It’s been a super busy year and it’s only the first full week! (and a Tuesday at that).
Have a look around, I’ve made some design changes, which I hope you find to your liking.
I want to take part in The Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday. Here are ten goals I want for my reading and blogging year:
1. Buy at least one book from an independent bookstore each month
I did this last year and it really helped me discover new bookstores. It made buying books a bit more challenging, which I didn’t expect but I strongly want to help independent bookstores anyway I can.
2. Visit a new independent bookstore each month
There are so many booksellers in Washington! I’ve loved doing my Washington State Bookstore tours and will keep it up for this year! (hopefully it will be more regular).
3. Try not to overblog
I think my blogging schedule from last year got to be too much. I want to make sure interesting and fresh content is available for you my dear readers and followers, so I will be taking a step back and making sure it’s more quality and not quantity.
4. Take joy in rereading books
I was too focused on fulfilling my reading challenges last year (Goodread challenge – completed, Authors A-Z – completed, titles A-Z – not completed), that I couldn’t take the time and get lost in a favorite book that I’ve already read. You discover new things when rediscovering a book and I want to allow that this year.
5. Read every single book bought that has not been read yet
This is like 10 books. (remember, I’ve had to made a trans-atlantic move last year). Should be easier to spread it out through the year. I’ll post a list in my challenges section later this month of the titles I need to read.
6. Read The Kite Runner
Because I was supposed to read it last year but didn’t. Maybe this year will be the year.
7. Go to more author book signings!
They are so fun and there are amazing writers in Washington! I can’t wait to share with you more author signing adventures!
8. Start the outline for my own book
Gasp! Yes, I am one of those people that wants to write a book. There has been something that’s brewing. It has for awhile. If anything, it could just be an outline for this year’s NaNoWriMo.
9. Try not to overload my reading by getting 20 books from the library at one time
I haven’t had the best self control since I’ve moved home. It’s just so easy to get whatever you want!
10. Reach 100 followers!
I’m pretty close – and with the big 100 I might do a giveaway of one of the signed books I’ve gotten!
That’s it for now! Happy New Year everyone!