I have so many Netgalley and physical ARCS to get through, I think I’ll have to dedicate an entire month to clearing the shelf. So, I’m going to be super basic and spend April taking on the ARC Challenge. There are a couple of other book bloggers who often take this challenge in April or August, and I’m going to throw my hat in the ring this month.
The rules are pretty simple: all I can read this month are ARCs, either the ones on my Kindle or the physical copies on my shelf. For every one I finish, I’ll still put the Euro into my jar, so it’s still a boost for all my final year tallies. At the end of the month, I hope to have reached 10 ARCs finished and reviews ready to go (even if they have been out for a while. Oops.) If I do tick off 10, I will treat myself to a brand new book at the end of the month. So, here we go.
This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
I am so bad at buying books, throwing them on my TBR, getting superbly excited about them, and then PRETENDING THEY DON’T EXIST. Repeat ad nauseum. It might be something pretty common for all book bloggers, but we’re all as bad as each other really.
I buy physical books that end up gathering dust. There are tonnes of ebooks taking up space on my Kindle that I’ve promised myself I would read immediately.
Here we are at the start of another new year. So, the first thing to say is Happy New Year! The next thing to think about is, how my reading year went in 2018 and how it’s going to look in 2019. This time, I actually spent time to think about where I wanted my reading to go in 2019. Do I want to speed through 120 books I can barely remember the plot of in December? Am I taking part in every reading challenge under the sun? Time to find out. . .
I say this every year, but it doesn’t feel like a whole year has past since I put together my reading challenge for 2018. I spent the year in a flurry of books, travelling, reading, and buying books I could barely afford or house. In terms of my reading challenges, 2018 was pretty successful. I bossed a couple of the challenges, while others needed a lot more work. That was something I took into account when I thought about my 2019 reading challenge.
Challenge criteria: A book involving travel
Angela’s planning her very own fairytale of New York…
• Enormous Christmas tree
• Eccentric British traditions
• Gorgeous man
In the lead up to Christmas, the Thursday Tag posts have become a little more frequent. Each week leading up to Christmas Eve, Thursdays are going to be a festive occasion.
Today’s tag is all about Christmas carols, also known as one of the best parts of Christmas. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear, right? This tag comes straight from She Latitude.