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Book Blogger Hop: January 17th-23rd

The Book Blogger Hop was created by, and is hosted by, Billy over at Coffee Addicted Writer. Each Friday, there’s a new question, and you have the whole week to post and add your link.

This week’s question is…

17th – 23rd – Do you think that readers make better employees, as opposed to non-readers? Why or why not? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

My answer:

I don’t think so, but my experience is a bit limited. I haven’t had a real job in a while, but taking my own experiences and what I’ve heard from other people I know, I don’t think it matters much, for the most part. When I was working, only a few of us were readers at all, and some of our nicest and hardest working co-workers were not readers. It really didn’t seem to make a difference.

I do think it’s possible that readers could make better employees/co-workers, depending on the job, but in general I don’t think there’s a noticeable difference.


What do you think?

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Top Ten Tuesday: 2019 Bookish Discoveries

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week, there’s a theme and you choose ten books that fit it. Check out upcoming topics here.


This week, it’s a little open to interpretation, and I kind of struggled haha. I couldn’t think of ten for any one category, so I’m just going to break up a list of ten total discoveries into different categories.

In no particular order, as usual…


Booktubers

The Naughty Librarian (Inspired me to try some romance novels)

Becca and The Books (I just love her personality, and her Bookopoly board inspired mine)

Codie’s Book Corner (I was drawn in by the TBR wheel and now I watch everything she posts)

How to Train Your Gavin (Inspired me to read more middle grade, and gave me a good laugh on some bad days)

New Favorite Authors

(Author names link to Goodreads)

Tessa Dare (love her historical romances, which got me hooked on romace last year)

Alyssa Cole (I am obsessed with the Reluctant Royals series omg)

Claire Legrand (I only read Sawkill Girls but I’m reading more ASAP)

My Reading Preferences/Choices

I actually do like romance, I’m just not into all romance.

I can listen to audiobooks (hurrah!), but I usually have to listen to them at 2x speed (sometimes 1.5 or 1.75, depending on the narrator and the specific book) or I can’t focus on them.

Other

CAWPILE, a rating system created by G (BookRoast) on YouTube! I found her original video about this about a year ago and I used it all year. I think I only skipped rating maybe 4-5 books by this method, and I absolutely love it! I actually had a similar rating system a few years ago, but I think mine only had five categories and I abandoned it pretty quickly because I never worked out a set range for each star rating.


I really wanted to include bloggers, but… I can not keep track of when I followed blogs :/ I just get so used to seeing them that I forget if I’ve been following them for a month or for years. With YouTube, I’m subscribed to so few channels, and I watch so little on there, that it’s easier for me to remember when I subscribed to someone. (I think I only watch videos from maybe a dozen channels with any regularity at all, but I’m following many more blogs.)


Did you make any bookish discoveries in 2019?

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Book Blogger Hop: January 10th-16th

The Book Blogger Hop was created by, and is hosted by, Billy over at Coffee Addicted Writer. Each Friday, there’s a new question, and you have the whole week to post and add your link.

This week’s question is…

10th – 16th – Do you have a reading challenge for 2020? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

My answer:

I set my Goodreads goal for 60 books, but I’m not super attached to that number. One of my goals for this year is to take things like reading challenges and readathons a little less serious so I have more fun and stress less haha. That said, I’m also kind of doing the Pop Sugar reading challenge, as well as Beat the Backlist.


How about you?

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Top 10 Tuesday: First Half of 2020 Book Releases

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week, there’s a theme and you choose ten books that fit it. Check out upcoming topics here.


This week, things are short and to the point for a change haha. I haven’t actually looked too much at 2020 book releases, but I think almost all of my 2020 most anticipated books are actually coming out during the second half of the year. That said, there are plenty of books I’m looking forward to during the first half of the year, and it was actually more challenging than I expected to narrow it down to just 10.

In publication order…


Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children, #5)

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire (January 7th, today!)

Woven in Moonlight

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañezwas (January 7th, today!)

Riot Baby

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi (January 21st)

The Unspoken Name (The Serpent Gates, #1)

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood (February 11th)

Docile

Docile by K.M. Szpara (March 3rd)

The Winter Duke

The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett (March 3rd)

Witches of Ash and Ruin

Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer (March 3rd)

Queen of Coin and Whispers

Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran (April 6th)

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games, #0)

The Ballad of Songirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (May 19th)

How to Catch a Queen (Runaway Royals, #1)

How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole (May 26th)


Are there any books you’re looking forward to during the first half of 2020?

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Book Blogger Hop: January 3rd-9th

The Book Blogger Hop was created by, and is hosted by, Billy over at Coffee Addicted Writer. Each Friday, there’s a new question, and you have the whole week to post and add your link.

This week’s question is…

3rd – 9th – Do you have any New Year’s Blogging Resolutions? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

My answer:

I posted about my reading and blogging goals yesterday, but the simple answer is that I do have a few goals. I’m not a big fan of resolutions, but during the second half of any given year, I tend to think about how the year is going and what changes I would like to make. I usually start working on them well before the new year begins, but they end up in goals posts as a sort of reminder to myself and a way for me to keep track of progress I make and things I achieve.