Is 218 Books A Bit Much?

Because I don’t really want to end this year end stuff, and because I have a few things I still want to talk about, I’ve decided to do one last post recapping random bookish thoughts that I’ve somehow managed to not talk about the last few weeks.  I didn’t think of doing something regarding my non-bookish favorite stuff, but I may have to do that at the end of year.

I’ve talked about my favorite authors from the last year, my favorite books (be sure to check out part one and part two), and an end of the year book survey.  But…I haven’t talked about blowing my original goal of 115 books out of the water!

Seriously, I only meant to read 115 books this year, and read an astounding 218 books!  Of which 106 were from the library and 112 were books I own…9 audiobooks, 119 e-books and 90 “traditional” books.  And an average of 18 books a month and an average rating of 3.46.

As for how many books I want to read this year, I really have no idea.  I’ve settled on 150 books, but that’ll probably change as the year goes on.  I think there’s a lot that I’ve learned about my reading habits over the last year.

And changes!  Let’s talk about that.  A few days ago, I added a master list of reviews.  In addition to the yearly bookshelf, of course.  And I added my rating scale over to your right…currently above the Goodreads challenge.

Remember how I decided to do the post-a-day challenge last year?  Well, it was certainly a challenge.  Coming up with 365 posts can be really challenging sometimes.  But it’s a lot to keep up with…so I will not be posting everyday, but I am aiming for most days.  For now, I’m leaning towards posting around 5 days a week.

I’ve learned a lot, though.  Like, scheduling posts and having a bunch of drafts?  Totally amazing.  I mean, it’s great for those days when I have no clue what to write about.  And especially for those days when I’ve realized that I never posted anything.  Which only happened once, when I couldn’t remember if I posted or not.  But still important.  I’ve learned to pay attention to the date and time for posts that I’m scheduling…because accidentally publishing a post I’m not finished with is not fun, especially if it’s because I’m not paying attention.  But whatever, it happens to the best of us, right?

I really think that wraps up my end-of-2012 stuff, so onwards with 2013!

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