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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Blogging A to Z Reflections

A to Z Blogging

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:
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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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.

ErraticElle 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!

Anonymous said...

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

Mary B said...

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


Toni said...

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


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.