#WhereHaveIBeen?

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A lot of you are probably wondering where I’ve been.  I’ve been very busy finishing my SECOND, yes you read that right, SECOND bachelor’s degree.  November and this month were very hectic finishing school.  I had no time for blogging or updating my Goodreads, but I was finding time to read.  Now that I am done with school, for the time being, I’m hoping that I will find more time to blog and blog more consistently.  Here’s what you can expect in the coming days on the blog:

  • Goals and challenges for 2020
  • November and December monthly wrap-ups combined in one post
  • 2019 Yearly wrap-up complete with my own statistics and my Goodreads year in review

#BibliophileUpdate

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Yesterday I posted my November Wrap-Up, my first post since I posted my October Wrap-Up last month.  Blogging is a hobby, it isn’t a job and it takes time.  It is also not my first priority, right now my first priority is school.  This semester is ending soon.  Since I made school my priority, reading also took a backseat.  Now that the semester is almost over, I’m hoping that I will have more time to read and get back to a somewhat normal blogging schedule.

I have some posts drafted and scheduled and post ideas for the end of this year and top of the new year with what challenges I’m planning on doing and my goals, therefore, be on the lookout for those posts.

#WhereHaveIBeen?

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Well, if you remember in my last post which was a few weeks ago I gave an update as to why I haven’t been blogging that much, and it was because of work.  Well, I’m very happy to report that work is really starting to slow down and I’m not working as much.  I’m still volunteering at my local library which is what I consider my happy place because I love being there.  I have some other news that pertains to libraries and books, I’m currently taking online Library Science classes!  I’ve been volunteering at the library since January, and after thinking about things for a while, I decided that I wanted to go back to school and get my degree.  Having a degree in Library Science will give me more opportunities to get a job working in a library.  My reading is also back on track, which makes me really happy.

Thursday I’m hoping that I can have a discussion post up about something that I do quite often and  I’m hoping that this Friday I can have a Friday Update as to what I have been reading.  I also have quite a few reviews that I need to write and post, plus update my Goodreads. I’m hoping this weekend I can get caught up with blog hopping, and reading and commenting on posts that I have missed.  Next Wednesday, I’m hoping that I can post a comprehensive reading goals update.  My original goal is 75 books, and I know for a fact that I have read more than that.  I don’t know the actual number, which I will find out when I update my Goodreads.  If you’re wondering if I’m going to increase my goal, the answer is no.  I want to see how many books past 75 I read so that way I can have a general idea what I want to set my 2018 goal at.

I am not participating in fall bingo or doing the fall comment challenge.  I’m also thinking about leaving Bookstagram, and I might do a discussion post on why I’m thinking about doing that next week.

I’m really thinking that now things are starting to slow down with work, I can get back into my regular blogging schedule!

#2017GoalsUpdate5

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I’m back with another update on how I’m doing with my reading goals/challenges. I will be posting these on the 15th of every month unless there is a conflict (meaning that the 15th falls on a Monday or Thursday).

Goodreads: 55/75 and 27 books ahead of schedule
Beat the Backlist: 17 books
Short stories/novellas: four
Poetry/Plays: three
Diverse books: 16
Audiobooks: 1 1/2 and I’m not planning on listening to anymore, they just don’t seem to work for me.
Pages Read:  16,806 out of a goal of 48,000

 

#2017GoalsUpdate4

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I’m back with another update on how I’m doing with my reading goals/challenges. I will be posting these on the 15th of every month unless there is a conflict (meaning that the 15th falls on a Monday or Thursday).

Goodreads: 44/75 and 23 books ahead of schedule
Beat the Backlist: 15 books
Short stories/novellas: three
Poetry/Plays: One
Diverse books: 13
Audiobooks: 1 1/2 and I’m not planning on listening to anymore, they just don’t seem to work for me.
Pages Read: 13,105 out of a goal of 48,000

#2017GoalsUpdate3

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I’m back with another update on how I’m doing with my reading goals/challenges. I will be posting these on the 15th of every month unless there is a conflict (meaning that the 15th falls on a Monday or Thursday).

Goodreads: 35/75 and 21 books ahead of schedule
Beat the Backlist: 15 books
Short stories/novellas: three
Poetry/Plays: One
Diverse books: 13, yes I am counting Song of Achilles.
Audiobooks: 1 1/2 and I’m not planning on listening to anymore, they just don’t seem to work for me.
Pages Read: 10,631 out of a goal of 48,000

#2017ReadingGoalsUpdate

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I figured I would do something different and do a random update on how I’m doing with my goals for the year.  I’m not sure if I’m going to do this every month, and if I do decide to do it every month, I’m not sure what day I will post it on.

Goodreads: 15/75 and 11 books ahead of schedule
Beat the Backlist: six books, this is a year long challenge
Short stories/novellas: three
Poetry/Plays: zero books- however, I did just load up my Nook with some poetry and plays.
Diverse books: eight/nine- I’m not sure if one of the books I read can be considered diverse as it isn’t Own Voices
Audiobooks: one, and I’m not sure if I will listen to anymore.  I don’t really want to talk about the reason why quite yet.