I posted about my resolutions the other day and so far, as of January 2, I haven’t kept a single one. WHOOPS! But it’s still early in the game, so let’s get crackin! (Also, I’ve included some of my favorite pictures/gifs from this past year just for funsies.)
First off, I signed up for the Goodreads’ Challenge – for the first time ever, might I add! My goal this year is 65 books. Seems like a small number, but according to Goodreads I only read 38 books last year. Seems sketchy, but if that’s all I read last year I don’t want to set my goal for like 150 and only read 5 books. I don’t like failing!
Next, not really so much a challenge or a goal, but I want to catch up on some series this year. I’ve created a Goodreads list so I can keep track of the series I either need to catch up with (ie I’ve read the first book but none of the others) or ones that I’ve been wanting to get to for a while and just haven’t. Any recommendations or suggestions for which I should start first would be great!
As far as “features” go, I don’t really want to go crazy here with new ideas. I’d like to continue (or at least do better at doing) Top Ten Tuesday – I got major out of the habit with these last year so I want to get back on the ball with them! I also want to do more of my Travel by Book features; I really enjoyed these!
Another thing I want to do better at is keeping a schedule. For a while there I was sooo good at this! I used Google calendar and everything. Was awesome. So far I don’t have a ton of stuff on my January calendar, but I hope by the end of this week it will be colorful and filled with excitement!
I mentioned I wanted to use more social media. After thinking about it, I decided go bite the bullet and sign up for Pinterest. You can follow here. Currently, there aren’t many boards because I’m still not sure what I’m doing on it, but all in good time! I’ve also decided to utilize my Instagram account to share bookish pictures – I’m pretty sure 80% of my pictures on my phone are of book pages!
Finally, reviews. I think I’m slightly burnt out on them, despite loving them. Dilemma, no? I want to review the books I read, I really do. But sometimes I get bogged down with thinking I have to review EVERY book I read. But sometimes I don’t want to, but want to discuss it with people. My plan is this: review recently released books, ARCs and e-galleys; discuss older books in shorter form if I don’t feel like doing a full review. Hopefully this will take some pressure off.
I have this great gut feeling that 2014 is going to be a fantastic year! Can’t wait to get it started (a day late)!