Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly feature created at The Broke and The Bookish

Blog Resolutions

1. Actually do Top Ten Tuesdays. I've been meaning to get back into doing them, since I enjoyed it for the short time that I actually did them. This resolution starts now, and I'll try to keep it up for the year.

2. Put book review up if not the day I finish it, then at least in the next two. No more of this procrastinating reviews until I've finished two more books.(I am not very good at backlog...)

3. For goodness sake make sure the reviews are coherent. (I feel as if they are sometime not all that clear... I think I need to find someone to critique me or something. By the way- anyone whose reading this, if anyone has constructive criticism/ ideas for me, now is the time.)

4. Develop some sort of ranking system for the books that I review. Figure out what rating something "four stars" should mean (I liked it? Almost perfect? I'm thinking "I liked it".)

5. Do things other than review. As with resolution #1. A blog of just reviews is not very interesting to anyone, least of all me. Find memes. Find challenges. Do read-a-thons. Something.

Bookish Resolutions

6. Find people to talk to about books (read as "panic about"). A lot of my friends don't really read (and certainly not as much as I do). To be honest, it's still kind of strange for me that there are people that read as much as I do, until now it has been sort of this strange thing that I do. It's great that so many books have passionate fan-bases that I didn't really know about before.

7.  Read The Silmarillion. I started it once, but life (by which I mean school) intervened. I'm hoping to get around to it this summer. It should be a challenge, but I feel like I'm missing information by not reading it, so I will give it a try.

8. Organise my bookshelf. It's a bit messy now, so I'm thinking this year is a good time to overhaul a little.

9. No looking at the end of the story. (It is bad habit of mine. I usually only do it under certain circumstances, and I think that I'm getting better, but still.)

10. Perhaps be a little less clingy about the books I lend out to people...?

1 comment :

  1. I peek at the end of the story a lot, too. But only if someone 'dies' halfway though, and only just to make sure that their name is on the last page! (I'm quite god at not reading any words on the last page except for the name I'm looking for.) And that's totally fine. Yep.

    Check out my TTT: http://awesomemonica.blogspot.com/2014/01/top-ten-tuesday-2014-goals.html