How quickly a year just slips through our fingers. It will be 2009 in 2 days, and I can’t believe how much having this blog has changed my life. I know that sounds really corny. Don’t worry, this post isn’t going to be a cheese-fest remembrance of my year as a blogger.
I have a LiveJournal account which I use to keep tabs with friends and update on my personal life. I started this blog with no initial purpose. If you look through my first 10 or so posts, its all chaotic with my reviews, anemic attempt at learning French and random mish-mash of knitting posts. It wasn’t until I narrowed my focus to just reviewing books that my blog really took off, and now here I am 11 months later (I started The Novel World at the end of January). I’m going to be hosting my first reading challenge in 2009, I receive books for review pretty frequently in the mail, I read ARCs for my library system, I’ve befriended many other bloggers in the tubes of the Internet, and have learned a lot about myself through all the books I’ve read this past year. I jumped around a lot with genres, and authors. Some books I plowed through, some I took my time with. Each book felt like a little romance, a little date with a mix of adventure. Some were more adventurous than others. Some were cheap duds.
I’m 6 books shy of reading my 100 books in a year goal. But hey, I came in pretty damn close, so I call it a win-win for me!
Here is wishing you all a Happy New Year’s! 2009 will be a year of surprises, new goals and aspirations and a brand new load of books to be read and reviewed and given away!