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Here’s a look at some interesting things we read/ saw / thought / did last week.

13 Things This Week

✤ Tanya … This week I’ve been focusing a lot on goal setting for the year, and you can see that reflected in our blog posts – The 2017 End of Year Personal Review Checklist [Free Printable and Download] and 3 Resources to Use to Conduct an Effective End of Year Personal Review … and in the links below too.

 ONE. I love a dark, creepy read, so I was excited to see this list of The 15 Most Anticipated Horror Books of 2018. You can bet that I’ll be checking out the books from Victor LaValle (March), Paul Tremblay (June) and Stephen King (May).

TWO. Which of these 17 Books Being Adapted for TV in 2018 are you most looking forward to? I’m excited to see Strike coming to the U.S. – it’s based on the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling).

THREE. PBS NewsHour and NY Times join forces to start the Now Read This Book Club. The inaugural pick is Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing, winner of the National Book Award in fiction last fall. I might try to follow along with the club each month – I’ve joined the Facebook group too.

FOUR. Have you checked out our 2018 Reading Challenges Tracker – it’s free to use!

FIVE. Do you have your own The ‘Give A Shit’ List: What To And What Not To Care About In 2018? If you don’t – make one!

SIX. It’s a good idea always – but particularly at the start of the year, to Back Up Your Digital Life.

SEVEN. Love the tips in How To Set Intentional Goals That You Can Actually Achieve In 2018.

EIGHT. Save this if you have to – at the very least, read 18 Ways to Be a Better Person in 2018.

NINE. Here’s a Free Blog Plan Guide – you’ll have to sign up for the newsletter. But you can also get another one here (note – I haven’t used either as we use Evernote).

TEN. Here are 52 Discussion Post Prompts for Your Book Blog in 2018.

✤ Kim …

ELEVEN. 12 Important Daily Reminders are spot on. I’m a firm believer in perspective.

TWELVE. The most perfect Hygge Bucket List for surviving Winterpocalypse.

THIRTEEN. A Yoga Sequence For Reading. I’ve been meaning to get back to my regular practice.

Currently Reading

✤ Tanya – I finished I.Q. by Joe Ide for the January Monthly Motif Reading Challenge theme of Diversity (it’s written by a Japanese American author). I loved this book so much that I couldn’t put it down and finished it in 1 day.

I.Q. by Joe Ide (Book)

I actually started the year off listening to the audiobook of Sing Unduried, Sing by Jesmyn Ward – but the audiobook loan expired, so I’m on the waiting list again. In the meantime, I started listening to The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg. I normally don’t like listening to non-fiction on audio, but this one is working for me. It’s actually quite fascinating.

✤ Kim– I finished Shadowshaper, Daniel Jose Older for the January Monthly Motif Reading Challenge theme of Diversity and loved it.

I’m now listening to Crooked Kingdom, Leigh Bardugo on audio. I just love this narration so much! It’s read by a full cast and everyone does such a fabulous job making the characters their own.

What are you currently reading? Are you participating in any reading challenges? How many?

(Liking up with Book Date – It’s Monday What Are You Reading?)


// Comments //

  1. Vanessa

    Jan 09

    I have never read a horror book but I want to start doing so this year. Thanks for the blog recommendation.

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

  2. Hi Kim & Tanya! Thank you SO much for linking to our blog plan guide! Just a quick heads up that while we’d love for anyone to signup for our newsletter, it’s not required in order to download the PDF! If you happen to get our newsletter popup but don’t want to subscribe, just close it out and you can still access the guide 🙂

    Happy blogging!! <3

  3. Kim

    Jan 08

    The Give A Shit list is a great idea!! I made one mentally a few years ago and it made a huge difference in my general happiness. Gotta do it again!