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Reading Habits 

Okay. So when I took this picture I kind of didn’t realize that I should’ve posted it sooner rather then later because WHOA it’s February already! Where has the time gone? .

If you check my previous post, you’ll see that This Savage Song was part of my January Wrap-up. You can see mini-reviews of other books I finished in January by scrolling down to the previous post. 

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So let’s talk about what kind of reader you are. One of my daily habits I want to keep up is to read for at least 20 minutes a day. To help me stay on track, I’ve created this current reads tracker. It’s helped me so much by helping me see my reading progress on my books. I also update my Goodreads status to also keep me accountable. Also, since I read multiple books at a time, I can see which ones have grabbed my attention and which ones need more of it. 

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How do you guys track your reading? What are some reading goals you’ve set for yourself?

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I stayed up way too late watching a Korean drama Playful Kiss and then accidentally finished reading Son of Neptune. I’m listening to SON with my kids, but I wanted to see how much we had left and accidentally read the rest of it. 😅 How’s your Wednesday going so far? 

Bullet Journal Layouts: Current Reads Tracker and Genre Tracker

Not quite a wrap-up yet, but a good representation of what I’ve been up to during my absence. (See previous post.) Earlier this month, I moved my collections from my bullet journal in my Leuchtturm 1917 @leuchtturm1917 into my TUL disc bound junior notebook and I LOVE IT. Featured here in my disc bound notebook is my genre tracker and in my LT197 is my current reads tracker..

The genre tracker doubles as a monthly record of books that I’ve read and also helps me be more mindful of the books I choose to read. As a writer, I firmly believe to get better at writing, you have to read, but I want to also read outside my preferred genre too. I used this last year and I’m continuing to use it this year. I can’t say that I’ve gotten better at reading with more breadth, but I’m trying!

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My current reads tracker helps me reach my monthly reading goals. I set a goal to read 50 books this year. Each month I try to read at least 4 books and I try to read for 20 minutes each day. This worked out for me really well last year and I surpassed my reading goal of 24 books and read 70! This year, I’m adding another goal to read one book outside my preferred genre (which is YA Anything). This month’s selection is All the Light We Cannot See (Literary/Historical Fiction). 

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So far, pictured here, I’ve finished Walk on Earth a Stranger and The Blade Itself. I’ll post more about them in my wrap-up post later, but I really enjoyed both. I’m currently reading Lady Midnight and The Sun is Also a Star too. 

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Thank you again to everyone who commented or messaged me in my last post. I’m so lucky to have found this community. I had been caught up with family stuff and was unable to post for a while. I missed everyone, but it didn’t occur to me that I would be missed! Hahaha. Anyway, thank you again for caring. I appreciate it so much.

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What have you been reading? Anyone else keep a reading journal? 

Bullet Journal Challenge: Everday and Tracking

One of my go-to layouts in my #writersbulletjournal is my #currentreads tracker. My daily goal for reading is to read at least twenty minutes a day. My monthly goal is to read 3-4 books a month. My goal for the year was 24 books. I started using this layout in January and I actually surpassed my goals in April! 🙌🏽 I never thought I’d get to read this much! I’m a stay-at-home and an aspiring writer, but reading has always been important to me. It benefits me both as a person and a writer, so I made a commitment to myself to read daily. I’ll admit, sometimes I meet just the twenty minutes. Sometimes I don’t and sometimes I go way past twenty minutes. .

There’s another part to my reading tracker that’s not featured and it’s called my Genre Tracker. In addition to reading every day, I also wanted to make sure that I read outside my comfort zone. I listed all the genres that I wanted to try this year and each month, I target a genre that I want to tackle. I’m sorry to say that I haven’t accomplished this goal. 😅Fantasy, I can’t quit you! 😩

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For writing, I’m not doing Nano, but instead I’m dedicating this month to rereading my draft to build up momentum again for the ending. I got close to the ending a couple of months ago (65k+ words), but I got discouraged because the story was going in a direction I had not imagined. For a planner girl like me, it was really hard coming to terms with the fact that I just had to let the story tell itself. So, this month my goal is to read 5 chapters a week of my WIP. I wrote on my WIP calendar which chapters I should be reading each week. Then I just mark on the day which chapter was read and make notes in my revision notebook.

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Featured also are my #currentreads at the moment. I’m enjoying this TBR SO much and having a blast buddy reading with Vicky @zoetzure, Natasha @shotmeinthebook and Syd @deertales!

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Interested in seeing more examples of my reading tracker? Check out my tag #jennfscurrentreadstracker. 

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#planwithmechallenge Everyday and Tracking 

Bullet journal: Current reads tracker

If you saw my earlier January TBR book post, this is how I plan to reach my goal of finishing them this month. In my writer’s bullet journal, I created a current reads tracker for the month. On the left spread is a column for the books I want to read. Across the top are the days. The colors don’t mean anything at this point. On the right side are lists: to be released, bought, added to TBR, To Read. The Bought list is my way of monitoring my book spending. At this point, my book purchases have been for new releases, automatic author buys, and used books. My extra spending comes from eBooks and audio books on sale. Some are books that I plan to read, but most are books that I’ve forgotten about! My TBR list is crazy and I want to be mindful of what I’m adding and when so I know how long it’s been on my TBR. (I could also just look it up on Goodreads, but it’s nice not having to go online.) My To Read list are of books to read next if I finish one of my current reads or if I set one of them aside and need another book. This saves time in trying to find another book. 

This is a new layout I’m trying that I hope will help me reach my goal of at least two books a month. I’m already considering a list for Want to read for later–meaning wait to buy the book or check the library. Delaying gratification for a bookworm is hard! But I need to get through my piles of TBR books! 

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