Turning a Year Old and Starting Fresh

I sincerely apologize for my great absence from this blog. I have been very busy between school and work, but with this new year, I want to get back into blogging again.

First things first, my blog turned one year old on December 27th. I cannot believe it has been one year! Over the past year, I made some great friends and read some amazing books and I look forward to what this year has to bring.

Although I want to create a list of resolutions, I do not want to feel pressured into accomplishing those expectations, so I have only one thing to say: that I will do my very best to balance my life, reading, and blogging, but most importantly, enjoy it. I do not want to feel like blogging is a chore. So I will not have a set schedule, but will post when I want.

I also just finished my first book of the year! I read MORTAL HEART by Robin LaFevers and it was a breathtaking conclusion to an incredible trilogy. Expect a review shortly discussing all three books.

I hope everyone has been doing well. Happy New Year, and may this year be the best one yet. 🙂

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Hello, Summer!

With school over and beach weather approaching, summer is coming just around the corner. This summer, I will be very busy. I will be working, volunteering, working on AP summer assignments, and try to squeeze in time for reading and relaxing. I wanted to write this post as an introduction to my resurgence into the blogging world. This school year I was so busy I could not find the time to blog or read. But this summer, I am determined to juggle my busy schedule and make room for blogging, once again. I strive to:

  1. Post reviews.
  2. Read.
  3. Post memes.
  4. Read some more.
  5. Participate in events hosted by other bloggers.
  6. Read just a bit more.
  7. And anything else blog related…

So hello! It feels great to be back.

If you have any suggestions or requests for certain types of posts, feel free to comment them below! I look forward to hearing from you guys again and talk about books.

~Klaudia

A New Year Brings Much Needed Change

I started my original blog on Blogger in July, 2013. The idea of starting my own blog came to me one day from an unknown source and ever since, has stuck to me. I loved reading so much, I decided why not share my thoughts on the books I was reading. What started as a wonderful idea (at least that’s what I thought) soon fell through the cracks. Ever since that hot summer day when I created my blog, I failed to make something out of my blog. I have been bombarded with homework and could never seem to find the time to sit down, read, and write reviews.

I plan to change that this coming year.

This year, 2014, I will fix the mistakes I made. Many believe New Year’s Revolutions are simply wishes that will never come true, but I plan to make my aspirations become a reality. The reasonable ones at least.

Goals:

1. I will create a reasonable schedule for my blog  and stick to it.

2. Be an active blogger.

3. Stay interested. Take part in weekly memes, create/join fun events, etc.

4. Be myself. Often times, whenever I did post something on my old blog, I always felt a lack of confidence. Fearful that what I wrote wasn’t good enough and basically any thoughts you can conjure related to my lack of self-confidence. This new year, I plan to change that.

5. Be honest with myself. Make reasonable goals and accomplish them. I know doing so will help me become a better blogger.

6. Socialize. Don’t be afraid to comment on other people’s blogs and start a conversation. A book-related one, that is.

7. Read 50 books–I am determined to accomplish this goal.

8. Regarding stats, I would love to reach 100 followers and 1,000 page views–hopefully this will happen!

So with this new year, I pledge to make this new blog more successful. Am I expecting it to become popular overnight? Absolutely not. I know it will take time and hard work and a great deal of patience, but if I abide by my goals, I know I will get there one day. I know I will.

Top Ten Books of 2013 ~ Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2014

Top Ten Books of 2013

*listed in no particular order*

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Each of these books will hold a special place in my heart. They were all truly unique and original and I highly recommend you read them if you have not done so already.

*I am aware that not all books were published in 2013, but I read them that year, hence why they are included in the list*

[Covers are linked to Goodreads for your convenience]

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Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2014

*listed in no particular order*

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Sanctum (Asylum #2) by Madeline Roux

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Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto

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Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Burning Kingdoms (The Internment Chronicles #2) by Lauren DeStefano

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The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2) by Rick Yancey

I cannot wait to read these novels and see the cover reveals of those without a cover at the moment. Note: it was extremely difficult for me to pick only ten books that I’m looking forward to next year, but I managed to choose them somehow. Maybe because most of them are sequels to my favorite books from 2013.

[Covers and titles are linked to Goodreads for your convenience]

So what are your favorite books from 2013 and books you’re looking forward to in 2014?