Happy New Year! Hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday!
I’d just like to take a few moments to go over some reading and blogging goals for the upcoming year.
At the moment, I’m signed up for three year-long Reading Challenges. Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings also runs a couple of seasonal challenges that I’m looking forward to participating in, including the Science Fiction Experience in January/February, the Once Upon a Time Challenge in the spring, and the RIP Challenge in the fall. I’m planning on signing up for any interesting groupreads that I come across, as the ones that I have participated in thus far have been such good experiences. The first of these is a groupread of Asimov’s “The Foundation,” hosted by Carl, which begins on January 1.
I got a Kindle for Christmas, so I’d like to try to include more NetGalley reviews of new or upcoming releases to my blog. Thus far I’ve mostly reviewed older books, but I would like to present more of a balance between older and newer releases. In the upcoming year, I would also like to begin a monthly poetry spotlight in order to broaden my knowledge of contemporary poets.
Speaking of Kindles, I published my blog to the Kindle store this week. I don’t control the subscription price, nor do I want to make money off of my blog, but I did want to put the formatting out there for anyone who is interested in reading it that way. If anybody knows how to publish WordPress blogs in a Nook/Kobo/etc. format, let me know and I’ll do that as well.
When I began my blog, I promised to post at least once a week, so that I don’t neglect my blog when my class schedule becomes hectic. This has worked out well so far, and I’ll continue to keep up with that schedule.
This is my 125th blog post, which isn’t bad considering that I’m still relatively new to this. The Traveling “Catcher in the Rye” – Giveaway with strings attached is my top post thus far, followed by “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd and Way of Kings Readalong, Part IV.
Thanks to everyone in the blogging community for making this past year such a wonderful experience! When I began this blog, I didn’t expect anybody to actually read it. Instead, I met so many amazing people who love talking about books and life. It’s been great, and I’m looking forward to blogging through the new year!