Sadly my blog has been quite neglected. Whilst I’m still reading (irregularly it has to be said), writing a book review afterwards seems to be a challenge! I think with all the things we currently have going on for us (raising two young children, building up a small business, working a part time job and building a house), there’s not much brain capacity left! I’m sure sleep deprivation doesn’t help.
I’m not ready to quite let it go so I’ll keep it here and who knows? I might very well come back to it one day 🙂
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As i posted in I Did It!!! And In Only Six Months!!!, i achieved my goal of reading twelve books this year – in fact by the end of 2017 my total books read was nineteen! Obviously the less screen time, more reading time before bed worked.
For this years challenge, i don’t want to get too ahead of myself so i have decided to up last years goal by three – so fifteen books in total. Hopefully i will be able to achieve this!
Good luck to everyone else attempting the challenge 😀
Yep, that’s right! I completed the Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2017 and it’s only halfway through the year. I am SO stoked and really surprised. Obviously i have made reading a bit more of a priority as this is the first time i have achieved my goal. I’ll be interested to see how many more books i read before the end of the year.
Good luck to those who are still completing their challenges 🙂
In 2016, i again attempted the Goodreads Reading Challenge. My goal was only 12 books, which works out at a book a month. I really, really thought i could achieve it this time and i was quite disappointed that i didn’t reach my goal and only managed to read 10 of the 12 books by the end of the year! However with an active toddler to look after, unfortunately there is not a lot of time for reading.
I have decided to attempt the challenge again this year, and have given myself the same goal of 12 books. I think i can achieve this as Kel and i have started a new year’s resolution of no screen time before bed and reading instead. Hopefully this year i will achieve my goal for once!
I’d love to be your friend on Goodreads so add me if you haven’t already
In 2015, i again attempted the Goodreads Reading Challenge. My goal was (again) 52 books, which works out at a book a week. I really thought i could achieve it this time and i was quite disappointed that i didn’t reach my goal and only managed to read 41 of the 52 books by the end of the year. That’s one less than the previous year! I think I’m more annoyed that even though i didn’t finish the challenge, i didn’t even improve on last year’s challenge. However, i did have a baby so i guess that is a good excuse!
I have decided to attempt the challenge again this year, and have given myself what i hope is a super realistic goal of 12 books (only a book a month!). Hopefully i will be able to accomplish that!
I’d love to be your friend on Goodreads so add me if you haven’t already 🙂
WordPress notified me the other day of my fourth anniversary with them. This in turn reminded me that it had been at least two months since I’d last blogged – far too long. Plus every day my unread email notifications of new blog posts of those I follow kept increasing, and increasing. I never truly caught up after our trip overseas and last count I was almost up to 5000 emails. Up until a few Saturdays ago, I still wanted to read them all. And then when I actually had some free time to sit down and start reading some, I found my heart wasn’t in it like it previously was. Was it because the task seemed too overwhelming to actually accomplish? Possibly. Or was it because when I started blogging I was in a vastly different stage of life than I am now? Most definitely.
These kind of after baby posts are quite common. Either the blogger continues blogging as usual or you never hear from them again. Or they have their “moving on” last post. I’d like to believe that this is different. I definitely would still like to blog however maintaining a weekly commitment is too much at the moment – not so much getting a post up but reading a darn book every week so I can review it! And having the luxury to read each and every one of the blog posts of all those that I follow – well I barely have time to do the washing!
Plus my son will only be this little once. I want to enjoy him to the fullest so yes, blogging is less important to me than him and with working part time, I want to spend the time I have with him, with him.
What does this mean? I will still blog because I enjoy it however it will be sporadic. I’m okay with this and I don’t expect to gain many followers blogging like that but that’s not the point! I’ve connected with so many people through this blog and I’ve had the opportunity to expand my reading horizons and the pleasure to read and review others books. It’s been most rewarding and I believe it will continue to be so!
For those who I follow, you will hear from me now and again! I will look at my “Reader” instead when I get the chance and will actually enjoy it rather than it being a chore that I have to get through – which it started to become.
So here’s to 2016!