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Goals for 2016

January 1, 2016

It’s a new year, everyone! That is super exciting. It’s time for new goals, new opportunities, and new experiences. It’s also Friday, which is slightly less exciting for those of us with a non-traditional work week, but still, Friday!
I’ve set a few goals for myself for this year and I thought I’d share the ones that were relevant to the world of book fandom. As recommended by Bill Doran of Punished Props, I’m keeping all my goals concrete and measurable.



    1. Blog at least five times a week. I’m trying to keep to a daily schedule, but at least five times every week.
    2. Continue the House Reads and read at least 50 books that I already own.
    3. Get all of my books onto bookshelves by August. That means no more piles on the tables or the floor. All the books MUST be on shelves! And now that I have this awesome lighting on my shelves, what’s stopping me? Oh, room, right….
    4. Thank someone once a day. This can include fanmail that I send to authors, so I’m counting it here.
    5. Leave more reviews. Obviously, I review things here, but since the entire internet doesn’t read my blog (I don’t know why) I need to make more of an effort to get reviews on sites like Amazon or Goodreads that people look at when making buying decisions. It’s the least I can do for authors I enjoy.

So, those are my goals for the year. Have you set any goals or made any resolutions for this year?

2016Also, it’s time to check in on the PopSugar Reading Challenge. I didn’t do as well as I’d hoped to, even though I read more than twice the required number of books.
I got 34/50, which isn’t too bad really. Here are the challenges I didn’t complete:

A popular author’s first book
A Pulitzer Prize-winning book
A book more than 100 years old
A book based entirely on its cover
A book you were supposed to read in high school, but didn’t
A book with antonyms in the title
A book that came out the year you were born
A book with bad reviews (I started one, but I couldn’t finish it)
A book with a love triangle (several almost made it, but not quite)
A book set in high school (I’m halfway through one)
A book that takes place in your hometown
A book that was originally written in a different language
A book written by an author with your same initials
A play
A banned book

So, I didn’t make it this year. Did any of you take the challenge? How did you do? Also, what do you think, should I try the 2016 challenge?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. bookloverbabbles permalink
    January 1, 2016 7:45 am

    All the best on accomplishing those goals! ❤

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