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Stacking the Shelves #17

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Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. You basically just show your books that you bought, received, or borrowed whether they are physical books, ebooks, ARCs, etc. You can create a blog post or upload a video showcasing the books you received this week.

I think this is going to be the biggest haul ever just because I haven’t done one of these for a long time!

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ARCs

Catacomb by Madeleine Roux
Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown
Light of Day by Allison van Diepen
The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens
Hollowgirl by Sean Williams
Reckless Hearts by Sean Olin
Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott
Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix
Underneath Everything by Marcy Beller Paul
Very in Pieces by Megan Frazer Blakemore
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
Future Perfect by Jen Larsen
A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern
Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
The White Rose by Amy Ewing
The Tattooed Heart by Michael Grant
The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
Mirrored by Alex Flinn
Juba!: A Novel by Walter Dean Myers
One by Sarah Crossan
Adrift by Paul Griffin
This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
The Assassin’s Masque by Sarah Zettel
This Is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
The Word for Yes by Claire Needell
Front Lines by Michael Grant
Thicker Than Water by Kelly Flore
Shade Me by Jennifer Brown
Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth
The Leaving Season by Cat Jordan
Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto
Bluescreen by Dan Wells
The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
Mr. Fahrenheit by T. Michael Martin
Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr
Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie
The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins
Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Dreamology by Lucy Keating
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos
Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
Harmony House by Nic Sheff
Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann
What’s Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass

Thank you to Harper Collins, Scholastic, HMH Books for Young Readers for these awesome books!

Why You DON’T Need a Blogging Schedule {Discuss #22}

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So this discussion post is kind of contradicting to last week’s discussion post since that one talked about my blogging schedule :P. But really, you DON’T need a blogging schedule if you don’t want to! I thought of laying the PROS of NOT having a blogging schedule because that is totally okay, too!

PROS of not having a schedule (for the blogger)

  • You don’t feel obligated to make a post during XYZ days!

Let’s say you post on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. During Tuesdays, you post your Top Ten Tuesday meme, Thursdays for reviews or discussion posts, and book hauls on Saturdays. Well, if you don’t have a schedule, guess what? You won’t feel bad if you miss a TTT post or if you forget to link up your book haul post on Stacking the Shelves meme! Also, I think there’s this invisible “rule” that discussion posts go up on Thursdays & book hauls go up on Saturdays. I just wanted to tell you that you can put up those posts which ever days you want to!

  • More reading time

Since you don’t have to post for a certain day, you can just choose to read instead of writing a new blog post. You can choose to have more reading time instead of working on your blog because you don’t have to post anything! Heck, you can just not post during the whole week and just binge read those series!

PROS of not having a schedule (for the reader)

  • It’s exciting for us when you have a new post!

I actually love it when bloggers do not have a blog schedule because that means their next post is a SURPRISE! I love it when a new, random post comes up on my Bloglovin’ feed from my favorite blog. I’m just like YAY! HE/SHE HAS A NEW POST UP! *checks it out*.

  • More hits/pageviews

Since we don’t know when your next post will be, it’s hard to not constantly check your blog! At least, that’s what I do to the blogs I love. I constantly check their blog to see if they have a new post up because they’re just super awesome!

 

So, did I miss any PROS of not having a blog schedule? Comment down below and let me know your thoughts on this topic.

My Blogging Schedule {Discuss #21}

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I’ve been blogging for 3 years, and let’s be honest, my blogging schedule has changed A LOT. Compared to my bubbly, excited, noob self when I first started blogging (meaning posting like 3-4 times a week), I don’t post much these days. I have decided to just post twice a week, and I couldn’t be happier. I just think posting frequently takes too much of my time and it’s taking away my enjoyment.

Let me show you my ways, and you can show me your ways because that’s what discussions are all about.

So I use this handy dandy blue planner that I got from Target. This planner runs from July 2015 to June 2016 and has monthly + daily pages. I use the monthly pages to write the title of the posts that I’ve scheduled in black ink with blue stripes.

I think posting twice a week has helped me enjoy blogging more. I do not feel forced to post everyday, or every other day. With this kind of schedule, I can comment on other blogs often and interact on Twitter frequently. It has also let me read more books! If I had to blog everyday, then it would consume my reading time. It’s also easier to schedule posts! This post was actually written way back in August :P.

So, my question for you is, do you have a blogging/post schedule? If so, how has it helped you?


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