Ten 2017 Releases I Didn’t Get To!

Ten 2017 Releases I Didn’t Get To!
Posted January 8, 2018 / Books & Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme create at The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Ten Twelve 2017 Releases I Haven’t Read Yet…But Will This Year! There were a lot of fantastic books that were published in 2017–I know, because I read 50 of them! But there were still a lot that I didn’t get a chance to read, and those are definitely at the top of my TBR pile […]

Reading Round-Up: December 2017

Reading Round-Up: December 2017
Posted January 6, 2018 / Book Talks, Books & Reading

Reading Round-Up is an end of the month recap of my reading life, including books read, reading stats, and reading challenge updates! It’s just an easy way for me to track my reading life! A quiet end to 2017 for me. School wrapped up after a crazy busy couple of weeks. I actually had some time to work on some book projects (like a new sports section classification system) and shelf shifting. So that was […]

2017 Reading Summary

2017 Reading Summary
Posted January 4, 2018 / Books & Reading

It is my favorite time of the year! Time to process all of my reading data from 2017! Because, yes, I do keep a massively detailed spreadsheet of my reading that automatically calculates percentages and creates graphs. It makes my reading life easier and keeps me informed on my own reading habits. So, without further ado, my book data! General Book Stats and Totals: Total Books Read: 107  Total Pages Read: 19,256 Total Minutes Listened […]

Monthly Stack: January 2018

Monthly Stack: January 2018
Posted January 2, 2018 / Books & Reading

Monthly Stack is a new monthly feature where I will share some of the new month’s releases I am looking forward to the most. I will highlight a handful in the hopes of sharing my interest, either personally or for my school library! It’s a new year, which means it’s time for NEW BOOKS! And January has quite a lot, starting today! So here goes nothing! Titles link to Goodreads. January 2nd Black Girl Magic: […]

End of the Year Book Survey

End of the Year Book Survey
Posted January 1, 2018 / Books & Reading

Every year Jamie hosts an end of the year book survey, and it is a great way to summarize the reading year! So here is a summary of my 2017 Reading Life in survey form! Reading Stats Number Of Books You Read: 107 Number of Re-Reads: 18 Genre You Read The Most From: Realistic Fiction Best in Books 1. Best Book You Read In 2017? Hands down, Long Way Down. Jason Reynolds really shows his […]

Top Books 2017: My Bookish Superlatives

Top Books 2017: My Bookish Superlatives
Posted December 31, 2017 / Books & Reading

A couple of years ago I ended the year with bookish superlatives! I really like the idea so I decided to bring them back this year as a fun way for me to wrap up my reading year! I have spent the past couple of days highlighting some of my favorite reads of this year, but this post will be about the best of the best for me! So here we go! Book Awards Most […]

2017 Reflections and 2018 Hopes

2017 Reflections and 2018 Hopes
Posted December 30, 2017 / Personal Reflections

This year was a roller coaster. I honestly feel like I went 80 miles an hour and never stopped. I just went up up up and down down down, with rapid changes in between. My lows were low.. I lost my childhood pup. I found myself living in an overwhelming cloud of dread. I felt lost and unsure and overwhelmed and unbalanced and unappreciated. To the point where it crippled my day to day life. […]

2017 Best On Screen

2017 Best On Screen
Posted December 29, 2017 / Movies & TV & Music

While reading is a huge part of my life, I also love films and television. According to my Letterboxd I have watched 152 movies to date this year! This is in large part because I did a #31nightsofhorrormovies binge in October and a #25daysofChristmasMovies in December. But still, it is a big part of my nerd life and I wanted to highlight my favorites of the year! 2017 Releases Hidden Figures: Powerful, wonderful, funny, heartbreaking. These are the types of […]