Saturday, May 12, 2012

Reflecting on Reading A to Z 2012

This year, I think I was out to prove something to myself. Last year, I started out with gusto, determined to find 26 authors and/or books that I felt were worthy of sharing with readers. I didn't get very far. Once Dad was in the hospital, I simply didn't have the time nor the energy to keep up with it.

This year, I had the blog titles prepared well in advance, like in February. I finished researching most of them during that first weekend. Time then got away from me, and I was unable to post every day. I was really sick over Spring Break, which was supposed to be prime writing time. I was at least able to read almost a book a day, which gave me plenty of topics for after the challenge.

I did manage to get all of my posts completed and posted prior to midnight on April 30th. That means in a sense, I completed the challenge. I didn't post daily like I was supposed to, but darn it, I finished it!

I'm not sure if I will be able to maintain this particular blog for another round of A to Z next year. I guess only time will tell! I still have 10 1/2 months to prepare....

Here are the titles from this year's challenge. Click on one if you are interested.

A is for Austen
B is for Bryson
C is for Cabot
D is for Daphne du Maurier
E is for Edgar Allen Poe
F is for Frankenstein
G is for Gayle
H is for Hornby
I is for Irving
J is for James
K is for Krakauer
L is for Lamb
M is for Mountains
N is for Nature
O is for O. Henry
P is for Paranormal Romance
Q is for Queue
R is for Richard Bachman
S is for Salinger
T is for Twain
U is for Unwinding
V is for Vonnegut
W is for Wilde
X is for Xenophobes Guides
Y is for Yarn
Z is for Zinn

And here are last year's handful of posts:

A is for Andrews
B is for Bronte
C is for Capote
D is for Dexter
E is for Encyclopedia


  1. Congratulation on finishing the challenge. During the challenge I didn't visit as many blogs as I would like to but, cross my heart, I'm visiting every single one with the reflection post! I am so glad my journey brought me here.

    Evalina, This and that...

  2. Wow, you did 2 blogs, 2 challenges - double congratulations!
    Congratulation on finishing the challenge.

    Evalina, This and that...


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