Monday, December 01, 2014
#AMonthofFaves - Intro!
Good morning one and all! Today's the first day of December: A Month of Favorites hosted by Girlxoxo, Traveling with T, and myself! For today you can link up over at Girlxoxo and read others' posts.
For the very first topic of our month of December favorites, tell us a little about YOU and your reading this year! Do you have a sense of any trends in your reading this year? Favorite genres or authors? How much you read in print vs. e-reader or audio? Give us an overview!
For me it's been a very odd year for reading and blogging. I've read 70+ books, and my goal of 80 is in sight, but many of those have been short or single issue comics, which read so quickly it feels like cheating! Overall, I've found myself in a really tough spot mentally. I got married in March, I have a four-year-old running around the house, and I work full-time as a PR Director AND I teach online composition and literature courses for colleges and universities in other states. I'm so busy, so consumed with work, family, and life that sitting down with a book is increasingly difficult. This year has been one big slump, even though my stats haven't changed much from last year.
I'm really glad that it's been a year of comics reading. For many years I let my interest in comics and graphic novels slide to the wayside because my local libraries don't carry much in the way of these books. This has been a year of Interlibrary Loan! It's easier than ever because I work at a university with a fantastic ILL program. I can request any comic or graphic novel my heart desires, and they come to me lightning-fast!
So that's a quick look at my year of reading, or my struggles with reading. How's yours?