Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: My 8 Bookish Resolutions for 2014

Great timing for The Broke & The Bookish, I was considering doing a resolutions post soon anyway! Looking back at my 2013 resolutions, I didn't do so great, particularly with the last 4. That stinks. Maybe my word of the year should be "Maintain". :p Ooh, how about "Focus"? I actually like that, yep I'll use it!

1. Read 110 books for 2014. I had originally set it for 150 since I way passed my goal last year. But thinking about it, I want to make more time for blogging and actually reviewing most of the books I read, so I lowered it.

2. Read at least 20 Baby-Sitters Club books and review them. I can't believe I thought I could do them all in 1 year (while blogging them all)!!

3. Keep my to-read shelf down to one shelf. O_0 I've done really well the last few months of not buying new books and reading off my shelf, so I was able to condense it down to one 2 foot shelf instead of two! Haha! And I'd like to keep it that way, so I need to read some more before I can buy some more.

4. Try out vlogging. I'm a little nervous about being on camera but I want to move past that and be able to do at least 1 video a month.

5. Continue reading a classic a month and branch out even more. What classic is a must read for you? Have I read it yet? If not, tell me below!

6. Write more non-review posts. Yesterday, when I was doing my favorite for 2013, I realized that I should do more like that. They were a lot of fun to write.

7. Enjoy blogging again. Don't make it into work, when I need a break, I'll take one. When I want to blog every day, I'll go crazy!


8. Continue to utilize my library, especially when the new one opens back up in March! (Picture courtesy of MrLibraryDude)

And that's all I have! :) What are your goals/resolutions/words for the year? How did you do on last year's?

14 comments:

  1. Awesome goals!
    I hope you complete every single one <3
    Good luck!
    Here's Our TTT
    Doris @ OABR

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    1. Thank you and good luck with yours too! :)

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  2. Wow, 110 books, that's a lot in a year! I'm glad when i manage to read 5. Where do you get the time :)
    I checked your classic a month list and didn't see The picture of Dorian Gray. A must read if you love classics! I actually still have it on my reading list, because other books keep getting in the way of finishing it. And i'm so close to finishing. It's free in the Kindle store btw hehe.
    To my own surprise i did manage to get my goal of 2013, to work out more. Us finally getting Netflix in the Netherlands was a huge help. Dr. Who is an amazing distraction and motivator for sweating on the cross-trainer ;-P
    I wanted to write a few other things her, but i forgot. I'm still in shock you can read so many books in a year. I really envy you and wished i could read as fast! So my backlog of books i still need/want to read would finally get worked on. Instead i keep getting more and more books...
    Good job on keeping the to-read shelve almost empty!!

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    1. Lol, I read a lot while watching tv in the evenings. And the past few months I've been doing a lot of couch-sitting, which I need to stop. ;)
      I will definitely add that book to my list, thank you!

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    2. Oh i cant read and watch at the same time. Lucky you :D Yeah, i hear ya. I need to get up and get going too, but this holiday was crazy and so is work now. Reading feels a lot better now ;-)

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  3. A new library? Awesome! Have fun exploring that one!

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    1. Mostly new, actually...they just remodeled last year I think and moved it to a new location and I just discovered it a few months ago. And now they're closing for Jan-Feb to remodel again and expand it more! So I'll be glad when they open back up, I never even got a chance to explore it much. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  4. Love the list! good luck with all your resolutions :)

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    1. Thank you and good luck with yours as well!

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  5. I couldn't get your link to work, but if you haven't read TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (or re-read it lately), you absolutely must. I re-read it this year and fell in love with it all over again. SUCH a great book.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. I did reread it in 2012 for the first time since high school and loved it all over again! :) Thank you for stopping by and Happy New Year to you too!

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  6. Great goals! I would love to see your vlogs, though the thought of doing one myself likewise terrifying. Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you! I'm going to try to get over my stage-fright soon...maybe I'll start with just a bookshelf tour so you can't see me hah!

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    2. I agree! I would definitely watch your vlogs :)

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