Weekend Book Sharing and Blog Visits
It's the weekend, so it must be time to enjoy a few of my favorite book memes. This is a great opportunity for readers and bloggers to share what they've been up to - both newly received books, what you've read or want to read and any bookish or personal news/updates.
I'll be linking to: Stacking the Shelves is hosted every Saturday by Marlene @ Reading Reality The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb @ ReaderBuzz, Mailbox Monday is also a weekly gathering place to share new books received. Join me in visiting the wide array of book blogs in the world.
CLICK THE IMAGE TO GO TO THE GOODREADS PAGE:
BOOKS I RECEIVED LAST WEEK
ARC -NetGalley Library holds
I'm thrilled to get Armstrong's book, #2 in the A Rip Through Time which I just finished a few weeks ago!
Freebies (Book Sent, EReader News, EReader Daily, etc)
BOOKS I FINISHED LAST WEEK:
BOOKS I'M CURRENTLY READING:
PUBLISHED ON THE BLOG LAST WEEK
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For my Beat the Backlist challenge, I've read 26/48 of the ones I set out at the beginning of the year fitting specific topics and on my TBR for over a year.
My COYER challenge is moving along, I'm at 21/54 (27 of the 54 I preselected is "success" for this challenge).
I truly hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (if you celebrate) filled with family, a little relaxation, delicious food, and maybe a good book at the end of the day. We enjoyed the company of our kids and some good friends in a small group of 11. Then on Friday, Christmas decorating commenced. First, the bins. Then, glitter everywhere!
My Thanksgiving fruity turkey contribution to the appetizers (idea from a friend).
Some of the bins to be unloaded for the Christmas decorating marathon. We host an annual bunco party every year so the decorations need to be up!
Instead of sharing a photo of Washington, I have a question for you bloggers who have been doing this much longer than me:
What is your criteria for not publishing a review of a book? I recently read a book sent to me by a publisher with the request for a review. The premise sounded interesting, but I found problems with the book and would rate it a 2 - 2.5. I'm of two minds. Do I publish my somewhat negative review, but end with the positive comment(s) I have? In my effort to be honest and help others decide whether to read a book or not, do I share negative reviews? Or, do I respond to the publisher and explain my lack of a review? Or do I just ignore it - no comment to the publisher, no review? How do you handle books you don't care for, or maybe even DNF? Does it make a difference if it's a library book or an ARC? Any advice, suggestions, or information will be much appreciated.
Hope you have a most excellent upcoming week and hopefully finding time to enjoy a good book. Looking forward to visiting as many as I can again this week!