A New Routine

I thought I would attempt freestyle. I was falling into a rut and wanted to do something that would help drag me out if it. It really did help. But quite frankly, I love my routine. I think that has a lot to do with my ADHD. But anyways. This is an announcement! I’m bringing back the daily themes! I’m not going to schedule anything but promo blogs. I’ll most likely make and post them after work as I’ll be working night shift. Also, until I’ve caught up on all reviews, I’m going to be attempting to post one book review a day starting tomorrow. After I’m caught up, I’ll be posting reviews once I’m finished with book.

Okay I’ve rambled enough. Here’s the weekly schedule!

Manic Monday– This will be a free for all. Anything I want to post about. Book or not book related. I find that I’m pretty creative on Mondays, so I thought this might be a good thing to do.

Top Ten Tuesday– This is actually not mine. It’s a meme that a lot of bloggers do. I haven’t done one in a long time. I plan to start doing it again.

WWW Wednesday– This is another blog meme. This one I’ve really missed and am really excited to start up again!

Book Thoughts– This will be any random book thought. Most likely it will be from a topic I picked up on TikTok if I’m being honest. There’s a chance that I will probably also talk about topics more than once.

Social Media Posts– I’ll share four of my favorite Instagram or TikTok posts that I’ve made throughout the week. I’m hoping this holds me accountable for posting more.

What I Wish For– I’ll highlight a book that I really hope to own one day and why I want to own it.

My Reading Stats– I will highlight my reading progress for the week. I’ll also share what I hope to read the next week. I also may highlight some comments I got on my blog that I loved throughout the week as well.

Just writing it out has excited me so much! I will be officially starting this on Monday. I sincerely hope you enjoy! I’d love to start making more connections. More book friends if you will!

My Week

I’ve officially completed the third week of training! I really feel with everything in my being that this is going to be a job I stick with for a long time. I have five more weeks of training and then I move on to production!

It has been an intense week though. I took on too much that was due in a limited time! So I basically had work mode and then deadline mode all week long. I was go go go until I fell asleep!!!! I’m looking forward to doing nothing tomorrow. Well, I do plan to read, but yeah!

Now that I’m finally in the groove of things, my blogs will balance out a bit more. I’ll have a personal post every day. On days I have scheduled promos, you’ll see two blogs from me. This will start on Monday. Until I’m caught up on reviews, you may see that as my personal blog for the foreseeable future. I won’t lie. I am excited though!

I think I’ve talked myself out of things to say! Thank you for following my blog! I appreciate you! I’m going to get better about reading and commenting on blogs again! Have a great rest of your weekend!!!

New Job!!!!!

I have a new job! I’m hoping it will stick. I’ve had a rough period for awhile now. It’s only going to get rougher before it gets better sadly. I will still do a post a day, but I am not going to plan things out as mucn until I adjust to my new schedule. Please bare with me. I will get there. I have plans to drop a lot of reviews that I’m behind on. I also plan to post about future readathons. I’d also like to do a weekly goals thing. I’m not sure how successful I will be with that right away. We will see. Thank ou all for your support. I really appreciate it. It motivates me to continue to post.

New Logo and Game Plan

Some of you may have noticed that I really haven’t been posting like I normally was lately. I’ve started feeling like my blogs were a chore. So, I let myself off the hook. I experimented with something, and it was successful. It not only got me out of my rut, it sparked a very big creative spark in me.

That being said, I have decided on a new strategy. I have been following the advice of somebody I trusted and putting out a schedule. I was a bit too neurotic about it and probably overdid it, but I digress. The advice was sound. I’m sure that it works for many people. The problem is, I’m discovering it doesn’t work for me, and that’s okay.

I also made a new logo. I actually made it! It’s not something I’m skilled at, but I’m proud with what I came up with! I love editing things even if I’m not the most skilled. It’s a passion of mine! It’s just so relaxaing. Especially while listening to audiobooks!

From here on, I will make a point to post one blog a day. Sometimes more. I will still be running promotional blogs when I have them to post. I believe I will still schedule those for 10 am when I have them. Those are different in my opinion. I will also post whatever it is I’m in the mood to post. Some days I will post book reviews. Some days I’ll post movie/tv reviews.

I will be posting book reviews more often. I need to catch up on the reviews I haven’t posted yet. I’ll be posting reviews individually. Until they are all caught up, I will be posting them as I write them. So there may be multiple ones in a day. I wanted to start doing video reviews, but I’m still on the fence about that.

Thank you all for supporting me. I really can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. It keeps me motivated to keep being creative and moving forward. I hope you enjoy the blogs that come from here. Blessed be!

April Readathons

It’s the last day of March. How is this even possible? What happened to February? January?

I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t bring up readathons I’m attending in April. It’s definitely going to be action packed. I’m very excited!

April Readathons:

Seasons of Reading Readathon- April 1st-30th (Spring into Horror)
Shadow Lounge Readathon- April 8th-10th
AYearathon- April 11th-17th (Go Green- Ebooks/Audiobooks)
TBR Jar Readathon- April 22-24
Dewey’s Readathon- April 30th

Let me know if you’re attending any of these!

Readathons On My Radar

Did you know that part of ADHD is hyperfixating on something? That’s what I’ve been doing lately. I’ve been fixated on trying to build a readathon schedule for myself. I’d like to share with you what I have so far.

March

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

April

Seasons of Reading Readathon- April 1st-30th (Spring into Horror)
Shadow Lounge Readathon- April 8th-10th
AYearathon- April 11th-17th (Go Green- Ebooks/Audiobooks)
TBR Jar Readathon- April 22-24
Dewey’s Readathon- April 30th

May

Minecraft Readathon- May 1st-31st
AYearathon- May 9th-15th (Nonfiction, Autobiographies, True Crime)
Bout of Books Readathon- May 9th-15th
Shadow Lounge Readathon- May 13th-15th
TBR Jar Readathon- May 27th-29th

June

Seasons of Reading Readathon- June 1st-30th (SciFi June)
Queer Lit Readathon- June 5th-11th
AYearathon- June 6th-12th (Adaptations)
Shadow Lounge Readathon- June 10th-12th
TBR Jar Readathon- June 24th-30th

July

Shadow Lounge Readathon- July 8th-10th
AYearathon- July 11th-17th (Set in another country)
TBR Jar Readathon- July 29th-31st

August

AYearathon- August 8th-14th (Series Catch Up/Sequels)
Shadow Lounge Readathon- August 12th-14th
Bout of Books Readathon- August 15th-21st
TBR Jar Readathon- August 26th-28th

September

AYearathon- September 5th-11th (Intimidating Reads)
Shadow Lounge Readathon- September 9th-11th
TBR Jar Readathon- September 23rd-25th
Queer Lit Readathon- September 24th-25th

October

Hocus Pocus Readathon- October 1st-31st
Seasons of Reading Readathon- October 1st-31st
AYearathon- October 10th-16th (LGBTQIA/Own Voices)
Shadow Lounge Readathon- October 14th-16th
TBR Jar Readathon- October 28th-30th

November

AYearathon- November 7th-13th (Recommended to you)
Shadow Lounge Readathon- November 11th-13th
TBR Jar Readathon- November 18th-20th

December

Queer Lit Readathon- December 4th-10th
AYearathon- December 5th-11th (Rereads)
Shadow Lounge Readathon- December 9th-11th
TBR Jar Readathon- December 16th-18th

If you know of any not listed here, please comment so I can get them added to my list and calendar. If you are participating in any of these, let me know as well! Please let me know if you want info for any of the ones listed.

Mental Health Journal Update

I’ve been thinking over my schedule. I didn’t feel right removing Mental Health Journal. I just couldn’t make a choice for the Wednesday blogs. After much thought, I’ve decided to remove the Weekly Featured Book blog and replace it with Mental Health Journal. I feel like it’s an important blog that will be very missed if I let it go. Thank you all for understanding.

I am also taking the day off blogs. I’m very under the weather. My normal Tuesday blogs will take place again next week. Thank you for understanding and have a blessed day!

A Fresh Start

For a while, I’ve been assessing things I do. I’m trying to figure out how to best maximize my time to do things that I enjoy. I’ve been considering cutting my blogs down to one blog a day with the exception of the days I have promotional blogs. The problem with this becomes that I enjoy doing most of the blogs that I post. So I assessed and evaluated what I have scheduled for each day. I have decided to cut it down to two blogs a day. Sometimes I will not post both. It will depend on my schedule. Either way, I will always make sure that at least one blog is posted every day. The new plan will take place tomorrow, March 2nd.

ALL TIMES ARE IN EST

Monday:
Promo Post (if any)- 10 AM
Weekly Reading Plans- 4 PM
Music Mondays- 10 PM

Tuesday:
Promo Post (if any)- 10 AM
Weekly Featured Book- 4 PM
Weekly Weight Loss Journal- 10 PM

Wednesday:
Promo Post (if any)- 10 AM
Weekly Colorist Project- 4 PM
WWW Wednesday- 10 PM

Thursday:
Promo Post (if any)- 10 AM
Thursday Quotables- 4 PM
Thankful Thursday- 10 PM

Friday:
Promo Post (if any)- 10 AM
The Friday 56- 4 PM
On This Day- 10 PM

Saturday:
Promo Post (if any)- 10 AM
Weekly Writing Prompt- 4 PM
Weekly Book Reviews- 10 PM

Sunday:
Promo Post (if any)- 10 AM
Sundays in Bed With- 4 PM
Book Photo Sundays- 10 PM

I’m appreciative to all those who have been so supportive of me no matter what. The fact that you take time out of your busy day to read my blogs is just so amazing. I’m going to work on getting better at reading more blogs. If you interact with mine, I will be interacting with yours as well. I’m here to make friends with people who have the same passions as me. Connections that will lead to wonderful bonds. I’m thankful for the ones I’ve already started making.

Blog Post Schedule

It has been a very busy month for me. I’m both surprised and not surprised that it’s almost over. I’ve been reading a lot. Working a lot on my daily job and my freelance gigs. I’ve also been planning and plotting a lot. I’ve been doing something that has really worked for me that I plan to keep doing. For those of you who have been reading my blogs for a while, you know that I post several blogs a day. I actually have a schedule for what goes out when. Sometimes these scheduled blogs won’t be posted. I will always try to get at least one a day in though. I just don’t want to force myself to do something I may not be feeling that week. In honor of this decision, I’m reposting my schedule. All times will be EST. Also note that all blogs will be scheduled the day before.

Monday:
10 AM- Promotional Blogs: This will only be posted when I have a promotional blog scheduled for the day. These will include Release blitzes, Cover Reveals, and Blog Tours.
2 PM- Weekly Reading Plans: I will post the books I plan to read every week. There will always be a big list because as a mood reader I like to have a lot of options so I don’t throw myself into a slump forcing myself to read when I’m not feeling a book at the moment.
6 PM- Mailbox Mondays: This will only be posted if I have gotten physical book mail that week. Whether I bought the book or got it as a gift or for a review/blog tour. The post will include the physical books and the ebooks/audiobooks I got for the week.
10 PM- Music Monday: I’ll either post a playlist that I’ve been using to read for the week or one that I typically really enjoy. I don’t listen to music as often as I should, so this may get skipped sometimes.

Tuesday:
10 AM- Promotional Blogs: This will only be posted when I have a promotional blog scheduled for the day. These will include Release blitzes, Cover Reveals, and Blog Tours.
2 PM- Weekly Featured Book: I’ll talk about a book that I’ve really enjoyed recently or one that I’m actively reading. Hoping to find other people who also enjoyed the books I did.
6 PM- Top Ten Tuesday: This is a meme. I sometimes skip this one if I’m not really feeling the topic for the week.
10 PM- Weekly Weight Loss Journal: I once participated in a blog thing I found called FitReaders. I haven’t found anything recent for it. I’ve not been doing this lately. I plan to start it back up on February 8th.

Wednesday:
10 AM- Promotional Blogs: This will only be posted when I have a promotional blog scheduled for the day. These will include Release blitzes, Cover Reveals, and Blog Tours.
2 PM- Weekly Colorist Projects: I will feature four photos I’ve colored. It will be a mix of ones I’ve actually colored and ones I’ve colored from an app I really enjoy. This used to be recent ones, but I decided to keep a backlist of them just in case I don’t color much during the week. That way I always have content to post for this.
6 PM- WWW Wednesday: I do my best to post this every week. I love sharing my reading progress. When I skip a week, the next week I post gets progress for both weeks. This is also a meme. One that I really enjoy doing.
10 PM- Mental Health Journal: I will post a brief journal from the week with the struggles and triumphs I’ve experienced dealing with mental health. For those of you who don’t know, I have PTSD, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I’m currently not able to seek help or take medications for them. It’s a goal to start finding a way to get back to a therapist.

Thursday:
10 AM- Promotional Blogs: This will only be posted when I have a promotional blog scheduled for the day. These will include Release blitzes, Cover Reveals, and Blog Tours.
2 PM- All About Audiobook: I will post about audiobooks that I’ve either recently enjoyed listening to or one that I’m currently enjoying. This will be very similar to the Featured book. The only difference are these are audio.
6 PM- Thursday Quoteables: I’ll post four quotes that I’ve enjoyed. I’ve been collecting quotes for a while. I really do love collecting quotes that are meaningful to me. I also love collecting quotes I find funny or quirky. This is a meme.
10 PM- Thankful Thursday: Every day, I keep a journal of three things I’m thankful for for the day. I will post four of my favorites for the week. Sometimes I think that I dwell on the negative too much. This helps me see the positives of the day.

Friday:
10 AM- Promotional Blogs: This will only be posted when I have a promotional blog scheduled for the day. These will include Release blitzes, Cover Reveals, and Blog Tours.
2 PM- Writing Prompt: I will do a writing prompt where I write a story based on a prompt or words or I will do a Journal prompt where I answer a blog question that I find online. I will be open for suggestions for this post.
6 PM- The Friday 56: I got this from a meme, but I couldn’t find any details on where the meme originates from. I really enjoyed the meme very much though so I decided to adopt it. I do not claim ownership of it, but I do encourage others to join me in participating.
10 PM- On This Day: I used to get an email every day that detailed things that happened on this day in history. I missed it, so I decided to make a blog once a week where I could highlight some things that happened in history on Fridays. I really do love learning about history.

Saturday:
10 AM- Promotional Blogs: This will only be posted when I have a promotional blog scheduled for the day. These will include Release blitzes, Cover Reveals, and Blog Tours.
2 PM- Author Spotlight: I will highlight a different author each week. I currently have authors scheduled until mid-March. This may be skipped sometimes if the author or I have scheduling issues and it isn’t prepared in time.
6 PM- Discussion Questions: I will take a book I’ve read and answer questions about it. This blog will often contain spoilers. Please be advised of this before reading.
10 PM- Weekly Book Reviews: I’m currently behind on reviews. I haven’t really wanted to write reviews lately. However, I will get caught up. Reviews that I have written will be posted once a week. I used to post them individually. I just don’t want to overwhelm people with too many blogs, so I decided to make it once a week.

Sunday:
10 AM- Promotional Blogs: This will only be posted when I have a promotional blog scheduled for the day. These will include Release blitzes, Cover Reveals, and Blog Tours.
2 PM- Book Photo Sunday: I will feature four book-related Instagram posts every week. Some will be a mix of videos and posts. Some will be all video. Some will be all posts. It will depend on what I’ve posted during the week.
6 PM- Sundays in Bed With: This is another meme post. I really enjoy it much. I get the chance to talk about what I’m reading during the day. I like to make Sundays reading days when I can. The one day I can just relax and unwind and do nothing but read.
10 PM- Cinema Sunday: This is one that may not get posted often in all honesty. I don’t watch much television, but I just couldn’t find it in me to replace this with something else. Some weeks may be redundant because I like to watch shows from episode one to the finale. Some posts may be short if I’ve only watched one thing. I will do my best with it.

It’s a full schedule I know. I listen to audiobooks while I schedule posts for the next day. I do want to reiterate that not all posts will be posted every single week. It really just depends on how the week goes and how much I have to post. I do promise to get at least one in a day though. I sincerely thank you all for reading my blogs. I am truly honored to have you as a reader.