End of June TBR

I have not been reading that well, as my time management was difficult to maintain. So, I am creating an End of June TBR for this last week of the month. It’s going to be ambitious, because I want different options to pick from.

Let’s go!

1. The Selection by Kiera Cass

I have passively read the first 20 or so pages of this book. I haven’t given it a fair chance. It seems like a quick read, though, so I am hoping to finish it up quickly and move on to the next books.

2. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

Frightening series for me, because I am still heartbroken because of the first book. It’ll take me a couple of deep breaths and a lot of courage to plunge back into this world.

3. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

It’s time, isn’t it?

 

Other Options

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
I loved Vampire Academy and Bloodlines; I’m quite interested in how Mead is going to manage telling the same story three different times in this series. Also, the cover makes me happy.

Legend by Marie Lu

So I had tried this book before and then got scared of anything bad happening (which is a common occurrence for me. My anxiety shoots through the roof when the stakes are high in a book).

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This is supposedly another quick read. Very curious to meet the characters in this series. SPACE!

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Tom Topple has started a few days ago. A readathon created by the glorious Sam

End of May TBR and Goals

This week, May ends. Time is passing rather quickly, and I have been in a lot of senseless turmoil and grief. Life with depression is frustrating when it comes to goals and deadlines. For the end of May, I am going to get back in the habit of having goals and a set TBR. Perhaps I’ll never read all the things I want to in one go. It’s okay.

End of May TBR

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I LOVE this book so far. Kaz is a fantastic leader to this epic crew. I look forward to finish this story!

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Look, I tried to resist reading this until now. I need to read it this week, in order to see if my literary kids are okay (they probably won’t be, but I have to see how much injury takes place).

If I have more time, I can probably manage to sneak in some Mistborn 2 (Well of Ascension). 

Elend and Vin are my buddies and I want to see what happens to them.

Goals
  • I want to write more various posts on my blog (and in general, just write more often).
  • Another goal I have is to connect and communicate with my blogging buddies more often.
  • Read, study, meditate, worship. Balance my time better.

Hoping you have a wonderful end of May week, and a brilliant time this spring/summer days of this period of time. I look forward to be more active around the internet and get to talk to you all in comments or tweets.

Oh, also: if you have any ideas or suggestions for my blog, please let me know! I would love to figure out how to do this blogging thing better. I love getting feedback from friends.

Also: JUNE IS ALMOST HERE.

 

 

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May Week 2 TBR and Goals

It’s time for May Week 2 TBR and a bunch of goals, while balancing mental illness problems. I am trying to be gentle with myself because kindness is the best policy, I feel. I normally rely on love and appreciation with others, and I am realizing that perhaps it would be good to apply this to myself.

So, May, week 2, is going to be awesome.

To be Read Pile

I am sure there are readathons going on (I checked), but I am determined to start wrapping up some series. I also have started a few books and never picked them back up. They need to get some love.

The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkowski

The Raven King by Maggie Steifvater

 

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Shakespeare still sounds like a good idea, and so I want to to put the goal on here. Hopefully, I can start reading a play this week. I don’t know which play I can start with, but I know I like the tragedies more than the comedies. However, I want to read both.  

I don’t have a collection of poems, but I want to read more poetry online. It will take me a bit to figure out logistics. The intent is set!

Goals

I want to keep myself busier. Language learning is humbling and frustrating, but I want to give it a go again. My brother showed me how the library has online resources for languages. SO. I would like to learn some more. I may even venture into learning more than just French and Spanish (like, Dutch! How cool would that be! Maybe some German? It all feels possible now that the resources are available). I also want to do yoga some more. Finally, I want to pick up drawing. I am not the best at any of these things, which is scary. But, I think these activities can help me grow as a person.

At the same time, I want to be okay with not doing these activities every day. My mental illnesses make it hard to start following a schedule and I need to accept that this part of my daily living. It’s not going to come easy to me. That doesn’t mean it’s not going to be a worthwhile activity. It’ll be more about showing up and doing the work when I can handle it.

 

 

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Tom Topple has started a few days ago. A readathon created by the glorious Sam

May Week 1 TBR, Goals, and Doathon

After disappearing for a while there, I am hoping to pick up the pace around here. For May, week 1 (!!), I have a TBR, and a list of goals to share with you today.

Before I begin, I want to share the Do-A-Thon with you all. You can read the specific announcement here on Mollie’s Blog. But, basically, it’s about accomplishing things that were always on bucket lists. Intentional living! Living with purpose, and doing things that better your life and the lives of others. My attempt at joining the Do-A-Thon event is here.

It’s a bunch of humble goals, I admit.

To Be Read:

A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

and perhaps the following two:

The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkowski

Raven King by Maggie Steifvater

Basically, I am hoping to finish up some series to start some more.

Moreover, Shakespeare calls my name, so I am hoping to read a play from the collection I have of his work.

Goals

I am attempting to follow the goals I always set for myself. If you’re new here, I suffer from an array of mental illnesses and I struggle to get things done often. For the Do-A-Thon, I am essentially trying to do the things I always wanted to start doing regularly. A brief list of the things I want to fully incorporate into my life: yoga, meditation, reading, and writing.

So, hopefully, I can be more active around the blogging sphere of things. And, of course, just trying to keep my head above water the whole time.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Your Turn

What will you be reading this week? Do you have a huge list of books to read, or are you keeping it small this week? Let me know what you think of the books I picked, too! And, if you want, I would love to have you join us in the Do-A-Thon.

 

 

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Tome Topple: TBR

I am going to be participating in Tom Topple this month (over the next two weeks!). Tome Topple was created by Sam over at Thoughts on Tomes. The rule is simple: read book(s) over 500 pages. My TBR is ever so ambitious hopeful, as per usual. Also: Slytherin reminder. Of course, my Tome Topple TBR is going to be bending some rules. (I just like to say this in case I do break the rules).

Warning: I am going to try reading some of my shorter books because I did not do so well this week in terms of my TBR. Perhaps I’ll change my mind.

I want to admit that I probably won’t succeed in reading all the things. However, I like having options sometimes. Even if it means that I’ll be somewhat indecisive. I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it, right?

TBR Hopefuls

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

The final book in the Darker Shade of Magic trilogy has been on my TBR for a few weeks now. The second book ended on a cliffhanger and I have been aching to read this one.

It is a huge book and I am intimidated, but that is part of the point of this readathon. Here’s hoping it’s a quick read. Also: I am hoping I don’t get a book hang over. But, look at what Blue Lily, Lily Blue did to me.

Spoiler: So much damage has been done. Dina has never been the same since reading that book.

Anyway, this book is part of a series, so this fulfills the challenge of reading a tome that is part of a series.

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson 

At some point, I am going to have to face my Sanderson pile. Why not start now? It’s a 600 pager, and I am anxious to start yet frightened by it. But, I need this one to fulfill the challenge of reading an adult book. (Gasp! I am reading an adult book.)

Extra options

For whatever reason, I assume that these books are easier reads. I am probably very wrong about this perception. Let me list them and discuss further.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

So, this book seems to have a lot of diagrams. That is why I assumed it would be short as an experience. From the reviews I have seen, this book is addictive. And in my head addictive =

And/Or: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson 

It’s a Morgan Matson book! I expect sweetness, cuteness, and fluff. And perhaps, judging by the cover, puppies. Who wouldn’t want that?

 

 

 

 

 

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Tom Topple has started a few days ago. A readathon created by the glorious Sam

April Week 1 TBR Goals

Ah, April week 1 TBR Goals is here! For this week, I am not going to be participating in RYBSAT as strictly as I did last time. Instead, I want to focus on finishing up some series before Tome Topple. But my goal is to be more productive and engaged.

I want to comment on blogs some more, and interact with people in the book community. This is frightening for me, and yet it is a good challenge to have.

But, wait, I may be getting ahead of myself here. Let us get into my overall April Week 1 TBR and goals.

First: here is my over-ambitious TBR for the week.

TBR:

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

 

Nikolai is bae and I want to see him take the throne already. If I ignore the hints of how great Mal is, perhaps this book will turn out to fulfill my dreams.

What are my dreams?

I hope she ends up with the Darkling or Nikolai.

Other than that, I want her to be the Sun Summoner and be strong.

Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkowski

Even though the second book made me want to punch the characters in the face, I would like to see a resolution for them.

I still love them and care.

Here’s hoping someone kicks the Emperor in the face.

Maybe the puppy can pee on him, too?

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

If I don’t finish it this week, I am okay with extending it to Tome Topple. But, I want to be done with the series by the end of April for sure. What will happen to Rhy? What about Alucard, whose name is very hard for me to spell?

Kell, Lila, and Holland. So much to explore. I cannot wait.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (I know! I have to finish this quartet already) 

Many moons ago, I had wanted to read this darn book. But, the Dream Thieves threw me off a bit. I started out not liking Ronan. And, now…his life is more complicated and scary.

I love that guy.

But, I want to get to meet Henry already. (I see you, Tumblr, you’re giving me unrealistic expectations of him).

My favorite remains to be Adam. And, I want to see what he does.

That Gansey dude is alright, I suppose (Just downplaying my feelings here).

Blue is goals for life. She is just a neat character and I adore her. I really do.

 

I have to continue the agony of The School of Good and Evil. Did I mention my annoyance with this? But, I am curious now to see what will happen. How will this story unfold?

 

 

 

And finally, I am hoping to start reading An Ember in the Ashes throughout the week.

As always, I know this is ambitious. But, I like to keep busy.  Plus, the goal is to be more productive. I want to be more engaged.

Goals

For this week, I want to try to incorporate better time management.

Write more

Exercise multiple times a week

Read more than 2 books

This was my April week 1 TBR Goals. What are your plans for April’s week 1? What are your TBR goals and overall goals for the week? I would love to hear what you have in mind!

 

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Tom Topple has started a few days ago. A readathon created by the glorious Sam

#FemPowerAThon TBR

I will be participating in the #fempowerathon readathon this week, so I wanted to share my TBR. You may find some books that have been on my TBR for a while. I am trying to get to all the books I have. #Fempowerathon has the focus on female power.

Below, you get to see me try to find books that fit in with these challenges. I am very excited for this readathon because…BOOKS and GIRL POWER.

Let’s go!

Challenges
Read a book with a woman in a position of power

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Read a book that stars a woman of color

Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh.

Read a book that stars an LGBT+  woman

A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab (she’d said in interviews that this book has no straight characters!)

Read a book with a prominent sister relationship

 

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard 

 

Read a book about a woman with a mental illness

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Read an OWN voices Novel

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (in terms of race)

Read a book not set in the western world

Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

**Don’t have comic books for the final challenge. So, I’ll be reading the first Fairyland book by Cathrynne M. Valente

 

Goals: 

  • Work on the novel daily
  • Read twice a day
  • Exercise multiple times a week (3-5)
  • Daily yoga and meditation
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Tom Topple has started a few days ago. A readathon created by the glorious Sam

TBR and Goals: Read-O-Rama

Here is my TBR for the Read-o-Rama Readathon. It will take place from March 12-18th. I will link the twitter for it right here.

I want to say that even though week was kind of a fail in terms of reading, still, I feel somewhat hopeful. Many of the books I chose for this week are by authors I like, so there’s plenty to look forward to.

Rama in the Title or in the Author’s Name

Blue Lily, Lily Blue  by Maggie Stiefvater

Book with Animal(s) on the Cover

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making  Catherynne M. Valente

 

Character that Shares Your Initial

(De)Lilah Bard in A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab

 Book With Irish Elements


Blue Lily, Lily Blue 
by Maggie Steifvater (Ronan is who I have in mind),

Book About an Illness

The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black (Vampires!)

 

Start a Series

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa 

Read a Book Blind

A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

 7th Book:

Because we’re supposed to get seven books in the week, so I would like to read Winner’s Crime. 

My goals are even simpler this week: 
  • Walk/exercise every day
  • Write every day
  • Read every day
  • Try to be more active within the book community
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Tom Topple has started a few days ago. A readathon created by the glorious Sam

#AYearaThon TBR

March is upon us, and I am so glad for it. Basically, I am tired of this cold weather. In addition, this past months have been busy. I am really trying to up my productivity and using my time/energy more wisely.

Here, I am sharing my goals and TBR for the week. Luckily, there’s a readathon going on this week, so I have a connecting concept with all the books I am hoping to read.

Without much rambling, here’s my TBR.

#AYearaThon (Cover Buys)

From March 6-12, there will be a readathon called A YearAthon.  Here is the link for this readathon. 

By the way, it is unclear what the challenges are expected for this readathon, which is kind of frustrating, because I would like to plan this business. I mean, it basically says, “read a trilogy,” which sounds frustrating to me, because…it kind of depends on how you read one book at a time rather than multiple ones at once.

As always, I will say that: 1) I am a Slytherin, 2) I am ambitious, 3) There will be bending of the rules.

Sorry.

Actually, I am not sorry at all.

Moving on.

Here is my TBR

TBR of Cover Buys

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

A Gathering of Shadows– by VE Schwab 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children–by Ransom Riggs

 

The Weight of Feathers–by Anna-Marie McLemore

This Adventure Ends–by Emma Mills

If it were up to me, I’d extend the week’s days to read even more.  I know I might not get to read all of these books this week. Currently, I would like to research ways to read more. I am also low-key reading The Lies of Locke Lamora with my buddy Annemieke throughout the month.

My goals for this week are a bit simpler: 

  1. Exercise more within the week
  2. Continue to work on novel
  3. Read and post multiple times a week
  4. Sleep more. I am running on 3 hours of sleep. Lately, I haven’t been able to sleep at all, and it’s really affecting my energy levels and mood.

What are your plans for the week? Share in the comments!

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Tom Topple has started a few days ago. A readathon created by the glorious Sam

March Readathons Overview

For March, I will be participating in a couple of readathons. If you are curious to see what’s coming up on here, check out the readathon I intend to join below. Bonus points if you get to participate with me. I would love to have reading buddies.

Warning: I am a Slytherin through and through. 1) Ambitious, 2) Bending the rules a bit.

Ready?

#AYearathon (March 6-12), #ReadOrama (March 12-19), #Fempowerathon (March 19-26)

Because the dates don’t exactly fit the entire month, I hope it’s okay with you to see my TBR as the weeks come along. Also, another reason for me to hold off on sharing the TBRs is to wait and see what the challenges will be. So far, not all readathons have shared the challenges.

I have rambled long enough! Let’s check out my plans for the week.

TBR for this week:
 

Winner’s Curse–by Marie Rutkwoski

Wrath and the Dawn–by Renee Ahdieh

Blue Lily, Lily Blue—by Maggie Stiefvater   

A Gathering of Shadows–by VE Schwab

 Goals:

Exercise every day

Write creatively (Poetry and novel-writing daily)

Journal throughout the week (every other day?)

Post more reviews on here and on Goodreads

Image courtesy of Stocksnap on Pixabay. I had to do this. Breaking the rules was
Image courtesy of Predra6 on Pixabay. For week 2 of July 2018, I am combining
Tom Topple has started a few days ago. A readathon created by the glorious Sam