New Year’s Resolution – 2019

Hello book lovers!

The new year is officially under way. With the new year comes New Year Resolutions. While I’m dreadful with resolutions since it’s usually me setting a goal to not be a total klutz, which only lasts about a week and a half, I make a book resolution to work on all year.

As promised at the beginning of the month, I have my bookish New Year’s Resolution ready to go. I always enjoy setting a challenge for myself while also getting into new reads and getting to reads I’ve always wanted to.

Last year I made a resolution to read from twenty-five authors I’d never read from before. I really enjoyed that because it really opened up my interests. This year, I shook things up a little. My resolution is to read five book series. I do have a couple rules that I’ve made for myself.

Must have more than two books in the series.

Cannot have read them before.

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I can’t wait to get started on them. They’re ones I’ve been meaning to get to. I’m so excited that I’m like fireworks, bursting, bright, and loud. I’ve been dying to all of these and very grateful that I was able to get them.

Without further ado, the big five of the year!

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Heroes of Olympus
Author: Rick Riordan


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The Dark Tower
Author: Stephen King


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Dorothy Must Die
Author: Danielle Paige


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Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout


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All Souls Trilogy
Author: Deborah Harkness


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Midnight Texas
Author: Charlaine Harris

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I can’t wait to read them and get some reviews up! The only problem now is figuring out which series to start with.

And while also working on this, I’ve accepted a Goodreads challenge of reading 145 books this year. Should be interesting and fun!

Stay tip-top, bookworms! Love you all. Read hard.

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The Lover’s Book Tag

I was tagged by 5171 Miles Book Blog to participate in the Library Lover’s Book Tag! I’m so excited! This is actually my first book tag so I’m geeking out a little bit. Thank you! I was just looking at my library car the other day, thinking about when I’d visit.

And then sinks in the shame. I haven’t been visiting my library lately, though if their book sale last year counts, then I have! I LOVE the library. It’s a place that can really bring the community together and is a magical place. I actually worked in my college library for the entire four years of my school, and I loved every second.


How often do you visit your local library?

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I’ve expressed my great shame. It has been a few years. I’m not proud of this. However, with two jobs and constant work on my writing, I barely have time to sleep. I am very lucky that one of my jobs is in a bookstore and that I have a chance to read there. Plus…if I love a book, i usually don’t want to give it back. I want it to go on my shelf to I can pluck it and reread it again.

Are you the type of person who checks out more books than you can read or are you someone who checks out the exact amount of books you intend to read before they are due?


My mom says I’m a speedy reader, guess that’s where I got the Scarlet Reader, but honestly I just love getting sucked into different worlds. I tend to check out books right up to the limit I’m allowed. Here, back in this hometown in Pennsylvania, it’s three. Back in my college hometown in West Virginia, it was pretty close to twenty or so. With some studies requiring LOTS of material, the limit was pretty high, but sadly that’s most of what I would check out. Study material. There was the occasional escape though. It’s how I happened across Christopher Moore. Awesome and totally funny guy.

How old were you when you got your first library card?

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How old…hmmm well, I think I was around ten? Maybe? My cursive on it is pretty horrendous. Though it hasn’t gotten much better since then. I remember my mom being there with me. I was so excited!! I still have the car with the library building on it tucked in my wallet.

Do you go to your library for a particular book or do you check out anything that piques your interest?

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I love to scour so I’ll go shelf by shelf. You never know what might strike your fancy and I like to be open to new things. Well, except mysteries. I’ve tried with them and they make me super sleepy for some reason. More often then not though, I’m drawn to the Young Adult section. That’s where my fancy flows as well as my writing. There is the occasional fiction and romance, too. Guilty pleasures and all.

Do you only check out books or do you also get DVDs, audiobooks, etc.?

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My mom is the audiobook junky. Together, we’d get a stack of movies, even when they did VHS, and make a weekend out of it. From Disney to Hitchcock to gushy romances. It was always a good time.

From what section of the library do you check out most of your books?

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Young Adult hands down. That’s my jam. That and paranormal/ supernatural.

What is your favorite part of using your local library?

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Hmmm…I always liked using the catalog and the databases. I got to get my techy-ness on as well as feel more knowledgable about what I’m looking for. Also, i like to look the old fashioned way, too, by just walking around. It’s how I could find new things in the nooks and crannies.

If they’d like to participate, I’m tagging:

Sofii @A Book. A Thought



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