Books and Reading… Thursday?

Thursdays are my new day for my books and reading related posts, part of my new and improved blogging schedule 😀

But seeing as I am still trying to catch up and get myself back on track, I haven’t got a post from my Books on my Bookshelf series or even a review.

In the spirit of getting myself more organised, I am trying a different approach to reading this year.

Last year I forgot or missed so many books I wanted to read! This year, I am determined not to let that happen.

So, I have decided to make myself a reading list. It’s not just going to be a to-be-read (TBR) list, where I note down all the books I want to read, but I am actually going to list the books in the order I am going to read them.

It will also mean I can get more organised with reviewing books as well, but also not forget to enjoy books I want to re-read and new releases from author friends.

The books will be listed in a particular order too, to ensure I really don’t forget anything.

For example, every third book on my list will likely be a book for review.

And one of my goals for 2015 is to improve my writing, and part of this will be through writing craft books, especially ones with practical exercises. My best friend bought me a book like this for Christmas, which I am very excited about starting. So every fourth book in my list will be a writing craft book.

I am also planning on going back to choosing a random book from the local library. Before I go I will pick two numbers- One will be the shelf number, the other will be the book number (so if I pick 12 and 7, I will choose the 7th book along the 12th shelf). I’m hoping this will really help to broaden my reading, and also let me find new authors.

This year I will also be participating (or attempting) the 2015 Reading Challenge List. It looks like great fun, and again, will open me up to trying some really different types of reading. I’m not going to freak out too much if I can’t get all the goals done, but will be using it more as a guide.

I’m not giving myself too steep a goal, so my goal for this year is to read at least 50 books. A lot less than some people, but I’m not as fast a reader as some!

So, there you go, my plans for reading in 2015! 😀 It should be an exciting year for it. Also, if you haven’t already, why not follow my book and reading related Tumblr- turningthosepages?

What are your reading goals for this year? Are you participating in any reading challenges?

Let’s make a list…

Photo by TwistedPixel on flickr

Photo by TwistedPixel on flickr

Easter is almost upon us, over the break I plan to do a lot of reading. It is really relaxing and spending a day doing nothing but reading is a great luxury, as Taylor Grace also finds!

As I was searching through the kindle books on Amazon, I realised just how many books there are and how easy it is for some to get lost in the wealth of books out there.

I like discovering books by all authors, but after reading a snippet of Winterbayne’s CampNaNo project that she sent me (which is shaping up to be awesome!), I realised I would most love to read the books of fellow bloggers if they’ve managed to publish their own and wondered if other bloggers might feel the same.

So I’ve decided to give this post over to you in the hopes you can provide titles and/or links to some of your books you’ve written (either self-published or traditional), or any books that you’ve read recently and fallen in love with.

Genre is not a limit, I love all kinds of books, and the more genres we have the more others might find books they like too.

So, have a blast and in the comments post your book (with a tag line or short description if possible) and let’s see if we can find some new books for us all to read and enjoy! Hopefully this will be a list we can all look to when we are searching for something new to read and want to help support our fellow authors and bloggers 🙂

Also, I will be taking a break from blogging, writing and well everything in general over Easter. No technology, just a proper break to spend with family (and books obviously).

**I won’t be posting from 17th-22nd, and will be back on Wednesday 23rd, so no comments or posts from me in that time.**

Hope you all have a great Easter, and find some great new books to read and share! Let’s not forget to support each other as we take on this writing journey 🙂