Happy New Year!Yes, I realise I am seven or eight days late, depending on your time zone. As mentioned in my last post, I went on a little family holiday with minimal access to internet, so I haven't been updating for the last... well, while.
Since it's my first post of the year, I've decided to share with you some of my goals for 2015. I've tried to keep them related to books and blogging, but some cross over into my "outside" life too. They're all things that I can realistically accomplish this year, and are all under my control.
So, without further ado: My new year's resolutions!
1. Finish all my owned, unread books.
These include: Siege and Storm + Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo, A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray, The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, The Bane Chronicles, Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes and Infinite by Jodi Meadows.
2. Read these other specific books.
3. Read at least 2 classics this year.
I want to understand what's going on when people talk about them.
4. Read some adult fiction.
I'm thinking at least five. For example: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, Vicious by V.E. Schwab, and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
5. Stop saying the word "really" so often.
I'm aware that this is an issue for me. "Very" is another word that I use too much. I need to work on using better descriptive words than "excited" and "good" and stop thinking that slapping a "really" or a "very" in front of them changes their meaning more than slightly.
6. Read at least 52 books - an average of one a week.
I've set my Goodreads challenge at 45 only because it doesn't include rereads and I know I like to do that and am planning to do that this year.
7. Try and reread at least one of my favourite series/trilogies.
I know I do more mini reviews of books than longer reviews. I like to believe it's not because I'm lazy, just that I didn't have as much to say, but I think - deep down - I know the truth!
9. Don't neglect reading in favour of watching Youtube.
I'm so guilty of this! Sometimes I'll watch a tonne of booktube videos and not read a single chapter in a day.
10. No buying books unless I've got an income!
Okay, so I might scratch this one later in the year depending on "life", but we'll see how I go.
11. Finish/Continue some series that you've started.
It's confusing me as to why I haven't finished some of these. For example, I gave Paranormalcy 5 stars, yet I never moved on to the next book.
The amount of times I've had to go back and edit a post after already having posted in is a little ridiculous. I've always hated going back over my work and editing it, but I have to get used to it! The saddest part of this is that I've only added this point after almost publishing this very post with some of my notes still in it.
13. Post more of what I want, rather than what I think people will like.
I do this thing a lot, where I get worried about posting two tags in a row or two reviews in a row, because I think people will get annoyed. It shouldn't bother me so much and it's even likely that no one notices.
On top of these I also have plans to fix up my blogging schedule, but as I have absolutely no idea what's going to happen in my life this year, I have no specific goals quite yet. I'd also like to revisit this list in 6 months and see how I'm going.
Thanks for reading and I'll have some more posts up soon!