Task 1: Your 2019 Book Goals: what are they?
1. I totally fell out of doing any challenges with The (Mostly) Dead Writers Society and Horror Aficionados groups on Goodreads. I would love to get back to doing that. I miss just discussing group reads with people.
2. More buddy reads. I enjoy reading a book along with other people. It makes it more fun. I loved doing the romance book buddy reads with WhiskeyintheJar Romance.
3. Want to finish my The Dark Tower reread and post reviews. I also want to get back to the comic series.
4. I definitely want to read more books by persons of color. It helps me stretch my legs a bit more to speak then just staying reading authors I have just grown used to at this point.
5. I want to finish the popular 100 books to read before you die on Goodreads list. The Amazon list got so funky because people kept changing it (which drove me up the wall). I would like to make a better dent in it. It looks like I read some books already, so doesn't seem like a huge reach.
Task 2: 2018 Reading Year in Review. Tell us about your year in books: happy? disappointed?
I was generally okay with the books I read. So a firm 3 was had by me with regards to the 297 books I read so far this year. There were some that blew me away and others that drove me up the wall. I did have some duds that I went into in other posts so won't go through that okay. I just wanted a book that knocked me out of my socks like when I read His Dark Materials for the first time and Cinder. Or just like with Boy's Life. I want to start a book and go feverish in the head until I can put it down. I got like that a bit with "Magic Triumphs" (the end of the Kate Daniels series) and with "The Hollow Man".
Task 3: New Year’s Book Lottery: Write the names of the first 5 books you’re planning to read in 2019 onto identical pieces of paper, fold them, place them in a bowl (or bucket, jar, box, etc.), and draw one to determine the very first book you’re going to start in the new year.
Well here are some new releases I was planning on buying one of them, so this helps me out.
Task 4: Find a bakery that sells Krapfen (German deep-fried sweet dough dumplings) or make them yourself (recipe here: https://germangirlinamerica.com/rheinische-ol-krapfen-new-year/) and enjoy with a glass of champagne or non-alcoholic bubbly drink – but first, take and post a photo of them!
Going to pass on this one.
Book: Read a book about endings, new starts, or any book where things go
B O O M !
I believe I already read a book for this!