Hey guys! I am winding down for the night with a glass of plum wine ( I never did care for champagne) and wrapping up my book log. I am pretty excited about the past year in books. Since starting my blog in February I have discovered several new bookish sites- Netgalley where I can get books, and Litsy which is basically bookish Facebook. I love those communities, and this one!
I exceeded my Goodreads goal of 150 books, reading 182 this year. I ended up logging 1,117 hours and 30 minutes reading time (this is the first year I logged hours… I was just curious). Quite frankly, I could no more choose a top ten books out of these than I could pick a favorite family member (obviously Mom). Instead I am going to post a pick of my favorite bookish moments.
The sad thing is, I most likely left out some favorites. It was just a really magical year as far as books were concerned. That is probably a good thing, because it was a very upsetting year in news, and sometimes confusing. There were a lot of deaths that hit the artistic world (lit, music, or acting) hard. There were times where I was saddened, hurt, confused and even disgusted and needed a story to take me away. I would say these books saved me… but in truth they probably just saved me from exploding on everyone else (most likely why the hubs keeps me in book money).
I am ashamed to say that while I did read some books on my TBR pile, I added more than I took away. My pile is still in the triple digits. I have a plan, but it will take time. I will get there in a bit.
So that’s bookish me in 2016, how did you do?
Plans for 2017
Non-bookish, I plan on drinking more water, going to the gym more, and letting things go- I tend to be a worrier. I am going to work on all three things which I believe will help me to become healthier (I will still be eating junk and drinking pop, we are adding, not subtracting… I will not say the word “diet”). I am also going to make an attempt at organization. I saw an idea for a bullet journal and I am cannibalizing it. I am grabbing the pieces of the calendar and list aspects that I like for my day to day journal- there will also be a bookish moments journal where I can add quotes and rough ideas/ first impressions, and of course there will be my hours log- I loved that.
As far as my bookish goals, I made a container with the names of 20 TBR books that I want to read this year. Should I run out I will add five more at a time. Any time I want I will just grab a note card with a book to read on it.
On my blog I have some ideas for new posts- like reviews for cooking mags that I choose or favorite cookbooks. They would have a blurb of the chef, layout of book, favorite recipe and what I enjoyed. I don’t read through many, so this will be sparse.
I also want to scrap What’s New Wednesday for a weekly wrap up with the occasional news post should something come up.
I have to say, I am pretty excited about what 2017 will bring! Happy New Year guys! Be safe and happy!