Home Library Catalog Project

When someone is type A and has a lot of books, they obviously catalog their home library. Right? Well, that’s what I’ve been doing for the last couple of months.

If you’ve been reading my blog posts you might have noticed me talking about “my home library catalog project” with “more on that soon” right after. That’s because a) I didn’t realize how many books I actually owned b) I kept buying more books and c) I’m a perfectionist and it had to be perfect before I showed it to the world. Also, I used to work in archives and libraries and I miss doing this type of work.Read More »

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2019 Reading List

Happy 2019 everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday and New Year celebration. I took some time off from work so I could relax, catch up on tv and reading, and of course spend some time with the boyfriend! We had a very nice and quiet Christmas. I cooked again and it was SO yummy. But, we ended our vacation with a trip to the ER and the boyfriend being diagnosed with the H1N1 flu virus — aka swine flu. He’s on lots of meds and still taking it easy, but feeling loads better. I did not get it THANKFULLY. 

I’ve never been one to stick to TBR lists or piles — hence my disastrous November and December TBR’s —  and I consider myself a huge mood reader. So why am I making a reading list for only specific books then? Good question. A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about my 2019 book resolutions and how I need to focus on my own books in 2019 and to try and refrain from ignoring them any longer. So, hello reading list!

In theory this will help me obtain a few of my reading goals for 2019. Not only will it help me read more of my own books, but it will also help me knock out some series that I should have read by now but haven’t. This won’t be a set in stone list. I have left out mainly non-fiction (oops), but that doesn’t mean I won’t be reading non-fiction books in 2019. I’m planning on focusing my mood reading habits towards non-fiction in hopes that it will help me stay on track. I plan to incorporate non-fiction through audiobooks. 

It will be a miracle if I get through this entire list. I might have overdone it a bit, but I do like a challenge. 

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Book Talk and Life Updates

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My apartment is so cozy at the moment, I’m never leaving!

Hellllllllo! 

I’ve been feeling quite under the weather this week, and it’s taking all of my energy just to write this post. I seem to always get sick during December since I usually have a huge uptick in social events. These past few weekends I’ve been busy every. single. day. For someone who is usually a hermit on the weekends, it’s finally starting to take a toll. I go on vacation starting Saturday so I just have to make it until Friday and then I’m FREEEEEE for nine days! 

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2019 Book Resolutions

And just like that it’s December. But really, how it is December already?! 2018 flew by! Although, I do love this time of year because it means my birthday is coming up 😉

I’ve never been one to make resolutions because I don’t really believe in them to be honest. *shrugs* But I decided for 2019 I’m going to focus on my reading finally. This might sound weird that I’m making this a goal, but life has been chaotic these past few years. As you all know, I graduated in 2016 with my Masters and since then it’s been a crazy couple of years. No one tells you how difficult it is to adjust to the “real world” or that you might need to work any odd job (or two in my case) to pay rent. That’s been my life until about mid 2018. I finally got a better paying job with a normal 9-5 schedule and was finally able to breathe.  Once I adjusted to my new schedule I was itching to read again. So, I started devouring book by book and all of a sudden I had read 30 books – the most I’ve ever read in a single year. (I’m now up to 48) 

Now that I’ve been reading a lot more and have unlimited time to devote to it, I decided to do my first every yearly resolution, but book related of course. 😉Read More »

November Reads & December TBR

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday week/weekend last week. If you work retail, I hope you had a smooth Black Friday and that no one gave you any fuss, you’re the real MVP. 

If you remember, I decided to try something new by doing a set TBR pile for the month of November. Since I’m such a mood reader and tend to pick up things left and right I thought this would be a great way for me to not get overwhelmed with all of my choices. My first go around of having a set TBR pile went okay. Not perfect, but okay. I ended up DNF-ing three books, finishing two, and ALMOST done with one — any guesses on which one? 😉 

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November TBR

I must confess, I’m feeling VERY overwhelmed at the moment with all of the books I have to read. Anyone else ever feel like that? I had a bunch of library books come in and on top of my own personal books, it was just getting to be TOO MUCH. Too much in fact that I did NO reading this past weekend which is unheard of. So, I decided to dial it back and return most of the library books back to the library and refocus. 
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#SmashYourTBR Read-A-Thon Results

As some of you might remember, last week I joined in on Marta’s  (The Cursed Books) #SmashYourTBR Read-A-Thon, and I’m back to give you all an update on how it went.

You can read my original #SmashYourTBR post here

To be honest, it could have gone a LOT better….sigh. I ended up being a lot more busy last week than I had anticipated and then came down with a pretty good sinus headache. FUN TIMES. But regardless I was able to make some progress.

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