Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wednesday Reads and Some Contests

First off, I’m one of the sponsors for a giveaway that’s taking place on Facebook HERE. If you’re interested in winning a Kindle, then head on over and enter.

Second, I entered the cover to Bite Me, I’m Yours in the Judge a Book by Its Cover contest (paranormal category). Readers (that would be YOU) can vote in a separate judging. If you want to check out all the covers, click HERE. And sure, I’d love it if you voted for mine, but I won’t go so far to ask, especially if you find a cover you like better (that’s the risk I take for sending you to that site, right?).
And finally, we’re down to what I read in the last week. I’m playing it safe and not even posting WHAT book I read (thus my previous Wednesday Reads was edited), so I’m only mentioning the type (and length). I will say that I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read so far (which is a relief). Here’s what I read:

Jan 28: A historical romance at 361 pages long.

Jan 29: A historical romance novella at 130 pages long.

Jan 30: A romantic comedy novella at 205 pages long (print was large)

Jan 31: An erotic (M/M) romance novella at 164 pages long.

Feb 2: An erotic (ménage) romance at 243 pages long.

Five books in a week. Not too shabby, huh? Two more books and then I’m done.

I have to say, I’ve ordered a couple of books since I’ve received this shipment to judge and I can’t wait to get into them. Of course, I’ve owned a lot of books before I purchased those, too. I tell you, deciding what to read NEXT is always the hardest. Well, except when you judge. Then the decision is taken away. So glad I’m enjoying the books, though. That is a plus.

So… how do you decide which book to read next? In order of purchase or whatever strikes your fancy? I’ve been known to do both.

Happy Reading!



JeffO said...

Eleven hundred pages in a week--not too shabby, Stacy.

At this point, my "What to read next" usually comes from something I've heard about from somewhere that has sounded interesting.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - 1100 pages or one Stephen King book, right? Hahaha! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

Just voted for YOU!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Thanks, Ivy!! Glad to see your rash cleared up on your picture. :)

dolorah said...

I have a lot of unread books still left on my shelf (well, in storage right now) and am constantly adding to my TBR list. Too many to choose from *sighs*

Stacy McKitrick said...

Donna - I think I will always have unread books on my shelf. Mainly because I can't stop buying. :)

The Happy Whisk said...

Thanks. This new face went with the cartoon I did earlier.

Fun to play on blogger.

Tanja Fazzari said...

My TBR pile seems to be constantly growing, no matter how fast I try to read. Congrats on your week's reading. I admit it, I may but book by the description, but I judge my next read by its cover--man in kilt always first to be read, then, it's by mood. --T

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - I have a feeling you have fun with EVERYTHING! You're my inspiration to do the same. :)

Tanja - Ah, what a nice surprise to see you here!! :) Men in kilts, huh? You might not say that if you saw my last cruise director in one. Yeah, he might have been Scottish, but he didn't look anything like those cover guys. He looked more like a really short John Candy, if you know what I mean. I would have taken a picture, but I think I was in shock. :)

Maria Zannini said...

I read what strikes my fancy. I once had an 1000 page book staring at me for months and I was too afraid to start it. One day, I felt like a historical and didn't look up for four days.

LD Masterson said...

Well, of course I voted for you.

Sometimes I'm reading on a deadline - book club selection or an ARC I've promised to comment on - other than that I read what strikes me.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - My problem is that sometimes I don't know WHAT strikes my fancy. I LOVE paranormal, but get a little afraid of reading that while I'm writing in that genre.

Linda - Thank you for the vote!! I do tend to read faster when on a deadline (and I kind of like it, since I'm always looking for an excuse to read). :)

Michael Seese said...

I voted for you.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Thanks, Michael! :)