2016 has been a fantastic year for reading – for discovering new authors and for making some great reading and writing friends. I have achieved a few of my reading goals: The Aussie Author Challenge, Goodreads Challenge – so far ( and there is 24 hours left to add in another book, maybe) I have read 178 books – 28 more than my original expectation. My goal for the Australian Women Writers Challenge was 50 and I manged to read and review 47 book – almost but not quite there- maybe next year?
All going to plan – I hope to publish at least one of my Best of 2016 reads lists soon. Stay tuned.
I reduced my reading expectations this year knowing that life would be busy once our grandson came along. And it has been – beautifully, spectacularly and gorgeously busy. Being a grandparent is the best experience – so much love!
Anyway enough of my gushing. I did achieve my Goodreads challenge (150 books) and will add a few more reads and reviews before the year is out. Next I must update my Australian reading challenges pages…
Since I decided to blog my book reviews my ideas, ambitions and reviewing skills have changed as my experience has grown. This year, as I mentioned life has been busy and so I am considering adding the occasional guest reviewer to keep the blog fresh and to provide me with some breathing space to catch up on some of my reviews. What do you think to that idea?
Finally I share my dream for the future – to be paid to read and review… if you know how I can make this happen, let me know:) This would be the most perfect job! Dreaming…yes I know.