bon-appread 2024

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The Plan for this Year

Greetings, everyone, and a joyful start to 2024! As we usher in the new year, I’m thrilled to share the incredible literary journey we embarked on together in 2023. Initially committing to reading and reviewing 21 books, I surprised myself by surpassing that goal and raising the bar to 75. To my delight, I not only met but exceeded expectations, devouring a total of 78 books. If you’re joining me on this adventure for the first time, welcome to, where I engage in the delightful cycle of reading, reviewing, rating, and repeating, relishing every moment.

For those unfamiliar with me and my work, let me provide a glimpse into the world of Here, you’ll find not only book reviews but also occasional poetry, a passion of mine since as far back as memory serves. Authors, take note—I gladly review advance reader copies (ARCs) and offer honest, in-depth insights. Feel free to recommend any must-reads you believe should grace my bookshelves.

Now, allow me to introduce the woman behind the reviews. Born in Macedonia and transplanted to New Jersey at a young age, I navigate life with an incredible family and a perspective often articulated on four wheels. Living with Cerebral Palsy, my days are a blend of intense workouts at the gym, positivity, and a touch of sarcasm. Reflecting on 2023, it was a year of personal growth, self-reflection, and solitude—a trend I hope carries into 2024.

In the realm of physical fitness, I proudly shed 25 pounds, achieving my goal within a pound. The dedication to health and well-being did impact my book count, but it’s a trade-off I gladly made. Professionally, after 31 job interviews, I found my place in a non-profit dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities.

With a background in psychology, I approach book reviews on multiple levels, delving not only into the author’s mind but also my own. I’m fueled by questions—why did they write it this way, and why did I choose to read it? Each book unfolds a unique set of answers. As I look ahead to 2024, my goal is to savor every book without fixating on numbers. While committing to reading 80 books, 30,000 pages, and 100 audiobook hours, I’ve enlisted the help of a loved one to set my book total, ensuring it remains realistic and manageable.

Join me on this literary journey, and let’s connect within the vibrant community. Here’s to a warm welcome and countless hours of happy reading!

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