2017 and onwards

It’s common culture to refer to 2016 as a dumpster fire – while many people recognized that a lot of good things happened to them personally there was a lot of disappointment for many of us.

Personally it was a hard year but rewarding because my family moved back to our home state – but the process was not easy. That said, given the temporary division of households I really thought I would have easily finished my reading challenge with all that solo time I had during the transition but apparently it was eaten up by keeping the house ready at all times for showings, maintaining all the yard work by myself, and *gasp* having to cook for myself.

All this is a way of saying that I did NOT complete my Goodreads goal of finishing 53 books in 2016 (I reached 44)  NOR did I complete the Book Riot #ReadHarder challenge.


Note: My co-workers and I also switched a FEW categories for our BINGO sheet but I also kept track of the original challenge and I actually fell SIX short in that one!

My full analysis of my reading – format, author, etc. will have to wait a few days until I have time to devote but for now lets look forward to 2017 – I have set by goal back to 50 books – which will still be an improvement based on last year’s final count AND my coworkers have given a thumb’s up to all of the Book Riot categories and we are going for that 2017-read-harder-bingo once again!

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