Friday, January 6, 2012

TGIF! Feature, & Follow Friday (18)

Well Pretties, it's been ages since last we had a chance to participate in these two wonderful Friday memes. We've greatly missed the fun these hops could bring, and are excited to jump back in for the New Year.

Firstly,brought to us by Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read, Feature & Follow Friday:

Go count the number of unread books sitting on your shelf. How many?

Jesse: On my literal shelf, I have about 10 books that have not been read yet. But if we're talking digital shelves, I don't think I want to count that high. I'll estimate and say it's around 200 though.

Kira: Oh, this should be fun...

Are we talking purely physical copies of books? Or digital, as well? Because if we're counting digital, this may take a while...
Physical: 21 (with a couple more floating around the house.)
iBooks: 76
Kindle: 36
Nook: 31
Adobe Digital Editions: 39
Stanza: 114
Kobo: 12
Bluefire: 2 the grand total is: 331 books/ebooks, give or take a few. And that's just books/ebooks I have in my possession. I have a few more I'm expecting to arrive any day now, pre-orders, etc. Now you know what i mean when I say I'm so far behind on my reading...

Reading Resolutions: What are some of your reading goals for the new year?

Jesse: Last year my goal was to hit 100 books by December 31st 2011. I fell short of that goal, only hitting 75. This year I hope to make it to 100 books, if not more. Maybe whittle down that large number of unread books on my shelves (literal and digital alike).

Kira: Well, I attempted the 2011 challenge on Goodreads last year for 100 books. I failed miserably. In my defense, I was doing awesome, perfectly on schedule, 'til this whole blogging thing came along. I honestly didn't think it would take up so much of my reading time. Hopefully, now that I do know and have grown a bit accustomed to it, I can tackle that goal of 100 again, and actually succeed. So that's what I'm doing this year.

There are also a couple of other reading challenges for the year that I've been looking into. Not entirely sold on them yet, if only because I have to work my book blogging schedule around them. The Debut Author Challenge should pretty much be a go, though.

On a less challenge-y note, I want to finish the round-about 1200 books I'm in the middle of. Ok, so it's not really that many, but I'm terrible with the whole: Ohh! Shiny, new(-to-me) book! Must read and forget the other(s) thing. Let's just say I can no longer count on both hands how many books I've started but haven't finished yet, only because I got distracted by another book (and then another, and then another, and then...).

(Erm...well...past FOUR weeks. Yikes!)

* Our latest Book Boyfriend is the cocky (yet sweet) playboy of Kody Keplinger's The DUFF, Wesley Rush.
* We did a review of Shattered Dreams, the first novel in the Midnight Dragonfly series by author Ellie James.
* GIVEAWAY! and review of Indulge (Warm Delicacy, #2), by Megan Duncan (status: open; end date: 01.13.2012)
GIVEAWAY! and review of How to Date an Alien, by Magan Vernon (status: openend date: 01.13.2012)
* Every Other Day, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes was released on the 27th of December, as was our lovely little review of the book.
* Our only other Book Boyfriend since our last TGIF! FFF post was the fantastic Four of Divergent, by Veronica Roth.
* and, finally, We asked you Pretty Readers to pick two books you'd like to Read with PiF this month. The results (combining the votes both here and on Goodreads)? 

Be sure to grab your copies and start reading along January 10th - January 31st, 2012!

Clicking a cover will take you to the respective Goodreads' discussion page (discussions not up yet) for that book.


  1. Wow, that's a lot of reading you guys have to do! Good luck with all those HUNDREDS of books. And I was overwhelmed by my about 40... I'm feeling a lot better now. New follower. Happy Friday!

  2. So glad I found you on follow friday! Followed!

  3. Woah that is a lot but hey you can never have too many:p

    BTW can I just say I am in love with your header!! It's so cute!! New follower:D


  4. Great post! I'm a new follower thanks to FF :)

    Good luck with reading all of those books, I hope that they're great!

    My Follow Friday

  5. Good luck whittling down the TBR! I'm doing the same and hopefully, I get somewhere with it. :)

  6. Haha awesome. You can never have too many books =) New follower!

    Ajoop @ on books!

  7. Wowza that's a lot of books! Good luck with your challenges and reading goals :-)

  8. OMG, so many books, so little time. lol. And great goals. Good luck. Old follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Jennifer@Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

  9. Hopping through. What is stanza? I've heard of it before but I can't remember.
    My Hop

  10. That's a lot of books! But, it's not the highest number i've seen, so I guess you are on the right track, LOL! Thanks for stopping by my FF, and I am following you back! Book Savvy Babe


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