I can’t believe the holidays are already upon us and it’s almost time to say goodbye to 2017!
In terms of reading and blogging, I didn’t quite meet all of my goals. (Thank you Goodreads for allowing me to adjust my reading goal so I don’t feel so horrible every time I realize how far behind I am!) I don’t think I’m going to set many goals for 2018. I’m just going to continue plugging along and doing the best that I can. I think I have done a pretty good job of remembering that blogging is a hobby and that I read for pleasure. Though at times I have found myself teetering on the brink of stressing about a post I want to complete or pushing through a book I’m not sure I want to finish, overall, I’m still having fun with this whole blogging thing.
I have lots to be grateful for this year. We moved to a new home in a beautiful neighborhood. We have wonderful neighbors who have awesome kids the same age as mine. Impromtu play dates are the best! My kids are loving their new school and have had a relatively easy time with the transition. I traveled to Italy, Costa Rica, and Whistler this year. I ate at a lot of great restaurants and drank
a lot a responsible amount of great wine. I continue to have great friends in and out of my book club; real friends that I can count on to be there no matter what. (This is starting to sound like a Thanksgiving post. Late to the party as always. Moving on…) Finally, I have made and continue to make meaningful connections with fellow bloggers, authors, readers, publishers, and anyone willing to talk books with me.
In thanks for all of the above, I’ll be doing a giveaway raffle for a $100 Amazon gift card again this year. It’ll start now and end at midnight 12/15/2017. You can use it to finish your holiday shopping, regift it (I won’t tell!), or use it to add some heft to your December book haul. I’ll be posting a separate gift card raffle contest on Instagram later today so don’t forget to check out that one as well.