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I found this tag on Cleopatra Loves Books. It was interesting to read her answers and it got me thinking about my own, so here goes.

How many books are you planning to read in 2019?

I set my Goodread Challenge for 700 books but that include Children’s and Picture Books. I hope to read/listen to 350 novels this year. I read 740 books in 2018, but 310 were books under 100 pages including a lot of picture books and easy reader books that I read to my grandchildren and reviewed as ARCs.

Name five books you didn’t get to read this year but want to make a priority in 2018?

There are way more than five. I have a habit of making a TBR, then changing and reading something else instead. If I have to pick 5 it would be these ones:

Pieces of Her Vendetta (Catherine Ling, #5)    

Name a genre you want to read more of?

I am trying to read more Historical Fiction and Fantasy. I have a love/hate relationship with Fantasy as I like some and detest others. I have a few bloggers I follow that love fantasy and I am going to try choosing from some they have rated highly.

Three non book related goals for 2019?

  1. Eat Healthy
  2. Go back to the gym (I have been paying a membership fee for the last two years and have gone a half a dozen times. I used to go at least 5 times a week.)
  3. Spend more time with people. I have become a bit of a hermit in the last two years since I lost my husband. I need to get out more and spend time with people that I am not related to.

What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?

Little Women


I bought this copy of Little Women back in the early 1980s and it has been on my bookshelf unopened since then. I keep saying I am going to read it, but it hasn’t happened yet.



One word that you’re hoping 2019 will be?

Healthy. My goal for the year is to get healthy. I have three wonderful grandchildren and I really want to be around for many more years to enjoy them. Getting healthy will be the first step to doing that.

Tag a friend…..

I am not going to tag anyone specifically, but if you are in a sharing mood, then consider yourself tagged.