It’s Monday, March 23, 2015. It’s the 10th Monday of the year! Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, Monday is a great day to take stock of what you’re currently reading.
I like it because it holds me accountable. And, because I succeeded at the 120 books read in 2014 (via Goodreads), I agreed to read 200 in 2015—I’ve done it before, and for many years read at least that many, but life has come in the way. But, beyond that, I want to publish more reviews this year. I have so many that I’ve written that have not been transcribed. This is a huge oversight and does nothing to help my cause. I need entries to make everyone interested! This is a predominantly a review blog and without those reviews, I have nothing to offer. So, provided I read an average of 15-20 books a month, I can do this! And, I would love to hear your goals.
So this past week was pretty busy, despite me not liking that word too much. I fought with Charter and, since their visit (knock wood), we have had pretty solid internet access. Mostly because there were a lot of loose cords/cables in the control box.
I went to PaperSource and got a coloring book by Johanna Basford, too.
With that, I read:
Brood by Chase Novak (and then realized I had to first book in the series on my ereader, waiting to be read).
GothamGal got her fangirl on in preparation for WonderCon with a Buffy The Vampire Slayer Vol 1 Omnibus review.
I read Landlines by Rainbow Rowell, finally. It took about three hours, but was so worth it!
What I hope to read this week:
Keep in mind that I am a little bit spread thin at the moment. But I still want to finish:
This will be a little bit of a geek out week, I think. I got this specifically as a pick up in the store when I read that Riker is a mastermind behind a huge threat to Picard. That he might even be blowing up Federation ships! How is it possible that someone behind Riker-beard could do that?!? It also brings in Dax and a few other characters fans of ANY of the series may be familiar with. I used to read a lot more of the Star Trek books, so this is a welcome home, of sorts, for me.
This was an unexpected pickup, and maybe because I have a family member that IS a ballerina (and a lifelong dream of doing ballet) that drew me to this literary fiction. I love that it’s a different cover, that looks more vintage, but I also like to think that there’s a better reason for the change in cover in the trade paperback.
Can I just say how much I love Veronica Mars? I am savoring and rewarding myself with this book whenever I get a chance. I love the noir aspects of the universe and the cover art is great. I really need to go ahead and finish watching the Veronica Mars movie already, just so I can get a deeper understanding of what is going on and not spoil some of what goes on in this book. After I finish this, I have the second in the series, and I have a feeling it will be picked up rightafter I finish this one.
This is a book for the #NovelTeaBookClub—I love that we are reading a non-fiction book this month. As someone who can do both team and solo projects, I want to say that there are a few things that make me think I am introverted, but just in certain circumstances. I am not quite certain, yet, and will know more once I finish the book—I hope.
These were from a few weeks ago—I got distracted, LOL. But I am happy that I am catching up with my goal. I am right in line to hit the 200 book mark this year.
Also, it’s Bloggiesta this week!
And, here’s my to-do list for Bloggiesta:
Create a media kit
- Print media kit for flyers for WonderCon
Design & Order Business Cards
- Go through January Reviews and complete stats for my Inkwell Planner
- Go through February Reviews and complete stats for my Inkwell Planner
- Go through March Reviews and complete stats for my Inkwell Planner
- Finish an indie book for review
- Comment 50 times on different blogs this week
- Tweet at least 7 things this week
- Pin at least 7 things this week
- Begin Monetization Strategy
- Update about me, affiliations, etc.
- Try to post 3 retro reviews
I’m happy that a few of these things have been done already—it makes even more things possible. Very excited for this. And, for the Bloggiesta programming that is available this week for the event.
Are you participating in either of these events? Share your story/post in the comments below!