A weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish
This weeks topic is… Bookish/Bloggish Goals For 2013!
10. Read 85 books
Last year I just barely missed my goal of 80 books, but that’s thanks to circumstances I couldn’t control, so I think I’ll be able to surpass that goal this year.
9. Schedule memes ahead of time
I never schedule memes ahead of time. Ever. I usually write them the morning of, even though ideally I’d have them go up in the middle of the night. Notice what time this post went up? That means I actually scheduled it!
8. Finish Les Miserables
I started reading it a week or two before the movie came out, with my head filled with delusions that I’d finish before the movie. Hahaha. I’m still only 40% of the way through, but considering that it’s 1400 pages, that’s not too shabby!
7. Read every single day
I struggle with this a lot. There are some days when reading sounds like a chore, even though once I start reading, I’m in love with it all over again. I just have to remember that. And now that I have a pretty little Kindle, reading anytime at all is a lot more convenient.
6. Finish reviews within a week of finishing the book
This was a goal last year, too. Except I still have books from October that I need to review. Whoops! But I’m getting better at drafting reviews once I finish the book.
5. Empty my TBR Shelf
Last time I counted, I had 49 books sitting on my TBR shelf (and subsequent piles), and only one of those was a 2013 ARC. By the end of 2013, I want every single one of those books off of that shelf, so that there’s room for some newcomers.
4. Reach out to publishers
Even though I’ve been blogging for nearly two years, I’m still a rather small blog, and I’m really quiet. I’ve only requested a handful of ARC’s, which have usually been received, but most often they’ve been smaller titles. Here’s to change in 2013!
Like I said above, I’m really quiet. Once upon a time I was a great commenter, leaving dozens of comments everyday and replying to the comments left on my blog. But not so much any more. I read tons of posts, and usually bookmark them to comment on later, but now I have bookmarks that have been there for months…
2. Read a fairy tale a day
This is a kind of random goal of mine. I already explained it in my 2013 changes post. The most exciting part of all this is that I’m starting a new feature in which I’ll be spotlighting the hidden gems I find.
1. Complete a reading challenge (that I’m not hosting)
In 2012, I signed up for about 8 challenges. I completed 2. One was my own. This year I’ve signed up for the same amount of challenges. But this year I really tried to choose carefully, and so hopefully I’ll be able to finish most of them!
What are your bookish goals?