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This week’s topic is Bookish Resolutions/Goals
It is a new year and time to make resolutions/goals. I have been seeing on social media the use of a single word goal and I love the idea. It is one word that helps define your year ahead. The word for my bookish resolutions/goals is:
I chose “simplify” because last year I felt overwhelmed. I work full-time outside of my home, so I’m constantly juggling family, work and blogging. I couldn’t read and blog as much last year and I felt stressed over it. But for 2018 I’m taking a simplified approach to my reading and blogging.
I will simplify my reading by:
- Reducing the reading challenges for 2018. My Goodreads goal for this year is 50 books (last year was 80 books and I struggled to achieve this). I signed up for the New Release Challenge, aiming for the lowest goal of 1 to 30 books as “New Release Newbie” (with reading just one book I can achieve this goal – no pressure there lol). I also signed up for the Audiobook Challenge, which will be easy for me to achieve (I am always listening to an audiobook because of my commute).
- Reading from my TBR and allow my mood to guide my way. I have some books I want to re-read and will finally get to some of the thousands of books on my Nook. Seriously, I have 1,635 ebooks on my Nook and 1,003 on my Kindle App that have been waiting for me to read.
- Not worrying about getting ARCs. I have a couple 2018 ARCs but I have a lot of older books I want to spend my time on.
I will simplify my blogging by:
- Posting when I can and not stress over it. I want to bring the “fun” back to blogging, so I will post when I have time.
- Write down notes as I read to make writing reviews easier and faster. I will write more mini reviews or reviews as a list. These are a fast and easy way to share my feelings about a book.
- Accept that it is ok if I don’t write a review for every book I read.
- Get to know more bloggers by visiting their blogs. I’m terrible with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, so I miss a lot of their news on those sites. I think visiting the blogs is more personal and easier for me to socialize.
That’s my goal for this year. What is your bookish resolution/goal for this year?