Posted in Discussion

Chopped Tag

For those who don’t know I’m a huge fan of cooking shows, that’s usually what’s in the background when I’m writing the blog. One of my favorites is Chopped, for those of you not familiar with Chopped four chefs get baskets with four ingredients, these ingredients are usually a little oddball and the chefs have to make a cohesive dish to impress three judges

Now I thought I’d apply that to books, there are three rounds in Chopped. Appetizer, Entrée, and Dessert. Can you bring through four different books to make a cohesive reading experience?

Appetizer

Needs to be light but still impress the judges.

Light Book: A Book under 300 pages

Protein: This section of books still needs to have some impact. A book that hit you in the heart or a meaty book.

Vegetable: A book that was on your TBR.

Wild Card: An book that surprised you or was unique.

Entrée

Has to be meatier to get you to the dessert round

Protein: Another book that was either long or hard hitting.

Vegetable: Something healthy, you reading something off your TBR.

Starch: A comfort read or something that had a found family.

Durian: A book that was tough to work with.

Dessert

Sugar: A sweet book

Flour: A hearty book.

Berries: A book about nature

Candy Canes: Something you’ve had to wait all year for.

I’m going to fill this out tomorrow. I was also wondering if people would be interested in this a a readathon. Please comment if you think it would be a decent idea for a readathon or something you’d be interested in, I’d do the readathon on a theme most likely. But I think there is a lot of material to work with here so I think it would be worth a try.

Posted in Bookmas, Discussion

Best book of each month of 2021.

Sorry to have missed you all for a few days, that steroid was a pain and I didn’t feel like doing anything. Thankfully it actually did make me feel better, I’ve got one more medication after this then I’m done. But at least I’m back to blogging. So I’ve read a good bit this year, 92 books at the moment. But I’m going to make it to 100 by the end of the year, I’m putting this out into the universe. So I’m going over the best books of each month. Picking the best books is tough because I’ve read so many good books during each month.

January

A Place at the Table was the best read from this month, due to the the characters, the descriptions and the food. The description of the food made the book my favorite I wanted to be in there making the recipes myself.

A Place at the Table by [Saadia Faruqi, Laura Shovan]

Amazon: A Place at the Table

February

A Chance to Fly had to be the best piece I read in February, it was a wonderful awesome story about disability and theatre and looking at casting in a non-traditional way. I really liked the whole cast of characters and their friendships.

The Chance to Fly by [Ali Stroker, Stacy Davidowitz]

March

Alone was the best book for March, I really enjoyed the look at a survival tale from a girl’s perspective since most of the books written about this topic are about boys. Her tenacicity was inspiring as were some of the things she did to survive. I’d never think of them. So that made this my best book for March.

Alone by [Megan E. Freeman]

Amazon: Alone

April

Oh man April was tough I had to pick between two favorites, Sweet and Bitter Magic and Starfish. But Sweet and Bitter Magic won out in the end, only by a hair, because of worldbuilding, it’s still one of the best fantasy books just in general not just in this year. So it kind of had an edge but Starfish was right behind, if there could be a tie it would be those two.

Sweet & Bitter Magic by [Adrienne Tooley]

Amazon: Sweet and Bitter Magic

May

My obvious best pick for this month was The Sea in Winter. A lovely book from Heartdrum Publications about a girl who is dealing with depression after recovering from an athletic injury. Recovering from an injury was a theme I strongly related to this year. So this book stole my heart especially with the way the main character’s family supported her. Plus I love that I got to read a Native book.

The Sea in Winter by [Christine Day]

Amazon: The Sea in Winter

June

Again we have tie between another Native book Ancestor Approved and the great sequel and Shakespeare retelling, Much Ado about Baseball. I love them both for different reasons, Ancestor Approved is heartfelt and transported me to another world I was familiar with but Much Ado about Baseball made me felt like I was sinking back into a familiar world with some new friends. Oh and it made me laugh, a lot. That’s why even though it’s really a tie, Much Ado About Baseball wins if I have to pick one.

Amazon: Much Ado About Baseball

July

July was an easy pick, The Infinity Courts were the best book of the month. So looking forward to the sequel.

The Infinity Courts by [Akemi Dawn Bowman]

Amazon: The Infinity Courts

August

Another tough month because of so many good books to pick from, but in the end. The Tea Dragon Tapestry won for its beauty.

Amazon: Tea Dragon Tapestry

September

So much good horror this month, but my favorite had to be the first book in the Mortal Coil series. A whole new approach to zombies really made for an awesome story.

This Mortal Coil by [Emily Suvada]

Amazon: This Mortal Coil

October

A Kind of Spark was the clear best book in October, it dealt with neurodivergence and witches and was perfect to read around Halloween.

Amazon: A Kind of Spark

November

The best book I read this month was Vespertine. It was set in a great fantasy setting with a hilarious protagonist and a high stakes challenge.

Vespertine by [Margaret Rogerson]

Amazon: Vespertine

December

The best book I’ve read so far this month has been Skin of the Sea, from epic black mermaids, to an amazing quests, and awesome gods. This book’s worldbuilding make it my best pick for the month.

Skin of the Sea by [Natasha Bowen]

Amazon: Skin of the Sea

Posted in Bookmas, Discussion

Dream TBR: Or Books You Wish You’d Read

You know the feeling you wish you’d gotten to every book but you didn’t have the time or something else came up on your radar. Here are some books I wish I’d gotten to this year.

Eva Evergreen Semi-Magical Witch

Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch by [Julie Abe]

This book has looked cute all year but somehow I’ve never gotten to it, maybe I’ll get to it in the last days of this year but if not it’s first on the list in 2022.

Summary

Eva Evergreen is determined to earn the rank of Novice Witch before her thirteenth birthday. If she doesn’t, she’ll lose her magic forever. For most young witches and wizards, it’s a simple enough test:

One: Help your town, do good all around.
Two: Live there for one moon, don’t leave too soon.
Three: Fly home by broomstick, the easiest of tricks.

The only problem? Eva only has a pinch of magic. She summons heads of cabbage instead of flowers and gets a sunburn instead of calling down rain. And to add insult to injury, whenever she overuses her magic, she falls asleep.

When she lands in the tranquil coastal town of Auteri, the residents expect a powerful witch, not a semi-magical girl. So Eva comes up with a plan: set up a magical repair shop to aid Auteri and prove she’s worthy. She may have more blood than magic, but her “semi-magical fixes” repair the lives of the townspeople in ways they never could have imagined. Only, Eva’s bit of magic may not be enough when the biggest magical storm in history threatens the town she’s grown to love. Eva must conjure up all of the magic, bravery, and cleverness she can muster or Auteri and her dreams of becoming a witch will wash away with the storm.

Amazon: Eva Evergreen

The Last Windwitch

The Last Windwitch by [Jennifer Adam]

Another cute middle grade witch book that came across my radar but I never seem to actually read. The world sounds really interesting so I wish I would have gotten a chance to read it.

Summary

Many years ago, in the kingdom of Fenwood Reach, there was a powerful Windwitch who wove the seasons, keeping the land bountiful and the people happy. But then a dark magic drove her from the realm, and the world fell into chaos.

Brida is content in her small village of Oak Hollow. There, she’s plenty occupied trying to convince her fickle magic to actually do what it’s meant to in her work as a hedgewitch’s apprentice—until she accidentally catches the attention of the wicked queen.

On the run from the queen’s huntsman and her all-seeing Crow spies, Brida discovers the truth about her family, her magic, and who she is destined to be—and that she may hold the power to defeating the wicked queen and setting the kingdom right again.

Amazon: The Last Windwitch

The Girl and the Ghost

The Girl and the Ghost by [Hanna Alkaf]

Finally one I wish I would have read around Halloween, it’s a great story about a girl, family and a spirit.

Summary

Suraya is delighted when her witch grandmother gifts her a pelesit. She names her ghostly companion Pink, and the two quickly become inseparable.

But Suraya doesn’t know that pelesits have a dark side—and when Pink’s shadows threaten to consume them both, they must find enough light to survive . . . before they are both lost to the darkness.

Amazon: The Girl and the Ghost

What were some of the books you wished you had gotten to this year? Share your answers in the comments!

Posted in Bookmas, Discussion

Books that were unexpected 5+ Stars

Sorry for the late post to today I’m on a steroid and I’m not feeling super great. So here are some books that I read throughout the year that surprised me by being a 5+ stars books.

Seance Tea Party

I didn’t expect this quiet story about a girl and ghost to steal my heart but it was one of my quiet favorites of the year and a define five plus stars.

Summary

Growing up sounds terrible.

No one has time to do anything fun, or play outside, or use their imagination. Everything is suddenly so serious. People are more interested in their looks and what others think about them than having fun adventures. Who wants that?

Not Lora.

After watching her circle of friends seemingly fade away, Lora is determined to still have fun on her own. A tea party with a twist leaves Lora to re-discovering Alexa, the ghost that haunts her house — and Lora’s old imaginary friend! Lora and Alexa are thrilled to meet kindred spirits and they become best friends . . . but unfortunately, not everything can last forever.

Amazon: Seance Tea Party

A Chance to Fly

The Chance to Fly by [Ali Stroker, Stacy Davidowitz]

While I was excited about this book, I was also nervous. I knew it was written as an #OwnVoices piece but I still didn’t expect it to be as good as it was, it was one of the greatest pieces I read this year and arguably my favorite piece about disability. But it totally earned a place as a five plus stars book.

Summary

Thirteen-year-old Nat Beacon loves a lot of things: her dog Warbucks, her best friend Chloe, and competing on her wheelchair racing team, the Zoomers, to name a few. But there’s one thing she’s absolutely OBSESSED with: MUSICALS! From Hamilton to Les Mis, there’s not a cast album she hasn’t memorized and belted along to. She’s never actually been in a musical though, or even seen an actor who uses a wheelchair for mobility on stage. Would someone like Nat ever get cast?

But when Nat’s family moves from California to New Jersey, Nat stumbles upon auditions for a kids’ production of Wicked, one of her favorite musicals ever! And she gets into the ensemble! The other cast members are super cool and inclusive (well, most of them)— especially Malik, the male lead and cutest boy Nat’s ever seen. But when things go awry a week before opening night, will Nat be able to cast her fears and insecurities aside and “Defy Gravity” in every sense of the song title?

Amazon: A Chance to Fly

Alone

Alone by [Megan E. Freeman]

This book was a great piece, there are lots of books about boys lost in the wilderness but not enough about girls. This piece about survival and finding your own strength was totally worth five plus stars.

Summary

When twelve-year-old Maddie hatches a scheme for a secret sleepover with her two best friends, she ends up waking up to a nightmare. She’s alone—left behind in a town that has been mysteriously evacuated and abandoned.

With no one to rely on, no power, and no working phone lines or internet access, Maddie slowly learns to survive on her own. Her only companions are a Rottweiler named George and all the books she can read. After a rough start, Maddie learns to trust her own ingenuity and invents clever ways to survive in a place that has been deserted and forgotten.

As months pass, she escapes natural disasters, looters, and wild animals. But Maddie’s most formidable enemy is the crushing loneliness she faces every day. Can Maddie’s stubborn will to survive carry her through the most frightening experience of her life?

Amazon: Alone

What were some of your unexpected favorites for the year, share below in comments?


 

Posted in Announcements, Discussion, Feature

Anniversary for the Blog!

So I’m not sure the exact date I started the blog I’m sure I could find it somewhere on WordPress but I forgot last year, so I wanted to say it was the second anniversary of me starting Plaid Reader Reviews. I’m pretty happy with how things have gone in these two years. I’ve gotten almost 200 followers (195) and written almost 500 posts (486) I’ve gotten a chance to be part of several fun blog tours, and read eArcs through Netgalley.

I’ve gotten to interview an author which I’d never thought I’d get to do, I’ve been to several virtual book festivals. Do I have any favorite moments to reflect on my 2nd anniversary, only that I hope the blog keeps growing and that I get more offers to work and be involved in things like readathons. I’m also doing my own readathon for Christmas but you’ll read more about. I think I’ve really grown as a blogger in the past two years. I’ve learned a basic amount about SEO, though I hope to improve that.

Where would I like to be next year? I’d like to maybe try Booktube or get back on Instagram. Since I’m disabled I need something lowkey I’m fine with working with lights but I don’t really have the money for a whole Booktube setup. Anyway it might be film degree to the rescue with simple ring lights.

I’d also like to get more ARCs, I haven’t contacted publishers but I might try that this year.

I also want to build on my Twitter following and be more active on Twitter I’d like to interact with more people, in fact I’d like to interact with people more across all platforms I want to find people that share my feelings on books as well as social issues like disability justice.

Anyway that’s what how I feel at 2 years. How did you feel on your blogaveries?

Posted in Discussion, Feature, Orillium Readathon

Novice Path

So a couple of days ago I just finished up my readathon for Orillium: The Novice Path. It was a very well designed readathon and I can’t wait for it’s continuation in the spring. I didn’t read all seven books for the path but I think I made a pretty good showing with 3 and one for characterization of my character. I really enjoyed the choices at each point which determined our house for next session.

Here is my character who went on the Novice Path.

So this is Ranela who is a dwarf from Darune. While I was only able to establish one thing about their character while on the novice path this time, I can’t wait for the next round to fully establish them. At the end of the Novice Path they were invited to join The Mind Walkers.

So here’s what I read:

Ashthorn Tree-A book that keeps tempting you.

I kept being tempted by a book about pandemics and this is a great one.

This Mortal Coil by [Emily Suvada]

Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius.

That’s no surprise, since Cat’s father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own.

When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race.

Now Cat must decide who she can trust: The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?

Amazon: This Mortal Coil

Mist of Solitude-Read a Standalone

The Smashed Man of Dread End by [J.W. Ocker]

Noe Wiley couldn’t be more excited to move. After the slumber party sleepwalking incident of last year, she’s ready to make some new friends.

But Noe didn’t expect the sullen, strange girls who live on her new street. And she certainly didn’t expect the strange warning they give her—to stay out of her basement, no matter what.

Noe’s not going to let these girls boss her around. She’ll go in her own basement whenever she wants.

So she does. And there he is.

And now there’s no going back.

Amazon: The Smashed Man of Dread End

Ruin of the Skye-Read a book featuring ghosts or other supernatural elements.

Ghost Girl by [Ally Malinenko]

The Ghost Girl is perfect for this prompt and I’ve also been meaning to read it forever.

Synopsis

Zee Puckett loves ghost stories. She just never expected to be living one.

It all starts with a dark and stormy night. When the skies clear, everything is different. People are missing. There’s a creepy new principal who seems to know everyone’s darkest dreams. And Zee is seeing frightening things: large, scary dogs that talk and maybe even . . . a ghost.

When she tells her classmates, only her best friend Elijah believes her. Worse, mean girl Nellie gives Zee a cruel nickname: Ghost Girl.

But whatever the storm washed up isn’t going away. Everyone’s most selfish wishes start coming true in creepy ways.

To fight for what’s right, Zee will have to embrace what makes her different and what makes her Ghost Girl. And all three of them—Zee, Elijah, and Nellie—will have to work together if they want to give their ghost story a happy ending.

Amazon: Ghost Girl

Obsidian Falls-Read a Thriller or a mystery book.

I would have read this book even if it weren’t for the Novice Path as it was such a great piece.

What Lives in the Woods by [Lindsay Currie]

Synopsis

All Ginny Anderson wants from her summer is to sleep in, attend a mystery writing workshop, and spend time with her best friend. But when Ginny’s father—a respected restoration expert in Chicago—surprises the family with a month-long trip to Michigan, everything changes. They aren’t staying in a hotel like most families would. No, they’re staying in a mansion. A twenty-six room, century-old building surrounded by dense forest. Woodmoor Manor.

But unfortunately, the mansion has more problems than a little peeling wallpaper. Locals claim the surrounding woods are inhabited by mutated creatures with glowing eyes. And some say campers routinely disappear in the woods, never to be seen again.

As terrifying as it sounds, Ginny can’t shake the feeling that there’s something darker . . . another story she hasn’t been told. When the creaky floors and shadowy corners of the mansion seem to take on a life of their own, Ginny uncovers the wildest mystery of all: There’s more than one legend roaming Saugatuck, Michigan, and they definitely aren’t after campers.

It’s after her.

Amazon: What Lives in the Woods

Character Books

I read this book for the Novice Path because my character build required a sci-fi book.

Goddess in the Machine by [Lora Beth Johnson]

When Andra wakes up, she’s drowning.

Not only that, but she’s in a hot, dirty cave, it’s the year 3102, and everyone keeps calling her Goddess. When Andra went into a cryonic sleep for a trip across the galaxy, she expected to wake up in a hundred years, not a thousand. Worst of all, the rest of the colonists–including her family and friends–are dead. They died centuries ago, and for some reason, their descendants think Andra’s a deity. She knows she’s nothing special, but she’ll play along if it means she can figure out why she was left in stasis and how to get back to Earth.

Zhade, the exiled bastard prince of Eerensed, has other plans. Four years ago, the sleeping Goddess’s glass coffin disappeared from the palace, and Zhade devoted himself to finding it. Now he’s hoping the Goddess will be the key to taking his rightful place on the throne–if he can get her to play her part, that is. Because if his people realize she doesn’t actually have the power to save their dying planet, they’ll kill her.

With a vicious monarch on the throne and a city tearing apart at the seams, Zhade and Andra might never be able to unlock the mystery of her fate, let alone find a way to unseat the king, especially since Zhade hasn’t exactly been forthcoming with Andra. And a thousand years from home, is there any way of knowing that Earth is better than the planet she’s woken to?

Posted in Discussion, monthly goals, Uncategorized

Goals Check In

I had some goals at the beginning of the month, and they were perhaps a little overambitious I’m going to post them here and tell you how I did.

1) Read 15 books in September

So I ended up reading 13 books in August which is a month record. This month was kind of a was because I ended up emotionally stunted about a disability hearing then caring for a family member. I still managed to read 5 books so I think despite the challenging circumstances I still did pretty good. I still might finish one book this week so that might put me up to six.

2) Post 3 times a week.

Yeah, that didn’t happen for the same reasons above I’d look at the blog screen and be emotionally blocked. But due to the importance of my disability hearing I had to give the blog a backseat for a few weeks, then someone in my family got hurt and I became a caregiver so another thing went ahead of the blog

3) Post reviews shortly after I finish the book

I’ve been doing better about this recently however I’ve got July and August reviews that I need to post because I was so busy reading and not taking time to post. I’m slowly working on that so you’ll see some older reviews coming up.

4) Get posts ready ahead of time.

Yeah, this just needs to be a goal in October. I’m able to do this for the short term, maybe for a week, but but I want to be able to be a month ahead on my posts, especially coming into my favorite seasons.

My goals include is posting more about my readathons while I’m taking part, that’s something I’m going to try to do in October. Be more present I suppose, I know I haven’t been as present to the blog this year and I think that’s my recovery from my leg but during my favorite season my goal it’s my one of my goals to and get back to engaging more.

Posted in Discussion, Updates

Disability Creative Block

Hey y’all I’m back. Sorry for the long break in posts. I’ve been working on disability. Getting disability in the US is a prolonged effort where you have to appeal many times and appear before a judge. I’ve appealed several times and am now on the state where I appeal before a judge. Let me tell you I’ve been studying the possible questions that could be asked for several weeks, practicing, and I was still very nervous. So as the date of the hearing came closer I just looked at posting here and I froze I was totally creatively blocked due to my disability hearing. Everything just came down to focusing on the hearing but thankfully I got past my hearing, I won’t know my results for a few weeks. But I’m just so glad it’s over and I can get back to focusing on the thing I like without the mind crushing stress I’ve been dealing with these past few week.

I haven’t been doing nothing though, I’ve managed to get a little reading done despite the stress. Most of these are for magical readathon.

Ghost Girl by [Ally Malinenko]

Summary

Zee Puckett loves ghost stories. She just never expected to be living one.

It all starts with a dark and stormy night. When the skies clear, everything is different. People are missing. There’s a creepy new principal who seems to know everyone’s darkest dreams. And Zee is seeing frightening things: large, scary dogs that talk and maybe even . . . a ghost.

When she tells her classmates, only her best friend Elijah believes her. Worse, mean girl Nellie gives Zee a cruel nickname: Ghost Girl.

But whatever the storm washed up isn’t going away. Everyone’s most selfish wishes start coming true in creepy ways.

To fight for what’s right, Zee will have to embrace what makes her different and what makes her Ghost Girl. And all three of them—Zee, Elijah, and Nellie—will have to work together if they want to give their ghost story a happy ending.

Amazon: Ghost Girl

Summary

All Ginny Anderson wants from her summer is to sleep in, attend a mystery writing workshop, and spend time with her best friend. But when Ginny’s father―a respected restoration expert in Chicago―surprises the family with a month-long trip to Michigan, everything changes. They aren’t staying in a hotel like most families would. No, they’re staying in a mansion. A twenty-six room, century-old building surrounded by dense forest. Woodmoor Manor.

But unfortunately, the mansion has more problems than a little peeling wallpaper. Locals claim the surrounding woods are inhabited by mutated creatures with glowing eyes. And some say campers routinely disappear in the woods, never to be seen again.

As terrifying as it sounds, Ginny can’t shake the feeling that there’s something darker . . . another story she hasn’t been told. When the creaky floors and shadowy corners of the mansion seem to take on a life of their own, Ginny uncovers the wildest mystery of all: There’s more than one legend roaming Saugatuck, Michigan, and they definitely aren’t after campers.

Amazon: What Lives in The Woods

The Smashed Man of Dread End by [J.W. Ocker]

Summary

Noe Wiley couldn’t be more excited to move. After the slumber party sleepwalking incident of last year, she’s ready to make some new friends.

But Noe didn’t expect the sullen, strange girls who live on her new street. And she certainly didn’t expect the strange warning they give her—to stay out of her basement, no matter what.

Noe’s not going to let these girls boss her around. She’ll go in her own basement whenever she wants.

So she does. And there he is.

And now there’s no going back.

Amazon: The Smashed Man of Dread End

The Brave by [James Bird]

Summary

Collin can’t help himself—he has a unique disability that finds him counting every letter spoken to him. It’s a quirk that makes him a prime target for bullies, and a continual frustration to the adults around him, including his father.

When Collin asked to leave yet another school, his dad decides to send him to live in Minnesota with the mother he’s never met. She is Ojibwe, and lives on a reservation. Collin arrives in Duluth with his loyal dog, Seven, and quickly finds his mom and his new home to be warm, welcoming, and accepting of his condition.

Collin’s quirk is matched by that of his neighbor, Orenda, a girl who lives mostly in her treehouse and believes she is turning into a butterfly. With Orenda’s help, Collin works hard to overcome his challenges. His real test comes when he must step up for his new friend and trust his new family.

Amazon: The Brave

So that’s what I’ve been reading, reviews should be up soon, now that I’m not so worried I can’t even look at the screen. I look forward to having fun with my reading challenges and getting back to things I enjoy.

Posted in Discussion, Monthly Reads, Orillium Readathon

First Day of September Reads

So I’m going to update what I’m reading every day since I get a new roll on Bookaplaton every day so today on Bookaplaton I got the prompt of a book with humans so I’m reading Ghost Girl which I bought yesterday because it was just too good not to read ASAP. I’m also reading Fellowship of the Ring for Magical Readathon’s first prompt. In addition to this I’m reading Goddess in the Machine because I just started it and am enjoying it.

The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings by [J.R.R. Tolkien]

Amazon: Fellowship of the Rings

Ghost Girl by [Ally Malinenko]

Amazon: Ghost Girl

Goddess in the Machine by [Lora Beth Johnson]

Amazon: Goddess in the Machine

Posted in Discussion

September Goals: Working on Improvements

I’ve missed doing this feature for the last couple of months mostly because I wasn’t meeting any of my goals. But I’m feeling better and more confident about meeting my goals, because I have more energy and am further out from my injury. September is going to be a good month.

1) Read 15 books in September

I’ve read 10 books so far this month, and I still have time so I’ll probably read 12 or 13. So I want to push myself to read a little more so maybe I can catch up to my goal of 100 books this year.

2) Post 3 times a week.

I’ve gotten out of the habit of posting regularly so I need to get back into that. At least 3 times a week seems reasonable to get back into the posting pattern.

3) Post reviews shortly after I finish the book

I’ve gotten behind on posting reviews after I finish the book and I think that would really help improve my reviews.

4) Get posts ready ahead of time.

I’ve been posting on the day of for awhile and I want to get back to being ahead of the curve.