Skip to main content

My Plans for the Spring 2016 Bloggiesta

Bloggiesta logo

On Monday, the week-long Bloggiesta event kicks off. This blogging marathon is a great time for bloggers to get all the things that have been sitting on the to-do list done. I usually spend time updating things on my sidebar or cleaning things up in the background. But this time, I am focusing on reviews. I have only one 2016 book to review, but I have 10 books from 2015 that I never reviewed. I am hoping to make a major dent in that list. So, here's my actual to-do list:

  • Write review of A Walk in the Woods
  • Write reviews of at least half of the 10 books I read in 2015 and didn't review
  • Add all new reviews to My Reviews page
  • Add reviews to Goodreads
  • Promote reviews on social media
  • Work on Book Club Picks newsletter
  • Visit and comment on other participant blogs


  1. Good List! Good Luck with your goals, Julie! Happy Bloggiesta!

  2. Yay, thanks for the reminder that Bloggiesta is coming. I think I will just add a link to my current monthly goals list since that shows what I'll be working on.

  3. Great goals! I love this event, and I always find plenty to do as well.

  4. I need to catch up on my reviews as well. Good luck with your goals, and have fun!

  5. I'm planning on participating, but not sure what I'm going to do yet. I need to think on it. Hope you are able to accomplish all on your list.

  6. Good luck with your goals. I hope you're able to accomplish everything!

  7. This is a really great list. I am in awe of the organizational aspects of it. Good luck, and hope to read that all are complete at the finish line!

  8. I'm planning to tackle my Goodreads shelves this Bloggiesta and it's going to be tough! Good luck this week and Happy Bloggiesta! :D

  9. Happy Bloggiesta!! Great list and Good luck! I hope you can accomplish all your goals this week. Happy Reading.

  10. I need to add my reviews to Goodreads too :) Happy Bloggiesta!

  11. Good luck with your goals. I should do some backdated reviews as well.


Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Popular posts from this blog

Banned Books Week: Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

This is the end of Banned Books Week and unfortunately, I haven't had a lot of time to write about banned books this year. But I did want to include at least one post about it, so today I wanted to share one of the book series that it seems most people are surprised to find on the list: Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park.

According to Wikipedia:
The Junie B. Jones series came in at #71 on the American Library Association's list of the Top 100 Banned or Challenged Books from 2000-2009. Reasons cited are poor social values taught by the books and Junie B. Jones not being considered a good role model due to her mouthiness and bad spelling/grammar. This is an interesting example of a banned book. Many times there are serious, controversial topics featured in books that are challenged. Things like homosexuality, drugs, vulgar language, etc. You can actually understand why people may not want their children to read those books, and why they may challenge their inclusion in school libra…

Book Review: I See You by Clare Mackintosh

Title: I See You
Author: Clare Mackintosh
Genre: thriller
Published: February 21, 2017
Format: ebook (NetGalley)
Source: publisher
Buy on Amazon(affiliate link)

Have you ever felt like someone was watching you? You will after reading Clare Mackintosh's latest release I See You. Told from the perspectives of two women, one who appears to be targeted by a criminal and the other who is the police officer working the case, this psychological thriller will have you looking over your own shoulder by the end.

Zoe is a typical working mother who takes the Underground through London to her office every day. Like most commuters, she has a routine that she follows every day, leaving home at the same time, sitting in the same train car, taking the same route to work from the station. It's habit. But she starts to realize this may not be a good idea after seeing her own photo in an advertisement in the newspaper. Another woman who appears in the advertisement is murdered and Zoe starts to ge…

Book Review: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Title: The Darkest Corners
Author: Kara Thomas
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Published: May 9, 2017
Format: Paperback
Source: Random House Children's Books
Buy on Amazon (affiliate link)

Tessa Lowell left Fayette, Pennsylvania, when she was just 9 years old, moving to Florida with her grandmother. Now she's a recent high school graduate and heading back to town to say goodbye to her dying father. With no family in town anymore, Tessa stays with the family of her former friend Callie, which is pretty awkward since she and Callie haven't spoken since they were little. Being with Callie also brings up questions that Tessa has held onto for the years since she's been gone. Questions about the testimony the young girls gave that sent a man to death row. 

I don't read many young adult novels, but The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas was touted as "the next twisted psychological thriller," so I decided to give it a try... and I'm glad I did. While the story moves r…