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2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Posted: January 21, 2013 in blogging

2013 TBR PILE Challenge

Challenge Guidelines…


***This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2013 – Dec 31, 2013***

+ Anyone can enter! You don’t have to be a blogger, as long as you review the book you’ve read! (On your blog, Amazon, Goodreads or Shelfari!)

+ Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it is a book that’s been sitting on your shelf for some time now. Only books released in 2012 or earlier! NO  2013 ARCs or 2013 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed!

+ You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood suits you.

+ When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the 2013 TBR PILE Reading Challenge.

+ You can move up levels, but no moving down.

+ Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2013, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.

+ On the 20th of each month one of the hosts will post a wrap-up. Every wrap-up will be a unique theme, and include a mini-challenge, a giveaway and place for you to link up your reviews from that month. For each review you link up, you will get one entry in a drawing of one book of your choice from The Book Depository. It’s open to INTERNATIONALS. The giveaway will be open until the next wrap up post goes up! (i.e., the entire year).

+ If you miss a wrap-up post + giveaway, you can link up your reviews next month. Do not, however, try to link up one review twice – we will be checking.

+ December is a wrap-up for the whole year. All the book reviews you linked up January-November + the ones you’ll link up in December will be entered into a HUGE giveaway for a box of books.

You don’t have to follow all the hosts to join the challenge, but you do have to follow all of us to be entered in the giveaways!

My Level:

21-30 – A Sweet Kiss

My Books:

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban



New Blogging Goals

Posted: January 21, 2013 in blogging, Discussion Post

I’m back blogging after a couple month vacation.  To keep it fun for me I’ve decided to come up with some goals for myself.  Do you have goals for your blog?  What are some of your goals?  What do you do to prevent blogger burnout?

My Goals:

  • Get my reviews for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets written and posted.
  • Only post when I have a review or something to post about – to prevent blogger burnout.
  • Try to visit and comment on at LEAST 10 blogs a week.
  • Re-build my readership.
  • Clean up my google reader…it’s VERY scary right now

Feature Idea’s

Posted: October 4, 2012 in blogging, Discussion Post

So after viewing several WOW’s this week that hosted sequels to books that I have sitting on my TBR bookcase.  I’ve been kicking around the idea of hosting a feature where you the readers/followers of the blog will get to choose my next read and help me unclutter my shelves.  I haven’t thought of a catchy name for it yet and I haven’t decided when I’m going to start it yet but it is most definately in the works.  I’m even throwing around the idea of giving away some of the chosen books after I read them.

Another feature I’ve been kicking around is “Laci Recommends.”  For this feature I’m getting a little bit personal and letting my furbaby take over the blog for a day.  I used to do a similar feature on my old blog and I really enjoyed doing it so I’ll be bringing it back.  I think until I get some more content up on the blog it will be a once every 2 weeks feature but after that it will be a weekly feature.  The first Laci Recommends goes live next Tuesday.

I’m also kicking around an idea for a once a week (maybe) personal feature. Where y’all can learn a little bit more about me and my other hobbies outside of reading.  I guess the idea for this feature came to me while reading a Bloggiesta mini-challenge, where someone commented about losing the “personal side” to her blog.  I don’t want my blog to turn into book blog “robot” and I definately don’t want it to feel impersonal either.

I’m looking forward to feedback/discussion on these idea’s.  Please feel free to share your thoughts on these idea’s in the comment section below.