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2017 Recap and 2018 Goals!

Books Read: Checkout my GoodReads Update post to see all I read in 2017!

By the Numbers:

  • 105 Books Read
  • 32,393 Pages Read

2018 Goals :

  • 85 Books! (Reason for lowering is in yesterday’s post for my Strategic Plan)
  • Attend BookCon in New York City
  • Visit Powell’s in Portland, Oregon
  • Develop and Implement strong content marketing and social media plan! (Thanks to my new academic program in Interactive Media Studies 🙂 )

How was your 2017? What’s on tap for 2018?

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2018 Blog Plan!

Happy New Year!!!

I’m hopeful you all had an enjoyable holiday and are welcoming a brand new year with all its possibilities. For those that know me, you know that I am a goal-oriented person who embraces #challengeaccepted. So no surprise, my strategic planning has led me to change up my posting and social media habits to encompass what I want to accomplish this year. After seeing Simon Sinek’s TEDtalk Start with Why, I created my own Golden Circle around the ‘Why’ for Incessant Bookworm:

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GoodReads Challenge Update (#4 2017)


We are through 2017! As I upped my GoodReads Reading Challenge significantly to 85 this year, I have to keep myself in check and see how my progress is!

As we close out 2017, here is where I landed:

105/85 (123.5%) 

Here are the books I have read (and some reviewed) links to reviews OR Goodreads:

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Strategic Planning Hiatus

Greetings all!

After much reflection, I am choosing to take a brief hiatus the next week or so from blogging. These last few months, I have been thinking critically and learning about constructing a purpose, goals, and strategic plan. The Incessant Bookworm has been up for almost 3 years, and I have not done a retreat of sorts to determine where I want to take the blog and what kind of content I want to produce.

Additionally, with the holidays around the corner and a full house of family members, I’ll want to spend time with them and not stress over upcoming posts and reviews/reading challenges. This past weekend I delved deeper into the blog’s mission and objectives – I’m hoping to continue to flush those out and create a strong plan for 2018 that will keep me engaged with the content I am sharing as well as contribute to the bookish community I adore so much.

Furthermore, my reading goals will look a bit different in 2018 as I definitely pushed myself this year (in which I am grateful to have read wonderful books and went above my reading goal) and want to immerse myself in each book as opposed to reading for quantity! I also want to tackle my TBR pile where I felt I was lacking this year with doing a number of challenges that included books I didn’t own – hello library hauls!

Have a wonderful holiday and I’ll talk with you all soon 🙂

~Courtney (The Incessant Bookworm)

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WWW Wednesday (62)


The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading Bel Canto by Ann Patchett and The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Recently Finished ReadingThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Reading Next: X by Sue Grafton

What is your WWW Wednesday?