Let's Chat │ Book Commitmentophobia?!

Have you ever experienced book commitmentophobia? For me this is often the first symptom of an impending reading slump. I also experience this when the book is hella big. You feel me? 

This past week, I have picked up probably seven or eight books and read the first 10-50 pages from them. But, at some point, I would just close the book and decide Nah, not feeling it. It’s really discouraging for me when this happens because I really want to read. It’s not that I don’t want to read. Because I really, really do. But I can’t find anything I’m actually interested in! All these books… I want to read eventually. But for some reason none of them are doing it for me right now! 

To get out of slumps like this, I usually try to find something easy and quick to read. So… I went on the search. Still… Couldn’t find anything. But then a book came in for me at the library! The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes. I had heard good things about this one and had nothing to lose. I started reading it and am now 100 pages in and still reading. So, I’m hoping that my attention stays grasped! 

Have you ever experienced this? How do your reading slumps begin? How do you bust out of them? 

It's Monday! Whatcha Reading? │ August 24th

The last week has been pretty much the worst as far as reading goes. I haven't really read anything since I finished Storm Front by Jim Butcher, and I finished that on the 17th. I've tried to read. But nothing has really captured my attention. I've started like seven different books, but I wasn't in the mood to read any of them! I think I'm reading The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly right now, but I'm less than fifty pages in so I might change my mind again. Le sigh

So, since my last post, here are things I've read!

fuelled by fiction, fueled by fiction, deceptions, kelley armstrong, you're never weird on the internet, felicia day, jim butcher, storm front, dresden files, harry dresden, the wicked and the divine, it's monday what are you reading

Top Ten Tuesday │ Auto-Buy Authors!

My Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This week's one is pretty tough for me! I like such a wide range of genres that there are more kinds of books that I "auto-buy" than specific authors. I'm also not big into series, so that also limits things! I may not be able to come up with 10, but here we go!

Lumberjanes Vol. 1 │ Review

Fuelled By Fiction Fueled Book Blog Lumberjanes Noelle Stevenson
Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 7th, 2015 by BOOM! Box 

The first volume of Lumberjanes collects the first four issues of this awesome comic series. This series revolves around five besties—Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley. These five ladies are spending the summer at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for  Girls  Hardcore Lady-Types following their field manual and trying to earn their badges! They have many an epic adventure fighting supernatural woodland creatures and going on quests. 

As these hardcore-lady types fight battles and solve riddles, you will have SO MUCH FUN joining them for the ride. 

Top Ten Tuesday │ Most Read Authors

My Most Read Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

I’m honestly not 100% sure of these. I’ve only been on Goodreads for the last couple years so I haven’t always kept the best records. I don’t have the greatest memory…And I’ve read a lot of books. From what I can tell, there are some ties… But, here we go! 

It's Monday! Whatcha Reading? │ August 10th

I haven't read a ton since my last Monday post, but what I have read has been amazing! Here's  the lowdown! I've been pretty busy since my lat update, and the weather has been pretty fickle. I haven't read as much as I would have liked, but as I said, I've read some really great stuff.

After I finished Shopaholic Ties the Knot, I had picked Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. Unfortunately, however, it just wasn't really doing it for me. I don't know if it was the book itself or just my reading mood, but I decided to put it down. Maybe I'll pick it back up another time? I don't know. I really had OD'd on YA though, so I went with some more adult picks. First I read Chimamada Ngozi Adiche's amazing We Should All Be Feminists (5/5). So well written, so many insights. If you haven't read this short book (adapted from a speech, so, really short), you need to! From that gem I moved on to The Invisibles by Cecila Galante (5/5). I received a copy of this book for a blog tour, and boy am I glad I signed up for that one! Read my review here and win a copy (ends 8/8/15)! Next I moved on to Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (5/5). What a beautiful story. I can't believe I waited so long to read it! It's been on my TBR since its release! So good. I then enjoyed the lovely first volume of Thor: Goddess of Thunder (5/5). Frost giants, dark elves, lady heroes...What more can you ask for? Finally, yesterday I finished The Martian (5/5) by Andy Weir! I picked this one up with some birthday money and am I glad I did. I wanted to make sure I read it before the movie comes out and now I just can't wait. COME ON OCTOBER 2ND! 

All of my latest reads have been 5 stars for me on Goodreads! I highly recommend all of them.

Right now I'm currently reading two books. I'm still making my way through the audiobook of Armada by Ernest Cline. I've been listening to music in the car lately rather than the booknot sure why. So I'm still not too to far into it. However, what I have listened to I've really enjoyed! The other thing I'm reading is Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong! I received a copy of this one from Random House Canada and I am SO EXCITED. This is the third book in Armstrong's Cainsville series. I adored the first two books and I can't wait to get more into Deceptions. I've only read the first few pages but I'm loving it already! If you haven't started this series yet, it's a must. Want to know more? check out my review of the first book in the series, Omens.

One I finish these two, I have no idea what I'll feel like reading next. I'm enjoying this foray back into adult fiction so I think I will continue that for the time being. Other than that, who knows! I'll let you know next time what I picked up!

It's Monday, what are YOU reading? 

The Invisibles │ Tour Review & Giveaway[closed]!

Cecilia Galante, The invisibles, Fuelled By fiction, Fueled by Fiction

Cecilia Galante, The invisibles, Fuelled By fiction, Fueled by Fiction

The Invisibles by Cecilia Galante
Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 4th, 2015 by William Morrow Paperbacks
Purchase: [Amazon] [Book Depository]

'We’ll choose to remain invisible. To everyone except each other . . .'

"Thrown together by chance as teenagers at Turning Winds Home for Girls, Nora, Ozzie, Monica, and Grace quickly bond over their troubled pasts and form their own family which they dub The Invisibles. But when tragedy strikes after graduation, Nora is left to deal with the horrifying aftermath alone as the other three girls leave home and don't look back.

"Fourteen years later, Nora is living a quiet, single life working in the local library. She is content to focus on her collection of "first lines" (her favorite opening lines from novels) and her dog, Alice Walker, when out-of-the-blue Ozzie calls her on her thirty-second birthday. But after all these years, Ozzie hasn't called her to wish a happy birthday. Instead, she tells Nora that Grace attempted suicide and is pleading for The Invisibles to convene again. Nora is torn: she is thrilled at the thought of being in touch with her friends, and yet she is hesitant at seeing these women after such a long and silent period of time. Bolstered by her friends at the library, Nora joins The Invisibles in Chicago for a reunion that sets off an extraordinary chain of events that will change each of their lives forever.

"The Invisibles is an unforgettable novel that asks the questions: How much of our pasts define our present selves? And what does it take to let go of some of our most painful wounds and move on?"