I was not very busy with reading, thought it felt like it, but with only seven books read the past weeks, I don´t feel like I´ve achieved much. I had other months in which I´ve read way more. On the other hand, I achieved my second goal of having read and posted 45 new released books for the 2016 New Release Challenge.
My original goal was to reach the fifteen and become a New Release Newbie. But after I´ve reached that very early, I decided to go for the next possible goal and try to achieve the New Release Veteran. And a short time ago I reached that, too *YAY*.
During writing this wrap up I discovered that I ALREADY HAVE POSTED more than forty-seven (!) reviews in the new releases section for that challenge so I can call myself now a New Release Enthusiast *happy dance*
Okay, I have to admit, that I read more than those 48 new releases so far, but I can only count those for the challenge, that I have posted a review either on Goodreads or here on my blog. Well, the year´s not over yet, so I probably will go beyond that number too.
Can´t wait to get the 2017 New Release Challenge started. And there will be one, that´s for sure. But more information about that I will post in my next Sign Up Post. So stay with me *laugh*
During November, on the 26th to be exact, I attended for the first time ever the Literary Breakfast my town library is doing every year.
It was a nice thing to have breakfast in a room where usually bridal pair getting married in a civil wedding ceremony. That happens right under two busts, showing a former king and queen of Baden Württemberg (as far as I know and understood) and for this event, the new releases were displayed on a table right underneath and decorated with some beautiful candles. I was so astonished that I forgot to take a picture of that.
But I can show you how the table looked like where I had a fantastic breakfast with smoked salmon, bacon, jam and various other delicious things. Coffee, tea, juice, and water were also served.
I was actually very surprised to discover that I was among the youngest who participated. The rest was way over 50 and to be one of the younger ones there was a strange feeling *smile*…
And I achieved my set goal of 100 read books in the Reading Challenge Goodreads does every year. I wanted to read 100 and have managed so far to read 102. Every book that goes now additional to that will be a bonus *smile*