Let’s Talk Bookish – Reflecting on 2021

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where they discuss certain topics, share their opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts.


What did you accomplish reading and blogging wise in 2021? What are you most proud of? What are you most disappointed by? If there’s something new you tried in 2021 with your reading or blogging, what was it and how did that turn out? How do you think you’ve grown as a reader/blogger? What would you advise yourself as we look to 2022?

The year 2021 is where we really tried to post content constantly here on DTRH, and adhere to a schedule and try and get into a habit of things. And overall, I really do think that we accomplished this and I’m definitely proud of us for coming this far. It’s not easy to just add commitments to your schedule and actually stick to it for a whole year, and I am so glad we had the chance to do that this year in 2021.

One of the things I am proud of was being able to read so many books this year. I only set a goal of about 50 books, but I managed to surpass this in the end. Normally I don’t keep track of how many books I read, but I’m glad that I committed to reading a certain number of books and executed on it. The best part was that it didn’t even feel like a chore, and I genuinely enjoyed reading all these books. Hopefully I will continue to have time for this hobby in the upcoming year(s) as well.

I was definitely disappointed in some books that I randomly picked, but I suppose that’s the danger of random picking in the first place. I may, in the future, want to look into a book more before just reading it. While I have found some great treasures this year just picking one off the shelf, there were probably more times where I was underwhelmed and expecting much more.

As stated earlier, I’d say the commitment to posting as often as we can and trying to engage with the community was really something we worked on this year and really hope turned out well. We have both definitely grown here at DTRH this last year, and not only purely because of reading and blogging as well. It has been a hard year for most, but struggle really does invite growth.

Our post yesterday gives some insight into what we looked back on in 2021 and how it feels looking forward. For 2022, I hope we can continue to enjoy reading and blogging, and continue to grow with the community. Of course, we will also make new goals to try and reach next year, so stay tuned for those.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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