I hope you're all having a very merry day filled with loved ones and friends, great food, and all the books on my wish list.
At the beginning of 2015, I listed 5 bookish goals that I hope to accomplish by this time of the year. It is now time to look back and see if I did.
Goal 1: Read 80 books (or more) in 2015.
Yep, I did that. Actually, I read over 80 books! Right now I'm at 91 and since I have about a week left of 2015, I can probably squeeze in a couple more books.
Goal 2: Accept less review books and read more of the books that I bought/buy.
Nope. I read more of my own books in 2015 than in the previous year but the review-books/my-own-books is still skewed towards review books.
Goal 3: Finish series.
I wanted to marathon/finish a series every month. That didn't happen.
Goal 4: Blog more, comment more and make more bookish friends on the Internet.
This one is actually 3 goals lumped together. I only did a little more half of the number of blog posts in 2015 than I did in 2014. BUT I stopped doing many of the memes and focused my energy on writing blog posts that were more thoughtful and had more substance. So, while I didn't blog "more" I blogged better.
Since, I wasn't doing most of the memes I did't comment as much, but I did try to at least comment back to all the wonderful bloggers who took that time to comment on my posts. But, I do really need to be better at commenting.
As for bookish friends, towards the end of the year I started participating in Twitter chats and I met a lot of awesome tweeps who are so passionate about blogging and books. I also participated in 2 buddy reads, which was AWESOME and I finally was able to experience a sort of "book club" discussion that I've always wanted to be a part of.
Goal 5: Buy less books.
I bought a total of 148 books in 2015 (less than the 195 books I bought in 2014), but that's still a very significant number of books and my wallet is still giving me the cold shoulder. But, I did buy less books so yay?
|No, Belle, you need to go home and read the books you already own!|