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Top Ten Tuesday – 2013 Book(ish) Goals

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they come up with a topic and invite whoever wants to add their own list to their own blog.

I really do dislike goals. I mean, I make them all the time, but get so frustrated when I can’t keep them. But, despite that, today’s Top Ten is making me think of things I need to do this year as far as books go.

Today’s Top Ten are my 2013 Bookish Goals:

Read more classics – I even made my own little reading challenge!

Actually READ NetGalley books – I have oh so many approved requests that I haven’t even touched. I need to be better about this!

Frequent used bookstores less – a) my pocketbook can’t take it anymore and b) I have no more room on my shelves!

Read the books I own – I have soooo many books I need to read but keep passing over for library books and borrowed books. I want to read these books I own, but I keep thinking “Oh, I’ll just get to it later.” It’s a bad habit!

Listen to audiobooks more regularly – I adore audiobooks and for a while was listening to them all the time. I need to do that more often!

Share – People share books with me. I need to be fair and share books with others!

Clean up my shelves – My shelves are ridiculous with the amounts of books I haven’t read. See “frequent used bookstores less.”

Limit library request binges – I’m sure we all do this, but I get a little crazy sometimes and will end up requested like 10 books and they all come in at once and I get overwhelmed and panicked and end up not reading them. Bad library patron!

Utilize Goodreads better – I used it for a while to keep track of what I was reading, what I had read and wanted to read. But then just stopped. I need to use it more so I can remember all the books I want to read!

Read outside the box – Lately I think I’ve been in a reading slump. Not that books I’ve read have been bad, but that they’re all starting to be the same. I want to read things that may be outside my comfort zone or a genre I haven’t given much attention to.

 

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9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – 2013 Book(ish) Goals”

  1. Great goals, Candice! NetGalley, sigh…I really don’t know why they approve me anymore. It is out of control! And yes I can totally relate about the library binges which I suppose will get me in trouble again since I’m trying to control my spending. Yay for audiobooks and reading outside the box too! It does help to read a different genre sometimes to get out of a reading rut.
    Good luck with all your bookish goals!

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  2. “Limit library request binges” – Oh gosh, this is me ALL THE TIME. I end up requesting wayyy too many and then I can’t read them all before they’re due! I’m trying to pay better attention to where I am on the list so I can freeze the hold (idk if you have this option at your library) when I’m at the top of the list if I’m not ready for it yet.

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  3. I’m totally with you on the library binge. It’s especially an issue when I request ebooks and I’m, like, 12th in line…and then the book arrives during exam week or something. I wish I could pass on a book by letting the #2 person on the list go ahead of me, and then read it when they are done!

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  4. Totally with you on reading outside the box. Reading things I don’t normally read is good…and it’s part of the fun of reading. Also with you on reading books I own, listening to audio books, and reading classics. Good luck with your goals!

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  5. Most of these are my goals as well!!! Especially to read those books that I own and read more Netgalley…I am ashamed because they will stop approving if I keep letting them get archived! AHH! You go girl, let’s do this 2013!!

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