What is “Another Year of Books”?
I started this blog in 2018 as a way to pass the time, because I thought I might still have some writing skills and I love to read. Why not combine the two? I read 62 books in 2017, I could probably do it again. I figured, maybe people will read it, maybe they won’t. Turns out, people did.
There have been times, I didn’t feel like writing, I became discouraged by the “read” count dropping from the previous post, or sometimes, I was just lazy. But then, things would happen: a share on Facebook, a friendly comment, my aunt picked up Crazy Rich Asians, my mom told me she thought my post was funny, my boyfriend told me to keep going, a co-worker asked for book recommendations, and my brother-in-law insisted I keep writing in 2019. All of that pushed me on. Here we are, years later, I’m still reading and writing.
So to all of you - no matter how you found this hobby of mine, thank you for reading. I hope you have as much fun as I do, and maybe, just maybe, find a book (or two, or even 52) you would like to read along the way.
– Emily Powell