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Goals for 2022

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So 2022 is here, and I thought I’d like to take a moment and focus on some things I have hopes for in the coming year.

  • As always, I have my reading goal of 50 books for the year, including graphic novels, manga, and audiobooks.
  • I am going to also challenge myself to clear out some books on my ever growing TBR (to be read) list.
  • I am hoping to put some love and attention back into the blog. Updating old posts, and keeping information and links up to date.
  • I am also going to remind myself to only take these tasks in pieces. Not to get overwhelmed with everything I want to do, but just small and easy tasks.
  • My biggest one is to get back into being on social media to interact with authors, and readers alike. I started a TikTok account in December, and even if it turns into the dormant social media account like all the others I have, I can at least try to reach new people here.

Well looks like that’s what is going in the works for this new year. Let’s hope this year will be better than the last, and just try and stay positive and keep moving forward!


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Binge Reading 2021 Challenge

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So every year I try and set a yearly reading goal for myself. Most people are strict and particular about their challenges. However, I tend to be more lax with mine. I try and read 50 books a year. Audiobooks, Graphic Novels, and Children’s chapter books are included in my challenge.

Well here it is November and I’ve only met the halfway point of my goal. Considering how poor my mental health has been this year, and the fact that I’ve been working a part time job on top of more personal matters I’m more than surprised that I even made it halfway.

So this is where the challenge comes in. My fiancé has challenged me to read 24 books by the New Year. If I achieve this I will get $100. No audiobooks, and all books must be more that 100 pages. Since I’m temporarily leaving my job in a few days, I can’t wait to fully dive into this challenge.

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My Thoughts on Project: Triangle Strategy Demo

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*No Major Story Spoilers*

Three nations battle for control of the dwindling resources of salt and iron

Command a group of warriors as Serenoa, heir of House Wolffort, in a tangled plot where your decisions make all the difference. Key choices you make will bolster one of three convictions—Utility, Morality, Liberty—which together make up Serenoa’s world view and influence how the story will unfold. When faced with truly momentous decisions, multiple characters will weigh in by casting their votes on the Scales of Conviction. In these moments, the allies and decisions you make can determine the fate of whole nations and the continent of Norzelia itself.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

When Nintendo announced Octopath Traveler a couple of years ago I fell in love with the art style, the story, and the turn-based battles. Even though I am not the best at strategizing and had to look up some guides for some of the more difficult bosses, I still loved the game. Now that the developers have come out with a new story, I am more than ready to fight the good fight.

I have played the introductory demo for Project: Triangle Strategy and it is like a highly stylized Fire Emblem. I felt like I got a good introduction into the story without spoiling too much, and I can’t wait to see how this game is going to develop. Will this just be a continuation of the ongoing SaltIron War or is this a whole new war? I can’t wait to find out!

I hope the tutorial will be more in depth than the one in the demo. When I played the demos for Octopath, I struggled with the battle system because I was skipping the tutorial. However, after I died several times I paid attention to the explanation of the battle system and I have to say it’s easy to learn, but difficult to master.

The difficulty spike between the two demo battles was noticeable. With the first battle, I only lost one companion. In the second I lost almost all of my team except for three. I still had fun, but that was an uphill battle I wasn’t expecting.

I could replay the demo to unlock the other optional battle and see if it’s the same difficulty spike or if it was easier, but maybe I will when the full game releases. I flip flop between a gamer who just wants to enjoy the game and story, and then I also want to be a completionist. That was something I was internally struggling with in Paper Mario: Origami King.

Overall, I enjoyed this first taste of Triangle Strategy. The combat was fun and interesting, the story seemed really interesting, and it seems like the choices actually do matter. So if you’re interesting in turn-based RPGs or games like Fire Emblem, then I would recommend you checking this demo out!

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New Goals and Resolutions for a New Year

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  • I am going to be taking better care of myself. Last year took a toll on my mental health and it not only affected my love of reading, it also affected the blog. My original goal for 2020 was to read 50 books and I only managed 29. So this year I plan to reach that goal and do my best!
  • I am going to get better at following through on author’s requests. I am ashamed to admit it, but I let requests fall to the wayside and get distracted by other books, my work, or just life getting in the way. To those people I deeply apologize and I’m sorry.
  • I am going to reread the Harry Potter series. This is a goal I have been trying to accomplish for several years now. I know J.K Rowling has had a lot of controversy and I was wondering how the books held up after all this time.

That’s pretty much what I have in mind for 2021 so far. As always I will also continue talking about movies, TV, and mental health. I am looking forward to seeing what this year has in store for my fiancé and I. I am just trying to hold onto hope and trying to survive during these difficult times.

Stay safe and hope to see you back here for future reviews!