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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Resolutions

16 Jan

reading goals

  • Read More Widely
    I’m a sucker for middle grade realistic fiction, but this year I’d really like to make sure I’m reading more widely with more focus on fantasy, science fiction, nonfiction, etc.
  • 365 Picture Book Reviews
    I’m trying to do 365 picture book reviews on my blog this year, we’re on day 15 and I really like doing it, plus I’m being introduced to a lot of really great authors and illustrators through this project, which is awesome.
  • Track New Book Releases
    I always feel behind when new books are released… I need to do a better job of tracking what’s going to be coming out so I don’t miss anything.
  • Use Social Media to Increase My Blog Traffic
    I’m really liking my blog and the direction I’m going with it, I’m hoping to do more with social media and make more connections this year to really increase the traffic.
  • Use Netgalley and Edelweiss More Frequently
    I get so caught up in the titles being released right now that I forget to look to the future and use these tools to get a jump start!
  • Revamp Blog
    I’ve got an adorable idea to revamp the blog a bit and I’m hoping this is the year I can do that!
  • Create more fun reading lists for my blog
    I love creating reading lists for friends and family, so I’d like to focus on creating some fun/silly/meaningful/useful reading lists for the blog.

And yes, although this is a Top Ten list, I’m going to hold off on seven goals, because that is more than enough to keep me busy this year! What are your reading goals? Do you set a number? Use a specific reading goal list?


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved During the First Year I Started My Blog

12 Sep

beginning of blog

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging since 2011 and it’s amazing to think that I didn’t have anything in my mind worth sharing with the world. It’s been an awesome journey and one I know that will continue to change as I change and it was fun to look back at what I was reading when I first started this journey!

  1. Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
  2. One for the Murphys by Lyda Mullaly Hunt
  3. Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
  4. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  5. See You At Harry’s by Jo Knowles
  6. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  7. Almost Home by Joan Bauer
  8. Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
  9. Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane
  10. Dear Blue Sky by Mary Sullivan

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Book

Call for Judges: CYBILS

9 Sep

Cybils-Blog-Header-2017If you’re a kid lit book blogger, you should think about applying to become a judge for the CYBILS awards, it’s a rewarding experience that exposes you to titles you never would have read before. If you’re interested check out the CYBILS website and make sure to get your application in by the deadline – September 14.

There are two different rounds of judging and the CYBILS website has all the information you’ll need to decide what type of judge fits your schedule the best. And if you’re not too specific, shoot for being a judge of a less popular genre like nonfiction or poetry, it may be easier to be selected if fewer people apply for these genres.

It’s definitely a lot of hard work and (obviously) a lot of reading, but it’s a really great experience to be a part of and one that I’d love to repeat when I have a little more time!

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