Monday, 2 January 2017

Bout of Books 18 Goals & Updates

Let's do this!

Time Devoted to Reading
I'm going to be reading as much as I can throughout the week, keeping in mind that I'll be working a few days and be doing other "life" stuff as well.

My Goals
  • Read 700 pages (or 100 pages/day)
  • Keep up with daily updates
  • Have fun!

Books to Read
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
  • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. #1 by Hiromu Arakawa

Updates

Monday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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Sunday, 1 January 2017

Bout of Books 18 is here!

Bout of Books

Hello everyone! It is, once again, time for yet another Bout of Books read-a-thon! This will be my fifth time participating and I am just as excited as I was the first time! This read-a-thon has become one of my absolute favourites over the past few years and I particularly love doing it during its January session, as I find it's a great way to start off a new year.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Bout of Books, here's a quick note from the lovely people who run it:

"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 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 
- From the Bout of Books team"

This year I'm going to be doing things quite a bit differently. My goals aren't going to be nearly as ambitious and I'm also just going to do one, big update post instead of a separate one for each day, as I've never seemed to keep up with posting daily updates throughout the entire week in the past. Hopefully this will allow me to finally make it through all 7 days. ;]

And... that's it for now, I suppose. I'll be back with my goals and update post tomorrow though, so keep an eye out for that. And I hope, for all of you also participating, that you have a good week, full of lots of reading and fun. :)

Happy read-a-thoning everyone!

2017: New year, new goals!

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year's. I am super excited for the start of this new year, as I see it as an opportunity to start fresh with new ideas and goals in mind. 2016 was, honestly, a terrible reading, writing, and blogging year for me, so I'm hoping to change all of that this year.

At this point I don't have any definite plans or goals in mind. I'm just hoping to read and write more regularly. Once I start to do that I may make a sort of schedule or timeline for things, such as posting 2 or 3 times a week on here and reading at least one book and one graphic novel/manga a week. (Ideally this will happen by the end of January, but I don't want to put too much pressure on myself too early, as I've come to realize that doing so often just puts me off of whatever I'm trying to accomplish. :/)

I'm not exactly sure what specific types of things I'll be posting about at this point either, though obviously I'll have some book reviews up every so often, at the very least. I'd also like to try to get back into doing some of the more popular weekly memes, like Top Ten Tuesday, and blogging all the read-a-thons I take part in. I've always really enjoyed writing up posts for the more fun, community-oriented things, so I'm hoping it won't be that hard for me to start writing up posts for them again. There's of course more general bookish and life stuff I could write about too, but I'd like to get back into blogging more fully before I even attempt to add those types of posts to my "line up". ;)

Other than that, I hope you are all looking forward to this new year as much as I am, and have lots of awesome and exciting things planned! Feel free to leave me a comment letting me know said "things" if you do, and I'll talk to you all again soon!