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2019 Reading Goals!

My goal isn’t really ambitious. It’s 3 books a week. I can do that. Easily. I read 206 books last year!

But my goal this year is to read more than just romance novels.

Some self-help. Some basic fantasy. I’m going to try all the genres.

Okay, not really, but I am going to try and read something besides romance novels.

I’m currently reading (along with an actual romance novel) “The Bullet Journal Method” by Ryder Carroll.

I love my bullet journal. I don’t do a traditional one in a book (I do have books. LOTS of books. Several Scribbles That Matter ones, including the actual Bullet Planner that came out this year). But I have a ring-bound planner, instead. I got mine from Michaels, and I love it. I can have more than one, and switch them out as I get bored with the color or the design. I have a Recollections 6 hole punch for my A5. That’s the size I prefer to work with.

Okay, my ADHD is kicking in and now I’m focusing on something different. I was explaining a book I was reading. We’re talking about books here. The planner talk will come later, I promise.

So, my goal is small, but I plan on making CHANGES to what I read. Hey look! That word of the year! You saw it in yesterday’s post too!

As you can see, the goal isn’t too out there. 2014, I read over 300 books. 2015, I don’t think I even DID a challenge. 2015 was a weird year for me. I honestly don’t even remember MOST of 2015 :O

2016 was the full year of me working. I was still only technically part-time, but I remember working 10-15 days in a row. I remember having an “OT battle” with coworkers.

2017 was the year I went full-time. 2017 was the year both kids were starting school during the time Josh would be home.

  1. Oh. 2018. I barely made my goal of 200. I chose several short small books to reach that goal. I read like 4 or 5 books in one day during that time. I didn’t feel like I cheated but I did feel like I could have chosen different books and just dealt with not hitting 200 books for the year!

So, 2019 will be year of making changes to my reading habits. I will read what I enjoy, but I will attempt to branch out. I shared a link on my Facebook (personal, but I will share it right now on my FB blog page).

What are YOUR reading goals?

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3 January, 2019 · 11:04 am

Going Down Fast: Carly Phillips

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Going Down Fast by Carly Phillips
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys #2
Release Date: October 11th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance



Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.

Lucas Monroe dropped out of college only to become a multi-billionaire and tech world God. He can have any woman he desires in his bed, but the only woman he’s ever wanted is off limits and always has been.

When Maxie Sullivan finds herself in dire straights, the only man she can turn to is the one she’s always secretly loved: her childhood best friend.

Can they trust their hearts and make a future, or will their complicated pasts stand in the way?

This bad boy is going down fast …
And going down fast has never felt so right.

The second stand-alone novel in the Billionaire Bad Boys series by New York Times Bestseller Carly Phillips.

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Meet Carly Phillips:

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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11 October, 2016 · 12:43 pm


Dirty Player by Stacey Lynn

Release Date: September 12, 2016
Cover Design: Pear Perfect Creative
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports


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19 September, 2016 · 10:00 am

30 Days of Lists {Sept 10}

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  1. Romance Novels
    I’m an avid reader of the romance novels, and well, I love to talk about them!
  2. NaNoWriMo50k in 30 days! I might be insane, but it’s a fun insanity! 😀
  3. Digiscrap
    I’m not just the admin at Gingerscraps! I LOVE the store I work for. I love the designers. I try and talk EVERYONE into doing it 😛
  4. My family
  5. Cameras
    I love looking at cameras. The possibilities are ENDLESS!
  6. Electronics
    I’m an electronics NERD! I can’t afford the newest gadgets, but I love to play anyway!

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10 September, 2014 · 7:36 pm

Review: A Night in the Palace

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A Night in the Palace by Carole Mortimer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“Chapter 4, and he has announced he’s keeping her hostage, basically, until her brother returns his sister … whom the brother eloped with … did you follow that?”

Yeah, that described the whole book in a sentence. Oh, and they fell in love. Of course they did. In two days.

I’m not saying that true love/love like that doesn’t happen, but two days? And he’s chasing around the world for her? That just doesn’t seem true.

“I have never seen hair quite this colour before. Like sunlight caught in moonbeams.”
I love the descriptions though.

So, the story was good, but it was the same thing. Yes, I know. I’m reading a romance novel. A Harlequin Presents at that, but I would LOVE a story that is more unique, not the same formula over and over!

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23 November, 2013 · 11:17 am