Book Blogger Hop, TMST

Talking About Memes #2

I decided there were a couple of different discussion memes that I wanted to participate in this year, so like my quote memes, I am combining them into one weekly post.

The first meme is the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week there is a question to answer.

This week’s question:

What upcoming titles are looking forward to reading in 2018? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
Oh there are so many great titles coming out in 2018! I posted a Top Ten list here that includes most of them. But really Nora Roberts and Jayne Ann Krentz’s new titles are at the top of my list… along with Obsidio of course!
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Also joining my discussion memes is Tell Me Something Tuesday hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings. This one shares a discussion topic for each week.
This week’s topic:
Goals for 2018
As I am preparing this post, I haven’t really solidified my goals for 2018 yet. I know that I want to read from my existing shelves and to catch up the ARCs that I am so ridiculously behind on. I am shooting to complete 150 books this year.
I want to become more active socially. I am looking for book clubs and classes either around work or my house. And I’m considering taking on a part time job as well to earn a little extra so I can pay off some of my debts.
I also really need to work on my health… eating better, getting more exercise. I could stand to lose weight, but mostly I just want to feel better and lose some of the aches and pains I experience regularly.
I want to “help” Cheshire start his own blog in 2018 and to continue to grow this blog… and maybe start another one to chronicle my life outside the pages {I may just include those aspects of my life here in my weekly and monthly updates though}.
I also really want to start a pen pal group… see here.
What are your goals for 2018?
What books are you looking forward to?
Book Blogger Hop, TMST

Talking About Memes #1

I decided there were a couple of different discussion memes that I wanted to participate in this year, so like my quote memes, I am combining them into one weekly post.

The first meme is the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week there is a question to answer.

This week’s question:

What are your five most favorite books in 2017? (submitted by Geybie @ Geybie’s Book Blog)
It’s hard to narrow it down to just 5, but I would have to say…
10% Happier by Dan Harris
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanathi
Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagan
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout
**All links to Goodreads
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Also joining my discussion memes is Tell Me Something Tuesday hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings. This one shares a discussion topic for each week.
This week’s topic:
 2017 Goals Recap
Most of my goals for 2017 took the form of reading challenges. And I did exceptionally well with some of them (Goodreads: original goal 60, updated goal 120, actual 134; Audiobooks: goal 25-30, actual 87). Others I did not do so well on. One of my goals was also to write the first draft of my book, but that didn’t even come close to happening. Overall, I feel pretty good about how 2017 turned out though. If you are interested in seeing how I did on all of my 2017 challenges, click here.