Chick Lit Wednesday Will Be Back Next Week

With Christmas and New Years Day falling on Wednesdays, I’m taking off from Chick Lit Wednesday Posts. Enjoy the holidays and see you January 8!

Chick Lit Wednesday Will Be Back in Two Weeks

With Christmas and New Years Day falling on Wednesdays, I’m taking off from Chick Lit Wednesday Posts. Enjoy the holidays and see you January 8!

Who’s ready for a Readathon?

Big news everybody! Nicole and I are hosting a read-a-thon on December 29.

Nicole’s been wanting to do one for a while and when she asked if I’d be up for co-hosting, the only possible answer was “Absolutely!”

This is a great way to catch up on your 2019 reading goals, knock out the last books you want to definitely read this decade, or start reading all the books you got this holiday season.

The read-a-thon will run from December 28 into the 29 and Nicole and I will be sharing updates on twitter (@book_bandit / @miss_print) and instagram (@thebookbandit / @missprint_) for the duration.

If you’re joining in, be sure to let us know and use the hashtag #EmmaAndNicolesEpicReadathon to share your own reading plans, tips, and more.

Nicole made a graphic to share with some prompts to help plan your reading:

I am already stockpiling graphic novels and some other things to get ready. Who’s excited?

Blog 12th Birthday (& Giveaway!)

Twelve years ago, at this exact moment, I started blogging as Miss Print.

A lot of things have changed in the last twelve years–the blog has grown and gained a lot more visibility and led to unbelievable opportunities and new friends. I like to think  I’ve grown and changed too–partly thanks to being a blogger.

It’s been a wild ride. Thank you so much to everyone who’s joined me as a regular reader.

And now the really important part:

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

  • One winner will receive a mystery package with a couple of upcoming ARCs I’m excited to share and some other surprises
  • Three other winners will receive a personalized list of ten book recommendations from me based on what they tell me about likes/dislikes/owned books/etc.

ENTER HERE

Spread the word, share the love, and head over to Rafflecopter to enter my giveaway.

Giveaway ends August 31 at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be notified September 1. If I don’t hear back from the winners by September 3, I will pick a new winner from the entry pool as needed. US only. Must be 13 years or older to enter.

#BeatTheBacklist2019 Update: February Reads

This month I didn’t read a lot in general BUT I did get to Windwitch, Sightwitch, and Truly Devious for Beat the Backlist. I’m happy to have knocked them out (liked them all just a bit more than I expected to!) but most of them were library copies which means my secondary effort to read more books I already own hasn’t been working out as well. Oops.

I previously decided to work on both the standard size card and the supersize card bingo cards but honestly not sure I’ll finish either before the year is out. And I haven’t updated them at all yet. Oops.

#BeatTheBacklist2019 Update: Books Read

This week I read The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A. J. Steiger, and Stop Staring at Screens by Tonya Goodin.

Decided to work on both the standard size card and the supersize card bingo cards but honestly not sure I’ll finish either before the year is out.

#BeatTheBacklist2019: My Preliminary TBR and Signup

After a not-so-great record with reading challenges in the past, I’ve decided to sign up for the 2019 edition of Beat the Backlist hosted by Novel Knight. You can find the full details on the challenge here: https://www.novelknight.com/btb2019/

I’ll be talking more about my reading goals in a blog post tomorrow but one is to work through my older books that I own and have earmarked to read at home so I think this challenge could be exactly what I need.

Since I have nothing but pride for my Hogwarts house, I’ll also be joining the mini challenge as a Ravenclaw. Full details here: https://www.novelknight.com/btb2019/btb2019minichallenge/

I’m planning on doing regular updates about my challenge progress on Fridays but for now here are some of the books I know I’ll be reading:

  • When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A. J. Steiger
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
  • Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix
  • Blanca and Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

As part of the challenge, I can also try to fill in a Bingo card with different books. Let me know in the comments if you think I should work on the standard size card of the supersize card.