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January 2015: Recap & Wrap-Up!

If I thought last year went fast then I have no idea what happened to January. No really. Where did January go!? 2014 went by too quickly and one month of 2015 is already gone. BUT the good news is, I already feel good about what I read in January and what I’ve accomplished! I lowered my Goodreads challenge to 100 books for the year. The past two years I’ve read over 120 (130 books two years ago) but I was so stressed out about always keeping up with my challenge that it took some of the fun out of it. I’m already just RIGHT on track with 100 books but it feels good to be on track and then slipping ahead every now and then!

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  • Number of Books Read In January: 8. Hooray! That’s a pretty good start to the year!
  • Popular Search Terms:  “the kill order” & “books like if I stay” // “book addict’s guide” // “where she went ending” (they are pretty much the same nowadays!)
  • More Amusing Search Terms: “bestfriends turn lovers short erotica stories” (not that kind of blog!)  // “is emilie de ravin on the cover of where she went” (she is NOT… but it looks like her!) // “teenage romantic love story:i had sex with my bestfriends brother” (well okay then)
  • Most Referrals (non-social media): Rather Be Reading, What Sarah Read, So Obsessed With
  • Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (non-internal/social media)Tripping Over Books, Books Take You Places, Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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 When Joss Met Matt – Ellie Cahill       I was here

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WHAT’S IN STORE FOR FEBRUARY?

  • February’s focus for the Book Blogger Organization Challenge is all about blog maintenance! If you need to fix up old reviews, correct broken links, install new plug-ins, update graphics, and more, come join us!
  • I’m at ALA this weekend so keep your eyes peel for a recap, photos, and more!
  • MORE BLOG TOURS. I have at least three more to come but I promise, they’re all for books I’ve really, really loved!
  • Andi’s ABCs and I are bringing you yet another feature! It’s called “Have You Seen This…” and it will be a new spot for people to hunt for hard-to-find editions of books. Check back February 6th!
  • Lots of reviews coming up, plus I’ll be on a Valentine’s-themed blog hop!

December 2014/Year End Recap & Wrap-Up!

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Well, 2014 just flew by. With wedding planning, the wedding, the honeymoon, and everything else that happened this year, I barely even noticed 2014 was here. It was a very good year for my personally and reading was a bit slower, but I also think that’s a good thing. It helped me slow down a bit. I do love being able to read as much as I can but I think I’m going to take 2015 a little bit slower and not to pressure myself so much to keep up with previous years. This is my hobby, not my job, right? 🙂

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  • Number of Books Read In December: 12! Yay!
  • Popular Search Terms:  “where she went ending” (always looking for that ending… read the book! I promise!) // “books like if i stay” (woot!) // “fifth book of throne of glass” (yes, please! I mean, I’ll take #4, but…)
  • More Amusing Search Terms: “evil book sex” (hahah wtf?) // “thoughts of people about books should be stay” (… what?) // “overall opinion about a book” (yesssss I have lots of those!)
  • Most Referrals (Non-Twitter/FB/Wordpress, etc): GReads!, What Sarah Read, Gone With the Words
  • Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (Non-Goodreads/Internal Links, etc): It’s All About Books, The Book Vixen, Love At First Page

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WHAT’S IN STORE FOR JANUARY?

  • The Book Blogger Organization Challenge is officially starting! It’s never too late to join and there is no way to fail this challenge. Whether you’re in for a little or a lot, come get organized with us in 2015!
  • Hoping to catch up on some reviews and review copies! (Sheesh, how often do I say that?) But this time I mean it! I think now that the holidays are winding down, I’m finally going to have time to do things again!
  • I’m on the blog tours for THERE WILL BE LIES, FAIREST (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5), and FIGHT FOR POWER (The Rule of Three #2) — whew, busy blog tour month!
  • I wanted January to be my unofficial NaNo month since I wasn’t able to do it in November but I think it’s still going to be a bit too busy. I need to catch up a little bit first but I’m hoping to write here and there a little bit more!

2014 YEAR IN REVIEW!

FunStats

  • Number of Books Read: 120. I lowered my goal twice but I am TOTALLY okay with that.
  • Popular Search Terms:  “the kill order pdf” (le sigh) // “where she went ending” (also le sigh) // “which lunar chronicles character are you” & “lunar chronicles quiz” (hooray!) // “book addicts guide” (also hooray!)
  • More Amusing Search Terms: “describe fight scenes from the lies of locke lamora” (oh, I like this!) // “what would your life be like in the lunar chronicles” (tell me more!) // “sci fi book that start with the daughter of……”
  • Most Referrals (Non-Twitter/FB/Wordpress, etc): The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say Shhh!, The Perpetual Page Turner, Rather Be Reading, GReads! — Thank youuuu!!!!
  • Most Referrals (Search Engines & Social Media): Search Engines (#1), Twitter (#2), Pinterest’ (#3), Bloglovin’ (#4), WordPress Dashboard (#5)
  • Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (Non-Goodreads/Internal Links, etc)Books Take You Places, Tripping Over Books, Allodoxophobia, Gone Pecan, The Perpetual Page Turner

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These were not only some of the posts with the most views but also some of my FAVORITES from this year!

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  • My review for Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo was my most popular this year! That actually may have been because I was giving away a copy of my ARC…… But it was one of my favorite reviews to write so I’m glad it was the one with the most views!
  • I’m actually a little bit surprised that Sever by Lauren DeStefano was one of my top reviews! I think it actually comes up through a lot of search engines but I’m glad because I also really liked writing this one!
  • My reviews for the Monument 14 series come up a lot through search engines too and that makes me REALLY happy! I really enjoy these books!
  • My review for Libba Bray’s Beauty Queens also gets a lot of hits!

Other Favorite Reviews

  • I connected so much with Cricket in Nantucket Red by Leila Howland
  • I joined Matt Finch’s fan club with my read of Open Road Summer by Emery Lord — and it was my favorite debut of 2014!
  • Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho felt like one of my more “under the radar” reads and I really enjoyed sharing my review and spreading the word to others!
  • I had SO MANY FEELS for Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater!
  • I was actually kind of proud of my review of Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch.

2014 EVENTS

An Overview of My 2013 Goodreads Challenge

  • Number of Books Read 2012: 129
  • Number of Books Read 2013: 131 (+2)
  • Number of Pages Read 2012: 39,811
  • Number of Pages Read 2013: 42,285 (+2,474, ahem. See: A Song of Ice and Fire.)

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THINGS THAT WERE BORN IN 2014

WHAT’S IN STORE FOR 2014?

  • I actually don’t have a lot of plans for next year. I just really, really want to start catching up on some review reads but also really just read what I want. I had a lot of DNFs in 2014 BUT that was a good thing because I wasn’t wasting time on books that I wasn’t enjoying.
  • I couldn’t do NaNo in November because of my wedding and I’m dying to write more. I may use a month this year for my own personal NaNo event!
  • My blog will turn three!
  • Who knows what else? I’m not making too many plans so I’m excited to see where the year will take me!

That wraps up the year! Thank you to everyone who supported The Book Addict’s Guide this year!!!! I love blogging for myself but it’s so much more fun with everyone else reading and commenting and flailing with me. You guys make this hobby so much more fun for me and I love you all!

 

November 2014: Recap & Wrap-Up!

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I GOT MARRIED. I think that pretty much sums up November. It was a relatively quieter month in the reading and blogging world for my since my wedding was in early November and then I went on my honeymoon immediately after for a week!

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  • Number of Books Read In November: 6. Whew, just barely too! I finished the last book on the 30th!
  • Popular Search Terms:  “books like if I stay” & “books like anna and the french kiss” // “which lunar chronicles character are you quiz” // “where she went ending” (read it!!!! I promise it’s gooooood!!)
  • More Amusing Search Terms: “tim riggins jacket” // “do lea and gabe get together?” (I wondered too…) // “throne of glass 4th book” (I’m excited too!)  // “secretly in love with my best friends brother: true romance” // “i have a book addiction” (Me too, my friend.)
  • Most Referrals (non-social media): Rather Be Reading, GReads!The Broke and the Bookish
  • Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (non-internal/social media)Fandlemonium, Frostbeard Etsy Store, Owl’s Nest Cottage Etsy Shop // BLOGS: Awkwordly Emma, Tripping Over Books, Books Take You Places

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(Um, yeah, it was a busy month. I didn’t have time to write many reviews apparently!)

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WHAT’S IN STORE FOR DECEMBER?

  • WHEW, guys. WHEW. Wedding and honeymoon were great but I am SO SO HAPPY to get back to my normal schedule! I have missed reading and blogging so much. I somehow ended up blogging a BUNCH this past week already so I’m ready to get back into the swing of things! YAY!
  • I’m taking part in the Kiss of Broken Glass blog tour & scavenger hunt (December 4th)
  • I’ll be taking part in the Best of 2014 recap + giveaway — Thanks to Ginger (GReads) for inviting me to participate! I can’t wait to share my favorites of 2014 with you, but I did want to wait until JUST a bit further into December since I’m still reading a few good books in the last month here!
  • I’ll also be doing Jamie‘s End of the Year Survey again! Had SO much fun with it the past two years and I can’t wait to share my answers again!
  • SO MANY REVIEWS. SO MANY POSTS.

October 2014: Recap & Wrap-Up!

October may have been the quickest month this year. It wasn’t a great month for reading, mostly because I’m getting married in AN ACTUAL WEEK. I honestly cannot believe that’s almost here! I’ve been trying to read when I can, but really most of my time has been dedicated to wedding stuff and whereas before I was a bit stressed out about trying to keep up with reading, I am totally okay with the time that I need to dedicate to wedding things to get stuff done and keep my sanity! 🙂

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  • Number of Books Read In August: 5. Haha omg, I literally only read five books this month. That’s insane. But like I said… wedding takes up most of my time lately! I’m really hoping to start catching up on SO many things after the honeymoon!
  • Popular Search Terms:  “books like if I stay” & “books similar to if i stay” // “book addicts guide” // “lunar chronicles personality quizzes”
  • More Amusing Search Terms: “why is the 5th wave so confusing” // “childermass tim riggins jacket” (EXCELLENT) // “books with sex scenes like sweet evil” (uhh. Yikes?) // “finish the book i started the book addict’s guide” (I’m confused?) // “how much money made by john green with an abundance of Katherines”
  • Most Referrals (non-social media): Rather Be Reading, The Perpetual Page Turner, The Broke and the Bookish
  • Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (non-internal/social media)Books Take You Places, Tripping Over Books, Book Jems

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BONUS SECTION: BOOKISH COMMUNITY GROUP PINTEREST BOARDS

I really, really want to do a full blog post about this (and other social media… hacks? Is hacks a good word? Different ways to use social media to help promote as well as organize, so I think so!) but unfortunately, I thought of this idea when I’m super pressed for time! For now, I wanted to include the idea of the group Pinterest boards in my wrap-up for this month!

I’ve been totally surprised at much Pinterest has helped my blog reach a different audience. There are so many more bookworms who are on Pinterest that may not be Twitter people (and I still think it’s terribly difficult to reach people on Facebook) and this was proven to me a few months ago when one of my pins started to go crazy. It was the graphic of my Book Addict’s GUIDE to crossover books — it ended up getting TONS of repins and therefore brought TONS of new people to my blog. They didn’t all become followers, of course, but it brought a wide variety of people to my blog and those pins just really brought in so much traffic! The only issue with promoting on Pinterest is that once I pin my own link, it’s REALLY hard to re-post it. Sure, I can keep re-pinning my own link but that feels a bit obnoxious and I can’t really ASK people to re-pin my stuff either. I was searching how to market yourself better with Pinterest and I found the idea about group boards.

Group Pinterest boards allow anyone to pin anything to that board — all they have to do is be invited. So I decided to try my hand at creating a set of group boards for the book community — readers, bloggers, authors, publishers — really ANYONE who loves reading and wants a central place to go hunt for new posts or graphics or book covers or recommendations. The great thing about group boards is that anyone can request to join (and I’m currently the admin of the group boards that I set up so it’s not like I’m really denying any requests!) and then they can pin whatever they want, so long as it’s related to that specific board. THEN you’re essentially cross-posting your link in a different spot so you can re-pin both old and new links. Everyone who follows the group boards will see ALL of the pins that ANYONE pins. So instead of following a ton of people, you’re following the group Pinterest account and you just get all bookish things, all the time. It just seemed really helpful to have a place to cross-post bookish pins and the more people that join and pin, the wider the audience gets and the more people everyone reaches.

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If you’re interesting in joining the group boards, all you have to do is comment on the “Request Board”, give the email address that your Pinterest account is linked to (not just any old email), and let me know which boards you want to pin to! Then you can pin anything, anytime (so long as it’s appropriate for that board). I’ll keep pinning links from around the book-world too to always keep the content fresh!

Anyway… this really turned into a blog post of its own, but it’s something I’m really excited for and I hope others are excited for it too! I think it could be a great way to not only help promote your blog but another place to connect with other bloggers, new readers, and a fun place to keep on sharing! If you’re interested, head on over to the Book Community Group Boards here!

WHAT’S IN STORE FOR NOVEMBER?

  • I AM GETTING MARRIED. NOVEMBER 8TH. IT’S SO SOON. So needless to say, you’ll be seeing a BIT less of me in November. I’m turning my blog over to some lovely guest post-ers to share some great posts in my absence so the blog isn’t just crickets! They’ll be posting while I’m on my honeymoon for a week 🙂
  • After that, well, life back to normal, I hope! I’m going to try to catch up on a bunch of books — all of those ARCs that I’ve been promising to read since August (and earlier. Oops)!
  • I honestly have nothing else haha! Wedding has consumed my life, so we’re playing November by ear! But I WILL have some reviews coming for Brandon Sanderson books (you know, if I ever write them)

September 2014: Recap & Wrap-Up!

This is my obligatory comment about how quickly September FLEW BY. BECAUSE SERIOUSLY. Whereeeee has 2014 gone?

FunStats

  • Number of Books Read In August: 11. That’s actually better than I thought it was going to be!!
  • Popular Search Terms:  “where she went ending” // “Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell” // “where she went read online” and “read the kill order online” (again! Not gonna find that here. Just reviews :D) // “the lunar chronicles quiz”
  • More Amusing Search Terms: “lunar chronicles oh my stars” // “childermass snape” (huh?) // “book to protect her identity with the help of a notorious perpeture trilogy” // “how a book addiction starts” (indeed)
  • Most Referrals (non-social media): Rather Be Reading, The Perpetual Page Turner, Kirjasirkus (how exotic!)
  • Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (non-internal/social media)Books Take You Places, The Broke Book Girls, Booksy Daisy Reviews

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WHAT’S IN STORE FOR OCTOBER?

  • I did not even do well AT ALL with catching on up September/October ARCs. You win, books. I’m going to try again this month but… Ha. We’ll see.
  • Alyssa, Amy and I are hosting A Fortnight of Fright from October 17th – 31st! We hope you’ll join us in celebrating Halloween with this event!
  • I’m going to the Fierce Reads tour in Arlington Heights, IL on 10/10 and OMG I’M MODERATING and OMG MARISS MEYER IS GOING TO BE THERE *deep breaths* I will try not to fangirl TOO much but I’ll still be an awkward mess, I’m sure.

August 2014: Recap & Wrap-Up!

I can’t believe how fast this year is going. August was a really good month in some ways (my best friend got married, another close friend got engaged, more wedding planning) and very stressful in others (new sump pump & hot water heater after a flooded basement, more wedding planning), but really it was all good and here I am one step closer to my own wedding coming up! Just madness. My wallet has taken a beating so I’ve been on a book buying ban and I’ve been doing SO many things that I’ve barely had time to finish any books this month either. It’s been a bit of a slow patch for reading and blogging but hey. Sometimes life just happens! Anyway… Let’s go back and recap what happened on the blog!

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  • Number of Books Read In August: 6. Ouch. It’s been a really busy month and I honestly haven’t even finished a book in two weeks. I’ve just been doing ALL THE THINGS and poor reading has taken a hit!
  • Popular Search Terms:  “where she went ending” // “meant to be book” // “where she went read online” and “if I stay read online” (Sorry, guys. Nope.) // “why did mia leave adam in where she went”
  • More Amusing Search Terms: “do you have to read stephanie perkins book in a specific order” (Hm… I guess you don’t really HAVE to. But you really, really should!) // “angry pics of girls” (Ummm. Okay? I know this led them to the Confessions of an Angry Girl post though haha) // “ichabod crane tom mison” (score!)
  • Most Referrals (non-social media): Rather Be Reading, GReads!, The Perpetual Page Turner
  • Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (non-internal/social media)Books Take You Places, Allodoxophobia, The Grown-Up YA

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WHAT’S IN STORE FOR SEPTEMBER?

  • I’m going to TRY to keep reading my September ARCs… I fell WAY behind with all of the wedding planning I had to do in August and I have a feeling that may be the case for September… But whatever I can do, I can do!
  • Because of my inability to finish books this month, we’re going to try to do TWO posts for On the Same Page in Sept! Burial Rites & the Goose Girl, here we come!
  • The Selective Collective will actually be taking a little hiatus… A lot of us have quite a bit going on in our lives right now but we’ll keep you informed about future books & posts!
  • I’m catching up on LOTS of reviews in September! Other than that… I’m picking posts as I go along haha! It’s so busy right now, but I’m squeezing in what I can 🙂

WOWWWW August is over already too. Two more months until my wedding (which is unbelievable) and I just can’t tell if things will be a bit calmer with so many big things out of the way now or just as crazy with only two months left to go. I’m trying to keep up with my blog but understandably, it may be a bit quieter around here! 🙂

July 2014: Recap & Wrap-Up!

Well. July is over now too. I’m not even going to pretend like I’m not surprised! I think it was a pretty good month though. Nowadays they’re pretty much all a blur of wedding planning and daily life… I’ve even had a hard time finding opportunities to blog! So busy!

FunStats

  • Number of Books Read In July: Just 8. Not as many as last month but SHEESH it has been busy and I kind of fell into a tiny slump there for a while!
  • Popular Search Terms:  “the kill order pdf” (for SHAME! I do not post PDFs!) // “bookaddictsguide” // “http://www.bookaddictsguide.com/on-the-same-page/” // “where she went cover model”
  • More Amusing Search Terms: “what would your life be like in the lunar chronicles” (I’d love to know!) // “dangerous girls spoilers” (Trust me… you DON’T wanna do that… ) // “peanuts charscters at prom” (no idea) // “some big words john green uses” (LOL) // “what if nathan ford was related to chuck bartowski” (ummm, that’d be awesome)
  • Most Referrals (non-social media): Rather Be Reading, GReads!, Teen Lit Rocks
  • Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (non-internal/social media)Books Take You Places, Allodoxophobia, Gone Pecan

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WHAT’S IN STORE FOR AUGUST?

  • I’m participating in ARC August! So excited to try to clean up some ARC and review copies before I started getting (even more) overwhelmed!
  • I’m on the blog tour with a few other bloggers featuring Stephanie Perkins’ books — stop back for an Anna and the French Kiss feature!
  • Dangerous Boys is coming out this month and you bet I’m taking part in the release day blitz!
  • I’ll also be featured on Ginger’s Sweet Summertime Reads feature a little later this month over at her blog, GReads!

July flew by (as usual) but it was a really great month! Looking forward to hopefully catching up on some things in August!!

June 2014: Recap & Wrap-Up!

Another month gone. This has honestly been the quickest year of my life!! I do not even exaggerate one bit. Things are just flying by and it’s all been great, but WOW, where has the time gone!? I guess when you’re reading and blogging and taking 80 million trips and planning a wedding, time is bound to fly!

This month I came back from BEA, went to New Jersey for a christening, went to Montana for a wedding, and somehow managed to read books in between literally being out of the state for three weekends in row. (Didn’t wake up in my own bed on a Saturday for nearly a month!) Now that it’s all behind me, I look upon it much fonder! Haha. Montana was a lot of fun but we still prefer Wyoming 😉

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  • Number of Books Read In May: 16! But 5 of them were novellas haha!
  • Popular Search Terms:  “which lunar chronicles character are you” and “lunar chronicles quiz” (leads you back to my Lunar Chronicles quiz!) // “the kill order pdf” (shame shame shame!!! Go to the library!) // “bookaddictsguide” (C’est moi!) // “why did mia leave adam in where she went”(Just read it! I promise it’s amazing!!)
  • More Amusing Search Terms: “eleanor and park shirt” (If you find one, let me know!) // “online quiz for what luner cronical caricter are you” (well… at least you made it here?) // “cristin bishara” (how…?)
  • Most Referrals (non-social media): GReads!, The Perpetual Page Turner, The Broke and the Bookish
  • Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (non-internal/social media)Book Rocky Betty, Books Take You Places, Allodoxophobia

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WHAT’S IN STORE FOR JULY?

  • REVIEWS. Oh man, do I need to post some reviews. It’s not even that I need to write them… I just have so many other things to post too that I’m reading faster than I can post, apparently! I think that might be a good thing! 😉 Keep your eyes peeled for some big series enders, hot summer reads, and a few books I should have read a long time ago!
  • More of the Summer Showcase feature! I’m loving books that are perfect summer reads… Next up will be cute contemps and heart-wrenchers!
  • More discussions. I don’t know why but I’ve been inspired to write a lot of discussions lately! Excited to share those with you!

June is over. Don’t know how but… that just happened. I’m excited for July though! I’m trying to read more books in the order that I feel like reading them and really be a lot choosier in my selections to begin with. Hopefully that makes for some great reads coming up soon!

May 2014: Recap & Wrap-Up!

May is already over. You know my feelings on this. Time. It flies! But lots of things happening this month and given the fact that I just came back from BEA, my brain is total mush so let’s just hop to the recap!

FunStats

  • Number of Books Read In May: 12! Not too shabby!
  • Popular Search Terms:  “which lunar chronicles character are you” and “lunar chronicles quiz” (leads you back to my Lunar Chronicles quiz!) // “we were liars spoilers” (no no no, I said NO spoilers!) // “http://www.bookaddictsguide.com/” Hellooooooo! That’s me!
  • More Amusing Search Terms: “rochelle mead suntrust mortgage” (Don’t think we were talking about the same person here…) // “i’m fall in love with book character” (happens to us all…) // “sherlok holms irony” (Was the irony the spelling?)
  • Most Referrals (non-social media): The Perpetual Page Turner, YA Crush, Oh, Chrys!
  • Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (non-internal/social media)Crazy Red Pen, Books Take You Places, Say It With Books

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  We Were Liars  The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

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WHAT’S IN STORE FOR JUNE?

  • At some point in time, I’ll be able to get a BEA recap post up!
  • We’ll be posting new ARC tours with On the Same Page!!
  • I’m doing a re-read of Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm before Ruin and Rising comes out in June!
  • I’m on the blog tour for My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal and The Body in the Woods by April Henry

That wraps up May and wow, how the time has FLOWN. I have so many things to catch up on now so be expecting a lot of updates soon!

April 2014: Recap & Wrap-Up!

I say this every month, but really. REALLY. WHERE IS 2014 GOING?! I can’t believe it’s already May! Four months have just zoomed by and it all seems like a blur.

So what’s new with me this month? Ohhh, lots more wedding planning, as usual! Things are coming along nicely. I actually bought my wedding dress the other day (!!!!) and booked our photographer! Of course there are TONS more things to do, but things are going well so far! I decided to finally sit down and write up some blog posts on my wedding planning experiences. They won’t get too crazy, but I’ve had a lot of general thoughts about the process so far (of course) and it’s incredible how much help my blogging & Twitter friends have been, even with the little things! It’s nice to have support and advice as well as more people to the experience with!

It was also my blogoversary! I’ve been officially blogging for over two years now and I am still so in love with it! I’m also all signed up for BEA and cannot wait to go!!

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WHAT’S IN STORE FOR MAY?

  • Well, what I’m most excited for is BEA! I will be ALL OVER THE PLACE this year and I’m so excited for it! I’ll be rooming with Alyssa from Books Take You Places and Amy from Tripping Over Books and I can’t wait to spend some more time with them too! If you’re going, make sure we say hi!! I was so shy last year I barely said hello to anyone. If you’re a first-timer, I also wrote a post based on my first time experiences at BEA last year. Give me a shout if you have questions! I may not be an expert, but I love to help! 🙂
  • I created a brand-new page for all of my Top Ten Tuesday posts, really getting into the organizing and archiving spirit!
  • I decided to start writing up a few posts about my wedding planning experience. They’ll be posting on the weekends so if you’re interested in a bit more personal posts, be sure to be on the lookout for them!
  • On the Same Page will be featuring The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire LeGrand! We’re so excited to be helping out with the Middle Grade Author Carnival on Saturday during BEA and working with Claire so we really wanted to read and feature one of her books!
  • The Selective Collective will be featuring We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and I will be hosting the interview & giveaway! Keep your eyes out for that post coming later in May!
  • I’m on the blog tour for Monument 14: Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne! Post coming at you Sunday, May 4th!
  • Reviews coming for Something Like Normal, The Chapel Wars, Gameboard of the Gods, Sean Griswold’s Head, and many more!

That wraps up April! I cannot believe how quickly it went by and that it’s already MAY! How is my wedding already six months away??? This is just crazy! I’ve been doing okay with my reading progress but things have slowed down again… Oh well! Life is happening and it’s all so exciting!