Book Resolutions for 2017

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Last year I made a short little post on participating in the Goodreads Reading Challenge, along with a mini goal. This year I want to do the challenge again, but I have a two more mini goals to add along with it. So, without further ado, here are my Book Resolutions for 2017!

  • Read 35 books for the Goodreads Reading Challenge in 2017. – I’ve done this for the last 4 years, this makes year number 5.
  • In addition to  the challenge, I want to focus on reading my ebooks. I tried to do this a bit last year, and made some headway, but I would like to continue reading my Kindle Classics.
  • Read 1-20 Books for the 2017 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge – I’ve participated in the past, but this year I’d really like to -try-. The books read for this challenge would also count towards the Goodreads Reading Challenge.
  • Not a book reading challenge per say, but I would like to read more books than I purchase this year. This means there will be fewer haul posts this year. Sorry if this bothers anyone, but I’m working on my budget this year too.

How many of you are joining the Goodreads Reading Challenge this year? How many books are you challenging yourself to read? No matter how you answer, I hope you all enjoy your reading adventures this year. Happy New Year everyone!

Keep reading little book worms!

Michael’s 30% Off Planner Sale

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Not long ago I found myself shopping with my aunts and cousins in the “Big City” which is about an hour and a half away from my house, and has a Michael’s store. It was also the Saturday after Black Friday. The sale was still going, although somewhat less hectic.

I have been planner obsessed for the last few weeks and had been looking at all different kinds of options, including the stuff I already had, but I wanted something new. Then I found out I had an opportunity to go to Michael’s.

When I arrived I found out about the 30% off planner sale because the display was pretty much right in front of the store. I did spend some time looking around at other things just to make sure I knew what it was I wanted, then I picked up a few things and left.

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So what did I pick up? I purchased a Creative Year Solid Planner by Recollections, mine is a limited edition gunmetal color. I love it. It’s right up my alley. I wasn’t impressed by all the gold or pastel colors, but this one is just right. I also picked up an insert pack that was on clearance and an appropriately sized hole punch. The hole punch was a necessity for me as I have a terrible time measuring and punching with a single hole puncher.

I don’t have plans to use it in the near future, but I’m hoping to get into it soon. Until next time ~ what do you use to stay organized?

NaNoWriMo Notebook

Ever since Kara over at Boho Berry posted her NaNoWriMo Bullet Journal video, quite a few others have taken the hint and made their own NaNo Notebook, myself included. It’s a wonderful idea to have a notebook full of inspirational quotes, plot ideas, outlines, and word count trackers.

In it she has loads of resources:

So of course, being a journalling type person I had to make my own, and then of course it inspired me to attempt NaNoWriMo this year (even though I have no time for it, and am currently way behind, oh well). As I went along putting together my NaNoWriMo Notebook I added a few of my own resources that I came across:

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Are you attempting NaNoWriMo this year? Why or why not?