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text 2019-01-01 17:23
2018 Book RoundUp

2018 Book RoundUp


Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/01/2018-book-roundup.html
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text 2019-01-01 03:47
Here is to another good reading year in 2019!
Here is to another good reading year in 2019, whether I read 1 or 500 books!
One thing I want to take into 2019 is that a reader is still a reader even if they read stuff that can't be tracked by Goodreads/similar sites. (Such as fan-written work...etc)
A reader is still a reader even if they don't feel like reading for a month, even a year! You read 1 article, 1 poem, 1 book... whether you read "for your age" or not... BOOM you're a reader.
I will read whatever the heck I want, even if it is middle grade "meant for children" or comics, graphic novels & manga some people still scoff at and act like is beneath them.
I'm still a reader even if I don't read "proper" literature and classics 24/7.
A reader is a reader whether they read short or long books!
Here are my stats for 2018:
I read 18,816 pages across 100 books in 2018! (99.5% of what I read were trackable books, and I avoided stuff... "oh, but I can't count that toward my goal..." Next year will be different!)
My average rating for 2018 is 3.8/5.
My shortest book was 20 pages: Pumpkin Feels Lonely by Joanne Roach - My 3-YO niece enjoyed this and so did I. I like the lesson it teaches and that it is not an "in your face" sort of lesson some books have. (I gave it a 4/5)
My longest book was 592 pages: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter (I gave it a 4/5)
LEAST POPULAR: 0 people also read Pumpkin Feels Lonely
MOST POPULAR: 1,092,421 people also read Frankenstein
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (I gave it 4/5)
AVERAGE LENGTH - 188 pages (I did read a lot of short books this year.)
Happy reading and Happy New Year!
Feel free to share your stats and goals!
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text 2018-12-31 15:26
2018 Year End Wrap Up

2018 Year End Wrap Up


Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2018/12/2018-year-end-wrap-up.html
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text 2018-12-30 12:02
AVR Weekly News ~ 274th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 274th Edition



Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2018/12/avr-weekly-news-274th-edition.html
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text 2018-12-20 00:04
Happy New Year-24 Tasks

New Years


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.


An Orchestra of MinoritiesThe Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to SurviveUnmarriageable

An Anonymous Girl


Well here are some new releases I was planning on buying one of them, so this helps me out.


The winner:


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The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)


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! 


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