I’m Alive!

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The blog is not dead! Just my time management skills. Between my new job and my apartment search, I haven’t had any time to go to the library and pick up anything to read. But, I finally figured out my new schedule and have just picked up 3 books I had on reserve at the library. New reviews coming very soon.

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Goodreads Challenge 2017!

There are only a couple hours left before 2018 gets here in NYC, which means there are only a few hours left to top off your Goodreads Challenge! My goal for 2017 was 25 books, 5 more than I read in 2016. Thanks to my blog I ended up reading 34! It seems like a lot but technically, I was supposed to post a review once a week for the whole year, so I’m a little off. Here are all the books I’ve read this year. I’m happy to say I enjoyed most of them.  Continue reading

Happy 1 Year Blogiversary! (to me)

Around this time last year, I was given some advice from a copywriter in the industry. He told me to find a hobby, literally anything to show I had passion for something outside of advertising. He said recruiters and creative directors liked that type of stuff. Frankly, besides starting and stopping my shitty little novels I had no passion or drive for anything but reading. And that’s how this blog was born! A whole 365 days later and here I still am! I’m actually shocked I’ve kept up with the blog for a whole year but hey, I’ll keep writing for as long as people care to read me. Let’s hope I can keep this thing going for another year!

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Workbob Schoolpants

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Who lives in front of a laptop under a pile of books?

Workbob Schoolpants!! (me)

It’s been two weeks since my last review and I have two reasons (excuses).

  1. I was visiting my sister in Sweden for spring break and was having too much fun enjoying the low-cost living, candy, and urine free public transit to write down anything about the books I read.
  2.  I also didn’t do any work for school while I was there. The week I returned (last week) the final project of my senior year was due and I had to get that put together and submitted. The only review I have for you is about my bed, pillow, and sheets.

Things have calmed and in about a month I’ll be graduating. I have more time to read and am looking forward to picking up a book again. However, I’ll still have a review up for a previously read book.

Thanks for understanding!

The ONTD Reading Challenge!

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If you don’t know what Oh No They Didn’t is, it’s a forum where like minded adults can sound off on the latest pop culture new stories and events. A post just went up about having a reading challenge based off ONTD (and it’s amazing!), and I decided to participate.

Basically each month you read a book based off the theme of the month. January’s theme is: A book that is being adapted into a movie or TV show in 2017
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Hidden Figures is coming out in a few weeks so this will be my first choice for the challenge. Yay!

Happy New Year!

new-year-resIt’s about three hours from being 2017 here in NYC and I don’t know how to feel about it. While 2016 has pretty much been a dumpster fire of epic proportions, with Drumpf in office, I can’t predict 2017 will be any better. Still, I’d like to do a quick post on my New Year’s Resolutions!

  1. Keep up with this blogMy first post was only two weeks ago, isn’t that crazy? This is like my third or fourth WordPress blog but I’m determined to keep up with it!
  2. Celebrate a strange national holiday every day: This one is strange, but fun! I’m looking forward to January 12th which is national Chicken Curry Day!
  3. Read at least 5 NetGalley Books
  4. Only borrow 4 books from the library at a time: The most challenging one yet!
  5. Curate my Instagram and my Read Read Said Tumblr
  6. Hit my Goodreads goal of 25 books for the year
  7. Finish knitting my first sweater: The sleeves are finished, now for the front and back!

What are your New Year’s Resolutions?