Goals for 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.
- Blog at least five times a week. I’m trying to keep to a daily schedule, but at least five times every week.
- Continue the House Reads and read at least 50 books that I already own.
- 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….
- Thank someone once a day. This can include fanmail that I send to authors, so I’m counting it here.
- 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?
Also, 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 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?