Well as most of you know, 2018 was the third year of gemsbooknook... I set some goals for the year and I am so excited to say that I have reached them all. I hoped to write 70 book reviews, get 150 followers and 3000 viewers. I have achieved these goals and more. I also reached my Goodreads goal of 100 books. So im pretty happy with how 2018 turned out.

I have kept up with my Facebook page, Twitter account and Instagram account to accompany my blog. I have been kept pretty busy with all of these accounts, but I have loved every second. I even participated in my third Bookmas, now that was awesome, hard work, but awesome.

I also started a few new things reading goals that I have loved doing. I have been reading a Shakespeare play every month, along with Shakespeare sonnets and poems. I have been making my way through Les Miserables by Victor Hugo by reading 3 'books' a month , and I have been re reading an Enid Blyton classic each month.

Along with my new reading goals, I added a new post to my blog. Sunday Sessions is a post that I started doing towards the end of the year that I have really loved writing. It is a bit of a wacky idea where I just write what ever I want. From rants, to poetry or whatever else takes my fancy. I am hoping to keep it up in 2019.

If you follow me on Instagram you will have noticed that I have been posting everyday. I have Instagram post to accompany my blog posts but I have also been posting Instagram shots on days where I don't have a post going up. They are usually accompanied by a quote by and author and I have loved doing it.

Not only have you all helped me to achieve my blog goals of 2018 but your likes and comments have kept me motivated to do my best with every post or review.

I love being a member of Hachette Books Bloggers database, and I have also continued my work as a contributor on My Trending Stories website.

After years of floundering I feel like I have finally found something that makes me feel good about myself. That focuses me and helps me connect with others.

gemsbooknook wouldn't be what it is without all of you. Thank you so much for your support in 2018, it really has meant the world to me. I look forward to bringing you more content in 2019.

Happy New Year.

<3 Gem

Published by Geramie Kate Barker