Good morning, good afternoon, good evening everyone! How are you ? First and foremost, I wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here’s to hoping that it’s better than 2016, filled with love and, well…tons of books, obviously.
And yes, it’s time again to get my favorite GIF number 2 here…
If you remember correctly, I am not really one of these people loving to make resolutions, because, well, I don’t really follow them (meaning : end up forgetting them halfway), but…well, last year I kind of wrote a resolutions post, so let’s see how I held up with that one now, shall we?
Reading 50 books
YES YES YES. Never have I read so much than I did this year, and I kind of blame you, to be honest. You, bloggers always throwing new books at my face and telling me to JUST READ THIS. Well…I’m not really mad, because I discovered way too many great books to be mad. Also, I should write here that never have I ORDERED so many books either. You shouldn’t know how many luggage it took when I moved to get all of my books. You also shouldn’t know how I’m about to drown in books in my own room.
I read 68 books this year – as I am writing this, I am hoping to get to 70 by the end of the year. I read AWESOME books, and I’m really happy about this, way more than the number.
Participating in Camp NaNoWriMo / NaNoWriMo / just WRITING
NO, no, NO. Epic fail here to be honest, haha. If I started participating in Camp NaNo to edit, I failed and failed and failed some more. I couldn’t participate to NaNo because I had no time. But I wrote. A little bit, I think. I wrote about 15 K this year ; still pursuing this same story, and if that’s not commitment, well… I guess I’m still doing okay ?
2017 here we come !
Since this new year is starting, I am going to keep the same goals because…well, I am kind of scared to make new resolutions when I know I’m not going to be following them. But I’m going to raise the stakes just a little bit for reading, for the fun of it, and try to read 60 books. That I might be able to achieve, right ?
Now here comes the fun – or not. Since this is a new year, I wanted to talk about more of my blogging plans for 2017. No worries here, I am still going to be blogging as much as I can and, hopefully, loving it just as much. But I have some news to share about projects.
#SFATW : if you don’t know about my Souvenirs From Across The World feature, you can learn all about it here. It started last summer as an idea to send bloggers all around the world gifts, books, and love. In September, I started a new blog post idea : a monthly blog post, expanding on some part of each blogger’s country and culture.
I have decided, for now, to do a break on the blog posts idea. Next summer, there will be another round of souvenirs exchange, but for now, no more of the blog posts. They take me a long, long time to write and I am a bit on the fence about the results of this, both in terms of participation, and well, in terms of what makes me happy, as well.
As a result of this, I’m going to try to expand my travelling posts a bit. I really enjoy writing these kind of travelling diaries, and I would love to share more of my trips with you, hoping you will still enjoy it.
Regarding book blogging, well…no worries here. My favorite feature to write at the moment is Blogging Ways, and I have been loving all of your positive feedback about my ranting on blogging. I have SO much more to say, and I can’t wait to go on down that road. Always, bookish reviews and bookish discussions, and maybe getting a bit more into bookish recommendations, especially in the contemporary genre which I consider to be quite my specialty (read here: my LOVE).
And then there is writing, and my crazy relationship to it. I don’t know when you’re supposed to be considered a writer, maybe when you’re thinking about stories in the shower ?! In that case… Well, since I am going to try and finish my book this year, I want to try and write more about this. About writing, NaNoWriMo if I get to it again, about my struggles and everything.