Read:6 Books, Pages 1485
Year to Date: 87 Books, 23,878 Pages
Goal for year: 85 books
Challenges Crossed Off: 57/74
I was going to make this a year in review, but I noticed all the little kiddies are posting a 2015 End of Year Survey hosted by The Perpetual Page-Turner. I’m going to jump all over that bandwagon and write up my own post next.
Well I made it and managed to “earn” my little shiny badge over at Goodreads (Cheater!). I also managed to cross off 57 items from the two reading challenges that I participated in. I am missing 17 books…going to channel my inner Frozen character (haven’t seen the movie) and let it go. I am proud that I did manage to double the number of books I read from November. That’s progress right. I also managed to just squeeze in one more book as I read in the truck yesterday as we did some running around town. I also kind of slacked off on the blogging last month as many a Monday Check-In did not get posted. Letting that go too.
For the blog as in life I’m going to use this time of year to take things back to square one and focus on doing what I committed to in the beginning. I’m going to focus on writing two blog posts each week, book reviews as I finish books, control my review request impulses and Read What I Like. NO. MORE. CHALLENGES. I have discovered that it sucks the fun out of reading for me and I’m just not going to do them anymore. The GoodRead’s challenge pledge is going to be a book a week or 52 if you are mathematically challenged like me. I am going to work on reading some of the books I already own and cleaning up my TBR pile. I have also canceled plans for a second blog because quite frankly one is enough. It might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but with needing to crack down on my weight loss and our Ebay sales I have enough on my plate. I also need to work on reading other blogs better and responding to comments.
Well I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and enjoyed the year here at my little blog. I look forward to starting a new year of reading with you all and hope 2016 is amazing for us all.
One last little thing: I’m going to start making plans to attend the BEA in Chicago this year. Anyone else going? Anyone looking for a roommate? Anyone want to share tips? More to come on that soon in a Bookish Thoughts post.