2019: A Mysterious Year!

Happy New Year! Ok, maybe I am a little bit late, but it’s still January, still a new year. As is so often the case, weather, holidays, school schedules conspired to encourage me to postpone my goal-setting. (Yes, I will blame it on some combination of the previous rather than my own postponing ways.) But, here I am, ready to take on a new year with some slightly different goals for my reading life.

My first goal and my overall theme for the year, will be a shift to the mystery genre. I have always been a fan of a good mystery and am looking to further hone this fascination. I wish I could remember where I read it so I could properly give the author credit, but mysteries are usually stories in which good triumphs over evil. Regardless of the medium, mysteries disrupt normal life, send us on an adventure and concludes is a (slightly) better world than the one in which we started. So, I guess it is no surprise I like mystery stories. My quest this year will to further explore the genre as a whole, as well as visiting sub-genres to help cement my preferences for myself.

My second goal is to continue reviewing books for NetGalley. I signed up for NetGalley not so long ago and have reviewed a handful of books. The holidays distracted me a bit and I moved away from these books briefly. I have cleared out my backlog at this point, and am pretty excited about a few new titles.

My third goal is related to my blog. My aim this year is to participate more in the community and to offer more posts than book reviews. For example, I read a lot about books and would certainly like to record more of my thoughts regarding various articles and interviews I read. This goal is to encourage me to post more often and more diversified.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy 2019 and would love to hear about goals other people have set. Looking forward to a mysterious year of reading!

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