January Rewind | Anticipated Releases & TBR

Good morning everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. Today I’m going to be taking a look back at the Anticipated Releases and TBR blog posts that I posted for January. I want to see if I’m actually reading and watching the things that I am claiming that I want to.

I know that I’m bad about doing that 99% of the time, but I wanted to just take a look and see.

So, let’s get right into this.

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Q1 Reading Goals Check-in

Good morning everyone! I hope you’re doing well. Today I’m going to be getting into my reading goals for 2020 and let you all know how I’m doing with them.

Spoiler alert: not that great.

So let’s just get into this so I can see how I’m doing and be shamed until the end of time! Just kidding. I’m not ashamed of where I am, just know that.

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Mid-Month Check-in | March 2020

Good morning everyone! I hope your weekend was swell. I changed what I was originally going to be posting today and I couldn’t think of what to post. So I decided that it’s the 15th, I would take the chance to go over how my month is going.

I decided to change up my TBR setup, though. I’ll be discussing that all later on this week so make sure you’re following me and ready for that!

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Decluttering My Life: Week 4 Check-in

Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful beginning of the week and continue to for the last half of the work week. If you didn’t have a great start to the week like me, then I hope the second half looks up.

What do you do when you’re feeling overwhelmed?

One of the things I do is sit down and come up with a plan. So that leads us into today’s post. We’re going to do a check-in with how I’m doing with my decluttering.

We’re into the fourth week of the year. The third full week, but the fourth week.

And I haven’t decluttered anything. Some of my son’s toys but I also had those packed up and ready before this year hit. He found the box and started digging through it so we got rid of it.

The question of the day comes into play with the lack of decluttering that I’ve done. I’m feeling overwhelmed. January is almost over and I feel like I haven’t been working toward my life goals. Reading, yes. Life, no.

So I’m going to make up a plan for the rest of this month and one for next month. We plan on moving out of our apartment in July so the less stuff we have to move, the better.

Plan of Action

There are 5 months that I would use for decluttering. February through June. And I have broken my apartment and life into 6 categories. One will be done this month.

January will be focused one general cleaning rather than organizing and decluttering, but I’m not going to let myself not declutter something so I’ll be focusing on my electronics.

My phone, iPad, and laptop. I’ll be moving documents off those and moving them to my external hard drive. I’ll be going through. The hard drive and try to organize it in a way that makes things easier to find when they are needed.

February will be focusing on the kitchen, March the living room, April the bedroom, May the playroom/library, and June will finally be the bathroom and closets (in my hallway and living room/entrance.

So that’s my general idea. For now, I’m going to share with you all the checklist that I’m going to use to track my progress with decluttering my electronics.

If you all want more graphics like that one, let me know and I can make them over my journey. I’m more of a visual person and I love making lists, so this will definitely help me out a lot.

Thanks so much for joining me and I hope you all enjoyed this post. Let me know how you are trying to minimize in your life.

Have a wonderful second half of the week. Always remember that you’ve been through worse and you’re only dealt cards you can handle, no matter how impossible it may seem right now.

Mid-Month Check-in | November 2019

Good evening everyone! I’m sorry this post is going up so late in the day. I’ve been really busy lately. Aka I haven’t been managing my time well. But here we are. Let’s talk about the books I’ve already read this month, whether they count for Readathin or not, the books I’m currently reading, and the rest of the books on my TBR.

My Buzzwordathon TBR will be going up with weekend, so I won’t be talking about those books, but let’s talk about everything else!

Remember, all the covers are linked to the Amazon page through my Amazon Associates links. You can click the link, buy the books and anything else you wanted, and I’ll get a portion of the proceeds for sending you there. It’s an affiliate link and I would be eternally grateful if you used it! Thanks in advance!

Books I’ve Finished

I got this book from Entangled Publishing for my honest review. Thank you so much Entangled Teen for sending me this book.

I did review it and you can check out that review here.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I do hope that you check it out!

Stats

Pub Year: 2019
Page Count: 400
Genre: Romance
Age Range: Young Adult
Location: California, United States
Rating: 5 stars

This was actually one of my favorite anthologies I’ve read. I plan on reading more anthologies for my “Learning My Reading Preferences” series I’m doing.

But I liked more of these stories than ones I didn’t like. Which is always a good thing. Normally it’s a mix of both ones I like and ones I don’t. But this one was a nice collection of ones I liked. There were a couple I didn’t like, for example a zombie one, but that’s because I don’t care for zombies in general.

Pub Year: 2015
Page Count: 400
Genre: Horror, Short Stories
Age Range: Young Adult
Location: N/A
Rating: 4 Stars

I got this book from Give Me Books Promotions to review for the release of the second book in this series, Exquisitely Hidden.

Unfortunately I couldn’t connect with this book. I couldn’t root for the relationship and I just wasn’t into the story. I’m excited to read the sequel, though. It follows two characters I’m really interested in the story of.

Pub Year: June 2019
Page Count: 272
Genre: Romance
Age Range: Adult
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Rating: 3 Stars

I got this book from Give Me Books Promotions to read and review for its release.

You can read my full thoughts in my release blitz post here.

I loved this book so much. It was hot, steamy, and relatable. These characters are so wonderful. I love them and wish I had more of them.

Pub Year: Nov 11, 2019
Page Count: 267
Genre: Romance
Age Range: Adult
Location: United Kingdom
Rating: 5 Stars

Books I’m Currently Reading

Books Left on My TBR

This book is free on Kindle Unlimited

I have more on my TBR but these are priority. So I’m going to be working on those first.

Thank you so much for joining me. Let me know in the comments what books you’ve finished so far this month.

In relation to how these fit with Readathin, You and Slasher Girls and Monster Boys will count. That’s about it. Oh, and The Elite. I hope to get more read throughout the month, but we’ll see since we’re already half done.

Again, thanks so much for joining and I’ll see you all in the next one.