[Weekly Update] Mini Hiatus? + Unstacking my Goodreads Shelf! + Inspiring Blog Posts

It’s been a while since I’ve written in a weekly update; I haven’t also been updating my bookstagram recently and with most of my posts being scheduled it felt as though I was on hiatus. During these quiet, no social media days, I realized how important it is for us bloggers to take a step back from the constant whirl of our community. I found it funny that although I was taking more days to read a book, which you should know is very interesting,  I was enjoying it more.

I reduced my reading goal for the year. Even though I’d read more than 70 books in 2017 and could have just easily done the same this year or maybe even achieved 100 books, on the advice of my boyfriend, I decided to stick to a simple 55 books. This would not only allow me to be more mindful of the ARCs I request – no more! – but also to tackle the books on my backlist.

Speaking of which, I’m currently working on removing books from my Goodreads To Be Read pile. Looking through the 200+ books I found that I didn’t recognize many of the titles I had saved! To be honest, I hated seeing the number rise on my TBr. It felt cluttered and served no purpose besides frightening me. A book I may have been eagerly waiting for in 2016 will no longer interest me, so why not just do away with it. So far I’ve removed, maybe 20 books (?), and let me tell you – it feels good! It’s the similar feeling you have to decluttering your wardrobe. I now know which books are ones I actually want to read and having a smaller TBR pile will help me pick out books to buy rather than simply splurging.

Last Week on the Blog

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This month I participated in a blog tour for Rachel Lynn Solomon’s You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone. The author also contributed a guest post of writing tips she used while penning her novel. It deals with writing emotionally heavy books and also remaining sensitive when writing about an illness.

You and Me Could Write A Bad Romance...or Not!

And finally, I contributed a blog post to Quite The Novel Idea where I listed six 2017 reads I missed and plan on getting to this year. Books I Failed in 2017Set of dividers in nature design. Vector illustration.

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality where we showcase our weekly additions to our ever growing bookshelves!

                                            70912Unseen (Will Tent #7)

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Around and About

Just starting out with NetGalley and/or Edelweiss? Evelina from AvalinahsBooks answers introduces you to them as well as answers some beginner questions.

Cait from Paper Fury provides a dose of advice on 10 bad bookworm habits we should leave behind

Lia from Lost in a Story provides us with a guide to getting ARCs, besides the usual NetGalley and Edelweiss

Austine from Novel Knight writes about the importance of knowing why you blog

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Set of dividers in nature design. Vector illustration.

How has your week been? Are you back at work or school? What are your current reads?

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7 thoughts on “[Weekly Update] Mini Hiatus? + Unstacking my Goodreads Shelf! + Inspiring Blog Posts

  1. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks says:

    Thank you for sharing my post! I absolutely agree about the unstacking and the goal reducing 🙂 it’s so good to take more time to yourself sometimes. I have also reduced my goal. So this year I feel like I don’t even know how many I will read, cause it will probably be more, but I don’t know how much more 🙂


  2. northernplunder says:

    I 100% agree about the goal reducing, it really helps us be more mindful about what we request and it becomes less stressful too. I did it last year, set it to 30. I ended up reading a lot more but there was no panic about being behind. ever.

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  3. Dreamy Reads says:

    I agree with unstacking books from Goodreads. And it’s great that you have reduced your Goodreads reading goal. It sometimes can get a bit pressurizing. Although this is my first time participating in the Goodreads challenge.


  4. Thannya says:

    I think it’s a great idea to go through the Goodreads shelves and unstack some books. Just a few days ago, I took a look at my Goodreads shelves and there’re so many books that I no longer have interest in reading (in a matter of fact, I didn’t remember putting them on the to-be-read shelf any more).

    I hope you enjoy your new books.

    Wishes of a great week! 😉
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret


  5. Angela says:

    Deleting things from my TBR feels good every once in awhile! Sometimes I add too many books that I think I *should read*, mostly because everyone else is reading them, but that doesn’t mean they’re the books for me!


  6. Marie says:

    Oh you’re so right, sometimes it is good to take a step back from the community and to just… remember to read slowly our books and enjoy them. Reducing our goals and endless TBRs is GREAT as well ahah, there are so many books I don’t even remember on my Goodreads TBR, I should do some cleaning-up soon, too 🙂
    I hope you’ll have a lovely week! xx


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