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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: 1
TOTAL NUMBER OF
SERIES FINISHED IN 2018 (SO FAR): 1

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

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Beat the Backlist 2018 | Goals & TBR

Well, this year’s BTB isn’t over yet, and I can already tell I’m not going to be finishing my goal for it, but I’m still determined to keep going!  That’s why I am going to participate in the 2018 Beat the Backlist – just with a smaller goal.  For 2017 I tried to do 24 books, so this year I am going to aim for 20.  I don’t have a specific list, but rather some select ones on a Goodreads list that I want to choose from.

I do have one major goal, aside from the number of backlist books I want to read, though – I want to catch up on all of the series that I have started, and own the sequels to, but haven’t read yet.  This includes The Illuminae Files, The Diviners, An Ember in the Ashes, and The Nevernight Chronicles.

Will you be participating in the 2018 Beat the Backlist challenge?

Update: I am on team DEWEY DRAGONS!  Hear me ROAR!

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Goodreads Challenge is Complete!

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Whoo hoo!!  I finished my Goodreads reading challenge!  I know 65 seems like a low goal compared to other people, but I try to give myself a goal of about 4 books per month and then some because I know I’m not always going to be able to read those 4 books per month (and other months I read well over 4).  Sometimes it’s due to a slump, other times it’s just due to outside factors (*cough*work*cough*).

I hope everyone else’s challenges are going well – just don’t stress out if you are a bit behind!

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#24in48 Update

So I read for about 6 hours and 48 minutes today, but considering I only just found out about this read-a-thon this morning, I am going to go ahead and be okay with that.  Also I got distracted midway through when my LitJoyCrate arrived and I ended up doing an unboxing.

Anyway, I read The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski, and got to about 82% done with it (I started the day at 10%).  I have about an hour left according to my Kindle reading time calculator, but I’m getting tired and easily distracted so I’m just going to go to sleep and finish it tomorrow (I also have work in the morning so there’s that too).  I was originally really intrigued by the story in The Wood, but the relationship drama was a little predictable from the get-go, so that’s kind of making me a little disinterested in it.

Anyway, that’s all I did for the read-a-thon unfortunately.  I might get a few more hours in tomorrow, but I’m working an 8 hour shift so I doubt it will be much if I do.

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#24in48

So luckily for me, I just discovered the #24in48 read-a-thon this morning!  I mean, it would have been better if I had discovered it earlier, but hey it’s never too late, right?

Last night I had told myself I needed to spend more time reading today, and look, incentive!!  So I decided to sign up!

The goal of the read-a-thon is to read for at least 24 hours in a 48 hour window of time (from Saturday Jul 22nd to Sunday July 23rd.)  I can guarantee now that I probably won’t be getting all 24 hours in because I have work tomorrow, but I can try.  Sadly it’s also almost 11am where I am right now so that puts me a little behind.

Anyway, I am planning on reading The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski for the most part, and hopefully some more of A Conjuring of Light and Just One Damned Thing After Another.

Now to answer to the intro survey questions:

  1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? I am from New Jersey, USA!
  2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?  Nope!  First Time!  I’ve done a 24 hour read-a-thon though!  Don’t think I finished that one….
  3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?  I saw it trending on twitter!
  4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Probably The Wood and A Conjuring of Light (if I get to it)
  5. Tell us something about yourself.  Um…I’m a full-time bookseller and freelance lighting designer who is inconveniently afraid of heights 🙂
  6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend.  Here, twitter, instagram, and sometimes tumblr!

I’m looking forward to all the reading I am hopefully going to get done this weekend!!

 

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Time to Join ARC August!!

I’ve never participated in an ARC month challenge before, but it’s never too late to start!  And considerinig my TBR, I think it might be necessary…

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Read.Sleep.Repeat is hosting their 5th Annual #ARCAugust, in which you, the participant, set a goal to read a certain number of ARCs you have yet to read, whether they be backlist or not yet released!  So here is my TBR:

Let’s see how many I get through in August, because I doubt I will get through them all!