Hello Readers!

    Welcome to the first ever post on my brand new blog! I’m excited about this project, so let me tell you a bit about what I’m going to be doing here.
    Last year I decided to take on the 50 book challenge, and I actually completed it! It’s one of the only long-term goals I’ve ever seen through to the end and I feel so proud of myself. This year I am upping the challenge to 60 books. I wanted some way to hold myself accountable and keep track of the books that I’m reading. I love watching booktubers on YouTube, and I briefly toyed with the idea of starting a booktube channel. Then I remembered that I stopped making videos a long time ago because I didn’t really like it anymore, so I scratched that idea. I’ve decided on a blog instead.
     So here I am. I’m planning on posting about the books that I’m reading, but also doing some of the challenges that booktubers and other book bloggers do, like readathons. I also might start posting some of my writing, because another one of my goals is to write more. We’ll see.
    So let me tell you a bit about me. I do science because science is great and I love it. However, my science career path doesn’t always give me the creative and imaginative outlet that I often crave, so when I’m not sciencing, I love to read, write, cook, bake, hike, take pictures, and craft. If any of you reading this (if there even is anyone) want to know more about those things, let me know, and maybe I’ll make some posts about it. For now, I’m keeping this blog very open ended. It will start out mostly about books, but we’ll see where it goes. The last time I had a proper blog was about a decade ago, so bear with me through the awkward beginning stages while I figure this thing out.