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Random Reads(7): The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

Random Reads

Hey guys! It’s time for Random Reads. Yay! I don’t know about you, but each month I get to pick the next book I get so excited. It’s like unwrapping a present. lol Last month I picked and read The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. You can see my review for it here.

In short, Random Reads is a meme where we pick a random book from our shelf to read within the month. I’m on Goodreads so I’m using a combination of the sorting feature and Random.org to pick the book I’m going to read.

Want to join in on Random Reads?

It’s easy…

  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 many ever books are on your to-read shelf.
  3. Scroll down to the book matching the number Random.org picks.
  4. Link up to your Random Reads post (below).
  5. Read and be merry. :)

If you’re not on Goodreads just pick a random book from your list in whatever way you want to do it. You can use the method I used above or even just close your eyes and point randomly at a book on your bookshelf if you want (spin the bottle style). lol


Now onto this month’s Random Read! This month Random.org chose…

June 2012 Random Reads - The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

#188 on my to-read list, The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab, and it’s been on my to-read list since August 2, 2011, so not quite a year yet, but getting there!

It’s amazing how quickly things get to the bottom of your to-read list. I remember adding this to my list after seeing it all around the book blog community just before and just after it came out, and I told myself I really needed to read it soon since everyone seemed to be liking it. Then, before you know it I’ve forgotten about it and it’s been almost a year since it’s been on my list.

That’s why I love Random Reads though. It’s not about reading books you never wanted to read, but reading books that got drowned out in the spotlight of newer books until eventually they get pushed so far down your list, that you forget about them. If you feel like that happens to you a lot, then I hope you’ll join in. I know we all have a lot of ARCs and other books we have to and want to read. But donate your time to one book in need a month. That’s it! Just one, and maybe one of these days you’ll be so caught up on your list that you’ll just have new releases and new older finds to read. Probably not, but here’s to dreaming, right? ;)

Anyways…I’ve put it on hold at my library and will read it soon!

Random Reads Buttons

Here is the meme button you can use and it’s copy/paste code:

Random Reads

Or you can use the longer “banner” version I used in this post instead:

Random Reads

Link to Your Random Reads Meme

25 Responses to Random Reads(7): The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

  1. Lauren@THCW says:

    I just won a copy of this book, and it came in the mail this week! So I'm excited to get to it sometime SOON. I tend to prioritize books I own over library books, because I hate when someone comes over and looks at my books and asks if one is good, then I have to respond, "Oh…I don't know…I haven't read it." And I feel like a moron. [she says with over a dozen books sitting on the shelf I own and haven't read yet.]

    I hope you like it! Sounds like a neat meme :-) Maybe I'll try it out next month!

  2. Last year I wanted to read this one so badly… but then… somehow I got sidetracked and ended up not reading it! I love this Feature and every time I see it I think it would be fun joining!
    My recent post My Friday Love {60}

    • haha Same here exactly. …and thank you! You should join in. It helps a lot to cut into your pile. Most of the books I've picked so far I've ended up really enjoying too. I think that's just luck though, but still. lol

  3. Veronica says:

    I remember seeing this book around Goodreads. I hope you enjoy it.
    My recent post Random Reads #7

  4. Mackenzie says:

    This one has been on my TBR forever! Well, at least it feels that way :P Great pick! I hope you enjoy it :)

    All the best ♥
    Mackenzie
    My recent post Random Reads (June 2012)

  5. Hanna says:

    Oh, I've heard great things about The Near Witch, good luck!

    Random.org never seems to want to pick fiction for me – I've had a graphic novel and two non-fiction now :) I love this meme though, I get so excited when it's time to make a selection.
    My recent post Random Reads #3: Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine

  6. Imagine that, having a to read shelf that only has new finds on it… I'm gonna cling to that dream! :)

  7. Romi Foster says:

    I've heard a lot about this one- I love the cover! I hope you enjoy it!
    Romi.x

  8. Jenn@Owl Read It says:

    I've actually been wantingto read that one, I hope you enjoy it! I love this feature :)

  9. Camilla P. says:

    Seems pretty interesting! :) I'll wait your review for a "insight view" of it and then maybe add it to my endless wishlist!
    My recent post Chi Cerca… Trova! (#2)

  10. Tien says:

    G'day! This is an awesome idea! I'm sooo joining in. Anything to help me trim those TBR.

    Cheers,
    Tien
    My recent post The Making of (+Giveaway): Beaded Bookmarks

  11. Gaby says:

    Great pick this month! Hope you enjoy it. :P

  12. BornBookish says:

    This is my first month participating in Random Reads and I'm so excited!! The book I got was Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, I can't wait to start reading!

  13. I hope this is a good one! I think I'll participate this month since it's still early. Great feature!!
    My recent post Armchair BEA 2012 – Introductions First!

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  15. Andrea says:

    This is such a great meme! I saw a few of the bloggers I follow were participating last month, and I just knew I had to start participating in June!

    I've heard that The Near Witch is really good – I hope you enjoy it! ;)
    My recent post Random Reads – June 2012

  16. FABR Steph says:

    Bravo for coming up with such a wonderfully fun approach for picking a book. I have so many books on my TBR and often times the hardest thing is to make the big decision. I will have to jump on board.
    My recent post At Home With Harper Lee

  17. herding cats says:

    A little late adding in this month but got it up :) Haven't seen this one before. Glad you got one you wanted to read and just got lost along the way!
    My recent post June Random Read!

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  19. This is such a fun idea! I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog today :)
    My recent post Random Reads June #1

  20. This was such a great book, so you should be lucky that the random picker choose this one for you! I liked it very much :) and there is also a free sequel on the internet about Cole!
    My recent post Review 28. Carrie Ryan – The dead-tossed waves.

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  23. Cayla says:

    This sounds interesting! I'll try it it :)
    My recent post Review: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

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