Non-bookish Post #11: New year, goals, and a birthday…

It’s been a couple of months since I wrote a post like this, but I figured with the new year and a birthday, it was time! I’m trying to be better at “life updates,” so y’all don’t feel like you’re getting repetitive content but sometimes that can’t be helped. (After all, I do love me a good book blog meme. 😛 )

sailor moon sweat drop

So… here we go! (And this post may not be completely non-bookish but… I’ll try!)

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T5W: Most Disappointing Reads of 2018

I don’t normally discuss books I dislike. Half the time I can’t even remember what they are because I just push them out of my mind (lol) to make room for other books. So truthfully, trying to even think of disappointing reads was a bit of a struggle, and thank Goodreads for helping me.

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog meme hosted over on Goodreads. You can check out the topics here.

Most of these books I rated 2 stars or less, though there is one exception…

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Review: “Lady Midnight” by Cassandra Clare

After Queen of Air and Darkness released, I figured it was high time I read Lady Midnight so I could see what all the fuss was about. Truthfully, the Shadowhunter books have been a hit or miss with me. The Mortal Instruments isn’t my favorite; I much prefer The Infernal Devices. So to say I was going into my reading of LM with hesitation would a bit of an understatement.

really want to look this series, and after reading the first book, I can say it looks quite promising. 🙂

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WWW Wednesday #10

One of my goals for 2019 is to be a little better about writing content for my blog. It’s a good goal to achieve, but also one I’m hesitant about because I really ran out of steam toward the end of 2018. I hope that since I’ve decided on a reading goal of 50 this year, I won’t feel so strained or push to create content I’m not happy with, or that just feel repetitive.

Anywho! That’s not what you can for, right? 😉

WWW Wednesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. In this post I will answer the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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ARC Review: “The Gilded Wolves” by Roshani Chokshi

Holy smokes! This was the absolute perfect read going into 2019! I did have some hesitation since I didn’t care much for Chokshi’s previous series (TSTQ was a 3.5 rating while ACOW sat at 3), but I went into The Gilded Wolves with an open mind. It’s historical fantasy set in freakin’ 1889 Paris of all places! Let me tell you, this book didn’t disappoint at all!

Thank you to NetGalley and Wednesday Books for giving me a free, digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Top 10 Tuesday: Best Books I Read in 2018

 

Happy New Year! It’s officially 2019! How wild!

I always feel nostalgic looking back at the previous year, even more so since I feel like a lot happened in my personal life, too. Husband and I bought a house, I got a new job, I became an aunt for the third time (but my first nephew!)… So yeah. 🙂 Anyway, that’s not why y’all came here is it? To read about how sappy I am! lol

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Check out the topics for each week here.

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ARC Review: “Empress of All Seasons” by Emiko Jean

Yes, yes, I know this book came out back in November but the struggles of trying to even read at this point in my life are basically maybe an hour a day with just a bit more on the weekends. Anyway! No excuse, no apologizing! Let’s just dive right in!

Thank you to NetGalley and HMH Books for Young Readers for providing me with a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review!

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T5W: Most Anticipated 2019 Releases

Holy guacamole, how are we just a couple of weeks away from 2019? I felt like 2018 went on forever yet happened so quickly! How does time work?

Timey Wimey

(I’ve always wanted an excuse to use this gif, so here I am. 🙂 )

Anywho, Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by a group over on Goodreads. You can check out the rest of December’s topics here.

Now how the bloop am I going to narrow my most anticipated 2019 releases to 5?! Aaaaahhhhh!

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Top 10 Tuesday: Winter ’18-’19 TBR

Okay, I don’t feel like it’s quite the end of the year yet… So I’m gonna squeeze the first couple months of 2019 into my TBR as well because I can! lol I’m not sure if this post should include books releasing in the winter but… I’m just gonna make it books that I really need to get to reading.

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. You can check out the topics here!

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