book pages shaped like a heart, with a pink rose on the top

Maybe you are like me. You have blinked a few times, maybe slept once or twice, and are now realizing that May is just around the corner. I am not sure where the first few months of this year have absconded to, but if the remaining months would just slow down a bit, I would be happy.

This year, I decided that I was going to do my best to read 300 books. I usually get into the 200s, but I wanted to hit that new goal. Today, I added book #150 to my finished pile. To say that I feel slightly accomplished is an understatement. There have been some bumps along the way, but books are always there. A couple of weeks ago, I realized I had not picked up a book in days. Work was exploding, my kids were going crazy, the husband was traveling, and somehow through it all, the dog seemed to be taking it all in stride. Me? Not so much. I wanted to run screaming from the house.

Oh well. Life happens. Right?

Through the insanity, there is always a book or twenty waiting for me to get to them, finish reading, and offer a review – even if its just a few lines. After all, not every review has to be four pages long. However, I am trying to get back to where my reviews are coming back to the blog. I have been dumping them into goodreads, being a little bit lazy in sharing amazing books with you.

As spring continues toward summer, I am dreaming of getting this blog back to hopping, and sharing those awesome summer (and some fall) reads. There are so many great books headed your way!

Are you ready?

2 Thoughts to “Book Challenges, Life, and Other Tidbits”

  1. nadasobhi

    Wow! 300 books! I put my challenge at 24 books with the possibility of increasing them if I finish that number. I’ve been moving between work ‘exploding’ as you put it, and burnout. I’m waaaay behind on my reading and even more so on copying my notes to write and publish my reviews. (And I don’t have kids! But I count my husband as one :D)

    Keep on reading, Rebecca

    1. Rebecca Hill

      Oh, I totally feel you on the burnout. I have been going non-stop for months. (And yes, husbands count as kids).

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