We owe it to each other to tell stories - Neil Gaiman

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A Late Start to 2015

Hello everyone, and a belated welcome to 2015!

I am choosing to believe that saying of "Better late than never" so I refuse to feel bad that we are nearly at the end of January and I am only doing my first post now.

I decided to ease in to 2015 and see how I feel before jumping in blindly and setting goals that I won't achieve. So here I am, slightly acclimated to 2015 and looking forward to get back to my usual routine of blogging and going rather crazy about books!

I could do an overview of 2014, but that would simply depress me as I had so much free time that you would think that the total number of books I read would exceed 200, but alas, it has not even exceeded the 50 mark.


Looking ahead though, I have decided to aim modestly for 30 books this year. It is rather low compared to what I am capable of, but this year is year one of my Honours Degree in Development Studies through UNISA, so my reading time shall largely be taken up by academic texts which I am quite sure you would rather not read about. Just in case you are curious though, my electives or rather my focus is on Sustainable Development and Gender and Development.

On a more related note, I have not signed up for any challenges, I do like the idea of 0 by 2016 which aims to have us all reduce our TBR pile to 0 by 2016, but my TBR pile exceeds 500 so that is a tad too ambitious. I do think I should have a goal of reading at least 5 of my Classics Club books as I have neglected the Classics Club for far too long, and my deadline is looming in the not so distant anymore future.

I read quite a few books during the holidays so I shall be posting about them in the next few days and I finished my first book for 2015 today - The End of Your Life Book Club which is an ode to books and the connections they help us to form as well as being an account of the author's mother's battle with pancreatic cancer.

So that is it for now! Just letting you all know that I am alive and will be blogging again as usual in 2015!