It’s amazing to me that it’s July already. The year is going by so fast that it seems like December is just around the corner. I decided that now was a good time to look back at the blogging and reading goals that I made at the beginning of the year and see how I’m doing so far. I decided that for the goals I’m behind on, July and August will be the perfect months to play catch up.
When it comes to my blogging goals I’ve found that I still need to increase the number of reviews I post. I doubt that I’ll ever become the type of person that posts a review every day but I would love to at least post two reviews a week.
I really need to update my blog more often. According to my “books read in 2010” list, I’ve only read 95 books but I know I’ve read about 20 more books since the last time I’ve updated that list.
I’m still not having the great reading year that I want to have but it’s getting there. I wanted to read more writers of colors and more books in translation and I have. Two of my favorite adult books this year are Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Both books blew me away and I haven’t read anything else by any writer that has blown me away since.
I also wanted to start reading more books from my Project Fill-in-the-Gaps list, which still hasn’t happened. Since this is a five-year project and I’m going very slowly through the list, I’ll probably have to dedicate years four and five to just reading books off the list. I’ve added two books from my project’s list to this month’s reading goals: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien and The Color Purple by Alice Walker.
Something New. Maybe.
Because I love children’s books so much, the majority of my reading every year is in this area. I’m starting to think more seriously about starting a kidlit blog. I plan on writing many reviews first before giving out the site’s url. Having a blog that’s dedicated just to children’s books will be challenging but very fun. Right now I’m trying to come up with a name.
For all my American friends, have a safe 4th of July. Happy Sunday everyone!
My question for you today is: how did you come up with your blog’s name?