GG_transIt’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 fought with a hard drive (very little spare space on my drive).
I wrote a lot of letters to friends from the LEP, the IGGPPC and OLW.

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!

I read China Rich Girlfriend. I even went to get some Xiao Long Bao (XLB) because of the China Rich Girlfriend book!

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.

Astonish-MeThis 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 (1)

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.41m0N7IIcsL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

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!

Author: gothamgal

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8 thoughts on “It’s Monday, March 23rd, What Are You Reading?/Bloggiesta Starting Line

  1. Great list, looks like you are off to a great start. I really want to grab a paper planner again…. how do you like your Inkwell? Happy Bloggiesta!

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 1:19 pm
  2. wow, looks like alot to do, great list! good luck with your goals, happy bloggiesta!

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:06 pm
  3. Oh wow! I love your comment 50 times on other blogs! That’s really ambitious, but doable! I’ve tried posting retro review before, but I can’t remember books well enough to do them justice!

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 11:07 pm
  4. Great list! Wishing you a happy and productive Bloggiesta!

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 2:47 am
  5. This is a great list! Good luck in accomplishing your goals this week!

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 3:33 am
  6. Way to go with reading 120 books last year! That’s great. 😀 Hopefully you reach your goal against this year. I also want to write more reviews but I find I procrastinate on them a lot, ha. Your average number of book reads is amazing. I’ve only been able to read eight, in a good month. 🙁 Otherwise just one so far, for this month.

    I LOVE VERONICA MARS TOO. I’ve been having my cousin watch the show with me since she’s never seen it. I’ve also asked people if they’ve seen it just tonight and told them they need to. 🙂 I need to read the books still!.

    I wanted to stop by and wish you good luck with Bloggiesta. That’s a great list you have. 🙂 I want to pin stuff this week too, which I forgot to add to my Bloggiesta list, I think. Lol.

    Happy Bloggiesta!

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 4:38 am
  7. One of my goals is to visit and comment on as many blogs as possible. I am learning so much and getting so many ideas just from doing that. I think I\’m up to 65. I also did 3 Twitter chats and for the first time ever actually posted in them and didn\’t feel over whelmed.Hope I\’m one of the 50 blogs you visit.

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 9:13 pm
  8. Great list of Bloggiesta goals! I’m trying to visit other participants but there are so many of us that it’s taking awhile. Loving all the different goals I’m coming across, but I keep adding to my list instead of crossing things off! Oh well, gives me a headstart on the next one, right? 🙂

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 2:10 am