Month (& year) in review: December 2014

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Books read: 17

Pages read:2733

Pages for year: 43008

2014: 185 books

Goal for year: 180 books

 

Good morning everyone!  Welcome to another great year of reading. You may have noticed things look a little different here at Read What I Like.  I decided a new year deserved a new look.  I really like how things are set up now and hope you do too.  I have a new landing page, as I like to think of it, where you will find information about the current month of reading and any blog news about events that are coming up.  I have cleaned things up a bit and feel that the new look is a lot fresher and more streamlined.  The background color and header might change with my mood, but most of the pages and other structure will probably stay this way for at least a year or longer.

2014 was a very good year of reading for me I managed to read the most books ever, for myself, and surpassed my page count by 2722 pages! This year I am going to take the pressure off and pledged to read only 104 books or two a week.  I am planning on reading some longer titles and will be curious to see what my page count will be next December.

I am also introducing a new idea for the blog, a monthly reading theme.  This month is it going to be the month of George R.R. Martin.  I have the first three books in his A Song of Ice and Fire series and hope to make it through those three.  Each one comes in around 800 to 1000 pages, so they are going to be the only books I commit to reading this month.  That might leave me a little shy on reviews, but I will still have three weekly meme posts for you all.  I might turn the Thursday Thought to a reflection on my progress on my current read in the series.   If I get through the first three books and am still hooked I might continue with the fourth and fifth book too.  Then again I might take a break and read something a little lighter between books.  I also have a non-fiction Net Galley book to read and review before February.

There will be an ARC review coming this month and an amazing giveaway, so be sure to keep an eye out for that.  Well off we go into another year of reading.  I haven’t been searching for a new series or title to be excited about and hope to find a new favorite soon. Feel free to share your suggestions of books you loved in the comments.  Perhaps you can inspire me.

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2 thoughts on “Month (& year) in review: December 2014

  1. Whoa. What’s your technique for reading that much? I have a pretty demanding schedule, and the most I can do (or so I think?) is around 60 books a year. I’ve been around there for the past two years. Thanks for posting this!

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    • Well the main thing is I only read what I like, and that is fiction which tends to read much faster then NF. When I don’t like a book I stop reading it, nothing slows you down faster then a bad or boring book. I have a lot of free time and don’t watch much tv, so I end up reading for 4-5 hours a day. I’ve found the more you read the faster you tend to read. My husband used to be a much slower reader, but in the past couple years he has been reading more and is getting much quicker. I also tend to read groups of words at a time instead of ever. word. on. its. own. Hope that helps! Oh yes one more thing, 60 is a totally respectable number, there is always going to be someone that reads faster, the most important thing is to read!

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