ARC August TBR // let’s tackle those ARCs we’ve been avoiding!!

Oh looooook, I found a super cool challenge to participate in next month!

I’m so happy that I stumbled across the #ARCAugust hashtag on Twitter because I’ve been needing some motivation to get through some of my Netgalley ARCs that I’ve been meaning to read since March!

My current Netgalley ratio is 75% WHICH IS AWESOME and the highest it’s ever been!!! But I’ve never actually reached that precious 80% so that’s what I’ll be attempting to do in August!

I currently have 8 ARCs left to read on Netgalley. While I don’t plan to read ALL of them next month, I want to get through a good chunk of them!

I’ve also received some ARCs from authors or for blog tours which need to be reviewed this month so I’m quite determined!

You can still sign-up for the ARC August challenge here! Continue reading

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June Book Haul // Book Buying Ban? Nope, sorry, never heard of that!

What happened to my book buying ban you ask? *sweats nervously*

We don’t talk about that in this household! 😛

No but seriously, I actually did quite well when it comes to buying (or not buying) books this month! All of the books that will be mentioned here had been ordered before I declared my book buying ban in my VERY HUGE AND VERY FANGIRLY BOOK HAUL — they just hadn’t arrived yet at the time!

I have accumulated 9 books in June which is still okay, I believe! And all of these are books that I’ve wanted FOR AGES so that’s another plus 😉

(ALL OF THESE PICTURES ARE MY OWN SO DON’T YOU DARE STEAL THEM OR I WILL THROW BRICKS AT YOU! If you want to use them, you may ask nicely and I’ll see what I can do! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!)

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Popular Series I’m Ashamed I Haven’t Read (Yet) – Pt. 2

Welcome to another round of SHAME where I talk to you about all the popular series I haven’t read (yet) and you get to throw sticks and stones (and whatever else you may find) at me!

I have already done a part 1 of this which you can find here! As you can see, I have read the ACOTAR series so at least I crossed one series off that list! Woo!

This time, I’ve decided to look at series that I actually own and see which ones I still need to read!

Let’s just get right into the series because this will be shameful enough *runs*

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Decluttering my TBR (with your help!)

This is a slightly different version of Down the TBR Hole because I DON’T KNOW WHETHER TO KEEP THESE OR NOT!

I need opinions… lots of them!

I was going through my TBR list and I found so many books that are popular and very hyped up but also have some 1 star and DNF reviews! And I was just confused!!!

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I picked out 5 books where I was unsure what to do and I am hoping that you guys can help me!

Should I keep them and read them ASAP? Should I delete them from my TBR and forget about them forever?

Decisions, people. DECISIONS.

If you’ve read any of the following books, please let me know what you loved/hated about them and whether I should keep or delete! THANK YOU! Continue reading

Summer Mini Bloggiesta 2017

At the beginning of this year and when I’ve only just started blogging, I participated in the Spring Bloggiesta! It was sooooo much fun and I felt a great sense of accomplishment afterwards so I thought I’d participate again!

“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.”

This time, it’s just a little Mini-Bloggiesta that takes place over the weekend (June 17-18) instead of the entire week! Still, I have no plans for this weekend and therefore I’m hoping to accomplish a lot of things blog-related!

So, all you gotta do is write your very own to-do list and post it to your blog. It doesn’t matter how long or short it is, it’s your blog after all!

My Summer Mini-Bloggiesta goals:

  • participate in the Twitter chat (Saturday June 17, 2pm EST)
  • pre-write 2 discussion posts
  • write Loom review
  • write One S’More Summer review
  • sort Review Archive by author/name/rating
  • maybe get some dividers???? I DON’T KNOW YET

I think that’s it for now! I’ll only have the weekend after all and I also want to get some reading done!

If you want to participate in the Summer mini-Bloggiesta as well, head over to Bloggiesta.com for the official rules and to get inspiration for your own To-Do list! You can sign-up for it HERE!

Happy Bloggiesta and good luck on getting things done!

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Thank you for reading!

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Will you be participating in the Summer Mini-Bloggiesta? What is on your own To-Do list? Do you have any future plans for your blog? Let’s chat in the comments!

A Very Fangirly Book Haul (20+ books because I love making my bank account suffer)

I’M BACK!

I got back from my Poland trip on Tuesday but I wanted to take 2 more days off instead of immediately diving back into blogging and stressing myself out again.

In the last couple of days/weeks, I’ve been feeling very drained and I was stressed out to the MAX because I felt so pressured to write posts, comment on everyone’s posts, do some blog-hopping, write some more posts and so on and I almost considered taking a break!

But then my Poland trip came along and I pre-wrote a few posts that would go up while I was away. I visited my family for a few days and it was a lot of fun and a great time to relax and not worry about any obligations (including blogging)!

It was really good for me and I had time to reflect and think about some changes I wanted to make to my blog (especially schedule- and content-wise) and I am back to being motivated and HAVING FUN again. Blogging shouldn’t feel like an obligation and I’m glad that I was able to get rid of the pressure that I’ve been putting on myself!

Soooo, let’s hope that I’ve learned my lesson!


But enough about me and my #stressedout self.

As you can tell by the title, this will be a humongous book haul! I’ve accumulated all of these books in April and May even though I’ve technically been on a book buying ban but that obiviously didn’t work out LOL. Continue reading

New Feature – one last choice to make! (answer the poll) (please) (*puppy eyes*)

Hey everyone!

I just need you to answer this quick poll to help me decide on a name for my new blog feature/segment/meme! 😀

I have decided that I will turn it into a weekly meme! You guys have been so sweet and supportive and a lot of you have said that they would love to participate in this! And it makes me super happy to hear that! 😀 😀 😀

(If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I am starting a new segment! Check out my post to know the basic idea of it!)

You guys have been suggesting Jackie Fangirls Fridays or Jackie’s Fangirl Fridays which I LOVE!!!! ❤ I have been brainstorming with my lovely friend Isabella who is literally my FANGIRL PARTNER IN CRIME (<3) and we came up with Fierce Fangirl Friday and Fangirl Feels Friday. 

Sooooo all I need from you now is to decide which name to pick! 🙂

 

I literally have everything ready for this meme EXCEPT FOR THE NAME! I’m sooo indecisive and I need it to be perfect lol so choose whichever you like best! And if you have two favourites, feel free to comment them down below!

THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR LOVELY AND KIND WORDS! I CAN’T WAIT TO START THIS WHOLE THING ON FRIDAY!!!!!! 😀 😀

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