Hello, fellow readers! This will be my third year to do the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag. It is honestly so fun to compare this tag from year to year. I have already read 30 books in 2020. My goal was to read 40 books this year because I wanted to tackle some “big books” on my TBR, but I am thinking I’ll increase my goal back to 50 since I am ahead of schedule due to quarantine.
Hello, fellow readers! I don’t remember where I saw this tag, but I saved the prompts in a draft and completely forgot about it until now! Netgalley is one of my favorite ways to request ARCs, even though sometimes I’m denied for an eARC and will get the physical ARC if I request it from the publisher. *shrug* I have written a series on requesting ARCs if you are interested or have not heard of Netgalley before.
It’s Tag Tuesday! Today I am answering twenty bookish questions about my likes/dislikes and bookish habits. I would love it if you answered the questions on your blog too!
This book tag was created by The Book Archer on YouTube. I love to watch the unpopular opinions videos on YouTube, so I decided it was time for me to try the tag myself!
I missed this tag back in June. Apparently it was going around during the 21st anniversary of the release of Harry Potter. Crazy to think that twenty-one years ago, I was a fourth grader attending the Scholastic Book Fair. I bought Harry Potter because my favorite teacher was reading it to her son at night. So I really have her to thank for introducing me to Harry Potter!
Due to my demanding schedule these days, I am reading far less than I did during the summer. Therefore, I have less reviews to write, but I would like to stick to my current posting schedule. Every Tuesday will now be Tag Tuesday! Thriller Thursday will continue with book discussion/lists or reviews on Sunday posts as well. There are so many wonderful book tags out there. If you find a tag you would like me to do, please reply in the comments!
Let’s get started!
So basically the idea is to clean up your Goodreads TBR because we are all guilty of adding books to Goodreads and before you know it, there are 200 books on your list and you don’t even remember what a third of them are about!
How it works:
- Go to your Goodreads want-to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
I think I will be doing this monthly and will try to read at least one of the books that I kept on my TBR shelf that month. So hopefully by December, my Goodreads account will be a little more organized and have a more manageable TBR! So let’s get started!
August has been a hard reading month. I’ve been back at work for three weeks, so I’m finally in the swing of things but I am in a reading slump. I’ve read four of the five books on my TBR for the month. I am supposed to read A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell, but I’m not sure that is what I am in the mood to read. So I thought it would be fun to finally do the “Try a Chapter Tag” that I’ve seen in the bookish community!
So just in case you aren’t familiar with the tag, you are supposed to gather up some books, usually 3-5 in the vidoes and posts I’ve seen, and read the first chapter of each book. Then you choose your next book based on the first chapter that you read.
So let’s get started!