January Recap

Well, it has been a month since I challenged myself to read a book a week, and I must say, things seem to be progressing nicely. I'm five books into my goal, and I'm finding that setting deadlines has really helped me to make a conscious effort to read every day. What has surprised me the most in this month is the encouragement of this blogging community. I really am astounded at the interest that has been shown in this blog. In one month, this site has gained 35 followers(thats more than one new follower each day!) and over 300 views! While I started this as a simple means to hold myself accountable to my goal, it has become a place to inform readers of different books, and, more importantly, a place of thoughtful discussion.

Because of this, I am determined to make this blog an even more engaging community of readers. In order to do this, I am interested in hearing your opinions, ideas and suggestions. I have noticed that many of my blogger buddies offer giveaways on their sites, and I plan to do the same, as soon as I ascertain the best way to go about doing this. With so many books and so few days in a year, I'm also considering posting guest reviews. This would provide a greater variety of opinions and a different perspective on books. In addition, I'd like to be able to interact more with those who have joined my challenge, and hear from those who have set different goals for themselves. Being a novice blogger, your advice will help me to improve the quality of this blog, and bring an enhanced experience to all readers.

I have some exciting books lined up for review for this month. There are four weeks in February, so look forward to at least four new reviews this month(I'm finding that I may complete more than one book in a week, so I may post more reviews accordingly). As always, I love getting feedback from readers, so please don't hesitate to comment and voice your opinion. I wish each of you a great February and happy reading!


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2 Responses to “January Recap”

  1. Hi Ethan,
    I found you at Goodreads, and followed you here. I've only read a few of your reviews so far, but find them worthwhile reading. knowing what you are looking for helps me to know both what to look for in my review and in my writing. I'm a retired schoolteacher, all subjects but I found my true love in US History, and my last four years were in an 8th grade classroom devoted to the late 18th to early 20th century. The biographies of that time span are fascinating.

    I admire your goal, and encourage you to keep at it!

    Terry Crawford Palardy

  2. Thanks Terry! It is always great to hear about teachers who really care about what they teach. Many of my biggest influences were educators who refused to give up on me. I look forward to reading your blog.


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