Reflection: Reaching 100 Books/Thank You

Hello fellow readers!  Today I am coming at you with a post that I didn’t think I was going to make but here we are. It is currently raining where I reside and I thought it no better a time than to reflect upon reaching my 100 book goal on Goodreads.

This evening I updated my list and my total books read this year (so far) is 101! If you have been following the blog for the past couple of months than you will recall the dreaded reading slump that I found myself in. I have hopefully (fingers crossed) pushed past the slump and back on track.

I have had the goal of one hundred books for a couple of years now and always strive to hit my mark. This year it has become a struggle to find reading time due to work and college ruling my life. In 2016 I embarked on crazy book journeys that I never thought I would find myself on. This year I discovered my new favorite book of all time (The Bronze Horseman – I swear I can hear the groans. I’ve talked about this book to death; if you haven’t read it yet please do!!!) and I’ve discovered what I really cherish in books.

You will be seeing lots more reviews for series and books coming to my page soon as my head is bursting with thoughts and remarks that would like to be shared!

Hitting my goal has lit a fire in my reader heart and I do not think it will be extinguished soon. The love for reading books has found its way back into my life and I will forever be thankful that my dreaded slump has passed.

I have very high hopes for 2017 and I cannot wait to share the reading experiences with you all. Thank you for making 2016 quite possibly one of the best years to date. When I started Surrounded by Books I thought I was just starting something that I could post my reviews on and get some more writing practice in. This blog has become an emotional outlet (I have to get all these book feels out somewhere) and I am so glad to have gotten to know some of the fellow book bloggers here. You all have a very special place in my heart and I am forever grateful for your support. I wish you all safe and happy holidays, and here is to ending 2016 with books who love us all deeply.

With all the book love in my heart,

Samantha 🙂

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Update: Changes are coming!

Hello fellow readers! I know it has been so long since I have last posted and I am so so so sorry.

I’ve been kind of all the place the past few months with my job and college. I’ve also found myself in a bit of reading slump but I am putting my foot down! I will no longer take what the reading slump is giving.

I’ve told myself that as the new year approaches (can you believe we are almost there?!) that I will be more active here on Surrounded by Books. I am ready to jump right back in both on the posting game and the reading game.

Please, let me know what new content you would like to see here on the blog and I can see what I can do! Again, thank you so much for sticking with me.

I hope you have a fabulous week ahead!

-Samantha 🙂