Rock My TBR Challenge 2016: The Classics

About a month and a half ago, I wrote a post called “Sometimes I Feel Like A Fraud”.  In that post, I talked about how I really haven’t read any books that most people would refer to as “classics”.  At the end of the post, I swore that I was going to do some kind of challenge in 2016 to motivate me to change that.

Enter the Rock My TBR Challenge hosted by Sarah K @ The YA Book Traveler :

The Challenge:

  • To read a minimum of 1 book per month you already own (published book). This challenge is totally what YOU make of it! You can do 5 books a month, 10, WHATEVER! Anything you accomplish is fantastic. This challenge is really what you make of it.

SO, what I decided to make of this challenge was to read one book a month that I and others would consider one of the classics.  I quite literally have an entire book case dedicated to these babies and I’ve read precious few of them.  My Rock My TBR books for 2016 are: Continue reading

Guest of the Month: Maggie from The Novel Orange!

Hey everybody!  So, this month I’ve been participating in a really cool project spearheaded by the wonderful Emily at Emily Reads Everything called the Guest of the Month Club!

Essentially, GOMC partners up two bloggers to write a guest post for each other’s site about a given topic.  This month’s topic was “Beyond the Blog” and my partner was Maggie at The Novel Orange.  It was so awesome participating in this project and getting to know Maggie this month.  I hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as I did!  Without further ado, here is Maggie, beyond the blog:

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The Shelfie Hop: I Love My Library!

Welcome to the first ever Shelfie Hop! It’s hosted by Bookiemojie and My Friends Are Fiction and is an opportunity for all of us bibliophiles to show off our bookshelves, feature our favorites, and hop around and share in each others’ bookish glee!  Be sure to scroll to the bottom to not only see a 360 view of my library, but a comprehensive list of all the other blogs participating in the hop!

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Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon 2015 Goals

So Christmas is really not my thing.  I’ve been hit hard year after year by one tragedy or another around the holidays, so I tend to be a bit of a Scrooge about it.  In an effort to combat my seasonal crumudgeon-ness, I’ve signed up for a couple holiday-related blog events this year, the first of which is the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon.  HHHRAT is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Jennifer @ The Book Shelfery, and is all about reading holiday/winter themed books and participating in holiday-themed challenges!  It runs from today until November 17, so be sure to check their blogs to find out how to join in on the fun!  Here are my goals for the Thon:

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 3

I’m late with this! SORRY!

One last thank you to Amber over at OnlyTrueMagic for tagging me for this challenge:-)  To see her 3 Quotes Challenge and some other cool stuff, hop on over to her page!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Today’s Quote:

So, I’ve been trying to pull from different genres for each of my quotes.  Day 1 was from a YA series (Harry Potter), Day 2 was from a Children’s book (The Giving Tree), and today is from an adult novel (The Help).  Today’s quote is:

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 2

I was tagged for this challenge by Amber over at OnlyTrueMagic! Her site is awesome, so please go send her some love:-)

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Today’s Quote:

I know I’m usually sarcastic and more than a little snarky. But, buckle your seatbelt; I’m about to have a rare moment of sappiness. That being said, my quote for today is:

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