Jan 1, 2015

New Year

NEW YEAR !!

The New Year is about to be here! So here is my recap!


This year I finally finished my Masters! I got a Master in IT and Business. Two things that I'm really good at and its something I wouldn't mind getting up and doing each day. Then my free time is all about my site and books usually. 

This was a big year for requests and tours. I got a lot of Review Requests this year from Authors, Publishers, and agents. And was happy to find out that a number of requests were because people recommended me to them! Its always awesome to know that everything I have done pays off, and that people enjoy my posts enough to recommend me. 

I also got a number of ARCs that I was surprised to get and enjoyed them. I got to work with a lot of new authors. I also appreciate the authors that I have been working with for years, and having the chance to read all their books. 

The year also brought some tough times. Lead to some lost time on the site and to miss bookish events. It's not always easy to work, blog, have a life, and other things. Somehow I manage to make this all work. 

Anyway I have some bookish resolutions left to say before I go. And I do love all my followers and anyone who supports my site/work. 

Bookish/Blog Resolutions

1. More discussion posts. Somethings I haven't done a lot this year. Always tough to pick things that others haven't done already, and this year was a bit busier than usual for me. 

2. Take it easy with requests. I enjoy getting requests. But I always worry if the person is going to be okay with what I say. I did have those few who try to get me to give it a great review because others did. Then had the few who weren't happy with my thoughts and gave me some negative response. I'm always happy to read a book, but I will always say what I thought about the book. So I'll  just try and not worry about those who don't like my thoughts.


3. Finish series. I have a few series that I only need to read one or two more before I'm done. But you know how it is.....you another book that you just HAVE to read and so that book ends up being put back a few times. So I'm going to try ad finish those series, before I start anything else. We'll see how that one goes. 

4. Talk/Meet more bloggers. There are a lot of blogs/bloggers that I enjoy and some of them I am good friends with. Then theres the others that for some reason I haven't talked to yet. I'm going to try and talk to more people out there. You can never have too many bookish friends to chat with!

5. Reading Goal. Try to better with my reading goals. I always say I'm going to read x amount of books. Get series done, catch up with Netgalley/ebooks etc. Now I usually do pretty good on my goal of reading x amount of books. It's catching up on series and ebooks, that need to be worked on more. Though it would also help if I didn't buy more books every time I go out. 


Bookish Survey 
(create by perpetualpageturner)


reading-stats-2014

Number Of Books You Read: 61/60
 Genre You Read The Most From: YA

 best-YA-books-2014

1. Best Book You Read In 2014?

Tough tough tough....but I  will go with Pulled Back Again by Danielle Bannister 

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Notes from Ghost Town by Kate Ellison 
 
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014? 
Daylighters by Rachel Caine Just loved the way it ended

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?

 Sweets series by Wendy Higgins

 5. Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?

 Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?

 Rosamund Hodge 

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
 9. Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014?

 Talon by JulieKagawa

11. Most memorable character of 2014? 

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014? 

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014? 

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read? 

 16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?


 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar) 

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year


20. Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

 Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

21. Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure: 

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014? 

23. Best 2014 debut you read? 

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?


25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

 Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins 

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?


27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?


28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?


29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?


30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

Notes from Ghost Town. 

book-blogging

 1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014?  

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2014?

 See Me by Wendy Higgins 


3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

 Author Takeover

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

 C.C Hunter Street Team. Reviewing Reborn and Eternal!

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014?

 Getting some surprise ARCs

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

 Eternal by C.C. Hunter

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love? 



9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

Finally used BookOutlet and love it.

10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

General Reading Goal got done!


looking-ahead-books-2015
  1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?
  Captivate by Aimee Carter 

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (non-debut)?

 Frostfire by Amanda Hocking, The Heir by Kiera Cass, Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry, and a ton more.

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

 Victoria Aveyard

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?

 Sequel - The Heir by Kiera Cass

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?

 Finish Goals

6. A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

 Dreamfire by Kit Alloway