Friday Reads! February 5th

It’s the first Friday in February! I cannot believe it’s already been a month since the new year began. Time sure flies, doesn’t it?

Friday Reads

Here’s what I’m reading today and this weekend:

  1. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – I’m about one hundred pages into this. It’s taking me awhile to really get into the story, but I’m getting there. I plan on finishing it this weekend.
  2. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan – This is Book 2 in the Percy Jackson series and I’ve only read Book 1. Since I scored books 1-4 in the Heroes of Olympus series for FREE for my classroom, I decided to get the box set of Percy Jackson and the Olympians for my classroom as well. I want to marathon read these to get to the Heroes of Olympus books that my students think “will TAKE FOREVER TO READ, MISS ROBERTS, OH EM GEE.”

If I finish these, I might just keep going in the Percy Jackson series or I’ll pick something off my shelf I haven’t read yet. We’ll see.

What are you reading this weekend?

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Friday Reads! January 29th

Happy Friday everyone!

Friday Reads

This weekend, I plan to read the following:

  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
    I picked this one up from my local library and I started it the other night, but haven’t read a lot of it. I plan on devouring it this weekend.
  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
    This is a maybe…a big maybe. I’m still not all that excited about this book, but I find myself looking at it quite a bit. I’ve been itching to pick it up. We’ll see how I feel once the time comes.

Books on deck in case the mood doesn’t fit for the above books:

  • Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
    This one has been on my Kindle for awhile…I got it for less than two dollars in a deal, but haven’t read it yet. It’s there when I need it.
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
    This is another that’s been sitting on a shelf for months. I’ve read Gone Girl and Dark Places and loved them both, so I don’t know what I’m waiting for!
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
    Guys. I have no excuses. I’ve been meaning to start this book since July when I won an ARC in a giveaway…Good grief, Kacie. Read the dang book.

What are you reading this weekend?

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Friday Reads! January 22nd

Happy Friday!

It’s finally the end of a long and frustrating week. The impending snowstorm has caused the kids to go wacky at school. I’m more excited about a Friday than I’ve been in a long time.

Here’s what I’m reading this weekend.

Friday Reads

I flew through Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins over the last couple of days and I’ll be reviewing that at the beginning of next week.

I’ve also been reading The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King here and there. It’s a collection of short stories. I’ll read two or three at a time and then move onto another book. I’m currently 38% through the book and I’ve been mini-reviewing each short story as a finish them as status updates. Feel free to check those out if you’re interested.

I need to finish The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. I don’t know why I haven’t been gung-ho about this book. I think it might have something to do with the writing style. Each chapter ends in the middle of some action, and I know it’s supposed to be a cliffhanger, but it’s coming across to me as over-dramatic. I’m only halfway through, so my thoughts could change. I just need to be in the mood to finish it.

Next on my weekend TBR is The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. The only reason I haven’t started this one yet is my love for Stephen King’s short stories. I’m really excited for this one, but I do not know much about it.


I’ve got a lot to read this weekend, but if I somehow tackle ’em all, I’ve got unread books on my shelf to keep me warm during the coming snowstorm.

What are you reading?

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Friday Reads! December 4th

Hello, everyone!

If you are reading this, it is Friday. Hooray!

I’m by myself this weekend so I plan on doing some heavy reading. I pretty much have nothing else to do this weekend except read. I LOVE IT. I have missed these days!

Friday Reads

Here’s what I’m reading:

#1 – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – I’m only about 30 pages into this one, but I hope to finish it pretty quickly.

#2 – Finders Keepers by Stephen King – Once I got into the first book of the series, I BLEW through it and I’m highly anticipating picking this one up. My mom is currently reading our copy from the library…I’m hoping she doesn’t take it with her when she goes out of town tonight…

#3 – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – If she does take Finders Keepers or I somehow finish that one as well, I’ll pick Outlander back up…I read 80 pages of it back in August but then got caught up in something. I have the entire series on my Kindle and I really want to read them!


Day is also the fourth day of my Billy Murray movie marathon. Last night, I watched Caddyshack, one of my favorite movies. Tonight, I’m watching A Very Murray Christmas on Netflix! I’m super excited about it. Here’s my Bill Murray schedule for this weekend:

Friday: A Very Murray Christmas
Saturday: Stripes
Sunday: Ghostbusters


See you next week!

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Weekend Reads | What do you think about Read-A-Thons?

Little League World Series update you didn’t ask for but are getting anyway: Pennsylvania has won the United States championship and will play Japan tomorrow for the world title! (For those of you who don’t know, the oldest kids on these baseball teams are no older than thirteen!) I am excited. GO PENNSYLVANIA!

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I haven’t used this header in a pretty long while. There haven’t been any updates on the Goodreads group since the beginning of July, so we haven’t had any topics! As you can probably tell by reading the title, I’ve made up a topic of my own.

Question of the Week: What is your opinion on Read-a-Thons? Do you participate in any reading marathons or are you strictly opposed?

Kacie’s Answer: I know this is pretty darn obvious because you’ve seen my participation, but I love read-a-thons. I just like the idea of a bunch of people reading for enjoyment at the same time and working towards common goals. 

I especially love reading marathons when I’m feeling slump-ish. When I get on social media, I see an outpouring of booknerd love and it brings such a smile to my face. I immediately get in on the conversation and cheer other readers on and that makes me want to read more myself.

Some people are vehemently against reading marathons, and that’s okay. I can see how setting specific reading goals and challenges can be a little intimidating and also like you’re being forced to read. The reason I love them so much is because I personally don’t feel forced to read. I am a firm believer that no one should consider reading to be a arduous chore. Read because you love to read!

(I feel the need to make a disclaimer because I am a teacher. Read your required reading for school. If you’re supposed to read something, it’s for a reason!)

What do you, oh readers of my blog, think about read-a-thons? Let’s talk about it.

Now, for what I’m reading this weekend.

Weekend Reads!

I’ve got Supernatural re-runs playing in the background and I’m currently reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This is one of my favorite books of the series and I’m reading it for the #BackToHogwarts15 read-along. The goal is to finish the series before it’s time to return to Hogwarts.

I’m currently getting it done with the help of cuddles from this guy.

I’m dogsitting for my brother this weekend! This is Xander and he’s my buddy.

I’m going to get back to reading, so I will see you soon!

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Weekend Reads | July 31

Before you say anything, I know that today is actually the first of August and not the last day of July as the title of this post suggests. I just have two posts already on Fridays so I’m doing Weekend Reads on Saturdays.

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Weekend Reads is a blog/YouTube vlog group in which we answer a different question every week when we let you know what we’re reading.


This weekend, I’m going back up to the mountains. I have no idea how much reading I’ll get done because this weekend will be a little different than usual. My uncle’s bandmate is coming this weekend and bringing his six year old niece and from what I’ve heard, she’s a little pistol.

I’m planning on at least finishing Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. This was on my list last weekend, but I had a migraine for most of the weekend and just didn’t feel like reading. Since then, I’ve read one of the Harry Potter books in an attempt to get out of a reading slump, so I’m ready to catch up on some Celaena Sardothien.

I’m also taking We Were Liars by E. Lockhart with me. If I finish the book or am still slumpy while reading Heir of Fire, I’ll read this YA contemporary to mix things up.

Question of the Week

What is your favorite thing about blogging/booktubing?

SO MANY THINGS. BUT MOSTLY YOU GUYS.

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I think what I love most is being able to talk about the books I’m reading. Unless there is a new Stephen King or George R.R. Martin book out, Mom and I don’t discuss books as much as we used to. She’ll make recommendations to me, but that’s about it. Also, since my sister doesn’t live here anymore, we are not constantly swapping books and talking about them.

That’s why I love the internet. You guys read the same books as I do! You guys want to talk about the same aspects as I do!

I love you guys.


What’s your favorite part of blogging/booktubing?

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you soon for a July wrap-up post!

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Weekend Reads | July 24

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I’m so glad it’s the weekend.

If you’re reading this, that means that I am up in the mountains somewhere. Maybe I’m in a kayak, maybe I’m on the porch with my book, or maybe I’m even watching a bear walk through the backyard. All of this has happened before. Just know that I am away from my keyboard and this post is scheduled.

Time traveling is fun!

I might post some pictures of my weekend getaway. Feel free to check those out on my Instagram!

Here’s what I’m reading this weekend.

1. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

I picked this up from my local library, but haven’t really had the chance to read it. I got sucked into Black by Ted Dekker for a few days, but I’m really excited to crack this Throne of Glass novel open. I really enjoyed Crown of Midnight and I hear the third one is even better. I’ll start this one on Friday evening while I’m in the car.

When I finish this novel (if I finish this novel), I’ll be bringing a back up book along.

2. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

I’ve read Gone Girl and Dark Places and I loved both of them, so I’m really excited about this book. I don’t really know much about it, but if it’s anything like her other books, it’ll be a page-turner for me.

If I finish both books, I need to get out of the house more. We’ll see how the weekend goes.

Question of the Week

I recently joined another group on Goodreads called “Weekend Reads.” It’s a blog/YouTube vlog group in which we answer a different question every week when we let you know what we’re reading.

This week, the question is:

Christmas in July! What are some pre-orders/new releases you’re looking forward to for the remainder of the year?

This was a recent topic for Top 5 Wednesday, but that’s alright.

I’m getting really excited for The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. I actually didn’t really know about this book until the aforementioned Top 5 Wednesday. This novel is about the best friend of the local hero of the city. He’s just a normal guy trying to live a normal life while his best friend has to save the world. I really like the premise of this novel because I like to think about what it’s like to be the side character! It is expected to be released on August 27, 2015.


See you when I get back!

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