BA’s 2013 End-of-Year Countdown #4-#1

The Idea

The 2013 End of Year CountdownFor something different to bring in the new year, I thought I’d create a countdown of book-related posts. Each day, as 2014 approaches, one of my posts would go up until we hit 2014.

The Catch-up

Holidays got the better of me! Then January happened. Seriously, if January is a sign for what 2014 holds for me… I’m going to be sleeping well. I’m playing catch-up by doing the rest of my End-of-Year Countdown all in one go.

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Countdown Day #4 Newest Fictional BFFs – They don’t have to be BFFs of course, but share the characters you’ve grown to love during 2013 and what you loved about them. Continue reading

BA News: Things are Happening Here on BA

Hello my fellow readers! Happy New Year to you all! I hope everyone has had a safe, happy, fun, and lovely holiday season. I’ve been back from Melbourne since Saturday, but life has been interesting since then. I’ve learnt I shouldn’t make plans to have ‘chill out and catch up on blogging’ days. Each time I do that the opposite seems to happen. Sunday I spent eight hours cleaning out the garage, as you do, and then yesterday it was root canal therapy.

I know how to keep life interesting and not quiet.

Anyway, the point is I’m back and I’ve set time aside to focus on BA today! I’m not sure in what order I’m doing things today but here’s what you can expect to be updated, created, begun, etc.; Continue reading

BA’s 2013 End-of-Year Countdown #5

The 2013 End of Year CountdownFor something different to bring in the new year, I thought I’d create a countdown of book-related posts. Each day, as 2014 approaches, one of my posts will go up. If you want to take part, you’re more than welcome to.

I’m coupling this countdown with the BA Posts Challenge, but you don’t need to do the same. You can share these posts in any order you wish, as spaced out as you wish, and interpret the topics in a way that suits you. You can find all the countdown topics here.

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BA’s End of Year Countdown Day #5 Memorable Fictional Places Discovered in 2013

These places can be somewhere you’d love to go or they can be somewhere to give you nightmares. What made them memorable? Why would you visit, or not visit? How did they make you feel? Continue reading

BA’s 2013 End-of-Year Countdown #6

The 2013 End of Year CountdownFor something different to bring in the new year, I thought I’d create a countdown of book-related posts. Each day, as 2014 approaches, one of my posts will go up. If you want to take part, you’re more than welcome to.

I’m coupling this countdown with the BA Posts Challenge, but you don’t need to do the same. You can share these posts in any order you wish, as spaced out as you wish, and interpret the topics in a way that suits you. You can find all the countdown topics here.

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BA’s End of Year Countdown Day #6: Newly Discovered and Rediscovered Authors in 2013

Were they awesome, have you decided to read more books by them, why did you decide to revisit their work, or what about them does or doesn’t suit your reading tastes? Continue reading

BA’s 2013 End-of-Year Countdown #7

The 2013 End of Year CountdownFor something different to bring in the new year, I thought I’d create a countdown of book-related posts. Each day, as 2014 approaches, one of my posts will go up. If you want to take part, you’re more than welcome to.

I’m coupling this countdown with the BA Posts Challenge, but you don’t need to do the same. You can share these posts in any order you wish, as spaced out as you wish, and interpret the topics in a way that suits you. You can find all the countdown topics here.

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Countdown Day #7: Reflection on the First Seven Read in 2013

It’s been sometime since most of us read those first seven books of the year, has your ideas changed, does your memory serve you well, have you forgotten what you’ve read? Reflect on how your feelings have changed and how what you read affected your year. These ideas on reflection are optional, if you’d like to reflect in another way feel free to.

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BA’s 2013 End of Year Countdown

I mentioned in my last update I was still trying to see if I could include an end-of-year question post for BA as an extended part of the Posting Challenge.

At first I thought it might be too much with everything that’s been going on, but then I had an idea. Why not have it as a countdown to 2014? You can do all these in one post, or you can do what I’m going to do. I’m going to do one for each day leading up to the New Year.

I’ve included a little explanation for all of them. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I need a little nudge before my brain decides to wake up. Take them as they are or leave them and interpret the topics in your own way. This goes too for how you set the post up. Make it yours. Continue reading