Monthly Archives: August 2013




#FridayReads- A Tap On the Window, The Curl Up and Dye, Decadence

As I noted in an earlier post, I am participating in Conquer the Bookstacks, and in an attempt to a) Get to my Goodreads goal so I can extend it and b) take care of some reading that I needed to get done for NetGalley. I like to have the books read and reviews up just before or right after a book releases. I figure it’s the least I can do, especially if I really enjoyed a book.



Conquer the Book Stacks- August 2013- #CTBS

Conquer the Book Stacks- August 2013- #CTBS

Here’s a challenge I can really sink my teeth into! I’ve been following a few book blogs that are running a challenge this month called Conquer the Book Stacks. For some, this means thinning out the To Read list to a (more) manageable pile and then digging into whittle that list down. For some, it means a restriction on acquiring new books (unless you’re visited by the book fairy). For some, it means getting serious about that GoodReads 2013 Reading challenge and knocking out a significant portion of reading. Whatever that means to you, I hope you’ll hop on the train! My goal for this challenge is to actually complete my goodreads 2013 challenge goal for this year, so I can extend my goal number. As of today I am at 40 of 50 books for the year. By the end of August I hope to have exceeded 50 books read. Then I will extend the challenge to 75 books and see if I can make that by the end of the year. I have been reading quite a few books courtesy of NetGalley. Knowing that I have to try to read/review them before the book is released helps to keep me on track. In addition, I am varying my genres there, so I can spread out some. On top of NetGalley are the tons of recommends I get from social media as well as free book sites. I am not hurting for books at all… I just need to get to reading them! Since I am caught up on writing for my serial (editing tomorrow, posting Wednesday), tonight is reading night. Time to Conquer that To Read stack! Interested in what I’m reading? Check me out at GoodReads!