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So about those reading habit changes…

You know how I recently decided to start reading for myself and my mood and just, not try to cram in egalleys before their publish date?  Yeah that’s a laugh.

I’m the children’s lead at my local BN and they just announced the YA Book Club and I know I’m going to be running it (especially since I love YA).  Technically I don’t have to read the books, I’m just there to facilitate and get the discussion rolling, but it would be stupid not to.  Also the first three books are already on my TBR anyway.

It’s just the fact that I just made the decision to go back to reading for me and now I have three books lined up that I need to read before a certain date again.

And then there is BookCon and the fact that some of the authors I want to meet and get autographs from have books I haven’t read yet and that I really want to before meeting them.  If I even get autographing tix for them (here’s crossing fingers for Meg Cabot and Eoin Colfer, my top two choices).

But I’m not going to think about that today because I just came off of one hellish tech week (where each night ended around 11 or 12 and I ended up getting 5 hours of sleep each night, maybe less), and I just need a day to not really think about anything so I am just catching up on some TV shows instead.

Like, I am more than happy that there is going to be a YA Book Club for BN now, but also I’m just sighing internally because lol I tried.

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Bookish Goals (aka Things I Should Do But Probably Will Never Get Around to Doing)

What sort of goals do you guys have when it comes to reading?  Beyond things like the Goodreads Challenge, or year-long reading challenges like Beat the Backlist?  Are they simple things like, for every new release book you read, you also read at least 1 book that’s been on your TBR?

I have all these personal little goals when it comes to reading and I think I’m going to write them all down here.  Who knows, maybe it will even incite me to start achieving some of them. Continue reading “Bookish Goals (aka Things I Should Do But Probably Will Never Get Around to Doing)”

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All Hallow’s Read-a-Thon

Yes, yes, it’s only September, but you know what?  I love Halloween.  Lots of people do.  And so, I want to introduce to this blog something I’ve been hosting on tumblr for the past two years: All Hallow’s Read-a-Thon.  (Not to be confused with All Hallow’s Read, which is about giving books on Halloween.  Cool idea, but not what this is.)

Basically it means dedicating the month of October to reading as many Halloween-ish books as possible.  This could include horror novels, books by authors like Stephen King, books about vampires, witches, ghosts, etc.  They don’t have to be scary, they could just be paranormal.  Last year, for example, I read Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson and The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson, plus I started House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski but that was dense and ended up taking me through November to finish.

Last year and the year before I also made challenges throughout the month, but I think I might skip that this year.  I might just do a few reading sprints still, or maybe do a Bingo for it (it seems to be a popular thing to do with reading now).

Let me know if you’d be interested in joining something like this.  I don’t get a lot of participants, but we have fun anyway!