Did you guys have a merry Christmas and happy holidays? I will be visiting each one of you to check upon your celebrations soon.
As I was telling you guys earlier, last week we had a staycation planned at Fujairah. I am showing a map so that you will know where I had been.
I loved the stay and gave me time to chill on the beach. I tried reading a lot but somehow I kept getting interrupted.
Oh well, I had fun anyway. Hit the follow button on Instagram to make sure you are getting updates from United Arab Emirates!
Even after I came back from the vacation I couldn’t shake the feeling off (does this happen to anyone else?) and I ended up not posting much this week.
Don’t you need my update about my 2018?
I enjoyed reading a lot of y’all’s yearly round up posts and loved a lot. I even found a few new bloggers in the process. So I thought I will couple this post with my 2018 challenge updates. Cuz why not, RIGHT?
2018 – an update
Goodreads Reading Challenge: 35
Yes I know it is too low for a book blogger but you know what? I loved reading each one of them and for once, I wasn’t running like a headless chicken to reach the target.
I might be having a similar target for this year as well.
A-Z Reading Challenge
I know I have been talking a lot about finishing the A-Z Reading Challenge 2018 but I am so excited about this one so bear with me. I didn’t even expect me to finish this. YET I persisted.
Yes I will be joining in this one again.
Bibliobibuli Book Group challenge
Status: Done, I guess
While I read all the books that we chose, the group challenge kinda fizzled out. While the group is still alive and happening, we dropped the idea of group reads. Sigh.
Hey, I found this amazing book through the group read challenge – Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
I am looking for a monthly group read / discussion to join, so if you know one let me know.
2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge
You all know how much I adore Nicole and her monthly discussion challenge pushed me to write more and have more open discussions. Though I have not been regular in adding my posts to her link up, I am planning to change that in 2019.
I will be participating in this again and I plan to participate more in the discussion.
365 commenting challenge
Status: Epic failure
I loved this idea of meeting new bloggers all through the year and I was so pumped to start on this one. But I failed to complete it. I am so disappointed in myself.
That is why I started this Comment 4 Comment Challenge. It is not too late to sign up.
It is not too late to sign up for the Comment 4 Comment Challenge!Click to Tweet
I did read better and deeper and blog more consistently. So I guess 2018 was not all bad on the blog front then.
I will be linking today’s post with Caffeinated reviewer’s Sunday post Meme.
Let us talk
Did you finish all your challenges of 2018? What are the challenges that you will be participating in 2019? Let us talk.