Originally posted on The Belgian Reviewer:
I got an interesting question recently on how I add covers to the ARC’s I get that come without a cover and today I’ll tell you how I add them. First of all, my library on my computer is organized with a FREE program called Calibre. Once you’ve downloaded…
Hello, all you lovely people!
The weekend is finally here, yay!
This is how my saturday morning began:
Hot cocoa and a book. Doesn’t get much better.
I plan to be doing a lot of reading these two days.
I just cannot stop myself from requesting books from Netgalley! Argh!
As a result my feedback rate dropped below 70%. Bummer.
They’ve had really good stuff though and I just can’t help myself.
Luckily some requests did get denied so these are the new titles I have pending for now:
Have you read any of these or do you plan to?
Over the past year my reading time drastically stooped due to work and other obligations but reading remains my #1 pastime and so even though I don’t want to put unnecessary pressure on me I do find that setting goals helps me stay motivated.
So here is what I hope 2017 will bring me:
1. Yearly Challenge
I have been reading around a book per week so I decided to set my yearly challenge on GoodReads to 52. Should be doable.
2. Netgalley Challenge
I am so thankful to this site. Thanks to it I have had access to wonderful books that I most likely would not have read otherwise. My long-term goal is to reach that elusive 80% feedback rate but for now I will settle for not getting below 70%.
I also intend to make Netgalley books at least two thirds of my total books read.
3. New Genre Challenge
Last year I read psychological thrillers for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed them.
I tried a couple of general/women’s fiction and liked them as well.
So this year I would like to keep trying to read stuff I normally wouldn’t. I have started with Crime novels and it has been a positive experience so far.
4. Mix it up
I need to read different genres and in various formats in order to prevent the dreaded reading slump. I have found this system works for me quite well, so I will be reading the odd paperback and listening to audiobooks in the middle of my Kindle reads.
5. Take a break
Last but not least, reading needs to be enjoyable so if I feel I need to take a break in order to keep it that way then I will. Sometimes I do need to watch a movie or play Sims or whatever. I find that when I get back to reading I do so with much more enthusiasm.
So those are my new year reading resolutions. My method of writing the review right after finishing the book should remain the same so I don’t expect things to change on that front.
What are your reading resolutions for 2017?
I really love book related items and I just had to have this one:
I love the vintage aspect and roman nurmerals!
What do you think?
I was initially drawn to this article by #4 but boy, some of these are hilarious!
Click the picture for the full article
Which one is your favourite?
I have a feeling #17 will be grabbed, if it hasn’t already.