Reading and Justified

I’m behind on my reading. That’s nothing new, and I doubt I’m wrong when I say most of you are struggling to tame your TBRs. With me, it’s NetGalley ARCs. I’ve gotten the number down from what it was, but back in November it was at an all time high. Because of the deadline for those ARCs, I’m behind on reading friends’ books and others I’ve bought (I’m talking sequels of novels that gutted me with their cliffhangers). Since I turned in the sequel to Subject A36 I’ve had more reading time, and I listen to what I can on Alexa and finally seem to be making some headway. If I can make my March deadlines for ARCs, I’ll be in a much better place. I decided maybe I can fit in a chapter per day with some of those sequels waiting for me – at least it’s something. All things considered, there are worse addictions to have, right?

The TV show Justified starring Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins is one of my all time favs. The writing is a cut above anything else you’ll find and the acting superb (even Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 97% and they never seem to like anything). The series wrapped in 2015, but hubby and I have the DVDs and have watched it through at least a couple more times. Last week we were ecstatic to learn it’s returning! It’s a different town and situation, but Olyphant will be back as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. No confirmation yet on any of the other cast returning, but we’re hoping some will pop up.

That’s it for me – have a great week!

39 thoughts on “Reading and Justified

        1. Also, I´m reading War and Peace, one chapter a day. That is how I plan to do the long intimidating books that I really want to read. Of course, I would have to live at least another 100 years to read all of them that way! But maybe I can make a dent.

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    1. The one chapter a day idea popped in my head yesterday when I was staring at a book on my shelf I had on preorder for nearly a year – and still haven’t read it.

      Justified is a show I think you’d enjoy, Staci. Might be worth checking it out.

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  1. Somehow, I missed out on the Justified show and I intend to remedy that. I had heard there would be a new season and folks seem excited. I don’t think any of us will ever “tame” our TBR piles. 🙂 It’s okay. I just pick up a new book as soon as I finish one. What adventures they all hold! I just finished reading “Layla” by Colleen Hoover and I’m still in shock over that one! I’ll be sharing my review later this week.

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    1. I hope you can finish Justified before the new one starts. I predict you’ll be just as hooked as we were, Jan. I’ve never read any Hoover books, but I see such good reviews for them. I’ll make sure to stop by this week for yours.

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    1. Same here, Gwen. Seems like I’m constantly reading – that’s what hubby says, lol, – but don’t think I’ll ever get caught up. I need to quit requesting so many ARCs and read from my own list for a while. Hope you get a chance to check out Justified!

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  2. Keeping up with reading is hard, Teri, and a little delay can fatten that TBR pile up quick. But writing is a great excuse! Thanks for the tip on Justified. I haven’t seen that one and we’re looking for a show to start on. It sounds well worth it. 🙂

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    1. My TBR pile is going to pop if I don’t defatten (just made up a word) it, lol. I really think you’ll like Justified, Diana. Knowing it’s coming back makes me want to start it from the beginning again.

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  3. Victoria Zigler

    Good luck with the to-read pile. Every time I finish a book, I swear I end up adding at least two more to my to-read list. I finished one last night, and added about a dozen new ones to my list. It would be so much easier to get through all these books if I didn’t need sleep. Like I always say: so many books, so little time. But I keep reading a little each day – and a lot on those days I can do so – and in that way I’ll at least be able to say I tried to read all the books. And, hey, at least I’m enjoying the act of reading, which is the main thing at the end of the day, right?

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    1. And I always enjoy the reading, Tori – excellent point. There’s always the security in knowing I’ll never run out of books also, lol. You’re right about sleep – just think how much more I could accomplish.

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  4. Good luck with the to-read pile! I have stopped looking at deadlines unless it’s a tour review or something I have promised. There is already too many books to read and I would like to have fun relaxing reading time than pressuring myself and ruin the enjoyment. It’s the reason I sign up less and less for tour and have closed review requests emails for almost a year now.

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  5. I love Olyphant’s acting but haven’t seen Justified, I’ll have to look it up. I’m with you on TBR’s and decided to cut back my Netgalley requests so I could devote more time to the books I’ve been aching to read 🙂

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    1. At one point I had over 30, but I’m down to the low 20s now. Twelve are due in March, so once I’m over that hump things should settle down. As long as I don’t go on a requesting spree!

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