I almost forgot that today is Book Rhapsody’s 2nd birthday. Dear me, am I becoming senile to forget birthdays? Or is this the result of my little bathroom accident a few days ago?
Okay, before I go on, let’s put this out of the way: Happy Birthday, my dearest blog!
I want to celebrate this but I couldn’t think of anything. I was thinking of some contest but I got so distracted with a lot of things over the weekend with my painful neck that wasn’t helping. I first thought of purchasing a lovely premium theme named Watson and launch it today. It’s like buying new clothes for your own baby instead of using hand-me-downs from relatives. I can do the theme upgrade now if I have a credit card or PayPal or anything that would let me make an online purchase. Unfortunately, I don’t. Yes, I am that backward not to have any of those. My debit card wouldn’t allow me to do online shopping. Or maybe I just don’t know how to do it.
Which means I have to delay the theme upgrade later (a friend promised to let me ride on her card for this). So what should we do? List some reading and blogging resolutions, maybe?
Well, here’s a handful of them, things that first jumped off my head:
- Catch up on my backlog of book write-ups. To do this, I must write about a previously read book from that log before writing about a recently finished book.
- Restructure my book write-ups. I want to combine John Updike’s rules and this anatomy. I know I can’t follow these religiously, particularly “understand the failure” part of the former and the historical appraisal of the latter. But I will try my best.
- Try to read even at least 10 pages a day no matter what. But hopefully I can do a minimum of 50 pages a day especially when my life gives way to my reading.
- Stick to my monthly reading plans. Please please please.
If you are kind enough to celebrate with me, please suggest some reading and blogging resolutions that I should consider. The best resolution will win a locally available book of his or her choice (not more than Php 1,000.00). This is available to my blog readers everywhere who made at least two comments from any of my posts from 2012.
If you think this is very simple, think again. You have to know my reading quirks and habits, which are quite evident in my posts. So how will I judge this? I will argue with the submitted suggestions and present them to my friend (the one who would let me ride on her card). She will then judge the strengths and weaknesses of your suggestions and my arguments. So yes, no bribing can take place here, unless you have some sort of ESP and manage to know my friend’s name and whereabouts.
Thanks in advance for celebrating with me. I’ll be very busy on this Manic Monday, so please help me make Book Rhapsody a happy blog today.
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And to celebrate the day, here’s an annual report for Book Rhapsody:
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 21,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals