2019 Reading & Blogging Goals

I’m really excited for what I have planned for the blog and my reading life starting January 1st. There’s definitely a lot going on, but I’m confident it won’t overwhelm the blog.

I’ve wanted to include other things I’m interested in on this blog like writing and cooking, and I think I’m finally ready to incorporate them.


  • The Broken Spine Bulletin will replace the Weekend Coffee Share and will be biweekly. The Bulletin will include topics like: From around the interwebs; Currently reading; Recommendations; Recent posts, Author Highlights, and more
  • My Journey Through Gluten & Dairy Free Living w/ Recipes is exactly what the title says. I received some health news recently and have opted out of taking meds – for now. Having said that, I’ve decided to get a handle on my health through diet and exercise. More on that in an upcoming post.
  • The Write Stuff – I’m going to shoot for weekly on this, but we shall see. The plan is to write a 300 word (maximum) short story a week

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ARC August Reading Challenge

This year I’ll join the ARC August Reading Challenge. I saw it late in the challenge last year and made a note to sign-up for this year’s challenge. So, here we are. My goal is get my reviews posted a day or two before the release day.

I have a lot of ARCs that I need to read. However I’m going to keep my ARC TBR limited to what’s coming out in August and September. Continue reading

Happy New Year, First Book of the Year & TBR

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe New Year. Hopefully, 2018 will usher in a great many things to come in your lives. And by all means:

And without further adieu, here we go. Thank you all for voting on the first book I read in 2018. The votes are in and the book I’ll start the new year with is. . .

American War is Omar El Akkad’s début novel about a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle. It’s a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.

As you may already know I have a few ARCs I got from work and I’ve committed to reading them this winter. 11 books in 11 weeks. Definitely doable, right?

And the books to round out my January TBR are:

Top Ten Tuesday – Fall TBR

It’s that time of year again. My favorite time of year.

🍁🍁F A L L!!🍁🍁

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

The books are already on my TBR List and part of several reading challenges.

  1. Waiting by Ha Jin
  2. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  3. Song of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti
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Bout of Books Read-a-thon

Oh my gosh! I can’t believe it’s time for Bout of Books 20. I participated for the first time in May and wasn’t as successful as I wanted to be, but that’s behind me now.

Bout of Books is a one-week read-a-thon beginning Monday, August 21st at 12:01 am (your time zone) and ending Sunday, August 27th. And the best part is it’s low-pressure. There are challenges (optional), giveaways, and a grand prize.

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