Bout of Books 21: Day 2

And we’re off, we’re on the second day of the readathon already. Did you manage to get some reading done yesterday? Did you do the challenge? Did you manage to join in with the twitter chat? Sadly I missed it as I have a very early start today and needed my rest, and it fell at 2am for me! Don’t forget, today is the last day that you can sign up, so make sure you added your link here.

I’m also a Bout of Books expert, here to help the lovely ladies at Bout of Books with all your readathon related enquiries, and to offer all round support and help for the readathon! So please, comment on my updates, and tweet me here!

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T5W: 2018 Bookish Resolutions

Welcome to the beginning of a New Year, to promises we hope to keep, adventures we hope to take, and books we hope to read. 2018 is upon us, can you believe January is here? If I am honest, January is my least favourite month of the year. It’s cold, it’s wet, everyone is in a Christmas slump, it’s financially difficult, and let’s be honest, everyone is ratty on their post Christmas diets. So, this year I am going to try and get out of a January funk and actually enjoy doing things, starting with reading.

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page.  Continue reading

New Year, New Resolutions: Welcome 2018

2017 has been a mixed year overall really. It’s been a year of some really enjoyable highs, and some pretty crappy lows, and just about everything in between. On a global scale, the world is becoming unrecognisable, and uncomfortable; on a personal level, life doesn’t look nearly as rose-y as it did at this time last year.

My resolutions for 2017 proved quite eye-opening, and really showed me what my priorities are. It made me think about things that I find important, and regularly looking back at my resolutions in the form of quarterly check-ins kept my resolutions in the forefront of my mind, and made them more attainable. Emma, my friend/housemate/fellow blogger at The Terror of Knowing has some resolutions that cross over, so I think we can hopefully use each other to keep us accountable.

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New Year’s Resolutions: 2017 Round-Up

Can you believe that we are almost at the end of 2017 already? No, me either! It’s come round so quick. I feel like I say this all the time now, but it’s so true, time just seems to fly by. It’s been a real mixed bag, 2017 has dealt some awesome times, brilliant trips, but also unsettling news, and occasionally devastating blows. But enough of that, what about the resolutions I set at the beginning of the year? How have I done?

Just to recap, my New Years Resolutions can be found here, and have found that regularly checking in has helped me try and be accountable for the resolutions I made all the way back in January. Click here for a peek and a recap for 1st quarter check-in, 2nd quarter check-in, and 3rd quarter check-in.

Well, I am going to fill you in. I’ve decided to do a traffic light colour system this year. Green for completed, orange for given it a good go, and red for failed. Sounds simple?! Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution: 3rd Quarter Check-In

At the end of last year, I decided to compile a list of resolutions for 2017 in the hope of improving various aspects of my life. I set myself some rather large goals, and as I have a tendency to set them and the completely forget what they are, I have decided to check in with my progress over the year. At the end of March, a quarter of the way through the year, I posted a quarterly check in (which can be found here). I wanted to check back in and see how I was getting on with them, and it’s safe to say that it’s not exactly going to plan. In June, half way through the year, I decided to recap how the first half of the year had gone (click here to read). It was becoming apparent that I was only focusing on one or two resolution areas. And now, we’re three quarters of the way through the year and I still feel like I am failing at most of them, but, we’ll see.

Just to recap, my New Years Resolutions can be found here. Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution: 2nd Quarter Check-In

At the end of last year, I decided to compile a list of resolutions for 2017 in the hope of improving various aspects of my life. I set myself some rather large goals, and as I have a tendency to set them and the completely forget what they are, I have decided to check in with my progress over the year. At the end of March, a quarter of the way through the year, I posted a quarterly check in (which can be found here). I wanted to check back in and see how I was getting on with them, and it’s safe to say that it’s not exactly going to plan. Just to recap, my New Years Resolutions can be found here. Continue reading

Bout of Books 18: Day 2

bob-expert06Well, if yesterday is anything to go by and I can replicate my success, then today is hopefully going to be another booktastic reading day. I ended up shifting through the rest of my first book, and reading 50 pages of my second. This never normally happens, I normally struggle to get going and rally at the end. It makes a nice change! To see my progress from yesterday, click here.

How are you getting on so far? If you haven’t signed up yet, but are still interested, fear not, you can still sign up here until midnight tonight! Continue reading