Getting Through Those Series

Getting Through Those Series

God, I should’ve done this earlier in the year. Steph started her Final Book Support Group, and that would’ve been a perfect time. But alas. I’ve decided to leave it until October/November to finally get through all those final books I need to read.

Ahhhhh.

So why am I talking about this? Sometimes it helps encourage you to get yourself into gear and do these things yourself. So use this as your sign that if you have a good few series you need to finish off? Now might be the time.

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These Books Will Self-Destruct 2022/2023

These Books Will Self-Destruct 2022/2023

It’s been a while since I did one of these posts. Unfortunately, I’m starting to get a build-up of books that I still want to read but I’m just not reaching for. I really need to start picking these up so I’m using this as an opportunity to start doing so. Especially those I’ve had for a while, though some of them are a little more recent.

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Am I Using Scribd? A Challenge

Am I Using Scribd? A Challenge

I’ve been paying for Scribd for a while. I use it every month, and the selection of audiobooks is excellent. There are some issues with Scribd. You are limited with how many audiobooks you read per month, plus I have heard of people having some e-books limited too. That seems a lot less common though. I love Scribd and plan to keep using it for a long while yet. But I have to wonder…am I using it enough?

Technically, I am using it. As I said. I’m using it to listen to audiobooks, but many of them are books that I already own. That feels like a waste of money. It doesn’t hurt to do that every now and then, but when I’m using all three or four audiobooks I have available a month on books I could read without Scribd? Yeah…that’s a waste.

So I’m setting myself a challenge. A challenge that I’d be happy if a few of you joined in on me with.

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Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021

On my blog this year, I want to do more tags and challenges. They’re great fun and can be a way to be a little bit more social. This week I’m starting myself off with a meme, and that’s Top Ten Tuesday which is run by That Artsy Reader Girl. I couldn’t resist doing this week’s challenge as I want to talk about some authors.

So this list is a list of authors who already had books out when I finally picked them up. I’ll mostly be talking about the books I read by them, but some of them I’m definitely going to read more of.

I spent plenty of time going over my spreadsheet from last year to narrow this down. Many of the authors I hadn’t read before were debuts, and I didn’t want to include them. Something interesting I noticed was that a lot of these are contemporary or romance authors. That makes sense, as I did really get into reading those genres in 2021. I do kinda wish there had been a little more fantasy, so hopefully, that’ll change in 2022.

For now, though, let’s get on with the list.

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Spotify Wrapped Book Challenge 2021

Spotify Wrapped Book Challenge 2021

It is Spotify Wrapped time again! We all love seeing our favourite songs, what genres we seem to like the most etc. It’s so much fun, and last year I came up with the Spotify Wrapped book challenge.

The idea of this challenge is to put your 2021 playlist on shuffle, and for the first five songs, you need to pick a book you read in 2021 that fits that song. It doesn’t have to be a perfect fit. You just have to explain why you chose that book for that song. Obviously, you will not have a book match for every song, so you can skip if you need to. But the idea is that you at least need to try, even if it is embarrassing. This was a lot of fun last year, and I’m excited to be doing it again. I hope you all will too!

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Spotify Wrapped…Book Challenge?

Spotify Wrapped…Book Challenge?

We’re in December now and the end of the year has been closing in!

Over the last few days – as I’m writing this – we’ve been seeing people sharing their top artists, songs and playlists. So when I decided to sit down to write a new blog post, I thought why not use it?

Let’s combine our top songs of the year with the books we’ve read!

The challenge is simple – put your top songs playlist on shuffle and for the first five songs you get, I want you to list a book that you read this year that the song reminds you of. Pretty simple, right? If you really can’t think of anything then you can skip the song but the idea is to at least try to think of something.

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