Monday, May 3, 2021

#atozchallenge Reflection 2021

Reflections 2021 #atozchallenge


J: Not enough time! So many great blogs out there. Not as many blogs as previous years, but still, so many great ones. I loved getting to review books this month for OA, even if that's not our usual jam. The books I used were all by debut authors, and only one was an author I hadn't interviewed yet. (X is *hard* -- but at least I used a debut author's book with an X title!) 
https://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/2021/04/bookreview-fragile-remedy-atozchallenge.html -- This is my favorite post on this blog from the challenge. It's a 5-star review. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐📙

Amren: Goodness I'm always surprised by how many ways people choose to use and interpret A to Z. It's cool to see how other creators use the month, and bring their own spin to the event. I loved reviewing books for OA this year. Sometimes as a writer, it's hard to make time to read because the pressure is on to always be producing my own material - this was a great way to take a step back. I found some new favorites for sure!

Kate: What a blast the A to Z was this year!  I visited a bunch of fantastic blogs with such a wide variety of interesting posts, yet feel like I only scratched the surface of what was available.  It was fantastic to be able to share reviews of books I've loved on the Operation Awesome site, and to read all the other reviews.  Believe me, my TBR pile has grown!

Dena: I agree with J.  Too many great blogs, not enough time.  This happens to me every April though, so I can't say I didn't have sufficient advance notice.  I had a lot of fun writing reviews for great books I read over the past year.  It was also fun to read the reviews written by others, especially if I had also read the book and had an entirely different opinion.  Just goes to show that two people can read the same book and come away from it with an entirely different experience.  Visiting the other blogs participating in the A-to-Z Challenge was fun too.  So many different themes!  Overall a great experience and I can't wait to do it again next year!

Suzanna: words

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4 comments:

  1. Well done on writing and visiting the A to Z this year, too! I agree with you all, it's great to read so many spins on the theme, such amount of creativity!

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  2. So true about so many good blogs and not enough time! I enjoyed your posts and added a number of books to my TBR list based on your reviews.

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  3. The shorter list of participants suggested less pressure for visiting other sites but most of the sites were well presented and ongoing, no skipped days or dropping out. Quality over quantity was greater and I spent more time with each blog site. Thanks for some great book reviews.

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  4. I visited a few times but will definitely be coming back both for the A2Zs I missed and for your usual fodder...

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