This blog hop is for the participants of the Aussie YA Bloggers Secret Santa list to help you find out more about your fellow Santas and Santees and hopefully find out who your Santa is!
How are you going with your Goodreads challenge?
This year I challenged myself to read 160 books, which is down on 2013 when I ended up reading over 260. I knew there would be no chance of reading that many again, but luckily I'd completed this years challenge a few weeks ago. You can see what books I've read here. And you know because I'm fabulous. Just sayin'.
How many times did you post per week on average? Do you think you’ll post more / less in the future?
It averaged out to around four posts per week. I didn't think I posted that often actually. It's remarkably less than last year though, where I almost averaged a post per day. Most of them were really shithouse reviews, because I had no clue what I was doing.
What is your Netgalley ratio?
82.5% based on 33 approved titles. Some I've loved, some I've loathed and some I still haven't read. I'd use Edelweiss more, if someone would approve me.
Have you been commenting on other blogs?
I totally do. I try to reply to comments left here on Diva Booknerd, then visit others blogs to see what they're reviewing. That's how I stumble across most of my reads, from blogger reviews. I've had to cut back on commenting on older posts once they drop off my front page though, or the majority of my day would be spent commenting.
Did you read mostly review books or non review books this year?
I'd say review books. I don't request many, perhaps a dozen or so per year across all the publishers, but I receive quite a few unsolicited copies that I read and review as long as they sound decent. It's how I've found some of my favourite reads this year.
What are your blogging goals for 2015?
To finish all those series finales I've had sitting on my shelf. Continue to read at least one classic per month and also to use my online time a little more wisely and cut down on non review or blogging commitments.
What is your favourite blogging moment / achievement of 2014?
Hearing about Kristy from Book Nerd Reviews meeting the one and only Laini Taylor in a one on one interview. Anyone who knows Kristy knows how much she adores both Laini and the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, and when the lovely Hachette Australia mentioned the the opportunity to interview her, there was no better person for the job. She's an incredible blogger but more importantly a phenomenal friend. I'm still surprised that she let Laini leave to be honest, I would have sworn she had purchased duct tape and cable ties.
Based on your answers above, do you think you’ve been a good or naughty blogger this year?
Not to blow my own trumpet or anything, but I think I've been good. I may have danced upon that line a few times, cut a few corners and had thrown a few books, but in all honestly who hasn't?
Leave 3 clues to help your Santee guess who you are.
● Your blog is incredibly whimsical.● Your name reminds me of a hip swiveling Colombian.● It's not the first time I've sent you something to read.