First post for the year

Happy New Year!

It’s the last day of my vacation and I hope to get back on track with my blogging within the week.

But before I start a new year of blogging, I’d like to thank everyone for sharing 2010 with me. The year has flown by so fast — I think it’s been my busiest year ever, judging from the way my reading tally plummeted to 205, some 30-40 books down from my annual average for the past three years (or maybe I’ve just been reading thicker books). Nevertheless, the year has been quite eventful, with weekends packed with bookish activities, and I’ve also made a lot of new friends: authors, illustrators, fellow book bloggers,  BookMoochers, new Flippers, and new blog readers! Oh, and don’t get me started on the number of books I’ve added to my TBR in 2010, because I’m actually too scared to count ’em! :D

On December 31st, I put down my last book for the A-Z Challenge (finally!), and my last book for the year too. I’m also done with the Chunkster Challenge, but I still have a couple months or so for that, so I may still be able to squeeze in a book or two. That said, I’m still deliberating whether I should take any reading challenges this year, as I’d like to read at a more leisurely pace for the coming months.

Because I read faster than I can write reviews, I’m also in a familiar start-of-year state, backlogged with a couple dozen reviews (am currently stuck writing review #178), which I intend to tackle, hopefully before January ends. The annual best and worst books will have to wait until the latter part of January, too, as I’m reserving it for the annual Flips Flipping Pages Best & Worst book discussion.

I look forward to sharing with you my bookish adventures for 2011 — the books I’ll be reading, the bargain bin treasures I’ll unearth, book discussions I’ll be attending, bookish events I’m covering, interviews with authors I’ll be meeting, and other crazy things (er, have you seen my Harry Potter Christmas Tree?) I will do (and I bet I’ll manage to do even more crazy things) for the love of books.

I’m turning 26 in a few weeks, too, and my fingers are still crossed that I’ll get to do some reading in Batanes, the northernmost province in the country (please help me get there! 1) Go to http://www.facebook.com/flyseair and LIKE the page AND 2) Go here: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=165226010187935&id=17160086170 then LIKE the link) and cross that off my bucket list!

As for now, though, I’m start off my 2011 reading, and will get back to pounding out those reviews I owe you.

Happy New Year, everyone! Peace, love and (more) books! :)

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2 Responses to First post for the year

  1. mauie says:

    Happy New Year, Blooey! :)

    I am so excited to read more of your reviews (and hopefully I’ll be able to post some of mine too..hehe) and your book adventures and bargain hunts. Was thinking too of asking you to do a guest post on the whys, wheres, whats and whatevers about book bargain hunting. I’d rather have an expert tackle that subject. Hope you’ll consider. Thank you so much. :)

    • Sumthinblue says:

      :) Will attempt to do a bargain book hunting guide within the year.

      Maybe I’ll do it with some Flippers, hehe

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