Blog Ahead: the end and the beginning


This blog challenge is hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup blog. The idea is to have at least 30 extra pre-scheduled blog posts at the end of November. The challenge begins on November 1 and continues until the end of November. It’s a blogging version of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) which also takes place during November.

  • Blog Ahead has ended and I didn’t get as many posts ahead as I had hoped, but I do have some ahead and I did have the complete week of Thanksgiving planned ahead so I could enjoy my family during the whole week.
  • I’m going to continue to work on getting ahead on my posts. I hope to have at least 20 posts ahead by the end of December and plan to keep working until I’m at least a full 30 posts ahead. . . and then stay at least 30 posts ahead!

What I did:

  • By the end of November I have an extra 10 posts scheduled now for December and even into January. I also have several posts begun and I just need to finish and schedule them. All in all, I’m pleased with my progress!

Thank you, Anna, for hosting this. This got me started and I plan to keep it up! It’s great to have posts written and scheduled!


Books I’m looking forward to in 2015 . . .


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I participate in occasionally. It’s a great meme and is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my own list, but to read what other people come up with!

This week we talk about the books we are most looking forward to 2015. I don’t know all the books which may come out in 2015 so this isn’t a complete list and several of these books don’t have publication dates or covers yet.

Some of the books don’t even have Goodreads links yet. I’m showing the covers I’ve found so far!


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Early 2015

1. One Good Dragon Deserves Another (Heartstrikers #2) by Rachel Aaron (Goodreads shows a publication of November. I hope it’s sooner than that!)

2. The Pyramids of London (The Trifold Age #1) by Andrea K. Host (the original pub date on Goodreads was December 2014; now it’s February 2015. I hope that date holds up.)


3. Foxglove Summer (Peter Grant #5) by Ben Aaronovitch


4. Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega #4) by Patricia Briggs

5. Vision in Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop


6. Only a Promise (Survivor’s Club #5) by Mary Balogh


7. Uprooted by Naomi Novik


8. Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8) by Ilona Andrews

9. The End of All Things (Old Man’s War #6) by John Scalzi


10. A Red Rose Chain (October Daye #9) by Seanan McGuire

Of course, I know there are other books I don’t know about yet which would make my list . . . So what books are you waiting for in 2015?