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!

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Popular Series I’m Ashamed I Haven’t Read (Yet)

As you may or may not be able to tell by the title of this post, I will be talking about (popular) book series that I haven’t read yet! And yes, I am quite ashamed of it! I hereby give you permission to throw sticks and tomatoes at me! 😀

Keep the image of Cersei’s Walk of Shame in mind because that’s what I will be thinking of with every series I’m going to mention! *hides*

*click on the book covers to be directed to the Goodreads page*

The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare:

  

I KNOW, I KNOW! Shame on me. This has been on my TBR for the longest time, probably since I finished City of Heavenly Fire (which was AGES ago!!!) so you have every right to throw things at me 😀

 

A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy by Sarah J. Maas:

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This is another series that I’ve been meaning to read for sooo long BUT GUESS WHAT?! I got ACOTAR last week and A Court of Mist and Fury is on its way!!! I also pre-ordered A Court of Wings and Ruin SOOOOOO this will be read very soon!!!!!!!!

 

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater:

   

Ready to disown me yet? I honestly have no good explanation as to why I haven’t read this one yet. I know that it’s great and amazing and everbody loves it and I WILL get to it soon. Soon-ish. Ha!

 

Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab:

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I haven’t really heard of this series until the beginning of 2017 (I believe?) so it hasn’t been on my TBR for too long! I’ll try to get around to it eventually but for now this will sit on my TBR for a while because I want to tackle the books that have been on it for a couple years first! :’)

 

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon:

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First off, how pretty are these new covers? ❤ On the one hand, I am loving the cover change but on the other hand….. I already have two mismatched editions of The Bone Season and The Mime Order and once I’ll buy The Song Rising, I’ll have ANOTHER edition = 3 different editions of the same series. That BUGS ME TO NO END!!!!! I might have to buy the new editions of the first two books just so I have a matching set 😥 Shame on you, Samantha Shannon for making me waste more money on books!!!!!! 😀 Anyway, back to the point! I’ve put The Bone Season on my April TBR but life is getting very busy right now and I have a feeling that I won’t be able to read this series this month!

 

Quick side note: Six of Crows would have been on this list too BUT I HAVE JUST STARTED READING IT AND I’M ONLY ON CHAPTER 3 AND IT’S SOOOO GOOD HELP ME!!!!!!! I am not ready for it like PHYSICALLY and EMOTIONALLY not ready to read it! I think I’ll have to take a break because I NEED TIME to read this book and fully immerse myself in it and the beautiful characters. I think I’ll just read ACOTAR first because I can’t deal with all the feels that SOC is giving me right now 😀

So, that’s it for the popular series I’m ashamed I haven’t read yet! To be honest with you guys, I could make a part 2 out of this because there’s a lot more series that I haven’t read yet! But I feel like 5 was enough for today 😀

As always, thanks for reading!

Jackie x

Have you read any of these series? (You probably have, why am I even asking.) Which popular series have you not read yet? And do you feel as ashamed as I do? Which of the series I mentioned should I read first??? Let’s chat in the comments!

Spring Bloggiesta Finish-Line!

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Well, that’s a wrap!!! This year’s spring Bloggiesta is officially over!

This was my very first Bloggiesta and it was so much fun! I really put my focus this week on accomplishing the things on my Bloggiesta To-Do list and it actually helped me accomplish ALL of the things that I planned to do! I really didn’t think I’d be able to complete all of the things on my list, I’m pleasantly surprised (and kind of proud of myself, haha)!

For anyone who is interested to see what I’ve accomplished this week head over to my original Spring Bloggiesta post to see the complete list!

I really enjoyed participating in the very first Twitter chat! Unfortunately, I couldn’t make the others due to the time difference but I still got to know some super sweet and fun bloggers! We talked about all things blogging; things we wanted to accomplish this week, how to keep blogging a fun experience and discussed what we crossed off of our to-do lists!

I also loved all the kind and encouraging comments I got from everyone participating in Bloggiesta! And even from people who weren’t participating. I felt very loved so thanks everyone :’)

All in all, it was a great experience and you’ll definitely (hopefully) see me joining a lot more Bloggiestas in the future! I already can’t wait for the summer Mini Bloggiesta! Seriously, summer can’t come fast enough! 😉bloggiestalogo

Jackie x

Spring Bloggiesta 2017

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Heeeyyyyy, it’s almost time for this year’s spring Bloggiesta! This is the very first bookish “meme” I am participating in and I’m very excited!

What is Bloggiesta, you’re asking? I think the hosts explained it very well;

“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.”

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! You may also link it here so other Bloggiesta participants can see it and show you love and support!

The spring Bloggiesta takes part from March 20-26 so you still have plenty of time to write a to-do list if you want to participate 🙂

Here is my Spring Bloggiesta To-Do List!

re-write/organise my review policy
write my E&E and R&R review 
☑ choose 1-2 weekly memes to participate in (T5W, T10T)
☑ schedule blog posts 2 weeks in advance
☑ do at least one mini challenge (updated/cleaned up my sidebar)
 figure out HTML/graphics etc
☑ re-organise review archive (I didn’t really change anything lol)
☑ write and schedule Mystery Blogger Award blog post
☑  comment on other Bloggiesta partipants blogs
☑ participate in at least one Twitter chat (I hope I can make the other two!)

Head over to the official Bloggiesta blog for more info!

Let’s do this! 😀

Jackie xbloggiestastart