Book Bingo 2019

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Happy New Year!

It’s that time of year again! Reading challenges were met, I’ve finished reading Christmas themed romances, and now I am looking to the new year. I figured that since I focused on my Comfort Zone Challenge last year, I would go back to Book Bingo this year.

I had a fun time trying to expand upon my last Book Bingo Card and really challenge myself. I did find last time though, that I was struggling to fill the spaces as I wasn’t really looking forward to reading books that would fit the squares, so this time I made sure to give myself wiggle room.

Squares such as Shifters, Western Romance, Sports, Fae, and Paranormal are all kind of vague. This vagueness and lack of specificity should help me keep my motivation throughout the year as I can easily find books to my taste to fit those genres.

If you are wondering, MC means Main Character and Poly Romance is referring to a polyamorous relationship.

If anyone is interested in using this bingo card, go ahead. I only ask that you attribute the blog if you post it anywhere 🙂 You should look forward to sporadic updates about my progress as the year proceeds.  As always, happy reading!


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My Goodreads Year in Books – 2018

 

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I did it! I finished my challenge!

Initially I had only challenged myself to 40 books but each time I hit that number I increased the number. So here we are at a total of 81 books out of 70. I am pretty sure I’m going to extra super duper challenge myself in 2019, and try and hit 100 books.

The last couple of years I haven’t really been using Goodreads as much, nor updating all of the books I have read, so it was great fun making sure that I maintained my record for the whole year.

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Looking over those books, I feel like I had an enjoyable years reading 🙂 I don’t tend to add books that I did not finish so all the books are ones that I finished and looking at them I enjoyed so many of them!

If you’re interested in any of the five star rated ones, check out my Favourite Books of 2018 which may go into detail about some of those books.


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The CEO’s Christmas Manny by Angela McCallister

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by Angela McCallister.

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Blurb: Anything but business as usual.

Billionaire CEO Nic Price lives for his job. With sales down and grumbling from the board of directors—including Nic’s permanently dissatisfied father—the last thing Nic needs is distraction from the new manny, whose freewheeling approach to childcare is outlandish… and who makes Nic feel things he’s never allowed himself to feel.

Ex-teacher Sasha Lindsey is all about fun—that’s the reason people love him, so he has to be. After a bad break-up leaves him jobless and homeless, the live-in manny job with Mr. Price seems like a windfall. But his chemistry with Nic is off the charts, and he can’t afford another workplace romance disaster.

Can Nic leave his dominance in the bedroom and open his heart to the best thing that’s ever happened to him? Or will Sasha’s leap of faith backfire and ruin his chances at the family happily ever after he’s always dreamed of?


Release Date: 18th December, 2018.
Length: 222 pages.
Series: Beyond the Boardroom #1
Genre: Romance. M/M. QUILTBAG.
Read as an: eBook.
Sourced: NetGalley.

My Thoughts: The CEO’s Christmas Manny is a quick and emotional Christmas read. The characters of the novel shine through and the story is an engaging and entertaining one. Tipping the babysitter/governess trope on its head, The CEO’s Christmas Manny is a such a great Christmas read.

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Five Reasons to Stop Reading a Book

Ally's words of wisdomHave you ever put a book down and thought, why am I reading this? What possible reason do I have to keep reading? Why am I making such an effort for something I am not enjoying? Only to pick it back up and struggle onward to the end.

Well I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to finish the book. It is okay to want to stop reading something. Not every single book that you read is going to be one you enjoy – it is okay to put the book down.

Abandon it, I say!

All jokes aside, the below list contains five reasons to stop reading a book. Think of them as warning signs that on your journey through a book, might indicate to you that hey, you might not want to finish this book.

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Book Bingo: It’s almost a year!

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I can’t believe it, my year is almost up! I started this in February and now have four months left to read ten books. With this in mind, this post is a super rushed catch up.

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Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.

I read this book for my book club and was surprised. I had always envisioned what the book was about from the descriptions other people have given me. It was nothing like any of them. I can say that I did not enjoy this book, however it was interested to finish the book and research the history and context surrounding the book being banned.

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Book Bingo

Thanks to the lovely Amy of Lost in a Good Book, I have recently hopped on the Book Bingo Bandwagon. So after a few hours of deliberation and then a few more hours making the image, I present you with the ‘What I Like’ Book Bingo List.

 

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You may notice that there is a quite a diverse range of options but a lot of these are open to interpretation. For all of you who want to know, B.C.E. means Before Common Era which is essentially a non-denominational way of saying B.C. or Before Christ. Additionally MC simply means Main Character and ‘Pile of Shame’ is in reference to those books that are the ‘to read’ piles.

If anyone is interested in using this bingo card, go ahead. I only ask that you attribute the blog if you post it anywhere 🙂 You should look forward to sporadic updates about my progress as the year proceeds.  As always, happy reading!