Happy New Year and 100th Post

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Happy New Year! It’s technically three weeks into the new year, but we are still in January.

This is the 100th post on this blog, originally started about five years ago combining my hobbies of writing and reading. I was a college junior at the time, and now I live in Washington, D.C. and am working out in the real world.

Although I have a Kindle, I still do read actual books as well. There’s something about the feel of a real book in your hands that a Kindle can’t always suffice to. Most libraries now offer an option to borrow ebooks digitally. It’s nice to see libraries are catering to the times.

Anyway, I want to thank everyone for reading my blog. I will continue to post on here as often as I can.

75th Post and Fourth Anniversary

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This is my seventy-fifth post and also marks the four-year anniversary of this blog. I first started this blog back in 2012, when I was at the halfway point through college. It actually started as a suggestion from my older brother, who said that a journalism major should have a blog, and that it could be about anything. Since I loved to read, I decided to start a book review blog.

When I think about it, writing book reviews is something that I think almost everyone has done in their lifetime. In grade school, we had to read a certain number of books from a list we were given and then write a summary about it, pick out certain words to analyze and one time even had to create a puzzle using words.

The whole practice of reading books has definitely evolved since those days. The Internet has made it much easier for people to look up information and read material without having to go to the library. This has lead to the common perception that people no longer go to libraries or even read books anymore. However, the Huffington Post reported on a study last fall that showed that 80 percent of people 18-29 had read a book in the past year. Plus, with e-readers like the Kindle and Nook, reading has become easier for people who may not have the room to carry books with them. I’ve seen this on the subway and in airports.

When it comes to libraries, I think it depends on where you are. Here in D.C., the libraries are almost always full, people sitting at the tables reading books and on the computers. But then again, it’s a city. If I think of my hometown in Upstate New York, where the population is much smaller, the library is probably not as full during the day, but still has plenty to offer.

Thank you to everyone who has read this blog so far, I will continue to write reviews as often as I can. If you have any suggestions, leave it in the comment section.