December 1, 2019

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*wipes brow* Whew!  Survived a rough week and came out the other side still smiling, still functional, still getting my feet back under me from the stomach flu that ran rampant through my family.  I feel like singing “I Will Survive” quite loudly.  🙂

I’ve decided to add my own weekly wrap up to everyone else’s over at Caffeinated Reviewer.  Kimberly has created such a welcoming feature/meme with the Sunday Post that this is the perfect way to keep me accountable by also posting over there.  The link is up above, so go visit if you haven’t already discovered this pretty amazing woman’s site.  I always (always) come away with more book ideas, end up spending book money (I’m sure Amazon loves when I go visit a Sunday Post offering) and discover lovely blogs.  So you should check it out, soon.

How in the world did it get to be December 1st?  I mean – really, how?  I’ve accomplished some of what I’ve got written in that cute planner of mine, but certainly not all that I had intended.  And… I need to map out the changes and plans for my two blogs for 2020 (like now) so I can start the scheduling of posts for 2020.

Do you hold over unfulfilled plans from the previous year… or rework them into something different… or just scrap them?  I kinda do a combination of all of that.  Some things that sounded like the greatest idea ever – weren’t, so those get scrapped.  Then I usually rework the things that didn’t get done but still really need to be accomplished in maybe a different format or plan.  If it couldn’t get my attention last year then I have to change it up to work next year – or at least that’s my thinking on unfulfilled blog goals.

I’ve managed to get almost caught up from the 7-10 days when I could barely sit at the computer for more than half an hour – still have 4 reviews that need up today so they’ll be in that “publication week” deadline.  Life happens to all of us, but I try very hard when that happens to at least get reviews that I’ve committed to up and online before the start of the next “publication week” for the next round of releases.  Sometimes I win that battle, sometimes I lose depending on how hard “life” hit that time.  But I’m feeling good that I’ll be caught up and able to get to work on scheduled posts as well as current ones in the next day or so.  Not bad really, not after coming back looking like a “Walking Dead” extra with really bad zombie makeup.  🙂

Okay, I think that’s gonna wrap it up.  I will start listing the reviews done and the ones scheduled at some point, probably nearer to the New Year.  I truly want to be a bit more organized before I start that so I need another week or so to pull that schedule together.

I hope your week is awesome and full of really, really good books!


If you haven’t run into COYER yet in the book blogging/reading world then this is your chance to get in on some reading fun, meet new folks, make more friendships (and we never have enough of those), and probably most important of all Clean Out Your EReader… just a bit at least.  🙂

The rules and all that very important jazz can be found on the sign-up page through this link or by clicking on that COYER graphic over there.  <–  Or… up there since that’s where the spacing landed.  *ironic chuckle can be heard*

I’m planning on the stricter Winter COYER since finding the time to actually do buddy reading is such a hit or miss for me.  Yeah, life often gets in the way of the fun stuff — but, that’s okay I have a ton of books that qualify for this event just waiting for me to open up the Kindle.  You know, those “free” read the first in the series offerings, those times when a book smack in the middle of a series goes on the 99¢ or $1.99 sale, or simply books that were originally offered at those lower prices.  Far too many of those books are on my Kindle if I’m totally honest here so COYER is very welcomed and very needed in my reading life from today until March 7, 2020.  And who knows, maybe I’ll make some good habits to keep on reading those books that have waited so patiently for me on my Kindle all this time.  One can hope, at least.

Although NetGalley ARCs do qualify, I’m going to try my hardest to not count them for one simple reason — this is my attempt to get some of those unread books off of my Kindle, into my brain, and on my blog as review posts.  I’m already doing that with NetGalley ARCs.  Now this is just my own decision because I looked over the books I bought last year (I keep a notebook so I remember them all) and I’m saddened and a bit mad at myself for letting so many of these remain unread.  Cleaning out my e-reader is my goal for this COYER, but that’s me.  You go check out the sign-up page and pick the options that work best for you, and you alone.

Now, it was requested that we pick one book (the price on this one doesn’t matter) as a Recommended Book.  *sigh*  Now how the heck am I supposed to pick just one?? After a lot of thought, I picked an older title by Nora Roberts entitled “The Witness”.  It’s a stand-alone novel, a Romantic Suspense/Action styled story that I go back to re-read at least once a year.  There were many books on my list of various genres and heat levels, but I thought that if I could only recommend one really good book to a friend which one would it be.  And, “The Witness” fits perfectly (for my personality and reading style).

Okay, that’s it for me.  Now fire up those e-readers and get started on those lonely e-books!