My Book Blogging Goals for 2016

Holey Moley, IT’S NEARLY 2016. I mean seriously where the hell has this year gone!!!!!????

Here are some goals that I have created for next year!

  • Reach 50+ Followers! (Because I’m vain like that)
  • Blog as frequently as I can (Mon, Wed, Fri)
  • Try to be more talkative with other people on this website
  • Read More Books!! (20+ Yes a small goal, because I want to actually achieve it!)
  • Gain more active followers! You guys should talk to me more! (sorry, I’ll try harder, I promise)
  • Get into contact with publishers and see if I’m able to do reviews for them (hopefully, fingers crossed!)
  • Find an appropriate theme (I’m not loving mine right now, a fresh start is needed)
  • Improve on my grammar and punctuation (because I believe I’m not doing well with those!)
  • Improve on my reviews and posts! (More professional type reviews and no waffle! [I know, waffles are just too good though])
  • Find my Mojo on here and Instagram (failing hard)
  • Gain more confidence!!

 


Do you guys have any new years resolutions or goals for 2016? If so please tell me! Have a great year guys, let’s hope it doesn’t go as fast as 2015! (God help us please)

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Tag: The Secret Life of a Book Blogger

1 – How long have you been a blogger 

I have been a blogger for around 4-5 months (I think, based on my first follower). I don’t think it’s been a long time at all, but I think I have changed a little over that time. My taste for books as an example and I guess my confidence with blogging!

 

2 – At what point do you think you will stop 

I HOPE that I won’t end up stopping, but as I progress through university I know its going to be so difficult for me to read and blog so I think it will slow down around then (very regrettably thought). Hopefully, I’ll be on track though, I’m trying to plan my posts out now so I have a structure during the week! (Then I post more!)

 

3 – What is the best thing?

I think the best thing about being in this community is meeting all these awesome people on this account and also through other social media. Seeing other peoples opinions on the books that I have read is really interesting and sometimes I find that I miss things that others have picked up so it’s cool!

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Book Review: YOU by Caroline Kepnes

YOU_300wide1“When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.AA

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.”

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Books I Would Take with Me to a Deserted Island

This post is obviously going to be all about books I would take with me if I was going to be deserted on an Island. This would include:

1 – Vampire Academy Books (SHOCK HORROR OMG)

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I would bring the Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead with me if I was going to be stranded on an Island. Not only because they are my favourite books, but because I don’t think I can get sick of them at all. I would read them quite a few times as I wait to be rescued and meanwhile relax in the sun. Argh, If you haven’t read them do yourself a massive favour!

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2 – Throne of Glass series 

Since I have only started this series I think it would be fair to say I would read this quite quickly if I was deserted on an Island by myself. Who knows, I could end up hating it and burying it in the sand OR absolutely love it and it could outdo VA (HAHA NEVER!)

 

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3 – The Perks of being a Wallflower

This is a book I haven’t read yet so I would bring this book with me because I have been wanting to read it for quite some time. I loved the movie and am hoping that the book will be even better than the movie!

 

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4 – Warm Bodies

Warm bodies is my current read so I guess it’s a no-brainer to bring it with me. Again, if I dislike it I’ll bury it in the sand somewhere *shrugs*

 

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5 – Glass Sword 

BECAUSE I CAN, AND I WILL SPEND MY TIME CRYING OVER IT BECAUSE I’M A SAD HUMAN BEING

 

 

 

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Because God help me I haven’t read a single one of them and I swear if I’m going to be marooned on an Island I want something to keep my mind off the fact that I’m by myself *sobs* and I have to read it because it’s just a must!!! (It’s been on my TBR list for way too long, ITS TIME)

 


 

Okay! So they are the books I would take with me if I was deserted on an Island by myself. If you have the same kind of books you would bring with you, definitely tell me why you chose them! If not, what books would you bring with you? What are your top 3 picks?

Also, I hope they tell me before I go on this Island because I need time to pack these things! (and in some instances buy them *oops*)😂😂

Have a great day guys!!!

Tag: Would You Rather

I think I was tagged to do this, I’m not sure 😂 But anyway, this is the would you rather book tag!

 

1 – Would you rather only read trilogies or only read standalones

I think I would enjoy reading standalones more than trilogies. I guess it means that I would be able to read more about different characters and worlds. However, I think it would be difficult because you wouldn’t have enough time in just one book to develop a character to a greater potential.

 

2 – Would you rather only read male or female authors

Honestly, I don’t care if the author is male or female, just as long as they create a great book with an interesting concept is enough for me. (But lets just say a female, just because *Girl Power*)

 

3 – Would you rather shop at Barns and Noble or Amazon

I guess Amazon (we don’t have a Barns and Noble in Aus – well not that I know of), it’s cheaper and more convenient.

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Book Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

16101128“After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors? To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes until she meets Evan Walker.

Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.”

 

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Tag: TBR Book Tag!

I was tagged by Ellie from Belle Infini to do the TBR book tag! Thank you once again 🙂

 

1 – How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

Most of the books on my TBR are on a particular shelf, so I know what books I have and haven’t read (however I do remember which one I haven’t read off the top of my head). A second method is Goodreads! That sight is like the Holy Grail of books haha.

 

2 – If your TBR mostly print or e-book?

Both actually, I try to download some books from NetGalley to review. But most of my TBR books are from the bookstore so they are print books.

 

3 – How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

I guess it’s a matter of what I feel like reading. I usually try to pick what I want to read what book is popping to me and is screaming READ ME!

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🎄December TRB and Last Months Wrap Up!🎄

Last month was my best reading month since finishing uni and being on break! I have finally picked up more books because I’ve been on Uni vacation! You can find the books I’ve read previously on this blog as I have written out blog reviews for them.

This month I want to change the way my TBR’s works. From now on I’m going to set myself one book as a set reading, but allow myself the freedom to choose other books to read during the month.

My set reading for this month will be a book I have been wanting so badly to read. This would be *drum roll please!*

More Than This by Patrick Ness!

 

I will also be continuing with my other books from my last months TBR, which include:

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Which hopefully won’t take long, I have a pretty decent amount of pages left, but I will have it finished by this month!

 

 

Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J.Maas

18243700.jpg“Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam.

In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery

Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.”

 

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Book Review: All These Perfect Strangers by Aoife Clifford

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“You don’t have to believe in ghosts for the dead to haunt you.

You don’t have to be a murderer to be guilty.

Within six months of Pen Sheppard starting university, three of her new friends are dead. Only Pen knows the reason why.

College life had seemed like a wonderland of sex, drugs and maybe even love. The perfect place to run away from your past and reinvent yourself. But Pen never can run far enough and when friendships are betrayed, her secrets are revealed. The consequences are deadly.”

 

 

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