Slay That Series TBR

For information on the Slat That Series read-a-thon watch this video made by one of the creators, Sara.

The read-a-thon’s purpose is to essentially read books from series and “slay” them. You can read an entire series, catch up on multiple series, or start new a few new series if you want. As long as you are reading series installments and not stand-alone’s you’re doing this right!

I’m going to try to be realistic here with this TBR so here’s my plans.

  1. Finish Winter by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, #4), currently reading and I know I won’t be finished by the time this read-a-thon starts on Sunday!
  2. Reviving Izabel by J.A. Redmerski (In the Company of Killers, #2)
  3. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking, #1)


Those are my realistic goals, here’s some extra’s in case I am really slaying next week!

  • Fall with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Wait for You, #4)
  • Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me, #1.5)
  • You by Caroline Kepnes (You, #1)


I will be posting updates and following the read-a-thon mainly on my twitter @PlanAndRead, also linked on this site. Expect an update at the end of the read-a-thon on here as well!


Who else is participating?



Let’s Discuss: Coming Back After a Break

I haven’t been keeping up on blogging or reading during about the past month and a half. I have talked about why, I moved out of my parent house and into a place with my boyfriend, and I have also switched from part-time to full-time at my job.

I don’t want to talk about why I was gone and make up excuses as much as I want to talk about what it’s like trying to get back into the swing of things in a new place and with a new schedule.

Whenever I take a break for reasons in my personal life or simply because I am in a reading slump, it feels strange coming back. I always feel like I missed something and like I’m out of my circles all of a sudden, which is never true. We all take breaks and everyone is usually just happy to see their blogging friends come back. I’m still going through that chunk of time where I’m trying to read blogs again and comment as much as I can!

The other thing I’m dealing with is I wasn’t reading a ton while I was gone therefore I don’t have a lot to discuss or post about for the time being even though I am back. I have been working my way through Winter by Marissa Meyer and I still have 600+ pages to go before I finish it! So while I am reading more now than I was when I was moving, it’s still going to be a hot minute before I wrap that one up and can get back to a normal finishing pace.

It’s tough coming to the realization that my goals I set at the beginning of the year and am still trying to reach for are going to be a real struggle to meet now. The setback has been getting my motivation down a little but I am determined to slowly catch up, majority of this catching up probably won’t be able to happen until the summer when my classes are over still.

Mostly I just want you guys to know that I am back, I am reading, and I am looking forward to talking about books again with this community!


If you want to follow more of my progress add me on Goodreads, Bailey Blicken, and follow me on Instagram @PlanAndRead. They are linked on my page if you need to find them!

See you soon, xoxo.

Want to Read: March 2016

I am behind on my Goodreads challenge of 100 books already but that’s not going to stop me! I am 9 books behind schedule (ha!) and hope to end the month being 8 or less books behind.

Here’s what’s on my radar this month!

  • Winter by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)
  • Reviving Izabel by J.A. Redmerski (In the Company of Killers, #2)
  • Confess by Colleen Hoover
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking, #1)
  • Fall with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Wait for You, #4)
  • Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me, #1.5)
  • You by Caroline Kepnes (You, #1)
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu (The Young Elites, #1)
  • Summer’s Child by Diane Chamberlain
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass (The Selection, #1)


Wrap Up: February 2016

Get ready for my pathetic wrap up.

I’m not ashamed of this at all. I said before that I was moving at the end of the month and I also switched to full time at my job. I am almost settled now and have been reading more at the beginning of March but lets reflect on February!

I read 2 books (graphic novel & DNF)!

  1. The Walking Dead, Vol. 9: Here We Remain by Robert Kirkman. 4 stars.
  2. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2). DNF.

That gave me a total of 235 pages and an average rating of 2.5 stars.


Like I said, March is already going better for me and I will be coming right back with a more promising TBR.