Random Reads #7 :: November 2013


Random Reads is a monthly meme hosted by Sarah at I’m Loving Books. This feature is to get us reading a random book within the month that is in our TBR stack.

It’s been a month or so since I’ve participated in Random Reads. This is because I haven’t been doing a lot of reading of late, and was two Random Reads picks behind, so I decided to forgo Random Reads in October in order to get the two books I’d already chosen and hadn’t read finished. In the end, I ultimately decided to DNF Her Highness, the Traitor, as I just really wasn’t feeling the story and duel narrations, and after devoting almost two months to it and only getting 100 pages in, figured it wasn’t much of a loss. I fared much better with The Smoke Thief by Shana Abe [review], which I thoroughly enjoyed and would definitely recommend, particularly to fans of historical paranormal romances.

Interested in participating in Random Reads? Here are the (super easy) directions:

  1. If you’re on Goodreads, enable sorting to your to-read shelf (you should see numbers next to each book now).
  2. Go to random.org and type in the Min as 1 and the Max as how ever many books are on your to-read shelf.
  3. Scroll down to the book matching the number random.org picks.
  4. Post and link up.
  5. Read and be merry.

Random.org selected #12 (out of 964) this month, which is:

randomreads7I am actually really excited to give this one a read! It’s sort of a classic, particularly for lovers of fairy tales (I consider myself firmly in that camp), and has been on my to-read list since January 3, 2012, which was the day I joined Goodreads. Plus it’s short – only 240 pages – so shouldn’t take too much time to read, which is definitely a bonus considering my stupidly busy schedule!

Are you participating in Random Reads? What are you reading this month? Please link me!


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6 Responses to Random Reads #7 :: November 2013

  1. Kala says:

    this is so cool, I have almost a 1000 books on my kindle and can never choose what to read nxt, this is a perfect solution!

  2. Quinn says:

    Merin, Merin, Merin, Ella Enchanted is so good! It’s really not like the movie, and it’s just freaking awesome! It was the first fairytale retelling I ever read. I hope you like it.

  3. Aly P says:

    Fairytale! I saw the movie and it was great! Hope the book is as good.
    Have fun reading it

  4. Ella Enchanted is my favorite fairy-tale retelling EVER. Like you, I consider myself to be a lover of fairy tales, so I’ve read a lot of retellings/reimaginings over the years. I first read this back when I was in middle school and it’s continued to resonate with me since then. I hope you end up loving it, Merin!

  5. Ella was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. It’s such a great read!! :) Hope you enjoyed it!

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