When I was organizing my readinglist the other day, I realized it’s been already 16 months and 75 books with a grand total of 30315 pages since I first started this blog. When I started back in November 2012, I had no idea how long It’s All About Books would survive or how much time I would be able to spend reading and writing. Now, 16 months later, I’m still able to write my humble reviews of books I’ve read and without doubt I’m enjoying it. Back then I decided to start publishing mostly just to have a list and reminder for myself of which books I read and what my thoughts were after reading each one of them… But if my thoughts have inspired someone into reading a certain book on the way, I would certainly be a happy camper of course. My goal is to help making people see that books aren’t scary and/or boring, and that those printed words can open a whole new world for you if you let them. Nowadays with all the different social medias, books have fallen behind and aren’t exactly socially acceptable. People in general are reluctant to discuss books in public, which is a shame. Since with all the books available in the world, it’s impossible there won’t be at least one they would enjoy…

About the facts and numbers of this blog: after having read 40 books and a total of 16870 pages last year, I decided that in 2014 I would face a bigger challenge. Inspired by the Reading Challenge at Goodreads, I’m now reading my way to the goal of a total of 70 books in one year. So far, I’ve read 28 books and a total of 10397 pages. There’s a long way to go, but the year is still young and I have various books lined up and waiting for me. According to Goodreads I’m three books ahead on the challenge so I guess at least I’m following the schedule I set for myself. If I’m able to read at least 6 books a month, it would be enough to reach my goal and even have a few extra books to spare. So I guess it’s time to stop talking and pick up the book I’m currently reading… (Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen) But before I leave I would like to say that I’m always looking for new books to add to my to-read list, and I would love any recommendations you might think of. I’m trying to broaden my literary horizon, so I’m open to practically any literary genre…