In case you missed it, I posted my ‘best of’ list last week, all the books I gushed about in 2010.
Hello, friends! I feel like I haven’t been around for a long, long time. Really, it has only been a week and 1/2 since I was blogging regularly, but since I’m used to blogging pretty much every day, it was very strange for me. It was also very nice, though. Since I was not trying to maintain content here, I had a little more freedom to read what I wanted, including reading books that are a few weeks out. The fact that I wasn’t writing also helped me get a lot of reading done. From the Christmas reading list I posted before the holidays, I finished 8 of the 24 books:
Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love by Andrew Schaffer
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfeld
You Know When the Men are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
The Love Goddess’ Cooking School by Melissa Senate
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy
A Thousand Rooms of Dreams and Fear by Atiq Rahimi
I am also halfway through Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon, which is sort of like reading a whole additional book.
I probably could have finished another 2 books if it weren’t for Jane Eyre, which really dragged for me.
I am not going to talk about resolutions, per se, but there are a couple of things I want to start out the year doing, to see how they work, and at least one of them affects you, dear readers.
Other than during theme weeks (no more than one per month) and for Saturday Story Spotlight, I will not be reviewing more than three books sent to me for review per week. I’m doing this for a few reason. For one thing, it will help me read farther ahead, so there are not times I’m staying up late to finish a book that I want to review the next morning. In addition to just being less stressful, reading farther ahead will also give me more flexibility to pick up a book the second it comes into the house if I want to, even if it isn’t being released for months. Plus, if I am already scheduled three weeks ahead, that will make it easier for me to pick up a book from my TBR pile or that I have out from the library.
Now, you may see content like D.E.A.R., giveaways, guest posts, or discussion posts on the two days a week I am not reviewing books sent to me for review, or you may even see reviews of audio, TBR, or library books, or even old review copies I never got to but still really want to read. However, I have also given myself permission to only post those three days during any given week, so you may not be seeing new content here daily, at least for the next few months.
One thing I really hope to do this year, especially since I’ll be reading ahead, is to keep up on getting reviews written and scheduled. I’m going to try to make Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings my writing time. I’m hoping having scheduled times will help keep me from being lured away from my writing by my books, although of course I can write any time the muse hits.
What kind of blogging resolutions are you trying out this year? Blogging more regularly? Less often? Reading more? Less? Commenting? Social media? I want to know!