Monday, 13 January 2014

2013 - Remember when...?

Everywhere I go, every blogger I read seems to be doing a 2013 retrospective. 

I've never really seen the point, as I love all the books I read - in different ways and for different reasons, otherwise I wouldn't have read them (especially now that I employ the "stop reading if I'm not enjoying it" policy.) 

But Nancy at Ipsofactodotme has a different take on the whole "remember when" post.

Take the first line from the first post of each month of 2013 to see what it reveals about your reading & blogging habits.

January - "I've struggled with this book." (A Moveable Feast)

February - "I came across this Huffington Post article called 16 Fiction Book Characters Myers-Briggs Personality Types.

March - "I'm stuck. I've been trying to track down an old picture book that I loved to read during my preschool teaching days."

April - "This was my book for the Classic Club SpinAnd what a lovely choice it turned out to be." (The Magnificent Ambersons)

May - "Wondrous Words Wednesday is a lovely meme hosted by Bermuda Onion each week to highlight new (to us) words that we come across in our daily reading."

June - "I went to many events at the recent Sydney Writers Festival, but my favourite was the Pride and Prejudice lovefest on Sunday morning."

July - "My rereading of Tess for the Classic Club Spin (after about 20 years) was a curious thing." (Tess of the D'Urbervilles)

August - "Another month another readalong. I seem to be a little obssessed with readalongs and the classics right now! That's a good thing right?"

September - "I'm a little excited. This month over at The Classics Club they have selected my question for the September meme."

October - "My Cousin Rachel was my lucky number #4 for the latest Classics Club Spin." 

November - "I've been building up a healthy pile of Aussie books for AusReading Month (see yesterday's master post below) which I already know is Mount Impossible, but I'd rather have too many books on hand than not enough!" 

December - "I've had a great time putting together AusReading Month and I've been thrilled by the number of participants for this inaugural event."

Two things really - I obviously LOVE the Classics Club in a slightly embarrassing way and two - I participate in more readalongs and book events than I thought I did!

I wonder what 2014 will reveal?

P.S. This is my 400th post - wahoo!


  1. Anonymous13/1/14

    This is a great way to review one's reading in 2013. It gives you unexpected feedback, like looking in the mirror and seeing your reflection...and reality! Many thanks for the 'shout-out' and Nevil Shute via AusReadMonth!

  2. What an interesting meme , thanks for sharing it :)

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. Anonymous14/1/14

    Congrats on 400 blog posts. I hope 2014 will be another successful reading year for you. (How can it not be?)

  4. Anonymous16/1/14

    Congrats on 400 posts! I love this method of reviewing the year. I didn't write a review post because it made me tired to think about it. :)

  5. Congratulations on reaching 400 Brona! This is such a great way to look back at the year.

  6. Anonymous19/1/14

    I really need to be strong enough to implement the 'stop if you don't like it'. I always start thinking, 'well...I've spent this money...what if it gets better...X really liked it...'
    I love this meme! Next year...

  7. I like how positively you begin your reviews, Brona - no excuses or half-heartedness! And congratulations on 400 posts! Here's to many, many more.


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