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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Blogging A to Z Reflections


A to Z Blogging
Reflection

This is only my second year. 2014 was truly a mishmash of topics plus we had Disneyland passes so there were a lot of Disney related posts.

This year snuck up on me and I wasn't going to do it. I didn't have posts prepared, I didn't have a topic, and without Disney passes, I felt I didn't have a ready muse.

In steps my son, "You're a book blog, why don't you do book reviews". O_o

So that's what I did. 30 days. 26 letters. 26 book reviews. One letter cheated on (X-mas instead of Christmas). Plus two extra reviews (children's safety picture books).

Will I do this again next year? I'm already thinking about themes.

What will I do differently? Prepare more posts ahead of time.

Here's the breakdown. The list of books, with covers, is not finished.

3 unfinished books with partial reviews
4 nonfiction
22 fiction
8 print
18 ebook
0 audio
7 review books (sent to me to review)
17 new reads
14 new authors
12 were part of a series
3,071 pages of finished books

Nonfiction categories:
inspirational
humor
travelogue
true crime/book collecting

Fiction categories:
2 - picture books
2 - middle school (1 mystery & 1 folktale)
1 - young adult (fairytale retelling)
1 - horror
1 - psychological Thriller
15 - Romance:
  1 - contemporary romantic suspense
  1 - Christian contemporary romance
  3 - m/m contemporary romance
  5 - mainstream contemporary romance
  1 - sci-fi romance
  1 - mainstream paranormal romance
  3 - m/m paranormal romance





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7 comments:

Tamara Narayan said...

That's a lot of reading and reviewing. I picked up about 7 books during the challenge and now they're waiting on my Kindle.

Elle G said...

You did really well! That's a lot of book reviews to do. I don't think I would have managed. Congratulations on finishing A to Z! Elle @ Erratic Project Junkie

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

I'm amazed you got a book for each letter. Very awesome. I'm thinking on next year too. Doing them ahead of time is so the way to go :D Congrats on making it to the end!

eclecticali said...

Wow! Book reviews for A to Z seems very ambitious! I'm impressed :)

Mary Burris said...

Congrats on completing the A to Z Challenge! Looking forward to next year! See you on the Road Trip!

Mary www.JingleJangleJungle.net

Entrepreneurial Goddess said...

Hello there.
Congratulations on completing the challenge! I didn't get to visit your blog during the crazy month of April so I'm popping over today from the Road Trip/Reflections linky.

Entrepreneurial Goddess

Toni said...

Wow! I'm so impressed that you were able to do it all in just 30 days. Fun!

Disclaimer

In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won in some kind of contest, or received in exchange for an honest review.