Hi Munchworms!

It’s Friday, which means I’m nearly finished with my first week of work since my holiday! Nope, scratch that. It means that I got sick yesterday and am at home today, so bye work!
However, I honestly never thought it’d be so hard to get back to work after being free for over two weeks, haha. My brain didn’t want to comprehend that vacation time was over and I had to get down to serious business again.
Anyway! When I wrote this post the first time, it was all excited because my birthday party is planned for tomorrow. Alas, I’m sick now so I’m more frustrated than anything else at this point. I’m going to sleep, sleep and sleep today in order to be okay tomorrow. Can’t miss my own birthday party now, can I?!
Especially since two bands are going to perform – and I’m paying them. Imagine not even being able to see their show.. Ugh.

Anyway! Time for some updates!

2017 Reading Challenges

Popsugar Reading Challenge
I’m going to have a more elaborate update for this challenge up tomorrow! So keep an eye out for that!

Bookshelf Challenge
I had the courage to say that I would try to get my TBR-shelves from three to two.. But, obviously, that was before I got a whole bunch of books from my boyfriend..
So I’m changing this up! I’m going to try and get my physical TBR-pile from 125 books down to 100 before the end of the year!
What do you think? Will I be able to do this?

Extra Goodreads Challenge
I already finished the “usual” Goodreads challenge, but I’ve gotten annoyed with myself on something else. My “Currently reading”…
It’s been on 4 books for ages now. Always the one I’m really currently reading and then, well.. three others that I’ve been neglecting for months, haha.
Goal of the year: get that awful number down to zero! Or one, if I’m actually reading another book, doh.

Sequel September Update

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2)A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles, #4.5)

These are the books I’ve already read! After these, I kind of went on a TBR-ignoring spree and read Warcross and an ARC I had to read soon.
Currently reading The Dream Thieves though, so I’m getting back on TBR-track!

How’s your Sequel September going?!

The future: update

Different parts for this one!

Monthly TBR’s
I’ve noticed that Sequel September had a lot of interest and, as such, I’ve been racking my brain to maybe find something for the following months as well. This means that we now have an OWNtober and – of course – there’s something for November as well: Remember November!
Signed up already?!

I’m going to try and do something like those challenges every month, since I noticed a ton of you like doing readathons like that. Watch out for more updates on that part!

Weekly memes
You guys all know I’m all for Top Ten Tuesday and Waiting on Wednesday. Before my holiday, I asked you guys whether or not to add a Wednesday meme into the mix and I’ve decided I’m going to do exactly that!
Starting next week, you’ll find my WWW Wednesday posts so you can all see what I’m up to when it comes to my reading addiction!

Blog lay-out
I’ve mentioned it before, I’ll mention it again. I suck at lay-out / graphic stuff. I know I need to work on my blog when it comes to that; it has the potential to look a whole lot better than it does now but I.. just.. don’t know how?!
I’ll figure it out! And when I get there, when I’m finally proud of how it looks, I’ll probably be shouting it all over the place, haha.

Christmas card exchange
A whole bunch of you were enthusiastic about this, so I’m definitely going to go through with it, together with some help of Alex @ Coffeeloving Bookoholic. Keep an eye out for our posts on this!

Are you guys excited yet?!

I know I am!

How has your week been so far? Or more like, weeks?
I know I haven’t caught up with everyone’s posts but I’ll try to make some time for it soon!




21 thoughts on “TGIF

  1. oh no you got sick? me not like! sleep and drink. that will help! (of course sometimes alcohol helps too, because it kills the bacteria, but don’t tell anybody that i said that!)
    i think you had an awesome sequelseptember. i totally sucked, reading just one book hahaha! 😀
    i like your goodreads goal! one current read would be amazing! 🙂
    soooooo happy about the monthly readathons! i am still thinking about other names hahaha 😀
    and christmas cards, yay yay yay! 🙂

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    1. Yep! It was a ton better yesterday but last night my birthday party screwed it up all over again, haha. Which kind of was expected but still sucked – could barely stay at home after planning it over four months ago.. :’)
      I’m still going to try and get the Raven Cycle up there as well! Don’t know whether it will out or not, but I’m definitely trying. And if I’m not better by tomorrow and get to stay home from work, I’ll have all day to switch between reading and sleeping. :’) [Stay positive, even when sick!]
      I already have a pretty solid list, but I’m still going to think it over a bit and see if I come up with anything better / more fun!
      And I have to check when I’m going to post that post, haha :’)

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    2. I did! Except for the stupid bands to call my name all the time to “thank me” that they got to perform. Like, after I said I hate being in the spotlight. Douches, haha.
      Currently messing around with my TBR-books. Boyfriend is asleep and snoring so I can’t sleep anymore.. <.< As soon as he's awake, I'm claiming the bed again.. :')

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    3. Kind of sorting my TBR-books according to the monthly challenges I’ve thought of [or you thought of, haha]. Going to dedicate ApTHRILL to all my Stephen King books – even the ones not having anything to do with suspense / thriller / horror. Aaand got some of my diverse books piled up for December. And my books for Remember November are piled up as well. Got my manga’s out of the bookcase for a readathon in October as well. 😀

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  2. Great post! Happy birthday and I really hope you feel well enough to have fun at your party. Rest up and plenty of fluids! (Sorry, #momlife over here lol) My week has been busy, and now I think my son and I may both be coming down with summer colds (which is ironic, with it now being the first day of fall…), but I’m looking forward to hopefully doing a bit of shopping and a lot of reading this weekend. I just discovered comiXology Unlimited for graphic novel ebook loans sooooo RIP my weekend, lol.

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    1. Thank you! I probably won’t be leaving my bed a lot, haha. Books, bed, tea. That’s the mantra of the day, I suppose.
      That sucks! Hope you can just avoid it and that it’s over soon. Nothing worse than being sick in any possible way..
      Haha! Enjoy reading! [At least that’s one upside on my being sick.]

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