me giddy! Hope you’re having a great reading week so far!

3 years ago

That’s nice your reading speeds have picked up since the readathon. I joined sci-fi month once or twice, but not joining this year. I hope you have fun with the challenge. Have a great week!


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Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

That’s impressive reading speed! Maybe Dewey helped your focus? I really enjoyed Quackery. It was such a bizarre mix of stuff. Hope you’re having a fantastic week!