I hosted a month long event, I Heart S&S Month, showcasing different Simon & Schuster books and highlighting different imprints in the children’s division.
I deleted GFC a few weeks ago, so I don’t know what my follower count stands as, but I’m okay with that.
This year, I planned to read one more book than I did last year. I am so incredibly proud that I managed to pull it off and read a total of 136. (Probably more but I haven’t counted the manuscripts I read over the summer…) It was a close call, and I just managed to finish my goal this afternoon!
Here’s a break down of the books I’ve read this past year, sorted by rating:
Blogging and Reading Goals
- Worry less about numbers and focus more on improving; Easier said than done. I always look at my blogging statistics. In a way, it’s a motivator for me to work harder, but it also increases the stress of this “job”. I do want to improve my blog in 2012, specifically doing so by improving my SEO. I need to take even more advantage of what WordPress has to offer!
- Keep up with my reading goals. I want to read 137 books in 2012. I will make it happen.
- I want to write 100 reviews next year. I think that is a manageable number. It leaves me enough room for just simply pleasure reading.
- I want to tackle more books from my bookshelf. I have over a hundred books I own and have not yet read. I need to clean out my bookshelf, but I can’t do that without reading first.
- That being said, I need to stop being a book hoarder. I need to get rid of books on my shelf that I have no intention of reading ever again.
- Continue to be a loyal patron of the NYPL. I think this goal is really easy especially when I’m at school. I don’t want to drag my entire library with me to school.
- Easy up on the ARCs. I know requesting isn’t a problem for me. I rarely go out of my way to request an ARC for review. BEA is the problem. It’s just hard to resist.