Monthly Goals // January 2019

Happy, Happy New Year. I hope January is treating you well, here we are a new month and of course a New Year. Things are going to continue being the same here on An Ocean Glimmer, I enjoy writing the content and I hope you enjoy reading. I’m really hopeful for 2019, there are a lot of good things to come. Today I am going to be reflecting on the Goals I set myself at the beginning of December.

I love reflecting and creating new Goals each month, there’s something about it that makes me more determined to achieve them. Of course, with a New Year comes resolutions, but that’s not me so I’ll be setting soon some Goals I would love to achieve over the course of 2019. My Monthly Goals will be in line with these Goals, to make them seem that little bit easier to achieve.

I have shared my adventures in my Monthly Favourites // December 2018 here. Before I set myself some new Goals for January, let’s reflect on my December Goals!

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Monthly Favourites // December 2018

Happy January, Happy New Year!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas! Can you believe January is here? January brings with it a New Year, I’m soo excited for 2019. Before we move forward to January though, I need to reflect on December. There is no better way of doing that than my Monthly Favourites. The month has been amazing, I’ve made some amazing memories with friends and family over the past 31 days.

Missed my November Favourites? Head over here to see what I was loving
during the month.

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My Reading Journey

At the ripe old age of 22, I can’t believe I’m saying this but I love reading. Throughout primary school, English was my worst subject, I absolutely hated this subject and would even break down in tears. This meant reading wasn’t exactly my favourite and while my classmates were enjoying books such as Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia, I was sat in the corner dreading having to read.

I don’t know what it was about reading but we just didn’t get along. It wasn’t until when I was in Year 3 that things changes, my favourite teacher understood what I was going through and was on hand to help me improve. She gave me a list of different children’s authors, to make reading exciting for myself. Now, there’s only one author from this list that I actually remember and still read today.

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Book Review // The Colonel and the Bee

I was recently contacted by Patrick Canning, to read and review one of his books, The Colonel and the Bee. After reading the blurb, I was very intrigued! It sounded like my type of book and genre to read. I am always on the search for new books to read and I’m always willing to try new books. My book reviews have decreased a little over the last couple of months. Unfortunately, I haven’t participated in many Book Blog Tours.

Not only did the blurb sell The Colonel and the Bee to me but these two snappy reviews:

Around the World in Eighty Days meets Wizard of OzLara Croft, steampunk style.

I am really happy to share with you The Colonel and the Bee and my review, of course, like my normal reviews I will be sharing the full blurb and bio for the author. At the moment this is the only book review I have lined up for the next month. It seems like Book Blog Tours have gone silent on the books I am interested in. I might just have to read and review the books I’ve had on my Goodreads to-read shelf for a little while.

I hope you enjoy this review, shall we begin?

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Book Review // Avian

I hope you’re all having a lovely September! Here is my first Blog Blitz in a little while, one I am definitely happy to be apart of as only recently did I read the first book in the series Skeletal. A book that I fell in love with, now I’m looking forward and really excited to read the sequel Avian. I’m really thankful to Emma Pullar for this opportunity to read Avian.

This blog book tour is hosted by Sarah Hardy, over at Bloodhound Books, I have found some new loves since participating in book tours. Today is no different as I am on the second day on the Avian Blog Blitz by Emma, I am also sharing the Blog Blitz with Rae Reads, Sean’s Book Reviews, Me and My Books and The Misadventure of a Reader, please give them some love!

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Book Review // The Last Straw

I know recently I haven’t participated in many Book Blog Tours, there haven’t been very many I wanted to participate in because they haven’t been my type of genre. Also, there will be no more Blogger Book Nook on An Ocean Glimmer which I am a little upset about as I really enjoyed participating in these. If you have missed any of these posts, you can catch up with them all here.

Moving on, I have a couple of book reviews in the pipeline, I adore reading but recently it’s been really hard to find the spare time to read. July and August have truly been two of the busiest months of this year and I hope things start to calm down a little. Today I am sharing with you my thoughts on The Last Straw, the second book in the Pigeon Blood Red Series from Ed Duncan.

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Monthly Goals // August 2018

A new month means new adventures and new Goals for the upcoming month, can you believe it’s now August? Hopefully, this month will be a little bit quieter than July so I can focus on my Goals. I will admit now that most of them have been unsuccessful because I have been so busy with other things. I’m definitely going to push myself this month to fingers crossed, achieve them all.

Today I will be reflecting on the Goals I set myself for July and creating some new ones for AugustJuly has definitely been a great month and things have been just a little busy, it does feel like I’ve been at Silverstone each weekend! I have not stopped and it’s gone so quick to think it’s now August, I’m excited for the upcoming month. You can learn all about what I’ve been loving throughout July here.

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Monthly Goals // July 2018

We’re already halfway through the year, which means it’s less than six months until Christmas! Can you believe it? I love writing these Monthly Goals as it helps me to be on target for my Personal and Blogging Goals. I feel without them I would forget and go off track, there’s nothing worse than getting to the end of the year and not achieving the Goals you set out at the beginning.

Today I will be reflecting on the Goals I set myself for June and creating some new ones for July. June has definitely been a great month and things have been just a little busy with a couple of car shows and visiting Plymouth. I swear I have not stopped and it’s gone so quick to think it’s now July. You can learn all about what I’ve been loving throughout June here.

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

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Book Review // Preceded by Chaos Vol-1

I hope you’re all having a lovely June! Can you believe it’s already halfway through the month? Now it gets excited as next week I’m going home and then the week after I’m at Silverstone for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix. Here is my first book review and blog book tour of the month. One that I’m actually really excited to be a part of because I’ve fallen in love with this book!

This blog book tour is hosted by Faye Rogers, over at Authoright, I have found some new loves since participating in book tours. Today is no different as I am the third stop on Preceded by Chaos Blog Tour hosted by Faye, I am also sharing the blog book tour with Big Book Little Book and Carry on Beautiful so please check out their blogs to read what they thought.

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Monthly Goals // June 2018

Can you believe that it’s already the first week of June? Time seems to be going very quickly at the moment, I even keep forgetting what day it is! I think that’s what happens when you keep yourself busy, I don’t know about you but I love keeping myself busy and during the Summer you’re busy every single weekend. Another thing that comes with a new month is setting yourself some new Goals or you can even continue your old ones if you’ve yet to achieve them!

Today I will be reflecting on the Goals I set myself for May and creating some new ones for June. I always try to set Goals that reflect on what I plan to do during the month as well as little Goals to achieve bigger Goals. Some things you want to achieve in life don’t happen overnight! May has definitely been a great month and things are starting to pick up, there’s been a range of things I have loved over the course of the month. You can learn about all of those here.

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