Category Archives: Ramblings

Life of a Blogger: Bad Habits

It’s a weekly feature. Each week Jessi from Novel Heartbeat will choose a subject that I will talk about. The topics will be non-bookish so that you can get to know me on a more personal level.
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Ramblings of a Book Sniffer: Happy New Year! 2015

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Problems with Facebook

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Juggling Personal Reads with Review Books

I don’t know about you but I have a lot of books on my shelves that have been there for a handful of years now. Pretty much since I bought bookshelves, I’ve had books waiting to be read. With reading review books, ARC’s before they come out, and just plain blogging, my personal reads have fallen into the land of Forgotten. So I decided to take part in Roll Back Week where for the entire week I read older books that had been sitting on my shelf collecting dust. Given the fact that Thanksgiving was this week and it was also the only week I had to spend with the Mr. before he went off for training, I didn’t read as much as I’d hoped. I was shooting for a book a day. What I got was three and a half books… I’m still reading the fourth book.

I know I’m not alone on this though, with so many books coming out and review requests coming in, how do you stay on top of it all? Do you make time to read your personal books or are they like mine, forgotten on the shelf? I’m having a rough time trying to juggle personal and blog reading. There are so many series that I’ve started, like Bloodlines by Richelle Mead, and LOVED but now just buy the books if I remember and put them on the shelf next to the others to read at a later date. You can imagine with doing this my bookshelves are overflowing with books since I’m not actually reading them and instead just saving them up for later. Which is why I’m giving away the four books I read during the Roll Back Week. With doing the challenge I realized that there are good books on my shelf just waiting to be read. Maybe I will try to alternate between reading personal and review books. Maybe I will continue to take a week off every month and just read personal books. I have more than enough on my bookshelves, I don’t even want to think about the hundreds of books on my e-readers. :cringes:

How do you juggle your personal reads and the review books?


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Hold Me by Betsy Horvath
Hot Property by Carly Phillips
Risking Her Heart by Liz Allison, Wendy Etherington
Jewel of Atlantis by Gena Showalter

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I’m Still Here!

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Lull in Posts


I generally try to keep my personal life a bit personal with the exception of a random tweet here or there. However, I need to come out and address something since it will be affecting the blog. I recently went from part time to full time at my job. So whereas I used to have four wonderful days to catch up on reading, I now only have one since one of my off days will consist of running errands and what not. Needless to say, my reading habits have taken a huge nose dive over the last couple of weeks. I also found out last week that my fur-baby of 18 years had cancer.

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Ramblings of a Book Sniffer: Author Pseudonyms

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Book Comparison in Synopsis

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Goodbye 2013!


2013 has come and gone and it has been one very busy year. I went to my first book signing and attended my first book convention where I got to meet some awesome authors. I’d like to thank all my readers for sticking with me. Who knows what this year will bring but I’m sure it’ll be amazing.


Pictured below is D.T. Dyllin and Gina Damico.

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This year I set a goal to read 225 books. I wound up surpassing that goal which is amazing in itself.

Maybe next year I’ll shoot for 250.2013booksI won’t go into detail about all the books I loved. However, I did link the image above to the goodreads 2013 shelf. Pretty much all of them have reviews but not all of them have been featured on the blog. One thing I am hoping for in 2014 is to branch out of my comfort zone (romance) and try reading other types of books.


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