Quarterly Progress 2022: Q1 (January – March)

Quarterly Progress 2022: Q1 (January – March)

I’m extremely late on noting my progress but I hit a review slump and a reading slump at different points. Also, it’s a lot harder to keep up with since I stopped working from home. I need to put Notion to more use!

YEARLY GOAL

  • READING GOALS
    • 5 Physical Books
      Q1: 0
      It’s just so much more convenient to read off my app. I cheated and checked out a book or two from Libby that I already had on my shelf. I love physical books, but it’s nice not to have to carry the weight around.
    • NetGalley 80% Feedback Ratio
      Q1: 68%
      I’ve kept my requests to a minimum and have been jumping back and forth between new approvals and my backlog. I still have a lot from last year, but I’m slowly chipping away at them.
  • BLOGGING GOALS
    • Post 4x a month: I’ve been posting…sorta…I will
    • 3 Discussion Posts: I’m working on it…

QUARTERLY GOAL

  • 1st QUARTER GOAL:
    • ❌️Read Renegade Flight by Andrea Tang
    • ❌️Read The Cruelest Mercy by Natalie Mae

GOALS ACCOMPLISHED

YEARLY

  • READING GOAL: 36 books (upped to 50 on GR)
    • Q1: 59 books
      Knowing that I might not have as much time to read books this year, I suddenly started to read like time was of the essence. I already met this goal. I really didn’t think I would be able to read that many books but I guess I have. Rather than increase my goal, I wanted to see how much more I would read. Next year, I will make better adjustments.

FINAL ASSESSMENT: Slowly, but surely…except for that whole feedback ratio thing.

  • review slumps are a thing.
    While I continued to read, I was having a hard time writing reviews. Part of it was due to work, but the other was that I just couldn’t find it in me to write a review. The reviews started to sound repetitive to me. I’ve since been able to write some reviews, but not nearly as many as I used to. I also have to remember that I don’t have to write a review for everything I read.

This might be my favorite read of the year. This was one of my most anticipated reads, and it was even more amazing than I expected. I’ve been trying to figure out what to say about how amazing this book is. It’s friggin’ fantastic. I’ll have a real review up (I hope) when it gets closer to publication date. Just know this is a must read if you love anti-heroines and grey characters.

MADE ME LOOK aT THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY

I went from reading it only as part of book club to loving it so much. It’s a mish mash of genres that you don’t think would work, but it does. It’s a beautiful book. It even made me cry. I saw the world through different eyes. I learned to hate it in some ways but to also have hope.

LEFT MY HeART FULL

This one became a comfort read pretty quickly. I remember running an errand after finishing the book, and I was sitting at a stoplight smiling because the book still gave me all these warm feelings. Julie Tieu stole my heart with this one.

  • Stop thinking it and and write it. I really need to write out those post ideas I’ve compiled.
  • Read Renegade Flight and The Cruelest Mercy. These will get me closer to my physical book goal.

3 responses to “Quarterly Progress 2022: Q1 (January – March)”

  1. Aaaaaa glad you loved Light from the Uncommon Stars! It has been on my TBR since forever, and I hope I can get to it this year. Cheering you on to write your unwritten posts!

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    • Thank you! It was soooo good, although a few people from the book club did not like it. I hope you get a chance to read it. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it!

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