My quest this year, because calling anything a quest makes it sound way more exciting. I mean, think about it. Would you rather:
Continue reading “January Reads (Or an Update on My Quest to Read 100 Books in 2022)”
Last week I wrote about my 2022 reading challenge. I admitted that I have 112 unread books sitting right here on my bookcase that I have not read. And that I self-imposed a book buying ban until I get to under 20 TBRs.
Well, I might have maybe, just slightly underestimated how many TBRs I really have. My underestimation maybe, might have been just a wee bit off by nearly 50%.
Let me explain.
Continue reading “Update on 100 Books in 2022”
Yesterday I looked back on what I read in 2021. Today I’m looking forward to what I will be reading in 2022.
I set my annual reading goal at 104, which breaks down to 2 books a week. Even though I read 165 last year and 235 in 2020, 104 will keep me reading without making it too difficult to achieve.
But my big challenge, my biggest challenge this year is that I’ve put myself on a book buying ban.
That’s right. I will not buy any new books . . .
Continue reading “A Year of Books: 100 Books in 2022”
I think everyone can agree that 2021 was a weird year. In 2021, I read 165 books more or less. That number is, well, it’s a number. Is it accurate? Not exactly.
Let me explain.
Continue reading “A Year of Books: Top 12 of 2021”
January first. Another new year. In some ways, 2021 seemed to last forever. Maybe it just seems that way because the days of 2020 and 2021 blurred together in seemingly endless restrictions and social distancing.
Then again, it seems like we just celebrated the 2021 new year, hoping for better days. In some ways, that did happen. In some ways, 2021 was more of the same. Regardless, while the days may have dragged, the months seemed to fly by as the weeks were marked off. And now here we are on the cusp of a new year.
For me, the first day of the new year means making plans for the new year as well as taking time to reflect back on the prior year.
Continue reading “Reflections and Aspirations on 1 January”
This year started off rather stressful. As a result, I was in a major reading slump for the first 6-weeks of 2019. I finished exactly 1 book and that was on January 1.
I had my Goodreads 2019 reading challenge set at 78 books (1.5 books per week).
By February 15, I was 11 books behind with no relief in sight.
If you know me at all, you know that reading is a major part of my life. I love all things books. I love literary places, literary nick-knacks, literary prints, bags, shirts, and literary references. Bookstores are a second home (and maybe my primary if I ever get around to developing my bookstore idea). And libraries are my haven.
So to go over a month and a half without reading, well let’s just say it didn’t help the funk I was already in.
Continue reading “How I Finally Got On the Audiobook Bandwagon”
With September and the Labor Day (U.S.) holiday right around the corner, summer is beginning to wind down. (Although there’s a heat wave hitting my area, so summer seems to be trying to hold on.) But regardless of the weather, it seems like a good time to give an update on all my summer ’18 reading challenges. Continue reading “Summer ’18 Reading Challenges Update”
On Monday, I started the Backpack Across Europe Summer 2018 Reading Challenge. This reading challenge, hosted by the awesome folks over at The Reader’s Room, is all about exploring Europe via literature.
The challenge has rules, special events, and travel obstacles making it like a virtual board game with reading. As you know, I opted to “fly”* into Heathrow on Monday and my literary journey started with English author Emily Brontë’s classic Wuthering Heights. Continue reading “#BackpackEurope: Week 1 Wrap-Up”
Somehow, someway, I have committed myself to 5 different reading challenges. That’s right. Five.
I blame Litsy (mostly).
I also blame Litsy for my exponentially growing TBR, so much so, that I put myself on a book buying ban earlier this month.
(Of course, I may have already broken that ban when I received an email today from Subterranean Press about a special edition of Kevin Hearne’s Hexed, book 2 of the Iron Druid Chronicles. I had already pre-ordered Hounded, Book 1, so I *had* to pre-order Hexed. Right?) Continue reading “Summer ’18 Reading Challenges”
Can you believe it’s May already? Since we’re already one-third done with the year, I thought I’d do a reading check-in.
My book run-down by month: Continue reading “Book Love: Reading Check-In”