BBAW: Looking to the Future

17 September, 2010

Today’s the last day of BBAW and it’s been blast! I can’t believe how well-organised it is and I’m sure the organisers spent a lot of time fine-tuning the event so that it proceeded without a hitch. I’ve found lots of new and wonderful book blogs which is exciting for me but very dangerous for my TBR pile. I enjoyed sharing the books I love and learning more about bloggers I follow as well as those new to me. It’s been great to see how much people care about books and their blogs^^

So, thinking ahead, I think there are a couple of things I’m hoping to do in the coming year and that’s to try and engage more in the blogging world while simultaneously cutting down on my challenges so that I can read a little more freely, to manage my time a little more efficiently, especially keeping up with my blog reader (it’s currently spiraling out of control as we speak), but also to stay chilled. Participating in BBAW reminded me how fun blogging is and also that we all blog for different reasons and that it’s a really good thing that we all have different tastes. I read other blogs not just to see what others think of books I’ve read as well as to find new books that I might not otherwise pick up. So yay for variety and differing tastes!

I’m also hoping to read more American fiction in the coming year plus finally attempt Tolstoy’s War and Peace. And let’s not forget my perrenial challenge to read more books from my TBR pile. Wish me luck!

Do you have any blogging goals for the coming year? Or are you so chilled out you don’t need them and prefer to go with the flow?

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20 Responses to “BBAW: Looking to the Future”


  1. May you continue reading great books!

    Here is my BBAW: Forgotten Treasures post!

  2. amymckie Says:

    Hooray for War and Peace! That is a fun book. Well, I read it in grade 8 and skimmed the boring parts, but the story was great ๐Ÿ˜‰ I really must reread it. haha

  3. runningshadow Says:

    Good luck with your goals!
    My goal this year is actually the opposite of yours. ๐Ÿ˜› My blog is fairly new, and I haven’t joined any challenges yet, so I want to join at least two.

  4. Heather J. Says:

    Challenges are tricky – they help expand our reading horizons but then they also restrict our reading as well. I hope you can find the balance that works for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Amanda Says:

    Ooh good luck with War & Peace. I love classics, but I admit that one scares me to death!

  6. Lu Says:

    I’m definitely trying to go with the flow this year. Good luck with your goals ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Good luck with War & Peace. That book totally intimidates me.

    In the coming year, I want to at least keep up with reading blogs. But people post faster than I can read! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Trish Says:

    War and Peace! A few of us are talking about a readalong early next year but I’m not sure if we’ll actually brave it or not. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m really high strung so I work really hard to keep things low key. ๐Ÿ™‚ Blogging should be fun!!

  9. winstonsdad Says:

    I ve posted about a war and peace readalong starting next year to mark 100 years I have just got the new OUP translation to use along the way ,I ve really enjoyed BBAW ,as some one who dosen’t join in a lot of challenges been great fun and made me want join the blogging world more ,all the best stu

  10. Sherry Says:

    Please consider this comment your invitation to finish up your BBAW week by adding a link to any reviews you’ve managed to post this week to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon this Saturday. Every week book bloggers from all over the blogosphere post links to their reviews and other bloggers and readers check out the reviews and find even more books to add to their wishlists.

    Thanks for blogging and reading and sharing.


  11. I definitely should try to keep up with my reader too. Great goals!

  12. Tony Says:

    I may well attempt to reread ‘War and Peace’ next year; as I recall it’s well worth it (and not only for the snob value!). Here’s to another year of quality blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. chasing bawa Says:

    Thanks for all your comments! War & Peace is totally intimidating but I suppose it’s time to attempt it! I’m very impressed with anyone who’s read it. I’m a total snob about it (regardless of whether I’d understand it or not!)

  14. tanabata Says:

    My main goal is to engage more as well, something I’ve been very bad at these last several months. Good luck with War & Peace. Are you sure you don’t want to join us in reading The Tale of Genji as well? Might be interesting to compare two epic tomes, one Russian, one Japanese. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Iris Says:

    Those all sound like sensible resolutions that I should probably adopt ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Melody Says:

    War and Peace. This book has been sitting in my pile for ages, and no matter how many times I pick up the book it always ended up staying back to where it is, LOL.


  17. War and Peace was one of my must-reads for this year, but I lost track of it May-ish ::sigh:: and only just got back to it this month; I enjoy it when I’m reading it, but its sheer size makes it a challenge…it’s a great singular reason to buy an e-reader I think! (Well, if you do most of your reading on a commute, as I do, anyway.) Good luck with it, and with finding a balance between a number of challenges that stimulates without being overwhelming!

  18. chasing bawa Says:

    Thanks all! And I hope you’ll all find a balance between blogging, reading, work and life:)

    Seems like War & Peace is a book that everyone’s attempted or have thought of attempting. Looking forward to reading it.


  19. Lots of luck with your reading.


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