Thursday, September 29, 2016

Blog Ahead October 2016

This challenge it's all about getting ahead and giving yourself a blogging buffer. Running from Oct 1-31, the goal is to schedule 30 new blog posts!
Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup is once again hosting Blog Ahead! I love this event because even if I don't get all of my planned posts scheduled, even one post is better than none and I get a nice feeling of accomplishment!

The Challenge

This challenge it's all about getting ahead and giving yourself a blogging buffer.

It's amazing how much having extra scheduled posts can make during emergencies, vacations or just when dealing plain ol' blogging slumps. It can really cut the stress during every day blogging as well.  And what better way to get ahead than with the support of other bloggers? (source)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Bloggiesta Fall 2016

Time for another Bloggiesta!
It's time for another Bloggiesta! It runs from September 15-18 this round, Thursday to Sunday.

This one took me by surprise as I totally missed the announcement of the new dates. It's not only Bloggiesta time, but it's also time to welcome the new hosts: MC from Blame It On The Books and Emily from Emily Reads Everything. While we'll all miss Suey, I'm sure that these ladies will take good care of us!

What is Bloggiesta?

Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta! (website)

Monday, September 5, 2016

August 2016 Wrap Up

August 2016 Wrap Up
My month in review. Let's see how I did!

Books read

In order to meet my Goodreads goal of 100 books, I need to read 8.33 books per month. According to Goodreads, I've read 10 books this month:

  1. Nightingale by Jennifer Estep
  2. Unraveled by Jennifer Estep
  3. Unquiet Past by Kelley Armstrong
  4. Fated by Rebecca Zanetti
  5. Claimed by Rebecca Zanetti
  6. Deathday Letter by Shaun David Hutchinson
  7. Exodus by Debra Dunbar
  8. Buzz Books 2016 Fall/Winter sampler
  9. Staked by Kevin Hearne
  10. Sins of the Flesh by Debra Dunbar

August Reviews


Overall

Another meh month. I did manage to wrestle my emails from over 1,000 to under 500, but it's been a struggle keeping it down. I seem to unsubscribe from newsletters constantly, so not sure where they're all coming from.

Didn't visit anyone or do any blog hopping, but I am reading more. Just need to catch up with reviews.

On a side note, the people in charge of naming hurricanes really blew it by naming the recent storm Hermine instead of Hermione! What were they thinking?

Hermine left her mark on my street...