Weekly Reading And Blog Plans: 1/25/21

It’s been a remarkable and stressful year so far. We’re twenty-five days into the year. I’ve lost a job. Luckily, I was able to secure another job in less than a week. I don’t start until February 17th. I plan to use that time to get fully caught up and get into a very great routine that will work fully for me. I am so blessed. I got the job I’ve been wanting since 2018.

So far, I’ve read seven books this year. I’ve been slowly coming out of my rut. I feel like I’m finally fully out of it. Which brings me a lot of hope! With some luck, I will have a lot more to share in the coming week or two. My goal is to have my back log of reviews and blogs posted by the end of Sunday. I can’t fully promise it, but I’m going to do everything in my power to make it happen. I’m feeling pretty confident.

Currently Reading:

Soul of the Fire by Terry Goodkind (Audiobook): Up to chapter 59 now. We will be done with the book by Sunday. I’m both relieved to be getting the book finished and nervous. Terry Goodkind definitely knows how to put a reader through the ringer. I can say that much.
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (Audiobook): I’ve put this book down once so that I could get an audiobook done before a blog tour. It would seem I need to do it again soon. I have really enjoyed it though. It’s very quirky and out of the norm. I’m glad that my friend gifted it to me.

What I Intend To Start:

Charlie by Siobhan Davis (Audiobook)
Jackson by Siobhan Davis (Audiobook)
My Life as a Country Album by LJ Evans (Audiobook)
My Life as a Pop Album by LJ Evans (Audiobook)
My Life as a Rock Album by LJ Evans (Audiobook)
My Life as a Mixtape Album by LJ Evans (Audiobook)
Into The Shadows by Jenn D. Young (Audiobook)
Out of The Shadows by Jenn D. Young (Audiobook)
Diamond City by Francesca Flores (Audiobook)
Shadow City by Francesca Flores (Ebook)
Throne of Lies by Sara Secora (Ebook)
Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King Episode 1 by Ira Madison III (Ebook)
Cruel Intentions by Siobhan Davis (Ebook)
Twisted Betrayal by Siobhan Davis (Ebook)
Sweet Retribution by Siobhan Davis (Ebook)

I hope everybody has a fantastic week! I’m here if anybody wants to chat! I’ll also be hosting a readathon this week at The Introverted Readathoner! I’m pretty excited to be doing that. That’s why I have a pretty extensive TBR for the week. I’m also going to be hosting a Virtual Silent Book Club meeting on Thursday. A group of us get together and read silently for an hour several times a week. All are welcome!

Weekly Reading and Blog Plans: 1/4/21

This is the first Monday of the year. I can’t believe we are in 2021 already. It’s amazing how horrible 2020 was for everybody in general. Some people had it harder than others. They are forever in my thoughts. It’s also amazing how quickly some months passed by and now slowly others did. March seemed to last forever but I blinked and July to the rest of the year were basically gone. I have a few announcements this week, so I won’t write too much.

New Blog Schedule (All in EST):

10 AM: Promo Posts (If there are any scheduled for the day)
2 PM: Personal Blogs (There’s a different blog for every day of the week)
6 PM: Book Meme (A bookish meme that I am fond of)
10 PM: Non Bookish Memes (A meme I found that doesn’t always involve books that I think are fun.)

Mondays:

Readathon News: I’ll discuss the readathons going on during the week and ow I feel about them. I will also list my TBR for te readathon or each readathon. If none are scheduled or I’m not hosting my own, this blog will be skipped for the week.
Mailbox Mondays: I absolutely love book mail. It’s my favorite type of mail to get. I may not always post for this. It depends on if I get mail during the week or not.
Music Mondays: Originally, I was choosing a song and posting the video and lyrics for it. Obviously, I was crediting the source. I decided to switch it up. Lately, I’ve gotten into listening to playlists as I read on Spotify. Every Monday I will share a playlist that I’ve been listening to currently and my thoughts on the playlist and what book I was reading while I listened to it.

Tuesdays:

Writing Prompt: I will post a writing prompt that I’ve worked on at some point. I have a whole folder full of them.
Top Ten Tuesdays: This one is one of my favorites to do every week. They have a topic every week and we post about our top ten favorite books involving the topic.
FitReaders: From what I gather from this one, you do a recap of your exercise from the week before and discuss your goals for the upcoming week. It looks like you can also add if you’ve gained or lost weight as well. It seems like just the blog I need to light a fire under me!

Wednesday:

Weekly Colorist Projects: I’ll highlight four coloring projects I’ve worked on during the week before. This will be skipped if I hadn’t worked on coloring at all for the week. I’ve skipped this a lot lately. Hopefully I’ll get back into coloring more soon.
WWW Wednesdays: This right here is definitely my favorite meme to do every week. You discuss the books you’ve read, the books you’re reading, and the books you’ve recently finished. It’s one of the easiest and most time consuming to build. I love it!
Top 5 Wednesday: A weekly challenge for book bloggers, vloggers, and book lovers, hosted by Lainey and Sam. The goal is to choose their top 5 picks for the week’s given challenge. Find out more on the  Goodreads group page!

Thursdays:

Writing Prompt: I will post a writing prompt that I’ve worked on at some point. I have a whole folder full of them.
Thursday Quoteables: I’m recently getting into highlighting quotes more. I add them to my reviews and so on. So every week, I’ll pick a book and share about four quotes from it. On Holidays, I’ll try to do more themed quotes from multiple books. There will always be four quotes total.
Thankful Thursday: I was originally going to do a meme I found, but I just couldn’t find any excitement in doing so. Instead I want to do something different. I’m going to talk about the things I’m thankful for for the week. I’ll choose up to four things I’m thankful for every week. I’ll do this every week even if I only write one thing.

Fridays:

Weekly Game Chat: I’ll post my gaming progress for the week every week. This may not be posted some weeks if I didn’t do a lot of gaming. It really just depends on how packed my schedule is for that week.
The Friday 56: I can’t remember where I found this meme. I couldn’t find enough information to run on to credit them. I also made it my own and kind of ran with it. I really enjoy doing it. Go to page 56 or 56% into a book and write a sentence or a few sentences on that page and write your thoughts on it.
On This Day: I’ll be posting a few fun little things that happened on this day in history. I’ll also add my own commentary to the mix as well.

Saturdays:

Writing Prompt: I will post a writing prompt that I’ve worked on at some point. I have a whole folder full of them.
Saturday Stars: This is a very fun meme to do. You showcase a character from a book and tell the book or series they are from and why they are your star for the week.
Weekly Wrap Up: I will discuss how my week has gone. I will include any pictures I’ve taken for the week and my progress in reading. It won’t be all about books. Just my week in general.

Sundays:

Book Photo Sunday: This is where I share four Instagram photos I’ve taken during the week of books or promo posts. There are some weeks that I won’t have anything posted. I’ve had weeks I don’t take any photos and don’t have any promos that I’ve posted.
Sundays In Bed With: I’ll post about the book I plan on reading that day or one that I’m already reading for the day. I include a paragraph on my thoughts on the book I’m reading. Whether it be about the book itself or the part of the book I’m reading.
Cinema Sunday: This meme doesn’t look like it’s active anymore. I’d like to pick it back up as well. It doesn’t like there’s anywhere I can tag. I’m not intending to steal the idea from whoever created it. I just want to run with it. I think you talk about your favorites. What I plan to do is just talk about any television show or movie I’ve watched during the week instead. This may be skipped if I haven’t watched anything.

Currently Reading:

The Perfect 10 by Eric O’Keefe: (Physical Book) I just started this today. It seems really fun. The chapters are super short. I’m already three chapters in.
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde: (Audiobook) This was gifted to me by a friend. She’s a really big fan of the series. I’m about ten chapters in. It’s a very quirky story so far. Definitely the type of book to keep you on your toes!
To Whatever End by Lindsey Frydman: (Ebook) This is my work book. It’s easier for me to read an ebook between calls than it is a physical book. Audiobook is easy too, but I prefer Ebook. I’m only one chapter in, but it seems like a really amazing book so far!
Soul of the Fire by Terry Goodkind: (Audiobook) This is a book series that I’ve been buddy reading with my mom. This is the fifth book. I’ve really been enjoying all of the books. We read two chapters a day. We are on chapter 21 too as well.

What I Intend To Start:

Havenhall Harbor by Albany Walker: This is one of the books I got during the Irish Christmas Exchange that my friends and I started this year. My friend is really exited for me to read this book. It’s making me very excited to read it!

Weekly Reading and Blog Plans: 12/28/20

The last time I posted for this particular blog was on December 7th. Three weeks ago. I can’t believe how quickly time has goes sometimes. I’ve been visiting somebody very important to me and I’ve had an amazing time. I’ll be going home soon. I haven’t read a lot, but I have gotten a lot done and a game plan for getting more done in the future. That’s what matters to me.

I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday. Whatever holiday you may celebrate. I got more gifts this year than I have since I turned eighteen. It truly humbled me. I was also able to do more this year than I have in a very long time. I love giving to those I care about. I also participated in card and gift exchanges for the first time this year. I really enjoyed doing it and I hope to do it again next year.

This year my group and I also somewhat started a tradition. We based it on the Iceland tradition of exchanging books on Christmas Eve and reading and eating chocolate all night. Somebody mistakenly called our thing the Irish Book Exchange, so if it becomes a thing that’s what we will name it. The Irish Book Exchange. I really enjoyed it.

Currently Reading:

Ladon’s Desire by Michelle Dare: I’m actually really close to being done with it. I listened to most of the book between calls last shift. It’s such a great book. To be honest, this entire series has been amazing. I need a really great reason to go back and read them all! For those of you who have Kindle Unlimited, they are all on there and well worth the read.

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong: I’m buddy reading this with my book bff. I have to be honest, I’m having a bit of a tough time with it. It’s a Romeo and Juliet retelling. Which is great. There are just things that have made me really squeamish. I can definitely say that this book is not for everybody.

People Like her by Ellery Lloyd: I’m sure people are really sick of hearing me talk about this book. I really enjoy it. I almost dont want to finish it. I’m about halfway through though. I have referenced this book in many other blogs so far.

What I Intend To Start:

Soul of the Fire by Terry Goodkind: I was actually supposed to have started this series on Sunday. It’s book five in the book series I’ve been buddy reading with my mother. I’m really doing great at keeping up! To be fair, I finished the last one way early.

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson: This is the last book I need to read for the Book of the Month challenge. I’m very excited to read it actually. I discovered recently that I have it in audiobook. So I’ll be switching back and fourth between my book and the audio.

Weekly Reading And Blog Plans: 12/7/20

This week is going to be really weird for me. I work two more shifts and then I’m off for five days. On Friday night, I’ll be going out of town. I can’t say much more than that. I will be gone for the rest of the year. I plan on continuing to blog during that time. I may have more to say on the subject at a later time.

I plan on posting some blogs that should have been posted during my down time. So you all may see some older blogs pop up out of nowhere. I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure this doesn’t happen again. One of the biggest things of mental health is self care. I need to start doing that. I also plan on getting caught up on reviews as well. So you’ll see those come up as well. I’m going to be trying a new format. We’ll see how that goes.

Currently reading:

Nothing. I have finished exactly two books since I last made a blog like this. I haven’t really been myself lately. I’ve been in a major reading slump. I think I’m slowly coming out of things now. We shall see.

What I intend to start:

Temple Of The Woods by Terry Goodkind: This is the next book in the Sword Of Truth series that my mom and I are reading together. I should have started this awhile ago. Here we are. I’ll get it read and caught up on it.

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong: This is a book of the month book. They are doing a challenge thing this year. There are three challenges. Read 12 books period. Read 5 books from 5 different genres. Read 3 debut novels. I did the 5 genres challenge. I need to read 4 more books. One of which is a debut novel.

Kingdom of Embers by Tricia Copeland: This will be the audio I start once I have caught up with Temple. I usually typically have an actual book and an audiobook. If I’m reading a paperback, I typically have an ebook to read for work because ebooks are easier to handle at work. Anway, unless I have an audio tour come up, this is my next audio read.

Weekly Reading And Blog Plans: 11/16/20

I’m really looking for a fantastic week. I’ll be returning home. I’m also finally getting adapted into my routine. For the most part anyway. I feel like I will be more productive when I’m back home quite frankly. I’m also starting a clean slate as well. I have things planned out, but I’m not going to keep punishing myself for things that I had no control over.

What I’m Reading:

Original Sin by Lydia Michaels: I’m about halfway through the book. Give or take. I’m not in love with the book, but it’s not really horrible. The story is a little hard to wrap my arm around and I don’t care for the misogynistic undertones. I mean I get it, but still.

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks: The book is a very adorable story. I’ve had to set it down to get some other books read. I have enjoyed reading it. I’ve enjoyed the characters. It can be a bit predictable though.

Blood Of The Fold by Terry Goodkind: My mother and I have been buddy reading this series. We have been really enjoying it. We are almost done with this one.. We should be done with it by Thursday and start the next one Saturday.

Books I Intend To Start This Week:

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell: I’ve been intending to start this book for awhile now. I had it scheduled to read a few chapters every day. It’s for a book club meeting. We meet November 30th (virtually). I’m really looking forward to it.

Temple Of The Woods by Terry Goodkind: This is the next book in the Sword Of Truth series that my mom and I are reading together.

Demon’s Revenge by Skye McKinnon: This is a Novella in a series I’ve read recently. I’m rereading it because a good friend of mine will be reading it. I’m catching up to where she left off and we will be reading the rest of the series together.

Weekly Reading And Blog Plans: Revamped

This little weekly segment is getting a bit of a makeover. Instead of making a schedule type post, I’m going to talk a little bit about the books I’m currently reading. My progress on them. I’m also going to include some personal thoughts and loose plans for the week for my blog. I feel like it would make me happier.

What I’m reading currently:

Blood Of The Fold by Terry Goodkind: This is the third book in the Sword Of Truth Series. I’ve been buddy reading the series with my mom. We read two chapters a day. She has a book. I’ve been listening on audio. Well attempting to. For the past several days I’ve had a horrible headache that barely goes away with many Motrin. Any sound has been making things worse. We’re supposed to be finishing chapter 20 today. I’m starting it completely over though. To freshen up since I had barely started it.

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks: I’m going to start this out by saying that I’m not a big Nicholas Sparks fan. I find the books very boring. I’m a huge fan of the movie A Walk To Remember. It’s the one book to movie that I love the movie better than the book! Either way, a book bestie of mine really loves the author. Especially this novel. So I’m giving it a chance for her. I’m four chapters in. Can’t say I’m loving it, but I can’t say I’m hating it or finding it boring either. So there’s that.

Weekly Plans:

I have officially started my new shift this week. The first shift went well. It was kind of weird for me, but I’m excited for it. Once I get off work the next shift, I’ll take a nap and then go vote with my family.

As far as the blogs, I’ll try my best to get caught up on some older blogs and reviews. Right now, my focus is on adapting to new schedule and National Novel Writing Month. I have allotted two hours a day to blogs. So, hopefully that will give me enough time to keep up with the blogs and catch up as well. We shall see!

I have written almost four thousand words towards NaNo so far. It’s all been towards the project I’m working on that I’ve dubbed The Place That Binds Us. I don’t think my entire goal will go just towards that project. I’m also planning on doing a lot of writing prompts that I will use towards goal as well. I’m looking forward to my progress from here on!

Speaking of NaNo, I’ve decided to do updates for the project every Monday. Unless somebody wants to see a separate blog posted for it. Just let me know!

Weekly Reading And Blog Plans: 9/28/20

I know this isn’t requested or really needed, but I like posting these every week. It gives me a sense of organization. I also know that people can view it as reference to know what posts are coming for the week. I always try to schedule my blogs the day before. It doesn’t always happen, but I’m getting there. Please note that sometimes things may get added into the schedule later in the week. I will try to come back and edit them in, but sometimes I may forget. Hope you enjoy!

The Loop Releases
Sister Of The Chosen One Blog Tour
Royally F**ked Release Blitz
Top Ten Tuesday
Writing Prompt

Romeo X Julen Blog Tour
WWW Wednesday
Weekly Coloring Projects

The Hunt For The Legendary Mr. Morris Blog Tour
Thursday Quoteables
Writing Prompt

The Friday 56
True Crime And Conspiracy Theories

Saturday Star
Writing Prompt

Sundays In Bed With…
Book Photo Sunday

Weekly Reading And Blog Plans
Murderous Mondays

Still working on this pile, but I’ve made great progress in Fallen! It’s been a very good book so far. I have many theories.

Weekly Reading And Blog Plans: 9/21/20

I know this isn’t requested or really needed, but I like posting these every week. It gives me a sense of organization. I also know that people can view it as reference to know what posts are coming for the week. I always try to schedule my blogs the day before. It doesn’t always happen, but I’m getting there. Please note that sometimes things may get added into the schedule later in the week. I will try to come back and edit them in, but sometimes I may forget. Hope you enjoy!

Weekly Reading And Blog Plans
Murderous Mondays

Writing Prompt
The Silvered Serpents Releases
Lifeline To Marionette Blog Tour
Sister Of The Chosen One Release Blitz
Fighting Fate Cover Reveal
Top Ten Tuesday

Weekly Coloring Projects
The Cipher Blog Tour
Brutal Prince Pre-Order Tour
Declan Release Blitz
WWW Wednesday

Writing Prompts
Historically Inaccurate Blog Tour
Kingdom Of Ice And Bone Blog Tour
Where Angels Can’t Follow Blog Tour
Last Pick Blog Tour
Thursday Quoteables

True Crime And Conspiracy Theories
The Bonnet Book Blog Tour
The Friday 56

Writing Prompt
Saturday Star

Book Photo Sunday
Sundays In Bed With…

Weekly Reading And Blog Plans: 9/14/20

I know this isn’t requested or really needed, but I like posting these every week. It gives me a sense of organization. I also know that people can view it as reference to know what posts are coming for the week. I always try to schedule my blogs the day before. It doesn’t always happen, but I’m getting there. Please note that sometimes things may get added into the schedule later in the week. I will try to come back and edit them in, but sometimes I may forget. Hope you enjoy!

Weekly Reading And Blog Plans
Ritual Island Pre-Order Blast
Abney Kelly & the Yuletide Shenanigans Trailer Reveal
Murderous Mondays

Writing Prompt
Don’t Look For Me Releases
Let’s Fix Lunch Releases
Scarred By Pain Release Blitz
Top Ten Tuesday

Weekly Coloring Projects
WWW Wednesday

Writing Prompt
Legend Of Akikumo Blog Tour
Dark City Blog Tour
Thursday Quoteables

True Crime And Conspiracy
The Friday 56

Writing Prompt
Saturday Stars

Book Photo Sunday
The Bro Code Blog Tour
Sundays In Bed With…

My reading plans are unclear right now. I know! Shocking! But hear me out. I went obsessively crazy and put like twenty books on hold at the library! I was going to screenshot them when I discovered that the eight that were ready for me to pick up were removed from my account. I’m not sure what’s going on. I emailed the library to find out what’s going on. So we’ll see. If it’s a glitch in the system, I’ll have this replaced with a photo of all my books later in the day! 🙂

Weekly Reading And Blog Plans: 9/7/20

This is going to be a very productive week. I’ll be starting a writing prompt every single day. I also am going to start drawing lessons. I’ll be doing 30 lessons doing a lesson a day between Mondays and Fridays until all 30 are completed. I’m very optimistic about this. Hope you like the prompts. Please comment your thoughts and if you want to see more of the stories so I know which ones to put more focus on!

Weekly Reading And Blog Plans
Dawn Rising Blog Tour
Murderous Mondays
Lesson 1

Writing Prompts
Big Love Cooking Book Releases
Forbidden Heart Release Blitz
The Girl And The Raven Book Blitz
Rage Release Blitz
Top Ten Tuesdays
Lesson 2


Weekly Coloring Projects
WWW Wednesday
Lesson 3

Writing Prompts
Guardians Of The Sky Blog Tour
Jax Blog Tour
Thursday Quoteables
Lesson 4

True Crime And Conspiracy Theories
Someone’s Story Blog Tour
The Friday 56
Lesson 5

Writing Prompts
Saturday Stars

Book Photo Sunday
Of Ash And Shadow Blog Tour
Sundays In Bed With

Nothing set in stone this week. I’m really trying to get better with this.