September 2015 in Review

Talk about one of THE most disappointing months in my entire reading history because this month was chock full of books that couldn’t cross the 2 and 3 star rating for me. Nothing seemed to work for me and the more I read, the more irritated I got. Thankfully, I got a couple of 4 star books toward the end of the month–which was awesome–but it was also by my favorite authors EVER so no surprise there 🙂





So, back in the beginning of this month, Nori created an amazing something for all of us book bloggers and decided to call it the Book Blogger Creativity Project. It is something I am CRAZY EXCITED for because I got THE BEST TEAM EVER (seriously, you guys, we’re the best) and for this project, we decided to do a bucket list because a) We have serious goals that we need to achieve while we blog and b) We are ambitious AF. This list was complied by the team, with each us voting for the blogging goals we hope to achieve. So here goes:


  • Cross Post all reviews – I’m lousy at posting reviews on Amazon. Goodreads is my home so I usually post there without fail but Amazon? Fuck no. That’s going to change though. You know it is.
  • Get ahead on posts – I can’t talk about this AT ALL because oh God I’m a procrastinator and most of my posts are last minute.
  • Blog hop weekly – This is going to be great! I’ve been working on compiling a blog roll of my favorite blogs and I’m honestly hoping to blog hop bi-weekly 🙂
  • Use more photography in posts – No idea how to do this, tbh, and I’ve not made any plans for this one yet. We’ll see.
  • ALWAYS double-check and triple-check posts for spelling, grammar, etc – There is not post on RNJ without a typo. ‘Nuff said.
  • Make a dent in my Netgalley pile – I’m on a book requesting ban and will be, right up until December, most probably, all in the name of improving my NG ratio. So yay!
  • Make new friends & interact more with other blogs – I’m not social and “communication” is an issue for me. I’m very very introverted while I blog, so again, challenging, but Imma try my best.
  • Engage more on Twitter – This is what I do. Engage on Twitter. That’s all I do, in all honesty 🙂
  • Reply and comment back on all the comments without fail – Okay this one was made especially to make me feel guilty. Along with the bi-weekly blog hopping, I’m hoping to do this too.
  • Try to manage time between blogging, reading, school and life efficiently – THIS one is going to be challenging. Honest to God, I’m not sure how I’m going to do this. But try I will.
  • Host at least one guest writer on the blog – Guest posts, interviews, and other tomfoolery on its way.
  • Try out more bookish challenges – GAHHHH I have literally no time to do this. But it’s a part of the team bucket list and I’m definitely going to give it a go!

This bucket list, isn’t only for us, you can try it out too! It’s filled with goals that most of us will relate to, I hope. Link back to this post, or tweet at me and I’ll include you in my updates 🙂 Here’s the rest of the bloggers in Team Lilac–go check out their posts too!

NoriMishma / Sam / Emily / Pamela / Claudia / Leigh / Fatima 

Happy October, everyone! Talk to me in the comments and let me know how your September was 🙂


7 thoughts on “September 2015 in Review

  1. Keionda Hearts Books says:

    Sooooo many goals Rhea and sooooo little time. It’s so cool to see you’re getting organized and stuff because my stuff is just all over the place it’s so not even funny….no, really…it’s not funny. I’m actually crying right now as I write this. Hehe okay, that was a joke. 😉 I can’t wait to read more and see how much you’re progressing! YOU GOT THIS GIRL! 🙂


  2. Amy says:

    Suck’s that you had such a disappointing month! I’ve been so excited to read The Secret Fire and The Ordinary Life! Were they any good? Or one of your 2-3stars rating? I am the worst at checking my posts for grammar and punctuation!! And I also ONLY post my reviews on Goodreads other then the blog! I’d just take so much extra effort!


  3. Josephine says:

    Wonderful wrap up! And I love that bucket list, I’m definitely going to snag some of those goals for myself! I need to work on a few things myself too!

    xoxo 💕


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