Ooh! Ahh! Happy New Year!


I hope everyone had a fabulous New Year’s Eve. 2011: Better known as the year I turn 30. This will be a banner year. In that vein, I am cleaning house today. No reading or lounging around or blogging. I am taking down Christmas decorations, being ruthless about my closet, and trying to make decisions about my bookshelves.

2010 was a great year. It was my first year as a book blogger, and I have really enjoyed finding others’ blogs, connecting with bloggers on Twitter and sharing in discussion right here. I hope for much, much more discussion in the year to come. I read over 100 books, and as it was my first time ever to keep track of that, I was thrilled. You may have noticed, I have no charts or graphs detailing number of pages, number of female/male authors, etcetera. I am a laidback blogger. I love seeing charts and graphs, but I’m just not that kind of gal.

Here are some other things I’ve learned about myself as a blogger: I suck at challenges. No, really. My title “My First Challenge!” is the only post. I felt so guilty. Still feel guilty. Ugh. The sad thing is, I probably actually DID finish the challenge but didn’t post about it. I don’t like memes, except this one. Readalongs are awesome. The library is mega awesome. Twitter is not evil. If there is a blogging tiff, I will know nothing about it. Romance novels aren’t all that bad. Meeting bloggers in person is fun! And last but not least, I can read anywhere.

So that’s my wrap-up. My goals for 2011 for my blog? Blog more regularly. Try to increase comment discussion for the simple reason that I love discussing the books I read. Other than that, I plan to keep it simple. What do you guys think? If there are any lurkers (those who read but don’t comment), please say hi. I’d love to meet you – and to maybe twist your arm to read a couple of my favorite books!

Happy New Year, and as always, happy reading.

jenn aka picky girl

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11 responses to “Ooh! Ahh! Happy New Year!

  • kiss a cloud

    Happy happy new year! I suck at challenges, too, so don’t worry about it. I agree, readalongs are awesome, but I also suck at finishing on time.. always late. Congratulations on the 100+ books! That’s the way to go, still so many out there waiting..

  • amymckie

    Congratulations on such a fantastic year! I also suck (majorly) at challenges. And usually miss out on tiffs or have no idea what is going on. Life is better that way isn’t it! All the best in 2011!!!

    • pickygirlfoodfilmfiction

      Yea! I’m so glad I’m not the only one. All the best to you as well. I would totally be in on the Feminist Challenge if I weren’t so bad at them. I read a lot of those texts when I took an independent Women’s Studies course a few years ago.

  • C J

    Just discovered your blog ~ serendipity at work for once! I’ll certainly be reading your recommendations in the future.
    All the best for 2011!

  • iliana

    Happy New Year! I suck at challenges too which is why I’m taking a breather from them… well, for a while anyway. Let’s see how long I can hold out. Ha.

    That’s great you read 100 books! Hope you have a great reading year ahead.

    • pickygirlfoodfilmfiction

      Happy New Year to you! I am planning on another great reading year and hopefully a more focused blogging year. I am so glad there are others out there who suck at challenges. I guess if I ever decide to do one, I am going to have to become a much more organized blogger.

  • Iris

    Happy 2011 and congratulations on a great blogging year. I didn’t know you only started to blog a year ago! I often feel I should engage more with comments, and yes, I suck at challenges and never have a clue what is going on when there is a big outrage at something in the blogging community. You are not alone 🙂

  • Coffee and a Book Chick

    Happy New Year to you as well! And I started blogging last year – all because of you!! So thank YOU and I look forward to 2011 as well.

    I’m nervous about challenges – I’ve signed up for three (I need to stop being lazy and post on which ones)…

    • pickygirlfoodfilmfiction

      Aw – I’m SO glad you started blogging.

      I can be a bit self defeating at times, and I definitely was for the challenge I signed up for. I was daunted and am not used to directing my reading in such a way. And then, (bad me), I forgot.

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