Thursday, January 01, 2015
2014 was a tough year to continue blogging especially after Typhoon Haiyan hit my city. It took a few months for the electricity to come back and so I didn't have access to the Internet. It was hard to actively update my blog that time. So I was gone for a few months. And when I was back, I didn't have the spirit to post.
It was a year of recovery for me and my fellow Taclobanons...
I had a hard time getting back into the blogging community. There were no bookstores left after the onslaught of the typhoon and that's when I thought about stopping. But then I remembered all those hours reading late at night just to make sure I have something to post; the feeling when you receive wonderful comments from other bloggers and book lovers; my new found friends in the blogosphere; getting ARCs that you've been dying to read from generous publishers and those moments when you read the books you're excited about- I remembered all those things that brought joy to my soul. And I cling to those moments. Thank you for those who didn't stop visiting this blog. YOU gave me a reason to continue.
Here I am wanting to start again. Wishing you guys the best of the best this 2015. Let this year be filled with great memories and awesome reads!
1.) Goodreads Reading Challenge:
I failed in reaching my reading challenge in Goodreads last year. I read 28 books! Only twenty-eight! It's such a disappointment. I want to make it up to my readers so for this year I aim to read 60-90 books.
2.) Two-to-three-posts-a-week Policy
Again, last year wasn't my best blogging year. There came a time that I posted only 1 entry for the month. Sigh. Forgive me guys for being a negligent blogger.
3.) Read ARCs
Several ARCs are piled up in my bookshelf, waiting to be read. This year, I plan to read at least one ARC I got prior to 2015.