Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly bookish meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and is hosted by Aria @BookNookBits. Each Friday, there is a discussion topic for bloggers to write about, this week we will be discussing…
REFLECTING ON YOUR 2021 READING/BLOGGING YEAR
Rukky @ Eternity Books
What did you accomplish reading and blogging wise in 2021? What are you most proud of? What are you most disappointed by? If there’s something new you tried in 2021 with your reading or blogging, what was it and how did that turn out? How do you think you’ve grown as a reader/blogger? What would you advise yourself as we look to 2022?
What did you accomplish reading and blogging wise in 2021?
Well, I kept reading and blogging, which at times was an amazing accomplishment! I joined in this meme regularly as well as establishing a network of fellow bloggers to read and share ideas with.
What are you most proud of?
Moving out of my reading comfort zone by trying new genres and new-to-me authors. It has led to a slight Netgalley addiction but it’s also led me back to using the library too. I also only bought three books this year that I haven’t read and even though the plan was for this to be zero books it was still a huge improvement on 2020!
What are you most disappointed by?
There were two things I really wanted to achieve this year. One was to clear at least some of my TBR of books I’ve bought but not read. I began the year really well and by summer had read 14 (go me!)… I’ve still only read 14 and am annoyed with myself for having made no headway in the second half of the year.
If there’s something new you tried in 2021 with your reading or blogging, what was it and how did that turn out?
Well, the other reading challenge I set myself was to read several non-fiction books, In the end, I read several chapters of one book before grinding to a halt – I guess non-fiction really isn’t for me! I also took chances on other genres I don’t normally read and found some great books.
What would you advise yourself as we look to 2022?
The same as the last few years – read more of your TBR list, sign up for fewer arcs and it’s OK to say NO when someone offers you an arc – along with a new one of try to read one book a month from the library.