Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
BacklistReader

BacklistReader

Joined August 2018

Favorite genres are Fantasy and Historical Fiction https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3FXS20T54TJ8L?ref_=wl_share
blurb
BacklistReader
post image

Trying to get back into walking this year and the Levar Burton Reads podcast is one of my favorites to pair with a walk.

Gives me all the feels of the show Reading Rainbow but with stories for adults instead of kids.

#levarburtonreads #podcast #walking

review
BacklistReader
post image
Pickpick

I love the Fable graphic novels. They remind me so much of the Once Upon a Time tv show.

#fablegraphicnovel #billwillingham

review
BacklistReader
post image
Pickpick

First book of 2023 finished.

I had a hard time motivating myself to read this one but then could very easily pick off 50-100 pages when I did actually pick it up. I did enjoy it while reading and the last 100 pages were amazing.

4/5⭐️

A great start to my 2023 reading.

#redrisingseries #goldenson #piercebrown #bookreview

blurb
BacklistReader
post image

My mom got me these bookish coasters for my birthday

She‘s the best!

#tea #teaandbooks #coasters #bookishcoasters

quote
BacklistReader
post image

“There is no greater plague to an introvert than the extroverted.” - Roque, Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Ain‘t that the truth….

blurb
BacklistReader
post image

2022 Unhaul

I only keep the books I enjoyed enough to reread in the future so it‘s time for these to find a new home.

#unhaul #unhaulingbooks

blurb
BacklistReader
post image

33 here we go!

And Happy New Year everyone

#birthdaygirl #newyear

blurb
BacklistReader
Frost Burned | Patricia Briggs
post image
blurb
BacklistReader
Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
post image

Worst and Most Disappointing books for 2022

#worstbooksof2022 #mostdisapointingbooksof2022

blurb
BacklistReader
post image
blurb
BacklistReader
The Christmasaurus | Tom Fletcher
post image

19 days….

Continuing with the Christmasaurus tonight.

#sipsby #sipsbyadventcalendar #thechristmasaurus #tomfletcher #shanedevries

blurb
BacklistReader
The Christmasaurus | Tom Fletcher
post image
blurb
BacklistReader
post image
blurb
BacklistReader
post image

22 days….

Continuing to get into the Christmas spirit with more tea and books because they‘re some of the best things.

#sipsby #sipsbyadventcalendar #steepsociety #kanelboller #aboycalledchristmas #matthaig #chrismould

blurb
BacklistReader
Miracle on 34th Street | Valentine Davies
post image

23 days….

Christmas is my favorite holiday but sometimes it can be hard for me to get into the spirit. Hoping this book will help.

And finally putting up my tree 🎄

#sipsby #sipsbyadventcalendar #davidsonstea #herbalchristmastea #miracleon34thstreet #valentinedavies

slategreyskies This year, it‘s a bit tough for me to get into the spirit as well. I hadn‘t thought of reading a festive book to help. I think I‘ll try that too. Thanks! 🎄✨ 2mo
BacklistReader @slategreyskies happy to share ideas that might be helpful. I‘ve become very open with my mental health over this year and it actually feels really good to just be honest with how I‘m holding up. 2mo
slategreyskies Yeah, that makes sense. I think it‘s important to be honest about that sort of thing, but it is hard sometimes. Here‘s hoping that both of us have some pockets of calm and peace in our holiday season this year. ❤️ 2mo
8 likes3 comments
blurb
BacklistReader
Sacred Treason | James Forrester
post image

24 Days….

I‘m supposed to be reading Christmas books but I need to finish this one first. Thankfully I did actually account for that to be a thing.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

#sipsby #sipsbyadventcalendar #cookietea #almondcookie #sacredtreason #jamesforester

blurb
BacklistReader
Miracle on 34th Street | Valentine Davies
post image

Doing a bookish advent calendar along side my sipsby tea one again this year and I can‘t wait to get started.

#sipsby #bookstack #christmasbooks #booksandtea #adventcalendars

blurb
BacklistReader
post image

Starting to plan my reading for 2023 already. Book buying bans and TBR games here we come….

#tbr #tbrgame #2023plans

blurb
BacklistReader
Sacred Treason | James Forrester
post image

Actually spending the evening reading. And enjoying some tea out of my library due date card mug from a family friend.

#currentlyreading #tea #teaandbooks #darjeelingtea #sipsby #sacredtreason #jamesforrester

blurb
BacklistReader
post image

It‘s TBR time! I tried to make a realistic end of year reading list but it may have ended up as overly ambitious instead.

Will manage to complete it? Results flowing in soon.

#tbr #endofyeartbr #endofyearisaproaching

blurb
BacklistReader
post image
blurb
BacklistReader
Cleopatra: A Life | Stacy Schiff, Schiff
post image

Took an unintentional break…. My mental health has not been good and I‘m still adjusting to my new job so I just haven‘t been reading.

Currently I‘m try very slowly to finish Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian and Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff.

Things will get better I know and maybe getting back to posting will help.

#currentlyreading #hourofthewitch #cleopatra #chrisbohjalian #stacyschiff

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you‘re feeling better 💛 4mo
7 likes2 comments
review
BacklistReader
post image
Pickpick

Finished The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

I really enjoyed this one. I‘m not sure if I will continue the series but I feel like this one could stand on its own if you read it and decided not to continue.

#thegirlwiththedragontattoo #steiglarsson #bookreview

10 likes1 stack add
blurb
BacklistReader
post image

What do you when you have the next three days off because you left your job but the new one doesn‘t start yet?

Try to finish the books your in the middle of so you can have a fresh book to start your next chapter with of course.

#bookstack #currentlyreading #thegirlwiththedragontattoo #hourofthewitch #cleopatra #stieglarsson #chrisbohjalian #stacyschiff

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Enjoy ❤️📚 4mo
8 likes1 comment
blurb
BacklistReader
The Brothers' War | Jeff Grubb
post image

When they‘re into a card game as much as you‘re into books….

#magicthegathering #magicthegatheringbooks

blurb
BacklistReader
post image

I am constantly forgetting that I like non fiction until I pick one up to read.

I should really work on picking them up more often….

#nonfictionbooks #nonfiction #tbr #nonfictiontbr

blurb
BacklistReader
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
post image

I‘m really hoping I can get to these next month for some spooky entertainment.

#spookyreads #mexicangothic #silviamorenogarcia #roseblood #aghoward #phantomoftheopera #phantomoftheoperaretelling

blurb
BacklistReader
post image

I always like using short stories to find new authors I like.

#shortstories #shortstoycollection #shortstorievollections

blurb
BacklistReader
Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
post image

I love my chunky books especially in the fall and winter.

#bigbooks #chunkybooks #bigbookstbr

TheSpineView Love those chunkters! 5mo
9 likes1 comment
blurb
BacklistReader
The Last Tudor | Philippa Gregory
post image

Some of the Historical Fiction books on the top of my TBR.

#historicalfiction #historicalfictionbooks #historicalfictiontbr #bookstack

blurb
BacklistReader
post image

I decided to participate in #bookoplathon this month and wanted to try the roll as You go method so here‘s my first book.

Prompt: pattern and text

#bookoplathon2022 #septembertbr #stieglarsson #thegirlwiththedragontattoo #patternandtext

blurb
BacklistReader
Silence Fallen | Patricia Briggs
post image

I‘m a bit late but here‘s my August Wrap up.

Best book for the month has to be Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs but I really enjoyed everything I read this month with the exception of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

#oriliumwrapup #augustwrapup

review
BacklistReader
post image
Mehso-so

Finished Daughter‘s of Darkness, book 2 in the Night World Series.

So far the books have been quick and easy to read. They are enjoyable but nothing special.

#nightworld #nightworldseries #daughtersofdarkness #ljsmith

blurb
BacklistReader
post image

She‘s here and she‘s beautiful!!!

And I‘m so excited to dive in!!!

#patriciabriggs #mercythompson #mercythompsonseries #soultaken #mostanticipatedbookoftheyear

blurb
BacklistReader
American Gods | Neil Gaiman
post image

It‘s my turn to pick our book club read and I can‘t decide between American Gods by Neil Gaiman and Sacred Treason by James Forrester.

#bookclub #bookclubpicks

review
BacklistReader
Dragon Bones | Patricia Briggs
post image
Pickpick

Dragon Bones by Patricia Briggs

Personally I like Mercy Thompson much better but this was still a great read. Can‘t wait to see how the story continues in Dragon Blood.

#oriliumreadathon #oriliumreadathon2022 #oriliumautumnequinox #patriciabriggs #dragonbones #hurogduology

review
BacklistReader
Silence Fallen | Patricia Briggs
post image
Pickpick

Catching up on my favorite series.

Silence Fallen is the 10th book in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs and I think it just might be my favorite book so far.

This gets me an Ordinary in Demonology (read a fantasy) at #oriliumacademy

#oriliumreadathon #orilium #oriliumautumnequinox #oriliumreadathon2022 #bookreview #mercythompsonseries #silencefallen #patriciabriggs

robinb Love this series too. 😊 6mo
BacklistReader Forgot to mention that this completed my August #doublespin too 6mo
5 likes2 comments
review
BacklistReader
The Pecan Man | Cassie Dandridge Selleck
post image
Pickpick

Read The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck for the book club I have with my mom and sister.

Using this one for the Guild Events Preparations quest (buddy read) at #orilium

#bookreview #thepecanman #cassiedandridgeselleck #oriliumreadathon2022 #oriliumautumnequinox

review
BacklistReader
Great Gatsby (Classic) | F Scott Fitzgerald
post image
Panpan

Thought I‘d give this one a second chance but I still don‘t like it. I think it was a combination of the writing style and the perspective but I‘m not sure.

I do enjoy the movie version though so I‘ll just stick to that.

This one will give me the O I need in Lore for my studies at Orilium.

This also counts for both July and August‘s #bookspin numbers. @TheAromaofBooks

Shaneyney That was one we had to read in high school. Never particularly liked it 6mo
BacklistReader @Shaneyney I had to read it then too. I‘ve never been one to like reading something that I‘m told to read which is why I was giving it a second chance 6mo
TheAromaofBooks I realize part of the point is that none of the characters are likable but... none of the characters are likable, so I really struggled to connect with this one lol 6mo
See All 6 Comments
BacklistReader @TheAromaofBooks that‘s where I‘m at too. I keep thinking that I would like it better if the story was told from the perspective of Gatsby or Daisy because even though they aren‘t likable I feel like you‘d get more of the love story between them and I think that‘s what I wanted lol (edited) 6mo
Shaneyney @BacklistReader I‘m pretty sure a large reason many kids don‘t grow up to enjoy reading is because of the terrible books we‘re forced to read in school 6mo
BacklistReader @Shaneyney I agree. I personally also don‘t want to read once it‘s required that I read it no matter what it is. 6mo
10 likes1 stack add6 comments
blurb
BacklistReader
post image

Day 5.

Prompt: book you‘d take with you whilst questing

This one is short and should be informative (I haven‘t actually read it yet…).

#oriliumreadathon #oriliumreadathon2022

blurb
BacklistReader
Silence Fallen | Patricia Briggs
post image

#oriliumreadathon Instagram Challenge day 3.

Prompt: A Book Character that My Orilium Character Would Get Along With.

Veta Mae would get along with Mercy Thompson because they are both resourceful. They may get into trouble but they always find a way out.

#oriliumreadathon2022

blurb
BacklistReader
The Pecan Man | Cassie Dandridge Selleck
post image

Day one of the #oriliumreadathon Instagram challenges.

Prompt: TBR

Since I‘ve posted my main TBR already these are the books to complete some Questing I‘d like to do if I have time.

#oriliumreadathon2022

review
BacklistReader
post image
Pickpick

Finished my first Orilium exam.

Miss Lollipop‘s Lion by Judy Varga gives me an Ordinary in Inscription (a childhood favorite).

I really enjoyed returning to this one.

#oriliumreadathon #oriliummagicalreadathon #oriliumautumnequinox

blurb
BacklistReader
post image

We‘re headed back to the Orilium academy for the autumn equinox semester.

#oriliumreadathon #oriliumautumnequinox

blurb
BacklistReader
post image

Here‘s my July wrap up

I‘m still reading The Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian but I‘m not sure if I‘ll continue it in August.

blurb
BacklistReader
Sacred Treason | James Forrester
post image

I don‘t know. I just have a feeling about these books.

blurb
BacklistReader
Uglies | Scott Westerfeld
post image

It‘s haul time!

Got the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld from my mom while I was on vacation.

blurb
BacklistReader
Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
post image

Had a great vacation but I‘m glad to be home.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks There‘s no place like home 🏡 👠 6mo
BacklistReader @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks there really isn‘t 6mo
9 likes2 comments
blurb
BacklistReader
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin
post image

Some series continuations I‘d really like to get to before the end of the year.

blurb
BacklistReader
Silence Fallen | Patricia Briggs
post image

The next installment of my favorite series comes out next month. It‘s my most anticipated release of the year and I still need to catch up…..