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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Quick Update

Hey all,

Or few.  I honestly don’t think I have a lot of followers (only myself to blame – I just post reviews here as far as I can tell).

Anyways.

I’m a little behind on writing said reviews because last week I had tech and then the weekend was BookCon and during that time period I managed to finish a few books, particularly in the Anne of Green Gables series (thanks to the audiobooks on librivox.org – seriously, if you’re interested, listen to the Karen Savage ones.  She’s the reader and oh my god her voice is so nice to listen to and she does different inflections for all the characters and I cannot get enough.)

So I’m still writing reviews on Goodreads I just haven’t cleaned them up or transferred them here yet.

Hopefully soon though!

While I have your attention (that is, if I do), is there anything else you might want to see from me?  Like a Recommend Wednesday, or Waiting-On Friday, or one of those sort of things?  Idk, what do you guys want to see from other bloggers I’m curious.  I know what I like to see but it’s different for everyone.

Thanks,

Jen

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BookCon2018 | Sunday Recap

Alright, onto the Sunday recap then!

Sunday was a little less…great for me.  I mean, I met a lot of authors and still got some great things, but I had my eye on the ARC of For a Muse of Fire so much that it was a little disappointing when I ended up with 0 chance of even playing the game of chance to win it.  (You had to get to the booth an hour early to get tickets for the game an hour later.  My friend offered to go for me for the 2pm tickets, because the 3pm game was going to have the FAMOF ARC, but the girl in front of her was literally the last person to get a ticket.)  I think I let that get to my head a bit unfortunately.

Anyway…on to the good stuff! Continue reading “BookCon2018 | Sunday Recap”

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Bookish Stretch Covers

I just want to say, if I could figure out how to make these myself I would.  Or had the desire to be as creative and artistic as some of you are, I would as well.  But I have a proposal – mainly cause I want one of these things to be real and buyable.

I want a book cover for my hardcovers while I’m reading them.

Let me elaborate.

You know those slip-on, stretchy covers that you use on textbooks for school?  I want something like that, but with bookish designs.  While I’m reading a hardcover, I always take the jacket off because I don’t want to rip or crease it by accident.  But then you get these beautiful insides that are sometimes colorful or white or have pretty designs on them and you can be careful as possible but guess what those natural oils on your hands still stain the cover and you know what no I don’t want that I like my covers to be as perfect as possible because I’m a nerd like that.

I’ve made due with cutting up and folding brown paper bags, but I want something I don’t have to remake every time the old one rips a little too much.  And yeah I tried buying them during the back-to-school sales but did you know they made those things all so huge now?  I couldn’t find a single one that was small enough to fit my hardcover books.  Instead they were all too big with lots of material hanging over and just didn’t look nice and felt like I would easily drop it or something.

The only other option was those “wallpaper” type ones that cling to the book itself and no thank you don’t want to see that ripping off the top layer of paper like I know it will with my luck.

So anyway, this is me, putting it out there, to someone creative who might have an idea for this – bookish stretch covers.  Or if you can come up with something that would be versitile with these many-sized hardcovers that isn’t stretchy but still does the right job, that would be cool too.

And of course, with bookish quotes or characters or something on them.

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?