Monday, December 04, 2017

This is How We Read (#AMonthofFaves)

This Is How We Read #AMonthofFaves– eg. Number of books read so far, genre you read the most from, picture of favorite (or most often used) reading location, most read author, % eBooks, hardcovers, paperbacks and/or audiobooks, hint at what your favorite read of the year is (let us guess), types of books you wish you read more of, month you read the most and least)

Oh friends. Y'all know this year of reading has been a rocky one for me. Really, really rocky. This whole year has been something of an emotional wreck, largely regarding politics and The World. I've been finding solace, but that solace is as often as not...something other than books. Life is full of seasons, and that's just where I've been this year. 

It's actually really surprising to me to look at my books read list and see that I'm nearing 50. That's a pretty standard number for me in a year, and this year has not felt standard. I read in fits and starts, binge on books here and there, and then live in a book desert for a few weeks or months. 

Right now I'm sitting at 47 books read for the year, and I expect I'll be sitting right at 50 or a little past by the end of the month. Between contemporary romance, sf, and reading/listening to short chapter books and middle grade with my kiddo, I should be in good shape. 

Thinking over the format of my reading this year, it's overwhelmingly digital. The last print book I read was in July, I think. I tend to read on my phone A LOT. Mostly I'm playing an audiobook via my TuneIn app or scarfing down romance on my Kindle app. I tend to read when I'm sitting still which is often in my son's school pick up line in the afternoons, in bed while I'm falling asleep, or when I wake up for a few hours with insomnia in the middle of the night. 

How have you read this year? Don't forget to LINK UP and visit Kim, Tanya Patrice, and Tamara

11 comments:

  1. Well, reading 50 books in a year where you felt like your reading was off is pretty good! I'm planning to join in A Month of Faves later this week!

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    1. I thought so too! Looking forward to your post, Sarah!

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  2. I think reading 50 books a year when you work, have a family, etc is great!

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    1. I'm very satisfied with it. It's been one of those years when I can't really remember what I've read until I look back at my list.

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  3. I've actually done surprisingly well this year; I have recently hit 75 books, I think? I think you have had great success, considering all that's been going on this year; I also love that you have found ways to alter your reading habits/preferences to fit in appropriately. I love following along!

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    1. Thank you, Tara! Gotta be flexible, right??? Going with the flow. lol 75 books is awesome!

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  4. This has been a rocky reading year for me as well. I can so relate to binging and then hanging out in the reading desert - especially during moments of political crisis - oh wait, this whole year has been a political crisis, yes? great job though getting close to your 50! Even if I cram books in daily this month I'm not going to hit my normal reading number.

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    1. LOL, yes this year has been one longgggg political crisis. I've just finished my calls and postcards for today's net neturality outcry. I made myself a goal last night to try to read 10 books in December. Not for the numbers but just for the boost to my reading mojo.

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  6. You've done great. It seems to have been a rocky reading year for me too. But you're right...life has seasons and I can already feel my reading will start to pick up soon as things in life shift around.

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  7. I wish I had read that many! I'll be lucky if I hit 30 by the end of the year. Life got way too busy for me, but I'm hopeful that 2018 will be better, in so many ways.

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