Taken from 'Quote Queens' on pinterest.
I did okay with my reading goals. My original goal was to read 75 books and I met that goal! However, I set a secondary goal of 90 books for the year and I only got to 88. Oh well, I had a LOT going on this year! I also did a good job of buying fewer physical books and I purged my book collection again. I still had a TON of books to move in August but it was better than it could have been! I didn't do a good job of keeping up with the blog nor did I read very many physical books that I owned (only 12!).
For 2014, I am setting my reading goal low. I know things are going to be really busy for the next few months and I don't want to stress myself out. I hope to read 50 books, which is an average 4 books a month. That is really doable for me. I also plan to read at least one physical book from my personal collection each month. There are so many books on my shelf that I haven't read and I need to do something about it. I also want to try to stick to my TBR list this year. There are a lot of books I have been meaning to read for a long time and have put to the side to read new/review books and I don't want to do that this year.
That brings me to my last reading goal. I really want to read what I want to read this year. That means cutting back on review books. I only accept books for review if I want to read them but it seems like I keep putting off reading books I want and read review books instead. 38 of the 88 books I read this year were review books. I have committed to reading and reviewing a few books but am going to lay off the review books for a while (unless it's something so awesome I can't turn it down!).
I am unsure what the future of this blog is. I'm starting to feel like it is a huge time commitment. I am not the greatest reviewer to begin with but lately, my reviews aren't at the level I want them to be because I just don't have the time. I also don't have time to comment as much as I'd like. For whatever reason, I have a really hard time commenting on other blogs from my phone. I am kind of burnt out and am not sure I want to continue so I am taking a break. I have committed to several blog tours over the next couple of months and will honor those commitments but I am not going to be around very much (honestly, I haven't been around that much lately anyway). I will still comment on what I am reading but it will probably be more in the form of 'mini review' posts instead of full fledged reviews. I just need to step back and re-evaluate how I feel about blogging. It's been a great couple of years but life has changed a lot and I'm just not sure if this still fits. I hope to figure that out.
Sending best wishes for a very Happy New Year!