2017 A Year in Review (Read-olution and Goodreads Challenge Results) + 2018 Goals

2017 at The Book Ramble has been a small year, with very few reviews, and a lengthy hiatus. Reading is something I’m passionate about, and review books is a hobby of mine that I enjoy but find very time consuming. My job demnds a lot of my time and leaves me with little energy to do much else except try to relax. So I read a lot, but I don’t usually have the energy to review. Unfortunately, I don’t see this changing in 2018 as the business I work for is heading in exciting new directions. I hope that I am still able to deliver you content here that is enjoyable!

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2017 New Year’s Read-olutions and Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge

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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.

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2016 A Year in Review (Read-olution and Goodreads Challenge Results)

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!

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Mid-Year Check Up

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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

2015 A Year in Review (Read-olution and Goodreads Challenge Results)

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.

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ARC Review: Manga Classics: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, Stacy King, Crystal Silvermoon, and SunNeko Lee

mclmTitle: Manga Classics: Les Miserables

Author: Victor Hugo, Stacy King, Crystal Silvermoon, and SunNeko Lee

Publisher: Udon Entertainment

Source: Myrick Marketing and Media, LLC on NetGalley (A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.)

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Buy this book at: Chapters | Book Depository

3 stars

Adapted for stage and screen, loved by millions, Victor Hugo’s classic novel of love and tragedy set in 19th century France is reborn in this fantastic new manga edition!

Gorgeous and expressive art brigns to life the unforgettable stories of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, and the tragic Fantine in this epic adaptation of Les Misérables! (Source: Goodreads)

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