Top Ten Bookish Goals for 2013
- Read more books to my kids
We read a book before bed nearly every night, so we read at least one a day, but I would like see us reading more than that a day. And on the weekends, when we're home all day, I'd like to actually read closer to ten or so books together. Mind you, my kids are 1 and 3, so it's not like this would take all day, just a little bit of time. We get so sidetracked with other things that need to be done, or playing with toys or playing games, sometimes we don't read much. I know we may read more than some others, but my personal goal is to read more with them this year. :)
- Read more books for myself
This seems like a no-brainer, but I would like to read more books this year. I feel like I strained reaching my goal for Goodreads last year of 25 books; and I even included picture books in that count! :( In my defense, I did have a wonderful little girl last January, so I spent the better part of the year acclimating to having a newborn in the house again. But still. More books. :)
- Review all books read
Usually I do pretty good at this, but I want to make it a goal so that I stick with it. Or, at least, be more apt to stick to it.
- Have more consistent blog posts
I want to make sure I post on average five times a week. I would say six, but unless I get really good at scheduling, and that's not looking likely, I will fail at that. I don't have internet at home and posting from my phone just isn't as fun or easy. Unless I'm missing something. lol
- Make more blogging friends
I have really enjoyed 'meeting' and interacting with the bloggers out there. I'd love to continue to do so. :)
- Expand my genre-reading
I have read mostly YA this year. I did read
a couple ofone adult novel, but mostly they were YA and included some sort of supernatural theme, with the exception of Code Name Verity (off the top of my head). I would like to mix it up more this year. I am thinking a few more contemporary pieces, whether YA or not, and at least two adult novels. I find this hard... working with children and YA books in the library causes me to prioritize those over the adult books I might read.
- Read at least one 'classic' piece of literature
There are so many classics out there that I haven't read. Let's be honest; most of them would make that list. My friends and I have decided to read Jane Eyre this year and we have set a deadline for each of us to have read it by. June. Surely I can manage that. Y'think?
- Take notes
This one doesn't sound so bookish. But I'd like to actually make notes when reading. The few times I have, I've found I write a better review and sometimes even have a better understanding of how I feel about the book. :) It does make sense, I suppose, but sometimes when I do it I feel like I'm working more than enjoying, which then irks me so I stop. Counterproductive, really.
- Get rid of some books
GASP Yeah... I really need to weed some of my books out. That doesn't happen very often and it's always so hard to part with some of them. I'm not sure if this goal is realistic. I'm putting it here anyway. For now.
- UmmmmmYeah. I'm going to leave it at 9. I feel I stretched making a few of those, so I'm going to not do ten. I could make it 'watch less tv' which would therefore make for more reading time. But that's not exactly realistic for me. I do love me some tv. lol
Hope you all have a wonderful reading and otherwise year no matter what your goals... bookish or not.