Another day and another Bookending Winter 2020 post! If this is your first time here on my blog (hi! Hello! I’m Sam!) and you don’t already know what Bookending Winter is, its a month long event in December that was created by myself and Clo @ Cuppa Clo where we aspire to bring the bookish community closer together through the platform we love the most–blogging! Each day throughout the month, we have different prompts from different hosts that participants can replicate! I am so excited to check out everyone’s posts and prompts as we get more into the month as our hosts this year are dishing out quality content! You can also catch me smiling from ear to ear as I get to meet all of you on your blogs and on our Twitter (@bookend_events if you haven’t followed, you totally should!) page!
Also, don’t forget that we have a blog hopping masterlist! The list features all of our participants and those who are participating in Bookending Winter can put their post links next to their name for easy blog hopping! Can’t wait to see all your amazing posts! And with that, let’s get into today’s prompt!
It’s The Final Countdown!
Are you behind on your Goodreads goal and/or your resolutions this year? What are some plans you have to catch up and meet your goals before 2020 ends?
Much like a lot of things this year–I’m super behind on my goodreads goal. Originally, I had high hopes for 2020, I was going to read 100 books and even attempt to be an overachiever and try and get to 110 like I did in previous years. I was going to re-read some favorites, start on some series that have been sitting on my shelf for god knows how long; and finally complete the romanceopoly board. Unfortunately though, this year said LOL to my plans and yeeted them out of the window before getting cozy with all my popcorn. Days turned into months where I didn’t read a single thing, and farther and farther I got from completing my goals this year.
But if I am anything, I am a determined bunny when I put my mind to something, and after coming back to a routine that almost resembles my pre-2020 self, I have decided to reclaim my challenges and attempt to make them my bitch. Like today’s prompt is is so eloquently called–it’s the final countdown, and this is my game plan!
Reading shorts and comics
I think this is safe to say that this is a go-to for a lot of avid readers who are trying to complete their reading challenges. Short stories, comics, and graphic novels are the saving graces of December–at least for me. Their quickness and fast pace tempo make it easy to get sucked in and bang out multiple in one day. Some of my favorite short stories usually come via anthologies and my all time favorite bookish podcast, Read Me Romance. I have a backlog from both of these that is patiently waiting for me to waddle to them!
Audiobooks save lives
Especially mine! Audiobooks have been my favorite way of reading lately since the world decided to go coo-coo for coco puffs. They have been a convenient way of keeping my mind busy and entertained while I’m able to get much needed stuff accomplished both at work and at home. Plus I feel like I read/finish books faster while listening to an audiobook than I do simply reading it (anyone else listen at 2.5x speed?).
Scripts and plays for days
The name of my game essentially is quick stories–books and stories that I can finish in a pinch. One of those stories that are easy to read in a pinch are scripts and plays! Being a drama major, I’ve grown a nice little obsession/love for these flimsy almost pamphlet sized stories, simply because they pack so much in such a few amount of pages! Its everything you need and more in sixty-ish pages! From drama, comedy, to the great tragedies of Greece and Shakespeare–these gems are diamonds in the rough and have aided in my goodreads challenges more often than I can remember.
How are you completing your reading challenges this year? Have you already completed yours yet?
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