Monday, January 5, 2015

The Triumphant Return of Project 84

Hi Friends…it’s been a while. About 6 months, to be exact. Suffice it to say, I fell off the Project 84 wagon. Big time. Life just got in the way! When it came to my reading in 2014, I got overwhelmed by my new job, and weight loss, and Project 84 seemed like the easy thing to let fall by the wayside.

But it was more than just Project 84. It was my free time in general. Since July, the job has taken over. Every time I said “today is the day I read. Today is the day I post”, I would get home and the couch would be calling my name. It was so much easier to veg out in front of the TV than pick up a book. In fact, there were days where the simple idea of doing something productive in my free time made my entire body hurt.

In 2014, I made it to 31 books read, and blogged about 23 of them. I did ok, but nowhere near the 84 book goal. I thought about continuing from 23, and making the project “84 books over 2 years” instead…but that really wasn’t the spirit of this project. The whole point was to read 84 books in one year, and I haven’t given up on that goal.

So here I am. It’s 2015, and I’m starting again. The goal is the same as it’s always been. 84 books over the course of 1 year. 42 of those books will come from 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, and the other 42 will come from recommendations, books on my shelf, and some new ones coming out that I’m excited about :)

If you are new to the blog, welcome!! Feel free to look around, see some of my reviews from last year, see what I’m all about! If you’re intrigued, like me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter. Or, if you’re really feeling ambitious, enter your e-mail address up there in my “subscribe” box and you can get these posts directly in your inbox.

For my loyal followers, there are a couple new things to expect this year. First, no matter where I am in the process, I will always post a “Sunday Update” post on Sunday. That will give an idea of what’s on tap to be posted that week, how my reading is going, and I’m sure it will also contain a few apologies when I’m late with things ;). In addition, I will post a #ThrowbackThursday post on Thursday, recommending a book from the past (or a series, or even an author). Those won’t be as long as the regular posts, just a quick little reminder, but I thought it would be fun. And also a way to introduce more of me to those of you still unaware.

In addition, I may include some other fun posts along the way. Maybe a poll, or a giveaway or two, or a question and answer post. Anything to keep me more engaged in the process.

But, until then, I will stick to what got me here…

I gotta get to reading!!

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