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Because apparently it’s been ages since I’ve posted what I’m currently reading, and it’s a new year so we are starting fresh with our reading goals! I really slacked last year…even though I read a lot of great books, I didn’t read nearly as much as I would have liked. As much as I love my audiobooks, my goal is to really get back into sitting down and reading daily. So here’s to picking up physical books and loving every minute of it!

In my bag:
ABC Murders by: Agatha Christie
Patty Jane’s House of Curl by: Lorna Landvik
Lord of Shadows by: Cassandra Clare

In my headphones:
The Housekeeper and the Professor by: Yoko Ogawa
Nine Women, One Dress by: Jane L. Rosen

Marathoning:
The Young and the Restless
Criminal Minds
Heartland
Desperate Housewives
The Originals
The Mandalorian

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Thanks to the lovely That Artsy Reader Girl for hosting!

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When did I become the person that starts ten books and takes ages to finish them? I’ve always had a book, audiobook, and eBook going at the same time…but now it’s getting ridiculous. Maybe it’s the Millennial in me? My attention span is the worst? Who knows…but I now am the reader that starts a million books before semi-committing to one. Which is probably why I have been finishing audiobooks at a 5-1 ratio. And even then, it’s a struggle! Has anyone else developed odd reading habits over time?!

In my bag:
Lord of Shadows by: Cassandra Clare
We Were Liars by: E. Lockhart

In my headphones:
A Well-Behaved Woman by: Therese Anne Fowler
Fiery Cross by: Diana Gabaldon

In my playlist:
Hold On by: Chord Overstreet
Helpless When She Smiles by: Backstreet Boys
Young And In Love by: Ingrid Michaelson
Someday Out Of The Blue by: Elton John
Villains by: Johnnyswim
I Want You to Want Me by: Cheap Trick

Marathoning:
Parenthood
Criminal Minds
Cold Case
American Ninja Warrior
Downton Abbey
Alias

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In my bag:
Lord of Shadows by: Cassandra Clare
Dear John by: Nicholas Sparks

In my headphones:
The Two Towers by: J.R.R. Tolkien
The Astronaut Wives Club by: Lily Koppel

In my playlist:
Scotland by: The Lumineers
In a World Like This by: Backstreet Boys
Never Let Me Go by: Florence + The Machine
Heroes (We Could Be) by: Alesso
Warrior by: Avril Lavigne

Marathoning:
Criminal Minds
The Vampire Diaries
The Good Wife
The Bold Type
The Code
The Bachelorette

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In my bag:
Broken Things by: Lauren Oliver
Dear John by: Nicholas Sparks
Lord of Shadows by: Cassandra Clare

In my headphones:
Spartan Gold by: Clive Cussler
The Two Towers by: J.R.R. Tolkien

In my playlist:
Just Found Heaven by: Daughtry
Ashes by: Celine Dion
All That Matters by: Christina Perri
Clementine by: Bobby Darin
After All These Years by: Journey
Body Language by: Queen

Marathoning:
Criminal Minds

Vampire Diaries
The Bold Type
Amazing Race
The Code

Author Love!

This last week I attend the ULA Conference for us library folks and it was so much fun! It’s always nice to be surrounded by fellow readers, isn’t it? We were fortunate enough to listen to the FANTASTIC Shannon Hale speak. Fun fact: I met her several years ago at a signing for Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (she is hilarious, witty, and someone I want to be best friends with). It reminded me how much I love meeting my favorite authors! Listening to them speak about about their writing process, their inspiration, their quirks, and best of all what they are reading these days (I could sit there for DAYS).

I’m so happy to have a plethora of author events in Utah (however, I still have a number of bucket list authors I would love to listen to). Everyone should look up events in your area because they are seriously a BLAST. Here’s a snippet of my favorite events, which normally make my obsession with certain authors that much greater! (See: Shannon Hale; Lauren Oliver; Cassie Clare).

Also bonus points for any authors that write a special inscription along with their personalizations/signatures. It makes me love my book even more! So show your favorite authors some love and get out there and attend some events! You might also discover some new favorites (I’ve been to several tours with multiple authors that I wasn’t familiar with and walked away with a hefty TBR list [Dan Wells; Brodie Ashton; Debra Driza]).

Happy Reading!!

Pictured above: Kami Garcia; Shannon Hale; Margaret Stohl; James Dashner; Lauren Oliver; Cassandra Clare; Elana Johnson; Marie Lu; Ally Condie

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In my bag:
Dear John by: Nicholas Sparks
Before I Fall by: Lauren Oliver
Lord of Shadows by: Cassandra Clare

In my headphones:
Spartan Gold by: Clive Cussler
The Firm by: John Grisham

In my playlist:
Angel with a Shotgun by: The Cab
Just found Heaven by: Daughtry
Unknown (To You) by: Jacob Banks
This is Gospel by: Panic! At the Disco
Where We Come Alive by: Ruelle
Warriors by: Imagine Dragons
Speechless by: Dan + Shay
Ten by: Yellowcard

Marathoning:
Criminal Minds
The Village
PLL: The Perfectionists
Cloak & Dagger
Grey’s Anatomy
Jane the Virgin
The Good Wife