Can you believe the year is over?! 2013 was a pretty rough year. There were some pretty dark moments this year but there’s nothing I can do besides keep moving ahead. I’m praying that 2014 will be a much better year than I’ve been having. Let’s get back to the books…
- “The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle” by Christopher Healy
- “The Testing” by Joelle Charbonneau
- “May B.” by Caroline Starr Rose
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I found my book/blog resolutions that I set for myself in 2013. Let’s see how I did:
-My Reading Challenge Goal on Goodreads is 75 books. I’m still working on balancing reading and working 30+ hours a week. That puts me at a little over a book a week which should be achievable.
-Try to read more self-published books of my own choosing. I keep downloading self-pub freebies from Amazon but never reading them.
-Try to read more classic books. I’ll try to split it between BHA and independent reading.
-Use the library more often. I do work at the library so I really should take advantage of the free books.
-Work on finding other topics or ideas to blog about. Since my reading time has been cut, I’m not able to crank out reviews like I used to. Now I need to create more features or join other memes to supplement my posts each week. Maybe more Cover Love, Hidden in the Shelves, Listed, or Discussion posts? I don’t know yet. I’ll work on it.
1. I exceeded that goal quite a bit. I ended up reading 138 books in 2013.
2. I think I read about 17 books that fell into the self published category. That’s not too bad. For the most part they’re pretty enjoyable. It’s a good thing I’m a bit picky with the books I read. I’ve been able to find some good books that way.
3. Eeek. I didn’t do so well here. I only read 5. That’s probably because I gave up on BHA. That’s okay though. At least when I read classic books now, it’s because I want to read them.
4. I did pretty well on this one. Being at the library all the time makes it easy to request books or check out interesting things as I come across them. It was a bit help on my wallet.
5. I did okay here. I tried a few different type of posts but they didn’t really stick. Listed stuck around pretty well because I have to make book lists each month. I could have definitely done a lot better.
Goals for 2014
- I set my GR challenge to 100 books.
- I’m going to do the Reading Outside The Box challenge.
- I’m not going to be ‘afraid’ to pick something up. If the book doesn’t ‘fit’ in on the blog, that’s fine. I can read it and not review it. I’m allowed to grab a book on skim over it or only read the parts that interest me.
How was your 2013? Any big goals for 2014?