Blogging, Bookish and Real Life News:
See Ya Later 2018!
I am so ready for a new year, I promised myself I wouldn’t waste this one. The year of good books, blogging, design, family, friends and video games. I am going to focus on all the things I love and just be.
Christmas Eve was at my moms house with my moms family. It’s aways fun, we do a grab bag and I got a cute decoration for the house plus some money. My husband grabbed an amazon gift card for me but someone stole it back. I love when we do that, it’s so much fun. My son was having a hard time falling asleep, he was excited for Santa to come, remember he doesn’t believe, so my husband and I were so confused. By 3am I finally told him to come sleep in bed with me and of course he passed right out. Wish I would have done that sooner. My husband snores, so on the weekends he sleeps on the couch so I can get a good night sleep. My son was very excited about his new gaming computer and my daughter was so surprised by her new phone. It was a successful Christmas Morning. Oh and the kittens enjoyed their first Christmas and got lots of new toys. Christmas dinner was at our house with my parents and sister. We had a really nice day. I got lots of good stuff and over all just a great day. I was however exhausted since I only had 4 hours of sleep so I passed out rather early.
This week I had off and did just enough stuff but also was able to relax, organize and refresh. I took all the decorations down on Friday since it was causing my son a little anxiety. I miss the tree but it’s nice to have the house back to normal, I was able to give it a nice cleaning.
I did a bit of blogging and will continue today with all the stuff that needs to be finished before Wednesday. I have to work on Monday but plan to take a half day and I’m off on Tuesday. I want to focus on blogging stuff this week and get back to my routine next week. It feels good to be a little ahead, I also want to organize the challenge I am planning to do better because I found a way to be able to read a few books a month that will count for some of the challenge I have. I really do think the challenges I joined has given me such a great push to want to read again. I am also really excited about setting my new Goodreads Goal on Tuesday! 🙂
P.S. I am hoping by next weeks Sunday Post we will have the new header and colors on the blog. I can’t wait to share the design with you! 🙂
You still have plenty of time to sign up for these challenge for the new year!
2019 Reading Assignment, if you joined last year it was basically you list the books you want to read and read them each month. That was a fun challenge but a lot of people are mood readers so instead, he hired 3 teachers and they set up class. So Spring Semester is now taking class registration. You can sign up for one class or all 3. Our Author Love challenge is now part of the reading assignment.
A Year in Anthologies I had a conversation a few months ago about not getting to Anthologies and then I had a great idea. Why not make it a challenge to read as many anthologies as you can, the bigger the better. You can pick one or a few as long as you read the entire thing by the end of the year…also the more pages the more points you get in the giveaway.
2019 Bookish Resolutions I used to host this with another blogger but she’s now a pretty popular author so Berls agreed to help me out, so basically you just make your list of resolutions and if you can complete them by the end of the year you get a point in the giveaway but wait there is more….We also are linking this challenge with our BRAND NEW! Bookish Bootcamp that will be similar to Bloggiesta and also Task it Tuesday will be back starting in Jan. You can find all the details on the sign up.
I hope you all have a Safe and Happy NEW YEAR!
Last Week on the Blog:
- [25 Dec] Merry Christmas from Because Reading <3 <3
- [26 Dec] 2018 Out with the Old, In with the New ~ Where do we go from here? #OutOldInNew
- [27 Dec] Out with the Old, In with the New ~ Berls’s 2018 Recap
- [28 Dec] Out with the Old, In with the New Challenges, Memes and More
- [29 Dec] Pestilence (The Four Horsemen, #1) by Laura Thalassa
- [30 Dec] So Long 2018 ~ WIR & SP
What you might see this week:
- Out with the Old/In with the New: Blogging and Reading
- 2019 Challenge Sign Up/Goal Post
- My TBR List ~ Jan 2019
(Read, Currently Reading & Next)
What I grabbed
If you don’t know, I love Daughter of the Pirate King and haven’t read the second one yet. So Merry Christmas to me, I got them in Hardcover. I can’t wait to reread the first one and jump into the second. This was one of my favorite books.
So tell me what have you been reading and up to this week?
Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!