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Personal Update & April Wrap-Up

Personal Update & April Wrap-Up

I wanted to give a bit of a personal update on what to expect in the next few months on this blog. I’ve mentioned here and there that I am expecting a baby (now in two weeks–which is crazy). Because of prepping for his arrival, […]

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March Wrap-Up

March Wrap-Up

I’m a bit late to the game getting this post up. To be honest, I was trying to figure out how I want to go forward with monthly wrap-ups. I was doing separate posts for each reading challenge and…it was becoming redundant and tedious. So, […]

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Beat the Backlist 2018: March

Beat the Backlist 2018: March

February was a rather unproductive month for this challenge.

While I did get a few reads done for the Backlist Challenge, I was piled high with ARCs that needed to be read first. February is such a short month, so I didn’t get as far with my reading in general. But, progress is progress, right?

I was able to read four books this month for the Backlist Challenge (not including my pledged read The Forbidden Wish, yet again.)  Overall, I contributed only 28 points to the cause. I’m sorry, Story Sorcerers! 

My Completed Backlist Reads for February

This month, I'm pledging to read

I would love to pledge more, but I just don’t see how it will help me as I’m still playing catch-up from last month. So, I’ll leave this month wide open for books that I’m going to read for this challenge. Let’s hope it’s a more successful month than February!

Are you taking part in the Beat the Backlist challenge?
How is your reading going so far?
The best of luck to anyone who is participating!

Book Review: Chasing Odysseus by S.D. Gentill

Book Review: Chasing Odysseus by S.D. Gentill

A thrilling adventure of ancient myth, monsters, sorcerers, sirens, magic and warring gods … the fall of Troy and a desperate chase across the seas in a magical ship… Synopsis provided by Goodreads. Book: Chasing Odysseus Series: Hero Trilogy #1 Author: S.D. Gentill Publication Date: […]

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Beat the Backlist 2018: February

Beat the Backlist 2018: February

There goes January. Ugh, Story Sorcerers, we were so close! Novel Knights defeated us by such a small margin. Even though we didn’t win this month’s competition, great work, everyone!  I was able to read eight books for the Backlist challenge. It’s not near as […]

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2018 Reading Resolutions

2018 Reading Resolutions

I may end up having more than just five reading goals for 2018. However, I think they will all fall into these five categories.

#1 Catch up with all overdue ARCs

If you read my State of the ARC December post, you may have noticed how atrocious my overdue stats were. It’s my goal to get caught up on all my overdue reads. I’d love for ARCs with only future release dates to be waiting for my attention, and not books from 2011! This may not be possible, but hey, let’s shoot for the stars anyways.

#2 Meet my Goodreads reading goal of completing 200 books!

Yeah. I may be crazy, but I think I can achieve this…

2017 I was able to read a little over 150 books. A few months were quite unproductive, so I think if I remain diligent in knocking books out, I should be able to do it.

Joining a few reading challenges and accountability groups will help me along with this as well. So, I’m actually feeling pretty positive about this one. It’s the reviewing stage that takes me the longest!

#3 Meet my #BeattheBacklist reading goals of AT LEAST twelve books!

I know this sounds like a low amount of pre-2018 books to read in a year. And trust me, I’m  going to read more than that. In my original post, I pledged twelve books, and I want to make sure that those books are the first priority. Many of my ARCs will apply towards this reading challenge, so I’m planning to have well over twelve reads.

#4 Complete AT LEAST forty books for the 2018 #PopSugarReadingChallenge

I have yet to post my Popsugar reading plan, but I’ll have that up soon. The Popsugar Reading Challenge is (obviously another reading challenge) that has the reader reading a wide variety of books. 

There are forty reading prompts in the original challenge, and fifty if you participate in the advanced challenge. So, there’s a quarter of my books for the year! 😛

If you are interested in checking out this reading challenge, head over to PopSugar’s site for more info!

Keep out an eye for my post for this challenge later in the week! Let me know in the comments if you are participating too!

#5 Obtain AT LEAST an 80% Feedback Ratio for Netgalley

I use Netgalley most for requesting ARCs. In doing so, I’ve accumulated quite the back load of approved ARCs that still need reading. Currently, I have a 54% feedback ratio, which just isn’t cutting it. I don’t know about you, but I feel guilty when I am behind on something! To alleviate some of my own reader’s guilt, as well as keeping my word as a reviewer, I want to get my ratio way up this year!

What are your reading resolutions for this year? Let me know in the comments below (and link your 2018 resolutions post if you have one) so we can help encourage one another throughout the year to reach them!

Beat the Backlist 2018: January

Beat the Backlist 2018: January

  And we’re off! January 2018 is here! That means I need to get started with this reading challenge pronto! From my original Beat the Backlist post, I’m going to choose War Horse by Michael Morpourgo to be one of my reads. Published originally in 1982, this sweet […]

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Beat The Backlist 2018 Reading Challenge

Beat The Backlist 2018 Reading Challenge

  How many of you have books that you bought years ago that have just been taking up space? Okay, okay. More than a few. The problem with these back-listed books, is that they keep sitting there! With too many ARCs to stay on top of, […]

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