Out with the Old, In with the New ~ April 2016 Recap

Posted December 23, 2016 by Michelle in Out with the Old, In with the New / 3 Comments

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Berls @ Fantasy is more fun and I are recapping 2016
and looking ahead to 2017, for the next 12 days.
Feel free to join us!
I’ll be sharing highlights month-by-month and giving you a peak at what’s ahead in 2017.

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out with the OLD: 2016

During April’s Monthly rewind I wrote this “With all the slumping I have decided that for right now I plan to read what I want. I know books have deadlines and release dates but with my issue I thought I would ignore them all and just read. I will get to them all and will probably wind up reading more of the new release books than I would think but I just want to read and not feel pressure to get stuff done before a certain date. I think this will get me in a much better mood and a more happy blogger ”  I think this was very important statement that I made this year and something I think I had forgotten while I was so deep into the 2016 slump from hell. I believe it has made me think better for the new year.

in with the NEW: 2017

By the end of the year I realized a huge genre change was needed for me and after what I wrote in April, I also realized I needed to read more of what I wanted and that meant cutting down on ARCs…now don’t get nervous, I have no intention of giving up on ARCs I love those but I plan to be a LOT more selective and keep away from the YA romance books that seem to be getting on my nerves more than me loving them. I think I want to read more adult. So 2017 will be a whole new world for Because Reading and the reviews that are posted. I am going to do a lot more Steamy Adult, Still stick with my favorite MG and lots of YA fantasy, steampunk, sci-fi, ect. with light romance. I don’t mind the YA romance I just can’t deal with the YA books that are nothing but romance. I am sure it will change again at some point but for now I really want to read what I want and try very hard to avoid that dreaded “Reading Slump” next year. 🙂

Posts in April ~  34 Posts this month

Books I read this month ~ 9 books read this month

Wanna read the synopsis for some of these? click HERE to see my April Shelf on Goodreads.

Books I reviewed this month ~ 6 books reviewed

My Favorite Book this month:

Once again I was not disappointed, this book was just as exciting as the first one and I adore all the characters. I can’t wait for the next one in the series!

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What are you looking forward to in 2017?

Thanks for stopping by to Check out my recap of 2016 and what’s to come in 2017

Have a great day and Happy Reading!

ox

 

 

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I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, three 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, Author Luv, Bloggiesta 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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