I feel like I'm writing these monthly goal recaps every week. Does it feel like you're reading them here with a similar frequency? Ridiculous light speed year that is 2020.
I knew nine books would be a stretch. BIIIIGGGGGG stretch. As of today, I'm only through five of them. Oddly, not the five you might expect. Here's the list of what I planned to read:
Some hits. Some misses. Ah, such is October 2020.
Time to pick out some books to read in November. I’m going to try to keep the reading rate up from my average of four. Because... why not?
This month has kinda gotten away from me in more ways than one. I guess that's me explaining why my mid-month and end-of-month Libroqueue posts may both be happening in short order. But, then again, this month didn't necessarily go as planned in terms of my monthly reading goal.
Katie gave me my anniversary gift today. It's an Amazon Fire HD 8+ (2020 model year) tablet.
Help me! I'm stuck in a whirly swirly vortex of time lost! September is already over? WTF???
I did it! I did it! I put together a list of books I wanted to read in the month of September, checked on my progress halfway through, and finished it today! With three days left in the month. And my overall goal is now back on track!
At the beginning of the month, in order to get back in track with reading and hit my monthly goal, I listed five books I planned to start and finish this month.
I’m still kinda upset with myself for falling under my reading goal last month. I know I’m only one book shy but I’ll be damned if I let that be the first toppled domino.
It was... August.
I’d reckon July was a decent month in terms of goal work. Check it out!
Time keeps on slippin' (slippin' slippin') into the future.
Hmm, that would make for a great chorus to a song. I should write that down. In the meantime, how about a review of my goals in June.
What a month. What a helluva month. I wish I could say, "Thank God it's over," but I have zero assurance that June will be any better. So... goals, then?
So much done, so much still to do. Let’s recap my goal achievements in April, shall we?
Are you enjoying shelter at home? Going a little nuts? Well, I've got some reading you can do right here to take your mind off the tedium. Or maybe it will just worsen things for you. Oh well. It's written. It's below.
Another month has come and gone. Let’s see how my goal achievement has proceeded.
Remember how I said I hit a wall with reading last year and it persisted through last month with me only getting one book read to start the year? Well, here’s the visual proof of that wall (at least in terms of audiobooks)...
How in the name of all that's holy is January 2020 already done? And we don't have flying cars yet? Or HAL? Or the robot apocalypse? WTF??
Finally. My last goal update for 2019!
I started 2019 off pretty strong on the goal front. But the further I progressed through the year, the tougher it got and the less interested I became in fulfilling some of them.
November... what a crap month for goals.
Whoops. Completely forgot yesterday was the first of November. So, yeah, this is a day late. Won’t happen again. Oh, who am I kidding? Yes, it will.
Just as I feared might happen, my phone repairs are not done and I have no access to Instagram, which is the key to me being able to post Macro Monday. So, instead, you will be getting my September Goals a day early. Actually, it's only a few hours early, technically.
Write this or watch The Hustle? How about both!
I’m sorry this is so late. I always like getting this out in the 1st of the month, but Macro Monday on the 1st, Walkman 40th on the 2nd, John on the 3rd, the holiday on the 4th... anyway. I even had this post mostly written a week ago. So, um, I copy/pasted old code to start this post and forgot to change the intro paragraph. Whoops.
I’m sorry this is so late. I always like getting this out in the 1st of the month, but Macro Monday on the 1st, Walkman 40th on the 2nd, John on the 3rd, the holiday on the 4th... anyway. I even had this post mostly written a week ago.
I really didn’t want to do this recap already. Feels like it may be frighteningly lackluster. Hold tight!
Funny how I mentioned in the beginning of last month's goals post about the lack of snow in Chicagoland in March and it being one of the least snowy Marches on record only to be followed by two freak snowstorms in April. I gotta shut up. On with the goals recap!
Happy spring, y’all. I heard that Chicago had its seventh least snowy March in recorded history! Typically we get 5.6” and we only had 0.3”. Celebrate good times, c’mon! Let’s see how my goals matched up to previous expectations.
Another month bites the dust. Let’s see how my goals are doing.
How are we far enough into 2019 already that I’m doing a monthly goal recap?? I dunno, either.
Happy New Year, y’all! Let’s give 2018 a firm boot in the ass, shall we?
As in Reading While Drinking, to be alternately known as Reading Under the Influence or Reading Drunk. Whatever your acronymical preference, this is a reading challenge that MartyMankins, KevinSpencer, and I came up with tonight on Twitter and you’re invited to join in the fun!
I’m going to be honest with you, I really like the overall structure of the goals I set for 2018. So, for the most part, I’m going to stick with how it was set up but with some tweaking of the numbers.