Recaps and Upfronts – August and September

RecapsSo August was a dismal month blog-wise… The past few months have been hard here at home and they’ve taken their toll a bit, which means that I often had no energy left to concentrate enough to actually write reviews. I have a huge amount of backlogged books to review – as of today there are 15 books on the pile – so I’ve been reading at least.  Read More …

Recaps and Upfronts – July and August

RecapsEven though July was an excellent reading month, it has been a dismal reviewing month. Due to real life catching me out I had a lot of trouble with getting reviews written, posts prepared and interviews and guest posts scheduled. In fact, it was so bad that after the blog’s birthday, I had to take a break so I could make it to my holiday with my sanity intact. Happily, said holiday has now arrived and I’ve managed to remain sane—or at least as sane as I ever am. So let’s just take a look at what I managed to post on the blog and hope I’ll do better next month.  Read More …

Recaps and Upfronts – June and July

Recaps*Looks at calendar. Double-checks date on phone* How is it June 30th already? Who put the clock on fast forward? Well, I guess that was June then. I got both more and less done than I’d hoped this month. I’ve caught up on all the books leftover from historical fiction month. I managed to read twelve books, though not all the books I’d planned on reading, but I did mange to reach the halfway point for my Goodreads Reading challenge for this year, so yay!

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Recaps and Upfronts – May and June

RecapsMay was historical fiction month on the blog. While I got a ton of reading done, writing the books up for reviews? Not so much. As mentioned last month, we went on vacation to Sweden, so I didn’t write a lot then, and on the last day, when we were travelling home, I hurt my back, so I couldn’t sit up and write for almost a week and then when I got back to work, I was just glad to be able to lie down when I got home at night. Predictably, this meant lots of reading, but no writing. So I’m somewhat behind on writing up reviews, but I’m hoping to catch up this month.  Read More …

Recaps and Upfronts – January and February

RecapsJanuary was a good month here on the blog, I kept to my no more than three reviews a week, but that didn’t mean I only had three posts a week. In fact, I had a post up most days. And between the reviews, interviews, guest posts and other posts, I pretty much maintained gender parity as well, so that’s two of my bloggy resolutions kept up in the first month! I’m also ahead of the curve of my number of books to read this year, so thus far I’m pretty pleased. So what did January look like in posts?  Read More …

Recaps and Upfronts – December and January

RecapsSo I’m a bit recapped out after the past month, so I’m going to keep this short. December was a manic month on the blog. As the overview below shows. I’m super glad that I got to catch up on my reviews backlog, so I’m once again reading and reviewing in tandem, instead of taking a bit to write them up. December was an all around good month and I had a lovely Christmas break, but I’m also glad to get back into the usual groove of things. Here’s a quick rundown of what happened on the blog last month.  Read More …

Upfronts 2015: Bookish Resolutions

2015Happy New Year! I hope your 2015 will be filled with happiness, joy, and good books. As every year, resolutions will be made, even though many of them won’t last beyond next Monday, and I’m once more setting my own bloggy resolutions. Last year I did okay, but I’m hoping to achieve more of my goals this year. To keep me honest, I’m also posting them here, so you guys can kick me in the behind if I fail dramatically. So take a look at my bookish resolutions for 2015.  Read More …