New Year’s tends to be a time of reflection on the past year. A time to make changes and set goals. I am not one to make resolutions. I am a pretty decisive person and once I decide on something, I make it happen.
Now when it comes to reading, I do things a little different. For the past two years, I have participated in the Goodreads reading challenge. In 2011, I set a goal to read 275 books, and I read 283 books. So for 2012, I upped my goal to 300 books. When the year got a little crazy and downright hectic, I had doubts I would make it, but much to my surprise, I not only read 300 books, but I snuck in two extra books :-). And out of those 302 books, I wrote reviews for 243 of them.
For the 2013 Goodreads Reading Challenge, I am hoping to read 325 books. Hopefully I’ll be able to get caught up on a few series than I am behind in and I would also love to finally read some of those novels that have been languishing in my TBR pile forever.
How about you? Do you have any goals or resolutions for 2013? Don’t forget to leave your e-mail address along with your comment to be entered in the drawing for the Grand Prizes (see below). Complete contest rules are below.
It’s another year over! Can you believe it? Well we authors, readers, and bloggers sure can’t. And to celebrate the New Year with bang, we’re going crazy and sending out so many prizes, fun parties, experiences, and other goodies, that it’s a bit scary. Each author has a favorite New Year memory, book, idea, or way to party and we’re going to show you! Can’t wait to see you January 1st – 6th!
And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.
But that’s not all….
We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!
Now what are those prizes?
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $300 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more (US entries ONLY)!
Book Reviews & More by Kathy prize is a $5.00 gift certificate to Amazon or Barnes & Noble (WINNER’S CHOICE).
Follow the rest of the Blog Hop HERE.
To enter just the Grand Prize contest, answer the question: Do you have any goals or resolutions for 2013? ****COMMENT MODERATION IS ON, SO DO NOT BE SURPRISED IF YOU DO NOT IMMEDIATELY SEE YOUR COMMENT.****
For your entry to also be eligible for my contest for a $5.00 gift certificate to either Amazon or Barnes & Noble (WINNER’S CHOICE):
You must Do TWO of the Following:
1. Sign up for e-mail updates (upper left corner). One email daily with the day’s posts.
2. Be or become a fan of Book Reviews & More by Kathy Facebook page
3. Follow me on Twitter (@BookReviewsMore)
4. Friend Book Reviews & More by Kathy on Goodreads
Make sure you have filled out the contest entry form:
5. To be eligible to enter contests on Book Reviews and More by Kathy you MUST fill out the contest entry form (found HERE). This form only needs to be filled out ONCE. Your privacy is important to me, and I will not share your information.
****THE CONTEST FOR THE $5.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE ENDS 10 PM MOUNTAIN TIME SUNDAY JANUARY 6th.****
The winner of my contest will be selected using random.org and contacted Monday January 7th.