The Friday 56 – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple and go something like this.

Friday 561.  Grab a book, any book.
2.  Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
3.  Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it)
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Bout of Books 30

Oh my gosh! I can’t believe it’s time for Bout of Books 30. This is one of my favorite reading challenges because it’s low/no pressure. There are challenges that are optional, giveaways, and a grand prize.

Bout of Books is a one-week read-a-thon beginning Monday, January 4th at 12:01 am (your time zone) and ending Sunday, January 10th. There are challenges (optional), giveaways, and a grand prize.

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2021 Booktube, Reading, & Blogging Goals

It’s that time of year when we set goals.

I’m going to do my best to try and keep my goals simple and manageable. Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know that 2020 was an ongoing dumpster fire. And having said that, most of my goals went out the window.

Alright, let’s talk about my 2021 goals. There are a couple of new features, but for the most part, everything stays the same.

I’m going to start off by sharing a few goals I have for my Booktube Channel. I’ve never really talked about my channel here, but I figured I’ve been doing it long enough, and I’m slightly comfortable with the content I produce.

Booktube Channel Goals

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My 2021 Reading Classic Books Challenge

I don’t know about you, but 2020 was a wee bit of a dumpster fire. There were a few silver linings, though. For example, I made few friends (internet) in the midst of a pandemic, I finished school, and I read a few good books. And, I was asked to bring this challenge back. So, that makes me happy that some of you enjoyed it enough to want to do it again.

You can check out the announcement page HERE. If you don’t have a blog there are a couple of ways you can still join in. (1) Join the Goodreads group and (2) Join the Storygraph group.

So, let’s not talk about how I did with the 2020 challenge. The reality is I’m surprised I got any reading in at all. But I’m determined that this year will be better and I WILL complete this challenge.






Read a classic over 500 pages

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas**


Read a classic by a POC and/or with a POC as the main character

The Street by Ann Petry


Read a classic that is not written by a Global North author

The Mystic Masseur by V. S. Naipaul


Read a classic in translation

One Hundred years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Read a classic by a new to you author

Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono


Read a classic Sci/Fi or Fantasy

1984 by George Orwell


Read a classic written before 1800

Gulliver’s Travels. By Jonathan Swift


Read a classic written by an LGBT author and/or with an LGBT main character



Read a classic written by a woman

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Read a classic written by a Nobel Laureate

The Mystic Masseur by V. S. Naipaul


Read a classic nonfiction

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou


Read a classic that has been banned or censored

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou


2021 Reading Classic Books Challenge

I have several requests to bring the Reading Classic Books Challenge back for 2021, and I am here to oblige. I’m glad that you enjoyed the challenge. How many times have you said that you need to read more classic books? If at any point you’ve made this claim, then this challenge is for you.

Welcome to the 2nd year of the Reading Classic Books Challenge! I am super excited about this challenge and hope you’ll join me throughout the year in reading more classics.

I want this challenge to be fun and stress-free. There are 12 challenge prompts but don’t feel like you have to do them all. Do as many as you want, and you can double up on the prompts. The goal is simple – read more classic books.

How to join:

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