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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March TBR & Just Book It Book Club Announcement | ARCathon

Good evening everyone! I hope you all are doing well. Today I’m going to be discussing the books I plan on reading in March and also the book that was chosen for the Just Book It Book Club March read! This will also include my ARCathon TBR. My StackedbySeason TBR will be shared closer to the readathon.

If you don’t know what Just Book It is, it’s a Facebook group that I run with a friend of mine. We started a book club and while I mostly run that portion of it, it’s still a heavy focus of the group.

The group is a place where anyone can join to discuss books. If you want to start a buddy read, then feel free to make a post. If you want to just discuss something bookish, feel free to!

But let’s get into the post so I can announce the book!

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Week 8 Wrap Up (Feb 17-23) & Week 9 TBR

Good evening everyone! Let’s take a good look into my reading for week 8. I didn’t do great this week, but here’s to hoping for better for next week!

Make sure to comment with what books you read last week and what you plan on reading this week!

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Jan-Feb Book Box Wrap Up and Mar-Apr Unboxing

Good morning everyone. I hope you’re doing swell. It’s time to wrap up the books that I unboxed from my book boxes from January to February. Just know, this this not what you think.

Most of these books did not come from a book subscription box. They are books that I put inside subscription boxes that were just sitting around my house because I never got rid of them.

So, we’ll go over the books I got for Jan-Feb then go over the one’s I unboxed for Mar-Apr!

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February & Readathin TBR | 2020

Well, good morning everyone! I hope you all have had a wonderful week and now we are looking forward to the weekend!

Today I’m going to discuss my TBR for Readathin. Now, I ended up filming the video for my TBR a few days ago and I’ve finished some of these books already, so you’ll be hearing about them in my wrap up.

So make sure you check out my wrap up when that comes out to see what books I read in January from this list.

So I didn’t post the video, but I decided to change how I’m doing my TBRs. I’m going to go through my new setup, and then go through the Readathin challenges and show you what books I’ve chosen for those! Just be warned, there are a ton of books.

Readathin TBR

So that’s it! If you want to see how these books I mentioned fit into each challenge for Readathin, then go check out my video. Also, don’t forget to comment on either the video or this post letting me know what you plan on reading!

Thanks so much for joining me and I’ll see you all in the next one! Bye!

SelfLoveathon TBR | Round 1

Good morning everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful morning and enjoyed your weekend. I know that I haven’t really been around and I’m sorry. I did post a video on my YouTube, which I will have in this post if you want to watch.

So, completely out there, but I was looking at careers I should pursue as an INFJ and I feel like some of them fit, but others are ones I would like to avoid.

So, I’m curious, what’s your Meyers-Briggs and are you in a career (or working toward one) that is suggested based on it?

Now, onto the real talk of this post.

Check out the announcement here. It’s not too late to join.

Internet Famous

High school senior and internet sensation Madison Nakama seems to have it all: a happy family, good grades, and a massive online following for her pop-culture blog. But when her mother suddenly abandons the family, Madi finds herself struggling to keep up with all of her commitments.

Fandom to the rescue! As her online fans band together to help, an online/offline flirtation sparks with Laurent, a French exchange student. Their internet romance—played out in the comments section of her MadLibs blog—attracts the attention of an internet troll who threatens the separation of Madi’s real and online personas. With her carefully constructed life unraveling, Madi must uncover the hacker’s identity before he can do any more damage, or risk losing the people she loves the most… Laurent included.


Everything Leads to You

A love letter to the craft and romance of film and fate in front of—and behind—the camera from the award-winning author of Hold Still.

A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.

Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.


Ramona Blue

Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever.

Since then, it’s been Ramona and her family against the world. Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, she’s fiercely devoted to her family, and she knows she’s destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi. But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, responsibility weighs more heavily than ever.

The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. Ramona’s friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he’s talked her into joining him for laps at the pool. But as Ramona falls in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift too, which is the last thing she expected. With her growing affection for Freddie making her question her sexual identity, Ramona begins to wonder if perhaps she likes girls and guys or if this new attraction is just a fluke. Either way, Ramona will discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem.


Adorkable

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.

Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.

Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.

Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal–even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties.

The problem: Sally’s been in love with Becks all her life–and he’s completely clueless.

This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:

Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?


Thanks so much for joining me and I’ll definitely see you all soon.

Don’t stress over anything you don’t have control over. I know easier said than done…

Weekly Goals and TBR

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful Monday. Mine is going okay, nothing too out of the ordinary over here. But I’ve also been decently productive.

I planned my week and day. Now I just need to get it all done.

Let’s start with the books I plan on reading. So, these are the books that I hope to start and/or finish during this week.

I know I won’t finish all of these but I would like to at least finish most and start the rest to finish next week.

As for everything else, I hope to just get my homework done in a timely manner and get my blog posts written in a timely manner. To do this, I’m going to be breaking up my days to focus on different things.

Today (Monday) will be for blogging. I’ll get done as much blogging ahead of time as I can.

Tuesday will be for homework.

Wednesday will be reading and any other blogging that I need to get done.

Thursday will more reading and deep cleaning.

Friday will be more homework to hopefully finish off what’s due this week.

Saturday and Sunday are reading and relaxing. Planning for next week and making up anything I didn’t finish this week. Plus writing my wrap up for this week and goals for next week.

But that’s it for this post everyone. I hope you all enjoyed. Let me know in the comments what you all want to get done this week. I’ll see you all soon.

January and NewYearsathon TBR | 2020

Good morning everyone and happy new year! I hope that this year has been good to you so far. Today we’re going to kick off 2020 with my TBR. These are all the books I plan on reading in January, but I know I won’t get to all of them so I’ll have to push some to February.

So, first let’s get into the arcs I have to read because those are the most important for me to get to.

Advance Review Copies

This one takes place in the same town as A Family By Christmas (which I read and reviewed when that came out), but it follows another character. We met Cleo in book 1 and now we follow her romance with the guy who is supposed to be deciding whether the bookshop she works at is worth the risk of buying.

I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book, but that wasn’t because of the writing or the romance necessarily. One of the characters was a widow and those stories are ones that never really appeal to me. So, I’m interested in giving Viv Royce another shot and hopefully enjoying this story a lot more!

Another sequel to another book I read and reviewed at release. I’m really excited for this one because I really enjoyed the first book, The Best Friend Problem. In that book, the main character lives with 2 roommates and this book follows one of them. Except it takes place while they are planning the first book’s character’s wedding! After hooking up with someone in a wedding party and almost ruining a wedding before, Lilly vowed that she wouldn’t let it happen again. So she thinks nothing of a one night stand she has with someone she met in a hotel. Until that someone ends up being the best man at her best friend’s wedding.

I’m not going to get into what each of these is about, but I have to read them all before the release of the 6th book, Just Friends. Keep an eye out January 8th for the cover reveal post of Just Friends!

Romanceopoly

So, I rolled a 5 and a 1 so. counting 6 places on the Romanceopoly board lands me on Flirts Corner which is to read a contemporary romance with a nerdy hero or heroine. I’m going to be counting this book because the heroine works at a bookstore, so I’m assuming she’s nerdy. If I don’t feel she is “nerdy” enough, then I’m sure one of the many romances I plan on reading this month have a nerdy hero/heroine.

Boxed Up Books

So, if you saw my reading goals for 2020, you know that I decided to fill up a few book boxes with books that I needed to get to. Every other month, I’ll unbox one of the boxes and then use the two months to read those books.

For January and February, these are the books I unboxed!

I’m excited for all of these, but since I’m doing three readathons in January, I don’t know how soon I’ll be able to get to these.

So to finish off this TBR, let’s talk about the books I plan to read for NewYearsathon.

NewYearsathon

These are the books I plan on reading. Check out my Instagram post by clicking here to see what challenges they are going for.

So thatt’s it for this one! I’m sorry it’s going up so late. I’ll have another post going up today (hopefully) for you all! So look forward to it.

See you all soon! Bye!

Weekly TBR and Goals | Dec 30, 2019-Jan 5th, 2020

Oh hey! It’s Monday! That means it’s time to set some goals. Great. Let’s start setting. But first, welcome.

I’m sorry that I didn’t get a chance to get my December Book Haul up for you all. My phone airdropping to my iPad just wasn’t working and I haven’t had the motivation to switch to my computer.

So I’ll work on that tomorrow and until then, I’m sorry. Goal is to have both of those up tomorrow. I have a post planned for each and every day this week. Today’s is this. Tomorrow is wrap up and hauls for December.

So tomorrow is going to be a busy day for me when it comes to blogging.

But another main goal of the week is reading. I would like to finish Snowed in Love before tomorrow is over (I just finished PS I Still Love You but that was on the list too). I also would like to finish reading QoN and listen to A Darker Shade of Magic entirely, same with The Valentine Proposal.

Lastly for reading, I want to start Chestnut Man. I doubt I’ll get to all of the books mentioned, but some are higher priorities than others.

Any other tasks that I have for the week are cleaning and home related. Oh, besides wanting to update my planners every day and wanting to participate in two Instagram photo challenges.

But other than that I mainly just want to get my home in order. My brother is moving out and since we already get up my son’s bed in our room and it won’t fit thought outs bedroom doors, the spare room will be the playroom for both my husband and my son.

So that means a lot of rearranging and reorganizing. But since that probably won’t be don’t until next week, I want to finalize placement plans.

I want to start working on the kitchen declutter and start on school stuff since that starts tben 6th.


Anyway, it’s currently 4:30pm and I’ve been up for almost 34 hours. Sox I’m passing out. Especially since I had one cup of coffee yesterday when I woke up.

Don’t forget that NewYearsathon starts on the first! I definitely look forward to doing this readathon with you all.

Let me know in the comments what goals you have for this week.

See you all in the next one! Bye!

Cram-a-thon TBR | December 2019

Good morning everyone. I didn’t realize cramathon started literally yesterday until, well, yesterday. So I’m sharing my TBR today on a day I wouldn’t normally be posting. Which is fine!

So I am only at 124 of my 150 books according to goodreads. Honestly I don’t even know how correct that is anymore. I haven’t been updating it. I plan on updating a list on my computer/iPad more often than goodreads for next year. But I have to read a lot if I want to complete that goal. So cheesy romance audiobooks, manga, and poetry collection are going to be my friends. Or books I am close to finishing.

So here’s my “official” tbr for Cram-a-thon even though I plan to hopefully read more.

I’m nearly done with Christmas Wish, so I will definitely be finishing that during this readathon. I also would like to get to Snowed in Love before Christmas.

I got both of these books for review from Give Me Books Promotions, but I didn’t get to them before the release of Snowed in Love.

Another two that I got for review. These two come out in January and I would really like to get to them before the year is over so I can keep myself more ahead of my arcs.

Queen of Nothing will be going toward the challenge of reading a “frosty” cover. I have started it, but I’m only 50 pages in. Everyone I know that has read it has said it’s a super quick read. So I’m hoping for that.

For the book under 200 pages I’m going to be reading I Find You in the Darkness.

The She Book is going toward the shortest book on my TBR.

For the author with the same first letter of their first name as me, I’m going an extra step and doing the whole first name and last initial with Christmas Wish.

For the illustrations in the book and the 2019 release, I’m going to look into some Amanda Lovelace and also some manga. This will help me reach my goal.

For 7 books, I’m hoping to read The White Christmas Inn.

So in other words, lots of poetry collections and quick fun reads like romances. I still like to believe I can complete my goal, but I also know there’s no way. I’d have to read almost 3 books a day to hit that. Wish me luck.

Thank you all so much for joining me today. I’m hoping one of these days to get back into YouTube but for now, I’m going to continue to show my blog the love it deserves and you all the same love.

I’m going to be starting “theme” days on my Instagram for the captions and I’m hoping to do almost the same here. I’d like to start posting daily and the theme days can help with that. Some posts will be more in depth, some will be short and sweet.

So to do this, I need your help. Comment down below with anything you would like to see me posting about. I’m open to trying some new things. It doesn’t necessarily have to be book related. I have lots of things I would be willing to talk about so you’ll never know without suggesting!

I’ll see you all in the next one! Bye!