Tuesday, 12 June 2018

TMST. Midyear update


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June 12th: Midyear Update: Favorite Reads, Goal Progress etc.

Baby S turned 1 in May! Not a baby anymore, instead she is walking around and loves to rearrange my books. No snow on her bday this year, instead we had the warmest May since they started checking. Only like 2 cold days. June is another thing, cold!

Audio is still the way to go during those long walks. Alas Fitreaders, I forget to check in, but yes I walk  1 hour a day and we have started to go biking. She likes it.

Goal Progress:
I can not say that I had any goal, sure I put up a Goodreads goal, but that is nothing I think about. I did take part in in the audiobook Challenge and put myself down for Marathoner at 50+ and at the moment I am one 1 audibook away from that and since I got 3 hours left of my latest one, well let's just say I will finish this challenge with 6 months to go.

Edit. Done! Challenge completed
2018 Audiobook Challenge

Favorite reads so far:

No surprise there. I finished 4 of them this year and omg, love them. Nothing can compare so far this year.

And then there are lots of other great books I have listened too. Omg I really love audio!

Best print so far this year would go to:

With Jenny Han's To all the boys I have loved before as a close second. Both books I finished in a day.

So far this has obviously been a great year. I have listened to so many good books. A few more books listened to than read.

I have listened to a lot of great YA, which has surprised me, sorry YA, but Ya can be so YA! But instead if I have found that I like YA fic that is real and not just angsty drama. It took audio for me to appreciate those books.

I did feel sad when Netgalley was more or less closed to us international readers so...yeah ebooks, not so many. I will rather read my physical books than go into the jungle that is my e-reader. But it is not like I have missed it anyway.

I hope to read and listen to as many great books this next 6 months :D

Taking care of his sister


26 comments:

  1. I need to check out the dragon books if they're your fav books this year, so far!

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  2. Awesome job on the audio challenge. I think if that had been an option when my kids were little I would have read a lot more.

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    1. With a kid it is the best thing I could have done. Cos else I would get no reading done

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  3. Thanks for the update and that book Kin looks really good. Good luck with all your challenges

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  4. I can't believe your baby is so big already! I hope it warms up there soon.

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  5. Good half year! Happy birthday to baby S!

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  6. Woot on the Audiobook Challenge. We will have an mid-year check in and giveaway in July so be sure and check in!

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    1. I will :D Ha, and I thought 50 would be a lot, well, they have truly taken over my life

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  7. I know I hated what happened on NG, I still get enough though and am thinking of cutting out anyway for a month or two. Wow great audiobook mileage. Love that Baby S loves going on the bike with you.

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    1. Most are gone for me now, ut you got the NZ AU ones right? Alas

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  8. Happy Birthday Baby S! You have some amazing stats for less than half of the year.

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  9. Wow, it's been one year since baby was born, time flies! And arrgh, I still need to get my hands on Kin but I don't think it's technically published in the US yet. I'll just have to wait.

    ~Mogsy @BiblioSanctum

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    1. I hope it will be pubbed one day then :/

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  10. Oh, I'll say you're definitely getting into the audio spirit with fifty already finished for the year. Way to go.
    Not surprised over the favs.
    That was sad about the NetGalley change.
    I love your weekly picture of the pair of them. :)

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    1. I know, I aced it :D

      They will keep on coming

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  11. I got lazy with my post...didn't share my favorites hehe.

    Happy belated bday Little S!

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  12. While I haven't finished as many audiobooks as you have, I'm ahead of where I was last year, and I'm 37 audiobooks to 27 print/ebooks, for the first time way more audiobooks! I'm thinking about really focusing on audiobooks next year more.

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    1. I am at more audio too hehe, obviously :D

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