Good evening everyone! I hope you’re doing well. I know that right now is a tough time for everyone, so make sure you’re not only checking in with the people you know, but that you’re also checking in with the people you’re comfortable with.
I personally am doing fine. I’m stressed out because I work retail, but I’m also making sure to stay strong and continue to show people that it’s going to be alright.
Other than that I’ve been fairly sick over the weekend. I was hoping that it was good news, but as always, it wasn’t. But I’ll be fine. I just need to take a nice hot shower today after my boy leaves to go with his grandma.
That being said, it’s Tag Tuesday, so let’s do the Totally Didn’t Book Tag.
Good evening everyone! I’m posting this late once again and I’m sorry for that! But it’s here. I’m going to hopefully get myself back on track. My son has been sick all week and I have been trying to make him feel better.
Thankfully, he is feeling a bit better. He slept all day yesterday and then ended up getting sick today because he hadn’t eaten much yesterday. I think it was all growth stuff for him.
But anyway, let’s do the Coffee Book Tag because I love me some coffee!
Good morning everyone! Happy Tag Tuesday! I hope your Monday was swell and that you continue to have a good week.
Today I’m going to be doing the ARC Book Tag since it is day 2 of ARCathon currently! Check out my Instagram to stay up to date on my progress since I do write these posts ahead of time, I can’t update you here as I go.
Good morning everyone! It’s time for a tag. I started writing the emotional post but I just decided to scrap it for now. I couldn’t get my thoughts straight so let’s just do a tag!
Its the first Tuesday of the year so let’s start up a new Tag Tuesday round! So round one, let’s talk 2020 goals.
This tag was created by Bookables back in 2017 for 2018. So let’s just get into it!
How many books are you planning to read in 2020?
I would love to read 100 books not counting graphic novels or manga. I’m currently at one.
Name 5 books that you didn’t get to this year but want to make a priority in 2020
So, off the top of my head: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff, Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller, Renegades by Marissa Meyer, Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy, and Perfectly Messy by Lizzy Charles.
What genre do you want to read more of?
So, I have two and one of them might be surprising. But first, make sure you all stick around and follow my blog because I am making a priority this year reading some genres and tropes I may not have tried before to see if it’s something I like.
The first one is poetry collections and books told in prose. And another is sci-fi. Yup. Your girl who doesn’t like sci-fi is going to try to read more.
Name 3 non book related goals for 2020
I want to start doing yoga more, graduate and at least start an internship, and be more positive.
What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?
American Psycho and The Great Gatsby. Both of these books have been on my shelves the longest unread. I need to get to finishing American Psycho and reading The Great Gatsby.
One word that your hoping 2020 will be
Grand. And I don’t mean extravagant. I just want positivity and happiness in my 2020. Cutting out the negativity and building new relationships that are more positive. Judging by how 2020 has been going so far, I don’t know how well this will work.
Good morning everyone! I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season. Today I’m going to be doing the I Should Have Read That Book Tag.
I saw this originally on Lala’s Book Reviews and you can check out their post here.
Here are the rules: • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post • Link to the creator’s blog (booksnest.co.uk) in your post • Answer the questions below • Tag 10 others to take part • ENJOY THE TAG!
Before getting into this, please make sure to follow me on Instagram (linked in the photo below). I stay more up to date there with my reading and life stuff there. So if something happens and I can’t get a post up, you’ll know there first. So please follow! I’ll be eternally grateful.
A book that A certain friend is always telling you to read
This is actually a tough one. There aren’t really too many books that are frequently recommended to me that I haven’t read. At least not that I can remember. The only one is a series my brother tells me I need to read, but I don’t remember the name and I’m pretty sure we both know I’ll never read it.
A book thats been on your tbr forever and yet you still havent picked it Up
There are so many, but the one that I think has been on there the longest would be The Great Gatsby. I keep wanting to read it and I think 2020 would be the perfect year for that. Anyone interested in a group/buddy read? Message me on Instagram!
A book in a series you’ve started but haven’t gotten around to finishing Yet
Two Dark Reigns. I don’t remember what happened in the bit that I read so I’ll have to restart it. But I do want to finish that series sooner rather than later.
A classic YOU’VE always liked the sound of, but never actually read
I was going to say The Scarlet Letter, but I read a manga classic version of that. So I’m going to have to go with Fahrenheit 451. I’m so interested in reading that book, but holy crap I really don’t like classics so I keep putting it off. Maybe another buddy read?
A Popular book that it seems everyone but you have read
Nevernight. I know that not everyone has read this, but so many of my friends have and I just need to get to it!
Also, honorable mention to A Darker Shade of Magic. I listened to it, but literally don’t remember anything past the beginning world building. Sooooo.. yeah.
A book that inspired a film/Tv adaptation that you really love, but you haven’t read it yet
A lot of the anime I’ve seen are like this. Death Note, Ouran High School Host Club, and loads more I can’t think of right now. I would really like to get to finishing reading this manga so I can get more of these characters and these stories. Especially since I’ve heard Death Note goes more into some characters at the end that the anime seemed to mostly gloss over.
A book you see all over instagram but HAVEN’T picked up yet
Renegades. One Day in December. American Royals. The list goes on.
So that’s it for this one! It was quick. I’m going to be breaking the rules and not officially tagging anyone because even though I have been blogging for a while now, I feel like I still don’t have my footing. Especially with making friends with people who are willing to be tagged. I have a few but yeah.
If you’re reading this, count yourself as tagged. You’re welcome.
Thanks so much for joining me and I do hope to see you all in the next one! Bye!
Good afternoon everyone! I had a completely different idea for today but decided to push it aside in favor of this one that I saw on Lala’s Book Reviews.
They did a collection of a bunch of Christmas tags, but I’m only doing one of them. So make sure to check out their original post to see the rest!
Naughty or Nice Book Tag
• Tag & link the person who tagged you. • Tag and link Jenniely’s original post, for she’d love to read everyone’s answers! • Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done. • Tally up how naughty or nice you are! • Tag another 10 people.
Received an ARC and not reviewed it
Yup. I’m pretty sure anyone who has been reviewing books and receiving books to review has done this. If I’m reading a book that I’m not liking because it’s not a genre or trope I enjoy, I DNF it and won’t review it. I choose to do this because I don’t think it’s fair of me to give a book a poor review when it’s something I don’t normally enjoy to begin with.
Why do I choose to accept them then? Sometimes I don’t realize until after I’ve accepted them that it has elements that I don’t like. Other times, I like to give them a chance. I have enjoyed books with elements I don’t like or in genres I don’t like. I don’t do it often, but I’m not going to penalize a book because of this.
Have less than 60% feedback ration on Netgalley
My feedback ratio is 80% right now. And it’s only that because I got 2 books today to review that I obviously haven’t read. I have a few backlist that I plan on prioritizing early next year.
Read a book on GoodReads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did).
Folded down the page of a book
So I’m saying no, but I’m sure I’ve done this as a kid. But since getting back into reading after my fall out from it, I have not. I have too many bookmarks to be doing that.
Accidentally spilled on a book
I’m usually reading while at work on my lunch break. So yes. I’ve spilled stuff on my books. I feel no shame.
DNFed a book this year
Yuppppp! Ain’t nobody got time to hate read.
Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Barnes and Noble has this collection of classics that’s just GORGEOUS. I have a few and I have no intention of ever touching them.
Read while you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)
That’s every time I’m reading. I am always supposed to be doing something else. Homework, blogging, cleaning, etc.
Skim read a book
Not a whole book, but parts of books yes. Literally anytime something dramatic is happening or any sex scenes. Dramatic stuff I wanna see how it plays out quicker. Sex scenes are not my jam. So I skim them most of the time. Unless I want the goods myself. Then I don’t. 😉
Completely missed your Goodreads goal
Not yet. I’m a bit behind, but I’m going to read some manga or something to catch up 😂
Borrowed a book and not returned it to the library
Again, I have as a kid but that’s my moms fault not mine because I was too young to go there myself. Other than that, I suck and don’t go to the library. Goals for 2020. I swear.
Broke a book buying ban
I’ve stopped setting them. I do better when not on a ban.
Started a review, let it for ages then forgot what the book was about
Written in a book you were reading
Yes. I want to do it more but I also only want to in books I plan on keeping soooo…
Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads
So, since finding Bookly, I’ve stopped using Goodreads as much. GoodReads is more organized for seeing the books I’ve read and kinda when, but I just don’t find myself updating there as much anymore. I was to check out LibraryThing again and try that.
Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend
Borrowed it when I was younger but still have it and haven’t returned it. We don’t talk anymore though so…
Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book
Yup. Someone at my work is reading Stalking Jack the Ripper and I avoid mentioning it because I don’t want her asking to borrow the next books. They are my babies.
Broke the spine of someone else’s book
I don’t borrow books from people so I don’t have to worry about that.
Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged
Let’s move on 🙈
Sat on a book accidentally
Again, moving on 😂
15/20 Wellll…. moving on!
So that’s it for this one. I meant to have this post going up yesterday, but I didn’t end up posting it.
Thanks so much for joining me and continue reading for the “task of the post” where I give you and myself a task to complete before the next post that helps to organize our lives and get our crap together.
GYLT (Get Your Life Together)
Let’s check in with the task I gave you Monday. The task was to set a 6 month goal for yourself. If you didn’t see that post, then feel free to take a minute to do it now. Set one goal or set several. It’s all up to you.
Mine is to graduate from college, start an internship, and declutter my home.
So these things are all doable. I’m supposed to be graduating in May/June and I want to start an internship before then.
Today’s task is to take those 6 month goals and make a checklist. For example, for graduating I need to:
Take and pass ____ classes
Apply to graduate
Plan days better so I can do well in my classes without stressing out
Those are the few things I need to do before I graduate. I’m going to do the same for the rest of my goals and I’ll see you all for another check in on Thursday the 19th to continue. During that post, I’ll also be sharing my 2020 5 Star Predictions.
Thanks so much for joining me. I’ll see you all then! Make sure to like and comment with your goals!
Good morning all! Today I’m going to be doing the TBR & Unread Book Tag. I felt like this tag was perfect to do right now because I just update my GoodReads with (most of) my unread books! Mainly because I reorganized my shelves.
Remember that if you want to buy any of these books (to hopefully buddy read with me), click on the cover of the book. That will bring you to Amazon through my Associate’s link and I’ll make a small profit off your purchase to help me get more books!
So, this tag was created by Danni Darling on YouTube back in 2015.
So, let’s just get into this tag.
How many unread and read books do you have?
Um, I feel attacked? I don’t know the exact number because I didn’t get all my unread and I didn’t get update my read, but my GoodReads says 298 owned total and 185 unread owned. So math that. And I know just by looking that I’ve unhauled some and read some. Either way, I have way more unread.
The book that has sat on your shelf the longest?
I went all the way back to the beginning of when I started posting on Instagram and found my first complete TBR photo. This one, The Great Gatsby and American Psycho are the only ones that I’ve kept and haven’t read. But I started the other two so I’m choosing this one.
Number 1 book on your TBR that you want to read but haven’t got around to yet?
This book is so high on my TBR right now that I just can’t express how badly I want to read it. I can’t wait.
A book you want to read more than anything but don’t own yet?
So, for this, I couldn’t choose just one. I want to catch up on JA Low’s books. I have the second book in the Dirty Texas series, Suddenly Together, but I haven’t read it yet. But I need to read the rest of these! I feel like I can’t call myself a true fan without having read the rest of these.
A book you don’t remember buying but haven’t read yet?
So, I buy a lot of books from BookOutlet, well I used to. I don’t so much anymore. But I used to and that always ended up with me getting books I don’t remember getting. And like all of the books on my Kindle or iBooks that are not ARCs. I have a problem when it comes to free eBooks. Oops. But I can’t think of any off the top of my head or scrolling through that I don’t remember buying.
A book you have that you don’t think you’ll get around to reading buy haven’t gotten rid of yet?
I have a special shelf for those books. That’s where I keep my Stephen King (which I’m gradually working on), Game of Thrones, mass markets, and other random books that I just don’t think I’ll get to or don’t want to show off.
A book you feel guilty for not reading yet?
All my classics. I’m an English major. I should have at least have read these for school?! But I haven’t. Soooooo…
A book or series you heard about non-stop but have no interest in reading?
The best answer I can give for this one is Berserk or any, like, action manga. If there’s no romance, I don’t really want it. Unless it’s gonna break my heart. Then I do. But I try to give any book a chance, and let’s be real, I give into the hype way too easily.
Okay! That’s it for this one. I hope you enjoyed.
Comment down below with your highest anticipated TBR read!