I love the My Life In Books meme as a way of looking back at the previous year’s reading. I found it last year via The Captain and Laura Tisdall, but it originated (as far as I can tell) with Adam at Roof Beam Reader in 2010.
I have begun 2022 by focusing on reviews rather than on how I’d like to spend the reading year ahead of me. As the first week of the year winds down, it’s time to check in on my 2021 reading (and blogging) and set some goals for 2022.
I’m not much of a one for New Year’s resolutions, so I’m taking a week out from Top Ten Tuesday to tackle a book tag that recently tickled my fancy. I found this via The Captain and Laura Tisdall, but it originated (as far as I can tell) with Adam at Roof Beam Reader in 2010 (a fine vintage tag, right here).
I’m off to a slow start in 2021: sure, I got my tracking spreadsheets roughed out before new year, but I’m yet to finish a book and I’ve only written half the blog posts I had in mind. So far, 2021 looks a lot like 2020. Time to take stock and reset? I think so.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s all about books, lists and sharing the love we have of both with our bookish friends. Today, it’s time to look back at our favourite reads of the year… and with three days left to go, I’m not expecting to finish any more so it’s time to call it**.
I like to pretend I have structure, so I’m once again setting some goals for my reading – and blogging – this year. As usual, I’ll keep track of how I go in my monthly redux.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, in which we all talk about a bookish topic and have fun making lists. It’s a few days until I close the book on 2016, but we’re close enough that I’m happy to call my reads of the year…
2015 has been an excellent reading year for quantity (over 70 books) and quality. I’m back to working more or less full time in 2016, so I think I’m going to have to be a bit less ambitious and a bit more selective in what I focus on…
…which is a problem, because I want to (re)read all the things.
We’re close enough to the end of the year that I’m happy to jump on the bandwagon and call my reads of the year. I make no apology for reading books years after they were published; I’ve been pointed at some cracking older works this year, and they get their full share of love – these are my top ten reads of 2015. My 2016 resolution is to have a more up-to-date reading list (although I don’t promise to like the newest books best).
I’m not quite ready to call my top ten reads of 2015 – not least because I can squeeze in at least one more after The Dark is Rising, and the candidates to pick up feature prominently on other Top Tens for 2015. So, you know, opportunity for a late entrance. Now I’ve seen Stars Wars, I am ready to call my top 10 films of 2015.
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