Dec 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010!!

I can't believe that the year is already over! It has been an interesting ride and I am hoping that 2010 will be kinder.

I started this blog because I wanted to have a place for my friends, fellow bloggers, and especially my teen patrons from the library to read what I think about YA books, authors, and events. It is also a place where I want to be a source of information for those interested in the YA realm. There are contests, celebrations, special events, and special weeks that occur just for teens and their books throughout the year and I try to be a wealth of knowledge about that.

I am very excited to see what 2010 will bring and how much I can grow my blog in the next year. Tattooed Books has made huge leaps from where it started and I can't think of anything better to say than thank you! To the followers, the readers, and the supporters: THANK YOU! Without your encouragement, help, and interest I would just be a bored part-time library assistant.

My year in review:

55 followers (y'all rock!!)
107 Posts since 7/30/2009
2 giveaways (Viola in Reel Life & Fallen)
1 author interview (man they are tricky to get a hold of)
74 books read (just 1 shy of my goal, darn)
1 challenge attempted (I apparently can't force myself to read books that I'm only vaguely interested in just to fulfill a challenge)
2 weekly meme's (In My Mailbox by The Story Siren and Waiting on Wednesday by Breaking the Spine)
1 weekly meme started (Nostalgic Friday)

I think that is everything. For 2010 I am hoping to accomplish the following:
  1. Read 150 books
  2. Complete 2 challenges (2010 YA Debut Author Challenge and one other to be determined)
  3. Triple my followers
  4. Host at least 5 giveaways (keep a lookout!)
  5. Continue with my post speed
Until next time, have a safe and happy New Year's!


Lily Child said...

Wow! 150 books! Good luck with your goal and keep up the good work! :)

loreleimarsh said...

Thanks! I'm really excited for this year to get started. :D