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Fantasy Bingo 2018!

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IT IS HERE IT IS HERE IT IS HERE!

This year’s Fantasy Bingo card has been released!

Every year, r/Fantasy over on reddit hosts a year-long bingo challenge, starting April 1st and ending March 31st of the following year. It’s still plenty early, so you can totally go for it!

The bingo challenge is exactly what it sounds like: A bingo card is released, each square having a prompt for a fantasy/speculative fiction novel to read. The goal is to completely fill the card by March 31st, reading a book that matches each prompt.

Here is the list to the full rules. There’s a hard mode introduced this year too, for the super ambitious readers. All of it is detailed out in the official post, so check it out!

And without further ado, here is the bingo card for this year:

A couple of these subjects I’m super excited about, and a couple I’m not sure if I own a book for yet. There is also another post with a list of suggestions for prompts from other participants, in case you need some ideas. I’ll be posting a few posts soon with ideas of my own, likely one row at a time like I did last year. Coming up with books that fill the prompts is one of my favorite parts!

Anyways, if you decide you want to participate, let me know!! I’d love to have some bingo buddies!

Happy reading!

 

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Posted by on 04/07/2018 in Announcement, Books

 

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March Wrap Up

Wrap Up

Hello, happy March 31st! Today would have been Charlie’s birthday. He was a sweetie.

On a happier note I actually did get some reading done this month, which is neat.

Books

Prince’s Gambit and King’s Rising by C. S. Pacat

Prince's Gambit by C.S. PacatKings Rising by C.S. PacatThese baby books got me out of my reading slump! I’m still not up to my normal pace but I’m getting there! I loved this series. I’m fully aware it deals with problematic topics but occasionally, when written write, I’m totally trash for it. Don’t ask me why, I know it’s awful. But seriously I loved these, they were great.

Both 5/5 stars

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Elantris by Brandon SandersonThis was my first dip into Sanderson’s work and I rather enjoyed it. I did have a few issues with it though, as detailed further in my blabber on the graphic audio.

3.5/5 stars

 

Herding Cats by Sarah Anderson

Herding Cats by Sarah AndersenThis is my latest purchase, just came out a few days ago. I had to pick it up after enjoying Adulthood is a Myth and Big Mushy Happy Lump by Anderson as well. I liked it just as much as its predecessors. 😀

4/5 stars

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Other Things

My cat passed away on the 26th. He would have been 13 years old today. His name was Charlie and he was the sweetest pea. He loved everyone ever. He would have liked you, too. I’m going to miss him.

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I saw Black Panther, Annihilation, and Game Night. I really enjoyed all three of them, but honestly I still have no idea what to make of Annihilation though. I liked it but it was totally weird.

Toys R Us is closing in the US. So I went out and bought Zelda Monopoly at a discount price. hoo-ha


Reading Goals

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As the card is due today, this is it! I didn’t fill out the card completely but I got three bingos!!

For anyone interested, the new bingo challenge begins tomorrow April 1st, on the r/Fantasy subreddit! You can even join a bit late if you want to!


Blog Goals

  • Post seasonal (not monthly) book hauls

Winter book haul posted! Spring will be done at the end of June!

  • Maintain a S-W-S posting schedule (with the occasional extra post if I’ve got neat things goin’ on)

I fell into a slump in February. In March I’ve been slowly getting back to it but I’m not there yet!

  • Keep my To Do list of pending tags under five items at any one time

Currently it’s at zero! Caught up!

Not done! :”D I’ll do it soon though.

  • Write blabbers for at least 1/3 of the books I read

3 out of the 7 books I’ve read so far have gotten blabbers!


Personal Goals

  • Exercise two times per week

Haven’t maintained this one. I think I need to find something I consider fun to do!

  • Log all meals in MyFitnessPal

Mostly doing this one. I’ve missed the last couple days though

  • Make a wedding/honeymoon scrapbook

Haven’t even started, homes.

  • Make a budget

See above!

  • Start saving for a house

See above!

  • Take care of my health as issues arise

On it!

  • Learn Python and R

Not yet!

  • Maintain a Duolingo streak

Lol I broke it. I think I’m going to drop this goal as of next month if I don’t start up again.


And that’s it! Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 03/31/2018 in Books, Wrap-up

 

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Beat the Backlist 2018!

Beat the Backlist

Hello! Today I’m announcing my participation in the Beat the Backlist Challenge, hosted by NovelKnight!

This is a neato thing that I came across the other day and decided that it would be perfect for me!

It’s one of the neatest challenges I’ve ever come across – what you do is sign up and you’re assigned to one of four teams. Each team earns points and at the end of each month, a member of the team with the most points wins a book of their choosing! So there will be twelve winners total – this thing lasts all year! 😀 (and the sign-ups are open all year, hint hint)

To earn points for your team, all you have to do is read books that were not published in 2018! So it’s perfect motivation to me to read the backlog of unread books on my shelves. None of the books I own have been published this year, so I have about 300 potential reads to go through! Any book counts – rereads, manga, novels, nonfiction, all of it! The only limitation is its publication date. 2017 or earlier, peeps.

So when this post goes live, I’ll use it to officially sign up and then come back and edit it and insert my assigned team! 😀 So if you’re reading and there’s no team here yet, you’re reading it super early and I haven’t been assigned yet, hawhaw. Otherwise if there’s a team here now, then I have one!

My Team:

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Other things to note:

There will also be weekly instagram prompts all year to go along with the challenge, which are listed here!  I think this will be a fun thing to do! 😀

My goals:

  • Dedicate at least 2/3rds of my books read in 2018 to this challenge
  • Participate in at least 2/3rds of the Instagram prompts (btw, shameless plug: add me on Instagram, I wanna see all your lovely books)
    • (if you add me, be prepared to also see cats, coffee and alcohol)

And that’s it! Happy reading! 😀

 
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Posted by on 01/06/2018 in Announcement, Books

 

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Book Spine Rainbow | Bout of Books 19

Bout of Books

Hello! Today I took a picture of a book rainbow for today’s challenge! I’ve posted it on my instagram if you’d like to check it out, but I’ve also uploaded it here too:

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Posted by on 05/12/2017 in Books, Readathon

 

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Character Dating Profile | Bout of Books 19

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My self-summary:

I, Sesshoumaru, require a mate.

What I’m doing with my life:

Seeking to destroy Naraku, Inuyasha and any other bastard who dares cross me. Also, constant traveling.

I’m really good at:

Cross-country hiking, seeking revenge on my enemies, killing, throwing rocks at small demons

Favorite books, movies, shows, musics and food: 

I, Sesshoumaru, do not have knowledge of ‘movies’, and I, Sesshoumaru, do not eat human food.

The six things I could never do without:

Tokijin, acid claws, acid whip, transformation abilities, thirst for revenge…. and Tenseiga, I, Sesshoumaru, suppose.

I spend a lot of time thinking about:

The deaths of my enemies, where to get long-lasting shoes for walking.

On a typical Friday night I am: 

In the woods, on a trail, or killing something.

The most private thing I’m willing to admit:

I, Sesshomaru, owe nobody explanation.

I’m looking for:

A mate for mating purposes.

You should message me if:

You are a powerful female who doesn’t mind amputees, kids or pets and has a thirst for power.


Bout of Books

And that’s it. I modelled the profile off OkCupid’s profile setup, so that’s where the section headers came from. And if you don’t know the person I wrote about, it’s Sesshoumaru – Inuyasha’s half-brother from the manga Inuyasha. I tried to keep him semi-in-character but I couldn’t help but throw a couple OOC things in there, hawhaw. This challenge was seriously fun – I might make it a semi-regular occurrence on this blog, honestly.

Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 05/11/2017 in Books, Readathon

 

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Share Your Shelfie | Bouts of Books 19

Bout of Books

It’s still day 3 of the bout of books readathon! Today’s challenge is to take a shelfie. :”D So I did! I’ve posted it on my instagram as well, should you care to see it (and so I can follow you and like all your book posts, woot)

If you dun have or want to go to instagram, I’m gonna post it here too!

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Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 05/10/2017 in Books, Readathon

 

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In Six Words | Bout of Books 19

Bout of Books

Hello, challenge number 1 is underway. 😀 If you’d like to learn more about the bout of books readathon challenges, click here.


In six words:

Guess what! It’s coffee time again.

:”D


 
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Posted by on 05/08/2017 in Books, Readathon

 

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