1 year of blogging!

My first blog post was one year ago today at  http://www.thelibraryfanatic.com/2012/01/2012-new-beginnings.html

I posted about my goals for 2012, so I suppose it's time to reflect and see how I did!

  • My 2012 Reading Goals: to read 112 books (up one whole book from last year!)

I read 166 books this year, thanks to a newly discovered love for graphic novels.

I participated in this weekly posting somewhat frequently until it ended. FAIL!  I did not read all 12 winners, but I DID read 2012's winner:  Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley.  I have 9 past award winners to read this year plus 2013's winner.  (Wonder if I've already read it???!!!)

2013 Goals:

I don't really like "resolutions", but I love goals -- striving to accomplish tasks for the year and checking things off the list.  I have several for this upcoming year encompassing my interests of reading, writing, working, and running!
  • I'm setting my GoodReads 2013 goal to read 175 books.
  • I plan on reading more non-fiction titles, as detailed here in my bookgap post.
  • I'm going to try and post a "meatier" blog posting once a week...okay, maybe twice a month.  This may be an actual book review (gasp!), a "what's going on in my library", or even a reflection.
  • Present at a conference (ILF? or bigger? I've never presented formally before at a conference, so I think it's time to step up to the plate.)
  • Run 850 miles (I ran 842 miles in 2012 and 730 miles in 2011)
2013 looks to be a great year!  

Thanks so much for reading my blog and supporting me in this journey.  


  1. Happy New Year and Happy One-Year Anniversary on your blog! Enjoy reading your #runteacherrun tweets so best of luck with your reading/running goals. Maybe you can listen to an audiobook during one of your races?

  2. Congrats on your One Year Blogaversary! I wish you lots of reading and blogging in your second year, as well as lots of running! :)

  3. You have incredible goals! I read above my original goal of 60 books, but then I upped it to 70 and missed it by one. Still, that's the most books I've read in one year! Like you, I'd like to work in more non-fiction. I used to read lots of it, but have been swept away in fiction since I started writing more seriously. I'd like to dive in to a few history focused books after learning new things about my family history over the holidays.

    Good luck with your reading and all the running! A marathon is a wonderful goal.

  4. Congrats on your blog anniversary. Good luck on your goals. Wow-a marathon. I'll try to run 26 miles by then to support you. :) A miles here, 3 miles there.....

    I hope to read 200 books, run 500 miles, and start a little strength training. :)


  5. Congrats on your 1st BLOGaversary, Sherry! I've enjoyed reading your posts and especially love your passion for literature (clearly evident throughout!). I hope year two is just as fortune-full!


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