Wednesday, June 12, 2019

2019 Mid-Year Rewind

Can you believe almost half of the year is behind us? I know I can’t! My mom used to warn me that time would just keep speeding up the older I got, and was she ever right.

Speaking of getting older, I’m another year older today, and this seemed like the perfect time to reflect on the year so far. I’m happy to report that I’m two books ahead of where I was last year and one book shy of being on target to make my Goodreads reading challenge. That will likely change, but at least I should have one moment this year when I can say that I was on track!

2019 didn’t start off so promising. Reading and blogging were still these massive boulders that I just couldn’t get rolling no matter how much effort I gave them. I managed some blogging momentum with the return, for better or for worse depending on how you feel about the final season that just aired, of Game of Thrones. Writing episode recaps made me blog consistently, and it’s so much easier to stay with something once you get over that initial obstacle of actually sitting down and beginning.

And then a few weeks ago I started reading this book called On Writing. Reading it was pure magic—that’s the only way I can describe it. So thanks to Stephen King’s outstanding memoir/guide on writing, my love for reading has been rekindled. Reignited, more like, because after finishing On Writing, all I wanted to do was read. Oh, and write, of course.

I’m also participating in NovelKnight's Beat the Backlist challenge this year and have three backlist reads under my belt so far for 2019. A lot of books that are at the top of my TBR are backlist titles, so I hope to make steady progress with that challenge before the year is out.

How has your reading/blogging year been going? What are your favorite reads from the first half of 2019?


  1. Happy birthday! I was forced to read On Writing in college, and I loved it. Stephen King is an interesting dude with some great advice. Good luck with your challenge!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thank you, AJ! I wish On Writing had been required reading while I was in college; I learned so much more from it than I did in two semesters of writing class!


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