end of year: accomplishments and resolutions

2021 Reading Retrospective and 2022 Reading Goals

I had a very odd and rather lackluster reading year in 2021, culminating in a really awful slump that began sometime in mid-June and still hasn’t really ended. Not really sure what the issue was, but I’m very excited for a new reading year. For this post, I’m going to be looking at how I did on my 2021 goals (not terrible), I’ll be examining some stats, and I’ll be listing my new reading goals/resolutions for 2022!

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end of year: scrapbook

2018 Scrapbook

2018 Scrapbook

This is a compilation of all the things that I’ve enjoyed in my year, like music, television, films, and actors. Now that I have an entire blog dedicated to talking about books, I hardly need to include that in the scrapbook, but I still wanted to include my other new discoveries! I’m certainly not including every single thing I watched or listened to, only the things I want to remember. I always have such great fun doing this virtual scrapbook, and it’s nice to look back on it and remember what I enjoyed in particular years. Continue reading “2018 Scrapbook”


End of the Year Book Tag

end of year book tag

I decided to do this tag because, upon browsing my blog, I realized that I did this very same tag last year on November 26th! I had been looking for a quick and easy tag that I could do, so this seemed appropriate.

1. Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

I mean, it’s only November so of course I’m still reading books, but I don’t have any backlogs. I’ve gotten better about DNFing books this year!

2. Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

Hmm, for some reason, I’ve been craving fantasy lately? So I’ve been seeking out various fantasy subgenres, in particular high fantasy and vampire lit. Winter is probably a good time for horror or cozy historical fiction, but I read so much historical fiction in October that I think I need a break from it (the exception being The Dark Days Deceit, which should hopefully arrive in the mail soon!). I also really want to read Katherine Arden’s The Girl in the Tower, but I don’t know if I’ll get to it by the end of the year.

3. Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

This year? Nope!

4. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

Last week’s Top 5 Wednesday was all about the books I want to finish reading by the end of the year. If I had to prioritize books off that list, I would say Muse of Nightmares and Vengeful, because I’m very wary of spoilers and also these are sequels, so I would like to read them before I forget pertinent details!

5. Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?

Hmm, I doubt it. I think I’ve already got all my faves lined up.

6. Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?

Yes! I want to read more varied high fantasy, so I’m vaguely making a plan to seek out and request more books of that nature. I also want to read more nonfiction! I barely read any this year; I’m not quite sure why. I used to read a ton of nonfiction but ever since I started blogging I’ve been avoiding it for some reason. I have more reading goals, but I’ll probably make another post with all my reading resolutions for 2019!

end of year: accomplishments and resolutions

2017 Accomplishments & Resolutions

2017 accomplishments and resolutions

Not to be a #cliche, but 2017 brought a lot of changes for me, both in my personal life and my online life.  It was, in many ways, a year where things settled down for me, and I felt like my life really got itself on track to where I want it to go. I feel like I have personally reached a kind of inner zen I hadn’t thought possible for myself.

Since I used to make several end-of-year type posts back when I used to blog on Livejournal, I felt it might be appropriate to migrate the tradition over here.  I got quite a bit wordy, so I put everything under the “read more” (which I just discovered was a thing this week).  I’m going to talk quite a bit about various changes and accomplishments that happened in 2017, as well as hopes for 2018. Let’s get to it!

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