2016 Reviews completed!


I’m finally caught up to 2017 reviews… and it’s only July!

In 2016, I read 50 books.


Of those 50, I only rated two books 5 stars. Happily they were both Australian women writers! Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat and The Orchid Nursery by Louise Katz.

The rest of the break down went like this:

  • I rated 16 of the books 4/5.
  • 23 of them 3/5.
  • 7 books got 2/5 stars.
  • I rated one book 1/5.
  • I couldn’t finish one book.

How did you go in 2016? Are you trying to challenge yourself with a reading challenge this year?

Stay tuned for my 2017 reviews coming soon.

Inspiration and encouragement

Normally I write about things in a primarily writerly or readerly sense here, but today, I feel that I need to highlight something I’ve been talking about with a few of my friends that spans across ones whole life.

The need for inspiration and encouragement in your life and the effect that can have on you.

Yes! You can! Photo credit: http://flic.kr/p/dCNmKU

Yes! You can!
Photo credit: http://flic.kr/p/dCNmKU

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NaNoWriMo for reals y’all

Ok, so I figured if I was going to take the time to pretend to myself that I was unofficially going to do NaNo, I may as well take the plunge and do it for real!

SO I DID!!!!

I just signed up on www.nanowrimo.org and they very quickly (almost a little too quickly – like they were laying in wait to pounce on me!) sent me my confirmation email. Despite the very minuscule pause I took before clicking on the ‘Confirm Registration’ link I jumped whole-heartedly into this.

Now I’m not really off to a good start… It’s day two and I’ve not written a word! Actually I did write about 12 words while I was at work, but I ended up not saving that… DOH!

I’ve decided that I’m going to actually reset my counter too, since previous writing isn’t really applicable, and it’ll get a bit confusing when trying to count it out and stuff.

So… you guys can find me on the website under the name Lynxie83!

Wish me luck!

Reading a Rainbow for Spring

What a better way to celebrate the change of seasons into the light, fun, renewed growth and warmth of spring than to have a reading challenge. One of the groups I’m in on Goodreads (Aussie Readers) always come up with the best challenges when it comes to reading. Often stirring the participants into a bit of a reading frenzy, the moderators of the group keep raising the bar for us. This month they’ve outdone themselves. I’m taking part in two reading challenges myself, one is to read as many science-fiction/fantasy books in September, that one isn’t too difficult given a lot of my books fall into those categories.

The second challenge is a bit more creative.

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