Happy New Year, folks!
I hope you've had a wonderful festive period regardless of whether you celebrate or not.
I've been pondering what I want 2023 to bring and all the thoughts are still a jumbled mess but one thing I do know I want to achieve this year is to get back into the swing of blogging and work out how to navigate the new bookish "influencer" landscape... I miss when things were simple and your blog was all you needed but nowadays it feels like Instagram (particularly Reels) and TikTok are where you need to be and... I hate it. Mostly because I don't understand it, don't have time (or refuse to make time) for it and really don't like being on-camera... I'm not comfortable with how I look, how I sound and with "putting myself out there" but I think I need to overcome those hang-ups and the primary driver isn't for bookish purposes so... Watch this space, I guess!
Today, we're having a meal with my FIL, my mum etc to celebrate the New Year and on Tuesday we have an Alcatraz-themed escape room to go to before I go back to work on Wednesday.
I've just started my first book of the new year and it is Kingdom of The Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco.
I'm 6 chapters in and loving it! Putting it down for family dinner made me grumpy! lol
I've also set my GoodReads goal for 2023 at 52 books!
One book a week... I'm still taking it slow with the reading. I'm trying to get back to pre-illness levels so manageable targets are the name of the game!
I wasn't signing up for any other challenges but I'm going to jump into COYER for its 10-year celebration! It's low-pressure and more about the community so should be good for me.
Book Blog Discussion Challenge over at Feed Your Fiction Addiction!
COYER 10 Year Anniversary over at Because Reading!
Audiobook Challenge sign ups at Caffeinated Book Reviewer!
The 2023 Ultimate Book Blogger / Reader Spreadsheet Template at Reader Voracious!