For the first time in the last few years I have met my goal of reading 100 books during the year (surpassed it already, actually). I'm incredibly proud of this, and I'm debating whether or not to increase my goal (and possibly not make it). I have the kindle app to thank for the last few books, because thanks to the app, I can now have access to books no matter where I'm at.
I guess that I have to get more used to the kindle app, because we recently recieved that bad news that our Barnes and Nobles is closing. There are rumors of bankruptcy and rumors of the mall owners trying to increase the rent beyond what is fair. Regardless, it saddens me that I won't have a local book store (I live in a small town) to go to for books. I like the convenience of the kindle, but I would still much rather turn a page, hold a book, and be able to trade that book in at Bookmans for another book when I'm done with it.
I'm most proud that I made my goal, despite all the harships I've faced recently (which also explains why I haven't been posting as often as I mean to). My school messed up on my financial aid, so I had to take 12 credit hours (when I normally take 6 to 9) during the same time that the clinic I work at was switching to EMR. On top of that I had surgery in September, and then my Grandma Betty died at age 91 this month. Anyway, I don't want to come across as whining - but despite all the challenges life has thrown at me, I still managed to surpass my goal, and I'm happy about that.
So, since I'd like to take off with my blog, make new friends, and post more often, I'd like to ask anyone reading this, what would you like to see more of? What are your reading goals for the year, and how far along are you? Some of you have goals up in the 200 and 300 range - how do you make those goals? It's amazing to me that people can get that many books read in a year. I'm thinking of doing a follower giveaway, but what number should I put it at? I want real followers that will stay, not just people that follow for giveaway purposes and then delete me....so what will keep your interest?