2020 Reading/Blog Goals

(1) Read 50 pages per day and/or an hour of audiobook per day

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This is one of the same reading goals I had last year and I liked it enough to keep it for this year. I thought it was easy to manage, not all that difficult, and I just don’t see myself bumping it or lowering it.

(2) Split reading binder into two halves of the year

This was a problem I quickly realized was a problem by July for my binder. By November, I realized turning pages in this binder was a huge problem. Sheet protectors were being ripped, things were flying out of the binder and beginning to become lost, it was just TOO MUCH. So, I have decided to buy 2 binders for the year. One from January to June, and then another one to be made for July to December. It will make my life SO much easier.

(3) Use new bookish planner

I bought this bookish planner from Little Inklings Designs, definitely go and check out her shop because it has A LOT of cool stuff, but one of her biggest products is her yearly planner she comes out with. Not only is it a regular monthly/weekly calendar, it also has a BUNCH of bookish trackers/challenges/fun activities inside. I had to pre-order this back in October, and it finally delivered by the end of November. She sells out super fast at her online store, so I would visit her site as soon as you can and follow her on social media so you can find out when she will be releasing new products.

(4) Post 5 days a week

I didn’t have this as one of my goals last year, but I am definitely going to include it this year. Not only has posting 5 days a week really helped my blog grow, but I get to post a lot more fun, bookish content with you guys and just.. ugh! This blog has honestly given me so much joy this past year and I just couldn’t thank everyone enough who follows and reads along, so it’s only fair I just keep it up and keep posting amazing bookish content.

(5) Read The Hunger Games series

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Every year in my reading goals, I include a book series I would like to read within the year. Last year was Harry Potter, so this year I wanted to go with another super popular series and that is… The Hunger Games! Obviously, a lot of people love this trilogy, so I’m excited to get on this, and what a great year to pick this to be the series! The new prequel book comes out in May, so how exciting!

(6) Read more Arc’s

I did not read as many arc’s as I would have liked to last year, so I really want to be better about it this year. I want my Netgalley rating to go WAY up, and also make some really good relationships with publishing companies.

(7) Read 50 books this year

Last years goal was 40, and I easily completed that, so I think bumping it up to 50 this year would be nice. I think I can definitely do it.

(8) DNF more

This year I don’t want to be afraid to DNF a book I’m not really liking. There are too many books out in the world that need to be read, and I would rather not waste time on a book I am not liking.

(9) Read more library books

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I would like to borrow and read more library books for a few reasons…

  1. So that I can limit the amount of money I blow in a month on books
  2. and so that I support my local library so they can keep ordering good books.

(10) Start posting Disney Travel Blog Posts

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I love traveling, especially to Disney. Honestly, I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile, and I would love to post all my adventures from Disney and post some tip’s on how to go to Disney the right way!


What are your reading/blog goals for 2020?


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2019 Wrap-Up: A Year of Books and Blog Posts

Hello everyone, and welcome to 2020! It has now been officially one year since I created this blog, and wow. I just really don’t have any words to describe the amount of joy this blog has brought me, and the joy it still brings to this day. We have a lot of new and exciting content coming to the blog in 2020, and a lot of new things are happening. Let’s wrap up 2019, and have fun with what 2020 will bring us.


Books Read: 67

Pages Read: 20,874

Shortest Book: 48 Pages (Sea Prayer)

Longest Book: 734 (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

Female Authors: 58

Male Authors: 12

Average Rating: 3.7

Most Read Intended Audience: Young Adult

Most Read Genre: Contemporary

Top 3 Favorite Blog Posts:

Top 10 Favorite Books I Read This Year:


What a great year you guys! Can’t wait to see what 2020 brings!


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Movies I’ve Watched Yet Haven’t Read The Book

Goodmorning and welcome to another post of me throwing myself under the bus!

But no seriously, I wanted to do this post because honestly, I think we have all done this. We have all seen a movie, then realized we didn’t know it was a book and were surprised, OR maybe you knew it was a book, but just didn’t really care and saw the movie anyways. Either way, we have all done it. If you haven’t, then hats off to you lol.

I thought my list was going to be very small but turns out…. it’s not. SOOO, here is a list of movies I have watched, but haven’t gotten around to reading the book.


(1) After by Anna Todd

Yes, I watched this and OH MY GOD I loved it! Thank god this came out on Netflix or else I probably never would have found interest to watch it and want to read the series.

(2) The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

This is probably one of the saddest movies I have ever seen. I’ve seen it a few times actually and every time, an actual tear forms in my eyes guys. I have never had an interest in picking up the book though, and I probably never will.

(3) Bird Box by Josh Malerman

I have seen this movie once and that is probably the max amount of times I would watch it. Was it a good movie? Yes. Would I ever read the book? Probably not.

(4) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Yes, this is a tv show okay? Whatever, it’s on the list. I was obsessed with season one, started season two and ended up hating it. Now it’s just a drawn out show and it’s all unnecessary drama in my opinion.

(5) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

I saw this and loved it! I 100% have the book on my tbr and plan on reading it soon!

(6) The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

I love the movie, but don’t really have an interest in picking this one up. Has anyone even ever read it?

(7) Alita: Battle Angel by Yukito Kishiro

I saw this on a first date, loved the movie. Hated the date. Haha!


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Book To Movie Adaptations This Year | Blogmas/Bookmas 2019

Hello everyone! So close to Christmas guys! We are almost there!

Another topic where I follow along Hailey In Bookland’s bookmas schedule. You can check out her Youtube channel here.

Today’s post is about book to movie adaptations that came out this year. There were a lot of good ones, and some that I do want to check off my list to watch. Let’s get right into the list!


After

The Sun Is Also A Star

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Pet Sematary

The Kitchen

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

IT: Chapter Two

Five Feet Apart

Wounds

Breakthrough

Alita: Battle Angel

A Dog’s Purpose


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Disappointing Books I Read This Year | Blogmas/Bookmas 2019

It happens to the best of us, sometimes we just hope a book will be better than we think… and then come to find out they turn out to be total and complete failures. Here are 5 books that I found to be disappointing reads for me this 2019.


Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch – Serena Valentino ⭐/5

Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch

This Book Loves You – Pewdiepie ⭐/5

This Book Loves You

Puddin (Dumplin #2) – Julie Murphy ⭐/5

Puddin' (Dumplin' #2)

The Loose Ends List – Carrie Firestone ⭐⭐/5

The Loose Ends List

Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel – A.W. Jantha ⭐⭐/5

Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel

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Worst Books I Read This Year | Blogmas/Bookmas 2019

Unfortunately, some books just aren’t meant to be… and this is a list that just weren’t and eventually didn’t sit well with me. As always, if these are some of your favorites, I apologize, but we all have different reading tastes, and this just so happened to be what my issue was. They just weren’t the right fit for me. Enjoy!


This Book Loves You – Pewdiepie

This Book Loves You

The Loose Ends List – Carrie Firestone

The Loose Ends List

House of Salt and Sorrows – Erin A. Craig

Poison Ivy – Amy Goldman Koss

Puddin (Dumplin #2) – Julie Murphy

806 – Cynthia Weil

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) – Jenny Han

Kiss Me in Paris – Catherine Rider


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