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2021 Reading Goals and Plans

I usually wait until mid to late January before posting my reading plans or goals. Mainly because I'm very optimistic about my superhuman capabilities during the start of a new year but much of that enthusiasm fades over the next couple of weeks. I tend to believe I can read more than ever but reality is usually closer to how much I averaged in previous years. So, to allow myself the opportunity to dream big and then plan well, I take the ambitious goals for a road test during the first couple of weeks of the year. If they still look achievable, great! If not, I will part ways with those that are a stretch.  The numbers I have an arbitrary number set in Goodreads for this year but it's not a number I will quote as I tend to change it often and it is intended to factor in the many picture books I read with my kids. But that said, there are three numbers I would like to improve this year (last year's stats in parentheses) - total number of pages read (approx. 11k), average n

Giveaway - Glorious (Bernice L. McFadden)


(Updated: Thanks to all who entered. The contest has ended)

Having just finished Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden, I can tell you how much I loved it. And so, I am quite thrilled to host this giveaway. Bernice has been so kind to offer an autographed book to TWO lucky winners. If you wish to win this book (and I'm sure you'll be Wow-ed as much as I was!), please leave a comment with your email address! You don't have to be a follower to enter this contest but I can give you extra entries by:
  • Being a follower/subscriber (2 entries)
  • Spread the word on your blog or via twitter (1 entry for each medium) 

The giveaway is open to participants with a US, Canada or UK mailing address. Giveaway is open till May 16, 2010, 11.59 pm EDT. I will use Random.org to announce the winners on May 17, 2010.

Comments

Hi, Aths! Please throw my name into the hat! I've read McFadden's debut novel, Sugar, and loved it! This one sounds like it'll be another great read by her.

By the by, I'm a follower of your blog! :)

frogs13 (at) gmail (dot) com
Thanks for entering me. I am a follower!

hcmurdoch (at) gmail (dot) come
Bookventures said…
Please enter me. I am already a follower.

bookventuresbookclub@gmail.com

Thanks in advance.
Ladysilver said…
I loved your review of this book and would love the opportunity to win it.

ladysilver915(at)yahoo (dot) com
Jen Croup said…
Aths put me in! jcroup@srhs-pa.org
rhonda said…
please enter my name,i am a follower
searchergrl said…
I am Ella and I am your blog follower ellamf@gmail.com

please check my blog for the link to the giveaway.. http://searchergrl.blogspot.com/2010/04/glorious-book-giveaway.html

and i follow you at twitter @bellasearcher and tweeted the giveaway..
glorious by bernice mcfadden book giveaway follow this http://bit.ly/cQSCWA
5 minutes ago via TweetDeck

hope i win hehe
Hi Aths,

I read your review and would love to read and review a copy of Glorious.

My email is: brozbooks@cox.net
Julie said…
This sounds like a GREAT book! Thanks for offering a chance to win!

jewell330 at aim dot com
demmi said…
please enter me
luckrose1(at)gmail(dot)com
I have just started hearing about this book and I am so excited about it. I would love a chance to win!

journey through books @ gmail dot com
Carol M said…
I'd love to read this. Please enter me. Thank you!
mittens0831 at aol dot com
I'm already a follower.

If you liked the book, I think it's a good bet I'll like it too. Please enter me.

harvee44 at yahoo dot com
Thanks for the opportunity. I'm a follower as well!