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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Goals for 2015

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a way to share what you're loving in list form. The topic changes every week, so there is always something new to discover!
This week's topic is:  Top Ten Goals/Resolutions for 2015.  I've never been one to set or keep goals, but here goes nothing!

Without further ado...
Read the books that are already on my personal bookshelves instead of buying new ones or checking out more books from the library.Vow to read fewer books for the Goodreads challenge...but still read a lot!Catch up on my reviews.  I am woefully behind...Finish the multiple series I have begun BEFORE starting new ones.Get back into the groove of blogging. And some not so bookish resolutions...
Get caught up on my scrapbooking projects.  I am years behind...literally!Purge my home of unwanted/excessive items (clothing, books, knick-knacks, crafting supplies, etc)Take more "me" time and NOT feel guilty about it.Finally…

Bookish Bingo: Holiday Edition (Updated)

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Yes!  Bookish Bingo Holiday Edition is going live on October 1 and I'm ready to go!  I had so much fun doing the Summer Editon of Bookish Bingo, hosted by Great Imaginations, and I'm feeling like that awesomeness should continue. 
Here's the Bingo Card
Here are the rules:
What we need from you: Sign up by leaving a comment on this post with a link to your Goodreads, Booklikes or blog Read read read! You have all of October, November and December to cover as many squares as possible One book per square. So while Shutter has a creature on the cover and is a autumn release, it can only count for one square There will be a giveaway at the end of December. Each bingo earned gets you extra points! To enter, write up a wrap up post with links to your books read and plug it into the Rafflecopter. *Books do not have to be reviewed* Signups close October 15th Have fun I'll continue to update this post as I finish books/Bingos.  Let's get this reading extravaganza started!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want Under My Tree

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 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a way to share what you're loving in list form. The topic changes every week, so there is always something new to discover!

This week's topic is:  Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing This Year.  This list will be a smattering of new and old releases, so here goes:

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon...the entire seriesAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThe Boston Girl by Anita DiamantWinter by Marissa Meyer (event though it's not out yet...Santa is magic!)The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring by George R.R. Martin (again, Santa is magic!)The Selection series by Kiera CassThose Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena FerranteDelicious Foods by James HannahamThe Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac: A Novel by Sharma ShieldsThe Body in the Woods and Blood Will Tell by April Henry Though some of these have been out for a while, a lot of them don't come out until after Christma…

Writer's Workshop: Worst Gift

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Worst Gift...EVER!
Sadly, the worst gift I ever received during the holidays is easy to remember.  I think I was in high school and we were at my grandparent's house (my dad's father and his third...or fourth...wife).  Now, my step-grandmother has never been the best at gifting, and her "real" grandkids we never subjected to her delightful gifts the way we were.  But this one took the cake. 

Upon opening the box, wrapped in Sunday comics, I discovered the following:
Pens and pencils (I didn't mind that)Men's cologne from the Dollar Tree.  I am not now, nor have I ever been, a man...A box of assorted safety pins...yeahOther various small itemsSafety pins!  Men's cologne!  What?!?  I think everyone was slightly horrified.  Even my brother was like "what the f*@%".  How do you even respond to that?  Naturally, I thanked them for the gift but I will never forget that...

She's also given me underwear...but that's an entirely different (and in…

Bout of Books 12

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As a few reading challenges are wrapping up (GoodReads and Bookish Bingo Holiday Edition) and new ones are starting, I'm so excited!  There are currently 17 days until the next round of Bout of Books begins (January 5-January 11).  This will be my third time participating in the challenge and I have a wonderful time in doing so. 

Here are the rules:
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team  Reading/Partici…