Out with the Old, In with the New 2017 ~ Reading, Challenges & a recap of May/June

Posted December 28, 2017 by Michelle in Out with the Old, In with the New / 1 Comment

Recapping 2017 and looking ahead to 2018

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out with the OLD: 2017

The year of the never ending slump from hell….That is what I am calling this year. Reading? I’m sorry I can’t do that because my head is stupid and it wont focus long enough for me to read an actual book. I miss reading, I also realized this year I am not that much of a fan of ARCs anymore. Don’t get me wrong I love getting them but I hate the pressure of having to read them at a certain time. I miss the days of just reading to read and doing a fun simple review.

Challenges? I sucked at them all! I failed every single challenge I had this year. FAILED even my own!

I am making some major changes next year. It will be a different reading and challenge type of year then maybe in 2019, I can get back to doing what I used to do but this next year I need a break. Lets get to 2018…shall we….

in with the NEW: 2018

With the slump from hell still looming. I have decided that this next year will be a read whatever the hell I want, when ever the hell I want. I love getting ARCs and I will still grab them up but not as often. Unless it’s a book I really want, I will wait until it comes out. ARCs are so awesome to have but the pressure of getting them and reading them on time with my schedule is a big NO. I just can’t right now and I want to take a break from schedule reading. Yes, I have a few challenges that rely on schedule reading but that is ok since they are books I already have an want to read. I plan to take advantage of KU, freebies and books that are already out. I love getting new books and I will grab them but when they come out. Maybe 2019 I can go back to getting ARCs on Netgalley and Edelweiss but as of right now, I just want to read like I did before the blog. I do love reviews so I will totally still be doing that but now it will be books that have been out and not rushing to get a book read and making sure I don’t spoil too much. I will still promote the heck out of new books and maybe at some point during the year I will go back to grabbing especially if it’s something I really want. I just want to try and have a more relaxed year. I think I need it.

With that all being said lets get to challenges….I will be doing the Goodreads challenge and all the challenges I cohost…that is it. I will NOT be doing any other challenges this year. I am sticking to mine, since I cohost them and that will be all. I am serious when I say I want to make changes this year and try to make things a lot lighter so I don’t feel so much stress. This is the only way I will kick this depression and get back to being a normal human again! 🙂

Post recap for May & June 

Books I reviewed in May & June


What are you looking forward to in 2018?

Thanks for stopping by to Check out my recap of 2017 and what’s to come in 2018

Make sure to stop by tomorrow to check out Berls second post!

Have a great day and Happy Reading!

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I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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One response to “Out with the Old, In with the New 2017 ~ Reading, Challenges & a recap of May/June

  1. I’m really bad about getting reviews written and published before release dates. I have such good intentions…and such a big backlog. I’m trying to work concurrently on my new reads while also working backward.

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