2011 was an interesting year for challenges. Out of the 5 I signed up for (3 here on the blogosphere, 1 on Goodreads, 1 on PBS) I finished two of them.
2nd up: STATISTICS
Even though I hate dealing with numbers, I like to analyze my reading to see where my main interests were this year and see what I sorely neglected so I can read more of it next year. I think this handy dandy pie chart says it all:
3rd up: GOALS/TENTATIVE PLANS FOR 2012
- I will not review EVERY book I read this year. Why? It sucks the enjoyment out of reading when I have to spend so much time writing. I churned out over 80 reviews this year and I'm not going to lie-it got a bit overwhelming. This coming year I am aiming for 1 review a week and I am hoping to keep a reading journal for everything else and maybe share my entries on Fridays.
- Stop being a lurker and become a commenter. There are many blogs out there that I really enjoy and a lot people that take the time to comment here (which I really appreciate). I have a really hard time moving out of lurker mode even though I peruse blogger for updates pretty much daily. So, goal for 2012 is comment lots more and respond to comments here more.
- Do everything I can to keep 2012 my no pressure year of reading. I will review all the books I commit myself to but other than that I'm reading whatever strikes my fancy. If it fits a challenge Great! If not, oh well. I know I am going to relish the feeling of walking into my book room and just plucking whatever sounds good off the ol' shelf.
- Check out 1 book a month from the library. As much as I want to forgo reading books from outside sources (except ones for review) to put a dent in my 1,000+ book TBR I love my local libraries and want to support them so my goal is 1 a month. I'll also be checking out 3 every visit for my boy. :)
- Do more giveaways! I love doing giveaways so I'm really going to make an effort to host more here this coming year (as my budget allows).
So there you have it-some challenges conquered, an obvious love of historical fiction and a plan for the coming year. Wishing you all a Happy New Year full of great reading!