All These Books And Buying More: 2021 Edition

Every reader knows of this problem. They even probably refer to it as THAT problem. No one has to mention it and everyone knows it immediately. I am speaking of the problem where one has simply to many books in their TBR pile but for some reason, they just keep buying more to add it to the pile. The pile simply never shrinks but only grow.

Last year, the one that shall not be named, my pile grew. I usually like to keep my TBR pile at 4 books the most. However, since I did very little reading, my buying habits soared past it and expanded the pile exactly four time its size. I am talking about 16 books. I have been looking at this pile wondering how I am going to overcome it with the intentions of reading each and every single book while having that thought every reader knows all too well: Buying more books.

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My 2021 Most Anticipated Reads

As I may be a little late into the month with this post, there is no way I am starting the year off without listing some of my most anticipated reads of 2021. As much as I don’t want to think about adding more books to the pile that I have (due to not reading much and buying more instead) sitting on my shelf, I am still going to add more regardless. The troubles of a reader. I do have plan on how I may approach new books this year, but thats for another topic. Anyhow, here are my most anticipated reads of 2021, in no particular order;

The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He
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The Year That Shall Not Be Named and 2021: A Reflection

Last year, I expected things were going to be different as I have gone through new changes that were happening at the time. However, I am afraid that I was very, very wrong about it. So wrong, as as a matter of fact.

Normally, at the end of every year, I take a look at all the books I have read and gather it up all in post where I talk about my favorites, my goals, and hopes for the next year. As much as I would rather not look back, there is a need in order to move forward. At the beginning of the year, I have aimed for 50 books as my goal. Needlessly to say, that was not accomplished.

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco Infinity Son by Adam Silvera The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
Dragon Fire by Lisa McMann Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg The Shadow of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee

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Jar Select – When We Wake

Well, You Think I Should Have Done One of These By Now….

It was over a year ago when I first announced a new topic that would I feature on the blog called Jar Select. After I announced the new feature, not a single post of Jar Select happened. I finally recalled it when looking for new posts to do and better late than never, the first edition of Jar Select is here!

As a reminder, Jar Select is a feature when I reach into my TBR Jar and pull out a random book where the book becomes the topic of the discussion. I’ll discuss my thoughts about the book, why I wanted it read it and about anything that comes to mind while discussing it.

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It’s Been Silent…. But For Not Much Longer.

Hello Everyone! 
First, I just want to apologize for my disappearance and letting the blog so silent the past few months. As everyone already knows, 2020 has been a year and life for everyone has been changed completely. One thing I did know was going to happen this year was that I was going to read a lot less than I did in previous years (true). However, I did not plan on letting the blog go silence for months and months. All the work I even drafted up has not been worked on in the last few months as well.

Lately, I have found myself wanting to blog again as I continue to read more. I also kind of missed blogging and being in the community as well. I have been on Twitter, just not active except for a few tweets here and there. I would also like to thank every single blogger who has done the Halloween Creatures book tag in October as well. When I saw all the tags in my notifications, it inspired me to jump back in and start working on the blog again.

As for the rest of November, I plan on working on the blog so that posts can be released on the regular in December. It is going to take time to fall in the blogging groove again, but I, for one, am excited to get back in it. In the meantime, I hope everyone is safe and healthy.

I’m Joining The Pondathon!

Pondathon: The Quiet Pond's story-driven readathon. Image: Two swords with vines wrapped around it frame the words 'Pondathon', with three little forest sprites sitting on top. One forest sprite has a leaf on its head, the middle has twigs for horns, and the right has a mushroom on its head.

I wasn’t really planning on joining the Pondathon, but after seeing everyone joining and designing a completely adorable character, I decided to join after all. The Pondathon is a readathon that I know that I can do and it seems to be a lot of fun to do as well! Not to mention, there’s a whole community doing it! It is going to be fun doing this with a lot of friends and following along the story of the Pondathon as it goes on.

Note: All art on this post is from CW, who is hosting this awesome readathon!

What is the Pondathon?

The Pondathon is a co-operative and story-driven readathon hosted and run by CW from The Quiet Pond. The aim of the Pondathon is to read books and collect points to protect the friends over at The Quiet Pond from the encroaching malevolent forces that threaten our friends in the forest.

Have fun participating in the Pondathon readathon by joining one of five teams, each with a unique way to collect points and signing up! You can also follow the story of the Pondathon as it unfolds, and participants can also complete ‘side quests’ during the readathon to collect extra points. The readathon takes place from January 24th 2020 to March 7th 2020. More information about the readathon can be found here.
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