New Year, New Authors, New Books Blog Hop + Giveaway

Posted December 31, 2013 by Kathy in Blog Hop, Giveaway / 12 Comments


The holidays are coming to an end and it’s time to look forward to a new year!  To start 2014 off right I am so excited to participate in this New Year – New Author – New Books Blog Hop hosted by Closed the Cover! What is on your list of resolutions for 2014? Are you going to try to read more books?  Maybe try to read more pages?  If you’re an author are you setting new writing goals?  That’s the goal of this Blog Hop, share a bit about our bookish New Year goals and have a little giveaway fun while we’re at it!

My Book Blogging Goals for 2014

I will try to read 4 books a month

Before I started my blog I was able to read 2 books a week. But lately I am lucky if I can read a book in a week. So for 2014 I will put more effort into reading more!

I will alternate the book choices from my Netgalley shelf and my personal library

I over did it on Netgalley!! I have so many books on there (because I was surprised I was approved by the publishers!!). So I have learned my lesson and have stopped requesting ARCs until I read all that I have been approved for. And my personal library has so many books that I would love to read, so I want to also concentrate on those before I buy any more books!

I will alternate genres

This will help to keep things more interesting for myself and my followers. I notice if I read the same genre over and over again I find myself comparing the books, when I really should be treating them as individuals.

I will comment on more blogs

Since I’ve moved to WordPress I have not been commenting on as many blogs as before my move. I feel awful about this since so many bloggers have helped me get started. So I want to comment more as a way to stay in touch with the friends I’ve made and also to make new friends.

I will be more active on Facebook

I started my Facebook page because everyone had one lol. But I do like being able to talk to other bloggers and readers, so I will try to be more active.


So now it is your turn! What are your book goals for 2014? You can join in on this Blog Hop by entering your information in the Linky list below!

My Giveaway (INT)

Is one of your goals to read from a new author? To help you with this goal I am giving away your choice of book from authors I discovered in 2013 PLUS an ebook of your choice (valued up to $5)!


Winner may choose one of the following ebooks:

Damselfly by Jennie Bates Bozic (Young Adult)

Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Young Adult)

Skulk by Rosie Best (Young Adult)

Sweet Surrendering (Surrender Saga, #1) by Chelsea M. Cameron (Adult)

Playing for Love at Deep Haven by Katy Regnery (Adult)

Taste the Heat (Love and Games, #1) by Rachel Harris (New Adult)
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12 responses to “New Year, New Authors, New Books Blog Hop + Giveaway

    • Kathy

      Thanks for stopping by! I like seeing everyone’s post on FB too! Either way I hope to interact more. Happy New Year!!

  1. “I will alternate the book choices from my Netgalley shelf and my personal library” – If I was making a reading resolution list I’d have to include this… It’s me exactly! Lol.

    Happy New Year Kathy!!

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    • Kathy

      I have way too many books, so hopefully I can fight the temptation of buying or requesting more!! Thanks for stopping by Nicci and Happy New Year!!

  2. Great goals! It’s obvious you put a lot of thought into them. I’ve been reading different genres the past few months and I have found that I enjoy reading even more since I expanded my horizons rather than being stuck in one or two genres.

    • Kathy

      Hi Dawn! I’m glad to hear you like to change genres too! Thank you for stopping by and Happy New Year!!