Saturday, December 31, 2016

First Book of the Year 2017

I realize that this is early, but due to the fact that I don't know how long I'll be sleeping for or what condition I will be in once I do wake up, I figure I will get it out of the way now.

So for my first book of the year, I will be reading Winter Storm by Elin Hilderbrand.  I tried to read it last New Year's, but due to working late on New Year's Eve, I was bone tired when I woke up. And so no reading didn't happen that day.

So I hope you all have a wonderful new year and happy reading!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Bout of Books 18

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

I enjoy this read-a-thon and I hope that you will be able to join me.

Here are the books that I hope to read during the read-a-thon:

• Outlander by Diana Galbadon
• The Nest by Cythnia D'Aprix Sweeney
• Dietland by Sarai Walker

I don't know what else I am going to read, but these are the ones that I am going to concentrate on.

10th Canadian Book Challenge

Am joining this a little later than I was hoping to.  But this is my starting post for the challenge and where I will post my links.

If you wish to join, you can find the site here:

2017 Reading Plans

I can hardly believe it, but the year once again is at a close and plans for the coming year are being made, at least some plans.  I have some reading plans and non-reading plans, but I won't bore you with the non-reading plans because they are the usual one that most people make.

So I will let you know of the reading plans that I have.

Here is what I plan to do reading wise:

  • try to read more diversely and read more authors that are non-white
  • read outside of my usual genres.
  • read the books that are taking up space in my bedroom and other places
  • donate books that I know I am not going to read
  • if I take out books from the library, if I haven't opened up the book in the 2-3 weeks that I have had it, I will take it back
  • try to focus on one or two books at time.  I find that if I have more than 2 books going on, I seem to lose focus on one of them and it becomes hard to get back into that book.
  • be more willing to not finish a book that I am not getting or is not gelling with.
  • post reviews on blog again.  I stopped because it just got too much work to catch up with my reviews and my reading also slowed down.
I do have a couple of reading challenges that I will be taking part in, but am humming and hawing on a couple of others.  The ones that I have committed to are Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge and Litsy's A to Z challenge.

My aim is to read 50 books and about 20,000 pages.

Hope you have a wonderful New Year.
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