Musing Mondays – November 14th, 2016

Musing Mondays is a weekly theme hosted by the lovely MizB @ Books and a Beat, that asks you to answer one of the prompt questions and that week’s random question.


  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) this past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: How has your reading changed in the last 10 years?

I can’t wait to get a copy of…


Scythe (Scythe, #1) by Neal Shusterman

I actually just preordered this beauty last night from Barnes & Noble. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know how I rebelled against the system and placed two separate orders so I could use both of my discount coupons that expired today. Yes, I am just that good. Ever since I heard about this book a couple of months ago, I have been anxiously awaiting its release date. I mean, read just read that synopsis and tell me you aren’t obsessed!

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices, and—despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation—they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do.

Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.

See? You’re obsessed now too, right?!

 How has your reading changed in the last 10 years?

That’s actually a really good question. I don’t really know if my reading habits have changed any. I think the only noticeable change is that now that I’m blogging, I tend to read a lot more hyped and popular novels than I used to. I used to just browse the bookstore and pick up whatever struck my fancy. Now, while I still do that to a certain extent, I also make sure to grab new releases. Oddly enough, I also read a lot more YA novels than I did. I used to read a fairly even mix of YA and general/literary fiction, but blogging has pushed some of my general fiction to the wayside. Weird, right? But I’ve been grabbing a lot more GF novels recently so expect to see more reviews of those in the future.

What books can you not wait to get a copy of? New or upcoming releases, maybe some oldies? Is Scythe on your TBR? How has your reading changed in the last 10 years? Leave a link to your Musing Monday in the comments below!

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4 thoughts on “Musing Mondays – November 14th, 2016”

  1. Well I never had a chance to read an ARC before I started blogging this year so that’s a big change. I read books ‘at random’, read a few blurbs in the book store and just picked a book. Now I know every title and author there is and I know in advance which one I still would love to read.

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