Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish
I didn’t really have a ton of resolutions and goals last year due to having the foresight that, with wedding planning, I would be lucky if I could keep this blog even alive. So now I’m ready to make some goals and resolutions.
1. I resolve to not be afraid of reading chunky books.
I’ve shied away from chunkier books because I’m always so contentiousness of my stupid Goodreads challenge book count and reading a big ol’ fat book would take me the amount of time to read 2-3 shorter ones. This year I really want to not care and maybe be more impressed with page count?
2. I resolve to be a good commenter like I used to be.
Somewhere in between wedding planning and the craziness that I dealt with in 2012 I became a horrible blog friend and commenter. You KNOW commenting back and discussion and sharing the love is like my PILLAR of blogging and I feel like a horrible blogger. Like I wanted to stop blogging for the fact that I felt too bad to have people comment on my posts and me not to be able to comment back or visit back. So this year, I WILL BE BETTER. Because I love you guys and I like talking! You can check out a post I wrote about commenting!
3. I resolve to start reading classics again.
I used to read classics a lot more than I do now. I actually my classic count for 2012 was a big fat ZERO. So, I figure I can only go up from there! Mission accomplished even if I only read ONE I win! haha
4. I will get better at putting books down that I don’t like
I admitted this to you all in a blog post where I confessed how I can’t put books down even if I don’t like them because I fear that if I put them down there is a possibility of, if I had stuck it out, that I would have LOVED the book. I even started a feature called Reconsider or Release? in which I list my books I’ve set down (far and few between) and you weigh in on if you think it’s worth picking back up or not — because you guys KNOW me so well and what I’d like!
5. I resolve to cull my OWNED books.
I have accumulated an insane amount of books through book sales, book signings, publishers, etc. and I just have no more room on my shelves. There are books on my shelves that I KNOW I’m going to never read because I bought them years ago and still they are unread or they just don’t interest me anymore. And not only that but there is NO PHYSICAL WAY I CAN READ ALL OF THESE BOOKS. So I will be donating and passing along to friends!
6. I resolve to get back into adult fiction.
I’m really new to the YA scene — in the past two years — so I’ve done a lot of “catching up” on YA books and authors. I LOOOOOVE YA so much but I do miss some adult fiction authors that I loved. Going to integrate adult fiction back into my reading diet.
7. I resolve to fix and update my review archive.
I haven’t updated that baby in a year or so. And then I switched to WordPress in April 2012 and it got all messed up and everything was getting all redirected and what not. I’ve been too lazy but THIS YEAR IT WILL HAPPEN.
8. Start a book club or get involved in one
I’ve always wanted to be involved in a really fun book club that is super laid back and informal — preferably with cocktails or wine and FOOD. This one might actually happen because I’m in the works of starting up a Philly suburbs chapter of the FYA book club! So, email me if you live nearby and want to join! It’s just another girl and myself so far!!
9. I resolve to read outside of my normal genres and dabble in territory I’ve ignored.
You all know the stuff — contemporary, dystopian and verrrrry limited paranormal. I just started to get more into science fiction and fantasy but still very new. I ALSO want to try to read romance novels– like steamy Fabio covered type romances or historical ones. I’ve always turned my nose up at them for some reason but I WILL TRY THEM. So give me recs!
10. Fix all of the housekeeping, behind the scenes that I’ve neglected since my move to WordPress.
I just can’t even think about it. I don’t wanna do the NON-FUN THINGS. I just want to keysmash and squeal over books. But these things must be done…slowly but surely!
AND now for my most important, main overarching resolution-ish thought:
Have fun. Read good books. Have good conversation about them. No stress. No pressure. Don’t worry about reading or blogging slumps.
So tell me…what are YOUR resolutions and goals? What do you think of MINE?