Book Challenges, Personal

Opinion (I Need Yours)

So I just quickly read Black is for Beginnings, which is the graphic novel 5th book of the Blue is for Nightmares series by Laurie Faria Stolarz (the first 4 are not graphic novels).

Do you think I should still count it for the Finishing the Series challenge?  It was never on my original list, but it is technically finishing a series I guess.

Thoughts?

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Book Challenges, Book Release

Join The Devil’s Own

As you know, I adored The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell.  Last year she held a competition for the promotion of it, and this year she is doing it again for The Devil’s Thief.  There are chances to win amazing swag and even a signed ARC of the book itself (and the grand prize is a signed finished copy!  I think…I read that right, didn’t I?).  Anyway, last year I entered and won one of the jewel prizes and my name is also in the acknowledgements of TDT (I checked the ARC I got and squealed a bit).

So what are you waiting for?  Enter the contest now!

Book Challenges, Personal

New Year’s Resolutions | Bookish Goals

New Year’s Eve is tomorrow, so it’s time to make some resolutions!  Mine is to lose weight, as most people tend to do, except my weight is going to be coming off of my TBR pile lol.

I have several goals for this year involving my bookish habits.  These include:

  • Completing my goal of reading 20 books for the Beat the Backlist challenge
  • Completeing my of of finishing 5-8 series for the Finishing the Series challenge
  • Requesting less egalleys from Edelweiss because I really want to start reading for myself again
  • Reading more of the many ebooks I have acquired on my Kindle (maybe one per month hopefully)
  • Continue reading more Shakespeare
  • Maybe finally start on my goal of finally reading all of Tamora Pierce’s books (I’ve read the Circle of Magic and the Circle Opens books time and again, but I haven’t really ever gotten into the Tortall books except for the Immortals quartet).
  • Blog more
  • Stop ending all of my reviews in a paragraph starting with the word “Overall.”  Seriously, I gotta work on something better than that (This was added on January 20, 2018)

It’s not much but it’s enough for me.

What bookish goals do you have for the New Year?

Book Challenges

In Which I Declare My Intention to Join Another 2018 Reading Challenge!!

So, remember how I keep talking about how awful I am at finishing series?

Well, I think I just found the perfect challenge for me to join!

The 2018 Finishing Series Reading Challenge is exactly as it says it is: a year-long challenge dedicated to finishing series that you have started prior to the start of 2018.

I am going to keep a list here of all the books in the series I need to read, and come back once I finish them an mark them as read.  The order of the list is does not reflect the order in which I plan to read them, but rather just the order in which I thought of them as I wrote them down.  I will also be adding them to a Goodreads list, but more for me really.

So far in total I have 12 series listed that I want to maybe finish in 2018, but since I don’t think I will be able to do all of those, I think for this challenge I am going to aim to be a B-List Series Finisher (Complete 5-8 Series).  Of the ones below, the ones I really hope to finish/catch up on are The Chronicles of St. Mary’s, The Illuminae_Files, The Nevernight Chronicles, Creatures of Light, Monsters of Verity, The Diviners, and Charlotte Holmes.  

TOTAL NUMBER OF BOOKS READ FOR THIS CHALLENGE IN 2018: 3
TOTAL NUMBER OF
SERIES FINISHED IN 2018 (SO FAR): 1

*Edit: I FORGOT THE DARK ARTIFICES!!  Added below.

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