Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Bookish Resolutions for 2018
Top Ten Tuesday / January 16, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme originated by The Broke and the Bookish now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week the theme is: Top Ten Bookish Resolutions/Goals When this was announced as a Top Ten Tuesday I was both excited and frustrated. I wanted to post about all my goals RIGHT AWAY in 2018! I’m glad that I took some time to sit on my goals before announcing them, however. Having time to ruminate allowed me to develop stronger, more meaningful goals.  I broke my list up into two sections: 5 reading goals and 5 blogging goals. The number might be a bit intimidating, but I feel like these goals are all shallow enough I can make a dent in them this year. 2018 is going to be one heck of a year for me– so I need to make certain I balance my blogging, reading, and real life! Without further ado…   Top 10 Bookish Resolutions for 2018   2018 Reading Goals Read at least one ARC each month. As you might have seen when I joined State of the ARC, I have a backlog of ARCs (don’t we all?), and I want to prioritize them. In…

Solving for Tsundoku: Making and Breaking Your Goals
Solving for Tsundoku / October 16, 2017

          is a series of posts focused on making peace with the piles. We’ve all done it: We’ve all decided, for some reason or another, that we need to set goals. Goals are the target of our ambitions or efforts; aiming for the desired result. Setting goals are great. They give you long-term vision and short-term motivation. They focus you and help you organize both your time and resources to make the most of those efforts. Goals transform your life from a passive state to an active one; they are a constant reminder of the things which inspire you. I set a TON of goals for 2017 in all aspects of my life. As it relates to Death by Tsundoku, I set both reading challenge goals and blog goals. Why? Reading challenge goals push me to read more outside of my comfort zone. I know that if I don’t try to branch out, I’ll just end up reading the same genres over and over again. While that’s great, it doesn’t help expand my thinking or experiences– which is one of the main reasons I read! 2017 Reading Challenge Goals: Read 110 total books in 2017 Complete the…

2016 Year in Review
About the Blog , Year in Review / January 3, 2017

It’s hard to believe that 2016 has ended and we are into 2017 already! 2016 was a hallmark year for me. In real life, I had some great adventures with my friends and got engaged. In the blog world, well, I created my blog and began my journey to make friends and better understand books. I think it’s only appropriate to do a high-level reflection on the previous year, as well as set some dreams for 2017! Without further ado: Thanks for Goodreads, it’s easy to get some books stats. I used to keep more manual track of my reading, but… well, tracking for the sake of tracking is exhausting. Now I’ll let other systems get stats for me. 🙂 Here are some of the more interesting statistics: 178 books read 48,807 pages read 3 books DNF’d Shortest book: Marvel’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Issue 1 (24 pages) Longest book: Marvel’s Oz Omnibus (1,080 pages) [When I realized how many volumes there were, I went big instead] Average book length: 280 pages Average Rating: 3.5 stars Most Read Genres: Graphic Novels, Memoir, Fantasy Most Read Reading Level: Adult When you read 178 books, there are bound to be quite a…

%d bloggers like this: