Happy New Year to everyone, and thank you for the well wishes and for understanding when I decided to take a hiatus from blogging. While I haven’t responded to everyone, I read all of your comments, and I appreciated them tremendously.
Balancing school and work has been difficult this year, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel! I have two classes this spring and one in the summer, and then I’ll finally have my master’s degree, at which point I shall celebrate.
Being a librarian is awesome, and even though I have less time for my hobbies (like blogging), I’m incredibly satisfied with my work, and I learn something new every day. I also keep coming across new books that I’d like to read (I’m thinking that “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” might be one of those sometime in the near future).
Even with my hiatus, 2012 was a good blogging year for me. I’m not crunching the numbers myself or doing an overview of the reading challenges that I did/didn’t complete during the year, but the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. (Thank you WordPress monkeys!)
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 47,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 11 Film Festivals
In the new year, I’d like to return to blogging on a limited basis. I probably won’t be posting 10+ times a month like I used to, but I’m thinking that twice a month would be a reasonable goal until I’m graduated. I miss discussing books with all of you!
I’m not planning on participating in any major year-long reading challenges right now, mostly because I don’t know how much time I have to commit to them. However, I am planning on participating in Carl’s not-a-challenge, The 2013 Science Fiction Experience. This event lasts for two months and involves reading/reviewing sci-fi novels on a casual basis. I think I can handle that. I’d also like to participate in Andrea’s Vintage Sci-Fi month. I’m hoping to get a couple posts made up before the semester gets too crazy, and I can’t wait to see what all of you have been up to!