1. 2018 Reading Goals

    January 19, 2018 ♥ Posted in: Books by Kristina Horner

    You’ll have to forgive me, because it’s taken me the better part of January to get a handle on my reading goals for the year.

    The reality of 2018 is that the first 4 months are going to be heavily dedicated to my wedding, but then… then I have the entire rest of my life to not be planning a wedding anymore, and thus, to read. Plus a Honeymoon. Which means many, many books on the plane.

    So here are my goals. I tried to give myself a handful of specific and semi-ambitious goals, but most of the rest of them are casual, and even encourage stopping reading books when you’re not enjoying them, or skipping out on a particular challenge altogether.

    Goals 1-5 I wrote myself, and goals 6-15 I borrowed from the 2018 reading goals set by my friend Katrina. Her goals are great, and I highly recommend checking out her full list.

    1. Read at least 3 books that fall into the category of “you should have read this by now” whether it’s a classic or been on your shelf too long
    2. Read at least 3 books about people who are very different from yourself
    3. Read at least 8 actual physical books
    4. Finish reading The Book Thief
    5. Read The Name of the Wind
    6. Read a book that’s over 500 pages
    7. Quit a book before you’ve finished (or at least skim the rest)
    8. Get rid of a book immediately after reading it
    9. Read a book immediately after acquiring it or hearing about it (before it even makes it to the shelf or TBR)
    10. Read a book you think might make you a better person
    11. Read a book of short stories
    12. Read a book with a cover that bothers you
    13. Get rid of a book without reading it
    14. Get at least 2 books behind or ahead of schedule at some point in the year
    15. Decide not to do one of the challenges on this list

    The best place to follow my progress is my Goodreads account, though I will try to remember to come back here and update when I’ve finished a particular challenge.

    I’d love to hear what your reading goals are for the year, or what other things you hope to accomplish in 2018!

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  2. Winter Video Round Up!

    January 12, 2015 ♥ Posted in: Books, Journal, YouTube videos by Kristina Horner

    Hello, lovely blog readers!

    Yet again I have sort of fallen off the face of the planet, but I’m here to make amends by doing another little roundup of my favorite videos I’ve posted in the past month or so. If you missed any of them… go ahead and catch up! I’ll wait here.

    So, first of all.. this video I’m about to show you is probably my favorite video I’ve ever made. Half the views it has are probably from ME, rewatching it and laughing hysterically alone in my room. I have no shame about this. It’s that funny.

    Joe and I did a slightly different take on the whisper challenge. Rather than asking each other inane questions sent in on twitter, we just said nerdy phrases at each other. It was amazing.

    The next video I want to share is my wrap-up from the #xmasbooktubeathon. I love booktubeathon. In fact, I am really coming around to just loving ALL readathons, and I can’t wait to do so many more in 2015. But this was the weekend long readathon I did right before Christmas, complete with a lot of struggles:

    This year I am, of course, doing the 50 book challenge, so there will be MANY more readathons to come. And, I can imagine, more book struggles.

    As we get closer to the end of the year, I started getting reflective. About books, of course. I realized too late that the trendy thing to do was your top FOURTEEN books of 2014, so I look a n00b only listing five. Whatever!

    Then I had to show off all my NEW books, of course. This is a very book heavy blog post, I’m finding. No regrets! Here is my most extreme book haul yet:

    I posted many more videos over the last month or so, so scoot on over to my channel to catch ’em all! Like a Pokémon master. Or you can stay here and leave me a comment telling me what kinds of videos you’d like to see more of in 2015. Whatever you want.

    Thanks, as always, for reading my blog! It makes me smile. I like you guys.

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