First Line Fridays | July 16th

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…

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Odds & Ends: 2021 Most Anticipated Books| Mid-Year Check in

The Mid-year check ins continue!

I noticed that I haven’t kept up with my Most Anticipated Books for the last few years (2019, 2020, & 2021), so I wanted to track these going forward. Here you’ll see the books I listed for my most anticipated in 2019, 2020, and 2021. I will say whether or not I’ve read it and what I rated it. Any unread title will be bolded. The goal is to catch up on these books and at some point only have to look at the current year.

I wanted to note that all these graphics were created for the TBR and Beyond group and will have our logo on it. So let’s take a look.

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Odds & Ends: 2021 Reading Goals | Mid-Year Check In

I missed posting about my goals at the beginning of the year and I missed the chance to do a 1st Quarter check in. So I guess this is kind of a review of what my goals were AND a check in to see where I am. This will be my general goals for 2021. I will also be posting later my Most Anticipated Book Check in, Series Check-in and Standalone check ins.

But let’s take a look my overall reading goals.

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First Line Fridays | 25th June

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…

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Top 5 Anticipated Reads: July 2021

I’ve decided to start keeping track of my top 5 anticipated reads of each month. I’m thinking of looking back every six months to see how many I’ve actually read and if I reviewed them. This may help keep me accountable and possibly not forget some of these books.

So what are my top 5 anticipated books coming out in July 2021?

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First Line Fridays | 18th June

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…

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