My Reading Stats: June 5th

Lately, I haven’t read as much as I’d like. I’m reading every day still, but just barely on some days. I have still been keeping track. I am hoping that sharing my progress on here will be helpful. We shall see. I will make it from Sunday to Saturday.

Note: Some ebooks I have don’t have page numbers so I measure it by % instead. It gets a little tricky with daily page counting, but it works in the end.

Sunday:

Rise of Riverstone: 401-404
War Storm: 322-391

Monday:

War Storm: 392-430
Rise of Riverstone: 405-590

Tuesday:

Royal Spy: 1%-9%

Wednesday:

Royal Spy: 10%-18%

Thursday:

War Storm: 431-538

Friday:

War Storm: 539-662
Royal Spy: 19%-31%

Saturday:

Royal Spy: 32%-35%

What I hope to read this week:

  1. Royal Spy by Heather Frost
  2. Into the Violet Gardens by Isaac Nasri
  3. Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber
  4. Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler
  5. Nightcrawling by Lelie Mottley
  6. The Gate Keeper by James Byrne
  7. Scorpion’s Dance by Jefferson Morley
  8. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

I’d like to try to read at least a hundred pages a day, but I know that there will be days I won’t do that. I am going to at least make it a point to read at least a chapter a day. I love my job, but sometimes the back-to-back calls for the entire shift is mentally draining. It makes wanting to read really hard. I’ve found myself watching more television than I have reading when I’m not working. I’m just thankful that I’m not having major anxiety over that anymore!

Tell me about your reading these days!

June Goals

June Goals:

Work Goals:

  1. Perfect Attendance
  2. Maintain top performance status
  3. Connect with new team
  4. Do the best I can possibly do
  5. Work overtime when possible

Reading Goals:

  1. Maintain blog schedule (including reading books on time for the tours)
  2. Read at least one LGBTQIA book a week
  3. Get caught up on reading challenges
  4. Make at least two TikToks a week
  5. Connect with more readers and chat with them often

Personal Goals:

  1. Express myself better
  2. Keep on top of to-do lists
  3. Get prepared for LLS
  4. Zoom with people more
  5. Organize room and office better.

I’m seriously so overwhelmed that May is almost over. I feel like it just started a day or two ago! I can’t be the only one to experience this!!!!! Hope everybody has a great week!

Readathon Updates!

So this weekend was great! I participated in a Shadow Lounge Readathon! I read a total of 1,039 pages in the span of 32 hours! I call it a major sucess. I also finished four books!

This week I will be participating in the AYearathon readathon. I love week-long ones. Gives you more time to get your goals in. This month’s theam is “Go Green”. It’s basically meant to read ebooks and audiobooks. I’m very excited to do this! I’ve even made plans that will help me with the process.

I’ll have recaps for both readathons when I have more time (for the one already passed) and when the event is over! Anybody else done or doing these???

2022 Reading Goals Recharged

So, earlier this year, I announced some of my goals for this year. Including my reading goals. I’ve been in a weird reading phase. I don’t want to say funk. I’ve had bouts where I devour books and then bouts where I barely read at all. Today, I want to add one that I added recently and revamp my goal so to speak for the year.

My reading goals are:

  1. One BOTM book every month
  2. One nonfiction book every month
  3. One LGBTQIA book every month
  4. One graphic novel every month
  5. One classic novel every month

With the way the first three months went, I’m going to alter this slightly. I’m still going to aim for one a month for each of the above. However, if I have 12 for each category by the end of the year, that’s good enough for me. I re-added graphic novels to my goal and added classic novels.

What are some of your goals for the year?

April Book Projections

  • Spells Trouble by P.C. and Kristin Cast (April 5th)
  • Omens Bite by P.C. and Kristin Cast (April 5th)
  • The Younger Wife by Sally Hepsworth (April 5th)
  • Learn to Love Yourself by Leah Gail (April 10th)
  • Car With a Soul by Ruchira Khanna (April 10th)
  • Last Dance on the Starlight Pier by Sarah Bird (April 12th)
  • This May End Badly by Samantha Markum (April 12th)
  • Myracles in the Void by Wes Dyson (April 12th)
  • Wolfe Trap by Matt Cost (April 13th)
  • Mind Trap by Matt Cost (April 13th)
  • Mouse Trap by Matt Cost (April 13th)
  • Damn Lucky by Kevin Maurer (April 19th)
  • Move Connect Play by Jason Nemer (April 19th)
  • Hooker Avenue by Jode Milman (April 19th)
  • Black Ghost of an Empire Kris Manjapra (April 19th)
  • Hush by Dylan Farrow (April 26th)
  • Veil by Dylan Farrow (April 26th)
  • Rise of Riverstone by Mandy Schimelpfenig (April 30th)

The reason for the dates is when the book is being released or when I’m doing a blog for that book. I may not get to all of these by the end of the month, but I’m going to try hard! Anybody up for a buddy read of any of these?

Weekly Reading Plans: March 28th

One of the biggest goals I have this year is to finally tackle the huge list of books I’ve accumulated over the past year. Especially the books were given to me in exchange for review. I haven’t intended to go so long without reading them. I am just really bad with time management. Hopefully, this year will help me get better with that.

Note: I realize I plan to read a lot of books every week. I’m a mood reader and I account for that by adding extras so if I’m stuck I can move on to another book. I do not think that I will get all of these during the week. There are some that will be prioritized over others for obvious reasons.

Readathons I’m participating in this week:

Seasons of Reading Readathon- April 1st-30th (Spring into Horror)

Books I plan to read this week:

  1. A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale by Karen Schaler
  2. Gathering of the Four by A.E. Bennett
  3. Ascenders by C.L. Gaber
  4. Pretty Killer by Truant & King
  5. Royal Decoy by Heather Frost
  6. The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
  7. The Frequency by Terry Kitto
  8. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  9. The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker
  10. Hunt by Sadie Moss
  11. Clash by Sadie Moss

What are some of the books you plan to read this week?

Weekly Reading Plans: March 21st

One of the biggest goals I have this year is to finally tackle the huge list of books I’ve accumulated over the past year. Especially the books were given to me in exchange for review. I haven’t intended to go so long without reading them. I am just really bad with time management. Hopefully, this year will help me get better with that.

Note: I realize I plan to read a lot of books every week. I’m a mood reader and I account for that by adding extras so if I’m stuck I can move on to another book. I do not think that I will get all of these during the week. There are some that will be prioritized over others for obvious reasons.

Readathons I’m participating in this week:

Owlcrate Read-A-Thon- March 21st-27th
Vault-A-Thon- March 21st-27th
TBR Jar Readathon- March 25th-27th
Queer Lit Readathon- March 26th-27th

Books I plan to read this week:

  1. A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale by Karen Schaler
  2. Only A Monster by Vanessa Len
  3. The Last Roman by B.K. Greenwood
  4. Gathering of the Four by A.E. Bennett
  5. The Desolations of Devil’s Acre by Ransom Riggs
  6. Ascenders by C.L. Gaber
  7. Pretty Killer by Truant & King
  8. Royal Decoy by Heather Frost
  9. Royal Spy by Heather Frost
  10. The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
  11. Remember Me by Estelle Laure
  12. See, Solve, Scale by Danny Warshay
  13. The Next Thing You Know by Jessica Strawse

What are some of the books you plan to read this week?

2022 Bookish Reading Goals

It’s hard to believe that we are less than two weeks away from the new year. I wanted to go ahead and plan out my goals for next year. If I don’t, time will slip away from me. I’m definitely no stranger to letting time get away from me. Anybody else planning their reading year out?

Reading Goals:

  1. One nonfiction book a month
  2. One LGBTQIA book a month
  3. One Graphic Novel a month
  4. One Book of the Month book a month
  5. Read more Netgalley books
  6. Read more book subscription books
  7. Try to be better at following reading schedule for ARCs

Review Goals:

  1. Review as close to finishing the book as I can
  2. Get in habit of reviewing across platforms. Including Amazon review account
  3. Get in habit of doing video reviews

Posting Goals:

  1. Get better at posting updates
  2. Start making graphics for my reading progress
  3. Interact with more people on mine and their posts

Reading Routine Ideas:

  1. One ebook for work/bedtime. I can read between calls and I’m trying to get to where I lay down an hour early and read until I fall asleep.
  2. One physical book/ebook.
  3. One audiobook.

Lately I’ve been attempting to read multiple books at once. It’s drug my reading down drastically. I’m thinking if I cut it down to the three listed that I will pick up speed a bit.

What are some of your goals for next year?

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