Update and Weekly Goals for Nov 26-Dec 2

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court of Books and Love.

Today I have a few things I want to talk about that’s going to be changing for a while and let you guys know what I want to get done this coming week. So let’s just get into it!


First, let’s chat.

So if you haven’t noticed, I’ve been very iffy about my posting lately. I haven’t been posting as often and I have been missing days. This is the 4th week of me taking two courses with my school. The way my schooling works is that I take one or two classes (part time is one and full time is 2) for 8 weeks then move on to the next one or two. This is my second term and I decided to give two classes a shot. But that has been a lot more work than anticipated. So I haven’t been able to keep up with posting.

I tried filming and writing all of the posts ahead of time then editing as many as I could at a time. I ended up not doing the last two I filmed and there were a couple I couldn’t film/write until closer to the date. Because of this and the fact that I work retail and, well, Black Friday, I have been really busy at work. I haven’t found a way to balance everything.

So I’m making a change. It’s not one that I really want to do right now, but I’m setting my priorities straight and getting a hang on what I am capable of doing. So I’m having to take BookTube out of my schedule. I’m not going to be posting any videos for a while. That being said, I’m going to try to increase my posting here, but we will see how well that goes over. I’m going to try to write as many posts ahead of time as I can, but continue to do weekly ones so that I can continue to work on this without losing focus.

My main focus has been and always will be Bookstagram, though. I’m mainly using this for sharing books I love with other people. I’m going to be focusing on reviewing books and sharing other such things. I’m possibly going to add in weekly show reviews. I watch Flash every week with my brother so I may do joint reviews for that.

I’ve talked to him a few times about this but I’m going to discuss it with him again. He may be hopping on board my crew for this blog. So he may have a certain day of the week where he’ll talk about whatever he feels like talking about. We need to flesh out some details.

I would love for you guys to share some posts you would like to see from me in December. They can be anything, book related or not.

But that’s about it. Focus is Bookstagram, I’ll try posting here more often, and BookTube is cancelled for now.


Now let’s talk about my weekly goals!

Let’s start with the boring one. School.

School

I have the 5th module for each class that I will be working on this week.

For my Literature class, that consists of readings, a discussion, and a quiz.

For History, that’s a quiz, a discussion, and a worksheet.

So not too too bad. Pretty much normal workload for me. This will be my main focus this week despite the fact Readathin is going on and Minimoji.

So, speaking of those two, let’s discuss what I plan on reading!

Reading

My goal is to start and finish reading When Dimple Met Rishi, finish reading Doctor Who Twelve Doctors of Christmas, and start and finish Clockwork Angel. So wish me luck with that. I’m not going to talk about the rest of the readings I plan on doing because those have to do with my December TBR which won’t be up until Tuesday (I believe).

Instagram

I need to still take this week’s photo, but that’s perfectly okay. I will be doing that today. I’m working on the captions right now and look forward to photos featuring City of Bones and Clockwork Angel, some book mail and beautiful covers, some more Doctor Who, some tea, and my monthly wrap up!


That’s about it for this week. I will hopefully have a good wrap up for not only Readathin but also this week in general. I would like to get back into these weekly wrap ups and goals. I will be trying to set them up a bit differently (at least wrap up wise). But I think you all will still enjoy them.

Make sure to let me know what you want to see me posting in December.

Thanks so much for reading! I will see you guys in the next post!

Happy Reading! Bye!

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Weekly Goals (Aug 3-9)

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court of Books and Love!

Today I have my weekly goals for the week of Aug 3 to the 9th.

Let’s do this!

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Kdramas

I would like to try to get through at least one episode a day for my Kdramas. Weekends will be more but for now, I’m going to try for at least one. So my goal is to finish watching Strong Woman Do Bong Soon and get a couple episodes through Age of Youth. I have seen the first episode of that so I should be able to get through to episode 4-ish.

That’s the goal.

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TV Shows

I want to catch up on Grey’s Anatomy so I would like to finish season 2 and get partway through season 3.

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School

I start school this week so I’m going to be working on all of that throughout the week. So I’m going to mention what assignments I have to do.

I’m going to have to do two reading assignments (two chapters in the textbook), 2 discussion assignments, a brainstorming activity, and a journal.


Reading

I want to finish I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson this week. I’d also like to finish Royal Pain by Tracy Wolff. But I’m also going to be beginning Stalking Jack the Ripper on the 4th and reading that through until Hunting Prince Dracula comes out. I plan on starting the arc I have for The Note by Zoe Folbigg. If I get that done, I’ll move onto another ARC. But for now, my plans are to read Royal Pain, The Note, I’ll Give You the Sun, and Stalking Jack the Ripper.


Blog/BookTube

Here’s my post schedule for my BookTube:

Tuesday: Back to School Book Tag
Wednesday: Top 5 Wednesday (possibly, the prompts aren’t out yet)
Friday: Series I Need To Finish

Here’s my blogging schedule for this week:

Sunday: Weekly Goals
Monday: Book Review for Unexpected
Tuesday: Back to School Book Tag
Wednesday: Top 5 Wednesday (refer to BookTube list)
Thursday: New Releases: Sept 10-16
Friday: Series I Need To Finish
Saturday: Book Review for Royal Pain


I hope you all have a good week!

Let me know some of your plans for this week!

Happy Reading/Watching! Bye!

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Weekly Wrap Up (Aug 27-Sept 2)

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court of Books and Love!

Today I have my weekly wrap up from Aug 27 to Sept 2! I won’t really have much to talk about from today (Aug 2) because I’m not sure exactly what I will get done.

Let’s just get into this!

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TV Shows

So the only real TV show watching that I’ve been doing is the Death Note anime. I decided to rewatch it to try to erase the movie from my mind. Update: it’s making me hate the movie even more xD


Books

So here’s how my reading has gone!

27:
None

28:
26 pages of I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

29:
34 pages of I’ll Give You the Sun
22% of The Lion The Lamb The Hunted by Andrew E Kaufman

30:
3% of Unexpected by Jenny Frame
42% of The Lion The Lamb The Hunted

31:
36% of The Lion The Lamb The Hunted (Finished)
22% of Unexpected (Finished)

1:
4 Pages of I’ll Give You the Sun
7% of Royal Pain by Tracy Wolff

2:
*I’ll update at the end of the day*


So that’s pretty much all I did for this week. I went to the State Fair yesterday (Friday) so I didn’t get too much reading done. But I plan on getting more done this week. I need to finish I’ll Give You the Sun and that will be my main focus today.

Let me know how your week went!

Happy reading! Bye!!!

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Weekly Goals Aug 27-Sept 2

Sorry guys! I’ve been completely MIA lately. Since starting my BookTube and getting school set up, I haven’t had time to actually sit down and write up some blog posts! But I’m going to work on getting better about it! I hope that I’ll be able to! Keep supporting me and sticking around!

Thank you all so much for sticking with me thus far and supporting me! I truly appreciate it! I’ll get better for you! So let’s get into my weekly goals for this week!


School

I’m going to start out with my goals for school just because they are going to be quick. School doesn’t start until the 4th but I would like to try to get ahead with the readings and assignments. So I, at the very least, want to start reading the first reading assignment.


TV Shows

Since Game of Thrones is done for now, I have no necessary shows to watch. But if you’ve been keeping up with me on Twitter (it’s linked below), then you know I’m watching Grey’s Anatomy. So I’m going to continue to do that.



Reading

So this week I have some high goals. I want to finish reading I’ll Give You The Sun and The Girl in 6E. Then on top of that, I want to finish Unexpected and start and finish Bad Romance. We’ll see how well that goes over. Let’s break it down as of 8/28.

I’ll Give You The Sun: 306 pgs left

The Girl in 6E: 258 pgs left

Unexpected: 25% left

Bad Romance: 356 pgs left


Blog Posts

Monday: Weekly Goals Aug 27-Sept 2

Tuesday: Playlist Book Tag

Wednesday: Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Bromances

Thursday: New Releases Sept 3-9

Friday: October Book Haul Revist; September TBR

Saturday: Book Review *undecided*

Sunday: Weekly Wrap Up


So I think those are my only goals this week. I hope you enjoyed this and I hope that I can reach at least some of these. What are some of your goals for the week?


Happy Reading!

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Weekly Wrap Up July 30-Aug 5

Hey Everyone!

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Let’s get right into this!


Korean Dramas

Ha. Yeah. I think we all know how that went.

I have watched nothing!

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TV Shows

I did watch Game of Thrones and I enjoyed the episode. It was good. I loved the final F you at the end. And the speech between Dany and Jon was great, imo.

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Writing

Yeah. Nothing.


Blogging

I got all my posts up except for a Saturday review. I finished Of Fire and Stars on Friday and I didn’t want to write a review Saturday. So I didn’t. Maybe I’ll write one today and get it up this Saturday. Let me know if you want to see that. It’ll be completely spoiler-free.


Books

And finally! The part that always has the most, what I read.

This week I kept track of my reading progress. I started on the 1st so I’ll share with you what I read and how many pages I read of each!

  • Tuesday (8/1): Of Fire and Stars – 96 pgs
  • Wednesday (8/2): Of Fire and Stars – 53 pgs
  • Thursday (8/3): Of Fire and Stars – 95 pgs
  • Friday (8/4): Of Fire and Stars – 87 pgs (Finished)
  • Friday (8/4): Full Metal Alchemist (Vols 1-3) – 247 pgs
  • Saturday (8/5): Full Metal Alchemist (Vols 1-3) – 284 pgs(Finished)
  • Saturday (8/5): Vassa in the Night – 40 pgs
  • Saturday (8/5): The Unexpected Everything – 23 pgs

Stats

  • Finished 2 books
  • Read a total of 925 pgs
  • Read 2 Fantasy, 1 Contemporary, 1 Science Fiction.

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I hope you enjoyed! I want to continue on with Full Metal Alchemist but I have so many other books to read this month! The struggle!

How did your week go?


Happy Reading, Writing, Watching!

tenor

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Weekly Goals Aug 6-12

Hey everyone!

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Korean Dramas

Nothing. Because of all the readathons, I’m going to focus on reading for now.


Tv Shows

I’ll be watching Game of Thrones but that’s about it.


Writing

Again, I’ll be focusing on reading mostly this week.


Books

This is where you’ll see the most activity.

  • I want to finish reading Vassa in the Night, The Unexpected Everything and Angels and Demons.
  • During this week, I will be participating in Readathin, Unhaulathon, and Tome Topple.

Blog

Here’s this week’s post schedule:

  • Sunday: Weekly Goals Aug 6-12
  • Monday: Weekly Wrap Up July 30-Aug 5
  • Tuesday: The Nope Book Tag
  • Wednesday: Top 5 Wednesday: Second Book is the Best
  • Thursday: New Releases Aug 13-19
  • Friday: July Book Haul; Middle Gradeathon TBR
  • Saturday: Book Review


That’s about it! Not too much going on this week outside of reading and blogging.

Happy Reading, Writing, Watching!

tenor

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Weekly Goals July 30-Aug 5

Hi guys!

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I love Doctor Who gifs. That is all.


Alright, so my birthday is on the 31st of July and I will finally be 22. I don’t plan on doing anything for my birthday, though. I work the night before and the night of so…


Books

  • This week Readathin starts! I’m so excited. Go check out my announcement post if you missed it here. Also, Unhaulathon starts. So I’m going to get right into Blindsided right on the first. I’d like to finish Frostbite before that (I’m writing this on the 28th so I may be done with it by the time this goes up).
  • I have decided to put myself on a book buying ban at least for August and September but the goal is for the rest of the year. The only books I will allow myself to buy are the books for Java and the Librarians and the Random Book Monthly Book Club. Unless I end up doing this next goal.
  • I would like to get a library card to my local library. I’m going to blame my anxiety for the reasoning why I haven’t gotten a library card. My mom was bad about getting us cards, letting us take out books, then forgetting to bring us to bring them back. So I always get anxious at libraries that they’ll find out and charge me an outrageous amount. But now that my name has changed, maybe I have nothing to worry about. I know I’m irrational.
  • Back to actual reading goals, I want to finish Blindsided and get into the next book. Seriously, though. If you want to buddy read any of the books I will be reading, please do it with me. I need the motivation to actually read these books. My TBR will be up tomorrow, so get back to me!
  • I will continue to do hauls every month, but they will mainly only be ARCs and free eBooks.

Kdramas

  • Once again, I’m going to finish Strong Woman, Do Bong Soon.
  • I would like to get started on another Kdrama (send your recs!) but I don’t plan on finishing 2 this week.

TV Shows

  • Again, Game of Thrones this week. I would like to give a bit more in depth review, but I don’t want to spoil anything so I think I’ll just stick with how I had my weekly wrap up this time around.
  • I want to get through at least half of season 9 of Doctor Who. I definitely don’t have a problem watching those while I blog. I think that’s how I’ll start watching TV Shows (not Kdramas) for now instead of music. Maybe I’ll finally get through Gilmore Girls and Legends of Tomorrow

Work

  • I still want to get better about working harder. I need to be proud of the work I do even though it’s for a job that I don’t enjoy.
  • I want to give Barnes and Noble a call to let them know I put in an application. But I’ve never had to call a job for this and I’m super nervous and I don’t know what I’m going to do or say.

School

  • I’m going to get that Financial Aid taken care of before my advisor calls me for the second time about it.
  • I’m also going to keep checking back about the books I’m going to need for my class.

Writing

  • I will get on a schedule. Even if I just write for 10-15 minutes. I need to find time to do it.
  • I want to at least get the first draft of this short story done. My husband told me to write him a story so he could draw a comic along with it. So I’m going to do that. It’s just hard because we have different styles. I’d be a romance writer and he would be more action/fantasy.

Blog

Here’s this week’s schedule (let me know if you like seeing this):

  • Sunday (today): Weekly Goals July 30-August 5
  • Monday: Unhaulathon TBR
  • Tuesday: Wonder Woman Book Tag
  • Wednesday: Tome Topple TBR
  • Thursday: New Releases Aug 6-12
  • Friday: July Wrap Up
  • Saturday: *Undetemined* Review

What are your goals for this week?

I hope you enjoyed this post. Get back to me if you want to buddy read any of the books on my TBR this month or any of my TBRs for the readathons coming up (check my weekly goals posts to know when my TBR will be going up).


Happy Reading, Writing, Watching!

tenor

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