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Book Thought Friday

Book Review

I just realized that I have a graphic for Book Review, but not for just a reading update – I’ll have to remedy that at a later date, but for now… this will have to work. I can’t do an actual book review, because I haven’t read a book this week. I have made progress on more than one, however – I’m being naughty and trying to figure out exactly what I want to read… so, instead of a book review, let me give you a tiny preview of my TBR top picks (if I did my actual TBR, we’d be here all night.)


So, first of all, I am reading A Game of Thrones.

200px-agameofthrones Yeah, I wanted to go ahead and reread this book, because I want to read the entire series. I read this novel a while ago, but I have this thing about starting a series over if I haven’t been on it for a few months. So, I’m a few chapters into this book… and I have to say that I’m enjoying it just as much the second time as I did the first – if anything, having watched the show, I’m enjoying it more. It’s easier to keep up with all of the characters and locations, now that they’ve been given a name and a face in the television series. Maybe it’s not the best way for me to get to know the characters as far as making sure that I keep cannon, but it’s actually been pretty helpful in helping me to follow along with the book. I am, of course, enjoying the writing style that George R. R. Martin has – I’ve always thought that he was extremely clever in his style; though the book is enormous, I don’t feel like he’s wasting a bunch of words, which is fantastic to me.

Secondly, I am reading Frostbite, the second novel in the Vampire Academy series. I read the first one recently, so I’ve been wanting to get into this – I am about 40 pages into it. I just haven’t had that much time to read lately, so I got a little side tracked with everything else. A Game of Thrones, I just read a few chapters here and there, by the way – but everything else, I generally try to focus down on one thing at a time. I will probably finish this before I finish anything else on my list, just in case you’re curious.

 Third on my rather large TBR of my TBR list is House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski. Now, I hadn’t actually intended on reading this book – I didn’t even know anything about it until my friend brought it over and told me it was basically creepypasta, novelized. I am a huge horror fan, and I had to have a look at it – I settled down and read about 30 pages of it to see if it was something that I was interested in… and I have to say that I’m really enjoying it. I won’t go too into detail, because I feel like I will have a long blog about this book, once I’m finished with it – so, we will hold off until then.

And last on my enormous list of things that I should have finished reading some time ago is World War Z by Max Brooks. I actually started this book nearly a year ago, got half way through… and now I’ve decided to pick it back up. I couldn’t just start back in the middle where I was, so I’m having to start over. I should be finished with it fairly soon, however. So, look for a review of this as well!

So, yeah. That’s my TBR of my TBR pile (Maybe someday I will do my entire TBR for you guys). Those are the four books that you should be hearing about in my Friday Book Reviews/Reading updates for the next little bit. If you have any suggestions of other things that I should read, I would of course love to hear about it. I’m always open for new books… and I’m always looking for an excuse to get another book from the store.

I’m a book addict. I have more bookshelves than I have room for, and I still need more. Someday, when I start doing vlogging, I’ll do a tour for you so that you guys can properly see. Until then, I can just firmly say that I need more shelf space.

I always need more shelf space.

I kind of turned my pantry into another bookshelf, and I don’t regret it for even a moment.

So, until my next blog, guys! Expect the next one to be more of a discussion of my thoughts and feelings, as far as the aforementioned books are concerned. I actually want to have proper book discussions every Friday – even if I don’t finish the novel, I think that it could be a fun experience to document how I feel about it every week as I continue to read through them… so, keep an eye out for that, because it’s what is going to be upcoming on Friday!


Until then, I hope that you guys enjoyed the blog, and I will be back for another soon!


Author Amanda McCormick

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New Blogs Coming Monday!

Starting Monday, I’m going to be getting back to my daily blogging! I’l have my Creative Writing Challenge, updates on NaNo, and book reviews (I have a few to get up). I’m also going to start my vlog with book hauls, discussions, writing advice, etc! We’re finally getting everything unpacked and organized, and my desk area is starting to look like a desk again, lol.

Until Monday!

Keep reading and writing!

Author Amanda McCormick