March Goals

Can you believe that it’s already March! Like where is this year going, I’m having such a good year so far and I feel it’s only going to get better. Today is the day that I am going to be looking back at the Goals I set for February as well as setting myself some new ones for March. February has definitely been a good month, not only for my Goals but life in general, there’s been a lot going on.

I’m really busy at the moment with visiting family, taking adventures and just enjoying life if you want to know more about what I have been up to in February, you should definitely check out my Favourites! March is definitely going to be no different, I love reflecting on my goals as it definitely gives me the motivation I require as well as making sure I am actually achieving what I want to.

Before I set myself some new Goals for March, let’s reflect on my February Goals!

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Blogger Book Nook #6 // Swap a Book

Here we go, another month means it’s time for February’s Reading Challenge for the Blogger Book Nook. I’m really excited for this month’s Reading Challenge as it’s a little different from usual! This month’s Reading Challenge is Swap a Book. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it was decided we should swap books with someone else in the group to share our love of reading!

We receive our monthly Reading Challenge from either Abbey or Tabitha, two of the kindest girls, on the Facebook page. Here we have some great conversations and are able to talk books! This is also the perfect opportunity to get to know new bloggers, ones that have a similar interest, books and reading.

Right, let’s get on with February’s Reading Challenge.

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2018 Personal Goals

It’s nearly the end of January, our first month of 2018 is nearly complete! It’s been a crazy month, as well as very busy, not only in my personal life but also at work, January is a horrible month having to pick up things after being off for Christmas. This is the first year I’ve experienced something like this as I’ve always worked in retail and a Christmas break doesn’t exist!

One thing I love doing at this time of year is plan out what I want to achieve, you could even call it complete. I know I do my Monthly Goals but those are more specific for each month, whereas these Goals I don’t actually know when I’ll complete them. I’ve never been one for setting New Year Resolutions, I feel Goals are much better, for me, they give more motivation to achieve them.

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Book Review // Skeletal

January has definitely been a jam-packed month! Hopefully, you’ve been enjoying all my content this month, especially all my book reviews. It’s no different today, I am sharing you my fourth review of January, which is very exciting! I have left the best till last as I will be sharing with you my review of Skeletal by Emma Pullar. Normally these book reviews are thanks to a book blog tours hosted by either Neverland Blog Tours or The Book Marketing Expert.

For today’s review though, I actually came across Skeletal when Emma reached out to a variety of bloggers on Twitter. I jumped at the opportunity to help her find her audience, she’s currently finding it hard because the novel isn’t Young Adult as it’s too gory and sweary, yet with the protagonist having a young voice, she feels it should fit this genre/audience.  In her own words, Skeletal has been created to fuel her want of Young Adult dystopian with more adult themes.

Right enough chit chat, shall we get into the review of Skeletal?

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Book Review // Joshua N’Gon: Last Prince of Alkebulahn

I am truly treating you this month, I am progressing very well with January’s Goal of reading a total of 3 books. The beginning of the month, I introduced you to Ordnance from Andrew Vaillencourt, then I reviewed Snow Like Ashes from Sara Raasch, today’s post is an introduction post to Joshua N’Gon: Last Prince of Alkebulahn from Anthony Hewitt.

I am taking part in the Joshua N’Gon: Last Prince of Alkebulahn Blog Tour hosted by Jenny Marston, the creator of Neverland Blog Tours. If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer for a while, I’m sure this name will be familiar! This very exciting Blog Tour starts today for a variety of bloggers, I am very happy to be the first stop on the tour, today I will be sharing the day with A Rambling Reviewer and Book Snail Reads.

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Book Review // Ordnance

Today is not only the first book review of January but my first book review of 2018. Even though we are two weeks into January, it still doesn’t feel like a new year. I hope things are going well for yourself and you’ve had a good start to the year. This week, I am privileged to be on the Ordnance Blog Tour, organised by the lovely Emma Green at The Book Marketing Expert.

I have my fingers crossed that I can continue these monthly blog tours into 2018, I loved reading each month last year, with thanks to Jenny Marston over at Neverland Blog Tours. By reading Ordnance, I am one step closer to my January Goal of reading a total of 3 books this month, I have also got a 2018 Goal of reading a total of 15 books. I think that is pretty manageable, don’t you?

I’ve set myself this challenge through Goodreads, you can keep up to date with my 2018 Reading Challenge here.

Now enough chit chat, let’s start the review of Ordnance, a science fiction book by Andrew Vaillencourt.

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Blogmas Day 13 // Book Review – 88˚ North

I am really excited to share with you today’s book review! As I said on Monday, this week you’re really lucky as there will be two book reviews on An Ocean Glimmer. Monday I reviewed Storyland by Bryan W. Alaspa and today I will be reviewing 88˚ North by J.F. Kirwan. If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer for a while, you’ll know that I reviewed the second book in the Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller Series, 37 Hours.

I would definitely recommend reading my review before going any further with this one, as it will help you to understand the book. I’m really proud of how much I’ve read recently, this is really helping with my goals each month. Just like 37 Hours, I am taking part in the 88˚ North Blog Tour hosted by Neverland Blog Tours. Today I will be sharing the day with The Writing Garnet and Read, Write, Inspire.

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Blogmas Day 11 // Book Review – Storyland

If you like reading, you are in luck this week! Not one but two book reviews are appearing on An Ocean Glimmer. Now, this was actually done by accident! As you know, I normally take part in Blog Tours hosted by Neverland Blog Tours but I was recently approached by Emma Green, meaning I now have the opportunity to read Storyland by Bryan W. Alaspa this week. The second book review will be on Wednesday, where I will be reviewing 88˚ North by J.F. Kirwan.

I am very excited to review this book as I’ve previously reviewed the second book in the Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller Series, 37 Hours which was amazing! I would recommend reading this here, before my review on Wednesday, to catch up and understand what’s happened. Now, I will save that for Wednesday, let’s get on with the book review for Storyland. I was actually quite surprised when approached with this book, as it seems a little different from the normal books I read.

I didn’t know what to expect, to be honest, but was looking forward to it! I am officially the first stop on the Storyland Blog Tour and I am sharing the day with The Organised Mum, who is also called Gemma!

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Blogger Book Nook #3 Young Adult

Here we are again! Today I am going to introduce to you November’s Reading Challenge, this month the Blogger Book Nook has been talking about all things Young Adult. This is definitely my favourite reading prompt so far with the Blogger Book Nook, as even though I’m no longer ‘classed’ as a young adult, I still have a long list of books to read in this genre.

Alongside answering the five questions each month, we also chat with one another on the Facebook page. Here we discuss the prompt during the month, including what we’ve been reading and our favourite authors. I love when Abbey adds a Question of the Day to the group because it definitely gets me thinking! It’s also nice to see if we like similar things.

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November Goals

Well here we go, it’s officially a new month which means I need to set out some goals for November. I have really enjoyed writing these posts as it pushes me to achieve each month, setting yourself goals is really good. This has helped me over the last couple of months and I really hope you are enjoying them. Before we get into my November Goals, I wanted to review my October Goals. It’s as good setting goals as reviewing them at each month.

After many months, I have finally graduated! I spoke about the day briefly in my October Favourites but I will be doing a full post soon. I have yet to read more than one book… Which is very disappointing as I thought I could do it this month! To hopefully achieve this, I will read a book rather than Twitter.

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