The Sims Book Tag

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Guys, do you love The Sims? I do, so when Deanna @A Novel Glimpse tagged me to do The Sims Book Tag, I jumped at the chance. Also, now I kind of want to lose myself in my Sims… I must not!

This tag was originally created by Hailey in Bookland.


The Original Sims – the best author debut

Why oh why have you not read Marci Lyn Curtis’ The One Thing? I’ve been telling you to do so for over a year. And look at that gorgeous new cover!


The Grim Reaper – the saddest character death (SPOILER!!!)

So… there is a death in Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma, and I can’t even believe I’m telling you as much… sorry!


Sims Getting Stuck – a character that just got in the way

Definitely Mary, Elliot’s sister from A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart. Read this book!


Simlish – a book with amazing writing

Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan for sure has amazing writing. Again… read this book, you won’t be sorry.


Expansion Packs – a series where the books keep getting better

                                     

The Stroked series by Meghan Quinn gets better with each book 😀 .


Sim Romance – the worst case of insta-love

Worst case of insta-love EVER!!! ugh…


Cheats – a book that was entirely unrealistic

I couldn’t believe anything about Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, and it ended up being one of my least favorite books of 2015.


Needs FULFILLMENT – a character that made all the wrong decisions

Amelia from The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch makes all the wrong decisions throughout the book. ALL OF THEM!


Error Code 12 – a series that started off well but went downhill from there

                                                       

This was a tough one, but ultimately I’m saying the Frosh series by Mónica B. Wagner. Frosh: First Blush was cool and fun, but book 2, Frosh: Second Chances, just didn’t quite make it.


The Sims Vortex – a series that completely engrossed you

                                   

A lot of them. I’m a sucker for series… but I guess the True North series by Sarina Bowen is a good example of that, given that I read the book one right after the other and I loved them all.


I Tag:

Shannon @Clockwork Bibliophile
Ayunda @Tea and Paperbacks
Lily @Pages and Tea
Aira @Aira Reads
Kat @Life and Other Disasters
Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much
Daniela @Daniela’s Bookshelf
Cath @Trust in the Words
Sara @Freadom Library
Inês @MsCarrowl
Bianca @Ultimate Fangirl
Nathasya @Sweater Weather
Samantha @Dream by Day
Justine @Bookwormaniac
Rogan @Signing On
Flo @flowlessbooks
Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books
Fadwa @Word Wonders
and YOU!!!

Book Tag: Kiss, Marry, Kill

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It’s time for a book tag people! I was tagged by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse to do the Kiss, Marry, Kill – Book Characters tag, and I’m jumping right into it.

I’m following Deanna’s lead here on how to pick my books: “randomly select three book characters for each tag from my “read” books on Goodreads for each round“.


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Kiss: I have to kiss Noah… it’s the only way…
Marry: Of course I’m gonna marry Ryan, because he’s the best!
Kill: I’m sorry, but I can’t see Cabot as an adult. He’s just so young 😦 .


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Kiss: Kashmir all the way! (Yes, I’m totally ignoring age on this one…)
Marry: Jem Carstairs! He was my first book boyfriend, so of course I would marry the dude!
Kill: Sorry Max 😦


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Kiss: I’m gonna go ahead and kiss Benton here, because, well…
Marry: Declan is just too amazing to pass. Also, this book has a special place in my ❤ .
Kill: OMG, I’m sick of killing such awesome dudes. Sorry Houston 😦 .


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Kiss: Charles! This is the easiest round yet.
Marry: Archer all the way 😀 – GO READ THIS BOOK!
Kill: Yeah, no remorse here…


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Kiss: I would kiss Asher, because he’s just the cutest.
Marry: I would most definitly marry Tuck because he’s just AWESOME!
Kill: Again, I don’t want to kill Eli, he’s great, but I have no choice.


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Kiss: I would kiss the hell out of Chase 😀 .
Marry: Is there even a question here? Dean Holder all the way!
Kill: Sorry Mack. He’s great though 😦 .


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Kiss: I would kiss Gavin, because he’s so yummy!
Marry: I would have to marry Crosbie, because he’s just the perfect combo of sweet and hot.
Kill: Sorry Chase…


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Kiss: I would kiss Magnus Bane, because OBVIOUSLY I WOULD! 😀 😀 😀
Marry: This one was tough, but Wyatt wins at marriage.
Kill: What the hell, this game is mean 😦 . Sorry Noel.


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Kiss: Raffe would be my kissing choice 😀 .
Marry: I would marry Kyle, because he’s quiet, shy and super amazing, and I love him.
Kill: Bah, this sucks… sorry Wes.


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Kiss: I would obviously kiss the hell out of Hollis!
Marry: Mason… he’s just the kind of guy who does ANYTHING for the people he loves…
Kill: This has a logic! I think that Julian belongs with Emma, so no point in trying to bring him to my side, right?


I TAG:

Shannon @Clockwork Bibliophile
Ayunda @Tea and Paperbacks
Lily @Pages and Tea
Aira @Aira Reads
Kat @Life and Other Disasters
Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much
Daniela @Daniela’s Bookshelf
Cath @Trust in the Words
Sara @Freadom Library
Inês @MsCarrowl
Bianca @Ultimate Fangirl
Nathasya @Sweater Weather
Samantha @Dream by Day
Justine @Bookwormaniac
Rogan @Signing On
Flo @flowlessbooks
Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books
Fadwa @Word Wonders
and YOU!!!

The Bookish Alphabet Tag (Romance edition)

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Hey guys! So, I was going through my drafts, some as old as 2 years, and I saw that Emma @Emma the Book Lover had tagged me awhile back to do the The Bookish Alphabet Tag. So, I’ve decided that I’ll do 2 versions of it, one for YA books and another for Romance, because I have a lot of those too. The Bookish Alphabet Tag was created by Mariana @FireHeartBooks. Keep in mind that ‘The’ is mute!

I’m using New Adult and Romance books for this tag, and every time possible, I’m using less known books. For the YA edition, go here.


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A: Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
B: Back Check (Aces Hockey #4) by Kelly Jamieson
C: Chasing Crazy by Kelly Siskind
D: The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy
E: Extreme by Lark O’Neal

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F: Finding London (Flawed Heart #1) by Ellie Wade
G: The Girl I Was Before (Falling #3) by Ginger Scott
H: Hustler by Meghan Quinn & Jessica Prince
I: In Your Dreams (Falling #4) by Ginger Scott

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J: Just One Moment (Black Alcove #4) by Jami Wagner
K: The Keeper by Jillian Liota
L: Lessons in Gravity (Study Abroad #2) by Jessica Peterson
M: More Than Music (Chasing the Dream #1) by Elizabeth Briggs
N: Never Stop Falling by Ashley Drew

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O: Outside the Lines by Caitlin Ricci
P: Price of a Kiss (Forbidden Men #1) by Linda Kage
Q:  I have no book starting with a Q
R: Right Where You Are (Second Chances #1) by L.E. Bross
S: Stay Until We Break (Hub City #2) by Mercy Brown

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T: Three Simple Words (Kingston Ale House #3) by A.J. Pine
U: Us (Him #2) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
V: V-Card (Sharing Spaces #1) by Alicia Michaels
W: Waking Olivia by Elizabeth O’Roark
X: I have no book starting with a X
Y: You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross & Mark Perini
Z: I have no book starting with a Z


I TAG:

YOU!!!
Whoever wants to do this one :D.

Give a shout out to your favorites.
Promote your reviews.
Promote indie books and diverse reads.
Have fun with it.

The Bookish Alphabet Tag (YA edition)

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Hey guys! So, I was going through my drafts, some as old as 2 years, and I saw that Emma @Emma the Book Lover had tagged me awhile back to do the The Bookish Alphabet Tag. So, I’ve decided that I’ll do 2 versions of it, one for YA books and another for Romance, because I have a lot of those too. The Bookish Alphabet Tag was created by Mariana @FireHeartBooks. Keep in mind that ‘The’ is mute!

I’m using YA books for this tag, and every time possible, I’m using less known books. And click on the titles if you’re interested in reading my review of the book in question.


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A: Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman
B: Because I Love You by Tori Rigby
C: Crystallum (The Primordial Principles #1) by Laney McMann
D: Did I Mention I Love You? (The DIMILY Trilogy #1) by Estelle Maskame
E: End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days #3) by Susan Ee

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F: Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
G: The Girl From Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere #1) by Heidi Heilig
H: Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
I: The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher
J: I have no book starting with a J

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K: Kisses on a Paper Airplane by Sarah Vance-Tompkins
L: Life After Juliet by Shannon Lee Alexander
M: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
N: Night Owls by Jenn Bennett
O: The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis

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P: Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1) by Katie McGarry
Q: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
R: The Romantics by Leah Konen
S: The Secret Life of a Dream Girl (Creative HeArts #4) by Tracy Deebs

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T: Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers
U: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
V: Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling
W: The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen
X: I have no book starting with a X
Y: Your Voice Is All I Hear by Leah Scheier
Z: I have no book starting with a Z


I Tag:

YOU!!!
Whoever wants to do this one :D.

Give a shout out to your favorites.
Promote your reviews.
Promote indie books and diverse reads.
Have fun with it.

2016 End of Year Survey

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Hello guys! I did this last year, and when I saw this survey around again, hosted by Jamie @The Perpetual Page-Turner, and I thought I just had to do it again. Ready?!


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Number Of Books You Read: 218

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Number of Re-Reads: 6

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Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary Romance for sure. Most likely New Adult.


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1. Best Book You Read In 2016?

(If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2016 release vs. backlist)

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2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

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3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?

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4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

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5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?

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6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

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7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

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8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

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9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

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10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?

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11. Most memorable character of 2016?

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12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

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13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?

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14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read? 

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15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?

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16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?

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17. Book That Shocked You The Most

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18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

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19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

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20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

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21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

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22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?

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23. Best 2016 debut you read?

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24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

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25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

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26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?

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27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

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28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

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29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?

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30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

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1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

2016 was generally not a good year for me in terms of following people and being active, I’m sure I found amazing blogs in the first half of the year, but I honestly don’t remember… Ooops. I think I did start following Cait @Paper Fury in 2016 though, so I’m going with that.

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2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?

Again… WOW. Guys, do you know that I wrote over 210 reviews on my blog during the year of 2016?! That’s too many for me to remember… I’ll leave 2 very different ones here:

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3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

I’ve written a few posts that fit this, but again, I’m leaving a few here:

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4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

I did a couple of blog tours, but I’m not gonna count them… so, nothing?!

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2016?

I guess reaching 1000 wordpress followers and hosting my first giveaway.

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6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

I’ve read a lot this year, but my blogging kind of fell a bit. I still posted almost everyday, multiple times really, but my time and patience reduced a bit, so I had a lot of problems in blog hopping and keep up to date with other people’s blogs.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

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8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

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9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

Nothing! Damn… eheh.

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

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YES! I upped my goodreads challenge a couple of times during the year, but I managed to read even more than I marked the last time, so I’m happy. However I did not finish the PopSugar Reading Challenge, because I decided to read whatever I wanted and that challenge was not a good fit for me.


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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?

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2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?

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3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

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4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?

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5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?

This year I want:

  • To reach 2000 wordpress followers
  • Be more active on twitter and the bookish community
  • Read more fantasy and Sci Fi than last year
  • Read my backlogged ARCs from Netgalley

6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

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2017 Reading Challenges

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Hey guys! This year I’m gonna keep my 2017 Reading Challenges quite simple, and I’m doing the Goodreads one, because obviously I am, and I’ve set my goal to 150 books. Last year I started setting it at 75 and ended up with the goal of 175 (and ended up reading 218), so I think 150 is a good number. And look at that… I’m already ahead of schedule, eheh.

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My REAL challenge however is gonna be the 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge, created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much.

This is perfect for me, because I’ve been reading loads of NA books lately, so I’m excited for this one :D.

The challenge has two different directions and I plan to tackle both. The first one is by the number of NA books read and there are a few categories:

  • NA Newbie – 6 books
  • NA Initiate – 12 books
  • NA Intermediate – 24 books
  • NA Advanced – 36 books
  • NA Expert – 50 books
  • NA Queen/King (special category) – 100 books

Obviously I’m aiming for the NA Queen category (or at least the NA Expert).

The second thing within this challenge is a Reading Bingo and I’m so excited for this one!

1. Book set in college
2. Hyped Book
3. Debut Novel
4. 2017 Release
5. New Adult best seller
6. Book about friendship
7. Book with music or art
8. Book out of your comfort zone
9. Book based on its cover
10. Diverse novel
11. A LGBT novel or with a LGBT characters
12. New to you author
13. Book you can finish in one day
14. Start a series
15. Book that makes you laugh
16. Book set in the summer
17. Book you knew nothing about
18. A re-read
19. Book about a road trip
20. Book recommendation
21. One word title
22. Book about sports
23. Book on the bottom of your TBR
24. Book with only male POV

I have a few suggestions for books for the bingo, and I’ll be doing a post soon with those suggestion… would that be something you would be interested in?


So, these will be my 2017 Reading Challenges.
What are you guys participating in?

Ringing in the New Year Book Tag (2017 Edition)

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Happy New Year!!! In the spirit of the new year of 2017, I’m doing the Ringing in the New Year Book Tag again. If you want to check out the 2016 tag, go here.

The Rules:

  1. Link to the original post (Bookmark Chronicles)
  2. Answer the questions below
  3. Tag 3-5 friends!

Best book/series that you’ve read in 2016

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Authors that you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year

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Most anticipated book turned movie?

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Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one)

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What’s on your TBR for 2017? (Top 5 will suffice if IT’S an extremely long list!)

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How many books do you hope to read in 2017?

I’ve read over 200 books this past year, so I’ll aim for 150 on my goodreads challenge? Or do you guys think I should aim higher?


Will you participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge (or any others)?

I most certainly will. The goodreads is a mandatory one for me, though as you can see above, I’m still not 100% sure on what my number will be. Then I’ll do the 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much. You can check it out here.


Any New Year’s Resolutions? (bookish and otherwise)

I will leave you a link to my Resolutions blog post, because it just seems silly to repeat myself :P.


Once again, Happy New Year! I hope that 2017 will bring you everything you guys wish for. I will tag whoever wants to do this fun tag ;).