Hello my lovelies,
Happy New Year! Can you begin to believe it's already 2013? :O CRAZY! So many things are to come this year! I'll be turning 23. Hopefully moving out of my parents house and to another city to continue my studies. I'll be attempting to read 150 books. BooksBooks&MoreBooks Blogoversary. Ahhh so much more that even I don't have planned! *shivers* oof I'm getting excited for this year already and it's barely the first day!
This year I will be participating in a couple challenges:
2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge hosted by Evie at Bookish.
To read 15 Young Adult and Middle Grade standalone novels in 2013 that are released in the United States between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
-YA/MG standalone novels. This means that the book can not have an announced (sometimes sequels happen unexpectedly) sequel, prequel, follow up, etc.
-This year companion novels count towards the challenge as well. Companion novels take place in the same world as a novel but usually follows the life of a different character. It can be read independently from the book that came before it.
-Released between January 1 - Decemeber 31, 2013 in the United States. If a book was previously released in another country but is being releasing in the US for the first time, it is eligible. At the same time, if you live in a country where it was previously released, but it is being released in the states for the first time - lucky you- it counts.
-Must be read in 2013 (If you own an ARC and decide to read it in 2012, it does not count)
-Can be read in any (legally) readable format: ARC, Paperback, Hardcover or e-book. Audio books do not count toward the challenge.
Britta and I will be creating a list of eligible challenge titles to get you started towards your goal. It will be available soon.
There will be a prize pack given away each month to a random participant. You gain entries into that month's prize pack by linking up to your challenge-eligible reviews (Unfortunately, prize packs are US only). There will also be giveaways on the hosts' blogs to go along with special posts with authors. And of course, there are random giveaways that we may throw in here and there! People who complete the challenge and fill out an easy form will be entered into another prize pack drawing.
This one might be a little tougher simply because most books come in a series but I will try my hardest to read the 15.
2013 Goodreads Reading Challenge:
As I said earlier my Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge has changed from last years.
150 is my goal and I pretty sure I'll be able to do it. I've already started off the year with and .
Good way to start off the challenge I think.
For the blog:
I'll be trying a few different things to make the blog better.
Last year (eep! Last year! still weird!) I added 4 amazing new bloggers to BB&MB and I'm sure ya'll will get to read a great many more reviews and such from them. I'm glad I have them because they bring such a diversity to the blog that was sorely lacking before. :D
-More interviews with great authors.
-New Memes to see what I'm up to and what I'm reading.
-A few surprises that I'll share with you later ;P
-A revamp to the blog look.
Well those are the goals I'm aiming for this year. Make sure you keep a look out because it's going to be SPECTACULAR and MORE BOOKISH! :D