This year was a challenging one for me. My job became more difficult to balance with my hobby here at The Book Ramble. I am still currently on a bit of a hiatus because I’m barely sleeping as it is. I stopped doing Stacking the Shelves because it was exhausting me as well. These changes were really beneficial for me just in terms of saving time and stress for myself. I’ve reviewed a lot of exciting books this year, and read some others that didn’t get reviews on the blog (especially comics), so I feel like the blog has been filled with content that I feel quite proud of. I have some things lined up for 2017 so keep your eyes peeled!
This year I thought I’d do a little check-in, just to see at the halfway point of the year exactly how my goals for the year are coming along.
So I’ll look at my New Year’s Read-olutions and my Goodreads Challenge to see what my goals were and how far I am from finishing. Continue reading
This year I’ll be doing some New Year’s Read-olutions again. I’ve picked 10 books that I hope to read by the end of the year.
This year was an amazing one for me, with a lot of changes in my life and on the blog. I had to stop doing the Waiting on Wednesday posts at some point during the year simply because I was so busy working and volunteering and dating that I wasn’t leaving myself any time to look forward to any books. I switched to posted my Stacking the Shelves posts once a month because it was taking up a lot of time and I was shopping for books less and less. These changes were really beneficial for me just in terms of saving time and stress for myself. I’ve reviewed a lot of exciting books this year, and read some others that didn’t get reviews on the blog (especially comics), so I feel like the blog has been filled with content that I feel quite proud of.
So I saw this over at The Readingdesk Reviews and decided I’d also do it. Basically the idea is to pick the 10 books you really want to read in the new year. I have at least 100 books in storage here that I haven’t read so this is a great way to reflect on my book purchases and remind myself of some of the ones I really want to read.
This week I’ll once again be taking part in Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. The idea of for Stacking the Shelves is to talk about the books you’ve bought, borrowed, etc. and show off and talk about your purchases and borrows. This is basically the perfect feature for me because I buy way more books, and read way more books, than I’ll ever be able to review. I’ll most likely talk about the stores I bought the books at as well, especially if they’re independent stores.
This week I purchased 2 box sets, 2 books, and received 4 books on NetGalley. Check them out below!
Title: I’ll Give You the Sun
Author: Jandy Nelson
Publisher: Dial Books
Check on this book on Goodreads.
Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah’s story to tell. The later years are Jude’s. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world. (Source: Goodreads)