Blog Clean-Up

Hello Everyone!

I have been neglecting my blog for too long, in order to get back in order I need to first clean up my blog to suit my needs which have changed since I first started TheBayReads

I hope to be back up and running by February, stay tuned!!

My bookstagram will still be running! If you have any suggestions or tips – let me know!



2018 Top Ten TBR

Pride and The Prejudice – Jane Austen

Malcolm X – Myers

The Danish Girl – David Ebershoff

The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

The Monuments Men – Robert M. Edsel

Wild – Cheryl Strayed

Mosquitoland – David Arnold

Vengeance Road – Erin Bowman

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

Mars – Patrick Moore

Have you read any of these?

2018 Goals

After a hectic few months, I am ready to ring in the new year by getting back on track with TheBayReads – if I have learned anything, it is that life happens and you need to be flexible. 

Last Year’s Goal:

Last year my initial goal was to read 12 books, this was a way to get me reading again averaging a book per month. However, I reached this goal by March so I upped it to 50 books.

I was on a good pace all year until October. School and life prevented me from reading as much as I could. I tried to catch up in December, but work then got in the way. At the end of 2017 I had read

45/50 BOOKS

This Year’s Goal:

This year I want to focus more on reading and blogging in a sense to make it enjoyable. One issue I had last year is I treated reading and blogging like a chore and it ruined it a bit for me.

This year I’m going to set a health goal of:


BUT, besides my reading goal, I am trying to commit to my own happiness project! I will probably post some updates on my blog. I hope it inspires and interests some of you!


Book Find!

Small or large, a book haul is a book haul.

I have had this book on my wishlist since last January when I read Mindy’s other book: Why is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

I had to stop into the mall to grab a dress for a party that night and I decided to stop in and look at the sale rack ( I just can’t resist!) .

I had to get this when I seen it was on sale, I mean in the long run I’m saving money right?


November TBR

I am so sorry for my unexpected hiatus, I traveled to Jamaica and then to New Brunswick, and on top of all of this I am in the process of moving apartments. I hope to be back on schedule now!

I am currently reading The Shining and am loving it. My TBR this month is a little different than my usual because I have included a couple books I need to have read in order to gift them for Christmas, a collection of poems to help me get through some tough times, and self-help books to help me arrange my new years resolutions!

I am aiming to have these all read for December, but with school and final exams approaching I may have to extend my TBR.

November TBR

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The Shining – Stephen King

Whiskey Words and a Shovel II – r.h.Sin

The Shack – William Paul Young

The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin

St.John’s Taxi Chronicles – Joe White

Nice is Just a Place in France – The Betches

Have you read any of these?



So I have been very slow and off schedule this week, but I have a great reason!

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After 4 years at Memorial Univeristy of Newfoundland I have offically graduated with a BSc. Majoring in Earth Sciences and minoring in Geography. I had a great day and it has been such a great accomplishment in my life. I cannot wait to see where I go next!

I have had a very eventful and busy month between school (yes, still here doing some extra courses) and work. I wish I had more time to commit to blogging, but after this month it should not be an issue!




Reading and Cardio

Another Monday and another busy week ahead of me. I have been consumed by life and homework lately that I have been finding it hard to read as much as I would like, however I have figured out a way to get a nice reading session in each day!

For anyone who does their cardio on a machine or would like to start and have a hard time getting through a good cardio session should definitely test this out!

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I always bring something to read during cardio, it not only makes the cardio easier or more tolerable, but it also helps get a good reading session in.

I usually bring my kobo since it is more convenient and can use it on almost all cardio machines, however since A Little Life is a large and detailed read I have been sticking to the stairclimber so that I can read this book during.

My trick is to read a full chapter and then check the time, if they are short chapters then read two!

STORY TIME: When I was reading The Girl on the Train I was on the bike 
machines planning on doing a 20 minute session. The book was that good 
that I ended up sitting down and doing over an hour of cardio. Time well 
spent having a good cardio session and finishing a good book.

Let me know if you try it!



from this website I searched some common superstitions.

  1. It’s bad luck to open an umbrella indoors – I mean I have heard this one all my life, but I am not too concerned. Maybe because I rarely use umbrellas.
  2. Walking under a ladder is bad luck – I do try to avoid ladders, but I’m not sure how much I believe it. 

  3. Broken mirrors lead to seven years of bad luck – yep, I definitely believe this one. 

  4. When you spill salt, toss some over your left shoulder to avoid bad luck – I always do this one, and I make sure other people do it also.

  5. A black cat crossing your path is unlucky – I have heard if it, but I don’t really believe it.

  6. The number 13 is unlucky – This is my favorite number, so I guess I will have to disagree.
  7. Finding a four leaf clover is lucky – I believe this, finding a four leaf clover is lucky in itself!

  8. Wishing upon a shooting star – Even if you don’t believe, we all still make a wish.

  9. Holding your breath while passing a cemetery – I have never even heard of this one! I don’t believe in it.

  10. Throwing coins in a fountain for luck – The version I know is to throw a coin into a well and make a wish!
  11. Wishing on dandelions – The version I know is to blow on dandelions that have the seeds ready for dispersal, if you make a wish and blow ALL of the seeds out then your wish will come true.
  12. Placing shoes on the table – I actually only heard of this one a couple of years ago when my roommate got mad at me for doing it, I definitely do not believe in it though.

  13. Step on a crack and break your mother’s back – I think this one was just made for the sake of the rhyme, I don’t believe in it.

    What superstition do you most believe in?


Happy Thanksgiving

Here in Newfoundland, Canada this Monday is the holiday of Thanksgiving. Life is so busy we often forget to be grateful and thank others for the great aspects of life we have.

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I had a great thanksgiving weekend, I spent Saturday with my closest friends, Sunday I had turkey dinner with my mother, father, and a couple friends into the cabin and ended off the night playing UNO and headbands, and then I spent today hiking with my parents, visited my grandparents, and then going out to a restaurant for supper.


So for today’s Me, Myself, and Monday segment I have decided to make a quick note of some of the things I am thankful for!

Here is a list of things (big and small) that I am forever thankful for

  1. Health
  2. Friends and Family (here and gone)
  3. University
  4. My Pets (here and gone)
  5. Music
  6. Access to Clean Water
  7. Nature
  8. Food on my Plate
  9. The Endless Opportunities I Have Access to
  10.  ..and of course BOOKS


October’s TBR!

A Little Life is definitely going to take me some time to finish, and I am also trying to get through an ebook so September’s TBR is slowing me down

HOWEVER, after careful consideration of your suggestions I have picked some spooky halloween reads for this month!

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The Shining by Stephen King – I have been dying to read this book, but I wanted to save it for October!

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – I am a little embarrassed to say I have never read this yet, but it fits right into my Halloween theme!

The Shack by William Paul Young – I have chosen this read for now (mostly because I need to finish it so my mom can have it), but it doesn’t exactly fit with my theme so I may change my mind when I get around to it.

Because I still have some September reads to clue up I have chosen only three books besides for my TBR – hopefully I get to read more.

Have you read any of these?