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I'll keep this part particularly short, because I plan on doing a separate blog post for this (when, I'm not sure, but it will get done!). In 2012, I plan to...
- Okay, no promises on this, but maybe try doing giveaways. The reason why I wasn't doing this before is because I'm still living at my parent's house and it just seemed a little weird to me to do this. So when I move out, it might be something kind of fun to do. This being said, my next bullet point is...
- Talk to publishers so that I can get ARCs. If you have any advice on this at all, I'm all ears. Please tell me how to do this and there could be giveaways in the future of "Whirlwind."
- Do reading challenges! I found those to be quite a hoot this year, so I'm going to do them again this year. I won't create a lot of my own challenges this time though. I've found that I have trouble keeping up with my own challenges when I make them.
First and Last: What was the first book you finished in 2011 and the last book you finished in 2011? How do you feel about these books? Would you recommend them to other readers?
Looking through my old book reviews, it looks like the first book that I finished reading in 2011 was 'Water for Elephants' by Sara Gruen. The last book that I've finished and reviewed was 'Never Let Me Go' by Kazuo Ishiguro. I would absolutely recommend both of these books-- I think those were two of my absolute favorite books that I've ever read, and I'm pleased that I had the opportunity to read such awesome literature this year! Now we just have to make 2012 even better :) If you'd like to read my opinion on these books, click the titles and you will be taken to my reviews of them.
Have an excellent New Years! To those in Europe and countries other than the U.S. in different time zones, tell me how the New Year is, since you'll get to experience it before me.
Thanks for reading!