Friday Book Beginnings and Book Blogger Hop – January 1, 2021

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week.

This week I’m reading Lore by Alexandra Bracken. It’s one of my Netgalley reads, and it’s being released on January 12. I’m working to finish it up and get a review written before the release date!


He woke to the feeling of rough ground beneath him and the stench of mortal blood.

His body was slower to recover than his mind. Unwelcome sensations burned through him as his skin tightened like newly fired clay.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week, there’s a new prompt featuring a book-related question. It’s designed to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, make new blogging friends, and gain followers. I thought I’d give it a go!

This week’s prompt: What are your reading goals for 2021?

Hmm. I really haven’t given reading goals much thought, other than “read and review all my Netgalley books in a timely fashion.” I haven’t yet settled on a number of books to read this year. Last year I surpassed my Goodreads goal of 80 by a few, so I’ll probably stick pretty close to that number. I actually spent a good chunk of today organizing my books, though, and one goal I have settled on for the year is alternating e-books and physical books. My shelves are overrun with books I’ve been meaning to read, and it’s time to start clearing some of them out. I reckon some will make it to the “we’re keeping these forever” shelf, but some will be books I enjoy once and then pass on for someone else to enjoy. So, I’ve got to read some of those physical books (to make room for more, don’t you know!).

About Lisa @ theplainspokenpen

Mom to boys. Happily married. Jesus follower. Avid reader. Proofreader, trying to make it an actual paying job. Amateur foodie. Scentsy consultant. I thrive on chocolate and strong coffee, and I need some extra hours in my day.
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4 Responses to Friday Book Beginnings and Book Blogger Hop – January 1, 2021

  1. Louise H says:

    My reading goals are less about numbers and more about reading other genres, reading non-fiction and reading some of the books I have owned for several years but not read yet. Happy New Year and hope you achieve your reading goals.

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  2. Colletta says:

    I also have a “keep” shelf but most books I read get passed on to a friend who enjoys the same books that I do. Thanks for stopping by!


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    • bunkie68 says:

      Same here. I’ll either give my books to someone I know will like them, or I’ll post them on Facebook and tell my friends, first to comment gets it! I share a lot of things that way.


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